Beautiful beach resort, with outstanding service
Posted Dec 24, 2016
We stayed here for 5 nights in December 2016, just before Christmas. We selected the all inclusive package, and booked a lagoon access room. I highly recommend the lagoon access room type above all of the others - the rooms are spacious, airy, really well laid out, and you have sliding doors that lead directly out onto your own private patio area, with steps into the pool.
The resort itself its beautiful - full of lovely gardens and greenery. There is a range of different restaurants, including a lovely one right on the beach front. The staff are wonderful, so friendly and welcoming, and they just can't do enough for you.
The only downside to our stay were the constant stream of hawkers trying to push you to buy stuff, every time you set foot on the beach. Most of them move on when you say no thank you, but they try again when they walk back past - and there are a few that are really quite pushy (including one who waited at the waters edge for me to come out of the sea to try again). Its a shame that the resort isn't able to restrict these people to the edge of the resort instead of allowing them to approach you on the beach as we ended up going back to our room early because it became really frustrating (we were approached at least once every 15 minutes).
Aside from this, we had a fantastic stay. This was our first visit to Melia Bali, and we're already planning on going back!