I bought a voucher for a family holiday to Bali Shangrila Beach Club at Candidasa (pronounced Charn di darsa). We were a bit unsure of what to expect, being so cheap and all but we were pleasantly surprised - it's not the Hilton but remember it's only 3.5 to 4 stars but is clean, tidy and a great location by the water. If you have a problem with anything not working or not up to scratch in your room you only need to mention it to the front desk and they will do their best to fix it for you. We were given room 4 right across from the restaurant which was really convenient and no problem with noise or anything. Our Air Con was leaking on our arrival but that was fixed, our electric jug was not working properly so was replaced and our daughter had a roll away bed which they replaced with a mattress after the first night because the rollaway bed was too uncomfortable for her.
The Staff are fantastic, super friendly and because it's not a huge resort, we got to know a few people within a day of being there - which made our stay even more better, we even went out on a day trip with a couple we met there.
The breakfast choice wasn't too bad - we had a choice of a continental or Indonesian breakfast, each had a few choices so we tried pretty much everything. In the Indonesian, do try the chicken porridge, it's very much like a chicken soup with rice and very yummy, as is the Nasi Goreng, very nice. We ate there for lunch and dinner a few times and found it very nice but a little expensive compared to the restaurants down the street. We then ventured down to the village to eat at Vincents Restaurant which is very close and is very nice - my husband loved the crab dumplings as an entree followed by the prawns, I loved their spring rolls called Lumpia - yummmm! One other night he tried the Mahi Mahi fish and was very happy. Their chicken and corn soup is also very nice. Try Vincents Restaurant, We found it very nice, we didn't have lunch there so I can't speak for the cafe side of it.
We all went out as a group of 7 one night and tried the Lotus Beach Restaurant (I think it was called) and most of us were quite disappointed with our meals, 2 of the girls had Carbonara and it hardly had any sauce on the pasta. Don't eat at Friends Restaurant - some of us got a little sick from the food there.
While at the Bali Shangrila, talk to Wayan the boat operator, he'll probably introduce himself if you walk down to admire the view by the water. It's far cheaper to hire Wayan for snorkeling etc than to arrange it through the reception desk- we went snorkeling to Blue Lagoon for 150,000 rupiah each which would have been about 400,000 each through the resort. It was very clean and clear snorkeling at Blue Lagoon - we really enjoyed ourselves though I got fairly sunburnt - use sunscreen.
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