We booked our stay at the Mimpi through a dive operator in Kuta. Based on other TripAdvisor reviews, we were apprehensive about our stay here, and prepared ourselves for the worst.
We were very pleasantly surprised by how different the Mimpi Resort was from some of the other reviews. We loved the ocean view rooms, with their lounge area overlooking the ocean, and found the surroundings to be very pleasant. The staff was cordial and helpful. We took advantage of the spa at the hotel, and they were very accommodating of our last-minute reservations.
There are a couple things I agree with from previous postings. First, this is primarily a scuba dive hotel, but is not a "dive". If you do not plan on diving (or are not with someone that is diving), by all means stay somewhere else. There won't be much for you to do here (little shopping to speak of, no nightlife, etc.) except sit by the sea and watch the local fishermen on their catamarans.
Second, the ever-present peddlers along the beach can get a bit irritating. However, if you avoid eye contact and give them a firm "No", they'll generally move on to other targets. Just don't show any interest. If you are interested, keep in mind that many of the things being offered can be purchased at the airport gift shops for 1/3 to 1/2 of what their first "best offer" is on the beach. I'm sure you could get this stuff for even cheaper elsewhere on the island.
FInally, it is true that the "beach" is very rocky, with many of the rocks being at least golf ball sized and some softball sized rocks. You're not going to have a great experience trying to "lay out" on the beach. If you are diving, I recommend bringing hard-soled dive boots. After the first few treks up the beach to the dive site, my feet were killing me (hence the need for the massage mentioned above!). On the second day, I got smart and wore my Keens until it was time to get in the water.
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- Mimpi Resort Tulamben Hotel Tulamben
- Mimpi Hotel Tulamben
- Mimpi Resort Tulamben Bali