by Kaitlin Braun
The name of this resort will remind you that you’re in the Dutch part of the islands (as will the default language on their website), but your stay at the resort itself is as Caribbean as it gets. The rooms, located in charming cottages, are surrounded by palm trees and tropical gardens, and there are five beautiful pools with sunbeds and great views. The resort is roughly a two-minute walk from the beach. Since each room includes only one king bed, families should ask during booking whether they can book both rooms on the same floor or whether other accommodations can be made for sleeping arrangements.
Our Editor Loves
- Cottages are set in beautiful gardens
- Five saltwater swimming pools on the property
- Clean, spacious rooms with balconies
- Free Wi-Fi
The stunning design alone makes this hotel worthwhile! The service is fantastic and it is a joy to be a guest here. While the hotel doesn't have a restaurant of its own there are many restaurants within easy walking distance starting with Cabana Beach and Mood. The inclusion of Cabana's facilities is a great value add as well.
Kontiki Beach Resort is a beautiful Balinese style resort. The accommodations are wooden 4 rooms buildings in a lush tropical garden, with beautiful salt water swimming pools.. The resort is beautiful located at Mambo beach, with nice restaurants and bars at the beachfront. you really get the luxury feeling of being in a 5 star luxurious resort. Resort is great , food is nice (especially Mood Beach Restaurant) and staff very friendly... so far so good for the first days of our stay... BUT as soon as Wednesday starts, the scenery is changing. For the Wednesday , Friday and Sunday, the beach clubs belonging to the resort are organizing beach parties. These parties are not really organized for the hotel guests and more for a younger audience and many people come to the parties to enjoy the very loud hip-hop / house music that keeps you awake till 2:30 at night, as the wooden accommodations are not sound and bass proof isolated. The atmosphere at the beach is changing as many completely drunk people are taking over the beach properties... when reporting this to the staff, the honest response was, sorry we get many complaints, but not much we can do about it.. I am not a complainer by nature and like a nice party, but the combination of a very nice luxury accommodation and the hip hop style parties are not a good match. I would advice the management to make a decision.. Does Kontiki Resort want to position themselves to be the most beautiful luxury resort ( and keep charging the 400+ euro room rates per night per family) or do they want to become the place to be for youngsters having their binge drinking hip hop and house parties till 3am, as in my opinion and many other guests that complained the combination is not great.