“We are open every day at 11.00 WITA, and close at 20.00 WITA. Foreign tourists usually come around at 13.00-16.00 to soak in the sun, while local tourists generally appear at 16.00-18.00 to chase the sunset. Entrance is free, there is no minimum spending in the restaurant. However, the lower area is a paid spot – the minimum spending is IDR 500,000.00 in the sun-bed area for two, while the bungalow area costs IDR 1 million for four,” explained Made, a one-year staff member at the Minoo Beach Club, to the Independent Observer.
Guests started to food back to the Minoo Beach Club in December last year. “We can also be chartered for parties and other group events. Including standing participants, we can host up to 200 people. When we’re being reserved for the day, we don’t take in walk-in guests. We have both local and international dishes on our menu – local dishes including nasi campur (ngo hiang or five-meat rice), grilled chicken in our style, and others. Foreigners tend to pick the standard dishes available on our menu, like pizza or pasta,” he said.
It’s more than just the sun and scenery – it’s the entire experience. You can still enjoy privacy despite the popularity. So, next time you visit Bali, don’t forget to check out Melasti Beach! (Muhammad Hidayat)