Grand Mirage Resort Bali
1. Food & Drink: Nom nom nom!
An all-inclusive package means we never had to worry about food. At some hotels this can a little tedious, returning to the same buffet day after day, but not at the Grand Mirage. They had 4 restaurants to choose from, plus 24-hour room service, a swim up pool bar and a panorama lounge. We didn’t even get a chance to try all the restaurants during our 3-night stay. But here are the ones we did try:
The pool bar, complete with tropical waterfall. Perfect!
The clock at the pool bar is backwards! It’s a fast-track to feeling like you’ve enjoyed one cocktail too many
Panorama lounge overlooking the pool and beach
Jukung Grill Restaurant
This gorgeous beachside restaurant was our favourite. With seats on the beach (literally) it meant the kids could play in the sand until the food was ready, leaving us to relax in peace (only a parent can know the feeling). A convenient sink and soap for washing hands was available right on the beach, so thoughtful. The food was fresh and delicious with a level of expertise not often seen in Bali.
Jukung Grill Restaurant right on the beach
Our days were filled with swimming, kids club, banana boats, and more! It’s no surprise our kids were often exhausted by the evening, so after dinner we usually retreated to our room. But that would never stop Josh from enjoying a dessert (or two) - we gave the room service menu a hearty workout. They provided surprisingly fast delivery so the ice cream was still frozen and the French fries still steaming hot.
Dessert like this 24 hours a day? Yes please!
Any time is snack o’clock here
Grand Café Restaurant
This open-air restaurant was located near the swimming pool and open 24 hours a day. 24 hours! It’s a buffet service, with additional la carte options available. We enjoyed breakfast here as well as a couple lunches. The chefs at the fresh egg station during breakfast were a favourite of Josh’s.
This Chinese restaurant is located in their sister hotel about a 40 metre walk south, along the beach path. Don’t be misled by it’s simple and humble décor, it conceals an array of rather delicious Chinese food. Although I was disappointed that my chicken and cashew dish came out as chicken and peanut, the rest of the dishes were spot on.