Tranquility with friendly charm

I would quite happily come again many times... The beach at first was a bit surprising as it's all black volcanic sand and full of parked up jukung, beautiful balinese fishing canoes with outriggers, but letting it all gradually soak in I loved the place. The fishing culture on the beach was just amazing, the local people warm friendly and full of life. Waking up on the first day, we arrived at night, was a complete joy. The imposing volcano staggering in it's beauty. The bungalow clean, huge bed very comfortable, everything worked brilliantly. The pool clean and warm! The food in the cafe could be better though and the kitchen could do with a make over..... The staff are totally helpful, cheerful, generous and trustworthy. Great people. Work hard and earn little I expect. Spa staff to die for! We needed transport to get up and down the coast to other restaurants but this was easy, just phone a restaurant and they come and collect you and take you back to Uyah when you wish. All in all a wonderful place to spend eight days, and Xmas 2011 on the beach!