Do the trekking in the morning start at 7 AM and then, request for the special Breakfast Picnic. I have tried the picnic style of Plataran when I visited the Bromo, cold wind mix with sunlight, gorgeous mountain background and clear blue sky. Here in Plataran Menjangan, you will be surrounded by mangroves and probably a herd of monkeys will be watching you eat. I will write more about it on FOOD HEAVEN AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
Best time is afternoon, while the resort gets amazing sunrise and sunset, feel free to arrange an afternoon water or underwater adventure to explore the ecosystem near the jetty. Don't be afraid to get wet, free dive into the saltwater, or take the canoe and explore the bay, while the sun slowly goes down. Even just sit still in the jetty (where the other busy exploring or at The Octagon Beach Club) it will be extremely beautiful and tranquil.
Even if you are not staying at the resort, feel free to come and order some amazing dishes from a la carte menu or set menu, from pizza to Ayam Betutu, from cocktails to coffee, the minimum spending IDR 250K (per 2018) for you to get the towel and can enjoy the pool too, this is perfect for you after exploring the neighboring island, Menjangan Island and want some laidback moment before leaving the area of national park.
Spa with a stunning view of mountains in East Jave, surrounded by mangroves, I believe that Padma Spa is the best Spa in the area regarding of view, ambiance, and facility. I suggest you come here in the evening right before sunset, ask yourself some time to relax on the second floor where you can sunset watching and do a pre-treatment. You will thank me later, with an amazing view and if you are lucky, a family of deer will catching your sight. More about Padma Spa on STUNNING SPA TIME AT PADMA SPA PLATARAN MENJANGAN
Overall the experience at Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa was fantastic: amazing view, great food, beautiful villa, unforgettable yet fun experience, relaxing ambiance, wonderful staffs, something you need to do in a while, back to nature and leave with more respect towards it. Not in your lifetime, you can feel the living experience in a wild when you open your door, there's a bunch of monkeys and deer already woke up and having their breakfast in your Plataran (terrace)
"A tranquil hideaway located within the protected sanctuary of West Bali National Park, Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa offers an escape to nature at its most beautifully raw and untouched.
Experience the epitome of luxury, privacy, and comfort in the traditional Joglo villas of this unique eco-retreat, at one with nature in the midst of the forest or right by the ocean. Dine along the oceanfront on a world of fresh flavors crafted from the treasures of the garden and sea. Listen to the song of the exotic Bali Starling while exploring the beauty of the wild, trekking through the jungle, kayaking through the mangrove canal, diving in crystal clear waters, or enjoying the romance of a sunset cruise.
For couples, families, nature and adventure lovers alike, Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa offers a truly rare and enchanting experience beyond anything imaginable, with Bali’s untamed wilderness as the most incredible host." - Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa