The Essential
Too small even to be called a village, the hamlet of Mangsit is a haven of peace. The countryside has remained unspoiled and there are fewer hotels, making it a perfect alternative to the seaside resort of Sengiggi (5km away), overrun with tourists. Beyond, the Bangsal road reveals a series of breathtakingly beautiful bays, alternating with fishing hamlets fringed by sandy beaches and coconut trees.