Sure, it was a nice beach, but firstly we couldn't really find any quick-and-easy lunch restaurants, they were all lush seafood restaurants with seafood served by the kilo. Secondly we could see a huge storm coming in, so it wasn't really good timing for sitting on the beach...
We did stay for a while though, having a such a good view of the DPS runway. This was where the Lion Air B737 crashed into the water last month. It was quite exciting watching the aircraft coming in, betting on wether or not they were going to end up doing a go-around..! Quite a few did, they couldn't handle the storm! The only airplane managing to land while we were standing there was a... Lion Air!
La Lucciola is perched right on the edge of the beach. It's an enormous open, thatch-roofed building, with dining on two levels and beautiful large bamboo furniture that suited the place perfectly.
We had a beautiful meal, and some nice drinks, and when the kids were done they could go running off some steam along the beach - at least until the rain reached us there too.