Bali may be honeymoon haven, but it also welcomes kids.
When you think of a vacation with the kids, you don’t always think of sprawling white beaches and hammocks. But at the Bali Hyatt in Sanur, it all comes as a pleasant package. The hotel has a fantastic camp for children, which sets up activities and literally hand-holds them through fish-feeding, kite-flying and arts and crafts. For you, this means many happy hours by yourself for some quality time. Not sure still? Know what Bali Hyatt offers to its travel enthusiastic visitors.
The big draw for this resort is its convenient location. It sits between the Ubud Monkey Forest and the Elephant Cave, both equally tantalising prospects for children. And then there’s the Pici Pici Club, which is part of their Kids for All Seasons programmes. The resort has its own private ‘jungle wonderland’ the Rice Barn Tree House, which hosts Balinese dance classes and Balinese Art Deco leaf folding classes. For more urban activities, there are play areas with Nintendo, Wii, and PS3, as well as a library of books and movies. You are still confused? Well, you can read more about Four Seasons Resort Bali here before you finalise your stay.
Most parents chalk off a good family vacation based mostly on how long and quickly kids nod off at night. At the Westin in Nusa Dua, the fact that children sleep sound and long, should be their motto. There’s a great balance of physical and intellectual activity schedules ranging from a 12-metre water slide to Indonesian language lessons. Mellow activities like star gazing and nap rooms also crowd the schedule. You may read more about The Westin Resort at Nusa Dua here before booking your travel and stay arrangements.
What is a holiday in Bali if there are no marine activities lined up? The brightly done up Tugu is the best choice for slightly older kids, thanks to the nature of its activities on offer. The nearby islands work as perfect bases for underwater exploration and surf lessons. On land they offer horse riding, Balinese dance classes, antique carriage (bendi) tours of the village and gamelan music classes. Don't miss out on a stay at Tugu Bali. Know about the stay and services here to be doubly sure of the topnotch facilities.
The effervescent colours that surround Bali Dynasty are just an indication of the energy and enthusiasm with which the staff greet you. Rooms near the pool although convenient (literally a hop, skip and jump away from the water) tend to be noisy, thanks to the 56-metre long water slide. But it’s their Kupu-Kupu Kids Club that’s the star attraction, where children can be registered all day without any charge, with just a minimal fee for a packed lunch.
So while you sip on cocktails at the famous Grace Kelly’s Irish Pub, your children will emerge after a full day of cooking lessons, water games, outdoor activities and Balinese dress up and fashion shows. Are you a historian by heart? Then it is time you explore the Bali Dynasty Resort during your next stay. Know about the services and amenities here and book the stay beforehand.
Sign up for Bali Baby Hire service as it enables you to travel without a truck of baby equipment. Choose from prams and strollers to bottle sterilisers and baby monitors. They also offer babysitting services and drivers and tour guides with kid-friendly and safe vehicles.
All year round works well for Bali, although it’s crowded around January and tends to rain (just once a day though) from October to March.