Bali Family Holiday April 2019

Bali Family holiday

In April 2019, I travelled solo to Bali with our kids aged 5 and 8 years old. We had a fun but busy time as I was working with quite a few resorts for the trip. This post details what we did day to day and also includes our first visit to Nusa Lembongan with the kids.

For more detailed reviews of the resorts we stayed in and the activities we got up to, see the blog posts below that are listed in order of where we stayed. Please note, our guide to Nusa Lembongan is still coming!

Monday 1st April: Flying to Bali & Montigo Resort Seminyak

Living closer to Melbourne Airport makes the trip to Bali so much easier. It was an early start leaving home at 5am but an easy trip with the kids very excited about flying to Bali. We chose to park at Ace Airport Parking as I find it easier when travelling solo with the kids.

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Kids walking into Melbourne Airport
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Kids excited to be flying to Bali

Check in with Jetstar was fantastic as I had rang up a few weeks before to request disability access for Mason. He has Autism, ADHD and an intellectual disability. He is able bodied but is extremely hard to walk with and lining up is not easy. As we requested assistance we couldn’t use the self service check in and were checked in by a staff member. We were then offered a wheelchair and directed to go through the disability line through immigration. This made it so much easier to navigate immigration and security. It took us only 13 minutes to get through and reach duty free.

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Ready to tackle immigration
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And we made it through security and immigration! Thank goodness for the wheelchair

This allowed us plenty of time to wander up to the playground, eat some snacks and walk to our gate. We were allocated the disability area at the gate and were first onto the plane. I had tears as I said a big thank you to one of the Jetstar crew as their care was so wonderful.

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Chilling out before our flight
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iPad and ear muffs helped the wait with Mason
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Mason waiting at the gate

I had chosen the up front seats on Jetstar as I like the front section of the Dreamliner plane. Sitting in seats 11 DEF I only have 1 other row of people to worry about being near Mason. They were a lovely couple and hopefully he didn’t bother them too much! The flight was pretty good and left 20 minutes late but we made up for it in the air. The kids played on their iPads, wrote in their My Awesome Bali Adventure and My Big Adventure books. I had packed plenty of food and purchased a couple of drinks on the flight.

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Ready to fly to Bali!
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Charlotte filling out her My Awesome Bali Adventure
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My Big Adventure book
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The magic ink pads were a hit!
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Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida as we flew into Bali

On arriving in Bali we were first off the plane and yes even before business! They met us at the door of the plane with a wheelchair for Mason and a staff member escorted us all the way out to the car park! She took us through the disability, elderly and under 5 year old immigration lane which meant we were first out to collect our bags. Well this is where the wait began! It only took us 12 minutes to get from the plane to collect our bags but then we waited 30 minutes for our bags to come out.

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The Bali airport staff member helping us through the airport
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We were in Bali!
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The walk from the gate to immigration
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Looking back towards immigration counters
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Mason did so well navigating the airport
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Through in record time! Now to wait for the bags!
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ATMs just after customs at the airport

Our driver from the Montigo Resort Seminyak was waiting and it took us a total of 1 hour from when we disembarked the plane to be sitting in the van. I was very excited to stay once again at Montigo Resort Seminyak. I had stayed on the Little Bali Love Mum’s Retreat the previous August and love the location of this gorgeous resort.

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Where all the drivers were standing in April
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Through to duty free after customs
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Where all the drivers were standing in April
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Walking out to the van
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Waiting for the van
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On the way to Montigo Seminyak!
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Our driver from Montigo Seminyak driving along Sunset Road

You can find my full review here of our stay at Montigo Seminyak

After check in it was straight to the pool for a swim and pizza. We also met Kadek our Bali nanny for the first time and she was fantastic with the kids! Once we had pool hopped for a bit the kids were tired so back to the room and they ordered an early dinner and played with Kadek who had bought balloons. Once Mason was asleep I went to the restaurant TIIGO for dinner. Yummy cocktails and a Mexican special filled me up before it was an early night to bed.

Arriving at Montigo Seminyak
Charlotte loving the towel art
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Kids straight to the pool!
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Charlotte can’t wait to swim

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Fun pool toys for the kids
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Relaxing in the cabana
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Kids having fun!
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Charlotte loving the pool
Pool hopping with the kids between family pool and garden pool
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Garden pool fun!
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Kadek bringing all the fun stuff to keep the kids entertained
Komang our nanny helping with dinner time
TIIGO Restaurant
Cocktail was strong and good!!

 

Tuesday 2nd April: Montigo Seminyak & Padma Legian

Well guess what time Mason slept into? 3 am!! Ahh the joys of the time difference plus going to bed really early. Charlotte woke up soon after as we were all sleeping in the king size bed at Montigo Resort Seminyak. I got straight onto Google Maps and searched for the earliest opening coffee place! Luckily we were in Seminyak and I found out that Kynd Community Café was open at 6am. So at 5:45am the kids and I walked up Jl Petitenget to get my first coffee.

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Montigo at 5:45am
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Walking down Jl Petitenget at dawn to Kynd

 

Gorgeous café but just be aware they have no animal products at all on their menu so if you are wanting cows milk they won’t have it.

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Walking into Kynd Community
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Love this!
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Gorgeous cafe
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Love!
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Charlotte loving the watermelon juice!
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Insta model ;-)
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Yes!!!
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Maso loved this ear muffs and carrying his Lightning Mcqueen backpack ;-)

Mason by this stage was over waiting for me to have my coffee so it was a taxi back to Montigo Resort and waiting to be the first at breakfast that opens at 7am at the Montigo. The kids find plenty to eat, I have a second coffee and I love having breakfast by the pool. So relaxing!

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Mason’s favourite spot of the whole resort, the drinks fridge ;-)
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Chilling waiting for breakfast time
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Walking to breakfast
Breakfast by the pool
Kids having fun after breakfast
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Happy days!
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Garden pool fun again!

Time for the pools and we try out the front pool near where we ate breakfast. Next it was the middle family pool then finally the garden pool! I had organised for our Nanny to meet us at 1pm so I dropped the kids off at the kids club while I enjoyed a massage at the resort spa. Love the massages at Montigo and outside guests can experience it too. So worth it and the prices aren’t too high!

Kids walking up to the kids club
Montigo Seminyak Kids Club
Massage time

I picked the kids up from the kids club and they had so much fun! They did art works and had been chilling out relaxing. Charlotte then decided she wanted a pedicure at the spa so I left her there while I packed up the room and ordered room service.

Kids had so much fun!

It was then time to drive to Padma Legian where we were met by our Nanny Kadek. Check in was quick and easy with lots of information about everything that was happening at the resort.

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Check in at Padma Legian

You can check out our full review of The Padma Legian here

The kids loved the family room and especially the towel art! It was a quick change into bathers and we headed down to the foam party. This happens each Tuesday and has a cost involved. The kids had such a fun time and Charlotte wore her goggles which helped with the bubbles getting in her eyes.

The kids couldn’t wait to get down to the pools
Padma Legian Family Room
Padma Legian Family Room
Charlotte loved the bunk beds!
Kids loved the foam party

Next it was time for the kids pools and waterslides. The kids absolutely loved this area and the slides were very safe with staff members keeping an eye on everything. Service by the pool and popcorn, chicken nuggets and a pad thai for me.

Fun on the waterslides at Padma Legian
Food time by the pool
Yummy Pad Thai

It was an early night for Mason as he had been up since 3am! I had won a voucher to use at La Plancha so Charlotte and I dressed up and Kadek stayed in the room while Mason was asleep. It was a beautiful walk down the beach to La Plancha and we had a beanbag waiting for us when we arrived. The drinks were yum and the food I chose was ok. Sunset was beautiful and we had fun playing around with the selfie stick hubby had bought me.

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Ready to go out with Charlotte for sunset
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Walking through the Padma Legian to the beach
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Legian beach looking towards the airport
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Legian Beach looking up towards Seminyak
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Such a lovely walk
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Getting seated at our reserved bean bag at La Plancha
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Love the colours
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Drinks Menu
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Food Menu
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Food and drinks at La Plancha
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Very relaxed!
La Plancha Bali
Selfie fun!

La Plancha Bali
Very chilled out but lots of people!
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Sunset time
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La Plancha Bali
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Looking towards Legian
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Such a gorgeous sunset
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Espresso Martini time!!!

Charlotte wasn’t keen on walking back to the Padma so we jumped in a taxi for the trip back. I dropped Charlotte back in the room and headed out for a drink and food at Fat Bowl which is near the entrance of The Padma. Was delicious and great prices. Next to find a SIM card for my phone as I needed to use data a lot on our trip. It cost me $20 for 8GB and was easy to organise.

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Minimart near the entrance of Padma Legain

Wednesday 3rd: Padma Legian, Santai Surf School & Holiday Inn Benoa

It was an early start as Mason woke at 4am which was lucky as we had surfing lessons booked at 6:15am with Santai Surf School at Double 6 Beach. We always travel with weetbix so the kids can have breakfast if they get hungry or we have early morning starts. The kids loved the surfing lessons and you can find our full review here.

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Early morning breakfast before surfing
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Santai Surf School
Charlotte and Gede chatting before they get in the surf
Fun surfing

We walk back to the Padma Legian along the beach road which is easy with the kids as there isn’t much traffic. We spot Coffee Club Legian but the kids are in no mood to stop! Kadek our nanny comes to join us at breakfast and I’m pleased to see the enclosed breakfast room with kids activities is open. This is a great spot to have breakfast with the kids!

Walking along the beach road to Padma Legian
Coffee Club Legian
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Walking to the breakfast room at Padma Legian
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Charlotte loved it!
Kids corner!!

It was then a play at the kids club then pool time and Charlotte gets her hair braided by the pool. From memory it was $25AUD and the lady did an amazing job. We love the pools at the Padma and the kids didn’t want to leave!

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Charlotte had fun at the kids club
Padma Legian Kids Club
The staff were lovely
Charlotte having her hair braided by the pool
She loved the finished product!
Main pool at Padma Legian
Swimming in the Lagoon Pool
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Pool time fun!
Padma Resort Legian
Perfect place to chill out and swim up bar to the right at the Adults only pool

We check out at 1pm and take a taxi to Holiday Inn Benoa. The kids are excited to be back as we stayed at Holiday Inn Benoa in 2015. Check in was fantastic as they gave the kids a soft toy called Nudi, activity set and a choc milk as the welcome drink. Our family adventure suite was huge! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living area and a beautiful ocean view.

You can check out our full review of Holiday Inn Benoa here

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Travelling to Holiday Inn Benoa
Mason loved check in at Holiday Inn Benoa
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Charlotte loved the kids room
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Master bedroom was pretty cool too!

While we are settling in, Kadek our nanny took our laundry and found a place just up the street. They said it would be ready before 11am the next morning. Next it was off to the pool with a stop at the kids club on the way past. The kids made kites and then it was into the pool. Such a fun place for younger kids with the small waterslide and splash bucket. Mason spotted the magnum ice creams and we enjoyed splashing around the pool. The kids club staff bring the kites down to the beach for the kids to fly and it’s perfect for the after Benoa beach wind.

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Straight down to the pool
Charlotte excited to see the kids club again
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Kids club fun!
Kids having fun in the kids club at Holiday Inn Benoa

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Kite making
Kids pool fun
Loving the pool
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Drinks time in the pool!
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Beach time!
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The staff were all helping fly the kites

It was then back up to the room for a shower and to get ready for the party down in the kids club. One of the best aspects of the resort is that the kids can play at the kids club and I could sit back order dinner and enjoy a cocktail as the restaurant is right next door. Once the food was ready I could grab the kids, get them to eat then back to the kids club!

Kids having fun dancing in the kids club while I enjoyed my cocktail
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Cocktail time while I waited for our food
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Kids enjoying dinner

Thursday 4th: Holiday Inn Benoa & Nusa Lembongan

So a 4:30am wake up, he’s starting to sleep in! One plus of the early wake ups is I don’t miss sunrise. It wasn’t the best one but at least Charlotte could have a sleep in as she was by herself in the kids room. We were still first down to breakfast at 6:30am and we always love the breakfast at the Holiday Inn Benoa. The kids choose to sit inside and right near the kids corner. The coffee is yum and you can order your eggs from the table anyway you want them.

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Kids enjoying sunrise
Holiday Inn Benoa Breakfast
Mason loved the kids corner
The barista making coffee

Kadek our nanny arrives and it’s kids club and pool time for the kids. I had a few jobs to do, exchange some money, pick up the laundry and get some snacks from the mini mart across from the Holiday Inn. I also had a look through Conrad which is just up the street from Holiday Inn and it was huge! Gorgeous spot and pools.

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Main Pool at Conrad
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View of the Benoa Beach
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There are pool access rooms
Conrad Pool
Gorgeous view of the beach
A pool with sand
Perfect with the kids
This spot was close to the kids club
Flamingo fun!
You can rent a floatie
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Kids club info
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Conrad Bali Kids Club details
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Conrad Bali Kids Club
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Conrad Bali Kids Club
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Conrad Bali Kids Club
Conrad Bali Kids Club
Conrad Bali Kids Club
Conrad Bali Kids Club
Kids menu
Deluxe Lagoon Access Rooms at Conrad
Deluxe Lagoon Access Rooms at Conrad
Deluxe Lagoon Access Rooms at Conrad
Deluxe Lagoon Access Room at Conrad
Deluxe Lagoon Access Room at Conrad
Deluxe Lagoon Access Room at Conrad
Deluxe Lagoon Access Room at Conrad
Benoa Laundry
Place where we got a laundry done
Benoa with kids
Outside the front of HI Benoa

I then had a pedicure at the hotel spa Tea Tree Spa. I wish I had time for a massage too as it was such a gorgeous spa! Time to then pack up our room and check out.

Tea Tree Spa Reception
Holiday Inn Benoa Spa
Pedicure time

We were picked up by the driver from Marlin Fast Boast transfer. It took us 30 minutes to arrive in Sanur at the northern end where the boats leave for Nusa Lembongan. Mason had never been on a boat so was going to be interested to see how he would go. We had arrived at about 12:15pm for the 1pm boat and they left on time. We paid 1.3 Mil Rp for the boat which is around $130 for 1 adult and 2 kids return.

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Charlotte ready to go with Marlin Transport
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Walking from the car park to the boat
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Beach Path Sanur
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Beach path in Sanur
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Waiting for the boat
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Kids chilling out

We were one of the last to get on the boat and the back seats outside were free so we decided to sit there. Great idea as it looked quite hot inside and was great to see the ocean as we went across. The engines were quite loud but with ear muffs he loved it! We arrived at Mushroom Bay on Nusa Lembongan 40 minutes later. It was easy getting on and off the boat. All of our luggage was taken care of and they helped the kids off the boat.

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Walking across to the boat at Sanur
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Getting onto the boat with Marlin
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Fun time!
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Leaving Sanur
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Heading across to NL
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Mushroom Bay
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Docking at Nusa Lembongan
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Yes that is Mason doing a wee at Mushroom Bay!

It was a short walk to Sanghyang Bay Villas, they met us as we got off the boat and walked us the 50 metres to the villas. I loved it as soon as we walked in! I was officially in paradise and could imagine relaxing by the pool. We checked in and Mason drank all the welcome drinks plus a lemonade and settled into our 1 bedroom villas.

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Walking the short distance from the boat to Sanghyang Bay Villas
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Sanghyang Bay Villas
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Arriving at Sanghyang Bay Villas
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Sanghyang Bay Villas, 2 bedroom villas to the right
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2 bedroom villas
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Instantly relaxed!
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Welcome drink time

Apparently our villa had been standing for over 30 years and it was just what we needed! The bed was huge and the kids loved the mosquito net. Straight to the pool which was literally 5 steps from our room. We had it all to ourselves and then another Australian family joined us. Was great sitting back enjoying a Bintang and chatting while the kids played in the pool.

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Our 1 bedroom villa bed
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Day bed area
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Fridge, safe and closest
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Loved the cool blue bathroom!
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Straight to the pool

We ordered food from the staff and it comes from the Sanghyang Bay Restaurant that is located on the beach just near the villas. I had a Pad Thai for $8 and the kids had the chicken strips which set me back $5 each 😉 It was all just so relaxing and just what we needed after a busy few days. We decided to head to Sandy Bay Beach Club for dinner and we just asked Gede the manager to organise that for us. He rang them and organised the booking and then the transport arrived 5:45pm.

Kids having a lot of fun
Charlotte chilling out
Reception area
Hell yes!!
Menu for Sanghyang Bay Restaurant that they would deliver to the pool

Charlotte loving her nuggets and chips
Yummy Pad Thai
This is what holidays is about!
Our villa right near the pool
Gorgeous offerings

The kids loved that we were taken in the back of the truck to dinner and it took us 10 minutes to driver there. The food was delicious and such a lovely spot. We had a coke, mojito, watermelon juice, calamari, guacamole, popcorn chicken, pizza and peri peri chicken total $62AUD. Sunset was a bit of a fizzle but the food and drinks came out quick. It was then back to the villa for an early night.

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Our transport to dinner
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Walking into Sandy Bay Beach Club
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Sandy Bay Beach Club
Sandy Bay Beach Club
Sunset view from Sandy Bay Beach Club
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Gorgeous view
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Kids ready for dinner
Sandy Bay Beach Club
Delicious cocktail
Sandy Bay Beach Club
Food was fantastic
Sandy Bay Beach Club
Gorgeous at night too
Sandy Bay Beach Club
Walks on the beach

Friday 5th: Nusa Lembongan

After a lovely nights sleep with just the occasional motorbike riding past the back of our villa Mason woke me up at 4:30am! We chilled out for a bit then Mason and I went for a short walk up the street waiting for Mushroom Espresso to open at 6:30am. Delicious coffee that was only a 20 metre walk from the villas.

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Yummy Coffee
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Mushroom Espresso
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Toys at Mushroom Espresso
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Mushroom Espresso
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ATMs close by
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Lots of family friendly restaurants

Once Charlotte was awake we walked around to Sanghyang Bay Restaurant where breakfast was included. I chose the smoked salmon bagel, Mason the pancakes and Charlotte the bacon and eggs.

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Morning time
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Baby swing too
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Walking to breakfast
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Walking towards Mushroom Bay Beach
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Mushroom Bay
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Mushroom Bay
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Walking to breakfast
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Gorgeous view from Sanghyang Bay Restaurant
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Mushroom Bay
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Kids loved their food
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Sanghyan Bay Restaurant
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Walking back from breakfast

At 10am Gede showed us the Golf Buggy and how to drive it. This was all organised directly through the villa and cost us $50 for the 5 hours we had it. We also had one of the cleaning staff to come and help us out for the day and direct us around the island. It cost $28 for her to come with us. You could also have one of the staff drive the buggy if you weren’t confident at it.

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Golf Buggy time!
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View from Panorama Point over NL

We drove up through the island to the Mangrove Forest and stop off for a boat ride. This was fun for the kids and took about 30 minutes. Sorry don’t remember the cost, maybe $30!

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Getting into the boat
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Looking towards the mangrove forest
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Our boat driver
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Fun on the water
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Mangrove Forest
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Mason with our gorgeous nanny for the day
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Coming out of the Mangrove Forest to the sea
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Mangrove forest on the edge of the sea
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Mason enjoying the water
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Looking towards Bali

Next we drove down the other side of the island and made our way to Sunday Beach Water Park. This had a pool and 2 huge waterslides. They had a few different packages including water sports. The basic one for water slides, towel and locker cost 90,000rp for adult and 45,000rp for kids under 10 yrs. Charlotte and Mason loved it but I was terrified of Mason on the big slides. They were extremely high and the safety side of things definitely wasn’t like Waterbom! He had a couple of slides but then I had to drag him out of there as my heart couldn’t cope!

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Charlotte pretending to drive
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Driving out of the Mangrove Forest
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Driving along the streets in NL
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Gorgeous views through NL
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Looking across to Nusa Ceningan Island
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Sunday Beach Water Park wifi details
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Sunday Beach Water Park prices
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Sunday Beach Water Park prices
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Sunday Beach Water Park
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Sunday Beach Water Park
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Sunday Beach Water Park
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Sunday Beach Water Park
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Sunday Beach Water Park
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Sunday Beach Water Park
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Restrictions for slides but I must say there was only really 1 lifeguard who wasn’t enforcing much
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Change rooms at Sunday Beach Water Park
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Sunday Beach Water Park

Back on the buggy for the short distance down to the Yellow Bridge car park. We decided to walk over the bridge and have lunch at Sea Breeze Ceningan. We found that the bridge wasn’t too busy and walking with the kids was ok. A strong grip on Mason’s hand and we just took it slow.

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Car park for the yellow bridge
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Walking towards the yellow bridge
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Walking over the yellow bridge
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Walking across the Yellow Bridge
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View from the yellow bridge
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Making it over the yellow bridge
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View from the yellow bridge

It was only a 15 minute walk to Seabreeze from the bridge and the kids were straight in the pool! Charlotte loved the watermelon juice, Mason devoured the toasties and I had an Indonesian dish that was very yum! We had 2 French Fries, a Gado Gado, 2 Jaffles, 1 Coke, 1 Small Bintang, 1 Small Water and 1 Watermelon juice total $27AUD.

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Walking to Seabreeze Ceningan
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Kids finishing school for the day
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Nusa Ceningan
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Walking to Seabreeze Ceningan
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Seabreeze Ceningan
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Seabreeze Ceningan
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Charlotte loved her watermelon juice $3
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Seabreeze Ceningan
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Seabreeze Ceningan
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Gado Gado, cost $4
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Seabreeze Ceningan
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Seabreeze Ceningan Pool
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Seabreeze Ceningan

There may have been a bribery of Sprite to walk across the bridge as Mason was getting pretty tired, fun that when you wake up 4:30am! We head back to the villas and chill out in the pool for the rest of the afternoon.

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Walking from Seabreeze to the yellow bridge
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Ramp up to the yellow bridge
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No one on the Yellow Bridge!
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Gorgeous view of NL
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Walking over the Yellow bridge

Decide to head to Thai Pantry for dinner and once again the villa staff organise for us. Fun ride to Jungut Batu and a walk up some stairs. We loved this place and the staff were fantastic with the kids. They bought us over colouring sheets for the kids and cocktails for Mum!! The kids menu was fantastic and they even had baby purees plus steamed veggies for the kids. I had the chicken Pad Thai, Charlotte chose the chicken satay plus fried rice and Mason the chicken strips and chips plus the veggies. They then bought us out a chocolate dessert and it was amazing! Overall such a great night and would highly recommend a visit.
Quick trip back up the hill and an early night to bed.

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Charlotte loving the ride
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Jungut Batu Beach
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Walking up to Thai Pantry Restaurant

Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan

Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
Jungut Batu Beach at low tide
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Walking to the Thai Pantry
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Funky combi
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Mason loved the view
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Menu
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
Menu
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
Thai Pantry Menu
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
The accommodation next to the restaurant
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
Kids were happy
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
Mojito
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
View to the Deck
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
Tom Yum Sai
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
Pad Thai
Thai Pantry Nusa Lembongan
Yummy chocolate!
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Thai Pantry at night

Saturday 6th: Nusa Lembongan & Prime Plaza Suites Sanur

Early morning walks as Mason is up again at 5am. We head over to Tamarind Beach to watch the sun come up which takes us about 10 minutes and is easy walking. We then walk over to Dream Beach which is more of an interesting walk! Google Maps took us along a ‘path’ through what felt like the jungle. Was lots of fun and took us about 30 minutes to get to the Dream Beach swing. I love walking around this time of day, it’s not as hot and not as much traffic on the road.

Nusa Lembongan with kids
Tamarind Bay at low tide
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Tamarind Bay
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Walking the streets with Mason
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Finding the way slowly!
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Beautiful mornings
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Feet were a bit muddy
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Walking to Dream Beach
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Dreambeach
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Mason having a swim
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Steps down to Dream Beach
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Dream Beach
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Dream Beach
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Dream Beach
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Walking back to the villa
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Walking back down to the villa

It takes us about 20 minutes to walk back to the villas and we head to breakfast before our boat back to Bali at 8:30am with Marlin. Once again really easy, they load our luggage on and the boat is only ¼ full so we decide to sit in this time. Mason loves watching the water and we are back in Sanur 30 minutes later.

Nusa Lembongan with kids
Mushroom Bay
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Mushroom Bay
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Mushroom Bay
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Mushroom Bay
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Charlotte loving the view
Nusa Lembongan with kids
View from Sanghyang Bay Restaurant, Hai Tide Resort next door
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Sanghyang Bay Restaurant
Nusa Lembongan with kids
View from breakfast
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Steps down to Mushroom Bay
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Walking back from breakfast
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Minimart next to Sanghyang Bay Villas

Nusa Lembongan with kids

Nusa Lembongan with kids

Nusa Lembongan with kids

Nusa Lembongan with kids
Shop just around from Sanghyang Bay Villas
Sanghyang Bay Villas
Transport around the island for anyone travelling over to NL with Marlin
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Marlin Fast Boat office at Mushroom Bay Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Our boat back with Marlin
Nusa Lembongan with kids
Not at all crowded on the early boat back
Nusa Lembongan with kids
The kids loved the boat ride
Nusa Lembongan with kids
With Gede the manager of Sanghyang Bay Villas

We are met by our driver Made Mangku and our nanny Kadek. We drive 5 minutes to Artotel Beach Club and select a day bed. They have a minimum spend but we easily cover this. We all indulge in our second breakfast for the day and my coffee was yum! The pool was a lot of fun but it was a bit tricky keeping Mason out of the pool with the bar that is meant for adults. The kids have a play on the playground and overall we have a great couple of hours relaxing.

Beach Club Sanur Bali
ABC Sanur
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Day beds on the beach
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Adults pool up the top
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Mason loving the pool
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Pools at ABC Sanur

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali
Breakfast time
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Charlotte loved it
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Sanur beach
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Lobby of ABC
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Toilets, changerooms and lockers

Beach Club Sanur Bali

 

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali

Beach Club Sanur Bali
Menu
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Lockers available
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Huge playground
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Mason had fun
Beach Club Sanur Bali
So much grass for the kids to run around
Beach Club Sanur Bali
Fun on the swings

Made was waiting in the car park so we walk up and drive to Peekaboo Playcentre on the bypass. This only takes 5 minutes as the traffic is great in Sanur. As I knew we may stop in I had packed socks for us all but you can purchase a pair for $1 if you need to. It’s open from 9am-8pm and is a favourite of ours in Sanur as we first visited in 2012 with Charlotte when she was 2 years. See the photo below for prices.

Peekaboo Sanur
Costs at Peekaboo Sanur
Peekaboo Sanur
Bali pit fun
Peekaboo Sanur
Peekaboo Sanur
Peekaboo Sanur
Outdoor playground
Peekaboo Sanur
Charlotte having fun
Outdoor playground undercover
Peekaboo Sanur
Outside swings
Peekaboo Sanur
Mason used to have one of these at home!
Peekaboo Sanur
They love the merry go round
Peekaboo Sanur
Cafe at Peekaboo

After spending 1 hour at Peekaboo we drove up to Big Garden Corner, this took less than 10 minutes to drive. We had so much fun, beautiful gardens for the kids to run around and explore. They have the entrance fee for 75,000 rp/adult and 30,000rp/child. The adult ticket could be redeemed for a fresh juice or Bali coffee and the kids ticket a water. You then pay for extra things that you want to do. There is a restaurant half way through the gardens that we had lunch at. The food was yum and not badly priced plus there was a playground for the kids to play on. There wasn’t a huge range for the kids and we may have been better to eat at the Water park with them as they had a kids menu more suited.

Gorgeous elephant sculptures
High Tea
The garden was so much fun
So much fun
Gorgeous!
So many places to take photos
Walking to the cafe and playground
Playground
Kids having fun
Gardens near cafe
Voucher
The voucher you get at the entrance
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Nasi Goreng
Chicken Satay
Gado Gado
Cafe
Mason interested in having his photo taken ;-)
Fun exploring
Kadek our nanny was a big help
My gorgeous girl
So colourful
Another section of the garden
Love the umbrellas
You can hire a care to ride around1
I was not letting Mason behind the wheel ;-)
Dress up photos

At the end of gardens was the splash park and indoor playground. It cost the kids $10 each for a splash. We could also access the indoor playground for $2.50 but the kids just wanted the splash park. The kids loved the splash park but were a bit old for the indoor playground. One thing to note was the gap to the side of the indoor playground that the kids could get through. It looked secure but our nanny pointed it out and she stood near there so Mason couldn’t escape.

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali
Splash park

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali
Menu at the Splash Park

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

Big Garden Corner Sanur Bali

All up we spent 2 hours at Big Garden Corner and could have spent longer! Was about a 15 minute drive back to Prime Plaza Suites our next hotel for the night. We are shown to our 2 bedroom apartment and they are so big!

You can find our full review of the Prime Plaza Suites Sanur here

A huge amount of space

After the kids had run around the apartment it was time to hit the water slide. We had a great afternoon swimming in the pool, testing out the waterslide, playing in the kids club and eating pizza.

Loving the waterslide!
Charlotte chilling out at Prime Plaza Suites Sanur

The kids were a bit tired to go out so I had chatted to one of the kids club staff members Ayu and she came up to our room at 7pm to watch the kids while I enjoyed a child free dinner.

The gorgeous Ayu looking after the kids

I jumped in one of the hotel vans and can’t actually remember how much it cost, maybe $5 but I didn’t care! I decided on dinner at Canang Kitchen n Bar in southern Sanur and it was so good! The food, service and vibe was great. I ordered the Pork Belly Pintxos for entrée, Nasi Campur for main and Dadar Gulung for dessert. Also a mojito, mai tai and an espresso martini. Needless to say I rolled out of there and it only came to $40 all up!

Mojito
Yummy pork belly
Nasi Campur
Mai Tai
Dadar Gulung
Espresso Martini
Canang Kitchen and Bar Sanur
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu

I wandered up to Hardy’s Supermarket and had a shop for some kids clothes. Quick, cheap taxi back to Prime Plaza Suites where the kids are sound asleep in bed.

Hardy’s Sanur
What’s available on the 2nd floor
Hardy’s Sanur
Milk available
Soy Milk is not cheap!
Cereals available
Weetbix is expensive
We use this milk
Nappies
Nappies

Sunday 7th: Prime Plaza Suites Sanur, Movenpick Jimbaran & Club Med Nusa Dua

Always the way after you have a later night that the kids wake early! Mason was up at 4am but it was OK as Charlotte could keep sleeping in the kids room. At 6:45am we head down to breakfast and the kids find lots of things to eat. I’m slightly underwhelmed by the selection but I think I am perhaps a bit buffeted out!

Breakfast time at Prime Plaza Suites
A gorgeous sunrise

Our nanny Kadek then meets us back at the room so the kids can chill out while I go for a walk around Sanur. I love walking around Sanur so walk past Hardy’s and up to near Sindhu Beach. I stop in at Soul on the Beach for a coffee, so yummy and a gorgeous café on the beach. I then walk past Sand Beach Club where Prime Plaza Suite guests can relax on sun loungers at the beach.

Jl Danau Tamblingan just outside Hardy’s Supermarket in Sanur
The back way to Prime Plaza Suites
Lots of motorbikes on a Sunday morning at Sindhu Beach
Sanur Beach
Luhtus Coffee Shop
Tootsie Fixed Price store at Sindhu Beach
Byrdhouse Beach Club
Byrdhouse Beach Club
Segara Village Hotel
Byrdhouse Beach Club
Sanur Beach
Soul on the Beach
Soul on the Beach Sanur
Menu
Menu
Had a lovely break at Soul on the Beach
Coffee time
Sand Beach Bar
Sanur Beach path
Area for Prime Plaza Suites guests
Info
Gorgeous spot on the beach
Sanur Beach
Nelayan Cafe
Love Sanur Beach
Sanur Beach

Then it’s a hot walk all the way up the beach path to the Bali Hyatt and ask to see a couple of rooms. The pool and garden area is lovely as every but I find the rooms are still a bit on the small side! I’m sure I could get used to it and love the location of this beautiful resort.

Bali Hyatt Sanur gardens
Bali Hyatt Sanur
Beach at Bali Hyatt Sanur
Bali Hyatt Sanur
Bali Hyatt Sanur
Bali Hyatt Sanur
Bali Hyatt Sanur
Bali Hyatt Sanur
Bali Hyatt Sanur
Family Suite
View from the room
Family Suite
King bed in family suite
Bathroom
Bathtub
King Bed Premium Room
Bathroom of King Bed Premium
Sofa bed in King Bed Premium
Garden area of room
Looking back into the room

I head back to Prime Plaza in a taxi and have a swim with the kids before we head back to the room to shower and pack up. Dewa from Bali Smart Tours picks us up at 11:45am and we head across to Movenpick Jimbaran Resort for Sunday Brunch. It takes us about 35 minutes to drive across and we take the toll road to make it quicker.

Bali Driver
Dewa from Bali Smart Tours

Can’t wait to stay at the Movenpick one time. It’s a gorgeous resort with so many kid friendly aspects. Sunday Brunch is fantastic and you can find our full review here. We spent 1 hour enjoying brunch and the kids were well entertained in the kids corner. They then had access for a play in the kids club then it was time for the huge pool!

Movenpick Sunday Jazz Brunch
It was hard to keep Mason away from the chocolate fountain!!
Movenpick Brunch
Charlotte love the magician entertainment
Charlotte gave the food a big thumbs up!
Movenpick Bali
We had such a great time!
Movenpick Jimbaran
Fun activities at the kids club
Mason and Kadek in the kids club
Movenpick Bali Kids Area
Charlotte loving the kids waterslide area at Movenpick Bali
Movenpick Bali Kids Slides
What a fun time cooling off after brunch!

At 3pm Dewa came to pick us up and drove us the 20 minutes across to Club Med. We were so excited to arrive and the security was the tightest I have come across in Bali.

Arriving at Club Med Bali
Chris one of the GO’s checking us in
Such a gorgeous walk to our room

You can find our full review of Club Med here

We were shown to our room and it was huge! Jumping on the bed and then we said a sad goodbye to the beautiful Kadek. We then got ready to jump in the pool and meet Evie and Emmie from Mum Pack Travel blog. Free flowing cocktails and great company also from Karlie and her family from Bali Buddies meant we had such a fun afternoon.

Charlotte loved the room at Club Med
Saying goodbye to the beautiful Kadek
Club Med Pool

After the sun set we went back for a shower and I called reception to organise a nanny. There was no way Mason was going to make it to dinner so I got him to sleep and the Club Med nanny watched him while Charlotte and I joined everyone for dinner at the buffet. So much food and the white wine went down very well! We then headed to the Bali’s Got Talent show held at Club Med. Each night they have something different on and it was such a fun show to experience.

Bali Got Talent Show
So much fun!
Club Med Bali Talent Show

Monday 8th: Club Med Nusa Dua

Mason makes sure I’m up early to watch the sunrise! It’s not a great one but that’s OK as the gardens are so gorgeous to explore that time of morning. Head up to breakfast that opens at 7am and there is plenty to eat once again!

Sunrise with Mason
My gorgeous boy x
Charlotte loved that they had corn flakes at breakfast!

Evie and Emmie are catching up with Karlie and her girls at Waterbom and off to take Charlotte with them. I needed a rest day and we already had Waterbom planned for Friday and meeting friends there. Charlotte was very excited and it was time to also meet our new nanny Komang. She is so beautiful too x.

The girls ready for a day at Waterbom

You may be wondering how we had our outside nanny at Club Med as they cost so much to enter normally. Hubby was originally on our Club Med booking but he couldn’t make it. I contacted Club Med before I left and they suggested we put our nanny onto our booking so she could come and go as she pleased.

Mason enjoying much needed chill out time with Komang

Mason needed a chill out in the room after a huge week so Komang stayed with him while I went for a walk in search of a laundry. Found a laundry along Jl Pratama and a big bag was $5. I love walking the streets of Bali and it was actually nice to walk down the local street outside of the Nusa Dua area. I walk all the way down to Bali Collection getting a nice sweat up and wander through the supermarket.

One of the security entries to Nusa Dua near Club Med
Roundabout on Jl Pratama near Club Med. To the right is Benoa
Jl Pratama
Where I got my laundry done on Jl Pratama
Love exploring Bali
SIM place on Jl Pratama
Jl Pratama
Jl Pratama
Jl Nusa Dua
Entrance to Nusa Dua on Jl Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua
BIMC Hospital near Bali Collection in Nusa Dua
Bali Collection
West Gate
Map of Bali Collection
ATMs at Bali Collection
Coco Supermarket near West Gate
Sunscreen prices
Milk at the Coco Supermarket
More milk
You can buy clothes too and much more

Bali Collection is huge and so many different shops and restaurants. I then walk through Agendaz Beach Club having a look before walking along the beach path back to Club Med. Spot Pirate Bay on the way past but I can’t manage to convince the kids to go so we don’t make it! Also walk past Manarai Beach House at Sofitel, looked like a great spot.

Pharmacy at Bali Collection
I love watching the locals make their daily offerings (I asked her permission to take this photo)
Chocolate shop!
This looked like fun with the big kids

Another Coco Mart
Playground in Bali Collection
Bali Collection entrance at the East Gate
Agendaz Beach Club
Agendaz Beach Club
Beach Path Nusa Dua
Agendaz Beach Club
Surf and Turf Nusa Dua. There seemed like there was no one there
Surf and Turf looking like it had seen better days!
Pirates Bay Nusa Dua
Pirates Bay Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua Beach
Beach out the front of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa
Manarai Beach Club
Manarai Beach Club
Kayumanis Beach Club
Kayumanis

Time for a quick swim before my massage that I had booked in at the Club Med spa. The massage was so good that I feel asleep and then indulge in some more me time at the spa pool. After a relax I wander around to the Adults Only Infinity pool.

Club Med Spa
Walking to my massage room
Pool and spa all to myself!
Adults only pool
Enjoying a quiet Bintang at the adults only pool

Absolute bliss! Drinks cold and they even bring around snacks. I go back to check on Mason and Komang and they are having a great time together. They have been exploring the grounds with his precious toy cars and Komang even gets them to deliver some food to the room. They don’t do room service at Club Med but as she couldn’t get him to walk into the restaurant they delivered it to her. Charlotte arrives back from Waterbom a very happy girl and we head up to enjoy the buffet again. It’s different each night and always a lot of choices.

Charlotte and Evie enjoying dinner at Club Med

Tuesday 9th: Club Med Nusa Dua

Today was a complete relax day at Club Med. We have worked out now to do the early buffet breakfast for the kids and then walk up to the Deck Restaurant for their gourmet breakfast when it opens.

Relaxing at Club Med

The kids had a go at the trapeze, much braver than me! You can join in on the kids club activities even if your kids don’t want to stay at the kids club. The staff are all amazing and a lot of fun to be around. We head back for a chill in our room where I catch up on some work and the kids read some books.

Club Med Trapeze
Trapeze
Trapeze time for Mason!
Club Med Bali Trapeze
Mason on the trapeze
Club Med Bali Trapeze
Charlotte giving the trapeze a go

Charlotte and I then head to The Deck Restaurant for a late lunch with Evie and Emmie. Quite a few wines later we come out to find the gardens had been transformed into a huge play area for the kids. We run to get Mason and his eyes couldn’t believe all the jumping castles and slippery slides. He has a fantastic time and they even have food for the kids.

Lunch with the girls
Very relaxed Mummas!
So much fun!
Mason loved it!

Head back to the room to find my laundry delivered, oh I love when this happens!

This whole stack of laundry cost $5!

I put Mason to bed and Komang stays with him while we enjoy a dinner at The Deck Restaurant. Very nice! The food is amazing and the cocktails go down might well. Head back to bed very happy and full.

Cocktails on the way to dinner!
Dinner was yum!

Wednesday 10th: Club Med Nusa Dua & Milk and Madu Canggu

Sunrise time again! Mason is making sure I don’t miss a moment in Bali. Evie and Emmie head over to Nusa Penida for a day trip and we are happy just exploring Club Med. The kids head over to the kids club for a play and enjoy participating in archery. We then head over to Deck Restaurant for a late breakfast where Mason devours the pancakes!

Sunrise time at the beach with Mason
Selfie time on the way to breakfast
Kids club staff were so lovely
Kids having fun at the kids club
Archery time!
Breakfast time!

I then walk along the beach path to check out Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa Resort. What a beautiful resort with the most stunning old buildings. It is one of the original Nusa Dua resorts and the family rooms have a good amount of space. I then rush back to my spa appointment, another massage is calling at Club Med.

Beach in front of Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Pool at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Pool at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Pool at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Kids pool at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa

Breakfast at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Activities at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Deluxe Room for 4 twin room
Bathroom of Deluxe Room for 4
View from Deluxe room for 4
Deluxe room for 4 master bedroom
Kids club at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Kids club program at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Kids club at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa
Kids club at Nusa Dua Hotel and Spa

After my massage Charlotte and I get a driver at the front of the resort and head over to Coco and Gingers design shop in Canggu. It’s a 50 minute drive and Charlotte was a fit model for their next range. Was great to see all their new designs and fabrics for next season, so many great pieces! I promise Charlotte a watermelon juice so we head over to Milk and Madu for a pizza, coffee and juice. It’s great to be back and can’t wait to stay in Canggu in October.

Time with my gorgeous girl
Charlotte arriving for her fitting with Coco and Ginger
Chilling out at Coco and Ginger
Milk and Madu
Coffee time!
Charlotte loving her juice
My smoothie
Kids menu
Pizza!
Milk and Madu playground
Milk and Madu grass area

It’s a 50 minute drive back and nice to sit back and chat to the driver Gede Edy who used to drive for Little Miss Bali. Another dinner at the Deck Restaurant and more cocktails! A great last night at Club Med.

Such amazing staff
Dessert was so good!

Thursday 11th: Club Med Nusa Dua, Novotel Nusa Dua & Bali Dynasty Kuta

Our last morning at Club Med and Mason once again joins me for sunrise. I have really loved wandering out into the gardens in the morning and experiencing the sunrise each morning. I am so relaxed and can see why families love their Club Med holidays!

Last morning at Club Med
Such a gorgeous place

We enjoy our last buffet breakfast and have a swim in the pool. We say goodbye Evie and Emmie, it has been fantastic to meet them and to get to know them better.

Charlotte and Emmie
Mason on the way to the pool
Chilling out with Charlotte

Our driver takes us to Novotel Nusa Dua which is only a 5 minute drive and he waited for us while we spent some time at the resort. I really like the large apartments of the Novotel so was keen to check out the facilities. The kids had a play in the kids club and the staff were lovely. There was also a playground that they could have fun on but it wasn’t long before they were in the pools! I love all the shade around the pool and the kids have fun splashing around.

Map of Novotel Nusa Dua
Kids at Novotel Nusa Dua
Activities at Novotel Nusa Dua
Kids club fun
Kids club
The kids had fun!
Toddler pool
Kids club at Novotel Nusa Dua
Kids club details
Fun with the guitar
Playground at the kids club
Playground
Kids exploring the playground
Kids club
Pool at Novotel Nusa Dua
Such a gorgeous spot
Floatie fun!
Kids had fun splashing around
Beautiful
Lots of space for the kids to run around

I’m then shown through a 3 bedroom pool apartment on the ground floor and it was awesome! Your own private pool plus a huge apartment with everything you could need. We then order some lunch from the poolside café and the burgers are delicious. Lots of food for the price and the kids are happy with their drinks.

3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
3 bedroom apartments with private pool
Gardens outside of rooms
Restaurant at Novotel Nusa Dua
Cafe Menu
Menu
Menu
Menu
Burgers were yum!
Kids loved the food

We spent 2.5 hours at the Novotel Nusa Dua and can’t wait to stay one day. Next we are back on the road for the 25 minute drive to Bali Dynasty Resort in Kuta. I was excited to show the kids around after I stayed there last August.

You can find our full review of Bai Dynasty Resort here

Check in time at Dynasty!
Charlotte at another check in

The kids love the kids suite room and Mason can’t stop checking out the Angry Birds linen 😉

Bali Dynasty Kids Suite
Charlotte loved the bunk beds!
Komang and Mason hanging out in the room

Straight to the pools and Mason spots the waterslide straight away! The staff were great and I just explained to him how he wouldn’t be very good at waiting so they helped him out at the top of the slide. Next it was to have a play on the playground and it was so lovely to see them having a great time on all of the facilities.

Bali Dynasty Pool
Walking to the main pool
Bali Dynasty Pools
Mason loved the slide!
Bali Dynasty Pools
Kids splash park with the kids club in the background. The kids can’t access the pool area from the kids club
Bali Dynasty Kids Playground
Kids having fun on the playground

After lots of fun in the pool we headed to the new Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub that is now located at the front of the resort. Great vibe, kids loved the food and the staff were so friendly. Early to bed after a big day!

gracie kelly's irish pub bali
Kids enjoying the pub
gracie kelly's irish pub bali
Big screen action
Mason loved his bed ;-)

Friday 12th: Bali Dynasty Kuta & Waterbom Water Park

Breakfast by the pool has a great range of food. Mason especially loves the juice and Charlotte the pancakes.

Bali Dynasty Resort Breakfast
H20 breakfast
Bali Dynasty Resort Breakfast
Mason getting his juice fix!

We had planned to meet our friends at Waterbom so at 8:45am we walk the 10 minutes down the street to Waterbom. We had another fun day and choose a gazebo right near the kids pool. I was surprised that there was gazebos near the kids zone free especially as it was school holidays. You can check out our full review of Waterbom here and I will be updating it soon.

Walking to Waterbom from Dynasty
Nearly there!
Our gorgeous nannies Kadek and Komang
Charlotte was excited to be back!
Komang and Mason
Kids splash area
Gazebo and sun lounge area near the kids area
Our gazebo for the day
Menu
Specials
Menu
Menu
Charlotte loves the gazebos

After spending 4 hours at Waterbom we grab a taxi back as there is no way Mason will walk! I leave him with Komang in the room to chill out and Charlotte and I head to Gracie Kelly’s for lunch. I felt like a steak and next thing they bring me out an apron! Yummy food that I could see Jed loving too.

gracie kelly's irish pub bali
Having lunch in my apron!!
gracie kelly's irish pub bali
Charlotte loved the spag bol!
gracie kelly's irish pub bali
Steak was delicious!

After we relax back in the room we decide to walk along the beach path to the Discovery Mall. Mason loves the Transformer that is walking around the mall then we head up to Amazone arcade. Lots of fun including a play centre and different games. I go for a wander while Komang stays with the kids and get a XOXO Ice cream and have a shop in the toy shop for some toys for the plane.

Walking along the beach path to Discovery Mall
Discovery Mall
Mason loved the transformer
Mason trying to figure him out!
Mason at Discovery Mall
Amazone
Mason loved Amazone
Amazone
Looking from the entrance to Amazone
Toy shop at Kidzstation. One level down from Amazone
Lego!
XOXO ice cream
Menu
Starbucks is also there
Entrance to Discovery from the street near Waterbom
Yummy icecream!
Amazone
Amazone
Komang was so great helping him

Back to the Dynasty for room service for the kids and Mason stays back in the room with Komang while Charlotte and I go enjoy a 1 hour massage at the spa. Charlotte loves it and it was all very relaxing. We come out to the nightly entertainment at H20 Restaurant and watch the Balinese dance performance. I love how the resort has these nightly events, perfect if the kids are too tired to go out.

Spa time!
Bali Dynasty Spa
Charlotte enjoying her massage
Bali Dynasty Resort
Entertainment during the Malam Bali themed dinner. There was people watching without having the buffet
Bali Dynasty Resort
With one of the Balinese dancers

I then take Charlotte back to the room and walk up to the Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant in the resort. I go the Hongkong Duck special and it is very yummy! Our last night in Bali but after a busy couple of weeks it’s early to bed.

Bali Dynasty
Golden Lotus Restaurant
Bali Dynasty
Hongkong Duck Special

Saturday 13th: Bali Dynasty Kuta, Coffee Club Legian, Novotel Bali Airport & Flying Home

Our last Bali morning and our last buffet breakfast! I must say I am all buffeted out so head out while the kids chill with Komang. I come across Elephant in the Room coffee shop on the same side of the street towards Waterbom and they had very yummy coffee! Next it was across the street to Doppio for a bite to eat. Love this coffee shop, feels like I’m in Seminyak!

Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room has a money changer at the back
Menu
Elephant in the Room
Elephant in the Room
Great coffee!
Doppio Cafe
Delicious coffee
Doppio Menu
Kids menu

Back to the Dynasty so the kids can have a play in the kids club. Mason loves the mascot that had dressed up and finds the minions in the corner 😉 Charlotte makes a paper flower and they have fun for over a hour. I check out the new pool area being built for lagoon access family rooms, they look fantastic! We then head back to the room to pack up before we are picked up by Made Mangku at 11am.

Bali Dynasty Kids Club
Mascot fun!
Mason and Komang playing at kids club
Bali Dynasty Kids Club
Success!

We then drive to Coffee Club Legian and it takes us 40 minutes from the Dynasty. We spend the next 2.5 hrs at the Coffee Club enjoying their delicious food and the kids love the kids club! Perfect spot to chill out before our flight.

Charlotte loved the milkshakes!
Great times!
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Kids club
Coffee Club Legian Kids club
Coffee Club Legian Kids club
Coffee Club Legian Kids club
Coffee Club Legian
View from Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian Menu
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian
Highchairs
Cakes and desserts menu
Chicken nuggets
Caesar salad
Garlic Bread
Yummy dessert!
Charlotte and Komang
Coffee Club Legian Kids Club
Coffee Club Legian Kids Club
Coffee Club Legian Kids Club
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian
Mason loved it!
Coffee Club Legian
Coffee Club Legian

Mason in love ;-)

We then drive to the airport and check out to see if we can get into the Novotel Bali Airport. We were able to get a day room use for 6 hours and it cost us $80. It was easy to do and was a perfect way to relax before our late flight.

Room at Novotel Bali Airport
Room at Novotel Bali Airport
Room at Novotel Bali Airport
Room at Novotel Bali Airport
Room at Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Toilietries
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport
Info Novotel Bali Airport

After the kids have chilled in the room for awhile and I sort out our luggage for the flight. We then go for a wander around and find the pool, bar overlooking the runway, minimart and kids corner near the reception. Dinner is at the restaurant which has a great range. We had the choice between the buffet or alacarte menu.

Corridors at Novotel Bali Airport
Pool details
Pool
Pool table
Pool
Rooftop
Rooftop
Rooftop
Minimart
Kids corner
Minimart
Minimart
Minimart
Minimart
Minimart
Reception at Novotel Bali Airport
Lovely fish
Restaurant
Restaurant
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Novotel Bali Airport Menu
Yummy food
Food
Kids sandwiches
Novotel Bali Airport
Runway bar
Runway bar menu
View to the runway
Gym
Spa
Novotel Bali Airport
Novotel Bali Airport
Novotel Bali Airport

BOOK with Booking.com to stay at Novotel Bali Airport

Back to the room to give Mason a sleep before we check out at 8:30pm. It’s a 1 minute walk through to the airport and the security check point is easy to get through.

ATMs next to Novotel Bali Airport, also a money changer
Walking from Novotel into the airport
Entrance to the Novotel from the airport

Check in goes smoothly and I once again request disability access at the check in counter. They call over a wheelchair and a staff member to walk us through immigration. They take us through the quick passport line and then the back way through to the shops and gates area so we could avoid walking through duty free.

Check in
Bali Airport
Waiting for our flight

The staff member then leaves us while we wait for the flight and lets us know she will be back as the flight is boarding. We wander around for awhile and the kids play with the new toys I had bought. The flight leaves on time and we are back in the upfront seats. The kids sleep pretty well and I manage a bit too.

Getting the lift down to the gate
Time to take off
Sleep!
Nearly home

We were through Melbourne Airport pretty quick and was made easier by a wheelchair waiting for us at the plane. Bit of a wait to line up in the family line but bags were waiting for us when we got to the baggage carousel.

I hope you enjoyed coming along on our trip with us and can’t wait to share our adventures in October to Singapore, Legoland and Bali.

Kate xx

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