Bali Family Resorts – Part 2

Intercontinental Bali Jimbaran Pool

This is the second post in our series of reviews on Bali hotels with kids. These reviews come from Mum’s and Dad’s that have experienced Bali family friendly resorts with their own families. You can find the first blog post on Bali hotels for kids series here. Thanks so much to the contributors of this post and if you too would love to share your thoughts on kid friendly hotels in Bali, feel free to email me, get in touch at Facebook or Instagram, I’m usually there ;-)

WESTIN RESORT – NUSA DUA

On an island full of family friendly options, resorts have to be pretty special to stand out – and the Westin Resort Nusa Dua’s focus on family fun makes it top of the list. Its fabulous pools – with slide, waterfall and lazy river, shallow child-friendly beach, super friendly staff and delicious kids meals are the entree to the main events here at the resort – the Family Kids Club and the Prego Family Brunch.

As well as having one of the best outdoor kids areas – with climbing wall, swings, slides and more – the Westin’s Family Kids Club’s emphasis on cultural activities makes it a guilt-free choice for parents seeking some me-time. Kids can learn how to make religious offerings, dress in traditional clothing, visit the resort’s Temple, practice kids yoga and make kites to fly on the beach together in the afternoon. There’s lots of craft and an indoor treehouse, and the staff here are very caring and loving towards the children.

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Westin Resort Pool Nusa Dua

The Sunday family Brunch at Prego restaurant is a must if you’re staying at the resort, and is open to outside guests too. It’s perfect for the family with kids games, a magician, pizza making and lots of amazing food – plus guests get to use the pool following brunch. Finally, relax with mummy and me massages at the spa or by the beach and enjoy watching your kids make friends with the other children while they play together in the pool. It’s a five star family stay.

Thanks so much to Evie and Emmie from Mum Pack Travel for sharing their experience at The Westin Nusa Dua. You can find their full review of the Westin at Mum Pack Travel or on Instagram to follow their adventures.

PADMA RESORT – LEGIAN

The Padma really is one of those hotels you just have to try, whether it’s a romantic holiday for two , fun with friends or a family with kids, they have you covered. The Padma know their little guests so well they have created an entire end of the hotel just for families. And boy have they done it well.

The Padma can be a pricey option, particularly if you are needing two rooms with kids. We initially booked the cheapest room we could find which was the Premier twin Room it’s one of the only room types they allow you to have two adults and two children in the same room ( my girls are little and I’m all about sharing the room if it saves us money.) Upon check in we were offered an amazing upgrade rate to the Family Room and we thought why not give it a go. The room was incredible for a family! Two great sized rooms with a king size bed in one, bunk beds and a trundle in the other, two bathrooms and beanbags for the kids.

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Padma Legian Pool and Waterslide

The highlight of the Padma is the many pool areas all with a different feel. We mainly stayed around the lagoon pool and of course the family pool. The family area couldn’t be more spot on, great water slides for the older kids and a shallow end for the littlies with splash fountains and another smaller slide. We took a peek at the kids club which looked great but we don’t tend to use them. The clever hotel even has a pool bar designed for kids, with ice cream, popcorn and a heap of kiddy snack favourites on hand.

I have also had the fortune of staying here with a couple of girlfriends sans children. We went straight for the club room option because hey why not and it was heavenly. if you are going for the evening club drinks (and who am I kidding here, of course you are!) make sure you get in their early to grab a spot on the little rooftop terrace outside for some amazing sunset views. (Kids can also go to the kids club during cocktail hour and they get special treats as well.)

The breakfast would have to be one of the best buffets around! The make your own granola section and the fresh juice concoctions are my hands down favourite.

BALI MANDIRA RESORT AND SPA – LEGIAN

This is probably one of our favourite hotels in Legian for value for money, great pool and location. It’s right on the beach with great markets, shops and restaurants just up the road (including my absolute favourite- Fat Bowl!)

It’s one of the few hotels that easily allows two adults and two children in one room. (I’m all about sharing and saving money while the kids are little.) We always stay in the superior rooms, these are located in the back block of the hotel and offer two big double beds, a couch and plenty of space for a cot as well. Request the bottom floor and you get a nice terrace area which we love so the kids can play in the gardens while we have a cuppa or a Bintang. The garden rooms and club rooms look great but you generally need to book two rooms if you have kids.

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Relaxing by the pool with food at the Mandira

The pool area is the highlight for families! They have created a few seperate sections with water slides and lounges in the water, the main lagoon pool and even a sandy beach pool with thatched huts. I’m all about gardens in a hotel, I can’t stay in a cramped hotel or a boring high rise, the Mandira ticks the boxes for me with having lots of lovely garden and space to stroll through.
The Azul Beach Club is attached to the Resort and offers a lounge, swim and dine experience. The roof top pool is heavenly and the place has a real tiki vibe. Its probably a nicer spot to enjoy without the kids. We have eaten many times around the pool and the food has always been great and well Priced. The Mandira also offers day passes to outside guests so even if you aren’t staying there you can come and enjoy the pool.
Thanks so much to Alana for her contribution of both the Padma and Mandira. It is much appreciated and you can find her on Instagram at Bali Dreaming With Kids


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DYNASTY RESORT – KUTA

My husband and I have travelled to Bali almost thirty times. We enjoy kid free getaways but also holidays with the kids! We usually try different hotels and breaking up the holiday with two hotels but have just booked a third stay for the third year in a row at the Dynasty Resort Hotel! My kids (now 7 and 9) both love the place. I would not stay there on a kid free holiday as it is very family friendly, can get a little loud during the afternoon pool games and there are kids of all ages everywhere. But we have stayed at peak time and it didn’t feel crowded or too busy, we were always able to find pool chairs. The main draw card for my kids is the pools, kids club and location … and the choc milk on tap at the breakfast buffet.

The large main pool has a decent sized shallow area for kids, lifeguard on duty, activities for kids and adults every afternoon and a swim up pool bar for adults only. There is also a separate kid’s pool with large water slide and large kids aqua play area. Next to the kids pool is a small toddlers pool which has good shade. What I like is that I can sit on a lounge chair and watch them go between both pools and still be able to keep a close eye on them. If you are lucky enough to escape the kids, there is also a lovely adult’s only pool and lawn area, bliss! There is also a shaded kid’s playground area with swings and slides and looks to be in great condition.

My 7yo enjoys the free kids club and they have a different activity every hour like treasure hunt, fish feeding, shell collecting, trapeze school as well as movies, craft, drawing and toys. The staff are very enthusiastic. There is also a kids club for older kids which we will check out later this year.

My kids love Waterbom as much as they love the Dynasty. We usually get a two day pass and walk from the hotel. We also enjoy video game centres with ticket games and air hockey and there are two located within walking distance of Dynasty at Lippo Mall and also Discovery Mall. There are many restaurants of almost every cuisine within walking distance too. Our favourites are Febris Hotel across the road with its huge (bargain) menu and lovely staff. Bella Italia near Waterbom for pasta and pizza.  Kids also enjoy Bread Talk at Discovery Mall and also the XOXO ice cream for a treat.

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Jess relaxing by the kids pool at Bali Dynasty Resort

The breakfast buffet is great and in my husband’s opinion has the best bacon in Bali! They have everything you need as well as plastic plates and cups for the kids, there were also lots of high chairs available. We enjoyed the Italian buffet night at the hotel, food was tasty and kids ate for free with paying adults. Other buffet nights they have fire twirlers and Balinese dancers which we enjoyed from the pool area without eating at the buffet.

We have stayed in the Family garden view and Family pool view rooms with king bed and bunk bed, we enjoyed having a tv in each room to relax in the afternoons. Both rooms were quiet for a family resort. The pool view room had a bath in the bathroom and a dvd player in both rooms, also a screen to slide across to separate the two areas. I think the rooms are getting a bit dated and could do with some updated furniture.  They are spotlessly clean but could do with a freshen up. The towel animals left on the bed each day are a hit.  The bathroom is small for a family room and the shower sprayed everywhere requiring many towels on the floor every time to stop people slipping over. They recently added new family suite rooms so hopefully an upgrade of existing family rooms isn’t too far away.

Beach is located out the back of the hotel and there are a few hawkers that aren’t too bothersome. It is not a great swimming beach but ok for kids to have a splash and play in the sand, there a few market stalls selling buckets and spades. There is also a beach path that leads all the way to Seminyak and suitable for prams.

In summary Dynasty is a great choice for a family holiday for kids of all ages. It is a bit pricey for the family room but I feel we definitely get out monies worth in the time spent at the hotel pools, kids club and being walking distance to shopping centres, restaurants and Waterbom. We didn’t actually spend much time in the rooms so the outdated furniture and small bathroom wasn’t a huge negative for us but I would like to see a refurb in
the future. So overall it is a great choice for an easy fun family holiday!

So much love and thanks to Jessica for her comprehensive review of the Dyansty Resort! She is one of our very active members over on our closed Facebook Group and a great help to first time travellers to Bali. Thanks Jess!

MOVENPICK RESORT – JIMBARAN

We opted for the newly opened Movenpick Resort & Spa in Jimbaran Bay for our relaxing resort stay of our holiday this year (we moved onto Seminyak for the second part). We purchased two Luxury Escape packages for 2 adults and 2 kids age 5 & 8 years.

A transfer was included in our package and they were at the airport waiting for us and quickly whisked us away to an awaiting car and onto the hotel. We arrived at the hotel about two hours priors to check-in time, and despite this they kindly gave us one of our rooms and the second not long after. At check-in, they gave the kids mini soft toy turtles and a kids’ welcome drink. There is also a step with an iPad at one of the check-in desks which is a nice distraction. Our kids rushed through the lobby to look at the amazing look-out view.

Our rooms were classic rooms, very clean and modern with flat screen TV’s and a modern bathroom. Room was a standard hotel size, nothing terribly exciting but of a good standard. The rooms overlooked an internal wall with a day bed outside which was a little disappointing. Despite the lack of view, we were located on the ground floor which I requested, and very close to one of the kids sections in the pool and near the kids club. The hotel is set-out in zones and I recommend young families request to stay near kids’ facilities as it just makes life easier! Mini bar drinks were complimentary for one-time use. Daily bottled water top ups and all the other mod cons expected in Bali 5 start property were in the room. One evening my son cut his foot and management sent both kids a get-well card with cookies, milk and lollipops which was a lovely gesture and the kids adored this.

The highlight of the Movenpick is the HUGE swimming pool. It is beautiful to look at and amazing fun for the kids. There are two water play areas with fountains and slide, perfect for little ones as the water is very shallow, a beach area and massive free-form pool. The pool is very impressive and despite comments on other review sites about the lack of seating we didn’t really have a problem. Gazebos were hard to score though, and some are reserved for those staying in special suites but I did manage to get one most days and it gave the kids an opportunity to have a break from the sun, do some colouring or watch the iPad whilst we chilled out on the sunbeds. The water aerobics by the pool was fun and they encouraged kids to join in, my kids 5 & 8 loved it! The complimentary fruit skewers served daily were also a nice touch. It was a tad annoying having to sign in and out for towels when you have the kids with you and all their belongings. You do need to watch the kids more closely here as the pool is so huge.

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Splash area for the young kids near the kids club entrance

The pirate themed kids club is free for up to four hours use per child per day. It’s definitely one of the most impressive kids clubs I’ve ever seen with ball pit, trampoline, cinema room, games room and also a daily schedule of free and paid activities. My kids loved dressing up in traditional Balinese dress. The location of the kids club is very clever, situated next door to the main restaurant with sliding door access, so during meal times kids could go back and forth. There is also a small section of the restaurant dedicated to kids with cartoons playing on TV so they can chill whilst parents dine. Movenpick clearly have kids in mind when designing this space.

Anasara is the main restaurant and offers one of the best buffet breakies we’ve experienced in Asia. The choice is excellent with lots of healthy options including freshly squeezed fruit and veggie juices of your choice. The bakery is amazing, super fresh and crisp. Of highlight for the kids was ice-cream with an array of toppings at breakfast. Younger kids enjoyed the mini kids buffet which is positioned at a low height. Breakfast at the Movenpick is a really great way to start the day, especially as they serve real coffee!

We also had a couple of buffet dinners there which were included in our package and they made the kids things like plain pasta. Overall, we found the kids menu a bit disappointing, it missed things like chicken nuggets and pizza which seem to be standard on kids menu’s these days. The Above Eleven Bar upstairs is a real treat, perfect for cocktails and watching the sunset and the Peruvian-Japanese inspired menu is AMAZING. We loved it (and left the kids in kids club for this one!).

There is lots of talk about the free chocolate hour at Movenpick between 4-5pm, and my kids couldn’t wait to try it. Unfortunately, its nothing to rave about, with a small selection and long lines, we only went three time during our 9-night stay. The Samasta Lifestyle Village is next to the Movenpick and it could be amazing but at this stage it’s a bit lifeless. There are a couple of places to eat and some shops but most of the time these were empty during our stay. The gelati shop is worth a visit (or two or three). The beach restaurants are a short walk away too.

Overall, we had a great time at the Movenpick and recommend it to those with younger travellers.

TRANS RESORT – SEMINYAK

We have visited Bali a couple of times with our young children now 5 and 8 and have always opted to stay in the more family-friendly and quieter locations like Nusa Dua and Jimbaran Bay. This January, as our kids were slightly older, we decided to break up our holiday and spend the first week truly relaxing and chilling out at a very family-friendly resort in Jimbaran, followed by a more parent friendly stay in Seminyak.

I spent a lot of time researching Seminyak options, and The Trans stood out as a great compromise for the kids with a mini resort feel, whilst still giving the parents the opportunity to be close to all the Seminyak action.

When I saw The Trans pop up on Luxury Escapes I purchased two packages in the base-level premier room category which came with a load of extra’s like Sunday Yum Cha Brunch, spa treatments, drink vouchers and many discount vouchers to use at popular eateries in Seminyak like Motel Mexicola, Happy Chappy, Da Maria and a couple more.

Check in was quick and easy, we were coming from Jimbaran so had only been in the car for 30 minutes. The lobby overlooks the 80-metre pool, half which is made up of man-made sand and the rest a deeper pool with a small waterslide. The kids went off with hubby to check out the pool whilst I checked in. The pool itself is perfect for families as young kids can play in the sand part of the pool and parents have full visibility over the pool wherever you sit. There is also always a lifeguard or two on duty.

Back to the room, they were a really great size and all over-look the central pool. There is a sense of luxe to the rooms with a red, black and gold theme, more Chinese inspired than Balinese. We had interconnecting rooms with a king and two doubles, but one room could easily fit a child or two if you needed, but we prefer to have more space on a holiday. The bathroom was also a good size with fabulous amenities including bath bombs which the kids loved. There is a second spa bath on each balcony which the kids adored. Given this, balcony fences are also high and I felt safe with my two being outside. Room is equipped with lots of free bottled water and topped up at turn-down each evening.

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The pool area at Trans Resort

Kids club at The Trans is managed by a really lovely and caring team. The facilities are not flash; there are some toys, video games, movies etc and they do offer a free schedule with activities like face-painting and well as some paid ones (approx. $5-$6 AUD) for things like mask making, cookie decorating. Despite this, our kids LOVED spending lots of time there and made lots of other friends there too. On a Sunday, some of these activities are offered to guests during breakfast service, again you need to pay for these. There is no limit to how much time a child spends in the kids club, but you must be over 5 years old or else be there with supervision. The kids club is open from 8am till 8pm. Each morning straight after breakfast our kids would run there as soon as they had finished eating and it meant that hubby and I spent a peaceful half hour or so having an extended breakfast. My daughter also had her hair braided beautifully inside kids club for about $25 AUD. She gladly stayed there and watched a movie in the aircon whilst it was being done.

My only criticism of The Trans is the food. We were not huge fans of the breakfast buffet or the food by the pool or at the restaurant. Maybe this was our personal taste or the fact that we’ve been to other five-star properties in Bali and the food here just wasn’t on par in our opinion. It was certainly edible and the kids didn’t complain, and with the array of amazing eateries in Seminyak it was not a huge probable at all. Talking about food, we went out most nights and the kids had a babysitter. They got a bit sick of the hotel food and we discovered the app ‘Go Jek’. It’s a bit like UberEats in Australia and it cost me about 90 cents in delivery fees to have food delivered from most places in the area to The Trans. I opted to pay cash on delivery rather than use credit card as it felt like the safer option to me.
Tip for those travelling on the Luxury Escapes package, you can trade in your drink vouchers for 2 hours of babysitting per voucher. We traded in all of ours and had a beautiful nanny from the hotel as we preferred to go outside the hotel to eat and drink. Overall, we loved The Trans and the kids did too. The service is excellent and we will most definitely be back. Maybe even again this year….



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INTERCONTINENTAL RESORT – JIMBARAN

I started coming to the Intercontinental Bali when in first opened in the 1990’s with my parents. In 2017, we decided to bring our kids then 7 & 4 years back to the Intercontinental Jimbaran at the tail end of our holiday for a six-night stay.

There is something special about the resort and there is a reason why many families we know return year after year. There are two parts to the property; the hotel and the club section. We decided to splurge and go the club option, not only to get a more lux experience, but we also saw some additional value from a family perspective and meant that there was going to be less chance of bill shock at the end of the week. Typically, we don’t stay in the ‘club’ at other properties but at the Intercontinental I think it’s worth it (although at times it did feel a bit too ‘posh’ for us on a shorts and t-shirt family holiday).

We opted for a loft style suite, with parents upstairs with a full bathroom and kids downstairs on roller-ways with a separate toilet. The suite is a very good size and was located near the club pool. The rolla-way beds were of good quality and the kids slept comfortably in the them. The room is an ‘older’ style room and although clean with all the necessary amenities it was definitely in need of an update for the price tag. I do believe the hotel is going through full room renovation during 2017/18 and I can’t wait to see what the new rooms look like.

Back to Club Intercontinental, each room comes with a 24-hour butler if you have any special requests but we didn’t really need to use it. The club lounge is very lavish with linen on the tables, chandeliers and a baby piano, it definitely gives off an ‘adult only’ vibe and although kids are welcome there all day besides evening cocktails, we did feel uneasy when we were in there with them. We visited a couple of times for evening drinks and canapes whilst the kids were at kids club but tended to have our complimentary cocktails by the club pool where the kids could be included and they could have complimentary mocktails or milkshakes and more family friendly snacks like pancakes and banana fitters. We also had early dinners with the kids at the gorgeous Sunset Bar whilst watching the amazing sunset where we could also enjoy our club cocktails during the allocated cocktail time. They do try and make the club inclusions quite flexible and offer different options for those travelling with kids.

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Ground at Intercontinental Jimbaran Resort

Being in the club we also got access to Planet Trekkers the kids club, otherwise there is a charge which can add up quite quickly (the charge does include a meal – more below). It’s a nice smallish kids club with an outdoor area which includes a very shallow pool and trampoline. Our kids enjoyed it, especially the activities like fishing and fish feeding. They can also provide you with a pager to let you know when your child wants to be collected. This was a great idea, but given how huge the property is, we did many trips back and forth! Planet Trekkers includes lunch and dinner during meal times. Staying in the club meant we didn’t have to pay for this, and we could order a meal, dessert and drink off the kids menu and they would take the kids to one of the restaurants to dine. This is a first and I’ve never seen this before and it was nice watching all the kids eat together. TIP, on occasion our son was son tired by dinner time, we would order dinner through the kids club and when it was ready just go collect it for take-away to have back in the room.

Overall, the food in the hotel was great, breakfast options staying in the club were abundant – main restaurant (we tended to go here), pool side, room service, or in the club room, all included in the rate. We didn’t eat too often in the hotel for other meals as we felt like we were constantly eating all day with afternoon tea, then drinks and canapes!

The grounds at the Intercontinental are mature and magnificent. I think the most beautiful of all the hotels we’ve visited in Bali. The beach front view is truly stunning. There are three main beautiful pool areas, two are accessible to all. The club pool is only available to club guests and although kids are welcome they have to be quiet so this is not always conducive to splashing, laughing, playing kids. We tend to stick to the main pools in the morning and retreated to the club pool when the kids wanted some quiet time or were at kids club. Non-alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee were also complimentary by the club pool all day and one of the others pool (again to cater for families). The shear size of the grounds mean that the kids can run for miles, stop to lay down on a hammock, jump in a cabana or play on the equipment.

We tried some of the seafood beachfront places to eat just outside the hotel. The food was good but unfortunately in January it was high tide and there was quite a bit of pollution on the beach so it wasn’t as enjoyable as it could be. We did enjoy watching local kids flying kites and playing soccer.

Service at the Intercontinental is outstanding and nothing is too much trouble. We really loved this property and I can’t wait to see what it looks like after the renovations.

Thanks to Samantha and her family for sharing their experiences at the Trans, Movenpick and Intercontinental Resorts. Such detailed, useful information that can help when choosing where to stay in Bali with your family.

COURTYARD RESORT – SEMINYAK

We had a great stay at the Courtyard Seminyak Resort in 2016 and really loved the location close to restaurants and not far from the beach. It felt very secure at the hotel as each time you wanted to enter you had to go through the x-ray scanner and put your bags through to be checked. Check in was easy and we were shown to our one bedroom ground floor pool access suite. A great modern style room that unfortunately our 2.5 year old was able to escape! We then ended up upgrading to a 2 bedroom suite on the 5th floor that was massive! Highly recommend if you are wanting lots of space for the whole family.

Our kids loved the kids club and our nanny was welcome to go in with our son as he was under 4 years. They do have cots for sleeping and kids bathroom. Charlotte was often asking to go down and the girls would bring her back to our room once she was finished. The staff were all lovely ever time we visited and did fun things like yoga with the kids.

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Kids club at Courtyard Seminyak Resort

The breakfast was excellent and I loved that they came straight to your table to take your drinks order like coffees and hot chocolates. Smoked salmon bagels were my favourite and the kids discovered that they had ice cream!! Oh well, it is the holidays! We didn’t eat much else at the hotel except for room service as there are so many great restaurants near by.

The pool area was good but can get hard to find a lounge chair. The kids pool area near the kids club was great to relax with the kids and have a splash. If you like your space and quiet the resort is probably not for you as there is no where to escape the action. The kids loved the buggy ride to the beach  and there is a beach club area just for hotel guests which is handy.

Overall we had a great stay and loved being in the middle of the Seminyak action.

If you enjoyed reading about our stay at the Courtyard Seminyak you can read more about our visit and review of the resort on this blog post here.

SOFITEL RESORT – NUSA DUA

The Sofitel Nusa Dua was a step out of our usual Bali comfort zone being a larger hotel in Nusa Dua. Our 7 previous trips have mainly been Tuban, Seminyak and Ubud. From the moment we arrived we were impressed. We were over 2 hours early for check in but as our room was ready they checked us in. Porters drove us to our room in a golf cart and we had a chance to get a feel for the resort layout and the gorgeous gardens.
Our room was a plunge pool room and was huge. The true family bonus of the Sofitel for us is the fact that there is no additional charge for a rollaway bed or our 6 year old sons breakfast. The beds were divine with beautiful pillows and linen.

Speaking of breakfast – Wow. Our coffees were included and after the first day we didn’t even need to order our latte and mocha, the staff remembered us each morning giving us our favourite table and coffees. No limit on your coffees, we may have had 3 some mornings…….. The buffet is set up with a huge range of food from sushi to fresh noodles, dim sum, curries and a fresh juice bar.  There are 3 restaurants, the buffet where we had breakfast plus a finer dining restaurant that does a decadent Sunday brunch and a beach cafe. There is also Club Millesime which is their executive lounge which we also loved. If you have Club access you receive 2 hours free kids club from 5.30pm to 7.30pm while parents enjoy a wine or cocktail and snacks. Initially we weren’t happy about no children under 12 in the Club after 5.30pm but it ended up being like a nightly honeymoon.

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Enjoying the range of kids club activities at Sofitel Nusa Dua

The Cheeky Monkeys kids club has good indoor and outdoor areas and a variety of activities available. Bali Bird Park visited while we were there which was fabulous. There are additional options such as badminton and archery for 50,000 IDR for 30 minutes which our son loved.

The series of pools were wonderful. We would start at one end and meander through the 3 pools with a few slides at the kids pool before wandering to the beach. After a swim in the ocean we would slowly swim back through all the pools again. There are plenty of sun loungers and shade which was a bonus. Their pool team are constantly clearing pool loungers so the holds that happen in other resorts was not an issue for us.

We hardly left the Sofitel for 10 days we were so very relaxed and happy there. Every staff member greeted us every time and we found the service to be exceptional.  Our time at this wonderful Resort will always be a happy memory for us.

Thank you so much to Michelle and her family for sharing their time at the Sofitel with us. Michelle is a valued member of our Facebook group and a well travelled Bali lover.

FAIRMONT RESORT – SANUR

I can say, the Fairmont was amazing and we would go back again. This is saying something as I rarely return to the same hotel in Bali! The breakfast was fantastic with so many options that kept all the family very happy. The kids meals to dine in meant we could go out and knew our kids were eating well.

The room was so nice and we knew we were staying in a 5 star resort with all the ammentiies of the room. The bathroom was bigger than my kitchen! Huge!!! The kids happily woke up in the morning and snuck into the patio area which was screened so no one could see them and we could sleep in. The kids club was better for younger kids but ours still were kept entertained. They made kites and flew them in the afternoon.

We had it well sorted by the end of our stay and we would relax at the the pool upstairs and our kids would head to the kids club and come to us upstairs when they wanted (this isn’t a selling point for some but our boys are very reliable and didn’t stray… I loved that we didn’t always sign them out!)

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Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

The bikes on site we used a few times, great to see Sanur early in the morning along the beach path before it heats up and especially going to the morning market. The pool was divine and I had my sister and her family come and hang out with us without any drama (they were staying at the Prama resort just down the beach path). Did I mention breakfast was amazing! Again our boys knew where our room was so they would eat with us, then leave us to enjoy our 2nd amazing coffee… and the delicious delights!

We highly recommend the Fairmont to families that want to stay in Sanur and want five star luxury. We were able to get a deal through Luxury Escapes Travel which made our stay even more fantastic with saving money and all the extras that came with the deal.

Thanks to Katherine and her family for sharing their experience at the Fairmont Resort in Sanur. Definitely high on our list to stay at one day!

 

Thank you to everyone that contributed to this post, we love sharing views from families as we can’t stay in every place in Bali. If you would like to contribute to a post about your stay at a family friendly hotel, send me an email .

Kate xx



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