Movenpick Resort Bali Review

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One of the best Bali family resorts, the Movenpick Resort Bali located in Jimbaran Bay is a great choice for your next Bali family holiday. We love the gorgeous pools at the Movenpick Jimbaran and the facilities are 5 star. The Movenpick kids club is a favourite for our kids and the chocolate hour a definite highlight too 😉

Why should your family stay at the Movenpick Resort Bali?

  • You appreciate modern, clean rooms with a fantastic pool area and great kids activities
  • A 2 minute walk to a family friendly beach suits your family
  • You prefer staying in an area with a few shops and restaurants. Jimbaran is a more sedate pace compared to Legian/Seminyak
  • Easy access to explore places like Uluwatu, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur
Early morning Movenpick style
Sunrise from the lobby at Movenpick Bali

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Movenpick Bali Overview

Movenpick Bali is located in Jimbaran a short 15 minute drive from the Bali airport. From the back gate of the resort, it is only a 2 minute easy walk to Jimbaran Beach. We loved Jimbaran Beach with the kids, nice and calm plus the sunsets are beautiful. There is also a golf cart shuttle from the back gate at the Movenpick each day on the hour from 8am until 7pm. The Movenpick is a large resort with majority of rooms overlooking the awesome pool area. Right next door is the Samasta Lifestyle Village with a variety of shops and restaurants.

Lobby at Movenpick
Map of Movenpick Jimbaran
Golf cart shuttle to Jimbaran Beach from the hotel
Beach Shuttle schedule
Back entrance gate to the beach
Jimbaran Beach
Samasta Lifestyle Village
Timezone in Samasta Lifestyle Village next to Movenpick

Pools at Movenpick Jimbaran

The pool area at the Movenpick Jimbaran is huge! Our family loves the pool area and when we visited in June 2022 you didn’t have to pay and reserve a gazebo to spend the day in. They have the kids splash water park, central pool bar, water aerobics pool and much more! Our kids especially love the play area outside of the kids club, they played there for so long.

Note: In Jan 2023 you needed to rent the Gazebos a couple of days prior and was approx. $15USD per day.

Enjoying the pool at Movenpick
Another pool area at Movenpick
The kids splash area outside the kids club
Kids splash area
Waterslides
Easy to walk around paths near the pool
Chilling out in a gazebo
Pool at night
Rooms overlooking kids splash area
Looking back to the lobby
Pool info

Rooms at Movenpick Resort Jimbaran

All of the rooms at the Movenpick Resort Jimbaran are a great size with modern amenities. For us the pool view rooms are a must, it’s such a beautiful view. We were lucky enough to be chosen to be upgraded for our stay in June 2022 to a Junior Suite and the huge bed was well and truly big enough for the 2 kids and I!

I do find booking rooms at the Movenpick slightly frustrating for families. All the rooms have a maximum of 3 people capacity. So if you have a family of 2 or more kids you will need to select interconnecting rooms but they don’t have the function on their website! You need to request and hope for the best. Luxury Escapes often have different deals with interconnected rooms. If you need to contact the Movenpick us this email [email protected]

Classic Rooms

The classic rooms at the Movenpick Jimbaran can sleep 3 people and if you are needing to sleep a family you can book the family prestige rooms, 2 interconnecting classic rooms. These rooms are not on their website and you will find a video of these rooms in the video above. If you would like to book you will need to email the resort and request a price.

Junior Suite

We stayed in the junior suite (room number 2240) in June 2022 and the bed was huge and easily slept the 2 kids and I. A huge amount of space, these rooms once again only sleep 3.

Junior Suite
Sitting area
Junior Suite
Junior suite bathroom
Junior Suite walk in robe
View from Junior Suite

Family Duplex Rooms

These rooms are set over 2 floors and I have no idea why the website list occupancy for 3 people? The bed located upstairs is a double sofa bed that can fit 2 kids so I would perhaps ask. There is a stair gate available for the top of the stairs and a good safety railing. The balustrade is very high on the second floor.

Family Duplex king bed downstairs
Downstairs bathroom
View from bathroom
View from the stairs
Upstairs bed
Upstairs bedroom
Kids bathroom
Safety gate
Stairs

Restaurants at Movenpick Resort Jimbaran

The food at the Movenpick Jimbaran is delicious, we especially love the buffet breakfast selection and of course the chocolate happy hour each day. Pre-covid the Movenpick Jimbaran held an awesome Sunday brunch but they haven’t started doing the brunches yet.

Anarasa Restaurant

This is the main restaurant of the resort and located next to the kids club and pools. Breakfast is served from 6:30am and the restaurant is open until 11pm at night.

You can find the current menu at this link and the kids menu is extensive. The kids zone is the perfect spot for the kids to relax and eat while the adults enjoy their meals.

Outdoor eating space
Anarasa Restaurant
Kids zone
Kids zone eating area

JeLaLa Tropical Pool Bar

Relaxing by the beautiful pool and don’t want to move to get food?! The JeLaLa pool bar serves delicious food and drinks, you won’t want to move. Open from 11am to 7pm.

Here is the current menu link to look through, the cocktails are delicious 😉

Pool bar

Chocolate Hour

Each day, Chocolate Hour is served from in the cafe next to the lobby of the Movenpick. It is free for guests and the selection of chocolate treats is delicious. It doesn’t include coffee or tea but they will make one for you if you ask.

Chocolate hour fun!
Enjoying chocolate hour

Movenpick Bali Kids Club

The Meera Kids Club is for kids aged 4-12 years old but under 4 year olds are welcome with a parent or nanny. It is open from 9am-6pm daily and they have a huge range of activities. The first 2 hours are free to play, it then costs $6.50 per hour/child. Our kids love the pirate themed kids club and the easy access to the pool area is a definite plus for families.

Kids club
Entry to the kids club looking back to restuarant
Kids club from second level
Kids club
Meera Kids Club
Movie time at the kids club
Kids club activities available through the day

Movenpick Resort Bali Spa

Arkipela Spa is set in a luxurious environment with prices to match! Open from 9am-9pm each day, check out the link for the current prices. The spa is a fantastic treat for any exhausted mum or dad!

Movenpick Jimbaran Spa
Movenpick Spa

Movenpick Bali Activities

Gym

The gym is located next to the kids club and has a good range of equipment. You can also rent a bike from 9am-6pm to ride around the streets of Jimbaran. The beach at Jimabran is a great spot to learn to surf and the resort can help organise surfing lessons.

Movenpick Gym
Bikes for hire
Bike rental details
Activities available
Surfing on Jimbaran Beach
Lift info

Nearby to Movenpick Jimbaran Resort

I often get asked the question what is close by to the Movenpick Bali resort? Although the area isn’t full of shops and restaurants as Legian or Seminyak is, Jimbaran still has a great range of options. Samasta Lifestyle village next to the Movenpick has upmarket options including restaurants, cafes, Timezone, gift shops, clothes shops, ice cream shops, just don’t expect to pay cheap Bali prices. There is also a pizza place called Pepenero just across from the entrance of the Movenpick, might be worth a try.

Samasta Lifestyle Village
Timezone Jimbaran
Timezone
Pepenero

The short walk to the beach is well worth it for places to eat. Beekini Bowl is a favourite of ours and there are a huge range of seafood restaurants as well. You can also splash out and head to Sundara Restaurant and Beach Club. Open 11am until 1am, they do a delicious Sunday Brunch and have a great kids menu. The onsite kids club is also available for day pass guests.

Jimbaran Beach early morning
Beekini Bowl Jimbaran Beach
Corn on Jimbaran Beach
Sundara pool overlooking the beach
Kids pool at Sundara
Jimbaran Beach at sunset
Jimbaran Beach has fantastic sunsets

A few of our favourite restaurants away from the beach are Cuca, La Brasserie Resto and Kayumanis Resto Jimbaran. We have celebrated birthdays at Cuca over the years and they are welcoming of kids. Opia has always been on our list to try too! There is a new place that has opened up that looks fantastic, Oil and Vinegar Urban Deli.

La Brasserie Resto
La Brasserie in 2017 when we visited
Cuca and Kayumanis Resto are located next to each other
Cuca kitchen in 2017 when we visited for my birthday

Located close by to the Movenpick you can find a range of cheap day spas, money changers, laundries, chemists (apoteks) and small convenience stores. You will find many of these places on Uluwatu Street. Also check out the Kedonganan Fish Market and fresh food market on Uluwatu St. Sidewalk Jimbaran is a short drive from the Movenpick and has a cinema, supermarket and other speciality stores.

Fish market, warning it does smell!
Fresh food market on Uluwatu St
Laundry close by to Movenpick
Money changer near the Movenpick

Compare prices with Booking.com, Agoda, Luxury Escapes and Direct. Look for free cancellation and extra bonuses with your booking.

If you have more questions or need help deciding on where to stay in Bali with kids, you can join our Facebook Group but be sure to answer the questions to get access.

Kate xx

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Comments

    • Aileen
    • January 8, 2023
    Reply

    Hi Kate! Loving your reviews! We’re planning to go at the end of Feb with our 4y/o, and my mum/his grandma! Is there a supermarket near by the Movenpick to purchase water? Do I need to purchase water?? Thanks in advance!

      • Kate
      • January 8, 2023
      Reply

      Hi Aileen, thanks for the love! I really appreciate it 🙂 The hotel will provide a couple of free bottles of water each day but I recommend going to a quick mart to purchase large bottles of Aqua. They are very cheap and it is best to not drink the tap water. From the lobby if you walk through Samasta Lifestyle village and then follow the street around to the left you will find quick marts 🙂 It is also worthwhile to order a blue bird taxi to take you to Sidewalk Jimbaran to stock up on supplies, they will have a bigger range than the quick marts and is only a 4 minute drive away.

    • Michelle Richardson
    • February 26, 2023
    Reply

    Your review is great with so much useful information for someone like me who likes to know all the information beforehand! It’s made us even more excited to visit Movenpick in October. We were supposed to go in June 2020 so it’s been a long wait. Question about the ice cream. Is it served at breakfast etc? We have booked a deal with Luxury Escapes so get daily breakfast and lunch but my husband and son are ice cream fiends.

      • Kate
      • March 13, 2023
      Reply

      I must say I didn’t look or notice Ice Cream for breakfast 😉

  1. Reply

    Congratulations on the excellent facilities and services. The staff could not have been more helpful, informative and nothing was a problem. Excellent location for relaxing by the pool, heading to the surf or going out for dinner. Yes, it is away from the tourists but exactly what a traveler, who has been to Bali many times before needs. We arrived in Bali as a couple and left with the feeling that we had encountered good people. Well done Accor, one of your best resorts.

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