Relaxation is on the menu
Lots of activities, scrumptious food, immersive culture and quality time with loved ones – these are the ingredients that make for a perfect family holiday. During my recent visit, I found Club Med Bali embodies all these things and more… so what are you waiting for? Here are 10 reasons why it’s time to take that Bali break right now.
There is water fun for everyone
Water babies are spoiled for choice at this aquatic oasis. The resort is host to three swimming pools and is situated right on the Nusa Dua beachfront. The 33-metre main pool is fun for the whole family – from splashing about in a blow-up toy to joining a water aerobics class – and it’s always a hive of activity. Parents can visit the adults- only Zen Pool while the little ones are at the kids’ club, and once separation anxiety sets in all ages can play in the Splash Pool. Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and windsurfers are all available at the beach – as well as shady cabanas and a beach bar. I assumed that with my one windsurfing attempt seven years previously I would be a world- class windsurfer – turns out this was not the case. Luckily, the resort has daily lessons and water sports instructors for aquatic activities.
As soon as I arrived in Bali, my stress melted away. The complimentary airport transfer was followed by a poolside piña colada – and my feet remained up for most of my stay. The resort has over nine hectares of manicured gardens to stroll through and day beds almost everywhere. Parents should find some time during their stay to spend some time at the Mandara Spa to enjoy its relaxation pool, hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath… mmm, I’m relaxed just thinking about it.
It caters for all tastebuds
Gourmet delights can make or break a resort – and Club Med Bali sure delivers. Choose between The Agung’s huge international buffet, with mouth-watering Asian cuisine (I indulged in dumplings every day) and yummy Aussie classics for the kids – like the always-popular fish fingers or bangers and mash. The more formal The Deck, Gourmet Lounge offers oversized sofas and late al fresco breakfasts. It became my ‘secret spot’ when I was in need of some me time – followed by the delicious espresso martini at The Kintamani Bar – which even has a kids’ ladder so they can order their own mocktail.
There are on-site activities galore
From archery to yoga, guided walks to surfing, tennis and golf lessons to squash and basketball courts, the resort has an array of on-site activities and these are always a great way for the kids to make holiday friends. A highlight for kids is definitely the flying trapeze. Soaring through the air, attempting the tricks