Adventure and cultural activities abound
that trained performers do with ease is an exhilarating feeling, and it was great seeing how quickly kids as young as four picked it up. You could easily spend your entire trip at the resort, but if your family is craving some adventure or culture there are day excursions galore to choose from, from the adrenalinepumping to the cultural. During our stay, we had an amazing day out whitewater rafting down the Ayung River. The one-hour drive from the resort was half the fun – passing rice paddy fields, impressive stone carvings and Balinese people going about their day. Once on the water, our guides made it both a playful and safe experience, the kids on board giggling as they taught us how to splash the rafts passing by. Other fun day out options include a jungle discovery with elephants, an Indonesian folk dance show or a visit to the picturesque temple of Tanah Lot.
It’s all about location, location, location
The resort is situated on a calm beachfront in Nusa Dua, located in southern Bali 30 kilometres from Denpasar and 12 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Kuta. This peninsula is a sanctuary for families looking to take it easy and without a doubt one of the most tranquil places on the island.
There are kids’ clubs for all cubs
Need time for parents to unwind? No problem. With four different kids’ clubs at the resort, all ages will be kept busy and smiling, from Baby Club Med (four to 23 months) and Petit Club Med (two to three years) to Mini Club Med (four to 10 years) and Juniors’ Club Med (11 to 17 years). A busy event schedule is posted daily with activities all around the resort. And when the kids finally exhaust themselves from all the fun, there are nap rooms at the club for a little lay down. Nannies are also available for more flexible babysitting times.
A room that suits your family’s needs is guaranteed
With over 393 rooms and three accommodation types to choose from – Club, Deluxe and Suite – all travel styles are catered for here. All designed in traditional Balinese-style architecture using wood and natural colours, my room was not only beautifully decorated, but spacious and modern. Interconnecting rooms provide kids with their own area and a relaxing space for parents.
The friendly staff
The Balinese are known for their hospitality and the staff at Club Med Bali are as warm and welcoming as they come. During my morning run around the resort the staff would all be smiling and chorusing, “Hello Miss Lisa.” The activity Gentle Organisers (GOs) in particular are a special kind of extrovert, coming from all around the world to work here – my Balinese windsurfing instructor, for instance, gave a lesson to our group in English, Japanese and Mandarin!
You are in Bali!
The resort is a great place to base yourself while you check out the art markets and bustle of Kuta, the glamour of Seminyak, the bohemian streets of Ubud, the surfing in Canggu and stunning sunset seafood dining at Jimbaran Bay. Bali is on your doorstep so be sure to explore. www.clubmed.com.au
Jetstar flies to Denpasar from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Adelaide and Perth. www.jetstar.com