MAK­ING MEMORIES

THINGS COME AND GO, BUT MEMORIES LAST A LIFE­TIME. PLAN A FAM­ILY HOL­I­DAY OF A LIFE­TIME AND HEAD TO WON­DER­FUL IN­DONE­SIA TO MAKE MEMORIES YOU’LL TREA­SURE FOR­EVER

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Bali has long been a favourite fam­ily des­ti­na­tion, and for good rea­son. Stun­ning weather, beau­ti­ful beaches and landscapes, ex­quis­ite food and all the cul­ture, re­lax­ation and ad­ven­ture you can han­dle. Whether you do ev­ery­thing to­gether as a fam­ily or di­vide and con­quer, one thing’s for sure: there’s some­thing for every­one in Bali.

IN­DULGE YOUR SENSES

If day-long spa treat­ments, mas­sages and yoga are your tribe’s idea of heaven, Bali beck­ons. Beauty seek­ers should try a lu­lur - a body ex­fo­li­a­tion with spices and ground co­conut husks, or a cream bath - a 30-minute head and shoul­der mas­sage fol­lowed by a hair con­di­tion­ing treat­ment. Foodie fam­i­lies can try a cook­ing course in a tra­di­tional vil­lage com­pound. Try “Da­pur Bali Mula” with Hindu Priest and part-time Chef Yudi in Les Vil­lage, Bule­leng Re­gion. While you’re there dis­cover janggu – a mouth numb­ing root used in Ba­li­nese sal­ads and un­known else­where. Re­tail ther­apy abounds in the home­ware bou­tiques of Seminyak and the new art and an­tique bou­tique Toko Kim Hin in Canggu.

AD­VEN­TURE AND THRILLS

Get ac­tive and hike Mt Batur for sun­rise; go off the beaten track and swim at a wa­ter­fall like Aling-aling in the Bule­leng area. Head to the hills for some two-wheeled dirt bike ac­tion and to en­joy dra­matic ter­rain from black vol­canic soil to beaches, jun­gles to rice pad­dies. Surfers should try the break at Kera­mas in East Bali, or take a three day de­tour and head to Lom­bok. Check out Ekas and Se­long Be­lanak. Or cool the kids off in the wa­ter parks of Kuta and Canggu.

BE­FORE YOU GO

We have a few handy tips to make the plan­ning phase eas­ier. Use a travel agent to take care of the de­tails like book­ing flights, tours and ac­com­mo­da­tion. They can find you great deals and save you con­sid­er­able time. Con­sider villa ac­com­mo­da­tion - it’s great for fam­i­lies. Some com­fort­ably fit up to four fam­i­lies, most have a pri­vate pool and you have space to re­lax and hang out. Chefs, yoga, mas­sage, driv­ers, tours; ev­ery­thing can be brought to you. If you stay in a ho­tel, ask for ad­join­ing rooms so you can move be­tween them. Con­sider hir­ing a van so you have a driver on standby and you won’t waste time ne­go­ti­at­ing. Ask them to pick you up from the air­port when you ar­rive. Fi­nally, try some­thing dif­fer­ent. Ex­plore new places, try new things and make memories you’ll cher­ish of your in­cred­i­ble hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the magic of Bali and Won­der­ful In­done­sia.

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