February 13, 2006
This hotel was perfect for our stay in Bali, with wonderful pools, a nice beach, and an extremely helpful staff! From the moment we arrived (after travelling 24 hours from Chicago to get there), we were very well taken care of. There weren't a lot of young children at the resort, but ours were made to feel very welcome. Our kids (12 and 9) had a lot of fun in the interconnecting pools. It was also wonderful just hanging around in their open-sided beach "huts." The breakfast buffet in the hotel-restaurant was super. I think every day we discovered a new exotic fruit (and had to be shown by the staff how to eat it). They have a beach activities desk where you can book parasailing, jet skis, etc., or you can walk up the beach to slightly cheaper places, too.
A couple nights a week the hotel restaurant has a folkloric dance show with dinner. We attended one of these (the Kecak dance), and it was fantastic. You could probably have seen a fair amount of the show for free if you hadn't been in the restaurant, too. There was a family who did laundry across the road from the hotel if you needed it. We wouldn't normally spend so much money for such a wonderful hotel, but this one was paid for with Hilton Honors points, and I couldn't imagine a better use of the points.
From journal Bali—A Wonderful Family Destination