Situated on the Uluwatu cliff top, Karma Kandara Villas are a luxury haven featuring pristine aquamarine water and unspoiled vegetation. It’s a side people rarely see of Bali and as such has the fortune to have little pollution, which sadly effects many of the main tourist beaches in the south. Kids’ Club and meals are free for children under 12 if you book directly through their website. Self contained villas can lighten the cost of your stay by enabling you to cook for yourself, however the restaurants are some of the best on the island and a cliff top dining experience should not be missed.
Peppers Sentosa Seminyak is ideally located for those who love to shop. Seminyak has the most chic boutiques on the island and the proliferation of bars and restaurants mean you will never go hungry or thirsty. The self-contained villas themselves however are such lovely places to be that some guests actually never leave.
The Westin Resort and Spa Nusa Dua is great value for families. Kids are well catered to at this resort. There are dedicated kids’ clubs for all age groups, and even a children’s spa and special children’s buffets. It’s also perfect for those who consider their personal well-being a high priority. A well maintained pathway runs along the entire beach in front of the Westin and other luxury resorts making a daily sunset or sunrise stroll easy and convenient. Excellent facilities including fitness and spa amenities are fine drawcards too.
For a distinct Balinese feel, Padma Resort Bali at Legian is the place to be. Only 20 minutes from the airport and wedged between Kuta and Seminyak, it has a mix of shopping, restaurants and beaches sliding between the crowded Kuta style and upmarket Seminyak influence. An expansive ground of lush tropical gardens and infusion of artworks however make it a haven in which guests enjoy spending much time.
In temporary quarters when we visited, this spa will soon have its own building within the Chedi Sakala complex, which promises to be quite beautiful. Four Hand Massages and Organic Facials are must have treatments.