I went for a week’s holiday at Bali and is very pleased with the hotel, Bali Dynasty Resort. Located at Kuta and having its own private beach is great but it seemed that everyone spent their time at the swimming pool instead :)
No, you cannot have these ducks for dinner :p
One great feature of this hotel is the number of activities organized. I called it the “poor man’s Club Med” but that’s really a little bad. It does not have as much activities as Club Med but they tried to pack in quite a few activities a day by the pool (pool gym sessions, bingo games, volleyball games, pillow fighting, cooking demonstration etc). One very important thing to do when you are there is to pick up the Gecko newsletter which has a great time table for each day’s activities. That way, you can plan your day accordingly.
There are lots of information on the programme for the day. In the toilet of your room, in the TV in your room, everywhere on notice boards as well as even this:
Another great selling point is the Kid’s Club. Like Club Med, you can leave your kids with them (lunch is also provided for a small cost) and they will organize activities with the kids to keep them entertained the whole day. Your kids can make new friends and you can have your own romantic times with your partner.
Next to the kid’s club is the very popular water slide. No joke. You can slide from a 3 storey high to the pool !
There is an interesting lazy pool opened only to adults. It is this small size pool where you can laze around and have a great tan :)
There is a sunken bar in the middle of the pool and believe me, you will end up just eating and drinking (happy hours twice a day ! 50% discount off drinks prices) next to the pool.
When we were there, we were the first occupants of the new North Wing. We got a New Deluxe Room and it fitted a KING SIZE bed and another single bed for the kid ! So it is nice and huge ! With a LCD screen too.. lots of TV channels…
And toilet is nice and clean and well stocked…
Every night, there is a theme dinner. You pay a reasonable price for buffet dinner (e.g Chinese food night, Western food night, Satay night) and for 2 adults, your kids eat free ! Also if you eat four theme dinners, you get the 5th one free ! Apparently a lot of people stay there for many days (e.g. 10 days or more) and hence it make a lot of sense…..
Of course you dun have to stay at the hotel the whole day. You can go to the beach, you can go to the malls nearby (there is a decent Discovery Mall just 5 mins from the hotel), walk along the road outside the hotel for shopping. Finally you can take some side trips for very reasonable price (the hotel has a desk where you can arrange the excursions with). For example, you can go see the volcano, Bali Safari or do what we did, which is go for White Water Rafting (will show you that in the next post).
A nice break !!