Arrrrrggg Me Mateys, set sail for the high seas and visit Pirates Bay Bali in Nusa Dua. It’s a great playground for the kids to get all Captain Jack Sparrow around. My boys love to run, swing, climb and play hide and seek in the huge tree houses and boat. It’s 50 000 rupiah to play or free if you have a drink or bite to eat at the cafe. Located in the BTCD area at Nusa Dua,(just to the right of the Melia Resort or the left from Opera Beach Club , and right near the public Mengiat beach) As listed in the Little Miss Bali App in the Kids Fun section 🙂 x
They say that every visitor to Bali should see at least one dance and if you plan to see only one then this should be it. The combination of ancient ritual, dance, humour, drama, sunset and cliff setting makes the Kecak Ramayana Fire Dance one of the most spectacular performances imaginable. Accompanied by a choir of chanting men with it truly is a special memory that will stay with you long after you leave. You need to arrive around 5pm ( aim earlier as it gets sold out most evenings and traffic can get hectic on the way up the Bukit. Under an hour from Kuta, make your way to one of the most famed Temples on the island. There are loads of monkeys hence our local friend Suweni made the boys a scary stick to keep them at bay. Don’t take food, bananas sunglasses etc as they are well known for taking these from you. have ever if they do a sneaky cookie or something could make them drop your possessions for the treat. You need to pay around 10 000 donation to the temple for a sash and sarong which you need to return. You then can go in and explore the temple, the specially built monkey pool and walk along the tragic cliff edge where 100’s of Balinese ended their lives rather than be ruled by the Dutch many years ago. However don’t leave it too late to head to stunning amphitheatre to grab your seats. Set high on the cliff top, this is truly a moving experience with the priest blessing the performance prior to the show commencing. There was actually a storm brewing out to sea tonight so it was incredibly dramatic as the sun set and rain clouds swirled. The chanting men were mesmerising , the costumes elaborate and the white monkey Hanoman hilarious, be warned he may pick on you! my boys were absolutely fascinated with the show, with love, large knives and dancing and humour. Will Hanoman make it out of the fire alive ? that is the question ??? It is a fantastic show that lasts around 50 minutes I highly recommend it !
My boys LOVE to make things and at the moment they a hugely into imaginary place with weaponry hahahah. The lovely Komang brought some palm leaves to make the boys some headpieces and swords this afternoon for a bit of a craft session, great for a rainy day or to get out of the sun for a while. Perhaps ask your babysitter, nanny or Balinese friend if they can do this with your kids one day too.
The Sea Shanty is a stunning four bedroom luxury villa set in a richly green and informal environment for cool, low impact tropical living. Every aspect of the villa has been designed with your family’s entertainment, relaxation and safety in mind. The warm, friendly live-in staff are always there to ensure your holiday is enjoyable and relaxing.
The Sea Shanty is designed and equipped for families with children of any age. With 3 young children of their own, the owners’ wanted a place with instant kids entertainment in a safe environment, so they could really relax. The second priority was to have it all there: an optional onsite pool fence, a toddler pool, 2 high chairs, a cot, toys, a pram, kids books and DVD’s, plastic eating and drinking utensils, a kids menu, pool flotation toys, a chalk board wall in the kids room, and live-in staff who adore kids (perfect babysitters).
The villa is located in Jimbaran only 100 metres from one of Bali’s best and safest beaches. In Jimbaran, there is something for everyone… and there is no doubt it is the most family-friendly holiday destination on the island. Prices starting from $510 ++ USD per night.
They look forward to welcoming you to our family home away from home, on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. For more information go to http://www.seashantyjimbaran.com/
As featured in the popular ‘Eat, Pray Love’ Film, Padang Padang beach is a tiny stretch of white sand beach and is beautiful to swim, has great surf and is popular with day trippers. There are a few stairs to get down ( perhaps 100 so not good for people who may have bad knees) and a narrow cave like space. You can get sarongs, drinks, baby coconuts, massages and snacks here and also hire stand up paddle boards from 100 000 rupiah for and hour( I think it was). My boys saw some rock climbers scaling the cliffs and thought they would try it too. It can get a little cloudy in the wet season however usually pristine in dry season. It’s about 40 minutes from Kuta and its on the way past Bingin and to Uluwatu. Perhaps include it in with a trip to the Uluwatu Temple and finish off the day watching the Kekak Fire Dance on the cliff top. More details of that coming soon x.