Kooshy Kids 

Now why weren’t these available when my boys were tiny, such a cool idea, how good are Kooshy Kids ??? ✈️✈️✈️✈️The Kooshy Kids Kooshion is changing the way that families travel. Once inflated, the Kooshion fills the space between plane seats allowing young children to spread out and even lay flat (see pics) . Australian designed and owned, the Kooshion has now been approved on over 30 airlines, including Garuda Indonesia and Air Asia and is ideal for long haul flights, especially overnight. Unfortunately Jetstar & Qantas do not permit the use of this product at this stage. For a full list of approved airlines, to find our more, or to purchase, head to www.kooshykids.com.au

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Zip Lining on Ceningan

I kind of, not really, but maybe thought I would want to do this, however when I saw it I just couldn’t. Hahahaha yes call me a chicken. Roc looked at it first and said no thanks then I dared him for 1 million Rup and he was up for it. It costs only 80 000 rup and you get an icy cold water for your tension induced dry mouth at the end. It’s located on Nusa Ceningan and there is a lovely view and infinity pool at the restaurant there to enjoy a few drinks or dinner. Follow the signs to The Abyss Zip Lining for a few seconds of dare devil fun across giant waves crashing onto deadly rocks way, way, wayyy below. 

Fidget Spinners have hit Bali ! 

So we hunted down this new little gadget called the Fidget Spinner and haggled hard ( well as you know I’m not great at bartering ) and got them for 50 000 rup. We went in a mission through the Sanur And Sindhu Markets. I think you could go lower the more you buy and a little higher if they have lights on them. All the rage with primary aged kids and my boys LOVE them. 

Centra Taum, Seminyak

So once again after some late night scrolling through Instagram, I came across this little gem which was just perfect for what I was after. I read mostly positive reviews across several pages and asked a few of you for your opinions which were again mostly positive, so booked a little three night getaway for a friends 40th. Its weird how spookily the internet knows what I have been looking up as I was sent an email offer via Booking.com too good to be true, for the Pool View Room, I had been umming and arhhhhing about, for just $63 per a night, Boom !!! Booked that immediately and started to get worried about some comments of itchiness and lumpy beds as my stay loomed near.
So Centra Taum is about 3 years old I believe ( I could of just made that up) and is in the heart of all the best shopping and dining out options Bali has to offer. Its on the little road which tucks in behind Ultimo and cuts through to Jl Petitenget near Villa Lumbung if anyone knows the area and I think the road is called Jl Beraban. With a modest little entrance and reception area I was greeted with those warm friendly smiles and terribly sweet orange welcome drinks we all kind of love ( not really but hey we have just arrived in Bali) and was mesmorised by the beauty of the lovely pool below. I was ushered to my room and should of taken a little more notice of the route as it was slighly tricky finding my way back after a few afternoon and dinner vinos.
The room its self was lovely and spacious, bed and linen very clean and incredibly comfy, the air con worked and the bathroom as clean as possible ( some staining in the stone and non slip surfaces which is common in Bali, but not anything I would be bothered with) .

I didnt eat at the hotel as there are so many other fantastic options around the island, however the restaurant is poolside and looked lovely. The pool gets the mid morning through until mid afternoon sun so was lovely for baking or swimming, I really should of made more use of this during my stay.

As with many hotels in Bali it does need a little maintenance however if its just a base and beautiful pool you are wanting then this may just be the spot for you. I would definately go back and perhaps the pool view rooms on level 1 might be my pick or I think perhaps Room 101 is a 3 bedroom Apartment which may be perfect for families or groups travelling as it is opens on directly to the pool.

Family Photos in Bali 

Why not take the opportunity to capture your family while they are relaxed, tanned and enjoying beautiful Bali. If you are after life long memories and stunningly candid photos speak to the gorgeous Bepe and his team at Silangit Photography. They have a range of affordable packages to suit your budget and can cater for your creative ideas as well. Bepe is incredibly passionate about making sure your whole family relaxing during the session which creates some really fun photos. If you are like us it’s so hard to get the whole family into photos with everyone looking nice however Silangit is able to do this for you. Head on over to their website for more information Silangit PhotographyIMG_5047-0IMG_5055-0IMG_5048-0

” A Day in Paradise” a day pass at the Grand Nikko in Nusa Dua.

The boys were pumped to spend ” A day in paradise” at the Grand Nikko in Nusa Dua. This place is about 30 minutes on the new Tol Road from Kuta and perhaps 40 from Seminyak. You pay 200 000 Rupiah per adult ( 1 child per adult free) to enjoy the resorts facilities for the day. We haven’t spent much time in large resorts so even the 15 story high lift with a window was an adventure. Set on one of the most pristine beaches this grand resort was built around 18 years ago however has been immaculately maintained. Included in the day pass you get to use their pool towels, the huge lagoon which includes a man made beach, specific wading pool for toddlers with crocodile slide, a super hot spa, a waterfall and the best bit is the superfast water slide. I had to road test it of course and yep it was fast and fun. The pass also includes 15% off food at The Shore Restaurant and 25% off the Mandara Day Spa. I booked in for a 50 minute Balinese massage and it was pure bliss. A little more than I normally pay ( about $65USD) however all the extras such as beautiful clean white sheets, quality oils and great technique was perfect. While I was enjoying a massage as part of the day pass the boys had 1 hour free access in the Jungle Camp Kids Clubs. Possibly one of the best on the island. With trampolines, climbing wall ( supervised with safety ropes in the mornings) play station, dress ups in traditional Balinese outfits, books, puzzles crafts, PlayStation and more the kids club is perfect to get the kids out of the midday sun. Then it was back to the pool are for about 100 more runs on the slide. We enjoyed a huge club sandwich and sate chicken for lunch by the pool with watermelon juice. We spent about 5 – 6 hours enjoying the resorts facilities and we can recommend it, particularly if you tend to stay in villas or are just looking for a fun day trip. There is actually some great surf breaks just out the front for the surfers in the family and some small beach warungs and massage ladies at the small public beach to the left of the hotel if you want to keep the costs down also. My boys were absolutely shattered on the drive back and both fell asleep which is pretty unheard of for these two active little guys. Here is the link, The Grand Nikko is in Nusa Dua, South Bali. 
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Pirates Bay ~ Nusa Dua

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

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Afternoon craft session ~ Warrior Headpieces.

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.

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Sea Shanty ~ Jimbaran Bay Bali.

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/

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To help keep the mozzies away !

These little patches help keep the mozzies away, 100% natural and available at the Pepito Stores which are dotted around Bali for around 40 000 rupiah. You can stick them on the kids pillows or t-shirts and they last all night. They are a little smelly ( citronella) but fairly effective.

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