Kemenuh Butterfly Park

The Kemenuh Butterfly is a little magical place to explore. It is really close to the Tegenungan Waterfall so perhaps combine them together. Both are only 15 minutes from Komune Resort in Keramas. From memory it is under 100 000 rupiah( my Dad paid so I am not 100%) and you get an interesting orange drink on arrival. You can wander for as long as you wish through the beautiful garden as the butterflies float about and you can learn about their lifecycle which is everso brief and fleeting. There is a restaurant there also if your feeling peckish and you can have one of those random experiences of having giant butterflies placed all over you by the gorgeous young guide, an experience I didn’t know I wanted until it happened.

A day at the Pan Pacific Resort ~ Tanalot.

Thinking of something to do today? Staying in a villa and the kids are going a little stir crazy or low cost hotel which doesn’t have many other kids or water slides, then enjoy a day at the stunning seaside Pan Pacific Resort. Pack your hats, bathers, towels and sun cream and head off around 9:30 am after some breakfast as the Pan Pacific Resort is approximately half an hour from Seminyak ( depending on traffic) and is just next to one of the islands most famous temples, Tanalot. The views are simply breath taking as the resort and Driftwood Restaurant overlooks the ocean and the lagoon like pool area. With 3 different water slides, the smallest for toddlers another slightly longer, then the longest one which much to Beaus delight even went underground, the kids will have a ball. There is a volley ball net, spa and huge waterfall into the largest pool.  There is even a golf course with the most breathtaking views if you fancy a few rounds. The Driftwood Restaurant is set up a little higher so you can have a good view of the kids in the largest pool area, kick back and enjoy a few drinks while the kids make new friends and wear themselves out running up the stairs and zooming down the slides.
There is a delicious range of western and Indonesian options and a great Kids menu as pictured in the photos, and some reasonably priced wines too. It costs around 100 000 Rupiah per child to swim which is then taken off your Food and beverages and 200 000 for Adults. Just be sure to perhaps wrap up lunch and your day around about 2 or 3 to avoid the sunset traffic heading to Tanalot and the day trippers all heading back to the Kuta area in the later afternoon. A transport guy should charge around 300 000 – 400 000 Rupiah to take you here, wait for you and bring you home.

  

  
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” 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. 
http://grandnikkobali.com/news/2015/01/day-in-paradise/
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Splash Waterpark Bali ~ Canggu

After much anticipation, some slight delays and rigorous safety testing ….. we are soooo excited to announce that Splash is OPEN ! Located at the Canggu Club and open Daily from 10am – 8pm
Adult Day Pass Rp 240,000. Child (3 -17yrs) RP 120,000. Tickets available at Reception or at www.splashbali.com See you all there YEWWWWWWWWWWW …

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