Travel: Indonesia - Bali

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Travel: Indonesia - Bali

Postby astroboy » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:30 am

Would like to bring my two kids (2, 7) for 4 days in Bali this Dec holidays. Appreciate advice like:
a) Which kids-freindly airlines to take (Garuda, silkair, SIA)?
b) How long is the air trip?
c) Any kids-friendly hotels?
d) Places of interest?
Tks.

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Postby yclim » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:42 pm

Hi Astroboy,

I went to Bali just about 2 months ago. I went on Air Asia. Since the journey is so short abt 1.5 to 2 hrs, any airline is good for kid but if you can afford, of course take non-=budget air will be better. :lol:

If youa re bringing kids, you may try to stay at Bali Dynasty. Check out their website but for us, we stayed in a villa with a private pools. We stayed with helicornia villa at Seminyak, nice place but if you and kids wanna near to Kuta Beach, the former hotel will be better...

For kids, elephant rides would be good but DON"T GO! It is very expensive..USD68 per adult and USD23 per kid..my god..really killing me! Actually..if u were to ask me, Bali is really not a place for young kid.

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Indonesia - Bali

Postby loner » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:49 am

Any recommendation on a family friendly hotel/resort at a budget of less than S$150 per night? Taking my DS X 3 there, wonder any fun activities the kids must not miss :?:

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Postby chixchix » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:27 pm

lol i am afraid of ghosts .. Bali is so confusing :? ..where to go..Ubud .Seminyak,Kuta, Legian or..???

Somewhere where can do some nice shopping ..fun for kids

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Postby mintcc » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:49 pm

Kuta is near to the airport with lots of touristy places and nearer to the beach.

Ubud is about 4 hours from the airport but near to the arts and crafts and most temples and the mountains.

Not sure about Seminyak, but Legian is another beach area between Kuta and Ubud. Suppose to have more quiet beach but more ex then Kuta.

If it is your first time going to Bali, Kuta should be okay. There are many freelance guides over there who can bring you around the island. Be sure to negotiate with them on the price first and check that the price include the cost of gas. We brought DS to turtle island... it was suppose to cost USD$50 per pax but we manage to bargain it down to USD$50 for 2 adults and one kid. It include a boat ride to the island and a tour of a turtle farm with a mini zoo where we can go up close with the turtles, bats, falcons and eagles. Also manage a trip up to Ubud on the second day.

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Postby chixchix » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:47 pm

Thanks for that ! But just to clarify..Kuta is where the bombings have always been right ?

Is the shopping there different from the ones in Malaysia..when I went to KL,,, its mostly same thing like Singapore.

If I choose Legian, is there anything to do there ?

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Postby mintcc » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:00 pm

ya Kuta was one of the sites that was bomb...they were building a monument there when we were there.

I think Legian is mostly nice beaches. It does not really matter if you get a guide though, they can still bring you around the rest of the island if you want to.

We did not do much shopping there... the shopping is not really like Singapore. It is more like shops along the road for most of the Kuta and ubud shops we saw. We saw a few shopping centres but did not go in though. The guide may bring you to places that sell soveniers and crafts if you want. We went to a batik factory, silver smith and art gallery. If you are looking for decoration for the house, you can find some nice paintings and handicraft there.

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Postby bubblesnsplashes » Wed May 05, 2010 9:59 am

Any must do or must see activities in bali? Going with friends, no kids, at end of may. :D

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Postby HyperKiasu » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:21 pm

last week travelled to Bali
one of the most memorable / unique about Bali is the black fine glittering sands in the beach...
really regretted that i didn't collect it.....

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Postby i3mum » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:14 pm

Hi anyone has any idea where to stay when visiting Bali? Which is good for family? Any good recommendation? I have been to Bali twice, but most of the time were in Kuta, as those days I was still single.. hehe

But many feedback Kuta is v.noisy & crowded, but I like that place. Are other places more suitable for family?

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