We are going to Bali in October and want to have some time together as a couple during our stay. Any ideas as most 'kids clubs' seem to cater for over 4s? We also have a 9 year old son.
What do you plan on doing in Bali? I usually stay in kuta however I probablbly wouldn't recommend staying there with a small child as it get get pretty wild there. It's quite a young party crowd and not the cleanest spot. I would suggest staying Nusa dua, Sanur or jimbaran bay. These are very clean and good spots for families. almost 9 years ago
We have stayed at Alam Shanti in Ubud for some years, as the place and people are simply wonderful and as parents you get to enjoy a little luxury too; Never used them for baby sitting although I'm sure they could arrange it.
Before that we stayed at Murni's also in Ubud and they did arrange some staff to look after our 1 and 3 year old.
Both are very family run places rather than kid's clubs. Trust me: it gets easier in the next year or two!
Simon almost 9 years ago
Wow, thanks for your answers. This site is fantastic - wish I discovered it sooner! Yes we have just returned from 2 weeks in Bali visiting Ubud, Lombok and Gili Islands. We stayed at Alam Shanti (and Alam Gili) and loved it. Organised a babysitter in Ubud to go out to dinner for Rp 50000/hour. She was great and the kids loved her. We are returning to Bali in October and although we loved staying in the beautiful Alam Shanti, we are considering the bigger hotels because we would love more time together as a couple (e.g. maybe some time in the hotel room without the kids!). We are concerned that we will hate the bigger hotels in Kuta (esp when I read about families feeding their kids McDonalds while in Bali!) but the kids facilities are very tempting! We like cultural experiences but also like to return home feeling like we have had time together as a couple not only as a family. Selfish? almost 9 years ago