Grand Hyatt Bali

A grand Bali getaway for families...

The Grand Hyatt Bali certainly lives up to it’s name with one of the grandest and most beautiful resort entrances we have seen.

It is one of the biggest resorts on the island with over 600 rooms, huge sprawling grounds, lush green gardens and vibrant pink Bougainvillea. It is stunning and it really feels like Bali.  Those modern hotels aren’t my cup of tea... give me swaying palm-trees, an ocean breeze, tropical gardens, and smiling staff (many of which have worked at the Grand Hyatt for 8, 10, 14 plus years!) any day!  Despite it’s size, this resort just instantly felt like home.

It is a paradise for families with everything you need and more to enjoy a relaxing Bali getaway with your loved ones... there is no need to even leave the resort.

We stayed for 3 lovely nights yet I feel like there is still so much more to see, do and explore at the resort, so we will definitely be back.

Fun for kids:

The Kids Club is one of the best we have seen with a variety of activities on each day including Balinese dress-ups, fish-feeding, art and craft, jewellery making, cooking classes and much more.  Plus there is a trampoline, outdoor play area and pet bunnies to cuddle. Suar and the team of staff are utterly gorgeous, and you can tell they all genuinely love their jobs and love working with children.

The Kids Club is not free for guests, and packages are offered for 2 hours, half days, and full days which also includes lunch.  The prices are very reasonable and it is worth every penny if you want to enjoy some relaxing child-free time knowing that they are in safe hands and are happy and entertained.

The grounds are fun to explore, with squirrels in the trees, birds, butterflies and lizards in the garden, plus a lake with fish and ducks.  Apparently there is a very BIG lizard that lives somewhere within the resort grounds too, and despite the girls actively looking for it every day we never caught a glimpse of it. Another reason why we need to come back and stay again!

There is a playground on the sand which is another great spot for the kids to burn off some energy, plus an “Insta” swing on the beach... more for photos than playing, but still fun.

Pools and beach:

There are multiple swimming pools here including an adults only pool and a club guest pool, however the main pool is a massive lagoon style that weaves around under bridges, past beautiful shady pink Bougainvilleas, and large rock formations, joining up to the waterslide area, and the main pool closer towards the beach.

The big waterslide is popular with the younger guests who all happily line up to go down, over and over again.  There’s a small shallow toddlers pool, plus a hot tub, and even a cold tub!  And of course the beach is right out the front too with soft white sand and small waves to swim and splash in.

There were heaps of sun-loungers and umbrellas and different areas to sit around the pool. Despite it being the Aussie school holidays and full of families, we never had a problem finding an area to sit and it never felt like it was overcrowded.  

Rooms for families:

There are a variety of more luxurious suites and villas, however the most popular room for many families with young children is the standard room which can sleep two adults and two children under 12 years. It has a King bed, plus a daybed which is almost the size of a double bed and can definitely fit two little kids if they are happy to share.

Families with two adults and three or more kids would need to book two interconnecting standard rooms.  Baby cots are available upon request too.

The standard room we stayed in was a bit of an older Bali style, yet spacious compared to the smaller cramped rooms at many of the newer hotels. The rooms are a little dated, but the extra space and the glorious ocean views more than made up for it. The sliding doors on to the balcony do need a few squirts of good old WD40 though! 🙂

Food and drinks:

Being such a big resort there are multiple restaurant options here to suit all tastebuds.  We stayed 3 nights and had breakfast each morning in three different restaurants, as well as three different dinner options too and still we didn’t even manage to try all of the restaurants on offer.

Our favourite spot for breakfast was the breezy beachside Salsa Verde Italian, which was also a lovely location for a sunset drink and a casual Italian pizza and pasta dinner too.

The Garden restaurant is also a nice option for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a strong Indian influence on the menu... definitely try the curries, they are delicious!

All the restaurants have highchairs for the little diners, and colouring in Kids Menus.

We all loved the Indonesian Buffet dinner at Pasar Senggol where you can dine under the stars. It is set up like a  traditional night market with fresh local food being cooked to order on the grills, plus a Balinese dance performance for entertainment.  There was so much food to choose from and my Indo-loving girls were in heaven with their favourite steamed chicken mince in banana leaves, sizzling sate sticks, noodles, curry, rice, tofu, seafood, spring rolls and so much more.  The dessert buffet was a sweet tooth’s heaven with every type of colourful tropical fruit you can imagine and so many indulgent treats.  A dinner here is well worth it and makes for a fun night out for the whole family.

There is another Japanese restaurant we didn’t get to try and of course there is Room Service too which was perfect for dinner in our PJ’s on our first night after a day of travelling and a late afternoon pool session.

Location:

The Grand Hyatt Bali is nestled in the heart of the quiet gated community of Nusa Dua, and with the beach right out the front, and everything you need right there on site, there really is no need to even leave the resort if you don’t want to.

There is a mini shopping area onsite with boutiques selling clothes, toys, art, homewares, and souvenirs, as well as a pretty decent mini mart to buy your own snacks, chips, drinks, and ice-creams.

The resort staff will happily order you a taxi or book you a driver if you want to head out exploring for the day, or you can easily walk down the beach to other resorts for a drink or bite to eat. Pirates Bay is just around the corner which is fun for a play too.

Suksma, Terima Kasih and Thankyou SO much to all the beautiful staff at Grand Hyatt Bali... it was a delight to stay with you and a joy to meet so many of you who have been with the hotel for many years, some even since it very first opened! We will definitely be back. Until next time... xx

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