Recently renovated and re-launched, the Hilton Bali Resort is a perfect location for a family to relax, unwind and of course have fun! Great for a “fly and flop” holiday as there is no need to even leave the resort.
The little guests are warmly welcomed as soon as you arrive, with welcome gifts (a bag of kids toiletries and a soft toy animal) laid out on the beds for them.
There is so much to keep them occupied here - pool, waterslide, beach, gelato cart, and the Jungle Kids Club complete with outdoor adventure playground, trampoline and rock-climbing wall.
The Little Bali Love girls are big fans of a pampering session too and we indulged in a Family Spa package together at the Mandara Spa which was pure heaven! The girls soaked in a flower petal bath, sipped ginger tea and nibbled on homemade cookies while we relaxed into a one hour massage. The girls then had a manicure, pedicure and finished off with a head & shoulder massage.
The pool area is huge and is made of multiple pools that connect in different spots. The sandy bottomed pool area with the swaying coconut palms was our favourite area to relax and hang poolside.
There is a shallow toddlers pool with a small slide and lots of coloured balls, and a volley ball net and basketball hoops in the main pool. But the waterslide is what will no doubt be a hit with most kids, and kept our girls occupied going up and down over and over again! The sign said it was for 10 years and over, but our 8 year old was totally fine on it, and we saw many littles ones aged as young as 3 or 4 going on it with no problems at all.
The buffet breakfast here at the newly opened Grain restaurant is positively huge with every option and every brekkie dish you could think of! Dietary requirements are very well catered for with many Gluten Free options and even a seperate GF toaster. A variety of non-dairy milk options were also available including soy, rice, almond and coconut. Overall the staff are super accomodating and even made me a special vegan Mie Goreng with rice noodles and satay tempe for lunch one day.
Both of the main restaurants offer a kids menu with smaller serves of Balinese favourites (Nasi Goreng, Chicken Satay etc) on offer at Paon Bali and Fish and Chips, Burgers, Pizzas and Pastas at The Shore which is located near the pool and beach. We enjoyed the most stunning 3 course sunset dinner here complete with mocktails and cocktails which was a highlight of our stay. And by day we would order poolside snacks, fresh coconuts and afternoon gelatos from The Shore too. Drinks are a little pricey, but standard for this style of resort, so make sure you take advantage of daily happy hour at the pool bar between 4 - 6pm.
There is a new Japanese restaurant opening soon too, providing another dinner option without having to leave the resort.
We stayed in two adjoining rooms in the newly renovated cliffside suite with a balcony overlooking the pools, which was set up perfectly for us with two king single beds in one room for the girls and a king bed for mum and dad in the other. This set up would probably be the best option for a family with 3 or 4 kids too.
The beds, pillows and doonas were so comfy and lush... and the evening turn-down service and slippers was a delightful touch. It is safe to say we all slept well and dreamt well here.
They also have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury pool villas combining the best of private villa life but with access to all of the resorts services and amenities.
The resort is a little isolated, and is located at the end of Nusa Dua, past the famous Geger beach. As it is set on a cliff top with a stunning white sand beach at the bottom, we felt it had more of a Bukit/ Sundays Beach Cub feel than traditional Nusa Dua.
As we only stayed for 3 days/ 2 nights, and were in complete relaxation mode, we were more than happy to dine at the hotel restaurants on both nights. However we regularly saw guests coming and going by Bluebird taxi or private driver in the evenings.
There isn’t much around in terms of other restaurants to go to for dinner in comparison to the busier areas, however it would only be a short drive to head up to the other end of Nusa Dua/ Benoa where there are a few options along the main street, or to the Bali Collection.
Due to the location of the resort I would also recommend stopping on your way at one of the mini-marts or Pepitos to stock up on snacks for the kids, chips, Bintangs etc, as you don’t have the ability to go for a walk up the street and buy them.
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