Hyatt Regency Bali

One of Bali’s most classic luxury resorts is back after a break:

Previously known as the old Bali Hyatt, this resort is one of the true originals and has recently been renamed Hyatt Regency Bali and reopened after a five year break for renovations.

Kids and families are most welcome here, however it has not been designed with purely family guests in mind in comparison to other resorts like sister property the Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua. Elderly couples, young couples, families with older kids, families with babies and toddlers, all can be found enjoying the new Hyatt Regency.

It is still a wonderful choice for families who are attracted to the area of Sanur and want understated luxury in a classic beachfront resort.

Fun for the kids:

We were surprised to see that the Kids Club still hadn’t been completed after 10 months since they re-opened.

An area has been allocated to where the Kids Club will eventually be, and we had a sneak peek at the space and the wooden adventure playground which is almost complete yet is all roped off and cannot be used.  Hurry up guys, we can see it will be SO amazing once it is complete, the little guests will love it! 🙂

They are currently running a temporary kids club “Camp Sanur” out of a ground floor suite room.  The staff are lovely, in particular Ketut with the gorgeous smile and sweet nature who works at both the Kids Club and the pool, and they still offer an array of art and craft activities and games, however as it is basically a hotel room it lacks the same warmth and vibe as other resort Kids Clubs.  It is also worth nothing that unfortunately the kids club is not free for guests, and is charged in either 2 hour, half day or full day packages.

The tropical gardens here are lovely to explore with stepping stones, bridges, fishies in the ponds, and quacking ducks... a tropical wonderland for the nature loving little guests.

Pools and beach:

There are multiple pool areas that all link together and are surrounded by Frangipani trees and some of the prettiest pink Bougainvilleas we have seen on the island.

There’s also tiny little waterslide, a shallow toddlers pool, a hot tub, and lots of different areas to splash, explore, swim and play.

Beautiful Sanur beach, adorned with the colourful traditional fishing boats, is right out the front and is shallow and safe for the kids to paddle and swim.

Food and drinks:

Again, as this not an overly kid-centric resort, there is no specific menu for the kids,  however many of the menu items can be served at a half portion and charged at only half the price. A refreshing and different approach for the little diners, instead of the standard nuggets/ burgers/ fish and chips that are common on other kids menus.

There are two restaurants here to choose from, Omang Omang where buffet breakfast is served each morning, and then offers a mostly Indonesian menu for dinner... perfect for my two who enjoyed Soto Ayam, Lumpia, Nasi Goreng and Curry.

Pizzaria is their beachfront Italian restaurant, which is a lovely spot to dine by the sea, listen to the live music and enjoy an Italian feast.  My girls gobbled up the tasty wood-fired pizzas here and the kids half-sized pastas were huge!

Sunday Brunch is held at Pizzaria each week and is open to non-hotel guests too, making it a great way to experience and enjoy the Hyatt Regency for the day.  Children under 6 years eat free, and the 6 - 12 years olds are charged only half price.

The beachfront Gelato cart is a welcome addition and makes for a perfect poolside afternoon treat - we highly recommend the mango flavour!

For the adults:

The stunning Shankha Spa and Wellness Centre, was probably one of the loveliest spa experiences I have had in Bali.

My massage was absolutely heaven and it was so delightful to relax afterwards with herbal tea and cashew cookies and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.

The Spa space is huge with tranquil gardens and lilly ponds, a kombucha bar, gym, hot and cold spa pools, plus another swimming pool with deck and sunloungers and a giant reclining Ganesha sculpture.

But to the dismay of my two junior spa lovers, this spa is only for the adults. Sorry girls, but Mummy and Daddy deserve some pamper time too!

Rooms for families:

There is a variety of rooms and suites available with the most common and popular option for a family with more than one child (in our case, two adults and two children) being two x interconnecting rooms.  This was the perfect set up for us as we had a king bed in our room, the girls had twin beds, and we both had our own bathroom and balcony.

Location:

We adore the area of Sanur and think it ticks all the boxes for families who want a mix of beach, culture and shopping but don’t want the traffic and hustle and bustle that comes with staying on the other sider of the island.

The resort location is excellent and offers the best of both worlds with direct beach access and main street access.  You can either walk straight out of the resort and along the beach path or head out the front and onto the main road for a great selection of cafes, restaurants, shops, laundries and mini-marts.

Thankyou Hyatt Regency team for having us - we loved our Sanur family getaway...

PS - Ketut the girls miss you xx

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