A family-oriented boutique resort, Discovery Kartika ticks a lot of boxes with its location: not only does it sit right at the beachfront and boasts private beach access; it is also located just a couple of minutes’ drive from the airport, adjacent to a shopping mall and a short stroll away from the centre of Kuta.
When not sunbathing, guests can unwind in cosy bedrooms with Balinese detailing and make the best of the generous leisure facilities for both adults and little ones, enjoy tasty Asiatic and Western cuisine meals at a number of onsite eateries and bars.
Deluxe Garden Room
- Bed size/type: King bed or two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- Rooms come complete with private bathrooms, air conditioning devices, TV, DVD player, fridges and hot drink making facilities
The Area: Kuta, Bali
Sunsets over sea temples, tiered emerald rice terraces and mountain monkey sanctuaries are all part of what makes the island of Bali one of the most enchanting destinations in the world. Imbued with a mystical quality that flows through the nature and culture of the Indonesian holiday hub, Bali is a basket of arresting scenery, colourful markets and pulsing nightlife. The locals are genuine and friendly, and more than willing to give a recommendation on the best place to get quirky nail art, a tropical cocktail or handmade vase.
The tourist hub of the island lies in Kuta, a bright, brash and vibrant centre where narrow laneways throng with bars, shops and offerings of flower petals, while incense wafts through the air. Walk down to the main beach for a surfing lesson with one of several schools, where equipment and instruction is provided to turn Groupies into grommets in no time. Then wander up the Poppies Lane One and Two to haggle for a bargain pair of sunglasses, a vibrant sarong or handmade tourist keepsake.
As one of the biggest water parks in Asia, Waterbom is worth a visit for kiddos and adults alike for its fun slides, lazy rivers and swim-up bars. By night, visit Seminyak for Bali’s classy core, where fine dining restaurants in myriad styles sit aside glass-walled boutiques and luxury day spas. Day trippers keen for adventure journey into the middle of the island to Ubud to snap photos of green rice paddies, meet the monkeys at a crumbling forest temple or shop for art at the market. See volcanic peaks and valleys or instead go west to view the cliff top temple of Tanah Lot by sunset.