The Hotel: Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel
Resting right by the beach, the five-star Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel is a haven for travellers seeking a relaxing and fun family getaway in a prime location, where one can spend all days watching the ocean waves and finish off by taking a plunge in the rooftop infinity pool or by lounging right next to it with a cocktail in their hand.
The cosy bedrooms, decorated with a warm contemporary touch, come with comfy bedding, a large flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with rain shower and complimentary toiletries, Peckish sun lovers can opt for lunch or dinner at the hotel’s perky ship-themed Waves restaurant or venture out to explore the rich culinary offerings of the area.
Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel
- Bed size/type: One king or two singles, one rollaway
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two adults and one child
- Extra guests charge: $75 per night
- Room features include a large flat-screen TV, air-conditioning device, fridge, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and a security deposit box and a private bathroom with rain shower
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.