Melia Bali Villas & Spa Nusa Dua
We LOVE this resort !!
Our first impression was it was a very big resort - very spread out - which is my ONLY downside. It was such a mission to get to the pool each day (especially as there was only 1 lift working) , 4 stories to go up and down then a long walk with the kids to the pool - and what a pain if you left something in the room! But if we planned ahead and packed everything we didn't need to go back so it worked out ok.
We stayed in a Family Room which was a two storey loft type layout. 2 single beds down stairs with a cot also, a balcony,aswell as a bathroom and wardrobe etc. Upstairs was a king bed with another bathroom and wardrobe. Very spacious !
The pools were incredible, lots of small shallow areas which were a huge hit with our 2 year old. There were volleyball nets, and endless activities such as water aerobics, yoga etc always going on. There was also a kids pool which was a great depth for my little one !
The Kids club is fantastic. A lovely outdoor area with swings and play equipment which they also decorated beautifully for Easter ! My son went here most mornings , my daughter isn't as keen on kids clubs anymore but he had a ball. They did visits to the hotel temple where they dressed in traditional clothing, made Balinese offerings, disco nights, movies and also took them off to the restaurant for lunch if you wish.
Hotel Activities - The hotel is right on the beach so there is lots of water sports on offer. My favourite was the Stand up Paddle Boarding. Was $10 for an hour which was a great price! We had to get there before 2pm because the tide would go out after 2 and there was no chance of paddling then ! There is also jet skis aswell as snorkels etc.
There is some great restaurants at this resort but our favourite was right down on the water at the SATERIA BEACHSIDE RESTAURANT . There was a fab little deck which overlooked the water and the food was amazing with some great tapas dishes ! The breakfast was the best I have ever had. Everything you can think of was on offer ! It got a little crowded at times but there was plenty of food and plenty of seating.
The spa at the Resort was incredible but a little on the pricey side. My daughter and I treated ourselves to an hour long massage and it was around $100 for both of us with a discount voucher. The bonus is the amazing outdoor spas which you are welcome to use after the treatment aswell as the refreshments you are provided in the secluded garden area.
Some other bonuses at this hotel are the 4-7pm happy hour on drinks which makes those pina coladas very affordable ! Also you are given voucher booklets for each guest when you check in for discounts on food, spa, drinks etc and they all add up to a great saving !
Oh and another thing if you put $100 on your account at once you save 20% on your meals which is fantastic.
I honestly cant fault this property (besides the long walk to the pool with 3 little ones), we will defnitley be back hopefully sooner rather than later !