We are in Bali with Lana Nahawi, a mother, a business women and a travel lover who works in S*uce with a group of people that live in a wonderland and make magic happen. Here is a very inspiring trip on Bali with her 2 kids! We always love to hear how parents manage to travel to such exotic places with children. Lana does it so effortlessly.
Here is her diary
Destination: Bali, Indonesia
It was a last second decision driven by VISA constraints, my kids and really my never ending love affair for an Asian island experience, organized by Reem Shaath from WhyWander.com
UMA is the most charming boutique resort high up in stunning Ubud. The surroundings are so tranquil, the view is breathtaking and the room took my children and I by surprise… We walked into a private little villa on a cliff with our own mini infinity pool overlooking a really deep valley with a river down below.
In your suitcase Beach dresses and flip flops! You don’t need anything else!
Dined at A fresh Seafood restaurant in Jimbaran Bay. I don’t remember the name of the restaurant, but there are so many of them lined up at the bay that are super yummy! I especially love the meals that were cooked with spicy Indonesian sauces 🙂
Shopped I didn’t shop! That wasn’t on the agenda with my kids on board. In any case I usually don’t like to shop when I’m traveling… Unless something reaaaallly takes my breath away 😉
Diary The reason I loved Bali, is because you get the island experience combined with an endless range of activities for families. I’ve been to islands where your experience is limited to just the resort. This was absolutely not the case in Bali.. Last summer, the kiddies and I were relaxing by the beach and pool at our resort, jet skiing, para gliding, banana boat riding (or bouncing rather), horse riding, elephant riding, bird watching, dining, dancing, river rafting, we went to 2 water parks, a safari, a drumming concert, a Balinese play, getting outdoor massages (even my eldest child Omar!!!)etc.. Our days were jam packed with family fun, bonding and the gorgeous landscape that Is Bali!
Tips Go with the flow, do what you feel! The Balinese are wonderful wonderful people and can always suggest places to go. I do recommend you factor in driving time… it took us an hour and a half to get anywhere. Spa treatments are a must!!!!
Mode of travel Emirates Airlines. I love Emirates!!! It was a smooth and flawless trip 🙂