Hotel Tugu Bali
Kids old enough to play independently in the sand and teenagers who will enjoy Tugu’s cultural activities.
Two-bedroom Kampoeng Suites make the most sense for families though younger children can be accommodated with an added cot at no charge and an extra bed can be added to any room for US$45 a child a night.
Hotel Tugu Bali has many activities suitable for kids as well as adults, from cultural immersion in Balinese dance, gamelan and flower-offering classes to horseback riding and surf lessons. Children of all ages will love the hotel’s baby turtle release programme, which includes a short boat ride to a nearby island’s small sanctuary where guests can help usher these adorable creatures back to the sea.
While there is no dedicated kids pool the main freshwater pool has a generous shallow end to play in, provided parents act as lifeguard.
A separate kids' menu is available in the restaurant and from room service. With such a large range of meals on offer here, specific requests can usually be accommodated for younger eaters and packed lunches can be made up for family outings. High chairs are on hand in the restaurants and staff can heat up baby milk or food on request.
Babysitting can be arranged with 24 hours' notice for about US$8 an hour with hotel staff.
No need to pack
Baby cots, which are supplied for free, but must be booked in advance.
Tugu Bali’s staff are extremely kid-friendly. You’ll feel like the entire team is looking out for your young ones no matter what their official role. Although the hotel may seem geared more towards romance, children are welcomed into the Tugu Bali clan so while there is no kids’ club, the whole place has a family-friendly vibe.