I was a little dubious about our choice during the ride up to the bungalows (distance from main snorkelling/surfing sites etc.), you have to pay up front and it is expected that an extra bed will be purchased for kids (even if they sleep in your bed), but after an iced coffee at BS huts restaurant - which is perched on the shore overlooking an idyllic mainland panorama - all concerns were lost. Surfers, snorkel enthusiasts, paddleboarders, families all looked to find their place here.
The staff of BS huts were a great help in organizing boat/snorkel trips, ringing the other hotels for their free pick-up buggy service, and general helpfulness. Things move a bit slower on the island, so don't expect things to be done in a jiffy. And if you want your toast to come out with your eggs, or ice cream with the banana fritters, you'll want to mention that too. It's not sharp on customer service in the framework of standard hotels, and that's what also makes it more personable here.
We were a family of three - one 5 year old - staying four nights, and we chose to upgrade to the extra bed when we arrived for 15$us/night, which bought us a much more spacious and very charming bungalow with a small bed enclave build into the structure. Our daughter loved it. The beach pool was small (little kids level one end for wading that drops off into a deeper space) but accommodated the handful of (15-ish) huts/residents. It was fully booked one night and there was never a feeling of being crowded. Definitely not a drinking and partying scene here.
Surfers walked their boards down the stretch of "beach" (not really a bathing beach, but Mushroom Bay is only a 7minute walk away), and paddled around the point to one of the main surf areas (the Playgrounds), excellent opportunities for new surfers and paddle boarders alike). Mushroom bay also offered other little kid friendly eating options with a pizza oven restaurant. And if you forgot your sarong or board shorts, two tiny shops could service basic needs - though with less wiggle room for haggling (I happily paid twice the amount for an el-cheapo sarong at the local).
While at BS huts we took two snorkelling trips (great with a kid in tow, bring your floaties for the boat ride though, as not all outriggers have lifejackets and it can get fairly choppy if you are making the trip out to see Manta Rays), had a massage (fine), hired their paddle board, and utilised their restaurant for most of our meals (all food was great! Fresh tuna sandwiches, fantastic beef burgers, and as to be expected very tasty local fodder - most mains were around 30k-50k idr.).
Tips for taking kids and yourself here: buy your silicon mask and flippers for the kids before coming, the pickings on bali were slim, the options on Lembongan - zero (snorkelling trips organised with a local skipper even had fine equipment for adults). Bring an extra swimsuit ladies! There was nothing nearby, other than Sanur, if your bathers suddenly lose form. Sun cream, shampoo, soap etc. without parabens - bring from home. Bring extra plastic bags or a water proof bag for outrigger rides. Bring a basic bite soothing cream, not so many mozzies but ants or other things that nip will get you. We brought a little night light, which came to good use). The bungalows a/c varied in temperature, you might need to move to a different bungalow as we saw other residents do, during the day they were extremely hot so if you have a child napping take a water sprayer with you (it helps wonders!) I wish I took some rehydration powder with us and a hair conditioning treatment, as the constant pool/sun/diving mask/ocean combo was a little hefty on the body.
We were planning our return before the second day was through.
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