We head to Bali regularly, but never stayed at Nusa Dua, nor any Club Med villages in the past. We'd heard great things and couldn't wait to get there to experience it all for ourselves.
We bought the full package which included flights, accommodation, transfers aswell as departure tax for our family of 4.
Club Med may seem exy, but with all that is included, I guarantee you, it is worth every cent!
We were greeted by JB ~ General Manager ~ who welcomed us and filled us in on the whereabouts of everything, etc. We were then walked down to our interconnecting rooms. I'd read that the rooms were not that highly appreciated but to our surprise, they were better than we expected. Yes, they're a little outdated, but they're simple, clean and comfortable. The king-sized bed was very generous and ensured a very restful night sleep.
The 'village', as it is affectionately called, is set on 15acres of pristinely, tropical kept grounds, situated right on the beach. Coconut and frangipani trees aplenty, beautifully manicured green grass, with loads of birdlife and 'tupai tupai' (squirrels). First impressions ~ gorgeous!
The pool area with lovely. Very inviting. Plenty of sunloungers to choose from, and surrounded by decking. Pool was warmish as previously read on other reviews, but was still refreshing. Rosie and the pool waiters were so friendly, in true Balinese fashion, and very attentive.
Activities, for both adults and children, were fabulous! Circus school, archery, aqua aerobics, golf (beautifully kept course on site, plus putting green), nightly entertainment, tennis, plus many many more.
GO's were all incredibly friendly and extremely enthusiastic with their jobs which is great to see. Many different nationalities ~ Australian, French, Canadian, Korean, Japanese, Mauritian etc. Brought a fantastic vibe to the resort. Pleased to mention, there were also many of your typically sweet Balinese working there.
Kids club was awesome! Alan, Aki, Yulia, Michael and fellow Aussie, Justin were very attentive, fun and caring with all the children. Our boys, aged 6 and 4, loved every minute of it! Whats nice about this kids club is that they don't just sit them down in front of computer games and tvs , they take them out for many different activities. Some including, 'Games from around the world', Mermaid hunts throughout the village grounds, trapeze and bungy lessons, archery lessons, boat building, arts and crafts, tee-shirt tie-dying, Bahasa Balinese lessons, just to name a few. Its was fabulous!
Food was of great standard and with a huge variety from all over the world. Little downfall was one of the chefs who was particularly unfriendly, but in the scheme of things, mealtime was still very inviting.
Unfortunately we had to make a couple of trips to the onsite infernery for minor things. Very handy having such long hours available and onsite to see a Doctor or Nurse, fairly priced also. If need be, BIMC Hospital is only a 2 minute drive away.
To sum up, I'd highly recommend Club Med Nusa Dua to everybody, especially families. Nusa Dua itself is much prettier and tranquil than Kuta/Legian and Club Med is amazing.
The only suggestion I wish to make is that perhaps considering making dinner sitting start a little earlier, with the nightly entertainment earlier also. Although we were on holidays, we only made it to one show as 9.15pm start was still rather late for our boys who were almost falling asleep at dinner after such fun-filled days in the sun!
Thankyou Club Med, and to the GO's who make this place so special. We look forward to returning soon to your paradise, you are lucky enough to call 'home'.
As the resort is very large and spread out, with no lifts, i'd suggest requesting a room closer...
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