Checking in: The Grand Hyatt, Bali

It was 1996 when I first visited Bali, and more than two decades later, I am re-visiting the same hotel which I had stayed at as a kid all those years earlier. The Grand Hyatt Bali in Nusa Dua is not the newest or flashiest kid on the block; the phrase "an oldie but a goodie" comes to mind. 

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The reception is open-air, with traditional architecture framed with lush green gardens, mature trees and tiered water features, setting the backdrop for a relaxed family holiday.

grand hyatt bali hotel resort review
grand hyatt bali hotel resort review

Our room is on the ground floor overlooking a pond, which is home to a family of white ducks (to the delight of my six year old niece). The furniture and decor is warm, with traditional Balinese design elements and splashes of blue. It feels spacious, with a separate bedroom, living and dining area, as well as a small kitchenette. 

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grand hyatt bali hotel resort review

The resort features five swimming pools, nine dining options, and a great spa - enough to keep everyone in the family entertained. The beach is also superb - would highly recommend a walk in the sand at dusk. Despite the size of the hotel, the beach is surprisingly tranquil and we were lucky enough to have a sunset to ourselves. For those with children, I had fond memories of the Kids Club here, but this time round it was my niece and nephew being dropped off for an adults-free day out. 

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grand hyatt bali hotel resort beach sunset
grand hyatt bali hotel resort beach sunset
grand hyatt bali hotel resort beach sunset

On our first night, we tried the Japanese restaurant, Nampu, which features a teppanyaki grill. I love teppanyaki (and watching the chefs cook in front of you). The only thing to note is that because the restaurant is open air, the combined heat from the outdoors and the kitchen made it a very warm affair.

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On our second night, we decided to go for a dinner and show at the Pasar Senggol, which serves Indonesian dishes with a Balinese dance performance. The food is buffet style so you have to be quick with the seafood - we were accompanied by a horde of eager tourists from [guess which country] who had no qualms in stocking up on the lobster! Unfortunately, this seems to be a frequent encounter on beach holidays these days, but the dance show was enjoyable.

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pasar senggol indonesian restaurant bali review

Of course no beach bumming vacation is complete without some spa time, and the Kriya Spa at the hotel met all expectations. Kriya also makes its own natural insect repellent using citronella and lemongrass, which smells amazing.

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grand hyatt bali hotel resort kriya spa review
grand hyatt bali hotel resort kriya spa review

On our last morning, we enjoyed a sparkling breakfast out on the deck in our room - a cheery way to end my stay at the Grand Hyatt Bali. While the hotel has been around for a while, the level of service is top notch and it remains a great value option for families, particularly those with young children.

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xx Amanda

amanda@lslookbook

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