In today’s day and age where lives have become busier and people are running a race to compete and earn a good living, taking a break from life’s monotonous routine is important too. And being the true family person that I am, my happiness lies in my husband & my kids. So, this year I decided to enjoy my holiday break with a family trip to Bali.
After researching & going through a bunch of properties in Bali, I gave my heart to Sanctoo Villas. Yeah, all my heart! And all because I discovered that it was not just a villa, but a peaceful sanctuary.
You must be wondering, why? Well, there are a bunch of reasons. Are you ready to experience my journey?
free stay for kids
To begin with, we booked a one bedroom garden pool villa where unlike other properties, Sanctoo offers a free stay for kids (under 12 yrs) and that was like a boon for us! But the cherry on the cake was Bali Zoo, which is only a stones throw away from the property. Considered to be among the top 25 zoos in Asia, according to Trip Advisor, it was one of the places on my checklist.
Beginning of the perfect Family trip to Bali
To begin our family trip to Bali, we catched a flight from Delhi to Denpasar Airport where we were welcomed by Sanctoo Villas’s representative with a car (airport transfer available at a surcharge). A beautiful one-hour drive was totally worth it as they gave us a cool towel for relaxation and fresh fruits to munch on!
As we entered the property, Sanctoo’s friendly staff pampered us with a 10-minute massage while we sipped on our welcome drink and trust me, it was relaxing. We were later shown to our villa which is set amidst the lush tropical garden. This 300 sq.m garden view villa was absolutely perfect for my family. Grand service by the resort was provided during our check-in. My husband and I enjoyed our complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar in our room. Additionally, the staff was courteous enough to provide some fresh juice for my kids. Refreshed and armed with an extra spurt of energy, we were ready to take on the day!
subjected to an absolute delight
My favourite part was when the kids enjoyed their splash and dip in the private pool. As we all know, who isn’t hungry after swimming! So then we headed towards our breakfast buffet. With a variety of scrumptious local and international food options, our tummies were subjected to an absolute delight. Our king-sized bed was looking extremely welcoming after the meal which we embraced with grace. The royal Balinese interiors left me and my family in awe of this luxurious accommodation.
We took the free shuttle service to downtown Ubud. It is a 20-minute drive from the resort with some of the most landmarks in the city like Ubud Palace, Ubud Market and Bali Museum. After spending our time shopping and picking up some Bali souvenirs, we headed back to Sanctoo.
A delightful dining experience made the evening very special for us. So you can say, we thoroughly enjoyed the intimate dinner on the lawn (available at a surcharge) with the kids. Additionally, the hidden canyon river which surrounds the lawn also creates the perfect setting for a warm family dining experience.
The place was decorated with candles & flowers were set on the grass along the pathway. While a waiter waited on us for the evening, we also got complete privacy along with a bell to instantly summon assistance at any time. This truly magical experience is a hit and not one to be passed over.
While the kids were still sleeping, my husband and I woke up early to grab our floating breakfast! Yes, our beautiful day began not only with a refreshing swim but an amazing breakfast in the pool as well. Now isn’t that as romantic as it gets?
Our stay at the resort was for 2 nights, so the last day was entirely for the kids. We became wildlife explorers thanks to the free unlimited Bali Zoo access and a visit to Kampung Sumatra. Lucky for us, we were able to see an animal encounter, witness a bird show and get access to the kids water park. Apart from this, we also got to indulge in some out-of-the-world experiences at Bali Zoo.
The Bali zoo is undoubtedly one of the most unique zoos we have been to. The zoo sits in the amidst a verdant jungle and is just a stones throw away from Sanctoo Villas. And a day spent here anything but boring or ordinary.
After that, it was time to rejuvenate our senses! After putting our kids to bed, I and my husband got ready for a long 60-minute Balinese massage. A combination of organic natural and pre-blended ingredients for the skin,along with the lightweight, non greasy pure Grapeseed and Safflower oil for our body restored our energy levels and uplifted our mood and spirits!
Once we got back, the servers were ready to serve dinner outside our own villa right next to the pool. The evening breeze and sound of the crackling waterfall coupled with delicious Indonesian cuisine made for an incredible experience.
And while we didn’t want it to, that’s when our beautiful holiday came to an end!
You can have an exciting family holiday at award-winning property too! So what are you waiting for? It time to head on over to the Sanctoo Villas & Spa, Bali for a vacation filled with the best experiences.
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