How can one choose when there are so many resorts to choose from in so many different areas in Bali? A tropical jungle resort in Ubud might be perfect for some, but others might enjoy a beach resort in Nusa Dua more. Knowing what you want and doing research before making a reservation are important steps, but even after making a reservation, doing some research can help you get ready for your vacation so you can make the most of the resort and know what to pack. It’s sometimes difficult to undo unfortunate disappointments that first appear to be a fantastic deal if you’ve already arrived somewhere far away.
Price Could Lie; It Is Not A Guide to Quality
Price isn’t everything. Consider a quality versus price ratio and base it on what is important to you. I would rather spend a little more to ensure a minimal level of comfort and cleanliness in the accommodation at the expense of unlimited drinks or free water sports, as these are not important to us. Of course, one has to respect a budget, but we have sometimes tried to skimp and then arrived only to be disappointed. We’ve even desperately tried to get an upgrade on site, but it was unavailable.
Always Check the Guest Reviews Before Booking
You can find real reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and Google from people who have stayed at various affordable luxury resorts. It is particularly helpful to read their insights and feedback when considering the overall experience for families. As you browse, you might even find some discounts and insider tips.
Look for Amenities and Attraction Featured at the Beach Resort
A resort that is all-inclusive provides a wide range of amenities. With the spacious beachfront rooms, top notch spa, extra attention to the comfort of the kids, and the vast oceanfront pool, this Nusa Dua beach hotel & spa Bali can be defined as luxury.
The majority of resorts provide a range of activities. In some Bali resorts, you can find cultural activities such as cooking class or “Canang Sari” (flower offering) making. See if there are restaurants on-site, a variety of dining options, swimming pools, bars & lounges, a clubhouse, and spa services that you can enjoy during the stay.
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Choose A Resort with Variety of Meals (and Resto!)
It is better to select a resort with a variety of dining options rather than one with a single primary buffet restaurant. Many include themed restaurants or à la carte options, some of which may charge a modest fee or only accept a small number of reservations for no cost. You will value not eating the same thing often while you are there if you are staying for a week or two. Receiving service at the table is also wonderful, but don’t forget to bring some modest money because tips are always appreciated. If you do serve a buffet only, it is best to concentrate on a few items rather than “tasting a little bit of everything” and switch it up the next day.
Think about how big the hotel is. It’s not necessarily better to stay at a large resort than a small or mid-sized one. A more personal atmosphere with everything nearby and easily accessible will be sacrificed in favor of more amenities like restaurants and pools. We’ve stayed at huge resorts where getting to the restaurant and the beach the other direction took us 20 minutes each. Even though some large resorts have shuttles, our experience was diminished by them.
Bigger is Not Always Better
Think about how big the resort is. A mega beach resort in Nusa Dua might scream luxury, but the building could be a bit old. It’s not necessarily better to stay at a large resort than a small or mid-sized one. A more personal atmosphere with everything nearby and easily accessible will be sacrificed in favor of more amenities like restaurants and pools. A huge resorts might look more luxurious, but getting to the restaurant and the beach the other direction might take you 20 minutes each.