ok. We have a new baby and we haven't been to
anywhere since I was pregnant. We want to go
somewhere for holiday but we want it easy. So
we have decided to go back to Bali where we know
One challenge this time is that, we have to
look for a family room from hotel. Me and my
husband, a 9 year old and an infant somehow takes up
lots of space in a hotel room. Imagine you
need an extra bed for the kid and a cot for the
baby. You can't even turn around in the room.
Therefore we look around for family suites (Yes, it
costs more! Sigh!) and we have chosen the
Patra Bali Resort and Villas.
Well, we've never stayed in a suite so it is
really nice. It has a lounge with dinning
table and sofa such that the sofa can be opened up
as sofa bed at night for the kid. The lounge
is connected to the bedroom which has a garden view.
It feels rather homey.
When we booked Patra Bali Resort & Villas, we
knew that it's very close to the international
airport. That worried us. But it turns
out fine. When you lie beside the hotel
swimming pool, you can see the airplanes take off
and land, but you somehow can't hear them which is
We spent 4 days in Patra Bali and then moved to
Grand Hyatt, our old favourite. It's a bit
disappointing this time though because for the same
type of club room we had before, they have
modernized it. It has lost the Balinese
Second disappointment is that the sea life at the
rock pools on the beach when the tide goes out has
disappeared. I presume it's all us human's
fault. Too many tourists tread on the corals
and disturb the nature.
Location-wise, Patra Bali Resort is better than
those hotels in Nusa Dua especially if you want to
go out and do things every day.