Richard and his family headed to Bali earlier this year to enjoy a sun filled family holiday. Staying a week in Seminyak and a week at Nusa Dua Club Med, Richard recounts the best part of the holiday as the people of Bali.

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Our holiday to Bali earlier this year was a trip to paradise. We spent our first week in Seminyak in a small hotel named Bali Yarra Villas, named after the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria. It was a great place and I would highly recommend it to others. Our favourite restaurant was Ultimo - a gorgeous Italian place in Seminyak which served perfect food and even more perfect cocktails, all for a perfect price. Our favourite bar was Hu'u Bar, an extravagant bar set over green lawns and pools with an abundant use of sheer curtains to create a mystique atmosphere for wealthy guests.

Our second week was a huge juxtaposition to the first. We moved to Nusa Dua and spent a week at Club Med. Now this place is not for everyone, but for those who love a bit of social interaction and something to do other than shopping and swimming this place is for you. The staff are by far the friendliest crew in Bali and the rolling coconut groves run right down to the beach and the beach bar, making relaxation a cinch.

The best part of our holiday was our fabulous nanny named Purni, a local lady who looked after our daughter for the entire two weeks of our trip. Purni enabled us parents to get away each day and night to enjoy time by ourselves whilst ensuring she had our confidence at all times to look after our daughter. By the end of our trip, our daughter would rather be cuddled by Purni when upset rather than her parents.

We probably enjoyed Club Med more than Seminyak. Seminyak was an experience, an experience for all the senses and given all the shopping, an experience for the hip pocket as well! Club Med however was a holiday. By far the best parts of Bali though were the people. Such lovely people who are committed to their families and their jobs and who are really struggling with business since the terrorist attacks many years ago.

We will return to Bali year on year given their love of children and the fantastic holidays and experiences that Bali is able to provide.

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