3. Club Med Bali is the stuff that big people dream of...

So the kids were nowhere to be seen and we couldn’t believe the options we had available to us. From the amazing wellness centre to surfing lessons, golf, gourmet food and more, the hardest part was deciding how we’d like to spend our days.

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Featuring a 9-hole golf course, soccer, tennis, basketball, squash, archery and more, there really is something for every member of the family!

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Pop the kids in kids club and hit the water with their range of fab water activities, all included in your stay!

With the weather so beautiful and the pool so inviting we took the opportunity to truly unwind. Deck chairs, cocktails and a beach bar certainly aided us in letting go of busy city lives and reconnecting with one another tropical-style.

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Soak up the privacy of the private pool, exclusively for the use of day spa guests. Even more adults-only paradise!
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The adults only Zen Pool is what dreams are made of. Luxurious, peaceful and not a child in sight – heaven!

4. Club Med is a mecca of delicious food (for even the fussiest eaters)

As a Mum there are two things I want to know about our family holiday dining. The first is that I’m not required to cook anything. The second is that there’s a vast enough array of food that everyone will be satisfied. Club Med Bali ticks the boxes with both fine and casual dining and local and international cuisines.

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From pancakes to bacon and eggs, croissants to traditional eastern fare, breakfast had something for everyone!
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A great selection of mix and match fresh salads won’t disappoint, including amazing dressings and extras!

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Never a shortage of sushi and sashimi, prepared fresh in front of you by qualified chefs.
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With 8 varieties of bread baked fresh onsite daily, it really is a carb lovers paradise!

The food was truly art-inspired by world-class chefs and best of all knowing we were on an all-inclusive package meant never for one minute worrying about what we were spending day-to-day! Funny how this makes everything taste a little more delicious somehow!

Don't get me started on the desserts! Every meal had the most delectable selection of cakes, slices, tortes, puddings and of course, the gelati bar!
Don’t get me started on the desserts! Every meal had the most delectable selection of cakes, slices, tortes, puddings and of course, the gelati bar!
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Another delectable dessert, this mousse was a winner!
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Nightly supper saw a great selection from local delicacies to crepes and fresh fruit platters.

FAMILY TIP: The food was really family friendly, and the choices were endless, especially helpful for those with fussy eaters! By far it was one of the highlights of our stay, and we actually looked forward to every meal onsite!

5. Club Med is the workplace of the world's most friendly people

Nothing makes or breaks an holiday experience more than the staff. I don’t know what’s in the water at Club Med Bali but the team there are the most friendly, helpful, delightful people you could hope to deal with.

They genuinely love what they do – and they genuinely want to see their guests have an awesome holiday. The location may be idyllic; the food amazing, the facilities second-to-none but it’s the staff that makes Club Med Bali next level.

Even when our kids were being less than their best behaviour, okay make that completely foul, the staff showed us nothing but support and assistance. Club Med is a resort, but there’s no snooty vibe to be found!

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Staff were one of the highlights of our stay. You couldn’t walk past one without a friendly “hello”!

FAMILY TIP:  This is unlike any resort culture you’ve seen before. Be prepared for kid-friendly staff who make you feel like one of the family.

6. Club Med is a place to make beautiful family memories

If there was ever a place more designed for strengthening family bonds and making new memories Club Med Bali is it! From the incredible circus school to the kids splashing in the pool, from local cultural experiences to incredible fresh seafood this was a holiday that delivered show-stopping moment after moment.

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Soar through the air when you master the circus trapeze! An iconic Club Med inclusion, even the kids get a go too!

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If you are seeking a destination that will rejoice in family life, indulge couples and truly offer you the best of both worlds Club Med Bali is definitely first choice.

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The kids pool is large enough yet knee deep so perfect for the little ones to play around safely.
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Loved all the poolside fun, especially being able to relax knowing the kids were safe in the shallow kids pool complete with their own pool guard. Safety first!

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This is not goodbye…

There was only one moment of disappointment at Club Med Bali and that was as we packed our bags to go home! For a second we all wondered if we could stay in paradise forever.

club-med-bali-beach-hutThe best thing however about leaving was that we knew we were heading home as a more connected couple and truly stronger family. It’s actually amazing what seven days in paradise can do!

When we departed Australia we expected a holiday offering good food, great weather, friendly locals and sun, surf and sand. We never understood that experiencing this amazing resort could set us on a journey that celebrated family life and allowed us to pause, re-evaluate and appreciate our many blessings. So long for now Club Med Bali! Be sure however this is not goodbye – the Jennings’ family will be back real soon…

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FAMILY TIP:  Be prepared to slow down, switch off and clear your diary as you soak up life Club Med style. It really was the incredible balance between recharging your batteries and keeping the kids amused all the time. Bravo!

divider-3Mum Central stayed at Club Med Bali as guests of Club Med. All opinions are our own. Ah-mazing!

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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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