Club Med resorts are renowned for being all-inclusive and very family-friendly. Well, our family can report back from Club Med Bali to say that all this is true. This is a review of the many Kids Clubs at Club Med Bali, with lots of photos to show you exactly what you can find there. There is also some general information about Club Med Bali too.
Let me just get this out there straight up; this was the best kids’ club we’ve tried so far.
My twins were seven when they visited and they had experienced a few kids’ clubs and had often been fairly reluctant to go, at least at the start. At Club Med Bali, they were genuinely asking to go back. Hooray!!
Club Med Bali – General Info
Club Med Bali is at Nusa Dua, right on the beach. This is a very large resort with 391 rooms, superior, deluxe and suites. You can ask for interconnecting rooms with all types. There are two restaurants, three bars and four pools at the resort including an adults-only Zen pool. Wifi is free and there are many included activities including lots of sports. Kids Clubs for children aged 4 – 17 years is included in the costs, for children under four child care is at an additional cost.
Club Med Bali Kids Clubs Overview
Baby Club Med for babies and toddlers aged 4 – 23 months
Petit Club Med for 2 – 4 year old children
Mini Club Med for children aged 4 – 10 years
Juniors’ Club Med for children and teenagers aged 11 – 18 years
We spend four days at the resort and they were in kids’ club for three of the four, for full days.
Did I miss them?? Errr… cannot tell a lie… I loved that they were happy there. I did follow them around a fair bit taking photos, but also was freed up to check out all the facilities of the resort. Even the spa, all too briefly. I did it for my readers – honest injun.
Baby Club Med
Baby Club Med caters for children aged 4 – 23 months. They can be looked after all day with a schedule of indoor and outdoor activities. A dedicated chef provides baby-friendly meals.
Baby Club Med operates from 8.30pm – 5.00pm
There are also on-demand babysitting services for babies and very young children. Contact the resort for current information.
Petit Club Med for Children Aged Two – Four Years
Young children also have a busy day, run to a regular timetable. They enjoy activities and craft inside and out, there’s a splash pool to keep them cool and play equipment. After lunch they can have a nap or a quiet lie down time. Children are divided into groups by age.
The hours are also 9am – 5.30pm and 6.450pm – 8.30pm. Parents need to provide nappies and milk, if required.
Mini Club Med at C’Komo Club 4 – 10 years
Mini Club Med is also open for two sessions 8.30am – 5.00pm and 6.45pm – 8.30pm. Kids clubs at other resorts we used always had a lunchtime break and it felt hard to get anything done in the short blocks. At Club Med Bali it felt good to know that the kids were busy all day. A rare sense of freedom!
It means parents can go out for the day if they’d like to do something that the children can’t do. Or just lounge around the adults only pool and suntrap. No, I didn’t this time but I will next….
At Mini Club Med, each day is tightly timetabled, here are some photos showing what is on for a couple of days.
You’ll see there’s lots of physical activity and that meals are given pretty early, which suits my two. Kids need to bring swimmers, hat and sun screen, sports shoes and extra clothes. My twins’ favourite activities were the archery and the circus skills, especially the flying trapeze.
I liked the fact that the GOs looking after the children were numerous and full of enthusiasm. Also the children were split into groups by age which was good for them.
We visited Club Med Bali during the school term, and I guess it will be much busier during the Aussie school holidays. My children wouldn’t like to wait in long queues in the heat, and I wonder whether this might happen when it’s busier?
I was really impressed with the kids clubs especially with how lovely the staff are and how many were around.
Juniors’ Club Med for 11 – 17 year-olds
Now, I didn’t have my teens with me, but had a look at the teens area and heard a bit about their Club. There are lots of activities on offer, and teens can come and go as they please. The kids are grouped by age and have a really wide range of sports and activities to learn and enjoy. These include yoga and High Intensity Training, golf, trapeze, windsurfing and zumba.
Opening hours fro Junior Club med are 9.30am – 5.00pm and then 7pm – 8.30pm.
Club Med Bali – Other Areas
OK Any Downsides At All?
The time difference did cause us a bit of hassle. Bali is three hours behind Sydney, so my two went to bed very early on the day we arrived.
Then Rusty Rocket woke up at 3.30am Bali time the next morning. Oh joy – not. He adjusted by the next night thank goodness.
The evening buffet meal started at 7pm Bali time (10pm Sydney time) was just too late for us for the first two nights. We ate happily mid-afternoon at the a la carte restaurant.The shows in the theatre start after dinner and the twins would love to have gone but just couldn’t stay awake long enough for the first three nights.
Next time we must stay longer!
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Have you been to Club Med Bali too?
Any kids club you can recommend to other parents?