Western Bali Gateway to Adventure
Beach, Adventure From USD $90
Anyer, Bali, Indonesia
73 Bedrooms, sleeps 6
From USD $90
A rustic family-friendly resort about four hours’ drive from Jakarta, located on Indonesia’s west coast. This resort offers both kid-friendly facilities and grown-up adventure activities, including access to Krakatoa. Located on a stretch of Java coastline that offers panoramic views of both Java and Sumatra the bresort is with in a comfortable distance of the famous Ujang Kulong National Park, home of the WWF Javanese Rhinoceros breeding preserve and many other amazing local attractions.
Club Bali Hawaii caters mainly to families, with spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments and a waterpark set between the building and the beach. The overall feel is very Hawaiian, with staff dressed in colorful floral shirts, a very luau-like lobby, and a clifftop restaurant complete with burning tikis and genuine Hawaiian hula dancers!
The rooms provide ample views of the Sunda Strait, and clear weather permitting, you can see even the active Anak Krakatau volcano on the horizon. Peace and quiet is definitely not on the agenda, due to the kids carousing in the waterpark between the building and the sea, but nothing beats the view of the azure Sunda Strait in good weather.
The resort’s fast boats propel the banana boats and, if you’ve got cojones and $300 to spare, permit passage to Anak Krakatau about 40 km west of the resort, in the middle of the Sunda Strait. The Krakatau package allows guests to hike up the volcano, seismic activity permitting.
The facilities are modern but are geared towards Indonesian sensibilities; the bar serves no alcohol except for Indonesian beers. There’s no beachfront, just a seawall holding back the Sunda Strait. These shouldn’t get in the way of a fun time exploring Krakatau, splashing around in the waterpark, or just chilling out under the Indonesian sun.
Studio Standard: An air-conditioned single room with bathroom en suite and queen-sized bed; full kitchen setup included.
Studio Deluxe: Studio deluxe rooms provide 30 sq. m. of living space with a queen-sized bed and a fully equipped kitchen adjoining a private balcony overlooking the Sunda Strait.
1-Bedroom Standard: Guests get two separate living and sleeping quarters, with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen, and adjoining balcony in the living room area, all for a combined 45 sq. m.
1-Bedroom Deluxe: Sofa beds in living room permit more guests to fit into the room setup. Balcony overlooks either the ocean and pool, or the garden.
2-Bedroom Deluxe: The 90 sq. m. space is divided into three rooms – two bedrooms with queen-sized beds and a capacious living room area with a balcony overlooking the Sunda Strait.
4-Bedroom Presidential Suite: Top-of-the-line décor and furniture with panoramic views of the Sunda Strait from their private balconies.
The open-air Ululani’s Restaurant serves a range of local and international dishes, from light snacks to full four-course meals.
The Hale Kinimaka Lounge, set on a clifftop at the edge of the resort, overlooks the Sunda Strait. The Lounge serves no alcohol except for Indonesian beers. Fridays and Saturdays feature a live house band.
The resort holds a weekly Luau every Saturday, featuring a buffet and barbecue overlooking the seafront.
Family-friendly fun in the resort revolves around the waterpark complex and the sea, with several spots around the resort perfect for diving, snorkeling or fishing. A Kids’ Club keeps the little ones occupied, while a high ropes complex provides an ideal setting for corporate team-building exercises.
If your tastes lean towards the musical, you can book a private Karaoke room with friends, or learn the Hula from the resort’s expatriate Hawaiian hula instructors.
Finally, you can use the resort’s transportation to explore nearby attractions like the Anak Krakatau volcano, the Ujung Kulon Nature Reserve, or the Banten Lama ruins.
"This resort has beautiful grounds, and many family-friendly activities. However, it is quite remote. You will enjoy spending time there if you and your family intend to do things at the resort itself. But, if you are more adventuresome or like to do excursions, you might want to go somewhere else in Indonesia. We did take advantage of the boat trip to Anak Krakatau and were very impressed. Definitely the highlight of the trip." - TripAdvisor
"The Club Bali Hawaii strives to stay true to its influence: the staff is dressed in aloha shirts, the bamboo-wood-and-thatch clifftop bar facing the sea feels like a direct transplant from Honolulu, and a couple of bubbly Hawaiian expatriates are on hand to perform authentic Hawaiian hula for the guests." - About.com
Rates depend on the season – expect to pay between USD $90 to $190, and more during the dry months of May to September.