The Samata is a Lifestyle Retreats boutique resort just outside Sanur, Bali. It’s definitely not your run of the mill Bali resort, so to spend a weekend there with my husband and 2 kids (8 & 3 years old) was a real treat. We drove down on Friday afternoon and were greeted warmly by the staff,…

Heading out in the car my 3 year old son asks me where we were going. “We’re going to Jungle Fish” I answer. “What’s a jungle fish?” comes the perplexed reply. “It’s a place where we can hang out and swim” I answer. Immediately he decides there is no way he’s going in a pool…

Want to treat the kids to a really special afternoon? A lesson in the art of sipping tea with pinkies in the air and scoffing down scones with lashings of whipped cream and strawberry jam at Biku Bali is fun for kids and delicious for parents too. Biku is a fantastically eclectic mix of Indonesian wooden joglo,…

What does every little girl turning 8 want for their birthday? Time away from their 3 year-old brother of course! My daughter Lola, sweet thing that she is, decided she wanted some serious momma time this year, so off we headed for an overnight stay in Canggu Bali, the island’s most happening neighborhood. Thanks to Lani and…

My husband and I visited the Padma Resort in January 2016 with our 3 boys, aged 7.5, 4 and 8 months. We are originally from Australia, however have been living in Ubud for nearly 3 years. We drove down to the Padma Resort in Legian to test out their facilities, restaurants, pools and family room…