Bali Dynasty Resort: A family friendly location in the heart of Kuta

The accommodations at Bali Dynasty Resort suit family excursions to Bali quite neatly: despite its location in party-hearty Kuta, the stretch of Jalan Kartika is actually better known for far tamer pursuits, like the Waterbom Park, Bali Slingshot, and Discovery Shopping Mall. If you still feel the need to party, though, Kuta’s nightclubs are not that far away, either.

Bali Dynasty Resort garden. Pic: Mike Aquino

What makes it special?

The resort is housed in a large building set at a remove from Kuta beach; the main lobby houses the Piazza and Gracie Kelly’s Irish pub, with corridors on either side leading to the resort rooms. The resort’s 312 rooms range from 33 sq. m. deluxe rooms to an executive suite with enough room for two adults and three kids. The two wings encircle a garden and the kids’ pool.

Deluxe room. Pic: Mike Aquino

The building design creates an airy and light-filled space, spilling over to the amply-windowed rooms and the spacious central garden. The colorful interior décor and the flowery shrubbery complete the light and breezy overall impression of the place.

The Bali Dynasty Resort’s facilities appeal to both adults and kids, with a “subtle but effective division” separating the amenities for either segment. The kids get their own pool with a 56-meter waterslide; a Kids Water Fun Zone with two waterslides and hose jets; and a kiddie club designed to keep the little ones occupied for hours at a stretch. The adults get an authentic Irish pub on the premises, a Balinese spa, and an adults-only Lazy Pool.

Facade. Pic: Mike Aquino

What’s there to do?

Food-happy guests will love rotating their meals along the many food establishments within the premises, starting with the Cafe Piazza at the lower ground level, which serves an eclectic breakfast buffet and light meals for the rest of the day.

The Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant specializes in Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, while Gracie Kelly’s (purported to be Bali’s original Irish pub) serves home-cooked traditional dishes from Ireland – from Beef and Guinness Pie to Dublin Coddle.

Lobby view showing Cafe Piazza at lower ground level. Pic: Mike Aquino

Located at the Jalan Kartika entrance of the resort, the Queens of India restaurant serves authentic Indian cuisine; SEN5ES serves a breakfast buffet and a pan-Asian selection, while H2O serves themed buffets. Finally, D Lounge and the Sunset Bar provide great places to while away the evenings over a drink or three.

The resort’s surf shack, run by Focus Surf School, offers surfing lessons and board rentals for guests eager to take on Kuta Beach’s beginner-level waves.

The Dynasty Bali itself is conveniently located if you want to see the rest of Kuta on foot. Guests who want to venture further afield can consult the resort’s Tour & Information Center.

Jalan Kartika outside the resort. Pic: Mike Aquino

What’s the damage?

Rates depend on the season – expect to pay between $163 to $236 for deluxe accommodations. If you want to save on your stay, log onto the Dynasty Bali’s website for their internet-only prices. The Dynasty Bali also serves up a number of tailor-made packages for guests with special interests.

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Lobby of Bali Dynasty Resort. Pic: Mike Aquino