You know you are going to like a place when they greet you at the front security by name and hand you a frangipani on a stick. By now you guys will know I generally prefer small villas and my own privacy however when an opportunity comes up like this, I will say YES PLEASE. The The St. Regis Bali Resort felt like it was almost designed and created for just for me. A perfect balance of understated luxury and class, matched with the most welcoming and friendly warmth. A grand hotel which has managed to create this perfect sense of serenity yet totally embraces children. My boys were totally won over with their pack on arrival which included hats, t-shirts, baby turtles, colour pencils. We were transported in the golf buggy of course by our personal butler Agus to our 2 bedroom Lagoon villa, which is spacious, beautiful and like a very luxurious, home away from home. These villas have everything you need including oodles of complimentary items such as hats, beach bags, sparkling and still water and the most extensive bathroom amenity range you could ever imagine. As we ran around, mouths open in awe to find out way out to our private deck personal pool and day bed, we followed the deck down and the boys jumped into the huge secret salt water lagoon in the middle of the resort. This lagoon is just dreamy, to float swim, lounge, walk, explore, sun bake and play. Pool guys paddle around in their boats and as the palm trees offer you the choice of sunshine or shade. After exploring the lagoon, the pool spa, the waterfalls, the kids pool, the beach, the hammock garden, we managed to get back to the Children’s Learning Centre. This place is amazing for 4 years and up, structured activities to engage and teach the children about culture, craft music, cooking and more. Whilst kids are being well cared for you can indulge in the high quality day spa, sit on the sun lounge by the Indian Ocean and sip a baby coconut, or read a magazine in one of the day beds protected by heavenly, billowing white curtains. As the moon begins to rise, every evening you venture to the lobby area to enjoy the drumming and fire dance, it was sensational and the boys LOVED it. Its the little touches that St Regis provides like when the butler inquires would the boys like complimentary milk or hot chocolate with their cookies before bed, and to see them sipping their night time treat like it happens all the time brought huge smiles to our faces. I can not recommend this place highly enough to the luxury traveller either honeymooning, as a couple or travelling as a family. With some of the islands most highly regarded restaurants within the grounds ( more posts coming soon) you are not deprived for choice. With a range of rooms available, it is the perfect place to indulge,relax and create some wonderful memories. DSC_0097DSC_0113DSC_0157IMG_2264IMG_2296IMG_2289IMG_2324DSC_0071