It’s impossible to resist the lure of the magical “Island of the Gods,” one of the many nicknames for Bali, Indonesia. So, when we heard about a third night free deal — a 33% discount — at one of the island’s most interesting luxury resorts, we wanted to share it with you. In fact, you can stay even longer and get 6 nights for the price of 4.
This year, families can plan an unforgettable family vacation in the hill town of Ubud, relaxing by a lotus pool near Bali’s sacred Ayung River or in their home away from home at the posh, yet Zen Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. To tour the lovely 18-acre property, guests can summon an eco-sensitive electric golf cart.
This resort’s décor uses rich teak wood, stone, and hand-loomed fabrics. The spacious one- and two-level suites are located just steps from The Spa, restaurant and lounge, or overlooking the Ayung River Valley; each features a sitting room with dining area and adjacent guest powder room. You can request an extra bed or one crib to be added. All of the 42 private villas feature plunge pools.
One-bedroom duplex suites begin at $460/N with every 3rd night free; rates float up to $1,575/N for the riverside two-bedroom villas.
Their new Family Package is another option, available till January 5, 2014, giving you lots of choice in booking dates. A special offer where rates float according to season; the Four Seasons family deal includes daily à la carte breakfast for the entire family at the restaurant or in your private dining area, one 8-hour family excursion with driver; a romantic dinner for parents at Ayung Terrace restaurant, daily 4-hour babysitting services so you can sightsee or take advantage of the spa; and 50% off the second room rate for your kids' villa or suite.
In addition to their family savings, the resort has free daily shuttle service to Ubud area and a wide range of resort activities, including trekking, yoga, biking and bird watching. Children ages 5 to 12 years can join the Pici Pici Club (“little snail” in Balinese) daily from 9am-6pm but why stay at the resort when the Butterfly Park, Monkey Forest and Elephant Safari Park are nearby?
There is also an unusual Balinese farming experience in which guests of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan can spend a day with a local guide, joining a trek along jungle paths and terraces for a glimpse at Sayan's farmers at work. According to this video from their website, “After learning about the complex irrigation system used in the rice paddy fields, you'll have the opportunity to pitch in and plant rice seeds.”
Kids will certainly enjoy this – and a traditional breakfast and refreshments will be served along the way. Afterwards, prepare for a river stone bathing ritual called batukalif ollowed by a lunch of nasi campur (mixed rice — what else?)
Book now for this package, valid during the periods of April 17-July 14, 2013 and again September 1-15, 2013. To book, contact your travel agent or the resort at +62 (361) 977577 and learn more at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.
This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.