Indonesia & Bali

Indonesia & Bali Customer Reviews

We are very proud of the feedback that we get from our trips and are pleased to share reviews from past travellers. These are kept as up to date as possible. Please have a read through to get a real sense of the kind of experience that you might have on a family trip to Bali.

Bali customer reviews - Ubud family on motorbike

Local family transport in Ubud…

Sykes Family (with children aged 12 & 14)

Travelled Summer 2018
We had a wonderful holiday, just an incredible experience. Bali is such a beautiful country and the people were all lovely. I think we all have slightly different highlights; I loved the rice fields up in the mountains, probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited. We all loved the Fire Dance – we had low expectations (sitting on the floor in a packed amphitheatre!) but it was fantastic. And the highlight was probably the snorkelling at the coral reef – swimming alongside a sea turtle is something that none of us will ever forget.

Some of the accommodation was fabulous – the first villa in Sanur was just stunning and we loved the Greenfields place in Ubud.  In fact we loved Ubud, we all agreed we would have liked a little more time there.

I think if we were to do it again we would probably have had one less location and extended the others by a day or two. And it did feel that we could have reduced travel somewhat if we had ordered the locations differently although that’s obviously dependant on hotel availability.

Our guide Sas was great – desperate to please and went out of his way to be helpful. And we loved our driver Patrick. The only small criticism I would have is that the transport wasn’t particularly comfortable and seat belts would have been appreciated.

But overall just an amazing trip Liddy and I’ve already recommended Stubborn Mule to a number of my colleagues. The girls will definitely enter the competition, they took hundreds of pictures so just need to decide which ones they want to submit!

Thanks again… Hopefully we can book a trip with you again in the future.

Molenar Family (with child aged 7)

Travelled Easter 2018
Thank you for putting together such a wonderful trip to Bali. It was just the right amount of active and leisure time. We had a lovely time! We really enjoyed our outings (snorkelling, hiking and bicycling). Although my husband’s favourite by far was the bicycling trip. And thank you so much for the lovely gift basket and the massage at the beginning of the trip. It was much appreciated especially the massage. We ended up with 1.5 hour massage each because 30 minutes were on the house.

Lane Family (with children aged 13 and 15)

Travelled Summer 2017
Thanks so much for a great trip to Indonesia, so many highlights it’s difficult to pinpoint the best part. For me it was definitely the boat trip in Komodo – so much fun having this to ourselves and the snorkelling stops were incredible. The Komodo dragons were also great – totally repulsive but in a strangely mesmerising way! The boys probably loved the adventure activities most. 

The day cycling through the rice paddies near Ubud was particularly popular as we stopped in some little restaurant along the way and they ended up having an impromptu football match with some of the locals. The white water rafting was also a hit though frankly I thought it was terrifying. The guides were all lovely but particularly Ayu who went above and beyond during the Ubud section – always recommending excellent local restaurants, helping us plan our time and so on. Please pass on our thanks. We’re planning Peru next summer so will be in touch.

Peters Family  (with children aged 14 and 16)

Travelled Summer 2017
We are all a bit red-eyed having only just got home after the relatively epic flight, but what a great holiday! We all had different favourite parts; I loved the day that we spent cycling in the area around Ubud as it was so beautiful and we got to meet some wonderful people. Johnny, our guide on this day, took us through a small village and there were chickens squawking and children running about and it felt remarkably rural so close to Ubud.

The kids somewhat inevitably loved the beach and found a gang of friends at the hotel here so we barely saw them. T loved all the art galleries and met a local artist who does really interesting work so we spent ages with him and ended up buying some lovely pictures.

Snorkelling on Menjangan was incredible as the water was so clear. We saw masses of marine life. Next time we want to visit Flores and Komodo as we met a few people who had been here and raved about it. Thanks for arranging a wonderful trip.

Family Aeberhard & friends (with children aged 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9)

Travelled Easter 2017
Dear Kelly – we had a very interesting and fun trip through Java. We saw many new and exciting things and in particular the volcanoes were great and very impressive. These were best liked by the kids of course. Our guide was very pleasant, patient and knowledgeable, so everything perfect there.

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