children

The location is beautiful, the villa glamorous and the food delicious, yet where Kemah Tinggi really excels is in the welcome given to children. It is one of those rare places that can be all things to all people. It is divinely grown-up and stylishly comfortable - ideal for a romantic escape - yet its space & relaxed atmosphere are very appealing to children.

You will thrill in staff who will befriend your brood like wonderful nannies - all Balinese love children, and the children can tell. Families can relax knowing they have the independence, privacy and flexibility to create their own schedule. Everyone can do or eat what they want, when they want, where they want.

Kemah Tinggi prides itself in being one of the best equipped villas for babies and toddlers on the island - children aren't just accepted, they're treated as valued guests whose needs are of equal importance to their parents'. The villa's design enables children to run around freely and safely - there are few steps and no ponds, just wide manicured lawns, perfect for kicking a ball around. The villa's own teak-wood pool fence can be installed to secure all buildings from the water (a rare feature in Bali) and a mix of practicality and good looks ensures that there are few things that can be spoiled by wet feet or mucky fingers.

For those with more energy to burn, day membership at the Kokokan Club at the Pan Pacific Resort or the Splash Park and Rainbow Room at the private Canggu Club (15 mins in either direction) are an option, together with many other activities elsewhere on the island. Our car is of course fitted with rear seatbelts - again, not always the norm in Bali - and we can provide plenty of child safety/booster seats to make travelling comfortable and safe for everyone.

Kemah Tinggi is all about easy indoor/outdoor living, where things are kept simple but standards of service always high. Cots, bathing & changing equipment, baby monitors and high chairs are all complementary for up to four babies, and even the kitchen is fully equipped for the youngest guest's bottle feeds. There is separate accommodation (fan cooled with an ensuite shower) for one of our excellent villla nannies, although the villa's own staff are more than happy to provide one-on-one babysitting too.

The sleeping arrangements in the bedrooms are conveniently flexible. All bedrooms can accommodate an extra single bed and the villa has three hotel quality trundle beds (with their own mosquito nets) for this purpose. Bedroom two (Umah) is the largest and has room for two extra beds. The king-sized bed in bedroom four (Desa) can be separated to make two twins and a daybed also converts into a third single bed in this room. Bedroom three (Taman) has a walk-through aircon dressing room which can accommodate a cot.

Staying in a villa really comes into its own at family mealtimes. Kemah Tinggi's children's menu has all the usual favourites plus a few Balinese ones to tempt the adventurous - and of course there is no need to battle with room service and a fractious toddler. Kemah Tinggi's chefs are just as happy to whiz up some baby puree as to cook up a storm on a BBQ by the pool - and they will do so at any time you wish.

As for the endless laundry children delight in creating - merely drop it in the laundry basket and it will reappear in their wardrobe, clean and pressed. Heaven!
 

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