We are first time travellers to Bali. We are a family of 2 adults and 1 child age 5 and have booked flights for next year in May for 12 days. We are wanting to do the main touristy things, shopping, relax and just enjoy having a holiday......... whilst enjoying time at our accommodation. I have been researching and comparing accommodation in regards to price range, facilities and location. So far I have found the Grand Mirage to be suitable and Patra which has been recommended to us by 3 different friends.
Grand Mirage Likes: reasonable prices for typre of room-ocean suite, facilities, relaxing (please note I am basing these all on the look)
Grand Mirage Dislikes: Im not comfortable about the 2 different options they have available - All inclusive and NOT. I personally do not want to pay the extra to have food, drinks and a couple more little extras all included. I know that we wont be eating all our meals there every day. ie: when we are out shopping etc...... Will we get treated differently because we did not buy all inclusive. I have read on some resort reviews that all inclusive customers get first choice to sunbeds, cabanas and all that!!! Is location an issue, would I be spending heaps of money on taxis????
Patra Likes: Facilities, I hear the food is really good, location
Patra Dislkes: Rooms compared to Grand Mirage don't look as good. (again this is basing my opinions on photos both professional and by other tourist)
Apologies for the long post, but I just want our first experience to be AWESOME..... I know it will be hard being first timers but at the same time accommodation can make or break a holiday
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance