Bali had it all. Waves, nightlife, shopping, leisure and wild adventures. It is also set up to keep families happy, feeling safe and comfortable, and if you stay at the right accommodation you can feel right at home for the duration of your stay. This was the case at The Mandira in Legian. Great accommodation with a pool that boasts a beach section, two slippery slides for the kids and a pool bar for the adults to relax. There are themed nights at the bistro with traditional Balanise entertainment, and staff who are happy to go out of their way for your every need. Of course we surfed too, scoring fun beachies just out the front as well as a handful of other great waves that weren’t too far away.

Surf photos: Josh Symon

Lifestyle photos and words: Derek Recio