Rejuvenating Family Getaway in Le Grande Uluwatu Bali

Spending our family weekend in Bali, Epicurina Bali Food Blog was invited to experience the staycation at Le Grande Hotel in Uluwatu, near Pecatu Beach.

Set in the tranquil and rejuvenating neighborhood of the New Kuta Golf Course within the huge Pecatu Indah Resort complex, Le Grande Hotel Uluwatu vibrates the rustic and intimate atmosphere. While the hotel is no longer young, just like people said about good wine, it aged with charm.

Pecatu Beach itself is located at the south western coast of Bali, about 15 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport, without traffic, that's about 30 minutes away. With the sunset traffic along the Garuda Wisnu Kencana stretch of road, expect 60 minutes at least.

Entering the complex from the main Uluwatu street, roads are continually intersecting with the golf cart track, meaning you have to continually watch your surrounding for passing by golf carts. The road leading to Le Grande itself is might pose a challenge for first-time visitors, so pay attention to the road signs.

Or set your Waze/Goggle Map to look for "Hotel Le Grande".

Checking in at Le Grande Uluwatu

We were greeted by the female security officer at the stone entrance gate, and after informing our purpose of visit, we proceed to the lobby area and park our car.

There were not many cars parking when we arrived, which is something quite usual for resorts in Bali by the way, since most of Le Grande Uluwatu's guests are visitors from out of the town, and they're arriving at the hotel using either taxi or other type of chartered transports.

The lobby of Le Grande Uluwatu itself felt casual, spacious, with wall to wall glass meaning there's a lot of outdoor lights flooding in, very uplifting.

Epicurina checked in into Le Grande Uluwatu's One Bedroom Suite, which located in the main building. While it says one bedroom, the title was a bit misleading.

The Suite has one single big bedroom, yes. With huge bathroom that comprising of a toilet, and a bath tub that's connected to that main bedroom. Our 6 years old kid surely getting very excited about this feature, as bath tub sits highly on the list of factors to determine if a hotel worth a second visit or not, and now he can take his bubble bath while interacting with the whole room!

The most interesting facility of Le Grande Uluwatu One Bedroom Suite though, is the adjoining living room so large we could held our own small party here!

The living room itself was also equipped by a pantry, complete with electric stove and large refrigerator. For long staying guests, the hotel also lend out simple cookwares for free.

Outside of our window, the inner garden was dressed in green, with roofless top to allow air circulation.

From the outside, the building itself looks tropical classic with wood elements dominating the facade. There are several pools accessible for the hotel's guests, one right outside of our room -- which also house D'Bar's poolside bar and dining deck suitable for weddings and medium large parties (first photo above), the others are located within the rear building complex like this one below.

Traveling with a baby, we found Le Grande is mostly accessible for baby stroller, except for some few facilities where we need to maneuver the cart carefully through the stair steps.

Dinner at Le Grande Uluwatu

While we noticed some food shops on our way to the hotel, and there were nothing really interesting we headed down to The Grand Cafe restaurant instead, which offer various dishes from different corners of the world, and we're managed to get a glimpse of the restaurant's specialties.

While the food was good, and the drinks were refreshing, what also excited us during our dinner was that The Grand Cafe adhere to the general halal standard, meaning outside of some obvious liquor related choices, there's no pork on the menu. The executive chef is also a Muslim thus fully aware of the Halal standard.

Breakfast at Le Grande Uluwatu

Personally my favorite part of a stay-in vacation. Breakfast at Le Grande is served in full buffet style, comprising of both European and Asian style cooking. As always, I immediately heads to the European section and construct my regular starting plate of salad, olives, capers, topped with some cold cut meats, sausages, cheeses, and grilled vegetables. I have some difficulties locating their egg station though, but managed to get some omelet near the end of the breakfast.

Our kids was happy enough to find there's Bubur Ayam on the menu, and proceed to devour on some chocolate pancakes afterward.

As Le Grande Uluwatu is located in the middle of New Kuta Golf Course, our breakfast was embellished with the beautiful morning song of the wild birds living in the neighborhood. Some golf carts passed by occasionally, and you can also spot some gardeners tidying up the gardens.

After the breakfast, we found ourselves back by the pool so our six years old kid can take his last dip before checking out in the afternoon.

Outside of some technical issue with the air conditioner in our room, we found our staycation in Le Grande Uluwatu really rejuvenating and fun for the whole family. Spacious luxurious room, Beautiful view, good food, and quite secluded location, with only minutes away from the famous New Kuta Beach, and the happening El Kabron. (byms)

Le Grande Uluwatu

Block 5,
Pecatu Indah Resort.
Jl. Raya Uluwatu -
Bali 80361

Phone number:
+62 361 848 1388

Fax number
+62 361 848 1366