Every element of The Trans Resort Bali exudes an overwhelming sense of opulence. From the striking red velvet walls and stunning hand-blown crystal chandeliers, to the dramatic waterfalls and sandy white lagoon pool – it really is perfection. Set in the heart of trendy Seminyak, The Trans Resort is a luxurious abode for those wanting to be close to stylish boutiques and award-winning restaurants on ‘Eat Street’. It perfectly balances glamorous charm with contemporary Balinese touches, while maintaining a relaxed family-friendly setting. We booked our 8-night stay through a Luxury Escapes package and got some great inclusions. Click here to view the latest Luxury Escapes package.
We stayed in a Premier Room located on the top floor in the main wing, with a lovely outlook over the pool and waterfall. The décor of the Premier Rooms is sophisticated and elegant. The neutral colour palette is accented with rich wood and deep red highlights, while the bathroom is adorned with marble and bronze mirrors. For me, the highlight of the room was the whirlpool bath on the balcony. Our little boy loved it too, and would enjoy his evening bath while looking at the pool. The amenities at The Trans Resort are great too – with Acqua di Parma bath products and a range of essential travel items (think hair brush, bath bombs, full-size shaving cream, plush slippers, bath mitts and more).
For those guests wanting more space, the Celebrity Suite is perfect. With direct pool access from your balcony, the Celebrity Suite offers a separate living room. It can also be interconnected with a Premier Twin Room for those travelling in a larger group.
And then there are the Villas at The Trans Resort. We were lucky to be shown around the villas, and even our toddler was impressed – he kept saying “wow”! The wow-factor of the villas is definitely the idyllic Balinese outdoor area. As you step through an unassuming Balinese door, you will discover a beautiful pool, cabana with daybeds, a tranquil fountain, plus a huge deck. It really is stunning. Do note that the villas are one-bedroom residences. The villa occupancy is 3 guests, but it means that your child is sleeping in the same room as you (even though the villa itself is huge). For the ultimate splurge, look at the Presidential Villa – complete with 3 King bedrooms and ensuite and a 12-metre pool!
We came to Bali for a relaxing family getaway that involved lazing by the pool, indulging in good food and experiencing the cultural highlights of Bali. The Trans Resort was the perfect place for us! The pool is absolutely perfect for little ones and there are so many great restaurants in Seminyak. We did quite a bit of sightseeing around Bali too, with our three favourite places being Uluwatu, Ubud and Kintamani.
The Trans Resort is centred around an expansive swimming pool and beautiful waterfall. The pool is amazing for those travelling with little ones. The design is brilliant – half of the pool is deep and has a stunning waterfall at one end; the other half is a shallow sandy lagoon, complete with beach toys and a water slide. It was absolutely perfect for our little boy, who likes to think he can swim independently (although he was only 17 months old at the time!). He could confidently walk around and play safely in the shallow water and build sandcastles. He made so many little friends in the pool and there was always plenty of beach toys to share around. The water slide was a blast for all of the kids (and adults).
The Kids Club at The Trans Resort offers a range of activities for little ones, such as Art & Craft, Lego station, toys and more. For older children, there is also XBox, Wii and PS4 consoles; plus fun games in the swimming pool. We took our little boy to play at the Kids Club a few times, but he was too young for us to leave him. Many guests get a nanny to take their young child to the Kids Club for a few hours. The Trans Resort Kids Club is open daily from 8am to 8pm for children 5 to 12 years of age (younger children must be accompanied by an adult).
The location of The Trans Resort is great for access to boutiques and eateries; or as a base for day trips around Bali – but it may not suit guests who want to have direct access to the beach. The resort does provide a free shuttle service multiple times a day to Potato Head Beach Club, for guests wanting to relax at the beach. For our stay, our little boy was more than happy playing on the artificial beach of the lagoon-style pool at The Trans Resort. We also went to some beautiful beaches on a day trip around Bali (Pantai Pandawa was our favourite), so we didn’t mind that the resort is not located on a beach.
The Health Club is located at the base of the waterfall, and offers a range of cardio and strength training machines. There is a designated yoga room, with complimentary yoga sessions offered weekly for guests. My favourite part of The Health Club is the relaxation area that has both hot and cold plunge pools, plus a sauna and steam room.
The daily ‘Celebration’ breakfast is enjoyed poolside at The Restaurant and offers one of the most impressive breakfast selections I have ever seen! Find speciality dishes from all around the world, in addition to delectable pastries and live cooking stations. Nutella and Vegemite are in plentiful supply (they really know their target market!). Be sure to sample some of the Indonesian sweets at breakfast – they are unusual but really quite delicious. We especially liked the pandan pancake with coconut filling. The fresh Detox Juice is also refreshing – ask for a dash of fresh ginger to be added for an extra boost.
The Trans Resort is just a short stroll from the popular restaurants and cafés on Eat Street, so we ventured out of the resort for lunch and dinner. You really are spoilt for choice with so many amazing eateries in the area. Our favourite restaurants were Batik (Asian fusion), Char Char Bar & Grill (Asian fusion; grill) and Da Maria (Italian). We also found a cute Malaysian café right next door to The Trans Resort, where we would pick up a roti canai and teh tarik.
As part of our Luxury Escapes package (view current deal here), we got to indulge in a spa treatment at The Trans Spa. The spa itself was not as grand as I was expecting – but the treatment rooms have a rustic Balinese charm to them. My full-body massage was pure bliss and I thoroughly enjoyed my treatment. The Trans Resort is located close to a few other top-end day spas in Seminyak, so I also indulged in spa treatments at Therapy Day Spa – which was a mere 5-minute walk from the resort.
LITTLE LUXE TRAVELLER TIPS
- We booked our stay at The Trans Resort through an amazing Luxury Escapes deal (view current deal here). We loved the extra inclusions you get with the package, including airport pickup, spa treatment and various dining experiences
- The Trans Resort can arrange babysitting services for you if you wish. We utilised this service in the evening – I would put our little one to bed and then the babysitter would come and sit in the room while we enjoyed date night at the lovely restaurants in Seminyak. All of the guests loved the babysitting service and many would get a nanny for their entire stay in Bali
- The floor in our room got quite slippery from condensation whenever we opened our balcony door for an extended period of time (as the AC was so powerful). To make sure our little one didn’t slip and fall, we decided not to leave the balcony door open at all.
- There is a fantastic supermarket located next to The Trans Resort, which was perfect for replenishing any baby products (eg. Nappies) and getting some healthy snacks for your little one
If you have any comments or questions, I would love to hear from you.
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