Family holidays should be fabulous fun, however varying ages and opinions about what constitutes vacation entertainment make it nearly impossible to keep the whole tribe sane, civil and smiling. Finding the right venue to satisfy each individual’s whim and fancy is sometimes about as easy as negotiating peak hour traffic in downtown Kuta!
Cue Canggu Club – an all weather, all encompassing entertainment venue designed to widen the smile on the whole family’s dial. Whether you pursue a pass time that is active and outdoorsy or your preference is more laid back entertainment in cool, air conditioned comfort, you’ll find it at Bali’s newest sport and entertainment complex.
Fantastic for young and old and currently the only one of its kind in Indonesia, Bounce Bali will have you literally bounding off the walls. Canggu Club’s safe, secure and professionally designed trampolining centre offers a multitude of sessions to cater for every age group. Jump together for an hour as a family, keep your toddler active with a Mums and Bubs class or take a well earned break and send the kids off for a few hours of trampoline time and fully supervised high energy fun on Friday and Saturday nights at Mini Mania (for younger children from 5pm – 7pm) or Bounce Mania from 7pm – 10pm for tweens and teens.
If something a little less aerial and energetic is more your speed, take advantage of an activity the whole family can enjoy. Strike Ten Pin Bowling is located adjacent to Bounce and offers six lanes of of up-to-the-minute technology complete with lights, lounges, the latest tunes and loads of fun. Complete with fully stocked bar, pool tables and sumptuous snack menu, Strike Bowling is sure to engage even the most reluctant in your family clan.
Make it an all ages afternoon or an evening for the adults.
But there’s no drama if the littlies aren’t keen to play the lanes, babysitting is only a few steps away with Cubby House Kids’ Club literally just down the stairs. With an array of toys, craft activities, computer games, movies and a swag of qualified, eager staff ready to take care of your young ones aged 2 – 12 years, you can relax with the ‘big kids’ and enjoy a tantrum free night out!
Speaking of heading down the stairs……..Just 2 minutes walk away and you’ll find even more excitement awaits at Canggu Club (East). Hard to miss, the recently opened Splash Water Park, is filled with colourful rides and slides to thrill and thoroughly entertain. Ride Big Red or carve out the curves on the Super Bowl. Challenge your mates to a time trial on the Giant Racer or cruise the Crazy Creek. Once again, Splash is user friendly for the whole family and fully trained life guards are on deck to ensure you can relax in the knowledge that your young ones are safe, secure and splashing about happily in their aqua playground.
Want to get out of the water for a while? Canggu Club boasts one of the island’s few fully fenced and expertly manicured sporting fields. The ideal spot to kick the footy around and plenty of space to run, tumble and play, there is even a cache of complimentary sporting equipment for Club guests to enjoy during their visit, along with a fully equipped gymnasium, ample food and beverage outlets throughout, not to mention the luxurious Body Temple Spa.
The Junior Sports Academy at Canggu Club also operates Holiday Camps throughout the school break, designed to keep your children actively amused for one day or a week, immersing them in a multitude of a sports and activities with like minded peers. The ideal way to keep them happy when the adults want to enjoy some slightly more ‘grown up’ fun! Cocktails anyone…?
So don’t despair at the thought of running yourself ragged trying to satisfy everyone’s idea of vacation entertainment. A day or two at The Canggu Club is the perfect solution to banish boredom, keep everyone smiling and enjoy some good ol’ fashioned fun.
For more information about family day passes, rates for the kids’ Holiday Camps, Strike or Bounce, contact
JSA Has Summer Fun All Sorted
Can you believe it? The summer holidays are already here, and for those of us with school age kiddies that means nearly two months of vacation time to fill. Aaargh!! I hear the collective cry from parents across the island! If you aren’t toddling off on an overseas jaunt and are searching for some awesome activities to engage your children during the summer break, take a good look at the Junior Sports Academy’s Holiday (JSA) Program.
Designed to entertain children from ages six to seventeen, the JSA Holiday Camps encourage active participation across a huge range of exciting sports, starting with week one from June 22nd and continuing over six weeks until July 31st. But it’s not just the same ol’ sports for the duration of the program. Children have the option to choose from three different camp schedules, jam packed with fun and fitness.
Weeks 1, 3 and 5 offer kids from as young as six a daily agenda comprising a medley of exciting activities including soccer, tennis, gymnastics, trampolining, ten pin bowling and water slide shenanigans to name a few! Daily sessions run from 9.15am until 3pm, are fully supervised and include a healthy lunch and snack. Each day offers a different selection of activities so that those who want to attend the camps for the full week won’t have a chance to be bored! Drop in for the day or join for the week. With prices as low as Rp400,000 per day and Rp1,800,000 for the week (for Canggu Club members), it’s a very economical, safe and secure solution for school holiday entertainment.
Weeks 2, 4 and 6 are for those who love their on field games or outdoors action with the Sports Specific Camps. Choose your favorite from a long list of sports including swimming, soccer, AFL Auskick, tennis, trampolining, basketball, bowling, gymnastics or dance. Now that’s an all inclusive list that’s sure to offer something for everyone!
For those slightly more mature children who are seeking additional adventure and adrenalin charged action, the Junior Sports Academy has introduced another thrilling element to their holiday program with the JSA Adventure Camps, running across weeks 1, 3 and 5. Participants from a minimum age of 10 years can delight in daily adventures like white water rafting, paintball, trekking, mountain biking, getting up close and personal with the elephants at the Safari Park or taking it to new heights at Treetops Adventure Park! Prices are per child, per day depending on the activity and bookings must be made a minimum of 24hours in advance. All Adventure Camp fees include transfers, insurance and meals for the day’s excursion as well as bonus activities back at Canggu Club!
As always, the Junior Sports Academy has tailored their holiday programs to guarantee enjoyment and appeal for all ages, ensuring that the task of entertaining our young charges for the duration of this summer vacation is a breeze.
To register or for further information regarding weekly programs and daily schedules, contact Junior Sports Academy or drop in and see them at Canggu Club reception to pick up a copy of this summer’s Holiday Camp Program.
Beverages flowed freely, old friendships were renewed and match strategies held close to the chest as the Bank Mandiri Canggu Club Tennis Classic kicked off with a fabulous opening night party at Strike Bar at Canggu Club West on Friday May 22nd.
The happy crowd consisting of players, spectators and staff, mingled and munched on tasty canapes and sipped frosty Albens Cider while enjoying the cool tunes from the resident DJ. A buoyant mood among guests and the irresistible enthusiasm of young ticket salesman Oscar, ensured healthy raffle sales and generous bids in the silent auction, with all monies raised going towards this year’s nominated charity, worthy local campaign, Keep Bali Clean. Proceeds from the silent auction had already tallied Rp12.3 million by the end of the opening party alone!
The party over, it was time to get down to some serious tennis and the busy match schedule commenced the following morning with the juniors from 10am across all three courts. Awesome tennis abounded throughout the week and some matches came down to the wire as many players were evenly weighted and competition was tight. As well as the impressive local Indonesian talent, players came from as far afield as Croatia, Australia, the United Kingdom and Hungary to try their luck at winning a piece of the prize pool.
The dynamic UK and Bali duo of Tim Baker and Komang Maryati were too much for well known locals Sana Darmawan and Nonik, who were defeated in the Open Mixed Doubles in a 12-10 tie breaker. Canggu Club head tennis coach Paul McCabe and his Hungarian partner Csonka Gabor snatched victory from Tim Baker and Sana Darmawan in the Open Men’s Doubles final. In the the Open Women’s Singles final, local favourite Nonik defeated talented newcomer Mia Davonar from Yogyakarta in three sets and Csonka Gabor clinched the Men’s Open Singles title from home grown talent Bagas Krisnamukti, who had earlier taken out four time Canggu Classic winner, Sana Darmawan in the semis.
It was a terrific week long display of sportsmanship from all players; juniors, seniors, open and amateur competitors alike, but special mention must go to the winner of the Amateur Men’s Singles – Eskar Revilla. At just 12 years of age, he is the youngest to ever win this event at the Canggu Classic!
The tennis over for another year, racquets were covered, balls collected and the crowd made its way over to the Canggu Club Verandah Bar to enjoy an Indonesian buffet style dinner and to await the trophy presentations and raffle draw. With incredible prizes on offer, the likes of hotel accommodation, meal vouchers and brunch and spa visits, some of which were over the value of US$500, it was no wonder the crowd was more than happy to hang around and partake in an evening of fabulous food and entertainment.
Done and dusted the Mandiri Canggu Club Tennis Classic may be for 2015, but you can risk your last Rupiah that tennis hopefuls are already contemplating training, strategies and skills to return in 2016 to vie for that coveted Canggu cup. Stay tuned for the dates for next year’s competition!
Body Temple Hair Has Blonde in the Bag!
I’ve lost count of the times my blonde Bali friends have bemoaned the state and shade of their luscious locks post local salon visit, even after some have paid quite considerably for the pleasure of a plush chair and purportedly ‘professional’ treatments! Being a blonde (well okay…..bottle blonde) myself, I have oft struggled to find (and keep!) a stylist who knows how to colour, cut and manage my hair effectively, taking into consideration the somewhat unforgiving er, ‘qualities’ of Bali water.
Well ladies, lament no longer. Body Temple Hair, located on The Canggu Club’s spa level, has officially opened and their internationally trained, professional stylist Hayley is ‘da bomb!
Originally from Sydney, Hayley spent no less than fourteen years training then working with Joh Bailey in his Double Bay and Bondi salons. Her expertise has afforded her the opportunity to rub shoulders with the rich and famous as a stylist for such television shows as Australia’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, The Biggest Loser, X Factor and more! She has directed runway shows for MS couture at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, worked as a stylist for shows by Alex Perry, Talulah and Jason Brunsden to name a few and even been personal stylist to musicians from the likes of Rudimental and Father John Misty. Suffice to say, Hayley’s considerable experience over the past decade means there’s hardly a head of hair she can’t handle!
In addition to her sensational skills with the scissors, Hayley also specialises in session styling, wedding hair and colouring, especially for blondes. Being of fair hair hue herself, she is aware that blonde is a shade many a stylist in Bali struggles to master, minus that all too familiar tangerine tinge! She has an arsenal of the latest professional, salon quality products guaranteed to make the most of even the fussiest and feathery hair.
To celebrate their official opening, Body Temple Hair Salon is offering a Bondi Beachworthy blow dry for an affordable Rp300,000++ and to sweeten the deal, you will get one FREE blow dry with the purchase of every four. As with all other Body Temple Spa services, Canggu Club members receive an extra 20% discount off the list price.
In its continuing quest to offer a one stop beauty, wellness and relaxation destination for Canggu residents and visitors, the welcome addition of professional hair salon services means Body Temple Spa and Salon are most definitely heading in the right direction.