The entire family stayed a week at Bali Hi, all I can say is that this place is amazing. Beautiful big house right on the beach, awesome pool with plenty of chairs to sit around or lay out. The kids all had a blast and the adults did also. We saw manatees, dolphins, stingrays & lots of birds. Each morning we walked along the beach and picked up shells & every evening we would sit out on the beach to watch the gorgeous sunset. Honestly, it was a great week. The house is in a great location, 5 minute drive to get into the small town where there are restaurants, bars & a small grocery store. Very convenient. I really have nothing negative to say about the week we spent in Bali Hi until the last day. Checkout is at 10am so everyone was scrambling to get everything packed and organized to leave. Unfortunately for me, I left a pair of running shoes behind that I had received a few weeks prior for my birthday. Upon arrival to my house when unpacking I realized I had left my sneakers behind, I figured no problem, I will call the office and let them know. After several calls and several days of waiting, the sneakers mysteriously disappeared. So all I can say is please make sure you double check that you have picked up everything that is yours because if you leave it behind you will not see again.
Although during our trip to Captiva and Bali Hi we encountered rain nearly every day the resort/home itself was wonderful and provided everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The house has a warm and homey feel and our family really enjoyed our time there. The kitchen is very nice and we cooked everyday during our stay. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils, dishes and just about any and everything you would need to prepare and serve your meals. I used the outdoor grill nearly every day and though was a little difficult to get started I contacted Joe and he planned to have it looked at. We were able to get "some" beach and pool time and our grandchildren had a blast doing both. Because of the rain we were not able to take advantage of the outdoor amenities like we had hoped for but could clearly recognize how wonderful it would be to enjoy the fire pit, playground and general seating areas. If we are able to return one day we will try to bring a larger group as Bali Hi is the perfect place for families and friends who want to enjoy a resort type setting without the general crowds you would encounter at a public resort. One particular thing that caught our attention was though Bali Hi is not a new facility (I would guess built in the 80's) the structures were built with quality and are extremely well maintained. The amount of wood on the interior was a wonderful touch that makes the place so warm and inviting. The furnishings (other than the TV's) are not brand new either but are all high quality from the couches to the bedroom furniture which fell right in line with our taste. After our arrival on 6/4 and brief tour of the property our 4 year old granddaughter said "this feels like home". That pretty much summed it up for all of us.
House was perfect setting for our daughters Memorial weekend wedding. The walkway from the house to the beach was the perfect path to the ceremony site on the beach. Wedding dinner was hosted under a tent in the Bali Hi backyard.
The entire wedding party and their significant others stayed on the property and guest house. Nacho the property manager really helped make it special and aided in anything we needed.
An awesome experience for our family during Christmas/New Year week! The gulf sunset beach just steps away via private path... fantastic pool/hot tub the kids simply would not leave... the sand play area for the toddlers... spacious outdoor seating... water toys for all ages... that's just the exterior highlights. Inside you are treated to spacious and comfortable surroundings... wonderful kitchen, dining, lounging, reading, gathering, sleeping, bathing... whatever you like. This fantastic location was even further enhanced by the deliciousness provided by Chef Leslie Adams.
My stay in Bali Hi was more than an complete an expectacular family reunion the possibility of feel everybody free doing many activities in the same place. We enjoyed every night a different ambiance in What I called "our little island" !! .... the complete group is absolutely agree to repeat this fascinating experience.
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