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Villas -- In addition to the hotels and resorts, several luxury private villas are on Pantai Sire, adjacent to the Kosaido Golf Course. All are suitable for families with kids.

The Anandita (Bali booking office tel. 0361/730668; www.theanandita.com; peak season US$1,395, high season US$1,175, low season US$890; AE, MC, V) is on the beachfront, down the road to the left of Hotel Tugu Lombok. The villa has four separate bedrooms and a lagoon pool with Jacuzzi. The villa would be perfect for up to four couples, or two families who want their own space and privacy.

The Villa Sepoi Sepoi (Singapore booking office: tel. 65/9185-4900 in Singapore; www.sepoi-sepoi.com; peak season US$1,250, high season US$1,000, low season US$800; AE, MC, V) is a huge family villa on the beachfront, next to Sira Beach House. Rooms are built from stone and thatch with sandstone or wood floors and contemporary furnishings. Each room is furnished to reflect a theme: for example, the Chinese Room is decorated with modern red and black touches.

The Sira Beach House (www.sirabeachhouse.com; peak season US$1,200, high season US$1,080, low season US$960; AE, MC, V), recently renamed from Villa Nia, is a six-room villa on approximately 3 hectares (7 acres) of lawns leading to Sire Beach. The extensive property has a tennis court, a large swimming pool, and a poolside bale and barbecue. Either rent the whole villa with family or friends (12 to 14 guests), or the Master Villa (two rooms) can be rented separately. The villa has a car for private transport, as well as bicycles for guests. The friendly team can arrange special barbecues, tours, boat trips, and anything else guests require.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.