DAY 12: 1 hr drive from Ubud to the capital Denpasar. Not the nicest city in Bali, but interesting to watch daily life in a non tourist location. Only monument is the Bajra Sandhi: a memorial to all the struggles of the Balinese people in the colonial ages. Be careful: next to the monument there's a place called "I am Bali": in there you take funny pictures with 3D effects. It was the most expensive place we have been to in Bali and if your children are older than 12 they won't like it.
In Ubud we stayed at Ketut's Place, good value for money, luxuriant garden with a small pool, nice staff and good location walking distance from the animation of Ubud.
In Amed we stayed at Kelapa Cottage, not in the centre but they rent scooters and in 10 minutes you are at the beach. Nice restaurants, spacious room, the owners live there and take good care of their guests.
DAY 8 and 9: we relaxed in Amed. It is a quiet beach resort on the east coast and it is perfect for diving and snorkelling