There’s a saying “The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories”. This is true, especially when it comes to making happy memories with the children, including a memory of a great family holiday. Make it a holiday well-planned, starting from the choice of accommodation to the list of an itinerary that will make everyone in the family excited.
It is no secret that this island is considered one of the very best family-friendly destinations in the world. There are heaps of places where kids can explore and spark their imaginations. For parents, planning a vacation with their kids can sometimes be a stressful ordeal. Pairing kid-friendly perks with luxurious amenities for adults to unwind isn’t easy. Fortunately, in this article, you may want to consider our help.
Providing fun-filled amenities that will please both adults and children, we’ve put together some of the best family-friendly hotels & resorts for your next family getaway in Bali (in alphabetical order).
Alaya Resort Ubud
Well appreciated by families who thirst for interesting travel opportunities and personalised experiences, this property highlights tranquil views of an adjacent rice terrace in the centre of Ubud. Take your little ones to explore the garden and get them familiar with random plantings of tropical flora around the resort. Alternatively, introduce them to the feel-good benefits of a spa pampering session at DaLa Spa, and you can also join them. This activity will stimulate a good connection between you both.
Families can enjoy the spacious Alaya Suite overlooking the resort and rice field, while at the same time; finding precious bonding time with the little ones. Their Suite rooms redefine the belief in island-inspired luxury and have been shaped to anticipate every possible need for the much-excited families. This expansive category simply imparts itself to relaxation with ingenious areas to sleep, unwind and bathe in style. A comforting decor with tailored furnishing and personal touches gives the suites an air of superiority.
Arkamara Dijiwa Ubud
With breathtaking views of nature yet maintaining comfort and seclusion, this property is one of Ubud’s cultural destinations. An endless jungle view is one of the luxury elements in this resort, creating a sense of an Ubud traditional village. The ambience makes the resort suitable for families seeking tranquillity. The resort faces a lush green jungle and overlooks towering tropical trees, creating clean and fresh air for your kids.
The rooms provide a laidback feel to unwind after a busy day spent exploring the sights of Ubud. It is a cosy base featuring clean-lined furnishings, a smart en-suite bathroom and a decorative wall that showcases Bali’s creative legacy with its back-to-nature concept. Each room is filled with natural sunlight and has a balcony that blends seamlessly into the outdoors providing extra space to sit and relax.
Choose either Arkamara Suite Jungle or Arkamara Pool Terrace, both will provide the opportunity to improve your family’s well-being in an exclusive and motivating atmosphere. Take some time off to lounge in by the pool or swim at the infinity pool, both of them offering their own photography signatures and unique angles.
Bali Dynasty Resort
This premier beachside resort in South Kuta is renowned for its warm Balinese hospitality. Bali Dynasty Resort’s popularity and consistent quality have been recognised by many awards over the years, such as Best Family Resorts in Holidays with Kids, Best Family Resorts in Out and About With Kids, TripAdvisor Top 25 Best Hotels for Families in Asia and Indonesia and more. The resort is committed to consistently upgrading its facilities for the enjoyment of families and couples alike.
The unique layout of the resort allows for a subtle but effective division between the couples market and the family market. Couples can enjoy the famous Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub and relax at the adults-only Lazy Pool, while kids enjoy a 56-metre waterslide flowing into their own pool and complimentary entrance to the Enchanted Garden Kids’ Club. A wide variety of rooms catering to the family market are available, sleeping up to five people.
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Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Families will be treated well while staying in this hotel! In the room, the suite features an additional kids’ room for children below 12 years old, complete with Play Station 4 and other kids’ entertainment. If they are tired of playing in the room, ask them to go to Roxity Kids Club where kids of all sizes can move to their own rhythm, Lullaby Playroom for those ages 4 years old and below, or TABU Teens Club for the young adult.
As for the outside activities, this hotel has a huge pool with big waterslides for, not just kids, but adults can go down them too. This pool features a lagoon beach section where kids’ activities are held regularly in the afternoon. Then there’s another pool with tipping buckets, slides and climbing – a heaven for kids.
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Located 7 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport, on three hectares of beautifully terraced tropical gardens, this resort is designed specifically for the comfort and convenience of your family holidays in Kuta. With 193 stylish rooms, each is equipped with private balconies overlooking the breathtaking Indian Ocean or lush natural surroundings.
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali offers a vast range of fun and inspiring activities for the whole family with a swimming pool, rascals kids club, gym and plenty of recreational activities to keep guests occupied throughout the day. Aimed at children and teens, some areas are provided with activities such as PlayStation, table tennis, table soccer, billiard and movie room. While the kids play, parents can enjoy relaxation at Tea Tree Spa. The place is dedicated to healing and beauty facilities for single treatments or spa packages.
To treat the whole family, go to their all-day, open kitchen theatre dining at Palms, grab a favourite coffee or teppan ice cream at funky Flavaz, chill at the Pool Bar or sip cocktails while watching spectacular sunsets at beachfront Envy bar and restaurant with the lawn garden terrace and inviting “take it easy” day.
Located in the heart of Bali’s cultural and art region just minutes from the world-famous Tegalalang rice terraces and 15 minutes north of Ubud, K-Club is defined as a leisure hospitality brand that embraces its natural surroundings. This resort has been purposely designed to meet the expectations of families on holiday, looking for tranquil and natural surroundings and wanting to be immersed in new experiences. K-Club focuses on three aspects: a sense of adventure, experiencing the local culture and nature, and creating forever memories.
For small families, a 2-bedroom villa can be the best option. Aside from the rooms being spacious, they are graced with stupendous furniture pieces that make them a fresh and modern look. The treatment and respect given to the woodwork are impeccable and the living spaces have the walls graced with beautiful and engaging artwork. The living room is open-air with a gourmet kitchen comfortable to cook in – perfect for a family! As for the swimming pool, it is designed for both parents and their kids to have a good time. Alternatively, you can also cycle along the complex or select a tailor-made tour package specially adapted for family fun. There are even entertainment offerings just for the little ones, from kite-making classes to traditional Balinese games.
This property is inviting all to get to know Seminyak’s vibrant lifestyle and unique culture. Inspired by a Sanskrit word, Kamaniiya is interpreted to mean desirable, associated with lovely, pleasing, and beautiful with an inclination towards feminist aspects. With easy access in and out, the property is the perfect place to start your island experience. With buzzing activities and entertainment spots within walking distance, as well as glamorous nightlife options, stylish boutiques, eclectic art galleries, exquisite dining spots, the famous Petitenget beach and only 10 minutes drive away to the Canggu area, there is an endless option of things to do around Kamaniiya Petitenget Seminyak.
To ensure the kids’ comfort, the hotel offers two different size swimming pools (an adult pool and a child pool) and a kids’ corner. While your kids are having a blast of their life, parents can keep monitoring them at Bujana Restaurant next to the pool. Treat yourself to delicious Indonesian and international cuisines, and pamper your palate with tasty, authentic Indonesian food served with sambal chilli sauces and rice.
Located 30 minutes from the airport, this luxury resort has its own beach, making it perfect when travelling with children who always demand everything close by. As for the room category, they have the largest selection of 3 and 4-bedroom villas amongst luxury resorts on the island, a perfect selection for family travellers.
Their two-bedroom pool villas are ideal for small families as they provide a spacious open-plan living room with a dining area. This space then opens out onto a large terrace with an infinity pool, a traditional Indonesian bale and sun loungers all surrounded by a private tropical garden. If you happen to have big family members, opt for their elegant oversized four-bedroom pool villas, making sure you have the space needed to function as a luxurious holiday home.
Now, entertainment for your kiddies! Their Kids Club is open every day for children aged 3 and up. You can leave your kids here with a safe heart, and I can ensure they will have the best time. The kids club organizes all different kinds of activities that kids love. Daily activities like baking, painting and hair braiding will keep kids entertained for hours!
Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran
This is a luxurious family resort with first-class amenities and spacious rooms set around its central lagoon-style saltwater pool. The Avant-Garde Suites with two bedrooms or the hotel joining rooms are perfect selections for travelling families. Let your little kiddies squeal with delight with the hotel children’s programme at J Kids Club and a dedicated outdoor kids’ pool. While kids are having the best time of their life, parents can chill at the saltwater lagoon pool with its sunken Pool Bar or take nice exotic treatments at Serenity Spa & Salon.
Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa
Kayumanis Jimbaran is an exclusive sanctuary set amidst a grove of dancing coconut palms to capture the gentle spirit of the surrounding environment. Designed for optimal comfort and aesthetic appeal, the villa features an integrated living and dining environment with a private swimming pool and an open-air bathroom.
The golden sand beachfront of Jimbaran Bay is within walking distance and is ideal for safe swimming and afternoon strolls to view Bali’s famous sunset. Various activities are available during your stay at Kayumanis Jimbaran. The Jimbaran Family Escape Package starts from IDR 14.500.000 including the family cooking class and Private BBQ Dinner in the villa. It is a perfect choice to share your precious moment with your family.
Padma Resort Legian
Situated in 6.8 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens filled with lush tropical greenery, water features, swimming pools, and stunning public art, Padma Resort Legian is a warm and welcoming luxury five-star resort immersed in the rich heritage, arts and culture of Bali. Widely known as a family hotel, in early 2015 Padma Resort Legian launched its Family Block as one of the resort’s commitments to enhance the stay experience of their family guests. The 64sqm Family Room is facilitated with one master bedroom, one children’s room with a bunk bed, two bathrooms, and a spacious private terrace or balcony. The Family Pool is located in front of the Family Block, and is complemented by the presence of three water slides, a juice bar, a gelato stand, and Wolly Kids Club with numerous games and activities.
Additional fun times for parents and their kids, not only one or two, but the resort has five swimming pools. Located near the beach in the heart of the resort, the Olympic-sized main pool is an oasis of family fun and relaxation that also includes a dedicated and segregated shallow area designed for the little champs.
In the Lagoon Block, a kids-friendly Lagoon Pool meanders for 104m with connecting bridges, sunbeds, and parasols, an integrated shallow pool, and Barong Pool Bar and Café. This is a great spot to relax with family and bask in the lush tropical surroundings. Parents who seek a quiet moment can go to the beachfront view in the adults-only infinity pool.
Padma Resort Ubud
Ensconced within an untouched river valley overlooking the enchanting bamboo forests of Payangan in Ubud; the 149-room Padma Resort Ubud is an expansive destination resort located north of Bali’s celebrated cultural centre. Featuring five-star amenities and facilities offered by the renowned Padma Hotels, including stunning views from every room or suite, an 89-metre heated infinity pool, a three-hectare agroforestry garden, and signature world-class dining venues, the expansive resort comprises 11- hectares. It offers discerning travellers a rare opportunity to experience contemporary Balinese architecture and artworks in an unparalleled natural setting.
An exciting collection of rooms and suites showcase panoramic river valley and tree-top views, artisan-crafted furnishings, hand-carved wooden detailing, state-of-the-art media, private balconies, and spa-inspired en-suite bathrooms. The spacious bedrooms provide maximum comfort and flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of travellers, ranging from honeymooners to large families.
The resort’s family-friendly Wolly Kids Club is a haven of delight for little ones up to 12 years old, offering dynamic activities, engaging toys, separate rooms for watching movies & gaming, and a whimsically designed bunk bed room for naps. For outdoor activities, your kids can enjoy the Kids Garden Club and Kids Pool with mini waterfall overlooking the view – designated exclusively for families. The addition of an Animal Garden gives guests an engaging experience to feed, pet, and learn about the nature of an array of cute animals. A couple of steps away lies Agroforestry, a tropical area planted with flowers, fruits, and vegetables native to the area, upon which Padma Resort Ubud’s kitchen utilises the freshest ingredients, bringing families closer to nature altogether. Again, this is a haven for the family!
Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
This property is only minutes away from the most sought-after dining and shopping, Sanur Beach as well as Sanur harbour – gateway to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan that’s only about a 10-minute drive away. Having won several awards, this apartment-style family resort comes with 2 bedroom suites that can cater to up to 5 people comfortably and 3 bedroom suites to cater to up to 7 people; a perfect choice for a big family or a group of friends travelling together. The spacious suites consist of a living room, a kitchen with a kitchenette, and a dining area.
Guests can enjoy the hotel’s amenities including a gorgeous free-flow lagoon pool, a spa and exercise room, a pool bar and a restaurant. For the kids, The Suites is a dream destination with dedicated kids’ facilities, such as Camp Splash with a 30-meter waterslide, shaded children’s pool, and kids club complete with a playground, games rooms and other activities for children and families. With all the facilities and services offered by the property, Prime Plaza Suites Sanur – Bali certainly is a perfect place for a family getaway.
Rama Beach Resort & Villas
Strategically located on the famous South Kuta Beach strip, this property is only ten minutes drive from the airport and located within walking distance of many small restaurants and bars, local markets and shopping malls. Basically, anything you need is only a few steps away from where you stand.
Rama Beach Resort & Villas features 100 well-appointed and comfortable rooms & villas, all carefully designed to meet the differing preferences of the guests. All room types are furnished and decorated in contemporary Balinese modern and provided with 42-inch LCD TV with International channels, complimentary WIFI, coffee & tea making facility and a well-stocked mini bar. This resort also offers two meeting rooms that cater to up to 150 people, a Balinese authentic treatment spa and massage and an outdoor pool with a signature waterfall. So, whether you are on business or pleasure, Rama Beach Resort & Villas is a hidden haven, tastefully furnished to provide you with a comfortable stay.
Families can opt for their Family Villa. This type of villa enables parents to stay with their children in a contemporary Balinese setting room with complete peace. It features a private tropical garden with seating chairs for relaxation. All of the villas are featured separate bathtubs and shower rooms, with mini TV to watch while watching relaxing in the bathtub.
Imagine your kids waking up in the villas with all the amazing scenery, warm sunrise and the songs of birds singing that lighten up their day. Featuring contemporary Balinese architecture and style, the resort features distinct Balinese touches that blend seamlessly with the mystic charm of Ubud. Offering 39 rooms including 32 Suites and 7 Courtyard Pool Villas, this property will allow you to experience the richness of Bali’s natural resources through the exquisiteness of breath-taking scenery. Kids can learn more about Indonesian culture while parents can relax by the pool. An amazing view overlooking the valley and lush green jungle will spontaneously bring your family getaway to the next level. This is a real definition of tranquillity! Your kids might need this treatment.
The Artini Dijiwa Ubud
Situated in the heart of Ubud amidst sprawling rice paddies and towering coconut trees, The Artini Dijiwa Ubud is a sanctuary of serenity. The contemporary rooms feature ornate Balinese touches, modern amenities, and views overlooking the expansive gardens, winding river, and two glittering swimming pools. The resort is surrounded by lush greenery and feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet it is just minutes from some of Ubud’s most famous landmarks including the Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace, and the Campuhan Ridge Walk.
Highlighting its Premier Garden View, the 30 sqm room can accommodate parents and their kids. This spacious, light-filled room has beautiful Balinese double doors that can be closed to create a cool air-conditioned space or opened to merge indoor and outdoor living. The balconies overlook the resort’s lush gardens, which are awash in tropical flowers and foliage.
The Stones Legian Bali
Find your next adventure with the kids at this family-friendly hotel, offering well-appointed accommodation ranging from a spacious suite that can accommodate up to two adults and two children, or you can opt for connecting rooms which allow you to have fun while providing ample space. Wake up to the hotel’s amazing landscape with a 3,000 sqm pool, indulge in a delicious buffet breakfast, and float all the worries away on the hotel’s fun floaties that will catch the kids’ attention. Even there’s always a surprise treat from the hotel’s team when you’re out in the sun – ranging from free Popsicles, and cotton candy to fruit smoothies that will be delivered by our pool attendant who rows an inflatable boat during the delivery process – something unique that you will find every afternoon in the pool.
There’s no boredom in sight, as younger guests can access a piece of heaven – the Jasper Kids club. The kids club provides a wide range of complimentary creative and enriching activities such as arts and crafts, sports to classic board games. As a part of cultural exposure, some Balinese activities are also accessible for guests of all ages, at the hotel’s signature gamelan stage. A little bit of nature exploration is always a good idea for the whole family, as The Stones Hotel is located just a step away from Legian beach – be it a sand play, sunset watching, or just simply relaxing on the golden sandy beach.
This October, The Stones – Legian Bali, Autograph Collection is offering a special package called “Splashtastic Family Holiday” that will elevate the family vacation as this offer is already inclusive of a 25% discount on Bali’s biggest waterpark tickets, daily buffet breakfast for four persons, afternoon tea, and much more. This offer is only available through website booking, by putting promotional code “FML”, or guests can also book the package directly via this link: bit.ly/SplashtasticFamilyHoliday
The Trans Resort Bali
Conveniently located in the heart of stylish Seminyak, The Trans Resort Bali is simply made for families without compromising on luxury and all the fun they deserve. The resort features exceptionally appointed guest rooms and suites as well as villas with private pools. The spacious Premier rooms showcase a balcony with daybed and private jacuzzi overlooking the sandy beach pool. This room type is perfect for small families with two children up to 12 years old, as you can request to set a sofa bed or baby cot for free of charge.
For parents’ peace of mind and children’s delight, the resort is completed with the signature White Sandy Beach Pool with a waterslide for kids. A dedicated Kid’s Club featuring a children’s library, kid’s activities, digital entertainment area, mini golf at The Waterfall Garden, and babysitting service so you can take your partner for a relaxing massage treatment at The Spa or a sunset sip at The 18th Rooftop Bar. If you are looking for more engaging experiences with family, join the fun activities such as fun pool volleyball or stroll around Seminyak area by taking the free shuttle from the resort to Seminyak Square shopping center, Kudeta and the famous Potato Head.
Be it spending the holiday at the resort or going out for family adventures, The Trans Resort Bali accommodates the needs of family travellers.
Vinila Villas Nusa Dua
Tucked deep amongst these five-star resorts, the Vinila Villas Nusa Dua is an exquisite pool villa living up to the location’s reputation. All three types of villas: Suite Pool Villa, Duplex Pool Villa and Penthouse Pool Villa offer the finest tropical holiday experience of their own.
Flawless in every way and situated amongst the popular five-star resorts for families, the four-bedroom penthouse pool villa at Vinila Villas Nusa Dua exudes unsurpassed luxury in design, comfort and details. Occupying an expanse of 600 square meters, the L-shape layout consists of one two-story structure on one side with two adjacent single storeys on the other. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls ensure ample natural light with all rooms on the ground floor having direct access to the outdoor pool. The relaxed living spaces are all designed with modern sensibilities for maximum comfort, complemented by exquisite furnishings and refined art pieces. Every turn of a corner is a pleasing surprise for the eyes. The popular Geger Beach is a mere five-minute walk away.
All four lavish bedrooms are resplendently showcasing double beds, an en-suite, a wardrobe and AC. The three bedrooms on the ground floor open out to the pool area. The top-floor bedroom has its own balcony overlooking the centrepiece which is the garden pool and dense foliage of the surrounding neighbourhood. The stylish bathrooms are spacious with a semi-open roof structure to allow plenty of natural light. Decked out in white marble accessorized by natural stones in parts, you probably end up longer in the bathroom than you plan to. All bathrooms are equipped with bathtubs and showers are equipped with resort-level amenities.
The centrepiece at Vinila Villas Nusa Dua is the irresistible outdoor pool amidst a verdant tropical garden. Featuring high external walls, your total privacy is guaranteed. The serenity of the surroundings is second to none. For maximum convenience, the pool is accessible from every room on the ground. There is a multipurpose intimate space on one end of the pool, perfect for a romantic dinner for two or any other activities you desire.
The contemporary dining and living space exudes snuggly comfort complete with a modern kitchen. Cushy furniture with exquisite furnishings brings forth that homey feeling. Carefully selected art pieces further elevate the ambience of this common space. There is plenty of natural light and fresh air in every room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors along its walls.