It is no secret that Bali is considered as 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 the 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 or villas for your next family getaway in Bali (in alphabetical order).
Adiwana Unagi Suites
Well appreciated by families who thirst for interesting travel opportunities and personalised experiences, this property highlights tranquil views of a forest in the central of Ubud. When privacy is the ultimate luxury for your family, their 152 sqm one-bedroom pool villa has it all. The room features a spacious private pool, open-air bathroom and an outdoor kitchenette complete with its dining area surrounded by a tropical ambience. Embellished in wooden furnishings, each villa is beautifully designed with Balinese elements as an essential part of the décor.
Jump into the private pool with your kids and let them have the best time of their lives. Alternatively, they can also splash water at the main infinity pool with lust forest as the backdrop. At the same time, you can either enjoy a fresh Ubud’s air or book a one-hour relaxing treatment at Tejas Spa. Afterwards, take your little ones to explore around the fish pond and get them familiar with colourful fishes. This activity will stimulate a good connection between you and your kids.
Apurva Kempinski Bali
Featuring traditional Indonesian culture and identity, this resort is a sprawling sanctuary for those travellers coming with toddlers. Highlighting Sriwijaya Two-Bedroom Villa, this villa provides a spacious king-bed accommodation with a twin-bed room, a perfect sanctuary for family getaways. With 195 sqm of space, your family can indulge during the day around the private plunge pool and its relaxing pool deck, including a designated alfresco lounge and dining area. As a privilege that you are a valuable guest, Sriwijaya Two-Bedroom Villas come with exclusive access to the Villa Lounge.
If your kids want to go out and explore the rest of the resort, by all means, to do so. Your little champs can play slides at the children’s pool. Optionally, if they prefer indoor, take them to the resort’s family club or treat them a nice dinner surrounded by baby sharks in the underwater restaurant at Koral. You may want to ask the staff about the daily family activities. Make sure to sign your kids to the Funtasea Tour where your kids can learn a lot about sea life. This is heaven for kid’s, I’ll say.
Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa
Situated in front of the famous golden sandy beach of Legian, this resort offers a wide range of world-class facilities and attractions that will appeal to young age guests. Be rest assured that your kids will have a great time in the kids club or splashing at the lagoon-style oceanfront swimming pools complete with two water slides! To get parents to involve in kids’ activities the resort provides daily fun and engaging activities, such as cultural performances, Balinese cooking class and Balinese handicrafts. Such a perfect destination for families seeking for the ideal setting to relax, unwind and embrace a wonderful beach life.
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Families will be treated well 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 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 one of 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.
InterContinental Bali Resort
This resort is confirming their ongoing commitment to the provision of top-class family facilities as well as a wide and exciting range of activities aimed at parents, teens and children. You can choose to stay either at their Jimbaran Deluxe, Singaraja Premium and Club InterContinental, as well as the palatial 2-bedroom Imperial Villa or the elite 2-bedroom Jivana Villa. All are suitable for families.
In terms of activities for your kids, the list is endless! You can go to their 35-metre family-orientated main pool with a shallow water area for children. This spot is conveniently flanked by Jimbaran Gardens restaurant and Pool Bar, which makes for casual family-style poolside drinks and dining. Additionally, the two ‘Fun Pools’ are ideal for children with two water fountains to provide lots of fun, while the ‘Fountain Pool’ is especially suitable for adults and teenagers.
If your kids are not into water activities, take them to the Planet Trekkers children club. This is a mini-resort for children aged from 4 to 12 and designed to ensure that youngsters will have as much fun when they are on holiday, as their parents do. Here, your kids can interact with other like-minded junior travellers and participate in a programme of child-orientated activities, with cultural and eco-learnings to keep them entertained for hours.
The resort also presents daily activities for all members of the family. From village cycling tours, Balinese cooking classes, sunrise yoga, Balinese dance, wood carving, etc. Make sure you ask the staff of the availability.
This resort has 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 dining area. This space then opens out onto a large terrace with 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 the children aged 3 and up. Daily activities like baking, painting and hair braiding will keep them 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’ squeals of 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 saltwater lagoon pool with its sunken Pool Bar or take nice exotic treatments at Serenity Spa & Salon.
The Trans Resort Bali
Seminyak’s seven-star-award-winning-resort, The Trans Resort Bali is simply made for families. The spacious 65sqm standard Premier room is a perfect option for a small family with two children up to 12 years old, showcasing a spacious balcony with daybed and private Jacuzzi overlooking the shimmering sandy beach pool and tropical garden. If you have a bigger family, the 130sqm Celebrity Suites with direct access to the pool or a lavish villa of 350sqm with a private pool can be the ideal option for more luxurious and exclusive experiences.
For parents’ peace of mind and children’s delight, the resort is completed with the signature White Sandy Beach Pool with water slide for kids and a Kid’s Club offering round the clock babysitting service, children’s library, kid’s activities, digital entertainment area and the new mini golf features at The Waterfall garden.
While the kids are having fun, parents could enjoy a relaxing Balinese massage treatment at The Spa or keep the body fit at The Fitness Centre, complete with sauna, steam room, hot & cold jacuzzi. For more engaging experiences with family, join the fun activities such as Pizza Making, Cooking Class and Yoga Class or just lay down at the pool lounger while watching a family movie on a big screen under the stars which available every Saturday night.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Renowned as one of the most family-friendly resorts in Bali, the resort has a special programme called Westin Family. Westin Family is designed to enrich the little ones and enhance their wellbeing through exploration and discovery. Upon arrival, kids will receive Kids’ Travel Journals and Local Activity Guide, where the Westin Family Programmes are designed to engage, ignite wonder and spark curiosity. For room selection, you can choose to stay at Family Suite with two private bedrooms, a separate living area and child-friendly features make for an easy choice for those coming with kids.
Moreover, the resort boasts a spacious outdoor playground with exciting facilities such as 12-metre waterslide in the pool. Set in a quiet garden corner and shaded by tropical greenery, the Westin Family Kids Club is more than just a playground for children. A fully supervised facility with indoor and outdoor play areas that offers a daily schedule of age-appropriate games and activities to engage little ones and give parents a well-deserved break as well during their summer in Bali. Fun activities in the Kids Club range from face painting, kite making, movie night, stargazing and much more to cater to children between the ages of 4 and 12, with a different rotating schedule daily, from Monday to Sunday.
Dining as a family is made easy at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua with a choice of different restaurants catering to all taste preferences. A wholesome children’s menu is available to tempt even the fussiest of eaters and every family is entitled to a free meal pass for kids.
In addition, kids can also enjoy the Westin Kids Spa, where they will get a chance to be pampered with lots of fun and relaxing treatments, such as Fun Fruity Crème Bath, Twinkle Toes and Fancy Fingers (popularly known as manicure and pedicure), temporary tattoos, hair-braiding and many more. Westin Kids Spa is open daily from 10am to 6pm. For a more private experience, treat your little ones with Bath Time Bubbles prepared exclusively at the privacy of your own tub by the team from Westin Kids Spa. In addition to lots of bubbles, the fun bathing activity will feature floating toys, colourful shower caps, fruity bath bubbles and fluffy towels for a maximum of two children.
When the weekend comes around, Prego presents its Brunch Infinito where kids under 6 years of age eat for free. Serving up delicious Italian cuisine, this weekly event brings families together in the best possible way. Guests can enjoy refreshing time-off with access to the swimming pools and beach lounge area at Westin, while the little ones can take part in safe activities supervised by the Westin Family team.
Wapa di Ume Ubud
Offering a private garden area with prime natural views around the surrounding countryside, this resort invites family travellers to the authentic side of Ubud. Book your family at the two-storey Family Villa, combining a king bedroom and twin bedroom as well as space for two extra beds and its own pool. If you are coming with big families, choose two-bedroom Terrace Villa and the three-bedroom Wapa Villa with its own infinity pool. Pairing yourself and kids into cookery courses for a real Balinese cooking experience in the open-air kitchen. Alternatively, go explore the rice paddy fields around the area.