Family trips can be overwhelming because not all places are great for families with children. That’s why when planning a vacation, you should consider every aspect of the experience in finalising your choice.
If you’re looking for a warm and bright place, Bali offers a wide array of options and experiences for families. Are kids clubs, roomy family areas, or splash pools non-negotiable for you? There will always be a couple of resort destinations that will check every requirement off the list. Have fun in the sun and sand, and enjoy this tropical oasis. Start your Balinese adventure with your family at the best accommodation options on the island:
1. Melia Bali
This family resort creates a tropical atmosphere, thanks to immediate access to the Indian Ocean plus the well-kept shoreline. Kids and kids at heart can also enjoy a variety of activities within the property. We’re talking about Bali, so expect many of these to involve the water. But for a change of pace, in case your kid doesn’t enjoy watersports, how about a round of a virtual golf game?
The kids club is also open from 9 am to 9 pm. Consider this a getaway for children! Kids can have exclusive space for kid-friendly entertainment options like kayaking, art and craft workshops, and other adventures.
While the kids are busy with plenty of activities, mum and dad can enjoy themselves at any of the five restaurants and three bars, where there are menus of delectable food and drinks for breakfast, lunch, snack, or cocktails for dinner. If you have to pick one, nothing can beat the way the Lotus Asian Restaurant does it! While dining, you can watch Balinese performances that show the island’s rich history. You don’t have to cut the course short to fully appreciate the little slice of heaven in this part of Asia. With babysitting service and child care facilities nearby, you can ensure the safety of your kids the entire time, even if you don’t have a nanny.
All the offerings at this Balinese resort are available for US $500++ per night.
📍Location: Jl. Kw. Nusa Dua Resort Itdc Lot 1, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Bali, 80363
💎Facilities: Breakfast, bath amenities, family suite, infinity pool, waterslides, kids’ club and playground, beachfront
☎️Phone number: (0361) 771510
2. Bali Mandira Beach Resort
The Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa offers access to many different adventures for guests of all ages to enjoy. There is a kids’ club, swimming pools with water slides, a beach club with a rooftop pool and Jacuzzi for adults, a spa, a cooking class, a swim-up bar, meeting rooms and conference facilities for events like meetings and weddings. Everything’s on the menu here!
There will always be something to keep you and the rest of the family busy, thanks to the range of daily activities the resort staff has prepared. This includes live performances, cooking classes, shopping, and arts and crafts sessions. The great mix of entertainment you can find here is why kids, teens, and adults love to come here.
Enjoy the vibe, bond by the swimming pool, and take in the beauty of this small region of Indonesia at the price of US $250++ per night.
📍Location: Jl. Padma No.2, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Bali 80361
💎Facilities: Breakfast, bath amenities, family suite, family room, infinity pool, kids’ pool, kids’ club and playground, sea views
☎️Phone number: (0361) 751381
3. Bali Dynasty Resort
Indulge in the finest Balinese hospitality at the Bali Dynasty Resort, an exquisite resort nestled along the beach in South Kuta, Bali.
Families will be happy to find a special place for kids, such as the Kids Water Fun Zone and a giant water slide. Meanwhile, adults and teenagers can relax in a separate pool not far away from the waterpark or enjoy the view from a jungle garden. After a day of fun activities, achieve a higher level of wellness at the resort’s spa. But a separate beach area exists for the more budget-conscious, complete with sun chairs and umbrellas, so you can doze off.
But since this is a family vacation, you can’t spend all your time with random crowds and people except your loved ones! Thankfully, there are adventures designed for family bonding, such as water volleyball, billiards at the pool tables, or jumping up and down the trampoline. There are also workshops where you can learn how to make towel origami and cooking lessons and demonstrations. Have the best time in the world with the programs and activities that the staff of Bali Dynasty Resort designs for families.
The rates at this accommodation start at US $350++ per night.
📍Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kec. Kuta, Bali 80361
💎Facilities: Breakfast, bath amenities, family suite, family room, infinity pool, kids’ pool, kids’ club and playgrounds, waterslide, sea views
☎️Phone number: (0811) 3803522
4. Hard Rock Hotel & Resort Bali
Hard Rock Hotel & Resort is the perfect tropical getaway for a family that needs to be close to everything. Located on Kuta Beach, Hard Rock keeps every day exciting with many activities surrounding the resort. Your nightlife is also kept alive, with nightclub options nearby. If you like music, live bands are performing on-site. There’s even a recording studio so that you can make your tunes!
Thanks to its proximity to various key locations, children of all ages will have a great time. There are always fun things to do, like swimming in two outdoor pools, relaxing in two spa tubs, and using the free water park, that will make them feel special during the family vacation. After a long day filled with adventure, take your sanctuary to the spa, where you can get a massage, a body treatment, and a facial.
Sensational dining options, exceptional amenities, and more await you at Hard Rock Hotel & Resort. And at just US $250++ per night, this is the deal of a lifetime!
📍Location: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kec. Kuta, Bali 80361
💎Facilities: Breakfast, bath amenities, family suites, family room, infinity pool, kids’ pool, kids’ club and playgrounds, sea views, spa treatments
☎️Phone number: (0361) 761869
5. Discovery Kartika Plaza
Immediate and guaranteed beach access? Your wish is granted with Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, a charming beachfront gem in Kuta. But that’s only one thing of many that makes this place the best in Bali. This incredible resort has many things for every person in the family to enjoy, like a wonderful kids’ club where the young can have a lot of fun while still under adult supervision.
As for the rest of the family, let nature take care of you. A hearty breakfast can be enjoyed floating in the water. And for afternoon tea, you can relax by the beautiful coastline. You can also wait for the waves to taper down and be perfect to surf. A big outdoor lagoon pool is surrounded by pretty gardens, which is an excellent alternative to the beautiful beaches… at least for a short while! You can also stay active by playing tennis, squash, or billiards. To wind down, walk along the coastline while enjoying the sound of the waves hitting the sands and admiring the stars.
Discover beautiful seashores, fun family activities, and more at Discovery Kartika Plaza Resort for US $250++ per night.
📍Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Kec. Kuta Sel., Bali 80361
💎Facilities: Breakfast, bath amenities, family suites, family room, infinity pool, kids’ pool, kids’ club and playgrounds, sea views
☎️Phone number: (0361) 2001300
6. Conrad Bali Resort
Sandy shores or a gigantic outdoor pool? You can have both with Conrad Bali. A luxury resort by the beach, it boasts many water features that appeal to everyone in the family. If the ocean waters are too rough for you, the outdoor pool next to your villa is available anytime in the day or night. But what makes this an excellent option for parents with kids? Children up to 11 years old can eat their meals for free if a parent is dining with them.
Once everyone has enough energy to enjoy the beautiful weather, the staff can arrange a package of additional activities like bike tours with an expert guide, yoga classes, and water sports activities like snorkeling and surfing. Visitors can attend local dancing, language, and cooking lessons to learn more about Indonesia. Then, you can immerse yourself in the local culture by heading to the town just a short walk away. Feel free to stop by and take in the view of the scenic rice paddies along the way!
Get to know Indonesia and slide into local culture more easily with a Conrad Bali accommodation starting at US $320++ per night.
📍Location: Jl. Pratama No.168, Tanjung, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Bali 80363
💎Facilities: Breakfast, bath amenities, family suite, family room, villas, gym, infinity pool, kids’ pool, kids’ club and playground, sea views
☎️Phone number: (0361) 778788
7. Grand Hyatt Resort Nusa Dua
The Grand Hyatt Bali resort in Nusa Dua offers its guests a truly unique experience. Winding down from your exhausting flight has never been easier: you can immediately treat yourself by diving into the comfort of Kriya Spa, where you can get soothing massages to re-energise. Once you do, swim in one of the five outdoor giant pools or the incredible private beach.
The resort also runs the Kids Club, where children can play, learn, or enjoy unusual local activities, such as fish feeding. There, they can get to know the Balinese culture better and familiarise themselves with endemic plants and animals at the resort.
If you want your family to experience Balinese life at Grand Hyatt, prices start at US $350++ per night.
📍Location: Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, South Kuta, Bali 80363
💎Facilities: Breakfast, bath amenities, family suite, infinity pool, kids’ pool, kids’ club and play grounds, sea views
☎️Phone number: (0361) 771234
8. InterContinental Resort Bali
Opulence gets a new definition at InterContinental Bali, a five-star getaway at Jimbaran’s heart. It’s genuinely one of the best spots if you’re looking for top-notch relaxation options. I personally think that this is also a fantastic place to take your kids for a holiday.
Suppose you have children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. In that case, the Planet Trekkers have toys, activities, and more, suited for various age groups. The staff also arranges games and entertaining programs, such as video games or movies evenings, to keep the kids occupied and satisfied. Do your children want to go into the water? They can safely do so in the Fun Pool. The pool’s design was elaborated specially for younger guests: it’s only five metres wide with barely any depth, what makes it perfect for children fondling water-based fun.
Spas, beautiful bedrooms, and fun activities: you can enjoy them all at the InterContinental Bali Resort for just US $378++ per night.
📍Location: Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.45, Jimbaran, Bali, Bali 80361
💎Facilities: Breakfast, bath amenities, family suite, infinity pool, kids’ pool, kids’ club and playground, sea views
☎️Phone number: (0361) 701888
I’ve been in Bali now for ten years, and I can’t help but miss my family in Jakarta. Because of the distance, I didn’t get to see many of my nieces and nephews grow from toddlers to teens. That’s why I try to make up for it by inviting them to a trip to the island from time to time.
I stand by every recommendation I made in this article. But if I have to choose just a few, these properties are definitely the best of the best family resort in Bali:
Meliá Bali, Conrad Nusa Dua Bali, Intercontinental Resort
Again, all resorts and boutiques here are amazing. The entertainment options for kids and teenagers as well as the other attractions designed for everyone are top-notch. The management teams of the different resorts have taken into account what people normally look for in a family holiday. I admit that my top three options aren’t everyone’s style. For me, I think it’s just a matter of preference. So, if you have friends that understand what you’re looking for, ask them what they think as well. More importantly, consider additional services that any member of the travellers in your family may need.
Everyone in the family, mum, dad, and kids, usually look for different
Juggling the different desires and priorities of mum, dad, and the kids can be tricky. So, we hope that in the list, you’ll find the perfect environment and accommodation to savour the tropical paradise that is Bali.