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If you think Bali wouldn’t be as fun if you’re traveling with the kids – these family-friendly beach resorts will make you think otherwise! In fact, it might actually be a great choice for a family vacation.
True, kids have a different definition of fun compared to us adults. But, when you are getting pools and facilities that are specially tailored for kids, combined with everything we adults love about resorts – who’s complaining?
So, if you’re considering going to Bali with your family and are looking for places that will maximise your fun quotient to put up at – take a pick out of these 10 family-friendly resorts you can stay at!
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Interconnecting rooms, and easy access to fun family pools – Padma Resort Legian
The resort goes out of the way to guarantee the best family time!
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The mesmerising Lagoon Pool is really what dreams are made of, but it is the Family Pool that is perfectly equipped with three water slides and raindrop umbrellas – making sure the family bonding time is the best you can ever have!
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Other children’s facilities include the Games Center and Wolly Kids Club which provide an eclectic mix of outdoor games with indoor activities including art and crafts, along with familiar and well-loved games like air hockey, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation.
The Family Room also offers all-you-can-get comfort, with interconnecting children’s rooms with bunk beds and easy access to the Family Pools!
Located conveniently at the beachside of South Kuta, Bali Dynasty Resort is dedicated to catering for families with its thoughtful facilities and chilled atmosphere. The resort prides itself for its true blue Balinese hospitality and warm environment, that makes holidaying families feel at ease.
And while you will feel at ease staying here, your kids are sure to be exhilarated with the fun kids’ pools available. We bet nothing can get your children more excited than their kids’ pools – complete with a Kids Water Fun Zone and a 56-metre waterslide!
While you enjoy some carefree “me” time at the separate adults-only Lazy Pool (sounds too good to be true!), babysitting services are available to make sure the children aren’t left unattended. Otherwise, feel free to have fun with the kids at the large family pool!
But that’s not where the resort stops to make your stay fun – they also have fun facilities like the Kupu-Kupu Kiddies’ Club (where they provide various activities without additional charges!), kids’ playground, teens’ club and a High Flyers Trapeze School to keep your kids happy and content.
For other kids’ treats, Bali Dynasty Resort also provides a funky hairdresser specially for the little ones. They can get some fun hair braiding done, along with mani and pedis too!
While they’re occupied, the adults can make their way to the 5 bars available. We recommend you to check out Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub. Or the Beach Club if you’re up for some chill time. If you really want some ‘adults-only’ me time, you could also head up to Upper [email protected] – perfect for catching a peaceful sunset with your love, and having a yummy drink too! For relaxation, simply head down to Ashoka Spa.
When you’re done with separate activities for the kids and adults, there are special programmes organised by the resort for the whole family (both the kids and adults) that will provide an entertaining, bonding experience.
And, if you’d like to take a stroll outside the resort with your family – the award-winning Waterbom water park, Discovery Shopping Mall and Lippo Mall are all well within your reach!
There is something for everybody – older kids get free entrance to ‘The Den’ Teens Club, while younger ones below 12 get to dine free when accompanied by the same number of paying adults at H2O Restaurant’s daily theme night buffets.
There’s even more great dining specials at Bali Dynasty Resort, with 6 restaurants offering extensive dishes – from a la carte buffets to the most sought-after Dim Sum Buffet Lunch in Golden Lotus Chinese Restaurant every Sunday. (Psst! Kids below 12 years also get 50% off while dining at Golden Lotus Restaurant!)
PS: Do note that Bali Dynasty Resort offers a variety of rooms for families that accommodate up to 5 persons!
Also read: Our Bali Dynasty Resort Review: 13 Exciting all-inclusive family activities you can enjoy on your beach holiday!
3. It’s one big party for the family – Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Strap on your seatbelts kiddos, and get ready for a super time staying at the Hard Rock Hotel (which received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence) in Kuta.
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The Lil’ Rock Club has all the fun you can imagine lined up for the kids! There are fun activities like Dance classes, Rock Wall Climbing and Kids’ kitchen. And, get ready to get into party mode with the Beach Party!
Of course, their pool packs no less than a punch too! While adults get to enjoy the largest free-foam pool in Bali including a Sand Island, kiddies get their very own exclusive swimming pool with water slides and more!
The Club sure knows how to keep the kids engaged. And, all the amenities lined up to get it done with class!
The hotel has ideal room types especially for families travelling together. The Loft Room is a spacious room with two levels, perfect for families with teenage kids.
And, if your kids are used to some pampering – the Luxury Kids’ Suite will definitely be loved by them. It features an additional kid’s room (ideal for young children below 12 years old) complete with Playstation 3 and other great kids entertainment.
PS: Teenagers aged 16 and above may rent a guitar and headphones, and take guitar lessons through the guitar channel in the room. They may even rent a mixer, headphone and iPad – and be their own DJ in the room!
And if you feel like stretching your vocal cords, there are Karaoke rooms, and a state-of-the-art ‘Boom Box’ recording studio too!
4. Thrilling Slides and Camel Rides – Hilton Bali Resort
Take a dip in the pool after sliding down the 30-metre slide – how do you like the sound of that?
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Unwind at the sprawling connected pools while the kids have their own watery fun. But, the fun, it seems, is only beginning!
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Throw in the aptly named Serenity – a secluded beach for hotel guests, plus an exclusive camel ride safari – and you are bound to have the time of your life!
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Entertainment for families with children is one of the major USPs (unique selling points) of the resort, and their Jungle Camp for children is all the proof you need.
With both indoor and outdoor playground areas, arts and crafts, books and board games available for children aged 6 to 12, they’ll be having fun to their heart’s content! For the more active kids, they may also have fun on the trampoline and rock climbing facilities under the watchful eyes of the resort’s trained team.
The comfortable family rooms only make your stay more worthwhile, with 2 options to choose from. One features fun bunk beds for the kids (while the parents enjoy a king-sized bed, of course), and the other family room comes complete with 2 queen-sized beds!
5. A fun 12-metre long waterslide, and quality family bonding activities – The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua
Rest assured – the Kids Club at The Westin Resort will keep your kids happy for you!
First, the pools at the hotel are to die for – with a salt water pool in a tropical surrounding, making it feel like you’re swimming right in the sea, and a 12-metre long water slide offering just the right amount of adrenaline rush for the youngsters!
Next, the activities at the club are all you can ask for. From artsy activities like face painting and kite making to kiting and fishing for outdoor lovers and even a PlayStation and computer lab for the hi-tech kids – it’s got everything sorted!
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Whereas the parents can laze the day away on a reclining chair at the Westin Resort’s pristine white sand beach.
What’s a family vacation without some quality bonding time? That is why the resort also offers family bonding activities like storytelling sessions, stargazing, musical journeys, and movie nights.
For more quality bonding over food, enjoy a great time at the Prego Family Brunch (available every Sunday) that’s sure to be the cherry on top of your perfect weekend!
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The Westin’s contemporary Family Suites offer two bedrooms and a family room with plenty of space for everyone to relax after a fun and exhilarating day.
6. Great things to do, great food to eat – Prama Sanur Beach Bali
Prama Sanur Beach Bali is located right on Mertasari Beach, where there’s plenty to see and do.
Before we talk about Prama Sanur, let’s talk about 3 potential adventures your kids will enjoy on Mertasari Beach.
Come down to the beach during low tide, and have fun exploring the marina around. Crabs, shells, starfish and more – the kids will get to have fun hands on experiences with marine life.
There’s a great variety of watersports available on the beach if you’re interested. (Prama Sanur provides watersports with RipCurl.)
Lastly, if you’re here during kite season, your kids will enjoy watching the kite teams keep the kites up in the sky – just imagine a beautiful scene of a sky full of kites!
Back to Prama Sanur, this property provides 2 outdoor pools for swimming and poolside lounging, and a splash zone pool for the kids!
They also have tennis and volleyball courts; pampering spa services and yoga; and a fitness centre.
You may also want to know that they have a kids club, so parents get to drop off their kids and take some time out for romance.
Surrounded by 15 acres of tropical gardens, this beautiful beachfront resort comes with 3 in-house restaurants and 2 bars (including a swim-up pool bar!).
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Whether it’s a mix of International and Asian cuisine at Tirta Restaurant; authentic hearty Italian at Basilico Restaurant; fine Indonesian dining at Lada Restaurant; or cocktails, pizzas and tapas at Bamboo Bar and Lounge – Prama Sanur ensures your body and belly (and spirits) are kept happy and content!
7. Laze in the infinity pool, or swoosh down super fun slides – Bali Mandira Beach Resort
The first thing you need to know about Bali Mandira?
You will enjoy a plethora of facilities at the resort, along with their extravagant pools – including an infinity pool with panoramic views of the ocean, and a pool with super fun slides – designed to perfection for both the young ones and the grown-ups!
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Check out the complimentary kids’ club facilities that include interesting activities like movie nights and Balinese dance lessons. There’s even the complimentary crafts lesson that can be a great holiday learning experience for adults too!
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The gorgeous Balinese-styled Deluxe Cottages are also simply lovely – most especially the Superior Family Rooms, which are the most ideal for families.
With the interconnecting rooms providing the right amount of independence for the kids and privacy for the adults, you’re sure to love it here. (You may even choose just the right kind of beds your family would prefer with the flexible bedding options!)
8. It’s an adventure for the entire family! – Holiday Inn Bali Benoa
Jumpstart your family adventure by booking a stay at Holiday Inn Resort – with four pools that are simply perfect to lounge in all day, not forgetting the kids’ pool that come with special fountains and slides for maximum fun.
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Either book the Tanjung Family Adventure Suite that comes packed to the brim with plenty of things your family will enjoy, including a special kids bathroom with a bathtub –
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Or go for the Tanjung Connecting Rooms that are equally suited for families with LED TVs for those mini movie nights in.
Their recreational facilities are hard to beat too! Whether you want a kids club, cooking class, special beach activities, or beach excursions – you name it and they have it.
Watch the kids have a ball at the Kids Club with facilities like a ball pit and photo booth where they can have fun, and capture great memories too! On the other hand, the adults get to enjoy their very own resort centre and games zone for some well-deserved adults-only leisure.
9. The family vacation with style, and kids’ spa treatments too! – Grand Hyatt Bali
A stay at Grand Hyatt is nothing short of the ultimate family bliss.
The hotel has five swanky pools – take a plunge into the lagoon pool and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean just off the pearly white coastline, or let the Balinese-featured pool take you straight to fabled lands.
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Let the children find their own splash extravaganza at the River Pool, making the most of the slides amidst lush surroundings and lily ponds.
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The resort has a well-mapped out treasure trove of activities to make your holiday a memorable and luxurious one. For example, indulge in various activities like kite-flying on the beach, and cycling tours with the entire family!
Why should only grown-ups feel pampered? Give the kids their first taste of spa services with spa packages at the Kriya Spa that are specially designed for kids!
Take your pick out of the Precious Princess packages or Chill Out with Dad – and treat your little ones to a vanilla chocolate oil massage or even a caramel bubble bath!
Special mention 1: There’s a water park within this resort! – New Kuta Green Park at Pecatu Indah Resort!
What?! A resort with an actual water-park?
Yes, you heard that right!
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Pecatu Indah Resort is the travelling family’s ultimate paradise. While the resort offers upscale accommodation, you get the added bonus of easy access to New Kuta Green Park – the massive water park is spread across 5 hectares with 12 main water range activities.
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Have a roaring time together at water attractions like the Wave Pool. If not, little guests can relax at the Kiddy Pool, while the adults spend time at the Lazy River.
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There are other activities you should definitely try your hand at, such as some Paintballing, before calling it a day!
The best family-friendly hotels we’ve found within Pecatu Indah Resort are Le Grande Suites, and New Kuta Hotel. Both offer family-friendly accommodation, and at really affordable prices too!
Special Mention 2: Affordable, and never-ending family fun – Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites
Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites provides a convenient stay with their Family Style Apartments at really affordable rates – and it also packs a little extra fun into your stay with its family-friendly environment and facilities.
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Most importantly, the specially made shaded pool for kids, and 30-metre long slide look more than exciting for kids to spend hours at, and the little ones get their own waddle pool! This means hours of fun splashing about in Sanur Paradise (quite literally).
The Camp Splash Kids Club definitely knows how to make the kids happy too. The “magical” world, as they call it, has a big screen playing movies, games and Playstations that will keep them happily occupied.
PS: The playground is also loaded with game opportunities and has frequent events like face painting and magic shows.