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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. Family at paradise!: Padma Resort Legian
At Padma Resort Legian, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of tropical beach oasis. Time for both you and your kids to unwind and enjoy family time together, on the vacation of your dreams!
And here’s the most exciting part (at least for the kids) – surrounded by the alluring garden, the Family Pool holds three fun waterslides that we’re sure not only the kids will love! Everyone will have fun time together going down twisting slides. The little ones can hide under the raindrop umbrellas and splash in the pool all day long! With 5 pools in the resort, the kids have no reason to be bored!
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And no, that’s just the tip of the iceberg of fun for the kids. At the Wolly Kids Club and Kids Party, they will go wild. With various indoor and outdoor activities like cooking classes, art & craft, fun water aerobics, Bahasa Indonesia lessons, Cartoon time and more, they will make new friends and be completely and happily occupied the entire day!
The older ones would appreciate the Games Centre, which is equipped with the latest electronic games such as PlayStation 4 and many more favourite games like air hockey, table soccer and even a mini billiard!
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget you adults. Tenkai Japanese Restaurant has something even for the biggest gourmands – their popular Japanese buffet will undoubtedly satisfy your tastebuds!
To savour some well-deserved couple time while the little ones have fun, go for the signature -2 beer at S.K.A.I. Beach Club and watch the sun go down over the infinity pool – time to rekindle that romantic spark!
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Now we wouldn’t say this is a family-friendly resort if there’s no rooms specially designed to provide the best comfort for both parents and kids. At the dedicated Family Block, the Kids Pool, Kids Club and Kids Juice Bar are located close to one another, and the Family Room in this block comes with a connecting children’s room with bunk bed so kids can have their privacy but you can still keep an eye on them. It also comes with easy access to the family pool (for ground floor rooms) so you don’t even need to go too far to splash into the water!
2. Your perfect vacation soundtrack: Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Let’s get the party started at Hard Rock Hotel Bali! All the little and big rockers rush to the paradise of music, fun and family parties where everyone becomes a rock star!
To get access to all the fun activities such as rockwall climbing challenge, your young ones have to join the Roxity Kids Club for the special adventures. Take part in the Kids Olympics and maybe you’ll bring a medal home with you!
For the tired parents, get that well-deserved rest on the Sand Island, surrounded by the largest free-form swimming pool in Bali. Find shelter in the cabanas, order food and refreshments from Splash Bistro and enjoy it under the shade with your feet cooling off in the pool.
Meanwhile, you can watch your kids go down the waterslide ecstatically, splashing into a supervised, child-safe pool. They would love walking on the water in a giant zorbing ball and other pool activities! Kids get to have their own swim-up bar too, so let them paddle off to The Shack Junior for their juice fix after excessive fun (if this can even be excessive!).
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For lunch, we recommend Starz Diner with indoor and outdoor seating and serves international cuisine. If you can’t decide what to have, try the Tray of the Month dish. Kids who are members of Roxity Kids Club can have lunch for free!
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And this has to be favourite part for every child (or child-at-heart) – ultimate foam party, held every Friday and Sunday at 4pm! Have a family foam fight and see who gets lost under the foam as first!
Your littlest babies (6 months to 3 years) can now have their fair share of fun at the newly opened Lullaby Kids Club. The experienced nursery teachers will take care of your babies for 2 hours a day as though they were their own. That gives you enough time for a romantic sunset cocktail or a movie night with your partner!
After that long day of excitement, retire for the night at the Roxity Family Suite, which is piled full of children’s entertainment such as PlayStation 4. Teenagers can even rent a guitar and take a TV guitar lessons or become DJs with a rented mixer and iPad! Here at Hard Rock Hotel Bali, music is everywhere.
3. Fun for everyone: Bali Dynasty Resort
A beachside resort located near Kuta’s famous beach and shops, Bali Dynasty Resort has something for everyone. Be it kids who want to splash in the water, teens who want to meet new friends, or parents who simply need to relax, you will be surprised by the thoughtful facilities and rich programmes that Bali Dynasty has to offer. Family vacation has never been so easy!
Your kids will go crazy at the unbelievable 56-metre-long caterpillar splash waterslide that flows directly into the pool, with a giant tipping bucket, water curtain and bubble jets – we bet they will be thoroughly entertained the whole day.
While this pool is the kingdom for the kids, parents can enjoy a quiet moment in an adults-only Lazy Pool. With a babysitting service, you don’t need to worry as the professional staff will take care of your little ones while you’re having your couple time.
Fun never ends for them with the Kupu-Kupu Kiddies’ Club, which is free of charge, with daily organized activities like a watermelon-eating contest, water-pillow fighting, duck feeding or kids yoga.
There is something for teens as well! At The Den, a club with free entrance for teens 10-16 years old, they can beat the best score at the X-Box and PlayStation, watch movies, play pool or table tennis. But the best thing is, there are no parents here!
After all the fun and games, head to the H2O Restaurant, where all kids below 12 years old eat for free from the buffet when accompanied by same number of paying adults. Every evening comes with a different themed buffet from around the world. And there are many more restaurants to choose from – Golden Lotus where you can taste Chinese cuisine and Gracie Kelly’s which has an interior of a 100-year-old Irish pub!
Pamper yourselves at Ashoka Spa, which offers various types of treatments and massages (they even have one specially for kids!).
When the kids are finally resting after a day of fun, adults can head for a drink at one of the 5 bars. For the ultimate sunset experience, we recommend a cocktail at the upper deck of H2O and savour the precious moments of your holiday!
P.S. Do note that Bali Dynasty Resort offers a variety of rooms for families that accommodate up to 5 people! Opt for their Deluxe Family Package (guaranteed interconnecting rooms), brand new Family Suite and new Deluxe Terrace Room.
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. 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!
9. 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.
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 – Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
Prime Plaza Suites Sanur 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 Prime Plaza Suites Sanur.
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.