Bali is a tropical paradise not just for couples, but also great for families.
A private family villa with in-house facilities and plenty of space is all you need for both you and your kids to have fun together.
If you haven’t had enough of our unique family villas previously, we’ve got nine more for you that will keep the children happy, and you rejuvenated.
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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) With ball games and a trampoline : The Arsana Estate (5 bedroom villa from $750 – Up to 10 adults)
Expect nothing but a luscious sanctuary for both adults and the kids here.
This splendid villa, set in a sweeping landscape of rice fields and forested river valleys in Tabanan, is a perfect setting to experience a Bali holiday.
Thoughtfully named, the Sanskrit name ‘Arsana’ means flow. This not only describes the cascading layout of the bedrooms and living pavilions, but also the zen-like fish-filled lily ponds and open façades around the estate.
The villa’s five double bedroom suites (with connecting annexes for children) are scattered across the estate, each nestled within their own private pavilions.
Children will love skipping around the ponds and splash around at the separate section that comes with 18m x 8m kids’ pool.
Photo via Danielle
The kids’ bunk bed-fitted Orange Room is also a great place to chill out, which comes equipped with game consoles like PS3 and Wii, and a TV and a DVD player.
The kids will leap with joy when they discover a bouncy trampoline just outside the room!
There’s also a large flat lawn complete with a football goal and a basketball hoop for the more active ones.
When the children tire of outdoor frolicking, they can return to the games room, where cupboards are stocked with board games, toys and children’s books.
As for the adults, you can bask in complete peace in the estate’s serene surroundings – the kids can roam around independently and safely while you focus on getting a nice tan.
2) An Artistic Retreat For The Creative: Villa San (6 bedroom villa from $1050 – Up to 12 adults)
Not too far away from Ubud’s Royal Palace lie this private little oasis.
Featuring a modern two-storey living pavilion that showcases an eclectic collection of wooden art pieces and crafts from China, Ghana and Indonesia, you can’t help but feel inspired when you enter the villa grounds.
The pavilion houses a beautiful lounge, dining and entertainment areas as well as a colorful playroom, a rooftop terrace and the kitchen. The six bedroom suites, are built in an L-shape around this living space.
The young and the old can take advantage of the spacious grounds to explore, play Frisbee, chill on the hammocks with a book or splash around the 25m x 5m pool.
But here’s the most amazing bit – you can stoke the creative sparks in your kids by taking them to the artist’s studio via the hidden spiral stairs.
Here, you can paint together as a family or watch the stars together at the adjacent rooftop terrace at night. If you need help with recognising the constellation, you can always use the professional telescope!
There’s also a dedicated playroom with lots of toys, board games and electronic consoles like the Wii and a DVD player.
Adults can retire to the media room, which offers a state-of-the-art home theatre system, or use the gym while letting the children run free.
3) That Little Magical Bunk House For The Kids: The Sea Shanty (4 bedroom villa from $630 – Up to 8 adults)
The Sea Shanty is a luxurious four-bedroom villa, nestled peacefully just at the southern end of Jimbaran Beach.
Designed to reflect Balinese culture, the decor is rustic and earthy, using plenty of local materials and indigenous plants to bring out a local heartwarming atmosphere.
This lush hideaway is a perfect place for kids to unleash their imagination.
The Bunkhouse, also known as the “Kid’s Zone”, has two teak bunk beds and a quaint little outdoor bath. A wacky but cute octopus mural watches over as the kids clean up.
They can put on their artists’ hats and doodle on the large chalkboard wall in the bedroom. When their masterpieces are finished, they can choose a good tale to read or watch cartoons at the cool Library room that comes with cable TV and a DVD player.
There’s a 15-metre pool for you to take a refreshing dip. The young ones can try boogie boarding at the wading pool.
For something more exciting, why not play soccer on the grass lawn?
Feel free to throw a poolside barbeque too – the villa’s friendly staff will help you out with grocery shopping.
There’s always complimentary breakfast for your family every morning so no one gets hungry here!
4) Girls Just Want To Have Fun: Villa Aiko (4 bedroom villa from $650 – Up to 8 adults)
Villa Aiko presents an architectural symmetry that embodies the ancient Chinese philosophy of yin and yang.
There’s a balance of light, space and flow of air, weaved together through its classic interior décor created from teak, marble and recycled ironwood.
Set over two levels, this sunny villa offers four bedrooms.
Active children will love explore Villa Aiko’s enormous lawns. They can play hide and seek, run around or even cartwheel!
When the midday sun gets too hot, they can cool down at a 15m pool or chill in the cute air-conditioned playroom.
Girls will love the charming doll’s house and kitchen set in the playroom, which is also stocked with games, crafts, toys, DVDs, Xbox and Wii.
Adults can soak in the shaded rooftop Jacuzzi with a glass of sparkling wine in hand.
The upper deck rooftop terrace is also an amazing place to admire the views, meditate or to do yoga.
Now, who’s up for some banana pancakes on the rooftop for breakfast?
5) Infinite games and fun: Villa Asta (5 bedroom villa from $1065 – Up to 10 adults)
Families will never tire of amusement at this Guy Morgan-designed five-bedroom villa, which offers infinite fun for the young and young at heart.
There’s the main pool where little ones can splash about, and a viewing platform where the teens can climb up to and dive off from the high end.
Villa Asta’s delightful staff can also help you keep an eye on them while you sneak off to soak in your own plunge pool by the master bedroom.
At the end of the pool, there is a massive games room where you can play Billiards and table tennis.
Tired of the indoors?
Get the family huffing and puffing as you trade badminton smashes and volleyball spikes.
Be warned though —with so many activities going on, you and your kids might never leave the villa to catch some action at the nearby Batubelig Beach!
6) A Royal Treatment: The Istana (5 bedroom villa from $2470 – Up to 10 adults)
Perched majestically on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, The Istana is in every sense, a ‘Palace’.
You will be treated to such splendor, your family will never forget this experience in many years to come.
This palatial villa offers spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, so whether you’re taking a dip, having dinner at the Bale or just waking up amidst the crisp, white sheets of your bed, you are bound to be enraptured.
Upstairs at The Istana, there is an entire wing dedicated to the young ones. Children can roll around in their charming bunk beds and find plenty of toys and books to rock their imagination.
Next to it is a games room, completely equipped with a Nintendo Wii and a PlayStation corner, a pool table and a wide selection of board games.
While the little ones are preoccupied, you can soak in the 32-metre infinity pool, or gather the kids and learn about nature and its beauty.
On a clear day, Bali’s ring of volcanoes is visible on the horizon. What better way to teach your kids science and geography by placing them right in the middle of everything?
This is also the best time to rekindle your romance with your partner, while the attentive Istana staff keep an eye on the kids.
You can enjoy a couples’ massage at the spa, followed by sunset cocktails and a gourmet dinner.
7) For The Love Of Football And Space: Villa Bali Kemah Tinggi (4 bedroom villa from $1120 – Up to 8 adults)
There’s nothing more idyllic than to retreat to a chic haven, especially one that’s tucked away in a secluded corner of Seseh Beach.
Villa Kemah Tinggi will offer you and your family not just an urban respite, but also a paradise that’s entirely yours.
You will revel in this luxurious retreat, with its beautiful spacious rooms and intimate lush surroundings.
As for the kids, there’s a little football field where the they can compete and play a game or two.
There are cots, bathing and changing equipment’s and even the kitchen is equipped to fulfill the youngest guest’s bottle feeds.
Mostly, Kemah Tinggi’s friendly and attentive staff is out to seduce the younger ones with its adventurous children menus or with a BBQ by the pool.
Even babies are not forgotten as the chefs can easily whip up healthy and delicious puree for them!
For some family fun time, there’s a gorgeous pool to soak in – you can choose to watch the sunset together or start a water fight!
8) Summer home for the family: Villa Banyan (6 bedroom villa from $850 – Up to 12 adults)
With luminous colours, funky beam architecture and rustic furniture, your vacation will brighten up the minute you step into the sprawling Villa Banyan.
This six-bedroom villa, hidden away in a quiet lane in Seminyak, is flanked by a lush tropical garden of tall bamboo and fragrant frangipani trees.
Watch your kids’ eyes light up as they discover the cute old-school playground.
They’ll have the utmost fun bouncing on the fine trampoline, pulling around a little wagon or holding secret meetings at the little playhouse.
If you can’t leave your work behind, there’s even a little work-station and a dining table housed in this secluded glass house, where you can brainstorm in peace.
The kids have their own bunk room but they won’t feel separated from you as three of the bedrooms connect seamlessly with one another.
If you just want some quiet couple time, you can cool down in the lovely pool.