Planning for a family trip to the Island of Gods?
With long sandy beaches, lush forests, and picturesque 4sceneries, Bali’s natural landscape promises a memorable family holiday that also extends to its plethora of resorts, villas, and hotels.
Staying at the Bali beachfront property is the best place for families, where kids can play and swim just a few steps from your room.
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And of course, all the kid-friendly amenities will surely make a Bali trip more exciting for the bunch.
For those of you wondering where the best places for a family vacation are in Bali, these 4 areas are located in great central areas close to everything!
Great for shopping, and nightlife especially if parents are hoping to steal out for a little bit of fun.
A luxurious paradise with pristine beaches and everything you could possibly want.
A sleepy little seaside town perfect for a peaceful family vacay, and easy to navigate for those with strollers.
Great for seafood lovers, and relatively quiet with lesser crowds.
Here’s some of the best family-friendly beach resorts and villas in Bali with amenities and facilities specifically for traveling families.
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-a. Slide into family fun! – Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa
Are you planning a funtastic family vacation? Hoping to get a little luxury at a great price, without compromising the necessary creature comforts? You won’t need to look much further than Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa.
Located only minutes’ walking distance from both Kuta and Seminyak, families can venture into these renowned districts for a wide range of restaurants and shops.
If you’re travelling with kiddos, the 1000-square-metre hotel pool area is a perfect place to laze away your afternoon. This consists of a main pool with two large water slides, a toddler pool, and even a lagoon-style pool that mimics a real beach, complete with white sand and sun loungers.
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You’ll find the perfect getaway you’ve been looking for in the Superior Family Room – these spacious rooms comfortably accommodate families of four with two interconnected rooms. If you have young kids, you’ll be pleased to know that all guests under 12 can stay for free!
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The little ones will be able to get a kids-friendly menu at the in-hotel Celagi restaurant, as well as 50 percent off on the buffet during themed night dinners.
At the colourful Cening Kids Club, under the supervision of nurturing English-speaking staff, your kids can enjoy movie time, reading, and have lots of fun with a range of toys. If you have slightly older kids, dabbling in Balinese arts and crafts is also a great way to spend an afternoon!
And we all know – happy kids translates to a happy family holiday!
1-b. Holiday Inn Baruna for Kids of All Ages
If you want to spoil your kids with love and attention, book your stay at Holiday Inn Baruna.
This budget-friendly hotel is just 10 minutes from the airport, and located in close proximity to major attractions in Bali.
As a resort in South Kuta, you know you are staying where the action is.
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Holiday Inn Baruna has special offers and packages for families, such as the Kids Stay and Eat Free offer, where kids below 12 with an accompanying adult can eat for free at its in-house restaurant.
Most parents would sneak some relaxing time at the spa, but if you want to make it a bonding moment for both kids and teens, the resort has a special spa menu for them.
Its Rascal’s Kids Club has plenty of activities for the kids, along with its kiddie pool.
In the hotel, you can get family rooms and even teens rooms, so regardless of what age your kids are, your family will still be able to enjoy the best of Bali.
1-c. Splurge and lounge by the lagoon at Patra Jasa Bali Resort and Villas
Want to spoil your family in Bali?
Patra Jasa Bali Resort and Villas is one of the most luxurious accommodations on the island, close to the airport and has accommodated many VIPs.
From the beach, you and your family can enjoy its vast lagoon-style pool.
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Its lawn and lounges are great places to relax, snuggle and to simply have a great time together. The dining venues offer outdoor spaces too, so you can have a peaceful meal while relaxing.
While the kids are at the Kid’s Club, you can enjoy a couple massage or individual spa, ranging from hot stone massages to local rituals.
And of course, the hotel also offers family-friendly accommodations, beginning with its Deluxe Suite suitable for families with two kids.
1-d. It’s a Family Affair at Legian Beach Hotel
Less than 30 minutes from the airport is Legian Beach Hotel, a property highly dedicated to travelling families.
From its spacious grounds and myriad of dining options, you’ll love all the amenities, starting with its Kid’s Club. Its Little Starfish Kid’s Club is open for young to older kids.
Complete with a kiddie menu, the kid’s club works perfect for ages 3 to 11 while 11 and older will enjoy the Game Room.
The little ones can also expand their energy in both indoor and outdoor activities like play sets, puzzles, squirrel feeding and Balinese dance lessons.
Families will love the pool villas, and if you want to spend less, you will be happy to know that this property has Deluxe and Superior Family Rooms.
Superior Family Rooms even have a Loft, perfect if you’re travelling with children want your own personal space.
2-a. All you could possibly need for fantastic family fun – Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali
On top of being one of Bali’s best family beach resorts, you should know that Grand Mirage Resort also has one of the best resort kids’ clubs in Bali. This means you get the best of both worlds – family bonding with your kids, and quality alone time with your other half.
For accommodation, make your choice between garden view, ocean view, or even a family ocean suite. Regardless, you’re sure to enjoy a clean, beautiful, comfortable and spacious cocoon.
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There’s a wide variety of things to do for both the kids and adults, ensuring everyone thoroughly enjoys their time in Bali – and parents will have the freedom to steal away for some quality me time, or spend time having fun with the little ones – doesn’t that sound simply perfect?
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With a focus on family fun and bonding, Grand Mirage Resort’s Bamboo Kids’ Fun Club not only provides a wide variety of activities to keep the kids occupied – they even facilitate family bonding activities such as family soccer!
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When you’re hungry, head to any of the 8 restaurants available. Whether you’re hankering after some good grills from Jukung Grill Restaurant, or Italian/Mediterranean from the al fresco La Cascata, you won’t go hungry for sure.
Finally, make your already perfect vacation better with some well-deserved rejuvenation at the in-house Thalasso Bali. Thalassotherapy is one spa treatment that will not only leave your body feeling pampered and refreshed – but is also well known for being an amazing healing therapy.
It provides a great environment for you to hang out and chat just like old times, while your body enjoys heaps of benefits!
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And before we forget, opt for the all-inclusive package to make your time at Grand Mirage Resort even sweeter! If you’re unsure what activities to go for, the all-inclusive package will provide a plethora of fun things to do. And best of all? This will make budget planning for your family vacation even easier!
2-b. Pocket-friendly Family Choice at Novotel Bali Benoa
Want to save some cash but also wish to bask in the sand and sea?
Located at the seafront at the edge of Tanjung Benoa peninsula at Nusa Dua, you can do just that at the Novotel Bali Benoa.
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For a budget-friendly property, the hotel is equipped with a kid’s club, where young guests aged 5 to 12 can be well taken care of, while Mommy and Daddy explore Bali at their own pace.
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When it comes to accommodations, you can get a good selection of Family Rooms and Suites.
The hotel also offers a kid’s menu, welcome gift for kids, and a kiddie pool.
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And you can get all of these for a lesser cost, compared to other family-friendly properties in Bali.
2-c. Get treated to a stylish dose of family fun – Club Med Bali
Club Med is synonymous with family fun, and their beachfront Nusa Dua arm is true to their philosophy, with an added sprinkling of Balinese style and hospitality.
It’s an all-inclusive resort where all meals (including wine and beer), and fun activities are complimentary! You will also enjoy free access to all childcare and children’s club facilities.
The resort sits on 24 acres of manicured gardens, dotted with tropical palms and day beds, meandering down to the water’s edge.
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There’s a huge, sparkling main pool with boardwalks, lounge decks, the Kintamani Pool Bar and the enormous Agung Restaurant right in the middle of the pool, serving delicious dishes and colourful cocktails alfresco on the pool deck.
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During the day, there are plenty of opportunities to discover activities such as yoga, trapeze, windsurfing and tennis. At night, you will be able to enjoy your dinner and drinks at the bar accompanied by live entertainment.
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Tip: Club Med also offers day pass for those who do not want to stay at the resort, however, be sure to book at least 24 hours in advance as it’s extremely popular.
2-d. Fun classes for family at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
Finding a variety of family accommodations by the beach?
This luxury beachfront hotel has Deluxe Rooms for 3 and 4, and Family Rooms complete with kids’ space and bunk beds.
And that’s not to mention the long list of activities your kids can indulge in.
The Gecko Kid’s Club offers half-day activities, and if you’re a parent to 3- to 12-year-olds, rest assured that your little ones will be supervised with highly qualified staff during playtime.
So you can enjoy some downtime in Bali, or indulge in the resort’s amenities like spa or a romantic meal.
As a family, you can take part in activities such as Fruit Carving Class, Coconut Weaving Class, Garden Tour and Watersports.
You can even make full use of the Game Room for entertainment!
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3-a. 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 fitness center.
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 belly (and spirits) are kept happy and content!
3-b. How about some fun family playoffs? – Mercure Resort Sanur
Located on the beach, Mercure Resort Sanur offers great Balinese-style accommodation – 41 traditional cottages with thatched roofs, private terraces and free Wi-Fi!
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For those with kids, Mercure Resort Sanur has 8 Family Suites with bunker beds for the kids and 47 connecting rooms where parents can have their own private space!
Surrounded by lush tropical landscape, Mercure also features 2 pools, and a spa. (What can we say – while the kiddos get to have fun at the beach and in the pools, the adults get to schedule some much needed downtime at the spa, right?)
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There are even tennis, volleyball and badminton courts at Resort Mercure Sanur for some fun family playoffs.
After having so much fun, your bellies will need food, and where best than the beachside Pandawa Restaurant where sea views accompany international dishes and live entertainment. (24-hour room service is also available!)
If the family is keen to venture out, there’s a free shuttle bus available to the local shopping area, bikes are available for rent, and the friendly staff can provide tour and vehicle rental services for your convenience.
There’s also a kids club if parents are looking for activities to keep your kids occupied with (and a place where they will be cared for), while you get away for little bit of romance!
Check out Mercure’s beach bar or the poolside bar if you’re looking to have a romantic toast to this perfect family vacation. Enjoy!
3-c. The secluded beach paradise that’s all yours and more – Peneeda View Beach Hotel
Imagine walking along secluded white sandy beaches where paradise is all yours – then hopping into any of the 3 pools (+1 kiddy pool!) at Peneeda for a refreshing swim. This beachfront hotel gives as good as they’ve got with a fantastic location right on the beach, and all the fun facilities to boot.
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When you’re famished from all that walking, and swimming (and dare we say it – rest and relaxation) – simply head to the beachside restaurant. Enjoy your meal with the playful sea breeze blowing through your hair, and sounds of the lapping waves.
If you’re ready to get back to the pool after eating, there’s also a pool bar for drinks where the adults get to relax at, while the kids go swimming in the kiddy pool, or the other 3 pools!
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Other than that, there’s also a library and an Acoustic Music Bar for you to bring the kids to. For snacks, do try the Roadside Kebab and Crepes available at Peneeda. Something savoury, and something sweet for the perfect mid-day treat.
One fun fact to know: the rooms at Peneeda seem to have this pop art meets traditional Bali vibe. The walls are colourful with different textures and patterns, combined with traditional Balinese fittings and furnishings. It all comes together to create a cheerful environment that lifts your spirits rather unexpectedly.
Lastly, don’t forget to spend some time on the lovely beach, and simply unwind to some well-deserved family bonding
4-a. ‘Trek the planet’ at Intercontinental Bali Resort
At the Intercontinental, the kid’s club called Planet Trekker is a mini-resort that keeps young guests occupied, while adults can get some solo time.
Your little ones can take part in activities like Balinese dance lessons, fishing, and even a Turtle Release Programme, all the while supervised by professional staff.
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The property is also very spacious for your kids to enjoy the outdoors and run around.
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From the stunning beachfront at Jimbaran Bay to its six pools, your family can truly indulge in the best during your Bali holiday.
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You will never be bored in this lavish hotel, with plentiful activities for adults and children – including water sports, a fully-equipped gym, fishing with the local people, and as well as tennis courts.
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4-b. Aqua theme and traditional touches: Le Meridien Jimbaran (From USD $150)
This luxury hotel has actually translated Jimbaran’s fishing village roots into a fluid and modern futuristic design without losing its warmth.
The 118 chic and contemporary rooms are positioned around a curving saltwater lagoon-style swimming pool and carry the aqua colours flawlessly.
Every room features floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace, LED TV, wireless Internet access, and an iPod dock, perfect for your own vacation soundtrack.
With such luxurious amenities and a heavenly spa-inspired deep soaking bathtub in the bathroom, the room is a vacation itself!
And don’t forget to check out the chic Smoqee Lounge.
Its signature design brings a unique blend of open-air enclave with water deck that offers an elevated viewpoint to the unparalleled ocean views.
With all these choices, have you taken your pick for your next beach resort getaway with your family in Bali?
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