Have you been dreaming of your next family getaway? And perhaps you’ve been procrastinating planning it?

As parents, we may either be too busy, or too tired most of the time to even set aside time to do some research and planning for our next trip.

(Who wouldn’t after unending days of running around working, tending to our chores, and taking care of the kids?)

Fortunately, we’ve done the planning for you! How about a super quick and simply itinerary for the perfect 5D4N family holiday in the lovely island of Bali?

It covers just about everything you might need or want to check out, in order to have the most fun and memorable family vacay in the tropics!


In this quick family itinerary, we recommend staying in Kuta – it’s super convenient for exploring fun and popular areas like Kuta, Seminyak and/or Jimbaran!

It will cover everything from flights and accommodation, to places to visit and eat!

Getting to Bali

1. From Singapore: Direct flight (total cost from SGD 175)

Take TigerairAirAsia,  Garuda Indonesia, SilkAir or Singapore Airlines from Singapore Changi Airport to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. (Flight time: ~2h 40 min)

2. From Malaysia: Direct flight (total cost from RM 400)

Take Malindo AirAirAsia or Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. (Flight time: ~3h)

3. From Australia: Direct flight from Perth (total cost from 309 AUD)

From Perth:
1. Take AirAsiaJetstarVirgin Australia, Garuda Indonesia or SilkAir from Perth to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali). (Flight time: ~3h 40min)


Day 1

Arrival at Kuta

So you’re finally in Bali and you’ve checked in to your hotel.

Whether you’re looking for fun and convenient activities nearby to complement an early check in, or a lovely dinner to kick off your Bali vacay – these are our top picks!

Dream Museum Zone Bali(1-2 hours)

Experience 3D trick art in Bali’s very own 3D museum, and have fun taking photos in imaginative interactive backgrounds!

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Dream Museum Zone Bali

Address: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 726, Desa Pemogan, Denpasar
Opening hours: 24/7
Price: Rp.100,000 (USD $7.50) for Adults, Rp.50,000 (USD $3.80) for Children
Contact: +62 361 8473053

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Upside Down House(1 hour)

“Float” around everyday living areas such as kitchens, bedrooms, and even toilets – and pretend to be an alien astronaut on Earth.

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Upside Down House

Address: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 726, Desa Pemogan, Denpasar
Opening hours: 24/7
Price: Rp.100,000 (USD $7.50) for Adults, Rp.50,000 (USD $3.80) for Children
Contact: +62 361 8473053

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Dinner and drinks at Sandbar(2 hours)

Get a taste of the Bali life with dinner and drinks at this bar by the beach, serving up fantastic Balinese and Mediterranean fare!

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Address: Jl Poppies 1, Kuta
Contact: +62 361 7464 448
Price: From Rp.15,000 (USD $1)
Opening hours: 11am to 12am

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Day 2


Spend a fun-filled day in Waterbom Bali! Apart from breakfast and dinner, Waterbom Bali has your activities and lunch of the day totally covered.

Breakfast at Cosmic Diner Bali(1 hour)

Return to the 60’s in this fabulous retro-themed diner. It’s fun, wacky and colourful – and the best part? Games like Uno Stacko are available to keep the kids entertained as you dine!

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Cosmic Diner Bali

Address: Pertokoan Sunset Star Blok C, Jl. Sunset Road, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: (0361) 894 7389
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 11.30pm
Price: Breakfast from Rp.60,000 (USD $4.40)

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Waterbom Bali(5-6 hours)

The #1 waterpark in Asia and 2nd in the world, Waterbom Bali is definitely one of the must-go family destinations you should consider when you’re in Bali.

You’ll want to spend an entire day here with its remarkable size and exciting rides – kids and adults alike will fully enjoy a fun-filled family day here.

This inclusive waterpark also provides extensive culinary options (so your lunch and/or dinner can be settled here too), and other fun activities like fish spa and hair braiding available!

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Waterbom Bali

Contact: +62 361 755 676
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Opening Time: Daily, 9am – 6pm
Price: Rp. 327,000 (Approximately USD $21.52) for children and Rp. 455,000 (Approximately USD $30) for adults Check here for more info
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Dinner at Gabah Restaurant & Bar(2 hours)

Have an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner with the kids after an exciting day of activities! Enjoy sumptuous Balinese cuisine accompanied with a cultural show. (Available every Thursday and Saturday only)

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Gabah Restaurant & Bar

Address: Ramayana Resort & Spa, Jl. Bakung Sari, Kabupaten Badung, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 6.30 am to 12midnight; Balinese Buffet available every Tuesday and Saturday, from 7.30pm onwards); Buffet lunch available every Friday and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm
Prices: From $17 (IDR$235,000) per person (Cultural Show and Balinese Buffet Dinner), From $9 per person (Buffet lunch)
Contact: +62 361 751864

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Day 3


If you enjoy cafe-hopping and shopping at interesting local stores, you’ll love Seminyak!

Breakfast at Grocer and Grind(1 hour 30 mins)

Grocer and Grind is famous for their daily roasted organic coffee and delicious breakfasts. There’s a wide variety of menus available, and the eclectic decor will give you great photos with the kids too!

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Grocer and Grind

Address: Jl. Kayu Jati No.3x Petitenget – Seminyak
Contact: +62 361 730 418
Opening hours: Daily, 7 am – 10 pm
Prices: From Rp. 64,000 – Rp. 165,000 (Approximately USD $4.56 – $11.77)

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Explore Jalan Raya Seminyak (cafe-hopping and shopping)(1 hour)

If you’re too lazy and would much rather take a leisurely walk – cafe-hopping and shopping is made simple following this walking route!

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All you’ll have to do is look out for interesting cafes and shops to pop into like the ones listed below!


Directions: Follow the walking route from Seminyak Square to Bintang Supermarket

Homeware shopping at Ebano(30 min)

For moms and daughters, a trip to Ebano will see you buying cute hair accessories, quirky sculptures, wall hangings, or even jewelry bits and bobs for DIY projects.

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Address: JL Raya Legian 475 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 761440
Opening hours: (The exact hours are unknown, just make sure to visit during day time between 10am to 5pm!)
Price: From USD $1

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Homeware shopping at Toko Emporium(30 min)

Known for their unique décor pieces from the oh-so-popular hand-carved water buffalo skulls, to intricately hand beaded cushions – you never know what you can expect to find here.

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Toko Emporium

Address: Jl. Oberoi No 1, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 821-4745-9485
Price: From $10 (Do note that prices vary widely from $10 for small accessories, to around $215 for bigger homeware items like the large hand-carved water buffalo skull.)
Opening hours: 9am to 10pm daily

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Cafehopping at Revolver Espresso(1 hour)

This cafe is hidden in plain sight and we stumbled on it by chance, while browsing in a clothes boutique and catching whiffs of fragrant coffee. Your family might be glad to ‘stumble’ on this fun little hideout too!

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Revolver Espresso

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No 3 (Gang 51), Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 851 0244 4468
Opening hours: Daily, 7 am – 11 pm
Price: Food from Rp. 45,000 – Rp. 120,000 (Approximately USD $3.21 – $8.56); Drinks from Rp. 25,000 – Rp. 49,000 (Approximately USD $1.78 – $3.50)

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Dinner at La Lucciola Bali(1 hour 30 min)

What can beat ending a fun-packed day by having dinner at this family-friendly waterfront restaurant? With the shimmering ocean views and twinkling lights, a night here will be a fond memory for years to come. (It’s great for breakfast too!)

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La Lucciola Bali

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Contact: 0361-730 838
Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 12midnight
Price: From $10

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Drinks at La Plancha(1 hour)

Dig your toes into the sand and enjoy the views while digging into dinner! La Plancha may be the most colourful beach bar-cafe, with rainbow canvas parasols, beanbags and painted stools.

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La Plancha

Address: Jalan Mesari Beach, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 878 6141 6310
Opening hours: Daily, 10 am – 12 am
Price: Mains from Rp. 45,000 – Rp. 150,000 (Approximately USD $3.21 – $10.70); Drinks from Rp. 25,000 – Rp. 60,000 (Approximately USD $1.78 – $4.27) (USD $3.70)

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Day 3 Route (Seminyak):


Day 4


On the third day in Bali, we recommend slowing down a little, and exploring laidback Jimbaran with its stunning natural scenery and its stunning sights.

Your family can be sure to have a day full of sheer relaxation.

Tip: Take the day slowly and enjoy every moment. Also remember to whip out your phones to capture the gorgeous scenery at Jimbaran!

Breakfast at Cashew Tree(2 hours)

If you’re cracking your head at where to have delicious gluten-free meals, Cashew Tree is one of your options. This is an astonishing place to chill, enjoy nature, go surfing and great for kids too!

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Cashew Tree

Address: Jl. Pantai Bingin, Uluwatu/Pecatu
Contact: +62 353 218157
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 10pm
Price: From USD $10

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Tegal Wangi Beach(2-3 hours)

Soak in your private, natural jacuzzi with an amazing view of the ocean – introduce your kids to the finer side of the ‘beach life’!

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Tegal Wangi Beach

Address: Jalan Pura Tegalwangi, Badung, Jimbaran Getting There: Walk down the hill from Pura Tegalwangi. Coordinates here

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Lunch at Unique Rooftop Bar(2 hours)

With free pool access and no minimum spending, the infinity pool at UNIQUE rooftop bar is a perfect spot for families to dine at – and children and teenagers who will enjoy this unique pool!

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Unique Rooftop Bar

Address: Karang Mas Estate, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera , Jimbaran, Bali
Contact: +62 (361) 8468468
Opening hours: 11am to 12midnight (Weekdays), 11am to 1am (Weekends); Pool Bar opened from 10am to 6pm daily
Prices: From USD $6 (for Bintang beer), USD $14 (for cocktails)

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Uluwatu Temple(2-3 hours)

Pay a visit to this famous Balinese coastal temple for the unforgettable evening Kecak Fire Dance (a Balinese dance and music drama), set against Uluwatu’s breathtaking cliff views.

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Pura Uluwatu

How to get there: Pura Uluwatu is located in Pecatu Village, Kuta sub-district, Bandung regency about 25km south of Kuta and it usually takes an hour’s journey. A hired driver or post-pickup is recommended as public transport is unavailable. Coordinates here.
When to get there: The perfect time to arrive at Uluwatu Temple would be at 4pm to give you ample time to get a good seat.
Price: A ticket for the Kecak Dance at Rp.100,000 (USD $8.10). The performance is held at Uluwatu Temple, with an entrance fee of Rp. 30,000 (USD $2). Sarongs will be provided for entry to the temple.

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Dinner at Made Bagus @ Jimbaran Bay(2 hours)

When in Jimbaran, you simply have to have a seafood dinner at the famous Jimbaran Bay. We recommend Made Bagus for its delicious food and musical serenade!
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Made Bagus

Directions: If you’re coming from Kuta, after a few hundred meters passing the airport, turn at the first u-turn you see. From there, turn left into Jalan Raya Uluwatu and then enter Jalan Taman Sari till you see the beach.

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Day 4 Route (Jimbaran):


Day 5

Home sweet home

So you’ve reached the end of your trip, and if you’ve just enough time for a delicious ‘farewell, Bali’ brunch before getting to the airport..

We suggest dropping by this cute little place located in Seminyak for a good filling up!

Brunch at The Fat Turtle(1 hour 30 min)

With its unassumingly cute and quaint appearance, The Fat Turtle serves creative coffees and  hearty meals like Egg Benedict with pulled pork, Avocado Toast, Red Velvet Pancakes and more!

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The Fat Turtle

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.886A, Seminyak – Bali
Contact: +6281 33 737 4766
Price: Main course from USD $10 (Red Velvet Pancakes are USD $3!)
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm

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Recommended accommodation: Top 3 family-friendly options!

Cost Breakdown

1. Accommodation – $107 x 4 days = $432 (From a minimum of $107 per day)
2. Transport – $40 x 4 days = $160 (If you opt to hire a car for the comfort of the family)
3. Food – $503 (Calculated based on min. prices listed)

– Day 1, $40 dinner
– Day 2, $30 breakfast, $60 lunch, $68 dinner
– Day 3, $25 breakfast,  $30 lunch, $40 dinner
– Day 4, $40 breakfast, $60 lunch, $70 dinner
– Day 5, $40 brunch

4. Activities – $247.6 (Calculated based on activities listed, not inclusive of shopping)

– Day 1, $45.20
– Day 2, $134
– Day 3, $29.6
– Day 4, $38.8

TOTAL for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding flight tickets) = USD $1342.60 Or USD $335.65 per person

Additional Tips:

1. Want to find out more about the “Better Safe than Sorry” 17 family must-knows?

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The “Better Safe than Sorry” 17 Must-Knows

1. If you are booking a private villa, always make sure that there are pool fences available, and request for pool fences when you are staying at a resort/villa with free access to a pool. If you need baby equipment or pool fence hire, you can consider contacting Wayan Suratni from Bali Happy Baby.


2. Choose ground floor accommodations if you are unsure about the safety standards of balcony barriers.

3. Stroller or carrier?

3-a. Bali has plenty of unpaved and rough roads, so it’s your call – depending on which areas you are travelling to, a stroller may end up giving you more hardship. (If you require, you can rent all sorts of baby equipment here: Wayan Suratni from Bali Happy Baby or


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3-b. Don’t use heavyweight strollers.

4. Bring along your baby formula to protect yourself from a cranky baby. P.S. If you bring food into Bali, you must declare it at customs.

5. Bring your own equipment if you are going snorkelling with your children – snorkel gear for children are not as common as those for adults. Bring your own swimming goggles too!

6. Nappies are available in Bali (You can buy them at Carrefour at Sunset Road 3rd floor building – many baby food and products are available there too!), but you should bring along your own swimming nappies as these are not easy to find.


7. Carry toilet paper (or at least packet tissue) with you – public toilets along the street may not have the best hygiene standards, and you don’t want to have to wipe your butt with whatever you can find in your bag (or worse, not wipe it at all…).

8. Hire a nanny to watch your children if you need to leave them for a period of time – most kids’ clubs in resorts only allow children above the age of three to stay there alone; younger kids need to have a supervisor with them. You can consider hiring Ketut Nanny or Bali Nannies!


9. Keep a close eye on your kids when walking near high traffic areas: Bali’s traffic can be quite scary and difficult to navigate.

10. Vaccinate your children as necessary before travelling.

11. If your child has certain allergies, make sure you have that information readily available in Indonesian in case some places don’t speak good English. (For those on a Gluten-Free Diet, check this out!)

12. Never drink or allow your children to drink from the tap/bath/shower in Bali (you’ll get Bali Belly, which isn’t pleasant at all).

13. Bali is suffering from an overuse of plastic bottles, so it would be great if you could bring your own bottles and refrain from buying too much bottled water.
a. If you buy bottled water, make sure you buy it from a well-known brand and check to make sure it is sealed properly.

14. Bring along basic medicine that you/your kids will need (don’t overestimate yourselves) – such as disinfectant for wounds, panadol, ear drops, etc.

15. Bring along good mosquito repellent or purchase one from Utama Spice (it smells of lemongrass and we love it!); dengue fever is a possibility.1-c-health-6-utama-spice

16. Bring hand sanitiser and wet tissues along to keep your hands clean.

17. Bring a lot of sunscreen, unless being burnt is your kind of thing.

2. For getting around Bali, the best choice is to hire a private car and driver, especially if you’re travelling with young kids. Want to know why?

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One of the drivers that we have had a good experience with is Pak Wayan (or Wayan Bogler), who charges a rate of IDR $500,000 – IDR $650,000 (approximately USD $40 – USD $50) per day depending on the type of vehicle. The charges include parking fees, mineral water and petrol.


You can book his service via Tourplus for faster confirmation with credit card. 

Alternatively, you can also email him at [email protected] or contact +62 81236733969. 

3. This is one family guide to Bali you should definitely check out before heading down.
4. If it’s your first time to Bali, here’s a first-timer’s guide to Bali so you can get a lay of the land first!
5. Want to know more about Bali budget travel tips?
6. How about a guide to the best shopping available in Bali?
7. These are some of the tourist traps/scams you should know to avoid in Bali!
8. Here are some safety concerns and dangers in Bali to take note of.
9. Here’s where you can dig out more restaurants, from gluten-free to halal places in Bali!

10. Something a little interesting about culture shocks in Bali you might be unprepared for. 😛
11. Look out for these cool attractions in Bali, if you’re looking for more places to visit!
12. Last but not least, these are the many reasons why everyone should visit Bali at least once in their lifetime!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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With a boheme outlook on life, Dawn loves exploring and immersing herself in all sorts of weird and wonderful adventures. Coupled with a persevering fondness for sharing all her quirky finds, Dawn has a passion for documenting her adventures through her photos and writing. When not busy working away on her MacBook, you will find Dawn going on more adventures, or simply cuddling up to her darling cat, Nyx.