Co-written by Beverley Lennon
Why is Bali the best place in the world for family travel?
Well, apart from the breathtaking views of gorgeous beaches and lush greenery (rice terraces are always nice to visit), the coolest waterfalls and amazing pieces of art you can actually be in – Bali can be an endless playground.
Play, play and play can be the only rule – and sleep the whole night until morning after that. If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort with the best Kids’ Clubs so your kids have just as much fun, you will want to read this!
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. In here, children are welcome as kings: Holiday Inn Resort® Bali Benoa
Ever felt like you were smuggling your toddler into a nightclub while checking in at a resort? While Bali is full of grown-up hideaways, Holiday Inn Resort® Bali Benoa is one that is designed to cater to your little ones. In here, kids stay and eat free!
So if that’s what you’re looking for, you’ve knocked at the right door! Besides being ideally located near local and international supermarkets where you can run errands and stock up snacks for the kids, the stay features a kicking kids’ clubs with a surreal activity programme to keep your little ones entertained all day long. Once the children discover what they have to offer, they won’t want to leave.
Sign your little ones up for their activity-packed kids’ club from 9am to 9pm and watch them happily enjoy the slide, climbing-wall, costumes, arts and crafts, and the mountain of toys to play with.
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The staff at the kids’ club are said to be the right balance of energetic and considerate, but the best part is that the activities aren’t confined to the kids’ club area only.
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In fact, the whole resort revs up the thrills with exciting beach activities, fun watersports, several swimming pools (with one dedicated to the kids), as well as a game zone that welcomes both parents and their minis.
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The stay could be as close as you’ll ever get to realising that holidays can be enjoyable, without actually leaving the little ones at home. What’s good is that the kids’ club is conveniently located near the pool and restaurant so they can always be entertained in between waiting hours or while you relax and enjoy.
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Parents also rave about their Tanjung Kids Adventure Suite which is a kid-friendly destination on its own. This room category offers real bang for your buck as parents get their own little abode while kids also enjoy a colourful and playful themed bedroom.
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And if you’re looking to head out for a good meal local eateries are located nearby, as well as ATMs and a short 15 to 20 minutes walk along the beach will bring you to Bali Collection for an array of restaurants with diverse cuisine too.2. Of family fun with turtles, kites and mermaids – The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
White sandy beaches and the sweeping Indian Ocean are just the beginning of your luxurious family holiday at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.
All the suites and villas welcome up to six people, guaranteeing more than enough luxurious space for everyone.
And this time, you don’t even need to plan anything! Ritz-Carlton has prepared a well-detailed itinerary tailored for the entire family, from chilling and playing in their resort pools to enjoying movies under the stars.
Alternatively, you can head directly to Ritz Kids, the resort’s kids’ club, where your kids can delight in the utmost fun.
Both the Sea Turtle Preservation Programme and the Kite Runner programme (during which you make and fly your own kite) introduce local culture to the little ones in honour of Bali’s tradition.
If your little princess is not keen on staying out, the magical Aquatic Goddess programme lets them dress up as pretty mermaids for the day while they splash around in the pool.
When it’s mealtime, why not indulge your little ones with Ritz Kids’ special all-day dining menu? If your child is under two years old, everything is on the house!
Don’t leave your kids hanging after a long day of endless fun – soothe their fatigue away in an indulging ‘Mom, Dad and Me’ family spa treatment!
Isn’t it such a blissful end to your family vacation?
Also read: Our Ritz-Carlton Bali Review: Your oceanfront family vacation where luxury blends with culture
3. Rocking your holiday with an unforgettable family stay: Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Happy kids means a happy holiday! You can’t go wrong at Hard Rock Hotel Bali, located right by the beach in the heart of Kuta.
The Roxity Family Suite and the Luxury Kids Suite are just perfect for families with children. These spacious apartment-style suites which can accommodate a family of four feature comfy living rooms, complete with daybeds, dining tables and large LCD TVs.
Deluxe master bedrooms, complete with large soaking bathtub in the en-suites, are set up for parents, and there are special bunk-bedded children’s bedrooms that the kids will absolutely love! Both family suites are also equipped with Playstation 3, toys and a children’s toilet.
The Luxury Kids Suites are also located around the Chill Out Pool, and you have almost direct access. Who wouldn’t dream of that?
You would think there’s enough entertainment as it is, but there’s more! The adult-free Roxity Kids Club is a colourful kiddie heaven where your little ones can freely play, dance and have lots of fun while you chill at Rock Spa or get some workout done at the Body Rock Gym.
Teens will love hanging out at the TABU Teens Club, where there’s a cozy private cinema, pool tables and a gaming room equipped with a PS4, Wii and Xbox.
Hard Rock Hotel Bali also boasts of one of the largest free-form swimming pool in Bali. In the middle of the pool sits a sandy island for sunbathing, volleyball matches and performances. Kids will love the slides and you needn’t worry – the pools are designed with safety in mind and there is supervision by staff at all times.
If you’ve got some adventurous teenagers, they will love the five-metre-high Rock Climbing Wall near the pool area, with trained instructors for both beginners and experienced climbers, suitable for both the young and old.
Don’t forget to check out the events calendar for more activities for the whole family before you head down!
4. It’s a family paradise at this luxurious beachfront resort – Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali (Now closed)
You’ll be happy to know that giving the whole family a special treat is as simple as choosing Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali for your vacation!
The kids will be as delighted as their parents here, with a specially tailored family package that caters to everyone. With free meals for the kids at Nyala Beach Club & Grill, and complimentary access to the Kid’s Club, your little loves will enjoy days filled with endless fun and yummy food.
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The children’s pool is also located by Nyala Beach Club and Grill – so parents can enjoy a delicious meal and a cocktail while watching the young’uns play in the water, protected from the sun by pool umbrellas. Order some kids snacks from the kids menu and everybody will be in heaven!
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If you’re looking to spend some quality alone time with your significant one, bring the young ones down to the gorgeously designed Kids’ Club that truly inspires fun! It not only offers an arts and craft area and lego station for your little builders, but a mini cinema, playground and play station too.
Apart from that, the Kids’ Club has activities planned every day of the week, from 10am to 7pm. From engaging paper lantern-making sessions and fun yoga for the kids, to leaf printing, Balinese crafts, and even Bahasa Indonesia lessons – there’s always something specially prepared to entertain the kids while teaching them something new.
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Excellent for younger kids, staff and nannies will be with your kids, supervising play and making sure they’re okay at all times. Apart from spending quality time with your spouse, you may also want to use this free time to enjoy a spa treatment. (Especially since the family packages provides 20% off all treatments!)
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Surrounded by beautiful, colourful and tropical gardens and flowers, a lovely view of the beach and sunrise – you can choose to stay in any of Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali’s gigantic Villas or Suites. Oh! Have we mentioned that it borders a 200-metre stretch of golden beach with calm ocean? Very important, especially if your family is looking for some glorious days out on the beach!
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5. Get the best of both worlds – Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali
If you’re looking to get away for a proper family vacation where you get the best of both worlds – family bonding with your kids, and quality alone time with your other half, consider Grand Mirage Resort.
A resort focused on family fun and bonding, Grand Mirage Resort’s Bamboo Kids’ Fun Club provides a wide variety of activities to keep the kids occupied, while parents steal away for some quality me time.
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Kids’ Aerobics, Mask-making, Balinese lessons, Mini Soccer, and Coconut drawing are some of the fun and creative activities available amongst others.
Games and activities are both available indoors, and at the outdoor playground – ensuring your child is properly cared for, while enjoying a stimulating vacation.
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Grand Mirage Resort also facilitates family bonding activities such as family soccer and a daily roster of ‘Education Activities’ you won’t want to miss out on.
Spend Tuesday with your kids at yoga class, water aerobics, Balinese cultural lessons, beach sports, a guided ocean kayak tour, and watersports. If not, the other days in the week offer a variety of other activities too!
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For the adults, rejuvenate yourself as you spend quality time at the in-house Thalasso Bali Spa while your kids are occupied at the Bamboo Kids’ Club.
Thalassotherapy is one spa treatment that will not only leave your body feeling pampered, but also provides a great environment for you to hang out and chat just like old times.
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Finally, if you’re a family who loves spacious accommodation, 3-bedroom villas are also available.
At Grand Mirage Resort, there’s a wide variety of things to do for both the kids and adults, ensuring that everyone thoroughly enjoys their time in Bali!
PS: To make your time at Grand Mirage Resort even sweeter, opt for the all-inclusive package, which will make budget planning for your family vacation even easier! (And if you’re unsure what activities to go for, the all-inclusive package will provide a plethora of fun things to do.)
6. Play and Learn with the Cheeky Monkey Kids’ Club – Sofitel Nusa Dua
Sofitel Nusa Dua is relatively new, having been inaugurated only 3 years ago. This 5-star beachfront hotel will offer the whole family amazing holiday moments with plenty to see and do.
The little loved ones will be under the very professional child care of the Cheeky Monkey Kids’ Club once they have joined the Sofitel’s Kids’ programmes. They follow the concept of educating while entertaining, so kids will be having fun, playing and learning at the same time.
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Among the activities, kids will enjoy a session of beach-combing, Balinese-inspired crafts, ballet and Balinese dance, circus workshops, forest explorer sessions, kids’ disco, kids’ yoga and others. In the indoor areas in Sofitel Nusa Dua, they have available an IT Tech area with a playstation and games, and reading, art and quiet rooms as well.
For an extra special pool day, make sure to bring your kids down to the pool every Sunday at 3pm for a super cute Mermaid Party!
There’s also a spacious outdoor playground area with a beautiful walled garden, so kids will be playing surrounded by nature while still being safe.
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Cheeky Monkey programmes are for kids from 1 to 10 years old, and your children will have a great time with their team while you have some guilt-free leisure time to yourself – be it an hour or two, or the whole day!
Ps: If you didn’t already know, Sofitel Nusa Dua also has a pretty sweet pool where adults can laze in holiday contentment, while kids have fun sliding down the water slides in the kids’ pool!
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7. A whole week of fun and varied activities for the kids – Novotel Nusa Dua
From Monday to Sunday, Novotel Nusa Dua has arts and craft days, green days, sports and education days, and wet-sweat and outdoor fun days.
From 8:30 am to 6 pm, the little ones have a wide range of activities to entertain themselves with. You can plan their days in the Kids’ Club according to their preferences as well.
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If you and your children find these interesting, they may join the cultural day and dive right into Balinese culture. Learn how to make flower arrangements, do wood carving, play traditional Balinese games, weave coconut leaves, and even have fun with costume dress up, dance lessons, and temple-visiting.
Activities like baking lessons are held in different areas within the hotel, and not only at the kids club.
Somedays they will be going to the pool, and other days they will go to the garden, or take a 5-minute walk to the beach!
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The girls can even have a girly beauty spa day at the Junior InBalance Spa. There, they will get their nails beautifully done with colourful and nice manicures, as well as fun hair braiding. (There even is a Princess and Barbie package!) After the Junior spa massage and treatments, they’ll get to dig into yummy ice cream too!
PS: The Deluxe Suite with 2 double beds comes with a balcony with a lovely pool view and is suitable for up to 4 adults! It’s a pretty good deal if this is what you’re looking for. 🙂
8. Kids will be ultra busy at Camp Slash Kids’ Club – Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
Full of entertainment and activities for children all around, Prime Plaza Suites Sanur makes an obvious choice for a fun family-friendly vacation.
Located in the heart of Sanur Village, Prime Plaza Suites Sanur’s staff are full of joy and young at heart, joining the games with your kids and having fun with them while caring for them.
With a big screen playing family movies and cartoons, a 30-metre long water slide, shaded kids’ pool, basketball court, pool tables, play equipment for swinging and climbing, and birds, rabbits and fish to feed… Your kids will be busy being entertained and having a ton of fun.
PS: The playground is also loaded with game opportunities and has frequent events like face painting and magic shows.
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After all that fun, your kids will definitely need food in their bellies. Thankfully, a kids’ menu is also available, featuring snacks, meals and ice cream aplenty. How’s that for some yummy fun?
9. Kids will learn how to surf with the Rip Curl team – Prama Sanur Beach Bali
Located in one of the most popular areas in Sanur, Prama Sanur will provide you with top-notch service, and an awesome Kids’ Club so your babies will have memorable vacation stories to share when they’re back home.
Children can play in the Kids’ Club from 9:30 am to 5 pm. It is beautifully decorated, with lots of toys, bicycles, paper and crayons for drawing and colouring. And adding on to these activities, the family can also choose to play basketball, tennis, take cooking classes, practice yoga or aqua yoga, and many other activities for learning about the local culture.
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There’s also the Splash Zone in the hotel grounds with a family pool, water slides, playground and cabanas, where the whole family can lay back, chill and relax. The area is supervised by trained staff too, so you won’t have to worry too much about the children.
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Looking for something a little more exciting?
Prama Sanur has a partnership with Rip Curl School of Surf, and this makes for a great opportunity for kids and parents alike to try a new sport with a renowned surf school.
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Open daily from 8am to 5pm, they provide everyone with an ultimate experience from the pick up, to the classes and equipment. (Additional prices may apply.)
Wow! It’s impossible not to have an unforgettable holiday!
10. Culture-rich activities for the kids at Rascals Kids’ Club – Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Another great beachfront family destination, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is a fantastic alternative for parents looking for options.
Cooking classes, boogie board lessons, and kids’ healthy menus are in the list of activities provided by Holiday Inn Kids’ Club, which is located in the famous Kuta area. (A good to know, the healthy kids’ menu is free!)
Traditional dance, crafts, dress-up, and photography for kids are available as well, among other fun things to do!
This Kids’ Club is open from 9am to 9pm and you’ll be able to leave your children playing and having a good time, while you and your partner can also enjoy the resort’s facilities or indulge in a romantic happy hour during sunset – and in peace too.
Sounds perfect? In case you miss the little ones, you can always join the fun in the club and participate in activities for a little parent-child bonding session!
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Other than the lengthy list of activities available (horse-riding, watersports, deep sea fishing and more) – parents will also appreciate the gorgeous pool, while kicking back at the pool bar with delicious cocktails or beers in hand!
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11. Let kids enjoy all kinds of fun games together! – The Patra Jasa Bali Resort
Try to guess which activities they have to entertain the kids!
Did you mention pillow fight? No?
But yes, amongst the many activities available, one of them is actually a super fun and engaging pillow fight!
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Apart from that, kids will also enjoy water polo, Bahasa lessons, Tennis lessons, frog-hunting, Kite-making and flying lessons, and even learn to make Balinese offerings too.
Activities are prepared at the main Kintamani Pool everyday, and the Kids’ Club comes with an indoor playground – offering calmer and quieter activities like drawing, colouring, flower-making, hide & seek – such a familiar and fun game for kids of all ages!
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Apart from the kids’ club, parents will definitely get to have their fair share of fun and romantic moments here too.
Join your kids at the main Kintamani Pool if you want to watch your kids have fun, otherwise, head to the Beratan Pool, which is surrounded by tropical greenery – and best of all, provides a quiet, uncrowded intimate spot for a special time together.
The gazebo at Beratan Pool is also the perfect place to have a romantic candle-lit dinner, if you’re interested. And it comes with a gorgeous seaview too!
The Patra Jasa Bali Resort is located in Kuta, very close to the International Airport, the famous busy Kuta beach and the neighborhood shopping area – your family is bound to have an unforgettable time here.
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Ps: Do note that there are interconnecting Deluxe Double or Twin rooms suitable for 4. Great for parents who want a room to yourselves, with the kids sleeping in an interconnected room!
12. Have an awesome Kids’ happy hour at Camp Ananda Kids’ Club – Ayodya Resort
Located within the securely gated resort community of Nusa Dua, at the landscaped gardens with courtyards and a huge lagoon – this gorgeous 5-star resort offers a Kids’ Club with a lot of activities for your tiny loved ones during their stay in Bali.
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For kids from 5 to 12 years old, Camp Ananda Kids Club will offer a different experience like the cool Kids Happy hour. Children under the age of 12 will get a discount on any ice cream from 3 to 5 pm at the Surfer’s Corner. Now that, even the parents will be jealous! 😉
And what a luxury it is to be able to watch Balinese Theatre while savouring some BBQ!
If lunch after the beach and swimming pool demand some restful afternoon activities, the kids might like to cuddle in to movie time, with movies available every day at 12 noon in the Kids’ Club. You know that relaxing nap while watching some film after lunch? That’s what we mean!
Ready for more? Kids can also feed the fish and ducks near the lagoon close to Lagoona Restaurant, or make real Balinese costumes, masks, offerings, or a beautiful flower arrangement.
And as the kids are busy having fun, parents get to chill out at the poolside bar, at the gorgeous infinity pool by the beach! And thanks to its beachfront location, you’ll be able to easily enjoy days at the beach just a short walk from your rooms.
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Now all you need to do, is get ready to have a memorable time!
13. The super-duper cool Kura Kura Kids’ Club – Conrad Bali Resort
Balinese Mask painting? Ship-building and ship racing? Fun yoga? Balloon volleyball? Yes. All of those and many more, you will find at Kura Kura Kids’ Club, the Kids’ Club at Conrad Bali Resort.
They have a Monday through Sunday schedule full of the most varied children’s activities possible!
On Mondays is Superhero Day, and on Thursdays is Bali Exploration Day – your little ones will learn a lot about the local culture this day. And each day is different from another.
Kids under 3 must be accompanied by the parents or a babysitter. And the good news is that you can contact the Kura Kura team (from 9am to 5pm), or the Conrad service (at any time) – so they can arrange for a babysitter for you.
All the activities are spread throughout the resort grounds, held in the Kids’ Club, by the fish pond or in the water garden. Children will play all day and have an amazing time surrounded by nature, with a beautiful view of Benoa Beach.
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There’s also great family time to be had at Jiwa spa!
Bring your kids to Jiwa Spa – the perfect excuse to get a little bit of ‘me time’ whilst still keeping the whole family together. Make your little ones feel like princes and princesses with some special bonding time at the spa.