Written by Alya Maisarah
Co-written by Beverley Lennon
Edited by Candice Neo
Why is Bali the best place in the world for family travel?
Well, apart from the breathtaking views of gorgeous beaches, lush rainforests, rice paddies, the coolest waterfalls and amazing pieces of art you can actually be in – Bali can be an endless playground.
You will never be short of things to do with the family in Bali!
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! Take your pick if your kids love to play with water slides, large swimming pools and playgrounds!
Here’s an overview of the best family-friendly spots all around the island:
Seminyak/ Kuta/ Legian: Where families enjoy exciting times at the beach, learning to catch waves or strolling along busy shopping streets lined with cafes and boutiques.
Nusa Dua: For adventurous families looking for thrilling watersports and clear turquoise waters.
Sanur: As a peaceful refuge from the chaos of other touristy areas, here’s where families with toddlers enjoy calm and shallow waters.
Jimbaran: A paradise for foodie families where you get seafood by the beach while kids enjoy the wild space to run free!
Read on for Bali’s best resorts with the coolest kids’ clubs – so fun that your little ones will not want to leave (so mommies and daddies get to sneak in some couple-time or me-time too)!
Kuta/Seminyak/Legian (Good for teenagers!)
For families who like excitement and shopping
1. 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 one of the largest free-form swimming pools in Bali. In the middle of the pool sits a sandy island for sunbathing, volleyball matches and performances.
Kids will love the slides at the kids’ waterpark! 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!
Also read: Our Hard Rock Hotel Bali Review: How to party like rock stars with your best buddies
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Rate: Roxity Family Suite from USD 225 (approximately Rp. 3,550,000), Luxury Kids Suite from USD 330 (approximately Rp. 5,250,000) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 761869
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’s Rascals Kids’ Club. (By the way, 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!
You’ll be able to leave your children at the kids’ club where they would have 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!
Other than the lengthy list of activities available that the hotel can arrange for you (i.e. 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!
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Rate: Big Room Ocean View starts from USD $141 (approximately Rp. 2,228,000) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Wana Segara No33, Tuban, Kuta, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 755 577 / +62 811 3811 8880 (WhatsApp)
3. 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 Friday to Sunday schedule full of the most varied children’s activities possible! From yoga and playing dress up to face painting – your kids will be spoilt with activities!
Kids under 3 must be accompanied by their parents or a babysitter. And the good news is that you can contact the Kura Kura team or the Conrad service 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.
You can also enjoy amazing family time at Jiwa spa! At the spa, it’s also 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.
Jiwa Spa specialises in treatments for ‘little souls’ and offers a fantastic ‘Mum & Me’ package – don’t worry dad, there is an equally good ‘Dad & Me’ package too!
One thing is for sure, both parents and kids alike will love their time in Bali at Conrad Bali Resort.
Rate: Deluxe Ocean Front room starts from USD $142 (approximately Rp. 2,728,000) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Pratama 168, Tanjung Benoa, Bali, 80363,
Contact: +62 361 778788
Nusa Dua (Good for teenagers!)
For families who are up for exciting watersports
4. 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 for 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 and watch them happily enjoy the slide, climbing-wall, costumes, arts and crafts, and the mountain of toys to play with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And if you’re looking to head out for a good meal, local eateries are located nearby, 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.
Holiday Inn Resort® Bali Benoa
Rates: Tanjung Kids Adventure Suite from USD $246 (Approximately Rp. 3,808,900) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Pratama No.86, Tanjung Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali 80363
Contact: +62 361 894 7888
5. 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.
The Sea Turtle Preservation Programme introduces local culture to the little ones in honour of Bali’s tradition.
Activities here range from exploring coral reefs, sea turtle preservation and forests, night safaris, and more!
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
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
Rates: From USD 330 (approximately Rp. 4,400,000) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Lot III Sawangan, Nusa Dua – Bali, 80363 Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 8498988
6. 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’ Club provides a wide variety of activities to keep the kids occupied, while parents steal away for some quality me time.
Kids can spend the day away in their mini waterpark complete with slides! If your kids don’t feel like playing in the water there are also indoor playgrounds where they can have an adventure in their jungle gym, table tennis, boxing, and even kayaking! Just ask the hotel for further assistance!
Spend time with your kids at yoga class, water aerobics, Balinese cultural lessons, beach sports, a guided ocean kayak tour, and watersports.
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.
Finally, if you’re a family who loves spacious accommodation, 3-bedroom villas are also available!
Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali
Rate: Family Studio starts from USD $124 (approximately Rp. 1,900,000) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Pratama No. 74, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 771888
7. Play and Learn with the Cheeky Monkey Kids’ Club – Sofitel Nusa Dua
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 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.
Among the activities, kids will enjoy a session of beach-combing, Balinese-inspired crafts, ballet and Balinese dance, traditional games, 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.
Kids’ Club 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!
P.S. 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!
Sofitel Nusa Dua
Rate: Luxury King room starts from USD $150 (~Rp. 2,345,332) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Lot N5 Nusa Dua Tourism Complex, Nusa Dua
Contact: +62 361 8492888 Ext 4223
8. 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 9:00 am to 5:30 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.
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 for snorkelling classes, and other days they will go to the garden, or take a 5-minute walk to the beach!
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!
P.S. 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.
Novotel Nusa Dua
Rate: Deluxe King starts from USD $84 (~Rp. 1,300,000) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Pantai Mengiat, ITDC Complexus, Nusa Dua 80363
Contact: +62 361 848 0555
9. 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.
Kids can spend their time doing arts and crafts, playing games, playing traditional Balinese musical instruments and dressing up in adorable Balinese traditional wear! Besides the club, families can also have a bicycle ride around the resort. If riding a bicycle is not your kids’ thing, you can also have hair braiding sessions!
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.
Now all you need to do, is get ready to have a memorable time!
Rate: Deluxe room starts from USD $110 (~Rp. 1,700,000) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua 80363
Contact: +62 361 771102
Sanur (Great for toddlers!)
For families who want peaceful dips in shallow waters
10. 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, Prime Plaza Suites Sanur’s Kids’ Club 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.
P.S. The playground is also loaded with game opportunities and has frequent events like face painting and magic shows.
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?
Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
Rate: Premier Balcony room starts from USD $49 (approximately Rp. 760,000) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, 83, Sanur 80228 Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 281 781
11. 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.
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.
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.
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!
Prama Sanur Beach Bali
Rate: Junior Suite from USD $150 (approximately Rp. 2,200,000) Check rate on Traveloka Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Cemara, Sanur, Bali 80228 – Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288011
Jimbaran (Great for toddlers!)
For families who love sunset views and seafood feasts
12. ‘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, and even fishing, all the while supervised by professional staff.
The property is also very spacious for your kids to enjoy the outdoors and run around.
From the stunning beachfront at Jimbaran Bay to its six pools, your family can truly indulge in the best during your Bali holiday.
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.
Also read: Our InterContinental Bali Review: The ultimate Bali beachfront family holiday
Intercontinental Bali Resort
Rate: King Classic room from USD $200 (approximately Rp. 3,100,000)
Location: Jl. Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran, Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 701 888
Check rate on Agoda
13. All Kids Aboard the Fun-ship! at the Movenpick Resort and Spa Jimbaran
At Movenpick Resort and Spa Jimbaran, besides its luxury rooms and amenities, the children are kept in mind – toddlers to teenagers alike!
Its kids’ club, also known as Meera Kids Club, is a fun pirate-themed club the little ones love. Taking up a two storey area, the first floor is meant for toddlers and younger children. Complete with indoor playground, trampoline and ball pit, your kids will get excited the moment they step in!
On top of that, there is also an ampitheatre and sleeping room for those who just want to relax and have a slower day.
The second floor is where the pre-teens hang out. Movenpick has crafted a cosy environment for them with console games and comfortable bean bags for them to socialise and have fun!
Don’t worry, outdoor fun is a must here. There is a children’s pool with waterslides as well. The whole club is designed to have an “indoor and outdoor” playground feel.
They also have interactive activities for families such as yoga, aerobics, arts and crafts, painting, jewellery making and dressing up in Balinese dresses! Some activities are free while some require a fee to join.
But what you know for sure is, you’ll definitely have a memorable family vacation to talk about for years to come!
Rate: Classic King from USD $169 (approximately Rp. 2,980,000) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Location: Jl. Wanagiri No.1, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 4725777
So, have you picked a favourite yet? If you are looking for more family fun beyond kids’ clubs in Bali, check out these family beach resorts in Bali that offer wholesome family fun for all ages!
Also, don’t miss these fun things to do in Bali as you plan your vacation!
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!
|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! |