Family holidays would not be complete without waterslides, indoor activities for kids, and a jungle tree house! There are lots of hotels in Bali that have all of those, plus more, so we have rounded up the best family hotels in Bali.
Family holidays in Bali are not complete without the perfect place to stay, so if you are looking for an idea of fun family hotels on the island, you have come to the right place! Villas are all the rage in Bali now but there’s a lot to be said for a good old-fashioned hotel with an awesome kids club, a waterslide, and a kids menu that makes mealtimes a breeze . Whether you’re looking for a flash five-star luxury getaway, a beachside jaunt, or a holiday right in the heart of Kuta, we’ve got your family vacation covered.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Kuta
Play@Sheraton is a new and welcome addition to this luxury resort on Kuta’s beachfront – especially for the parents! Their motto is ‘Edutainment’ – a mixture of Education and Entertainment, so your kids can expect to immerse themselves in technology [using computers, TVs and Playstation], arts & crafts, plus a selection of books, a sand pit, and a wet area outside for some splish, splash, sploshing fun! If you want your little ones around, why not head to the Sheraton’s stunning pool, and while you take a refreshing dip here having baked yourself in the basking sunshine, your kids can play in the adjacent kids pool!
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta Beach, Kuta, p. +62 (0)361 846 5555.
Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta
Nestled on the famous Kuta beach lies Asia’s first Hard Rock Hotel, and what a hotel it is! There is so much to keep the little ones busy, starting with the water slides in the pool! We all know the kids love splashing around, and you can rest assured that they will love the pool at Hard Rock Hotel Bali, especially with the daily Mini Olympic games activities that take place [and the pool is designed child-safe and supervised at all times so you can relax!]. There is also the Lil’ Rock Kids Club, which will keep them happily occupied with fun activities and games, from Lego building to Play Doh modelling, Balinese dances, Treasure Hunts and even their very own Beach Club Party at Sand Island [it’s not just the adults who get to party on holiday!]. And for the older kids [or young adults as they might call themselves…], there is TABU Teens Club, which offers a nightclub, internet and gaming lounge with Wii U, Xbox One and PS4 facilities, private cinema area, and a chill out area with a pool table. If that’s not enough, there’s also a 5 metre climbing wall!
Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta p. +62 (0)361 761 869.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Nusa Dua
The Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort had children in mind when they designed their stunning space. Described as ‘a piece of heaven on earth for children’, there is a special area for the children called the Cheeky Monkey Kids Club, which offers a multitude of features that the kids will go wild for! Included is an outdoor kid’s pool, a reading room full of books, and also a sleeping room for a bit of post play relaxation! [can we come?!]. There is craft making, baking, yoga, Balinese culture, disco, costume play and story time. There are also lots of beach activities [cycling is a good one with the children], and watersports for families, [we recommend the seawalker tour and glass-bottomed boat ride]. And if that wasn’t enough, the resort even has a babysitting service, perfect if you and your hubby want to enjoy a romantic night for two on your holiday!
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Lot N5 Nusa Dua Tourism Complex, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0)361 849 2888.
The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Nusa Dua
This stunning resort, situated on the top of the cliff in beautiful Nusa Dua, is a child’s haven! They have special Ritz Kids resort experiences, which aims to provide your child with enthralling activities, based on water, land, environmental responsibility and culture. So what can the kids expect from the Ritz Kids program? They will explore coral reefs and forests, learn about recycling and sustainability, enhance their imagination with storytelling, do arts & crafts, become a Master Chef, and even learn the Indonesian language! There is also a kids pool [with a slide!], beach games and special children’s spa treatments. They will never want to leave!
The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selaton Lot III, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0)361 849 8988.
Karma Kandara, Ungasan
Karma Kandara is the perfect place for a family getaway. There is so much family fun to be had! If you are keen surfer’s [yes, even the little ones!] then get ready to ride some of the best surf breaks in the world, or if you are divers, go on a day trip aboard a catamaran and swim among Bali’s coral gardens! There is also kayaking for those that prefer to stay on top of the water. And if you wanted some time to yourself, why not pack the kiddies off to The Three Monkeys Kids Clubs at Karma Kandara. Children from as little as two, all the way up to eleven, can have the adventure of their lives with special activities such as beachcombing, kite making, crafts and swimming.
Karma Kandara Resort, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 (0)361 848 2200.
Conrad Bali, Nusa Dua
What’s not to love about a hotel that has a written mission statement about their commitment to families? This five-star luxury hotel, in the water sport-filled coastline of the Tanjung Benoa peninsula, is perfect for a family holiday. Firstly, they offer complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner for children up to 12 years old from the Kids Menu when parents are dining at their restaurants. They also cater for kids with their Kura Kura Kids Club, which has lots of activities for the little ones to enjoy. And, the icing on the cake, there are also babysitting services, just in case you want some alone time with your partner!
Conrad Bali, Jalan Pratama 168, Tanjung Benoa, Bali, Indonesia, p. +62 (0) 361 778 778.
Harris Resort Kuta Beach Bali, Kuta
This resort right in the heart of Kuta is great value for families. They have a good kids club where the little ones will be entertained with story-telling, dance lessons and games, as well as a kids pool with its very own slide, and a flying fox which is great for older kids. That’s assuming you’ll be spending much time in the hotel; it’s located directly opposite the famous Kuta beach, and surrounded by the Beachwalk shopping complex, so the girls can do a spot of shopping whilst the boys hit the beach!
Harris Resort Kuta Beach Bali, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, p. +62 (0) 361 753 868.
Bali Dynasty Resort, South Kuta
Located in downtown Kuta, Bali Dynasty Resort is a perennial favourite with families. It has a 56 metre waterslide and a kids water fun zone which has two extra mini water slides, pull ropes, bubbler jets, and the one that gets all the kids squealing, the tipping trough. There’s a Club House so kids can retire to the air-conditioned comfort should they get tired of the great outdoors. If you’re up for something different, book into the Luxury Tent Villa –think glamping not camping – or book a family room and the kids can fight for the top bunk.
Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika, Tuban, South Kuta, p. +62 (0) 361 752 403.
Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites
These 2 and 3 bedroom apartment style suites are perfect for travelling families as they come with a fully equipped kitchenette, living room, and dining area, and are located in the beach-side enclave of slower-paced Sanur. There is a fabulous pool with 30 metre long waterslides, a wading pool for the little ones, and a shaded area in the kid’s pool. At Camp Splash! the kids can play a round of water volleyball, basketball, table tennis, darts or just jump around on the play equipment. When they’re well and truly exhausted they can head indoors for a face paint or a game of Wii. Note that the Suites are located about a five-minute drive from the beach but there is a free shuttle to take you there and back.
Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites, Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 83, Sanur, p. + 62 (0) 361 281 781.
Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar
Here’s a resort that kids will go ape for: five-star African safari lodge style accommodation located in the middle of the Bali Safari and Marine Park. Take advantage of your location and go on a night safari tour where you’ll be able to feed elephants, tigers, and zebras. Or have a roaring good time exploring exhibits and shoes in the day. Don’t forget to ride on the elephants, ponies, and even camels! Enjoy a meal at the Tsavo Lion Restaurant which directly overlooks the lion enclosure.
Mara River Safari Lodge, Jalan Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8 Gianyar, p. +62 (0)361 747 5000.
Four Seasons Bali at Sayan, Ubud
This is one of the few good hotels in Ubud that has activities and spaces totally geared towards kids. The Pici Pici Club, which translates as little snail in Balinese, offers a fabulously rich array of activities for kids. Tucked away in the jungle [which is great for kids’ imagination!], they even have a Rice Barn Tree House tucked away in their own private jungle. Kids can explore the tree house, take a tour of the garden, learn Balinese dance and cooking, play Nintendo or Wii, or simply kick back with a book or DVD.
Four Seasons Bali at Sayan, Sayan, Ubud, p. + 62 (0)361 977 577.
Ayana Resort and Spa, Jimbaran
If you’re after a super-luxe family holiday, look no further than the gorgeous Ayana Resort and Spa, located above the crystal blue waters of Jimbaran Bay. The resort has a separate kids swimming pool which comes with not one, but two slides. Their recently renovated kids club comes complete with trampoline, kids’ billiard table, table tennis, and outdoor play equipment. For the children that like a screen, there’s TVs, XBoxes and Wiis. Other activities include petting zoos, ceramic painting, as well as traditional Balinese dress ups, crafts, and games. With the kids entertained. parents have no excuse not to make use of the Spa on the Rocks and the world-famous Rock Bar.
Ayana Resort and Spa, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, p. + 62 (0)361 702 222.
Top Image: Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites