Bring the kiddos or round up your besties - these gorgeous villas in and around Canggu are both family-friendly and fabulous!
Gone are the days when a “family friendly villa” meant settling for gaudy bedrooms and still-sticky high-chairs half hidden beneath a staircase. Here in Bali, the island is full of palatial gems that have found the perfect balance between kid-friendly essentials and every fabulous frill you could ever need – private butlers, designer interiors and beach views included!
To prove exactly that, we reached out to Bali’s holiday villa experts, Bali Villa Escapes, to hunt down some of the best family-friendly villas in Canggu and beyond – the kind of six-star palaces that you could bring the kiddos to for an out-of-this-island family holiday, or leave them at home if you’d prefer a luxe girl’s getaway (we won’t judge).
Not only did Bali Villa Escapes deliver the glamorous goods (they aced our last brief too, when we searched for 5 family-friendly villas in Seminyak) they went above and beyond the call of duty with gorgeous villas that exceed all expectations. We’re talking palatial, top-notch villas with prime addresses in and around Canggu, complete with family-friendly features and all the glitz and glam of a luxury Bali getaway. They even found us the best deals, threw in complimentary airport pickups, and because they have offices in both Bali and Australia, they were on-hand every step of the way (with no hidden fees or surprises!) Bravo, Bali Villas Escapes – you’ve gone and done it again…
Villa Waha – 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 8 guests
Modern, minimalist and in the heart of buzzing Berawa, the four-bedroom, fully-staffed Villa Waha is blessed with oodles of space, wholly designed with five-star family entertainment in mind. For the kiddos, there’s a fully air-conditioned cinema room with a Sony movie projector (and plenty of comfortable seating for the whole family) and they’ll love sleeping in the stylish kid’s room with its 4 cabin-style bunk beds. For mums, dads and groups of friends, the gorgeous kitchen area just begs for adult dinner parties, while the timber deck surrounding the 12-meter pool is made for sunshine-soaking, Champagne-sipping or just getting stuck into a good book.
BOOK VILLA WAHA
Villa Shalimar – 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 12 guests
If an enormous, luxurious beachfront Bali villa is your idea of a family escape, then you’ll want to cast your eyes upon the stunning Villa Shalimar. The grounds of this estate are reason enough to stay here, with its horizon of manicured lawn, the ocean on your doorstep and towering palms swaying above the 20-meter swimming pool and its built-in water beds. All of the living areas here are spacious, social and oh-so comfy, while the ocean-view bedrooms are bright and breezy with their soaring ceilings, marble floors, and of course, en-suite bathrooms with monsoon showers and sunken tubs. To top it all off, the army of villa staff are on hand to look after your every whim – in-villa spa treatments included!
BOOK VILLA SHALIMAR
Villa Eden – 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 8 guests
Tucked away in the lush landscapes of Tabanan (just 20 mins from central Canggu) the four-bedroom Villa Eden is ideal for a tranquil and uninterrupted family escape. Just as its name suggests, this villa feels like you’re staying in the Garden of Eden, with stunning green landscapes all around and a sublime second-storey infinity pool overlooking the rice fields. Step inside and it’s a contemporary vista of modern design with a hint of colonial old-world charm, graced by glamorous personal touches to make it feel like home. The living areas are truly sensational, with all the mod-cons you could ever need for a cosy family movie night, while the natural panorama all around means the kids can get active and explore the great outdoors.
BOOK VILLA EDEN
Villa Mana – 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 12 guests
With its prime Canggu address, breathtaking views over the rice fields and exceptional design, Villa Mana is a true showstopper. This 6 bedroom masterpiece looks like it’s come straight out of a magazine, with its sleek and minimalist bedrooms, designer bathtubs, polished concrete floors and elegant dining areas. A suspended 18 metre infinity pool is fringed by an iron wood deck, softened by frangipanis, tropical palms and river stone cladding. Poolside, relax in the double sun lounges and soak up the incredible views of Mt. Agung, or take your tanning oil to the rooftop sun deck that stretches the entire length of the villa. Here, you’ll find a casual timber dining table for 12 guests, along with sun lounges, daybeds and even a BBQ for a seafood banquet, whipped up by your own private chef. There are plenty of family-friendly features here too (including complimentary membership to Finns Rec Club) or you can leave the kids at home for this one and bring your besties instead (we wouldn’t blame you!).
BOOK VILLA MANA
Villa The Maya – 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 8 guests
A stunning, two-level abode in central Berawa, Villa The Maya is ideal for families on-the-go. The beach, restaurants, bars and boutiques are all just minutes away, including the popular Finns Rec Club with its water slides, ten-pin bowling and trampolines for kids. In contrast, inside the villa it’s all about privacy and laid-back tropical vibes, with its peaceful Balinese gardens, glittering swimming pool and open-plan living areas, including an outdoor gazebo. To top it all off, the villa staff are on hand at all times to cook and clean, so you can focus on soaking up the sun and living the island dream.
BOOK VILLA THE MAYA
To book your own island getaway with Bali Villa Escapes, contact them here or visit their Bali & Sydney offices below:
Bali Office: Jl. Sunset Road No.7, Kerobokan, Bali.
Sydney Office: 50 Holt Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.
Happy holidays Honeys!
Like this story? Check these out: