Travelling to Bali with the kids? Leave your worries at home and don’t forget to pack your bikini, because the island is packed with paradisal pools designed for your little water babies. Here’s 6 of the best from the Elite Havens luxury collection that you'll want to dip your toes into!
Though Bali’s beaches beckon with their glittering sands and aquamarine waters, not all of our fave paradise bays are safe for kids to splish and splash around in. So when it comes to choosing a luxury villa for your Bali getaway, finding one with a family-friendly swimming pool for the little ones to play in is as important as tracking down that dazzling beach club with complimentary nanny services [cocktail o’clock just came early!]
So, to help you find your dream family villa that’s not only utterly swoon-worthy but also safe and oh-so fun for your little water babies, here are 6 stunning stays from the Elite Havens swanky villa collection with family-friendly pools and plenty of luxurious lolling spaces for mum and dad to kick back in – poolside!
Just a 10 minute walk from the buzz of Batu Belig Beach, Villa Asta is a stunning five-bedroom villa for friends and families travelling with kids of all ages. With three twin-bedded guest rooms that can sleep up to 12 children, having a spectacular pool is a must in order to keep everyone safe and entertained the whole holiday through. Luckily for us, Villa Asta not only boasts a water playground with an enormous free-form pool that curves throughout the centre of the villa grounds, but also a swim-through waterfall and even a wading pool for even littler ones.
The dazzling 6-bedroom Sayang d’Amour is situated in the heart of swanky Seminyak, just minutes from some of Bali’s best restaurants, world-famous beach bars and boutiques. The specially-designed kids’ splash pool – complete with a range of pool toys and a rain-like waterfall – features a shallow entry on one side for little paddlers, and a deeper one on the other side for older kids to dive bomb and splash around in.
The Iman Villa
The Iman Villa is a fabulous five-bedroom holiday escape located on the fringe of Pererenan – a quiet and traditional village in Canggu. Surrounded by greenery, this lavish residence lures with its sleek lines, sensational views and minimalist interiors, paired with comfort, space and top-notch facilities, including a stunning pool that’s safe for the kiddies. While mums and dads soak up the summer sun on comfy poolside beds, the kids can splash in the wading pool, and for extra peace of mind, families with toddlers can also request a pool safety fence to keep tiny tots on dry land.
Umah Daun [meaning “leaf house” in Indonesian] is a striking five-bedroom villa in Umalas – Bali’s yummy mummy neighbourhood in between Seminyak and Canggu. Take a few barefooted steps toward the gloriously manicured gardens and prepare to be wowed by the boat-like pool area lined by comfy sun loungers, a Jacuzzi and an al fresco dining area that overlooks the azure blue water. Specially designed for kids, the pool maintains a consistent depth of 60cm almost all the way through, and with its serene setting, rice field vistas and spacious tropical gardens all around, Umah Daun makes for a fabulous playground for both parents and kiddywinks.
Made up of four glorious residences, the Dea Villas estate is a private tropical haven for families, friends and little splashers. From the two 4-bedroom villas [Villa Sarasvati and Villa Sati] to the 3-bedroom Villa Amy and 1-bedroom Villa Radha, this exclusive estate is a paradise for the whole family, with plenty of room to play and paddle, and just minutes away from the beach bars and shops of Canggu and Seminyak.
Shinta Dewi Ubud
Nestled among emerald green rice fields just north of Ubud, Villa Shinta Dewi rests on the edge of a quiet village for a totally tranquil family getaway. With its lush tropical gardens and terraced design that fronts a small ravine, the four-bedroom Shinta Dewi Ubud is an amazing find and perfect for a large family or group of friends. The gigantic pool leaves plenty of room for kids and adults to enjoy, whilst the adjoining expansive garden is perfect for the kids to let off some steam and run wild!
Happy holidays Honeys!
For more information on family friendly villas in Bali, please contact Elite Havens directly: Bali p: +62 361 737 498, or Singapore +65 3108 0520.