Bali has long been a favorite destination for solo travelers, adventurers, backpackers, and digital nomads always connected to the rest of the world. It has grown from a quiet island in the Indonesian archipelago to a booming travel destination. Of course, with the number of people visiting on the rise, Bali has since expanded its offerings to accommodate all types of holidaymakers, from retirees out to enjoy their golden years to even toddlers already out and about to see the world. If you’re planning a well-deserved holiday with your family, this tropical paradise is a fine idea. There is now a long list of activities for everyone to enjoy. As you plan your trip, read this article for a list of family resorts in Bali, Indonesia.
Natya Resort Ubud completely debunks the belief that family-friendly resorts are gray and boring. This one is a slice of heaven on earth, set on an emerald valley so everyone can enjoy breathtaking views all day, from sunrise to sunset. There are family villas with their own private pools and an on-site restaurant, among other facilities. From Natya Resort Ubud, the Monkey Forest and the iconic Jungle Swing are a short drive away.
Wapa di Ume Sidemen is a five-star resort that is both luxurious and family-friendly. Nestled among the green terraces that Bali is so well-known for, the resort enjoys panoramic views of Mount Agung, the tallest point in Bali. Facilities at Wapa di Ume Sidemen include a beautiful two-tier infinity pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a yoga pavilion where the rest of the family can relax and meditate. Each guest room comes with its own private balconies, mosquito nets to keep the bugs away, and other luxury hotel room essentials.
INAYA Putri Bali’s The Village is the perfect home away from home for families with kids over 12 and larger groups going on vacation. The two-bedroom villa, in particular, will provide everything that every member of the family needs, from plush beds and pillows to a private terrace, which leads out to a clear pool that’s all yours to enjoy. There is also a river-style pool right outside your doorstep, which provides a more communal dipping experience for everyone staying at The Village.
Located in Canggu in Bali’s southern coast, this version of COMO Beach Club is relaxed and laidback, with a beachfront location that the entire family will love. Everyone will get to wake up to stunning views of the ocean and play in the sand, maybe even build sandcastles. The older kids can try to learn how to surf from here as well. Back in the resort, there’s a Shambhala Retreat for the parents in need of a break (they can avail babysitting services), an on-site restaurant with a global menu, a lagoon pool, and a play area for the little ones. COMO Uma Canggu looks after every guest, from infants to seniors.
Staying at the Royal Pita Maha is like living in an old and traditional Balinese village, carved into a green valley covered by dense foliage. It’s romantic for couples and heavenly for families who’d like to take a break from the usual Bali trappings. Their on-site restaurant will educate everyone on regional Balinese cuisines and flavors, and the pools will keep each member of the family cool, even during the hottest days. Family-friendly activities abound. There are painting classes offered, as well as soft stone and wood carving. Parents can even take the kids out to learn a Balinese recipe or two by taking a cooking class.
Lembongan Beach Club & Resort may be one of Nusa Lembongan’s most romantic getaways, but it can be one hell of a vacation spot for families with older kids. Located 30 to 40 minutes off the mainland, Lembongan Beach Club & Resort has a variety of rooms to choose from. There’s a bar, a bakery -so you can have fresh bread every day of your stay- a gym and spa, and a beach club. There’s also a whole roster of activities to enjoy, such as paddle boarding, snorkeling, and canoeing.
W Bali - Seminyak is not your usual luxury resort here in Bali. According to them, they play by very different rules. Located in Seminyak, there’s free valet parking, access to everything Bali’s hottest neighborhood has to offer, and more. On-site, there are two different restaurants, a modern fitness facility, and a pool that looks like the terraces you’ll find in Bali, but this time only sapphire blue. Rooms here are perfect for families of different sizes, complete with comfy beds and linens, state-of-the-art entertainment, and other amenities.
Another option in Seminyak is Courtyard by Marriott, a stylish luxury resort located only a short walk away from Seminyak Beach and all the neighborhood’s fantastic dining and nightlife options. Out there, the entertainment might cater to a more mature crowd, but Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak is family-oriented with their wide assortment of guest rooms, the three-tiered outdoor pool, and of course, the Kids’ Club. There’s also the resort’s highly acclaimed spa, Zanti the Retreat, for everyone who needs some me time for self-care.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali in Nusa Dua, at first glance, looks like an impressive and modern pyramid out in the beachfront with its tiered guest rooms and more. The hotel grounds are extensive– you can find an incredible array of amenities, such as the swimming pool (and a separate pool for the kids), a family club, and a pop-up gallery and retail hub where you can purchase souvenirs to remember your family’s Bali trip. The concierge will arrange everything your family needs, so the group can travel smoothly to and from Bali’s best attractions.
Last on our list is Pita Maha Resort & Spa, located on the awe-inspiring Tjampuhan Ridge where you can see miles upon miles of lush greenery from your lounge bed by the infinity pool. Pita Maha Resort & Spa is usually targeted towards couples, but we think the resort activities, such as the Balinese dance class and the Pita Maha cooking class, are great for families. Pita Maha Resort & Spa also offers guided tours, with the itinerary including Ceking rice terraces and Goa Gajah cave.
Plan your family vacation to Bali
Traveling with your family doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking, especially when you stay at one of these fine resorts in Bali. To help you plan your family vacation, check out our Bali travel guides. You’ll find everything from family-friendly activities to other accommodations that might be better suited to you and your family’s needs.
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