Is a stay at a family-friendly Bali resort in your future? With beach vacations finally back on the cards, we take a closer look at one of our favourite island vacations — Bali! These are our top 15 family resorts and hotels!
Your accommodation can make or break any family holiday. Whether you’re looking for a five-star luxury Bali resort, an all-inclusive Bali hotel or something more affordable that promises to keep the kids occupied with endless kids club activities, there are no shortage of options in Bali! There are villas and resorts in Nusa Dua, Ubud, Jimbaran Bay, Sanur, Kuta and Legian, some boasting fabulous pools, others unique Balinese crafts, there are special kids’ food menus and even day spa options for our kids! Read on for our pick of the best Bali family resorts and kids clubs!
The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua — Bali family hotel with five-star kids facilities
Not only does The Westin Resort Nusa Dua offer their famous Westin Family Kids Club, but right next door is the Kids Spa (part of the Heavenly Spa by Westin) offering all the holiday pampering a kid could ask for. From mini manicures to hair braiding, the kids will leave ready to tackle the freshwater pool (for kids aged 4-12 years) and the 12-metre water slide. With six onsite restaurants, three pools, countless beach activities (and of course the signature Heavenly Beds!), the whole family will return home relaxed and rejuvenated.
The Westin, www.marriott.com/the-westin-resort-nusa-dua-bali
Mandapa Ubud, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve — Luxury Ubud hotel with nature-based kid’s club
The “Mini Explorers” programme for kids 5 and up (under 5 must be accompanied) is like an immersive eco day camp, where kids can learn all about Balinese culture, food, healing traditions, and environmental sustainability. Who wouldn’t want to start their day with a “Jungle Gym hike”?! And munchkins of all ages will love the open-air kids’ club, which also has its own chickens and bunny rabbits, along with all sorts of art activities.
Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, www.ritzcarlton.com/mandapa
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Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Nusa Dua — Spacious kid’s club and special kid’s pools at this Bali resort
This beautiful beachfront resort in Nusa Dua is a hit with kids thanks to its four different swimming pools – including a Kids Pool and a Lazy River – and a spacious kid’s club that features a soft play area with ball pit, video games, toys, and heaps of fun daily activities. A large selection of complimentary activities such as beach yoga, meditation, village cycling tour and cooking classes will round out the fun.
Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua, www.marriott.com/courtyard-bali-nusa-dua-resort
InterContinental Bali Resort, Jimbaran Bay — Family resort close to the airport
Conveniently located only 15 minutes from Denpasar airport, InterContinental Bali Resort, ensures your holiday starts as soon as you arrive. There are five swimming pools, two of which are ‘Fun Pools’ that include water fountains for kids to delight in. The kid’s club, Planet Trekkers not only introduces kids (aged 4 to 12 years) to Balinese crafts, dance and language along with environmental and conservation activities, but it also provides healthy meals for the kids to enjoy. Bonus!
InterContinental Bali Resort, www.bali.intercontinental.com
Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua — Family beachside Bali resort
The Kids Club at Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua offers a comprehensive daily program of activities including slime time, leaf painting, mini origami and treasure hunts where little ones learn about Balinese culture, local flora and fauna. Parents of tiny tots will love the toddler area where you can drop your little one off for two hours free of charge while you enjoy a relaxing treatment at the Kriya Spa or laze at the adults-only Bay Club Pool. Located on the beachfront, this family Bali resort ticks all the boxes for teenagers also with a River Pool and two water slides.
Grand Hyatt Bali, www.hyatt.com/indonesia/grand-hyatt-bali
Ritz Carlton Bali, Nusa Dua — Luxury family-friendly Bali resort
In addition to the Ritz Kids daily program of science, nature and environment activities, Ritz-Carlton Bali offers coral reef explorations, sea turtle preservation and a night safari tent set up in your room. With one to three bedroom villas, family-friendly dining and weekend bonfires by the beach (complete with marshmallows!), the kids will love the stay as much as the adults will enjoy the luxurious surroundings.
Ritz Carlton Bali, www.ritzcarlton.com/indonesia/bali
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay — Villa only luxury Bali resort
This villa-only resort is perfect for the intergenerational holiday, offering activities for the young and not-so-young family members. Fancy a spot of coconut bowling? Adventures like this are ready at the Jimba Club which boasts different themes and activities every day. It’s perfect for kids under 12 years old (under 4’s welcome when accompanied by a guardian or babysitter). Your food is taken care of at this Bali resort with children under 6 dining free (7 to 12 year olds eat half-price) through the resort. Take advantage of the family surf lessons on offer and end the day with a bonfire and marshmallows with the whole family.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay
The St Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua — Five-star hotel treatment for your kids
For the ultimate in luxury, opt for a private villa at The St Regis Bali Resort. At The Children’s Learning Center, guests aged 4 to 12 years can take part in half-day or full-day programs that include art, dance, cuisine and cultural activities. The St. Regis also offers ‘Family Traditions’ — upon arrival, kids can experience the check-in process with a welcome packet and library card to check out books from the mobile library. A Welcome Gift and Turndown Ritual comes with personalised messages, child-sized robes and slippers and delicious evening treats. The Tiny Afternoon Tea featuring the St. Regis Teddy Bear and a Donut Tower can also be arranged for your villa. A holiday to remember!
The St Regis Bali Resort, www.marriott.com/the-st-regis-bali-resort
Club Med Bali, Nusa Dua — Beachside all-inclusive Bali resort
Club Med is synonymous with amazing family holidays, and their gorgeous resort in Nusa Dua is no exception. You can expect everything from a beautiful white sand beach to complimentary water sports, along with their famous Flying Trapeze School. Club Med Bali offers four separate kid’s clubs, including the complimentary Mini Club Med for kids ages 4 to 10 and Junior Club Med for 11-to-17-year-olds. While kids under 4 stay free, for an additional cost there’s also Baby Club Med (4 to 23 months) and Petit Club Med (ages 2 to 3). Throw in all-inclusive food and beverage, and that’s just about as fuss-free as it gets!
Club Med Bali, www.clubmed.com.hk
Padma Resort, Ubud — Relaxed Ubud hotel with great kids facilities
For a change of pace, head up to Ubud, stay at Padma Resort and drink in the stunning surroundings. With an infinity pool overlooking the valley and a swim-up pool bar, adults will be well taken care of while the kids enjoy the Wolly’s Kid’s Club and Games Centre. Daily activities include rice art, spices planting and ketupat creation (a traditional Javanese rice cake). Right next door is the specially designed kids pool exclusively for families.
Padma Resort, www.padmaresortubud.com
Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta — Resort activities for toddlers to teens!
The kids can live out all their rockstar dreams at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali. The Kids Pool includes waterfall buckets, slides and fountains. The Lullaby Playroom (under 4 years must be accompanied) includes soft toys, a mini ball pit, baby seesaw and other educational toys. The drop-off-only Roxity Kids Club caters to the 4 to 12 year olds with daily activities, rockclimbing, TABU Cinema, an outdoor playground and free lunch at Starz Diner. Teens are kept busy at the TABU Teens Club offering a nightclub equipped with DJ Booth, Gaming Lounge, Private Cinema and Lounge chill-out area with pool table.
Hard Rock Hotel Bali, www.hardrockhotels.com/bali
Bali Dynasty Resort, South Kuta — Affordable Bali family resort
The Bali Dynasty Resort is a value-packed family resort featuring four swimming pools! There’s the Kids Water Fun Zone, a 56-metre giant waterslide, water curtain, bubbler jets, water cannons and tipping buckets. The free Enchanted Garden kid’s club and The Den teen’s club for 10 to 16-year-olds along with the new playground area will keep the junior family members entertained throughout the day. Kids under 12 dine for free with a kid’s menu available at all six resort restaurants.
Bali Dynasty Resort, www.bdr.pphotels.com
Prime Plaza Suites, Sanur — All-suite Bali family resort with free kid’s club
Prime Plaza Suites, Sanur is a four-star, all-suites family resort perfect for an affordable getaway. The complimentary Camp Splash Kids Club includes a shaded kids’ pool, wading pool, basketball court and an outdoor playground. The indoor area offers board games, daily guided activities, ping pong, air hockey and pool tables and a big screen for child-friendly movies. All suites include a fully equipped kitchen ensuring you can cater to the fussiest of eaters.
Prime Plaza Suites, www.spps.pphotels.com
Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, Legian — Daily kids activities and entertainment
This family-friendly Bali resort dedicates itself to ensuring the kids are engaged and entertained so parents can enjoy a relaxing break. The Cening Kids Club runs daily activities, from hotel tours and fish feeding to egg painting and flower picking. Bali Mandira cleverly also offers stroller rental so there is no need to haul the stroller on the off chance someone has ‘tired legs’!
Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, www.balimandira.com
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Novatel Bali, Nusa Dua — Special kids’ spa at this Bali family resort
The highlight at Novotel Bali is the Junior InBalance Spa offering nail art, hair braiding, bubble bath and kids massage for those up to 10 years old. Kids receive free breakfast and can take part in Balinese dance, traditional Indonesian games, cooking and Bahasa language classes, hotel temple visit or coconut leaf weaving at the Kids Club.
Novatel Bali, www.novotelnusaduabali.com