It’s hard enough just finding great getaways, but when you’re looking to jet off with the family, you want to make sure everything is covered. With stunning views and eco-initiatives, Bali is often a go-to destination for Hong Kong parents. Need babysitting services? Check. Breakfast? Taken care of. Private Pool? Of course. Activities? Take your pick. We’ve rounded up five amazing parent and kid-approved Bali villas every family should know about. These stunning villas are guaranteed to make booking your next holiday a little easier…
How to get there:
If you and the little ones are looking for the fastest route, take a five-hour direct flight from Hong Kong to Denpasar International Airport via Hong Kong Airlines, Garuda Indonesia or Cathay Pacific. For families with teenagers who are open to a slightly longer journey, you can take an eight to 13-hour flight with a stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, via Air Asia.
Villa JOJU must be one of the most family-friendly villas there is. Built by an expat family from Singapore who were frustrated by the lack of decent options, they have seemingly thought of everything a family (especially with young kids) might need.
The villa is stocked with everything from toys, books and crafts, to a backyard bouncy castle along with complimentary infant cots, high chairs and breast pumps. They can point you in the direction of reliable trustworthy childcare and have safety features in place for stairs and pools (making this mama breathe a sigh of relief).
These kid-friendly features don’t mean that style and comfort has been sacrificed. This is a modern, luxury villa with all the style and service you’d expect for a relaxing Bali holiday.
Enjoy the quintessential Bali views – ocean, volcanoes, sunrises and sunsets, all from your private rooftop. No need to check the surf forecast. Just check out the waves yourself, they’re only 30 metres away.
Travelling with just your little clan? Opt for the 2.5 bedroom option or, extend your space to 4.5 bedrooms for travel with friends or a larger family. Kids are more than welcome here with their own dedicated room with bunk beds, extra inflatable mattresses and baby cots that fit in parents rooms, high chairs, sterilisers, kids’ eating utensils, baby monitor and car seat all included as part of your stay. Not forgetting the toys and the Netflix account of course!
With rates starting at US$330 a night, this is an affordable, family-friendly option everyone will love.
Perched atop one of Bali’s most beautiful cliff tops in Ulu Watu, Villa Latitude is the epitome of a chic designer holiday home. With views like that, it’s easy to see why it was voted by CNN as one of South East Asia’s top private villas. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors treat beholders to the gorgeous blues of the ocean and skies. It offers six bedrooms in MTV Cribs-style digs – ideal for teens!
Your kids (and you) will want to Instagram the villa obsessively, thanks to the seamless blue pool, two pinball machines, private home theatre and karaoke (no better time to showcase the family talent, or lack thereof!). Plus, the villa also comes with a chef who can prepare up to five meals a day, a butler and security so parents can relax in peace.
This hidden oasis in the heart of vibrant Seminyak ensures you and your family are close to the action. That is if you ever feel the need to venture out! You could be forgiven for never making it past the front door as the villa comes complete with a 19-metre swimming pool, a yoga garden and spa room. The design blends traditional with chic modern furnishings in its five expansive bedrooms and is known as an A-list retreat.
The spacious dining area is perfect for meals with the whole fam. Are the kids still too energetic after their swim? Tire them out at Finns Recreation Club which guests of Villa Shambala get access to. Facilities include a full gym and spa, tennis and squash courts, a football pitch, a large pool and F&B outlets.
Villa Shambala, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, www.villashambalaseminyak.com
This villa offers four bedrooms with contemporary open-plan living spaces. Originally designed by a world-renowned architect as his private home, Villa Suami, is simply one of the most stunning villas on the island. Creative-type families will love the tasteful artwork and hungry kids under six will enjoy complimentary meals. The complex is fully staffed and includes a villa manager, assistant manager, private chef, housekeepers and security guards.
The staff at Villa Suami can help organise babysitters, surf instructors, yoga teachers, personal trainers and certified beauticians and therapists on the island for massages, acupuncture, hairdressers and more.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Diandra Soliano on 6, February 2018 and updated by Jess Mizzi on 19, September 2019.