Family Hotels in Bali

Bali with Kids - the best hotels

Recommended Family Hotels

The Westin Resort Bali – Nusa Dua

Family suites have lots of room (some have 2 bedrooms). The kids club is awesome and there are loads of activities for children at the resort. The beach has beautiful sand and calm shallow water that’s perfect for kids. The restaurants (Italian, Indian, Japanese, and seafood) are great. Phone: +62 (361) 771906 • Reviews

Four Seasons Resort – Jimbaran

2 pools, 3 restaurants, spa, jacuzzi, and a great kids’ club. Want more? OK, a fantastic private beach, a beach club that offers kayaking, surfing, and catamarns, and tennis courts. And to top it off, some of Bali’s best seafood restaurants are just a short walk along the beach where you can dine on the sand. Phone: +62 (361) 701010 • Reviews

Hard Rock Hotel Bali – Kuta

Has one of the funnest kids’ clubs on Bali. A superb pool with slides, friendly service, and a fun vibe make this a great option for toddlers up to teens. 4 restaurants, 3 bars, rock climbing, and a recording studio seal the deal. Of course, this is not the place to see the real Bali, but kids love it. Phone: +62 (361) 761869 • Reviews

Bali Hyatt Hotel – Sanur

Grounds, gardens, and pool area are wonderful, relaxing, and set right on the beach. 5 restaurants, 5 bars, bike riding, watersports, and a great kids club. Sanur has the calmest beach on Bali and is much quieter than Kuta – but still has plenty of restaurants and shopping. Phone: +62 (361) 281234 • Reviews

The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah – Ubud

A magical setting in the rice fields just outside Ubud. Local villages are within a short walk and the main restaurant itself is situated in the center of a rice paddy. It’s complete luxury with a rural Balinese feel. Kids have lots of room to roam in an incredibly safe and friendly atmosphere. Is it time to swim or go watch the farmers plant their fields? Phone: +62 (361) 975685 • Reviews

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2 questions and comments

  1. Dave

    Bali is a great place for families. This was our first visit and the whole family loved it. The Balinese people poured their hearts out for us. So friendly, inviting, and warm. The kids were swept off their feet and loved every moment of it.

    Our kids are 4 and 10. We spent 10 days in Bali though we now wish we’d stayed for longer (we split our holidays into this trip and a camping trip once we got back home).

    Here’s what we did and a few thoughts:

    We started in Kuta for 5 days. We had heard negative reviews of Kuta from acquaintances before we left but we quite enjoyed our stay there. There was lots to do and it had a very central location to explore southern Bali. We did daytrips to Ulu Watu, Ubud, and the Bali Safari and Marine Park (more zoo than safari but pretty cool nonetheless). We took a surfing lesson on Kuta beach. We went to the waterbom waterpark. All recommended. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Baruna Bali. It was on the beach and had a great pool. It had a kids club but only used it for 1 day as we were so busy. The location was perfect for having lots of places to eat and shop nearby but not being in the busiest section of the Kuta strip which extends for many miles.
    We then moved on to Amed in the far east of Bali. A totally different feel. Very quiet, peaceful and beautiful. The beach was not as nice but had more character – and more locals. A great place to snorkel just off the beach – and made a daytrip to an old shipwreck that you can explore and a coral reef. We did other day trips to local temples, one of which we got to swim at. We made a second trip to Ubud to make some purchases. We stayed at the Coral View Villas which had a nice pool, beautiful grounds, and huge family bungalows steps from the beach. As I say, this was very different than our stay in Kuta which had a resorty feel but I think the 2 complimented each other perfectly and I’m glad we did both and got the 2 perspectives.

  2. Taylor

    Waterbom waterpark was the highlight for our kids. A wonderful place to spend a day or two. It’s in Kuta and many hotels are walking distance to the park.

    Having a swimming pool at your hotel is very recommended. The beaches are nice but the water can have some pretty big waves. It’s a nice choice to be able to head back to the pool for the afternoon after a morning on the beach.

    Also, hire a car (don’t rent on your own) and do a tour of the island. We arranged this through our hotel and had a very friendly “guide” drive us about the island for two consecutive days. He knew just enough to point out some things and give sights some background but wasn’t a tour guide in the sense of droning on about stuff that would bore the kids. It was a nice mix and so much of Bali’s appeal is visual that it’s quite kid-friendly.

    Bali is a very family friendly island and we much prefer to any other destination in SE Asia though some other holiday destinations do have nice beaches (e.g. Phuket, Koh Samui, or Malaysia).


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