The Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Bali

Updated: March, 2015

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The Best Family Hotels in Kuta

Hard Rock Hotel Bali – luxury

Hard Rock Hotel – The Best Hotel for Families
Kids love this place! Awesome pool and water slides. Rock climbing, arts and crafts, and cooking and dance classes. Kids club is very active and there are poolside activities even if they’re not in the club. Rooms are a good size and perfect for a family of 4 or 5. Huge breakfast included. That said, not sure if I’d recommend more than 3 or 4 days here. It could be a bit “too much” if you came to Bali for peace and relaxation. Phone: +62 361 761 869

Bali Dynasty Resort – luxury

Bali Dynasty Resort – The Best Hotel for Families
The pool area is one of the nicest in Kuta with a wading pool, water slides, and a water playground. Kids club is fun and runs all day. The family room is large and fits 5 easily. Separate room (and tv) for parents and kids. Phone: +62 361 752 403

Bali Garden Beach Resort – moderate

Bali Garden Beach Resort – The Best Hotel for Families
Waterbom water park – great for kids – is directly across the road. Discovery Centre shopping mall a short walk. Hotel has a large beachfront pool (3 pools in total one of which is a kids pool). Family rooms are large and will accommodate a family of 6. Phone: +62 361 752 725

Febris Hotel And Spa – budget

Febri's Hotel – The Best Hotel for Families in Kuta
Awesome pool and kids playground. This is a good mid-range hotel with large family rooms and a nice location (near to the beach but not on it). Easy walking distance to the water slides at Waterbom park. Large fridge in room is handy. This is a functional 3 star hotel, so don’t arrive expecting a ton of character. A good base for exploring Kuta. Phone: +62 361 754 575

Best Western Resort Kuta – budget

Best Western Resort – The Best Hotels for Families in Kuta
Deluxe rooms are good for a family of 4. This is a good budget choice if you have 1 or 2 nights in Kuta but I would not stay here for an extended stay. Nice pool and 2 convenience shops nearby, otherwise you’ll be hopping in a taxi for the short ride to central Kuta. Phone: +62 361 767 000

The Best Family Hotels in Tuban

Tuban and south Kuta are almost indistinguishable from one another – one blends right in with the other. Tuban is home to Waterbom Park and the Discovery Shopping Mall. Some of the hotels I listed in the Kuta hotels for families rightly belong under Tuban. The ones I’ve included here are right at the south end of the Kuta/Tuban strip.

Both these hotels are very close to the airport making them great for arriving and departing. (Ask for a late checkout if your flight leaves later in the day, most hotels will comply for no charge.) The hotels in Tuban tend to be on the beach where as in Kuta they’re separated from the beach by a road. In general the beach is nicer the farther north you go (towards Kuta).

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali

Tuban with Kids - the best hotels for kids
Family suites are very large and easily accommodate a family of 5. The hotel has a kids club (best for ages 4 to 11) and playground. There is a shallow kids pool and a deep “adult” pool. The kids pool has shade sails overhead to keep the sun off the little ones. Children 12 and under stay for free. The Palms restaurant (in the hotel) is very good. Phone: +62 361 755 577

Patra Jasa Bali Resort & Villas

Best Family Hotels in Bali
Wonderful pool area right on the beach. The kids club is hit and miss depending on how many kids are present. (Typically great if it’s during an Australian holiday as the hotel will be filled with families.) Deluxe suites are large and have a fold-out sofa for the kids. A cot or crib can be added at no extra cost. Phone: +62 361 9351 161

The Best Family Hotels in Legian

Legian is a great spot for families. The beach is beautiful and it’s quieter than Kuta. Legian is well stocked with shops and restaurants. It’s also smack between Seminyak and Kuta so you can easily walk to both areas (or take a taxi).

Padma Resort Bali at Legian

The 2 fantastic pools are a big draw here. (One is a large lagoon pool with a kids’ pool that has a fun waterfall. The other is an infinity pool.) Kids club is great as is the game room. Deluxe rooms are large – and there is a “chalet” option for 2 connecting deluxe rooms. Phone: +62 361 752 111
Legian with Kids - the best hotels

Legian Beach Hotel

Perfect location with shops and shopping just outside the door. No kids’ club but the pools are great and the hotel is located directly on the beach. Staff are among the most friendly in the Kuta area. Family rooms are large and perfect for families of 4 or 5. Children under 11 stay for free. Phone: +62 361 751 711
Legian Beach Hotel with Kids

Melasti Beach Resort

Interconnected rooms are great for families. Nice pool, grounds, and kids’ playroom. Phone: +62 361 755 971
Melasti Beach Resort Family Room

The Best Family Hotels in Seminyak

Seminyak is a great spot for families. Be warned though – it’s not cheap. But you get what you pay for and the villas and hotels below are truly great. And if you’re traveling outside of the high-season they’ll often have great deals.

W Retreat & Spa Bali

W Resort Seminyak with Kids
The hotel and pool are right on the beach. Kids activities are scheduled every day – cooking classes, origami, kite flying. 1 and 2 bedroom villas with private pool.
Phone: +62 361 4738106

3V Kerobokan Family Villa

3V Kerobokan Family Villas with Kids
One and two bedroom villas available. Game room and kids playground. Kids under 10 stay free. Free airport shuttle and free wi-fi. Phone: +62 (361) 8476028

The Samaya Villas Bali

Samaya Seminyak with Kids
Beautiful one bedroom villas located on the beach. Great for family of 3 but would need 2 rooms for larger families. Phone: +62 (361) 731149

The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa

Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
2-bedroom villas are wonderful and have 1 king and 2 twin beds. The hotel is located directly on Seminyak beach.

Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa

Anantara Seminyak with Kids
The Presidential Suite is one of the most luxurious in Seminayk. A 2-bedroom suite with 2 king beds, full kitchen, and private pool. The hotel fronts the beach.

Rentals and Villas in Seminyak

One of the better websites for renting houses and villas in Seminyak and Bali is Flipkey.com (owned by Tripadvisor). They guarantee your money up to $10,000 which removes much of the stress of booking a private rental.

The Best Family Hotels in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is located in the southern tip of Bali and home to many of the island’s large resorts and all-inclusives. The beaches and hotels are wonderful – though the “real Bali” of rice fields and small villages is a good drive away. If you’re in Bali to relax, swim, and eat, life is pretty good down here.

Nikko Resort Bali

Grand Nikko Family Room
An awesome private beach with crystal blue water. Great pool with a waterslide and lots of activities for the kids (water basketball and volleyball). This is one of the top choices on Bali if you’re looking for a relaxed and quiet vacation. Free shuttle to the shopping and restaurants at Bali Collection and The Galleria in Kuta. Phone: +62 361 773 37

The Laguna Resort & Spa

Laguna Bali Resort with Kids
Fantastic in every way: the pools are very kid friendly and there are several of them; the beach is set in a lagoon and calm and shallow; the food is amazing (and there’s a kids menu); the hotel has an intimate feel and staff are very friendly. There isn’t a kids club here however as the vibe is not that of a holiday resort but more a place to come for a family getaway and move at your pace. Highly recommended. Phone: +62 361 771 327

Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel & Residences

Novotel Nusa Dua with Kids
2 and 3-bedroom suites can accommodate families of 4 to 7 (some have private pools). The kids’ club is fun and top notch. The hotel is not right on the beach but a free shuttle (or a short walk) gets you to some great sand. The Bali Collection mall is nearby for shopping and more restaurants. Phone: +62 361 8480 555

Ayodya Resort Bali

Ayodya Resort with Kids
Suites are large and family-friendly. The swimming pool is amazing. The grounds are lush and well kept, and there’s a beautiful private beach. Mediterranean, Italian and Japanese restaurants (among others) in the hotel. This a large hotel so don’t be expecting intimate and refined service. But for a get-away-from-it-all atmosphere at a decent price this is a good choice. Phone: +62 361 771 102

The Westin Resort Bali

Westin Resort with Kids
Two-bedroom family suites are huge. A great kids’ club with loads of activities (water slide, bikes, badminton, table tennis). The beach has beautiful sand and calm shallow water that’s perfect for kids (but not surfers). The restaurants are great (Italian, Indian, Japanese, and seafood.) The spa and salon are a nice perk. Phone: +62 361 771 906

Four Seasons Resort – Jimbaran

The Four Seasons is located in Jimbaran (roughly halfway between Kuta and Nusa Dua). There are 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 sand where you can dine on the beach (this is always a highlight of a Bali vacation – the kids playing and running on the sand returning periodically for bites of dinner). Phone: +62 (361) 701010 • Reviews

The Best Family Hotels in Sanur

Sanur’s beach is protected by a reef making the water calm and shallow – and great for kids. Sanur moves at a much slower pacer than the Kuta area. Several of Bali’s top attractions are within a 1 or 2 hour drive. Sanur has lots of restaurants, many of them a short walk from most of these hotels.

Bali Hyatt Sanur – Closed for Renovations

This was among my favorite hotels in Sanur. (I can remember drinking Bintang at the pool bar on my first visit to Bali in the early ’90s). But it is closed for a huge renovation until early 2017. That’s some renovation! It will likely be fabulous when it reopens. I’ll keep you posted.

Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites – luxury

Two and three bedroom suites are large (though bathrooms are a little on the small side). There’s a kids’ club, kids pool, and a water slide (Camp Splash). Don’t confuse this place with Paradise Plaza Hotel which is older and does not have slides or a kids’ club.
One of the best hotels for kids in Sanur

Griya Santrian Resort – moderate

Very popular with families – so if you want playmates for your kids this is a great choice.
One of the best hotels for kids in Sanur

Besakih Beach Resort Bali – moderate

Large rooms, beautiful pool, free wi-fi.
One of the best hotels for kids in Sanur

The Oasis Lagoon Sanur – moderate

Large family duplex room, nice pool, good location.
One of the best hotels for kids in Sanur

Peneeda View Beach Hotel – budget

Two bedroom suites available, nice pool, close to the beach.
One of the best hotels for kids in Sanur

Prima Cottage – budget

Great budget place with nice (not huge) pool. Triple rooms and 2-bedroom villas.One of the best hotels for kids in Sanur

The Best Family Hotels in Ubud

The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah – luxury

Best Family Hotels in 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. Pool villas come with their own good-sized pool – all with amazing views of rice paddies. A huge common pool is often quiet as many people relax at their own private pool. Large grounds and surrounding rice paddies offer excellent opportunities for children to explore. On-site garden provides many of the ingredients for the superb restaurant. Phone: +62 361 975 685 • Reviews

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan – luxury

Best Family Hotels in Ubud
Set among several hills and a river, and surrounded by greenery – kids will feel in the midst of a jungle. Amazing two-level swimming pool overlooks the river. Rooms have large bathrooms with huge tubs and luxurious amenities. Surrounded by small villages and farmers so the “real” Bali is easily explored on short walks from the hotel. 2 great restaurants serve wonderful food. Phone: +62 361 977 577 • Reviews

Sri Bungalows Bali – Budget/Moderate

Best Family Hotels in Ubud
Centrally located and an easy walk to many shops and restaurants. Beautiful gardens and large swimming pool surrounded by rice paddies. Rooms are large, clean, and great value. 2 floor family room can sleep up to 6. Simple breakfast is included and free wi-fi available in each room. Phone: +62 361 975 300 • Reviews

More Family Hotels in Ubud

26 questions and comments

  1. Safe Beach in Bali/Sanur vs Seminyak

    Hi,

    Planing a trip to Bali early summer. Would like a mix of beach of tourist attractions. Would you recommend Sanur or Seminyak? And which is safer?

    Thanks.
    Sasha

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    1. David Post author

      There is more to do around Seminyak beach. There are lots of surf schools along the beach from Kuta to Seminyak and it’s a good place to learn – though there are some strong currents. Sanur is quieter, calmer, doesn’t have surfing (the waves break a long ways out) but is much safer as it’s protected by a reef and doesn’t have the currents that the Kuta/Seminyak beach has.

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  2. Seminyak or Nusa Dua

    Hello David,

    I have read ALL your comments about Bali, but still unsure about the places to go, and actually you just opened my eyes to travel to two different parts of the Island. This is our first trip to Bali, we are going in May and we want a hotel kids friendly, with close amenities for adults like shops and good restaurants. Our main goal is to have a nice time, relax and know some of the nice places in Bali (we know when can not do everything at once). Could you give some guides please? We were thinking to go to Seminyak or Nusa Dua, but we have decided.
    Thanks

    Claudia

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    1. David Post author

      Seminyak is much more interesting and has more local shops and fun restaurants. Nusa Dua is more resorts and shopping malls but does have a nicer beach with calmer water. Seminyak has a much better location for exploring the rest of Bali.

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  3. Bali in June with 2 Kids

    Hi David, we are visiting Bali in June of 2015, with a 4 yo and 1.5 yo. We are staying in legian resort for most of trip, however have a few days up our sleeve and would like to get a villa in canggu. Looking at the pantaiindahvillas.com and getting a 2 bed villa. Any thoughts on this spot? I am also concerned about car travel with the youngest child, do u think we just suck it up and put bubba on our laps in the back seat? I can’t imagine we would want to cart a car seat over there! Oh and any family friendly must dos whilst there would be much appreciated. Thanks

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    1. David Post author

      Canggu is great but can feel isolated and not a lot of restaurants. Yes, packing a car seat around is no fun. We just winged it and hoped for the best. Kid-friendly things to do in Bali would be riding an elephant, walking the rice fields between the villages around Ubud, visiting the Bali Safari and Marine Park, and going to the Waterbom water slide park in Kuta. Although, your kids are pretty young so whether those would work for them is a tough call. (Our kids were 8 months and 3 years the first time they rode an elephant in Bali.)

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  4. Guided Walks in Bali

    HI David
    Thanks for the website, very helpful. We are going to Bali next year (June/July). I wouldn’t mind doing some hiking with our 10 & 12 year olds. Any suggestions for good day walks (guided or unguided) or 1-2 day overnight walk with a guide?

    Thanks
    Tanja

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    1. David Post author

      I would do a walk in and around Ubud. Great area with rice paddies and villages connected by paths. Can’t recommend any tour in particular but I’m sure you can easily find a guide after you show up.

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  5. Hotel in Bali over Christmas

    Hey David,

    We are looking into our first family holiday to Bali for a week over xmas. We will have a 2yo, 4yo and 7yo. We would like to be based in one decent hotel and would not mind to travel for kids activities, culture etc. what hotel would you recommend? Thanks

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  6. Bali in November with Kids

    We are planning our first trip to Bali at the end of November. we will be traveling with 2 adults and 3 children ages 5, 3, and 2. Our plan is to spend 5 nights somewhere at a nice resort on the beach for about USD 500/night and then 4 nights in Ubud somewhere comfortable and kid-friendly with a nice pool, but a little more affordable. For the beach portion, we want somewhere relaxing and quiet where the kids can run around. A good kids club would be nice, but they also have fun just playing in the sand. We’re considering the Intercontinental at Jimbaran. Any other suggestions? How about in Ubud? How much rain should we plan on at that time of year? Will the rain prevent us from getting out and seeing the sites? Thanks! Mike.

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    1. David Post author

      The Intercontinental is great and nice location on the beach. In Ubud look at the Sri Sri Bungalows. You’ll likely have one big downpour a day that clears quickly. You should still be fine for getting out and about. Light rain jackets can be handy. The very thin cheap ones are best.

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  7. Family-Friendly Resorts near Ubud

    Dear David,

    Thank you for all this amazing information! So useful! We are going with our 1 year old to Bali for the first time this october for 5 days and decided to stay in Ubud. Unfortunately the Chedi Club is already fully booked. I found in trip advisor the Samaya in Ubud and UMA by Como; they both have good reviews. Do you know these hotels? Which one would you recommend in terms of convinience in visiting Ubud and of course beiing familly friendly? The four seasons still has some availability but a bit over our budget… Is the Four Seasons in Ubud? Any other hotel in Ubud we should try?

    Thank you!!!!

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  8. Ubud Hotel for Family and Toddler

    We (husband, 18mth old and I) are heading to Bali tomorrow, just read your suggestion to do an “extended stay” in Ubud so to best experience it, you mentioned a cool hotel or guest house! Can you recommend a couple for us to look at for an overnight stay please?

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  9. Hotel in Bali for Teens

    I am planing a 10 day trip to Bali in July. Looking for a hotel that will cater for a family with teenagers (11 , 14 & 15 year). Most hotel have kids clubs but are for the younger ages. Do you know of a great resort/ hotel on the beach (swim-able beach) with a or-some swimming pool and activities and not full of retires?

    Rickenda

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  10. Budget Hotel in Jimbaran

    This isn’t easy. Having a hard time finding a good quality hotel in Jimbaran that doesn’t cost a fortune. Can you recommend a hotel for a family of 4. We have 5 kids ages 2 and 11. We do need a pool but are flexible besides that.

    We could swing to another town but have heard good things about Jimbaran from friends. What do you think we should do?

    Chris

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    1. David Post author

      I love Puri Bambu in Jimbaran. Great value, beautiful pool with a swim-up bar, and very very friendly staff. It’s not right on the beach which is why it’s so cheap. Just a short walk takes you to the water though, and there are several delicious beach restaurants right there. It was a highlight of our trip.

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  11. Good Hotel in Sanur

    Heading to Sanur in October and am trying to decide on a hotel for one group of 3 singles and a family of 3 (mine) with a 4 year old. Is there something that could work for both groups? Thx. And great site too. Kudos. Stuwie

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    1. David Post author

      The Peneeda View is just an awesome value hotel. Very nice pool. If you’re willing to pay a bit more the Sanur Bali Hyatt is one of the nicest hotels on the island. Relaxed but very luxurious. (On my first trip to Bali as a backpacker I couldn’t afford to stay there but still spent a lot of time hanging around the pool and playing mini-golf.) Good luck.

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  12. Hotel for Wedding in Kuta

    Could you possibly help with staying in a hotel in Kuta? I need a very nice hotel for a wedding party. There will be 2 families needing 2 rooms. Budget is around $200 to $300 for each room. We’ll be traveling in September. Thank you. Jackie

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  13. 4 Star Hotel in Ubud

    I’m looking for a 4 star hotel in Ubud. Could you suggest something for 2 adults and a child. We’ll be staying for 1 week or maybe 10 days. A swimming pool is a must. I need to book soon but having a difficult time picking one.

    Thank you!

    Kerry

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