Although Bali is more famous as a honeymoon spot, it does not mean that you cannot bring your little ones on a trip to this tropical paradise. In fact, more and more luxury resorts in Bali are being more family-friendly! Today, resorts have been incorporating helpful amenities like babysitting services, connecting rooms and suites, a dedicated children’s menu and so on. And if you are really lucky, you might even end up at a family resort with a Kids Club! With an extensive variety of family resorts in Bali, which then is the best family resort? In our Best of Travel series, we have curated the latest 11 Best Family Resorts in Bali, providing quality recommendations to suit your travel needs and budget.
This post was last updated on 25 October 2022.
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11 Best Family Resorts in Bali
1. Viceroy Bali
A place where time seems to slow down, the award-winning Viceroy Bali is the perfect spot for some family downtime. This luxury resort is situated on a ridge overlooking the verdant Valley of the Kings, so nature and tranquillity will truly be within your reach. The resort is actually family-owned and managed (with some of them present on site daily!), so the intimate and friendly ambience is felt throughout the resort.
Our family actually got to stay in one of their luxurious, contemporary Balinese villas that comes with its own heated infinity-edge pool. The pool is perfect for babies, little kiddos, and those with sensitive skin as it is treated with the more effective and sustainable hydrogen peroxide instead of chlorine. Our little girl had a blast in the pool!
Once your kids are settled for the day, request a babysitting service so you and your partner can head out for a much-needed date night at the sophisticated Apéritif Restaurant. More than just the delish meals, the restaurant boasts a stunning 1920s colonial-style interior that makes the best photos. It even comes complete with a lovely wine cellar for amazing drinks to end the night. Their 6-course degustation menu is definitely a must-try, especially the Chawanmushi and Tokusen Wagyu Carpaccio they serve.
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For families who wish to immerse themselves in the magical Bali culture, then Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is the place to be. The resort is an idyllic retreat in the calm Jimbaran Bay, designed like an authentic Balinese Village, so you can truly be at one with Bali’s magical energy and gentle nature. Guests can do all sorts of activities here, including cultural tours, traditional dance lessons, artist workshops, and so much more. There is also a dynamic Jimba Kids Club (complete with a little slide, play area, and pool outside!) for the much younger ones, where they can go on kid-friendly adventures while learning more about Bali, like crab hunting and coconut bowling. Looking for the best child-parent bonding activity? Enrol in a family surfing lesson or splash around the resort’s huge pool!
To top it all off, children ages 6 and under dine free (when accompanied by a parent, of course) in all restaurants inside the resort, while half-price meals are offered for children ages 7-12. This is your chance to let your kids experience fancy meals in such a sophisticated setting!
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A 5-star resort where luxurious comfort meets sustainability, Alila Villas Uluwatu is your perfect escape in a tropical paradise. In fact, it is the first-ever resort in Indonesia to receive the highest level of certification for its green initiatives, which include the use of local and recycled materials, water conservation scheme with soaks and rain gardens, a Zero Waste Policy, an organic garden, and a whole lot more. Alila also supports the R.O.L.E. Foundation and other worthy causes. So, hopefully, if you do stay here in the future, please do consider donating to support. Read more about Alila’s commitment to sustainable tourism here.
What’s also great about Alila Villas Uluwatu is that their cliff-edge and poolside villas are all baby-friendly. When we stayed at one of their villas just recently, we were surprised by all the baby amenities inside. They provided us with a Pigeon steam steriliser, a baby playmat, a baby hooded towel, a baby potty, a baby bathtub, and a baby high chair for feeding. They even gave our Baby girl her own adorable little bathrobe and tiny bathroom slippers, which we really loved. All these just prove how world-class their service can be!
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Seminyak is known to be incredibly busy, but with the exclusive Amala Estate, you can enjoy some much-needed privacy in your little paradise. Upon check in, stroll through the lines of coconut trees and down the verdant walkways to reach your chosen abode. The Amala Estate offers two-bedroom and three-bedroom villa options, complete with a private pool and a tranquil garden with sundeck, and a fully-equipped kitchenette. You can even request for private chefs to fix a feast for your whole family.
Speaking of dining, our breakfast at the villa restaurant was great. We were served everything from miso soup and croissants to Eggs Atlantic and nasi goreng. You can even request for breakfast to be served to your very own villa for extra comfort – no need to walk to the restaurant in the morning! Not only do the chefs know their way around Indonesian, Southeast Asian, and Western cuisine, but they can also prepare for your dietary goals and requirements, and even teach you how to cook Balinese food. While you can stay in and simply order meals, you can also check out our favourite local restaurant – Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen.
Their therapists also provide something special in the in-villa spa. With knowledge of Asian medicine and Western philosophies, these experts offer a wide range of treatments. From simple Balinese massages to acupuncture to Tibetan bowl music therapy, they can customise a programme to suit your health, fitness, and lifestyle needs.
With a private pool in your villa, you can look forward to some precious family time with your little kiddos. There is a small area with shallow waters – perfect for your little bub to frolick and splash around. What’s also great is that there is a laundry shop nearby with very affordable rates for laundry. Thanks to our friendly butler and the rest of The Amala Estate’s amazing staff, we definitely enjoyed our stay. You can even check out their latest offers and treat you and your partner or the entire family with something special.
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Bali Dynasty Resort has everything you are looking for in a family resort. It boasts a wide variety of rooms that can fit families perfectly, as well as multiple dining destinations. Kids under 12 years old can eat for free and can even enjoy a fun Kids Menu where you can spot a Mickey Mouse Pizza and an amazing burger & fries combo named Batman and Robin. As for the activities, kids will have a blast on the 56-metre waterslide flowing into the separate kid’s water park. And on rainy and slower days, there is also an indoor Enchanted Garden Kids’ Club and ‘The Den’ Teens Club. Admission is free! Moreover, the activity schedule changes daily, so no kid will ever be bored doing the same thing every day.
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If your kids are all about adventure, then head over to Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa. Situated right within the protected sanctuary of West Bali National Park, guests will get to experience nature’s endless treasures while staying at the family resort. After a much-deserved rest in one of Plataran’s traditional Joglo villas, go on a trek through the jungle, encounter wildlife on a bike ride, watch colourful birds, cruise to the Menjangan Island until sunset, snorkel amid stunning coral reefs, and so much more. You will never run out of things to do here!
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Spread across fifteen acres of lush, breathtaking tropical gardens, The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali is perfect for anyone looking for the most stylish and luxurious family vacation in Bali. This 5-star resort hotel is home to some of Bali’s most stylish villas (complete with traditional thatched roofs!), restaurants serving up the most delectable cuisines on the island, cultural performances in a unique outdoor stone amphitheatre, warm and friendly staff wearing traditional Balinese dresses, and so on. What’s more, is that there is an incredibly vast and flat beach located right outside the resort – the best place to witness one of the most magical Bali sunsets.
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St Regis has always been the epitome of 5-star luxury. So, for the grandest family vacation in Bali, look no further than the St. Regis Bali Resort. Here, you can enjoy unparalleled care from their signature 24-hour St. Regis butler service. What’s also great is that the resort has its very own Children’s Learning Center, where kids aged 4 to 12 can enhance their skills or develop their interests in art, music, dance, literature, and cuisine. The activities are all led by professional educators! And while the kids are busy learning (and having fun), parents can try the relaxing treatments at the Iridium Spa or perhaps go lounging around the resort’s swimming lagoon and/or the picturesque beach in front.
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Quietly located within the enclave of the serene Nusa Dua, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is a french-inspired luxury 5-star beachfront resort with tropical gardens and sophisticated, modern architecture. And although the resort looks really lavish, that does not mean your kids cannot have fun here as well! In fact, Sofitel’s Kids Club is a piece of heaven on earth for children with all the fun and educational activities they can do there. The Kids Club also comes with an outdoor kids’ pool, a reading room, and a slumber room.
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For parents, the rockstars of their lives will always be their kids. And to celebrate just that, one of the best places to stay in Bali is at Hard Rock Hotel. Here, everyone is literally treated like a rockstar, and they even have a dedicated club designed for kids of all ages. There is a Lullaby Playroom for the little ones that are still in their diapers (a parent or guardian must be present), a Roxity Kids Club™️ for the more active older ones, and a TABU Teens Club for the young adults. Meanwhile, the parents can go on romantic dates in the resort’s stellar amenities. One thing you should never miss out on is the exclusive The Sound of Your Stay® program.
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Last but definitely not least is the Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali. The fact that it has its own mini waterpark (complete with pool slides!) right inside will turn the resort into the ultimate blockbuster for your kids. On top of the waterpark, the resort also features a Kids E-Lounge (for those who miss their video games stash at home), Kids Boxing, Banana Billiards, Wall Climbing, an indoor Kiddie Playground, and so much more. At night, the entire family can come together and enjoy a themed buffet dinner with some grandeur performances on the side – the best way to make the most of a starry evening!
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We hope that our guide on the 11 Best Family Resorts in Bali will help you find the best family resort for your next vacation in Bali. If you found this useful, please share it with your friends and family!
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