Bali Holiday with Kids – A complete guide
Where to stay and what to do when kids are in tow
For families, Bali is a haven for all-age activities and fun parks that will get everyone in your family excited.
But your five-year-old now has an opinion, and your teenager needs to stay active, you say. Oh, not to mention the twins and their particular taste in food. And soon enough, before you realise it, your holiday with kids can likely turn into chaos.
Enter our one stop guide for all things holiday with kids:
Question number 1: Where to stay
There is a crazy amount of Bali family accommodation. This can make your stay very easy, but also can also be very overwhelming with options. But try to narrow them down by imagining all the fun and relaxing activities you can do with your little ones! At these hotels and resorts, you can get the best family package deals that go above and beyond to treat the kids.Our favorites are jotted here: Best Family Packages in Bali and Best Resorts with direct beach access
1. Padma Resort Legian because your children can stay for free
Dedicated to the little guests, Padma Resort Legian has prepared more than just special kids menu, but also facilities and activities that will put a smile even on the face of your pouting little one. A children’s pool near the beach is only 0.6 meter depth, Kids Club for children as young as four years old, and even highchairs and babysitting service to make parents able to have a bit of a rest. Take your children on an unforgettable getaway and enjoy the benefit of free stay for 2 children up to 12 years old with Kids stay for free (yes breakfast is included) and make sure you take your children to enjoy the resort’s Kids Foam Party every Tuesday afternoon (no, adults cannot join this one).
Padma Resort Legian| Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian, Kuta, Legian| Call: +62 361 752111
2. The Trans Resort Bali for its family day out
The Trans Resort Bali offers a luxurious and elegant getaway. It is also a great family hotel with superb Kids club. The Kids Club has Arts and Craft Area, Lego Station, Ship Playground, Children’s Library, Multimedia Area, Tree House, Air Hockey, and… Baskin and Robbins counter for an “I scream Ice Cream!” breaks. And since it is situated in the middle of the lively and stylish area of Seminyak, parents can easily sneak our for dinner or drinks in the neighborhood. You know you need it.
The Trans Resort Bali| Jalan Sunset Road, Kerobokan| Call: +62 361 8981234
3. Westin Resort Nusa Dua for its family package
As a family-friendly property, The Westin Nusa Dua Resort, Bali goes above and beyond to anticipate the needs of travelers with children with thoughtful initiatives. The Westin Family Kids Club has even been reinvented with refreshed facilities and better activities to engage little ones, keeping them busy and at the same time letting parents put up their feet for a well-deserved break. We vouch for the family package, so you’ll be able to enjoy your stay in any room category to your liking, daily SuperFoodsRx™ breakfast, free access to new Westin Family Kids Club with daily indoor & outdoor activities, and free kids meal pass.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali| Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Bali| Call: +62-361-771906
See other family packages here: Best Family Packages in Bali
Question number 2: Where to take your picky-eater-five-year-old to eat?
Eating out with your kids might feel like a chore and probably could put you off while travelling. But, thankfully Bali is loaded with some restaurants that cater your whole family, including please your children’s palate.
1. The Cashew Tree
For you and your kids who go for organic foods, this might be the place to visit. The Cashew Tree offers fresh and healthy organic foods with big choices on its menu. Set out from Indonesian meals, to international choices, like quesadillas or pizza. The area is also very comfortable, quiet and relaxing with a really friendly staffs. Kids can spend their time by running around the spacious open area, sit to read plenty of books and coloring, or playing with various toys and dolls.
The Cashew Tree| Jl. Pantai Bingin No.9, Pecatu| Call: +6285 9537 89675
2. Maha Restaurant
Feed your kids while take them closer to nature by visiting Maha restaurant. With homey atmosphere, quiet and spacious open air area, Maha is a great place to have a breakfast, dinner, or launch with the kids. One of the highlights for kid here in Maha is they can play or pet bunch of rabbits. For you the parents, you can enjoy a big variety of foods, from vegan to carnivore dishes, live music, great cocktails, and coffee.
Maha Restaurant| Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud| Call: +62 361 973196
3. Aravina Restaurant and Cellar Door
Located inside the Bali Equestrian Centre, it’s a beautiful venue with sweeping views over the main riding arena which opens for breakfast and lunch. You can also take your kids every Sunday for brunch, Tiny Tots Club or pony rides. Adjacent to the main café area and within easy line-of-sight for parents is the swimming pool, playground, showers and changing rooms, creating a perfect environment for families.
Aravina Restaurant| Bali Equestrian Centre| Jl. Karang Suwung, Brawa, Canggu|Call: +62 361 8446533
See other restaurants here: Kids Friendly Restaurants in Bali
Question number 3: How to keep them entertained?
The short answer to that is to keep them active. But how? Have we asked them to turn their gadgets off? Have we negotiated on screen time? It that’s done, then maybe we can check this list!
1. Get them to swim, jump, and slide in Waterbom
Waterbom offers an Oasis of 3.8 Hectares providing an unforgettable fun day for you. Just for a day, everyone will feel like a kid once more.With 22 rides and counting, your family and little ones will be able to enjoy varieties of activities starting from the lazy pool to the extreme one that is not for the faint of heart. Best part about it, it is strategically located in the heart of Kuta, just across the famous Discovery Mall.
Waterbom| Jalan Kartika Plaza Tuban| Call: +62 361 755676
2. Expose them to the rich culture of Indonesia by watching Devdan Show
Devdan – treasure of the archipelago is a stage performance showcasing a high-energy visual tour of Indonesia’s culture and diversity. This Bali show features a fusion of traditional Indonesian dance activities with modern contemporary dance, world-class aerial acrobatic attractions, dazzling costumes and hi-tech special effects. During the 90-minute performance, the you will be taken on a magical whirlwind tour of the Indonesian Archipelago. The performance is unique because of its focus on the diversity of cultures across Indonesia, from Bali to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Papua with an extensive array of special effects, acrobatics and Traditional dance.
Devdan Show| Komplek ITDC Nusa Dua| Call: +62 361 770 197
3. Train their agility at Bali Treetop Adventure
Best substitute to screen time! Bali Treetop Adventure is the ultimate fun open space activity area for every one of all ages. Located strategically in the Botanical Garden of Bedugul, this is the perfect destination to spend the adventurous day with your whole family. Of course, the challenge are not only set for little one, adults can test their guts here too!
Bali Treetop Adventure Park| Call +62 361 9340009
See other activities here: Family Things to Do in Bali
Question 4: But the bigger kids need something more daring. What to do?
Well, letting them party all night long is one option, but if you really want to use this time to bond, maybe look at this list. But mind you, this list may not be for the faint of heart, but what is life without a little bit of adventures anyway?
1. White Water Rafting
Ayung River near Ubud boasts long and large rapid, therefore, the river is perfect for a challenging and fun white water rafting. A team of professional rafting guides will assist you with the equipment and gear, while the action and thrills start as soon as you board your rafts and work together on paddling and steering through the grades. The swirling foamy water, waterfalls, and surprising sudden drops are all part of this experience. Steep stairways you need to climb after ride will be replenished with a buffet lunch by the river. Don’t miss the opportunity to view and purchase professional photographs and DVD footage of your experience from the tour operator. You’d want to treasure that funny look of yours!
2. Enjoy the eeriness of Trunyan Expedition
3. Get them on a high. With 5GX Reverse Bungy
No, not the kind of high that will get you into trouble. This one is a Reverse bungy! The 5GX Reverse Bungy in Kuta could be something new which makes your palm sweat while you’re having fun at the same time. Dare yourself to get ‘thrown’ to the sky by this giant catapult, and feel your heart moving upside-down while reaching the top speed of a hundred kilometer per hour! Eeeeks!
Contact: Reverse Bungy
Question number 5: If all else fails?
1. Jungle Kids Cub
2. Wonderland Kids Club
3. Wolly Kids Club