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Bali’s best resorts with kids’ clubs
“When the kids are happy, the parents are happy” — it’s a cliché, but it’s true. And Bali, with its white sandy beaches, family-friendly resorts, and comprehensive kids’ club facilities, is a great option for your next family vacay.
From huge free-form swimming pools to interactive games rooms and traditional crafts activities, Bali’s top family hotels know exactly how to keep the little ones entertained. And if you decide to explore beyond your hotel, the island promises fun that the whole clan will enjoy. Snorkelling with turtles, temple hopping, waterfall treks, and dolphin safaris are just a few of the family-friendly activities that await.
Here’s our edit of Bali’s best hotels for families in each area of the island. So, grab your bags, gather the tribe, and book your flight to paradise!
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Whether you want to get under the skin of Bali’s unique culture or simply relax and reconnect with your loved ones, this resort is a great option for the whole family. Each stylishly appointed private villa and guest suite benefits from spacious living quarters, pretty ocean or garden views, and its own plunge pool. And all of this within metres of Nusa Dua’s white sand beach!
Ready for some pampering? Head to the resort’s ocean-facing spa for a signature treatment inspired by the healing rituals of ancient Java. Afterwards, take a dip in the 60-metre pool — it’s set amidst tropical gardens overlooking the ocean. And if you get peckish, there are six distinctive dining venues to choose from.
The resort’s award-winning Koral Restaurant is set in the middle of an aquarium with shoals of tropical fish darting around you as you eat. It’s a dining experience the kids won’t forget in a hurry, and it also makes for a great date night setting.
Other family-friendly facilities include a designated kids’ pool with flumes, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and For teens and big kids, the resort offers a selection of free beach and water-based activities, too.
Located in peaceful Nusa Dua, this five-star beachfront resort is another great option if you’re travelling with kids. The beautifully appointed villas and suites are conveniently situated within metres of the pristine beach and boardwalk, which stretches seven kilometres along the shore. Facilities include three restaurants, a fitness centre, and a spa for a bit of well-earned indulgence.
The colourful kids’ club is located near the quiet beachfront, offering plenty of fun and interactive games and facilities for the little ones. Activities include storytelling, video games, gardening, cooking classes, yoga, splash sessions in the pool, and beach games. And the schedule runs from 8am until 6pm every day — so there’ll be no time to get bored!
For mum and dad, the huge main pool boasts one of Bali’s best swim-up bars. The bartenders can rustle up cocktails, mocktails, or milkshakes for the kids.
Melia Bali is one of the few resorts on the island to offer all-inclusive stays. With this hassle-free option, you can let the kids feast to their heart’s content without worrying about running up a huge bill.
The resort also offers a plethora of family-focused activities. Get your adrenaline fix with complimentary water sports at the beach or chill out in the lagoon-like pool. There’s also giant beach chess and even an air-conditioned virtual golf course and bar!
Kid-specific games are offered from 9am until 9pm every day at the resort’s kids’ club. From crafts to culture, there’s something to keep even the fussiest little guests entertained. Balinese dance classes, painting, kite-making, canoeing, kayaking, and table tennis lessons are among the possibilities. There are also pedal go-karts to scoot around on and bicycles if they want to ride along the beachfront. Kiddies discos and movie nights are among the regular evening activities. You can even hire a personal babysitter if you fancy a date night dinner or couples’ spa treatment. Or, treat the kids too, with one of Melia Bali’s signature family spa rituals!
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One of Nusa Dua’s most exclusive resorts, The St. Regis Bali Resort is set on a quiet stretch of talcum-soft golden sand. A stay here means lounging in your own secluded villa, with direct beach and lagoon access. Take a stroll along the beach, enjoy a dip in the saltwater lagoon pool, or pamper yourself at the resort’s Iridium Spa. The resort’s dining outlets are a food lover’s dream. With uninterrupted views of the ocean, Kayuputi serves up Pan-Asian haute cuisine alongside an award-winning wine list. Boneka, famous for its luxe Sunday brunch spread, is among the other dining outlets.
Young guests will love the Children’s Learning Centre, which promises an enriching and engaging environment to discover local Balinese culture. Led by professional educators, the holistic range of activities on offer includes yoga, cooking classes, patchwork and more. Come evening, the outdoor cinema screens family movies as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.
The resort also offers private learning sessions where children are individually guided through activities by one of the centre’s tutors. Choose the in-villa service for ultimate convenience!
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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua has everything you’d need for a relaxing and hassle-free family vacay. There’s a highly sought-after spa, a choice of fresh water and saltwater swimming pools, and restaurants spanning Italian to Japanese and Indonesian fare. If you want to get your sweat on, the resort has tennis courts and various water sports on offer at the beach. And all this while the kids are having fun at the Westin Family Kids Club!
For kids aged 4-12, the fully supervised kids’ club promises fun in all forms. Face painting, kite making, and movie nights are just a few of the possibilities. The Westin Kids Spa hosts a kids’ pampering programme, with mini-manicures, hair braiding, and more. And if that’s not enough, there’s also a 12-metre long water slide and freshwater pool for the kids to play in.
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This gorgeous cliffside resort features luxurious private pool villas set within lush tropical landscaping. What’s more? They can childproof your villa on request! And with your own butler and babysitting services on request, you can focus fully on relaxing and enjoying your holiday.
A visit to the resort’s spa is one great way to do just that. The sea-inspired spa treatments utilize natural ingredients from the beach and ocean including pearls and seaweed. And there are hydrotherapy stations and plunge pools for a post-treatment dip.
Ritz Kids’ facilities are securely located in the centre of the establishment. Activities range from crafts, games, and cooking classes to fish feeding and playtime on the secluded beach under supervision. The outdoor area offers a mini lawn as well as a playground. On top of that, a mini-waterpark with fun slides and a Balinese style bell-tower will leave your kids as happy as ever.
Also not to be missed are excursions to explore the coral reefs, the sea turtle preservation centre, and a night safari.
Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel and Residences
Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel and Residences has been named the “Best Hotel for Families in Indonesia” — and with good reason! Bringing together warm Balinese hospitality, lush tropical surroundings, and ultimate security amidst Nusa Dua’s gated tourism compound, it’s a safe and hassle-free option for a family holiday.
Splash around in the two-tier lagoon pool, fill up at one of the four unique dining outlets, and unwind at the spa. There’s a dedicated junior spa too, offering nail art, hair braiding, and prince and princess treatments! As well as an extensive outdoor playground, the resort lays on a daily roster of activities to keep the kids busy.
Egg painting, Balinese dress up, swimming lessons, temple visits, and movie nights are among the activities.
And if all else fails, you can use the free shuttle service to the resort’s private beach area for some fun in the sand!
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Voted “No.1 Hotel in the World” by Travel + Leisure in 2018, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is a once-in-a-lifetime stay. The beautifully designed resort is encircled by tropical jungle, sacred rivers, and rice paddies. And to match the blissed-out surroundings, the resort’s luxurious spa offers a vast array of Bali-inspired wellness treatments.
Aimed at children aged between 4 and 12, the Pici Pici Kids Club runs a regular programme of culturally enriching yet fun activities. With sports and adventure games, crafts and Balinese dance lessons on offer, the little ones will thrive. And did we mention the idyllic outdoor pool?
For older kids, there are PlayStation 3s — plus plenty of family-friendly excursions, like rafting on the Ayung River. Babysitting services are available on request, as are cribs and rollaway beds to keep the kids comfy.
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Overlooking river valley and rainforest, Padma Resort Ubud is one of the area’s best family stays. This five-star resort offers stunning views from every suite, amazing spa facilities, and an 89-metre infinity pool with panoramic views. Find your Zen in the spa or explore the island’s cultural heart while the kids have fun at Wolly Kids’ Club.
Children between 4 and 12 can enjoy supervised activities while interacting with other kids. Bracelet making, musical games, drawing contests, vegetable planting, and rock painting are among the activities offered. And there’s a shallow pool for splashing around in, too.
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Padma’s original resort is located on Legian Beach on the southwest coast of Bali. The prime beachfront location makes for beautiful sunsets, with boutique shopping, restaurants, and bars within strolling distance. Facilities include a luxurious spa and a well-equipped fitness centre. Oh, and did we mention that there are five swimming pools to choose from, including a kiddies’ pool?
Like their sister property in Ubud, Padma Legian offers a regular roster of entertaining kids’ activities via Wolly Kids’ Club. Covering all things cultural, crafty, and sporty, kids’ activities include yoga, duck and turtle feeding, paper origami, kite making, and Balinese language classes. Also within Wolly Kids’ Club is a specialized game centre for kids aged 6-12. As well as PlayStations, there’s a range of table games like air hockey, mini-billiards, and table soccer. What a great place for them to make new friends!
Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa overlooks Legian’s gorgeous stretch of golden sand and the Indian Ocean beyond. With its palm-flecked pool and Bali-inspired spa, you can spend the whole day relaxing at the hotel. The kids will screech with excitement at the two giant water slides. There’s even a shallow baby pool which is great for little ones who want a supervised splash.
Other child-friendly facilities include Cening Kids’ Club, designed for those aged between 3 and 11. The fully trained staff coordinate supervised fun daily. Playtime might include yoga, crafts, storytelling, cooking classes, or balloon volleyball, to name a few!
If you want to explore the island, the resort curates a selection of family-friendly tours, from surfing to diving and temple hopping. Afraid the kids will be bored? Worry not, the resort offers babysitting services, too!
Nestled on the gently-curved bay in Jimbaran, this luxe resort stretches three miles along the beach. Think chilled afternoons overlooking the waves and blissed-out evenings watching the skies go pink at their semi al fresco beachfront eatery, Sundara. Accommodation comprises 147 traditional Balinese-inspired villas, all beautifully fitted with all the mod cons you’d expect.
As well as your private villa pool, the resort boasts a beachfront infinity pool. Unwinding with a cocktail at one of the poolside daybeds is always time well spent. Other facilities include the new Healing Village Spa. Offering restorative cleansing rituals that meld yoga and traditional Balinese massage, it’s in a class of its own.
Don’t worry; the kids will be well looked after too. Jimba Kids Club runs a regular schedule of activities aimed at children between 4 and 11 years. Balinese dance classes, kite flying, crab hunting, coconut bowling, and sand art classes are among the typical sessions. Kids younger than 4 can join with a guardian or babysitter.
Looking for ideas for a fun day with the whole clan? Try the family surfing lesson with the resort’s great surf guides.
The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali goes the extra mile for families with its unique global family programme. Among the benefits are on-demand baby essentials like strollers, car seats, and rocking chairs; spacious connecting rooms, and a signature kids’ menu of nutritious snacks and meals.
The resort offers a selection of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. These include arts and crafts, jewellery making, Balinese cooking, and Balinese dress up and dance lessons. There’s also a playground for the little ones to burn some energy. And if you want an adults-only evening out, you can call on the resort’s babysitting service!
The pirate-themed Meera Kids Club promises high-energy fun, with a ball pit, trampoline, bean bags, and video games galore. Also not to be missed is the amazing kids’ pool, which is decked out with flumes and sprinklers!
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Courtyard Bali Seminyak Resort
Located in the heart of fashionable Seminyak, the Courtyard Bali Seminyak Resort is a peaceful oasis within strolling distance of some of Bali’s best boutiques, cafes, and beach clubs in Bali. Soak in the island vibes at the tiered outdoor pool, check out the hotel’s private stretch of beach, or find your Zen at Zanti The Retreat spa.
The kids can either join mum at the spa for a special kiddies’ treatment or burn some energy at the kids’ club. A day there might include getting creative with crafts, sandcastle building, treasure hunts, or nail art. There’s also a wading pool for the little ones to splash or play pool games.
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Perched atop a majestic cliff overlooking the ocean, Alila Villas Uluwatu boasts one seriously idyllic setting. Nearby, you’ll find white-sand beaches with beautiful turquoise water, vibey clifftop beach clubs, and Uluwatu’s iconic sea temple.
Alila’s sleek all-villa accommodation comprises one, two, and three-bedroom options. Villas come with their own private pool and views incorporate lush hillsides, dramatic cliffs, and endless ocean blues. Guest activities include stand-up paddleboard, yoga, and blissful spa rituals. The resort’s signature restaurant, The Warung, serves up heady Indonesian fare from around the archipelago.
But this resort isn’t just for the adults. The “Journey for Little Champs” programme curates interesting half-day experiences for kids of all ages. Expect activities such as archery on the cliff, camping, cosplay, gardening, and movie nights under the stars.
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Set on the peaceful sands of Sanur on the southeast coast, Andaz Bali is modelled on a modern Balinese village. Beautifully designed suites and villas are set amidst lush tropical gardens – perfect for the kids to run around in.
Facilities include Sanur’s biggest wellness complex with ten spa villas, a yoga studio, a fitness centre, a sauna, and a hydrotherapy pool. There are also three outdoor pools, from ocean-facing lagoon pools to hidden swimming sanctuaries for total relaxation. The tropical chic kids’ pool is perfect for the whole family to enjoy some quality time together.
Andaz Bali also offers a vast range of fun and inspiring activities for the whole family. These include paragliding, ceramics workshops, and chocolate-making workshops. And the Balinese-house-inspired kids’ club has a great outdoor playground, a nap room, play stations, and a theatre!
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Seconds away from Kuta’s famous Beachwalk Mall, this five-star beach resort is an excellent option for families. Kuta’s famous stretch of golden sand is just out front, with its surf shacks and sunset bars. And the aquatic adventures at Waterbom park are only a short taxi ride away.
Sheraton Bali’s light-filled rooms benefit from generous balconies, most overlooking the ocean. And with facilities including a spa, gym, Italian restaurant, rooftop cocktail bar, and open-air infinity pool, you could spend your whole holiday at the hotel!
Side by Side, the resort’s family programme proffers fun Bali-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy. Balinese dress up, Balinese alphabet, and hand printing are just some of the activities on offer. The impressive kids’ club welcomes young travellers between 3 and 12. There’s a treehouse, play kitchen, and miniature marketplace to explore. And we just love the “Papa! I Made Pizza” and Ice Cream Sundae Decoration cooking classes!
With a 56-metre flume and kids’ water park, this beachfront resort is one of Kuta’s most popular family stays. It even has rooms with bunk beds and a separate parent retreat!
Other facilities include multiple restaurants, four swimming pools, a luxury spa, a teens’ club, and a kids’ club. And kids under 12 eat for free when dining with an adult at H2O Restaurant!
Kupu-Kupu Kiddies’ Club is divided into two sections, with the Enchanted Garden on the ground floor. Aimed at children aged 4-12 years, this area is host to activities like yoga, Balinese cooking, water volleyball, treasure hunts, bingo, and frog races. The upper level is home to Den Teens Club. With a PlayStation, an Xbox, a pool, table tennis, and table soccer, it’s the perfect hideaway for teens.
Outside, the water fun zone has a giant tipping bucket, waterslides, pull ropes, bubbler jets, water cannons, and more. For younger travellers, there’s a baby pool with a gently flowing mushroom fountain. And the new kids’ play area is decked with swings, a climbing frame, slides, and table tennis. Plenty to keep the little ones happy!
Getting in some quality family time is easy when you’re staying at Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Just minutes away from Kuta Beach, the hotel offers tailored family accommodation in the form of their Roxity Family Suites. There’s a comfy master bedroom for you and a separate kids room complete with beanbags and Playstation for the little ones.
Outside, you’ll find the largest free-from pool in Bali. And it’s home to waterslides, a wall for rock climbing, and activities galore, from family foam parties to kids’ shows. Inside — and in keeping with the musical theme — there’s a fully functional recording studio. Boom Box studio has karaoke rooms, a recording studio, and a resident sound engineer!
Even better, Hard Rock has not one, but three kids’ clubs! Lullaby Playroom caters to under 4s, Roxity Kids Club offers supervised activities for 4-12s, and Tabu Teens Club is for 13-17 year olds. Pool tables, air hockey, a DJ booth, and a private cinema are among the facilities. And of course, the hotel offers babysitting services, too.
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No matter what you’re looking for, Bali has some great family-friendly stay options for you and the clan. You can get pampered at the spa, soak in the infinity pool, breathe in the epic views, and sample some of the best restaurants Bali has to offer. And all this while the kids are creating memories of their own at the amazing kids’ club facilities. So, pack your bags! It’s holiday time!
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