Which Beach of Bali is Best with my Family

Where to Stay in Bali for Families

The best beaches to stay with kids in Bali happen to include most of the island’s popular beach resort towns. In other words, you can consider taking your family on a great holiday to almost any of Bali’s finest beaches – of which, Bali has many!

Which one you choose depends largely on what type of family holiday you are looking. Do you want peaceful days spent in secluded bays or somewhere with plenty of family attractions and kid-friendly restaurants? Maybe a combination of both? We have given each of the most popular areas for family vacations in Bali a rundown, listing what’s good and what’s not so good, to help you be better informed where you’re going and what you and the kids can do there.

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Should I Stay in Nusa Dua with my Family?

Nusa Dua is perhaps the most secure and secluded beach resort complex in Bali, with its public spaces and infrastructure managed by the state-owned Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC). Therefore, it comes top when suggesting a place to stay with kids in Bali. Nusa Dua mostly comprises five-star luxury chain hotels, and each with direct beach access. Kids clubs, restaurants with kids' menus and fun activities in mind, as well as other supporting features for families naturally follow suit.

What’s Good:

  • Safe and secluded
  • Great beachfronts with direct access
  • Quality dining and supporting facilities
What's Not So Good:
  • Remote location makes exploring Bali’s more time consuming
  • Few cultural attractions

Where to Stay with Kids in Nusa Dua

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

At The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, you can spend time at the beach enjoying free cabanas, beach umbrellas, and yoga, plus Read More...

Novotel Bali Nusa Dua

As one of the southernmost hotels in the Bali Tourism Development Complex in Nusa Dua, Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Read More...

Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa

At Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, beachside drinks, and Read More...

Should I Stay in Jimbaran Beach with my Family?

The iconic sunset bay of Jimbaran offers a relatively quieter, family-friendly stretch of sand when compared to the other highly popular beaches on Bali’s southwestern coastline. The area is also well known for its cluster of great seafood restaurants, one right on the bay, and another featuring a more refined atmosphere in the neighbouring fishing village of Kedonganan. It’s a great place to stay with family when you’re looking for a calmer seaside ambiance, but which is also close to the shopping and entertainment hub of Kuta. Ngurah Rai Airport is also just 10 minutes’ transfer next door.

What’s Good:

  • Quieter compared to other beaches on Bali’s southwest (Kuta and Legian)
  • Near to the airport and Kuta
  • Great sunset and seafood dining options
  • Calm bay with relatively safe and swimmable waves

What’s Not so Good:

  • Most of the beachfront hotels are high budget stays
  • Widely spaced local attractions (encompasses the western half of the remote and widely spaced Bukit Peninsula)

Where to Stay with Kids in Jimbaran

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is one of Balis renowned five-star luxury resorts, located on the popular Read More...

Keraton Jimbaran Beach Resort

Keraton Jimbaran Resort is a four-star boutique resort in Jimbaran Bay, a 10-minute transfer from the Ngurah Read More...

Infinity8 Bali

Placing you 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Kuta Beach and 4 mi (6.5 km) from Nusa Dua Beach, Kila Infinity8 Bali offers an Read More...

Should I Stay in Kuta Beach with my Family?

Kuta is the place to be if you’re looking for where most of the action and excitement is. It is where most of the island’s modern malls can be found, including the Discovery Shopping Mall, and the larger Kuta Beachwalk complex that the kids will love for its multitude of entertainment and dining options – and with Kuta Beach only across the street. One of Asia’s premier water parks, Waterbom Bali, is here too, as well as most surf schools with lessons for your budding ‘groms’.

What’s Good:

  • Action and entertainment, from surf schools to Waterbom Bali
  • Some of the best shopping in Bali, from art shops to modern malls
  • Close to airport in neighbouring Tuban
  • Many dining options

What's not so good:

  • Streets can be a bit too busy and chaotic at times
  • Waves can be a bit unsafe for small kids 

Where to Stay with Kids in Kuta

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort conveniently adjoins the new Kuta Beachwalk mall, and the beach is just across the road, Read More...

Bali Dynasty Resort

Bali Dynasty Resort is one of the most recognized family resorts in Kuta.This four-star hotel is centrally Read More...

HARRIS Hotel Raya Kuta Bali

Strategically located on Jalan Raya Kuta, only 10 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport.HARRIS Hotel Read More...

Should I Stay in Legian Beach with my Family?

Although slightly outshined in popularity by its immediate neighbour, Kuta, Legian offers families a calmer beach scene. A typical day out on Legian includes hitting a rented parasol-shaded daybed and sit back with a cold drink at hand while watching the kids playing around on the sand or in the waves. While the northern strip of Kuta Beach has hotels separated by the usually very busy beach road, Legian hotels are only separated by a narrower and quieter boardwalk meant for pedestrians. Family rooms, fun kids clubs, pools with kiddie sections and dining options offering kids menus are part of the options. Staying in Legian also means you get easy access to Kuta for the fun, and Seminyak to the north for chicer options.

What’s Good:

  • Right between two contrasting beach resort areas: Kuta and Seminyak
  • Most Legian hotels offer easier beach access compared to Kuta
  • Fewer crowds than Kuta
  • Relatively close to the airport in Tuban (within 20 minutes’ transfer)

What’s Not so Good:

  • Maze-like network of streets and side streets
  • Traffic congestions increasingly common


Where to Stay with Kids in Legian

Padma Resort Bali

Padma Resort Bali at Legian offers 65 deluxe and 22 lagoon-access rooms with views of the large lagoon pool, 146 Read More...

Legian Beach Hotel

Legian Beach Hotel offers a 4 star beach resort stay on Jalan Melasti, right on the border between Kuta and Read More...

All Seasons Legian

All Seasons Resort Legian Bali is a hip three star hotel on Legians northern section of Jalan Padma, offering a Read More...

Should I Stay in Sanur Beach with my Family?

Typically associated with Nusa Dua due to its quiet beaches and beautiful sunrises, Sanur offers a more affordable east coast experience for families. The beach resort area features quite a good mix of accommodation styles, from classic Balinese style villas to regular hotel rooms, and with family-friendly amenities, great dining choices, and an overall cultured and relaxed vibe. Sanur is a great location if you’re looking to explore Bali on family excursions to Bali’s eastern and central areas, due to the convenient access via the main highways. Most hotels you’ll find here are right on the beach, and although the beach itself is moderate, it’s great for kids for its mostly calm and shallow waters thanks to an outlying offshore reef.

What's Good:

  • Quiet beach scenes with calm waves, great for swimming
  • Boardwalk along most of the length of Sanur Beach
  • Mostly beachfront hotels
  • Easy access for family excursions thanks to connecting highways

What's not so good:

  • Some sections of the beach a bit busy with water craft
  • Not many shopping options

Where to Stay with Kids in Sanur

Prime Plaza Suites Sanur - Bali

The Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites are a fantastic four-star apartment-style property located only a few minutes walk Read More...

Prama Sanur Beach Bali

Prama Sanur Beach Bali (previously Sanur Beach Hotel Bali) is a legendary five-star Sanur resort that is Read More...

Sativa Sanur Cottages

The Sativa Sanur Cottages, Bali is located in the centre of Sanur Village.This relaxed and intimate boutique-style Read More...

Should I Stay in Ubud with my Family?

The small town of Ubud is the main destination in central Bali, where you’ll find a more artistic and cultured vibe against a backdrop of green valleys and rice terraces. Although Ubud fast evolved into a destination for yoga, spa and wellbeing, hotels and resorts in the area also cater well to families, with dedicated facilities and tailored activities for kids, and a range of adventure tours such as animal safaris and moderate white water rafting, which are great for families. Within town, great casual dining can be found alongside boutique shops and art galleries, heritage sites where traditional dances are shown nightly, and nature spots such as a nutmeg forest home to ancient temples and hordes of grey long-tailed macaques.

What's Good:

  • Cool highland alternative to the beach
  • Most of Ubud central has easy paved footpaths
  • Main highlights of town are within a kilometre radius
  • Kids will love the macaques at the Ubud Monkey Forest

What's not so good:

  • Hilly terrain in most parts of Ubud
  • Requires around two hours transfer to Ngurah Rai Airport

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan features 18 lavish suites and 42 private villas, each appointed with a mix of Read More...

MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE at Bali Safari & Marine Park

Mara River Safari Lodge within the Bali Safari & Marine Park is one of the islands most unique Read More...

Ubud Tropical Garden

Ubud Tropical Garden offers airport pick-up service (available on request).The outdoor pool is a great spot to Read More...

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