Which Area in Bali is Best for Families?

Best Places to Stay in Bali With Your Family

The best areas to stay with kids in Bali also happen to be most of the island’s popular beach resorts. 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’re looking for. Looking forward to peaceful days in secluded bays or somewhere with plenty of family attractions and kid-friendly restaurants? Maybe a combination of both? We give each of the areas popular for families in Bali a rundown to help inform you on where you’re going and what you and your kids can expect.

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Why Nusa Dua is good for families

Nusa Dua is perhaps the most secure and secluded beach resort complex in Bali, with public spaces and infrastructure managed by a state-owned tourism development corporation. So, it comes as a top suggestion for a place to stay with kids in Bali.

Nusa Dua mostly comprises 5-star luxury chain hotels – each with direct beach access. Excellent kids clubs, restaurants with kids' menus and fun activities in mind, as well as other supporting features for families,  follow suit. To sum up, on the positive side, it’s secluded and has great beachfront hotels. On the slight downside, the remote location makes exploring other parts of Bali more time consuming, and it has 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...

Why Jimbaran Beach is good for families

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.

Jimbaran is a great place to stay with family when you’re looking for a calmer seaside ambience, but which is also close to the shopping and entertainment hub of Kuta. Ngurah Rai Airport is also just 10 minutes’ transfer next door. On the slight downside, though, most of the beachfront hotels here are pricey and it has widely spaced local attractions.

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...

Why Kuta Beach is good for families

Kuta is the place to be if you want to be where most of the action is. Although it’s Bali’s most popular beach resort area, it’s also where you’ll find most of the island’s modern malls. Discovery Shopping Mall and the larger Kuta Beachwalk complex offer families a multitude of entertainment and dining options – and with Kuta’s sand just steps away.

One of Asia’s top water parks, Waterbom Bali, is here too, as are most surf schools with lessons suitable for budding surfers. Kuta is close to the airport and there are plenty of dining options to please most appetites. Kuta’s slight downside is its busy traffic and the 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...

Why Legian Beach is good for families

Although Legian is slightly outshined in popularity by its immediate neighbour, Kuta, it 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. Staying in Legian also means you get easy access to Kuta for the fun, and Seminyak to the north for chicer options. The maze-like network of streets and side streets may be off-putting to some, though.

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...

Why Sanur Beach is good for families

Sanur is typically associated with Nusa Dua due to its quiet beaches and beautiful sunrises. It offers a more affordable sunrise-coast experience for families. The beach resort area has 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 a more 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 highways. Most hotels 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.

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...

Why Ubud is good for families

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.

Ubud central offers great casual dining 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.

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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