Give the whole family an island paradise escape to remember when you stay at the best family-friendly resorts Bali has to offer.
Bali is a traveller’s wonderland, brimming with unmissable beaches, majestic temples and a thunderous appetite for fun. There really is no better place to take the entire family, little ones included – provided you find the right accommodation. Luckily, Bali has no shortage of wonderful family-friendly resorts, each showcasing impeccable service, boundless hospitality and facilities designed to give kids an escape they’ll never forget. We’ve gathered our pick of the absolute best.
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Life doesn’t get much sweeter than a stay at Mövenpick Resort & Spa, where five-star luxury is served with a spoonful of Swiss ice cream. Nestled by the dazzling waves of the Jimbaran beachfront, fun in the sun is only ever a few moments away – but there’s also plenty to keep you busy at the resort itself. Kids will be thrilled with the pirate-themed Meera Kids Club while the grown-ups sip cocktails at the swim-up bar or embark on a culinary journey across the resort’s five spectacular restaurants. Guests of all ages will cherish the daily chocolate hour, where an avalanche of sweet treats is certain to keep you buzzing.
Luxury Escapes family-friendly tip: with select packages, one child (11 and under) stays free of charge
At Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Parisian elegance meets resort luxury on the flawless beaches of Bali’s famous southern peninsula. Recognised in the top 10% of properties worldwide by Tripadvisor, this resort offers a dazzling array of options for the family that appreciates the finer things in life. Five magnificent restaurants, an onsite spa and fitness centre, and an extraordinary lagoon pool are sure to hit the mark. Little ones will be well cared for at the resort’s kids club, offering a huge array of activities, including traditional Japanese yukata dressing, Sesame Street singalongs and more.
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If you have an eye for art and a heart that’s in love with Balinese culture, you won’t find a better escape than Padma Resort Legian. Surrounded by breathtaking tropical gardens, fountains and astonishing works of public art, the resort offers boundless luxury only steps from the alabaster sands and crystal waters of Legian Beach. Children aged four to 12 will love the excitement and entertainment at Wolly Kids Club and Game Centre, giving adults a chance to lose themselves in the sight of the region’s spectacular sunsets or among the hustle and bustle of the Legian art and fashion market.
Treat your family to their new favourite escape at Grand Hyatt Bali, gloriously appointed on the pristine shores of Nusa Dua. There’s an endless smorgasbord of facilities and activities for the whole family to enjoy – five beautiful pools, two thrilling waterslides, eight world-class restaurants serving everything from Japanese to Italian, an onsite spa and a private beachfront. An ocean-themed kids club is certain to keep the little ones entertained as you explore and indulge at the resort. The resort is also perfectly situated next to Bali National Golf Club and is within walking distance of the prestigious Bali Collection mall.
Luxury Escapes family-friendly tip: with select packages, up to two children (12 and under) stay free of charge with breakfast
It can get expensive bringing the whole clan out to Bali, which is why Melia Bali’s all-inclusive package – covering five restaurants, three bars and a coffee shop – makes this the perfect beachside choice for the family hungry for a Nusa Dua escape. Take breakfast at El Patio, graze on a leisurely lunch of Italian favourites at Sateria trattoria or take a swing at the nearby Bali National Golf Club while kids enjoy an extensive 9am-9pm kids club with a mindboggling range of activities, including movie nights, Balinese temple visits and fish feeding.
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There’s no better place to take your little animals than the zoo. Sanctoo Suites & Villas offers parents sophisticated Balinese serenity, adjacent to the wonderful Bali Zoo and surrounded by lush Ubud paradise. A unique range of experiences awaits – take breakfast with the orangutans, go on an elephant expedition or refresh body and soul with an onsite spa treatment followed by a traditional Balinese cleansing ceremony. With only 26 suites and 12 luxury villas, the resort presents a jungle dream escape that’s set apart by flawless service – perfect for the family seeking adventure.
If Bali is the “island of the gods,” then AYANA is their playground. Expect stunning cliffside views overlooking the mighty Jimbaran Bay, 19 restaurants and bars, 12 swimming pools, a private beach, golf course and world-class spa. It’s fully integrated resort luxury with something special for everybody: book a guided family yoga session, learn how to make traditional temple offerings or take a tour of the resort’s organic farm.
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