Whether you go 5 star, beachside bungalow or all out in a villa you will soon realise the Balinese love children, making a family holiday on the island a breeze. Here are some tips for a stress-free family vaycay that both parents and the kids can enjoy. After all, it’s your holiday too.
Bali has so many kid-friendly accommodation options you will be spoilt for choice. If you are after a one-stop shop experience - it’s a good idea to head to the popular resorts that stretch from Tuban to Legian and Nusa Dua that are all located on the beachfront and often include ‘family plans’. Resorts are the no-brainer family option when it comes to keeping the littlies and teens occupied. Waterslides, kids clubs and loads of cool activities will have them busy day and night. With kids pools, areas and kids zones all supervised - parents can kick back and relax. Babysitting can also be easily arranged. Family-friendly restaurants and kids menus will make mealtimes a breeze.
The other family-friendly option is to rent a villa in Seminyak, Ubud or Canggu with your own pool and full service included - a chef, driver, cleaner and you can often arrange to have a nanny included too. Check out our tips on the best way to rent a villa.
With so much on the island for the kids to see and do here are some great ideas to get you off the sun lounges and out discovering:
The Beach: learn to surf in Kuta laze the day away at Geger in Nusa Dua, explore Sanur’s promenade and protected cove that is perfect for the kiddies, head North for a few days to low key Lovina or glam up and head to Canggu’s Batu Bolong.
Head outdoors: book a guided bike ride through the rice fields of Ubud. Head to the Waterbom Park in Tuban and slip slide the day away. Or get a birds-eye view of the world at the popular Bali Treetop Adventure Park which has circuits for all ages.
Give back: Organise a visit to an orphan centre, charity or school in advance and spend a day with the local kids.
Written By: Fotini E Douglas