6 Best Family Resorts Bali Has to Offer
We have been Bali locals for several years now, and so we’ve been able to put together this comprehensive but very select guide to the 6 best family resorts Bali has to offer both parents and kids.
Bali is known for a lot of things. But perhaps top of mind would be world-class beaches, and its more than 20,000 pura or shrines, which is understandable since Bali is home to two religions – Hinduism and Buddhism. Now you know why it is also popularly called the Island of Gods.
But just to set the record straight, Bali isn’t just one, but three islands in total. With this, expect your dream vacation three times the fun, especially when you’re with the fam!
Best Family Resorts in Bali For…
- Best Family Resort for Convenience – Very Close to the Airport: Bali Dynasty Resort
- BestFamily Resort for Balinese Atmosphere: InterContinental Bali Resort
- Best Family Resort for Views: Hilton Bali Resort
- Best Family Resort for Separate Parent and Kid Zones: Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali
- Best Family Resort for Kids Club: Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
- Best Themed Family Resort: Mara River Safari Lodge
- Best Family Resort 30-meter water slide: Hilton Bali Resort
Hilton Bali Resort
Resting at the top of a cliff that’s around 40 meters, this could be one of the best views of the Indian Ocean you could ever experience.
This resort promises to give your whole family the enjoyment and pampering that you all deserve with its 30-meter water slide, four swimming pools, and a sand lagoon.
Adults are in for a treat with its infinity pool and cabins or cabanas that are included in its executive lounge, as well as spas, saunas, and restaurants.
You also can momentarily enjoy ‘me time’ since it offers a babysitting service.
On the other hand, children aged between four and 12 years will surely have the time of their lives with the mini treetop playground situated in the outdoor area that also includes a wall-climbing feature and a trampoline.
For children 4 – 8 years old, includes a “Jungle Camp” outdoor playground, an indoor climbing playground, rock climbing, and a trampoline.
CHECK HERE FOR AVAILABILITY – Hilton Bali Resort
You can easily reach the family resorts via Bali airport transfer services like the one at Jayride.com.
Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali
When you are looking for a resort where you can have fun with the family, but at the same time, you would love to have some time apart from the kids, then this beach resort in Tanjung Benoa, Southern Bali, can be your go-to place.
This resort boasts of its restaurants (eight of them), two bars, spas, and water sports.
Kids can enjoy different children-friendly activities such as the ones found at the ‘Family Paradise’ located at the wing part of this place.
Here, they can have the time of their lives with a wide selection of kid activities that are very safe and secure.
Kids club, playgrounds, and pools with water slides are some of the things to keep them entertained while the parents are taking the opportunity to have a romantic dinner by the beach.
When the children have exhausted themselves from playing, there are designated sleeping areas around, which is really cool.
For children up to 15 years old there is a kids mini waterpark, mini golf for kids 10 – 15 years old, catamaran, speed boat, kayaking, and wall climbing under parental supervision, a poolside foam party, banana billiards, kids boxing, an kids E-Lounge that we want to use!, pool slides, indoor playground, and the list just keeps going!
CHECK HERE FOR AVAILABILITY – Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali
InterContinental Bali Resort
Another resort that is within a 10-minute drive from an airport, particularly the Ngurah Rai International Airport, this luxury resort is conveniently nestled on the beach facing the Jimbaran hotels.
This gives you unrestricted access to the different attractions the island can offer, like various scenic destinations, shops, and restaurants.
This tropical haven is situated on the beachfront with lush tropical gardens.
It boasts pure Balinese architecture within its tropical landscape of 14 hectares, highlighted by modern features and amenities. This is truly one authentic Balinese experience that’s one for the books.
Be in awe of the view of Jimbaran Bay and the stunning sunsets from the main pool, which is one of six in total that also includes a kid’s pool of 10 meters.
The children can also find worthwhile activities in the Planet Trekker’s clubhouse like arts and crafts, internet cafe and library, and other outdoor recreation and entertainment.
CHECK HERE FOR AVAILABILITY – InterContinental Bali Resort
Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
If you can’t wait to get your feet literally soaked in water, then Prime Plaza Suites Sanur won’t keep you waiting.
With just 25 minutes from the airport comes this stunning resort awaiting your family, big or small, to try its amenities and accommodations.
These include fully furnished rooms that are complete with living, dining, and kitchen rooms. It’s like a home away from home.
Just this time, it’s a beach. Enjoy the Balinese spa, and it even offers recreational activities like cooking classes.
For the kids, they can be in for a major treat. Say hello to ‘Camp Splash! Fun Park’ where young ones and ‘young once’ can fully enjoy.
Camp Splash Kids Club has won so many awards for the past 10 years, it’s not funny. There isn’t a resort in Bali that gets the same kind of international recognition for its children’s facilities and adventures.
It has a water slide that is 30 meters long, and it also has a wide array of kids’ games like darts, table tennis, and air hockey.
It also offers movie viewing through big screens and high-tech stations where the kids can play video games through PS3 and Wii. But of course, who could miss swimming and basketball?
CHECK HERE FOR AVAILABILITY – Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
Bali Dynasty Resort
This resort is probably the nearest that you can get when on the Kuta side of the airport, with just a 10-minute drive. If you have jet-lagged kids or are arriving in the middle of the night, this is a major bonus!
A staple for all resorts are the swimming pools for adults and kids, with the latter’s complete with amenities that they will surely love like a water fun park and slides.
Adults, on the other hand, can enjoy dining experiences through its six restaurants or do bar hopping with their five bars.
Shop around the place as it is scattered with different shopping establishments and specialty stores that showcase Balinese arts and crafts.
If relaxation is your perfect kind of holiday, get that perfect tan by the beach while everyone else is doing their thing. After all, what is Bali without its beaches and bikinis?
Kupu Kupu Kids Club is in the Kids area of the resort where there’s a Kids Water Fun Zone with a 54m giant caterpillar waterslide and a mini waterpark. There’s a playground area and two floors of activities divided into age groups. This includes movie nights and a “Den Club” for 10 – 16 year-olds.
CHECK HERE FOR AVAILABILITY – Bali Dynasty Resort
Mara River Safari Lodge
Not all kids enjoy beaches and pools, and they can always enjoy video games at home. But this resort is different…
If you want to give them the experience of a lifetime, a safari-themed vacation at the heart of Bali – the Mara River Safari Lodge would be a perfect gift.
It would seem like an odd offering since Bali is best known for its beaches, but do not let it fool you. Get that African Safari encounter and still get that water-themed experience in this four-star lodge.
This is probably the closest you can get to rhinos, lions, zebras, ostriches, and others all at the same time without going to Africa.
The best part of it all is that you can experience all of these while enjoying a sumptuous meal at a restaurant, with nothing separating your family from these wild animals but a glass screen.
CHECK HERE FOR AVAILABILITY – Mara River Safari Lodge
It’s hard to describe the kids activities as it’s like being inside a giant amusement park, waterslide park, and jungle safari at the same time. The animal activities are endless. There’s a safari journey through the park with over 100 species of animals, feed the predators programs, breakfast with a lion, and so on.
There’s also a waterpark that includes a jungle cruise, flume ride, spinning coaster, hydralift, and many more rides and water fun. if we were kids again, we’d run away from home and live here!
Family Resorts in Bali Runners-Up
We have heard such great things from families we meet in Bali who come back to these three family resorts year after year.
And see below for the resorts we are always hearing parents praise for how much their kids love going every day to the resort’s kids club!
- Bali Mandira Beach Resort
- Four Seasons Resort Bali
- Regis Bali Resort
Best Kids Clubs at Family-friendly Resorts in Bali
The kids clubs are some of the best in the world – a kids pool here can be more than 10 meters long! Here are the ones we consistently hear make kids want to stay forever:
- Westin Family Kids Club (The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali)
- Roxity Kids Club (Hard Rock Hotel, Kuta, Bali)
- Camp Splash Kids Club (Prime Plaza Suites Sanur)
- Tabu Teens Club (Hard Rock Hotel, Kuta, Bali)
- Jimba Kids Club (Four Seasons Resort Bali)
Taking a holiday vacation isn’t just to escape from your hectic schedules and to take that much-needed ‘stress detox.’
It can also be a perfect way to bond with the family, especially with the kids, since you most likely don’t have much time back home.
While it’s impossible to take back all the lost time, taking this much-needed break overseas away from your usual activities to spend this once-in-a-lifetime experience is more than enough to make up for them.
And surely, Book one of the many Bali tour packages and treat your family big time!