Aerial view of Grand Hyatt Bali pool

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Families travelling to Bali typically want to know in advance that the chosen accommodation is suitable. Many of Bali’s resorts cater specifically to families, offering a holiday experience that satisfies all ages.

Bali is a tropical island in Indonesia, renowned for sandy white beaches, sacred temples, waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes. As a major tourist destination, Bali offers a diverse array of attractions from serene beaches ideal for snorkelling and diving, to bustling markets and rice terraces - making it perfect for a family holiday. Families travelling to a destination like Bali typically want to know in advance that the chosen accommodation is suitable. Many of Bali’s resorts cater specifically to families, offering a holiday experience that satisfies both parents and kids (of all ages). 

In terms of amenities, they typically offer larger suites and villas with connected rooms to accommodate the whole family. Common features of a family resort on the island include kids' clubs, dedicated pools for children and on-site eateries with children’s menus.

When it comes to evaluating outstanding family-oriented resorts, we look at resorts that provide additional levels of quality, services and amenities. In Bali these resorts often boast multiple onsite restaurants catering to a range of tastes, amazing playgrounds and waterslides for kids to spend the day, as well as cultural workshops and activities that bring the family together. Adults aren’t forgotten either at these resorts, with a wide array of available spa services, gourmet dining, and fitness facilities. Some resorts even offer babysitting services, which allow tired parents to relax and unwind, ensuring they get the holiday they deserve as well.

The 12 best family resorts in Bali are listed below. 

  • Grand Hyatt Bali (Most Luxurious): The Grand Hyatt Bali combines elegance with family-friendliness in Nusa Dua, offering expansive lagoon-style pools and a dedicated Kids Club that offers a blend of fun and educational activities.

  • Club Med (Best for Entertainment): Club Med Bali, located on a secluded beach in Nusa Dua, is the pinnacle of entertainment with a vast range of activities including Padel, Balinese dance classes, and a vibrant Multicultural Night.

  • Mulia Resort (Best Dining): Mulia Resort in Nusa Dua stands out for its exceptional dining options, with twelve unique dining venues including the beachfront Soleil and the Sky Bar.

  • Padma Resort Ubud (Best Swimming Pools): Padma Resort Ubud is renowned for its stunning 89-metre heated infinity pool and a range of outdoor activities, making it perfect for families looking for both relaxation and adventure in the heart of Ubud. 

  • Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali (Best Beachfront Hotel): Mövenpick Resort & Spa offers a perfect blend of beach access and family-oriented facilities, including a pirate-themed clubhouse.

  • The Westin Resort Nusa Dua (Best for Children): The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is a great hotel for families with children with facilities like the Westin Family Kids Club and a dedicated children's pool, alongside international dining options suitable for kids’ tastes.

  • Hilton Bali Resort (Best Waterslides): Hilton Bali Resort features a thrilling 30m waterslide and diverse kid-friendly activities at Hilton's Jungle Camp, combined with upscale dining options overlooking the ocean.

  • Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort (Best Atmosphere): Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua offers a luxurious beachfront experience with direct beach access, elegant dining, and extensive kids’ club facilities, set within beautiful tropical gardens.

  • Holiday Inn Resort Bali Nusa Dua (Best Rooms): Holiday Inn Resort provides spacious, connected rooms ideal for larger families. The resort features teen game zones and family-friendly dining options.

  • AYANA Resort and Spa (Best Child Care): AYANA Resort and Spa is distinguished by its exceptional childcare services through the Children's Adventure Camp, which offers a unique educational program that combines cognitive development with creative activities.

  • Conrad Bali (Best Service): Conrad Bali excels in service, and it offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities, making it ideal for a comprehensive and carefree family vacation.

  • Bali Dynasty Resort (Best Location): Bali Dynasty Resort is ideally situated in South Kuta, close to attractions like Waterbom Park and Kuta Beach, ensuring loads of fun for the whole family. 

1. Grand Hyatt Bali - Most Luxurious

Family villa at Grand Hyatt Bali, located in Nusa Dua

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The Grand Hyatt Bali is a luxury, family-friendly resort located in Nusa Dua. Located just a 15-minute drive from Bali’s airport, the glamorous low-rise property is surrounded by lakes and tropical gardens. The resort's proximity to tranquil and safe beaches like Nusa Dua Beach makes it an ideal spot for family activities like sandcastle building and paddling. 

The Grand Hyatt features 636 elegant rooms and suites in four villages, and each luxurious space is designed to meet your family's needs. The villas include a dining area, living area, library, and an outdoor patio with a private pool, jetted tub, and ocean views, perfect for a family holiday where luxury and relaxation go hand in hand. The inclusion of complimentary Internet access and Grand Club privileges ensures a stay filled with exclusive comforts.

What makes Grand Hyatt Bali one of the best family-oriented resorts in Bali is the amenities tailored for children they offer. To start with, the resort boasts an impressive collection of five swimming pools, each designed with distinct features to cater to various moods and desires. The expansive lagoon-style Main Pool, hidden within tropical gardens, serves as the heart of water-based fun for the whole family. For those seeking a bit of adventure, the River Pool offers two thrilling water slides, promising loads of excitement for children, as well as the young at heart. For adults seeking a quiet escape, the Bay Club Pool, located within the fitness centre, is a much-needed adult-only spot. 

At the Grand Hyatt, even children’s amenities are fancier and more comprehensive than in other Bali hotels. The Kids Club is a highlight, offering a dynamic space where children engage in Balinese crafts and explore the resort's local and fauna, including rabbits and turkeys. Additionally, the Grand Hyatt's Kids Club offers a variety of children's activities such as pirate-themed parties, karaoke sessions, movie nights, and bedtime stories. The thoughtful blend of fun and learning makes the Kids Club an invaluable feature of the family-friendly offerings at the Grand Hyatt Bali.

The best feature of the Grand Hyatt Bali has to be the lagoon-style pools. Not only do they look aesthetically pleasing (like most things at the Grand Hyatt), they are also perfect for kids with warm water and shallow depth. But, heads up— this is not the best spot if peace and quiet is your thing. Unsurprisingly, it gets a bit noisy with the sound of kids having a blast!

Location: Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia


2. Club Med - Best for Entertainment

Aerial view of the pool at Club Med Bali in Nusa Dua

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Club Med Bali is an all-inclusive beachside resort located on a secluded beach in Nusa Dua. A stone's throw from Waterbom Bali and 18 km away from the lively Seminyak area, Club Med Bali allows guests to enjoy amazing cultural experiences like witnessing Balinese traditional dances but also invites them to just relax by the beach. Club Med is the best spot in Bali for those seeking an all-in-one holiday experience, with its ideal location by some of the island’s most picturesque beaches and a "village atmosphere" where guests enjoy a range of exciting amenities like tennis and squash courts without ever needing to leave.

Club Med Bali presents a spectacular layout with this huge, winding pool that snakes around all these cosy, thatched-roof villas. The resort's accommodations pay homage to traditional Balinese charm, featuring peaked buildings hidden among native vegetation, with some rooms offering private pools. However, Club Med is much more than just a place to stay. It is a lively centre for entertainment, offering loads of activities for families. Among these are Padel, a fun blend of tennis and squash played on courts surrounded by clear walls, and hands-on classes teaching the traditional art of Balinese massage. One of the best offerings at Club Med is the Multicultural Night, a vibrant festivity celebrating global cultures with amazing entertainment and performances, such as the local Kecak (fire) dance. 

One of Club Med Bali’s best features is its vast selection of child-friendly activities designed to entertain and engage kids of all ages. This includes a tiered offering with specialised clubs for different age groups. For example, the specialised Petit Club Med caters exclusively to 2 and 3-year-olds, creating a colourful world of activities like mural painting and treasure hunts that encourage early learning and the development of social skills. At Mini Club Med+, youngsters aged 4-10 are treated to an enhanced programme that packs in even more fun, friendships, and adventures. The activities include new offerings like Super pilot, a self-confidence-building exercise with a blindfolded pathway challenge, and "Let's roll!", a game that celebrates team spirit. Teens aren't left out, as the Chill Pass Club Med for 14-17-year-olds combines freedom and fun with highly entertaining programmes like escape games, sports, and special events to encourage socialising and natural exploration.

Although the all-inclusive package at Club Med isn’t exactly budget-friendly, they really do create the family holiday of a lifetime. It’s worth noting that kids under 4 stay and eat for free, and there are discounts of up to 40% for older children and teenagers.

Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua BTDC Lot. 6, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia


3. Mulia Resort - Best Dining

Balcony overlooking the beach at The Mulia Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali

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The Mulia Resort, sometimes called Mulia Resort Spa & Villas, is an award-winning, 5-star luxury destination situated along a pristine one-kilometre stretch of beach in Nusa Dua, Bali. The Mulia has an elegant but subdued vibe with cascading outdoor pools surrounded by tropical vegetation and views of the Indian Ocean. Catering to families seeking a luxurious getaway, Mulia offers plenty of activities for children while inviting parents to enjoy a romantic moment at one of the twelve in-house restaurants, relax at Mulia Spa, or work out at the Fitness Centre.

Mulia Resort truly delivers some of the finest dining in Bali, with a collection of 12 unique spots including sophisticated restaurants, breezy outdoor bars, and a chic café. Soleil, the main restaurant, shines with its beachfront setting where master chefs whip up a mix of Mediterranean and Pan-Asian dishes, as well as fresh handcrafted pasta and the day’s catch from the Bali Sea. Over at Sky Bar, the vibe is all about unwinding as you take in the legendary Balinese sunset, paired with a spread of tapas that make the most of the beachfront buzz. For family dinners, Mulia's got your back—every two adults eating means a kid eats for free at select restaurants!

Beyond complimentary meals, Mulia Bali is a playground paradise for kids and teens from 3 to 15 years old, packed with activities to keep them thrilled every minute. Mulia Kidz offers a fun but educational space for the little ones with interactive activities and a digital zone designed for safe, age-appropriate fun. At Mulia Kidz, children can get into all sorts of fun from learning about Balinese traditions, playing in ball pits or creating their own world in the dedicated doll corner. For kids aged 8 to 12, Mulia Kidz Explorer offers technology-driven games and a wall climbing area that’s all about active fun and building confidence. Teens have their own hangout at T-Zone near the Splash Pool, with loads of social games and sports to make new friends and learn new skills.

To ensure an incredible stay for you and your loved ones, the staff at the Mulia is on hand to help you in any way they can. Just be mindful that while the Mulia offers ocean views, the rooms aren’t located directly on the waterfront. 

Location: Kawasan Sawangan, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia


4. Padma Resort Ubud - Best Swimming Pools 

Infinity pool overlooking the valley in Ubud

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Padma Resort Ubud, or simply Padma, is a luxury family-oriented resort set high within a river valley, in Ubud.  It boasts a stunning 89-metre heated infinity pool that stretches towards the awe-inspiring bamboo forests. With architecture that marries traditional Balinese decor with modern vibes, Pama Resort is a top choice for families seeking a blend of adventure and pampering in Ubud.

At Padma Resort, there are lots of things to do for active and adventurous guests. With activities like free bike rides, sky-high yoga, or even archery, no adult or kid ever gets bored here. Plus, the pools are absolutely stellar. Snaking through the resort with a swim-up bar, the 89m Heated Infinity Pool is the stuff of social and scenic dreams. The Lower Pool offers privacy with a view for those seeking a quieter experience. More importantly for families with children, little ones have their own splash zone too, with a kid-friendly pool complete with its very own waterfall. 

Unwinding at Padma after exploring Ubud or using the resort’s world-class gym and the jogging path is a breeze too, especially with a stop at the Padma Resort Spa. Try out the Pure Indulgence package, a three-hour session of blissful relaxation featuring a body scrub, a milk bath, a four-hand massage that gets right into those tense muscles, and a facial that'll have your skin glowing! 

Kids get their share of excitement too at Padma Ubud with a bunch of family-friendly activities. Visiting the Animal Garden, which is part of a lovely walk past the Agroforestry Garden, is one of the best activities for children of all ages. There, they are allowed to meet and feed a friendly array of animals like guinea fowls, cows, goats, and the star attractions—the rescued otters and the deer. And for those young fishing enthusiasts, the lagoon offers a classic Balinese fishing experience with staff on hand to guide them, available every day except Sunday. It’s a perfect way for kids to connect with nature and experience some traditional island activities.

Padma Resort's real showstopper is its epic scale and dreamy location. It stretches out across the hillside like it's always been there, with 149 rooms nestled into the mountain like they're part of the scenery. The infinity pool, which contributes to the surreal vibe, hugs the landscape and gives you endless sky and forest views while you take a dip. 
Be mindful that while the kids pool is very shallow, it doesn’t have a lifeguard so please make sure to supervise your children at all times.

Location: Padma Resort Ubud Banjar Carik, Desa, Puhu, Kec. Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia


5. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali - Best Breakfast Options

Swim-up bar at Movenpick Resort & Spa in Jimbaran Bali

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is a 5-star resort that has become popular since its grand opening in 2017. Located 100 metres from Jimbaran beach, Mövenpick Bali was created by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, a Swiss hotel management company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. Many know Mövenpick as an ice cream brand, but it originated as a hotel company and is now owned by the Accor Group. 

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is the perfect place for a family getaway with tropical beach access, fun activities, and exceptional food. The breakfast buffet offers a wide array of choices to satisfy every palate. Dining options at this amazing resort include a juice bar (where you pick your own fruits or vegetables), a delicious selection of quality baked goods like bread, pastries and doughnuts, and even an ice cream bar with lots of flavours and toppings to choose from. Better still, kids have a separate area in the restaurant exclusive for them to take their breakfast and enjoy their own buffet while making new friends or watching some cartoons on TV. Another highlight of the resort is the chocolate buffet, a smorgasbord of delights inspired by the cocoa bean, including chocolate fondue, cake, chocolates and different sweets that are available free of charge every day from 4 to 5 PM. The chocolate buffet is loved by both kids and adults, so make sure to try it.

The resort’s 2900 square metre swimming pool is impressive and includes a range of areas like a 45-metre lap pool with floating bean bags and a swim-up bar for you to relax and enjoy a frozen cocktail. The pool has a fantastic water slide area and a playground for children, with its own lifeguard and staff members. The water’s natural cleaning process with salt ensures a beautiful swimming experience without harsh chemicals. However, keep in mind that the limited number of loungers by the pool requires guests to reserve spots with towels to secure a place. 

Mövenpick’s impressive pirate-themed Kids Club is definitely the highlight for kids aged 4-12. The club is free of charge and available for four hours every day. It includes a ball pit with a slide and a trampoline, a cinema, video game consoles and free daily lessons and activities that include jewellery making, kite flying, Balinese dance lessons, balloon crafting, cooking and more. 

All these family-centric facilities and immersive cultural experiences make Mövenpick Resort one of the best accommodations for couples with children in Bali. As a bonus, the Mövenpick Resort is a 15-minute drive to Bali's airport, minimising transfer times and maximising holiday time.

Location: Jimbaran Bali, Jl. Wanagiri No.1, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Bali 80362, Indonesia

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6. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua - Best for Children

Aerial view of Westin Resort, Nusa Dua

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The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is a luxurious beachfront hotel situated 14 km from the exciting Waterbom Bali Waterpark. Part of the Marriott International family, it’s located about 25 minutes by car from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The Westin has direct access to the beach, with calm and kid-friendly water and white sands ideal for sandcastle building.

As a family-friendly resort, the Westin Nusa Dua takes great care to make kids feel welcome. On arrival, the staff give children activity books and drink bottles to refill at different spots around the resort, keeping them entertained and hydrated. The Kids Club has a very attentive and professional team, with a building exclusive for babysitting kids from infant to 4 years old and another bigger building with an outdoor play area for those from 4 to 12 which is equipped to offer a wide range of creative activities, including a movie night, fishing or yoga classes. For those willing to pay extra, there’s even a kids-exclusive spa in the resort offering mini treatments such as manicures and hair braiding.

There are three pools at the Westin Nusa Dua, each surrounded by lush greenery and located conveniently near the beach. There are plenty of sun loungers surrounding the pools, not to mention a 12-metre-long waterslide (for children 4 to 12) and a separate pool ideal for kids to splash and play with inflatables. Taking part in one of the daily pool activities such as aquacise (an exercise class in the water), water volleyball or even scuba diving is a great way to create a memorable family holiday itinerary. 

The Westin has seven different restaurants, each with their own distinctive style. Guests get to enjoy barbecued seafood right by the ocean at the Ikan Restaurant & Bar or delve into a variety of Italian dishes at Prego. For those with a taste for Japanese cuisine, Hamabe Restaurant offers truly delicious and authentic selections. Meanwhile, Seasonal Tastes presents an eclectic menu that spans from Chinese and Indian to Mediterranean and Western cuisines. The gastronomic variety offered at Westin Resort ensures a flavourful dining experience for the whole family. Make sure to enjoy the free afternoon ice cream for kids at least once!

Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia


7. Hilton Bali Resort - Best Waterslides

Pool area at the Hilton Bali Resort in Nusa Dua

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Hilton Bali Resort is a luxury hotel located on a cliffside, 40 metres from Nusa Dua and overlooking Sawangan Beach and the Indian Ocean. The resort has a total of 408 rooms and over 20 types of accommodation, most of them with an astonishing direct ocean view. The main building has two wings extending from where the reception and lobby areas are located. In addition, the Hilton Bali has an impressive cliff tower with easy access to the pool and the beach.

The large lagoon-style pool complex at Hilton Bali Resort has sandy beaches and waterfalls, and they've cleverly angled the palm trees to give it that perfect tropical holiday feel. The pools are connected by bridges but the main event is the fast 30-metre waterslide, located around one of the pool bars. On this stone-embedded slide, you get to enjoy an astonishing view of the beach from high up before descending through waterfalls and caves to land in the pool. For children who don’t quite feel confident enough for the main waterslide, there’s a mini slide on the kids’ pool to try instead. 

The family rooms at Hilton Bali Resort not only have beautiful decorations and plenty of space, but they also include free access to the Kids Club, which is open every day. This amazing club has multiple activities like the Jungle Camp, with natural and artificial elements like tree houses, a climbing wall (supervised by the capable staff), a big trampoline for jumping enthusiasts, and an exciting playground to explore the surroundings and make new friends. There are a lot of options indoors too, like board games, video games, and group projects for kids to engage and socialise. The Kids Club offers different activities every day from 10 AM to 5 PM, most of them free and some being additional paid activities. They include animal feeding, face painting, shell and crab hunting, as well as cultural lessons such as Balinese offerings, and dress or dance lessons.

At the Hilton Bali Resort, the guests embark on a culinary adventure across four distinctive restaurants. Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast buffet at Brasserie, which features Continental, Western, Chinese, and local Balinese breakfast specialties. For a taste of authentic Balinese and Indonesian cuisine, head to Paon Restaurant, where traditional flavours come to life in a charming setting. At Shore Restaurant, dine amidst stunning ocean views while enjoying amazing seafood from the casual yet elegant menu. Finally, immerse yourself in the flavours of Japan at Shiki Restaurant, where fresh ingredients are expertly prepared into sushi, sashimi, and teppanyaki delights. Explore the culinary craftsmanship of the Hilton Bali Resort’s four exclusive restaurants and enjoy their dining experience, where every meal is a journey of exquisite flavours.    

Location: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia


8. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort - Best Atmosphere

Room at Sofitel Bali in Nusa Dua

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Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is a lavish 5-star property blending French architectural elegance with Balinese chic décor. Sofitel’s Bali iteration is the ideal spot for a relaxing beach holiday. With over 400 rooms arranged in five four-floor buildings in a U shape in the large garden, each type of accommodation provides a haven of comfort and relaxation. From spacious Deluxe Rooms to opulent Suites, all the bedrooms offer a modern ambience, along with the best possible comfort after a long tiring day.

The architecture of the bedrooms at the Sofitel is contemporary and the aesthetic lighting complements the colour of the room as well. Most of the accommodations feature private balconies or terraces overlooking the green gardens of the resort or the beautiful Indian Ocean. One of the best moments to enjoy at the Sofitel Nusa Dua Resort is during the sunrise, since the resort faces in an easterly direction. The beach in front of the hotel is a paradisiac spot displaying a 200m stretch of golden sand which is ideal to visit with kids, given that the waves are usually gentle.

Designed with families in mind, Sofitel's central area boasts a lively kids club and a dedicated children's pool near the beach. The kids really enjoy the club, which offers many activities throughout the day. They typically love the pool area, with water slides and water fountains that make its atmosphere unique. The incredibly large and long pool is located in the centre of the garden, connecting to many ground-floor rooms via swimming lagoons. There’s even a restaurant and bar for you to enjoy breakfast, lunch or some drinks at a floating table surrounded by the paradisiac vegetation. The playful music makes this area one of the favourites for the guests and, for a more relaxed vibe, the lounge chairs on the beach are the place to sit back and enjoy the soft sounds of the sea. 

Dining at the Sofitel is an amazing experience as well. For those who like Asian food, Kwee Zeen takes centre stage, offering an expansive buffet with 10 live cooking stations serving up an array of Asian dishes and fresh juices made to order. Additionally, the Italian cuisine at La Cucina and the simple Western fare at La Toya, a beach grill situated right by the water's edge, is perfect for a casual dining experience with breathtaking views.

Location: Lot N5 Itdc Tourism Complex, Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia


9. Holiday Inn Resort Bali Nusa Dua - Most Spacious Rooms

Pool area of the Holiday Inn Resort Bali in Nusa Dua

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Holiday Inn Resort Bali Nusa Dua is a 5-star family-oriented resort located directly on the famous Tanjung Benoa beach. Formerly known as Benoa, the Holiday Inn is a tropical beachfront resort with a large, inviting blue pool that winds around cosy thatched-roof accommodations. The resort excels in providing spacious and luxurious accommodations that cater specifically to families.

The best rooms for families at the Holiday Inn Resort are the Family Adventure Suite and the Family Connecting Rooms. More than a room, this suite is a temporary home for families, featuring a separate kids' bedroom complete with its own bathroom and fun themes to delight the little ones. The master bedroom, with its breathtaking ocean views, allows parents to wake up to spectacular Bali sunrises—best enjoyed from the comfort of your private balcony. For those requiring more space or travelling with a larger family, the Family Connecting Rooms are a perfect solution. Linking rooms ensure everyone has ample space to relax and enjoy their stay. More importantly, they include high-security features, making them safe for children, and provide direct access to all the resort’s facilities, ensuring convenience for dining and activities.

The resort’s dedication to family fun extends beyond its rooms. The kids' club, open from 9 AM to 6 PM for children aged 4-12, is strategically located close to the dining areas and pools, allowing parents to manage meal times with ease while kids engage in supervised activities. The lively splash pool, complete with a waterslide, is perfect for younger children, while dedicated areas for teens equipped with Wi-Fi and games cater to older kids seeking their own space.

The dining options at the Holiday Inn Resort Bali Nusa Dua are excellent and incredibly varied. With options like Duke’s Pool Bar & Lounge for relaxed poolside drinks and Nudi’s Beach Bar & Restaurant for upscale dining, families get to choose their dining mood every night. The Pasar Market Café is particularly notable for its sumptuous buffet breakfasts with live cooking stations, a great selection of fresh produce, and a family-friendly atmosphere that includes a children’s menu.

An additional perk at the Holiday Inn is the complimentary stays and meals for kids under 12 and special family packages, which include tickets to local attractions and cycling tours. Whether you’re watching the sunrise, enjoying water sports, or simply relaxing by the pool, this resort ensures a memorable family vacation with the comfort and style you desire.

Location: Jl. Pratama No.86, Tanjung, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia


10. AYANA Resort and Spa - Best Child Care

Ayana Resort and Spa in Jimbaran, Bali

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Situated on the white cliffs of Jimbaran in Bali, Ayana Resort and Spa is a luxurious destination for families, boasting stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Ayana is surrounded by jungle-like gardens filled with tall trees, making it a perfect secluded spot for families looking for nature immersion. The rooms and suites have been recently updated and are designed to make the most of Bali's famous sunsets, adding a unique touch to your stay. What sets Ayana apart is its exceptional family-friendly features. With not one, but two Kids Clubs and a dedicated kids' pool boasting two thrilling water slides, endless fun awaits.

At Ayana Resort, every updated room and suite is elegantly furnished with rich, deep colours and features beautiful traditional Balinese wood carvings, reflecting the island's rich artistic heritage. The resort offers plenty of amenities, including 14 different swimming pools, three fully equipped fitness centres, and an entertaining 18-hole mini-golf course, ensuring you and your family never get bored. But, without a doubt, one of the best facilities of the Ayana is the spa, which offers a traditional Balinese massage that melds gentle stretches with acupressure and aromatherapy, and the Shiatsu massage, where rhythmic pressures along your body's pathways help soothe your whole body. 

While every facility at the resort is spectacular, the one that really stands out is the Children's Adventure Camp, which goes beyond daycare to provide a comprehensive educational experience for your kids. Ayana’s unique programme offers a four-day learning adventure where children aged 2.5 to 6 years engage in activities that foster their curiosity and encourage holistic development, all under the supervision of trained Montessori professionals. The camp includes nutritious lunches prepared by To'Ge restaurant, ensuring your children are well-fed while they learn and play. The Guidepost at AYANA offers a nurturing environment that combines educational activities with the rich local culture and landscape, promising a memorable experience. Additionally, each week culminates in a family off-site learning activity, creating lasting memories for every family that visits. Whether opting for a single week or a multi-week adventure, Ayana’s children’s programmes are designed to enrich children while parents take a well-deserved break.

One minor drawback at Ayana Resort is that the loungers by the Ocean Pool are often in high demand. Given their prime location with stunning ocean views, they tend to fill up quickly, especially during peak hours.

Location: 647Q+GP, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia


11. Conrad Bali - Best Service

Pool area surrounded by palm trees at sunrise Conrad Bali in Nusa Dua

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Conrad Bali is a tropical beach resort in Nusa Dua with convenient access to the sandy shores of Nusa Dua. With expansive pools weaving through the resort and flanked by a private, safe swimming beach, Conrad Bali is perfect for beachside sports and family-oriented leisure. With loads of things to do for both fun and cultural immersion and the best service in Bali, Conrad is a must-visit resort for families looking to share a special experience.

Conrad features spacious Conrad Suites, ideal for families, providing ample space with 110 sqm suites that include king and twin accommodations, alongside enchanting lagoon, garden, or ocean views. Some suites even have direct access to the lagoon pool from private terraces!

At Conrad Bali, there’s a whole bunch of fun, family-friendly cultural activities that really let you dive into the local scene. One of the favourite activities among parents with children aged 11-18 is hopping on a bike and pedalling through the nearby villages of Nusa Dua and Sawangan to meet some friendly locals, and pick up a bit about Balinese culture. For foodies, there’s a chance to watch a cooking demo, taste some local treats, or even try your hand at whipping up a traditional dish in a cooking class. For those who like a bit of action, dress up in national Balinese attire, learn a few dance moves, and enjoy a lively dance show. And the smaller kids aren’t left out either—at the Kura Kura Club, the little ones are invited to join in fun activities like kite-making, dressing up, and arts and crafts.

The highlight of staying at Conrad Bali has to be the 5-star service from the second you step out of your car. The check-in is a breeze, and the concierge team makes you feel at home right away. They are always there, anticipating your needs and sprinkling your stay with thoughtful touches both in your room and around the resort. 

Location: Jl. Pratama No.168, Tanjung, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia


12. Bali Dynasty Resort - Best Location

Aerial view of Bali Dynasty Resort in Kuta

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Bali Dynasty Resort is a premier beachside resort located in South Kuta. The hotel is like a fun playground for the whole family, with big pools and slides to splash around in and cool straw-roofed buildings. Situated within walking distance to Bali's iconic Waterbom Park, shopping, and surf spots of Seminyak, Bali Dynasty puts you at the heart of the action. Beyond its excellent location, Bali Dynasty is a paradise for families, with its incredible Kids Club for ages 4-16, family rooms that include daily breakfast for five, and a whole bunch of free activities such as Kids Yoga, Duck Feeding, and Art Workshop.

Bali Dynasty Resort has spectacular rooms featuring large sliding glass balcony doors, walk-in rain showers, garden or pool access, and diverse sleeping arrangements including connected rooms to accommodate both adults and children. Just be mindful that some of the rooms aren’t quite as well soundproofed as at some resorts. When it comes time for dinner, Bali Dynasty ensures every adult and child has a wide range of food and drink options to choose from during their stay. Gracie Kelly’s, for example, offers the unique experience of an Irish Pub, while Golden Lotus serves Szechuan and Cantonese cuisines. Additional dining venues include H2O, overlooking the main pool for breakfast and themed evening buffets, and Café Piazza, which is the perfect choice for coffee and light meals.

Bali Dynasty is very conveniently located in downtown South Kuta. The hotel serves as the perfect base camp from which you get to explore all that the lively town of Kuta has to offer. Just a short walk away is the exhilarating Waterbom Park, where guests spend the day slipping and sliding in a watery wonderland that is just as fun for the adults as it is for the kids. The nearby streets like Jalan Kartika Plaza are a shopper's paradise, lined with a variety of stores and local markets that offer everything from souvenirs to designer gear. When you are in the mood for some sun and surf, the family-friendly Kuta Beach is an ideal spot for building sandcastles with the kids or trying out surfing lessons. 

Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia


What Amenities Do Bali Resorts Provide for Kids?

Bali resorts offer a range of child-friendly amenities including holiday clubs, child-friendly pools with slides, interactive activities such as cooking and crafts classes, and educational programmes

Many of the resorts in Bali feature amenities or services that help the entire family make the most of their holiday, from kids seeking excitement and adventure to parents needing a well deserved break. These resorts typically offer child-adapted spaces, as well as activities including everything from kite-making to painting and craft making. Pools at Bali’s resorts often come equipped with exciting water slides and splash zones, ensuring hours of aquatic fun. For educational entertainment, programs often include nature exploration and learning experiences, where children interact with local wildlife, enhancing their understanding of the environment. Additionally, family-friendly services such as complimentary children's breakfasts, family rooms, and special kids' menus in restaurants are commonly offered in Bali resorts.

Which Resorts in Bali Are Best For Very Young Kids In Particular?

Some of the best Balinese resorts that cater to infants and young kids include the Grand Hyatt Bali, Club Med Bali, and Conrad Bali. These resorts offer extensive child-centric amenities like shallow splash pools, age-appropriate activities in their Kids Clubs, and safe beach access.

The Grand Hyatt Bali, with its array of five different swimming pools, offers a safe and enjoyable environment for toddlers to splash around, especially in the shallow waters of the Main Pool. Club Med Bali shines with its all-inclusive approach, providing an array of activities, including creative play and early learning games. Conrad Bali offers a serene beachside escape with a range of activities designed to delight and entertain young children. Their Kura Kura Club is a haven for creative young minds, offering activities like traditional Balinese dress-up and kite-making that are perfect for tiny hands and inquisitive minds. 

What Activities Are Available at Family Friendly Resorts?

Activities offered at family-friendly resorts range from treasure hunts, cooking classes, and traditional Balinese dance workshops to snorkelling lessons, water park adventures, and arts and crafts sessions. In addition, some Bali resorts offer cycling tours, surf lessons and guided treks. Each activity is carefully curated to provide a blend of fun, learning, and cultural immersion, making every Bali family holiday a memorable one.

Are Bali’s Family-Friendly Resorts Located in Safe Areas?

Yes, the overall design of Bali’s family-friendly resorts is very safe, often including secure perimeters, on-site medical facilities, and well-trained staff, ensuring that guests’ safety and comfort are prioritised throughout their stay. Resorts such as the Grand Hyatt Bali and Conrad Bali are nestled in the prestigious Nusa Dua area, renowned for its community feel and private beaches that are monitored for safety and cleanliness. Additionally, resorts like the Bali Dynasty Resort in South Kuta are situated within close proximity to family-centric attractions such as Waterbom Park, one of the safest and most celebrated water parks in Asia, allowing for safe off-site excursions that are just a short walk away. 

Is Taking Kids to Bali Expensive?

Whether or not it’s expensive to take your children to Bali depends on your itinerary, the cost of your flights and your choice of accommodation. That being said, it’s typically more cost-effective to take your kids to Bali compared to some other international destinations like Europe or the US. For a comfortable holiday package that includes a private guide, 4 or 5-star hotels, meals, and private transfers, the daily cost per person for a trip to Bali is approximately 1,500,000 IDR to 5,000,000 IDR (~$150 AUD to ~$500 AUD), with prices typically lower during the off-season from November to April. Plus, Bali’s family-friendly resorts often provide cost-saving perks for those travelling with young children. For example, Club Med Bali and the Holiday Inn Resort Bali Nusa Dua offer complimentary stays and meals for small kids. Typically, children under the age of 4 stay and eat for free at Bali resorts, and there are discounts available for older children and teens​ as well.

Do Bali Resorts Offer Kids’ Clubs and Baby-Sitting?

Yes, Bali resorts usually offer Kids' Clubs and babysitting services, ensuring parents get to enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Ayana Resort and Spa, for example, offers a comprehensive children's program that provides both educational and recreational experiences for children, from learning games to painting lessons. However, it’s worth noting that while kids’ clubs are often available at no additional cost, babysitting services typically require an additional fee.

Do Bali Resorts Offer Adults-Only Zones?

Yes, some Bali resorts offer areas exclusively for adults. For example, the Grand Hyatt Bali provides an adults-only area at the Bay Club Pool within its fitness centre. The Grand Hyatt is one of the most luxurious family-friendly resorts in Nusa Dua. The Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso is another Bali resort with an exclusive adult zone. The Mirage boasts a spectacular 2-level outdoor pool just for grownups, with poolside cocktails available at all times. That being said, for a truly relaxing experience tailored for adults, and without the presence of young children, check out some of Bali’s adult-only resorts like Samanvaya Adults Only, the Royal Purnama and the Balé Nusa Dua. These resorts typically don’t allow guests above a certain age threshold (usually somewhere between 4-18 years). Some even tailor the entire resort experience to providing adult-themed entertainment and top-notch amenities like bars and restaurants. 


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