Estimated read time: 5 minutes.

Bali is a great destination for families, offering a diverse range of activities and cultural experiences to cater for all ages. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious beach holiday or an adventure filled experience, Bali has something for everyone! And the Balinese are very welcoming of children and there is plenty of western style food options for even the fussiest of eaters. 

5* Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve 

Meaning ‘temple’ in Sanskrit, this hotel offers guests a ‘temple’ to call their own, a luxury sanctuary for inner discovery and serenity. Nestled within Bali’s cultural heart of Ubud, alongside the Ayung River, it offers butler-serviced villas and suites, vintage VW convertible tours of villages, rice fields and temples; and dining including the signature Kubu, featuring Mediterranean-European cuisine and private cocoons. Perfect for families, the Mandapa offers two- and three-bedroom villas, unique and interactive guest activities revolving around the Balinese lunar calendar, a bicycle rental program and a nature based Mandapa Camp providing educational activities for younger explorers. 

5* The St. Regis Bali Resort 

Nestled on the serene and spectacular Nusa Dua beach, the beauty, creativity and spirituality of the Island are proudly celebrated at this luxury beach resort, and you’ll feel it from the moment you enter the lobby as a musician strums a traditional rindik – a staple Balinese celebration. The hotel’s spacious rooms, suites and villas include outdoor space and provide garden, pool or beachfront views – with Villas and Residences with direct access to the beach. And with tailored activities on offer for families, daily activities at the Childrens Learning Centre and even complimentary ice cream each day for the children, this is a tropical destination that offers experiences beyond expectation. 

5* Mulia Resort 

Three distinct luxury experience are offered here within one spectacular beach resort. Mulia Resort is the lifestyle destination with a plethora of dining, recreation and business amenities. The Mulia offers a high end all suite luxury beachfront retreat boasting an iconic infinity pool overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean. And Mulia Villas promises a haven for those seeking privacy with spacious villas and a personalised butler service. The resort offers an abundance of opportunities to create lasting family memories with a selection of activities on offer including paddle boarding and kayaking and organised day trips and tours. Children will enjoy Mulia Kidz with an array of activities designed to stimulate their creativity. Or just relax together in one of the resorts exotic and unique pools. 

4* The Menjangan 

Welcome to Bali’s best kept secret – a peaceful nature retreat in the heart of the unspoiled West Bali National Park. It is the largest resort within the boundaries of the park and offers the chance for adults and children alike to get close to nature – listen to the sound of the birdsong or the whisper of trees on the ocean breeze, explore on double decker safari style minibuses, by bicycle or on horseback, and discover the magical underwater world on a snorkel or dive safari. Whether on land or in the sea, the kids will love the animal spotting opportunities on offer here! 

4* Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa 

Regarded as a Classic Balinese hotel with modern facilities, located beachfront on Legian surrounded by tropical gardens, this resort is truly a paradise destination. Offering a wide range of world class facilities and attractions to suit guests of all ages, from Lagoon style oceanfront swimming pools complete with water slides, exotic spa, and daily live entertainment from the best singers and DJ’s on the Island. This resort is dedicated to families and provides a kids club for children aged 1-16 years with a variety of games and activities on offer. There’s even a baby sitting service meaning parents can relax and enjoy their break in the knowledge that the little ones are being taken care of. 

4* Prama Sanur Beach Bali 

This environmentally friendly hotel is set in 7.8 hectares of lush tropical gardens with spectacular ocean views. Dedicated to families, there are an extensive range of services and facilities available here. If you’re looking to relax then head to the waterside to soak up the tropical sun or sip on a delicious cocktail at the Lagoon swim up bar. The kids can enjoy a dip too at the Splash Zone where there’s slides and a water playground area. With an extensive choice of restaurants and dining options, there’ll be something to whet the appetite of even the fussiest of eaters. Plus for uninterrupted adult time, trained caretaker nannies are on hand to entertain your little ones with a range of fun activities. 

5* Bali Dynasty Resort 

This premier, fully integrated beachside resort is renowned for its warm Balinese hospitality and offers 6 restaurants, 5 bars, 4 swimming pools including a separate kids pool with its own mini waterpark, dedicated adults only pool, on site luxury spa, kids club, teens club and playground. The unique layout allows for a subtle division between couples and families with children. There’s so much to do here to keep everyone entertained… from water volleyball, poolside golf and highest splash contest, to Indonesian language classes, cooking demonstrations, treasure hunts and so much more! And outside of the resort, small restaurants, shops, art markets as well as Waterbom Park and Discovery Shopping Mall are all within walking distance. 

4* Hard Rock Hotel 

For the ultimate music-inspired getaway, the Hard Rock Hotel is so much more than a standard hotel! Packed with incredible amenities such as the largest free-form swimming pool in Bali, a Body Rock Gym to work on that rock-star bod, Rock Royalty rooms or suites where you will wake each morning feeling like a rock god or goddess, and a Rock Shop where you can check out all the rock memorabilia. As music is what drives this hotel, it offers an exclusive audio experience program, The Sound of Your Stay, that puts guests up close and personal with the music. And with kid-friendly hangouts, in an adult free zone, they’ll have an adventure that’s exclusively theirs. Teens are catered for too with a backstage experience complete with games, TV’s, activities, and music. 

5* The Ritz-Carlton 

An elegant tropical ambiance is the setting for this luxurious resort. Sitting alongside the beach offering tranquil views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton is your private paradise. With spacious layouts and outside spaces with garden views, the villas have private pools where you can even get a floating breakfast! The Ritz Kids Club is perfect for curious little ones that want to discover the natural wonders and cultural traditions of Bali, with activities such as exploring coral reefs and forests, and sea turtle preservation. Kids can also take part in a Night Safari where they will set up camp in their room and experience the thrills and spirit of the great outdoors from the comfort and safety of their suite.