Bali is a perfect place to take your kids.
Children will have a great time n Bali, and love the natural surroundings and all the wonderful kidsfriendly activities that await them. And, all Balinese adore kids!
WHERE TO STAY IN BALI, INDONESIA, FOR FAMILIES
A Bali holiday for families begins and ends with suitable accommodation. There are variety of Bali hotels, resorts and villas to choose from, when planning your Bali holiday.
Things to consider in selecting your Bali accommodation for a family group are:
- Location – try to choose a location that is popular and close to family oriented attractions i.e. near the beach, shops, restaurants and amusements.
- Facilities – make sure your accommodation choice is suitable for kids, it has a children’s pool, connecting doors, play ground etc. Some venues are unsuitable for family groups.
- Pricing – does your accommodation choice offer discounts for children under a certain age?
- Transport – when you travel with a family in Bali, it will be much more convenient if you use private transport. Check with your accommodation venue if they provide private transport as part of the holiday package.
Below you will find links to a variety of Bali hotels, resorts, villas and Bali holiday packages
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Many Bali hotels and resorts offer family rooms or children discounts.
Private Vacation Villas in Bali
Many families choose to spend a Bali holiday in a private villa. You can rent a private villa with two to seven bedrooms, tropical garden and swimming pool, all amenities, private car and driver and trained house staff. This is an attractive alternative to spending your vacation in a hotel or resort for many families.
BALI TOURS – WHAT YOU CAN SEE AND DO IN BALI
Bali is a paradise for children. Just about every attraction on the island is children “friendly” – which makes Bali an ideal destination for parents as well.
Children’s attractions in Bali vary from surf, sand and beach activities; cultural activities such as dancing, temple visits, and traditional Balinese life style experiences; adventure activities such as rafting, cycling, bungee jumping and elephant rides; and theme parks such as Bali Bird Park, Waterbom, Butterfly Park, etc.
Bali Tours and Day Trips
That is really a wonderful opportunity to get the kids out and off the beach for a day. You can join and book an organized day tour, or pick a few activities and attractions you like and get a driver with a car, who will help you to get where you want to go. A full list of the most popular Bali tours, ranging from volcano tours to handicraft tours are available at the many small “tourist information desks” that are lining the streets of Kuta, legian and Seminyak. Hotel staff will also be able to help.
Balinese Dances are vivid and stylized performances. Most Balinese dances are dramatizations of stories and legends from the Hindu “Ramayana” and “Mahabaratha” or Balinese historical events.
Here is an excerpt from the International Herald Tribune on Balinese Dances:
“Dancing The Night Away
Balinese culture is almost ready made for kids, especially the traditional dances with their colorful costumes and lively music. Girls tend to like the graceful movements of the Legong, which is often performed by young Balinese dancers. Boys are attracted to the Ramayana epic, with its dashing warriors or the famous Barong & Kris dance that features a mortal duel between the forces of good and evil.
Most of the big hotels feature dance performances each evening, often on outdoor stages adjacent to the pool. The new Galleria Nusa Dua shopping center features a different dance performance each night. Farther afield is the village of Batubulan, where the Barong & Kris dance is performed several times each day in an outdoor venue reminiscent of a Balinese temple.”
Popular Bali Activities
Every popular family activity you can imagine can be found in Bali; from the water to the sky, there is something for everyone.
Another excerpt from the International Herald Tribune, April 26th, 1996 on adventure activities:
Adventure sports activities have become increasingly popular in Bali in recent years, and many of these are also ideal for children. Anyone seven years of age and older can raft along the Ayung river, a two-hour journey through rain forests and rice terraces along a churning white water course that tumbles down 25 rapids.
Mountain bike excursions (including a volcano trip), jungle treks and open-ocean kayak journeys are offered by the same adventure outfitters. Another adrenaline pumper is bungee jumping on the beach at Kuta under the auspices of A.J. Hackett, the New Zealand company that invented the sport.
Bali is also fertile ground for special theme attractions like Waterbom Park in Kuta and the new Taman Burung Bird Park in Batubulan. Waterbom features numerous swimming pools and water slides in a lush tropical setting with restaurants, bars and shops. Taman Burung showcases the fabulous tropical birds of Indonesia, with more than 250 species, including birds of paradise, kingfishers, hornbills, parrots and pheasants.”
EATING OUT IN BALI
One of the greatest experiences of a Bali holiday for many families is eating out. Bali is simply like no other place in the world for the many different restaurants and cuisines on offer, the low cost for meals, the quality of food, and the exotic or romantic settings.
You should note that Hotel Restaurants are more expensive than local restaurants. The standard of hygiene is usually high, but always tell the restaurant staff to not make the food spicy hot when ordering for children.
Eating out in Bali with KidsThere is a lot to know about eating out in Bali for families. There is a wide variety of cuisines to choose from with many restaurants specializing in simple dishes suitable for children. Also find out where the most popular Western fast food outlets are in case your children experience withdrawal symptoms.
The listed restaurants range from cheap eateries to restaurants serving excellent cuisine. We have listed all restaurants by area so you can easily find the best restaurants closest to your accommodation. Bon Appetite!