Nusa Dua is one of the most popular Bali destination for families and it’s easy to see why. This nook of southern Bali is home to luxury resorts with plenty of activities for the whole family. And it doesn’t exactly hurt that the beaches around here have pure white sands and a gentle swell that’s very child-friendly.
Below you’ll find our picks for fun things to do in Nusa Dua with the kids that take you beyond the resort walls. We’ve also included a few family friendly restaurants and our favourite family villas in Nusa Dua.
Things to Do in Nusa Dua with Kids
All of the five-star resorts in Nusa Dua have kids’ clubs with plenty of activities available throughout the day. This is very handy for parents looking for a little time on their own. But since this is a family holiday, you’re probably looking for things to do together with the kids, right? Here are some of our favourite activities for actually hanging out together as a family in Nusa Dua.
Water Blow delivers just what the name suggests – huge gushes of sea water spurting dozens of meters into the air. There’s a designated viewing point where you can take in the majestic waves. Since this is a purely natural phenomenon, just how dramatic the surges are going to be depends on the day.
You can walk to Water Blow from any of the neighbouring resorts. If you’re travelling with young kids and feel iffy about getting too close, you also get great views of this natural spectacle from afar. Prepare to get wet – and maybe keep your iPhone in your pocket.
Location: Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua
Westin Kids Spa
What’s a trip to Bali without a trip to one of the island’s famous spas? Westin Resort is home to one of the only kids’ spas in Bali, meaning little travellers get to be pampered as well.
Little princes and princesses are treated to mini facials and Twinkle Toes & Fancy Fingers Mani-pedis – or you can enjoy a Mommy and Me massage right on the beach! Fun beauty treatments like hair braiding, nail art and temporary tattoos are also available. All treatments are done using child-friendly products.
Westin Kids Spa
Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Bali
Tel: +62 361 771906
Price: Kids spa treatments from IDR 400,000 for a 30-minute massage
Day Pass to Club Med Bali
There are plenty of Bali resorts that offer day passes to the pool, but true to their all-inclusive ethos, Club Med offers a little something extra. Club Med’s day passes allow outside guests to not only swim in the pools, but also have lunch and drinks at the resort and take part in selected sports like yoga and tennis. The daredevils in the family are bound to love the trapeze!
To avoid disappointment, remember to book your day pass to Club Med Bali at least 24 hours in advance. The reception will ask for a copy of your ID upon arrival. As prices vary depending on the time of day and day of the week you visit, we recommend checking the applicable charge directly with the resort.
Club Med Bali
Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua BTDC Lot. 6, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 771521
Price: Day Pass from IDR 695,000
Family Friendly Restaurants in Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is home to countless great restaurants. If you’re looking for five-star fine dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice. These two restaurants have a casual atmosphere and unique features that’ll make you and your kids feel right at home.
Pirates Bay is a cool theme restaurant sitting right on the beach in Nusa Dua. You can take your pick between dining on an actual pirate ship’s deck or climb into one of the bamboo-made tree houses. There’s also seating available firmly on the ground. Either way, your kids will have a blast exploring this sandy playground, which also includes lazy hammocks and pirate themed memorabilia.
The menu is a mix of local and international cuisine and there’s also a kids’ menu. Pirates Bay regularly hosts live music, which makes this beachfront venue very atmospheric after sunset.
Address: The Bay Bali, ITDC area, Lot C-0, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 894 8138
Price: Kids’ meals from IDR 27,500
Dessert Room at the Mulia
Holiday in Bali is the perfect time to indulge and The Cafe at the five-star Mulia resort invites you to do just that. The restaurant offers gourmet cuisine from across the globe, including fresh sushi, authentic Indonesian food, hearty pasta and cheesy naan bread to die for.
The best part? The Cafe has one whole room dedicated to dessert! There’s an ice cream spinning wheel, a chocolate fountain, an endless assortment of pastries… and more. Your kids will love it.
Pro tip: If you head to the Café for a Sunday lunch between 12 – 3 pm, the kids eat for free!
The Cafe at The Mulia
Location: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua
Tel: +62 (0)361 3027777
Where to stay in Nusa Dua with Kids
Nusa Dua offers a world of choice if you’re looking for luxury family accommodation in Bali.
Staying in a private villa with kids has many perks, including:
- Access to a full kitchen
- Room to play and explore
- Child-friendly equipment like high chairs and baby cots
- Privacy and security
- Saving money – the villas below come to just $45/night per person with maximum occupancy
- Family under one roof, but with the option of sleeping in their own rooms
- Dedicated staff to assist with everything from preparing meals to babysitting
Looking for ideas? These are our favourite family-friendly villas in Nusa Dua.
Villa Cempaka offers three bedrooms and the ideal setting for a family holiday for up to eight guests. The villa’s pool includes a shallow end perfect for the kids. Toys and DVDs are also provided and a baby cot and high chair are available free of charge. Villa Cempaka is located on the Benoa Peninsula, a 15-minute drive from the Nusa Dua resort complex and a 10-minute drive from the beach.
Price: From USD $360 / night for 8 guests
Villa Alamanda is a three-bedroom villa with room for up to eight guests. The villa sits on the Benoa Peninsula, within a 10-minute drive from the beach. Or then again, you might spend your days lounging by the villa’s private pool. Child-friendly features at the villa include a collection of poolside toys and a hefty stack of DVDs at your disposal. A baby cot and high chair are also available free of charge.