From awesome waterparks to vibrant local culture and from fun beach activities to family-friendly eateries, Bali is great destination for families. Find out where to stay in Bali with kids to make the most out of your family stay on the Island of the Gods.

Seminyak

Why it’s great for families

Seminyak is the epicentre of restaurants, shopping and beach life in Bali, so there’s plenty to do for travellers of all ages. You can navigate the area on foot and you’re never too far from the beach or a great restaurant. This also means you can easily head back to your villa or hotel when the kids need a nap. As this is one of the most popular areas in Bali, there’s also plenty of family-friendly accommodation available in Seminyak. Seminyak works as a great base for exploring other parts of Bali, too. Waterbom Bali waterpark is just 20 minutes away and you can reach Jimbaran and Nusa Dua in a 40-minute drive. If you’re trying to decide where to stay in Bali with kids without boring the grownups, Seminyak might be the perfect choice.

Where to stay in Seminyak with kids

Villa Tangram

Villa Tangram Sun Deck | Seminyak, Bali
Villa Tangram Bunk Beds | Seminyak, Bali

Villa Tangram is a six-bedroom villa with a great location in Seminyak. The villa is within a short walk of the famous Eat Street and a five-minute drive from the beach. The villa itself is fantastic for families as it includes a colourful bunk bedroom and a large swimming pool with a shallow section for the kids. If you’re travelling with the extended family, Villa Tangram can be booked together with neighbouring Villa Abakoi to create a 11-bedroom villa.

Villa Tangram
Location: Seminyak, Bali
Price: From USD $637 / night
Villa Hermosa Swimming Pool and Gazibo | Seminyak, Bali
Villa Hermosa Bunk Beds | Seminyak, Bali

Without a doubt, Villa Hermosa has one of the coolest bunk bedrooms in Bali. The five-bedroom villa is centrally located in Seminyak, within a short stroll of Bintang Supermarket which is super-convenient if you want to prepare meals or snacks at the villa. Then again, the villa is staffed with a personal chef, so keeping the troops well fed will be a breeze.

Villa Hermosa
Location: Seminyak, Bali
Price: From USD $950 / night

Canggu

Why it’s great for families

Canggu used to be the go-to destination for surfers but the area is fast gaining traction with expat families, many of them arriving with tots in tow. This means there’s more and more family-friendly accommodation and restaurants available through out the ‘Gu. Finns Recreation Club is a one-stop destination for swimming, trampolines and starlit movies and there are numerous restaurants offering a kids eat for free promotion throughout Canggu. If you’re a surfer yourself, Canggu offers great swell and plenty of activities for the kids. Canggu might not be best suited for very young children (there are no sidewalks and you might need wheels to get around) but if you’re travelling with slightly older kids, Canggu is a great option.

Where to stay in Canggu with kids

Villa Waha

Villa Waha offers amazing value for families with nightly rates for the four-bedroom villa starting at just USD $399. Sleeping up to 10 guests, that comes to a low $40 per person per night! The villa has a great location within walking distance to restaurants, close to the popular Berawa Beach and Finns Recreation Club. It also features bunk beds for the kids and an in-house chef. If you’re wondering where to stay in Bali with kids for the best value, Villa Waha is a strong contender.

Villa Waha
Location: Canggu, Bali
Price: From USD $399 / night
The Palm House Garden And Pool | Canggu, Bali
The Palm House Children's Room | Canggu, Bali

Where to stay in Bali with kids that’ll also wow the crowds? The Palm House, of course! This palatial five-bedroom villa overlooks verdant rice paddies and features a massive private pool, Jacuzzi, gym, chef and security. The villa has a cute playroom for the kids with toys, nest chair and toys. The villa also includes a baby cot, high chair, baby monitor and changing mat and the pool has a shallow section perfect for the kids.

The Palm House
Location: Canggu, Bali
Price: From USD $1,040 / night

Sanur

Why it’s great for families

Sanur was one of the original beach resorts in Bali and maintains a laid-back and relax ambiance to this day. The beach in Sanur is shielded by a reef, so the waters are tranquil and shallow, i.e. perfect for the kids to splash around in. Sanur is dotted with family-friendly restaurants, many of them offering cuisine leaning on the healthy side. Many visitors and expats choose to make their way around the neighbourhood on bicycle – totally unheard of in busy Seminyak and Kuta. If you’re looking to do a day trip to their neighbouring islands, you can easily catch a boat from Sanur.

Where to stay in Sanur with kids

Villa Seriska Dua Sanur

Villa Seriska Dua Sanur Pool Side | Sanur, Bali
Villa Seriska Dua Sanur Twin Beds | Sanur, Bali

Villa Seriska Dua Sanur is located in the heart of laid-back Sanur, bringing you within walking (or biking!) distance of restaurants and the beach. The four-bedroom villa has two rooms with two twin beds each, which is a great setup for families. The villa has an inviting pool and protective walls providing privacy. A baby cot, high chair and protective pool fence are all available free of charge.

Villa Seriska Dua Sanur
Location: Sanur
Price: From USD $300 / night

Nusa Dua

Why it’s great for families

Nusa Dua is home to many of the most luxurious resorts in Bali. These all-inclusive oases are a super easy option for parents travelling to Bali with kids and Nusa Dua is very popular with families. The area offers plenty of dining options, many of them located at the resorts. Some resorts also offer the option of purchasing a day pass to enjoy the pool. One of the highlights of Nusa Dua is Pirates Bay, a Jack Sparrow inspired restaurant set on the beach. Nusa Dua offers a tranquil white sand beach that’s great for kids.

Where to stay in Nusa Dua with kids

Villa Cempaka

Villa Cempaka Swimming Pool | Candidasa, Bali
Villa Cempaka Bedroom One | Candidasa, Bali

Villa Cempaka is three-bedroom villa offering the perfect setting for a family holiday for up to eight guests. The villa has a private pool with a shallow section for the kids. The villa features toys and DVDs for the kids and a baby cot and high chair are available free of charge. Villa Cempaka sits within a 15-minute drive from the Nusa Dua resort complex and you can reach the beach in a 10-minute drive.

Villa Cempaka
Location: Nusa Dua, Bali
Price: From USD $360 / night

Ubud

Why it’s great for families

Ubud is known as the spiritual and cultural capital of Bali, so you know the atmosphere will be relaxed and tranquil. The area allows your family to experience Balinese cultures, visit the Monkey Forest and even go river rafting while you’re at it! There are plenty of great restaurants available in Ubud and fun activities for the kids. Pondok Pekak Library offers courses in Balinese offerings and dancing and Paradiso Ubud shows kid-friendly movies. The only drawback of choosing Ubud is that it’s an hour away from the nearest beach!

Where to stay in Ubud with kids

Villa San

Villa San Garden And Pool | Ubud, Bali
Villa San Guest Bedroom | Ubud, Bali

Villa San is one of the best family-friendly villas in Ubud. Sleeping up to 14 guests in six bedrooms, Villa San has a great location 300 metres from Ubud’s Royal Palace. This means you’re within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants of downtown Ubud. The famous Monkey Forest is just one kilometre away. The villa features a playroom for the kids equipped toys and DVDs. A baby cot and high chair are also available. The villa is staffed with two security guards, so you and the family can enjoy your holiday with a peace of mind.

Villa San
Location: Ubud, Bali
Price: From USD $592 / night

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