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10 Of The Best Bali Resorts For Families Worth Booking In 2024

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
29th Mar 2024

If you’re looking for the ultimate child-friendly tropical paradise, then look no further than the sandy shores and balmy temps of Bali. Whether you have an action hero in the family desperate for stimulation, or little princesses who love to be pampered, there are some unbelievably great kids clubs and offerings to suit every vibe you and your team are after while on your well-deserved break.

Here are the best Bali resorts for families you need to book.

Four Seasons Resort Bali

Jimbaran Bay 

The new nature-inspired Umah Rare Kids’ Club helps the little ones learn all about ancient Balinese culture giving them incredibly special opportunities to learn how to weave palm leaves into decorative ornaments from a Balinese priestess whilst dancing with the local children,  play coconut bowls, fly hand-crafted kites on the beach, make local fruit-based desserts with the chefs and the list just goes on and on. For a truly beautiful and stimulating experience for the kiddies (and more time for parents to recharge too), this is a great pick.

Book your stay here.

Mara River Safari Lodge Hotel

Gianyar

As far as epic hotels go, you can’t go past the safari-themed Mara River Safari Lodge situated within the beloved Bali Safari and Marine Park near Mount Agung. Not only are there gorgeous pristine suites, restaurants and spas on site, but more importantly you can watch the graceful elephants, zebras, hippos and other majestic animals in their natural habitat from your windows grazing on their lunch like you’ve transported into some prehistoric land before time. A true treat that everyone will remember. 

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Hard Rock Hotel

Legian

If you’re looking for a resort that you never have to leave to have fun, then it’s very hard to look beyond the epic Hard Rock pool area. With endless waterslides, swim-up bars, sneaky corners for splashing in and plenty of day beds for mum and dad to lounge in, this place has been adored by families now for generations and with great service and a super central location tucked across the road from the beach, the kids will never want to leave. 

Book your stay here.

The Westin Resort 

Nusa Dua

Many families love the peaceful shores of Nusa Dua for its tranquil beachside calmness away from the craziness and chaos of inner Bali, particularly if you have little ones you have to constantly keep an eye on. Not only do they have a dedicated kids only freshwater pool with a 12 meter long water slide, but they also have endless water activities like canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding to keep them entertained (and wear them out by bedtime too we hope.)

Book your stay here.

RIMBA By Ayana Bali

South Kuta

This forest haven is for those wanting to be surrounded by lush jungle in absolute luxury from the moment you arrive. This safe and protected 90-hectare estate has access to a whopping 11 pools, a private beach club, 14 restaurants and bars and two iconic bright colourful kids clubs that kids can sneak into through a ‘secret’ poolside entrance  making them feel like the stars of the show.

Book your stay here.

Meliá Bali

Nusa Dua

This spectacular all-inclusive resort was recently crowned in the World Travel Awards in 2022 thanks to its beachfront luxury and unparalleled level of service that enables you to customise your own dream holiday. For little adventures, there’s plenty of snorkeling, canoeing and paddle boarding gear if you want to hit the water, as well as supplies for tennis, basketball, badminton, yoga and dancing anytime you feel like it! Another cool unique aspect of this hotel is their on-site organic garden where kids can actually help to pick the produce and learn about the lands around them. 

Book your stay here.

Alila Seminyak

Seminyak

There’s a lot to love about Alila Seminyak—not only is it nestled into an eight kilometer stretch of stunning beach or that it has some of the best restaurants, bars and spas on site, but they also offer a fabulous ‘Family Spa’ package where parents can get pampered alongside their little ones with a range of treatments that the whole crew can enjoy. 

Book your stay here.

Bali Dynasty Hotel

Legian

A three-storey waterslide and bright whimsical kids only waterpark? Yes please. The Dynasty has become a cult favourite with Aussie families thanks to their family style rooms that feature bunk beds and a separate parents retreat so you can still get a bit of distance while knowing they’re still close by. And just footsteps away from Kuta’s hot spots like Waterbom Park and the Discovery Shopping Mall, you’ll be right in the heart of the action without having to constantly find transport.

Book your stay here.

Padma Resort

Ubud

If you’re keen to head up to the hills towards the rolling rice patty fields and spiritual heartlands, then Padma Resort is a glorious option. Tucked into an unspoiled river valley overlooking enchanting endless greenery, this luxe five star resort has everything you could need for a truly memorable vacation. While parents can find some tranquility at their world class spa, the kids can settle into the Wolly Kids Club where fun is the name of the game with daily dynamic activities,  learning and swimming that will keep them distracted for hours.

Book your stay here.

The St Regis Bali Resort

Nusa Dua

Picture yourself sitting out amongst the stars on a balmy Bali evening with twinkling festoon lights above while you watch a private outdoor screening of the kids’ fave film. It’s this attention to detail and outstanding hospitality that makes St Regis such a fabulous family destination as they’re wildly creative in their ways of engaging the little ones like their daily Tiny Afternoon Tea where children snack on donut towers, lollipop cakes and milkshakes while the parents get some relaxing downtime before the outdoor cinema and dinner is ready. 

Book your stay here.

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Image credit: The St Regis Bali Resort, Four Seasons Resort Bali, Mara River Safari Lodge Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, The Westin Resort, RIMBA by Ayana Bali, Meliá Bali, Alila Seminyak, Bali Dynasty Hotel, Padma Resort, The St Regis Bali Resort

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