5 BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN BALI
1. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resort
This five-star beachfront hotel is home to an award-winning kids club that’s been dubbed the best on the island. While the kids are kept busy, parents can feel polished and refreshed after indulging in any number of rejuvenating treatments at SoSpa (or a glam up at the on-site The Shampoo Lounge!), with plenty of wining and dining opportunities across the manicured resort. The lagoon pool is perfect for daytime lazing, with a kid’s pool just footsteps from your sun-bed.
The kids club: Mums and Dads, rest assured the kids are under professional child care here, designed with safety at the forefront. The colourful club is spacious enough for kids to get super creative in a host of stimulating activities, from storytelling and reading sessions right through to outdoor gardening, yoga for kids, or simply splashing in the kids’ pool. Full supervision by a trained, professional team is provided, ensuring your little ones are having the best time in the safest hands.
2. Hilton Bali Resort
Located on the top of a 40-meter cliff, the Hilton Bali Resort is a gorgeous family destination that still captures that five-star resort feel. For the little ones, there’s a dedicated kid’s pool, a sandy lagoon and waterslides to splish and splash in, while mums and dads can enjoy the four scrummy restaurants, cosy daybeds and the lush Mandara Spa.
The kids club: The resort’s award-winning Jungle Kids Club is an indoor-outdoor playground packed to the playful brim with an awesome climbing wall, a trampoline, arts & crafts and round-the-clock professional supervision.
3. The Ritz-Carlton Bali
The Ritz-Carlton Bali is a fabulous resort elevated on a cliff-top setting with the Indian Ocean as the most mesmerizing backdrop. The sweeping resort welcomes guests to relax, rejuvenate and find a harmonious balance with any number of dining experiences and wellness offerings designed for families.
The kids club: The integrated Ritz Kids’ facility is securely located in the center of the resort, with indoor arts, crafts, games and activities, alongside an outdoor area with a mini lawn and playground. There’s even an adjacent mini-waterpark with a Balinese style bell-tower, where kids can climb up and swoosh down colourful slides. Other activities include cooking classes, ‘mini tours’, afternoon fish feeding and fun times on the sand on the secluded beach. There’s so much on offer, with no shortage of daily activities, from turtle preservation to kiddie spa treatments.
4. The Club Med
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort in Bali with tonnes of spirit and awards for its outstanding family-friendliness, then head straight to Club Med in Nusa Dua. A sanctuary set among stunning rice paddies and temples where the kids can fly on the trapeze and play in the splash pool making new friends, all the while Mums and Dads can explore or hunker down in Mandara Spa for some serious pampering.
The kids club: With age-specific clubs for Baby, Petit, Mini & Juniors, the Club Med kids club is every kids’ dream, with no shortage of activities for any age, including sports, cultural crafts and indoor-outdoor games. The dedicated kids areas are specifically designed with all the latest equipment for comfort and safety. It’s no wonder this award-winning resort is a fave for families.
5. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Let the family embrace complete wellness on your next white sandy beach holiday. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is all about feel-good families, so they have a specially curated Westin Family program, designed to enrich mini guests and enhance their well-being through exploration and discovery. From kids’ Travel Journals to Local Activity Guides, every aspect of Westin Family is designed to engage, inspire, and celebrate young travellers and their families. And of course, there’s plenty of spa treatments and amenities that will allow you to unwind and recharge amid five-star tropical lushness. Your only worry here is whether to swim in either the freshwater or saltwater swimming pools, complete with a 12-metre slide to ride, a waterfall, plus designated children’s area.
The kids club: Drop the kids off (ages 4 – 12 years) for a fun day of supervised activities at the Westin Family Kids Club, while Mums and Dads explore the island at their own pace. Young travellers can revel in outdoor or indoor games including face painting, kite making, fishing and movie night. The kids even have their own Spa and under 3s eat free if Mum or Dad is a Marriott Bonvoy member. On a Sunday, the family-themed brunch at Prego lets kids below 6 eat for free, with half off for kids under 12.