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12 Top-Rated Family Resorts in Bali

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Aug 21, 2019

The exotic and beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia is a popular holiday destination, with top-rated family resorts for all budgets and styles of traveler. Whether you are looking to practice yoga amid rice paddies and explore ancient temples in Ubud or just want to head to one of the island's beautiful beaches, like Seminyak or Nusa Dua, there are resorts to meet your needs.

Bali is a great destination to travel with kids, whether they are toddlers or teenagers. Many of the resorts have active kids' clubs with daily activities for different age groups. Others offer children's menus, babysitting, connecting rooms and suites, and family-focused things to do. Find the best places to stay if you're traveling with kids, from five-star luxury resorts to cheap but clean guesthouses, with our list of the top-rated family resorts in Bali.

1. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Photo Source: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

About 30 minutes from Seminyak in sleepy Jimbaran Bay, the Four Seasons Resort Bali is one of the top luxury places to stay in Bali for families. The resort caters to children with welcome gifts, pint-sized robes and slippers, children's menus, and an on-site kids' club. There is also a 50 percent discount on food for children between the ages of five and 12, and those under five eat free.

Accommodation is in sprawling villas, decorated with Balinese art and mosquito-net-draped beds. Bathrooms feature indoor and outdoor showers, and each villa has a private pool. There are a number of dining choices on-site. Other amenities include a beach club with paid activities like water-biking, SUP (stand up paddleboarding), and surf lessons. The on-site spa is one of the best on the island-book a Balinese massage.

Address: Jimbaran Bay Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

2. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Photo Source: Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

About a 15-minute drive from Ubud, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has a peaceful country setting in a lush and jungled valley on the banks of the Ayung River. The resort is designed to resemble a traditional Balinese village and offers a mix of suites and villas. The villas are set behind private gardens and come in multiple sizes. The decor is Balinese regal with beautiful art.

Amenities wise, there is an on-site kids' club that features organized, age-specific activities, so parents can have some alone time at the wonderfully luxe spa. The resort also has four restaurants, including one specializing in Balinese and Asian fare that overlooks the Ayung River.

Address: Jl. Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan Bali, Kedewatan, Ubud

Accommodation: Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

3. The Legian Bali

Photo Source: The Legian Bali

The Legian Bali is right on Seminyak Beach and is an elegant, classy five-star hotel that also caters to families with special activities like origami classes for kids. There are children's menus in restaurants, and parents can arrange for babysitting.

There are also family suites that, like the rest of the property, are stylish and done up with a mix of dark wood and white walls, as well as local Balinese art. All accommodations here come with private balconies fronting the Indian Ocean and amenities like Nespresso machines and Bose sound systems.

There is an on-site restaurant and plenty more within walking distance. Guests can also borrow the hotel's bikes to explore.

Address: Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak

Accommodation: The Legian Bali

4. Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa

Photo Source: Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa

Just a few minutes' walk from the beach but in a dense jungle locale, Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa has a wild vibe about it. This four-star resort and spa is also very family-friendly, with all sorts of amenities that will appeal to parents.

There are child-sized robes and slippers in the villas, which come with one or two bedrooms, as well as private swimming pools and kitchenettes. PlayStations can also be delivered upon request, and there are even kids' treatment options at the on-site spa. Other amenities include a restaurant serving fresh seafood.

Activities from fishing trips to yoga can be arranged, and breakfast is included in the rate. The resort also offers a number of different vacation package deals, including options for half- or full-board.

Address: Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran

Accommodation: Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa

5. The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

Photo Source: The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

In Seminyak, like its name suggests, the Oberoi Beach Resort Bali sits right on the water and is backed by lush, well-kept gardens. The luxe property offers accommodation in spacious rooms and even larger villas that are a favorite with families and come with private swimming pools. The decor throughout is Balinese artsy with a touch of modern-think sunken marble baths.

Amenities include two restaurants serving Indonesian and European fare, a swimming pool, and a lovely spa with al fresco treatment rooms overlooking the beautiful garden area. There is also an on-site gym that offers yoga and pilates classes.

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak

Accommodation: The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali

6. The St. Regis Bali Resort

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The St. Regis Bali Resort is on the beach in Nusa Dua in the south of Bali, which has become a very trendy area for top luxury hotels. The decor throughout is elegant, old-world traditional with lots of marble and chandeliers and tapestry-style rugs.

Accommodation is in one- or two-bedroom villas that are absolutely enormous and come with private swimming pools. There are also a mix of giant suites that are equally as swank.

Your kids will be entertained at the Children's Learning Center, which runs activities for children between the ages of four and 12 years old. While here, parents can get in a little relaxation at the spa, which features a range of treatments and an outdoor thalassotherapy circuit with a number of jet stations.

Address: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua Lot S6, Nusa Dua

Accommodation: The St. Regis Bali Resort

7. The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali

Photo Source: The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Udud, Bali

For a relaxing, ultra luxe, family-friendly experience, just 10 minutes from central Ubud, check into The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah. The style throughout is Balinese modern, with large glass walls featuring views of the lush surroundings.

There are just 20 villas here, and each is decorated with a few original paintings from the owner's Balinese art collection. Families will like the two-bedroom Family Pool Villas that come with private pools.

There is not a kids' club on-site, but babysitting can be arranged, and staff members will usually go out of their way to entertain kids with spontaneous activities.

There is also an on-site restaurant, a swimming pool, tennis court, spa, and gym. Free guided walks through the rice paddies are available, and the hotel runs a daily shuttle to and from Ubud.

Address: Jl. Goa Gajah, Tengkulak Kaja, Ubud

Accommodation: The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali

8. The Samaya Bali Seminyak

Photo Source: The Samaya Bali Seminyak

Located right by the beach in a tropical garden setting in Seminyak, the Samaya Bali Seminyak is a chic all-villa resort that is also popular with families. This five-star resort has one- to three-bedroom villas that come with private pools and, in some cases, hot tubs, as well as plenty of living space and beautiful Balinese-style decor.

Breakfast is included in the rate, and there is also a shuttle service to and from downtown Seminyak, which is about one mile away. There is also a restaurant with an option to dine on the beach, a swimming pool, and a gym on-site.

Address: Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak

Accommodation: The Samaya Bali Seminyak

9. Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa

Photo Source: Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa

Set within the boundaries of the protected sanctuary that is West Bali National Park, Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa is in a stunning natural setting with lots of wildlife. Guests here will be treated to a luxury experience in a location between the forest and ocean. Accommodation is in traditional Joglo villas that are very elegantly appointed.

Check out the Family Bonding Retreat, one of a number of vacation packages the property runs, if you plan to spend a few days in this gorgeous region. It includes a few nights in one of the two-bedroom forest villas and different day trip activities, like snorkeling and a beach picnic lunch on a nearby island on one day and a bird-watching excursion on another.

Even if you don't book a package, this eco-retreat property is still kid-friendly. And there are opportunities for all sorts of activities, including kayaking through mangrove canals, and jungle treks. The restaurant here is set right on the ocean, and there is also a wonderful spa.

Address: Jl. Raya Gilimanuk Km. 17, West Bali National Park

Accommodation: Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa

10. Padma Resort Legian

Photo Source: Padma Resort Legian

The luxury Padma Resort Legian sits on nearly seven acres of lush tropical grounds and is very family friendly. It has a kids' club with a playground, trampoline, and organized activities each day. There are also three giant swimming pools, one of which has two waterslides and kid-focused toys.

While the resort isn't directly on the beach, it is within walking distance of one. Rooms at Padma Resort are spacious and clean. They feature balconies, as well as free Wi-Fi. Other perks of staying here include a complimentary breakfast buffet that is big on variety. There are a total of six restaurants on-site. You'll also find a spa with a sauna and steam room, tennis courts, and a gym.

Address: Jl. Padma no. 1, Legian

Accommodation: Padma Resort Legian

11. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

Photo Source: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

The Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is across the road from Double Six Beach but doesn't sit directly on it. That said, it is still in a great location in Seminyak and has stylish and contemporary rooms, suites, and villas.

Amenities include three on-site restaurants serving Indonesian and international fare and three swimming pools (one is adults-only). There is also a small beach club for guests and a luxe spa. There is no kids' club, however, and the emphasis here isn't necessarily on kids, although the property is family friendly. As such, it works best for families with very young children or teenagers.

Address: Jl. Camplung Tanduk no. 10, Seminyak

Accommodation: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

12. Padma Resort Ubud

Photo Source: Padma Resort Ubud

If you just need cheap accommodations for the family and want to be in central Ubud, then the Padma Resort is a solid choice. This two-star property is within walking distance of numerous shops, restaurants, and the Saraswati Temple.

It has 12 spacious and bright rooms with terraces or balconies. While nothing fancy, they are clean and quite comfortable. Breakfast is included in the rate, as is Wi-Fi. The swimming pool is quite relaxing and surrounded by sun-loungers in a jungle setting.

Address: Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu, Payangan

Accommodation: Padma Resort Ubud

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