Bali with Kids - Guidebook

Top 10 Family Resorts - Bali

This year, the annual Top 10 Resorts list was compiled not only from the results of a reader survey sent to Holidays with Kids extensive magazine and online readership, but with the assistance of our partners Club Med, Ubid 4 Rooms and Take a Break, the survey reached a total database of nearly 500,000 people.

1. Club Med Bali, Nusa Dua (4 tridents)

This Nusa Dua gem boasts first-rate hospitality, idyllic surrounds and the all-inclusive package and children’s entertainment Club Meds are famous for around the world. Located on the more upmarket stretch of Bali coastline, this gorgeous resort separates children by age in order to best cater to their needs. Babies receive a welcome kit, plus there is a baby zone for meal preparation and babysitting services so parents can sit back and relax or get involved in the many activities from cooking classes to high flying trapeze lessons. All in all, a winning family formula. 

2. Bali Dynasty Resort, South Kuta (4 stars)

Families are a huge part of this popular beachfront resort’s market, with a wide variety of rooms sleeping up to five people, including special Kids’ Suites with bunk beds, DVD players and PlayStations. There’s also a free kids’ club, a child-only pool complete with a 56-metre waterslide, and a playground and treehouse, while Waterbom Park is just a short walk away. 

3. InterContinental Bali Resort, Jimbaran Bay (5 stars)

Blending modern convenience with traditional Balinese hospitality and aesthetics, this luxury beachfront resort offers a tranquil, exotic escape for discerning families. Luxury abounds, yet families are not forgotten with InterContinental Planet Trekkers childcare centre offering supervised activities and a taste of Balinese culture.

4. The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua (5 stars)

Kids are stars at this luxury resort, with facilities such as the Westin Kids’ Club and a 12-metre waterslide in the freshwater pool surefire hits. Families can also bond over a range of activities including story telling, kite flying, movie nights and dance lessons in the Love Your Family program; while the SPG Kids’ Pass program is an all-inclusive dining program which make mealtimes simple. 

5. Grand Hyatt Bali (5 stars)

Designed in the style of a Balinese waterpark, this gorgeous resort offers all the luxuries of a top resort as well as family-friendly facilities such as five swimming pools, supervised cultural and sporting activities in the Camp Nusa kids' club, and VIB (Very Important Baby) amenities. 

Hotel Padma Bali

6. Padma Resort Bali at Legian (5 stars)

With special family rates, special kids’ menus and friendly hospitality has made this well-located resort a family favourite, with a host of activities including surf lessons, yoga, fish feeding and cooking classes all adding to the appeal. There are seven food and beverage outlets on site, as well as a spa run by the world-renowned Mandara Spa.  

7. Conrad Bali, Nusa Dua (5 stars)

Your kids will feel like royalty at this luxury resort, with activities at the Kura Kura kids' club catering to their every desire and little princesses even having their own special spa treatments in the Jiwa spa! If they still need to be entertained, there's the Games Zone with the latest computer games and a pool table, a fitness centre, a 33-metre swimming pool and a jogging track through landscaped gardens.

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel & Villas Bali

8. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Kuta (5 stars)

Located in popular South Kuta right near Bali's entertainment hub, this popular resort has a host of activities and facilities that appeal to families swimming pools, massage hut, beach volleyball and watersports plus great shopping right next door at Discovery Shopping Mall. 

9. AYANA Resort and Spa (5 stars)

Located on 77 hectares of landscaped gardens with 1.3 kilometers of private coastline, this acclaimed property offers unsurpassed luxury, tranquility and personalized service, while catering for families with extensive recreational facilities and exclusive services. Its renovated Kids Club includes flat screen TV, X-Box, Wii, trampoline and foosball table, and an activities program including a petting zoo, waterslide pool party, Balinese dress-ups and traditional games, all the while allowing parents to indulge in spa treatments and relaxation 

10. Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua (5 stars)

Known as a family and honeymoon destination, this luxury property is perfectly tailored to families, with facilities including water sports, a well-equipped fitness centre and a children's jungle camp. There's also a children's lagoon and pool, a 30-metre waterslide and three tennis courts, all beautifully located beside a beach featuring private cabanas. Family suites with two interconnecting rooms, kids' books and toys and DVD player are a bonus.

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