Bali with Kids - Guidebook

Green Bali for Kids

Bali Eco Stay

is in the west of Bali, on the slope of Mount Batukaru, in the midst of rice terraces, forest and plantations with a small river running through the resort. There are two bungalows particularly suited for families with amazing views. Families can go trekking, mountain biking or just swimming in the river. Kids can learn about hydroelectricity and organic farming. There is a strong involvement in the local community and kids can join local children to play football, go to the school or mix in the English class.

Saribuana Ecolodge

is a well-established ecolodge run by a fascinating couple seriously involved in the protection of the environment and in the empowerment of the local community. It is nearby Bali Eco Stay, close to the start of the only remaining rainforest in Bali located around Mt Batukaru and a walk in the forest is not to be missed. Two of their villas are ideal for families and they overlook the jungle with the sea in the distance. They have a menu of physical and artistic activities for families and they also have many animals onsite that kids can interact with and feed: monkeys, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish and even a couple of endangered Bali starlings. The food is exquisite and the mousse au chocolat and crème caramel are out of this world!

The Organic Farm

is located North of Tabanan near Jatiluwih and the hot springs of Angseri. This small resort currently has two bungalows where families can recharge their batteries and enjoy the surrounding nature. You can also go for a day outing and enjoy the delicious organic lunch. They offer treks, bike rides or trip to the hot springs but you can also go and visit the family next door in the village and have fun playing with the children there and learn all about cock fighting. There is also a pond to fish and the staff can be flexible to organise an activity that would suit your family.

Bali Eco Adventure Resort

is in the village of Bayad, 15km North of Ubud. Families can go and spend the day or stay overnight in one of their bungalows overlooking a typically deep Balinese valley. The trek takes a couple of hours and takes you through a medicinal plant garden where explanations are given to, not without humor. Kids learn a lot on vegetation and traditions from the kid friendly local staff. The highlight of the trek is the 11th century labyrinth with its four statues of Hindu gods. Spooky and exciting!