Bali is a perfect destination for families with kids, whether you are on holidays or a resident. In the Balinese culture, children are kings and queens and the people of Bali love spending time talking and playing with them. As a family, you will feel that your kids are welcome everywhere by the locals.
However, it can be difficult to arrive in a new country, orientate yourself and find out what is available for families. This book is the compilation of favorite activities to do in Bali with kids. First hand experiences of Bali residents, comments from tourists and kids have been collated to give reliable information.
Contributions from tourism experts, culture gurus, children's writers and educators have been included to give other views and tips. The aim of this guide is that kids have a fun and special time while in Bali. If kids are kept busy with activities they enjoy, the whole family will have a fabulous and unforgettable time. Bali with Kids encourages parents to get out of their way to try new activities, meet new people and have lots of fun with their children.
Happy Kids Make Happy Parents !
Bali is a small island offering many different types of scenery with highlights and activities suited to each one of them. By the sea, families enjoy swimming, snorkeling, surfing, buggy boarding or scuba diving as well as engaging in various other water sports. Inland, Nature and Environment , volcanoes and countryside allow families to trek, Nature and Environment , climb mountains or just stroll and soak up the local culture. Recently Balinese entrepreneurs and foreigners have started to develop world-class venues to answer the needs of the growing family market and they have developed the entertainment, sports and education sectors.
Bali is unique and a gem for parents but what will you find here that kids will enjoy? Being away from home, you can't just expect to find everything your kids love at home; never mind because Bali has a lot more in store and usually the cost will be a fraction of what it would be at home! Bali with Kids aims to give ideas to parents and be an invaluable source of information. It gives a description of the sites, activities and venues that are suitable for families with a broad indication of the age range and the cost. Details of activities were accurate at the time of printing but since there is a high turn over of places in Bali and costs can increase unexpectedly, parents are encouraged to contact the places or check their details on the website provided.
Activities are listed by type and background and Culture and the Arts is provided at the beginning of each chapter. An index at the back of the book will help the readers to find what they are loo
Finding your way around Bali
When you first arrive in Bali, it can take some time to orientate yourself and finding your way around the island can seem a daunting task. However, there are some basic principles when traveling further afield in Bali. It is also worth remembering that as it is often when you are lost that you stumble across the unexpected and surprising that go to great holiday memories. At the same time if you have a car full of kids excitedly anticipating their arrival at an activity, you do not want to spend ages lost desperately searching for a location.
Nature and Environment
The appeal of Bali lies in its natural beauty and variety of scenery.
Action and Adventure
When you are in the middle of the action and the heat of the moment, you need be ready to shout out and understand vital words in Bahasa Indonesia:
Encounter with Animals
The Last Bali Tiger...
The last Bali Tiger recorded was shot in September 1937 in West Bali and it was a female. Some people think that some other tigers survived in the wild until the 1950s and some people have reported seeing tigers in the 1960s, the 1970s and even recently but that has never been proved.
By the Sea
Make the most of the island of Bali and start exploring the various beaches to engage in fun and sporty activities by the sea.