Taking out first place yet again, The Westin Resort Nusa
Dua, Bali is well-deserving of your votes. Families can
expect a rejuvenating experience, with all guest rooms
and suites featuring a ‘Heavenly Bed’, and its Heavenly Spa
by Westin and Westin Kids Spa, which offers pampering
treatments for young and old alike. There’s an array of
dining options and a fantastic kids’ club, as well as three
pools, two tennis courts and a fitness studio. Families can
also enjoy boating, jetskiing, river rafting, waterskiing and
rock-climbing, and babysitting is available for the resort’s
Padma Resort Legian, located near the Legian Street art
and fashion market, describes itself as an art sanctuary;
the resort promotes being at one with nature and has lush
gardens full of flowers, fish and even squirrels. Little
adventurers love the kids’ club, with face painting and
bracelet making, the games centre – with PS4 and air
hockey – and a choice of three swimming pools. There
are plenty of invigorating activity options for parents, too,
from personal training and yoga classes to volleyball and
Enjoy French elegance with a touch of Balinese culture at
this lavish resort. A beachfront location offers the tropical
getaway for which Bali is famous, and there is a lagoon
pool and a pool just for littlies with slides to boot. A kids’
club guides fun and educational adventures for anyone
aged from three and up; groups are divided according to
age, so you can be sure your kids will make new friends.
While they’re engaged, parents might like to visit SoSPA,
where you can undertake nutritional counselling, life
coaching, or some good old-fashioned indulgence.
This beachfront resort has plenty of water-based fun for families, with a mini water park, two pools and water slides to boot. Thrill seekers can try motor water sports, such as jet skiing and glass bottom boat rides, or perhaps try something more old-school, such as windsurfing or the Bali Sea Walker, which allows you to see marine life up close. There are eight restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, an excellent kids’ club and activities including kids’ boxing, rock climbing and mini golf on offer. Older kids can head to the Games lounge, the e-lounge and karaoke rooms while parents can indulge at the resort’s Thalasso Spa.
It’s likely you’ve seen photos of Rock Bar, an acclaimed oceanfront dining venue at this five-star resort overlooking Jimbaran Bay. Although it’s certainly glamour to the nines, AYANA is also very welcoming of families. Explore the forested grounds, take a bike tour or leave your little ones in capable hands at its kids’ club, which comes equipped with fun stuff like a trampoline, table tennis, mini cinema and a kids’ billiards table. Kids might learn traditional dance or make their own kite, and babysitting is available if you’d like to make time for a romantic adults-only beach dinner.
Another five-star Jimbaran Bay property, the style of InterContinental Bali blends modern convenience with traditional Balinese design. This 417-room hotel caters to couples, families and business travellers with a choice of executive rooms or suites. There are five dining options, including four breakfast venues. Within a short distance of the hotel, families can enjoy seeing a local Hindu temple or strolling through the Bali Orchid Garden. Parents can make use of the babysitting or nanny services if needing a visit to Spa Uluwatu.
Mövenpick Bali has an amazing kids’ club that will impress all holidaying families. The Meera Kids Club has an indoor and outdoor pirate-themed playground, a ballpit and sleeping room for littlies, plus an area with beanbags and console games for teens. The activities at the kids’ club include jewellery making, Balinese cooking classes and Balinese Dress and Dance lessons. The hotel also has family-specific, loft-style accommodation in airy 56-square-metre rooms, five dining destinations and the Arkipela Spa for parents. Located within a five minutes’ walk from Jimbaran Beach, rest easy knowing this hotel has everything families need for a great Bali holiday.
Novotel Nusa Dua offers accommodation to suit every family. The 171 rooms include spacious rooms for two adults and two kids, or apartment suites with kitchenettes for up to eight adults and three kids. On-site facilities include a 1,500-square-metre heated lagoon pool surrounded by tropical gardens, an outdoor playground and three restaurants. There’s also bike rentals, darts, table tennis and volleyball available. For parents, while away the time in a Jacuzzi, or indulge in a massage service and sauna. Within a short distance of the hotel is the Bali National Golf Club, Geger Beach, the Water Blow, and water sport facilities. Babysitting is also available on request.
An extensive range of guest activities and a professional kids’ club make Discovery Kartika Plaza great for families. Guest activities include unique experiences such as diving lessons, fruit carving, paddle races and giant Snakes & Ladders. The kids’ club – free for hotel guests and available to kids aged five to 12 – has board games, books, and a specially designed children’s menu. There’s also babysitting available. While the kids are being entertained at the kids’ club, parents can try out the sauna or the Kartika Signature Massage for couples. The hotel’s private beachfront location, seven restaurants and bars and spacious sculptured pool will also appeal to families.
Located on Tanjung Benoa Beach, family accommodation at Holiday Inn Resort Bali includes connecting rooms, themed kids’ suites and family suites. Cribs and cots are available, as are babysitting and nanny services. Kids 12 and under stay free when with an adult family member and eat free from the 'Kids Eat Free' menu. There’s a kids’ club with scheduled activities, while the parents enjoy the Tea Tree Spa or the beach club with swim-up pool bar. For some family bonding, make a day out of some water sports at the beach or try out the four hotel pools, including two infinity pools, an atrium pool and a kids’ pool with slides, a water bucket and a whirlpool.
Your family will never get bored at Conrad Bali. At the Kura Kura Club, kids aged three to 12 can enjoy cookie making, treasure hunts and kite making. Cultural immersion activities include traditional dancing lessons, Indonesian language lessons and cooking demonstrations. Sporty families can play tennis at one of two tennis courts or head down to Tanjung Benoa beach for water sports, including banana boat rides. Take the whole family to Jiwa Spa for family packages and special children’s treatments. Enjoy all these activities with a backdrop of manicured lawns, frangipanis and waterfalls.