When contemplating a luxurious beach getaway, bringing the kids along isn’t typically the first thing that springs to mind. But when it comes to Bali, it’s easy to find luxury the whole family can enjoy. Bali is one of the best places on Earth to mix playtime and pleasure, with a host of pampering facilities and plush hotels for the adults - plus kids’ clubs and pools galore to keep the youngsters happily entertained.
Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay
If your body, mind and soul need a holiday while the kids play, don’t look past Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay. They have an impressive holistic-focused spa that includes extras like yoga, cleanses and meditation. The kids club takes on a new theme every day, from Master Chef to a Castaway beach day, and also holds extra activities like bonfires, coconut bowling and Balinese offering making. The young ones will also love the modern, multi-level kids club facility, with plenty of technology for older kids too. Other highlights of a stay include the infinity pool, beach club, motorised and non-motorised water sports, fitness facilities and dining. Their unique range of signature experiences is also fabulous, from artist workshops to heli-surfing and the Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy.
InterContinental Bali Resort
Is peace a priority on your beach break? At the InterContinental Bali Resort on Jimbaran Bay, no motorsports are allowed in the nearby waters so tranquil beachfront vibes come guaranteed. The 14 hectares of tropical landscaping infused with Indonesian artwork and fountains continue the bliss. Choose between six Balinese-style pools of varying depths to laze by between stops at the outdoor playground, or else put the kids into the kids’ club with its own playground and toddler pool. If you book a Club room, you get the added benefits of daily afternoon tea, happy hour with unlimited cocktails and more. There’s a reason why the InterContinental Bali Resort has won so many luxury hotel awards.
Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua
Soak up sophisticated 5-star accommodations, award-winning service and a flawless location at The Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Resort. Trust us when we say you'll never want to leave. In your spacious suite, enjoy plush bedding, marble bathrooms and free high-speed WiFi. Out and about, make the most of the hotel’s private beach club, onsite spa, restaurant, lagoon-style pool and pool bar. To keep the kids busy, the kids’ club offers fun lessons in Balinese arts and crafts, Balinese rituals, dancing and dress ups; there’s also a movie room, library, ball house, computers and games that could keep them going for hours.
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas
For an all-inclusive luxury beach escape that’ll take care of all the finer details, look into Samabe Bali Suites and Villas. Offering unlimited food and beverages, laundry, 24-hour butler service, a daily tour or event ticket and one included spa treatment, all the finer details (and a few extras) are taken care of, sans fuss. The views are incredible too. The property is perched on the southern-most tip of Nusa Dua overlooking the ocean. For kids up to eight years old, the kids’ club will keep them busy with games, painting, origami, face painting, temple visits and other fun and local traditional games throughout the day.
Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta
Hear the waves crashing down from your bed as you wake up each morning at Bali Dynasty Resort, on the shores of South Kuta. Well known for its warm Balinese hospitality, you’ll love that there are six restaurants, five bars and three swimming pools to choose from (including a dedicated adults only pool and a kids’ pool with its own 56-metre water slide and Kids’ Water Fun Zone). The onsite beach club, spa and kids’ club round out the features, while the complimentary Hospitality Lounge makes early arrivals and late departures hassle-free with the tribe in tow.
Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites
If you like the idea of slipping into the convenience of self-contained living on holidays, Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites makes that easy with comfortable one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, all just a zippy seven minute walk from Sanur’s lovely beachfront. With a fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining area, you can really make yourself at home while still enjoying the facilities, benefits and security of a resort – including spa treatments (aahhh!). Their complimentary Camp Splash! is considered one of Bali’s best kids’ clubs; it flaunts a 30-metre-long waterslide, a gaming area, climbing structures, animal attractions, big screen movies, basketball court and supervised activities. There’s also a dedicated kids’ pool and wading pool, perfect for safe and easy one-on-one floaty time.