Travelling to Bali with kids, some great tips

Have you thought about staying in a villa for your next Bali holiday with the kids?

Travelling with kids at the best of times can be an exhausting thought. Bali has long been known as a perfect holiday destination and its so much better when you enjoy it with your kids and come as a family. There’s lots more to Bali than just sipping cocktails by the pool (although lets face it – that’s pretty good too!).

There are some amazing hotels in Bali but in our experience a villa is by far the best option. Villas in Bali are just as luxurious and comfortable as a hotel, but the biggest point of difference is the privacy – much needed when you’re a family. Having your own home away from home gives you the chance to enjoy your family and be together in a beautiful tropical location.

Better still, you won’t have to worry about whether the kids are being too noisy,  or even worse, deal with the noise of someone else’s kids! Not only that, private villas also come with a fully stocked kitchen, full maid service, housekeepers and often a personal a chef.

The other big advantage of a villa is space. Extra living space is always a plus when travelling with kids as squashing in to a hotel room can start to wear a little thin by day three of a holiday when you’ve tripped over clothes, suitcases and toys. A Villa in Seminyak is the perfect location to aim for. Slightly away from the hustle and bustle but still close to the beach and plenty of kid friendly restaurants.

Bali Villa Escapes can not only help you find the right villa to fit your families needs, but also help with all the added extras that make your holiday that bit easier; like a car and driver to pick you up from the airport, or a babysitter when you need some much needed “grown up time”.

There are some important things to consider with a villa booking that  Bali Villa Escapes can help and advise you on,  something that a few other villa booking companies may not do. BVE know that having the right things taken care of can make a big difference to your holiday. You need to consider that not every villa suits smaller children, so we are happy to advise you on better choices. Be aware, that often swimming pools are not fenced. However there are companies that hire out fencing, so that’s always an option if you have your heart set on a particular villa.

travelling to bali with kids

Travelling to Bali with kids

Having your own kitchen can be invaluable with kids particularly if you have fussy eaters or allergies. The freedom of being able to prepare your own snacks and meals (or having a chef do it for you!), can be easier and you also have more control over what you’re eating and hygenine.

Bali is filled with some great places to take the kids and wear them out when they need a change of pace from the beach or pool, like the Waterbom Waterpark, the Bird Park or Bali Tree Top for zip lining fun. Just ask us, and we can help you get there with our concierge service.

What are the best locations in Bali to stay if your travelling with kids?

Finding the right villa that is close to activities for the kids would also be an added bonus so a few locations to consider would be Seminyak / Batu Belig / Canggu – Jimbaran/Bukit – Nusa Sua – Sanur/Ketewel.

Villas around the  Seminyak/Batu Belig/Canggu areas are perfect for kids with families, both beaches at Canggu, Seminyak  and Batu Belig are close to many villas, here the kids can swim and surf or just play on the sand. The Finns Club is located in Canggu but is also just a 5-10 minute drive from the Batu Belig area. The Finns Recreation Club, previously known as the Canggu Club has something for everyone, so the whole family can spend quality time together. It has trampolines, water slides and ten pin bowling so this is the perfect place to take the kids. Wait till they see the water slides, they will love it.

For the kids they can spend time at the Splash Water Park, an outdoor facility where the kids can scoot down twisting water slides, splash about in the swimming pools of varying depths to cater for kids of all ages.

“Strike” ten pin bowling is a conventional indoor bowling alley but they make it suitable for younger children by putting gutter barriers on the lanes, making a “strike” achievable for the youngest kids too.

The “Bounce” trampoline centre has a specially designed, spring frame so the kids can bounce higher but don’t worry all the frames and springs are covered by thick safety pads.

The Finns Recreation Centre also has tennis courts, a 50 meter lap pool and a fully equipped gymnasium which the adults will love. You can purchase day passes for the whole family based on the activities you would like to enjoy. And the Canggu Equestrian Centre is of International standard where the kids can take part in beginner right through to advanced lessons along with introductory classes to horses for the youngest children.

There’s so many restaurants in these areas that are child friendly, there are too numerous to mention. But try Texas BBQ, Wacko Burger Cafes, Corner House & Motel Mexicola.

Villas around the Jimbaran/Bukit area are close to some of Bali’s best beaches, for older children who like to surf this will appeal but also if you have younger kids, Jimbaran Bay’s calm waters and lovely white sand beach is perfect if you want to spend lots of time in and around the water, its a very popular family beach. There are lots of good food options here too including wood fired pizzas and seafood restaurants right on the beach.

Nusa Dua is home to all the fun water sports facilities, there are several beach clubs where you can spend the day by the ocean around a pool here and the main water sports operators are all located here, from jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing, banana boat rides, snorkelling and glass bottom boat trips.

Villas around the Sanur/Ketewel areas also offer lovely calm beaches for young children to splash about in the shallows in safety. You can hire bikes in Sanur and ride for miles with the kids along the beachfront cycling path with a host of seaside restaurants and cafes.

Best of all the Bali Safari & Marine Park, Elephant Safari Park, Bali Zoo, Bali Bird Park, Bali Butterfly Park, Monkey Forest, White water rafting and Quad Bike adventure are all no more than 30 minutes from here.

Bali is unlike any other island in the world and coming here with your children, if you have never done it before for a family holiday is a really good decision. There’s heaps of things to see and do to keep the whole family occupied, excited and left wanting more. You will find that one trip is not enough and this is why families keep on returning to Bali for their yearly holidays.