Where to stay in Bali for families with kids: 6 Best areas

Hi guys, on my website, I already wrote an article about safe areas in Bali for first-timers (I will put the link to it at the end of this article). In today’s article, I will help you to find the best places to stay in Bali for families with kids.

I will share with you what I believe are the best areas to stay in Bali for families, along with a map. I’ll also share where I stayed in Bali and recommend some of the best family-friendly hotels for various budgets.

Bali is a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. It is an island known for its rich culture, stunning landscapes, vibrant arts scene, and beautiful beaches. 

Bali has a unique and deeply rooted Hindu culture, which is reflected in its traditional ceremonies, dances, and temples. The island is dotted with numerous temples, and Balinese Hinduism plays a significant role in daily life.

Bali is renowned for its beautiful beaches with golden sands and excellent surfing conditions. Kuta Beach, Seminyak Beach, and Uluwatu are among the most famous.

The island is known for its stunning rice terraces, particularly in areas like Tegallalang near Ubud. These terraces showcase the traditional Subak irrigation system and provide picturesque landscapes.

Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali and is known for its art scene, traditional crafts, and lush surroundings. You can explore art galleries, attend traditional dance performances, and visit Monkey Forest.

Bali is home to several volcanoes, with Mount Agung being the highest and most prominent. While it is an active volcano, it is also considered sacred by the Balinese people.

The local cuisine in Bali is diverse and flavorful. Balinese dishes often feature rice, vegetables, and various types of meat, prepared with a mix of aromatic spices. Popular dishes include Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and Babi Guling (suckling pig).

Is Bali a good place to visit with family?

Yes, absolutely. Bali is a great destination for family vacations. The island offers a diverse range of attractions and activities suitable for various age groups. 

Your families can spend time on stunning beaches, try different Balinese dishes, explore traditional dance performances, visit temples like Uluwatu and Tanah Lot, and participate in local ceremonies. 

Where to stay in Bali for families with kids?

The best areas to stay in Bali for families with kids are Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Canggu. These areas are major tourist destinations on the island, so your family will have plenty of choices for family-friendly accommodations, and easy access to attractions and activities.

Kuta is a great area for families who want a beach holiday, vibrant atmosphere, and close proximity to the international airport. Seminyak, located next to Kuta, is the best location for families who are looking for a beach vacation, trendy shops, upscale dining, and vibrant nightlife.

Ubud is the best base for a cultural experience surrounded by lush landscapes. This area is known for its art, traditional performances, and beautiful rice terraces. 

Nusa Dua is a great choice for families seeking a more upscale and tranquil atmosphere. This area is known for its luxurious resorts.

Canggu is a bohemian and trendy area, popular among surfers and expats. Sanur is a laid-back beach resort area with a more relaxed atmosphere, making it suitable for families with younger children.

During my trip to Bali, I stayed in Seahouse Bali Indah Beach Inn. It was a great value for money budget-friendly hotel in Kuta, located in a central location, close to everything, within walking distance from Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, and Kuta Art Market. 

Below is a map of the popular areas in Bali for families. You can scroll down to view the live map.

Map of the best areas to stay in Bali for families with kids
Map of the best areas to stay in Bali for families with kids

Let’s get into the details of the recommended areas to stay in Bali, especially for families. I’ll provide you with some suggestions for the best places to stay in each area, catering to every budget. 

All hotels in Bali have been carefully selected by me from well-known and secure booking sites such as booking.com, with guest review scores of at least 8.0 or higher at the time I chose them. 

If you don’t like my suggestions (perhaps they don’t suit your budget or preferences), you can click the “MORE HOTEL DEALS” button where you can choose your own hotel.

6 Best areas to stay in Bali with family:

1. Kuta

Kuta is one of the best areas to stay in Bali for families who want a lively atmosphere and close to the airport. Kuta is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Bali and has been popular for its vibrant nightlife, surfing destination, and wide range of activities.

Kuta Beach is famous for its long stretch of golden sand and excellent surfing conditions. It attracts both beginners and experienced surfers. The beach is also a great place to enjoy sunsets.

This area is home to a bustling shopping scene, with numerous markets, street stalls, and shopping malls. Your family can find a wide range of items, including traditional Balinese handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.

It also has a diverse culinary scene with numerous restaurants and cafes offering a variety of cuisines. You can find anything from local Indonesian dishes to international fare.

Best places to stay in Bali in Kuta with family:

Luxury ($$$): The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali, great 5-star family-friendly hotel in Kuta, located in a wonderful location, close to the beach and the airport. You can walk along the ocean direction to Kuta beach. Close to many restaurants, Waterbom Bali, Discovery Mall Bali, and Kuta Art Market. The kid’s club has plenty of activities for kids to do. The Two-Bedroom Villa is a great option for families of 4.

Mid-range ($$): Amnaya Resort Kuta, 4-star beautiful family-friendly good value for money hotel located in a great location in center Kuta. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour front desk, Free parking, paid airport shuttle services, and very good breakfast.

Budget ($): The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite, 4-star child-friendly hotels located in central location, one of the best places to stay in Bali for families of 4, 5, and 6. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a kids pool, free bicycles to use, and free airport transfers from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Within walking distance to various shops, restaurants and cafes. 10 mins walk at Discovery mall. 

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2. Ubud

Ubud is an excellent choice for families looking to immerse themselves in Balinese culture, art, and nature. It provides a more tranquil environment compared to the coastal areas, and the range of family-friendly activities makes it suitable for those traveling with children.

Ubud is often considered the cultural heart of Bali. It’s home to numerous art galleries, traditional performances, and craft markets. Families can explore Balinese arts, dance, and crafts together.

Surrounded by rice terraces and jungle, Ubud offers breathtaking natural scenery. Families can enjoy walks through the rice fields, visit waterfalls, and experience the beauty of the Ayung River.

Ubud provides various family-friendly activities, including visits to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ubud Palace, and the Bali Bird Park. There are also opportunities for hands-on experiences like traditional Balinese dance or art classes.

Ubud has a reputation as a wellness and yoga hub. Families can participate in yoga classes, enjoy healthy dining options, and experience a more holistic lifestyle.

Compared to the bustling areas like Kuta, Ubud offers a more laid-back and relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great place to unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life.

Best places to stay in Bali in Ubud with kids:

Luxury ($$$): Bisma Eight – CHSE Certified, 5-star family-friendly amazing boutique hotel located 15 mins walk from Central Ubud and Ubud Monkey Forest, and a 10 mins taxi ride from Blanco Renaissance Museum. They have wonderful breakfast, outdoor swimming pool, and paid airport shuttle services. The Two-Bedroom Villa is a great choice for families of 4.

Mid-range ($$): Purana Suite Ubud, 4-star good value for money, beautiful accommodation, welcome children of all ages. It is in a good location, within walking distance to plenty of restaurants and bars. 15 mins walk to the Monkey Forest, 25 mins walk to Ubud Palace. The Two Bedroom Pool Villa can accommodate up to 4 family members.

Budget ($): Jati Cottage, great 3-star child-friendly accommodation close to the center of Ubud but it is not in the chaos area. Easy to walk to everything. 10 mins walk from yoga barn and coco market, very close to the monkey forest. They have beautiful swimming pool and garden.

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3. Seminyak

Seminyak is a great choice for families who appreciate a more upscale and stylish atmosphere. Seminyak is a popular and upscale beach resort area known for its stylish atmosphere, high-end accommodations, boutique shops, and vibrant nightlife. 

Seminyak Beach is known for its wide sandy stretch and is often less crowded compared to nearby Kuta Beach. The waves are generally moderate, making it suitable for families to enjoy some beach time.

Best places to stay in Bali in Seminyak with kids:

Luxury ($$$): Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort, 5-star child-friendly hotel located only a 5 mins stroll from Seminyak Beach. It offers free scheduled shuttle service to Seminyak Beach. The rooms are comfortable and clean. They have 2 swimming pools, wonderful breakfasts, a spa, and 2 restaurants.

Mid-range ($$): Blue Karma Dijiwa Seminyak, 4-star family-friendly accommodation located in a quiet area of Seminyak, offering free drop-off service to Seminyak Beach. Short taxi ride from Ku De Ta beach club and Seminyak Square Shopping Center. They have modern air-conditioned villas with a private pool.

Budget ($): Bali Aroma Exclusive Villas, great child-friendly Balinese-style resort located a short distance from Batu Belig Beach. It has a kids’ pool, Excellent Breakfast, and paid airport shuttle. THe Three-Bedroom Villa with a Private Pool can accommodate up to 6 family members. 

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4. Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is an excellent choice for families looking for a luxurious and tranquil beachfront experience. It is a luxurious resort area located in the southern part of Bali.  

Nusa Dua boasts clean, white sandy beaches with calm waters, making it an ideal destination for families with children. The beaches are well-maintained, and water sports are often available.

The calm waters of Nusa Dua are suitable for various water activities such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, and jet-skiing, making it enjoyable for families looking for beachside fun.

Nusa Dua is home to some of Bali’s best golf courses, which might be appealing for families interested in golf.

Best places to stay in Bali in Nusa Dua for families with kids:

Luxury ($$$): Melia Bali, 5-star family-friendly resort located along the shores of Nusa Dua Beach, 5 mins walk from Bali Collection Shopping Center. It offers complimentary activities such as canoeing, paddle surfing, bicycling, and plenty of activities for the kids. They have many room options for families of 5 including The Level Family Suite with Exclusive Benefits.

Mid-range ($$): Amnaya Resort Nusa Dua, 4-star good value for money accommodation on the main Nusa Dua road, just 5 mins walk from the beach. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a tour desk, and 24-hour front desk. Within walking distance to a number of good restaurants, spas, shops. Taxi is a cheap way to get around.

Budget ($): Green D’Mel Luxury Homestay, 3-star good value for money accommodation in Nusa Dua, 20 mins taxi ride from airport. It has family rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, and airport transportation. Good base for a quiet beach holiday, you can use Grab or Gojek to get around which is cheap and plentiful.

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5. Sanur

Sanur is a coastal town on the southeastern side of Bali, known for its calm beaches, relaxed atmosphere, and family-friendly environment. Sanur offers a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere compared to some of the busier areas like Kuta and Seminyak. 

Sanur Beach has shallow and calm waters, making it ideal for families with children. The beach is known for its sunrise views and a paved pathway, known as the “Sanur Promenade,” great for strolls or cycling.

Sanur has its share of cultural attractions, including the Le Mayeur Museum, showcasing the works of Belgian artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur.

Best places to stay in Bali in Sanur for families with kids:

Luxury ($$$): Hyatt Regency Bali, 5-star family-friendly beachfront accommodation with a private beach. It has an outdoor swimming pool, excellent breakfast, and free parking. Family suites are laid out really well. It is a great hotel option for a big family. Nice gardens and fish ponds all over the grounds.

Mid-range ($$): Bebek Cottages Sanur, 4-star child-friendly accommodation, located close to Pengembak Beach, Mertasari Beach and Semawang Beach. Some rooms come with a kitchen. Two-Bedroom Cottage and Family Bungalow are great choices for families of 4.

Budget ($): Puri Hiromi Boutique Residence, 3-star kid-friendly hotel located in Sanur, 10 mins walk from many local eateries, pubs and nightlife spots. Three-Bedroom Residence with Private Pool is a great base for families of 6, while families of 4 can choose to stay in Two-Bedroom Residence with Private Pool.

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6. Canggu

Canggu is a coastal village and an up-and-coming area in Bali, known for its laid-back atmosphere, rice paddies, trendy cafes, and vibrant expat community. 

Canggu offers black sand beaches with a more relaxed vibe compared to the bustling areas like Kuta. Echo Beach, in particular, is popular among surfers and families alike.

Canggu has a trendy and bohemian atmosphere, attracting a younger crowd. Families seeking a mix of beach relaxation and a more modern vibe might enjoy this area.

Best places to stay in Bali in Canggu with children:

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In conclusion, Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Canggu are the best places to stay in Bali for families with kids. These areas provide plenty of family-friendly accommodations for all budgets and preferences.

You can continue reading this article: Safest places to stay in Bali for the first time.

There you have it, my recommendations for the popular areas and neighborhoods that you can stay during your family trip to Bali. I hope you enjoyed my article and find it both informative and helpful.

If you have any questions or would like to share your thoughts, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Your feedback is invaluable and helps me continue to create more quality content.

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