Our favourite resorts for kids in Bali
Being from Perth, Bali is our home away from home. We try to go at least once a year, even just for a short trip. We have tested a few hotels with our kids and have picked our favs , aswell as a few we haven't yet tried but look incredible !
We stayed at the hard rock a couple of years ago, and the kids had a blast! There are waterslides, kids splash park, kids pool, aswell as a beach area of the pool. They also do daily water sports with the kids including things like paddle board competitions, volleyball etc and the winners receive medals / vouchers. The rooms weren't as spacious as we would have liked with our 3 little ones, and we found lugging the pram down the steps to the pool a pain in the butt - but other than that this is a great resort for kids!
I haven't actually stayed here but I know many who have and enjoyed it! Its in a great central location near Waterbom Park and has everything for kids. There is a 56m waterslide and kids fun zone, kids playground, enchanted themed kids club, kids hair salon, trapeze school and teens club !
The rooms are fantastic for families sleeping up to 5 ( with 3 kids we know how frustrating it can be finding rooms for 5 !!) with separate kids rooms which is a huge bonus. We will defnitley have to try out this resort soon !
We stayed at the Novotel in 2015 in a 2 bedroom pool villa and it was amazing. The villa was SO BIG ! The kids room and our room were on separate sides of the villa (which was great as our daughter is a huge teeth grinder!), and there was a full kitchen with fridge, microwave (again fab for my baby having bottles), living area, and the most amazing shower ever ( Think hugest square powerful shower head you've ever seen!).
The pool was warm unlike alot of plunge pools, and it was great to be able to have the older kids swim outside while the baby slept. There were alot of mosquitoes though from the pond out the back so we all got quite alot of bites - just take alot of spray and you'll be fine.
The hotel pool is amazing for the kids, and the kids club and kids pool is fantastic. Jay was too young to be left in the kids club so I would just take him in every now and then for a play which he loved.
There is a shuttle bus that takes you down to the beach if you want some sand and surf. The restaurant here is delicious also !
I have done a separate blog post on this hotel before as its fantastic. We stayed here this year and absolutely loved our stay. For kids it is great! We stayed in a 2 storey loft family room which was very spacious, but I did find it a pain being on the 4th floor with 1 working lift in the complex (and the huge walk to the pool each day)
The kids club was great, my son went most days as he loved it so much - they have structured activities throughout the day plus take them to the pool for water sports, temple visits, and off to the restaurant for lunch if required. They have a great outdoor area (although its often too hot to play out), and do things like discos and easter egg hunts which was decorated so beautifully for Easter !
There is a separate kids pool down near the water which is a great depth for toddlers (my son was 2 when we went) and he loved playing cars on the ledge. The main pools have varying depths aswell as shallow sloped entries that my toddler again loved playing in.
There are lots of activities going on in the pool and the staff love playing volleyball and soccer with the kids. The giant chess board was also a hit. The beach is directly out the front, where they have activities like stand up paddle boarding which may be more suitable for the older kids / teens.
This resort cost us around $220 AUD a night which was on special at the time for the 2 storey loft room.
This property has been one of our favourites to take our kids to !
We haven't stayed with our kids in Ubud yet but if we do anytime soon it will be here!
Ubud is the perfect jungle escape - to take time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy areas of Kuta and Legian. This resort looks perfect for just that ! The kids pool is conveniently situated outside the kids club, and my gosh look at the view the kids will have ! There is also a childrens menu available for them to eat whilst being entertained in the kids club.
The kids club is for ages 2-9 (which is fab as many are aged from 3 up!) and has everything to keep them entertained, aswell as bunk beds for nap time. Again, what a view they have from the kids club !
FOR THOSE ON A TIGHTER BUDGET
We tried out the Adi Dharma hotel earlier this year and were pleasantly surprised. We had a huge room, I can't find it on their website but it was a family room, with a king bed and area which was sectioned off with partioning and the kids beds in there. The room was very generous, and perfect to have a little bit of privacy from the kids. We also had a great balcony.
The hotel itself is small, tucked away in Poppies Lane - we realised on the last day there was a shortcut to the beach which would have had us at Kuta beach in 5 mins instead of 15mins. There is a kids pool with kids slide, it wasnt that great for my 2 year old as it was up to his neck so I had to sit in there with him. The main pool is very deep , for some reason Im not a fan of pools where I can't stand but the kids loved it. The pool bar was cheap, food around the pool was fantastic and well priced and the best bit is you don't have to walk an hour just to get to the pool with the kids ! My parents had a pool access room - which was a room just next to the pool - so we hired an extra cot for their room so our bub could sleep while we all still swam.
I defnitley recommend this hotel for those wanting a cheaper option, I think it cost us around $90-$100 a night which is a huge difference to what we pay elsewhere for family rooms.