Family-Friendly Resorts in Bali

Family-Friendly Resorts in Bali
Bali, located in the southern chain of islands in Indonesia, is a paradise for families who love spending time outdoors together. Bali's coastlines are known for their wonderful diving and snorkeling sites such as at Nusa Penida and Pulau Menjangan. Dive instruction companies are easy to find on the island for new and experienced divers alike. To see more of the island, try a horseback tour with Royal Stable. If you and your family are more comfortable on foot, take a trekking adventure around rice fields or on one of the island's three active volcanoes. Other water activities like jet-skiing, rafting and water-skiing are easily accessible for families visiting the island. Most resorts can guide you to these and more activities, or feel free to take advantage of the numerous activities resorts provide just footsteps from your own elegant lodging.

Discovery Kartika Plaza

Discovery Kartika Plaza offers rooms, suites and plazas to meet your family's needs. The family suites have separate bedrooms and bathrooms for parents and kids. Or try a villa, featuring two bedrooms and a private pool overlooking the beach. All guests receive access to the fitness center, children and adult pools, and saunas. You can book activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing and even a helicopter ride through the activity center. Kido Ria, the kids playground, offers daytime supervision for kids aged 5-12 if parents need some time alone. Dining with kids is made convenient with three restaurants on the resort to choose from.

South Kuta 80361 Bali, Indonesia
62 (361) 751067

Bali Dynasty Resort

Bali Dynasty Resort offers several room options for families, including the family garden-view room, with a king bed and a bunk bed separated by a partial wall. These rooms come with two TVs and a DVD player. All guests may enjoy use of the exercise room, adult pool, main pool and kids pool. The Teens' Club allows teens to enjoy video games, a pool table, surf lessons and movie nights. For younger kids, the Kids' Club offers a rotating daily schedule with art workshops, fashion shows and much more. The entire family can come together for rafting, trekking tours, helicopter rides and more, which can be arranged through the hotel. Restaurants on site range from Indian to Irish pub food, satisfying everyone's taste.

Jl. Kartika, P.O. Box 2047
Tuban 80361 South Kuta, Bali-Indonesia
62 (361) 752403

The Patra Bali Resort & Villas

Besides the 206 resort rooms, the hotel offers 59 private villas, perfect for a family seeking some privacy. Royal villas come with with two or three bedrooms, and guests may choose a 24-hour butler service. Villa rental also gives guests access to the exclusive villa pool as well as the large and small resort pools. The Kids' Club has a TV and art and sports activities with supervision. For dining, guests can choose from the coffee shop, one of the two full restaurants and the Cellar Pub. Balinese entertainment is featured regularly at the Matahari Ampitheater on site. Shuttle service brings guests to local shopping districts.

Jl. Ir. H. Juanda, South Kuta Beach
Kuta 80361, Bali, Indonesia
62 (361) 751161

Ramada Bintang Bali Resort

The family room at Ramada Bintang Bali Resort features a king-sized bed and two single beds with no partition. For more privacy, choose the Baan Lanna Residence or Batik Residence, which have two separate bedrooms, living and dining areas and private balconies. The resort's Kids' Club offers varying daily activities for 5-12 year olds. All guests enjoy access to the swimming pool, health club, and high-speed Internet access in rooms. Visit the tour desk to book local outdoor activities and beach activities.

Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta - P.O. Box 1068
Tuban Bali 80361, Indonesia
62 (361) 753292

Hard Rock Hotel Bali

Many rooms at the Hard Rock include day beds, which can double as extra beds for kids. For more privacy, try the loft room with three queen-sized beds, one on the upper loft level for extra privacy. Another option for families is the luxury suite with four private rooms, including a kitchenette and a home theater system. On site are six dining and drinking facilities, including the Hard Rock Cafe, which features daily live band performance and classic American food. Lil' Rock Kids Club offers supervision and daily activities for the younger family members. For entire family activities, try the five-meter rock climbing wall where instructors will be happy to assist climbers of all levels. In addition, the fitness center and two pools are available to all guests. A full calendar of outdoor and indoor parties and entertainment events as well as philanthropical events, like raising HIV awareness, keep guests busy on the resort's campus.

Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
62 (361) 761 869

Article Written By Allegra Oxborough

Allegra earned a B.A. in Sociology and African American Studies from the University of Puget Sound. Allegra has been writing for 10 years and has been published in St. Louis Park, Minnesota's The Echo Newspaper and, more recently, on web sites such as Trails.

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