When it comes to affordable holidays, there’s nothing quite like Bali – but is Bali for families? The answer to that question is a resounding YES – if you can find the best child friendly villas. But what should you look for, how much should you pay and what kind of facilities should you expect to find?
It is possible to find child friendly villas in Bali that will tick all of your boxes – if you know where to look.
Where to stay in Bali with kids – what you need to consider
The first thing to consider when it comes to Bali for families is location. Bali is an excellent place to travel to but it’s distinctly divided into different areas, each of which serve a different purpose for a different type of tourist. The last thing you want is to book into a place only to discover you’re in backpacker party central!
Here’s a quick run-down of the different regions in Bali so you can make a slightly more informed choice.
• Kuta: Kuta is renowned for being a real party destination. There are budget accommodation choices here but the general feeling is that this is not a family holiday destination and that you would not be finding the best child friendly villas available.
• Legian: While quieter than Kuta, it is still one of the more popular spots and would potentially attract a noisier clientele than some of the other areas.
• Seminyak: When it comes to Bali for families, this is probably the pick of the litter. It’s more expensive than the party areas but for good reason – the scenery, the food, space and the accommodation are all (generally speaking) of a higher quality and more suited for the needs of a travelling family.
• Nusa Dua: This may be a great choice if you’re travelling to Bali with toddlers given the quality of the beach and family activities on offer.
• Sanur: Sanur is a fabulous choice for Bali for families and have a number of child friendly Villas to choose from. The beach and water here are incredibly calm and quite shallow and there is an abundance of natural, peaceful beauty.
Your choices will obviously be impacted by your budget and you’ll need to include airfares and any other purchases inside this decision. The more child friendly villas are, unfortunately, found in the more expensive areas in Bali but the cost of living is generally much cheaper than Australia. Clever budgeting will allow you to find a great spot at a low cost.
How do you find the child-friendly villas?
You do have the options of doing your own research online and trawling through Trip Advisor and reader reviews. Thankfully, there’s an easier way.
Visiting Villa Finder allows you to access all the information you’ll need in one spot. Not only will you find the perfect location, but you’ll also have access to all the other elements that will make your child friendly villa selection the right one.
What should you consider in a child friendly villa?
Think about your perfect holiday with kids. You’re going to need EVERYTHING sorted so you’re not caught short. Villa Bali will help with this and give you access to the child-friendly villas that have the extras you’re looking for.
• Family-friendly facilities. These include things like cots, highchairs, fenced pools (very important!), safety gates, kid bedrooms and shallow pools. While there are many villas on offer in Bali, a lot of them are not child-friendly or child-safe so this element is of the highest importance.
• Extras like kids menus, laundry services, toys, media rooms and play spaces.
• Pampering options for parents like access to reliable babysitters, in-house massages and personal chefs!
Child friendly villas in Bali for families
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