Where to stay in Bali? These villas boast special features — think playgrounds, kids’ rooms, pools, and even a treehouse! — that make them extra perfect for every member of the family!
Travelling to Bali with your family is a great way to relax and unwind. However, things may go downhill if the accommodation that you have picked is not child-friendly. While most resorts boast gorgeous architecture and superb facilities, their vast grounds make it less easy to keep an eagle eye on the kids. For a stress-free vacation, you want a place that is safe and friendly for the kids. Fortunately, there are villas in Bali that offer you just that – a peace of mind that you and your kids’ needs are always taken care of. Check out these five that we love.
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1. Villa Sunset, Nusa Dua
True to its name, this oceanfront villa enjoys some of the most spectacular sunsets in Bali. The villa has its own dock, and commands a stretch of sandy beach when the tide is low. You will enjoy exclusive access to kayaks, water sports, a motor boat and captain, and other outdoor activities. You will also have a personal car and chauffeur to bring you around the island. Attractions such as Nusa Dua Golf Course, Pantai Mengiat and Nusa Dua beaches are just a short drive away from the villa.
Why your kids will love it: They can indulge in water play all day long! The shallow pool area will keep them entertained and safe. Additionally, the villa also provides a free baby cot and pool toys for kids. Children can also take lessons in Balinese arts and crafts, or go on a trip to a local animal park nearby. A pool fence and a babysitter are available upon request.
2. Villa Basilio, Seminyak
Located in the heart of busy Seminyak, Villa Basilio is just minutes away from all things exciting. There are plenty of shops, spas, restaurants, and nightspots just a short distance away from the villa.
Why your kids will love it: The living room is large and spacious, serving as a communal area by day and a private home cinema by night for the whole family to enjoy a great movie together. The garden has a children’s playground where little (and not so little) ones can have endless fun under the cool shade of trees. The wading pool is another attractive spot. Kids can enjoy swimming and splashing in a safe environment. Inside, the children’s room with toys and bunk beds gives kids some personal space and lost of fun, while ensuring that you can watch over them without imposing an adult presence on their fun. Seriously, your kids may never want to leave the villa!
3. Villa Padawan, Umalas
Though located in Umalas, a quiet residential area, Villa Palawan is also conveniently minutes away from Seminyak. The villa offers easy access to some of the best restaurants and beautiful beaches in Bali. You and the family will also be able to enjoy fantastic gastronomic experiences thanks to the in-villa chef who has been trained in French, Italian and Indonesian cuisine.
Why your kids will love it: The villa provides children toys, high chairs, car seats, baby cots and a pool fence free-of-charge. Kids will enjoy running all over the big grass lawn, where they can play to their hearts’ content. Yard and pool toys are provided, and there is also a mini playground in the villa.
4. Villa Frangipani, Canggu
This villa is suitable for families who want to break away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak. Located on the riverbanks of rural Canggu, Villa Frangipani is surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery. Here, you can relax and unwind while surrounded by Bali’s natural beauty.
Why your kids will love it: Besides the large grass yard, the villa has a thatched roof ‘treehouse’. It is also a mere five-minute drive away from Pererenan beach, and just 25 minutes by car from Seminyak. Hence, while detached from the crowd, the villa remains accessible to Bali’s congregation of shops and restaurants.
5. Villa Kedidi, Canggu
Tastefully decorated with exquisite artefacts and antiquities, Villa Kedidi lets you dwell within Bali’s rich culture. You will be able to have an authentic Balinese resort experience in the tranquillity of Canggu village.
Why your kids will love it: The villa is just two minutes away from Batu Bolong Beach, a popular surf spot. It is also fully equipped with children’s amenities such as baby cots, high chairs, a pool fence, and swimming aids. You will also receive a complimentary pass to Canggu Club, where the kids can take part various activities such as baking lessons, and have a blast bouncing at Bali’s first trampoline centre.
Travelling with kids is a great way to strengthen family bonds and create everlasting memories. If Bali, island of the Gods, is on the top of your list for the next family vacation, why not stay in one of these villas? Staying in a family-friendly villa ensures that your kids will have a great time in a safe environment. You will also enjoy peace of mind — crucial for a relaxing vacation.
This article was contributed by Khanh Tran from Villa-Finder.com, the leading villa reservation platform in Asia. For more information about travelling in Bali, check out http://blog.villa-bali.com/