Keep little ones endlessly entertained on a family holiday with our pick of the best kids’ clubs in Bali.
Planning a family holiday can be quite the task. While adults seek rest and rejuvenation, children crave fun and adventure. Thankfully, Bali is peppered with family-friendly resorts that feature fun-filled kids’ clubs: the secret formula to the perfect family holiday.
So, with the enjoyment of both parents and kids in mind, we’ve gathered our pick of the absolute best hotels and resorts in Bali that turn school vacations into a fun escape for the whole family.
A pirate ship-themed wonderland: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
Just moments from the shimmering beachfront of Jimbaran, this luxury Mövenpick property offers five-star luxury, five onsite restaurants and the adjoining Samasta Lifestyle Village (an open-air shopping centre that is full of various stores that sell international and local brands). But its youngest visitors have a spectacular dedicated space that rivals even the adult amenities.
Meera Kids’ Club is a two-storey pirate-themed play area, offering a vast array of fun and educational entertainment options for children four to 12 years old. The first floor is complemented by an indoor playground, a ball pit and sleeping room – ideal for a post-play afternoon nap. Meanwhile, teenagers occupy the second floor, where cooking classes and gaming console tournaments are held.
For rock‘n’roll excitement: Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Like everything else at Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Roxity Kids’ Club (for kids aged four to 12) offers indulgent over-the-top fun with endless games and activities. The lofty space is inspired by age-appropriate rock’n’roll elements, with fun and unique characters who encourage children of all ages to rock out and let their originality shine.
Kids can enjoy treasure hunts, beach club parties, Balinese dance lessons and face painting. Plus, the little ones will also receive a goodie bag with cool perks and Hard Rock merchandise. As for the adults, they can de-stress poolside in a comfortable cabana, unwind at the indulgent Rock Spa or venture into Kuta for its buzzing bars and restaurants.
Cultural entertainment: Merusaka Nusa Dua
With arts, culture and style peppering every inch of this recently refreshed resort, it stands to reason that Bali’s Merusaka Nusa Dua’s Tamaya Kids Land focuses heavily on creativity. Activities come in the form of Balinese dance lessons, beach playtime, face painting and craft making. An indoor playground also offers hours of monkeying around.
Little ones will be endlessly entertained by caring staff who provide a fun, safe environment to learn about local traditions, giving parents a chance to relax sans kids – think well-deserved moments of quiet at Spa by MERUSAKA and sunbathing alongside the glittering multi-level swimming pool.
Endless activities: Mulia Resort
Fans of Mulia Resort will know the effort that goes into making sure families come first. Mulia Resort Bali is no different. The Mulia Kidz programme encourages children (aged three to eight) to get creative in an engaging environment. Hosted by a dedicated team, this kid-centric facility offers just the right amount of fun, with education, arts, crafts, and movie time. There are also beach days, face painting and personality-curated experiences available.
Older kids definitely won’t be bored either, as they can sign up to T-Zone, which includes everything from water aerobics and beach soccer to pool tournaments and trivia or bingo. And for the young at heart, embrace indulgence by relaxing by the oceanfront infinity pool, dining at any of the nine restaurants and drifting into dream time at the spa with Finnish saunas and hydrotherapy pools.
Covering all bases of fun: The Trans Resort Bali
In the heart of Seminyak, The Trans Resort Bali is a relaxing oasis set in the midst of Bali's most sophisticated and upscale area. Just minutes from all the action, the stylish resort is also home to a dedicated area for little ones to explore their creativity – giving parents much-needed time off to lounge on the resort’s very own manmade beach where Australian sand gives way to the sparkling blue waters of the outdoor pool.
The popular Kids’ Club, which is a bright and airy space, is home to interactive games and activities. There’s air hockey, a LEGO® station, a children’s library, treehouse, multimedia area with gaming consoles, a Baskin-Robbins® counter for ice cream breaks and a private beach-feel pool – perfect for wading in.
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