Where Should We Stay in Bali?

Where should we stay in Bali? We get asked this question all of the time. Our top picks for family holidays are Sanur & Canggu. 👍🏻

Escape magazine recently wrote a great guide on where to stay in Bali with kids. So we’ve shared that below as it really gives a great overview.

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Bali is the ultimate all-rounder. With its kid-friendly resorts and beaches, affordable eats and adventure

JIMBARAN 

A short drive from the airport, this low-key fishing village is ideal for families with tots who want to chill by the beach without traveling far. A handful of luxe resorts hug the calm bay, but more affordable villa stays are also an option. The Bukit Peninsula, with its family-friendly Balangan Beach, is a 25-minute drive away.

NUSA DUA

Flop-and-drop resorts with everything from kids’ clubs to waterslides ensure you won’t want to leave this upscale beachside area in Bali’s south. If pool time, room service and waterfront sunsets are high on your agenda, you’ll have no regrets tucking your tribe into bed here.

SEMINYAK

Better known for shopping, beach clubs, nightlife and quality eats, this buzzy hub doesn’t immediately stand out as a place for families. But intergenerational holidaymakers are well catered to in Seminyak, with an enormous range of private villas offering plenty of space to stay and play, as well as babysitting services.

UBUD

Beyond being Bali’s cultural and creative heart, Ubud is a natural wonderland, with everything from whitewater rafting to quad-biking and rice paddie treks on offer for energetic families. More cultivated kids will appreciate the water temples and galleries,

CANGGU

This hip surfing community beyond Seminyak appeals to both teens and little kids, with beach play, surfing, a waterpark, markets and plenty of kid-friendly cafes. It’s not as easy to get around on foot and taxis are hard to come by, so budget for a private driver.

ULUWATU

The Bukit Peninsula isn’t for most families, but for teens who love the water, it’s heaven on earth. Smaller waves and surf schools can be found at Bingin Beach (note that it’s accessed via hundreds of stairs) while Uluwatu is home to the Pura Luhur temple and nightly Kecak fire dance.

SANUR

With its clean, white sand and gentle shores, this peaceful beach town on Bali’s southeast welcomes families who want to escape crowds. There’s a range of more affordable stays and a handful of luxury resorts.

Source: Escape Travel