Looking for a short getaway with your brood? How about a Bali holiday? We all know that it is the perfect spot for some rest and relaxation, and with its rich culture, natural beauty and countless family-friendly activities, it’s ideal for keeping the little ones entertained. We explore two lovely destinations in this Indonesian paradise: Jimbaran Bay and Sayan.
Located on Bali’s southwest coast, the vibrant fishing village of Jimbaran Bay is just 20 minutes from the international airport at Denpasar.
Where to stay: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran
Stay the night at this luxury all-villa property that boasts private pools and stunning panoramas of Jimbaran Bay. All villas come with spacious indoor and outdoor spaces, tropical gardens, a private pool and terrace. Make the kids feel special by opting for the Family Premier Villa. It has a cosy children’s room equipped with comfy beds and a TV. They’ll also love frolicking in the 17-metre plunge pool (you can request for an in-villa pool safety fence). Drop the kids off at the Jimba Club where children four to twelve will enjoy fun activities including sand castle building, crab hunting and coconut bowling.
What to do:
If your little ones love food, they’ll have a blast learning how to make Indonesian desserts at the Jimbaran Cooking Academy. Families can also head to Coconut Grove for a surf lesson with TropicSurf or hop on a catamaran for a leisurely afternoon sail. There’s a chance for kids to work on their tennis skills at the Junior Tennis Clinic (Tuesdays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm). You can also drop by the Ganesha Cultural Centre that offers Balinese craft workshops such as songket weaving, painting and woodcarving. While you’re there, catch the Balinese dance performance in the courtyard. Finally, don’t miss a day-trip to Waterbom Bali, a water park just 30 minutes away. After a long day out, indulge in a soothing massage at the resort’s Healing Village Spa.
Sayan is a quiet village in the highlands of Bali, by the Ayung River. Boasting lush forests and the cool, fresh mountain air, it’s just 5km from Ubud.
Where to stay: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Connect with nature and enjoy a spiritual retreat at this beautiful rainforest resort. Featuring a mix of the contemporary and the traditional, each spacious suite and villa is decked out with rich teak furnishing and traditional fabrics. They also boast modern bathrooms with his-and-her vanities. Choose to stay in the Family Suite that comes with a kids’ bedroom and loads of room for active little ones; or, for greater privacy, opt for one of the stunning villas. The kids will love the Pici Pici Club, which keeps them occupied with hands-on activities such as Balinese dance classes and palm leaf folding.
What to do:
Hop on a bike and explore the surrounding villages of Bongkasa and Kintamani. You can also go rafting down Bali’s longest river, the Ayung, and visit riverside temples. For more outdoor fun, check out the Bali Treetop Adventure Park that houses a variety of adventure courses. They include flying foxes, suspension bridges, trapezes and more. Located about an hour away, the park caters to all abilities and ages (children as young as four). Or experience the life of a Balinese local as you help farmers plant rice, go on a guided walk and drink water from a freshly picked coconut.
Just for families!
Enjoy 30% off room rates at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran and Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan with the Family Vacation Package. It’s inclusive of a daily buffet breakfast for two per room at the Taman Wantilan restaurant. Throughout your stay, kids below the age of five can dine free at the resort restaurant. Plus, you can expect a children’s welcome amenity when you arrive! You’ll also be able to get some quality couple time thanks to two babysitters available for up to five hours each evening of your stay.
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