How to choose a family-friendly villa in Bali is paid collaborative post. So, you’ve got your tickets booked – you are coming to Bali this next holiday and you are bringing the kids along. Wonderful! Want your family island stay to be fun and relaxing for all of the family members? What you need is a private pool villa – a place that you can call your home for the whole duration of your stay on this beautiful and exotic island.
Why is a private villa the best solution for families?
A tropical garden with a pool, a family kitchen ready for your usage, loving staff to look after the entire household – once you have stayed in a villa, you will never stay in a hotel or resort again! The amount of space and the privacy you’ll get are just priceless! Villas can be surprisingly affordable, too, and on top of that, it gives you a real authentic Bali experience – an island home where everything is about quality time with the family (without having to worry about the household, that is!). You can eat what you want, when you want, without having to go to a restaurant every single time someone is hungry, saving lots of money on your holiday budget. Parents and kids have more than enough space to move around rather than just 1 hotel room and some villa’s even come with a private chef or a personal driver. How amazing, is that? (it comes with a price tag, of course!)
Where do you want to stay?
The endless amount of villas to choose from can be quite overwhelming. The first thing you need to think about is where on the island you want to stay. Do you like staying in a busy, happening tourist town, close to the action? Seminyak, Canggu and Ubud are places to look into. Prefer something quieter but not too quiet? Sanur, Nusa Dua and Uluwatu are worth considering. Seeking a tranquil holiday in a peaceful fisherman village, away from everyone and everything? Go for Candidasa, Amed, Lovina, or Pemuteran. You can also spend half your holiday in Seminyak, shopping, surfing, eating out and gazing at the island sunset at famous beach clubs, and the other half in East or North of Bali, exploring the underwater world and visiting temples and waterfalls – the perfect mix to experience everything that magical Bali has to offer.
Get the help of a villa rental agency!
Now, the internet is like a galaxy of its own and even if you know in which area of Bali you are going to stay, tracking down that perfect family villa is not an easy thing to do. Ugly villas can still look beautiful in the photos. Maintainance is super important, especially in hot, humid places like Bali. Your safest bet is to rent a villa through an experienced villa rental agency. Villa Finder has over 650 villas on the island, each carefully selected by their team of Bali Experts. Only the best and most beautiful villas made it into their villa collection and they are inspected regularly to ensure quality at all times. If you don’t want to end up with a big disappointment (a villa with a construction site next door, funny odours in the bedrooms, bad maintenance, or other inconveniences), an agency like Villa Finder is the way to go. They can also arrange things like baby chairs, baby cots, a pool fence, baby car seat, a nanny, driver or whatever you need.
Villa essentials for families with kids:
- A swimming pool with a shallow area.
- Depending on the age of your kids, you need to hire a pool pence. Make sure the pool at your villa is suitable for this!
- A garden with shade – make sure there are nice shady spots in the garden to prevent your kids from turning into little red lobsters. Trees, cabanas, whatever – shade is essential!
- Breakfast – it is not always included so do check this beforehand. You will want some toast, fruits, juice and coffee in the morning!
- Inter-connected bedroom – not really essential but it can come in handy when traveling with young kids.
So, which family villa do I recommend?
My personal favorite when it comes down to family villas in Bali? I’ve got 2, actually: Villa Crystal located just steps away from Seminyak’s iconic Eat Street, and Villa Mannao, a little oasis located just outside of Seminyak’s city centre.
1 villa booked = 1 tree planted
Did you know? Villa Finder plants one tree on the island of Sumatra for every booking made through their website, giving something back to this beautiful country and helping to preserve mother earth – the world for your kids and other future generations.
Happy holidays, mums, dads and kiddos!