Does the idea of holidaying in a mystical, tropical location – while being surrounded by luxury and comfort – sound like your thing?
And what if your children were blissfully entertained, so you could relax, swim or take in all the stunning views?
Sign me up right now! Right?
Even if you're a bargain hunter, luxury accommodation in the off-season can be surprisingly affordable.
Hotels, big and small, offer great deals to attract more customers during off-peak periods.
So if you're picturing yourself kicking back and sipping deliciously fruity cocktails, while your children enjoy splashing around in an elegant Balinese-inspired, family friendly swimming pool, then you'll want to choose one of these luxury family resorts in Bali.
Bali Luxury Family Resorts & Accommodation
Here are 4 of Bali's best luxury family resorts and accommodation, which have been tried and tested with BellyBelly's rigourous testing policy:
Bali Luxury Resort #1: InterContinental Bali Resort
With a grand total of six stunning swimming pools and 14 hectares of elegant tropical landscaping, all set upon the stunning Jimbaran Bay (which is famous for seafood dinners on the beach), the InterContinental Bali Resort is a place your family will never forget.
From the minute you arrive, you'll see why the InterContinental Bali Resort is the recipient of so many prestigious and luxury hotel awards. The staff are impeccably attentive and impossible to fault, the grounds display visually appealing, Balinese artistic creations, and you'll feel as if the resort has been especially designed with your complete relaxation in mind. No motorsports are allowed around the beach, so you can truly unwind without any unruly holidaymakers upsetting the peace and tranquility of this mystical haven.
The resort is extremely family friendly, with their six Balinese-styled pools of varying depths, an outdoor playground, a well-designed and modern kids club (Planet Trekkers) which features it's own playground and toddler pool, and so much more.
If you're seeking some extra special luxury, the Club rooms are a must, entitling you to club privileges. Complimentary daily afternoon tea (much like high tea) and happy hour with unlimited cocktails are two of the highly enjoyable benefits.
The Bali Intercontinental is truly an experience your family will be talking about forever.
For more information, see the Intercontinental Bali's website.
Bali Luxury Resort #2: Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay
Another luxurious, award winning hotel elegantly nestled above Jimbaran Bay is the stunning Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay.
As you enter the grounds of the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay, you'll feel like you've been whisked away to another world, full of tranquility, peace and nature.
The Four Seasons offers their guests a truly grounding experience, with a focus on mind, body and soul. Their impressive holistic-focused spa offers a vast menu of meditation, cleansing, yoga, massage and other relaxation options.
Children will love the kids club, Jimba, which includes daily themes (for example Master Chef and Castaway) and special extras like bonfires and marshmallows on the beach. Their multi-level kids club is impressive: modern, well stocked with popular toys and lots of fun for kids of all ages. Toddler toys are found on the ground level, and technology for the bigger kids on the top floor.
The Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay offers a magical experience that will refuel and recharge your family in every way.
For more information, see the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay website.
Bali Luxury Resort #3: Samabe Bali Suites & Villas
If an all-inclusive luxury holiday in Bali with the family sounds amazing, Samabe is your destination.
Set high on the southern-most tip of Nusa Dua, giving you commanding and hypnotic views of the ocean, Samabe is set to impress in more ways than one.
Just 3o minutes drive from Bali's international airport, you'll be enjoying unlimited food and beverages, unlimited laundry, a complimentary spa treatment, a complimentary daily tour or event (for example, VIP tickets to the spectacular Devdan show) and a 24-hour butler service with a smile, no matter what the request and when. Everything you need for your comfort is available at your fingertips, with minimal fuss.
If the kids aren't busy enjoying the kids club, they have so much else to amuse them, even monkey spotting! You can see monkeys interacting from a distance. They live locally, and can sometimes be found on top of the buildings.
At Samabe, you'll truly feel like you're at one with nature. Staring into the stunning ocean that seems to go on forever, and relaxing as daily life peacefully passes you by, is just precious.
It's not essential to choose the all-inclusive package if you prefer to pay for what you use. However it's a great option if you'd like to “set and forget” on for your family holiday.
For more information, see the Samabe Bali Suites and Villas website.
#4: Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali
Another all-inclusive resort in the south of Nusa Dua is the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali, which is bursting with features for families.
This option is ideal for family holiday-makers those who prefer plenty of fun, motorsports and activities. That said, they have a wide range of highly impressive Thalasso and spa treatment options. You'll escape from the world as you step into one of their 16 treatment rooms, which are beautifully decorated with a highly artistic eye. Even the design and decor in the kids massage rooms will leave you speechless beyond the “wow!”
Offering a huge, air conditioned activities room, (including a big screen television, lots of seating and a ping pong table), as well as a mahjong lounge, private karaoke lounge, playground, kids club and so much more, children young and old will have plenty of activities to keep them busy.
Their all-inclusive package includes unlimited food, beverages, water sports (limited), activities, and airport transfers.
For beach goers, the beach is full of both motorised and non-motorised activities, from parasailing to plenty of jetskis (swimming is best in the pools).
For more information, see the Grand Mirage Resort website.
Disclosure: Kelly was a guest at these hotels for part of her stay. All of the thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are her own.