While Bali needs no introduction as a world class vacation spot, many tourists may view it mostly as a beach destination. The truth of the matter is, Bali offers a range of cultural, gastronomical, and adventure opportunities. No matter what your age, gender, or interests, you can rest assure Bali has something special lined up for you. Not surprisingly, Bali has emerged as one of the most favoured family destinations. Read on for some great ideas for your family holiday in Bali.
Enjoy Staying In A Luxury Villa
One of the most unique aspect of traveling to Bali is that aside from hotels, you and your family can stay in some truly mesmerizing villas. There’s a huge range of villas to stay from all over the island. If you’re planning on staying in Seminyak – and it’s an area that’s highly recommended – why not check out Huu Villas. They offer a range of one two and 3 bedroom villa seminyak. All of the villas feature private pools with sun decks – perfect for spending those lazy tropical days together, fully air conditioned living areas and well equipped kitchenettes. You’ll find that the bedrooms are well sized with large comfortable beds and all have en suite bathrooms.
Huu Villas also offer an extensive range of extras included in every booking including unlimited daily massages, airport transfers and free private taxi service around central Seminyak. Plus you will also receive a free cocktail at their amazing restaurant Sea Vu Play and a complimentary mini bar.
Quad biking is a fun filled adventure for all the family. In Bali it’s also a great way to get out and about and see more of the island at the same time. A relatively short drive from the tourist areas of Kuta and Seminyak, you’ll find Bali Island ATV, located in the beautiful Yeh Gangga area. This Australian company pride’s itself on providing great tours with friendly and professional guides, well maintained bikes, and of course safety is a top priority. Their large quad bikes are fully automatic, making them easy to ride and can be ridden solo or in tandem, meaning you can easily take your younger kids along for the ride. The tours will take you along deserted beaches, through the tranquil world of rice paddies and you’ll also get up close to local villages where traditional Balinese life strives.
Bali’s distinctive Hindu heritage means that the ancient art of yoga is steeped in its history. In Bali, you can learn about all the asanas with accomplished yoga gurus and rejuvenate yourself from the inside out. There are a number of yoga studios as well as experienced yoga gurus at most of the hotels and spas. The best part is that most of the yoga studios and spas offer attractive family packages so you and your loved ones can practice together.
If you’re looking for great retreats in Bali then Ubud is without a doubt one of the most stunning landscapes to go and master the art of Yoga. Not only does the area attract some of the best Yoga minds and teachers from across the globe but you will be surrounded in tropical rainforest settings with only the pleasant sounds of nature to tickle your ears.
You can also take in the many different sites around Ubud including staying in an Ubud villa, taking in the sites of the amazing rice paddy views, walk through the ancient temples filled with the very cheeky local monkeys or have your fill at amazing local restaurants or vegan cafes.
Give Your Family The Spa Treatment
As a globally acclaimed spa destination, Bali will spoil you and your family when it comes to massage therapies. Spas in Bali stand out on account of their unmatched opulence, peace and a sense of complete tranquility. At the top of the list comes AMO Spa. First gaining repute as the place to go for high quality manicures and pedicures, they’ve since expanded the range of treatments on offer. You’ll now find a full menu of hair beauty and nail treatments, not to mention magnificent massages, perfect for soothing away the aches and pains of hard day’s shopping or trip out discovering Bali. You’ll find AMO Spa in Seminyak and Petitenget and soon to open there’s a branch in Canggu too.
Go On A Gastronomic Adventure
Who says adventures always have to involve physical activity? In Bali, the culinary adventure that awaits you will leave you wanting and coming back for more. Aside from enjoying cuisine from the world over at some truly fine dining establishments, the best way to go about it is through taking part in a culinary lesson. Balinese cuisine has created a niche for itself on account of its fresh ingredients, use of aromatic herbs and spices, and tantalizing flavors. Partaking in a culinary class will allow you and your loved ones to go shopping at local markets and buy the produce like locals, and prepare some delicious dishes under the supervision of accomplished local chefs.
Enjoy A Trip To One Of The Many Amusement And Water Parks
If your family consists of young kids then visiting one of the many amusement and water parks in Bali is a complete no-brainer. You would be surprised to know that one of the water park in Bali, called the Waterbom Bali, has been voted as the best in Asia. The Waterbom is a large facility full of thrilling rides, slides, wave pools, and many other activities for the whole family. In particular, their boomerang slide is a big hit with visitors, kids and grown ups alike!
Visit The Acclaimed Bali Safari Marine Park
The Bali Safari Marine Park has so many attractions and activities for the whole family that you will likely end spending a whole day there. As the name suggests, the park allows you to get truly up close and personal with creatures of the sea. Aside from that, there are some fun elephant rides for the whole family to enjoy. In addition, there are routine cultural shows and performances to enthrall everyone.
Hike Mount Batur
Hiking Mount Batur is hands down one of the most memorable activities in Bali. The trek to the top takes as long as 2-3 hours. An early start is worth the effort however, once you reach the summit, you’ll be among the fortunate few to witness one of the most spectacular sunrise anywhere. The sweeping and spectacular vistas are the cherry on top. Many tour operators also organize a breakfast up on the active volcano on Mount Batur, adding a savory touch to the whole experience.
Have A Fun Night Out
Remember those holidays you used to have before you had a family when a night out was always part of the plans? Well the great news is a fun night out can still be on the agenda, and you can take the kids along with you to enjoy it too. Head to Sea Vu Play, a uniquely fun and funky place for the whole family to enjoy. As you head into this maritime wonderland, you’ll notice the crew behind the ship-shaped bar. Open from 4pm everyday, there’s a delicious menu on offer with something everyone will like. The drinks menu includes some fantastic signature cocktails for the grown ups and tasty juices for the younger guests. Pay a visit on match day, and reserve your own side by side hut and keep up with the local sports back home. Visit on a Sunday and you’ll find the Sunday Market, where you can eat, drink and shop all in the same place.
Visit A New Part Of The Island
Many people return to Bali time and time again – it remains forever a favoured holiday destination. Many people will return to their favourite areas, and that makes sense; if you know you enjoyed it, why not go again? But getting out and about in Bali and experiencing different areas can be a very rewarding thing to do. Bali Villas and More are an online travel agency and experts in Bali accommodation, offering a range of villas and hotels around the island for all budgets. Therefore, there’s no need to worry about it being difficult to arrange accommodation in more than one place on the island. Mix up your time in the south with some time doing little else than relax in the peace and tranquility of Amed, or head off sure and spend some diving and snorkeling on the super relaxed island of Nusa Lembongan.