Family holidays in Bali
Looking for an affordable holiday escape over the school holidays, Bali has something for the whole family.
There are many options for accommodation in Bali; hotel, apartment, villa, house. For Families Sanur, Nusa Dua, Tanjuna Benoa are recommended for family resorts or Seminyak if a villa is more your style.
In many restaurants you can have a main meal for $5-$10, Large beer $2.50, cocktail for $5-$10, Bali Sarongs or dresses for $4-$8. Wine is expensive in Bali $25 for an average bottle of wine but worth after 4 days of beer if you are a wine lover.
This is one of the traditional resort areas of Bali, it is peaceful with Balinese style resorts, located along a long strip of beach with a good walking path along the length of Sanur. The beach is proceeded by a reef about 700m offshore, so the water is calm and crystal clear, with lots of water sports options. If you like the idea of nipping out of your resort to pick up some supplies from the shops, eat out or do some shopping, Sanur has a street full of great restaurants, shopping and air-conditioned salons to have a massage or manicure for $7.
This is a lovely area of Bali with white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, this is a premier resort area with luxury spas. The resorts are mostly in isolation with shuttle buses that run from the resorts to ‘Bali Connect’, a large outdoor shopping area with many restaurants, shops and groceries. Some resorts are not located on the beach and offer shuttle buses every 15 mins to the resorts beach area.
Peninsular north of Nusa Dua with the same white beaches but more affordable accommodation. One side of the peninsula has calm waters of an inlet the other has calm crystal waters of the coast. There are many water sports on offer and a street with restaurants and shops outside of the resorts.
It has designer shops and streets full of markets full of art and Balinese handicrafts. The sunsets are lovely from this side of the island, and more affordable accommodation than Seminyak. The beach is also darker and coarse sand, the surf can be rough and the water not very clear.
This is an upmarket area of Bali, it has expensive shops, luxury resorts, fine dining restaurants with prices similar to those in Australia and stylish night spots. Villas are very popular in Seminyak, they are usually booked with a large staff to cook, clean and answer to your every need. The beach is mostly black and signs recommend no swimming. Ku De Ta is a trendy restaurant and beachfront restaurant that offers a few day beds and grassed area to sit at the beach if staying in a villa with no beach access. The food is lovely and ambience nice at sunset, however, the beach is not great and the prices expensive.
This is, of course, the lush green forest area of Bali, it is relaxed, artistic and very scenic with rice paddies, valleys, rivers and villages. It is a centre for art and crafts, it has lovely restaurants and some great accommodation options.
- On March 7, 2019
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