10 Tips for Holidaying in Bali with Kids

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Bali is one of our favourite family destinations. Not only is there something to keep every member of the family entertained, it’s also only a few hours from any major Australian airport. This means minimal flight time, maximum fun time!
This island is packed full of relaxing and adventure activities to sink your teeth into as well as great dining options and beaches.
Here’s a few of our top tips for making sure your holiday in Bali with the kids is awesome:
  1. Smart Traveller
Check out the website before you go. This website is a great resource for keeping up to date with what’s happening in any foreign country.
  1. Weather
The best time to travel is between April – September when the weather is a little cooler and drier. However, rain and storms in Bali are usually pretty short lived if you do head there in wet season, so you really can visit year-round.
  1. Nappies
You’ll be able to get nappies in Bali at the plentiful corner stores, but if you’re really attached to your favourite brands, bring them along in your suitcase. Don’t forget the swim nappies since you’ll be spending so much time in the water!
  1. Snacks
Bali has an incredible variety of cuisine, from local dishes to plenty of Western options, so it’s a great place for your kids to venture out of their comfort zone. However, if your kids prefer certain snacks, pop a few in your suitcase for familiarity sake.
  1. Baby Equipment
Hiring baby equipment in Bali is surprisingly easy! Car seats are rarely used by locals (you'll see them zipping around on scooters with several kids and no helmets!) but organising one is simple, especially if you also hire a driver. Drivers are inexpensive, a safe way to travel, and you’ll be guaranteed air conditioning and somewhere to stash your shopping while you visit a temple or two.
  1. Water
Drink and brush your teeth with bottled water throughout Bali and remember to skip the ice. Most resorts will have filtered water readily available. For sensitive tummies stick to fruit and veggies that you can peel, bananas are a great go-to for little tummies, as is anything that’s cooked right in front of you.
  1. Travel Insurance
Don’t forget the travel insurance! You can call our Global Explorer team on 1300 886 779 for a customised quote. There are plenty of chemists and Western doctors in Bali, but to ensure you don’t get stuck with a huge bill for something simple we’d always recommend making sure your travel insurance is up to date to give you peace of mind.
  1. Probiotics
Prep tiny tummies with a course of probiotics before you head overseas to help kids adjust to eating brand new foods. This can help ward off any tummy bugs, especially when paired with a handy bottle of liquid sanitiser to keep little hands clean.
  1. Location, Location, Location!
The best thing about Bali is that it really does have something for everyone. Pick your holiday spot based on what your family loves! Try Ubud for yoga, temples and vegetarian delights or Seminyak if you’re the kind of family who loves to shop up a storm! Kuta is the hot spot for night life (did we mention it’s really easy to hire a in Bali? Bali’s Best Babysitting is run by Australians and has great reviews) and Bingin and Nusa Dua are perfect for water babies who just love the beach. You can read more on the regions of Bali in our Guide to Bali’s Best Holiday Regions.
  1. Things To Do
Want to make sure the little ones are entertained? There are SO many things for kids to do in Bali they’ll never want to leave. Go white water rafting, learn to surf or take a cooking class! There’s also plenty of traditional Balinese experiences that will have the kids on the edge of their seats.
With a little preparation, Bali is the perfect destination for families with kids big and small. If you want more information about how to holiday in Bali with little ones, just get in touch with one of our team on 1300 886 779!

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