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Guide To Family-Friendly Jimbaron Bay With Babies, Toddlers, Kids (2024)

The Ultimate Family Vacation Guide To Jimbaran Bay: Your Foolproof Plan To A Perfect Break

Jimbaran Bay has a great reputation for having top 5-star family-friendly beach resorts, and it’s one of Bali’s swankiest spots. Right on the southwest coast, about 4.5 kilometres from Denpasar airport, Jimbaran Bay has pristine white sandy beaches, sick waves, and hidden spots that are dead-set beautiful and perfect for a family holiday. Chilling out is what people love most about a holiday in Jimbaran Bay. But if that isn’t enough to wind you down, there are a lot of fancy day spas that’ll sort you out while your little ones have fun at the kid’s club where you’re staying. If you’re planning a family trip and don’t know where to go, which hotels to crash at, or what to get up to, this article’s your go-to guide. We’ll share all the details on cozy accommodations, mouth-watering food, fun activities, and top spots to check out, making sure your family break runs like a dream. So, read on.

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    WHERE TO STAY: Where You Can Stay In Jimbaran Bay With Kids

    Best Hotels, Resorts, Villas In Jimbaran Bay, Bali

    InterContinental Bali Resort

    Down by Jimbaran Bay sits the Intercontinental Hotel, a secluded gem for families. Surrounded by stunning beaches and lush greenery, it combines Balinese culture with modern comforts. And relaxation is guaranteed with six pools, a fitness centre, and free WiFi.

    The kids' zone, Planet Trekkers, is a fantastic space designed as a mini resort, packed with indoor and outdoor fun, supervised for your peace of mind. Need a breather for a date night? They have you sorted out with babysitters.

    Intercontinental Bali Resort, Uluwatu St No. 45, Jimbaran, Bali, Badung Regency, +62 361 701 888, [email protected], www.bali.intercontinental.com

     

    Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

    This family-friendly resort is a true haven. The J Kids Club is a paradise for the little ones, with fantastic cultural education programs and entertainment.

    While the kids have fun, parents can kick back by the pool or treat themselves to a rejuvenating spa session. Hang out at the Le Méridien Hub for relaxation and engaging conversations.

    And let's not forget the breathtaking panoramic ocean views and the stunning 1,300 sq m saltwater lagoon at Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran—absolutely perfect!

    Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran, Jl. Bukit Permai, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 361 8466888, [email protected], www.lemeridienbalijimbaran.co.id

     

    RIMBA Jimbaran Bali

    This hotel is great if you're not big on the beach scene. Families can snag connecting rooms, and there's tons of fun at the Kids Club, a nice children's pool with a waterslide, plus babysitting right on-site.

    The air-conditioned Kids Club's a party for your little ones decked out with a mini-cinema, a games room stacked with PlayStations, online games, toys, puzzles, and a stack of books.

    Guests score free entry to the AYANA sister resort, which serves up 19 ripper eateries and bars like the legendary Rock Bar and the Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant.

    RIMBA By AYANA, Sejahtera, Jl. Karang Mas, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, +62 361 8468 468, [email protected], www.ayana.com/bali/rimba-jimbaran

    Four Seasons Resort

    This place is a stunner, with an outdoor pool offering unreal views of the Indian Ocean. You'll have three dining spots and Balinese-style villas wrapped in lush gardens.

    There's a lot to do here: cooking classes, hitting the gym or treating yourself to a spa. The tour desk hooks you up with sightseeing and tickets.

    Kids aged five and up can catch their first wave at SurfX, the resort's surf school, and that, too, in a perfect indoor pool.

    Taman Wantilan dishes up Indonesian specialties, while Sundara serves up Asian fusion.

    Four Seasons Resort, Bay, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, +62 361 70101,
    [email protected], www.fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay

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    WHERE TO EAT: Family Friendly Guide To Jimbaran Bay

    Best Food In Jimbaran Bay For Families

    Menega Cafe

    Sunsets, a beach for kiddy play, loads of cheap and cheerful restaurants, and some of the best-barbequed seafood on the island...those in Bukit should make a plan to hit up this fun spot for family grub feasts!

    Menega Cafe, Jl. Four Seasons Muaya Beach, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, +62 361 705 888, [email protected], www.menaga.com

     

    Radja Seafood Cafe

    The charcoal flavour in their seafood is next-level, like a taste explosion in your mouth. Fresh as it gets, and the flavours? Exceptional.

    And those sauces they pair with the seafood? They're so good you'd happily just have them with some rice and call it a day.

    The price is an absolute steal! Easily one-third of what other spots charge for pretty much the same quality and quantity. Getting a seat is not an issue—just show up, pick a spot, order up, and enjoy the feast with your family.

    Radja Seafood Cafe Jimbaran, Jalan Pantai Muaya, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, +62 821 4640 5155, [email protected], www.instagram.com/radja_bytebacafe

     

    Sundara

    This restaurant has killer swimmer crab, top tuna, and a bang-up Margherita pizza. The ice cream sundaes, panna cotta, and lemon pie here? Absolutely delicious!

    Drink-wise, they have delicious wine, coffee martinis, or margaritas. The must-try is their choc frappe, iced tea, or juice at Sundara.

    Your little ones will be sorted out with a kids' menu. Most people think the staff here are really nice. The service is pretty good, and the prices are reasonable. It's a pleasant spot with lovely decor.

    Sundara, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, +62 361 708 333, [email protected], www.sundarabali.com

  • FOR THE KIDS: Family Friendly Guide To Jimbaran Bay

    Activities For Kids In Jimbaran Bay

    Hitting The Swimming Pools

    The kids are all about swimming pools, and the Intercontinental Bali Resort takes the cake with its absolutely awesome pools.

    You've got pools with fish statues (squirting water) and toys in the main one—it's a kiddie paradise. Plus, beach views from the main pool add that extra bit of magic.

    Those towering traditional statues in one of the pools? Picture-perfect! Your little one will have a ball crawling through the water fountains.

    Have Fun At The Kids’ Club

    If you stay at a place with a kids' club, your whole vacation will be super convenient. You won't have to worry about your kids when you are having a romantic time with your better half.

    For example, Planet Trekkers at the Intercontinental Bali Resort is a fun and safe spot with many attentive staff.

    They have everything to make sure your child has a great time—from a craft station and heaps of toys to a chill-out zone where they can catch some kids' movies. Outside, there's a shallow pool, a trampoline, and a great playground.

    Visit An Arcade Center

    If your kid is really into video games, you could take them to an arcade in Jimbaran. Timezone Samasta Jimbaran, for example, might not be the biggest arcade you've seen, but it's a top spot for a bit of fun. It's tidy and safe, and that makes it a great place for your kids to let loose.

    They have a decent selection of prizes you can snag with your hard-earned tickets. If you're in the area and the kids need to burn off some energy, it's a nice choice.

  • FOR THE ADULTS: Family Friendly Guide To Jimbaran Bay

    Activities For Parents In Jimbaran Bay

    Visit Pura Ulun Siwi

    Right in the middle of Jimbaran Bay sits the mighty Pura Ulun Siwi, a great addition to your plans. This temple's been around since the 18th century and shows off Bali's iconic architecture—perfect for those Instagram snaps.

    For the best time, aim for a holy day visit. That's when the place lights up with incense, offerings, and top traditional performances by the locals. It's a romantic and cultural spectacle you'd want to catch.

    Shopping

    Jimbaran is full of unique and traditional shops and markets. For a Bali souvenir, swing by Jenggala for some great homewares. They're legends at creating gorgeous tableware and often host workshops that'll blow your mind off. Beyond homewares, all you need to do is stroll the streets, and you'll quite easily find local stores, as well as other designer decor and fashion shops close to the hotel areas of Jimbaran Bay.

    Get A Massage

    Bali's a top spot for spa action, so don't throw away the chance to recharge your batteries with a relaxing massage. Whether you're crashing at a hotel or villa in Jimbaran Bali, you can easily get a taste of the legendary Balinese massage technique. The Calma Spa Bali is one of the more luxurious yet affordable spots in Jimbaran Bay.

    If splurging isn't your style, there are cheaper places along the road in Jimbaran. Get yourself a 30-minute foot massage, generally starting at 70,000 Rupiah.

    Sunset dinner At Jimbaran Bay

    Sinking your toes in the sand, sipping on a cocktail, and soaking in the breathtaking views of Jimbaran Bay—seriously, it feels like a dream!

    At dinner, take your pick from the a la carte menu or go for the seafood package, where you can handpick fresh catch straight from the local fishermen.

    But if you're after some next-level romance, spend your money on an exclusive table. You'll get a beautifully set table for two right on the beach, away from the crowd.

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    WHAT TO DO: Where To Stay In Jimbaran Bay

    Best Hotels, Resorts, Villas In Jimbaran Bay, Bali

    Surfing

    With its gentle waves and sandy bottoms, Jimbaran Beach is the ultimate spot for beginner surfers and kids' surf lessons.

    There, you'd find tons of surf schools (Malibu Surf School, for example) where you could have fun as a family learning to surf. Your kids will have a blast trying their hand at bodyboarding with their gear.

    Some spots' gear can be a bit worn out, so be sure to find one with everything new and safe.

     

    Jimbaran Bay Traditional Fish Market

    Besides its luxurious resorts, Jimbaran is a great fishing spot, so don't miss the lively Jimbaran fish market, a key part of the local scene.

    Get set for fresh seafood straight from the boats—arrive early for the best hauls. Prices vary, but you'll snag fresh fish, scallops, and squid from Rp50,000 to Rp100,000 per kilo.

    Once you've picked your catch, head to nearby stalls for a cook-up to enjoy it with your family (usually Rp15,000 to Rp20,000 per kilo to grill or fry). Seasoning might bump the price to Rp35,000 per kilo.

     

    Jenggala Gallery

    This is a great place for art enthusiasts exploring Jimbaran. This expansive contemporary space is a must-visit with unique artwork that'll blow your mind.

    There's also a coffee shop right next door! So, while you soak in the art, grab a cuppa and make your cultural experience even better.

     

    Spa Treatments

    No Bali trip's complete without a massage or the kids begging for braided hair. In Jimbaran, they'll love the spa treatment—massages, manicures, and those cool hair braids.

    And for boys, head to Seven Barber for an ultra-cool new look. And you could get one for yourself, too!

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