As the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a family vacation. Explore the enchanting green forests and rice paddies, experience Balinese life in local villages while learning about different traditions, and end with a shopping spree for the most unique local arts and crafts. Little Steps has rounded up a guide on the best things to do in Ubud for families with babies, kids, and toddlers. Enjoy!
Ubud is packed with gorgeous places to stay and play for babies, kids, and toddlers. Located close to the famous Monkey Forest and numerous cafes and shops, the Alaya Resort Ubud is a stylish and convenient option for families. The interconnecting family rooms are ideal and the hotel rice terraces make the perfect place for kids to run wild! Parents can schedule some pamper time at award-winning DaLa Spa or book a private yoga class while kids enjoy splashing in the children’s pool. Babysitting services can be requested in advance. With two restaurants, there are plenty of options for lazy days, offering a mixture of both traditional Balinese and Western cuisine. The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah ticks all the boxes for a family vacation in Ubud. Surrounded by rice fields and ponds with swans, guests can embrace the warm hospitality in a cosy rural setting. Offering 20 individually designed suites and villas; The Chedi Club is the perfect option for those looking for privacy. The Family Villas are spacious and feature a veranda leading to a private pool, perfect for those scorching hot afternoons. Enjoy private in-villa dining with your very own butler and for those well-deserved date nights, arrange for a babysitter to tuck in the kids while you enjoy a refreshing sundowner or two.
Alaya Ubud, hhttp://www.alayahotels.com/ *pictured
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, http://www.ghmhotels.com/en/tanah-gajah
Focusing on organic, locally sourced ingredients, Petani Restaurant located in the Alaya Resort is a fantastic place to experience traditional Balinese cuisine with a contemporary twist. Enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch set menu for value or a family dinner accompanied by live Balinese music, scheduled almost every night of the week. Head to Bali Buda for treetop dining and the perfect place for healthy, organic food and drinks. Enjoy a selection of wheat free wraps or a tutti- frutti bowl washed down with a homemade lemonade and end with a raw chocolate treat! Kids will love the playground complete with books, crayons and wooden toys. Balinese sunsets are out of this world and to experience it with the family, take a stroll through the lush greenery of the Sari Organik Farm, ending at the restaurant. Enjoy a cool beverage and healthy dinner while watching the sunset against the most beautiful rice paddies.
Petani Restaurant, https://www.facebook.com/petaniubud/
Bali Buda, http://www.balibuda.com/
Sari Organik Farm, Website
Take an early morning trip to The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary located in a small rainforest. Mingle with the cheeky monkeys (in the literal sense! Keep hold of all phones and bags) and witness the ancient temples. Kids will love exploring around this stunning nature reserve with numerous species of trees, many of spiritual significance to the Balinese. Take this great opportunity to shoot some family pictures against the morning light. Ubud is full of endless opportunities to explore the natural outdoors, including walks through local villages and rice fields. However, the Campuhan Ridge walk is definitely at the top of the list. The picturesque paved walk is filled with lush greenery and hills through jungles and rainforests. Tip: The walk is very exposed and you will find yourself melting very quickly! Avoid the heat by starting the walk as early as you can or head out in the late afternoon to enjoy a cooler stroll. The Tegallalang Rice Field is the pure epitome of Eat, Pray & Love. For those of you who have not seen this movie, add it to your list of things to do before heading on your trip. Explore the valley of rice paddies that have been carved into the contours of the hillside and form a lush green picture perfect landscape. Kids will love being in the outdoors and running down the winding pathways and along the trickling water. Tip: It can get very hot and humid, so be sure to take water and hats!
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, http://www.monkeyforestubud.com/
Campuhan Ridge Walk, Website
The Tegallalang Rice Field, Website