Are you dreaming of a holiday in Bali with the kids? There is an endless stream of festivals throughout the year and a slew of interesting temples, markets, culture, history, spas, beaches, and shopping to explore. There are a plethora of simply breathtaking villas available for you to rent on the sun-kissed island of the Gods. You’ll find a spectacular alternative for every wallet, from fun budget accommodation to butler-run splendor and everything in between. Are you a fan of a private pool, prefer somewhere on the beach or nestled in the mountains, enjoy sustainable living, or want to have every whim cared for? Little Steps Asia has the answer and has explored your home-away-from-home.
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You could travel to Bali and never leave Seminyak. It’s got a more grown-up vibe than Kuta and is home to seemingly endless super-chic clothing and home design shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, boutique and world-class hotels, lavish villas, gorgeous beach clubs, and sunset ocean views. You can treat yourself to spa days, explore the pretty and bustling streets or just relax in your villa.
Bali Villa Escapes help ease the pain of choosing your perfect villa. They have villas all over the island and well over 600 in Seminyak alone. Their teams have inspected every villa and are always on hand to do everything within their power to ensure that you have a magical holiday. The fact that many of their visitors keep coming back is a testament to their care. It’s their mission to find you the perfect holiday in a perfect villa at the right price. They have a comprehensively curated collection of videos on YouTube to help you find your way around Bali and introduce you to some of their villas, favorite hangouts and provide travel-related news. Their website is easy to use and offers you from cozy one-bedroom villas to an expansive 16-bedroom mansion.
Bali Villa Escapes, +62 361 3581000, www.balivillaescapes.com.au
There are nine carefully curated villas in the Chandra Bali collection with various configurations to suit your family. The contemporary villas are decorated to a high standard with pastel shades throughout. There are ample living spaces that open onto a swimming pool and lounging area. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with an outdoor shower and deep bathtub for that heavenly tropical vibe. The larger three-bedroom villas have plenty of lawned space for the kids to play, a shaded bale for afternoon naps, and even an airconditioned movie room for before-bed films. The team can arrange everything for your family, including essential baby items and child sitting services.
The beautiful complex of private pool villas is located within walking distance of Potato Head and the W Hotel. The villas comprise two, three, and four-bedroom options. If you are traveling in a large group, you can choose more than one villa. The layout encourages biophilic living with an open plan sitting and dining room, which lead directly onto the sundeck and private garden with a swimming pool. There is full butler service, and they will accommodate your every whim, including setting up a barbeque for a nice chilled-out evening. Each villa has a full entertainment system with Bose speakers, a television, and a DVD player.
Aptly named Freedom Villa, as it suggests, it offers impressively substantial living areas and a fluidity that connects you to expansive gardens and a fabulous pool. The villa has five spacious bedrooms, four of which are master suites furnished with king-sized beds and luxurious ensuite bathrooms. The pool has a shallow end, and there are all sorts of kid-friendly extras that you can hire. Freedom Villa is on a peaceful lane just minutes from some of Seminyak's best restaurants, shops, and beach clubs.
Lataliana Villa is thought to be one of the finest estates in Bali. A mere 300 meters from the beautiful Seminyak beach is an estate with two villas and a one-bedroom annex. The larger villa has five bedrooms, and the smaller, two bedrooms. When the three properties are combined, you are afforded an eight-bedroom estate. Each villa is private and set amidst perfectly manicured tropical gardens dotted with water features and lagoon-shaped swimming pools. The Balinese architecture is blended seamlessly with contemporary styling. In the largest villa, the sitting room has ample seating, a bar, a pool table, and no less than a baby grand piano for evenings of fun. In the bedrooms, you can expect canopy beds, 1,000-thread count linen, and terrazzo bathtubs. The Lataliana estate is fully staffed so that you don't need to lift a finger during your stay.
Niconico is a playful villa full of little surprises. From the perfect location to the beach and some of the best restaurants in Seminyak to the huge private pool and impressive arty-vibe, the mansion feels cross between a Balinese villa and a New York loft space. The villa’s owner is an art enthusiast, and you’ll see the hand-picked pieces throughout the expansive spaces. Each bedroom is bold and colorful and furnished with regionally-sourced antiques blended with modern art. Vintage bicycles have been used to create talking-point handrails. Seating at the kitchen bench is quite creative with a saddle, swing, and bicycle seating. On the roof terrace is a pool table and in the sitting room is a ping pong table for evening fun.
Niconico Mansion, +61 7 3103 3139, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/niconico-mansion
Peppers is a luxury, family-friendly resort tucked amongst tropical gardens and fish-filled lotus ponds within easy walking distance of Seminyak’s fashionable designer boutiques and upscale restaurants. Villas vary in size from the one-bedroom studio pool villa to the largest in the collection, the expansive five-bedroom Peppers Residential Villa. Each of the villas has a peaceful garden setting with a private pool, sundeck, and lavish indoor-outdoor bathrooms with deep sunken baths. Open plan living spaces and fully-equipped kitchens make for world-class entertainment. The bedrooms are all air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms, marble floors, spacious wardrobes, and all the trappings expected of a luxury resort.
The stunning tropical villa resort comprises 17 unique luxury villas in the heart of Seminyak and a stone's throw from the beach and some of the neighborhood’s most fashionable restaurants, beach clubs, bars, and cafés. Each of the villas is beautifully appointed and styled with contemporary Balinese elegance and a large private pool. During your stay at Kubu, you can enjoy the full-service facilities, concierge services, and spa offerings. Foodie travelers can enjoy dining in Oasis Restaurant or hiring a private chef for in-villa dining and BBQ dining experiences.
Villa Kubu, Jl Raya Seminyak, Gang Plawa No 33F Seminyak, Bali, +62 361 731, 129, www.villakubu.com
Villa Anam is a sociable villa in the heart of Seminyak. Villa Anam has 10 bedrooms and two enormous swimming pools, forming the perfect getaway for large groups of friends and families. The rooftop living area affords exquisite views of sunset Bali and easy tropical living. The gym, yoga pavilion, spa, and nail station will keep you looking your best. A high-tech cinema room with comfy day beds keeps the kids and film buffs occupied on lazy afternoons. Villa is located down the same cul-de-sac with Villa Tangram, Villa Abakoi , and Villa Tiga Puluh. If you are traveling with a large group, plenty of options are available nearby.
Villa Anam, Jalan Drupadi, The Jero Complex N.1, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Bali, +61 7 3103 3139, email@example.com, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/villa-anam
A glorious complex of 30-villas of varying sizes and traditional Balinese design are set in beautifully lush gardens just a few minutes by car from the popular central neighborhood of Seminyak. Large, open-plan living rooms lead directly into the garden and the pool areas. The resort boasts a restaurant that serves Balinese, international, and colonial dishes throughout the day and offers cooking classes for budding chefs. You'll also find a spa and wellness center and a budding concierge team that can help you plan everything that you need, right from daily tours to lavishly romantic weddings.
Bali Dream Villa, Jl. Bidadari No. 108x Seminyak, Bali, +62 361 737788, www.thebalidreamvilla.com
Located in one of Bali's most sought-after neighborhoods, Villa Tangram is an impressive six-bedroom villa that can sleep 14 guests. The rooms are thoughtfully decorated with playful modern art, comfortable furniture, and a great Sony sound system. The expansive living spaces make it easy for you to find a peaceful corner to read a book or enjoy socializing with friends and family. You'll spend most of your time in the Zen-inspired garden with stepping stones that weave pathways to the crystal-clear swimming pool. If you are traveling with an extended group, next door lies six-bedroom Villa Abakoi, seven bedrooms Villa Tiga Puluh which when hired together give you 19-bedrooms.
Villa Tangram, The Jero Complex, Jl. Drupadi No.7, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, +61 7 3103 3139, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/villa-tangram
Canggu is considerably quieter than Seminyak and is on the map for being an up-and-coming area with some great bars and restaurants opening, making it an ideal location for families. The beach has a surfer vibe. An impressive and growing collection of villas is available for your perfect Bali holiday. Explore further afield and appreciate some of the area's landmarks like Tanah Lot and the picturesque Pererenan and Seseh rice fields.
Are you looking for things to do with the kids? Little Steps Asia has compiled a list of their favorite things to do with your toddlers, kids, teens, and as a family. Canggu is a popular area with ex-pats and families, featuring huge villas, fab shopping, loads of fun for the kids, and a swag of places to satisfy every appetite.
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Mr and Mrs Smith has a hand-picked collection of world-class villas across Bali, including Mandala House and Sungai Jungle Villa II in Canggu. Each of their villas celebrates their surroundings with tradition or simplicity and is suitable for families or groups of friends. Join the exclusive Mr and Mrs Smith Club for special offers, expert travel advice, inspiration, and Smith extras on arrival. If you choose the gold club, you'll receive additional perks like access to the top 100 of the world's best members clubs.
Villa Mana is nestled in Canggu, one of the coolest neighborhoods in Bali and overlooks seemingly endless rice paddies. The villa has been decorated with a fabulous eye for design. It boasts key features such as Japanese bathtubs and a breathtaking zero-edge pool. There are six bedrooms plus a bunk room that can accommodate four kids. Villa Mana has a blended mix of modern design, polished concrete walls, and timeless Balinese styling. The sitting room has two distinct areas, one outside by the pool and one inside. They are furnished with stylish and super-comfortable settees; there is also a separate TV room if the kids want to watch a movie or two. The grounds include a wading pool for the kids and a vast lawn. Each bedroom has a shower and bathtub. Butlers are on hand every day to attend to all of your requirements.
Bali Villa Escapes comes up trumps again with its vast collection of almost 90 villas in Canggu. Exceptional villas include two-bedroom Villa Cantik, five-bedroom Villa Puri Bawana, beach-fronted four-bedroom Villa Shalimar, or even 12-bedroom Villa Shalimar Canggu which would be ideal for celebratory affairs and even a wedding. You can choose from villas with butler service, private chefs or enjoy complete privacy in your villa overlooking the rice fields or endless beaches.
Bali Villa Escapes, +62 361 3581000, www.balivillaescapes.com.au
Villa Breeze boasts a great location in Canggu; not only does it possess impressive views of the surrounding rice paddies, but it's a short 250-meter stroll to the local beach, beach clubs, restaurants, and cafés making it the perfect base for exploring trendy Canggu. You can laze around the curved pool on sun loungers, comfy day beds, and bean bags, be pampered in the spa, work out in the gym, or potter in the landscaped gardens. The décor is predominately white and wood, giving it a natural feel. Each of the bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower or bathtub.
In the heart of Canggu lies Villa Sally. The pretty villas are enveloped by rice paddy fields and boast a serene tropical feel. The estate boasts nine private pool one-bedroom villas and the four-bedroom Imperial House. The modern villas are close to a hip range of restaurants and a mere hop, skip, and a jump from the beach. If you are traveling as a group, make the largest villa your communal base – it has its very own movie room. The resort has a spa that offers an array of pampering spa and beauty treatments practiced by a reputable local spa.
Villa Sally, Jl. Tegal Sari, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +61 7 3103 3139, email@example.com, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/villa-sally
Villa Zambala is a lush modern villa with a chic Balinese twist, a 25-meter pool, six bedrooms, bunk beds for the kids, and just two minutes from Berawa Beach. The vast villa has numerous living spaces, including media, sitting, and dining rooms. It’s the perfect choice for sociable families. There is also a gym for fitness-keen parents. The lawned area and wading end of the pool are ideal for kids who want to spend the day in the sun, while the bar end is ideal for parents. Villa Zambala is Insta-worthy in every room.
Villa Zambala, Kecamatan, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +61 7 3103 3139, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/villa-zambala
Right on the fridge of Canggu, the green belt, rice paddies, and only one minute’s walk away are the famed black Pererenan surfing beaches lie the Pantai Indah Villas. The four-and-a-half-bedroom villa is ideal for families that want to get together yet have privacy. Rustic village living just adds to the charm of the villa. Over three floors, the villa envelops a swimming pool. The team provides locally sourced produce, fresh fruits, environmentally friendly organic bath-and-body products. The villa is well-equipped with baby cots, monitors, bottle sterilizers, and toys.
Overlooking the spectacular Nelayan Beach in Canggu, Arnalaya Beach House is a family-friendly, luxe house. Five double bedrooms and a gym that can be converted into a sixth means that the villa can accommodate 18 guests. The villa is set amidst private terraced landscaping with an ocean-fronted bale for alfresco dining with impressive views across the Indian Ocean. There is a crystal clear 20-meter swimming pool, a private tennis court, and a spa to keep you invigorated and pampered. Lush green lawns and flower-filled gardens are perfect for relaxing and family games. You’ll rarely want to leave, but just steps away is a strip of fishermen's huts, colorful fishing boats, and a temple for you to explore.
The owners of Villa Kudus spent over five years sourcing the artwork and furnishings for the unique villa. They've restored the wooden joglo pavilions to their former glory and hand-picked artworks and antiques. The attention to detail is nothing short of spectacular. Set in sprawling tropical gardens, the individual living and bedroom pavilions provide visitors with sophisticated and comfortable accommodation. The villa is located in an area traditionally known for its rice paddies but has more recently become home to many new cafes and warungs that are popping up in this increasingly fashionable area. You’ll find world-class restaurants, boutique shopping, and many cultural delights to explore. If you don’t want to leave this gorgeous villa, there is no need, it can be fully staffed, and you can have a private chef if you wish.
Villa Kudus, Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, https://www.villakudus.com
Nine two-bedroom standard villas and three superior joglos surround an expansive shared swimming pool furnished with a pool bar, parasols, sun loungers, and the scents and sounds of a Balinese tropical garden. The standard villas are inspired by Balinese architecture and built with high-quality local materials to protect the environment and provide you with comfortable living standards. The Javanese joglos were dismantled on Solo, a Java Island. The 200-year old teak wood was reassembled to combine tradition with comfort. Two of these extraordinary villas have two bedrooms and Kaya Manis has three. Extra beds and costs can be provided upon request. The onsite O'Zarome restaurant provides all-day Asian-fusion cuisine. Take one or more villas if you travel with your friends and family.
Just a short stroll to the beach, Villa Kedidi is available as a two or three-bedroom rental. The villa is right in the middle of all the action, so it's ideal for young families, fun-seeking couples, and groups of friends. Traditional Balinese architecture, the vibrant beat of Bali, attentive and super-friendly staff, cots, high chairs, baby monitors, a swimming pool fence, and plenty of toys make this the ideal family villa. If you are traveling with a larger group, you can also book neighboring four-bedroom Villa Kakatua for a seven-bedroom option.
One of the few, if not only owner-run villas on the island, Kemah Tinggi has a gentle, attentive staff to accommodate your every need. The villa is pleasantly tucked away in the seaside village so that you can easily explore all of the sites, activities, and world-class hospitality. Relax into the Balinese vibe and enjoy the daily canang sari offerings or the regular lunar ceremonies. In-house Balinese chefs will endlessly tempt you with tasty satays, curries, and other Balinese fare. The four-bedroom villa is kid-friendly and can accommodate up to four little ones at no extra cost.
The complex is of four tropical garden villas in an exclusive enclave. Each villa varies in size and comprises various living and bedroom pavilions set in private gardens with lotus ponds, a sundeck, and a swimming pool. Villa Radha is a pretty one-bedroom rustic antique gladak (cottage) rising on stilts above a lotus pond. Amy has three bedrooms, and Sarasvati and Sati have four bedrooms. The accommodation is the traditional joglo-style and beautifully furnished with a glorious collection of antiques and artifacts from Southeast Asia, China, and Taiwan. The villas can be rented individually or together for larger groups. Round-the-clock butler service ensures you are well looked after, and private chefs can whip up gourmet meals for you. There is also a kid's playground with swings, slides, a sandpit, and a Wendy house. Adults can use the air-conditioned gym, relax in the Dea Spa, or shop in the boutique.
The expansive five-bedroom contemporary villa can accommodate 16 guests. The retreat is set amongst the picturesque rice fields in Canggu. The pretty gardens are perfect for relaxing or having fun family days. The vast 40-meter pool is great for laps or splashing around with the kids, while the Jacuzzi corner lends itself to sunset drinks. The villa is just moments away from Canggu's surf beaches and boasts glimpses of the mystical Batukaru volcano. The bunk room has kid's beds, toys, and even a billiard table. Living spaces include sitting, dining, and an entertainment room with comfy seating so that you can watch your favorite movies or play board games. You'll have all the necessary staff, including a dedicated concierge, villa manager, private chef, cocktail barman, and housekeepers.
A large and spacious villa amongst the rice paddies of Canggu, the five-bedroom abode is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. The open plan living spaces are light and spacious and provide ideal indoor-outdoor living overlooking the lawns and swimming pool. The dining table can seat 12 people, and you can choose if you prefer to cook or have the in-house chef prepare international and local cuisine for you. The media room is home to the finest technology, including a huge pull-down screen and an impressive sound system. The kid's playroom is bursting with toys, books, and games. The swimming pool has a separate kid's area, sun loungers with umbrellas, and oversized daybeds for languid days. Golfers will be a mere 10-minute drive from the famous Greg Norman-designed golf course.
Ubud is a real treat for families who enjoy a bit of culture and want to relax and unwind. Ubud is home to many art galleries and workshops, healthy cafés, yoga retreats, spas, and even monkeys in their eponymously named temple! Ubud, in peak season, can be a bit touristy, so many families choose to stay on the outskirts.
Only five minutes walk from the center of Ubud, Villa San is nestled in breathtaking tropical gardens with an impressive 25-meter swimming pool. The surrounding area sees a renaissance of world-class restaurants, charming boutiques, and holistic yoga studios open. The six-bedroom villa is traditional Balinese architecture elevated with a carefully curated collection of art and antiques from Indonesia, Africa, and China. The six bedrooms are in private garden pavilions. The loft art studio has a telescope, yoga terrace, and gym and is a fun hangout for your teen kids. There are plenty of child essentials available, including baby cots, high chairs, and a load of fun toys and games for older kids. If you want to explore, Ubud's Royal Palace is within 300 meters.
Currently, Bali Villa Escapes has a collection of 15 villas in Ubud, ranging from the pretty one-bedroom pool Villa Lokha to the expansive eight-bedroom Villa Nag Shampa. Each of the villas is in the Ubud locale and set in tropical gardens, many with views of the rice paddies or jungle scapes. Choose your favorite family villa and explore the various charming Ubud markets, explore the art and cultural scene, Ubud Palace, and enjoy dining your way around the delicious eateries and being pampered in some of the world’s finest spas. Many of the villas are fully staffed and can arrange activities, concierge services, and private chefs so that you can make the most of your holiday. The team at Bali Villa Escapes is always on hand to help you.
Bali Villa Escapes, +62 361 3581000, www.balivillaescapes.com.au
Just outside Ubud is Villa Kelusa, a four-bedroom villa that offers captivating views of the surrounding rice fields and jungle ravines. The traditional Balinese architecture with thatched roof nods to rustic but has all the mod-cons you'd expect of a luxury villa. Villa Kelusa is two standalone villas that stand side-by-side. Both Pondok Sapi and Pondok Surya have two bedrooms and a private swimming pool. You can rent the villas separately or together. Pondok Sapi is fondly named after a cowshed where the farmers once lived. Both villas are open plan with plenty of space for entertaining. Pondok Sapi also has a gourmet kitchen and a private entertainment cabana with a pool and lounge furnished with couches, traditional chairs, swings, and a coffee table. You'll have your own villa manager, housekeeper, and chef on hand. Ubud is a 20-minute drive away.
Just ten minutes from Ubud, the villas are set 50 meters apart, and you can rent one or both of the villas. The two villas combine the very best of Balinese architectural elements with contemporary flair, elegant finishes, and modern amenities. Each villa has four bedrooms, two double rooms, and two twin rooms, and the master bathroom has a gorgeous outdoor bathtub for lazy bathing. Pavilion-style living areas are furnished with comfy teak chairs and sofas with timber decks that overhang the river valley below; they are ideal for yoga practice, parties, and lavish dinners. The glorious hideaways have extensive gardens and swimming pools. There are various kids amenities available to make your stay even more comfortable.
A tropical bamboo forest wraps itself around Puri Tapai, making it a perfect retreat for families and friends. The large estate and idyllic location make it an ideal base to explore. Kids will love the garden and pool while parents can enjoy a cocktail or two as the sun dips over the forest, playing tennis, or having a spa treatment. Also on the resort are two one-bedroom villas, each with its own pool. The private semi-open bathrooms offer hot and cold showering under the sun or stars. During your stay, you don't have to lift a finger; the chef caters to all your needs and can prepare snacks and full meals. Why not invite friends for cocktails by the pool, or enjoy a private dinner party at the dining table. On hand, staff can arrange everything for your stay.
Puri Tupai, Jl. Raya A.A Gede Rai, Lod Tunduh Village, Ubud, +62 361 9081069, email@example.com, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/villa-mana
Jimbaran and the Bukit peninsula are famous for their Insta-worthy sunsets, white sandy beaches, active fishermen and their colorful boats, the lively Kedonganan fish market, and almost endless seafood cafés. Jimbaran is mightily proud of its beautiful limestone cliff-fringed coastlines. It is home to some of Bali’s best surf spots and reef breaks that regularly lure surfers and travelers with a penchant for adventure. If you are looking for a secluded getaway close to the airport, Jimbaran is an excellent spot.
Just 100 meters from the Jimbaran beach and all its seafood restaurants lies Cassamia, an expansive family-friendly villa with five bedrooms set in a secluded garden with a private swimming pool. Manicured lawns are the ideal playground for children who want to run off excitable energy. The 19-meter swimming pool has four meters of shallow water, making it ideal for kids. The two-story modern villa boasts an open-plan kitchen-dining-room making it the ideal home for entertaining. Villa Cassamia has a media room furnished with comfortable sofas and an impressive sound system so that you can relax and watch movies or listen to music. The five bedrooms can comfortably accommodate 10 adults and enjoy the expansive terraces.
Villa Cassamia, Jalan Bukit Permai, Gang Taman Sastra No.2, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 812-3789-9938, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/villa-cassamia
The Longhouse is a stunning luxury villa offering jaw-dropping tropical vistas from its hilltop location in Jimbaran. The villa features eight bedrooms, each inspired by a different region of Indonesia. The villa has been designed with a keen eye for detail and a passion for Balinese culture. Beautiful textiles, intricate carvings, and interesting murals depicting Indonesian folklore are throughout the villa. The three-story villa has a pool, amazing views, gorgeous gardens, karaoke, and an in-home theatre.
The Longhouse on the Bukit, Tiara Nusa Estate, Jl. Goa Gong, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 813-3804-7003, email@example.com, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/the-longhouse
Bali Villa Escapes help you select your perfect villa. They have villas all over the island and well over 20 in Jimbaran. Their teams have inspected every villa and are always on hand to do everything within their power to ensure that you have a magical holiday. It’s their mission to find you the perfect holiday in a perfect villa at the right price. They have a comprehensively curated collection of videos on YouTube to help you find your way around Bali and introduce you to some of their villas, favorite hangouts and provide travel-related news. Their website is easy to use and offers you a selection of villas, from the two-bedroom Villa Kinori to the impressive six-bedroom Royal Villas.
Bali Villa Escapes, +62 361 3581000, www.balivillaescapes.com.au
The Clifftop villa Karang Kembar affords breathtaking views across the magical Kutuh beach. It’s ideal for families with its cliffside gazebo overlooking the Indian Ocean below, lawned gardens, and a ‘T’-shaped swimming pool with a deck. The western kitchen is fully fitted so you or the private chef can cook up a feast. There is a BBQ outside for sociable alfresco dining. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and extraordinary views. The villa also features a media living room with a wide array of video games, DVD movies, books and a private massage terrace. The villa is close to the airport so that you can be soaking up the Balinese sun within hours of landing.
Bali’s Bukit peninsula is known as billionaire's row; it's the ultimate destination for families and children. Karma Kandara has a series of 46 private pavilions with their own tropical courtyard and private pool. The two, three, and four-bedroom villas feature natural stone, teakwood decks, and indigenous grass or ironwood tile roofs to maintain their natural appeal. If you are traveling with a large family or friends, why not opt for the impressive residences that sprawl over two floors and feature oversized living spaces and an infinity pool. The residences are indeed a treat. di Mare is an award-winning Mediterranean restaurant that serves super-fresh dishes paired with international wines. The cliffside spa bales are set into the ragged limestone cliffs and boast incredible views. The kids will have a sense of adventure in the resort's Three Monkey’s Kids Club.
Karma Kandara, Jl. Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 811 38203360, www.karmagroup.com/find-destination/karma-resorts/karma-kandara
You can walk a mere 100-meters to one of Bali's best beaches; you'll find a variety of shopping and dining facilities. The Sea Shanty is a low-impact, environmentally friendly four-bedroom villa set in a tropical reserve. The main living room is on the ground floor and enjoys high-pitched ceilings and open-style living to take advantage of the sea breezes. You can step into the lush gardens and the pool area. The vast space incorporates a lounge area, kitchen, and impressive dining room. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and the bunk room is designed especially for kids. The Sea Shanty has everything kid-friendly you could imagine, from a chalkboard wall to toys and safety features like a car seat or pool fence.
Umalas is in the middle of the trendy Seminyak, Kerobokan, and Canggu triangle, making it an ideal base for exploring. A ten-minute scooter ride takes you to the heart of Seminyak, where you can enjoy fine dining, a spot of shopping, and immerse yourself in the cultural offerings. Little Steps Asia loves the homeware store Bungalow Living. Umalas is a tiny village worth exploring; it has an amiable family scene.
This stunning six-bedroom villa is on the edge of the rice paddies and set amidst 2600 square meters of immaculate tropical gardens. The fully staffed villa has everything you could dream of, including a sizeable 25-meter swimming pool, air-conditioned gym, media room, BBQ pavilion, billiard room, outdoor massage gazebo, and vast indoor-outdoor spaces to lounge, dine and socialize. Each bedroom is a bright and airy private bungalow around the edge of the pool and has an ensuite dressing room as well as a semi-open private bathroom. The villa is popular with large families or groups with fun-loving kids and teenagers.
Villa Naty, Gang Pulau 29, Jalan Raya Bumbak Dauh Banjar Anyar Kerobokan, Bali, + 62 812 36391239, www.villanaty.com
Bali Villa Escapes has villas all over the island, including over 20 in Umalas. Their teams have inspected every villa and are always on hand to do everything within their power to ensure that you have a magical holiday. The fact that many of their visitors keep coming back is a testament to their care. It’s their mission to find you the perfect holiday in a perfect villa at the right price. They have a comprehensively curated collection of videos on YouTube to help you find your way around Bali and introduce you to some of their villas, favorite hangouts and provide travel-related news. Their website is easy to use and offers you a selection of villas, including the spectacular four-bedroom thatched Villa Santai and the never-want-to-leave Villa Nehal Umalas with five bedrooms.
Bali Villa Escapes, +62 361 3581000, www.balivillaescapes.com.au
You'll appreciate the stunning sunsets over the rice fields in your expansive Villa Sajak. The sprawling loft-style villa is a short walk from the popular dining strip in the little village of Umalas. Living spaces include a large kitchen, sitting room, dining room, and expansive outside areas for entertaining. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and the highest quality linens; the fifth bedroom is a studio apartment and includes a living room and kitchenette. The villa is fully staffed with housekeepers, chefs, and drivers. The family-friendly villa also has a pool table, BBQ, ping pong table, and a gym. Cars and motorbikes are also available.
Villa Sajak, Kerobokan, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, +62 361 8475097, www.myvillamanagement.com/listing/villa-sajak
Balubelig is renowned for its spectacular beach on Bali's southwestern coast. Batubelig centers around the main street of Jalan Batubelig. Most villas tend to be on the side streets of this busy road and should be within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and shops. There are lots of relaxing beach-vibe restaurants away from the touristy crowds. Your active kids will enjoy the locally based Finns Recreation Park, which has water slides, bowling, and a gigantic trampoline center.
Villa Asta is a fully staffed five-bedroom residence, an easy walk from Butubelig beach. It happily boasts a free-form swimming pool and a large plunge pool, large games room, TV room, and membership at Finns Recreation Park, making it the ideal choice for active families or groups of friends. Villa Asta has lots of entertainment options in a pleasant yet private space. You can play table tennis, pool, volleyball, badminton or cycle on the villa's bikes. Each of the spacious bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom and a terrace for you to relax with a book. The living spaces are bright and airy and are ideal for entertaining or hunkering down with the kids.
Villa Asta, No, Gg. Gelatik No.8, Kerobokan, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 361 737498, www.villaasta.com
The traditionally-styled Balinese villa has an intricately thatched roof supported by four impressive pillars forming a bale where families can appreciate the legendary Bali sunsets. The outside living space doubles up as an entertainment pavilion, while the indoor living area also forms a state-of-the-art media room with comfy settees and love seats. Villa Atas Ombak is sociable; in the heart of the dining room is a vintage 12-seater dining table so you can appreciate some family time after a busy day on the beach. The expansive garden is home to established frangipani trees, tropical palms, lotus ponds, and a marine-color swimming pool. The villa sits proudly on 100 meters of beautiful beachfront. There are three ancient temples dedicated to Hindu Gods.
Villa Atas Ombak, Jl. Batu Belig Gg. Bias Haud, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 361 737498, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/villa-atas-ombak
Pererenan is a pretty seaside village that offers a balanced meld of rolling green rice paddies, dramatic black sand beaches, and impressive surf breaks. The narrow country roads are worth exploring and lead you to endless Hindu temples. Pererenan is slowly becoming more and more popular, so if you like the relaxed Balinese vibe, be sure to visit before too many tourists discover the area.
The Iman Villa is modern, sleek, sophisticated, and beautiful. Surrounded by rice paddies, the villa has the best of both worlds for serenity and peace while being on the doorstep of Canggu. The villa has a gorgeous sunken lounge and dining room that extend onto the swimming pool decks and ample lawns for games and running around. White Mediterranean-inspired buildings are capped with eco-friendly roofs covered in green foliage and plants. Iman is a modern interpretation of a Balinese villa and the bedrooms spread across the gardens. A second lounge is in the guest annex and has a TV and music system. The kids will love their playroom kitted out with all the latest toys and games. Each of the five bedrooms is beautifully furnished with king-size beds that can be split into twins to accommodate the kids.
Fondly known to the locals as the rice bowl, Tabanan is quite rightly famed for its magnificent rice paddies and pristine natural scenery. The off-the-beaten-track area is ideal for travelers who want to immerse themselves in the local culture. Tabanan is close to Canggu's trendy bars and cafés, the iconic wooden temple of Tanah Lot, and the gorgeous black sandy beaches and fantastic surf. Seminyak is only half an hour's drive if you want to do some shopping or dine in world-class restaurants.
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Bali Villa Escapes, +62 361 3581000, www.balivillaescapes.com.au
The luxurious Arsana Estate is fully staffed and lies in the pretty traditional village of Nyambu. The two hectares of land border a river and house contemporary living at its finest. The five bedrooms, a 19-meter pool, a home cinema, games room, gym and yoga studio, massage area, children's playground, and a tennis court, all make it a gorgeous location for an unforgettable family holiday.
Arsana Estate, Banjar Toh Jiwa, Desa, Nyambu, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, +62 361 737498, www.arsanavillaestate.com
Seseh is a relaxed seaside village close to rice paddies and dramatic views of the Indian Ocean. Located just up the coast from popular Seminyak and trendy Canggu, Seseh has maintained its rural Balinese charm and offers a relaxed seaside setting away from the crowds. The village has some amazing luxury villas surrounded by nature. Activities are few and far between, but if you appreciate the great outdoors away from many people, this is the best place for you and your family.
Two private villas side by side offer combined accommodation of 11 bedrooms which are ideal for large families and groups of friends or for special occasions. Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the contemporary-styled Seseh Beach Villas offer guests sophisticated facilities, divine meals prepared by the villas' talented chef, and the services of a team of caring staff, including a complimentary car and driver. Seseh Beach Villa I comprises a pair of two-story buildings, with a living and dining room in between, a delightful rooftop terrace, and five air-conditioned, ensuite bedrooms. A flat lawn and open-sided dining and living pavilions are located at either end of a 17-meter swimming pool. The six-bedroom Seseh Beach villa II features a private 16-meter pool with a sun deck and relaxation pavilion, indoor and outdoor dining rooms, and spacious grounds. The villas are designed with kids in mind, featuring bunk bedrooms, Playstation, Xbox, and Wii, as well as babysitters on hand.
Seseh Beach Villas, Jl. Pantai Seseh No.1, Cemagi, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, +62 361 737498, www.sesehbeachvillas.com