Chinese New Year holidays are quickly approaching…let’s get out of town. Little Steps Bali has rounded up the top picks for families searching for the perfect villa over the holiday period. There are plenty of kid-friendly options still available for all size crews – book up, relax, and enjoy the holidays.
With a fantastic location on the best block in the most cosmopolitan part of Bali, Chandra is within walking distance to the beach and the Seminyak high street, and also secluded enough to offer peace brimming with heaps of private space within a tropical garden. The 9 carefully curated villas come in a variety of configurations.
Chandra Villas, Jalan Sari Temuku, Gang Sandat, Seminyak, Kuta Bali, Indonesia 80361,+62 361 738091, www.chandrabalivillas.com. Click here for the Little Steps review of Chandra Villas. Small families are best accomodated in the two-bedroom villas. Large families with friends and helpers will enjoy the three-bedroom Family Villas, boasting 580 square meters.
Two original teak houses from Java have been built into 2 one-bedroom units with front decks overlooking a lap pool and garden. Kanan & Kiri can be rented out individually, or can be put together for parents & children with a sliding gate. Each villa also has its own organic vegetable farm from which chefs in kitchen will prepare your daily cravings.
Puri Tupai, Jl. Raya Anak Agung Gede Rai, Lod Tunduh Village, Ubud Gianyar, Indonesia, http://www.puri-tupai.com. US$125+ per night for the individual rooms or US$500+ for the 4-bedroom villa.
The two-bedroom villa is located on Canggu's stunning Pererenan or Echo Beach, which is home to four world-class surf breaks. The impeccably styled Beach Club Villa in Canggu, Bali will re-energise you with its calm interiors and serene environment, and you'll be a short hop to Bali's bustling, happening Seminyak area, with its famed top-class restaurants and creative boutiques.
Beach Club Villa Bali, Pererenan, Canggu, Bali, http://www.beachclubvillabali.com/
Hidden down a laneway in the heart of Seminyak lies one of Bali’s best kept secrets, The Orchard House. This charming four-bedroom villa, with an additional bedroom that sleeps four children offers a quiet hideaway minutes away from nightlife and shopping. For kids, they have a treehouse, a kids' playroom (connected to master bedroom), and toys galore.
The Orchard House, Jl. Raya Basangkasa, Kuta Badung, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 737 498, http://www.theorchardhousebali.com. You can rent single rooms or the whole 4-bedroom villa.
Villa Sarasvati comprises of a large living pavilion and a two-storey building arranged in an L shape around a 20m swimming pool (and giant chess set!) looking onto rice terraces. This family-friendly villa is a kids' dream with slides, a playhouse, and a sandpit. Located in Canggu, it is 15 minutes away from Seminyak and minutes walk to the beach. Be sure to check out their other villas as well!
Villa Sarasvati, Jl. Tegalsari, Br. Tegal Gundul, Tibubeneng, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia 8036, http://www.deavillas-bali.com/sarasvati-villa-layout
Beach bums alert - we have spotted the best place to chill, surf, and play near Canggu, Bali! With stunning settings, a convenient location, and fabulous amenities, Pantai Indah Villas Bali ticks all the boxes for perfect family beach vacay. Families can choose from the fine selection of 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom villas, or the beach house according to their needs.
Pantai Indah Villas Bali, Jl. Pantai Pererenan, Canggu, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, +852 29803350 (GMT +8 8am - 6pm), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pantaiindahvillas.com
The Sea Shanty was built by husband and wife team David Griffin and Rachael Peedom, who have 3 young kids of their own. Set amidst lush greenery and 100 meters to low-key Jimbaran Beach, The Sea Shanty is an intelligently designed, four bedroom luxury villa perfect for your next family getaway. Every aspect of the villa has been designed with family entertainment, relaxation and safety in mind.
The Sea Shanty, Jalan Bukit Permai, Gg SMP Taman Sastra, Ubung, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, email@example.com, www.seashantyjimbaran.com
Families absolutely love booking villas as they offer great value, pure luxury, and all the extras to keep kids happy, healthy, and entertained. For CNY, Ministry Of Villas recommends Ahimsa Beach (USD$210 per night) and Seiryu Villas (USD$229 per night), and Villa Gajah Putti (USD$2420 per night for 18!). They have lots more villas on offer and their website is super easy to navigate. Browse, click, book!
Ministry Of Villas, http://www.ministryofvillas.com/the-chinese-new-year-in-bali/
This well-designed site allows for searching by area and group size. All recommendations are parent-approved by their rockin' Founder and mom of 3. If you have large groups with kids in tow, they offer a slew of recommendations all over the island. Note, they also cater to special requests including pool fences, car seats, toys, family friendly floor plans for young children and freelance babysitters. The little things can make all the difference.
Bali Family Villas, http://www.balifamilyvillas.com/about-bali-family-villas.html
Lightfoot's trusted villa options come fully staffed and many have facilities and activities for children. We love Villa Sungai which has 3 king poolside suites. Next door, Sungai Gold is fab for single families with 2 king poolside suites. If booked for a family, the second bedroom can be set up to feature 2 twin beds. The pool is large with a shallow area that is better for children, and as with Villa Sungai, a water slide can be added for families.
Lightfoot Travel, http://www.lightfoottravel.com/experiences/bali-villas.
The trend for families continues to include a search on AirBNB. This site is packed with options all over Bali and you can select by price, location, and family amenities. They have loads of family-friendly villas on their website spread out all over the island and you can make specific searches including location and budget. It's an excellent place to scoop up last minute deals as well.
AirBNB Family Villas, https://www.airbnb.com/explore/bali--indonesia/villa/family-friendly. Seabreeze Villa is pictured above.
Little Steps Bali Villa Guide By Area, Click Here
Good Living Asia, http://www.goodlivingasia.com
Elite Havens, http://www.elitehavens.com
The Istana, http://www.theistana.com/
The Arsana Estate, http://www.arsanavillaestate.com/
Villa San, http://www.villasanbali.com/
Villa Asta, http://www.villaasta.com/
Villa Aiko, http://www.villaaiko.com/
Villa Zolima, http://villazolima.com/
Villa Raja, http://www.villaraja.com/
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