Planning a family holiday, especially with younger kids is always exciting as well as challenging. Even after very careful planning, a lot of things can go out of the plan and require improvisation. There are so many things to be considered to suit not only the parents’ needs but also the kids’. A very comfortable place with a breathtaking view is sometimes not enough for this occasion as we always have to keep the kids entertained and safe at all times. However, the holidays should also be enjoyable and relaxing for the parents. Therefore, we have listed some hotels & resorts around Indonesia that can inspire you as you plan for your family holiday.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali
Featuring traditional Indonesian culture and identity, this resort is a sprawling sanctuary for those travellers coming with toddlers. The rooms are generously-sized and meld premium modern amenities. You can choose a spacious option with connecting doors at either Grand Deluxe, Grand Deluxe Ocean Court or Grand Deluxe Lagoon. Alternatively, if you want a private space for the whole family, this resort also offers Residential Villas, starting from Sriwijaya Two-Bedroom Villa, Majapahit Three-Bedroom Villa and Nusantara Presidential Villa.
Take your kiddos to learn about sea life at Koral Restaurant or play slides at the children’s pool. Other outdoor family activities are Aquarobic, Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Board, Beach Volley, Resort Becak Tour, Beach Soccer, Kayak Race and Green Escape. However, if your kids prefer indoors, take them to the resort’s family club or treat them to a nice dinner surrounded by baby sharks in the underwater restaurant. I say this resort is heaven for kids.
Karma Kandara Resort
Located hidden in the Ungasan area, Karma Kandara Resort is a multi-award winning 5-star resort of outstanding natural beauty with the most breath-taking view and enviable location on the island. Choose either one, two, three or even five-bedroom villa. And the one thing that they have plenty of is space although the more the number of rooms a villa has, the more space it avails to its clients. Now, who wouldn’t want a very airy room? Aside from the rooms being spacious, they are graced with stupendous furniture pieces that make them have a fresh and modern look. The treatment and respect given to the woodwork are impeccable and the living spaces have the walls graced with beautiful and engaging artworks.
Set your kids free inside or outside the villa. This accommodation also has a decent outdoor pool dedicated to families with kids, and a perfect playground to relax while soaking in cool weather. Optionally, send them to the resort’s kids club where they can find plenty of interesting toys and activities to spend their time creatively and funnily. A fairy-tale land created to offer the little ones a stunning, safe and friendly playground. What is even more wonderful is that parents can accompany their little ones in the activities, thus spending some much-needed quality time with them.
Bali Dynasty Resort
Strategically located on the famous South Kuta beach strip, Bali Dynasty Resort offers tons of options to keep your kids busy and entertained as there are numerous activities available for them to play around with. Imagine your little prince/ princess having a fun time in their 56-metre waterslide flowing into our own pool and kids water fun zone. Yes, that’s exactly the way you imagine. The resort provides a kids’ pool with its very own Dynasty Waterpark! Even more, there is also a free kids club &teen’s club, a kid’s playground and all completed with the scheduled-daily kids’ and adults activities. How fun does that sound?!Don’t forget they have also thought about pleasing the adults as well, while the kids are happily playing adults can relax and spend time at the adults only lazy pool, enjoy a treatment at the luxury Ashoka spa by Theta, enjoy a cocktail at one of the resorts many restaurants and of course make sure and visit the best Irish bar in Bali Gracie Kelly’s.
Recently renovated the rooms are modern and cater to all types of travellers but with an emphasis on catering to the family markets. For example, the very popular family rooms consist of two sections divided by a full floor-to-ceiling partition and blackout curtain. Bali Dynasty Resort’s family rooms sleep up to 5 people fully equipped with 1 king bed, 1 bunk bed and 1 trundle bed. This type of room is definitely dedicated to family travellers.
In order to welcome travellers back to the island, Bali Dynasty Resort is now offering special deals to cater family. Take advantage of the Back to Bali Dynasty Resort deal, and stay a minimum of 5 nights to save up to 20%! With a minimum 5 nights stay, you will enjoy these freebies from our Bali Value Booklet including FREE 1x Themed Night Buffet Dinner, FREE spa experience, and FREE return airport transfer. You will also entitle to FREE access to the Kids and Teens Club, FREE resort activities, FREE access to Dynasty Waterpark and its giant waterslides, and of course 2 times a day Happy Hour.
Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa
Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa is an exclusive sanctuary inspired by the sense of community that exists within a traditional Balinese village. The property is spread across a former coconut grove where towering palms sway gently in the sea breeze. All 20 contemporary villas and supporting facilities are attuned to the island’s tropical environment. Indigenous materials such as hardwoods and local stone have been utilized in a design concept that emulates Bali’s open style of living. It offers villas with private swimming pools and other complementary services including return airport transfer, unlimited time breakfast, daily afternoon tea and a daily re-stocked mini-bar.
The master bedroom boasts a king-size canopied bed or Hollywood twin beds, as well as an indulging spa-like open-air bathroom. A fully-equipped gourmet kitchen caters for those who appreciate the art of wining and dining. Located just minutes from a white-sand stretch of sunset beach, Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa is within walking distance of casual seafood cafes lining the shore. It is a place to escape the pressures of today’s fast-paced world and reconnect with the simple beauty of nature. Whether you are seeking a luxury getaway or part of a family looking to spend some quality time together, Kayumanis Jimbaran is where you ultimately need to be.
Sanctoo Suites & Villas – Bali
This property presents a true feeling of a serene Ubud atmosphere with high standard facilities and services. Resides precisely adjacent to the Bali Zoo make it one of the favourites among families who love to spend their time close to Bali’s cultural centre and learn more about animals. Unlimited access to Bali Zoo is privileged for guests during their stay. Families can also enjoy “Picnic With Pony” where brunch is served in tropical surroundings accompanied by the beautiful Shetland pony. Its keeper will help you get to know about the pony and teach you how to handle it for a short walk within the hotel area.
Besides, coming with 26 Suites and 12 Villas, Sanctoo Suites & Villas provides families with plenty of options for rooms to suit their interests and budget. Among all, Suites Pool Access has been the favourite among families as it gives direct access to the beautiful main pool. The Sanctoo Main Pool is also completed with a kid’s pool, so your children can enjoy their time safely there and of course under your control.
Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage Bandung
This resort can be the right choice for those who want a different atmosphere while on vacation or visiting the Paris Van Java. A hotel that has been operating since December 2018 is here to complete a memorable vacation experience with family in Bandung. Located right next to the legendary golf course, Dago Heritage 1917, golf lovers can play golf at the same time while taking their loved ones on vacation. Meanwhile, your children don’t need to go far to spend time on vacation. This hotel provides a swimming pool at an altitude with amazing views. There is a children’s pool which is equipped with warm water, don’t have to worry about getting cold because the location of the hotel itself is located in a cold area. There is also a Kids Club area, children can play freely. While accompanying, Swiss-Kitchen Restaurant and Lobby Lounge are available which provide a variety of dishes and drinks.
This is the first resort managed by Swiss-Belhotel International on Java Island with a 12-story building clearly visible, a majestic, luxurious and elegant building stands out in the middle of a hill. You will be amazed to see the beauty and luxury inside the first time step into the hotel lobby. When entering the room, besides the comfort, you will be impressed by the beautiful view that can be seen from the room’s window that spreads out wide. There are 161 rooms equipped with international standard facilities.
The Trans Luxury Hotel – Bandung
This hotel has everything to create a perfect family gateway. They have facilities to accommodate both children and parents, such as a kids club, hand puppet show, artificial beach and swimming pool. Highlighting their kids’ club, your little ones can discover fun activities during a unique, adventure-packed holiday in this hotel. From the toddler playing area to the puppet show zone, up to the digital entertainment area, be rest assured the time will just fly for your kids! While the kids are having the best time of their lives, the parents can pamper themselves at the spa, fitness centre, boutique, restaurants and lounges.
Grand Paradise Hotel
Can we confess? This hotel looks like it’ll bring out the kid in you! The entire property from top to bottom is designed with kids and families in mind. As a parent, you will love it because for a couple of days you’ll never have to tell your kids to “behave” or “be quiet.” At Grand Paradise Hotel, you can let them get all their energy out, have a blast, and never worry about disturbing someone because everyone else’s kids are doing the same.
The stay prides itself as a “one-stop family entertainment”, and caters to your every need while on a family getaway. Checking in here means you get to enjoy a comfortable bedroom, a convenient on-site restaurant, as well as a thrilling waterpark with exciting slides and a heated indoor pool. Now tell us how can kids and parents not find happiness here? After a fun day at the mini waterpark or at the outdoor ATV area, don’t miss a heart-warming dip in their heated indoor pool to enjoy relaxing jacuzzi facilities. Although the hotel doesn’t offer connecting rooms and family suites, they provide extra bedding to accommodate families with kids – a few words to the receptionist should do the trick!
D’Riam Riverside Resort
This place holds just as many adventures as you can expect to experience in Bandung. Enjoy a day out with the teens – you can climb the wall in a safe area while cheering each other on. Or challenge your kids to go rafting down the river – it’s a great opportunity to bond with the family over teamwork. And fret not, this resort has its own portion of the river that’s been tested for safety, so it’s definitely suitable for kids. You can also start a paintball game! What’s a family outing without some splashes of colour and lots of fun and laughter?
Take memorable and unique pictures on their scenic bamboo bridge or take a stroll in the purple garden that makes stunning images with the surrounding lush greenery! Feeling hungry? Take the whole team to the D’riam food market and enjoy scrumptious meals with the lovely views of the rainforest and river.
Located in the heart of Yogyakarta, this property provides a total of 122 rooms ranging from Deluxe Room, Grand Deluxe Room, Business Suite Room, Family Suite Room and Executive Suite Room. Each interior concept is designed by adopting a classic – colonial concept which ensures you will have a comfortable stay experience while in Yogyakarta. To complete your stay experiences, all rooms at Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta are also equipped with various facilities including personal air conditioning, high-speed wifi access, 40’ LED TV with various channels, a safe deposit box, and water heater, fridge, hair dryer and more.
In addition to the stay experience, Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta also offers a culinary experience that can complement your comfort. Swiss Cafe Restaurant at Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta which opens to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide array of food. Here, you will be accompanied by live gamelan music (traditional Javanese music) at breakfast time which is 6.00 am – 10.30 am which will take you into the traditional Javanese ambience that is synonymous with Yogyakarta. Not only Swiss-Cafe Restaurant, but Swiss-Belboutique Yogyakarta also has other facilities such as Gendhis Bar Lobby Lounge, Kahyangan Lounge and Chadis Rooftop Bar.
Immense gardens and great for families. Certainly not another modern, bland and ugly high-rise, this extraordinary hotel offers 11 types of rooms and suites. The furnishings in some are a little outdated, but the décor is always tasteful, with plenty of Indonesian arts and crafts. Many rooms seem to cater more for business than pleasure, and, despite views of the hotel gardens or tree-studded park over the road, windows are limited.
Most have space for an extra single bed, sometimes even 2, while some suites have 2 or more bedrooms. With ponds, creeks and ancient banyan trees, the magnificent gardens are also home to a butterfly dome, charming café and miniature replica of its namesake temple. Amazingly, there is also space for 3 tennis courts, an undercover basketball court, and yes, an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The young ones would also love the children’s pool, playground on the lawns, and futsal pitch. A world away from chaotic Jakarta, it’s in a pleasant area worthy of walks past military and government buildings, including the neighbouring Presidential Palace.
DoubleTree by Hilton – Diponegoro
Massive grounds, resort-style pool and families welcome. With no other high-rises nearby and extensive grounds set 200m back from Jakarta’s relentless traffic, this hotel provides more views, tranquillity and fresh air than others.
The spacious standard rooms feature likeable contemporary furnishings, but the swirling wallpaper above the bed is too distracting. Full-length windows offer reasonable views of the gardens, pool and/or city streets. 1 extra single bed can be squeezed into the standard rooms, and there’s enough space for 2 extra singles in the suites. Among extensive grounds, the twisting lagoon-shaped pool surrounded by palms is reminiscent of Bali. Families are welcome with good-value packages and special menus for the young ones. The children’s pool is sizeable and shady, and has plenty of lounge chairs for doting parents, while the colourful indoor kids’ club organises some activities, but is mostly unsupervised and for those under 10. Among streets of stalls selling antiques, it’s close to a long-distance train station, but for a better range of cafés and shops, jump in a taxi.
Classy, fab for families, but a little distant. Perfectly combining modern facilities with Indonesian charm – e.g. a lobby of gamelan music players and corridors of wayang kulit puppets – the Shangri-La is instantly likeable. The spacious and stylish Deluxe Rooms feature plenty of Indonesian art, a gorgeous carved desk, and full-length windows. Most rooms can squeeze in an extra bed, while some suites have 2 or 3 bedrooms.
The lagoon-shaped pool is reminiscent of a Bali resort but predictably flanked by looming office blocks. With lawns, palms and cabanas, the heavenly gardens can also be enjoyed from the nearby breakfast café. The splash pool is surrounded by lounge chairs for watchful parents, and in the unique Aqua Playground, under-12s can slide along tunnels and scream with delight while dumped with buckets of water. The tennis court is also welcome. A tad isolated, with no shops or cafés within walking distance, it’s a short taxi trip to the malls around the ‘Golden Triangle’.