15 Incredible to things to do in Bali with your family
Traveling to Bali with your family? Want to know about family friendly activities that your entire gang can indulge in? Well, our round up of the 15 best things to do in Bali with family has you covered.
1. Take a plunge in the gorgeous stepped infinity pool at the Hanging Gardens
Set on a hill facing a lush green valley, Hanging Garden is the most gorgeous resort in Bali. While we want you to go out in the open and explore the country, the resort’s unique double stepped infinity pool will give you little reason to leave. Enjoy the view of the forest below as you take a dip in its crystal clear waters.
Cost: INR 37000/ USD 573
2. Spend a day at sea by going for the Bali Hai cruise
Nothing spells a relaxed day out like a luxury cruise – a life of sundecks and sunshine with your family. Bali Hai runs a number of cruises, to suit your every style.
The adventure cruise combines a number of thrilling watersports like scuba diving and cliff diving. And endlessly zooming on a giant water slide that drops you into the ocean.
The sunset cruise lets you absorb a fiery sunset over water as a cool ocean breeze kisses you. The evening ends with a sumptuous family on board.
Cost: The sunset cruise starts at INR 4400/USD 68
3. Take the Kintamani tour and watch an active volcano up close
The Kintamani tour is a favorite among couples and families. It takes you to one of the most gorgeous natural settings in the world – an azure blue lake, an active volcano touching the skies and a mystical temple nearby. Its one of the most popular photo shoot locations in Bali.
The tour also includes traditional Balinese dances, rice terrace and coffee plantation walks and a visit to the village of Celuk, known for crafting high quality gold and silver ornaments.
Cost: INR 3300/ USD 51
4. Visit the magnificent temples of Bali
Bali is known as the abode of gods, for there are hundreds of temples dotting its landscape.Some of these temples have magnificent views.
Uluwatu is the star among them, perched on a cliff 70 meters above the raging ocean. Travelers frequent it for the stellar sunset views. If you stay till night, you can watch the hypnotizing Kecak dance.
The sea temple Tanah Lot, is as gorgeous, sitting on a rocky outcrop and constantly battered by the sea. So you can only cross over to the temple during low tide.
5. Take a day trip to Nusa Penida Island
Nusa Penida Day trip is one of those relatively unexplored islands around Bali. Its natural wonders will make you feel that gods did roam this land.
From a natural infinity pool facing the sea to a viewpoint shaped like the head of a dinosaur to a natural bridge formed over a green lagoon, these extraordinary sights will have your jaws touching the ground.
Cost: INR 4100/ USD 64
6. Experience the most luxurious pampering amidst the tropical jungles at the Tjampuhan Spa
A trip to Bali is incomplete without a rejuvenating spa experience, and there is none better than Tjampuhan. Nestled at the base of a valley, right beside a free flowing river, it offers open air massages in the midst of a tropical jungle.
The spa utilizes the medicinal and therapeutic properties of water. A number of Balinese healing and beauty treatments can be done here along with a hot and cold Jacuzzi, created within a stone cavern.
Cost: INR 2800/ USD 43
7. Laze around at the sandy beaches of Bali
Bali is almost synonymous with beaches. Whether you want to get a tan, try watersports, enjoy a swim, get a massage or just go for quiet stroll, there is a beach to suit your taste. And they come in all shades – White, volcanic black,silver and grey.
Some of them are astonishing natural wonders, hidden behind limestone cliffs, making it almost an adventure to reach them.
8. Don your bandanas and experience the real life” Pirates of the Caribbean”
If you are one of the million fans of the famous Hollywood movie series “Pirates of the Caribbean”, then Pirates Bay Bali is a sure shot place to be included in your itinerary.
It is an open-air café which hosts a replica of the pirate ship, several tree houses, a lookout tower and a number of fun treasure hunt activities. The kids would especially love it.
9. Dine with the majestic lions at the Bali Marine and Safari Park
It is a one-of-a-kind park where animals roam freely in their natural habitats. It is thrilling to ride on a special cage tram and get up close with lions and tigers.
You can also go for a night safari, and end with a traditional Balinese fire dancing show and a barbecue dinner with a pride of lions.
Cost: INR 4060/USD 63
10. Witness the riot of colors and sounds at the Bali Bird Park
Experience more than 1000 birds from around the world, in a fun day out at the Bali Bird Park. The park recreates the natural habitats of its birds, with most of them roaming around freely. For every enclosure, there is an information panel, making it a combination of fun and education.
The Free Flight Bird Show at the park lets you witness birds of prey displaying amazing acrobatics.
Cost: INR 1444/ USD 23
11. Defy the law of gravity at the Upside Down House
Add some unique fun to your Bali trip by visiting the Upside Down World, where everything is topsy turvy. With seven specially designed rooms with quirky interiors, it’s a great place for some goofy family photographs.
Cost: INR 477/USD 7
12. Bathe in some of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Bali
Bali’s lush green landscape is fed by gorgeous waterfalls. Tegenungan Waterfall is the closest one that you can reach, located only half an hour from Ubud. The roaring fall is surrounded by lush green foliage, making it a sight to behold.
You can go down to its base and enjoy a splash in the pool. Avoid it after a downpour though, as the rain could lead to flash floods.
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13. Dust of the afternoon heat at Waterbom, Bali
This fun water park in Bali needs at least one entire day of splashing and swirling in its giant rides. With a number of water slides, ranging from chilled out ones to gut-wrenching rides, fun games and lazy pools, its the place for the young and the young at heart.
Cost: INR 2700/ USD 42
14. Bargain like never before at the vibrant markets of Bali
Bali is nothing less than a heaven for the shopaholics. You will be fascinated by the treasure of fine art pieces, handicrafts, jewelry, antiques and other souvenirs you can spot in the markets here.
Some of the shops offer fixed prices, while the rest put your bargaining skill to the test. But hey, that’s all a part of the experience.
15. Climb your way up to the craziest of tree houses in Bali
Imagine waking up to the song of birds and the smell of the forest, with views of lakes, villages and rice paddies. Yes, we are talking about living in tree houses
The luxurious tree house of Green Bamboo Village House, lying along the Ayung river, is one of the most unique accommodations in Bali. It mixes luxury and art, to make it a great stay for the nature loving families out there.
Cost: A green village tour costs INR 1290/ USD 20
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