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Tips for Your Unforgettable First Family Trip to Bali

Bali Family Villas specializes in making family trips to Bali absolutely spectacular… even if it’s your very first! With stunning beaches, vibrant culture and endless adventures, Bali is the perfect destination for families.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide essential tips and things to consider for first-timer families holidaying in Bali, ensuring you create unforgettable memories with Bali Family Villas.

Essential Tips for First-Timers

Is Bali Worth Visiting with Family? If we didn’t believe this then we wouldn’t be Bali Family Villas! And it’s even more worthwhile if you pack right. Here are some key things to remember for a smooth and unforgettable trip:

  • Pack light clothes suitable for hot and humid weather. Don’t forget sunscreen, hats, and swimsuits.
  • Bring familiar snacks and drinks for your children, especially during the first few days to adjust to new flavours.
  • Download offline maps and essential apps like translation tools before you arrive.
  • Respect the local culture. Dress modestly when visiting temples, and be mindful of customs and traditions.
  • Purchase travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Plan your itinerary with a good mix of relaxation, sightseeing, and activities to keep everyone entertained.

For even more in-depth planning advice, especially for larger families, check out our comprehensive guide: “Essential Tips for Planning a Large Family Holiday in Bali”.

Choosing Your Perfect Location: Family-Friendly Areas in Bali

family with two kids dinner in Canggu, BaliVirtually the entire island has something to offer any family – however, we love Seminyak and Canggu.

Seminyak is a bustling coastal town with a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of family-friendly attractions. The beaches here are great for families, with soft sands and opportunities for water sports and beach activities. Seminyak also offers a wide range of family-friendly restaurants, cafes, and shops. 

Canggu is very trendy right now, which older kids will love, while still offering a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of activities for families to enjoy. The beaches here are popular for surfing, and there are several family-friendly cafes and restaurants in the area.

Explore our guides on Things to Do in Seminyak with Kids and Family Fun in Canggu to discover the perfect activities for your family’s interests.

Budgeting for Bali Holiday with Families

Your expenses can depend on a number of factors, including the time of year you travel, your choice of accommodation, dining preferences and the activities you plan to participate in. 

Local eateries are usually much more affordable than “touristy” options – and often have much more authentic food! You can also save even more by booking a Bali Family Villa with a kitchen and cooking your own meals. 

Activities can also vary: visiting a beach will cost nothing, for example, but learning to surf on that beach will cost money. There are a few transport options too, including rideshare, taxi or car rental. Longer stays may make rental worthwhile, whereas for shorter stays you might be able to settle for easy-to-arrange taxis

Booking a Villa allows you to utilise extra beds, free baby cots, Villas with Bunk Beds and large group solutions. This works out to be a cost-effective way of travelling as a family to Bali. 

For a deeper dive into valuable tips for parents travelling with kids and families, check out our comprehensive guide: “Useful Tips for Parents

How Long Should You Stay?

baby swim in bali villas poolFor holiday purposes, 7 to 10 days is an ideal length of time which will allow you to take things at your own pace, while still experiencing plenty without being rushed. 

We think 5 days in two different locations makes for a great holiday! That length of time can even allow a handful of guilt-free, lazy days by the pool in the comfort and privacy of your Bali Family Villa!

By following these essential tips and considering important factors before your trip, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for the whole family.

Why Bali Family Villas is Perfect for First-Timers

bali family villas owner with family

For families travelling to Bali for the first time with young children, choosing the right accommodation is crucial. A private villa offers a haven of comfort and convenience compared to traditional hotel rooms. That’s why, Bali Family Villas takes the guesswork out of this process

A Bali family trip with Bali Family Villas is an incredible opportunity to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Our team wants to make your first trip memorable for all the right reasons, which is why we offer additional services including airport transfer with baby car seats and even private chefs for your villa.

Complimentary baby cots, high chairs, toy baskets, stair gates, and baby equipment too. 

Explore our extensive selection of family-friendly villas in Seminyak and villas in Canggu to find the perfect fit for your family’s needs and desires.

Recommended Villas for Families in Canggu

Villa Bogor Canggu

villa bogor canggu pool view

Spacious Villa Bogor in Canggu features 6 bedrooms with a family bunk room, a private pool with shallow area and fence (upon request), plus a garden for kids to explore and baby essentials.

Villa Desa Roro

villa desa roro canggu pool view

Villa Desa Roro in Berawa offers 5 bedrooms (2 sets of interconnected rooms) and a fantastic pool perfect for families. The villa provides games, a baby cot, high chair, and is near a yoga resort and Finns Recreation Club.

Villa Mizi

villa mizi canggu pool view

Designer Villa Mizi in Berawa, Canggu, features 5 bedrooms with bunk beds, a private pool with shallow area and fence (upon request), plus toys, games, and a garden for family fun.

Villa Shambala

villa shambala canggu living room

Seminyak’s Villa Shambala offers a private retreat with interconnecting bedrooms, a media room, large garden, and shallow pool area. Perfect for families, it’s near shops, beaches, and has a pool fence available.

Villa Marang

villa marang canggu pool viewPerfect for large families, Villa Marang boasts 6 bedrooms including a bunk room, a private pool with a shallow area, and a large garden for playtime. Located in trendy Canggu, it’s close to shops, beaches, and popular spots like The Lawn.

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