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A Guide to Getting Around Bali for First-Time Families

airport car available at Bali Family VillasGetting around Bali during your stay is part of the adventure! In recent years the sidewalks have been improved in popular areas such as Canngu, Seminyak and Ubud. Staying in a Villa within walking distance of shops and cafes is a great start. Ask our concierge for complimentary baby strollers during your stay and for little bubs a baby carrier is a good idea. Other options are private drivers, taxis, go-jek transport apps, motorbike taxis or scooter rentals.

Car seats in Bali are not compulsory by law and as in general the traffic moves at a slow pace, many families hold children on their laps for shorter trips. We offer complimentary car seats and booster seats with our airport transfer service. We can also assist with the rental of forward or rear facing car seats in Bali. 

Great destinations for a morning or sunset walk are the beach walking tracks between Seminyak and Kuta as well as the famous beach path at Sanur beach. Here you can also rent a bicycle which is a fun way to explore this beach area for the day. 

How do Tourists Get Around Bali?

family walking on the beach while holidaying in Bali

If this is your first time on the island, you’re probably wondering what’s the best way to get around Bali. For big families and large groups of friends, renting a private car with a driver or a mini-bus is a smart choice and one of the best ways to get around Bali. Renting your very own scooter is also an option.

Let’s take a look at the best ways to get around Bali.

Grab / Go-Jek

getting around in bali with grab

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to travel around Bali; just download the app and enter your pick-up point and destination. The app is available for download once you are in Bali.  You won’t find the need to bargain – once you’ve entered your destination, you’ll see the price along with the driver’s name and plate number on your screen. 

Choose a car or a motorbike, tap “Order Now” and you’re all set to go! You can select cash payment or link a card for automatic payment. The same apps are also fantastic food delivery services. 


bluebird taxi in bali

Bali’s blue taxis used to be everywhere but these days they’re mostly found in the main tourist areas of Seminyak, Kuta, and Canggu. Before flagging one down and hopping in, be sure to check the final price to your destination with the driver. You may need to bargain a little. Just be aware that the price could be a little higher than the usual going rate. 

For planned trips from your Villa, our Villa managers will be happy to help arrange for you. 


getting around with scooter in bali

Motorbike or scooter hire is popular in Bali It’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to get around Bali, especially during peak hours or when the roads are particularly crowded. It’s also much easier to park a scooter than a car when getting around Bali. 

Of course, this is recommended for experienced drivers and be sure to always wear a helmet. The motorbike taxi service is also an option to experience Bali on the back of a scooter. 

Private Car With Driver

rental car in pantai pandawa, Bali for getting around

The best and most efficient way to get around Bali, especially for families with small children and the elderly. You can relax in air-conditioned comfort while your driver takes you from point A to point B. Your driver will also wait for you while you’re out and about, and pick you up again once you’re ready. No need to worry about learning Bali’s road rules and navigating its challenging roads! 

Ask our Villa team to help arrange for you.

Bali Family Villas with Car and Driver

Bali Family Villas have villas located in the most popular areas of Seminyak and Canggu, which means that it is now easier than ever for you to get around Bali with your family and loved ones. When you stay with Bali Family Villas, you can enjoy our included family-friendly features while you’re getting around Bali such as complimentary car seats for airport transfers and private cars with a driver on standby.

Bali Family Villas offers perfect accommodation in all areas of Bali. Here are just some of our amazing accommodation options that include a car with a driver at  your private Villa

Villa Astika

pool view of villa astika, canggu, bali

A beautiful, sprawling 4-bedroom Canggu villa with a 20-metre swimming pool, a media room, and plenty of indoor-outdoor spaces. Stay at Villa Astika and you’ll enjoy the services of a private driver, lovely housekeepers, and a chef. Located in Pererenan, the villa is close to the action of central Canggu but a world away!

Villa Zambala
pool view of villa zambala, canggu, bali

A contemporary Canggu holiday villa located just minutes away from the sandy beach of Berawa, featuring an impressive 25-meter private swimming pool, amazing facilities, and a huge gated garden to play in. Villa Zambala has 7 bedrooms, perfect for large families, groups of friends, and special events. Also included is a private car with a driver, housekeeping, cooking service, and night security.

Villa Cotton House
pool view of villa cotton house, seminyak, bali

This exclusive private Seminyak villa estate is designed in the charming architecture of the colonial days and is set within 2700 square metres of park-like gardens. Villa Cotton House comes with massive lawns, a pool, entertainment and dining areas and 8 large luxury bedroom suites. Your stay comes inclusive of a car and a driver, security, housekeeping, and a chef on site.

Browse through our Family-friendly villas in Canggu and villas in Seminyak to find your perfect holiday home with a private car and driver included, the best way to get around Bali. Contact us now to rent a Villa in Bali.

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