The Indonesian Island of Bali is definitely a location worth ticking off your travel bucket-list. Bali is often cited as being a luxurious, exotic and incredibly beautiful get-away for those seeking a new adventure. In addition, it makes for a unique and exotic sun holiday for families of all ages, and the low cost of living on this island is sure to make it easier for you and your kids to have the holiday of a life time. For families in search of sea, sunshine and unbeatable adventure, Bali may be the location for you.
Currency Indonesian Rupiah
Weather With temperatures never dropping much lower than 25 degrees in the winter months, Bali is always a good location for a steady climate.
Travel There are one-stop and two-stop flight routes which go from Dublin Airport to Denpasar in Bali. Flight duration varies depending on lay-overs but can take 18-25 hours. Common lay-over locations include Singapore, Istanbul and Qatar, with Emirates and Qatar Airways being the most popular airlines for Irish families visiting Bali. Flight costs for 10-day round-trip flights from Dublin Airport to Denpasar Airport for two adults and two children from €1,545.00 via qatarairways.ie
Need to know The recommended vaccines include Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B and Poliomyelitis, with potential additions depending on the region which you are travelling to.
Where should we go?
Every region in Bali has its own appeal but these are our recommendations for family holidays to the island.
South Bali Including Canggu as well as Kuta and its famous beach, this area is most popular among tourists and is replete with sun-holiday essentials, activities and accommodations. Denpasar is also located in Southern Bali.
Four-star Puri Santrian Resort in Denpasar from €1059pp via Sunway.ie
Central Bali Including Ubud and Gianyar, this region is most rich in culture and history, and is also the centre of Bali’s mountain ranges for those wishing to see the country’s most beautiful landscapes.
Four-star AIilia Ubud Resort from €868pp via Sunway.ie
What is there to do in Bali?
As Bali is a sun-holiday location, there is a wide selection of water parks and resorts available such as Splash Waterpark in Canggu, and Circus Waterpark in Kuta. One of the most well-known parks in Bali is Waterbom Park in Kuta, and this tropical styled escape has a boat load of activities so you and your kids will have plenty to do. Alternatively, you could look into various water sports available to try out nearby Bali’s coastline’s and rivers. Surfing, rafting, diving, canoeing, wind-sailing, jet-skiing and paragliding are just the beginning of the many adrenaline-pumping activities provided by various companies such as Nusadua Water Sports. Be sure to check directly with activity providers regarding age requirements and equipment hire for these activities.
Tours and travels
There is an endless list of companies in Bali which provide boat tours around various locations. Bali Golden Tours is brilliant for sourcing the perfect type of tour for you and your family’s perfect trip. Many also incorporate fun activities such as water sports and snorkelling, so have a look around for ones which suit your family’s desires. If you’re looking for a fun and healthy way of seeing Bali’s sights, we suggest you and your family opt for a cycling tour. Banyan Tree Bike Tours offer great guided trips or, if you would prefer to go on a more free-style journey, you can rent bikes and plan your own route.
The Bali Safari and Marine Park in Gianyar is home to more than one hundred different species, included rare and endangered wildlife. There are various packages and experiences ongoing in this park so there’s bound to be something for everyone. A cultural live show featuring 180 Balinese dances, breakfast alongside a lion enclosure, a private tour in a 4×4 safari jeep and the opportunity to ride on the back of the park’s elephant residents is only the beginning of the amazing activities available here for you and your family to avail of. The park also has special nigh-time viewings that include a BBQ and captivating fire performance which is sure to make for a brilliant night out during your stay. Bali Bird Park , also in Gianyar, and the Monkey Forest in Ubud are also great locations for meeting some famous furry and feathered friends in the flesh.
Splash Water Park splashbali.com
Circus Water Park circuswaterpark.com
Waterbom Park waterbom-bali.com
Nusadua Water Sport nusaduawatersport.com
Bali Golden Tour baligoldentour.com
Banyan Tree Bike Tours banyantreebiketours.com
The Bali Safari and Marine Park balisafarimarinepark.com
Bali Bird Park balibirdpark.com
The Monkey Forest monkeyforestubud.com