If you are planning a trip to Bali, home to expansive rice paddies, clear, blue skies and a lush landscape, then the best way to enjoy it is to first have a good, sound and efficiently-located accommodation. Travelling with children can bring its own set of challenges with it since the little ones may have specific demands and will definitely need their own space to run around amok – something that is next to impossible at a hotel.
Why stay in a family villa?
A private beach villa or one that is surrounded by rice paddies is a suitable choice for family-friendly holidays. Private villas promise a hearty vacation where guests can enjoy the many amenities and five-star facilities, activities and services for children like game rooms, babysitting, etc. and the luxury of time as well as space. Secure and safe, a villa in a location such as Seminyak, Bali would do you a world of good so you and the kids can enjoy the proximity to places like Oberoi ‘eat-street’, Petitenget and the serene sandy shores of Double Six beach in Legian.
To make it easier for you, here is a list of five amazing family villas in Seminyak where both the children and grown-ups can have a whale of a time!
1. Villa Crystal
A traditional four-bedroom retreat in the heart of bustling Seminyak, Villa Crystal is merely 200-metres from the famous ‘Eat-street’ with rows of fine-dine restaurants, boutiques and cafes. Villa Crystal extends its open-plan and open concept living spaces, spacious bedrooms and a luscious green garden to guests where the adults can lounge by the swimming pool while the kids splash around in the cool, blue water.
To ensure that you are worry-free during your stay, the villa management can arrange for amenities such as a pool fence for your children’s safety. A fully-equipped kitchen allows you to prepare specific dishes for your little ones as per their dietary requirements. Safe drinking water from the water dispenser is an added bonus at Villa Crystal.
2. Villa Abakoi
Minutes away from the beach, Villa Abakoi is a Bali-inspired, six-bedroom holiday haven with traditional peaked ceilings that act as natural air-conditioners, graciously-designed living areas, opulent interiors and most importantly, a bunk-bedded room that can accommodate up to four kids so they can enjoy their own space.
Villa Abakoi features a 16-metre swimming pool where the children can easily swim around with their floats on. With the staff ready to serve you at every step, you can request for child-friendly amenities like a baby cot, high chairs, etc. Also, you can take the kids to Seminyak beach for some fun in the water and sand.
3. Villa Makasih
An edgy-tropical inspired villa rental in Seminyak, Villa Makasih is a dreamy villa with two bedrooms. The fun interiors will definitely sit well with the children as they will get easily intrigued with the birdcage-lamps, platform beds and tribal artefacts. The villa staff can make necessary arrangements for child-friendly accoutrements like baby high chair, baby cots, a pool fence for added safety and much more. The fully-functional Villa Makasih allows you to simply make use of it as you would your own home.
Ideal for a small family, you have everything from a fully-equipped, western kitchen to a living room with a flat-screen TV. Your children can relish the delicious continental breakfast served fresh each morning so they can have enough energy to explore Seminyak with you. Close to Villa Makasih, there are many restaurants and cafes, beaches like Gado Gado as well as a surf school where the kids can get lessons as beginners.
4. Villa Madura
A three-bedroom villa amidst the bustling streets of Seminyak, Bali, Villa Madura upholds the island lifestyle with its rustic, wooden interiors, whitewashed ceilings, rattan furniture and open-sided spaces. Located within walking distance of Bintang Supermarket where you can get all the essentials, Villa Madura provides access to Double Six beach and nearby restaurants.
Children will surely appreciate all the running space near the private swimming pool while you enjoy evening cocktails on the furnished terrace. The bungalow-style layout extends a homely ambience so you can enjoy the place as your own. Villa Madura’s spacious kitchen is equipped with top of the line amenities like a microwave/oven, three-burner cooktop and plenty of counter space for your convenience. Child-friendly services like baby cots, babysitters and others can be arranged upon request.
5. Villa Iluh
A friendly staff who is ever present to cater to your needs, a lavish 18-metre swimming pool complete with a shallow end for children and expansive tropical gardens with towering palm trees make up the six-bedroom Villa Iluh. Found near the most popular restaurants in Seminyak, Metis and Sardine, Villa Iluh is a surprise find in a quiet Balinese lane or ‘gang’.
Perfect for a family-friendly holiday, Villa Iluh accommodates the needs of adults and children alike. A personal chef can be called in to prepare delicious dishes taking care of special dietary requirements as well. While you indulge in luxurious massages in-house, the kids can occupy themselves by wading in the pool or playing fun games like badminton, football or even water volley by themselves.
For more information about these villas or similar villas go to www.villa-bali.com/en-au/find/seminyak