If you’re looking for a relaxing family holiday it’s hard to look past beautiful, family friendly Bali. With stunning weather and kind people, plenty of fun activities for the little ones and amazing dining options (for big and little kids!), it’s a great family option. Even better, it isn’t too far from Australia and offers amazing value for money. Recently my daughter and I flew from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport on the Jetstar 787 Dreamliner. The flight went quickly and we kept ourselves hydrated. Once we landed in Bali, it was so easy to get through the airport process now that Visa on arrival and immigration arrival cards are no longer required. Expedia’s Aussie travellers usually spend 4-5 nights in Bali – school holidays are the peak periods and it’s easy to see why. Here are my top five child friendly Hotels in Bali.

Padma Resort Legian

Padma Resort Legian is paradise for families. All your needs catered for – my favourite feature are the family rooms with bunk beds. To entertain your kids there are awesome water slides and a well equipped kids club, all at no extra cost and no need for advanced bookings. Simply come and go as you please. There’s also a fantastic children’s playground and plenty of family friendly dining options within the resort covering all needs. I highly recommend the wood smoked pizzas and the buffet breakfast – it has everything you could dream of having for breakfast! From traditional Indonesian stir-fries and curries to pancakes, waffles, tropical fruits and of course hot English breakfast items.

Hard Rock Hotel Kuta

Hard Rock Hotel Kuta has great kids suites with added extras including a play station and children’s toilet. The suites have a separate second bathroom for your kids. Hard Rock has the largest free form swimming pool in Bali, with a huge water slide that’s lots of fun for all. The good news is both pool and slide are supervised at all times, and the pool is the beach style access, which is great for babies and toddlers.