Traveling with Kids & Family to Bali

Visa & Immigration

Your passports must be valid for at least 6 months on the day of arrival. Immigration is very strict about this rule. Passport holders from countries like Australia, India, the USA and most European countries do not need a visa for a max stay of 30 days. Important: day of arrival counts as day 1.
Please check below link to see if you are visa exempt.

Visa and Bali Immigration

Best Time to Travel

If you travel with kids that are in school you have to come during school holidays of course, which is in most cases during high season. July and August the weather is really nice with lots of sun, and little rain.The best time to visit Bali is May, June and September, just before and after the more expensive high season. April is also great. During those months it's dry season which means it is less humid, expect more sunshine, beaches are clean, and room prices and villa rentals can be 30-50% cheaper than during high season (July, August, Christmas, Chinese New Year, and Easter).
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Bali Weather and Seasons

Where to Stay with Kids

Sanur is great for families with small children as it has a peaceful white sand beach fronting a calm section of the Indian Ocean that allows safe swimming. Atmosphere is calm here and walking around with a stroller easy to manage.
Seminyak and Canggu are great areas for children too, yet the sea is more rough and sometimes dangerous. If kids are old enough to surf or learn how to surf, these areas are perfect for a more active holiday. The Canggu Club has a Water Park, Trampoline Centre, a Ten Pin Bowling, and Kids Club. Both Seminyak and Canggu have many restaurants, interesting shops and beach front clubs. Kuta and some parts of Legian are more for youngsters and party goers. Ubud is also recommendable for families with kids. The monkey forest is a fun highlight.


Travel & Health Insurance

We strongly advise that you do not travel without insurance. Emergency care can become expensive really quickly. Do check your coverage before you travel as some policies do not cover injuries caused by certain activities such as trekking, scuba diving or paragliding. Often, if you pay your travel expenses with your credit card, a travel insurance is included. You can check with your credit card company for details.

Money & Currency

Once you land at the airport, we suggest you go to the ATM or money changer just outside the airport building and get some IDR for paying taxi and first expenses. Credit cards are well accepted in the tourist areas, but not so much in the more remote areas and smaller businesses. You can withdraw cash at an ATM, which are easy to find. USD, AUD, EUR are easily converted at money changers.

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