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Family-Friendly Kuta Beach - Good Times for Young and Old

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Kuta is popular among lively 20-somethings, but it also offers opportunities for family-friendly fun. Mom, dad, and children can play together around the pool, or you can all stretch out on the sand, surf the waves, or cheer a baby sea turtle on its race to the ocean. Sunny, friendly Kuta a perfect place to make firm friends with other families who've come to relax in a tropical wonderland.

Kids clubs

 

The major hotels offer plenty of activities for youngsters, which helps keep them entertained when you want some down time. Central Hard Rock Hotel will appeal to teens, with its free iTunes downloads, and a rock climbing wall, or you can chill out in quieter Tuban, where a cluster of resorts line a lifeguard-protected beach.

 

Bali Dynasty Resort

 

At the Kupu-Kupu Kiddie Club, children will love getting their hands dirty, trying their hand at Balinese art. They can also strut their stuff learning traditional dance routines.

 

Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Badung, BaliTel: +62 361 752 403

 

Bali Dynasty Resort website

Putting yourself in the picture

 

There are endless opportunities for family photos in Bali, whether you’re at the beach or exploring inland. You could also surf an overhead swell, while the children get to fly on angel wings, shake the hoof of a unicorn, or hold open the jaws of a shark, all at the Dream Museum Zone and Seminyak's Gallery Trick Art 3D.

 

Dream Museum Zone

 

A well-placed camera lens makes any optical illusion appear real, whether you want to pose with the Sphinx, or do handstands by a waterfall.

 

Jalan Nakula 33X, Legian, Kuta, Bali. Tel: +62 361 849 6220

 

Dream Museum Zone website

 

Gallery Trick Art 3D

 

Staying on dry land is the safest way to get up close and personal with a shark.

 

Jalan Sunset 789, Seminyak, Bali. Tel: +62 361 849 6626

 

Gallery Trick Art 3D website

 

The natural world

 

Balinese Hindus revere the natural world, and their lush green island contains several ecological and animal preserves. Most are an easy day-trip from Kuta by car or organised trip. You can visit sacred monkeys and protected elephants near Ubud, or get close to a Komodo dragon, at the Bali Bird and Reptile Park in Batubulan.

 

Kuta Beach Sea Turtle centre

 

Children can learn about the natural world, by helping new, just-hatched turtles reach the welcoming warm waters of the ocean.

 

Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali. Tel: +62 361 804 0088

 

Kuta Beach Sea Turtle centre website

 

World-class water parks

 

Pretty much everyone visiting with their children will want to spend the day at one of Kuta's world-class water parks. Waterbom Bali features slides that range from mellow to extreme, while smaller Circus Waterpark offers a 1-foot deep kiddie pool, with a splash bucket and toddler-friendly slides.

 

Waterbom Bali

 

You can get your thrills by hurtling down any of the 8 water slides at Waterbom Bali, or unwind as you tube-raft down the Lazy River.

 

Jalan Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Bali. Tel: +62 361 755 676

 

Waterbom Bali website

 

Adrenaline-charged action

 

If the thought of relaxing by the pool makes you want to climb the nearest mountain, Kuta has plenty of options guaranteed to get your heart racing. You can try your hand at horse riding, get soaked on a whitewater kayaking trip, or take to the air in a paraglider. If none of that works for you, then bungee jumping is sure to keep your adrenaline pumping all week long.

 

Pro Surf School

 

If your kids want to learn to surf the waves in safety, Kuta's famous breakers are the perfect place to start. And even if you have no idea what "hanging ten" means, it's never too late to find out.

 

Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali. Tel: +62 361 751 200

 

Pro Surf School website