1. Day out at Komune Beach Club
Komune Beach Club is located on the East Coast of Bali approximately 20 minutes drive past the popular seaside tourist area of Sanur. The expansive beach bar and massive outdoor pool sit just meters from the sand right in front of one of Bali’s most famous surf spots commonly known as “Keramas”. From the Kuta area the journey will take around 45mins to 1 hour depending on the traffic. Entry is free and the beach club itself has been voted in the top 5 in Asia, the beachside restaurant serves great food with a kids menu at very reasonable prices. The pool is kid friendly are there is plenty of shade around the pool and plenty of accommodation if you choose to stay the night.
2. Cycling & Ayung River Rafting
This is a great family activity suitable for the whole family and proves great value for money considering you will be enjoying two activities for the price of one. The day begins on the bike and you will have a chance to mix with the locals as you wind your way through local villages and visit mystical temples. Your ride will finish at the banks of the Ayung River where you jump into your rafts and head downstream for approximately 12 kilometers, taking around 2 hours. Your guide is licensed; insurance is included along with lunch, very well priced at $60 Aud for adults & $50 Aud for children.
3. Treetop Adventure – Bedugul Botanical Gardens
A great fun day out for the kids and a good opportunity to explore another part of Bali, the mountainous region of Bedugul with beautiful botanical gardens, huge lakes, mystical temples, strawberry farms and interesting local markets make for a great day trip. An adventure course through the trees from a height of 2-20 meters the adventure course is suitable for young children up to adults. A series of bridges, spider nets, swings and flying fox’s provide for an adrenaline filled experience whilst conforming to strict European Safety Standards. Well priced at $40 Aud for adults and $25 Aud for children.
4. A Day at Waterbom Park
Waterbom Park is a little toward the higher scale on price but offers fantastic value for money, priced at $47 Aud for adults and $33 Aud for children. Conveniently located right in the heart of Kuta, the park is spread out over 3.8 hectares and features a large central pool where you can find a place in the shade, making it your home base as you run off to try the 21 different slides on offer. Theres also a great pool area with lots of amusements for infants and younger children and an outdoor food court where you can try a selection many styles of food.
5. Balinese Cooking Class in Ubud
Another great opportunity to attend an enjoyable activity with the whole family while taking the opportunity to explore the very popular town of Ubud. This is as much a cultural experience as it is a cooking class, a trip to the market to buy the ingredients will be a great chance to rub shoulders with the locals and experience their everyday lives. Learn some of the finer points of traditional Balinese cooking, experiencing the use of local herbs and spices. And the best part of all is being able to try your own newly learnt cooking prowess and take home a book of traditional recipes to impress your friends and family.
6. Beginner Surf Lesson at Padma Beach
Why not spend a few hours on the sand at the family friendly Padma Beach, situated right next door to the Padma Hotel, easily accessible and just off Jalan Raya Legian. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to relax on a sun lounge while enjoying a pedicure as the kids take part in a fun filled surfing lesson. The lesson duration is 2 hours, conducted by a qualified instructor and reputable company; the kids will learn the basic principles of surfing and surf safety, initially on the sand before proceeding to the shallows where they will catch broken waves to the shore. What a great way to instill a sense of accomplishment in your children, very reasonably priced at $35 Aud.
7. See the Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple
Possibly one of the most underrated activities in Bali is witnessing the Kecak fire dance at sunset on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. This traditional dance is held in an outdoor amputheater with several hundred people looking on as local performers tell of a legendary tale of two young princes and the demon king, an epic and moving Hindu story of the Ramayana. The setting is breathtaking as the performance takes place on the cliff tops overlooking the Indian Ocean. This performance could coincide with a post seafood dinner at Jimberan Bay on the way back to your villa or hotel. Well priced at $10 Aud per person.