Family-friendly essentials for a holiday in Ubud, Bali

Here are the ideal places for families in Bali's cultural capital - from eco resorts to pizza restaurants. Child-approved!

Ubud is perfect for your next family holiday.
  • Sue White
  • August 2019

If you're planning to take the tribe to Ubud for a family holiday, you need to choose wisely. Here is some useful intel on how to navigate this delightful destination when travelling with the tribe.

Where to stay

Book an eco cottage at Bali Swasti, a short stroll from Ubud’s famous (or infamous?) Monkey Forest, where parents can enjoy the daily yoga sessions while kids will love the circus classes and wandering the gardens. On the other side of town, De Munut Balinese Resort is a well-priced and peaceful hotel with friendly staff, plenty of greenery and two pools.

Bali Swasti's kid-friendly eco cottages are an ideal family retreat
Bali Swasti's kid-friendly eco cottages are an ideal family retreat.

Where to eat

Kid-friendly dining is plentiful in Ubud but at Mother, the little ones can play on the soccer field outside or discover the toy corner under the stairs. The Elephant restaurant is a favourite for vegetarian meals – and for the view over the Campuhan Ridge. The same owners also opened woodfired pizza joint Dumbo nearby. For dessert, try the coconut ice-cream at Tukies Coconut Shop.

How to get around

Within Ubud, the streets can be busy. Footpaths are narrow and few areas are pram-friendly. Use taxis if you have young kids. DMY Tour Bali takes visitors to Ubud from across Bali and have child seats. Magical Bali Tours offers family-friendly tours in the area, plus transfers.