Located in the Southern archipelago of Indonesia, one of the biggest countries on the Asian continent, Bali is a major tourist destination on the continent, preferred mostly by European and Asian visitors. Why so? Well, most people cite the exotic landscape, the good tourism infrastructure, as well as the possibilities to explore the local culture.
While being mainly a destination for young couples or single groups, Bali has plenty to offer to larger families, with children, also. Let’s explore.
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First, tourism infrastructure is mostly composed of resorts or bungalows with ratings ranging between 4 and 5 stars. Most hotels offer additional services apart from accommodation, such as beach and water sports, activities for children, snorkeling and scuba diving, renting jet skis and many others. If you’re worried your kids will be bored, you should know that scuba diving classes are provided to children as small as 6 and that Bali is situated in the so-called Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species in the world. Therefore, Bali is one of the best diving destinations on the planet and, for sure, your kids will enjoy the myriad of colors and animals that lies beneath the waters of the island.
Secondly, Bali is one of the most diverse places in Indonesia and Asia, with a wide range of cultures, religions and architectures present on the island.
It’s a good place to teach your kids about multiculturalism and tolerance, as well as expose them to the variety of the island. The Bali experience includes the Buddhist, Islamic and Hindu cultures, with numerous temples spread around the island, as well as numerous religious processions, such as cremations and Kecak dances, taking place on a weekly basis.
Bali is also the home of a wonderfully diverse fauna and flora. Numerous species of birds that are specific to this part of the world, such as the Bali myna, can be seen in their natural habitat, while monkeys roam around the island, including in towns and villages. While they can be entertaining, one must be aware that Bali monkey are very prone to… steal food.
All in all, Bali is one of the most complete tourist destinations in the world, with natural and cultural sites to see, as well as leisure activities to get involved in. The island is suitable for young couples, as well as larger families, with plenty of things for children to do and see. Have a nice trip!