36 mind-blowing things to do in Bali with teenagers

Bali is a tropical paradise known for its beaches, markets, temples and cheap holidays. It attracts people from all around the world, and Bali has plenty to offer family travellers. You will find plenty to do in Bali with teenagers, young adults, kids and toddlers. No matter how big or small your travelling family is, Bali will go down as one of the best family destinations in Asia.

Table Of Contents
  1. Know before you go! Our top Bali travel tips
  2. All the very best family activities in Bali for teens
  3. Need more things to do in Bali with teenagers?
  4. Free things to do in Bali with teens
  5. Things to be aware of in Bali for families
  6. Drivers and Tour companies in Bali
  7. Restaurant recommendations in Bali
  8. Shopping in Bali with teenagers
  9. Airport transfer in Bali
  10. Frequently asked questions about Bali
  11. Where to stay in Bali with teenagers

Visiting Bali with kids is a great idea with plenty of value for money. Food and accommodation-wise, Bali is one of the best places for family vacations with teens in Asia. You will find white sand beaches, water parks, water activities, cultural experiences, sightseeing and much more in Bali for families. Here are some of our top family things to do in Bali for your next family vacation with teens.

Know before you go! Our top Bali travel tips

Travelling to Bali for your family holiday can be an overwhelming experience. The heat is one factor that many are not ready for but this beautiful tropical island is waiting for you to go and relax. Our top Bali travel tips for families will take the stress out of planning your family travel with teenagers to Bali.

Best places to stay in Bali for young adults

You’ll never be short of options for your accommodation in Bali for families. In Bali, you find a range of hotels, apartments and hostels for your family trip to Bali. You will be sure to be able to find something to fit singles, couples, families and groups on every budget.

If you’re not keen on any of our picks below or have specific needs for your family vacation, we recommend using Trip Advisor, Booking.com or Luxury Escapes to find the best places to stay in Bali for young adults.

Bali apartment alternative for your stay in Bali

If you prefer a home away from home-style accommodation when you travel with teenagers then an apartment is the best choice for you on your Bali vacation with teens. There are so many options for singles, families, and budget-friendly options in Bali as well. Find the perfect Bali apartment for your stay in Paradise.

How to get to Bali

  • Ngurah Rai International Airport services flights in and out of Bali. The airport is located in the south of Bali and near most of Bali’s main tourist areas. In 2018 the airport handled over 23 million passengers
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  • Being an island you can get to Bali by ferry from Java on your family vacation to Indonesia. The ferry that transfers between Ketapang in Java and Gilimanuk in Bali is a great way to cross the Bali Strait. Ferries operate 24 hours a day every 15-20 minutes, weather permitting.

How to get around Bali

The whole Bali tourism industry is built around locals who work as drivers. One of our best tips for family trips to Bali is that you will be able to hire a driver and car for a day for around $40USD/$60 AUD. This is one of the very best ways to make your family vacation to Bali with teens absolutely hassle-free.

Another of our family vacation tips for Bali is if you want to make a short trip to the beach or shops your best bet is to use GRAB (The Asian Uber) or a Blue Bird Taxi. If using the Taxi always book it through the app or negotiate the price first, Taxi rip-offs are common and that is one way to ruin your family holiday to Bali.

Using a driver in Bali is one of the easiest ways for families on holiday in Bali to get to all the best Bali activities with teenagers. We recommend using Putu at Bali Travel Times, tell Putu, Wyld Family Travel sent you.

Weather in Bali

Bali is a warm weather destination located near the equator, meaning you will find very little difference in the temperature all year around. May is the hottest month in Bali with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is January at 26°C (79°F). The wettest month is January when tropical storms sweep in and dump a heavy downfall and then disappear. 

Seasonal essentials for travel to Bali

Bali for international visitors

International travel to Bali Indonesia requires a bit more thought. You will need travel insurance for sure in Bali, the quality of medicare can vary greatly in Indonesia and travel insurance will ensure you get the best medical care if needed.

The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesia Rupiah. If you use your bank account from home you will be stung with high transaction fees, while your mobile phone calls will all be charged at an international rate. These are just some of the things you need to think about when you visit Istanbul with teenagers.

Travel accessories for teenagers that travel

For teenagers, travelling can be a fun and exciting experience. However, there are a few things that they need to take into account in order to make the trip as comfortable and safe as possible. One of these is ensuring that they have the necessary travel accessories.

All the very best family activities in Bali for teens

Planning a trip to Bali with teens is made easy with our epic guide on activities in Bali for families. Use our expert travel with teens knowledge to plan the very best Bali itinerary to make your Indonesian holiday a family travel adventure to remember. Make Bali one of the best vacation spots for teens in Asia.

Surfing lessons for teenagers at Kuta Beach

As you walk along the beach at Kuta you will see surfboards lining the beach right next to plenty of chairs under large umbrellas.

Have you ever thought about taking a surfing lesson in Bali? It’s such a cool place for teenagers who want to learn how to surf! But before you hit the waves, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, make sure you pick a good surf school with experienced instructors who know how to keep you safe. You don’t want to be caught in a big wave without someone there to guide you. And speaking of waves, it’s best to start with smaller ones if you’re new to surfing. This will help you build up your skills and confidence before you tackle bigger ones.

learning to surf at Kuta beach Bali
You will learn the basics before heading into the water at Kuta Beach

And don’t forget to bring appropriate gear like a rash guard or wetsuit, sunscreen, and a hat and sunglasses. The sun can be really intense in Bali, so it’s important to protect yourself while you’re out there.

Overall, just remember to have fun! Surfing is such an awesome experience, and Bali is the perfect place to try it out. So get out there, catch some waves, and enjoy the beautiful scenery!


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Places to visit in Bali with family – The Bali Swing

What started as one good idea in one spot in Bali has now spawned what seems like a million copies. Have you ever heard of the Bali Swing? It’s a really popular attraction on the island that lets you swing over the beautiful tropical scenery.

But get this – there’s not just one swing! There are actually numerous swings all over Bali that you can visit. Each one has its own unique features and stunning views. Some are really high up in the trees, while others are over rice paddies or rivers.

The Bali Swing
Soaring high above the rice fields on the Bali Swing

If you’re someone who loves adventure and beautiful views, then visiting one of these swings is a must-do when you’re in Bali. It’s such a thrill to swing out over the lush greenery and feel the wind in your hair. Plus, the swings are usually surrounded by little cafes or snack stands where you can grab a bite to eat or drink while taking in the scenery.

While it may not be for everyone this is one of the best things to do in Bali with kids.


Best destination in Bali for families – Waterbom in Kuta

This has to be on the top of the best destinations in Bali for families. Waterbom is constantly rated as the best waterpark in all of Asia, while many people will tell you this is one of the things to avoid in Bali, it is one of the best family things to do in Bali.

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Visiting Waterbom we had high expectations for a brilliant family day out in Bali. We hired a cabana near the lazy river area, which was excellent and provided us with a shady spot to go back to throughout the day. One of our most useful travel tips for travelling to Bali is that if you are spending the day at Waterbom hiring a cabana is one of the things you have to do in Bali.

Our eldest teen seemed to think it was a good place to have a short sleep for a while with the occasional dip into the lazy river. Our tween, on the other hand, was straight at the water slides of which there are many, that go by names such as boomerang, constrictor and super bowl just to name a few.

Having fun at Waterbom in Bali with teenagers
Fun stuff to do in Bali

Waterbom is basically on the main street of Kuta. Waterbom Bali is one of the best places to go with teens in Kuta. Expect it to be packed and the lines for the water slides to be long but you will not be short of activities for teens there. To spend money at Waterbom you need to get a wristband that is topped up with credit.

You then just swipe your band when buying drinks, food or massages. A visit to Waterbom with a teen in Bali will cost you Western prices. Kids over 11 are charged adult prices. For us, that meant a cost of just over $200 AUD for entry and a cabana.

  • We also suggest you put a little bit extra on your wristband to spend especially if you are hiring towels. We put Rp.300,000 on our card on entry and that went straight to hiring towels for the 4 of us. Towels are only Rp.10,000 to hire BUT you need an Rp.50,000 deposit on all of them each that you receive when you return them.
  • There are top-up stations all over the park though so it is easy to do and you don’t have to return to the entrance to top up. If you have money left on your wristband at the end of the day you just have to go to the ticket booths at the entrance and they will give you your remaining money back in cash.

The Secret Waterslide – adventure holidays with teenagers

Way up in the North of Bali around about 3 hours from Kuta lies the secret waterslide, a great day trip in Bali with teenagers. This road trip with teens is slow and windy on back roads where you will be dodging dogs, chooks and steep drops till you reach Lemukih Village but it is one of the most fun trips for teenagers in Bali.

This place is that far north you can see the coastline and Singaraja the biggest city on the north coast. You need to trek through some amazing rice terraces on the way, with steep forested mountains surrounding you. The walk alone is something that is pure magic and is one of the very best things to do in North Bali and one of the unique things to do in Bali too.

You will arrive at a little shack that serves food and drinks while the sound of running water rings in your ears. The river below is where the fun in Bali for your travelling teenagers really begins. A fast-flowing downhill stream awaits you. The forces of the water over thousands of years have worn the rocks smooth down into some little pools at the end of the slides.

An attendant will have some tubes waiting for you to sit on so you can head down the slide at full speed! If you are a little unsure, the attendant will even go down with you the first few times, maybe even backwards.

This was something the girls loved and thought it was fantastic that the attendant was going down with them too! This adventure is best done as a part of a tour with Bali Customized Tours. Put this on your list of epic teen travel experiences.

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5GX Reverse Bungy in Bali

If you’re looking for some extreme fun while in Bali, then check out the 5GX Reverse Bungy.

Thrilling Bali Adventure featuring the reverse bungee
Bali fun things to do with older kids

This attraction is perfect for thrill seekers and teenagers who are looking for some adrenaline-pumping excitement. The ride starts with you and two others being strapped into a 3-seat platform and sent flying upwards at high speeds. This is definitely not a ride for the faint of heart! Book your reverse bungy fun in Bali today.

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Tirta Empul

We think it is important for our teens and tween to experience cultural activities while we travel and there are so many family holiday destinations in Asia that excel at this. For teens in Bali, this can only mean a visit to Tirta Empul.

Legend has it that the Hindu god Indra created a spring that feeds the temple’s 13 fountains. The Hindu religion dictates that you bathe in the holy water to guard off evil spirits. This is a truly special cultural event to experience in Bali with teens.

It requires you to put a sarong on and immerse yourself in the cold waters of the bathing pool. When you get to the front you must put your head under the running water to wash the evil spirits away.

There are 13 fountains where this can be done and traditionally you must wash at all 13 of them. This cultural ceremony is unique and cooling on a hot in Bali for children.

Family travel with teenagers tip:

We had a driver take us from Ubud to Tirta Empul. He waited the 2 hours while we were inside and then he took us back to Ubud for $40 AUD or Rp.400,000. This is a brilliant way to get around Bali with teens and it makes vacations with teenagers in Bali so easy and hassle-free.

Tirta Empul Bali
Our teen in Bali washing away the evil spirits at Tirta Empul

Uluwatu Temple

Built on a cliff in  Southern Bali, the Uluwatu Temple is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. It is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims alike. Every morning, thousands of people come here to the Hindu temple to pray for blessings and good fortune.

The temple complex has 4 levels with shrines on each level, which are dedicated to the Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Indra. The ritual Kecak Fire dance takes place daily at the temple site at sunset in Uluwatu

The amazing performance involves around 60 people, who chant and tell the story through dance.  It is important that teens visiting Bali get to experience the different cultures and religions on the island. Book your tickets today.

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Bali teenager activities – Hire a jetski at Sanur

Jet skiing is a great way to get your adrenaline fix. The thrill of the speed and the excitement of the action make it a popular choice for those looking for an adventure. The company you hire your jetski from will make sure you are familiar with the throttle, steering and brake controls before letting you take off. Jet skiing can be a lot of fun and one of the most memorable experiences you will be talking about for a long time to come.

Bali for kids – Monkey Forest

For those adventurous teens looking for a different type of experience, the Bali Monkey Forest is a great option. It’s also for those that are looking to enjoy the lush rainforest, complete with bamboo forests and streams.

teenagers enjoying the Bali's Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Things to do in Ubud with Kids, get up close to Monkeys

The Bali Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is an important sanctuary for monkeys in Bali. For tourists, it can be a fun experience getting to interact with them without the dangers of other places where these primates are kept in captivity.

The forest’s main attraction is the family of Macaque monkeys that have made this place their home. Beware that getting too close to the monkeys can cause you to go home without your hat, sunglasses or mobile phone.

Bali teenager activities – Sekumpul Waterfall

Bali is a perfect place to enjoy waterfalls. There are many waterfalls in the north of the island, that you can choose to visit on your family vacation to Bali.

One of the most popular waterfalls in Bali is the Sekumpul Waterfall. The hike in and out of Sekumpal can be tricky, with wet and slippery stairs to navigate as you make your way to the valley floor through the jungle.

The water falls to the valley floor from 80 meters above smashing into the rocks and causing a thick, rain-like mist for all who stand in front of it. We would recommend that you have a moderate fitness level as there are a lot of stairs coming back up to the car park.

Stand-up paddle boarding in Bali

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy the water in Bali, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) might be just the thing. SUP is a relatively new sport that involves standing on a large, surfboard-like paddleboard and using a long paddle to move through the water.

paddleboarding in Bali
What to do in Bali – Go paddleboarding

It can be done in Bali in the calm waters of Kelan Beach in the Tuban area with Priority Stand Up Paddle Bali. This is a fun thing to do in Bali with family members, a good group activity.

Bali Zoo – Breakfast with the Orangutans

Are you looking for an exotic breakfast experience while in Bali? Why not head to the town of Bedugul and enjoy a meal with the orangutans at the Bali wildlife park? The park is a great place for families, teens, and anyone who wants to experience some of Bali’s natural attractions.

Start your day off right by having an unforgettable morning surrounded by Orangutans at Bali Zoo while eating breakfast. This is one of those special family experiences one can have in Bali. Book your breakfast today.

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What to do in Bali – Watch a sunset at Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot is one of the most famous temples in Bali for its stunning location and sunsets. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop that is constantly surrounded by water and waves most of the day. Its location with an ocean backdrop makes Pura Tanah Lot a stunning location for sunset photos.

Tanah Lot is a great activity for teenagers in Bali
Best family holiday in Bali with teenagers

Fun things to do in Bali – Frankensteins Laboratory

Vacationing with teens can be hard work! Located in Seminyak is Frankensteins Laboratory. It is a cabaret show, restaurant and bar. An evening at Frankensteins has to be one of the best family activities in Bali and it is definitely one of the best things to do with kids in Bali. Each day they have an afternoon family show that starts at 4.30 pm and runs till 7.30 pm.

This place really gets into the swing of it by having drinks in syringes and even I.V bags, it is a must for any Bali family holidays with teens. They have some amazing makeup artists on hand to make you look all types of freaky and deformed. The cabaret characters come out dressed as Jason from Friday the 13th and Freddy Kruger just to name a few. Have a fun night out in Bali with young adults right here!

They happily wander the venue scaring people and posing for pictures. Then the real entertainment begins when they start the dance routines to such hits as Micheal Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and Bruno Mars.

The food and drinks were a little more expensive than most venues but you are paying for the entertainment which was first class and kept our kids in Bali very much entertained for the entire time we were there. Put Frankensteins on your Bali top things to do for kids.

make up done at Frankensteins
The quality of makeup done at Frankensteins is outstanding.

Where is Frankensteins Bali?

Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.6, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 https://frankensteins-laboratory.com/

Travel tips for families visiting Frankensteins Laboratory in Bali

  • Older kids might not find it as fun as the younger ones but it is a great night out
  • Get one of the make-up ‘wounds’ Our tween loved it and she still has the plastic to take home as a souvenir.
  • If we return I am definitely getting one of the IV bag drinks or the syringe drinks! They looked so cool
  • Prices are a little more than your warung or local restaurant. It is marketed at travellers and tourists to Bali so if you are on a holiday in Bali on a budget you may need to put a little away for it
  • Get up, dance and have a heap of fun!

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Whitewater rafting in Bali

There are a few different rivers in Bali that you can go rafting on, but the most popular one is the Ayung River. It’s a beautiful river that flows through a lush jungle, and you’ll get to see some amazing scenery as you raft down it.

The rapids in Bali can range from class II to class IV, which means they can be pretty intense. But don’t worry, your guide will be experienced and will know how to navigate the water.

You’ll be wearing a life jacket and a helmet, and you’ll have a guide with you who will help steer the raft and keep you safe. whitewater rafting in Bali is a great choice for a fun and exciting activity to do with your teenagers. Just make sure you’re all comfortable with water and don’t mind getting a little wet!

Bali holidays with teenagers – Snorkelling in Bali

In North Bali, just off Lovina Beach is a reef located in around 10 feet (3.05 m) of water. The water is calm without any waves, which produces ideal conditions for beginners and teenagers to snorkel in Bali. You will be taken out to the reef in a traditional boat and supplied with masks and flippers.

This is one of the best things to do in North Bali when you are vacationing with teens, and the sea life in the area is amazing. As you swim around the reef, tropical fish will be everywhere, and you may even see turtles. Other spots to snorkel in Bali include Jemeluk coral bay and Tulamben snorkelling point. This was an amazing experience for the whole family in Bali.

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Bali getaway with teenagers – Sunset at Seminyak

In the late afternoon, the beach at Seminyak is transformed with beanbags and tables for watching the sunset on the beach. La Plancha is one of the best places to go with teens and they will have rows of beanbags set out, friendly waiters seat you then take your order for food and drinks. This is one of the best activities with teens in Bali after a long day of sightseeing in Bali.

Watching sunset in Bali at Seminyak
Seminyak an evening is one of the most popular places in Bali

Music makes the atmosphere all that more lively as the sun dances across the water as it slowly disappears behind the ocean. The teenagers will enjoy the party-like atmosphere where everyone is friendly and just looking to relax and enjoy the evening.

Transworld Studio Indoor Theme Park

The newest Bali attraction for teens on the scene is Transworld Studio indoor theme park which is one of the best things for kids in Bali. This Bali attraction only opened in December 2019. The one thing that stands out as you approach the venue is the roller coaster that sticks out of the roof.

Transworld studio Bali Indonesia
Trans Studios is one of the top things to do in Bali

The Trans Studio Bali offers an exciting indoor experience in Bali. There are days when it’s too hot to be outside or when a tropical downpour hits which makes family travel with teenagers difficult! Perched on the top 2 floors of the Trans Studio Mall, is spread over 1,8 hectares of space.

The theme park boasts a unique concept with many rides and attractions spread out over 5 different zones for kids and adults of all ages. This is one of the best things to do in Bali with a family.

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Go Ice skating with Bali teens

Many families travelling to Bali with kids come for sun and sand. But why not try something different in Bali and experience a cold weather destination activity?

Teenagers in Bali ice skating
Get on the ice during your Bali family holidays

You can try ice skating in Bali, what a way to escape the relentless heat of South East Asia. The ice skating rink has fixed session times with a limited amount of participants, so it’s not too crowded. The Ice skating rink is open till 9 pm, making it a good thing to do at night on Bali holidays with teenagers. Book your ice skating session in Bali today.

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Sunrise jeep tour on a Volcano

Teens will fancy jumping in a jeep at 4 am, bouncing their way along jungle tracks up the slopes of a volcano to watch an amazing Bali sunrise over another volcano in the distance. The sunrise is nothing short of sensational as you sit perched waiting for the sun to come up.

After witnessing the sunrise, you will jump back into your jeep and head off to explore the Black Lava fields made by the Volcano. The jeeps are great fun as they wind their way through the black lava taking you to some great photo locations. This tour can be done combined with an ATV tour or a hot springs tour, either way, it is well worth doing.

Experience a local meal or take a cooking class in Bali

How do you make the best teenage family vacations? Food! Food plays a big part in the local culture when you visit countries and cities in Asia. Bali has some great options when it comes to taking a cooking class with a local or having a local cook you a meal.

Maybe this is a way to learn how to cook it yourself. Cooking skills are a great thing for teens to learn. Having a local cook a meal helps with your appreciation and understanding of local cuisine and your family holiday destination. Book your Bali food experience today.

Things to do in Bali with teenage girls – High Tea

High Tea started out as a quintessentially British thing. This afternoon tea tradition involves savoury sandwiches, cakes, pastries, and of course, tea. For mothers and daughters, it’s a cherished ritual that often brings them closer together.

High tea first became popular in the early 1800s, when aristocrats would gather in the late afternoon for a light meal. The spread would typically include cakes, tea, and sandwiches. These days, high tea is still enjoyed by many Britons and people the world over as a special treat.

If you’re looking to experience high tea firsthand, there are plenty of places in Vali to have a High Tea. But be warned – it can be quite addictive! Once you’ve had a taste of those delicious treats, you’ll likely want to indulge again and again. Some of the best Bali High Tea venues are Sandara Bali, Six Senses Uluwatu and Griya Santrian in Sanur

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Best things to do in Bali – Upside down world

Once known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is a world-famous tourist destination in Indonesia. While it still offers plenty of natural beauty and serenity, the island has also become a haven for fun and entertainment. There are now dozens of crazy displays and museums catering to tourists.

A teenager looking upside down in Bali
Fun in Bali for young adults

One popular attraction is the upside-down world museum. As the name suggests, this museum features rooms and objects that have been turned upside down. Visit different rooms with your teens, from the bedroom to the laundry room, It’s a great place for photos and provides plenty of laughs for visitors. Book your entry tickets for Upside World Bali.

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Professional photoshoot in Bali

One way to make your family vacation with teens unforgettable is with a professional photoshoot in Bali. Professional photoshoots in Bali are very popular these days and are one of the top family things to do in Bali with teenagers.

What better way to remember your adventure in Bali than with a professional photoshoot? As our teenagers become young adults the chance to make these types of family holidays with teens memories gets less and less. Bali is one of the best holiday places in Asia, so you will get to choose from Volcanoes or Beaches, temples or villages, sunrise or sunset. There is a memory in Bali waiting to be made that suits everyone.

The most Instagramable spot in Bali

The best family vacations for teens always incorporate something they love. Social media is important to travel teens, and Instagram is one of the most popular photo apps for teens on holiday.

Bali has a plethora of amazing spots to light up the lens with including The Hendara Golf course gate, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida. Exploring Bali for the best Instagram pictures is a great way to see amazing places on the beautiful Island

Cinema in Bali

Great holidays with teens have a mix of everything. Watching a movie is popular with teenagers anywhere in the world. Going to the cinema with teenagers in Bali is a great evening activity. With the unpredictable humid weather in Bali, the cinema is a great backup for your family vacation with teenagers.

You will find a state of the art screens and sound. Below you will find 3 of the best cinemas in Bali. In the Kuta area, there are 4 cinemas (two are Cinema XXI) showing the latest movies in air-conditioned comfort. Most of the movies come in English with Indonesian subtitles or in Indonesian voice-over with English subtitles.

10 Pin Bowling in Bali

If you’re looking for a bit of fun, friendly family competition in Bali then 10-pin bowling might be just the activity for you when you travel with teenagers. You can go 10-pin bowling in Bali at a number of different locations in the city centre. There are two 10-pin bowling alleys in the Kuta area for family fun in Bali. A great family vacation with teens can include a bit of sibling and family rivalry as the pins go flying in Bali.

  • Paradiso Bowling

Things to do in Bali for young adults -Escape rooms

For those new to Escape rooms, this is a quick run down. An escape room, also known as an escape game, is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objectives at hand.

Escape rooms may consist of a large, single room, or span multiple rooms. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. If your travel teen likes this stuff it is definitely one of the top things to do in Bali with teenagers.

You will have 60 minutes to solve the puzzle and find the truth on your family vacation with teens. Below you will find a map with the locations of Bali escape rooms.

Bike riding in Bali with teenagers

Family travel with teenagers needs to be action-packed. Bali bike riding is a popular family activity when travelling with teenagers. Bike riding allows you to experience your location, either in town or out in the surrounding areas. You will find bike tours are the best way to go if you want to get an up-close and personal experience of the city on your holiday with teens.

You will either have a Bali tour guide to point out all the important Bali attractions or a map to follow. The bike tours will take you on a Bali family vacation with teens 2 wheeled adventure. Alternatively, you can find locations that hire bikes and let you explore Bali with teenagers on your own.

Pedaling through Adventure in Bali
Teenagers will enjoy riding a bicycle along a scenic path

Going to the gym in Bali for teens

Fitness is very important to a lot of travelling young adults these days. Working out is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. Just because one is travelling with teenagers it does not mean you need to stop working out.

In Bali, you can go to a number of Gyms that sell passes ranging from a day to a week and a month. You can find a gym in Bali that suits you right here

Things to do in Bali for older kids – Axe Throwing

Axe Throwing is a new phenomenon that is sweeping around the world. Bali is home to Mother Huckers Axe Club. No experience is required, as the staff at Mother Huckers will run you through the safety requirements before giving tips and hints on how best to throw an axe.

If you are looking for unique experiences for teenagers in Bali then axe throwing could be it. Axe Throwing is one of the awesome things to do in Bali on your family vacation. For more information, click through to Mother Huckers.

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Need more things to do in Bali with teenagers?

Bali is full of amazing adventures and sites waiting to be seen. Other highlights of a family holiday with teens in Bali can include scuba diving, climbing Mount Batur an active volcano, doing Yoga on the beach, seeing the Tegallalang rice terraces, Balinese Massage, and even taking a boat to the nearby Nusa Penida. For adrenaline junkies, you can go white-water rafting on the Ayung River.

Free things to do in Bali with teens

Bali offers some of the best free things to do with your teenage family members. These free island of Bali activities are perfect for keeping everyone happy and entertained without having to spend any money. There are also plenty of affordable restaurants and shops where you can shop for souvenirs without breaking the bank. Some of our recommendations for free family activities in Bali are as follows.

  • Go to the beach
  • Visit a Hindu temple
  • Walk the Campuhan ridge

Things to be aware of in Bali for families

For any family holiday to Asia, there are always some travelling tips and tricks. There are a few things to know about Bali before you start your family vacation with teens in Bali. Use our top travel tips for families on holiday in Bali.

  • ATM machines only dispense up to Rp.3,000,000 at a time ($300AUD). Your best bet is to bring some cash with you.
  • Always ask for a receipt at the small convenience stores they will and do rip foreigners off.
  • Get a Grab (Asian version of UBER) or negotiate the price of the cab first, especially if their meter is not working.
  • Don’t drink the water, don’t even wash your toothbrush in the water, and always use bottled water
  • Sunscreen is ultra-expensive and you will need it!
  • Mosquitos can be a problem. We choose to bring some Para’Kito wristbands to keep them away

Drivers and Tour companies in Bali

How do you make your family trip to Bali with teens easy? While we were in Bali we had the pleasure of using a few different services for day tours and transfers. There is so much to see and do in Bali for teenagers and families on vacation with teenagers. Don’t forget to visit places like Canggu, Denpasar and Uluwatu. We recommend the following companies for your use while in Bali on your family holidays with teenagers.

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Restaurant recommendations in Bali

There is literally a restaurant every few meters in Bali for you to eat at and when you travel with a family this is important, especially when you have very hungry kids. We won’t go into all the places we ate at while in Bali with family, but we will recommend a place both in Kuta and Ubud we ate at and loved.

The Beach Love

The Beach Love is up past Canggu at Pantai Cinta Kedunggu. Located on a grassy headland, you can sit on beanbags and watch the sunset while eating some tasty foods and enjoying a drink.

sitting on a hill in Bali waiting for sunset
Things to do in Bali for a family in the evening

Waiters appoint a small table and beanbags for your group to sit at, they take your order and bring you food all while listening to some deep bass dance music awaiting the sunset. The Beach Love is unique and appealing for families visiting Bali. You will need to organise a driver as the spot is not well-lit at night and I would not recommend waiting for a grab to pick you up

Sayan Point in Ubud

One of the most stunning dining locations anywhere in the world. Sayan Point sits perched on a hill overlooking a river, rice fields and jungle in Ubud.

The view of the rice fields from Sayan Point Restaurant in Ubud
Rice Field views in Bali from Sayan Point Restaurant

This location is family friendly with 2 infinity pools and a number of staged photo opportunities for everyone to use. Sayan Point has an extensive menu featuring Asian food, Western food and vegetarian meals. Most meals fall in the $3-5 Australian range. There are a number of seating options including the deck and upstairs in the 2-story restaurant, all have amazing views of the rice fields below. Sayan Point is one not to be missed in Bali

Where is Sayan Point?

Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud 80571 Indonesia

Warung Pak Hadi in Kuta to eat like a local

Warung Pak Hadi serves Chinese-style cuisine with lots of stir-fry and rice. There are plenty of seafood options too. The menu is in both English and Indonesian. They give you a notepad, so you can write what you want in Indonesian since the owner’s English is not so great. Amazing, need I say it again amazing food at this place.

We walked over a kilometre to eat here 3 times while we were in Kuta. Great selection of seafood, chicken, beef and lamb dishes with the best-tasting vegetables anywhere. Also for vegans, there are plenty of rice and noodle dishes with vegetables.

Where is Warung Pak Hadi?

Jl. Patih Jelantik No.100, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Price range at Warung Pak Hadi

We constantly had 4 mains with a Nasi Goreng to share with 1 beer and 3 soft drinks for anywhere between Rp.180,00 ($18.00AUD, $13.00USD, 11.00Euro) and Rp.220,000 ($22.00AUD, $16.00USD.

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Shopping in Bali with teenagers

Bali is a beautiful place. As soon as you land, you feel the warmth of the people and you’re surrounded by the lush greenery of the island. Shopping in Bali can be an overwhelming experience because there are so many things to choose from. With that said, there are endless opportunities for souvenirs that will remind you of your time in Bali.

You can find anything from traditional masks to silver jewellery. Bartering is part of the shopping experience in Bali. Any small shop you enter will try to overcharge you as a Westerner. We suggest you offer half of what they say the price is and go from there. Just remember, these people also need to make a living so if you think the price asked represents good value just buy it.

You will find a number of Western-style shopping malls in Bali if street shopping becomes too much for you. Familiar international names fill these shopping malls and it is a great way to escape the heat. Head to Mal Bali Galleria, Discovery Shopping Mall or Trans Studio Mall.

Airport transfer in Bali

Kuta is located very close to the airport. You will be at your hotel within 5-10 minutes depending on the traffic. If you are travelling with kids further afield like Ubud it will take 1-1.5 hours. If you don’t want the hassle of finding a ride when you arrive in Bali your hotel may offer transfers. You would easily get a grab for around the $ 5.00 AUD mark.

Blue Bird Taxis are the most official company. Always check to see if they have a meter in the car that is working and if not negotiate a price first. We transferred from Ubud to the airport for $ 30.00 AUD. As we mentioned above, both Family Bali Tours and Putu from Discovery Bali Holiday are excellent for airport transfers in Bali.

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Frequently asked questions about Bali

There are so many frequently asked questions about Bali, Especially from families travelling with teenagers. Below, we try to answer some of the most-asked questions about travel on the Island of Bali

What is the legal drinking age in Bali?

You cannot drink alcohol until you’re 21 in Indonesia

Is Bali safe for visiting families?

Bali is generally a safe place to visit with kids. Like all places, be aware of taxi scams and pickpockets.

How do I call the police in Bali?

Call Police, 112 or +62 – 361 112; Medical Emergency, 112; Tourist Police, +62 (0)361 – 754599 224111; Fire Department, 113 or + 62 – 361 113; Ambulance, 118

Is the water safe to drink in Bali?

Definitely do not drink the water in Bali.  Buy your travelling water bottle with a filter today.

What type of power sockets do they use in Bali?

Most power plugs and sockets in Indonesia are type C and F. This plug is the 2-pin socket and plug design which is the standard European plug. Buy your C-type adaptor here.

Is tipping required in Bali?

Tipping is not a requirement but is appreciated

Where to stay in Bali with teenagers

At the top of the article, we suggested some accommodation choices for your holiday in Bali with the kids. If you are looking for a wider variety of choices for your family stay in Bali please find below an interactive map from Booking.com for you to find your perfect stay for your Bali vacation.

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Bali is one of our best vacation spots for teens and is one of the best places to vacation with teenagers in Asia. It is jam-packed with amazing activities for teenagers and parents alike. Plan your family holiday to Bali and make it your best family holiday destination with teens.

We hope this article from us here at Wyld Family Travel has you inspired to visit Bali with teenagers. Bali is one of the best places to go with teens on a family holiday with teenagers. There are so many things to do in Bali with teenagers that will have you entertained for your family’s whole stay in Bali.

Family travel with teens and tweens destination guides. Travelling with older kids has just as many issues as travelling with younger kids. Not sure where the best vacation spots for teens are or are you struggling to find the best family holiday destinations in Asia, Europe or the US? Choosing the best teenage vacation destinations can be so time-consuming. 

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3 thoughts on “36 mind-blowing things to do in Bali with teenagers”

  1. Some great ideas here for older kids. I really like the idea of getting the kids some surf lessons as they are so expensive here in Oz. We visited Bali when the kids were only 4 and 2, so looking forward to heading back there now they are older as there is so much to do – the secret waterslide looks like so much fun!

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