With its beautiful tropical beaches and fascinating traditional culture, it's hardly surprising that Bali is the top international destination for Australian holiday-makers.
Although there is something in Bali for every type of traveller, many first-time visitors are not sure what the best destination is for their age, family situation and interests. For example, while Kuta is great for young party-lovers, young families would find the noise and frenetic energy of the area totally inappropriate.
Have you ever done a family holiday in Bali? From your experience, what is the best part of the island or specific resort for families travelling with young children?
A great alternative to pricey resorts in Bali is to stay at traditional Balinese homestay accommodation. Homestays are basically rooms or self-contained apartments in the home compound of a Balinese family and a good way to learn about local culture away from the tourist rat-race and at a fraction of the price. Balinese people love kids so staying at one of these is a very enjoyable experience for kids - you'll be sure to make life-long friends! Each varies dramatically as in what they offer so google 'Balinese Homestays' and see what comes up. Nirwa Homestay and Jati Homestay, both near Ubud (Bali's cultural capital) are highly recommended.