Dream Trip: Bali & Beach itinerary for US families in comfort!

If you are living in the US and want to take your family to an exotic beach getaway without paying Hawaii prices, Bali is a great choice: Flights to Asia are inexpensive, you have beautiful beaches and lots to do! This Dream Itinerary will show you how you can spend two weeks exploring Bali’s culture, relaxing among rice paddies and tanning on the beach from $ for hotels & flights for a family of four!

Traveler: 2 adults, 2 kids
Starting from: San Francisco, Los Angeles
Experience: Beach, Getaway, History
Trip Duration: 14 days
Comfort Level: comfort
Budget for Air fare and Hotels for two adults & 2 kid: $3,600-$4,000

Bali has many beaches to choose from and for families with kids, Nusa Dua is the best, with shallow water, low waves and lots of room to run around. The beach is lined by 5-star resorts available at 3-star prices. You can stay at oceanfront Westin, Sofitel or The Laguna with restaurants, bars, spas and water activities at your finger tips! Find some of the best hotels in Nusa Dua below:

HotelCategoryLocationChain/RewardsGreat for
St Regis Bali5*Nusa DuaMarriottLuxury, Beach, Rewards
The Laguna Nusa Dua5*Nusa DuaMarriottLuxury, Beach, Rewards
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua5*Nusa DuaAccorLuxury, Beach, Style
Mercure Bali Nusa Dua4*Nusa DuaAccorValue
Ibis Styles Bali Benoa3*BenoaAccorLocation, Value

You can enjoy the sun on the long stretch of sandy beach, read a book by the pool, keep up on your workout routine or be pampered with a massage, all without blowing your budget!

Nusa Dua Beach

After a week of beach relaxation, you transfer to Ubud in the cool forests of Bali, surrounded by rice paddies. You check into the Element by Westin on the edge of town. It offers large rooms, a big pool, great restaurant, spa and gym, making your stay very convenient. Alternative Hotels are here:

HotelCategory LocationGreat for
Four Seasons Sayan5*out of townLuxury, Pool, Family, Romance
Bisma Eight5*edge of townStyle, Luxury, Pool
The Lokha Ubud5*edge of townLuxury, Nature, Romance
Ubud Wana ResortUbud Wana Resort4*edge of townUpscale, Pool
Best Western AgungBest Western Agung4*edge of townRewards, Pool
evitel Ubudevitel Ubud3*in townModern, pool, value
Padma Ubud RetreatPadma Ubud Retreat2*in townLocal style, pool, value

It’s also a good base to explore the island from here:  A private driver will take you to explore the beautiful temples along the lakes and mountains further North – I’m sure they will leave some lasting impressions!
PuraUlunDanuBeratan - 15On the following days, you can explore this peaceful town: You enjoy walks through the quiet forests and rice paddies, do yoga or meditation at a retreat or have a few more massages.Ubud - 11There are lots of good restaurants here as well, like the excellent Kebun Bistro or popular Buonasera and staying in Ubud will allow you to see it’s best side after the day-trippers have left! You’ll also have a chance to watch a traditional dance show in the evening!

Ubud - 33With relaxation on the beach and in the quiet forests and rice paddies of the island; enriched by the historic and cultural insights of your sightseeing, it’s time to head back to the airport at Denpasar for your flight home!

I have combined Beach and Ubud into one trip – read my Ubud guide and my Bali’s Best Beaches for more ideas where to stay!

Bali is served by many Asian, Middle Eastern and European carriers, making it an affordable destination. Once on Bali, you can take taxis, buses or hire a private driver, all at reasonable rates. Find out more with my Travel Made Easy – how to get there and around!

And while many people never leave the beach, there are lots of reason to go and explore! From peaceful hikes to impressive temples, there is much to see and do – read my Travel Made Easy – top things to do on Bali to put together your perfect itinerary!

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