Bali is a family-friendly destination with many local attractions that could appeal to both solo travelers and family groups.
Here is a starting list.
Mason Elephant Park
One of those attractions is Mason Elephant Park, located in Taro Village, North Ubud. Upon arrival at the park, guests can enjoy a range of activities. If you want to stay with a large herd of Sumatran elephants for a while, you can book a stay at The Mason Elephant Park & Lodge; ride an elephant on a park safari tour; Join in the fun of bathing one of these majestic animals. feed the animals; Visit the Elephant Museum or have lunch at its popular restaurant.
The beautiful 3.5 hectare park opened in 1989 and is home to 32 elephants, 6 of which were born in the park.
Mason Elephant Park is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for visitors or 24 hours a day for overnight guests Elephant Park & Lodge.
Bali Bird Park
Thousands of birds native to Indonesia, Latin America, Africa and Australia make their home in the large aviary complex. All presented in an idyllic garden setting, guests can wander from habitat to habitat, have lunch at the popular Bird Park restaurant, shop at the Bird Souvenir Chop and enjoy the frequent bird shows.
The park has been in operation for 20 years. New to the park is an incredible 4-D theater that tells the fascinating story of the birds of the world.
The Bali Bird Park offers a brilliant “day trip” while watching 1,000 birds of 250 species. The park also houses a collection of rare Komodo dragons, which are only found in the wild on a small group of islands east of Bali.
The Bali Bird Park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Bali safari and marine park
established in 2007, The Bali Safari and Marine Park has become one of the island “worth seeing” stops.
It extends over 40 hectares Bali safari and marine park is home to more than a thousand animals representing more than 120 different species including rare and endangered species, Sumatran elephant, Komodo dragon, orangutan, bali starling and orangutan.
The Bali Agung Theater, with 1,200 seats, is probably the largest and most sophisticated theater stage in the southern hemisphere. Visitors to the regular shows with almost 200 dancers and musicians are impressed by the spectacle Bali Agung Cultural Show which retells a tragic and heroic legend of King Jaya Pangus and his beloved Chinese wife Kang Ching Wie.
The park is located on Jalan Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19 in Gianyar, just 24 kilometers north of Bali’s capital, Denpasar.
The park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Night Safari Tours are operated in the park.
The Tampalsiring Palace, or Istana Tampaksiring, located in central Bali, is one of several “Retreat Houses” for successive Presidents of the Republic and VIP guests of the nation. The palace consists of four separate buildings: Wisma Merdeka, Wisma Yudhistira, Wisma Negara, and Wisma Bima.
The first two Tampaksiring Palace buildings, Wisma Merdeka and Wisma Yudistira, were constructed in 1957, followed by Wisma Negara and Wisma Wudistira in 1963. This growth was to complement the other presidential palaces: Istana Bogor, Istana Merdeka in Jakarta, Istana Cipanasand the Istana Gedung Agung Yogyakarta,
Of all the Presidential Palaces, Istana Tampaksiring, only the Bali Palace was built after the National Declaration of Independence. The entire palace occupies a 19 hectare compound overseeing the Tirta Empul Temple.
Gianyar Regency is home to a remarkable cultural park celebrating the republic’s diverse provinces and ethnicities, located on Jalan Taman Bali-Banjarangkan. Spread over 10 acres are exhibits depicting the vernacular architecture of the people who lived from Sabang to Merauke. Taman Nusa also shows the historical development of Indonesia from prehistoric times to the present.
Taman Nusa is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Pulau Penyu – Turtle Island
A 30 minute boat ride from Tanjung Benoa in southern Bali, Pulau Penyu, can be reached by a local sailing boat from the coast. This island has become the center of turtle breeding and conservation in Bali.
There are a large number of water sports providers on Tanjung Benoa, which include snorkeling, jet skiing, scuba diving and underwater trekking.
Pulau Penyu is open to visitors daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Within the limits of Ubud village is a large public park with a growth of primary trees, which is also a sanctuary for a large colony of wild monkeys. Ubud Monkey Forest comprises a 10-hectare property in Ubud Village that serves as a home for 115 species of tropical trees.
About 700 Balinese one-tailed monkeys, crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis)to live in Ubud Monkey Foresta species better known locally than that Balinese long-tailed monkey.
The mostly tame monkey population is notoriously naughty at securing food bribes from visitors who harass them in exchange for bananas and peanuts from local vendors for their enjoyment. Sunglasses, cell phones, hats, and other personal items are often stolen by the primates, who keep these items for ransom until they successfully barter them for food.
The park is open daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm, with an entrance fee at the gate used to care for and feed the primate population.