I live in Bali with my husband and two daughters. I blog about my experiences as Indomumma and I create content for blogs and websites at Stuff With Words.
Published May 8th 2019
A relaxing day out that you and the kids will love
If you're looking for a family-friendly beach club in Bali, you have to give this place a try.
Flamingo Beach Club is a new addition to the beach club scene in Bali, tucked away in Gianyar, on the East coast between Sanur and Padang Bai. Its vibrant colours, relaxed atmosphere and beach front views make it a fun place to visit for a whole day or just a few hours.
On entering, you weave your way along a tropical path and up a ramp, then you turn a corner and you're greeted by the glorious blue of the pool and the sea beyond (and also the pink of an inflatable flaming or two).
The friendly staff will find you a spot to sit; there are daybeds, sun loungers, beanbags and a restaurant to choose from. If you want to keep your family out of the sun in the heat of the day, the large sun shade over the grassy beanbag area is just perfect.
The spacious infinity pool gives a peaceful view over the black sand beach below, where you'll probably see some locals fishing. The pool has several loungers, as well as shallow areas and ledges which are great for keeping the kids entertained. There's also a separate kids' pool and a pirate-themed playground. Unfortunately, there isn't much shade in these areas yet, as a lot of the trees are newly planted.
How much does Flamingo Beach Club Cost? There is no entry fee for Flamingo Beach Club; just a minimum spend of 100k per adult and 50k per child over 6. You pay this amount on entry and get vouchers to redeem against your bill.
Food and drink are very reasonably priced, with a good selection of Indonesian and Western options. Kids' meals start from 45k and adult dishes range from 45k to 135k (plus 15% tax and service). The food is fresh and well presented with good portion sizes. There's a wide range of cocktails, mocktails, juices and smoothies available, as well as the usual soft drinks and Bintang.
The only thing you might not appreciate is the water costing 45k for a 380ml bottle. The staff didn't seem to mind us bringing a refillable water bottle, but there was no option to fill it up on site. As a side note, if you object to paying more for water than for beer then you can go to the little stall opposite the car park entrance and pick up some drinks there at normal prices.
In the same grounds as Flamingo Beach Club is Balitopia Butterfly Park. At the time of writing, this is open but still under development. Tickets cost 150k per adult and 100k per child (foreigner) or 75k per adult and 50k per child (domestic/KITAS). We gave it a miss this time, but watch this space because we'll definitely be back.
On Saturdays and Sundays from 4pm the beach club holds kids' activities and does a butterfly release. If you decide to come for this, bear in mind that children are only allowed to stay until 6pm – after that it's adults only.
All in all, Flamingo Beach Club is definitely worth a visit if you want a family day out in Bali. It's a great space where children can play - big enough for them to have some freedom but contained enough for you to keep an eye on them while you enjoy the chillout tunes and colourful scenery.