As travel writers, we’re often asked: What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in? These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.
Is a beach a must? Do you want “affordable luxury” not a splurge? Are you a sucker for romance? Here are our detailed reviews of 9 best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your style.
We’ve stayed at many gorgeous Bali hotels. But with 3,000 sq. ft villas, a clifftop perch and a stunning birdcage lounge, Alila Villas Uluwatu may be the most luxurious hotel in Bali.
Beaches and surfing? Check. Luxury spas? You bet. Art, meditation, dance and colorful festivals? Absolutely! (Cheeky monkeys too!) The top things to do in Bali are as special as ever.
Calm Jimbaran Beach on Bali’s south coast is ideal for swimming. At night, its seafood restaurants are popular. But the “wow” place to be is Sundara.
Beauty in Bali? Hotel Tugu Bali houses a museum-worthy collection of Indonesian artifacts, like a 15-foot-high Garuda (sun bird king) in the lobby.
Once a small village, Seminyak is Bali’s trendiest and most fashionable district. Villa rentals are popular here. We stayed at both The Kunja Villas & Spa and The One Villas. Great perks!
Was this a spaceship in the rainforest? No, it was the unique reception of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. The resort is lovely, as are the private pool villas.
One of the best-priced luxury resorts in Ubud, Bali? Ayung Resort Ubud is filled with art (think golden serpents and carved dragons). It dishes up artful cuisine too.
Kayumanis villas resorts in Bali spoiled us! Private pool, complimentary massages and airport transfers, afternoon tea – all included. Here’s our review.
Beware the monkey business at the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali, home to over 550 cheeky macaques. Hang on to your things! But the babies sure are cute.
Talk about Ubud culture! Temples grace every village and home. Art museums abound. And mystical Balinese dances are performed nightly.