Beaches and surfing? Check. Luxury spas? You bet. Art, dance and colorful festivals? Absolutely. Abandoned airplanes too! These 15 things to see and do in Bali are as special as ever.
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” or a splurge? We review 14 of the best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your travel style.
Seminyak is Bali’s trendiest and most fashionable district, and villa rentals are popular here. We loved both The Kunja Villas and The One Villas. Great perks!
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.
Kayumanis villa resorts in Bali spoiled us! Private pool, complimentary massages and airport transfers, afternoon tea – all included.
Bali’s Jimbaran Beach is ideal for swimming. At night, its seafood restaurants are popular. But the “wow” place to be is Sundara Beach Club.
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.
A spaceship in the rainforest? No, it’s the 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.
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.