- 1 What are the Areas in Bali Known for?
- 2 Ubud: The Heart of Balinese Culture
- 3 Kuta & Legian: Indonesia’s Surfing Capital
- 4 Seminyak: Indulge in the Lap of Luxury
- 5 Canggu: Bali’s Bohemian Paradise
- 6 Jimbaran: A Gastronomic Delight by the Sea
- 7 Nusa Dua: Ultimate Resort Living
- 8 Sidemen: Breathtaking views of the natural Bali
- 9 Uluwatu: Edge-of-the-World Escapes
- 10 Sanur: Serenity without the crowds
- 11 9. Tanjung Benoa: Adventure Awaits
- 12 Candi Dasa: Beautiful Natural Sites
- 13 Kintamani: Stunning Mountain Views
- 14 Amed/Tulamben: The Diving Capital of Bali
- 15 Bedugul: Natural Wonders of Forests & Lakes
- 16 Denpasar: City of Culture
- 17 Best Places to Stay in Bali FAQ:
- 17.1 Best Time to visit Bali?
- 17.2 Best Places to Stay in Bali for Couples
- 17.3 Best Places to Stay in Bali for Young Adults
- 17.4 Best Places to Stay in Bali for Families
- 17.5 Best Place to Stay in Bali for First-Timers
- 17.6 Best Place to Stay in Bali for Singles
- 17.7 Coolest Places to Stay in Bali
- 17.8 Which is the Best Place to Stay in Bali for a Honeymoon
- 17.9 What Are the Best Beach Resorts in Bali to Stay in for a Honeymoon?
- 17.10 Can I stay on Nusa Penida or Nusa Lembongan?
- 17.11 Are there any hostels or social accommodations for singles in Bali?
Are you dreaming of a getaway to Bali? I always am. I have handpicked the very best places to stay in Bali, from luxurious beachfront villas with stunning views and private infinity pools, to romantic boutique hotels tucked away in lush jungle settings – Whatever your ideal holiday or whatever your budget allows, These are THEE BEST areas to stay in Bali!
No time to read the whole post? I’ve got you ~ MY TOP PICKS FOR AREAS & BALI HOTELS
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Before we get started, BALI IS HUGE – don’t be fooled by Google maps, this tropical paradise offers visitors a unique blend of ancient culture, stunning landscapes, and sandy beaches SO… I strongly suggest staying in a few areas to get a feel of the different areas as each has a unique vibe.
If you check out my map you’ll see that Bali South is very popular along with the central area and some of East Bali too – but there truly are plenty of accommodation options!
What are the Areas in Bali Known for?
UBUD: The cultural hub and home to traditional temples, art galleries, craft markets and Sacred Monkey Forest – perfect for nature lovers who want to get up close to Balinese culture.
KUTA & LEGIAN: These are the bustling areas offering nightlife- entertainment, bars, markets and the iconic Kuta Beach – perfect for those looking for nightlife and surfers who want sun, sand and surf.
SEMINYAK: This is a luxurious escape featuring beach clubs, boutique stores, high-end restaurants and stunning sunsets – perfect for those looking to indulge in the lap of luxury.
CANGGU: Dubbed the hipster capital with trendy cafes, yoga studios and picturesque rice fields – great for digital nomads wanting a bohemian paradise experience.
JIMBARAN: This is a laidback area renowned for its seafood feasts served on candlelit tables – ideal for foodies and seafood lovers in search of a gastronomic delight by the sea.
NUSA DUA: A true resort paradise with luxurious accommodations and pristine beaches – great for those wanting ultimate resort living.
ULUWATU: rugged edge-of-the-world escape offering gorgeous beaches, secret coves and Uluwatu Temple – perfect for adventurous travellers looking to explore the cliffside beauty of Bali.
SANUR: This a peaceful coastal town with convenient ferry access to the stunning Nusa Islands (Ceningan, Lembongan, and Penida) or the epic Gili Islands (Meno, Trawangan and Gili Air) – Ideal for relaxed beach holidays, vibrant nightlife and trips by ferry & fast boat to the neighbouring islands.
TANJUNG BENOA: A coastal area famous for its long stretches of white sand beaches, calm waters, and a variety of water sports activities – Perfect for adventurers and watersport enthusiasts.
CANDI DASA: A remote coastal town hosting a laid-back atmosphere, traditional architecture, and beautiful beaches – perfect for exploring ancient sites and secluded spots
SIDEMEN: A picturesque mountainous village is known for its stunning rice terraces, traditional villages, and scenic trails – Perfect for travellers looking for a mountainous retreat with breathtaking views.
KINTAMANI: Stunning mountain views in the central highlands of Bali – great for hikers and cyclists looking to explore local villages near Lake Batur & Mount Batur volcano.
BEDUGUL: Located in North Bali it’s a nature lovers paradise with thick tropical forests, crystal clear lakes and outdoor activities like mountain biking & kayaking.
DENPASAR: As the capital city of Bali, Denpasar offers culture, entertainment, nightlife hotspots, and Pasar Badung market for local goods & delicacies.
STILL NOT SURE WHERE TO STAY IN BALI? LET’S TAKE A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN BALI AND MY TOP BALI HOTELS PICKS
Ubud: The Heart of Balinese Culture
Nestled among vibrant green rice paddies and thick jungles, Ubud is the island’s cultural hub.
This peaceful haven is home to numerous art galleries, traditional craft markets, and local temples. In Ubud, you’ll also find the famous Sacred Monkey Forest and majestic Tegalalang Rice Terraces, perfect for breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences and photography.
This is the best place in Bali to stay for all your wellness retreats and yoga too. It’s also a place to embrace spirituality with places like Tirta Empul temple for blessings and temple offerings. Ubud is also often considered the best place to stay in Bali for couples for a romantic getaway.
- SPLURGE: Four Seasons Resort At Sayan
- LUXURY: Natya Resort & Spa
- MIDRANGE: Tanadewa Resort & Spa
- BUDGET: Kubu Bali Baik Villas
5 Star Resort | River/Lake view | Exceptional Location | 9.1 Overall Rating | Conde Nast Gold List | 252 Reviews
This is the place in Bali to stay to escape to an oasis of cultural beauty, hidden away in the stunning Ayung River Valley.
The Resort beckons travellers with its awe-inspiring suspension bridge and rice bowl architecture that gracefully frames picturesque views around every corner.
“A stay like a fairytale ~ What an exceptional place, nested in the lush green of Sayan Ubud. The service was impeccable. Staff were available 24/7. It was really the smiling faces, kindness and service of the staff which made a huge difference. The facilities were fantastic too” – Kagan (Turkey)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 Star Resort | Exceptional Location | Sustainable Property | 9.1 Overall Rating | 1 362 Reviews
Escape from town to stay at Bali’s tranquil paradise at Natya Resort Ubud. Nestled in between verdant rice fields, guests can enjoy magnificent views of the Oos River Valley while staying in one of its stunning villas.
Perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for an enchanting romantic atmosphere – all villas are designed with privacy and comfort at heart; offering private pools & gardens including spacious indoor and outdoor bathrooms, making it a truly idyllic destination!
Wake up to Nature ~ If you are a nature lover, Natya Resort Ubud is your place. Surrounded by verdant forest and with little light pollution, it’s an excellent location for star gazing. Enjoy waking up to a misty forest view and birds chirping in the morning. – Dave (Singapore)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 Star Resort | Sustainable Property | 8.3 Overall Rating | 233 Reviews
Discover serenity and privacy at Tanadewa just 10 minutes away from vibrant Ubud town.
Let the majestic sunrise wake you each morning while birds cheerfully chirp and enjoy a luxurious escape overlooking vast jungles, winding rivers, and surrounding rice paddies.
This idyllic location provides an intimate experience to create your dream romantic getaway.
“The location of the property is well set up in a quiet valley yet with a beautiful view from the balcony. Enjoyed the options of breakfast provided each day, shuttle service to town & activities provided like yoga on-site. The hotel staff is really helpful with every question” – Wendy (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Agoda Traveller choice for 2022 | Excellent Location | 8.5 overall Rating | 431 Reviews
Immerse yourself in an unforgettable paradise at Kubu Bali Baik Villa & Resort.
This family-owned boutique property is nestled among serene rice paddies and lush gardens, offering a tranquil escape from the hustle of tourist areas on this exotic island.
This budget-friendly hideaway offers nine deluxe rooms, two private pool villas and a spa!
“A lovely stay~ We stayed here for three nights whilst travelling around Bali. The room was very spacious and clean, the staff were all very friendly and helpful and the pool area was lovely. I also had the best massage I have ever had at the spa. The view of the rice fields we had was amazing. There is also a waterfall close by you can visit. Would definitely recommend staying here!”- Izzy (United Kingdom)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Kuta & Legian: Indonesia’s Surfing Capital
Considered one of the best places to visit in Bali, Kuta and Legian should be on top of your list for those seeking sun, sand, and nightlife.
These two bustling areas offer endless entertainment, including lively bars, markets, and the iconic Kuta Beach, known for its world-class surfing.
In Kuta & Legian, watch as the sunset paints the sky at the picturesque Kuta Beach Sunset Point.
- SPLURGE: The Anvaya Beach Resort
- LUXURY: Sheraton Kuta Bali
- MIDRANGE: Amnaya Resort
- BUDGET: Cara Cara Inn
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | Sustainable Property | 9+ overall Rating | 3 242 Reviews
Experience true Balinese luxury with a stay at The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali, located in the heart of Kuta.
This five-star destination is steps away from paradise beaches and bursting with contemporary amenities to ensure an exotic tropical getaway that you won’t soon forget.
Appreciate stunning architecture influenced by centuries-old traditions -from ancient times all through modern Hinduism – as you sink into this charming oasis beneath the stars on your next holiday escape!
Definitely tops Bali places to stay list in Kuta!!!
“Love the view and huge room. Location next to Beach walk mall made us very comfortable to find anything. We also could walk directly to Beach. Love it“- Nugriaty (Indonesia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | 8.7 overall Rating | 2 354 Reviews
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort allows you to experience a 5-star paradise right on legendary Kuta Beach.
With an outdoor infinity pool, daily afternoon tea with ocean views at The Lounge and stunning sunset vistas from the Sundowner Rooftop Bar – you’ll find yourself surrounded by relaxing island luxury.
It’s also just steps away from the vibrant shopping haven of Beachwalk Mall!
“Sheraton Kuta is located just across Kuta beach and above/next to Kuta Beachwalk shopping centre. So convenient. Breakfast buffet has so much variety and the staffs and service are super friendly” – Jeffery (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Awarded Travellers Top Choice for 2022 | 9.2 overall Rating | 7 167 Reviews
Experience the luxurious culture of Bali with a stay at the Amnaya Hotel.
Their commitment to hospitality and family values creates an atmosphere that inspires emotion, leaving visitors feeling as if they were part of something special during their stay in Kuta.
Designed by international experts in modern-ethnic styling, Their resort blends artfully crafted details alongside natural elements for understated luxury.
At Amnaya Resort it’s a promise all will feel welcomed into paradise with genuine Balinese smiles awaiting them each day!
“Nicely hidden hotel in a busy area~ Very spacious room with a balcony and open design. There is a very affordable restaurant 2 mins away from the hotel and very walkable to the main street and beaches” – Ernest (Hong Kong)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Booking.com Preferred Property | Sustainable Property | Extremely well located | 8.9 Overall Rating | 1 142 Reviews
Cara Cara is a unique inn and cafe with all the comforts of home!
Considered one of the best places to stay at Bali’s Kuta Beach – being only 400m from it, it’s perfect for free-spirited adventurers who want the style to match their fun.
Enjoy their cosy rooms & bunk rooms complete with en-suite bathrooms, breakfast services + free wifi so you can relax knowing that your every need is taken care of.
“One of the best places I stayed at in Bali. Location is very good: mini markets and laundry service on the same street, 10 mins walking from Beachwalk (shopping mall) and the beach, lots of restaurants and cafes nearby and very close to the airport. rooms are neat and new, and they clean it every day. Staff members very friendly and helpful.” – Daria (Netherlands)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Seminyak: Indulge in the Lap of Luxury
Where to go in Bali when you’re looking for luxury hotels in the South? Seminyak is for you! Seminyak is an upscale area with high-end restaurants, beach clubs, boutique stores, and luxurious accommodations. Bali days here are spent relaxing on Seminyak Beach, exploring stylish shops, or splurging on a gourmet meal. At the iconic Potato Head Beach Club, enjoy a stunning sunset while sipping a tropical cocktail.
- SPLURGE: The Samaya Seminyak Villas
- LUXURY: Villa by Ekosistem
- MIDRANGE: Aloft Bali Seminyak
- BUDGET: de Vins Sky Hotel
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | Sustainable Property | Booking.com Preferred | 9+ Overall Rating | 302 Reviews
Escape to The Samaya Seminyak, the ideal beachfront destination! Whether across the road in their Royal Courtyard setting or nestled along Bali’s famous Petitenget Beachside, you’ll be pampered with privacy and unparalleled levels of service.
Their chic villas each boast their own full-size private lap pool – perfect for a relaxing retreat after days spent exploring Semniyak’s vibrant lifestyle district.
“Great service, great location, peaceful~ Highly recommend The Samaya Seminyak to those looking for spectacular vantage ocean-front views at a convenient location and enjoy a peaceful ambience. Service was faultless! Love this place! – Lin (Singapore)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 Star Hotel | 2021 Agoda Traveller’s Choice | Exceptional Location | 9.2 overall Rating | 185 Reviews
Unveiling a hidden jewel in the bustling heart of Seminyak, Bali’s centre for cosmopolitan nightlife, iVilla provides unparalleled personalized service tailor-made for your sophisticated lifestyle.
Spend an evening perfectly balanced between vibrance and blissful indulgence with luxurious villas exquisitely designed to offer modern tropical architecture – all while being personally spoiled by your own private butler!
Highly reccommeneded and defintely one of my favourite hotels Bali has to offer.
“Exceptional service and complete privacy~ This was probably one of the best “bang for your buck” boutique hotel. The villa was spacious and widely spaced out between each room. Additionally, the pool was fairly sized in length and depth for you have fun. If you prefer peace and quiet on your stay as a couple then I would highly recommend this place since it is walking distance from the restaurants, beaches, and clubs.”- Rithy (United States)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 Star | Booking.com Preferred Property | Sustainable | Exeptional Location | 9.1 Overall Rating | 652 Reviews
Just 5 minutes away from gorgeous Seminyak beach and short ride will take you to some of best hotspots in town for all night fun, food & drinks!
With an industrial chic hotel design theme, tech savvy mobile key entry system, 24/7 gym facility that’s perfect for fitness buffs.
Enjoy lounging around by the lobby lounge bar with delicious cocktails and pool games or having an extraordinary rooftop dining experience overlooking beautiful Balinese sunsets whilst devouring scrumptious fusion comfort food
“A great modern hotel~ Staff attitude is nice. Love the location as its near to the beach with super nice sea shore and sunset. Hotel room also great with super clean, big TV, big bed. Super nice view at rooftop swimming pool as well. – Yu (Malaysia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 star rated | Excellent Location | Sustainable Property | 8.2 Overall Rating | 2 362 Reviews
Feel the balance of luxury and comfort at de Vins Sky Seminyak Hotel, located in one of Bali’s most upscale neighbourhoods.
Their 4-star hotel boasts 99 elegantly designed guestrooms that meld modern styling with luxurious interiors – from Superior Rooms to Whirlpool Suites and De Vin Suite options.
Take a dip in their rooftop pool or get pampered by Nari Spa’s aqua tonic treatments before delighting your taste buds at BLU Sky Restaurant-Bar Lounge after exploring nearby attractions like Petitenget Beach (just 5 minutes away) & Seminyak Beach.
“Highly Recommended~The location is close to everything you need- beach, food, restaurant, clubs. The hotel is very clean, the bed is big and spacious. The staff are very respectful, helpful, polite and ready to give a hand if needed. There is also a variety of options from the buffet breakfast. The rooftop lounge is a plus to see the sunset with a very fresh and green ambience when eating. The Nari Spa is something you need to book if staying here. Very professional therapist and really good treatment. Definitely will come back here, worth the money, time and relaxation.”- Jennifer (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Canggu: Bali’s Bohemian Paradise
Complete with trendy cafes, yoga studios, and picturesque rice fields, Canggu is one of the best places in Bali as a haven for digital nomads and global hipsters. The area is also home to Echo Beach, a popular surfing spot, and nearby Batu Bolong, perfect for casual dining and catching live music.
- SPLURGE: Desa Hay
- LUXURY: Hotel Tugu Bali
- MIDRANGE: Kalapa Boutique Resort
- BUDGET: Canggu Dream Village
4 Star Rated | Sustainable Property | Exceptional Location | 9.8 overall Rating | 127 Reviews
A paradise of peaceful bliss and luxurious comfort awaits at Desa Hay. Their sustainable resort sets the perfect scene to relax, unwind and escape life’s hustle and bustle with 6 stunningly designed villas nestled within lush greenery offering private pools for an unforgettable getaway.
Experience modern luxury in full effect as you sink into customised minibars, playlists and amenities while surrounded by tranquil harmony that resonates through each space to create moments like no other.
Beautiful boutique hotel, impeccably designed and finished, with excellent facilities in the room and lovely staff! It feels like you’re in a beautiful oasis away from it all, but very easy to get to all the things you could want to do in Canggu. The rooms are very high-tech, as well as being well thought out and retaining Balinese charm. The restaurant is really lovely, overlooking the pool, and serving great breakfast and burgers. Will 100% stay again and recommend to our friends.” – Mira (United Kingdom)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 Star Rated | 2020 Agoda Travellers Choice | Exceptional Location | 9.1 overall Rating | 358 Reviews
Hotel Tugu Bali offers a unique and mesmerizing experience, allowing you to indulge in the romantic tales of Indonesia while surrounded by an exquisite blend of sumptuous colours, textures and atmospheres.
Each room has been individually crafted with intricate detail from antiques collected across Asia – transporting guests away into another world full of artistry, soulful passion and timeless romance.
We would 100% recommend Hotel Tugu. The hotel and rooms / villas are very unique and authentically asian style. My wife and I loved the indoor/outdoor elements of the villas and the mature gardens and how private it felt. It was like we had our own private villa in the best spot in Canggu, but still with all the great services you would expect at a 5 star hotel. The staff was so attentive and generally just really happy and always helpful. It will be really hard to go back to Canggu and not stay at Hotel Tugu, we loved our recent stay! – Pauline (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 star resort | Sustainable Property | Booking.com Preferred Property | 8.4 overall Rating | 608 Reviews
Discover a world of tranquility in the lush, tropical jungles and valleys of Kalapa Boutique Resort & Yoga Retreat.
Unplug from everyday life with activities like yoga classes or refreshing river walks that connect you to nature’s wonders.
Breathe in the captivating atmosphere while taking time for yourself and experience an unparalleled sense relaxation away from home! This is one of my best hotels in Bali for couples.
Had an amazing stay at the resort. Enjoying the facilities around the resort. They have two pools you can swim, very beautiful and relaxing. The room is spacious and well maintained. Really enjoyed the bathtub and private pool. The room smelled so good like in a spa. They also provided very nice toiletries and salt bath which usually not provided by other hotel, so it’s a plus point. The resort is quite so it’s very good for someone looking to relax. The yoga class provided was great too! –Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Agoda Traveller choice for 2022 | Excellent Location | Sustainable Property| 8.1 Overall Rating | 187 Reviews
Enjoy a peaceful getaway in Canggu at this pristine hideaway. Rooms are inviting, boasting an incredibly comfortable bed with crisp linens, fluffy towels, and hot water on tap.
Relax by the rooftop pool to take in beautiful views while you sip drinks from the bar – all reasonably priced! Fuel up for your day trips with breakfast that’s good value or head out across the road where there are great massages available too.
“I loved staying at this hotel! The room was spacious, very comfortable, and clean. The hotel has parking, a restaurant area, and a pool bar with 360 views over the city! The wifi was smooth and the staff was very polite and available.”- Rxmando (Portugal)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Jimbaran: A Gastronomic Delight by the Sea
This laidback beachside area is famous for its seafood feasts served on candlelit tables with your feet in the sand. Visit the Jimbaran Fish Market, browse for unique trinkets, and dine in one of the many beachfront seafood shacks, soaking up the enchanting and festive atmosphere.
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | Booking.com Preferred Property | Sustainable | 9.6 Overall Rating | 49 Reviews
Allow yourself to be taken away and indulge in a magical experience at the exquisite Raffles Bali!
This unique beachfront resort will captivate your heart with unobstructed views of Jimbaran Bay, lush tropical gardens for utmost privacy and private pools featured in every villa.
Enjoy generous Balinese-designed one or two-bedroom pool villas that provide access to their private beach and secluded shoreline. Be personally serviced by their Wellbeing Butler Service and dine on progressive cuisine in a choice of locations including a secret cave!
Sip whimsically on spiced cocktails from Writers Bar while watching stunning sunsets over palm trees swaying softly against balmy island breezes before retreating into an oasis of relaxation within The Sanctuary spa offering 2 treatment suites nestled among hillside flora & fauna.
“Perfect start to our Honeymoon~ It is stunning and the attention to detail is remarkable from the design of the resort, rooms, food and most notably the staff! Even though we had torrential rain for almost half of our stay, it was an experience second to none as we got to hang out at the resort for almost our entire stay experiencing all the dining options, the secret cave, spa facilities, beach, pool and the villa itself. The secret cave dinner was a special honeymoon dinner and the chef helped create a menu for my wife weeks before our arrival. The entire Raffles team was fantastic and our butler Wintara was exceptional throughout the stay and we loved the gestures every night before bed with laying out ginger tea and different desserts for us.” – Pareet (Kenya)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 star resort | Newly Built 2022 | Agoda Preferred Property | Exceptional Location | 9.5 overall Rating 125 Reviews
Escape to a place of tranquil and alluring luxury – the breathtaking AYANA Estate. Four resorts (Ayana Villas, Ayana Resort, Ayana Segara and RIMBA). – each with their own unique personality, sprawling lush gardens and mesmerizing cliffside vistas provide an ideal haven for guests seeking a truly indulgent getaway experience in Bali.
At AYANA Segara’s rooftop bar or largest indoor-outdoor pool, Marvel at awe-inspiring sunsets that span from horizon to shimmering tree line; jump into outdoor adventures by day then cozy up on private terraces surrounded by nature after dark.
Start mornings off right with hearty breakfast followed Mediterranean delights made only using organically grown veggies straight out of AYANAs Farm before finishing your evening basking amongst twinkling stars coupled wtih handcrafted cocktails high atop Luna Rooftop Bar come sundown – don’t miss Rock BAR BALIs iconic golden sunset over distinctive rock formations along Jimbaran’s pristine coastline!
“Newest in the Ayana Group. The room is clean & spacious. Bed is comfortable & aircon works really well. We can use all the facilities in ayana resort, just hop on the shuttle bus that runs every 10 mins around the ayana complex. Love the kubu beach, soft sand and clear water with good wave. We had an amazing stay here, definitely will come back.” – JessicaCheck Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 star resort | Sustainable Resort | Agoda Preferred Resort | 8.4 Overall Rating | 662 Reviews
Immerse yourself in an oasis of tranquillity at The Open House Bali, located right on Jimbaran Bay.
Relax as you bask by the expansive pool or lounge with a book; free wifi and spa services are available for your indulgence!
Watch spectacular sunsets from the beachside sun-beds while meals can be served straight to your room terrace.
Committed to sustainability, this boutique hotel is conscious of the environment and animal welfare issues – everything down to uniquely crafted kimonos has been thoughtfully designed with eco-friendly solutions so that holistic travellers may enjoy their stay without worry.
Guests will also benefit from yoga sessions led by experts combined with healthy cuisine using local/international flavours.
“Staff all wonderful, Ayu especially, I would stay here again without a second thought. The room was extremely clean, quiet and with all necessities. The bed very comfortable. Only 1 minute walk to beach and seafood restaurants. Just perfect. Thank you Ayu.” – Marilyn (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 Star Rated | Excellent Location | Sustainable Property | 8.5 Overall Rating | 1 506 Reviews
Make your Bali getaway even more special at FOX Hotel Jimbaran. Offering the perfect mix of stunning culture, art and lifestyle plus a signature touch of hospitality – this paradise oasis will fulfil all your holiday dreams!
Enjoy the complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access as well as other modern amenities including an intimate rooftop terrace with an infinity pool for you to savour every moment in blissful tranquillity & freedom.
Spent the whole time here in the awesome rooftop infinity pool, overlooking Jimbaran Beach, also had a swim-up bar. Easy walk to the beach. Very clean. Would definitely stay again. – Jessica (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Nusa Dua: Ultimate Resort Living
Nusa Dua offers a plethora of luxury resorts, pristine beaches, and golf clubs. Add to your Nusa Dua itinerary a visit to the tranquil Water Blow, a natural water spout offering a stunning photo opportunity against the aquamarine ocean backdrop. Is this the best area to stay in Bali? – you decide!
5 star resort | Booking.com Preferred Property | Exceptional Location | 9+ overall Rating | Multiple Travel Awards | 392 Reviews
Lose yourself in a paradise of unique luxury, surrounded by the Indian Ocean at Samabe Bali Suites & Villas.
Delight your tastebuds with world-class cuisine and drinks while soaking up the sun alongside their iconic Infinity Pool – perfect for ultimate relaxation!
Rejuvenate further with non-motorized watersports or luxuriate on Nusa Dua’s white sandy beach – unforgettable bliss awaits you here. Pamper yourself even more when you choose the ‘Unlimited Privileges’ package; explore truly indulging experiences such as 24-hour Butler service, welcome amenities and spa treatments that will make this holiday one of life’s highlights!
There’s even more on offer with their special Samabe Signature Activities to enjoy.
“Samabe is absolutely beautiful, the resort is huge and the staff are always happy to bring you around on a buggy. The beach area is clean and there is little to no crowd at all despite it being the mid of Dec. The rooms were huge and furnished with all the amenities you will ever need – basic toiletries + salts for bath, beach tote and hats, complimentary daily refillable mini-bar, stationary for work. Breakfast is provided at their restaurant Rempah Rempah which was lovely and they also offered free afternoon tea with the option of having it in your villa/by the beach. Non-alcoholic drinks were included FOC. I left fully recharged and very happy!” – Fanny (Singapore)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 star resort | Booking.com Preferred Property | Sustainable | Exceptional Location | 9.2 Overall Rating | 3 963 Reviews
Feel your cares slip away as you experience the pinnacle of beachfront luxury at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. Overlooking breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and a tropical garden, this five-star hotel presents itself like an open-air theatre showcasing its 475 iconic rooms, suites and villas – 60% featuring their own private plunge pools!
Indulge in unique culinary experiences, and indigenous spa treatments or make use of one from several alluring chapels for any special occasion. Let curated moments come alive against a majestic backdrop – welcome to The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s spectacular stage.
Apurva Kempinski is most majestic hotel we’ve had the privilege to stay in. We availed their Cliff Ocean Junior Suite room and let me tell you, the view is amazing – with the ocean and the whole resort in plain view – great for sunrise shots. We had complimentary afternoon tea and evening cocktail hour everyday (just for suite rooms) so we never felt hungry during our stay. The rooms were very clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. They also have the largest infinity pool we’ve seen yet. Lastly, the architecture of the hotel mirrors the rice terraces and is unique in structure (probably the best thing about the resort). Overall, Apurva is a dream come true and we had the time of our lives! – Erika (Phillipines)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 star resort | Booking.com Preferred Property | Sustainable Resort | 8.3 overall Rating | 2 369 Reviews
Escape the ordinary and discover the captivating charm of Sadara Resort – a boutique beachfront haven in Bali’s serene southern peninsula. Immerse yourself in the exceptional service of the Balinese people and indulge in thrilling watersports activities.
Unwind in one of their 81 fashionable rooms, take a dip in the elegant swimming pool, and savour seaside dining at the vibrant Santai Beach House. Embrace the true essence of Balinese culture through their sustainable tourism practices and personalized hospitality services. Immerse yourself in a world of idyllic relaxation and blissful beachfront luxury.
“The resort is super nice with private beach and nice pool. Free welcome drink and free tea break every day. The staff are so welcoming and accommodating. I cant recommend this enough. Will definitely come back” – Cao (Singapore)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Sidemen: Breathtaking views of the natural Bali
Sidemen is a beautiful village located in the East of Bali, Indonesia. It’s known for its stunning rice terraces and lush green scenery, making it a great destination for travellers looking to experience authentic Balinese countryside.
Visitors to Sidemen will enjoy exploring the area’s many temples, waterfalls and traditional villages. Popular sites and landmarks include Tukad Yeh Unda Bridge, Telaga Waja River, Agung Silver Jewelry Workshop and the iconic Sidemen Valley Rice Terraces. There are also plenty of opportunities to go hiking or rent a scooter to explore the surrounding area
- SPLURGE: Wapa Di Ume Sidemen
- LUXURY: Samanvaya Adults Only Luxury Resort
- MIDRANGE: Darmada Eco Resort
- BUDGET: Pondok Masa Depan
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | 9.4 overall Rating | Agoda Traveller choice 2021 | 731 Reviews
Escape life’s hectic city hustle and head to Wapa di Ume Sidemen. Take in the magical panoramic view of Mount Agung, surrounded by lush rice fields that are simply breathtaking.
Situated just 35 minutes from Klungkung market or 45 minutes from Candidasa on Bali’s east coast – this is an oasis like no other!
Unwind further with treatments at Kapha Spa utilizing holistic healing practices designed especially for you as a journey of self-discovery.
Afterwards, bask in tranquil bliss while relaxing in one (or both!) two-tier infinity swimming pools providing beautiful angles perfect for capturing memories without ever wanting to leave!
“This resort was such a piece of heaven. The location is pretty remote but that’s what makes it great – perfect for a bit of R&R and recharging. The rooms are beautiful and exceptionally maintained, the pool areas are stunning and the staff is so incredibly warm and welcoming (shout out to Jenny, Yusma, Krisha and Wirta in the restaurant). Treat yourself to a spa treatment at the Kapha Spa for the ultimate view and experience – so worth it. So happy I stayed here and I would definitely come back again.”- Michelle (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | Sustainable | 9.4 overall Rating | 514 Reviews
Immerse yourself in luxury and relaxation at Samanvaya Adults Only Luxury Resort & Spa. Located in the beautiful Sidemen Valley.
This hidden paradise takes you on an unforgettable journey through Indonesian culture and nature – trekking over breathtaking rice terraces, discovering crystal clear springs, witnessing local ceremonies.
With 17 rooms designed with traditional architecture for guests aged 14+, two infinity swimming pools suspended above lush greenery providing majestic views of the valley below and a natural temperature jacuzzi hot tub to soothe your weary muscles after a long day’s exploring.
Asri Dining serves international inspired dishes as well as authentic Balinese delicacies; Ananda Spa giving you that much needed pampering session.
The most beautiful resort set in the most peaceful, lush scenery with perfect pools to lounge by. The service was unparalleled — the best on our entire trip, the food amazing, and the rooms were gorgeous with thought out small details that didn’t go unnoticed. The spa services, although expensive by Bali standards, were worth every penny and and so appreciated. If you are looking for remote relaxation with pampering, this is the spot. – Kimberly (USA)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 star resort | Booking.com Preferred Property | Sustainable Resort | 9 overall Rating | 184 Reviews
Find balance and harmony with nature at Darmada Eco Resort. Located in the lush, unspoiled Sidemen Valley near river Unda & Mount Agung, it offers couples, families and retreats a chance to get away from their daily routines – all while preserving local culture & sustainability.
Host Wayan and wife Babara draws on their Balinese-Dutch heritage to create an authentic home-like ambience for visitors looking for true relaxation amid 3 hectares of natural land surrounded by traditional villages and rice fields. Here serenity awaits!
“Our absolute favourite place we stayed during our 5 month trip. Such a relaxing environment, filled with nature and only the sound of the surrounding nature. The staff were particularly lovely and the food was so amazing as well. The room was spacious, the outdoor shower/bathroom a highlight and the fresh tea in the morning was always lovely to wake up to. We would have stayed for weeks if we could have.” – Fabian (UK)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 star rated | Excellent Location | 9.7 overall Rating | 184 Reviews
Nestled in a peaceful rainforest, Ayu and Bagus’ charming guesthouse, Pondok Masa Depan offers an authentic Balinese experience like no other.
Expect an exceptionally warm welcome into their home as they provide unforgettable experiences such as cooking classes with Bagus, massages by Suska Massage therapists trained by Ayu and even yoga lessons from their daughter!
Enjoy unwinding while exploring the culture through traditional astrology readings or reflexology sessions too – you’ll feel right at home thanks to these wonderful hosts providing comfort every step of the way.
Recharge your batteries during this blissful stay amongst lush greenery then finish off each day indulging in delicious homemade meals served up at Bagus’ restaurant. Get ready for cost-effective luxury that’s sure to leave lasting memories here.
“This place is wonderful a real taste of Bali. The hosts Ayu & Bagus with their family make you so welcome. We had the sound healing which you also have a traditional blessing it was amazing. Take an early trip to the temple and join in with the prayers Ayu will dress you for the occasion it was so much better than just taking photos. Ayu explains everything also. We also visited the children learning the traditional music and dance close by which you must do as you can join in it was great fun. The lady who runs it was wonderful. Would definitely recommend a stay in the jungle. Plus Bagus is a trained chef so we ate every meal with them which was fabulous we also had a cooking lesson! Worth every penny an unforgettable experience” – JacquelineCheck Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Uluwatu: Edge-of-the-World Escapes
Uluwatu is the perfect place to stay in Bali for those seeking an adventurous getaway. This rugged area offers gorgeous beaches, secret coves, and the iconic Uluwatu Temple perched atop a steep cliff. Make sure you catch the mesmerizing Kecak Fire Dance while you’re in the area.
- SPLURGE: The Edge Bali Villas
- LUXURY: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort
- MIDRANGE: Hideaway Residence
- BUDGET: Villa Ricca Eco Lodge
THE EDGE BALI VILLAS
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | 9.4 Overall Rating | 2022 by Agoda Travellers Choice | 209 Reviews
The Edge – a sanctuary of tranquillity, elegance, and impeccable service set atop Uluwatu’s clifftop.
Exchange views of cityscapes for breathtaking vistas that span out to Indonesia’s turquoise oceans below as your aspirations are met with premium facilities such as their spectacular sky pool and modern villas where privacy is king.
Their attentive 24-hour butlers will look after all needs during your romantic getaway or family holiday and ensure everything is to perfection. Experience Indonesian paradise on an unforgettable level; come discover what awaits you at The Edge!
“Best in Class accommodation and service~ If you want to treat yourself to possibly the best hotel/resort experience, the Edge is a no-brainer. From check-in to check-out, the team, especially our personal butler Edy, went above and beyond to make our stay an unforgettable one. We already miss it and hope to visit once more in the future.” – Christopher (Germany)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | 9.3 overall Rating | Agoda Traveller Choice for 2020 | 233 Reviews
Escape to a world of luxurious indulgence at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort. Located on the mystical Bukit Peninsula in Bali, rediscover true luxury with their selection of spectacular villas and 1 bedroom suites – redefining exclusive comfort for whatever guests desire.
Savour exquisite meals crafted from only fresh local produce as well as an all-day dining experience at Sundays Beach Club, where you can relax by crystal clear water lagoons, soak up live music and DJs or take part in complimentary watersport activities together with your family!
Beautiful hotel, it’s quite large complex but it feels very personalised and “boutique” since you only use your Villas facitilities! All the staff is very friendly, helpful and professional! They really take pride in making your vacation memorable. We really enjoyed the access to Sundays, for sure the best beach clubs in Bali (very relaxed) and with the most beautiful beach! – Nathalie (Sweden)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 star resort | 2020 Agoda Travellers Choice | 8.5 overall Rating | 123 Reviews
Here you’ll find pristine villas with stunning views and a contemporary modern design, surrounded by vibrant tourist attractions.
Take advantage of the 40-minute close proximity from Ngurah Rai International Airport – then you’re ready to explore famous beaches like Garuda Wisnu Kencana or catch sight of majestic temples such as Pura Luhur Uluwatu within minutes.
Each pool villa features open-air concept designs, one/ two/ three bedrooms options plus tropical garden vistas & panoramic sights on offer – all in complete privacy so that nothing disturbs your serenity while away from home.
From soaking up the sun’s rays whilst enjoying your floating breakfast – avail yourself some true indulgence at Hideaway Residence Bali Ungsaban with luxuriating spa treatments available 24 hours around. Now is officially time to unwind!
The villa is secluded so if you’re looking for something peaceful, this one is for your. The facility inside the villa is adequate. The staff are also very helpful. It is located near Melasti Beach so it’s perfect place to stay if you want to explore southern Bali – Ramadani (Indonesia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Excellent Location | 8 Overall Rating | 321 Reviews
Get lost in the idyllic beauty of Villa Ricca Eco Lodge, located just 5 minutes from breathtaking Dreamland Beach. A down-to-earth atmosphere with an ecological mindset.
Enjoy a gorgeous garden and the yoga shala. Unwind and take in the views while enjoying complimentary WiFi throughout the property. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and dinner at Bukit Sausage Restaurant, right next door.
For an even more magical experience venture out to Pandawa or Balangan beaches known for their surf breaks only 10 minutes away! And don’t forget Uluwatu Temple 15-minute drive away; you’ll be charmed by really welcoming staff who help arrange rental bikes so that you can get your adventure started today.
“A cozy, family-run guest house. There is a lot of greenery around. Good breakfast included. Good location. Close to all beaches. Super friendly staff.” – Alina (Ukraine)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Sanur: Serenity without the crowds
Sanur is a peaceful beach resort town and one of the best places on Bali’s Southeast coast, known for its laid-back atmosphere and beautiful sunrise views. Take a stroll along the boardwalk for some shopping or enjoy a relaxing day on Sanur Beach. Bali after dark involves exploring some of the area’s vibrant nightlife spots with live music and dancing until late into the night.
2020 Agoda Travellers Choice | Exceptional Location | 8.5 overall Rating | 1 419 Reviews
Escape to Segara Village Hotel, a blissful beachfront retreat in Sanur. Here you can bask in the rich culture of this magical island and indulge your artistic side at weekly cultural evenings which include traditional Balinese dances and music.
Enjoy breathtaking views from private balconies nestled amidst exotic Indonesian greenery while savouring spa treatments. Experience an immersive cooking class that shows how locals produce their renowned cuisine! If you’re not up for cooking, head out to the ever ambient Byrdhouse Bali Beach Club.
Byrd House is a unique destination for revellers of all ages to retreat, socialise and feel completely pampered. Breathe in the view and unwind as the waves gently roll in.
Segara Village provided us with an extended period of relaxation and renewal. The environment is stunning – so attractive and peaceful. The staff were amazing – so thoughtful, pleasant and smilingly generous. Meals were a delight in the new Byrd Restaurant. Just a delightful experience. – Brian (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
2021 Agoda Travellers choice | Sustainable Property | 8.5 Overall Rating | 3 132 Reviews
Located next to Mertasari Beach, just 20km from Ngurah Ray International Airport. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and an iconic sandy beachfront you can bask in spectacular ocean views while enjoying 428 inviting rooms – perfect for couples or families looking for quality retreat time and busy solo business travellers on their way around Indonesia.
To make sure you get maximum pleasure out of it all choose between dining experiences like Basilico Italian Pavilion, Lada Restaurant or Tirta Indonesian cuisine that will take care of every foodie craving.
There is also a private beach bar plus pool bars open until late evening where singing waterfalls wait with delicious cocktails!
“Great pool and beach hotel~ Great for kids, brilliant large pool, two kiddie pools, slides etc. Few restaurants and right on beach so easy to walk to other places too. Nice and quiet at night time. A good place to stay with kids.” Emily (Uganda)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
2020 Agoda Traveller Choice | Excellent Location | 8 Overall Rating | 1 297 Reviews
At this chic city oasis you can find a range of unbeatable services, from tourist information & spa treatments to money changers and even a tattoo studio!
Enjoy their amenities plus access to the convenience of Toko Harmony (Mini Mart) along with a Floating Breakfast option too- whatever it may be, they offer something special here at every turn.
They also offer motorbike & bicycle rentals so there won’t ever have an issue exploring as much or little as one likes while visiting! Finally if all those offerings weren’t enough also check out Nata Oyster & Seafood restaurant right on site; Happy Travels!!
“The room is spacious. The location is great. When you get out of the hotel the entire street has it all. Pharmacy, restaurants, bars, laundry, ATMs. Perfect place. Definitely!” – Francine (Phillippines)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
9. Tanjung Benoa: Adventure Awaits
The serene village of Tanjung Benoa is perfect for adventurous travellers looking to get close to nature. This quiet neighbourhood is situated on the north coast of Southern Bali and is ideal for water sports and snorkelling. It’s also only a stone’s throw from Nusa Dua and a fraction of the price. The nearby Turtle Island, accessible by boat, boasts lush jungles, beautiful beaches, and exotic wildlife.
- LUXURY: Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali
- MIDRANGE: Novotel Benoa
- BUDGET: Green D’Mel Luxury Homestay
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | Booking.com Preferred Property | 8 overall Rating | 3 737 Reviews
Grand Mirage Resort & Spa is an idyllic 5-star beachfront paradise, situated in the heart of Tanjung Benoa – Nusa Dua on Bali’s southern coast.
20 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and walking distance to countless shopping outlets, convenience stores and merchandise shops; this tropical hideaway provides a breathtaking view over the hypnotizing Indian Ocean.
Those looking for ultimate luxury can indulge in their exclusive Gold All Inclusive Package – where majestic accommodation meets exquisite cuisine plus unlimited access to non-motorized water sports!
Experience infinite family fun with its enchanted kid’s mini water park featuring pool slides, indoor playgrounds and more – while The warm Mirage activities team arranges various children’s activities to spark creativity all day long whilst parents engage in rest and retreat at the Thalasso spa with signature treatments.
We had the all inclusive for a family of 5 and it was definitely worth the $$. Food was nice, beach area so clean and directly at the resort, amazing clean pools, and fantastic staff- so attentive, friendly and polite. Kids club area was great. Literally across the road are plenty of cheaper massage places and other restaurants which we didn’t try as we had all meals and drinks included at the resort. The room was fantastic and cleaned thoroughly and also had a little added touch of goodies a cpl times in the arvo in our rooms.Was a relaxing fun filled 4 nights. Would definitely recommend and will be back! -Natalie (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 Star Resort | Agoda Preferred Property | Sustainable Property | 8 overall Rating | 887 Reviews
Escape to Novotel Bali Benoa Hotel & Resort and experience tropical splendor. Laze away stress with direct beach access, 3 pools, sauna treatments at the spa or delight in fine-dining restaurant experiences!
Get your adrenaline-pumping water skiing, scuba diving or glass bottom boat around Tanjung Benoa before retiring into comfortable Balinese-style suites amidst lush coconut wood interiors and a spectacular garden view.
Let the kids have their fill of fun activities complemented by MyKids program while adults indulge in an exquisite free flow beverage package; MyGlass Package – all exclusively catered for ALL members as part of their tailored MyResorts program!
“The hotel is clean. Staff are super friendly and helpful! It’s located very close to harbour which means we don’t have to wake up too early for the island trip. Great beach view. Nice heated pools. It’s very kids friendly with activity corner beside the restaurant. The food at the restaurant is tasty too. We had dinner there almost every night. Definitely going back again” – Mo (Singapore)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Built in 2022 | Excellent Location | 9.4 Overall Rating | 159 Reviews
Escape to a paradise with an inviting and warming atmosphere at Green D’mel Luxury Homestay.
A delightful Balinese family who have lovingly created this extraordinary 20-room property will make you feel right at home, providing for your every need along the way!
The gardens are stunning and there is nothing better than spending days by the 6m x 30m cooling pool; combined with surprisingly affordable rates, it’s no surprise that Green D’Mel provides a booming boutique experience all within Tanjung Benoa district.
It’s amazing. Everything new, clean. Very good breakfast and the Staff very friendly, they help you a lot, wonderfull!!!. We hace stayed for one week and we recomend It 100%.”- Leire (Spain)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Candi Dasa: Beautiful Natural Sites
Candidasa is a remote coastal destination located on the East Coast of Bali. This area offers tranquil landscapes surrounded by rice fields and mangrove forests as well as ancient sites like Goa Lawah Temple, a sacred Hindu site with mysterious bat caves. Explore more secluded spots such as Teluk Ampo or take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade.
2021 Agoda Traveller’s Choice | Exceptional Location | 8.7 overall Rating | 1 351 Reviews
Take a journey to the luxurious, tranquil escape of East Bali. Just 90 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport lies Candi Beach Resort & Spa – where you can experience serenity beyond your imagination!
Relax and unwind in your Balinese paradise with stunning white sand beaches and dreamy blue waters inviting you for an unforgettable dip. Feel soothed by natural décor within soothing interior colours as if each element is there just for YOU; this is luxury at its finest!
“This resort has the perfect balance of exclusivity and comfort. It boasts several pools, restaurants and activities. Spa is also top-notch and good value for money. Worth coming for a perfect couple or family retreat.” – Luciano (Brazil)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 star resort | Tripadvisor Travellers choice award 2022 | 8.7 overall Rating | 589 Reviews
Offering a breathtaking ocean view, Sagara Candidasa is the perfect choice for those seeking an escape from everyday life and yearning to relax in a luxurious tropical style.
This boutique seaside hotel provides only 20 well-appointed rooms with plenty of amenities – enjoy affordable luxury without worrying about crowds!
“Really pleasantly surprised at how good the value for money was! Amazing staff and breakfast with a beautiful pool and beachfront view. A quiet area which is nice to relax but takes a while to get to the main attractions. Otherwise, no complaints would happily stay here again :)” – Anna (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Excellent Location | 8.5 Overall Rating | Booking.com Preferred Property | 412 Reviews
Escape to a paradise of crystal blue waters and lush green gardens! Puri Oka Beach Bungalows is nestled in a fishing village where mountains meet the sea.
With varying accommodation options, there’s something to suit every budget and need while enjoying complete privacy with Balinese-style rooms featuring fan-cooling, fresh hot & cold water showers (some with a/c).
Plus all this is found just 20 steps away from one of the most magnificent beaches!
“We had one extra night in Candidasa and stayed at Puri Oka. Really friendly staff, a fresh clean bed, a yummy breakfast by the ocean, swim at the front of the hotel. The massage was fantastic, with the sound of the ocean. Great places to lay about. Super comfortable. Very good prices for everything.” – Elise (Australia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Kintamani: Stunning Mountain Views
Kintamani is located in the central highlands of Bali and offers stunning views of Mount Batur, an active volcano. This mountainous region is perfect for hiking and cycling, as well as enjoying a stroll through local villages with panoramic views of Lake Batur and the surrounding mountains
Booking.com Preferred Property | Exceptional Location | 8.8 overall Rating | 167 Reviews
Oculus Bali offers 8 luxurious suites, 2 Royal Suites Bedrooms and an infinity hot pool with amazing views of the Lake and Mountain Batur.
Nestled in one of the oldest Caldera on Earth, this is truly a unique destination that invites guests to renew their connection with nature.
Featuring three restaurants each specialized for different experiences – ‘Kaki Gunung’ (creative space), ‘Kedisan Lounge(intimate mountain club) & Ruang Langit’ (sentimental moments).
This spiritual journey will have you feeling inspired by its breathtaking landscapes as its sustainable hotel carefully unifies civilization alongside mother nature into her majestic grace.
It was such a lovely and tranquil stay – worth every penny! Had a lovely 2night stay at Oculus. The views were amazing with lake and mountain scenery. Not just our room and also their lobby area called kaki gunung. I love their indoor restaurant called Kedisan Lounge the most. The food is good. Breakfast was superb. Overall, it is the perfect place to unwind from busy city life. All staffs were extremely friendly and welcoming. Thank you Oculus team. You guys did a good job. – Tan (Singapore)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 Star rated | Booking.com Preferred Property | Excellent Location | 8.2 overall Rating | 393 Reviews
Get ready for an extraordinary vacation in Bali with Bobocabin Kintamani! Witness the beauty of nature full-on, as your cabin has a Smart Window that lets you control how close or far away from mother nature’s mesmerizing view.
It is also equipped with hi-tech features such as high speed wifi and B-Pad – which allows you to adjust lighting intensity and color based on mood, along with giving access to natural meditation sounds & favorite tunes.
Campfires are provided too – so don’t miss out on spending quality time at night surrounded by warmth & magical sights/sounds of Mother Nature; plus tasty BBQ sets if desired!
Enjoy boardgames + movie nights within the comfort of your own luxury cabin: it’ll be hard not feel empowered under those stars. This is next level glamping in this Island Of The Gods!
“The views were amazing! Cooling place with amazing views in nature, and good opportunities to stargaze and rest. They provide a good service with a bbq next to the cabin at night and other activities around the area (We took a jeep), however the place is not easy to get to! It is a long single plan rocky mountain path that was challenging to drive and oncoming cars were stressful to maneuver. Would suggest transportation options to the cabin or guides to ensure that the path is clear before driving down.” – Gabriel (Singapore)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Excellent Location | 8.5 overall Rating | 424 Reviews
Escape to the sublime beauty of Batur View Homestay and enjoy priceless views of a majestic volcano.
Relax with welcoming staff who are always ready to lend assistance, while staying comfortably in cosy rooms – complete even with smart TVs for streaming all your favourite shows!
Pack warm clothing as it gets chilly at night up in those mountains, but be sure not to miss out on that amazing sunrise from bed.
With plenty of cafes nearby, you won’t go hungry during your stay either: refresh yourself after an exciting day trip by indulging in delicious local fare or simply admiring the view over coffee shop favourites.
“Extremely happy that I found this place. Me and my friends loved the room and how spotlessly clean it was room and bathroom. It has smart tv and you can listen to music from YouTube or watch a movie on Netflix. The room has bottles of water that’s included in the price of the room. The internet was unbelievably good and so fast. The view can’t stress this enough THE VIEW WAS INSANE!!! Book this room and you will not regret it. The hosts were so professional and sweet.” – AlexandraCheck Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Amed/Tulamben: The Diving Capital of Bali
The Amed/Tulamben area is perfect for divers and snorkelers looking to explore the seafloor. This stretch of coastline boasts some of the best dive sites in Bali, such as the USS Liberty shipwreck, a World War II wreck teeming with marine life. There’s plenty more to explore here too, including black sand beaches and hot springs.
- SPLURGE: The Griya Villas
- LUXURY: Life in Amed Beach Hotel
- MIDRANGE: Santai Hotel
- BUDGET: Solaluna Beach Homestay
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | Booking.com Preferred Property | 8.7 Overall Rating | 224 Reviews
Immerse yourself in pure luxury on the most Eastern tip of Bali, and discover Griya.
Overlooking the tranquil bay at Lipah Hilltop, you’ll have plenty to explore with 14 intimate villas – each one decorated with state-of-the-art interiors accompanied by a private infinity pool for an extra touch of indulgence.
With traditional Balinese design coupled with contemporary furnishings that are sure to impress even the highest standards; plus luxurious resort facilities including restaurants, rooftop lounges and more!
Wake up every morning surrounded by lush green hills as far as your eyes can see – then watch breathtaking sunrises over Lombok Island from afar before beginning another beautiful day.
“Everything was excellent from A to Z. We especially liked the peace and privacy of the villa. The à la carte breakfast was first class, from the point of view of choice and quality, as well as all the other dishes, even for the price there was nothing to complain about. The location for snorkelling or diving was perfect, the restaurants and shops near the beach were within walking distance. The staff were very helpful and always friendly. The villa was of high quality and stylish.”- Prokop (Switzerland)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Exceptional Location | Booking.com Preferred Property | Sustainable | 8.7 Overall Rating | 89 Reviews
Escape to Amed, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas on Bali’s vibrant island.
Relax in style at their unique boutique hotel that seamlessly blends traditional Balinese design with modern luxuries; enjoy sweeping views of the ocean from your personal room or dive into a pool surrounded by lush fragrant gardens.
Experience fresh local cuisine prepared for every palate. The beach directly in front of ‘Life in Amed’ is the perfect place to snorkel and see many colourful fish and large coral formations. Journey through rice fields kept for thousands of years until finally reaching this dramatic coastline where this gorgeous Boutique hotel sits and awaits you
“The cabins are beautiful and very clean. The beds are comfortable. The terrace in front of each cabin is a good size for everyone to sit down and even eat. The pool is lovely and clean. The location is front on beachfront where you can go swimming and snorkelling and watch the fishing boats come in in the morning. The bathroom is great with an outdoor shower. The breakfast is ample and very tasty. And the menu for food the rest of the day is great!” – EleanorCheck Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
4 star rated | Booking.com Preferred Property | Excellent Location | 8.1 Overall Rating | 333 Reviews
Set amongst lush tropical gardens and framed by the majestic Mount Agung, Santai is an enchanting boutique beach resort.
Delight in a heady mix of intoxicating smells – from salty sea to sweetly fragrant Bougainvillea bloom and spicy aromas wafting up from Coconut Restaurant’s open-air dining area.
Stay in one of two traditional Toraja-style bungalows with sturdy wooden pillars topped off with straw roofs for maximum comfort and relaxation; then tuck into delicious Indonesian, Balinese or Western cuisine at Coconut restaurant.
“Santai Hotel is beautiful located down at the beach where marine life is magical. You just walk in the sea and you can swim with turtles, trompet fish, see beautiful coral it’s a joy! The bamboo cabins are great. It has a romantic charm to it with a double bed on the 1st floor. We stayed with our two boys (3 and 5) and they loved their bed. Team Santai is a great team. They make you feel at home.” – Kristof (Netherlands)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Excellent Location | 9.3 overall Rating | 309 Reviews
Located a mere 10 minutes from the bustling streets of Amed, Solaluna Beach Homestay boasts 6 rooms amidst an idyllic backdrop.
Just steps away are local cafes and eateries bursting with delightful Indonesian cuisine for both breakfast and dinner!
Guests can enjoy snorkelling, diving or canoeing at this accommodation while admiring breathtaking views of the garden.
“This was our second time staying at Solaluna Beach Homestay. We enjoyed this stay as much as we did the first. Took advantage of scooter rental, and snorkelling rental. Also did a combined snorkelling trip by being pulled behind a boat, and a sunset cruise, watching the sun set behind the volcano. We hope to return to Solaluna for a month or two in the near future. Amed is a wonderful place to stay, and from our point of view, Solaluna is one of the best Homestay to spend your holiday.” – Russell (USA)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Bedugul: Natural Wonders of Forests & Lakes
Bedugul is a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by thick tropical forests and crystal-clear lakes. Enjoy some outdoor activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking through untouched landscapes or take a leisurely boat ride around Lake Beratan for stunning views of Ulun Danu Temple.
4 star resort | Exceptional Location | Sustainable Property | | 9.2 Overall Rating | 229 Reviews
Make your way to Giriwood Hotel & Villa for a truly special escape. Surrounded by lush greenery and incredible views of the Wanagiri Hills and Forest.
This location has something to offer everyone – from exciting cultural attractions nearby, such as beautiful waterfalls; perfect opportunities for morning adventures on their jogging track or relaxing in the cool swimming pool; right through to delicious meals served up at Green Kopi Restaurant with both local and international dishes!
With 12 wooden house villas plus 8 deluxe rooms available, you won’t want spent time anywhere else.
“The view is beautiful, and even more magical when the clouds clear out, we can see all the way to the ocean. the room is large and very comfortable, and the shower is huuuge! breakfast is absolutely delicious, the best we have had in Bali. the waterfalls nearby are absolutely magical and worth all the steps 😉 the fresh air of the top of the mountain feels good” – LouiseCheck Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
5 star rated | Sustainable Resort | 9.4 overall Rating | 40 Reviews
Experience a harmonious union between the beauty of nature and sophisticated luxury at HOMM Saranam, tucked away in Bali’s wondrous central highlands.
Relax and restore yourself with 81 unique rooms overlooking lush jungle vistas; 8LEMENTS Spa to refresh your senses through invigorating spa experiences; a yoga studio for daily-scheduled programs amidst open wood floors that overlook picturesque mountainscapes.
Cafe Toya offers healthy delicious dishes – and Samiya restaurant serves up International favourites enhanced by Indonesian Heritage.
This is my favourite hotel since 2017. And I am very glad that it has reopened after the pandemic time! The rooms are very cosy and clean, with stunning views from the balcony to the mountains, jungles and rice fields. The pool area is very beautiful and well-maintained. Definitely, I’ll come back! – YuliaCheck Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Newly built in 2022 | Agoda Preferred Property | Excellent Location | 8.4 Overall Rating | 22 Reviews
Escape to Alamu, a hidden gem nestled beside the serene Lake Buyan in Bedugul, Bali. Their modern glamping space is perfect for tourists seeking the cooler breezes of Bali’s hills or locals looking for a relaxing staycation.
Experience nature in comfort with their 3 Premium Dome Tents and 2 Deluxe Tents featuring private bathrooms, hot tubs, and included gazebos.
Savour the taste of Indonesian and Western fusion cuisine at the Alamu Cafe, using only locally sourced, organic produce. Indulge in various entertainment options such as an outdoor garden cinema, private barbecues, and outdoor fire pits.
Their secluded outdoor garden space is perfect for intimate picnics, parties or private functions.
“Had an amazing short getaway here in Alamu! Great facilities, clean, and every corner is aesthetically pleasing. The staff is friendly and really helpful. Not to mention, the breakfast was beyond expectations. Everything was perfect! Deff would come here someday, 5/5 would recommend” – Sarah (Indonesia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Denpasar: City of Culture
As the capital city of Bali, Denpasar is a bustling hub for culture and entertainment. Explore the vibrant nightlife hotspots or learn about Balinese history and art at places like the Bajra Sandhi Monument and Agung Rai Museum of Art. Don’t miss the famous Pasar Badung market either, where you can find all sorts of local goods and delicacies to take home.
5 star resort | Exceptional Location | Sustainable Property | 9.2 Overall Rating | 14 Reviews
Escape to OmeCure, a six-bedroom villa nestled in a lush jungle gorge near Bali’s Tabanan Regency. Relax in one of three plunge pools surrounded by idyllic grounds, perfect for restoring your well-being.
Ideal for families, groups and yoga retreats, OmeCure offers dedicated staff, including a private chef, villa manager, driver, gardeners, housekeeping and security. Its open-plan living, dining, kitchen and traditional Balinese wantilan provide ample space to socialize.
Take in breathtaking views from the relaxation bales, secret garden alcoves, or the sunset lounge at the river’s edge. Traditional thatch-roofed pavilions overlook the Penet River and towering bamboo. For a refreshing dip, you can enjoy the 12x5m pool surrounded by a serene forest ambience.
“Shhhhh, please keep it a secret. ~At first I wasn’t going to write a review because I selfishly wanted to keep this place all to myself. The property was absolutely stunning. It’s a hidden gem. The staff are lovely (especially the staff manager Made). They have a girl that comes to the retreat if you want a massage (and she’s the best masseuse I’ve ever had)! Okay, so it’s fairly remote….you do need transportation or a taxi to get anywhere. You’re around 15-20 minutes from Canguu. But it’s worth sacrificing, as this place is wonderful and there are no other sounds than nature itself.” – DonnaCheck Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Excellent Location | Booking.com Preferred Plus Property | 8.9 Overall Rating | 176 Reviews
Escape to the breathtaking Villa D’Carik Bali, nestled in the heart of Denpasar.
Immerse yourself in stunning views of both serene rice paddies and the shimmering pool. They guarantee a picturesque stay with their stunning surroundings and attentive staff.
Experience the true beauty of Bali with a breathtaking sunset view from the infinity pool. You’ll be amazed by the charming design, within a serene temple. Rooms are spacious and sparkling clean, complete with complimentary toiletries and water.
“A wonderful homestay where the people are as splendid as the land itself. The owners have a magical home temple right on the property. The aroma of incense, sounds of nature, and delightful breakfast, we loved it all. A pool is located right near the rooms with perfect water temperature to refresh and relax. The entire property is located amid vibrant rice paddies, a scene of serene beauty that inspires awe and soothes the soul. Truly, a place of wonder, a place of magic.” – Saniya (Switzerland)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
2021 Agoda Travellers Choice | Booking.com Preferred Property | 8.2 Overall Rating | 445 Reviews
A 3.5-star hotel in the elite area of Denpasar, tailored to both business and leisure travellers. Their 18 comfortable suite rooms with private balconies, are equipped with all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. Relax and rejuvenate with their on-site spa services, offering body scrubs, aromatherapy, and reflexology.
Take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool or soak up some sun on the terrace. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and enjoy other convenient services like dry cleaning, free self-parking, and breakfast available for an additional fee.
“Located strategically in Denpasar. Clean and cosy apartment with a direct view of the pool. Very quiet and the room was clean. Staffs were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back here again.” – Theveraj (Malaysia)Check Agoda Rates Check Booking.com Rates
Have I answered “Where is the best place to stay in Bali?”, I hope so!!! Although there are 1000’s of places to stay in Bali, ALL could not make this already very long blog post – If you have some favourites not mentioned above – leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to update my list!
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Best Places to Stay in Bali FAQ:
Best Time to visit Bali?
If you’re planning a trip to Bali, you may be wondering when the best time of year is to visit. There are many factors to consider, such as weather patterns, tourist peak season, outdoor activities, cultural events, hotel/flight availability, and prices.
Dry Season (April – October)
The dry season in Bali runs from April until October and is generally considered the best time to visit. During this period temperatures are warm and pleasant with little rainfall. This makes it ideal for outdoor activities such as surfing or trekking. It’s also the peak tourist season so flights and hotels tend to be more expensive during this time. However, if you plan ahead you can often find good deals on accommodation.
Rainy Season (November – March)
The rainy season in Bali runs from November until March and is usually considered the off-season for tourists. Temperatures are still warm but there will be more rain than during the dry season. This can make certain outdoor activities difficult or even impossible at times. On the plus side flights and hotels tend to be much cheaper during this period so it’s a great option for budget travellers looking for a bargain.
Best Places to Stay in Bali for Couples
Bali has become a popular honeymoon destination for couples, so finding the best place to stay in Bali for couples is a MUST if you’re planning a dream getaway. These are my top Bali Best Resorts for Couples:
– Ayana Resort and Spa: Located in Jimbaran, this luxurious resort offers private villas with plunge pools, an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and a stunning spa on the rocks.
– The Samaya Seminyak: This beachfront resort in Seminyak offers private villas with private pools, 24-hour butler service, and a candlelit dinner by the beach.
– Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan: Nestled in the lush jungle of Ubud, this resort features private villas with plunge pools, an award-winning spa, and exceptional dining experiences.
– Hanging Gardens of Bali: Located near Ubud, this unique resort boasts private villas with infinity pools that seem to float above the jungle canopy, offering breathtaking views.
– Kamandalu Ubud: This luxurious resort in Ubud offers private pool villas, a floating breakfast experience, and a variety of romantic activities like candlelit dinners and couples’ spa treatments.
– Alila Villas Uluwatu: Perched on a clifftop in Uluwatu, this architectural gem offers private pool villas, an infinity pool with panoramic ocean views, and an exquisite spa.
– The Mulia Resort: Situated in Nusa Dua, this opulent resort features luxurious rooms and suites, a private beach, and a selection of fine-dining restaurants.
Remember that availability and prices may vary depending on the season, so it’s always a good idea to book well in advance. Each of these resorts offers a unique and romantic experience that will make your stay in Bali unforgettable.
Best Places to Stay in Bali for Young
For young adults looking for a mix of nightlife, shopping, dining, and beach activities, these are some of the best areas and accommodations in Bali:
Seminyak: A trendy and vibrant area with a lively atmosphere. Seminyak offers many boutique shops, stylish bars, and exciting clubs.
–Viva Dash Hotel Seminyak: A modern hotel with a unique design, close to the beach and popular attractions.
–Lloyd’s Inn Bali: A minimalist boutique hotel located near the beach, shopping, and dining areas.
Kuta: Known for its bustling nightlife scene, Kuta is a popular destination for young adults seeking parties, shopping, and surfing.
–The ONE Legian: A stylish hotel with a rooftop pool, located in the heart of Kuta’s nightlife district.
–Grand Barong Resort: A modern resort offering a pool bar, within walking distance to the beach and popular nightclubs.
Canggu: A laid-back, bohemian area that attracts surfers, digital nomads, and young travellers. Canggu offers a mix of beach vibes, hip cafes, and a growing nightlife scene.
–Frii Bali Echo Beach: A surf-themed hotel within walking distance of the beach, cafes, and bars.
–Kos One Hostel: A social hostel with a pool, perfect for meeting other young travellers.
Ubud: For young adults interested in Bali’s rich culture, beautiful landscapes, and wellness experiences, Ubud is an excellent choice.
–Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel: A boutique hostel offering yoga classes, movie nights, and a great social atmosphere.
–Ubud Tropical Garden: A budget-friendly option with a pool, located near the famous Monkey Forest and other attractions.
Each of these areas offers unique experiences catering to the interests of young adults. Consider your preferences in terms of activities, nightlife, and atmosphere when choosing the best place to stay in Bali.
Best Places to Stay in Bali for Families
Bali offers a variety of family-friendly accommodations and areas that cater to the needs of families with children. Here are some of the best places to stay in Bali for families:
Nusa Dua: A well-maintained resort area with beautiful beaches, water sports, and family-friendly activities.
–The Westin Resort Nusa Dua: This luxurious resort offers a kids’ club, a dedicated children’s pool, and family-friendly dining options.
–Novotel Bali Nusa Dua: Featuring spacious rooms and suites, a kids’ club, and a lagoon-style pool perfect for families.
Sanur: Known for its calm beaches and relaxed atmosphere, Sanur is an excellent choice for families with young children.
–Prama Sanur Beach Hotel: This beachfront hotel offers a kids’ pool, playground, and kids’ club, along with family-friendly dining options.
–Segara Village Hotel: A beautiful beachfront resort with interconnected rooms, a kids’ pool, and various activities suitable for families.
Jimbaran: A peaceful area with gorgeous beaches, seafood restaurants, and family-friendly attractions nearby.
–InterContinental Bali Resort: This luxury resort features a dedicated kids’ club, children’s pool, and family activities such as cooking classes and pottery lessons.
–Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa: Offering family rooms, a kids’ pool, and easy access to the beach, this resort is perfect for families.
Ubud: For families interested in experiencing Bali’s culture, nature, and wellness activities, Ubud is a great option.
–Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa: Located near the Monkey Forest, this resort offers family rooms, a kids’ pool, and a wide range of activities for all ages.
–Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali: This riverside hotel provides spacious family rooms, a kids’ pool, and various cultural activities for families to enjoy together.
When choosing a family-friendly hotel or resort in Bali, look for accommodations that offer kids’ clubs, children’s pools, and activities tailored to younger guests. This will ensure an enjoyable stay for the entire family.
Best Place to Stay in Bali for First-Timers
For first-timers visiting Bali, it’s essential to choose an area that offers a mix of attractions, activities, and experiences. Here are some of the best places to stay for first-time visitors:
1. Seminyak: A popular and trendy area with beautiful beaches, fashionable restaurants, and bars. Seminyak is perfect for those who want a lively atmosphere, shopping, and beach clubs.
–Alila Seminyak: A luxurious beachfront resort with excellent amenities and easy access to Seminyak’s attractions.
–Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort: A modern resort offering comfortable accommodations within walking distance to the beach and popular spots.
2. Ubud: Known as the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud offers lush landscapes, traditional arts, and wellness experiences. It’s ideal for first-timers interested in exploring Bali’s rich culture and nature.
–Komaneka at Monkey Forest: A tranquil resort located near the Monkey Forest and other cultural attractions.
–Adiwana Resort Jembawan: A boutique wellness resort offering yoga classes, spa treatments, and easy access to Ubud’s attractions.
3. Nusa Dua: A well-developed resort area with pristine beaches and family-friendly activities. Nusa Dua is perfect for first-timers seeking relaxation and luxury.
–Grand Hyatt Bali: A lavish resort with multiple pools, beach access, and a variety of dining options.
–Meliá Bali: A beautiful beachfront resort with excellent amenities and activities suitable for all ages.
Sanur: A laid-back beach town with a calm atmosphere, Sanur is great for first-timers looking for a more relaxed experience while still having access to various attractions.
–Maya Sanur Resort & Spa: A contemporary beachfront resort with comfortable accommodations and easy access to local attractions.
–Puri Santrian: A serene beachfront resort offering traditional Balinese charm and hospitality.
Each of these areas offers a unique experience for first-time visitors to Bali, catering to different interests and preferences. Consider the type of vacation you’re looking for when choosing the best place to stay on the island.
Best Place to Stay in Bali for Singles
What are the best areas in Bali for singles to stay?
The best areas for singles to stay in Bali include Seminyak, Kuta, Canggu, and Legian. These locations offer a mix of nightlife, socializing opportunities, and activities suitable for solo travellers.
In Seminyak, consider staying at Tijili Seminyak, which offers a vibrant atmosphere and is close to popular attractions, or The Haven Bali Seminyak, which provides easy access to the beach, dining, and entertainment options.
For singles visiting Canggu, consider staying at Aston Canggu Beach Resort, which is within walking distance to the beach, cafes, and bars, or Mojo Surf Camp Canggu, a surf-focused accommodation option that offers a social atmosphere.
Coolest Places to Stay in Bali
Bali offers a wide variety of cool and unique places to stay, ranging from luxury resorts to eco-friendly retreats. Here are some of the coolest places to stay in Bali, along with hotel recommendations:
1. Ubud: Known for its lush landscapes, cultural attractions, and wellness experiences, Ubud is a serene destination for nature lovers.
–Hanging Gardens of Bali: A luxury resort famous for its iconic infinity pool overlooking the jungle.
–Bambu Indah: An eco-luxury retreat offering unique bamboo architecture and stunning valley views.
2. Seminyak: A trendy area with fashionable restaurants, bars, and clubs, Seminyak offers a lively atmosphere and beach vibes.
–W Bali – Seminyak: A stylish and luxurious beachfront resort with modern amenities and vibrant nightlife.
–Katamama Suites at Desa Potato Head: A boutique hotel featuring contemporary design, local craftsmanship, and access to the popular Potato Head Beach Club.
3. Canggu: A laid-back, bohemian destination that attracts surfers, digital nomads, and young travellers, Canggu offers hip cafes and a growing nightlife scene.
–The Slow: A chic and minimalist boutique hotel with an art gallery, restaurant, and pool.
–COMO Uma Canggu: A luxury resort boasting beachfront access, stylish rooms, and wellness facilities.
4. Uluwatu: Known for its dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, and world-class surf breaks, Uluwatu offers breathtaking views and a relaxed atmosphere.
–Alila Villas Uluwatu: A luxurious cliffside resort with panoramic ocean views and contemporary architecture.
–Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort: A stunning resort featuring private villas, a spa, and easy access to nearby beaches.
5. Nusa Lembongan: A small island off the southeast coast of Bali, Nusa Lembongan offers pristine beaches, clear waters, and a laid-back vibe.
–Lembongan Beach Club & Resort: A beachfront resort with private villas, a pool, and stunning ocean views.
–The Tamarind Resort: A stylish retreat offering modern amenities, a rooftop bar, and easy access to nearby attractions.
These cool places in Bali cater to different interests and preferences, ensuring a unique and memorable stay on the island.
Which is the Best Place to Stay in Bali for a Honeymoon
Bali is a popular destination for romantic honeymoons, offering idyllic landscapes, intimate accommodations, and memorable experiences. Here are some of the best places to stay in Bali for a romantic honeymoon, with luxury, midrange, and budget options in various areas:
Luxury: Viceroy Bali – A 5-star resort with private pool villas, stunning valley views, and personalized service.
Midrange: Komaneka at Bisma – A boutique resort offering spacious suites, an infinity pool, and a peaceful atmosphere.
Budget: Sri Ratih Cottages – A charming, affordable retreat with Balinese-style rooms, a pool, and lush gardens.
Luxury: The Samaya Seminyak – An upscale beachfront resort with private pool villas and exceptional dining experiences.
Midrange: The Elysian Boutique Villa Hotel – A stylish, intimate villa hotel with private pools and a romantic atmosphere.
Budget: U Paasha Seminyak Bali – A modern hotel with a rooftop pool, offering comfortable rooms and easy access to local attractions.
Luxury: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay – A luxurious resort with private pool villas, ocean views, and a tranquil setting.
Midrange: InterContinental Bali Resort – A beachfront resort with lush gardens, a spa, and Balinese-inspired rooms.
Budget: Keraton Jimbaran Beach Resort – A traditional Balinese resort with a beachfront location, offering affordable accommodation options.
4. Nusa Dua:
Luxury: The St. Regis Bali Resort – A prestigious resort with lavish suites and villas, a private beach, and world-class amenities.
Midrange: Melia Bali – A beachfront resort offering stylish rooms, a lagoon-style pool, and various dining options.
Budget: Swiss-Belhotel Segara Resort & Spa: This 4-star resort offers affordable accommodation with a romantic atmosphere, perfect for honeymooners. The hotel features lagoon-style pools, a spa, and spacious rooms with private balconies.
Luxury: Bulgari Resort Bali – A cliffside resort with spectacular views, private villas, and exclusive beach access.
Midrange: Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort – A stunning resort featuring ocean-view suites, a spa, and a cliffside infinity pool.
Budget: Le Grande Bali – A budget-friendly resort with modern amenities, a pool, and easy access to nearby beaches.
These options cater to different budgets and preferences, ensuring that couples can enjoy a romantic honeymoon experience in Bali, regardless of their budget constraints.
What Are the Best Beach Resorts in Bali to Stay in for a Honeymoon?
Bali is a beautiful destination for a beach honeymoon, with its stunning coastlines and crystal-clear waters. Here are some of the best resorts and hotels in Bali for a beach honeymoon:
–Alila Seminyak: A luxurious beachfront resort featuring contemporary design, multiple pools, and a serene ambience.
-The Legian Bali: An elegant, all-suite hotel located on the beach with spacious accommodations and personalized service.
–AYANA Resort and Spa: A sprawling resort with private beach access, numerous dining options, and the famous Rock Bar.
–Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay: A luxurious resort offering private pool villas, ocean views, and a tranquil atmosphere.
3. Nusa Dua:
-The St. Regis Bali Resort: A prestigious resort with lavish suites and villas, a private beach, and world-class amenities.
–Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort: A 5-star resort with stylish rooms, a lagoon-style pool, and beachfront access.
–Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali: A luxury resort with spacious suites and villas, a beachfront infinity pool, and lush gardens.
–Maya Sanur Resort & Spa: A modern, eco-friendly resort with direct beach access, an infinity pool, and a rooftop garden.
–COMO Uma Canggu: A luxury beachfront resort boasting stylish rooms, wellness facilities, and a laid-back atmosphere.
–Theanna Eco Villa and Spa: A collection of private pool villas with a focus on sustainability and Balinese culture, located near Echo Beach.
–Six Senses Uluwatu: A high-end cliffside resort offering exceptional ocean views, private pool villas, and a focus on sustainability and wellness.
-Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort: A stunning resort with ocean-view suites, a spa, and a cliffside infinity pool.
These resorts and hotels offer a range of luxurious and romantic beachfront experiences for an unforgettable honeymoon in Bali.
Can I stay on Nusa Penida or Nusa Lembongan?
Yes, you can stay on Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. Both islands offer a range of accommodation options, from luxury resorts to budget hostels. Here are some recommendations for places to stay on both islands, catering to different types of travellers:
-Luxury: Adiwana Warnakali Resort – A 4-star resort with stunning ocean views, a gorgeous infinity pool, and well-appointed rooms. Ideal for couples and honeymooners.
-Midrange: La Roja Bungalows – A boutique hotel offering charming bungalows, a pool, and a relaxing atmosphere. Suitable for families and couples
-Budget: Full Moon Bungalows – A budget-friendly option with basic but comfortable rooms, a shared kitchen, and a friendly atmosphere. Great for backpackers and solo travellers.
Popular areas on Nusa Penida include Crystal Bay, Kelingking Beach, and Atuh Beach.
–Luxury: Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Day Spa – A luxurious resort with stylish villas, three pools, and beautiful ocean views. Perfect for couples and honeymooners.
–Midrange: Lembongan Beach Club & Resort – A beachfront resort with private villas, a pool, and a range of water sports activities. Ideal for families and couples.
–Budget: Lembongan Hostel – A budget-friendly hostel with dormitory-style accommodations, a pool, and a social atmosphere. Suitable for backpackers and solo travellers.
Popular areas on Nusa Lembongan include Jungut Batu Beach, Mushroom Bay, and Sandy Bay.
Different areas on both islands cater to various preferences and budgets. For those seeking relaxation and luxury, the high-end resorts in quieter areas are ideal.
Families may prefer midrange hotels close to popular attractions and activities. Backpackers and solo travellers typically enjoy budget accommodations in more social areas with easy access to local attractions.
Moving to Indonesia as an Audiologist, I was stunned by the beauty and adventure Indonesia had to offer, It's certainly not only Bali and Bintangs 😉 Now a travel blogger, Sharing my local insights and knowledge having lived in the country for the last few years, planning trips and discovering popular and hidden gems has been a highlight and I hope you'll fall in this country as easily as I did.