Bali

Top 15 Bali Resorts

With over 13,000 islands dispersed across both sides of the equator, Indonesia is an absolute tropical paradise. 6000 of these islands remain uninhabited, waiting to be discovered of their hidden beauties. Situated along the equator, Indonesia only has two seasons all throughout the year; wet season between November and March, and dry season between April and October.

This archipelagic geography as well as the tropical climate of the country makes it possible for high level of biodiversity to thrive. It is home to a number of flora and fauna species like the Komodo dragon, Orangutans, Rhinoceros, and Sumatran Tiger.

It is also home to around 240 million people, composed of more than 300 ethnic groups and speaking more than 700 languages. It has a very rich history, culture, and tradition. Most of their traditional arts, dances, and practices remain practiced and preserved up to this day. Indonesian Cuisine is considered to be one of the most diverse, vibrant, and colorful in the world. Their love of spices is evident in their famous dishes like the nasi goreng, sate, gado gado, and soto.

But if there is one thing that Indonesia is better known for, it is their beautiful white sand beaches and lush forests present in almost every island in the country. One of the most famous destination among tourists is the beautiful island of Bali.

Bali is the ultimate tropical destination for anyone who wants to unwind and have a vacation of their lifetime. The whole island is filled with amazing and luxurious beach resorts, hotels, and villas by the beach. Below are some of the most beautiful and picturesque one could visit.

1. The Edge Bali Villa

Located on a cliff, The Edge Bali offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. It offers a one of a kind taste of luxury with their exclusive five-star villas, each equipped with private home theater, personal kitchen, wine cellar, cigar lounge, and a private garden and sundeck. Personal butler service is also available around the clock.

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It has an in house private spa which offers their 75-minute signature massage with a private bath and a sweeping view of the ocean. The Spa was actually awarded in 2010 as the “Most Innovative Spa of the Year” by the Asia Spa Magazine.

Guests have a lot to choose from when it comes to dining in the villa. They have the Seas Restaurant, where guests can indulge in luscious dishes of the ‘New Indonesian’ Cuisine prepared by their renowned chef. They also have the Cliff Bar where one could spend their afternoon for their famous Clifftop High Tea or just spend a night of romantic dinner at the edge of the world. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE 

2. Bulgari Resort Bali

Another luxurious resort overlooking the Indian Ocean is the Bulgari Resort. Located 150 meters above the sea, it offers posh villas, infinity pool, and a private sundeck. The villas are adorned in Balinese inspired décor. The villas have all the usual amenities like audiovisual systems, Wifi connectivity, 24/7 butler service, and a bathroom with floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking the private garden.

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One of the most unique feature of this resort is the 1 km long beach below which is only accessible through the resort’s inclined elevator. They also have a 24 hour fitness and recreation center, infinity pool, and a Spa where everyone can enjoy a massage while enjoying the ocean view.

Il Restorante – Luca Fantin, their in house restaurant, serves classic Italian Cuisine dishes with a blend of local ingredient. Guests can enjoy their dinner overlooking the water reflecting the soft light and alluring ambiance that screams elegance in all aspect. They also have an ocean-view bar for those night soiree. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

3. Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatsu is the first of its kind being an all-pool villa. The modern Balinese-inspired architecture of the villas are designed by the respected architectural firm WOHA. The villas features elevated pavilions with a sweeping view of the cerulean Indian Ocean.

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Each villa comes with the usual amenities like audiovisual system, outdoor dining area, Wifi connectivity, and personal kitchen. Alila Villas also offers 24 hour gym and spa services, 24/7 butler service, fitness center, and a yoga studio.

Guests can indulge in Balinese and Indonesian cuisine in an open kitchen style at The Warung Restaurant. Or they can opt to dine 70 meters above sea level at The CIRE which serves Western specialties.
But what makes this resort a cut above the rest is the presence an art gallery featuring modern Indonesian artworks and a library for guests to have an alone time and read. This seems like an odd addition but is actually quite unique, they truly live up to the meaning of their name Alila which translate to “surprise”.  CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

4. The Villas at AYANA Resort

AYANA Resort is one of most luxurious getaway anyone could have. The resort boasts an unrivalled view of the Indian Ocean and the private beaches of Jimbaran. This 90-hectare resort boasts five-star pool villas decorated with Balinese artworks, elegant furnishings, marble bathrooms and bathtubs, audiovisual system, private plunge pools, and other exclusive amenities.

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The resort has 12 swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course, tennis court, fitness center. Their on-site Thermes Marins Bali Spa offers one of a kind relaxation experience their Thalassotherapy.

Guests will never run out of dining option because the resort has a total of more than 19 dining options to choose from. Never miss trying their amazing dishes at the DAVA Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Padi Restaurant, Toge Restaurant, or have an early dinner overlooking the sunset at their iconic Rock Bar. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

5. Samabe Bali Villas

Unlike most of the first ones, Samabe Bali Villas is not located on a cliff but rather on the beach front. Its location provides a direct access to the pristine white-sand beach. It boasts a spa center, gym, outdoor pool and Wifi connectivity across all areas of the resort. They also have 24/7 butler service and a very convenient currency exchange service on site.

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The villa units are complete with all the amenities including a minibar, flat screen television, personal kitchen, and other necessities. The units have ample living area, dining area, dressing room, as well as a private terrace.

Their on-site Rempah Restaurant serves wide array of dishes from Balinese, Indonesian, Asian, to Mediterranean cuisine. The other restaurant, Crystal Blue Ocean Grill serves guests with the freshest catch from the sea and grilled delights. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

6. The Ungasan Clifftop Resort

Another cliff-edge luxury resort on the list is The Ungasan Clifftop Resort. Located 150 meters above the sea, it offers a sprawling view of the Indian Ocean. It provides access to a private beachfront, day spa, gym and fitness center, game rooms, and a tennis court. It also has an infinity pool where guests can lounge while enjoying the sea breeze or watching the sun set in the west.

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Villas features a mix of modern posh and indigenous furnishings and provides all the standard amenities like flat screen TV, Wifi connectivity, ipod docks, and 24 hour butler services. Units also features designer kitchen, indoor and outdoor private lounge areas, rain-type shower, and some units even have a private plunge pool.

Selatan Restaurant, their on-site resto, offers fine dining experience. Inspired by the Balinese rich and diverse landscape, all the ingredients that goes into the dishes are guaranteed fresh and sourced-locally. Guests can also enjoy wood-fire pizzas and fresh seafood at their Sundays Beach Club. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

7. Casa Mateo Villa

Despite not being located on a cliff-edge or on a beach front, Casa Mateo Villa in itself is a hidden paradise. This gated villa gives a sense of exclusivity and privacy, but still provides scenic view and fresh ambiance of the nature around it.

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The villa is equipped with spacious living spaces, elegant interiors, audiovisual systems, and rooms have their en suite bathrooms. Guests can relax and rejuvenate with their in-villa massage services, or enjoy an afternoon in their barbecue facilities. A business center, on-site laundry service, babysitting, car rental, and grocery deliveries are also available for the convenience of guests.
In-villa dining is also available, prepared by their in-house chef, they offer a wide range of dishes from both western and eastern cuisines.CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

8. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Four Seasons Resort is located at the edge of the Jimbaran Bay giving it a stunning view of the Indian Ocean. The resort features luxurious villas each having a private outdoor of their own. Rooms are furnished in traditional Balinese-style interiors, audiovisual systems, mini bar, and en suite bathroom with huge bathtubs.
Guests will never run out of anything to do in this tropical haven.

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They have the Ganesha Cultural Center where you can take part in rituals, ceremonies, and other cultural activities. You can also learn how to prepare traditional Balinese dishes in their Jala Cooking Academy. Relax and sunbathe at the Sundara Beach Club or take do water activities at the Jimbaran Beach. Or you can focus on your wellness and revitalize in their fitness center and Spa.

The resort offers a number of dining options. Enjoy tapas-style lunch or candlelit dinner by the beach at the Sundara Beach Club or indulge in interactive-style of dining in their Taman Wantilan Restaurant. The Pool Terrace Café also offers al-fresco while you take a plunge in their infinity pool. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

9. Amarin Seminyak

Located near the busy center of Bali, Amarin Seminyak is just minutes away from shopping malls, shops, and restaurants. Despite its location, the villa still provides that privacy and relaxing ambiance guests are looking for.

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Villas have access to private outdoor pool, features a spacious living and dining area, entertainment system, fully equipped kitchen, and en suite bathrooms for each room. Basic amenities like wifi connectivity, toiletries, and room service are also provided.

It has no in-house restaurant but guests can arrange barbecue parties or romantic dinners for an additional cost. In-villa dining is provided with a choice of American or Asian dishes. Massage services can also be arranged for guests upon request. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

10. Banyan Tree Ungasan Hotel

Rested 70 meters atop the sea in the southern tip of Bali, Banyan Tree provides a scenic view of the white-sand beach, blue waters of the Indian Ocean, and the lush plantation around. The villas are furnished with Balinese-themed interiors, spacious living spaces, as well as all the basic amenities.

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The resort houses a fitness center and Spa where guests can relax after a day of barbecue party or a tour at the nearby Uluwatu Temple. Laundry services, 24 hour butler and concierge services, as well as an in-house doctor are also provided.

Guests can opt to dine at any of the four restaurants in the resort. Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant provides fresh seafood, cocktails, gourmet French cuisine with a Japanese twist. Bambu Restaurant serves food all throughout the day with international favorites on its menu. Tamarind Restaurant serves authentic Balinese dishes, and there is also in-villa barbecue available for dinner. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

11. The Legian Bali Hotel

The Legian Bali is a beachfront resort located along the Seminyak Beach, facing the Indian Ocean. They offer lavish accommodations inlaid in landscaped gardens and provides a breathtaking view of the sea. Each room have all the basic amenities guests need, audiovisual and entertainment systems, spacious living areas, and private balconies.

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There is a Spa where you can get a massage, or get your nails done at their manicure/pedicure lounge, or relax in their steam rooms. Yoga lessons are also available for guests at the gym. There is also a library for those who wants to have some quiet time.

Breakfast buffets are served at the restaurant. The restaurant also offers European Cuisine for lunch and dinner. Snacks and cocktails are also served at their pool and ocean bars. The resort is located near the Seminyak Square Shopping Mall as well as the Patitenget Temple. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

12. Hoshinoya Bali

Hoshinoya Bali is perhaps one of the most unique among the list. The place is nested in the middle of lush tropical forest providing a very calm and serene ambiance. Rooms are equipped with all the basic necessities and has a balcony or a terrace that gives forest view in all directions. The interior design is a mix of Japanese motif with a touch of traditional Balinese accents.

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The property overlooks the Pakerisan River, and sacred water canals which are part of the island water temple system run through the place. These water canals are actually recognized as UNESCO World Heritage landscape.

Guests can hire bicycles to explore the area or hire car rentals to visit the nearby Ubud Palace. Rejuvenating massage are also offered at the Spa. Elevated gazebos are scattered around the resort where guests can climb up and to enjoy the jungle view or doze off.

The place serves food from breakfast to dinner with a choice of traditional Balinese dishes. In-room dining is also available as well as breakfast in one of their gazebos. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

13. The Samaya Seminyak Villas

Located along the Seminyak Beach, Samaya Seminyak Villas offers luxurious comfort, breathtaking views of the sea, all the while being few minutes away from Bali’s lifestyle district. Villas are set in tropical gardens and features traditional interior mixed with modern touches. Some of the villas have direct access to the beach while others have access to private courtyards.

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Massage and other body treatments are offered at the spa. There is also a fitness center and a sauna where guests can sweat some of the carbs they had at the resort’s restaurant.

The Breeze Restaurant offers a unique experience for all its diners. Tables are set in the open so guests can eat with the setting sun and the ocean as their background. They offer traditional Balinese and Indonesian cuisine and exotic international dishes. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

14. Viceroy Bali Luxury Villas

Viceroy Bali is nestled in the highlands of Ubud giving it an uninterrupted view of the Petanu River and the lush rainforests around. It has a private helipad for guests who would opt to go directly at the place from the airport.

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Villas are provided with all the necessary amenities as well as an en suite bathroom with large bathtubs. Private yoga classes are offered at the gym and there is a library for those who want to spend some time quietly.

The esteemed CasCades Restaurant offers French dishes with some Asian touches to it. They also offer an extensive wine list for those romantic dinners or you could head off to the Viceroy Bar for some cocktail. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

15. Soori Bali

Overlooking the Indian Ocean and surrounded by rice terraces on the other side, Soori Bali offers a memorable vacation experience. Villas are built with modern Asian style with a touch of traditional Balinese elements in the interior. Each villa have private pavilions, private pool, and a direct access to the sea.

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Private cabanas are available for guests who want to spend the day at the beach. There is also an infinity-edge pool for lounging and a spa for those who are looking for some relaxing massage treatments.

Soori Bali offers various choices for dining. There is Cotta, a semi-covered open air restaurant, which serves local delicacies with added twists for breakfast. There is also Ombak which serves exquisite western cuisine, and the new The Reading Room which caters those who are health-conscious as they serve fresh selections of organic snacks and juices. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE