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Celebrated for its national commitment to sustainability, stunning untouched lands, and pristine beaches, Bali is much more than a tourist destination—although, the region certainly attracts a lot of visitors. And with the crowds, come hotels—from backpacking budget hostels to five-star luxury hotels. Here are some of the most glamorous hotels to stay at on a trip to Bali.
Part of the luxury Bulgari group, the Bulgari Resort Bali is located atop a 150-metre high cliff, which overlooks the Indian Ocean. Perched on a pristine beach, the hotel features its own private beach club, 59 freestanding and private villas, an open-air pavilion, private plunge pool, and more. Everything is well-polished and sleek, with a hint of tropical flair.
Bulgari Resort Bali, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Jalan Goa Lempeh Uluwatu Bali, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia | (+62) 361 8471000
Designed to resemble a traditional Balinese village, Amandari evokes the humble life of Bali in-between paddy and jungle. Expect sweeping views of Ayung Village, the iconic rice terraces, and quaint artisan craftsmanship. Each accommodation is private and features include ensuite swimming pools, lush gardens, and more. Dine at the on-site organic restaurant, or indulge in a traditional Balinese purification spa ritual.
Amandari, Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Retreat to a surfside hotel with Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, located in the beach town of Seminyak Beach. The resort features expansive rooms, with generous views of the ocean and beach. Nestled amid tropical gardens, guests can explore the five-star facilities, which include an in-house spa, tailored wellness programmes, and exclusive dining.
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, Jalan Abimanyu, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia | (+62) 361 737773
As one of Bali’s finest tropical getaways, Belmond Jimbaran Puri whisks you away from the downtown bustle to a remote and spacious respite by the sea. Known for its serene location, the hotel invites you to fully relax and unwind to embrace the island spirit. Guests can enjoy a massage by the sea, followed by a dip, or stretch out in the lush gardens, where the gentle aroma of frangipani flowers await.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Jalan Uluwatu Yoga Perkanthi Lane, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia | (+62) 361 701605
Indulge in Ubud’s luxury COMO Shambhala Estate, an immersive, holistic healing experience within natural surroundings. Wellness is at the core of this retreat, which features a state-of-the-art gym, outdoor activities like hiking and climbing, nutritionally balanced cuisine, in-house Ayurvedic doctors, resident dieticians, and yoga teachers. If you’re looking for a fully integrated, luxury healthy holiday, this is the place to go.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Banjar Begawan, Desa, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia | (+62) 361 978888
Capella Ubud is nestled in the heart of lush green forests. Its unique tented camps are blissfully surrounded by nature, and the design of the property—by the magnificent, world-renowned Bill Bensley—is inspired by early European settlers from the 1800s. There are different tents to choose from, some which overlook rice terraces, and some which feature their own plunge pools. Opt for your level of indulgence when staying at this spectacular destination—it is, after all, the world’s best.
Capella Ubud, Jalan RY Dalem, Keliki, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia | (+62) 361 2091888
Be at one with Bali at the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, where nature meets magic. Sheltered within a calm bay, the hotel brings show-stopping views, authentic art offerings, and an intimate experience for all its guests. This beachside idyll features a restorative spa, welcoming staff, and a delectable food selection. Wake up with a colourful fruit salad for breakfast, and take the day slowly and peacefully—you deserve it, after all. Rooms are decadent, boasting Balinese art pieces amongst romantic, netted beds, some of which overlook the private pool. Nestled within a sleepy seaside town, this resort will take you back to simpler times, where not a construction truck or skyscraper can be seen insight.
Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia | (+62) 361 701010