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Bali, Indonesia: Most glamorous luxury hotels

By Faye Bradley 17 November 2020

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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.

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Bulgari Resort

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 fare.

Bulgari Resort Bali, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Jalan Goa Lempeh Uluwatu Bali, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia | (+62) 361 8471000

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Designed to resemble a traditional Balinese village, the hotel evokes the humble village 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—features include en-suite swimming pools, lush gardens, and more. Dine at the on-site organic restaurant, or indulge in a traditional Balinese purification spa ritual. Are you intrigued yet?

Amandari, Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

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Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

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

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Belmond Jimbaran Puri

As one of Bali’s finest tropical getaways, Belmond Jimbaran Puri whisks you away from the downtown bustle to a remote, yet 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

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COMO Shambhala Estate

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

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Capella Ubud

Capella Ubud is nestled in the heart of lush green forests. The unique tented camps are blissfully surrounded by nature, and its design—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

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Be at one with Bali at 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

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Faye Bradley


Faye Bradley is a freelance writer based in Hong Kong, covering topics in travel, wellness, F&B, and the arts. As the editor and business development executive for Cha Siu Papers Times and Compare Retreats, Faye has experience in writing predominantly about luxury travel and well-being. With a keen eye for finding hidden gems, exploring new destinations, and tasting best-of-the-best cuisines, she continues to pursue her love for writing about travel and visiting remote lands. You can find her by the pool with a good book and a mojito in hand.