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Bali, Indonesia: Best elder-friendly resorts

By Umesh Bhagchandani 24 October 2020

Header image courtesy of Karma Kandara

While Bali is best known as the island of fun in the sun, but there are times when the buzzing locations aren’t suitable for all age ranges, particularly senior travellers who crave to experience the island’s tranquillity but require more accessible facilities.

With this in mind, we have rounded up five fantastic resorts around the island that not only offer breathtaking accommodations and drop-dead-gorgeous panoramic views, but are also equipped with elder-friendly touches that make it perfect for a memorable vacation with all of your beloved ones.

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Karma Kandara

The luxurious Karma Kandara in Ungasan area is popular for its gorgeous pool villas, the cliff-top vista of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, and its secluded, newly-revamped Karma Beach Club. While the resort offers grand opulence with its 54 villas, top-notch spa, tree-house fitness centre, and its oh-so-famous Mediterranean restaurant, Karma also thinks of its more senior guests. There are wheelchair-accessible villas, round-the-clock butler, as well as buggy service (golf cart) to drive them around within the compound. Meanwhile, it also has a private cable car for direct access to its stunning Karma Beach Bali.

Karma Kandara, Jl. Villa Kandara Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Badung | (+62) 361 8482200

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali is an ideal luxury getaway for the whole family, young and old. With over 120 suites and villas, each room comes with a ton of space, modern amenities, and round-the-clock butler services with fantastic privacy, especially in their two-storey villas.

The five-star resort is also wheelchair-accessible, even with a considerable amount of steps around the retreat. Located in a much quieter area compared to Seminyak or Kuta, Fairmont Sanur also boasts four hectares of tropical gardens—perfect for a relaxing stroll.

Fairmont Sanur, Jl. Kusuma Sari No.8, Sanur, Kota Denpasar | (+62) 361 3011888

Hilton Bali Resort

Stay in the comfort of luxury in Hilton Bali’s Accessible Rooms, specially tailored for wheelchair-bound and elderly travellers. You can choose between its Cliff Tower Pool View and the Twin Ocean View—both come with a private balcony, modern amenities, and access to the elevator, pool, and even the beach. You can also find refurbished extras such as railings, lowered switches, and a roll-in shower.

With wheelchair-friendly access throughout the compound, don’t miss out on savouring local cuisines at Grain and Paon Bali Resto & Bar, while taking time to rejuvenate at Hilton Bali’s Mandara Spa, located within one of their eight semi-open Balinese spa villas.

Hilton Bali Resort, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, South Kuta | (+62) 361 773377

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Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua

Still retaining its vintage charm, Grand Hyatt Bali in Nusa Dua is the perfect oasis for senior guests located away from the hustle and bustle of the town. With its wheelchair-accessible facilities around the retreat, guests can enjoy every bit of luxury, starting from their rooms (separate shower and bathtub to in-rooms access) and two wheelchair-friendly spa villas to wheelchair-accessible restaurants and pools. Don’t forget to soak in the sun and have a tropical escape by the pristine coastlines of Nusa Dua.

Grand Hyatt Bali, Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Badung Regency | (+62) 361 771234

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa

Another gem for elderly guests is none other than Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, which is known for its fantastic accessible rooms. Nestled on nine hectares of land, the resort is one of the first few on the island, whose reputation precedes itself. With over 382 rooms and suites, the resort is designed to be elderly and wheelchair-friendly, with easy slopes and elevators situated in strategic locations around the premise, blending in with the gorgeous Balinese architecture. During your stay, don’t forget to drop by its Balinese eatery, Raja, and the two-storey Tamarind Mediterranean restaurant that boasts a gorgeous bamboo-thatched interior.

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot. North 4, South Kuta | (+62) 361 771210

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Umesh Bhagchandani


Business graduate turned writer, Umesh spent the last decade writing for luxury lifestyle magazines in Jakarta that allowed him to travel the globe and live a good life. With Bali as his favourite island and Tokyo as the most magical city, he loves visiting new haunts, local bars, and scouting for the next vegetarian sensation. When he is not writing, he can be found in a movie theatre or at nearby art exhibitions. Find his musings on @cosmiknaga.