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About Bali

If you've been convinced by all the people telling you: 'Everyone should visit Bali ONCE in their lives', go straight to our guru's list of hotel recommendations. If you're still not sure, here are some good reasons to visit and the best places to stay in Bali to enjoy them.

Beautiful! Warm! Friendly! These are the three things people gush about Bali.

Bali's beauty and climate has attracted some of the world's most luxurious hotel chains and with them you'll find sophisticated restaurants and bars. All with friendly, friendly service.

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Where to Stay:

  • Ubud is probably one of the best places to stay in Bali if you're interested in experiencing the colour of her culture. This is museum and gallery central and a short driving distance from some of the most beautiful of the island's 20,000 temples. This used to be where the backpackers and artists came, but now there are plenty of luxurious options for food, drink and sleep as well. This is also one of the top destinations on the island to see traditional performances - the best of which are held in the old royal residence.

What Not to Miss

  • The landscape: the temperate climate has a gentle humidity to it and everything is lush and green, fuelled by the rich volcanic soil. Rice paddies cut into the jungle give the views a quiet order. Mountains loom and beaches invite - from the white sand of the Bukit Peninsula to the yellow of busy Kuta and the wild, dark sand beaches to the east.
  • The traditions: You'll often come across flower petal offerings or the music and dance of a traditional ceremony. Sometimes it feels like there's a temple on every corner and the smell of incense lingers. Traditional life retains its own strong colours, tastes and celebrations. Religious ceremonies hold up traffic whenever they need to. It may well be that the best food you eat on the island is bought in the market.
  • Bali is also famous for surfing, diving and beautiful beaches. So whatever you're into there's something for everyone to experience.

With so much to see and a great climate Bali is very popular. To be sure of your room in one of the best places to stay in Bali do plan and book well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in Bali

For a beachfront resort

  • The Oberoi is Bali's "Grand Dame" of the beach resort. As you'd expect here, you'll find excellent service, fabulous food and direct access to Seminyak Beach.
  • Puri Ganesha offers the perfect place to relax. This Bohemian property enjoys a secret hideaway location and boasts some of the best food on the island.
  • Jimbaran Puri is located right on Jimbaran Bay. The luxury resort has stunning sea views and accommodation is in charming cottages and villas dotted around the grounds.
  • Alilia Villas Soori enjoys an isolated position away from the crowds and right on a velvety black beach. Interiors are super slick - it truly is a dream spot for the design conscious!
  • The Matahari Beach Resort offers accommodation in traditional, handmade Balinese bungalows, all lined up along a private beach. There’s an outstanding spa and a gourmet restaurant.

For Relaxing

  • With wellness as its raison d'etre, you can guarantee a relaxing stay at The Samata. The ten suites and pool villas are beautifully done and little treats include 24hour butler service! Come here for the pampering spa, state of the art gym and glorious views of the Indian Ocean.
  • If you've come to relax then one of the best places to stay in Bali is Uma Ubud. Amongst the beautiful, tropical gardens you'll find plenty of luxury and elegance with thoughtful touches - yoga mats in all 29 spacious rooms, for example. They do daily yoga classes and guided walks though the mist of the rice paddies.
  • If you’re here to relax then Desa Seni, the yoga and wellness retreat might serve you well. There are 12 rooms set amongst beautiful gardens, plus an organic restaurant and free daily yoga classes.
  • Alila Manggis is another very tranquil offering, this time a larger resort, but there’s a great yoga pavilion, a spa, tai chi classes and you’re surrounded by great cycling trails.

For Romance

  • Shambhala is ideal if you're looking for some privacy. Its 30 suites are in nine individually designed villas - each with their own pool and other facilities. It also has a luxury spa and it's a good place for a bit of adventure - they can help organise some trekking, rafting or mountain biking.
  • The Sanak Retreat is set within stunning tropical gardens surrounded by rice paddies, and offers accommodation in 11 spacious bungalows. The interiors are chic and minimalist and there’s Balinese cuisine on the menu.
  • The Purist Villas & Spa is a collection of villas in a garden resort style setting. Each villa has its own sun deck, the decor is contemporary - some villas have their own pool too. Balinese cuisine is served to you in your own villa and there’s a 24hour butler service.
  • The Bale is a five star villa resort with 29 villas complete with private pools and walled gardens. The decor is minimalist. As well as your own villa there’s a library, spa, sauna, gym and complimentary bike hire.
  • The Alila Villas Uluwatu ’s clifftop position makes it different from other Balinese resorts. Firstly the views are something else, but the design is locally sourced and sustainable too. There are 61 rooms and suites, some with private pool, and some with bathrooms that have breathtaking views. There’s a seafood restaurant and an Indonesian restaurant.

For Ubud and traditional Bali

  • If you want a taste of traditional Balinese life try Bambu Indah. The accommodation is in traditional Javanese, thatched roofed homes, which have open air bathrooms and large verandahs. You're right in amongst the rice fields, so you'll hear the chattering of animals at dusk and dawn.
  • Uma Ubud is a sophisticated option with just twenty nine spacious rooms and suites. Set amid tropical hillside gardens, you can stroll into Ubud in twenty minutes.
  • Set amongst the terraces of the Ayung River Gorge, the Ubud Hanging Gardens is a light, airy traditional-style property with 38 rooms complete with muslim-draped four-poster beds and private plunge pools. The spa is great, as is the restaurant.
  • The Four Seasons Sayan is a tranquil hideaway set amongst lush, tropical gardens with 60 luxurious rooms and suites, each with their own lovely, secluded terrace. The spa is bliss and there’s a choice of Indonesian or international cuisine.

For Families

  • The Santai is a great pick for families. Its eleven villas offer spacious accommodation and each comes with private pool. There's a raft of kid's activities including cookery classes, face painting, coconut weaving, plus great restaurant and in-room spa treatments for the grown ups!
  • The Amala Estate also offers luxurious villa accommodation that's ideal for families. Beautiful, contemporary interiors feature plenty of stone and wood, and each villa comes with a huge private pool. Nicely secluded yet just a 10 minute stroll from the buzz of Seminyak when you want it.
  • Bisma Eight is a tranquil property set in the jungle. There are 38 rooms with an industrial bent, and Japanese style glass doors leading onto secluded terraces. Plus a great restaurant.
  • The Mulia in Nusa Due is a classically designed resort with 111 rooms and suites with clean lines and spectacular views. The spa is superb and there’s a postcard-perfect beach.
  • Katamama is a chic property with 58 enormous rooms and suites. The decor is contemporary and the vibe is beach-y, with modern art and exposed brickwork. The bar is cool and the views are great.

For A Beach Break

  • The Tugu offers a collection of colonial style pavilions right on the beach. Inside there are four-poster beds and Balinese antiques, some even have their own private pools. There are just 21 rooms but a choice of five restaurants plus a bar.
  • Puri Ganesha boasts that its Bali’s most secret beachfront hideaway. With just four villas set in their own private gardens, each villa with its own staff. The food is Balinese and excellent and the experience is peaceful and private - perfect for both families or couples.

For Great Value

  • If you're looking for something a bit lively, with a young hip vibe, that's kind on your wallet, we'd recommend the IZE Seminyak. Cool modern interiors are accompanied by a stunning rooftop pool, plus bar and restaurant. And you're a stone's throw from Seminyak's best haunts.
  • The Villa Mathis is a collection of 18 rooms in four boutique villas in peaceful, rural Umalas. The accommodation feels tradition with plenty of track, Alang-Alang roofs and batik drapes. There’s also a pool and spa. Rooms start from around £110 per night.
  • The Senetan Villas & Spa Resort is a secluded collection of luxurious villas a short drive from Ubud. There are private pools, jungle views and clean, contemporary decor and an excellent restaurant. All for around £120 per night.

For an Apartment or Villa

  • If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner

Travel Information

  • Most visitors arrive via Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport - which is also sometimes called Bali International or Denpasar International, but its not in Denpasar, it’s in Tuban, which is about 30minutes from Denpasar. This is a major hub for Australia and South East Asia, but if you’re coming from Europe or the US you might have to travel vial Jakarta Airport. Some hotels and resorts will arrange you an airport transfer, but there are plenty of taxis, arranged and pre-paid at a ticket booth just before the duty free area.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Bali is just shy of the equator so you can expect it to be tropically warm and humid year round - through there’s definitely a wet and a dry season! The most popular time to visit Bali is during July and August and over the Christmas period, but if you’re not limited by school holidays then you’ll find good weather and good hotel deals between April and June and September, when it’s still dry but not so busy.

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Best Hotels in Bali

  • Ize Seminyak Seminyak, Bali from £94

    Swimming Pool  -  Two swimming pools, one accessible for the Deluxe Pool Rooms and the other on the rooftop.
    Sights nearby  -  You can explore Seminyak on foot from Ize Seminyak
    Views  -  Views across Seminyak from the rooftop pool.
    Local markets  -  Local markets are walking distance.

    IZE Seminyak is a slick designer hotel in the heart of Seminyak with cutting-edge interiors. Young, sophisticated travellers will love the design, location and buzz of the hotel. Modern interiors, roof top pool and bar, gym and restaurant, all in one of the most fashionable locations in Seminyak. See More

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  • The Samata East Denpasar, Bali 10 rooms from £101

    Spa  -  There is a spa treatment room where they focus on the mind, body and spirit. Traditional Balinese treatments.
    Hideaway  -  Hard to find retreat with amazing service looking onto paddy fields.
    Great walks  -  Organised walks including Fun Walk, Sunrise Walk, Moonrise Walk
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    Focusing on the mind, body and spirit The Samata is one of only a few luxury hotels on Bali with wellbeing at the forefront of the guest experience. Beautiful pool, gym with boxing ring, tennis court and spa all against the backdrop of paddy fields. Pure bliss. See More

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  • The Menjangan Pejarakan, Bali 24 rooms from £109

    Families  -  With plenty of activities on offer this is the perfect place for kids to run around and grown ups to relax
    Back to Nature  -  Located in West Bali National Park
    Hideaway  -  Hidden away in the West Bali National Park, Menjangan is a destination in its own right.
    Diving  -  There is an in house PADI certified diving school

    Stylish jungle retreat set within West Bali National Park, a short boat ride from Menjangan island. Luxurious cottages are located right on the beach, as is the spa. Dine in the Bali Tower restaurant or right by the sea at Pantai. Plenty of activities for all ages. See More

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  • The Bale Bali 29 rooms from £306

    Spa  -  Smart modern treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu offering a wide range of therapies.
    Swimming Pool  -  In addition to your private pool there's a massive hotel pool to enjoy.
    Surfing  -  From nearby Geger Beach
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 16
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith

    Sensational adult-only luxury hotel just 25 minutes from the airport. Large pavilions boast private pools, walled gardens, contemporary interiors, and massive bathrooms. Additional outdoor pool, spa, gym and beach club. Fantastic organic Asian and European food. One of the best on Bali. See More

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  • The Santai Kuta Utara, Bali 11 rooms from £343

    Hideaway  -  Private pool villas with everything you need.
    Cooking classes  -  Balinese cooking classes available.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

    An exclusive Lifestyle Retreat in Umalas, 15 minutes from Seminyak. Eleven spacious private pool villas with massive bathrooms, in-room spa treatments, restaurant or in-villa private dining. The perfect choice of hideaway for a unique Balinese experience. A home away from home for all ages. See More

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  • The Amala Seminyak, Bali 12 rooms from £351

    Cooking classes  -  Participate in a cookery class and take home the secrets of Balinese cookery.
    Hideaway  -  A little haven but close enough to Seminyak if you want to explore.
    Spa  -  Small but perfect spa.
    Adult Only  -  No children under 12.

    The Amala is a stunning collection of adult-only villas with spa in Seminyak. Peace and tranquility reigns here even though it's walking distance of the centre of town. Romantic private pool villas, a healthy restaurant, visiting Masters and yoga programmes. An exceptional all-round pampering oasis. See More

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  • The Amala Estate Seminyak, Bali 8 rooms from £351

    Spa  -  In-villa spa therapies and access to the spa at The Amala.
    Sights nearby  -  Seminyak, the markets and beaches all nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Each villa has its own 10-12 metre pool.
    Cooking classes  -  Balinese cooking classes available.

    With just eight private pool villas, The Amala Estate is one of the most exclusive hideaways for families and friends in Bali. Just a 10 minute stroll from the buzz of Seminyak this Lifestyle Retreat boasts 10-12 metre pools. The perfect alternative to a luxury boutique hotel. See More

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  • Dash Bali,, Bali 135 rooms from £45

    City Style  -  Right in the beating heart of trendy Seminyak
    Value chic  -  Excellent value with lots of extras
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor

    Totally trendy hotel located in the heart of popular Seminyak. Colourful, urban interiors are styled with exposed concrete and graffiti art. An excellent breakfast is included in the rate, and you're walking distance from some of Seminyak's best restaurants. See More

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  • Puri Dajuma Bali 21 rooms from £76

    Spa breaks  -  Daily yoga classes and a comprehensive spa menu make this a great option for total relaxation
    Families  -  Plenty of space to run around and an enticing pool complete with water flume
    Surfing  -  Located along one of Bali's best surfing beaches (though it does mean it's rather rough at times!)
    Cooking classes  -  Learn the art of traditional Balinese cooking

    Cosy and comfortable Puri Dajuma provides excellent value along Bali's south-west coast. This sprawling tropical resort boasts popular wellness packages, accommodation with character, and tasty, healthy food. Choose from two pools or the sea to swim in. See More

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  • Poppies Bali 20 rooms from £85

    Total relaxation  -  Luxury villas hidden amidst a lush tropical garden, the perfect place to unwind.
    Sights nearby  -  Hire one of the hotel's minivans with driver and set out to visit some of the many beautiful temples across the island.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    Luxurious villas set within a blissfully tranquil tropical garden. The villas traditional exteriors open onto contemporary and spacious interiors with wooden floors, expansive windows and private gardens housing outdoor bathrooms. A lovely hideaway on this ever popular island. See More

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  • Kelapa Retreat & Spa Bali 23 rooms from £98

    Total relaxation  -  Beachside location, yoga, and spa packages - the perfect combination
    Romantic Break  -  Private villas and pools make it perfect for couples
    Swimming Pool  -  Infinity pool and private pools
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    Tropical modernism meets Miami cool, Kelapa Retreat & Spa provides a chic alternative to the surfer's accommodation located along Pulukan beach. Sleek, white-on-white villas boast private pools. Dine on Indonesian dishes or wallow in the infinity pool overlooking the beach. See More

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  • Villa Mathis Umalas, Bali 18 rooms from £109

    Romantic Break  -  Beautiful accommodation in a glorious setting-what more could you ask for?
    Groups  -  With whole villas available to rent it's the ideal spot for group trips
    Total relaxation  -  Feel a million miles away from all your worries at this tranquil spot
    Sights nearby  -  Head over to the Canggu Club and play a variety of sports or go for a ride down the waterslides

    Villa Mathis enjoys a peaceful rural location outside the small village of Umalas. With four boutique villas offering accommodation furnished with traditional Balinese materials (think plenty of teak, Alang-Alang roofs and batik drapes). Unwind by the pool or in the spa! A superbly relaxing stay. See More

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  • Senetan Villas & Spa Resort Bali 11 rooms from £116

    Total relaxation  -  Designed with restoration in mind, unwind over a Balinese massage, take a lap of the pool or simply enjoy the tranquility.
    Sights nearby  -  Take the shuttle into Ubud and visit the impressive Ubud Royal Palace.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pools.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    Secluded luxury villas offering private pools, jungle views, and revitalising peace and quiet, a short drive from Ubud. Minimalist in style, villas feel clean and contemporary. A romantic restaurant offers up superlative (homegrown) dishes and the spa is utterly spoiling. An indulgent stay. See More

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  • Desa Seni Canggu, Bali 12 rooms from £122

    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil location complete with yoga studio, spa and swimmingpool.
    Surfing  -  Try your hand at surfing at one of the nearby beaches known to have some of Bali's most reliable waves.
    Local markets  -  Explore the Canggu Sunday market and pick up some local handicrafts.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Set behind a series of rice paddies and secluded from bustling Cangguu, the Desa Seni is a restorative yoga and wellness retreat with achingly pretty gardens, a superb organic restaurant, and free daily yoga. Designed to recreate an Indonesian village this is a picturesque spot to totally unwind. See More

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  • Alila Manggis Karangasem, Bali 53 rooms from £125

    Hills & mountains  -  Bali's most sacred mountain nearby
    Swimming Pool  -  Inverted pyramid pool running deeper towards the center.
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.

    Secluded seaside resort offering a tranquil stay between the sea and Mount Agung, Bali's most sacred mountain. Offers a spa, restaurant, swimming pool, yoga pavilion and great bicycle rides. Also provides a shuttle bus service into the centre of town, free WiFi throughout the hotel and taichi. See More

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  • The Purist Villas & Spa Ubud, Bali from £138

    Hideaway  -  Enjoy the seclusion of a private villa with pool, 24-hour butler service, the surrounding rainforest and excellent spa
    Local markets  -  Ubud is renowned for antiques and homeware markets
    Sights nearby  -  Head into Ubud to visit the many temples
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape

    Villa-resort set in tropical gardens. Each private villa has contemporary decor, with stone walls, sun decks, wooden artworks and some with private pools. Outstanding spa, outdoor pool, yoga pavilion and gardens. Superb Balinese cuisine served in villas. Intimate and luxurious. See More

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  • Mathis Retreat Bali 21 rooms from £113

    Total relaxation  -  An infinity pool, Balinese spa and tranquil setting amidst lush paddy fields makes for a very relaxing stay.
    Surfing  -  Take a class and learn to ride the waves at the Rip Curl School in Legian.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    Chic, stylish and set in stunning rural Bali, Mathis Retreat is a place of absolute calm. Spacious rooms are light and airy perfectly mixing tradition and modern. Featuring indulgent bathrooms with enormous freestanding baths, a spoiling spa and infinity pool. Ideal for completely unwinding. See More

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  • Blue Karma Nestling Escape Ubud, Bali 15 rooms from £117

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located to get out and about exploring the rest of Ubud
    Spa  -  The Flying Bamboo Spa is a holistic wellness centre offering a wide range of treatments
    Sights nearby  -  The property is situated in the heart of Ubud, so you're close to all its highlights.
    Great walks  -  The hotel organises guided treks through the rice paddies and jungle.

    Located just outside Ubud's centre, Blue Karma Nestling Escape offers fifteen individually designed, spacious and luxurious suites which perfectly marry traditional Indonesian architecture with up-to-the-minute modern comforts. Stunning views, lush tropical gardens, excellent food....sheer bliss! See More

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  • Sanak Retreat Bali 11 rooms from £166

    Romantic Break  -  Lovely accommodation, a quiet atmosphere and beautiful surroundings-the ideal choice for a romantic getaway
    Total relaxation  -  Feel a million miles away from all your worries at this tranquil spot
    Country Escape  -  Sanak Retreat enjoys a wonderful rural location
    Great walks  -  Set off on long walks through the surrounding tropical landscape

    Sanak Retreat is set in a stunning tropical landscape, surrounded by rice fields and boasting wonderful views. The property offers spacious wooden bungalows with chic, minimalist interiors and private balconies. Splendid Balinese cuisine served up. A relaxing and superbly romantic getaway! See More

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  • COMO Uma Canggu Canggu, Bali 119 rooms from £174

    Surfing  -  This is a mecca for surfers, and luckily for novices the beach has some smaller waves too and the instructors are second to none
    Honeymoons  -  Luxury, simplicity and elegance- private rooftop pools, outdoor baths, fresh fish dinners under the stars and yoga on the beach
    Other Activities  -  Feast on locally caught seafood, grilled to perfection and served in on the beachside shack with excellent cocktails
    Beach Life  -  A surf and beach centric hotel on the black volcanic sands of Canggu in Bali's southern coast
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A modern luxury hotel, set on the onyx-black shores of Canggu, topped by 12 penthouse suites. The rooms go from indulgent to lavish extravagance, though the sleek minimalist interiors inject an element of simplicity. Beachside dining with top notch local catch and a vibrant atmosphere. See More

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  • Matahari Beach Resort Kab. Buleleng, Bali 32 rooms from £148

    On the beach  -  Private beach area
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    Traditional, handmade Balinese bungalows situated on a private beach. As well as outstanding spa facilities, massages and entertainment there is a gourmet restaurant. Receive a warm Balinese welcome and make the most of the luxurious facilities and stunning tropical gardens. See More

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  • Samsara Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali,, Bali 17 rooms from £200

    Romantic Break  -  Private pools, fine dining, gorgeous views and suites. Ideal for a romantic break.
    Sights nearby  -  There is a shuttle service into nearby Ubud
    Local markets  -  Ubud artist's village is a must visit
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    Seventeen private villas perched on a hill overlooking the lush forests of Ubud. Enjoy lunch and dinner with a view, whilst breakfast can be ordered to your room. There is a gym, spa, and heated infinity pool (as well as your own private pool). Just 30-minutes from Ubud this is total relaxation. See More

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  • Ayana Resort & Spa Bali 294 rooms from £211

    Tennis  -  The tennis courts is floodlit so you can really get down to business without the heat of the sun to throw your game
    Honeymoons  -  Honeymoon heaven - private dining on the beach, pampering spa treatments, incredible location and indulgent suites
    Hideaway  -  A romantic and secluded luxury resort with rooms and suites surrounded by lush greenery and private pools
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Dine in one of the hotels 19 bars and restaurants- Rock Bar is the most popular for its cliffside sunsets
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A stunning luxury resort with 222 acres of jungle, on the cliffs of Jimbaran Bay. There is something for everyone- traditional Balinese villas, European style suites, multiple pools, private beaches and an award winning spa. Dine at one of the 19 restaurants or enjoy a signature sunset. Marvellous! See More

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  • Sandat Glamping Tents Pejeng Kawan, Ubud, Bali 8 rooms from £212

    Romantic Break  -  Sandat Glamping Tents boasts intimate, beautiful accommodation and a quiet atmosphere-ideal for a romantic getaway
    Total relaxation  -  Feel a million miles away from all your worries at this tranquil spot
    Sights nearby  -  Go and see the ruins of the Goa Gajah (aka Elephant Cave) sanctuary and Pusering Jagat Temple
    Great walks  -  Wander through the forest or head over to the Botanic Garden Ubud

    Sandat Glamping Tents enjoys a stunning forest location, a short distance from Ubud. This romantic spot offers luxurious private tents with chic furnishings and authentic Indonesian and Balinese cuisine. Escape from the heat with a refreshing dip in the pool. A magnificent retreat! See More

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  • Bisma Eight BALI, Bali 38 rooms from £214

    Hideaway  -  A tranquil jungle abode designed to completely relax in.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn how to make Balinese cuisine by master chefs.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A gloriously tranquil jungle property. Design mixes Balinese style with an industrial feel. Rooms boast dark polished wooden floors, luxury bathrooms and large Japanese style glass doors leading onto secluded terraces. A top-notch restaurant run by Aussie chef is a real delight. Roll up and unwind. See More

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  • Alila Ubud Bali 56 rooms from £172

    Swimming Pool  -  Infinity pool with amazing views
    Sights nearby  -  Artistic centre in Ubud.
    Views  -  Spectacular scenery.

    Luxury resort offers stunning view of Balinese foothills from the comfort of infinity pool, spa and deluxe rooms. Boasts an art gallery, 24 hour in-room dining, and unique Balinese experiences organised by the staff. Built using traditional designs, it is both stylish and culturally fitting. See More

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  • The Tugu Bali 21 rooms from £233

    Beach Life  -  Pavilions close to the white sand beach, attentive staff to fetch cold drinks and small water pools to cool off in
    Cooking classes  -  With chef Ibu Soelastri
    Sights nearby  -  Tanah Lot temple
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection

    Colonial pavilions close to the beach. Interiors are filled with mahogany four poster beds, antique Balinese furniture, luxurious bathrooms and some with private pools. Outdoor pool, spa, sauna and gym. Two superb restaurants and rooftop bar. Unique and laid back with excellent service. See More

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  • Spa Village Resort Bali 31 rooms from £234

    Spa breaks  -  Unwind in the healing spa boasting an extensive treatment list and indoor and outdoor facilities.
    Hideaway  -  A tranquil, adult only, retreat ideal for escaping from a busy modern life.
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the intricately carved stone work in a local Balinese village.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn how to make healthy regional dishes with the hotel chef.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    Set amidst a dramatic volcanic landscape you find a little slice of luxury on Bali's north-eastern coast. Spacious rooms mix traditional design with contemporary style to great effect. From the pampering spa to the wholesome cuisine this is a place to come and fully rejuvenate. See More

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  • The Oberoi, Bali Denpesar, Bali 74 rooms from £251

    Honeymoons  -  Exclusive and romantic villas, with walled courtyard gardens and large private poolss, extensive spa and fantastic food.
    Spa breaks  -  A glorious spa with Balinese and Thai massages, mineral mud wraps, Hot Stone therapies and Oberoi signature treatments.
    Sights nearby  -  Experience a blessing by a Hindu priest at the Petitenget Temple.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels

    The Grand Dame of Bali, a well-run, traditional resort on popular Seminyak beach. Luxurious Balinese styled villas, some with private pools. Exceptional food served in a romantic setting, and an extensive spa. The perfect beach escape. See More

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  • Bambu Indah Ubud, Bali 11 rooms from £229

    Back to Nature  -  Spectacular the views of mountains, rice paddies and hills. guests are lulled to sleep by the frogs, crickets and running water.
    Great walks  -  There is fantastic hiking in the surrounding hills, venture out on your own or with a guide.
    Swimming Pool  -  Stunning natural outdoor pools with a rope swing for some fun!
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers

    A truly remarkable eco resort nestled amongst lush hills, over looking the Ayung River. The beautifully restored old tribal houses, ranging from rustic to chic, mix traditional Javanese furnishings with eclectic pieces from around the world. An enchanting paradise, that's almost impossible to leave! See More

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  • Damai Bali 14 rooms from £211

    Private Hot Tub  -  Garden villas come with open air bathrooms, equipped with hot tubs
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool. Plus most of the villas have private pools
    Sights nearby  -  The city of Singaraja
    Great walks  -  Temple Walk
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

    Stunning hillside accommodation set in a tropical landscape looking out to Bali's north coast. Enjoy the private swimming pool or relax with a massage treatment. Luxurious private villas with balconies and large, air conditioned bedrooms. Forage for exotic fruit in the hotel garden. See More

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  • Elysian Boutique Villa Hotel Kuta, Bali from £222

    Private villas  -  Format is 'village' of villas
    Swimming Pool  -  Each villa has its own pool.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    This village of villas offers first-class hotel services such as a spa, 25 metre swimming pool and room service, whilst simultaneously allowing for true privacy in your own villa. Babysitting, an air-conditioned library and a complimentary shuttle service ensures complete comfort for guests. See More

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  • Delmango Villa Estate Bali from £230

    Swimming Pool  -  Each Villa has it's own swimming pool.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    Relaxation is key in this villa estate, where a 25 metre swimming pool, spa and sophisticated Indonesian architecture ensure a comfortable, luxurious stay. Located just 10 minutes walk from Seminyak Beach. Villas come with kitchenettes, free wifi and private swimming pools. See More

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  • The Mulia Nusa Dua Bali 111 rooms from £233

    Beach Life  -  Located directly on Bali's most beautful stretch of white sandy beach.
    Spa breaks  -  Boasting one of Asia's largest, and arguably best, spas.
    Sights nearby  -  Leave the complex and visit one of Bali's impressive temples for a dose of culture.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    Regarded as one of Bali's best 5 star resorts this is a property sure to not disappoint. Rooms are classically designed with spectacular views, clean lines, all the mod cons and luxurious bathrooms. Spend days indulging in the superb spa and unwinding over a cocktail on the picture-perfect beach. See More

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  • Uma Ubud Ubud, Bali 29 rooms from £260

    Back to Nature  -  Surrounded by lush vegetation and rolling hills with an abudence of bird life, a country retreat within reach of the city.
    Great walks  -  The hotel offers simple guided walks among the villages, temples, rice paddies and jungle gorges surrounding Uma.
    Birdwatching  -  Victor Mason's Bali Bird Walk is entertaining, interesting and a must for anyone interested in wildlife.
    Cooking classes  -  Join a Balinese cooking class, held in the Kemiri restaurant
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    An utterly spoiling country retreat, five minutes from central Ubud. Chic and sophisticated rooms come with four poster beds, deep soaking tubs and private verandahs. A luxurious and grown up place to rejuvenate. See More

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  • Jimbaran Puri Jimbaran, Bali 64 rooms from £371

    Total relaxation  -  Refresh and relax in this tranquil haven with open air massages, morning yoga sessions and long days lounging by the pool.
    Romantic Break  -  An indulgent luxury retreat- sip on cocktails in your outdoor bath or wander hand in hand along the sandy beaches.
    Local markets  -  The early morning fish market takes place just up the beach and is well worth checking out.
    Surfing  -  Surf at Airport Rights accessible by boat from Jimbaran Village.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Tablet

    Elegant, romantic seclusion in a luxurious beachfront setting. Airy Balinese styled villas with gorgeous bathrooms featuring sunken baths. Direct access to one of the best beaches in Bali. Dine on the beach and sample some of the islands best seafood. Ideal for couples and families alike. See More

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  • Viceroy Bali Ubud, Bali 25 rooms from £391

    Total relaxation  -  A luxury hotel set in the remote and tropical Indonesian mountain foothills.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to cook traditional Indonesian dishes with the hotel's chefs.
    Birdwatching  -  Find a diverse array of birds in Bali's Bird Park.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pools
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A five star luxury hotel set in the tropical hills of Bali. Private villas are traditional in design, albeit with some serious luxury - think personal plunge pools, spectacular views, coffee machines and fine thread sheets. An indulgent spa and exemplary restaurant make this a very special stay. See More

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  • Katamama Bali 58 rooms from £411

    Beach Life  -  A chic hotel on a stunning stretch of beach complete with a hip cocktail bar.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith

    A chic property with stunning sea views encompassing both a laid-back beach dwelling and a lively night spot. Enormous rooms are contemporary in style with clean lines, modern art and exposed brickwork. Boasting an achingly cool bar with cocktails made by a master mixologist. Superb. See More

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  • Fivelements Bali 9 rooms from £350

    Back to Nature
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.

    Fivelements is a hotel founded on Balinese philosophy, stressing sustainability, wellness and social harmony. The 9 suites are traditionally built in bamboo with private terrace overhanging the sacred Ayung River. A must for anyone wanting to experience traditional therapies and healing. See More

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  • Ubud Hanging Gardens Bali 38 rooms from £457

    Total relaxation  -  Luxurious and tranquil villas, complete with private pools, situated in the lush Ayung River gorge.
    Cooking classes  -  Find numerous cooking schools in the area teaching regional dishes.
    Local markets  -  Explore the lively markets in Ubud.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A luxury hotel set amidst the lush landscape of the terraces of the Ayung River gorge. Light and airy rooms are traditional in style with polished wooden floors, delicately beamed ceilings, muslin draped four posters and private plunge pools. The cuisine is excellent and spa totally spoiling. Bliss. See More

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  • Alila Villas Soori Tabanan, Bali 48 rooms from £403

    Surfing  -  Alila provides surf boards for those who want to get out and brave the Bali waves on Black Beach!
    Local markets  -  Alilia will organise trips to local food markets and terrocota tile producng villages.
    Sights nearby  -  Only a ten minute drive from the renowned 16th century Tanah Lot Temple.
    Swimming Pool  -  Private infinity pools.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    A sustainable eco friendly super slick resort, on the perfect black beach. Villas range from one to ten bedrooms with private terraces, infinity pools, butlers and some with dining rooms. Pamper at the spa, explore the surrounding paddies and immerse yourself in local culture. Totally unique. See More

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  • The Legian Bali 67 rooms from £480

    Honeymoons  -  Take a private villa for ultimate seclusion, with private butler, beach views and romantic candle lit gardens
    Surfing  -  Dreamland in Ulutwatu and Echo Beach in Canggu
    Great walks  -  Botanic Garden Ubud
    On the beach  -  Seminyak Beach
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Magnificent beachfront luxe with unique Indonesian art and design, lush tropical gardens, three pools, moonlit dining and a dedicated team of delightful local staff. Gorgeous, friendly and laid back. See More

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  • Puri Ganesha Singaraja, Bali 4 rooms from £496

    Hideaway  -  Just four secluded villas with private pools, surrounded by lovely lush greenery making this a completely tranquil escape.
    Beach Life  -  Situated on the unspoilt north coast of the island with each villa offering direct access to the lovely sandy beaches.
    Diving  -  There are daily diving tours off Menjangen Island- make the most of the fish filled waters of this local turtle sanctuary!
    Local markets  -  Venture into the local food markets with the expert help of the owners, a truly memorable experience.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers

    Bali's most secret beachfront hideaway. Just four villas set in their own private gardens and staff assigned for each. Excellent and reasonably priced organic Balinese cuisine. Wonderfully tranquil and private. Ideal for families or lovers alike. See More

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  • Capella Ubud Tegallalang, Bali 23 rooms from £496

    Back to Nature  -  Submerged in nature, nestled in the trees of the Keliki Valley, with terraces overlooking the jungle and paddy fields below
    Local exploring  -  Allow the hotel to organise tours of the local area with focuses on food, culture, religion or simply sight seeing
    Other Activities  -  Spend your days lounging on your terrace, admiring the views or jumping in your private saltwater plunge pool
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Take a day in the enchanting tented spa and experience the Balinese wellness traditions first hand

    A wonderfully opulent tented camp in the lush rainforests of Ubud, Bali. The one and two bedroom tents are spectacularly decorated with antiques, local crafts and opulent European furnishings- plus each tent has its own terrace and plunge pool. The restaurant is excellent and the spa indulgent. See More

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  • COMO Shambhala Ubud, Bali 30 rooms from £449

    Great walks  -  The resort offers complimentary guided walks through the rainforest, the views are unbeatable.
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking classes and demonstrations are available on request.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children under 16 can only to accommodated in the villas.
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pools
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    A wonderfully opulent spa retreat in the rainforests along the Ayung river. With wooden suites and villas, fourposter beds, several infinity pools and outdoor rainwater showers. Everything here seems to have its own natural flow, simplicity meets luxury. See More

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  • Four Seasons Jimbaran Denpasar, Bali 156 rooms from £522

    Total relaxation  -  Enjoy the sun, sea and complete laid-back island tranquility- along with the private butler and pampering spa treatments!
    Romantic Break  -  Couples massages, fine dining under the stars, opulent villas with private pools and of course the crystal clear waters.
    Families  -  With a dedicated kids club and facilities galore it's ideal for every member of the family.
    Surfing  -  Make the most of the accredited surf instructors at the hotel's watersports centre.
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A stunning resort with world-class service. Individual villas are luxurious and spacious with Balinese touches in the design. Three excellent restaurants, a beautiful pool, spa and access to a powder white sand beach. Endless activities to keep all entertained. Ideal for families and lovers alike. See More

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  • Alila Villas Uluwatu Uluwatu, Bali 61 rooms from £641

    Eco break  -  The resort was designed with only locally sourced, recycled and sustainable materials to innovative environmental standards.
    Honeymoons  -  An unbelievably trendy and tranquil cliff top hotel with panoramic views, indulgent spa and wonderful cuisine.
    Total relaxation  -  Private butlers ready to answer your every whim, miles of sandy beaches, and gloriously indulgent villas.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the spectacular cliff top temple Pura Luhur- you'll be rewarded with unforgetable views.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    The contemporary design and stunning cliff-top position sets this apart from other resorts. Chic villas feature bathrooms with unbeatable views and private pools. Both the seafood restaurant and Indonesian will certainly impress. A trendy hideaway. See More

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  • Four Seasons Sayan Ubud, Bali 60 rooms from £643

    Hideaway  -  Find complete luxury set amidst lush tropical gardens and surrounded by rolling hills.
    Great walks  -  Take a guided walk around the surrounding villages.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit any number of the 1,000 temples in Bali.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.

    A tranquil hideaway set in lush tropical surrounds. Luxurious rooms feature large glass doors leading onto secluded terraces with epic views. A spoiling spa and outdoor yoga studio help aid complete rejuvenation. Choose from Indonesian or International dishes in the superb restaurants. Bliss. See More

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  • Amankila Karangasem, Bali 34 rooms from £832

    Sights nearby  -  Visit Tirta Gangga, a fantastically beautiful former palace on lush jungle ground scattered with stone structures and fountains
    Back to Nature  -  Nestled amongst unsullied Balinese coconut groves, overlooking the Lombok Strait, removed from the noise of the tourist trail
    Other Activities  -  Opt for private dining on the beach, under a canopy of stars listening to the crash of waves- there is nothing quite like it
    Honeymoons  -  A secluded and intimate luxury resort offering private dining, plush treetop villas and incredible sunsets over the ocean
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection, Tablet

    One of Bali's longest standing luxury resorts, on the now quieter East coast. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Lombok Strait from your private terrace, or from the show-stopping three tiered infinity pool. The on site restaurant serves delicous fusion dishes and the cocktails are excellent. Bliss. See More

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