Written by Stephanie Peeters
Co-written by Jiayi Ng, Abigail Chang and Jia En Toh
Assisted by Shasya Pashatama
Always wanted to swim in one of those rooftop infinity pools surrounded by nature?
And while you’re enjoying this luxury, you don’t want to exceed your budget as well?
We’ve found these value-for-money deals for you. All of these Bali hotels boast of amazing infinity swimming pools overlooking the ocean or the unspoiled landscape of Bali.
So you can start planning your affordable luxury vacation now!
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Snorkel into paradise: Bed & Breakfast & Bistro Aquaterrace (From USD 80)
If your main goal in Bali is to have a great snorkeling experience, and watch the glistening ocean waters from the comfort of your room, then the Bed & Breakfast & Bistro Aquaterrace is the place for you.
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Located in Amed, the villa is renowned for its beautiful coral reefs, and you can actually get to the best snorkeling location (in the village of Banyuning) in just 15 minutes!
If water activities are not your thing, this unique place will still keep you occupied with its unique charm.
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You can relax in the spa, on a sunbed beside the pool, or try out the special Japanese-Balinese fusion cuisine from the kitchen.
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Even the bathroom window has a great view of the sea.
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What else can you possibly ask for?2. Rooftop swim in a gorgeous infinity pool: Infinity8 (from USD $38.35)
Nothing beats soaking in the beautiful rooftop infinity pool at Kila Infinity8, where you are surrounded by uninterrupted nature reaching as far as to where the sea kisses the sky.
You can enjoy an enchanting sunset moment by the pool with your sweetheart, cocktail in hand. Or how about a romantic rooftop sunset dinner?
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Infinity8 Bali is located in Jimbaran, one of the best places in Bali for seafood and conveniently close to the airport. The hotel features a unique and trendy design, ruled by fun retro elements.
Boredom is not something available at Infinity8. Apart from the fancy rooms and the stunning rooftop infinity pool, there is also an Infinity Spa for you to rejuvenate yourself after a long day out.
On top of that, you can go Salsa dancing at the on-site Langit Bar every Friday night. Learn those sweet sexy moves and have lots of fun dancing the night away!
If you are coming with kids, there is a rooftop wading pool as well, where the little ones can happily splash around.
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3. Laid-back beach hotel with rooftop infinity pool: KOA D‘Surfer (from USD $37.10)
Nestled by the sea in the Berawa area of Canggu sits Koa D’Surfer, a boutique hotel where traditional architecture meets funky colours.
But the absolute highlight is the rooftop infinity pool. Here, you can swim towards the skyline and watch the world turn into an enchanting orange hue at sunset.
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And how best to enjoy a romantic time with your love than snuggling into one of these poolside sunbeds or comfy beanbags with a sunset drink from the rooftop bar? (Beware of the shark teeth though!)
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For a whimsical touch, dip your feet into the sandy playground, or laze the day away in the hammock!
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If you love yoga and surfing, don’t miss their 3-night Namaste Package or Surf and Relax Package.
Wouldn’t it be a dream come true to get a traditional massage up on the rooftop where you can feel the soft ocean breeze and breathe in the fresh air as you relax your senses?
That’s not impossible here!
4. Cottages among sacred mountains and rice paddies: Bali Rahayu (from USD $37.50)
How about spending the night in a traditional wooden cottage and waking up to the view of endless rice terraces, lush green hills and mighty mountains?
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Breathe in the fresh mountain air, feel at one with nature and you will be able to continue your travels rejuvenated.
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A morning swim in the infinity pool surrounded by unspoiled nature is wonderfully refreshing.
Every cottage comes with a private balcony where you can slowly wake up with a cup of Balinese coffee in the morning, as you gaze out at the peaceful landscape stretching out far ahead and beyond.
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5. Thousands of sparkling lights over the bay: Max One Hotel Bukit Jimbaran (From USD $24)
The seven-storey-high sparkling rooftop infinity pool at Max One Hotel in Bukit Jimbaran is no ordinary one.
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While swimming, you are treated to great views over the Bukit hills of Jimbaran and after sunset, the hotel is bathed in thousands of sparkling lights from fishermen’s boats out at sea and from various accommodations visible from the bay, all under a starry night sky. What a stunning view!
How about an intimate candlelight dinner under the stars? It doesn’t get more romantic than this, that’s for sure!
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In the morning, you can dig into a delicious breakfast is served at the on-site Max Bistro Cafe.
And if you are up for some additional pampering and relaxation after a long day, make a beeline for their spa!
6. Infinity dreams in West Bali: Villa Basuki @ The Sumberkima Hill Retreat (From $64)
Tucked away on the west coast of Bali, you can stay in your own private wooden cottage villa, with great views of the unspoiled wilderness of this side of the island.
You will love the glorious infinity pool that gazes out at the scenic landscape with mighty mountains as the backdrop.
In the morning, you can enjoy your breakfast in the fresh and cool mountain air, take in the view and plunge into the infinity pool once again.
Your wooden cottage comes with a breezy veranda where you can take in the amazing views too. Have we mentioned that West Bali is generally windier and cooler than the other parts of Bali? This is likely due to the large areas of wilderness present and the general untouched natural landscape, unlike the scorching heat you experience in South Bali, which is much more developed with a variety of shops and luxury hotels.
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In the cottage, your room is fully air-conditioned and it comes with a tropical open-air bathroom to shower in beneath the starry night sky.
7. Stunning views of the Sideman Valley from the infinity pool or jacuzzi: Samanvaya Villa (from USD $77)
Hidden away in a traditional village in the Sideman Valley sits this intimate boutique hotel, where you can take in sweeping rice paddy and mountain views from the villa’s crystal clear, inviting infinity pool or jacuzzi, surrounded by nature.
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Definitely a place where you can soothe your senses and calm your mind!
For those who want to experience life in Bali, a stay at Samanvaya Villa will give you some insights as it is located in a traditional Balinese village!
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Samanvaya Villa is also very strategically located, only 35 km (1-hour drive) from the centre of Ubud and it is easily accessible – perfect for relaxing as well as exploring nearby attractions.
8. Convenience at your fingertips: Kutabex Hotel (From USD $41)
Who wouldn’t want to swim to the edge of a rooftop infinity pool in the heart of Kuta and take in the view of a long stretch of golden sunset beach, where the ladies of Kuta Beach give massages to tourists, beach boys give surf lessons and the ice cream vendors sing ‘I scream, you scream’?
Without standing in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of Kuta Beach, you can enjoy the liveliness from a distance in the rooftop pool, sipping your cocktail and waiting for the sun to disappear behind the horizon, colouring the world in a soft orange glaze.
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Who says that a hotel directly facing the beach has to be expensive? Kutabex not only gives you direct access to the Kuta beach, but also comes along with a range of other conveniences.
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For one, it’s close to the Beach Walk shopping centre, which makes it infinitely easier to get to one of the many restaurants.
Heard of Poppies? The small streets in Kuta that are famous for its yummy eats and shopping treats? They are easily accessed due to its close proximity to Kutabex, and you’ll get to enjoy shopping and food here – while taking some choice Instagram shots with the attractive displays.
The location is great for those who love beaches, eating, and shopping, and those looking for a convenient place to stay while on a surfing holiday will find Kutabex more than suitable too.
9. Indulge in a luxurious cascading infinity pool overlooking the rice fields – Amatara Agung Raka
With a cascading infinity pool overlooking the paddy fields, what’s there not to love about this resort?
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Beautifully decorated with special Balinese themed rooms, they didn’t forget to leave out the things that the Balinese love most – little huts to chill out and hang out in!
Surrounded by rice fields and nature, there are even perfect pockets of space to do some Yoga outdoors!
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10. Enjoy the rooftop infinity pool, and beach massages! – Mamaka by Ovolo (From US$60 per night)
Located right infront of Kuta Beach, Mamaka by Ovolo is the best place for those who love a spot of tanning. Enjoy an afternoon of tanning by the beach as you wait for yet another famous Bali sunset – with a beer (or two) in hand.
If you’re looking to get a massage on the beach, you’ll also be happy to know that good massages are available here (and at very affordable prices too), thanks to the ladies offering massage services on the beach!
Love to eat? Staying at Mamaka by Ovolo can only mean that you’re in the right place to try the variety of food in this Kuta area. There are cafes around for you to easily pop into, and delectable street food such as meatballs, roasted corn, or salad.
It is also suitable for those planning for a longer in Bali, thanks to the in-room kitchenettes available. Feel free to cook whenever you’re getting a little tired of eating out – though we highly doubt you’ll tire of the delicious grub available.
Lastly, another fantastic feature of the hotel you won’t want to miss? The lovely rooftop infinity pool. Imagine relaxing at the pool while enjoying the scrumptious views.
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11. Countryside retreat: Le Jardin de Bali (from US$58 per night)
The simple beauty of ricefields in Bali is a sight that many tourists wish to enjoy, and some even prefer to stay away from the bustling areas, such as Kuta, in order to fully experience the exquisite scenery that Bali has to offer.
Walking through dense forests of ricefields is an awe-inspiring activity in itself, but what if you could actually wake up in the middle of it all, and even take a swim amongst all the greenery?
Le Jardin de Bali, a villa nestled in picturesque Blahbatuh, Gianyar, offers you an almost panoramic view of the ricefields right from the comfort of your room and the infinity pool.
The villa is made up of wooden buildings with teak wood furniture, bringing across the cosy feel of a country cabin – perfect for those who prefer homey lodgings.
The infinity pool is so gorgeous – both in the day and at night – that we won’t blame you even if you choose to stay inside all day long.
Other hidden gems in Le Jardin include the tiny pavilion beside the pool, where shelter from the sun and comfortable seats are available for you to engage in some heart-to-heart talk or chat over some drinks.
There’s also a small lounge where you can relax with a glass of juice and watch some television, or simply lay back for an afternoon nap.
One thing though – do make sure to check if it’s the harvesting season before you make your bookings, to ensure that you get the best view possible.
12. For the artistic soul: Ubud ArtVilla (from US$71 per night)
If you’re a designer or simply someone who’s sensitive to interior design and environment, you’re bound to love Ubud ArtVilla.
True to its name, this villa is beautifully decorated, and when the lights are up at night, it looks like completely out of a painting.
The infinity pool, hanging over the edge of the compound, offers a majestic view out into the distance, with Mount Agung looming in the background. When the moon is reflected on the face of the water, it almost looks as if it could transport you to another world.
At Ubud ArtVilla, you’ll be able to get in touch with the heart of Balinese culture. From accommodations made of natural materials, traditional artwork and food served on handmade wood fired ceramics, you’ll be exposed to nothing but the best of Bali.
13. Explore Suluban Cave and relax at the cliffside bar – De Sapphire Cliff Villa (From USD $75)
De Sapphire Cliff Villa has a wonderful location on the south cliffs of Bali.
Built in accordance to traditional Balinese principles, they resemble the rice and grain warehouses that can be found in Balinese villages. Coupled with gorgeous ocean views and a classy two tier pool, you’ll never want to leave.
You won’t have to anyway, since the resort includes a restaurant and bar that hugs the cliff edge, but you should.
Suluban beach is short walk away, so you can easily explore the waves, cave, warungs, surf shops and indulge in massages.
Once you’re done for the day, head back to your luxury wood cabin, make your way to the cliffside bar, and knock back a drink or two!
For those who can splurge a little more, their ocean view villa surely won’t disappoint!
Special mention 1: Go green and dream away: La Joya Biu Biu (from USD $121 per night)
Who wouldn’t want to relax in the cliff-edge infinity pool of La Joya Biu Biu, while gazing out at the awe-inspiring ocean views, especially during sunset when the world is bathed in an enchanting orange glow?
Or swim around in the bigger pool, trying to touch the sky as it blends with the blue of the sea and the crystal clear water of the pool?
This Uluwatu eco-villa is a great choice for the environmentally-conscious traveller.
The loft-style housing, completely built from native materials such as limestones from the area, is a cute alternative from the usual architecture, and the infinity pool offers a sweeping view of the secluded Balangan beach.
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Yes, it’s Kuta, but not quite. This time, you get to have your cake and eat it too. Water sports advocates will find the hidden beach ideal for their adventurous endeavors, even while privacy is waiting right at their fingertips.