Written by Beverley Lennon
Edited by Candice Neo
Mountains, jungles, volcanoes and pristine beaches make up the incredible landscape of Bali. The result is a wide collection of exclusive 5-star luxury resorts peppered around the island, each with its own appeal.
Whether you’re looking for a rainforest hotel in Ubud, a secluded retreat in West Bali, a clifftop stay in Uluwatu or a beachfront property in Seminyak, there’s a luxury resort in Bali for you.
But if you’re looking to wake up to spectacular views of the ocean, check out our list of the best luxury Bali beach resorts below, including where to stay in Kuta, hotels and villas in Uluwatu, and some fantastic family-friendly accommodations in Nusa Dua.
24 Bali’s finest 5-star hotels and luxury resorts
21 Luxury resorts and villas in Bali with the most spectacular infinity pool and magical views!
9 Luxury penthouse (rooftop) suites in Bali with outstanding ocean views and private pool or jacuzzi!
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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.
Seminyak / Legian / Kuta
Where you can find trendy shops, cute cafes, sunset at the beach and nightlife
Seminyak is a very popular beach town along the southwest coast of Bali. Well-trodden by those looking for a slice of sandy beach, Seminyak is filled with trendy shops and restaurants, some of Bali’s cutest cafes as well as a good variety of bars and nightclubs. That said, different areas of Seminyak have their own personalities so it can be hard to choose where to stay.
Jalan Kayu Aya or Bali’s Eat Street is a great option for couples, groups of friends and especially if you’re here on an all-girls trip. From here, you can walk right out from your villa to a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars right at your doorstep!
There is also Seminyak Beach and Double Six Beach which are both great for surfing lessons. Explore further and you will find trendy beach clubs at Petitenget and a laid-back atmosphere in dreamy Legian. Dotted with luxury beach resorts, Seminyak makes for an ideal gateway to the other regions of Bali.
Sitting right next is Kuta – one of the best places to visit if you’re here to party and enjoy long nights at the bar or nightclub. There are so many incredible things to do in Kuta including shopping, luxury spas, as well as some amazing local food. For accommodation in Kuta, you will find some great options – many of which have stunning views and some more luxurious than others are located right on the beach.
1. Immerse yourself in the real Bali at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali
Sitting on Bali’s iconic Eat Street, with an eye toward creating an experience that showcases the real Bali, The Oberoi Beach Resort invites you to discover its collection of traditional thatched accommodations with modern conveniences.
Choose from a wide selection of rooms and villas with options ranging from ocean to garden views. Budget permitting, we suggest you opt for their Luxury Ocean View Villa with Private Pool which comes with a large terrace and an al-fresco dining pavilion.
Food also takes the centre stage at The Oberoi Beach Resort. Take your pick from the thatched open air restaurant, the beach side cafe or the charming bar.
Every month, the hotel hosts a special Full Moon Celebration – get dressed in a Balinese sarong and honour the full moon with flowers and blessings. A private dinner for two on the moonlit seashore completes the experience.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali
Rates: From USD $362 (Approximately Rp. 5,525,984) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Seminyak Beach, Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali, 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 730 361
If you’re in Bali to experience that villa life, it does not get any better than The Samaya. Located in between Seminyak and Legian, this stay puts you right on the beachfront – along a wide stretch of pristine beach, merely steps away from Bali’s famous lifestyle district.
There are 4 villa types to choose from and each of them features their own full-size private lap pool and interiors that are modern, fashionable and chic.
Little pathways lead you from your villas to the hotel’s dining venues. The lovely Breeze at Samaya is their beachside restaurant overlooking Petitenget Beach.
The award-winning restaurant offers exotic international and local dishes for breakfast, lunch, and makes for one of the best places to enjoy romantic sunset dinners. The beachfront setting offers great sunset views, perfect for a candlelight dinner.
There is also a special place for those looking to escape, relax and get pampered from head to toe. With four couple treatment rooms, The Spa at The Samaya boasts the Indian Ocean as the backdrop of your journey to rediscover your inner peace.
Take a refreshing bath in the jacuzzi while gazing at the sunset over the horizon, or relax at the bale while enjoying the soothing symphony of the sea at the two beachfront spa suites.
The Samaya Seminyak
Rates: From USD $559 (Approximately Rp.8,532,045) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Laksmana Seminyak Beach Kuta, Seminyak, Badung, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 731 149
3. A fabulously fun beachfront hotel – W Bali
Seminyak’s trendiest hotel (according to us) is none other than the extraordinary W Bali. Its location? The ideal setting for those who want to enjoy Bali’s vibrant heart of fashion, nightlife and restaurant scene. As one of Bali’s best party hotels, it’s the perfect place to settle down with your group of friends.
Loyal to the brand’s concept, W Bali features hip interior design with flirty and fun characteristics. There are chic, contemporary bedrooms, some of which face the ocean but it’s really the suites here that are worth the splurge – the three-bedroom EWOW Suite counts a private pool, sprawling sundeck and a 24-hour Whatever/Whenever® valet service. There is also a collection of alluring villas with private pools.
Dining options include Asian-fusion menus at Starfish Bloo while FIRE dishes out some seriously good meat with high quality of beef cuts. Woobar is a delightful refuge to soak up magical sunsets and sip signature cocktails; so is W Lounge – one of Bali’s best afternoon high tea places.
Tried and tested by TripCanvas – read our full review of W Bali!
Rates: From USD $397 (Approximately Rp. 5,937,512) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
Contact: +62 361 3000 106
4. All rooms were curated by one of Indonesia’s most famous designers! – The Legian Seminyak
A sustainable stay in the heart of Legian, this hotel operates on a zero-plastic policy, and is introducing a water bottling plant to supply guests with still and sparkling drinking water in reusable glass bottles.
As part of their forward-thinking approach, The Legian Seminyak prioritises local and organic produce wherever possible, making sure sustainability shows almost everywhere across the hotel – from rooms to restaurants.
Created by Indonesia’s most famous international designer, the late Jaya Ibrahim, every one of their 66 suites and 13 pool villas celebrate local culture in the form of art and artefacts collected from around the archipelago.
The Legian Seminyak
Rates: From USD $463 (Approximately Rp. 7,067,764) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 730 622
5. One of Bali’s best luxury family resorts – Padma Resort Legian
At Padma Resort Legian, families have access to dedicated family-sized rooms, with the availability of interconnecting rooms; but a big majority hole up in the irresistible lagoon access rooms.
Here, children can run wild in the 6.8 hectares manicured grounds and enjoy a variety of activities ranging from foam parties to junior cooking classes and mermaid swimming classes.
For in-house guests aged 4 – 12 years old, their Wolly Kids Club provides supervised indoor and outdoor spaces to play, interact, and relax. Supervised activities like arts and crafts, Fun Yoga, Balinese Dancing, Towel Origami, Duck feeding, Turtle Feeding, Fish Feeding, Canang sari Decoration, Paper origami, and Bingo Games are on the programme.
Meanwhile, parents can sink cocktails by the swimming pool or indulge in a delightful body treatment at The Spa.
When it’s time to get together, guests are invited to discover this family beach resort’s dining venues or join one of their popular Themed Buffet Dinners at DONBIU and explore the wide range of Italian favourites, Indian or Balinese specials on offer. The Themed Buffet Dinner is accompanied by a special Balinese performance or live acoustic as you dine.
Tried and tested by TripCanvas – read our full review of Padma Resort Legian!
Padma Resort Legian
Rates: From USD $182 (Approximately Rp. 2,721,982.90) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jl. Padma No. 1 Legian, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 752 111
6. A beachfront resort with its very own waterpark!- Bali Dynasty Resort
Family is the lifeblood of Indonesia and Bali in particular, so it is no wonder that this is reflected, firstly, in the service you receive and Bali Dynasty Resort operates no different. The hotel is undeniably one of the best places to stay with family in Bali. And for many of us at TripCanvas, it stands out at an address that suits all ages – from adults to the littlest ones.
An experienced team is here to entertain you and your kids all day long while restaurants have adapted their menus to suit their young palates.
Beyond service, the hotel also features some incredibly fun family-friendly facilities such as an imaginative water park and kids’ club. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy some pampering at the spa or go on a sporty date night at their very own Irish pub.
Tried and tested by TripCanvas – Read our Full review of Bali Dynasty Resort!
Bali Dynasty Resort
Rates: From USD $104 (Approximately Rp. 1,587,575) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Contact: +62 361 752403 / +62 811 3803 522
That hipster town with trendy beach clubs, cool cafes and surf spots
A hip little coastal town in South Bali, Canggu has long been a surfers’ hideout but is now so very distinct for its unique quirky personality, titling itself as ‘Bali’s hipster central’. Today, Canggu is a popular spot for digital nomads, enjoying the perfect balance of work and play from Bali’s best co-working spaces.
In Canggu, you can find a collection of beach clubs, hipster cafes, sunset beach bars and surf schools. But more than that; Canggu is also home to some incredible luxury hotels and resorts including landmark addresses.
7. A stay that will awaken all your senses – Soori Bali
Find absolute bliss at the incredible Soori Bali. Resting among rice paddy fields, hugged by secluded beaches and traditional villages, this hotel in Tabanan, near Canggu, puts you right in a natural setting, showcasing the Bali you’ve always dreamed of.
Soori Bali offers elegant, contemporary villas, each of which features its own outdoor lounge and private pool, some overlooking the ocean and others with views of the rice paddy fields and surrounding mountains. Guests also have their own butler who is on hand to assist with anything they need during their stay.
Located away from the hustle and bustle of Canggu’s hipster cafes and trendy boutiques (although still accessible within a 30-minutes drive), the hotel guarantees a quiet and intimate atmosphere – a lovely place for couples on a honeymoon in Bali.
Dine at their Ombak Restaurant for a selection of premium Western dishes and wash it down at The Reading Room as you sip Indonesian fine teas and single origin coffees.
When you’re ready to step out, embark on a series of customised experiences exclusively offered at Soori Bali. You could even get acquainted with the techniques and the people behind Bali’s many ancient crafts!
Rates: From USD $1196 (Approximately Rp. 18,257,119) Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Banjar Dukuh Desa Kelating, Kerambitan, Kelating, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82161, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8946 388 / +62 811 3858 529
8. California-inspired luxury right in Canggu – COMO Uma Canggu
Canggu might stand out as Bali’s hippest district – it’s whimsical, colourful and above all Instagrammable (especially the cafes!). But if you look closely enough, you might find a different side – one one that speaks of glamour.
For a taste of ultimate luxury, check in at the remarkable COMO Uma Canggu. The 119-room luxury beachfront resort sits in one of Canggu’s trendiest spots. Adding to its rooms and suites, there are 12 luxury penthouses, each with a private pool, unobtrusive butler service, and some of Bali’s most epic ocean views. The food and the service are also impeccable, with a focus on local, carefully-sourced produce from across the archipelago.
But most of all, the resort is home to one of Bali’s best beach clubs! COMO Beach Club blends the buzz of beachfront fun with exceptional, healthy food by day, and cocktails by night. Start your day with a cold-pressed juice or smoothie at their Glow Juice Bar, enjoy an Asian-inspired therapy at the spa or try out surfing with the knowledge of an expert, there’s no short supply of incredible things to do in Canggu.
COMO Uma Canggu
Rates: From USD $267 (Approximately Rp. 3,993,238) Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 6202 228
For lovers of seafood feasts, incredible sunsets, ultra-luxe hotels and resorts
While Jimbaran is known for its seafood and beachfront dining, Uluwatu is known for its stunning oceanfront clifftop setting and ultra-luxurious resorts with gorgeous ocean views. It’s also highly sought after for weddings, with many of its cliff villas allowing couples to exchange vows on the edge of heaven.
While Uluwatu makes for a great option for day trips (especially if it is your first time to Bali), it also offers some of the very best accommodations in all Bali, including ultra-exclusive villas, stylish resorts as well as budget hotels.
9. Check into an exclusive beachfront family resort – InterContinental Bali Resort
You will find the 5-star luxury resort of InterContinental Bali just along the shores of Jimbaran Bay.
Inside, the 430 rooms, suites and villas are split into three exclusive tiers of accommodation: Deluxe, Premium, and Club InterContinental.
Each room is different but especially lovely is their Jivana Villa which sleeps 6 persons, giving you exclusive access to the club lounge, with benefits such as 24-hour butler service, complimentary afternoon tea and much more.
The collection of restaurants and bars on property includes the fine dining venue of Bella Cucina and KO Restaurant for Japanese fusion.
Meanwhile, the spa takes opulent inspiration from its surroundings, with water being the primary focus element.
Being located on the beachfront, guests can expect a wide array of watersports and an endless stretch of white sand beach. But should you tire of swimming from pool to pool (there are six in total!), or drinking in the view from their lovely Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, head out to discover some of Bali’s best beach clubs, located in close proximity to the resort!
Tried and tested by TripCanvas – read our full review of InterContinental Bali Resort!
Intercontinental Bali Resort
Rate: From USD $263 (Approximately Rp. 4,014,734)
Location:Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 701 888
Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
10. A luxury golf resort with one of Bali’s most popular cocktail bars – AYANA Resort Bali
With sweeping views across lush tropical gardens toward the Indian Ocean, it’s easy to see why many choose to stay at AYANA Resort.
Playing host to the iconic Rock Bar, one of Bali’s best restaurants for sunset views, the resort is quite possibly among the most photogenic on the island. Inside, rooms and suites display artisanal Balinese-inspired design with rich, deep toned materials and intricate traditional wood carvings.
When it’s time to dine, discover AYANA’s finest restaurants and bars, with multiple options including an upscale steak and seafood option as well as a rooftop bar, the best place to be for a sundowner with drinks and tapas.
Whenever you want, the resort’s wellness concierges are here to curate special wellbeing retreats guided by Bali’s best healers, practitioners and fitness instructors.
As is to be expected, service is impeccable with every staff member determined to make this your best holiday yet. Experiences range from nature walks, organic farm tours to sunset picnics on the beach, golf and yoga sessions.
Tried and tested by TripCanvas – read our full review of AYANA Resort!
AYANA Resort Bali
Rates: From USD $274 (Approximately Rp. 4,097,930) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 702 222
For long sandy beaches, watersports, honeymoon, families and relaxation
Fishing trips, kite-surfing, snorkelling and swimming are but a few of the many amazing things to do in Nusa Dua. Apart from aquatic action and nature, you can also find value-for-money 5-star beach resorts in Nusa Dua lining up its coastline with some incredible options for honeymooners and families alike. Nusa Dua also gives you access to an array of fine-dining experiences (including dining in an aquarium!) as well as affordable restaurants near the resorts.
11. Did someone say 7 swimming pools?! – The Laguna
If you’re looking for a luxury beachfront resort that has it all, then The Laguna might just be it.
Tucked away along a serene beach in Nusa Dua, this hotel’s unsurpassed facilities include seven lagoon-shaped swimming pools (with one dedicated to children), six restaurants and bars, and an immersive spa focused on relaxation and wellbeing.
In recent years, the resort has followed a transformative top-to-toe renovation, and each of their accommodations retained its original design ethos with subtle contemporary upgrades.
Outside, the hardest decision is whether to spend your time by one of their pools, lounging on the sun loungers, or right on the sandy beach.
And although there’s no need to ever leave the property, The Laguna is located in close proximity to some of Bali’s best things to do – visit the island’s magnificient sea temples, art museums, natural attractions or enjoy some of the island’s dreamy beachfront settings along the coast of Nusa Dua!
Rates: From USD $262 (Approximately Rp. 3,999,469) Check rate on Agoda Check rate on Booking.com
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata, Jl. Nusa Dua No.2, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 771 327
12. Private balcony with a jacuzzi in all suites – The Mulia
The 111 suite-only The Mulia is set on a wide stretch of soft-sand beach in Nusa Dua.
The resort features six outdoor pools (four pools at Mulia Resort, and one exclusive pool at each The Mulia and Mulia Villas), four restaurants and five bars, as well as plenty of exclusive dining options for in-house guests.
In-the-know locals come here for some of the best high tea in Bali, happening at their incredible open-air venue – The Bar. In the morning, breakfast is served at The Café, with options ranging from Asian to Western. Table8 serves Chinese and Cantonese cuisine, while their poolside Soleil invites guests to discover Mediterranean and Pan-Asian fare. Then there is Edogin which puts together some of the best Japanese dishes on the island.
Although The Mulia might stand out as the perfect family-friendly resort, there are all the adult amenities you can think of – including a remarkable spa, pool bar and fitness centre. There are so many activities to enjoy too — stand up paddle board, kayaking or an array of offsite watersports and excursion programmes.
Tried and tested by TripCanvas – read our full review of The Mulia!
Rates: From USD $282 (Approximately Rp. 4,304,772) Check rate on Agoda
Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Jl. Nusa Dua, Kawasan Sawangan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 301 7777
13. Home to two of Bali’s most well-known restaurants – The St. Regis Bali Resort
If you want the ultimate stretch of sand in Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort would be it.
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |