Have you been marvelling at the amazing cliff hotels in Bali, but don’t want to burn a hole in your wallet?
Also read: 9 stunning luxury cliff villas in Bali
Guess what, we’ve found 13 value for money cliff villas where you can enjoy the same scenic ocean views as any other luxury resorts – all for the price of less than USD$100!
Now who says you can’t enjoy luxury views on a budget?
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. Explore Suluban Cave and relax at the cliffside bar – De Sapphire Cliff Villa (From USD $93)
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!
2. Surf’s Up with the Best View – Mick’s Place, Bingin Beach (From USD $100)
Raved about by honeymooners and people traveling in groups, Mick’s Place is the perfect place for a relaxed holiday. Perched on the cliff of Bingin Beach, 7 beautiful Polynesian-style bungalows are positioned for one of the best views of Bali.
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Imagine yourself floating in an infinity pool with a Bintang in your hand, overlooking the cliff and watching the surfers go at it with the waves. Or, you can take a 5-minute stroll to Bingin Beach and join in the madness yourself!
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There are no carpet floors or 100-count thread sheets (some bungalows aren’t equipped with air-conditioning either) – but do expect exceptional service, a cozy, eco-friendly room and all the basic essentials.
Some of these essentials comprise an in-room safe to keep your important documents, a shower (outdoors!!) and bath, towels, mosquito net – and most importantly, a panoramic view of the ocean and surf below.
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3. Snorkel into paradise: Bed & Breakfast & Bistro Aquaterrace (From USD 53)
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?
4. Home away from home: Milo’s Home (from US$81 per night)
This villa may be called Milo’s Home, but at the end of your stay, you’ll wish it’s yours too.
With a small group of 8 bungalows modelled after ancient barns, Milo’s Home has a familial and cosy atmosphere that will quickly have you warming up to its group of staff. This comfortable atmosphere permeates throughout the complex, and is guaranteed to make you feel right at home.
Other than the pretty rooms built from bamboo, Milo’s Home also has beanbags and chairs for you to chill on the breezy terrace. And who can forget the infinity pool, which offers the best vantage point for watching the sunset?
Views from the bungalows look like beautiful paintings, with one of the bungalows even overlooking the entire ocean.
If you ever get tired of just standing at your balcony and staring out to sea – we sure won’t – you can always head down to the Uluwatu Temple or Balangan beach for a surf too! (It’s just a 5-8 min walk! So you don’t have to lug your surfboard around)
One thing’s for sure – you definitely won’t be missing home during your stay at this little haven!
5. Oceanview villas with infinity pool: Wawa Wewe II in Amed (Rooms start at USD 23)
Wawa Wewe II, despite the strange name, is a tasteful hamlet of 10 villas tucked in a garden.
Each villa offers a sea view and an open air bathroom.
If you want to be even closer to the sea, soak in the infinity pool and watch the sun go down in the horizon.
6. Ocean views over infinity pool: Uluwatu Cottages (From USD 100 per night)
Located just above the famous surfing beach Padang Padang, Uluwatu Cottages is the go-to place for everyone who enjoys an active lifestyle.
Not only does it have its own gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the ocean reefs, the villa also boasts of various activities you can also try out, such as golf, snorkeling, jet skiing, and even paintball – the possibilities are endless.
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If you’d like to suntan without the teeming crowds at the beach, you can even ask the owners for directions to a secluded private beach!
Besides, who would want to miss out on this great view?
7. Get a bird’s eye view: Beo’s House (From USD 97 per night)
If a simple ocean view isn’t enough for you, this homely villa boasts of a gorgeous aerial view of the whole Bukit area of Bali all the way to the coast.
From the back, you can get an uninhibited look over a moss green valley, with Mt. Agung looming in the distance.
You can take romantic evening strolls in a beautiful garden with pavilions, and chill in a shared 11-metre long infinity pool.
Imagine watching the sunset from the edge of the pool – isn’t it a wonderful way to end your day?
8. Bask in magnificent clifftop wonder: Mu Bali (Villas start at USD 90 a night)
Perched 60 feet above Bingin Beach on a limestone cliff, Mu Bali villas open up to a sweeping view of the Indian Ocean.
Each villa is built in a rustic style with thatched roofs and open pavilions, so you can enjoy the ocean breeze while chatting with your travel buddies or loved ones.
That said, Mu Bali isn’t all about gazing seaward.
It’s also just a 10-minute walk away from Bingin beach. There, the big waves offer the kind of surfing opportunities that people go all the way to Hawaii for.
One last very special feature of Mu Bali that couples would be happy to know: One of the villas is built into the cliff face.
Apart from being the most secluded, it also features a bathroom with a magnificent sea view.
9. Recharge in near-seclusion: The Temple Lodge (From USD 70)
This Temple Suite is an ideal location for you to rest and recharge.
Tucked into a private corner, you don’t have to worry about being disturbed by other tourists or wayward animals.
In fact, you can indulge in your own private pool as long as you wish.
The lodge also provides soothing spa services, and you can even sign up for yoga classes to get that flexible body back!
The more expensive suites even boast of a cliffside location that provides you with breathtaking views of the ocean.
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And as a bonus, you may be visited by some curious long-tailed monkey neighbours. Just be sure not to feed them!
10. Romantic stay in the sunset: Aman Gati Hotel & Resort (From USD 80 per night)
Perched above the romantic Balangan beach, the Aman Gati Hotel & Resort is the perfect place for an extended date with your loved one.
You can kick back and relax beside the villa’s outdoor pool, enjoy the panoramic view of the ocean, or even indulge in a sunset dinner at the restaurant.
You can also easily access popular tourist destinations such as the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue, Uluwatu Temple and Jimbaran fish restaurants, which are just a short drive away.
A minimum stay of two nights is required, but to be honest, who would ever want to leave?
11. That quiet escapade: Kembang Kuning Ocean View Beach Bungalows (From USD 60 per night)
If you’re looking for a more rustic getaway, you’ve found it.
Kembang Kuning apartments are decked in unique Balinese architecture, and are nestled in the the village of Bingin, which is directly connected to the beach.
Come enjoy the ocean breeze and magnificent view at one of these Balinese pavilions.
What better way to get away from the bustle of city life?
You can also take some time to explore the quaint beachside village, its tiny shops and eateries that overflow with their own unique charm.
12. For the solo traveller: Tebing Nusa View Villa (From USD 64 per night)
Hidden on a secluded cliffside on Nusa Ceningan, a short ferry ride from Bali island, the Tebing Nusa View Villa is great for people who simply want to spend time alone.
You can enjoy some “me” time while strolling along the scenic path cliffside path, or lie on the daybed and try to find a dolphin frolicking in the bay below.
There’s also a cafe and free pool located seven minutes away – Dafish Accommodation Bar & Cafe, where you can kick back and indulge in that book you never had the time to read.
Doesn’t it sound like the ideal life?
Special mention 1: Go green: La Joya Biu-Biu (from US$121 per night)
This tiny bungalow in South Kuta is a great choice for the environmentally-friendly traveller – it’s located within the La Joya Biu-Biu resort complex, an eco-friendly establishment.
The loft-style housing, completely built from native materials such as limestones from the area, is a cute alternative from the usual type of architecture.
And the infinity pool offers a sweeping view of the secluded Balangan beach. This beach is also blessed by several surf breaks close at hand that is demanded by all surfers in particular for experience up to professional surfers.
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It may be pretty far removed from the rest of civilisation, but this loft is the place for a short weekend beach getaway – just remember to get back to reality when it’s over!
Special Mention 2: Indulge in modern comforts: Villa Aquamarine (From USD 139 per night)
Hate being plagued by the insects while you’re lazing in your villa?
You’ll no longer have to worry about that at Villa Aquamarine – it’s fully air-conditioned!
Yes, even if you’re a city person, you’ll be able to lose yourself in the exciting scenery (along with the occasional whale sighting), without feeling like you’re torturing yourself.
The villa is also furnished with all the modern amenities you could possibly need, including a flat screen television, iPod speaker, and even a DVD player.