Versi Bahasa Indonesia:

Written by Toh Jia En, Dawn Pillay
Story by Toh Jia En, Shasya Pashatama

Dolphin coves, surf cottages, yoga retreats, snorkeling, thrice-daily buffets and chlorine-free pools.

Sounds good, but too expensive?

Also read: 

77 Extraordinary things to do in Bali you may never heard of

16 private pool Bali villas you won’t believe under $100

9 beachfront surf villas in Bali under $100 where you can surf right at your doorstep

You don’t have to splurge to enjoy a luxurious holiday in Bali – we’ve found 12 amazing beachfront stays you can get for less than USD$80 a night.

Here’s to waking up to the sight of fishermen setting off with their boats (or returning with their catch if you’re sleeping in) and falling asleep to the sound of the sea.

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. Swim towards infinity: Villa Infinite Horizon

Villa Infinite Horizon is found along the east coast, surrounded by traditional Balinese rural life, villages, temples and breathtaking unspoiled nature of pristine black-sand beaches, volcanoes, rice paddies and tropical jungle.

Photo Via Lea_icut

The Infinite Horizon features opulent villa suites, and all of them boast of jaw-dropping ocean views.

Photo Via Popsipopsa15

While swimming in the glorious infinity pool, you’ll appear to be floating into the sea, or even better, flying away in the clear blue sky.

Photo Via Grtveh

Staying here allows you to bathe in luxury while still being kind to your holiday budget. The lavish suites feature private terraces overlooking the infinity pool and the ocean.

Swim in the infinity pool, enjoy on-site watersports and snorkel in Tulamben (10 minutes’ drive away) to see the rich colorful marine life and a sunken Japanese Shipwreck.

The Infinite Horizon

Rate: From USD $96 per night (Approximately Rp. 1,342,132)
Address: Bunutan, Abang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80852
Contact: +62 363 430 1029

Check rate on

2. Discover a hidden paradise in East Bali – Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort

Nestled on the pristine shoreline of East Bali, Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort offers a rare slice of unspoiled Bali in a serene location that seems to be light years away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta.

Besides boasting of an absolute beachfront location and tranquil Balinese vistas, the resort offers an indulgent taste of modern luxury with an endless blue pool and five-star amenities ranging from delicious dining options to divine spa facilities.

Choosing our favourite spot on the premises is a no brainer. If you ask us, nothing really beats a decadent soak in your very own jacuzzi, especially when said jacuzzi happens to be sitting on your very own balcony, which comes complete with killer views of the Indian Ocean.

In addition to the sumptuous views, Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort’s Jacuzzi Ocean View Suite offers a sleek modern decor and the perfect backdrop for those envy-inducing holiday snaps.

After a relaxing soak out on the balcony, head downstairs and grab a rainbow-hued beanbag chair out on the lawn and witness a majestic Bali sunset with a cold drink in hand.

Photos via idabaguswaisaka, nia.coco_

Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort

From USD $51 (approximately Rp. 700.000)
Address: Pantai Lepang, Jl. Subak Lepang No. 16, Klungkung, Bali 80752
Contact: +62 366 5437988

Check Rate on Agoda

3. An oasis of romance – Rumah Luwih

Rumah Luwih is a vision in white, a modern-day mansion perched right on the beach. From the lavish comfort of the Arnawakanta Ocean View Suite, you can enjoy sweeping views of the resort’s landscaped gardens that reaches all the way to the Bali Sea.

The room’s generous windows reveal shimmering shades of blue, while the private balcony allows you to enjoy those vistas unhindered. In addition to the breathtaking views, the decor of the room is utterly charming with romantic influences, evoking the feel of a luxurious estate untouched by the hectic pace of the modern world.

Photo Via Chikodamar

You can also enjoy views of the ocean while indulging in a soak in the room’s glamorous bathtub!

The resort also features a massive swimming pool, which opens out to five-star views overlooking the beach. If you are there with your romantic partner, you’ll love to take a walk by the tranquil pond, which creates a scenic backdrop for the seaside chapel, ideal for hosting your dream Bali wedding.

Photo Via Chikodamar

In keeping with Rumah Luwih romantic design, the elegant dining room is adorned with chandeliers and ornate wooden carvings, creating a truly unique setting for enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner (they also do Sunday brunch!).

Photo Via Anita.hara

Rumah Luwih

Rate: From USD $80 (approximately Rp. 1.12 mil)
Address: Jalan Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra, Km 19.9, Gianyar, Bali
Contact: (+62) 361 2005899

Check Rate on Agoda

4. Snorkel into paradise: Bed & Breakfast & Bistro Aquaterrace

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.

Photo via angel_lomilomi

Photo via wiwidkurnia

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.

Photos via suzipratt, bookwormyogagirl28

You can relax in the spa, on a sunbed beside the pool, or try out the special Japanese-Balinese fusion cuisine from the kitchen.

Photos via marleenleen, 1105lily

Even the bathroom window has a great view of the sea.

Photo via exploringted

Photo via rachelannbeltran, tauryanna

What else can you possibly ask for?

Bed & Breakfast & Bistro Aquaterrace

From $80 per room per night

Location : Selang, Bunutan, Amed, Karangasem, 80852 Amed, Indonesia
Contact: +62 813 37911096

Check rate on 

5. Enjoy the rooftop infinity pool, and beach massages! – Mamaka by Ovolo

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.

Photo via abesicle

Mamaka by Ovolo

From US$64 per night

Location: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: 0361-849 6500

Check Rate on 

6. Convenience at your fingertips – Kutabex Hotel

Who says that a hotel directly facing the beach has to be expensive? Kutabex not only gives you direct access to the beach, but also comes along with a range of other conveniences.

For one, it’s close to the shopping center, which makes it infinitely easier to get to one of the many restaurants for a dose of good food.

In addition, Kutabex is situated right by Kuta Beach, and isn’t far from Legian Beach, as well as the gorgeous Geger beach that’s less than 2km away!

Heard of Poppies? The small street in Kuta that’s famous for its yummy eats and shopping treats?

Easily accessed due to its close proximity to Kutabex, you’ll get to enjoy shopping and food here – while taking some choice Instagram shots with the attractive displays at Poppies.


Photo via indripasuay

While Kutabex’s location is great for those who love beaches, eating, and shopping – those looking for a convenient place to stay while on a surfing holiday, will find Kutabex more than suitable too.

Photo via Kutabex

Kutabex Beachfront Hotel

From USD $49

Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali 80361
Contact: 0361-300 7077

Check rate on Traveloka

7. Shop, party and chill: The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel

This boutique hotel will put you in a holiday mood right away, with an architectural style that reflects everything you came here to do: surf, yacht and explore.

Bali Kuta beach heritage

Even if you are not outdoorsy, there’s still plenty for you to do.

bali kuta beach heritage agoda2

The shopping district just seven minutes away, where you can get all your souvenirs.

Or you can party the night away—some of the best clubbing Bali has to offer is only a short walk away.

Try the Pyramid Club which has neon stilt walkers, live rock bands and dancers. And at VH Bali, FHM models moonlight as DJs and molecular cocktails are served.

But if you want a bit of quiet and less walking, you can simply choose to cap the night with a drink at the rooftop bar, soak in the infinity pool and gaze at the Kuta beach.

Bali Kuta beach heritage
Bali Kuta beach heritage official site

And another bonus – the hotel is also fully accessible to the disabled – very convenient indeed!

The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel

From USD $75

Location: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Tuban
Contact: +62 361 3007080

Check rate on 

8. One for the Instagram addicts! – Kuta Beach Hotel

Merely a 20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Kuta Beach Hotel’s bright colors will fill your Instagram feed almost instantly.

Photo via bestwesternkuta

The rooms boast a super chic design with Kuta Beach Hotel’s signature mix of bright colors, and you will feel fully at home.

Picture yourself resting in their comfortable rooms after ‘tough’ days of shopping and beach livin’ in Kuta – doesn’t it feel just like the holiday of your dreams?

Looking out for some great nightlife and shopping? You’ll be happy to know that both nightlife and shopping are only a 10-minute walk away!

How could we forget to mention – Kuta Beach Hotel’s pool is located on the rooftop. This means a superb spot for lazy lounging, and maximum sunbathing so you go home with the perfect tan.

Photo via bestwesternkutabeach

PS: There’s also a bar where you can enjoy spectacular sunset views without having to go anywhere else!

Kuta Beach Hotel

From USD $45

Address: Jalan Benesari, Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: 0361-754 396

Check rate on

9. Surf, Turf, and Shopping! – Grand Inna Kuta, Kuta Beach

If you’d like to stick with the air-conditioning, 32-inch TV and a lovely buffet breakfast then Grand Inna Kuta is the place to be.


The luxury doesn’t stop here – the famous Kuta Beach is just a two-minute walk from the resort. Simply pick up your board, or take your pick at one of the rental shops nearby and head to one of the hottest surf spots in town.

Photo via: dekomsurf

This 4-star hotel is situated just 3 miles away from the airport, and you’ll still be in the midst of all the happenings in Kuta.


Not only is it one of the most affordable surf villas available – Grand Inna Kuta also gives you convenient access to everything you might possibly need.

The great nightlife scene for those who like to stay up late, art markets for the creative, and of course, shopping.

Grand Inna Kuta

From USD $78

Address: Jl Pantai Kuta No 1, Kuta / Tuban, Bali 80361
Contact: 0361-751 361

Check rate on Agoda

10. Budget honeymoon: Nirwana Resort & Spa

Nirwana Resort & Spa is steeped in quiet ambience, being located off the main road and away from the town of Candidasa.

Bali nirwana cr 3

Such seclusion, combined with breathtaking ocean and mountain views of the Candidasa Regency, will put you in the right mood for rest and relaxation.

Bali nirwana cr

Enjoy a romantic moment with your loved one in the pool, and get adventurous with the easy access to the ocean.

Bali nirwana cr 4

You can snorkel, fish, dive and explore nearby islands by boat.

Where better for a quiet couple escape, on budget?

Bali nirwana cr 2

Bali nirwana cr 5

Nirwana Resort & Spa

From USD $80

Location: Jalan Raya Sengkidu, Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia 80871

Check Rate on Agoda 

11. Wake up to the sound of waves: Aquaria Bali

Located in the seaside village of Candi Dasa, Aquaria Bali feels distinctly authentic—local fishermen ply their trade, and an hour’s drive away in Karangasem, you can explore villages, water palaces, temples and diving sites rich with coral and sea life.

aquariabali 3

You are free to snorkel, fish (and cook it yourself over an open flame on the beach), go windsurfing, parasailing, tour the temples, volcanos and paddy fields, and of course, dive.

Don’t forget to enjoy a massage (how can you not while in Bali?), sip freshly squeezed juices and swim in the chlorine-free ionised stone pool.

aquariabali 1

aquariabali 6

Aquaria Bali maintains the intimate atmosphere of its 12 villas by hosting a maximum of 24 guests at any time, so do book ahead!

aquariabali 4

Aquaria Bali

From USD $70

Location: Jl Puri Bagus, Samuh, Candidasa, East Bali
Contact: +62 363 41127

Check Rate on Agoda 

12. Up for some watersports? – The Benoa Beach Front Villas & Spa

Apart from the Kuta or Nusa Dua areas, Benoa surprisingly also provides great hotels with beach access.

Photo via chaptersofcharlie

More notably, The Benoa Beach Front Villas & Spa with its spacious rooms complete with a mini bar and more facilities.

Photo via margo carter

Ideal for those who love indulging in days of watersport activities in Bali – such as banana boat rides, jet skis, parasailing and more – The Benoa allows you to access these watersport activities easily.

Photo via dahliardhana

If you’re an avid golfer, you might be happy to know that  the hotel is just a 5-minute drive from Nusa Dua Golf Resort!

After physically demanding days of watersports spent out in the ocean or on the beach – enjoy massage services at The Benoa, and at very affordable prices too!

At The Benoa, you can be sure to have all your needs met, and maybe even more. 😉

The Benoa Beach Front Villas & Spa

From USD $45

Address: Jl. Pratama 15B, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Kuta, Bali 80363
Contact: 0361-771 634

Check rate on Agoda

13. Explore Joglo homes and buffalo races: Pondok Pitaya

Pondok Pitaya in the village of Balian sits on Bali’s west coast, tucked up against a cliff wall.

Bali pondok pitaya exterior

The first thing about Pondok Pitaya you can admire is its architecture. Each house is a traditional wooden Joglo house dating from 1930, imported from Java.

Bali pondok pitaya cr

But of course, its amenities are very much as modern as any other luxury resort.

Bali pondok pitaya wotif

Between the beach that offers up quality surfing, the resort which offers yoga classes, spa by the beach and the clear night skies that are an astronomer’s dream, it’s safe to say this is an offer you cannot refuse.

Bali pondok pitaya cr ivivu

If you want to enjoy a bit of local colour, you can travel to the nearby town of Negara and watch buffalo races – held every second and fourth Sunday of the month from July to November.

And don’t forget to mingle with the international surfers and locals at the resort restaurant – it’s the best place to make some new friends!

Bali pondok pitaya surfer

Pondok Pitaya

From USD $55

Location: Jl. Pantai Balian, Br Pengasahan – Desa Lalanglinggah, kec. Selemadeg Barat, Tabanan-Bali 82162
Contact: +62 0819 99849054

Check Rate on Agoda 

14. Located right in the heart of happenings – Kuta Seaview Boutique Resort

Whether you want to sunbathe, surf, or look out for sunsets, Kuta Seaview ticks off all the right boxes, and more.

We most especially enjoy how its location allows holiday goers like us to easily access iconic Kuta places like Beachwalk Shopping Mall, Hard Rock Café, Poppies Lane, and Kuta Square.

(And if you’re planning to bring the kids, WaterBom Bali is within walking distance of the hotel too!)

For those of you who enjoy bar hopping, Kuta Seaview is located right in the heart of things – you’ll be able to explore the nightlife while hopping from one bar to another.

During the day however, once you’ve managed to leave your room with the gorgeous seaview, head out and enjoy the big and beautiful swimming pool.

There’s even a library for those who’re looking for something quieter during the day, and traditional Balinese massages available for those feeling a little fatigued!

Kuta Seaview Boutique Resort

From USD $61

Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: 0361-751 961

Check rate on Agoda 

Special mention 1: Go green: La Joya Balangan Resort (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 Balangan 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.


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.


Photo Via Doyoutravel

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!

La Joya Balangan Resort

From US$121 per night

Location: South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

Check rate on

Special mention 2: World’s first night surfing resort: Hotel Komune and Beach Club Bali (Starts at USD 93 a night)

Far from the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Denpasar, Hotel Komune and Beach Club Bali is the picture of idyllic calm.

bali kommune resort cr trivago

You can relax at the beach club and be entertained by the DJ, or picnic in the private gardens behind the hotel.

bali kommune resort cr balirescentre

bali kommune resort cr

To reach the beach, you just need to take a brisk walk through the tropical fruit tree gardens – so if you love nature, you’ll enjoy yourself every step of the way!

At high tide, you can surf along the strong waves – very spectacular indeed! – and, at low tide, the sea becomes calm enough for weak swimmers to explore the rock pools and lagoons.

bali kommune resort cr

But if you just want to have a very restful holiday and not tax yourself out with activities, the resort also boasts of a private cinema, where you can watch screenings of surf competitions and newly-released films.

Hotel Komune and Beach Club Bali

From USD $101

Location: Jl. Pantai Keramas, 80361 Kermas
Contact: +62 361 3018888

Check Rate on Agoda 

Special mention 3: Explore a unique local culture: Candi Beach Resort and Spa

bali candi beach bali cr official site1

Nestled in a grove of coconut trees, the villas at Candi Beach Resort and Spa are built in a traditional Balinese style, from locally sourced materials.

bali candi beach bali cr official site

bali candi beach bali cr official site4

If you want another activity apart from snorkelling, you can hike to the Tenganan village.

bali candi beach bali article Tenganan village cr

Tenganan is a Bali Aga village, where the people are of the pre-Majapahit culture, speak a unique dialect of Balinese and follow animist religion.

You can also buy the beautiful ikat fabrics produced by the villagers themselves.

Candi Beach Resort and Spa

From USD $97

Location: Mendira Beach, Sengkidu, Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia 80033
Contact: +62 363 41234

Check Rate on Agoda 

Do you have more amazing cheap beach hotels and villas to share about? Share with us in the comments section below!

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!
Tell us

Advertise with us