Sometimes you deserve to treat yourself.
After months of hard work, all you need is a beautiful place where you can relax in. Bali is, of course, perfect for that! After finding your perfect destination, you need to find a perfect resort.
Everyone loves staying in resorts where you can simply jump right into the pool from your hotel room. And for more budget travellers, we’ve also introduced you to rooms with pool access under $55.
But now, we‘ve found a deal that‘s even better – hotels with direct access not just into a regular pool, but a lagoon-style pool! These pools are usually inspired by real, natural lagoons. Surrounded by tropical plants, you will feel like you’re resting in the midst of nature.
Just imagine – after waking up in the morning, all you need to do is to open your terrace door to enjoy a quick swim before breakfast!
And regardless of your preference to stay in Ubud, Jimbaran, Sanur, Seminyak or Nusa Dua, we‘ve found the best lagoon access accommodations for you.
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. Oceanfront fun with family: Padma Resort Legian
Acclaimed as a five-star art sanctuary, the beachfront Padma Resort Legian is well known among discerning travellers for its world-class rooms, facilities and quintessential Balinese hospitality.
Photos by Beaalbero, Padma Resort Legian
If the pool is the first thing you zoom in for, you will love the Lagoon Access Room with Balinese-inspired design, which offers direct access to the resort’s crystal clear lagoon-style pool. With a small terrace in front of your room, you can wake up and enjoy a refreshing morning dip before heading for breakfast.
Love water activities? You can play volleyball or basketball in the main pool, or simply chill by the oceanfront infinity pool with swim-up bar. While you are there, we recommend spending sunset at the S.K.A.I Beach Club, with some cocktails to celebrate the wonderful day.
Photos via uri____uri, annammin, Padma Resort Legian
Photos by Michelleve, Kara_irving, Padma Resort Legian
Photos via Erin_sib, Nyonyahpjofficial
If you are coming with kids, the little ones will love the kids’ pool in the family block with exciting water slides, or children’s pool in which they can splash around safely (yes there are 5 pools in total!). Don’t miss the Wolly Kids Club and Games Centre that hosts a variety of activities daily to keep the young energetic ones occupied!
Photos via _pineapple_beach, TripCanvas
While the kids are safely (and happily) taken off your hands for a few hours, it’s time for you to get some me-time at The Spa, use the sauna or gym. You can even join free yoga classes in the mornings, or try whipping up authentic Indonesian cuisine at the cooking class!
With so much to do, you only need to worry if you have enough time!
An endless stretch of white sandy beach, sleek modern luxury, culinary perfection and glistening lagoon pools for days – Sofitel has it all.
Perched right on the beach in Nusa Dua, Sofitel offers a sumptuous blend of French style and vibrant Balinese culture.
If you don’t want to miss a second of all that poolside pleasure, go for the Lagoon Room Pool Access, which allows you to swim off like a mermaid from your very own private terrace. You’ll also get exclusive access to Sofitel’s Club Millesime, a classy lounge where you can get complimentary all-day refreshments, afternoon teas and evening cocktails.
Don’t all these luxury and privacy give you such a great excuse to stay in with your loved ones and relax all day?
The resort’s lush landscaped gardens harbour gorgeous pools just waiting for you to dive in – and did we mention there’s also a swim-up bar?
So you can indulge in a nice cocktail while enjoying a cool dip as you soak up the morning sun!
With so much fun you can have in the water, it’s good news for mermaids out there – you don’t even need to emerge from the pool!
And for all you foodies out there – you’ll love the sumptuous weekend brunch buffet at Sofitel’s Cut Catch Cucina, which includes a delicious range of seafood such as oysters and lobsters, cold cuts, roasts and grills, pastas and desserts. Kids under 12 years old dine for free, and you get access to the pool too!
What more can you possibly ask for? So make sure you check in with an empty stomach!
3. Holiday in luxury with everything at your doorstep: RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA
Have you always wanted to take a holiday where you can just step out of your room and find all you need easily within the same resort? RIMBA offers just that.
The first thing that you find right on your doorstep is the exquisite lagoon pool. At RIMBA, you can choose between two rooms with lagoon-pool access.
The Pool Access Suite is a bright, spacious room with the bed facing the pool, so that you get the view of tranquil lagoon every morning when you open your eyes. Perfect for couples who seek a romantic and quiet escape.
As for the Pool Access Room, it has a nature-inspired interior and the tropical terrace lets you believe that the jungle is right behind your window.
But beside the beautiful rooms, one thing for sure is that you’ll never be bored here.
As an integrated resort with AYANA, guests of both RIMBA and AYANA can have full access to enjoy facilities of both resorts. This includes 11 pools, 17 restaurants, gym, the famed Rock Bar and the award-winning Thermes-Marins spa (with an extensive range of facilities and treatments) perched on the cliffs with the crashing ocean waves below – where you can enjoy the magnificent sunset.
If you are bringing the kids along, they would love to splash around in the Children’s Pool complete with waterslides, while you chill in the Ocean Beach Pool facing the sea.
Photo by RIMBA, slavinna022
And if you love the sun and the sea, where better to relax at than by RIMBA’s private Kubu beach?
For those who are arriving for a much-needed vacation from stressful months of work and labour, you must take some time to pamper yourself at the spa, where you can choose from a variety of treatment or even decide to refresh yourself at a private spa villa.
Here, you’ll get to experience all sides of Balinese culture too. Try out their cooking class, perfume-making class, learn all about Batik painting, watch Balinese dance performances at the Kampoeng Bali cultural dinner or even plant a tree and leave your mark in Bali forever.
4. Surfers welcome at Hotel Komune & Beach Club
Do you and your partner have this yearly dispute about whether to go on an active vacation or on a relaxing one?
You will be spared from making a decision at Hotel Komune.
All surfers will be satisfied with the amazing waves, which are just a few minutes away from the resort.
And as a cherry on the top, Hotel Komune is the first resort to night surfing installation directly in front of the hotel, where you can watch the spectacle of surfers riding the waves in the dark. If you are a surfer yourself, you can join in!
As for non-surfers, there are plenty of activities for you to dabble in too – from yoga classes, fitness classes to relaxing spa and massages. In addition, one of Bali’s top attraction, Bali Safari and Marine Park, is just three minutes away by car.
The hotel’s stylish room with TV, minibar, luxury marble bath and, of course, access to the horizon edge dip pool won’t make you disappointed for sure – you get the pool and sea view, together!
5. Experience life in a village: Inaya Putri Bali Resort
The architects of Inaya Putri Resort created an unique project inspired by Penglipuran Village, a traditional Balinese countryside village. ‘The Village’ consists of 19 villas, all with private access to the 130-metre-long river-style pool.
Each villa has its portion of the river pool separated by walls, so guests can have some privacy.
For a more budget option, you can opt for the Deluxe Pool Access room, which gives you direct access to the communal lagoon pool.
The design of the rest of the complex is also worth noticing, as it represents a part of the Balinese culture and mythology. Look carefully and you will be able to find signs of several Balinese goddesses such as Rukmini (Goddess of Beauty and Grace) or Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge, Art, Spirituality and Music).
If you’ve always wanted to experience living in a Balinese village in comfort, you won’t be disappointed here!
6. Get artistic at Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
It is no wonder that Maya Sanur Resort & Spa is often tourists’ top choice.
If you decide to stay in one of their 23 Deluxe Lagoon Access rooms, you can enjoy the resort’s 158-metre-long swimming pool as often as you want.
Your own terrace with big cozy sofas gives you the privacy you need as you savour your breakfast in the morning.
Photo via squeakyclean
As for facilities, guests are free to use the fitness centre, three pools, rooftop garden, three restaurants, ballroom, seminar room, the library and the gallery.
Maya Sanur is well-equipped to organise all kinds of exhibitions, workshops and seminars. You can take part in one of too! Discover your artistic talent and bring home a nice self-made souvenir from your holiday.
Photo via squeakyclean
7. Ocean View Lagoon Access in Gourmets’ paradise: Double Six
At Double Six, one of their most exciting suites is the Premium Suite Pool Access Ocean View.
And as the name suggests, you will have not just direct to the pool, but will enjoy an amazing ocean view from the pool too!
If you still aren’t impressed, it’s time to head up to their bar. 15 meters above the sea level lies one of the world‘s largest rooftop bars – the Double Six Club. Imagine having a cocktail in hand and enjoying such a magnificent view!
Once you’ve had your fill of refreshing yourself with the gorgeous views, don’t forget to make your stomach happy too!
Double Six hotel itself is a paradise for all gourmets.
You can enjoy your meal in several dining venues under the command of restaurateur Robert Marchetti such as a modern trattoria named Seminyak Italian Food.
For meat lovers, there is The Plantation Grill, with a Prohibition-era ambience.
If you ascend to the top of its spiral staircase, you will find the Sling Bar, which serves up a variety of cocktails until the late hours. For more privacy, enter through the secret door into the ‘Boudoir’.
8. The serenity of blue: Sakala Resort Bali
When you arrive, you will be greeted with a tropical fruit as a free gift from the resort staff.
The resort’s modern interior is inspired by Balinese architecture. And if you stay at its Lagoon Suite, you’ll have a private balcony with access to the sparkling Lagoon Pool. The Lagoon view covers everything in blue, giving you the feeling of the tranquility of the ocean.
Sakala is suitable for meetings and seminars as there are three meeting rooms to choose from. Their spa and gym are worth trying out too. Don’t let your kids miss the Kids’ Club if you’re bringing them along!
You can have your dinner at one of Sakala’s three restaurants or in the comfort of your room.
9. Swim up to lounge at the bar: FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Ubud
A swim-up bar? Sure – that’s not uncommon.
But at FuramaXclusive Villas and Spa Ubud’s Lagoon Pool Villa, you get to jump into a magnificent 70-metre-long-pool directly from your room, and swim up to the bar – where you can order and sip your drinks comfortably while remaining in the pool. How awesome is that?
When you head on to the restaurant and spa, you will be surrounded by breathtaking views of the paddy fields.
And since FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Ubud is situated in Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali, the hotel offers its guests rich cultural programmes.
Consider trying out some Balinese Dance Classes – you can even select from a variety (Pendet Dance, Panyembrama Dance, Duduk Dance and others).
Photo via gunkarie
If you aren’t into physical activities, you may enjoy their wood carving classes, during which you will learn to carve your name onto a range of natural media such as wood, stone, bone, horn, deadwood and even tree roots.
For those who are fans of Balinese cuisine, FuramaXclusive offers special cooking classes. You can join the chef when he buys his ingredients in the local market, before teaching you how to prepare all those delicious meals.
10. Enjoy water activities at your fingertips: The Laguna Resort & Spa
Right next to the white sand beach, in the middle of the tropical garden, you can find The Laguna Resort.
You can choose from three types of rooms with direct access to the lagoon pool: Deluxe Lagoon Access, Deluxe Lagoon Studio Access or Lagoon Access Suite.
If you love water sports, The Laguna actually has partnerships with several agents offering water activities, so you can spend your day windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and more.
And if you don’t want to go into the water, you can choose to take part in beach activities, such as building sand sculptures or kiting.
Have you always dreamed about seeing wild dolphins in their natural habitat? Sign up for a dolphin tour and you won’t be disappointed.
For music lovers, you can join the Destination Discovery and learn about Balinese musical instruments.
11. Immerse in Balinese performances and culture: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa
Have you always been fascinated by the Balinese culture? Do you want to experience it to the fullest?
Apart from amazing lagoon access rooms with full-length glass sliding doors, expansive gardens and three more swimming pools, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa offers special themed dinners as well.
Every Monday, you get the chance to see the famous Kecak dance performance while tasting delicious Indonesian cuisine. The Legong dance and Fire dance are also worth catching.
And during your stay, you would definitely catch sight of this iconic bamboo structure at the hotel – Tamarind Restaurant, a beachfront restaurant where you can dine while watching the crashing ocean waves. Even the restaurant itself is a view not to be missed!
12. For a fun family adventure: Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Hotel
Searching for a place to satisfy the young ones? They would definitely vote for Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Hotel.
Your children will be entertained at the Kids’ Club, where they can have fun in an indoor playground – with a slide, mini rock climbing wall, costumes, and a photo booth where they can take pictures with their new friends.
As for outdoor activities, they will never get tired of the kids’ pool with waterslide, fountains and water-tipping buckets where they can splash around in delight. The kids’ pool is intentionally located such that you can keep an eye on your little darlings while they are having fun.
But of course, games are not just only for the little ones. In Holiday Inn, even the grown ups can play in the Game Zone equipped with dartboards, pool table, foosball and variety of board games – perfect for spending some quality family time.
If you choose the Benoa Atrium Pool Access Room, you can take some time to just relax on your private terrace, which has direct access to the pool. If you are tired of that, there’s an outdoor jacuzzi just a few steps from your room.
This is the right place for family adventure.