Co-written by Ng Jiayi, Cisca Lim, Stephanie Peeters
You may have heard all about beach villas and think them second in comparison to cliffside resorts with gorgeous views, or water villas with amazing pools at your bedside.
But did you know that you can actually ride on camels or play golf by the beach, features you probably can’t get at the edge of a cliff?
Check out our selection of oceanfront villas and hotels – not only are they fringed by tropical reef and turquoise seas, but you’ll have such a unique experience that you won’t feel the same about them again.
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. The Impossible Villa On Stilts – Nomad Villa Impossible
Villa Impossible is one that really lives up to its name.
Standing precariously on stilts alongside one of Uluwatu’s famous high cliffs, this six bedroom villa is a dream come true for beach lovers.
You can sit on the balcony and enjoy 180-degree views of the beautiful Uluwatu ocean, while listening to the waves lapping at your feet.
Photos via ayyanufuss, dreaming.traveler
Access to the beach is easy. Every part of Villa Impossible has been designed to make the most of the gorgeous beach surrounds, with enormous sliding doors in bedrooms and open living spaces – to remind you the the sand and sea is within arm’s length!
Photo via hayley_will
You have the perfect hideaway – it’s time to switch off from the daily humdrums of the modern world.2. Unique beachfront resort with quirky design: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
A stylish accommodation with eclectic design, Hotel Indigo fits into the cosmopolitan and fashionable town of Seminyak perfectly, exuding style and sophistication. The resort is designed with Balinese-inspired lamps and cool art-deco decor – a real treat for the eyes!
Hotel Indigo boasts of no less than 4 swimming pools, complete with a Cave Pool Lounge where you can get your sunset cocktails as you laze by the water.
Sometimes, all you want to do is to stay in. With 6 stylish lifestyle cafes and bars, and a spa with 24/7 health club that makes you feel right in your own neighbourhood, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Take your pick from the spacious resort rooms and suites, or from the 19 private pool villas! The outstanding interior has been tastefully furnished with beautiful Balinese-inspired decor.
If you get bored of the indoors, simply walk out of the premises and you are in the middle of all the excitement.
Hotel Indigo is just a stone’s throw from Seminyak’s Mesari Beach (also known as Double Six Beach) and two kilometres away from the celebrated ‘eat street’ along Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Petitenget, which is also home to an endless range of shopping boutiques, hipster coffee bars and high-end dining venues.
When you stay in the heart of Seminyak, you can be sure your vacation in Bali will always be fun and happening!
Set on a prime position on a low cliff with direct beach access, Le Pirate Beach Club enables you to wake up to the beautiful panorama of turquoise waters surrounding Nusa Ceningan.
There are 2 types of room you can choose from, the beach box for the couple or the bunk bed that can accommodate up to 4 pax.
All the rooms are made to resemble small huts with open-roof bathroom concept. Styled for the island life, this makes for the perfect getaway when you just want to relax all day while taking in the picturesque ocean view.
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
The Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas is about all things Bali. Featuring contemporary Balinese architecture and a open-living concept that connects the indoors to outdoor greenery, the resort offers the perfect destination for a tropical honeymoon.
Balinese culture permeates the space. You’ll find intricately handcrafted local-style furniture and precious Balinese artworks in every villa and suite. This doesn’t mean that you’ll be living in a rural hut, though. State of the art facilities are available in all accommodations – you’ll even find a scenic private jacuzzi in the Jacuzzi Suites!