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The best luxury resorts in Bali

From absolute beach frontage to hideaways in the hills, you’ll love these Balinese stays.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua unites the brand’s French heritage with its Indonesian island setting: cool marble and stone alongside local timbers and thatching; immaculate attention to detail but afforded a barefoot-luxe vibe. The resort’s four pools are linked by a long lane, and some of the resort’s 413 rooms have direct access to these lagoon-style pools. Located on the beachfront in Nusa Dua, watch others swimming and snorkelling as you recline on a sun lounger.

The Ungasan Bali

The Ungasan Bali is perched on a clifftop facing the turquoise seas and coral reefs of the southernmost tip of Bali. The resort has five sprawling villas that sleep up to 15 guests in expansive suites with private bathrooms and gardens. Each villa has its own private butler to arrange traditional dinners in the villa’s indoor and outdoor dining spaces, bookings for the tennis courts, and a buggy to transport you to the restaurant or beach club inclinator. Resort guests have complimentary access to Sundays Beach Club, one of the best beach clubs in Bali.

Read: This clifftop villa resort is Uluwatu’s best

The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud

Amidst the lush landscapes and mystical charm of Bali’s cultural heart, The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud Bali is a serene space, seamlessly blending wellness, local culture, and complimentary activities to create an unforgettable experience. You will love the three decks boasting views of Ubud Forest, the relaxing infinity pool, aqua therapy in the whirlpool, 24-hour fitness studio, Heavenly Spa and lifestyle programs. Four dining options offer balanced and healthy dining to savour before retreating to one of the resorts luxurious deluxe rooms and villas.

Conrad Bali

Featuring 368 rooms, deluxe suites and villas, a getaway to Conrad Bali promises opulence with tasteful Balinese heritage finishings. Located in an exclusive wing of the resort with a private entrance, Conrad Suites are a secluded haven, with large suites with both king and twin accommodations. Soak in the views of the lagoon pool, the lush garden, or the ocean, all from the comforts of your private oasis. Discover five dining concepts, spa rituals in the Jiwa Spa, relax on a sun lounger by the pool, play beach volleyball, borrow a bike and explore Nusa Dua or watch a cooking demonstration. You can kayak and snorkel on the water, for the more adventurous, windsurf, jet ski or parasail. The resort also has a number of cultural day trips on offer. Over one-third of the staff have been with the resort since it opened almost 20 years ago ensuring highly-trained staff and a seamless guest experience.

The Villas at AYANA Resort

It’s the Bali of dreams: lush natural forest setting, luxury suites, a private beach, 12 swimming pools, and 19 restaurants and bars, including the world-famous Rock Bar. Plus, an award-winning wellness retreat. One of the most luxurious resorts in South Bali, The Villas at AYANA boast cliff-top and ocean views that are sunset facing. 78 spacious villas, each with a private pool villa, it’s one of a select handful of resorts that offer this stunning vista in the island of the gods. It’s a welcoming sanctuary from the moment of arrival.

Within AYANA Resort (an estate with several accommodation options) you’ll find Spa at AYANA. Offering a world-class experience with the ultimate luxury day spa. Set over 22,000 square meters with 45 treatment rooms and the world’s largest Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool. Bali’s only Aquatonic Sea Water Jet Pool delivers the ancient therapeutic benefits of French thalassotherapy.

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak

Nestled in the heart of one of Bali’s most vibrant districts, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach blends centuries of heritage and culture with an atmosphere of utter sophistication. Spread across almost five hectares of lush tropical grounds, the hotel offers a luxurious blend of tranquil ambience and the vibrant neighbourhood charm that Seminyak is known for.

The hotel’s layout uses the same proportions as a traditional Balinese pavilion with stone and wood carvings evoking traditional elements from Balinese culture. 270 rooms are designed with locally influenced design touches mixing modern styles with patterns inspired by traditional Balinese textiles. The focus is on utter serenity, featuring lush daybeds, plush bedding, and spa-inspired bathrooms. A complimentary Punch & Munch mini bar boasts a coffeemaker, juicer, and cocktail recipes with ingredients to shake your own, with in-room dining available 24/7.

19 villas offer the ultimate luxury, each with a private whirlpool and outdoor pool, a luxurious marble bathroom with a bathtub, and a walking closet. Bathrooms pay homage to the thousand-year-old Camplung Tanduk temple with a golden basin made to perform your own cleansing rituals. The intricate wall tile and ceiling mosaic are a nod to the floral motifs common in Balinese fabric prints. A 24-hour Neighbourhood Butler is also available to tender to your every whim.

Secret Garden Pool at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak
Secret Garden Pool at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak

Samaya Seminyak

The Samaya Seminyak is the perfect Bali beachfront resort for those seeking ultimate exclusivity. You will arrive to a welcome cocktail and bottle of sparkling wine, and choose from one of five different styles of villas, each with its own private lap pool, butler service and private car service to use within the Seminyak area.

Overlooking Seminyak Beach, watch the sunset at the signature restaurant and bar, Breeze. Dine on the famous “Megibung” menu; a seafood platter of Balinese rock lobster, scallops, prawns, catch of the day, squids, clams, steamed rice, seafood soup and a selection of homemade sambals. There are seven dining experiences to partake in when visiting The Samaya Seminyak. Meat lovers will love the ‘Meat Me Every Weekend’, while cocktail connoisseurs will be delighted by the canapes and ‘All You Can Drink’ package every Saturday. If you’re looking for an intimate dining experience, dine under the stars, or in the privacy of your own villa for a lavish evening of fine cuisine and romance.

Soori Bali

The heart of Soori Bali’s allure lies in its meticulously designed pool villas. All 48 feature private infinity pools that boast breathtaking vistas of either the ocean or the lush gardens. A mix of modern design intertwines seamlessly with the natural beauty of Bali’s landscape to create an oasis of tranquillity.

Guests can unwind in the spa, work out at the gym, or settle down with a book at the Library. The resort’s two excellent dining venues mean you never have to leave the resort. Cotta’s menu boasts locally inspired dishes, crafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients from nearby farms paying homage to Balinese flavours yet presented with a modern twist. Ombak is a beachfront dining experience serving the freshest seafood and premium meats complemented by an extensive wine list. While The Reading Room offers a cosy setting for afternoon tea or evening cocktails.

Read: Soori Bali luxury resort review

The Legian Seminyak

The Legian is a dual-concept luxury resort located along the tranquil coastline of Seminyak Beach in Bali, a mere 25 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The resort offers two accommodation options, private pool villas with buttler service at The Club by The Legian Seminyak and the original resort-style accommodation The Legian Seminyak, Bali. It’s the perfect place to base yourself in Seminyak for a luxury holiday where you don’t need to leave the resort for anything, but when you do a plethora of boutique shops, funky restaurants and beaches are on your doorstep. The resort has rustic and traditional charm through the use of Balinese and Indonesian architecture, natural fibre furniture, lush tropical gardens, and indigenous artefacts without compromising modern facilities and comforts.

Presiding over the Indian Ocean from a beachfront position on Seminyak Beach, this elegant resort boasts tropical gardens and elevated interiors. With sleek suites, a terraced infinity pool, spa, gym, wellness centre and library, it offers guests a luxurious home-away-from-home with easy access to local attractions.

Read: The Legian Seminyak, Bali review

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The Legian Seminyak

Jumeirah Bali

Jumeirah Bali offers 123 luxury villas overlooking the sea in Uluwatu. The elegant haven was inspired by a Javanese-Hindu water palace. Water abounds here with each villa encompassing its own private pool with sea views. The main outdoor swimming pool and Signature Hammam experiences guarantee relaxation. Villas are in one-two or four-bedroom configurations. Holistic wellness experiences, beach boot camps, meditation and blessings are the norm here.

The all-suite retreat is a sophisticated all-villa resort that heals through exquisite architecture – from the moment you arrive. Jumeirah Bali offers a range of wellness experiences for you to unwind on your Balinese holiday. Indulge with spa treatments, sound therapies, sunrise and sunset meditations, and yoga. Meditation and yoga classes with the resident yogi will ensure you completely embrace the surroundings and leave with a sense of calm. The Blessing on Bali experience is a must-do. Start with sunrise on the beach followed by a traditional Melukat water purification ritual by Mangku, the local priest. This spiritual journey can be combined with a sound therapy healing session followed by a waterfall massage – total bliss.