The Best Hotels in Bali
Collected by AFAR Editors, AFAR Staff
The hotels of Bali complement the island's beauty and bring out its unique culture. The bustling beach area of Seminyak is home to Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa as well as the design-centric Luna2 Studio Hotel. Eco-luxe Alila Villas Uluwatu has views over one of Bali's best surf breaks. Yogis retreat to Como Shambhala Estate for the ultimate mind-body getaway, while adventurers book Amankila for its location between jungle and sea at the base of Mount Agung.
Amankila, Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
Everything about this hotel, from its beachfront locale to the sweeping terraces and sliding-glass doors, is aimed at maximizing views of Bali’s most sought-after shoreline. Local stone and wood put an Indonesian twist on the resort’s...
Jl. Banjar Baung Desa, Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Translated as “beautiful bamboo,” Bambu Indah is a passion project of jewelry designers and founders of the nearby Green School, John and Cynthia Hardy. Canadian and American expats living in Bali for more than 30 years, the Hardys...
Jl. Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The second property in the Bvlgari Hotels collection is an Italianate icon perched on the cliffs of Uluwatu, a region at the southern tip of the Bukit peninsula. While the hotel’s vibe stays true to Bvlgari’s Italian roots, such...
Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, Indonesia
Terracotta and thatched-roof residences with spring water infinity pools jut from the hillsides and line the Ayung River at this 22-acre retreat outside Ubud. Everything, from the dining experiences to the custom health programs, is designed to...
Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Antique wooden homes, decorated with bright cushions and religious artifacts, cluster around gardens and a saltwater pool like a tiny Hindu village. It’s hard to believe Desa Seni is only a short drive from the crowded beaches and shopping...
Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
One of the top properties in southern Bali, the Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay is laid out like a Balinese village that stair-steps down to the sea. Villas are separated into groups of 20 to 25 thatched-roof units enclosed by a courtyard wall....
Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
The Four Seasons Resort at Sayan is a tropical paradise shrouded in giant palms and ferns, set along the sacred Ayung River. Guests descend to the bedrooms of their teakwood villas from lily ponds, and possible views include rice terraces and...
Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
A small group of boutique hotels in and around the arts enclave of Ubud, Komaneka Resorts was founded to celebrate Indonesian and Balinese art. Komaneka at Bisma, nestled into the jungle near the center of Ubud, is more minimalist than some of the...
Jl. Sarinande No.20, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Forget the thatched-roof villas and beachfront chains that define the Bali hotel scene. The Luna2 studios are such a departure, guests might feel like they’ve landed in outer space. Founder and designer Melanie Hall took cues from modernism...
Jl. Raya Kedewatan No.7, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The Mandapa occupies 24 lush acres of riverside rice paddies and rainforest, on property previously owned by a group of neighboring families. When the resort opened in 2015, it was with the understanding that the families would retain access to...
Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
This sprawling resort features three luxury properties on one Nusa Dua site—the Mulia, the Mulia Resort, and the top-tier Mulia Villas. Choose a full board or half board package to get an all-inclusive experience reminiscent of Cancun,...
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