The Best Hotels in Bali

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.
Collected by Afar Magazine
Photo courtesy of Como Shambhala Estate
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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...
Photo courtesy of THE MULIA
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, 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,...
Photo courtesy of Luna2 studiotel
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, 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...
Photo courtesy of Komaneka at Bisma
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, 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...
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Sayan
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, 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...
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, 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....
Photo courtesy of Desa Seni
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, 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...
Photo courtesy of Bulgari Bali
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, Indonesia
The second property in the Bulgari 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 Bulgari’s Italian roots, such...
Photo courtesy of Bambu Indah
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Jl. Surapati, Tua, Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 80116, 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...
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