It's almost hard to choose the top 10 Bali luxury resorts we've listed below. There are many that are truly fantastic but we have managed to pick 10 that stand out as the best of the best on this 150km long island.
Set among the rice paddies and beaches, Bali is culturally rich. You can visit an active volcano or enjoy getting to know the local culture though dance, food and art, dive, golf bungee or surf the days away.
Bulgari Resort And Spa Bali
Location: 31 miles from Changi International Airport in a tropical forest overlooking the South China Sea.
Rooms: 72 guest villas feature air conditioning, coffee/tea maker, complimentary coffee, in-room safe, cable TV, turn down service and wake up service.
Reviews: Guests liked the stunning setting, the white sandy beaches and how the bungalows were spread out to give more privacy. Not perfect reviews but almost. Perhaps anywhere else in the world apart from Bali this would rate as the best around.
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A truly outstanding resort. Words don't do this one justice.
Location: On a cliff side overlooking the Lombok Straits on the east coast of Bali.
Amenities: Surreal three tiered pool overlooks the ocean, and private beach club with windsurfers, boogie boards, kayaks and hobby cats, open-air buggies, bar, in-room dining, two restaurants, library, yoga, spa and a coconut grove.
Rooms: Check out the video of the private suite. There are 34 free-standing suites with alang alang roof thatching.
Reviews: Could not find a single piece of dirt on this place. All outstanding reviews. Many world travelers, who stay at many outstanding hotels rate this at the top. Guests who have stayed at all the Aman hotels rate this as the best. They liked the first rate service and Balinese afternoon pastries served poolside by the expertly trained staff. Boutique resorting at it's best.
Amankila Bali Luxury Resort
Listed among the worlds best resorts according to Luxury Resort Bliss and nearly anyone who has stayed here.
Location: This mega luxury secluded cliffside retreat is on the Indian Ocean, Jimbaran Peninsula, in Pecatu village, Bali.
Amenities: A restaurant with contemporary Indonesian and Asian cuisine, clifftop bar (serves a selection of cocktails, wines and beers), wired and wireless Internet access, international newspaper delivery.
There's also a fully equipped fitness center, private beach with beach butler service, and an outdoor pool with a waterfall and hydrotherapy jets, spa with 8 treatment rooms, a Balinese arts and crafts store, beauty salon, library with board games, compact discs and movies, and valet laundry service, Jewelry available.
Rooms: Check out the video below. They have private baths and Italian bedding. Cribs and MP3 docking stations are complimentary and often available.
Reviews: Guests loved the plunge pools outside their rooms, the great food and the amazing views. People did not seem too concerned that the waves prevent swimming at times. Definitely one of the best Bali luxury resorts.
Location: On the white sand beaches between Mission Bay and La Jolla. The resort overlooks the Ayung River which flows through the central highlands of Bali. It's on 17 acres of lush green terraced rice slopes.
Amenities: Spa, plunge pools, bars overlooking the jungle and river valley, and luxury define this resort.
For Kids: Children sized robes, complimentary
on-site activities such as Balinese dance performances, resort garden
tours and off site Puri Lukisan museum visits. Cribs and babysitting
make life easy.
Rooms: 18 suites
and 42 villas offer privacy and comfort.
Reviews: Guests liked the small touches like a welcome drink and flowers after an interesting arrival though quaint villages. Guests loved walking and enjoying the immaculate grounds. An outstanding resort in anybody's terms, however, some who have tried both don't rate it as highly as the Amankila.
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An exclusive all suites boutique hotel built in 1996.
Location: 20 minutes from the airport and close to championship golf (30 min).
Rooms: 99 - 364 sq meter suits. Ipods' in each room. Bose Hifi.
Amenities: Plentiful staff, collection of fine wines, Havana cigars to "smoke your head off with". If you stay at the Club you have private and return limousine transfers.
adored the attention given by the butlers who made this hotel stand out
from many others in this regard. An easy cab ride to a whole host of
good restaurants as well as the stylish restaurants on site.
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Location: 1.5 hours (or 50 kilometers) by taxi from the airport. Set on impossible looking terraces overlooking a spectacular river gorge.
Ubud Hanging Gardens
Amenities: Spa, complimentary shuttle service to Ubud centre, cooking traditional Balinese dishes, infinity swimming pool, grand gardens with exotic trees and essences of the tropics including cocoa, coffee, durian and a variety of bamboos, flame trees and orchids. There's also a bar, lounge boutique, painting, golf and more to make for a luxury spa.
For Kids: Bali dancing and kite making classes.
Rooms: There are 38 luxury private pool villas. Each have
a heated private infinity plunge pool.
Reviews: Guests don't forget the private plunge pool experience quickly. Also, they appreciated the complimentary computer/ Internet access. Outdoor showers were enjoyed. Take a look at the video to see some of the most outstanding rooms available anywhere. On the downside was the expense for some of the shuttles they offer.
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Location: Yoga hotel on the outskirts of Ubud, overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley with the river Oos below.
Rooms: A selection of rooms and suites, including some with private plunge pools in the jungle.
Amenities: treatment rooms, a reflexology area, meditation bale, steam room, sauna and 25 meter pool, a gym, guided walk through the rice paddies, temple visits, meet the artists and visit villages and that type of thing.
Reviews: Breathtaking quiet solitude. Really does receive outstanding reviews from those who enjoy the magnificent location. Some call for the introduction of a six star system of rating to provide some appreciation of the level of service here. Appears to have had some peace after a noisy land dispute with a neighbor.
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worth a mention (could not leave them out really) is the are
the Four Seasons Resort Bali At Jimbaran Bay. Again check out the video
There's one more resort you may want to check out close to Bali. It's one of our featured resorts and called Ibah. It has great views of the jungle and in a peaceful location but still close to the city
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