Top Bali luxury resorts (2023) 

It's almost hard to choose the top 10 Bali luxury resorts we've listed below.

Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Known for its beautiful beaches, temples, and vibrant nightlife, Bali offers a wide variety of luxury resorts for travelers to choose from. Whether you're looking for a secluded, peaceful retreat or a more lively and active vacation, Bali has something for everyone.

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 150 km long mystical cultural feast of an island on the  Indonesian peninsula. One could hardly image a more exotic location to house these impeccable Bali luxury resorts that stand out as the best of the best.

Awards for the Best Bali Resorts:

Set among the rice paddies and beaches, Bali is culturally, environmentally, and spiritually rich. You can visit an active volcano or enjoy getting to know the local culture through dance, food and art, dive, golf, bungee or even learn to surf.

According to TripAdvisor a massive 587 of 10,000 properties. Here are some of the best:

  • The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa (five-star)
  • Padma Resort Legian
  • Melia Bali - Bali All Inclusive
  • Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort ( top five-star beach resort)
  • RIMBA by AYANA Bali (top Ubud Resort)
  • The Udaya Resorts & Spa (top family friendly Resort with Breakfast included

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Best Resorts in Bali

In this article though, we will highlight some of the best resorts in Bali, taking into consideration factors such as location, amenities, service, and overall guest experience. From luxurious beachfront resorts in Seminyak to secluded wellness retreats in Ubud, we've got you covered. So if you're planning a trip to Bali and want to make sure you're staying in the best resort for you, read on for our top picks.

Best Bali Resorts

Best Areas or Destinations to Stay in Bali

Bali is a popular vacation destination with a wide variety of resorts to choose from. The best area for a resort vacation in Bali will depend on your personal preferences, but some popular areas to consider include:

  • Seminyak: This is a trendy and upscale area located on the western coast of Bali. It's known for its luxury resorts, high-end shops and restaurants, and beautiful beaches. Many of the resorts in Seminyak are located right on the beach, so you can easily access the water and enjoy swimming and other beach activities. Resorts and prices

Nusa Dua: This is another popular area for luxury resorts in Bali. It's located on the southern coast of the island and is known for its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities. The resorts here are generally more exclusive, and secluded, and offer a more upscale and private experience. Find hotels in Nusa Dua

Ubud, in the central highlands of Bali, is a paradise for those seeking a culturally-rich and natural vacation experience. With its stunning views of lush green rice terraces and mount Agung, Ubud is the perfect place to be immersed in Balinese culture. From traditional craft markets to local temples and art galleries, Ubud has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, Ubud has it all.any of the resorts in Ubud are located in the middle of lush tropical gardens, and many offer a more secluded and natural environment. Find hotels in Ubud

Jimbaran is situated on the southern coast of Bali and is known for its stunning beaches and delicious seafood. It's a perfect destination for travelers who are looking for peace, tranquility and relaxation. With its idyllic landscapes, white sandy beaches, warm sunshine and crystal clear waters, Jimbaran has become a popular holiday spot for many tourists. Whether you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or just soak up some sun while enjoying the local cuisine, Jimbaran is an ideal location to make your next holiday destination. It’s known for its beautiful beaches and excellent seafood. This place is perfect for those who are looking for a peaceful and tranquil vacation experience.

Canggu: This is a trendy and increasingly popular area located on the west coast of Bali, just north of Seminyak. It's known for its beautiful beaches, great surf, and lively nightlife. Many of the resorts here are set in beautiful coastal or rice field locations, and offer a wide range of activities and amenities for vacationers.

It's important to note that Bali is a big island and each area offer different atmosphere and activities, so it's good to choose the one that aligns with your priorities, whether it's luxury, culture, nature, or surf.

Ubud Hanging Gardens

The Hanging Gardens of Ubud are established as one of the unique experience hotels in all of the Orient, and one of Asia's top destination spa resorts. 

Ubud Hanging GardensUbud Hanging Gardens

Location: 1.5 hours (or 50 kilometers) by taxi from the airport. Set on impossible looking terraces overlooking a spectacular river gorge.

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. 

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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. 

Some of the dining experiences you can have here set it apart from a lot of other Bali resorts. And then there is the breathtaking location on the cliffs of Ubud.

More on Ubud Hanging Gardens Bali Luxury Resort.

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Hanging Gardens of Bali

Hanging Gardens of Bali

Located in Payangan, Hanging Gardens of Bali is on the riverwalk, within a 15-minute drive of Gaya Art Space and Neka Art Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

Video by property: Hanging Gardens of Bali | the Emotion of Luxury

Amankila Bali Luxury Resort

Amankila: This luxurious resort is located on the eastern coast of Bali, in a secluded and peaceful setting with beautiful ocean views. The resort features a beautiful infinity pool, a spa, and a restaurant. Guest rooms are housed in individual bungalows and offer private terraces with sea views.  Amankila’s gets it design from the Karangasem palaces with a three-tiered pool which looks like a rice paddie.

Amankila Bali Luxury ResortAmankila Bali Luxury Resort

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. 

More on Amankila Resort 

Video: Amankila – Luxury Resort & Hotel in Bali - Aman

Best 5-star Bali Resorts

Award for best 5-star Bali Resort: Four Seasons Resort Bali At Jimbaran Bay

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is definitely quality 5-star luxury from the spa, the kids club, activities and facilities down to down to the idyllic tropical garden setting which houses bars, restaurants and cafes.  Each of the rooms here has a private plunge pool and easy access to the golden beach. And you don't have to stray too far from the resort either with regular Balinese performances and activities. 

This is also a bit of a foodie utopia with daily cooking classes, in the local style and a similarly delightful restaurant. 

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran BayFour Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

If you are simply looking for a bit of a cliff beach resort in Bali in total luxury then the  Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay may spike your interest. Tee location is pretty exotic and little temples on the terraces that lead down to the beach keep with the traditional Balinese theme.

Overall this top quality Bali resort has a good mix of  spectacular views, a world class spa, and food out of this world. 

Four Seasons Resort Bali At Jimbaran Bay.

Promotional Video: Imperial Villa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Official website for Four Seasons Resort Bali At Jimbaran Bay.

Also see the reviews of the best 5-star Bali resorts and hotels on TripAdvisor

  • The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa (top five-star)
  • Padma Resort Legian (top rated)
  • Melia Bali - Bali All Inclusive
  • Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort (beach resort)

Best Beach Resort in Bali

There are more than a few contenders for the best beach resort in Bali.

Some of these include The Apurva Kempinski Bali, the Hilton Bali Resort, The St. Regis Bali Resort, The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali and Legian Bali. All of these resorts appear in various lists of the best beach resorts in Bali.

But because of the sheer spectacular location our vote is with Bvlgari Bali Spa Resort

Bulgari Bali Spa Resort

Bulgari Bali resort is one of their best and in a pretty extraordinary position sitting on top of a 150-metre cliff by the beach.  The ideas of the resort are to fuse high Italian and Balinese style into a world-class, and especially exotic resort. 

Bulgari Bali Spa Resort DjimbaranBvlgari Bali Spa Resort Djimbaran

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.

More on Bulgari Resort And Spa Bali, Djimbaran

Official website for Bulgari Bali 

Video Review: Bulgari Resort Bali [Resort Overview]

Best Bali Honeymoon Resort

There are a number of resorts reviewed on this page that are good competition for the eventual winner listed for Best Bali Honeymoon Resort. The private plunge pool resorts and wellness spas of Ubud would all make excellent honeymoon destinations in their own right. They all offer luxury and off the beaten track privacy. These are the essential ingredients most of us would agree make for an ideal honeymoon.  

Four Seasons Ubud Bali Resort at Sayan

Award: for best Bali Honeymoon Resort

The Four Seasons Ubud Bali Resort At Sayan has all the ingredients of the perfect honeymoon destination. It's out of the way and has private pools, the perfect setting for extended dinners and the like. But it does all this with a level of excellence that exceeds the other resorts as evidence across as recognised in the 1 World’s Top Hotel in the travel industry’s most prestigious awards T & L in which it scored top place in 2018. 

Four Seasons Bali Resort at SayanFour Seasons Bali Resort at Sayan

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.

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Video: Four Seasons Bali at Sayan - A Luxury Resort In Paradise

Legian Bali Luxury Resort Hotel

The Legian Bali: This is a luxurious resort located in Seminyak, known for its beautiful beachfront location, excellent service and amenities. The resort features a large swimming pool, a spa, and several dining options. Guest rooms are spacious and feature contemporary design and furnishings.

Set on Seminyak Beach, this stylish resort is close to all the nightlife and shopping action yet retains privacy, and over the top excellence in service - especially from a butler service second to none in the pool suites. While there are only 67 rooms in a modern minimalist style the resort has all the facilities you need this close to town. 

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.

Reviews: Guests 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. 

More information and offers for Legian Resort

Video Review by property: The Legian Seminyak, Bali

Como Shambhala Bali Luxury Resort

Como Shambhala Estate: This is a luxurious wellness retreat located in Ubud, known for its beautiful location in the middle of a tropical garden, and its focus on health and wellness. The resort features a large swimming pool, a spa, and several dining options.  Guest rooms are spacious and feature contemporary design and furnishings.

COMO Shambhala is one of the better resorts into holistic wellness, by combining modern science and traditional healing customs. Awell qualified team of experts in their fields take you through, spa therapies,yoga centres, and healthy delicious meals designed to maximise your wellness.   

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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.

More on Como Shambhala

Video: COMO Shambhala Estate: True Wellness Sanctuary

Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa Hotel

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The Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa Hotel is also an amazing resort worth considering.

There's one more resort you may want to check out close to Bali. It's called Ibah. It has great views of the jungle and in a peaceful location but still close to the city

More top Resorts in Bali Include:

Alila Ubud: This luxurious resort is located in Ubud, in the heart of the beautiful Balinese countryside. The resort features a beautiful swimming pool, a spa, and several dining options. Guest rooms are housed in individual bungalows and feature traditional Balinese design and furnishings.

The Mulia: This luxurious resort is located in Nusa Dua, known for its beautiful beachfront location, spacious guest rooms and excellent amenities. The resort features a large infinity pool, several dining options, a spa and fitness center.

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