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15 Best Beach Resorts in Bali

As an avid scuba diver and all-around fan of the ocean, I spend as much time as possible exploring Bali’s best beaches. With an almost rainbow-hued array of sand here (everything from black to gold, white, and even pink), each corner of Bali offers something a little different to explore. And, when a day trip isn’t feasible, I like to check into Bali’s best beach resorts for the full experience. Beach resorts come in all shapes and sizes here, from luxury cliffside spots overlooking the Indian Ocean to tranquil resorts hidden away in Bali’s lesser-explored corners. Read on for all of the best ones!

Best Overall: AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
Best for Couples: The St. Regis Bali Resort
Best for Families: The Legian Seminyak, Bali
Best Luxury: Bulgari Resort Bali
Best Value (Budget/Affordable): Puri Bagus Lovina Resort

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
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AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

If you’re looking for luxury, golden sand beaches, and an air of tranquility, there’s really nowhere better to check in than AYANA Resort and Spa Bali. One of the most romantic resorts in Bali, it’s perched high on a cliff above Jimbaran Bay beach and offers panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding cliffs from every room inside. A spacious one for sure, this resort spans across 90 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens with a range of luxurious rooms, suites, and villas, all of which are beautifully decorated with Balinese-inspired interiors. You’ll find a long list of restaurants, bars, and lounges serving a variety of cuisines from around the world, including the ever-famous Rock Bar, accessible via an inclinator and a top spot for sunset cocktails.

Key Amenities:

  • On a cliff overlooking Jimbaran Bay beach

  • Luxury rooms, suites, and villas

  • A famous bar with dramatic ocean views

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

If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll adore a stay at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Right on the seafront, this beach resort has its own oceanfront seafood restaurant, where you can choose the catch of the day and watch it barbecued in front of you with the sand between your toes. This sophisticated spot has plenty to offer guests, from its famous infinity Sunset Pool to its villas and suites, which have private outdoor living areas with a plunge pool to dip into. Looking for a little more culture? Try your hand at one of the resort’s classes and excursions like Balinese dancing, music, or arts and crafts.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront seafood restaurant

  • Suites and villas with private outdoor living areas and plunge pools

  • Classes and excursions available, such as Balinese dancing

The Legian Seminyak, Bali The Legian Seminyak, Bali
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The Legian Seminyak, Bali

The Legian Seminyak, Bali is a classic choice for anyone looking to stay in the heart of the action. Legian is between Kuta (famed for its shopping malls and picturesque beaches) and Seminyak (a top spot for bars, clubs, and live music), which means you’re well-located if you’re hoping to explore all of Bali’s coolest spots. This beach resort is home to spacious suites with private balconies or terraces overlooking the ocean or the lush tropical gardens. An ideal choice if you’re traveling with family, The Legian Bali makes it easy to explore Bali’s nearby neighborhoods with no driving necessary. It’s also home to a handful of different restaurants if you’d rather keep things simple at dinner time.

Key Amenities:

  • Spacious family-friendly suites with ocean views

  • Multiple on-site restaurants

  • Prime location near Bali’s top attractions

Puri Bagus Lovina Resort Puri Bagus Lovina Resort
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Puri Bagus Lovina Resort

Not many visitors head up north to Lovina, but those who do are treated to something extra special: the unique black sand of Lovina beach and the incredible dolphin-watching trips just a little further out to sea. If you are hitting up Bali’s most northern point, there’s nowhere better to stay than Puri Bagus Lovina Resort. This family-friendly beach resort is a tranquil oasis with thatched-roof villas and traditional Balinese design elements. Dig into dinner on the beachfront restaurant each night or make use of the hotel’s most romantic option: a rustic candlelit dinner while the waves wash up close by. While you’re here, make sure to book a sunrise dolphin trip!

Key Amenities:

  • Thatched roof villas

  • Beachfront restaurant on-site

  • Access to dolphin-watching excursions

The St. Regis Bali Resort The St. Regis Bali Resort
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The St. Regis Bali Resort

The St. Regis Bali Resort is famed for its Remède Spa, which offers a range of luxurious treatments and therapies like massages, facials, and body treatments. It’s also home to a relaxing sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi, which means you’ll almost definitely check out of this hotel feeling suitably refreshed and reinvigorated. This is a beachfront resort that goes above and beyond when delivering the luxury experience and offers guests direct access to a pristine white sand beach. Based down in Nusa Dua, this is a popular beach resort for honeymoons or families who want to go all out with the amenities. Wander down the promenade here to discover a huge range of fancy beachfront restaurants, too. 

Key Amenities:

  • Posh spa with sauna and steam room

  • Direct access to a white sand beach

  • Spacious rooms, suites, and villas

The Griya Villas & Spa, Amed The Griya Villas & Spa, Amed
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The Griya Villas & Spa, Amed

Bali’s best beach resorts come in all shapes and sizes and The Griya Villas & Spa in Amed is a lesson in how the curated options really do deliver a truly one-of-a-kind experience. The Griya Villas & Spa is a luxurious retreat located in Amed, a tranquil fishing village on the northeastern coast of Bali. Another relatively off-the-beaten-track spot, Amed is famed for its scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as its charming beaches. With its impressive and personal blend of Balinese hospitality, natural beauty, and modern amenities, this is a beach resort that you’ll long to return to before you’ve even left.

Key Amenities:

  • Tropical open-air restaurant with sea views

  • A happy hour with live music

  • 1-3 bedroom pool villa options

Puri Santrian Beach Resort & Spa Puri Santrian Beach Resort & Spa
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Puri Santrian Beach Resort & Spa

Families love Sanur for its laid-back charm, ease of movement, and accessible resorts. And the Puri Santrian Beach Resort & Spa is a great example of all of the above. A four-star hotel that always delivers a memorable experience, Puri Santrian Beach Resort & Spa is a charming beachfront oasis in the heart of Sanur and offers guests the perfect setting for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. Each elegant, island-inspired room and bungalow comes complete with all of the essentials for a laid-back adventure in Sanur, while its great location means you can spend days cycling down Sanur’s promenade or hopping on a quick boat over to the neighboring Nusa islands.

Key Amenities:

  • Island-inspired rooms and bungalows

  • A beachfront restaurant

  • Multiple swimming pools on-site

Bulgari Resort Bali Bulgari Resort Bali
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Bulgari Resort Bali

Uluwatu has arguably the best beaches in the whole of Bali so it makes sense that the Bulgari Resort Bali, one of the finest hotels on the island, is perched just close by. This is a hotel that’s popular with celebrities and other famous people and delivers a service that’ll have you feeling like royalty for the duration of your trip. Villas here come elegantly decorated with teak wood and natural stone, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere from the moment you check-in. Take a look out of the window from your room to admire its stunning cliff-top location, with unparalleled panoramic views of the Indian Ocean just down below.

Key Amenities:

  • Exclusive location in Bali

  • Set 150 meters over the sea

  • Day excursions to nearby islands

  • Luxe spa with massages, body wraps, and facials

Alila Seminyak Alila Seminyak
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Alila Seminyak

Head to Seminyak if you want to spend your days relaxing on the golden sand beaches, hitting up the local surf spots, or digging into local dishes at a beachfront restaurant. This seriously cool neighborhood offers up the best of the best when it comes to the aforementioned activities, and Alila Seminyak puts you in the center of the action to explore it all. This resort offers you direct access to Seminyak Beach, one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches, where you can take a leisurely stroll along the sand, relax back in a cabana with a cocktail in hand or soak up the sun on a lounger before taking a dip in the pool.

Key Amenities:

  • Direct access to Seminyak Beach

  • Oceanfront swimming pool with sun loungers

  • Luxury suites overlooking the beach

W Bali - Seminyak W Bali - Seminyak
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W Bali - Seminyak

W Bali – Seminyak is where the cool kids stay, and this is a resort that always delivers. Not only is it perched right on the beach but it’s also home to a huge range of amenities that’ll have you considering whether you really need to leave the resort or not! Here, check out the resort’s signature restaurant, Starfish Bloo on a Sunday, where you’ll find a fresh seafood-focused buffet with an optional Prosecco upgrade. If you’re looking for something a little fancier, head to FIRE: an upscale steakhouse using locally sourced ingredients. After you’ve eaten, check out the hotel’s two bars, Woobar and Ice Bar, both of which serve up handcrafted cocktails, live music, and breathtaking ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple on-site restaurants and bars

  • Rooms and suites with Indian Ocean views

  • Nightlife featuring international DJs

COMO Uma Canggu COMO Uma Canggu
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COMO Uma Canggu

When you check into COMO Uma Canggu, you’ll probably decide almost immediately that you’ll be spending most of your time at the hotel’s COMO Beach Club. As its name suggests, this ocean-facing beach club is a seriously luxe place to spend a day, home to a fresh seafood-focused menu with stunning ocean views and a range of loungers and cabanas to dig into a good book on. Elsewhere at the hotel, you’ll find COMO’s wellness offerings, which include a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga and meditation classes, and a full-service spa. The latter is another winning point for sure, known for its natural and organic ingredients that promote relaxation and rejuvenation throughout your time in Bali.

Key Amenities:

  • Oceanfront beach club with loungers and cabanas

  • Fitness center, yoga and meditation classes

  • Full-service spa

Spa Village Resort Tembok Spa Village Resort Tembok
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Spa Village Resort Tembok

Head to Singaraja if you’re hoping to explore a more laid-back part of Bali that’s less overrun by tourists and more authentically Indonesian. This lesser-visited part of the island is a top spot for a different type of traveler: one who wants to experience the ‘old’ Bali and soak up those gorgeous natural views. Spa Village Resort is located in the peaceful and secluded village of Tembok, away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas of Bali. Spend your mornings soaking up the sunshine from the beachfront infinity pool and your afternoons trying yoga, meditation, and tai chi. Spend your evenings at the award-winning Spa Village, home to beautiful open-air treatment pavilions surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Key Amenities:

  • Set in a peaceful village

  • Beachfront infinity pool

  • Luxe spa with open-air treatment pavillions

Karma Kandara Karma Kandara
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Karma Kandara

You can’t beat Karma Kandara if you’re looking for a beach resort with all of the trimmings. Great for celebrations, weddings, or other occasions when you may be checking in with a larger group, Karma Kandara is home to one to six-bedroom villas with private infinity pools and stunning views of the ocean down below. Located on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, known for its stunning views of the Indian Ocean, this is a five-star hotel that never disappoints. As well as access to a private beach, you’ll find water activities like swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking and a beach club with a swim-up bar, comfortable loungers, and delicious food and drinks.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to a private beach

  • Beach club with a swim-up bar and loungers

  • Large six-bedroom villas with infinity pools

Samabe Bali Suites & Villas Samabe Bali Suites & Villas
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Samabe Bali Suites & Villas

Some of the coolest suites and villas at Samabe Bali offer panoramic views of the ocean, which means you’ll start every morning here by throwing back the curtains and gazing out at the serene blue sea. This five-star hotel is an all-inclusive resort, which means your stay includes not just unlimited food and drinks but also daily activities and a range of complimentary experiences like a spa treatment and a sunset cruise. This is the place to check into if you’re looking for a curated experience with all of the necessities already booked for you. Its ideal location means you’ll get to witness Bali’s iconic sunsets from the hotel, too.

Key Amenities:

  • All-inclusive property

  • Suites and villas with ocean views

  • Packages include spa treatments and sunset cruises

Amankila Resort Amankila
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Amankila Resort

Not many tourists head to beautiful Indrakila, but those who do are in for a treat. As well as serene beaches and picturesque views with only a few other tourists around, this is a place where you can truly switch off. Amankila Resort is all about unparalleled levels of Balinese hospitality and natural beauty, perched overlooking the Lombok Strait, with stunning views of Mount Agung and the surrounding hills. Here, you’ll be almost overwhelmed by the range of activities on offer. Take a traditional Balinese boat out to explore the nearby islands or jump head-first into the beach just in front of the resort. The sunsets here are pretty spectacular, too.

Key Amenities:

  • Views overlooking the Lombok Strait and Mount Agung

  • Stilted suites on the hillside

  • Three-tier infinity pool

  • Access to private black-sand beach

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