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13 Best Luxury Hotels in Bali

Contrary to what my family and friends back home think, not all of my time in Bali over the last three years has been spent in luxury hotels. But, as a travel writer with a taste for the good stuff in life (and a career that practically encourages new experiences), it seemed only right to check out some of Bali’s best luxury hotels during my time here. And what a lot of them there are: from the white sand beaches of Nusa Dua through to the surfing spots of Canggu and Seminyak and the dense jungles of Ubud, Bali really doesn’t hold back when it comes to luxury hotels. I’ve rounded up all of the best ones below!

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

You’ll find the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan in the heart of Bali’s lush rainforest up in Ubud. One of the best Four Seasons resorts in the world, this five-star spot is undoubtedly one of the most impressive on the island, shrouded in greenery and complete with everything you need for an unforgettable stay. Room and villas here come elegantly appointed with private outdoor spaces and views of the Ayung River down below or the surrounding rainforest. Expect traditional Balinese design blended with modern amenities with plenty to keep you entertained. Take a dip in the stunning infinity pool, enjoy a rejuvenating treatment at the spa, or practice yoga in the serene outdoor pavilion. 

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms and villas with river views

  • An infinity pool

  • Luxe spa on-site

Ayana Resort and Spa Bali AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
Credit: AYANA Resort and Spa Bali by AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

A popular resort in Bali for couples, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali sits down in Jimbaran on the island’s south coast. Home to some of the best sunsets on the island, this is the luxury hotel to check into if you’re all about the good views. This resort doesn’t hold back with the amenities: it has 12 swimming pools, including an ocean-front infinity pool and a saltwater lagoon pool, as well as a private beach where you can enjoy water sports activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing. When it comes to dining, dig into dinner at the Rock Bar, a stunning cliff-top bar with panoramic ocean views, or savor seafood specialties at Kisik Bar and Grill, located on the resort’s private beach.

Key Amenities:

  • 12 swimming pools

  • A private beach

  • Clifftop bar with ocean views

The Mulia Bali Mulia Resort - Nusa Dua, Bali
Credit: Mulia Resort - Nusa Dua, Bali by Mulia Resort

The Mulia Bali

Nusa Dua is the honeymoon hub of Bali, and that’s exactly where you’ll find The Mulia Bali. With its breathtaking ocean views and elegant, modern decor in every direction, this is a hotel that goes out all with a sophisticated and luxurious experience. You’ll probably want to spend most of your time here in one of the several outdoor pools, including the infinity pool that blends seamlessly into the ocean’s horizon. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center, a tennis court, and a water sports center nearby to keep you busy. For those seeking a little extra relaxation, the Mulia Spa offers a range of treatments, including Balinese massage, hot stone therapy, and reflexology.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront location

  • Multiple outdoor pools, including an oceanfront infinity pool

  • A fitness center and tennis court

  • On-site spa with Balinese massages

St. Regis Bali Resort The St. Regis Bali Resort
Credit: The St. Regis Bali Resort by The St. Regis Bali Resort

St. Regis Bali Resort

While Bali is renowned for its incredible dining scene, the St. Regis Bali Resort takes things one step further. This luxury hotel goes above and beyond when it comes to drinking and dining, ensuring you’re always looking forward to your next meal. Dig into contemporary Asian cuisine at Kayuputi, the resort’s signature restaurant, or enjoy a night of casual dining at Gourmand Deli. There are also a handful of other dining options available, like fresh Mediterranean cuisine at Dulang, suave Italian cuisine at Boneka, and a beachfront bar and grill if you’d rather eat on the sand. On the relaxation side of things, the Remède Spa is definitely worth a visit.

Key Amenities:

  • Excellent on-site dining

  • Set on a stretch of Nusa Dua beach

  • Spacious rooms, suites and villas with ocean, garden, or pool views

  • Popular breakfast buffet

Royal Pita Maha The Royal Pita Maha
Credit: The Royal Pita Maha by royalpitamaha-bali.com

Royal Pita Maha

The Royal Pita Maha is a luxurious resort nestled in a lush tropical valley in Ubud. Surrounded by rice paddies, this gorgeous spot offers a serene and tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. One of the coolest features of the Royal Pita Maha is its traditional Balinese architecture, which is showcased throughout the resort, from the bedrooms to the communal areas. The villas and suites here are built in the style of a Balinese village, with thatched roofs, intricately carved woodwork, and luxurious furnishings that stand apart from your usual five-star experience. Stick with the traditional theme while staying here with a visit to try some traditional Balinese cuisine at the hotel’s Dewata Lounge.

Key Amenities:

  • Rice paddy views

  • Villas and suites with thatched roofs and luxe furnishings

  • On-site restaurant with traditional Balinese cuisine

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Credit: Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve by Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Mandapa is set on the banks of the Ayung River in Ubud, surrounded by lush tropical forests and rice paddies. This five-star hotel is all about fusing the old and the new, with villas and suites that are adorned with local artwork with private balconies or terraces that overlook the river. Part of that means paying special attention to the environment, which Mandapa does through a range of sustainable methods. The hotel uses locally sourced and organic produce wherever possible – and you’ll get to sample some of that at its finest at the Balinese restaurant on-site. When you’re looking to kick back and relax, head to the beautiful outdoor infinity pool.

Key Amenities:

  • Tropical forest and rice paddy views

  • Villas and suites with terraces

  • An outdoor infinity pool

Bulgari Resort Bali Bulgari Resort Bali
Credit: Bulgari Resort Bali by Bulgari Resort Bali

Bulgari Resort Bali

Everyone’s heard of the Bulgari Resort Bali and for a very good reason: this is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bali and doesn’t hold back with the title. Located on the southern coast of Bali, in beautiful Uluwatu, this five-star hotel offers guests breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding landscapes of Bali. The resort was designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, who combined traditional Balinese architecture with modern Italian design – blending natural roofs and chic stone walls with polished wood floors and sophisticated communal areas. Uluwatu has plenty to offer visitors, but you’ll definitely want to reserve some time for the hotel’s private beach club – an exclusive spot with unbeatable views.

Key Amenities:

  • Beautiful Indian Ocean views

  • A private beach club

  • Luxe spa with deep massages

Alila Villas Uluwatu Alila Villas Uluwatu
Credit: Alila Villas Uluwatu by Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu

There are luxury hotels and then there’s Alila Villas Uluwatu, a luxurious eco-friendly resort located on the southern coast of Bali, Alila is set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and is renowned for its incredible views on a 24/7 basis. Each villa here is spacious and elegant, designed by WOHA, a Singapore-based architectural firm known for its sustainable and eco-focused designs. But the coolest part? The private pool just outside of each villa here, allowing you to switch off in pure tranquility with no one else around. Dining at Alila Villas Uluwatu is a culinary journey through the flavors of Bali and beyond, with a curated range of restaurants and bars offering tastes from around the world.

Key Amenities:

  • Eco-friendly resort

  • Set on a cliff overlooking the ocean

  • Private pool outside each villa

The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali
Credit: The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali by The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali

The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali has long been regarded as one of Bali’s most stylish neighborhoods. In the heart of Seminyak, it’s well located for keeping you entertained with shops, restaurants, bars, and beach clubs all around. This five-star hotel has its own private beach as well as plenty of amenities to ensure a wonderful stay. With a range of villas, lanai rooms, and suites, it’s one of the best luxury hotels for all kinds of travelers, no matter the size or age of your group. When you’re done exploring for the day, head to Tokek Bar and Kayu Bar for a refreshing cocktail or a glass of wine.

Key Amenities:

  • A private beach

  • Range of villas, lanai rooms, and suites

  • On-site restaurants with ocean views

COMO Shambhala Estate COMO Shambhala Estate
Credit: COMO Shambhala Estate by COMO Shambhala Estate

COMO Shambhala Estate

COMO Shambhala Estate is all about wellness and that’s something you’ll appreciate as soon as you’ve stepped through its serene doors, surrounded by dense jungle. Up in Ubud, this luxury hotel is known for its focus on wellness, with programs including detoxification, stress reduction, and fitness. A great spot to check into if you’re looking for a little R&R on the island of the gods, COMO Shambhala Estate ticks all the boxes to bring you back to your best. Facilities here include a state-of-the-art gym, a yoga studio, an outdoor jungle gym, and a swimming pool. When you’re hungry, you’ll find a range of restaurants serving fresh and healthy cuisine, focusing on local, organic, and nutritionally balanced ingredients.

Key Amenities:

  • Wellness programs, including detoxification and stress

  • An on-site gym, yoga studio, and jungle gym

  • A swimming pool

  • Multiple restaurants with healthy cuisine

Amandari Amandari
Credit: Amandari by Amandari

Amandari

The Aman brand doesn’t hold back when it comes to luxury and Amandari might just be one of the best Aman hotels yet. With open-air pavilions, stone walls, and thatched roofs made from alang-alang grass, this is a hotel that uses Balinese inspiration in every inch of its offerings. Wander through its expansive grounds to check out the ornamental lotus pond and a sacred shrine, too. Amandari is home to 30 spacious villas, each featuring its own private garden courtyard, a sunken marble bathtub and soft, sumptuous beds that you’ll dream of returning to. It’s also a top choice for activities, with yoga classes, guided hikes through the rice paddies, cultural tours of Ubud, and cooking classes available.

Key Amenities:

  • Spacious villas with garden courtyards

  • Yoga classes, cultural tours, and guided hikes

  • An outdoor swimming pool

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Credit: The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa by The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

You’ll often see weddings and other celebrations going on at The Laguna. Because if you’re looking to bring together your family and friends in a picture-perfect location, there aren’t many places better suited. Down on the south coast in Nusa Dua, The Laguna is located on a pristine white sand beach with crystal-clear waters and lush tropical gardens. The resort’s main pool is one of the largest in Bali, with a swim-up bar and a great range of cocktails. This is the place to check into if you’re hoping to properly explore Bali’s healing culture, thanks to the on-site spa with six treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, and a relaxation area overlooking the ocean.

Key Amenities:

  • Located on a white sand beach in Nusa Dua

  • One of the largest resort pools in Bali

  • On-site spa with a steam room and sauna

Hotel Tugu Bali Hotel Tugu Bali
Credit: Hotel Tugu Bali by tuguhotels.com

Hotel Tugu Bali

Canggu is renowned for being a surfing hub with a big range of international restaurants. It’s also home to one of Bali’s oldest hotels: Hotel Tugu. This hotel’s architecture and decor were inspired by Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage, with antique furnishings, traditional art, and intricate carvings to admire before you’ve even stepped foot through the lobby. It’s also centrally located, only steps away from Canggu’s famous black sand beach. A smaller boutique spot, Hotel Tugu’s 21 rooms and suites are all uniquely designed with a fusion of modern and traditional elements. The best part? The hotel’s spa, which offers a range of treatments inspired by traditional Indonesian healing techniques, like massage, body scrubs, and facials. 

Key Amenities:

  • An intimate, boutique setting

  • An on-site spa using traditional Indonesian techniques

  • Steps away from Canggu’s famous black sand beach

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