Bali is as multi-faceted as a destination can be, but in broad terms, luxury hotels imbibe its dual draws of the serene seaside and untouched expanses of natural beauty. While resorts in beach destinations like Nusa Dua and Seminyak offer panoramic seafront villas and cliff-top dining, retreats in natural havens like Ubud and surrounding regions pamper you with jungle and valley views, and wellness spas that artfully renew your energies. But one thing that all luxury resorts in Bali have in common are breath-taking infinity pools and relaxing Balinese pavilions and courtyards. Here are the top 10 luxury resorts in Bali:
Bvlgari Resort, Uluwatu
Imagine dining at a restaurant perched above the ocean, with the waves sparkling beneath a purple-streaked sky. At Bvlgari Resort which is located 150 meters above the sea in Uluwatu, you can do just that. Depending on the size of your group, you can choose from a romantic ocean view villa, a five-bedroom mansion with gardens, ocean views, and ample space to soothe the soul, and the palatial Bvlgari Villa, where an infinity pool overlooks the sea, and uber-luxurious amenities like a sprawling terrace, private cinema, and personal spa treatment room are designed for a memorable birthday party or another suitable occasion.
Banyan Tree Ungasan, Nusa Dua
The innovative, layered architecture of Banyan Tree Ungasan ensures that every villa enjoys an unfettered view of the Indian Ocean. In addition, every villa is fronted by a gorgeous pool with lush greenery in the backdrop, and the beach beyond. At 70 meters above the sea level, Banyan Tree Ungasan lets you gaze over the azure blue sea and soft white beach from a height. The resort is a great base for exploring Uluwatu Temple, famed for its spectacular sunrises unfolding over the cliffs.
The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua
The St. Regis Bali Resort offers the ultimate experience of lounging by the beach, with a long deck and lounge beds shaped for complete relaxation. The villas allow for direct access to the beach in Nusa Dua, and a 24-hour butler service ensures that assistance is never too far away. If you have special needs, this resort will cater to every demand with its bespoke services. The entire estate is lined with groves of palm trees, making it a tropical sanctuary you’ll never want to leave.
Four Seasons at Jimbaran, Nusa Dua
Discover a different rhythm in Bali with Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay, where positive energy and the beauty of nature ease your worries away. The resort’s ethos reflects Bali’s vibrant art scene, as well as postcard-perfect landscapes, with panoramic views of the sea and sand. The two-bedroom premier ocean villa lets you enjoy a soak in your own private infinity pool. An outdoor terrace is designed for immersing oneself in direct ocean views.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Nusa Dua
Lush gardens, tree-rimmed pools, and glass windows that ensure the glorious sea is never screened from you make The Ritz-Carlton, Bali the warmest destination for a tropical experience. Make the most of Bali’s wonderful weather with waterfalls in the pools, and an outdoor play area for children. The family-friendly resort also houses a lavish golf course and a cliff-top restaurant with the best of local cuisine. At The Ritz Carlton Bali, you could even have a bonfire on the beach or a Balinese wedding.
The family-owned Viceroy Ubud is a forest retreat that envelops you in nature, while also spoiling you with top-notch luxury. Whether it’s romance, adventure, or spirituality you seek, this resort perched above Ubud’s jungles and valleys will not disappoint you. Specializing in world-class cuisines and rejuvenating wellness programs, Viceroy Ubud is much more than just another luxury stay. The villas are adorned with Balinese pavilions for relaxation, bespoke timber furnishings, and heated pools for water therapy at any time of the year.
COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud
A serene jungle retreat, COMO Shambhala Estate near Ubud, takes its promise of wellness seriously. Take advantage of the resident yoga instructor, Ayurvedic doctor, and nutritionist while you are here. And if you’d like a more active approach to vitality, why not try hiking and climbing? Choose from various wellness programs to maximize your time at Como Shambhala Estate. And for an unbeatable luxury experience, stay in one of the private estates.
The Legian Bali, Seminyak
Spectacular sunsets by the sea, or refreshing cocktails in the comfort of your sweeping balcony – which one will you choose at The Legian Bali? Understated elegance punctuated by earthy elements and warm timber characterize the villas at this resort on Seminyak Beach. Avant-garde Indonesian designer Jaya Ibrahim has lent his artistic touch to the sea-facing beach suites and houses, while picturesque pools and private car and butler services set the of The Club at The Legian Bali apart.
Lots of sun, sand, and sea is what you will get at Samaya Seminyak, where two villa complexes offer the best of both worlds – the seaside breeze, and the warm embrace of tropical wilderness. Private swimming pools, outdoor lounges, and luxurious bathtubs enhance the Balinese luxury experience. And of course, there is the main swimming pool with a view of the gardens and the ocean beyond. A boardwalk with deck chairs lets you soak in the magic of the beach.
The cliff-side Anantara Uluwatu is set amidst stunning sea temples, secret beaches, and incredible surf breaks that let you discover an all-new side to Bali. Terraced villas offer splendid views of dramatic sunsets – dine above the waves or plunge into an infinity pool or Jacuzzi. And for the adventurers, surfing is always an option. An ocean-facing swimming pool with multiple layers, opulent penthouses, and cutting-edge interiors make Anantara Uluwatu an obvious choice for luxury travelers.