Best Hotels in Bali: Top 10 Luxury Resorts

Escape to the serene paradise of Bali, Indonesia, where the allure of this tropical gem beckons travelers seeking respite from the urban chaos.

With its breathtaking coastlines gracing the Indian Ocean, enchanting landscapes, and a vibrant cultural heritage, Bali has cemented its status as a beloved destination for holidaymakers.

Within this idyllic haven, a plethora of opulent sanctuaries with impeccable global acclaim await.

Dive into The Back Cover’s curated selection of the top 10 hotels and resorts, representing the epitome of refined retreats that Bali has to offer to discerning vacationers.

10. Capella Ubud

Capella Ubud Resort, Bali. Credit: Supplied.
Capella Ubud Resort, Bali. Credit: Supplied.

Nestled amidst the verdant beauty of Ubud, adjacent to the majestic Mount Kawi, lies the tranquil sanctuary of Capella. This boutique resort invites you to embrace the harmony of nature in its purest form.

Here, you’ll find opulent tented accommodations and lodges, each thoughtfully designed to immerse you in the lush surroundings.

Luxuriate in the indoor and outdoor bathrooms, unwind in hammered-copper tubs, and relish the enchanting private decks featuring salt-water pools.

Stay seamlessly connected to the modern world with complimentary Wi-Fi and the convenience of loaner smartphones at your disposal. Capella in Ubud is where the wonders of the jungle meet the comforts of luxury.


9. Aman Villas at Nusa Dua

Aman Villas at Nusa Dua. Credit: Supplied.
Aman Villas at Nusa Dua. Credit: Supplied.

Embark on an unparalleled journey of luxury and hospitality at the Aman Villas in Nusa Dua, Bali.

This exquisite outpost of Aman Resorts promises an experience beyond compare. Nestled near the pristine Nusa Dua Beach, the resort offers all-inclusive alang-alang thatched roof suites, each providing breathtaking vistas of the ocean, lush golf course, or meticulously manicured gardens.

For golf enthusiasts, the Bali National Golf Club is just a stone’s throw away, inviting you to tee off amidst breathtaking surroundings.

After an exhilarating day on the greens, retreat to your sanctuary for a 24-hour private dining experience, curated by the finest private chefs. At Aman Villas, every moment is a celebration of opulence and indulgence, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime.


8. Bvlgari Resort

Bvlgari Resort, Bali. Credit: Supplied.
Bvlgari Resort, Bali. Credit: Supplied.

Perched gracefully on the Uluwatu cliffside, the Bulgari Resort in Bali seamlessly translates the timeless allure of Bvlgari’s legendary luxury into an exceptional vacation destination.

This idyllic retreat harmoniously blends the rich tapestry of traditional Balinese artistry with the timeless sophistication of Italian design, setting the stage for an extraordinary and elevated holiday experience.

Guests are welcomed to the embrace of oceanfront private villas, where the waves of the Indian Ocean provide a soothing serenade.

Experience the epitome of personalised service with our round-the-clock butler service, ensuring every need and desire is effortlessly catered to.

Elevating the culinary journey, the resort proudly offers exquisite Italian dining that tantalizes the taste buds and stirs the soul. At the Bulgari Resort in Bali, a world of luxury, beauty, and cultural fusion awaits, promising a transcendent experience that leaves an indelible mark on every traveller.


7. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. Credit: Supplied.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. Credit: Supplied.

Hidden in the heart of Ubud’s lush tropical landscapes, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan beckons travellers to experience the epitome of serenity and luxury.

As you awaken to the melodic symphony of the surrounding forest, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking vistas of verdant paddy fields and the gently meandering river.

Your day unfolds against this exquisite backdrop, offering a plethora of invigorating recreational activities thoughtfully provided by the resort.

6. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran

Four Seasons at Jimbaran. Credit: Supplied.
Four Seasons at Jimbaran. Credit: Supplied.

Set in a prime location just a leisurely stroll away from Jimbaran’s renowned beachside seafood haven, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran sets the stage for an exceptional and upscale tropical escape. This luxurious resort boasts posh villas that seamlessly blend the charm of traditional thatched roofs with modern amenities, offering a haven of comfort and style.

For the discerning traveler, select villas come complete with well-appointed kitchens and cozy libraries, all accompanied by the impeccable service of a 24-hour butler. After you’ve explored the picturesque coastline of Jimbaran, elevate your holiday with a range of captivating in-house activities. Whether you’re looking to catch the waves with the surf school, unwind at the open-air bar, or master the art of Balinese cuisine at the cooking school, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran promises an unforgettable, multi-faceted vacation experience.


5. The St. Regis Bali resort

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

Jet off on a journey of unmatched opulence as you immerse yourself in the luxurious world of the St Regis Bali Resort, home to 124 exquisitely appointed suites and villas.

This esteemed establishment, perfectly situated, presents guests with sweeping vistas of the pristine Nusa Dua Beach.

Step directly onto the golden sands, for here, you have exclusive access to the sun-kissed beach. As you bask in the warmth of the sun, indulge in the resort’s award-winning hospitality, which promises an unforgettable experience set against the stunning backdrop of this tropical paradise.


4. Ayana Resort

Ayana Resort Bali. Credit: Supplied.
Ayana Resort Bali. Credit: Supplied.

Escape to the enchanting cliffside sanctuary that is Ayana Resort, a haven of luxury that also champions environmental responsibility.

Located on the picturesque outskirts of Jimbaran, this remarkable resort seamlessly harmonises with its pristine surroundings, where lush jungle meets the azure sea, creating a truly natural sanctuary.

Ayana Resort is unwavering in its dedication to sustainable and eco-friendly practices, paying homage to the magnificent land and sky that cradle this unique paradise.


3. Amankila

Amankila Resort Bali. Credit: Supplied.
Amankila Resort Bali. Credit: Supplied.

Amankila Resort in Bali is a hidden gem discreetly perched on the eastern shores, gazing out over the tranquil Lombok Strait.

Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury while staying in their Aman-grade suites, enjoying exclusive access to secluded black-sand beaches, and rejuvenating at a top-tier indigenous spa.

Nestled in a serene and secluded enclave, approximately a 90-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Amankila allures discerning travellers with its captivating offerings.

With just 34 suites, this intimate and boutique resort promises a world of contemporary comforts and unparalleled experiences.


2. Apurva Kempinski Bali

Apurva Kempinski Bali. Credit: Supplied.
Apurva Kempinski Bali. Credit: Supplied.

The Apurva Kempinski Bali stands out as an architectural masterpiece, introducing the enchanting concept of a Majestic Open-Air Theatre to the island.

As a distinguished 5-star hotel, it boasts a grand total of 475 meticulously designed rooms and villas.

At every turn, the resort unveils a visual spectacle, from the regal seafront staircase to the extraordinary underwater dining experience offered at the Koral Restaurant.

Immerse yourself in the luxury and grandeur of the Apurva Kempinski, where every moment is a work of art.

1. Alila Villas Uluwatu and Soori Bali (tied)

Alila Villas Uluwatu. Credit: Supplied.
Alila Villas Uluwatu. Credit: Supplied.
Soori Hotel Bali. Credit: Supplied.
Soori Hotel Bali. Credit: Supplied.

Taking the coveted top spot in the realm of luxurious Balinese hotel resorts are Alila Villas Uluwatu and Soori Bali, each offering an exceptional experience.

Atop the majestic Uluwatu cliffs, Alila Villas Uluwatu unfolds a serene sanctuary where travellers are embraced by the glistening expanse of the Indian Ocean. One of its unique and signature features is the captivating birdcage-style terrace, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the boundless panoramic views of the open sea.

Meanwhile, Soori Bali, renowned even by celebrities like the Kardashians, stands as an epitome of luxury. Situated amidst lush rice fields and the serene Mount Batukaru, this 48-villa resort seamlessly merges with the ocean, promising an unforgettable stay in a tranquil and enchanting setting.


Jennifer Ariesta

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