Bali, Indonesia’s ‘Island of the Gods’, radiates spirituality, natural beauty and a rich culture, which is all its own. Whether you’re looking to tramp around ancient temples, savour exquisite Southeast Asian cuisine or enjoy some of the world’s best scuba diving, our choice of all-inclusive hotels ensures everything is taken care of for you.
This resort is pure Balinese luxury – think tile-roofed wood pavilions clustered around an outdoor pool and tropical garden. Rooms, which all look out over the property’s lush gardens, have a similar look, with large four-posters and spacious bathrooms separated by wooden screens. When it comes to food and drink, there’s no shortage of options – choose from three restaurants and five bars and be sure to try the beef rendang at Cempaka Restaurant.
Head to Diwangkara, near the beach in the quiet neighbourhood of Sanur, for a tranquil escape. Rooms are set in little bungalows in the classic Balinese style, with red-and-grey brick walls and pavilion roofs, while some have private plunge pools and little walled gardens. D’jukung Restaurant is the place to go for authentic Balinese dishes, such as nasi goreng – a fried rice dish.
Candi Beach Resort & Spa, strung along the powder-white sands of East Bali, is a world away from the buzz of Kuta or Seminyak. Accommodation comes in the form of spacious, modern villas; some open on to private pools with cabanas, and all feature sumptuous marble and stone bathrooms. The place exudes peace and quiet – but for extra exclusivity, book the secluded Hillside Gazebo, where cooking classes, afternoon tea and romantic dinners are on offer next to the jungle and rice paddies.
Five-star luxury is the order of the day at this resort on Nusa Dua Beach. Visiting royalty often choose these digs and it’s not not hard to see why; rooms are decked out in dark wood with carved doors and screens, while balconies overlook lush tropical gardens. Book in at the spa, which offers Balinese massages using organic local ingredients such as coconut and turmeric.
Grand Mirage Resort, on an exclusive stretch of golden beach in the Nusa Dua area of Bali, offers classic island luxury. Choose between villas, suites and apartments in traditional Indonesian style – think rich dark wood and plush four-poster beds. Family Pool villas also feature their own sizeable outdoor pools. Meanwhile, activities including kayaking, catamaran sailing and Balinese dance performances are included in your stay.
Classic Balinese design meets modern artistic touches at this sumptuous beachfront hotel, located on Bali’s quiet Nusa Dua coastline. Suites and villas overlook the Indian Ocean – many from private balconies – while superb dining options are on offer. Try the afternoon tea, served in the hotel’s very own beach cave, or enjoy a romantic lunch in a secluded gazebo.
There’s nowhere better to get in a meditative mood than this peaceful sanctuary, dedicated to spiritual and physical wellbeing. Yoga and meditation classes are held beneath sala pavilions, cuisine spans healthy dishes from around the world, and a good night’s sleep is guaranteed at the luxurious studios and villas. Expect rooms decked out in traditional Balinese style with views over rice paddies, the jungle or sea.
Indonesia is considered one of the finest places in the world to scuba dive – with technicolor coral reefs and sea creatures galore. Spend the day exploring land at sea, at dive sites such as Menjangan and Padang Bai, before relaxing in Tulamben Wreck Divers’ luxurious villas, appointed with teak furniture and complete with private pools. All meals are included at the hotel and out on boat trips.