The Best Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Ubud, Bali

Take in beautiful views with your morning swim at the Viceroy Bali
Take in beautiful views with your morning swim at the Viceroy Bali | Courtesy of Viceroy Bali / Expedia
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21 May 2021

If Bali is the Island of the Gods, then Ubud is where they would stay for architectural perfection. Whether it’s a traditional wooden home perched atop viridian crests or a villa where modern style meets Balinese natural tranquillity, this Indonesian town is regarded as the keeper of some of the dreamiest luxury hotels and resorts in Bali. Here’s our pick – bookable with Culture Trip.

Komaneka at Monkey Forest

Suite Hotel
4.8/5 (205 Reviews)
Komaneka at Monkey Forest Suite Room
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Managed by the prestigious and luxurious brand Komaneka, this hotel has everything you would expect from a former residence for artists. The hotel has modern luxuries while retaining the muse-inducing atmosphere, complete with a homely and welcoming ambience, integration with nature and ornate traditional-inspired embellishment. Beyond that, the establishment cherishes art with the renowned on-site gallery showcasing hand-picked contemporary works in various styles.

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Viceroy Bali

Independent Hotel, Suite Hotel
4.9/5 (250 Reviews)
bali-deluxe-terrace-champagne-pool Viceroy villa with private pool
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Sitting on top of Ubud’s Valley of the Kings, the Viceroy Bali exudes regal luxury throughout, whether it’s at the pool, spa, restaurant or splendid villas. Each accommodation features an opulent private pool overlooking the lush jungle, but the main infinity pool is even more spectacular, with a swim-up bar and a stylish deck, cabanas and daybeds. Whenever you’re not out exploring the town, enjoying scrumptious food at the scenic Cascades Restaurant or indulging yourself at the in-house spa, this resort is an excellent place to rest and unwind.

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Como Uma Ubud

Suite Hotel, Spa Hotel
4.8/5 (261 Reviews)
Terrace room at COMO Uma Ubud
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Integrating contemporary Asian design with the raw natural magnetism of Ubud, Como Uma is a great place to spend your days or weeks in total mental repose. Each space incorporates natural sunlight and a fresh breeze, along with modern amenities and design to give you the best of both worlds. But if you’re in for more than the lavish pool and splendid views, visit the Como Shambala Retreat, an on-site wellness centre offering holistic treatments from yoga to body polishes.

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Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Spa by L’Occitane

4.4/5 (415 Reviews)
Kupu Kupu Barong Riverside Villa
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This resort sits in one of Ubud’s most beautiful areas and makes it better with visionary architecture inspired by traditional Balinese style. And if you book one of the luxurious villas, you’ll be assigned a private butler to take care of your needs, right down to the last detail. Whether you choose to soak in the private pool, have a romantic dinner at the lavish restaurant or pamper yourself at the famed Spa by L’Occitane, everything comes with gorgeous views that will soothe the eyes and soul.
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Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

4.8/5 (147 Reviews)
Mandapa, Ubud, Bali
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Imagine having a glorious rice field in your backyard, along with a private terrace and pool. And even when you’re inside the opulent villas, vibrant greenery will always be within view. The traditional-inspired design incorporates just the right amount of modern touches, whether popping colours, statement art pieces or large windows framing soothing nature scenes. But don’t let the cosiness of the rooms stop you from going out and engaging in the many activities offered, from planting rice to practising riverside yoga.

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Hanging Gardens of Bali

4.5/5 (356 Reviews)
Hanging Gardens of Bali
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This resort has an award-winning infinity pool that stretches out over the jungle, but that’s not the only wonderful thing about the Hanging Gardens of Bali. As it sits in the middle of Ubud’s verdant jungles, you can enjoy sweeping views of greens and blues as far as the eye can see. Each villa is designed with natural elements in mind, promoting a sense of calmness in every detail, from the airy terrace to the earthy furniture. The resort also has a relaxing riverside spa.
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The Kayon Resort

4.9/5 (238 Reviews)
The Kayon Resort
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The Kayon Resort embraces the best of Ubud, including its boundless tropical jungle, gushing Petanu River, fresh countryside breeze and cultural prominence. The resort features reliefs and statues from the Ramayana epic, and together with the delicate traditional architecture, they create a serene, mindful and romantic atmosphere. You can intensify the Zen-promoting experience with yoga in the earthy pavilion, watch traditional performances or dip into the translucent infinity pool.

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Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa and Spa

4.7/5 (462 Reviews)
Kayumanis Ubud honeymoon villa
© Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa and Spa

With the combination of Ubud’s calming natural surroundings and the resort’s stunning design, Kayumanis is an excellent choice for a personal or romantic getaway. The private villas are tastefully and individually decorated, inspired by primitive, traditional, Asian and modern elements. But beyond the eye-pleasing and cosy design, the resort offers splendid experiences, such as a new moon blessing dinner, a market tour, cooking classes, yoga, trekking and more.

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Maya Ubud Resort and Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel
4.7/5 (561 Reviews)
Maya Ubud pool
© Maya Ubud Resort and Spa
This expansive resort complex sits within a lush landscape, with a splendid jungle right by the Petanu River on one side and vast rice fields on the other. It’s an excellent place to immerse yourself in nature and soak in the beauty of the surrounding architecture and design unique to Bali. This award-winning resort has a wide range of accommodation options to suit your needs, from stylish private rooms with a balcony to pool villas. Maya Ubud is also a famed wellness getaway, offering various holistic treatments within a lovely, Zen-inducing atmosphere.
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  • Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana

    4.9/5 (131 Reviews)
    The Chedi Club, Bali
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    It’s a whole other world at the Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana (formerly the Chedi Club), a world that’s just yours. Serenity and calmness kick in as soon as you enter the vast but secluded complex surrounded by expansive rice fields and intensifies as you enter the Balinese-style buildings with a modern twist. Beyond nature, culture and architecture, this resort also embraces art; the sanctuary showcases remarkable paintings from a tastefully curated collection belonging to resort owner and renowned art collector Hendra Hadiprana.

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    Purana Suite Ubud

    Purana Suite Ubud, Bali
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    The large rooms at the Purana Suite Ubud, in the centre of the artist village Pengosekan, have balconies overlooking a palm-fringed tropical courtyard with a swimming pool. The annexed art gallery and complimentary tea and cake in the afternoons are a nice treat, especially if you prefer spending a lazy day relaxing on the swanky rooftop. But if you do want to get out and explore, it’s just a 15-minute walk to Monkey Forest, home to the Balinese long-tailed macaque.

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    Tejaprana Bisma

    Luxury, Resort
    Tejaprana Bisma, Bali
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    This collection of rooms housed in traditional Balinese villas – some with private pools and outdoor bathtubs – is hemmed by the quaint rice fields of the Campuhan River Valley. At sunset, enjoy the beauty of nature from the edge of the infinity pool, observing all shades of red and purple above the charming wooden pillars and floorboards of the resort. Don’t forget to fine-tune your inner Zen with a free morning yoga session.

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    Adiwana Resort Jembawan

    Luxury, Resort
    Adiwana Resort Jembawan, Bali
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    Focussed on a wellness concept, Adiwana Resort Jembawan has 41 rooms designed to soothe your existential concerns. And with yoga instructors and Ayurveda practitioners on-site, you can choose lifestyle and nutritional programmes to address your health or mind concerns. Start with a treatment at Tejas Spa, then grab organic lunch at the Herb Library restaurant, choosing from its fully plant-based menu. Add ample lush gardens in which to stroll and a yoga pavilion at your disposal, and your prospective dips in the outdoor swimming pools have stiff competition.

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    Chapung Sebali

    Luxury, Resort
    Chapung Sebali, Bali
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    Balinese daydreaming meets Scandinavian rigour and style at this luxury resort on a secluded hilltop with views that are beyond amazing. Emerge from the poolside and lay on a lounger, contemplating an ocean of green palms rolling down the hillsides into the Wos River Valley while the silhouette of Mount Agung rises from the horizon. If you come with family, consider the two-bedroom villa with a private pool, and indulge in the spa and private gym. At night, non-residents can mix with guests at the fine-dining (and drinking) Jungle Fish Restaurant.

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    Marco Ferrarese contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on May 21, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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