Although Bali’s expansive beaches and lush mountains are certainly stunning, property developers don’t shy away from building equally magnificent resorts from which to experience it. The God-made beauty and man-made appeal now coexist, accentuating each other perfectly. Here’s your guide to the best resorts in which to stay in Bali.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
The iconic and elegant Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort is a result of architecture brilliance and venue excellence. Perched on the top of the cliffs of Uluwatu, the building made its way down to the beach, leaving a trail of scenic structures along the way. There are so many lavish ways to enjoy your day at this resort, from dipping into the infinity pool to indulging in the in-house spa, from playing golf to joining the yoga class. Romantic enough for a honeymoon destination and cozy enough for a family trip, this resort is arguably one of the best in the surfer paradise of Uluwatu.
Located in the heart of the vibrant Seminyak Beach, W Bali will most likely “electrify your escape in Bali,” just like they said it would. The resort resonates with the lively vibe around it, making it even more dynamic. Featuring 299 rooms, suites, and villas, the stylish Bali getaway is always echoing the passion of enthusiastic tourists from around the world. Its world-class multi-tiered pool is among the most popular pools in Bali – even those not staying at the hotel come and pay to hang out at the pool. Just like the Seminyak neighborhood, W Bali is alive around the clock, with occasional all-night raves and DJ performances at night.
Nestled strategically between the coastlines of Lombok Strait and the backdrop of the magnificent Mount Agung, a breathtaking view is guaranteed when staying at the Amankila. The only thing to do to switch from beach scenery to a mountain panorama is to turn your head the other way. Located far from mainstream tourist destinations like Seminyak or even Ubud, the resort offers a distinctive experience dwelling in the rural countryside, where tourists can find themselves charmed away by the local history, wisdom, art, and culture. And although the resort is nowhere near busy shopping hubs or clubs, it shares the neighborhood with a historical floating palace and the spiritual Lawah Cave.
More than just an accommodation, settling at COMO Shambala Estate could easily be a spiritual journey that changes your life forever. As it promotes a holistic health and wellness experience, the resort offers nothing less than the whole package. From yoga teacher to dietician, an entire team of experts will boost your stay into a spiritual awakening. The limited suites, retreat villas, and private villas are nestled in the gorge of the sacred Ayung River. The holistic wellness approach also reflects on the estate’s location, and tourists will find themselves tucked away in the rainforest, breathing in fresh air and bathing in cool refreshing water.
Who says staying in a five-star resort means missing out on nature’s charm and experience? The Menjangan Dynasty Resort is built to facilitate tourists’ efforts in experiencing Bali’s natural beauty. With the unique concept of “glamping,” nature inspires the resort’s architecture, interior, and services. The eco-friendly retreat lets visitors indulge themselves in luxurious spaces with the most natural setting possible, including its wood-based villas and bamboo communal spaces. Even so, Menjangan Dynasty Resort is definitely a five-star property, with a lavish outdoor pool, on-site bar and restaurant, and complete services including snorkeling and diving.
Located in the “Valley of the Kings,” where generations of Balinese royals have lived, Viceroy will make tourists feel like one of the royals. For tourists who crave tranquility and privacy after exploring Bali’s busy shopping hubs and clubs, Viceroy is an excellent getaway. As a tropical paradise, the resort’s view from the top is bested only by their services and facilities, including the five-star bar, restaurant, fitness center, infinity pool, and even library. Each of their 25 private villas is furnished with a private pool, making it a perfect honeymoon or couple’s destination.
Currently one of the most popular hotels and resorts in Bali, Alila Villas Uluwatu owes its distinctive character to its iconic architecture and breathtaking vistas. Perched on the beautiful and cultural Uluwatu cliffs, the resort adds its own charm to the mix, with a stunning infinity pool and incredible sunset cabana from which to enjoy the view. Tourists can enjoy open-plan rooms and villas, where both traditional Balinese designs and modern styles are cherished.