Bali is rapidly developing due to tourism, and as a result, constantly changing. Stay at the best Bali hotels in the most popular areas. Offering tourists the amenities of home, while showcasing the Island’s beauty.
If you are trying to determine where to stay in Bali, you first need to figure out what your goal is; relaxation? partying? spiritual awakening …
Where to stay in Bali
Bali has a wide variety of beach resorts, boutique villas & spas hidden in the jungle, or for something more intimate, private cliff top villas with ocean views. Bali hotels and villas are selected based on location, guest rating, rooms, amenities, and of course first hand experience. With so many options, I have listed below some of the best Bali hotels and villas to stay in Bali.
Stay in Seminyak, Bali
Our number one area to stay in Bali is around Seminyak Beach.Seminyak is a hip lively town north of Kuta. It is filled with a younger more artistic group of people, with loads of restaurants, bars, shops, luxury villas and hotels. The beaches in Seminyak are decent for surfing, but better for relaxation. If you are looking to surf, Legian and Kuta are both top rated surfing destinations in the world, and only a short drive by taxi or scooter from Seminyak.
Best Bali Hotels in Seminyak
Stay in Pandang, Bali
About 40 minutes south of Seminyak lies Padang Padang Beach. Famous for its views in ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’, Padang offers amazing and secluded places to retreat from the rest of the world. There are only a few restaurants and bars, as Padang is a more for relaxing. This place is for those who enjoy the surf and being one with nature more than the night life.
Stay in Ubud, Bali
If you are looking for a jungle hideout with things to do, Ubud is the place for you. About 1.5 hours north of Kuta, Ubud is enchanted with Koppie Farms, a Monkey Forest, beautiful temples, grand palaces and more. Aside from the sites, some of the best restaurants in Bali are located in Ubud. Stay in Ubud for a great Yoga retreat or to be closer with nature. If you are looking for night life you will want to stick with the Legion area.
Best Bali Hotels in Ubud
Stay in Sanur, Bali
Sanur is an old picturesque fishing village on Bali’s south east coast. Unlike Bali’s west coast, Sanur is quite and calm; getting little to no waves, there is not a large surfing community. Sanur is a little dated, but that part of it’s charm. The sandbar stretches for a kilometer out into the Bay. Sanur is a great place to stay in Bali if you are looking for a relaxing village, or easy access to dive sites or the Gili Islands.
Stay in Nusa Dua, Bali
If you looking for those pristine clean, white sand, beaches, Nusa Dua is the best place to stay in Bali. This area is lined with all the luxurious 5 star resorts and entertainment; there is everything from flyboarding and skydiving, to a zoo and parks. This area is a popular spot for honeymooners, families and those just looking to relax.
Best Bali Hotels in Nusa Dua
Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa: If you a looking for the finer things, and a larger accommodation for group travel, look no further. Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa will cater to your every need and want. Sit back and enjoy the peace and intimate escape form crowds of people.
The St. Regis Bali Resort: For a luxurious retreat or romantic getaway, escape to the St. Regis. Nusa Dua’s top rated hotel, the St Regis Bali Resort is situated on it’s very own private white smooth sand beaches. This is a perfect destination for anyone who wants to just layout all day and relax.
Meliã Bali Indonesia: A little further up the coast line of Nusa Dua is Meliã Bali. This resort is a midrange resort, good for families, and close to amusement parks and entertainment.
Stay in Ungasan, Bali
Ungasan is a perfect place to go to escape from the overly touristy areas that seem to be engulfing Bali’s southern coast. With access to some of the most beautiful beaches in Bali with mind blowing waves, relax on the beach or grab a surf board if you dare. Famous for the luxurious villas and spas, this area is known to host celebrities and billioniars alike. If you can’t afford the $1,000 a night rate, enjoy the beach or spas for the day for a fraction of the cost.
Best Bali Hotels in Ungasan