However, if you’re looking to avoid the over-crowded touristy spots and indulge in an exclusive and luxurious getaway, here’s our selection of the ultimate luxury resorts in Bali.
The Edge Bali
Price guide: from US$446 per night
For family-friendly getaways or a Bali trip with your closest mates, The Edge Bali is perfect for entertaining large groups of people. With panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the villas include a private pool, outdoor garden showers, a jacuzzi and a fully-equipped kitchen with 24-hour butler service to arrange your meals. At the resort, there are swimming pools for the kids, a spa, a gymnasium bar, a wine tasting lounge, and a private cinema to enjoy with the whole family. If you’re in the mood to catch some waves, a complimentary beach shuttle is available to take you to the local surf spots.
Price guide: from US$99 per night
For a relaxing spot that’s all about the waves, Hidden Valley by S-Resorts is a beautiful retreat located in Bukit Peninsula surrounded by world-famous surf spots like Dreamland, Padang Padang, Uluwatu, Impossibles and many more. Whether you’re travelling by yourself, with your mates, or planning your honeymoon, there are plenty of things to do at the resort such as stand-up paddleboarding, daily surfing and yoga.
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Price guide: from US$345 per night
Sitting in Uluwatu’s sacred land is Six Senses, an ultimate luxury resort which opened its doors in 2019. Six Senses overlooks world-famous waves, beaches, hip cafes and hang out spots, while also providing a sustainable, chemically-free and eco-friendly stay with all food from the restaurants sourced locally. For a truly relaxing time, Six Senses also has an excellent spa with overall wellness and top class treatments.
Price guide: from US$360 per night
For an Instagram-worthy view, Banyan Tree is a breathtaking and private all-pool villa resort, perfect for a luxury escape or a honeymoon. Indulge with you and your loved ones at the Banyan Tree Spa, bring a surfboard and catch fantastic surf breaks at the Buki Penninsula or Uluwatu near The Peak, Outside Corner, Race Track, Temples.
Price guide: from US$280 per night
For a romantic hideaway, Anantara Resort is another private resort located on Ocean’s Edge in Bali’s south coast. The suite comes with ocean views, a private pool, or your own private outdoor jacuzzi in the penthouse, an amazing spa, and just walking distance of world-class waves if you and your partner are keen for a surf.