One of Indonesia’s most popular islands for beach lovers, Bali is known for its long stretches of sand, laid-back surf culture, vibrant night scene, beautiful interior landscapes, and artsy towns.
If sunbathing, swimming in the sea, relaxing on soft sand, surfing, and soaking up splendid views are high on your agenda, check into one of the island’s beautiful beach resorts to put you close to the action. Great facilities and high standards of comfort are a given.
Bali has many accommodations to boast about, and making your choice can be tough. That’s why we’re here to help! Here are some of the island’s best beach resorts for a stay to remember:
1. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Part of Intercontinental Hotels Group’s Hotel Indigo brand, the large and stylish Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach boasts beautiful local designs, rich colours, interesting décor, and exquisite furnishings. Located right next to the sands of Seminyak Beach, the property enjoys a lively location. Shopping, dining, sightseeing, diverse activities, and nightlife are right at your doorstep. Guests can even explore the surrounding area with bicycles that are available for rental at the hotel! There’s also plenty to keep visitors entertained without even needing to set foot out of the resort.
Take a dip in one of the hotel’s four glistening pools, or soak up the sun from a sun bed and chill out in paradise. For some blissful indulgence, the hotel’s in-house spa, Sava Spa, offers a range of treatments and techniques to soothe your spirit and body, and refresh and rejuvenate your energy levels.
Feeling active? The modern fitness centre is open all around the clock. Worried about work? Head to ME Space, a dedicated space for guests to relax and wind down in your own time, complete with a mini library filled with books on the island's rich culture. There’s also three massage chairs there that you can use for FREE!
When it comes to eating and drinking, the resort has a total of 6 restaurants, cafes and bars serving an array of tempting cuisines. Some notable options include the Salon Bali (opening in Q2 this year), where you’ll get to feast on Bali’s most well-known dish – Babi Guling; or the Pottery Cafe serving a plethora of locally-sourced coffee, tea, and cocoa.
You can even dine right on the beach if you desire, at the SugarSand Beach Club that will be opened in Q2 this year. Choose from their range of specialised BALIXOLOGY cocktails for a refreshing tipple. Watch the sunset go down over the ocean as you sip your cocktail — it’s simply pure bliss!
There are 270 comfortable, tasteful, and attractive rooms and suites in the resort, as well as 19 stunning villas. Each room has a spa-style bathroom where you’ll likely be tempted to spend longer getting ready at the start of each day. Soft bedding makes drifting off at night time a breeze. Room facilities and amenities include a TV, a Punch & Munch bar (an oversized, unconventional take on the usual in-room minibar), coffee and tea making facilities, air-conditioning, and ample storage space.
The resort’s ambience is welcoming and laid-back, so be rest assured that you’re in for a perfect stay you’ll never forget!
2. Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa
Located on Legian Beach, Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa combines traditional Balinese style with modern facilities. Ocean views are provided almost throughout the resort; whether you’re in your private room, on the roof terrace, next to one of the pools, or in the restaurant – there’s a high chance that you’ll be able to enjoy the sights, sounds, or smells of the ocean.
Rooms are bright and airy, and all are en-suite with a TV and air-conditioning. Some have balconies, open-air showers, or even private plunge pools! Hotel facilities include two swimming pools (one of which has a poolside bar), a restaurant, and a spa. Guests can use the provided sunbeds and parasols on the beach. The resort is close to Bali’s famous night spots too!
3. Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel
Just a minute’s walk from Kuta Beach and close to the area’s surfing spots, shopping, and bars, Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel is beautifully designed and boasts modern facilities. Fishing village and nautical themes prevail, and splashes of bold colours keep things fresh and lively. You’ll notice French influences mixed in with Balinese and Indonesian details. The resort can be found close to where the area’s very first tourist hotel once stood.
Operated by Accor, the resort has plenty of appealing rooms and suites. Each is en-suite with amenities like air-conditioning, a TV, a safe, a mini bar, and a kettle. The lovely outdoor pool overlooks the sea, and other facilities include fitness equipment, a restaurant, and a rooftop bar. There’s lots of space to sit outdoors in the sunshine. Business facilities are top notch, though wouldn’t you rather spend your time luxuriating in the spa, enjoying a massage or another relaxing treatment, than thinking about work?!
4. The Sakala Resort
The five-star Sakala Resort is located in the island’s southern Tanjung Benoa peninsula. Another jewel in Nusa Dua’s crown, the resort is popular for weddings, romance-seekers, families, and friends looking for a discerning stay with touches of luxury.
The Kids’ Club offers a range of activities for younger guests, ranging from games and face painting to traditional dance and arts. Children can make new friends and have fun while parents unwind in the gorgeous spa or chill by the pool. Of course, little ones often enjoy the pools too. There’s plenty of choices to eat and drink, with local, western, and Asian cuisine to relish.
Suites and villas are well equipped and comfortable, each with a private bathroom, air-conditioning, and a TV. All offer plenty of space to move around and really feel at home – perfect for a relaxing holiday!
5. Candi Beach Resort and Spa
Enjoying a private stretch of land along the gorgeous coast of Candidasa, Candi Beach Resort and Spa is perfect for those looking for a relaxing getaway. An environmentally-friendly resort (which is something of a rarity in Indonesia), the award-winning property comes out top for sustainability too. The beach can be accessed in just a few steps, and the area is terrific for snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. It’s not just about the beach here, though; towering palm trees create lots of welcoming shade in the large and lush garden. Want to pamper yourselves even more? Book a revitalizing spa session!
The architecture and décor showcases traditional Balinese designs, but there are modern conveniences for a comfortable vacation. Different types of rooms, bungalows, and villas are available, all with excellent facilities. The resort boasts two swimming pools, each with sunbathing areas alongside, and onsite restaurants.
6. The Royal Purnama
Swap white and golden sands for volcanic black sands and check into the fabulous Royal Purnama. Next to Full Moon Beach (Pantai Purnama in Bahasa), this boutique resort combines tranquility and top-notch services with glorious views, great facilities, and well-appointed rooms.
Built in a modern Balinese style, guests can look forward to swimming in the inviting pool, being pampered in the spa, savouring tasty cuisine in the restaurant, and strolling through the exquisite gardens. Reminiscent of the mysterious and sacred Stonehenge in UK, the Standing Stones Garden at the resort is especially enchanting. Get out and discover the surrounding countryside too, where you’ll find rolling rice fields and plantations, orchards, and coconut groves, all with stunning coastal and mountain views in the distance.
7. Hotel Tugu Bali
Sitting next to the sands and sea of Echo Beach in Canggu, the boutique Hotel Tugu Bali really appeals to one’s aesthetic senses. Packed with eye-catching ornamental objects, antiques, and works of art, the property creates the perfect balance between bold colours, authentic Balinese designs, and modern features. In addition to the main swimming pool, some rooms also have private mini pools!
Refuel with some afternoon tea and take a stroll through the extensive gardens before digging into a sumptuous meal in one of the onsite restaurants. The spa offers a wide menu of treatments, many of which are inspired by traditional Indonesian remedies. Culture vultures will surely love staying here, thanks to the wide array of optional activities available. From yoga classes and cooking lessons to flower arranging and dance shows, there’s always something for everyone!
8. Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
Surrounded by verdant tropical gardens and located right next to the golden sands of Sanur, Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali occupies an enviable position. The area is peaceful with plenty to explore and discover, from historic sites to cultural hotspots. Borrow a bike and have a fabulous day out! The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients to produce delicious traditional island fare. The beach is just steps away and, if you wake up early, you’ll be rewarded by magical sunrise vistas. There’s an onsite pool, spa, and children’s club.
Hidden away in glorious seclusion from the rest of the world, the resort has 120 suites and villas. All are en-suite with spacious bathrooms and dressing rooms. Each also has its own outdoor space for some private relaxation, so comfort and style are assured!
9. Nirwana Resort and Spa Candidasa
Close to the island’s eastern town of Candidasa, but far enough away to ensure plenty of peace and quiet, Nirwana Resort and Spa Candidasa is an enchanting hideaway. Delightful bungalows are scattered through the lovely tropical gardens, each offering privacy, beautiful décor, a TV, and a private bathroom. The views from the private balconies are sublime. The outdoor pools, restaurant, and bar look out over the sea too, and the main infinity-edge pool is impressive.
The resort has a spa, which offers massages, facials, and other treatments, and little ones will have a great time at the kid’s club. Activities such as cycling, fishing, snorkelling, and boating are easy to arrange. There are heaps of delights to discover! What could be even better? A romantic stay here won’t completely break the bank!
10. Karma Kandara Bali
While Karma Kandara Bali might not technically be a beachside property, the soft sands are just a short ride away — down the dramatic cliffs by funicular! The lofty location provides spectacularly breathtaking vistas, and the famous temple of Uluwatu is close to hand. The resort’s name has more meaning than you might think; the precise location of the hotel was chosen on the advice of a Feng Shui expert who said that the cliff top destination would promote good energy. The nearby area is a joy to explore, with local markets, temples, cultural sites, and a top-class golf course.
Each beautiful villa is superbly designed. All have a private pool for total holiday bliss, and you can also cool down in the outdoor showers. Don’t worry — nobody will be able to peek! Villas also boast a full kitchen, a TV, and an outdoor seating area. The resort has two enticing pools, a restaurant, a spa, and even a cool beach club as well.
Which of these stunning properties will you be booking for your next heavenly break on the Island of the Gods? Grab your swimsuits and start packing, because it’s time for a fabulous beach stay in Bali!
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