For centuries, Bali has been known as an exotic oasis when tourists from far away Europe and the United States would come by cruise ship to witness a vibrant culture, arts and crafts, and serene green terraced paddy fields flowing down valleys, where women gracefully pass carrying piles of offerings on their head. The island has some of the world’s best beaches, and today is popular for its bargain shopping for fashionable beach wear and arts and crafts, activities, and for its lively nightlife. There really is something here for everyone, from families, couples, groups to millennials. Bali is an island full of experiences unlike any other. It is also great value for money where affordable accommodation is available in abundance and tourists are really spoilt for choice. But how do you choose a place where you will be happy to hang your hat for a few days or weeks? Bali has many unique hotel & resorts and here is a list among the best:
1 | Four Seasons Resort Bali Sayan
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The setting of Four Seasons Resort Bali Sayan in the middle of the rainforest by the Ayung river in Ubud, is not only breathtaking but will also rejuvenate your soul. Each villa is surrounded by a romantic serene beauty and is decorated in a style of contemporary Balinese design. A fantastic choice of restaurants situated 30 meters above the river will give you spectacular views of the resort and pamper your taste buds with international and Indonesian-inspired cuisine. This resort is truly unique and unbelievably perfect in every way.
Sayan Village, Ubud
Phone: +62 361 701010
Email : www.fourseasons.com/sayan
2 | Sandat Glamping Tents
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Try Glamping - glamorous camping! At the Sandat Glamping Tents you don’t need to worry about a tent to pitch or a sleeping bag to unroll. Here you can stay in one of five traditional-contemporary Balinese styled tents. Each tent has its own individual color-focused décor, a private pool and is pitched securely amid the paddy fields. Offering an outdoor pool and an onsite restaurant, Sandat Glamping Tents provide a unique yet luxurious getaway in Ubud.
Jl. Subak Sala, Banjar Sala
Pejeng Kawan, Ubud
Phone: +62 821-4408-1998
Email : www.glampingsandat.com
3 | Mara River Safari Lodge
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Mara River Safari Lodge is a themed resort that offers a truly unique experience. Accommodation is composed of a series of comfortably appointed thatched dwellings orientated towards a landscape inhabited by wildlife. Mara River Safari Lodge provides an African themed experience and features 38 rooms and suites with ethnic décor. The hotel can also arrange for night safaris, tours, cultural shows and water sports activities. Are you ready to hear the magnificent roar of a majestic lion right from your bedroom window?
Bali Safari & Marine Park
Jl. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19, 8
Phone: +62 361 4791800
4 | Le Pirate Beach Club
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Set on an exceptional location along a low cliff with beach access, Le pirate is primarily a Beach Club fitted with ten Beach Boxes for overnight stays. Located 20 km off the east coast of Bali, you can start your adventure by setting sail to Nusa Ceningan. With a color scheme of sprightly white and blue, the theme here is retro-chic island kitsch. Le Pirate features an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the turquoise waters, Lembongan Island and the stunning sunset. This is a wonderful yet simple resort and will ensure you’re always in the holiday mood.
Jl. Nusa Ceningan
Phone +62 361 487240
5 | Bali Dynasty Resort
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Just steps from Kuta Beach, the Bali Dynasty Resort offers spacious rooms and suites boasting garden or lagoon pool views and luxury tent villas overlooking the ocean. Facilities include a day spa, trapeze classes, kids’ club and three pools. There is a dedicated adults-only pool and kids’ play area, complete with a 56-metre waterslide. The resort is nestled amid beautiful tropical gardens and is within walking distance to the nightlife and excitement of the central Kuta area. With 312 guest rooms, six restaurants, four bars, three swimming pools, spa villa, exercise room, beach club, kids' club and meeting facilities, this resort has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
Jl. Kartika, Kuta
Phone: +62 361 752403
6 | Inna Bali Heritage Hotel
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Bali has long been known for its unique beauty ever since the early 20th century. If you love heritage hotels, you should not miss the Bali Hotel. Built in 1927, this colonial style hotel has until this day preserved its grandeur. Now changed its name to the Inna Bali Heritage Hotel, in its heydays it has welcomed renowned visitors that include Charlie Chaplin, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Soekarno and Megawati.
Strategically located in the busy city centre of Denpasar, the Inna Bali Heritage Hotel is within walking distance from the Bali Art Museum and Art Centre, Puri Satria (the royal palace of the King of Denpasar), traditional markets and shopping centers.
Set amidst graceful tropical gardens, this hotel has 70 large old-style rooms, 5 function rooms, and an open air lounge to enjoy your afternoon tea or coffee by an outdoor pool.
Jl. Veteran No.3, Dauh Puri Kaja
Denpasar Utara, Kota Denpasar
Phone: +62 361 225681
7 | Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel
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The first modern highrise hotel in Bali is the Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel on Sanur Beach. Situated on an enormous 42 hectares of land, the Grand Bali Beach is the first highrise hotel on the island with 566 rooms and villas. After its construction, a regulation was issued that no hotels in Bali is allowed to be built higher than a coconut tree – or no higher than three floors, to be exact.
The hotel boasts two specialty restaurants, four outdoor swimming pools, a spa, two tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course and a mini golf course. With a wide variety of on-site facilities and elegantly tropical inspired decor set amongst breathtaking beach and garden views, the Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel is the second heritage hotel after Bali Hotel in the city of Denpasar.
Jl. Hang Tuah, Sanur
Denpasar Selatan, Bali