Jungle infinity pools, urban resorts and private pool villas by the beach - when holidaying in Bali, we say try it all!
With so much to experience and so many wonderful places to visit in Bali, it’s hard to know what to tick off on your Bali bucket list. Sure, there’s more than enough to see and do in a single neighbourhood. But if you really want to try it all? You’ll need to pack your bags and prepare to hop around the island to visit Bali’s very best destinations and attractions.
There are waterfalls and Hindu temples in Ubud, hopping beach bars in Seminyak, long coastal walks in Sanur and all the cool cafes and restaurants in Canggu. So, we reached out to Bali’s experts in hospitality – Ini Vie Hospitality – to give us the lowdown on where to stay in each south-Bali neighbourhood to explore it all. From the mountains and jungles of romantic Ubud to the hopping beachfront in Seminyak, these hotels and resorts give you a taste of it all…
1. Aksari Resort Ubud – best for infinite jungle views in Ubud
Away from it all and hidden deep in the jungle, Aksari Resort Ubud is perched on the edge of Ubud’s lush valleys, where only the sounds of tweeting birds and tropical fauna can be heard. The entire resort trickles down the valley, with multiple infinity pools (and even a jacuzzi!) alongside a string of private villas that face out to untouched nature and the rushing river below. It’s a great option for a romantic honeymoon, or to immerse in Ubud’s iconic healing activities, be it yoga, traditional massages at the on-site spa, or just to take in the serenity of the resort’s surroundings.
2. Monolocale Resort – best for urban resort vibes in Seminyak
Chic, sleek and oh-so contemporary, Monolocale Resort is an urban abode in the heart of swanky Seminyak, just footsteps from the beach and its string of front-row sunset seats. The design here blends art and luxury, with a semi-tropical mid-century concept in the striking decor. You can choose to stay in one of the sleek suites that overlook the resort’s pool and tropical gardens, but we say, go for the one-bedroom villa with a private pool and palm-shaded daybeds.
3. Astera Villa Canggu – best for a private villa escape in Canggu
Teetering on the edge of Canggu’s iconic rice field horizons, Astera Villa Canggu is a luxury villa resort on the outskirts of happening Canggu. Each villa has its own private pool and jacuzzi, and you can even request full flower decor floating in the pool for those all-important Instagram shots. Wander down the sandy pathway to the main resort pool, and spend your days soaking in those emerald-green rice field views.
4. La Vie Villa – best for a romantic honeymoon in Legian
Tropical, romantic, and oh-so intimate, La Vie Villa is a couple’s paradise, be it for a honeymoon or dreamy Bali vacay. The one-bedroom villas have their own private pools and bathtubs in the middle of bedroom, and in-villa services are available on request to up the romance, like romantic dinners by the pool complete with floating candles and flower decor too. All of this hidden away in the heart of Legian, just minutes away from Kuta and Seminyak in either direction…
5. Sanora Villa – best for a family escape in Sanur
A spacious and relaxing villa in charming Sanur, Sanora Villa is perfect for families or friends for so many reasons. For starters, there’s plenty of space in this two bedroom villa, with its own private pool, bathtub, kitchen, living and dining area that are designed for entertaining. This homely abode is also close to the beach, meaning days spent in the sunshine and wandering along Sanur’s iconic coastline are just footsteps away…
So there you have it – 5 places to stay in Bali that take you from the mountains and jungles of Ubud, all the way to the beachfronts of Sanur, Seminyak, Canggu and Legian. Now all that’s left to do? Plan your activities in each neighbourhood!
This article is in proud partnership with Ini Vie Hospitality