Grab your backpack and a spirit for adventure, and get ready to experience the best glamping options in Bali...
When it comes to accommodation choices in Bali, the blue sky’s the limit. Yet nothing seems to be gaining quite as much momentum than glamping – AKA all the best things about camping (nature and outdoorsy adventures) with the glamorous benefits of a luxury hotel or villa. So much more than just an African-safari tent over your head, the best glamping sites in Bali offer all the creature comforts you need, from high-tech amenities and wifi, to blissful wellness experiences and even the chance to bring along your well-behaved pets. Yep, you’ll want to bookmark this list of glamping accommodation in Bali for something totally unique and oh-so special on your next island adventure.
The best glamping sites in Bali with beach views
1. Bali Beach Glamping
This stunning resort on Bali’s West Coast in Tabanan (25 mins north of Canggu) offers spectacular views across the Indian Ocean. Breathtaking beach vistas are just the start here where the ocean and rice fields become one. Skilfully designed to provide private luxury tented accommodation while also specialising in weddings and retreats, Bali Beach Glamping offers 40 air-conditioned luxury tents all with ensuite bathrooms and terraces. The resort has a large lawn area making it ideal for wedding ceremonies, parties and wellness or yoga retreats. Guests can enjoy fresh and wholesome local and international cuisine from the onsite restaurant with a stunning beachfront view, while the beach club features an infinity pool with a drinks menu for everyone. There’s never a dull moment at Bali Beach Glamping with a host of amazing activities to choose from, including spa treatments, yoga, horseback rising, adventure tours, ATV and cycling adventures… and let’s not forget the chance to go surfing!
Bali Beach Glamping, Jl Kebo Iwa, Banjar Batu Tampih Kangin, Tabanan, p. +62 812 8001 5758, e. [email protected]
2. Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Glamping & Dive Centre
Menjangan Dynasty Resort not only offers guests a luxury glamping resort experience, but also a world class diving location within the northwest of Bali. This eco-friendly, African-safari tented, boutique retreat is nestled on a quiet peninsula beside a blissful white-sand beach and perfectly caters to outdoor adventurists with equal parts luxury and pampering. The safari-style tented rooms combined with a series of magnificent communal spaces crafted in bamboo and thatch, give off five-star glamping vibes. The resort’s signature Pasir Putih Beach Club & Bar offers delicious all-day dining while the surrounding environment provides nonstop natural encounters through activities such as snorkelling, diving, trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, bird-watching, horse-riding or simply beach lounging. This resort has 24 beach camp tents, 2 one-bedroom cliff tent villas and 2 two-bedroom cliff tent villas, offering cool air-conditioned interiors and private alfresco decks, while the Cliff Tent Villas each have a private pool. Sign us up!
Menjangan Dynasty Resort, Beach Glamping & Dive Centre, Desa Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng, p. +62 362 335 5000 / +62 812 4689 2468.
The best glamping sites in Bali with jungle views
3. Capella Ubud
This award-winning Ubud retreat will delight and impress the most discerning traveller with a perfect balance of tranquility and adventure. Nestled in the heart of lush green forests, Capella’s unique tented camp sits in harmony with nature. The site is inspired by the early European settlers from the 1800s, and architect Bill Bensley’s tribute to their spirit of adventure. This is more than just a hotel camp, with 22 one-bedroom tents, all with private salt water pools. There’s even a two-bedroom lodge ideal for families. Every day there’s something new to experience, whether that’s working out in style at the camp’s jungle-based tented gym featuring a state-of-the-art lineup of equipment, free weights, TRX strength stations and barre-based classes. Or hang out at the 120 sqm outdoor pool (located at camp central), which lends itself perfectly for laps. For those wanting to immerse fully into the jungle vibe, check out the Camp Rangers options, a series of low and high impact guided adventure wellness activities ranging from yoga to jungle boot camps, Tae Bo, rice paddy tracking and village biking. Wellness offerings feature a diverse choice of pampering and healing spiritual journeys too.
Capella Ubud, Jl Raya Dalem, Banjar Triwangsa Desa Keliki, Ubud, p. +62 361 209 1888, e. [email protected]
4. Sendat Glamping Tents
Located just 3km from Ubud is Sandat Glamping Tents, a retreat immersed in a green corner of paradise overlooking the rice fields. Sandat is all about luxury, eco-friendly glamping, allowing you to enjoy the charm of unspoiled nature all around. Make the most of your magnificent safari-style tent, with its private pool overlooking the forest surrounded by tropical gardens, camouflaged in nature with a spectacular indoor bathroom and a host of luxurious amenities. There are also three local buildings (AKA lumbung) which were originally intended to store the rice, but have now been converted into charming two-level abodes. Food comes courtesy of the onsite restaurant offering wholesome and healthy dishes, mainly Italian based dishes alongside authentic Balinese and Indonesian specialties, with a variety of international dishes and a menu for kids. Guests at Sandat can make the most of Balinese culture by partaking in cooking classes, rafting or cycling through the nearby local villages to immerse fully in a beautiful perspective of life in the jungle.
Sandat Glamping Tents, Jl Subak Sala, Banjar Sala, Ubud, p. +62 361 908 3222 / +62 821 4408 1998, e. [email protected]
5. Sebatu Sanctuary Eco-Resort
Wake up to a symphony of bird songs in the lush canopy surrounding Sebatu Sanctuary. This is a unique boutique glamping experience with a number of glamping style options. Not only can you choose from African Safari tents with king beds and the utmost romantic ambiance, there’s also the two-story bamboo pods, a Hobbit treehouse (built into a large durian tree) and a colonial villa ideal for families, each nestled in their own landscaped garden and built with privacy in mind. Plunge into the natural pool, try a water purification ceremony at the sacred springs in Sebatu village, or take a trek to a romantic picnic spot facing a secluded waterfall. Onsite nosh comes in the form of delectable dishes from Thailand and Indonesia with a contemporary twist, many of the ingredients courtesy of the surrounding forest. We love the flavourful vegetarian and vegan options, like the spicy Jackfruit Rendang, a dish from West Sumatra. Take advantage of the cultural activities on offer, including courses with local wood carvers, stunning waterfall hikes or the Classic VW tours and photo shoot opportunity.
Sebatu Sanctuary, Banjar Sebatu, Tegalalang, Gianyar, p. +62 811 399 8931.
The best glamping sites in Bali for awe-inspiring sunrises
6. Sunrise Hill Camp
Tucked away overlooking stunning Lake Batur is the quaintness of Sunrise Hill Camp. Boutique and bijou, this local family-owned business offers six regular tents complete with a double bed, fan, breakfast and use of the communal bathroom, natural hot spring pool and hot tub (for all those aches and pains). There is also one large VIP tent for up to four people, offering a private shower room and toilet, kitchen, natural hot spring pool, AC and a private fireplace. Choose from local or western breakfast options and wholesome local warung style food from the onsite restaurant, served on communal tables overlooking the pool (our top tip: take fly spray or a cork hat!). Sunrise Hill Camp offers a garden, barbecue facilities and WiFi too. It’s the perfect glamping site to relax and enjoy before attempting a Mount Batur climb (perhaps hire a 4WD to take you) or simply relax and enjoy the stunning lake views. Make sure to get up bright and early to beat the heat and enjoy the sunrise at Sunrise Hill Camp. And psst – this place is dog-friendly too!
Sunrise Hill Camp, Jl Song Dikit, Kintamani, p. +62 812 3757 6767.
The best glamping sites in Bali with cabin vibes
7. Bobocabin Kintamani
With high-tech cabins perched above the Kintamani hillside, Bobobox Adventure’s Bobocabin is the ultimate place to destress and recharge in Bali’s nature playground. With killer views and lush green surrounds, these communal accommodation pods are seriously cutting-edge – think sleek, nimble and smart. They’re designed with millennial adventurers and smart travellers in mind – those who crave something new and refreshing, combining state-of-the-art technologies with “zen” simplicity and environmental friendliness. Bobobox customers can book anytime, anywhere for as long as they need it via its app. Cabin choices include deluxe or family cabins with optional lake views. Camp nosh comes courtesy of an onsite warung dishing up wholesome, fresh local faves which can be served inside your cabin or at any of the outdoor seating spots while taking in the magical Kintamani scenery.
Bobocabin Kintamani, Jl Mundukan Ngandang Jl Song Dikit, Kintamani.
Happy glamping, Honeys!