Our Jakarta social media manager Andrea Dianna recommends her top boutique hotels in Bali for a photogenic holiday.
It’s officially the middle of summer, meaning that bikini shots and cocktails by the beach are bound to be filling up your Insta-feeds. Don’t suffer from vacation FOMO, just plan a quick Bali getaway (that’s the best part about living on this side of the world after all). To help you get started, we called on the expert eyes of Andrea Dianna aka person in charge of curating @honeycombersjkt (Follow us if you haven’t yet already!) to sort out some of her favourite boutique hotels on the island. An Insta-genius herself under the moniker of @andreaxxdianna, she knows a thing or two about going on gorgeous vacations. From beachside bungalows with breathtaking views from private terraces to boutique resorts boasting lush jungle greenery, find plenty of photo ops in these picture perfect stays.
Brown Feather Hotel, Seminyak
Brown Feather Hotel is a perfect hidden nest in the Seminyak area. With a bohemian-retro design scheme that includes vintage decor and soothing earthy hues, there are grammable shots everywhere you turn. We especially love the stunning hanging plants cascading throughout the hotel (extra greenery is always a good idea!) and the beautiful views of the paddy fields in the back. The boutique guest house is conveniently located in the thriving Batu Belig neighbourhood, so whether you’re in town for a big party weekend, or a relaxing beach getaway, you’re always only a few steps away from all the island action.
Brown Feather Hotel, rooms start at IDR 755,000.
Sun Surf Stay, Bingin Beach
If all you need is sand and surf, then next time you’re in Bali you’ll want to stay at Sun Surf Stay. This sun soaked hideaway is actually an incredibly outfitted AirBnB – a beachside house that’s located in the stunning surfer’s paradise of south side’s Bingin Beach. Each room overlooks the gorgeous azure blue views of the Indian Ocean, and the best part? Hammocks swing from the porch so you can laze around all day. Bliss.
Sun Surf Stay, rooms start at around IDR 920,000.
Bisma Eight, Ubud
We have a long standing love affair with Ubud over here, so we’re thrilled that this sleepy mountain town is becoming chicer each season. Next time you choose jungles over seas, head to the beautiful resort of Bisma Eight. Located in the heart of Ubud, this modern and hip luxe boutique hotel is surrounded by gorgeous paddy fields and lush tropical forests. A vacation snap by Bisma Eight’s breathtaking infinity pool is a definite must, as is the obligatory morning yoga post on its stunning rooftop terraces. Within the comforts of your room, take a dip in Bisma Eight’s famous Japanese onsen tubs, and just try to resist taking a bathtub selfie in it.
Bisma Eight, rooms start at around IDR 3,900,000.
Glamping Sandat, Ubud
When you’re up in the mountains, Bali’s crisp fresh air is a treat we city folk are not accustomed to in Jakarta. So while you’re there, why hole up in a hotel room? Experience the great outdoors without having to rough it one bit at the glorious Glamping Sandat. This tented oasis is a little slice of heaven and a truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Eclectic furnishings make up the eco-friendly lumbungs and suite tents for a stay unlike any on the island.
Glamping Sandat, rooms start at around IDR 3,000,000.