From 24-hour butlers to hot air balloon rides, these luxury resorts in Bali redefine island paradise.
We can’t resist the ample sunshine and sparkling waters of a tropical escape. But combine an island getaway with lavish living, and you’ve got one truly indulgent holiday. Here’s our pick of the best luxury resorts in Bali to live it up, each offering its unique style of elegance, romance and serenity. (Psst: visit our sister site Honeycombers Bali for the inside scoop on the island!)
Stunning luxury resorts in Bali
1. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Step into a world where contemporary luxury meets local charm. Embracing traditional Balinese influences, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is a five-star gem in the lush grounds of Seminyak.
The resort’s design features intricate details inspired by Balinese heritage, intertwined with modern elegance. Expect spacious comfort and breathtaking views during your stay, complete with a comprehensive butler service. Don’t miss a spot of R&R at Sava Spa, offering rejuvenating treatments using local herbs, Balinese rice, and fresh sea salt for a blissful indulgence.
Once you’ve left the spa feeling like you’re floating on a cloud, why not make your way to one of the resort’s restaurants for a feast and tipples? We’re eyeing delectable nosh of Japanese contemporary on an Izakaya style and live music at SugarSand, as well as bespoke concoctions at Tree Bar.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.10, Seminyak, Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
2. Padma Resort Ubud
Picture this: you journey into an unspoiled river valley north of Ubud and find yourself in an expansive luxury resort in Bali, complete with a magnificent infinity pool overlooking the Payangan forest. This is Padma Resort Ubud, the stuff of your summer vacation dreams. Book a stay at its suites for an amazing vantage point above the forest canopy, or check into a pool view room for a sight of the sparkling waters. Each room is outfitted with modern amenities, plus Balinese-inspired touches of batik that complete the homely yet luxe decor.
You might be tempted to stay in all day, but there are lots to enjoy. Book a therapeutic spa sesh, stroll along the resort’s scenic bamboo bridge, try a cycling tour of the local rice fields and more. Fuel up at The Puhu Restaurant for tantalising international cuisine, and don’t miss grabbing a cocktail while watching the sunset at The Pool Cafe & Bar.
Padma Resort Ubud, Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu Payangan, Ubud, Bali 80572, Indonesia
3. Tanah Gajah
A luxury retreat with a romantic sky-high adventure, a fantastic spa and an even better stay? Yes, yes and yes. We can’t miss shouting out Tanah Gajah when this stunning resort is home to Bali’s first licensed hot air balloon ride. We also love the couple’s spa that features an ayurvedic massage and a pampering love bath ritual – all accompanied by sparkling wine, canapes and a picturesque view of rice paddy fields.
Its art-filled suites and villas are a treat for the eyes. For the most regal stay, splash out on The Hadiprana Estate. Originally built as the master accommodation for Tanah Gajah’s founder and his wife, this two-bedroom estate boasts some of the finest paintings, antiques and artefacts from his exquisite private collection. Add on club benefits like a dedicated butler service for a seriously luxurious time.
When it comes to cuisine, traditional Balinese-Indonesian creations are the highlights of the menu at its resident restaurant, The Tepayan. Round off your meal with tapas-style bites and signature concoctions at Panen Padi Lounge for the ultimate indulgence.
Tanah Gajah, Tengkulak Kaja, Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Kemenuh, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571, Indonesia
4. Hanging Gardens of Bali
Call off the search: Hanging Gardens of Bali is one of the best honeymoon resorts in Ubud. It boasts one of the most impressive infinity pools in Bali, as well as spectacular villas and incredible spa treatments. If there’s one Instagram-worthy infinity pool in Bali that keeps popping up on your feed, we’ll hazard a guess that it’s this one.
Book a villa at The Hidden Palace for a romantic stay. Initially built as a private residence for the owners, this hideaway promises unparalleled privacy and breathtaking jungle views. Top it all off with fine dining experiences at Three Elements Restaurant. Highlights include grilled snapper with Balinese spices, wagyu beef, truffled lobster risotto and more. But don’t just dine in – we recommend making it an intimate dinner for two with the private jungle dining package.
Hanging Gardens of Bali, Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571, Indonesia
5. Como Uma Ubud
With sunlight streaming into the airy villas and greenery framing its pools, Como Uma Ubud offers a beautifully tropical stay, complete with an interior that epitomises resort living. Think: rattan and wooden accents that blend harmoniously with nature’s beauty.
This luxury resort in Bali boasts a fab location amidst rice fields and a scenic river, so you can embark on hikes from the front door. Nature enthusiasts, go forth and book a rafting and wildlife-spotting experience with expert Uma guides. Alternatively, take part in a traditional Balinese purification ceremony, or stay in to enjoy award-winning wellness treatments at Ubud Como Shambhala Retreat.
Dine at Kemiri, the resort’s Indonesian restaurant. Meaning ‘candlenut’ in Bahasa, its menu spotlights traditional Indonesian dishes and contemporary interpretations that’ll please your palate. And don’t miss grabbing a tipple or two at the poolside Una Bar.
Como Uma Ubud, Jl. Raya Sanggingan Banjar Lungsiakan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Nestled on a hillside beneath Mount Agung is Amankila, occupying a picturesque stretch of the Lombok Strait coastline. If the remarkable views aren’t enough to soothe your nerves, visit the spa for Amankila’s special cinta therapy. It promises to rejuvenate you with a full-body exfoliation, a scented bath and an aromatherapy massage.
This coastal resort is built with two outriggers from which to explore the waters. We recommend heading out to some of the best snorkelling sites like Manta Point and Crystal Bay to get up close to marine life. There’s also the option of taking an outdoor yoga class by the crashing waves.
When it’s time for a feast, check out The Restaurant and The Bar for sumptuous delights and boozy cordials. In the mood for a private dining experience? Have your meal at The Harvest Table overlooking the strait, or The Terrace for breezy poolside dining.
Amankila, Jl. Raya Manggis, Manggis, Kec. Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80871, Indonesia
7. Jumeirah Bali
Revel in the royal treatment at Jumeirah Bali, an all-villa resort inspired by a Javanese-Hindu water palace. Accommodation options include an oceanfront villa just steps away from the beach, a clifftop villa with a private pool, a four-bedroom Royal Water Palace and more. Whichever you choose, every stay exudes opulence and charm. This tranquil location is the perfect place to experience the traditional Melukat water purification, a Balinese healing ritual. Let a local priest wash away your stresses against the backdrop of the scenic sunrise, and relax your mind and body with sound therapy and a waterfall massage.
Love birds, you’ll wanna book an in-villa romantic dinner for a private, five-course meal with a selection of wine and bubbly. We’re talking about personalised service, mesmerising scenery and delectable cuisine for an intimate date night. Beyond your villa, there’s also the option of alfresco restaurant dining and one-for-one golden hour cocktails at the bar.
Jumeirah Bali, Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Kab. Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
8. Alila Villas Uluwatu
Stay above the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean for one of the best vantage points in all of Bali. Alila Villas Uluwatu is known for its picturesque location with iconic latticework structures atop its infinity pool – we challenge you to visit without taking a picture. Oh, and did we mention the 24-hour butlers that come with your stay? Talk about perfect hospitality!
You won’t regret a sesh at Spa Alila, featuring wellness treatments steeped in traditional healing methods. Book a private experience at the Cliff Edge Spa Cabana for a soothing treatment with the calming sounds of the waves below. Plus, we love how the spa uses products that are locally made with planet-friendly ingredients.
If you’re feeling peckish, treat yourself to an array of Indonesian and international cuisine at the myriad restaurants within this luxury resort in Bali. Expect a menu inspired by traditional food stalls at The Warung, pan-Asian and Mediterranean-inspired dishes at Cire, and delightful tipples at Sunset Cabana Bar.
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jl. Belimbing Sari Tambiyak, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80364, Indonesia
9. Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran Bay
Uniquely Balinese design blended with modern comforts? That’s Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran Bay for you. Its spacious stays include a two-bedroom premier ocean villa with a private infinity pool and terrace, as well as an imperial three-bedroom villa that comes with a private chef, private butler, personal gym and an infinity pool. Private retreats with 24-hour personal attendants are available, too.
Dedicated service and gorgeous interiors aren’t the only draws of this beachfront paradise, though. We recommend spending an arvo at the spa – specifically, The Illume Room, Bali’s first surround sound spa suite. The space is sealed from external sources of light for maximum colour therapy healing, with a heated quartz-sand bed, seven alchemy singing bowls and other tools for a holistic healing experience.
That’s not all: try your hand at local crafts at the resort’s Ganesha Cultural Centre, or set foot on silky soft sand and enjoy a seafood barbecue at the Sundara Beach Club. You can also graze on Asian and Western cuisine at Taman Wantilan, savour international favourites at Alu and more – there’s plenty to keep you busy during this stay.
Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Immerse yourself in a world of opulence at Bali’s best luxury resorts, where breathtaking views, world-class dining, and soul-soothing experiences await. A lavish retreat on one of our favourite islands? We’re packing our bags already…