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Surrounded by views of the sparkling Indian Ocean, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is located above a tree-lined beach, close to Bali’s many cultural attractions, water and land adventures.
Inspired by traditional Balinese architecture, the Resort’s 156 villas and residence villas are housed within free-standing, thatched-roof pavilions. Each villa features lush gardens, oversized indoor and outdoor living areas, a personal courtyard and a private pool.
Eat a variety of dishes at a number of different locations throughout the hotel, including fresh fish on the beach.
Join the beach club activities and watersports, enjoy an adventure tour, or try your hand at our popular Balinese cooking school classes. There's also a lovely holistic spa.
The only luxury hotel in the lush Keliki Valley, Capella Ubud is the ultimate tented camp for the modern explorer. Just a 25-minute drive north of Ubud, designer Bill Bensley has exploited the camp’s elevated setting to highlight views of surrounding rainforest, the River Wos and rice paddies.
Capella Ubud includes 22 one-bedroom tents and a single two-bedroom lodge, each with a private terrace and plunge pool. Interiors complete with fourposter and ensuite feature both Balinese-style décor and modern comforts with a vintage feel.
Enjoy aperitifs at The Officer’s Tent or dine in the two beautifully decorated hillside restaurants. Open-air eatery Mads Lange is ideal for breakfast followed by an evening spent sampling Api Jiwa’s ten course tasting menu.
Days spent exploring the valley’s delights can be tailored to suit your personal interests with the help a ‘Capella Culturist’. Alternatively, unwind at the spa, by the pool or around the sleepy campfire.
Situated at the southern most point of Bali this property is staggered up on the cliffs, so boasts uninterrupted ocean views.
Choose from a range of villas and suites depending on your requirements, all designed in beautiful earth tones. Each one is inspired by traditional village homes and comes with bamboo-weave rugs, contemporary-style furniture, and lovely views from the bathrooms.
There are two restaurants to choose from for dinner and a poolside bar for light bites at lunchtime. Crudo is a unique dining concept for Bali, combining Japanese and Latin-American dishes and flavours. Rocka prepares local produce with flavours inspired from Bali, as well as the rest of Asia and Europe. Book the chef’s table for an exclusive menu and one-off culinary experience.
Enjoy a dip in the cliff-edge pool, a calming yoga class looking out over the ocean, and an outdoor massage in the spa.
Located at the quieter end of Seminyak’s eight-kilometre beach, Alila Seminyak overlooks the waves of the Indian Ocean. This designer hotel blends tropical minimalism with contemporary comforts, offering guests personalised hospitality, unique experiences, and first-class facilities.
The 240 guestrooms and suites feature dark wooden furniture, Balinese stone, cool neutral tones, and natural fabrics. Sliding doors lead to spacious bathrooms and dressing rooms, while floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the gardens or beach. For the ultimate splurge, book the Beach Suite or Penthouse with private pool and personal butler.
The oceanfront restaurant, Seasalt, offers seafood fused with Japanese flavours, while the neighbouring beach bar is the ideal spot to sink into a daybed.
The resort centres on five integrated infinity pools and a traditional Hindu temple, while its spa offers treatments involving fresh, local ingredients. Guests can enjoy cookery lessons, yoga classes and guided tours, while the designer boutiques and high-end restaurants of Seminyak are a short stroll away.
Enjoy the ultimate sunset panorama and fall asleep to a lullaby of waves at the family friendly Villa Maridadi, one of Bali’s few completely beachfront villas in Canggu. Surrounded by tranquillity, standing on a cliff facing the Indian Ocean, Villa Maridadi is a beautifully maintained, fully staffed five-bedroom luxury beachfront retreat situated just beyond the picturesque Balinese village of Mengening.
The five luxuriously spacious bedrooms, which can be configured to your individual needs, include one master villa suite, two identical double-suites and two bedrooms in the main house. Each room comes with views of the sweeping coastline and distant volcanoes as well as romantic en suite garden bathrooms.
Every meal is catered to your needs, whether you fancy Western favourites, fresh seafood delicacies or Balinese cuisine.
The villa also has a games room with a billiards table and large television to keep guests occupied, and there’s an expansive swimming pool, living space and gardens as well as direct access to the black sand beach. Spa treatments and yoga sessions in the privacy of the property can be arranged.
Villa Belong Dua is a tranquil two bedroom beachside villa located in the heart of Seseh, a traditional fishing and temple village on the south-west coast of Bali.
Two charming bedroom pavilions and open-sided living and dining areas are adorned with black and white prints, ancient maps of Dutch Batavia and enchanting portraits. A generous, 20-metre-long swimming pool stretches out outside amongst the pretty tropical garden.
The villa comes with a team of experienced staff, full housekeeping services and a villa manager who is on hand to ensure that all your expectations are exceeded. Your private chef is on hand to prep meals from a suggestion menu of Asian and Western fare. An especially good space for children, the garden is safely enclosed, the swimming pool has a shallow section and there’s a secret playhouse in the rice barn. There’s also a TV room stocked with children’s games, books and DVDs.
This luxury boutique hotel is spectacularly located on the River Ayung just outside Ubud. Designed as an extension of the Samaya Seminyak, the Samaya Ubud is a serene tropical paradise that combines cutting edge design with unrivalled comfort and luxury.
Nineteen spacious and lavishly appointed pool villas feature king-size beds, stunning bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology. All villas also include a decent-size pool and the added luxury of butler service. A picnic basket of gourmet delights is delivered each morning for you to enjoy.
The resort’s two restaurants serve mouth-watering gourmet cuisine. Sample innovative dishes as you admire the views at Scene, or enjoy a more informal dining experience in a riverside setting at Swept Away.
The Samaya Ubud is perfectly located to explore Bali’s spiritual and cultural centre. Visit the Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace and the Ubud’s famed art market. Back at the resort, relax with a massage in the spa or laze by the pool.
The Orchard House is one of Bali’s best kept secrets, hidden down a lane in the heart of bustling Seminyak. This family-run home is bursting with character and fantastically unique in both appearance and décor.
Fusing traditional Balinese features with colonial design, the property features four bedrooms, two of which interconnect, plus an additional kids’ bedroom sleeping up to four children. Guests can relax in the large open-sided living and dining room which are furnished with comfortable sofas. Next to this space is the Big Room with wall-to-wall book cases. There are also toys, karaoke sets and dressing up kits to keep children occupied.
The villa boasts a well-furnished kitchen. Choose to eat at the six-seater dining table or the outdoor dining area which accommodates ten guests.
There's also a 13-metre swimming pool surrounded by gardens with sun loungers lining the water, and a shaded bale with cushions. Kids will adore the fun tree house tucked into the garden.
For those looking to live a life of luxury while visiting the Island of the Gods, The Oberoi Seminyak is the perfect choice. Sitting on fifteen acres of tropical gardens hidden in the heart of bustling Seminyak, the Oberoi offers peace, privacy, and tranquillity a world away from the ordinary.
Guests can choose between traditional thatched-roof lanais or spacious private villas, with views across lush gardens and frangipani trees or out to the Indian Ocean. Décor is an elegant interpretation of traditional Balinese style, with intricate wood carved headboards, bamboo furnishings, natural stone, and crisp linens that glow in spaces flooded with natural light.
The two restaurants and one bar boast beach views. Kura Kura serves local dishes and Indian tandoori, plus a meat and seafood selection. Frangipani Café offers delicious pastries.
The heart of the resort lies in the outdoor pool area, which overlooks the beach and is lined with sunloungers. There’s also a tennis court, a gym, and a spa set amid ponds and fountains.
Located on the southwestern tip of Bali in Uluwatu, the Istana is a private luxury estate with five bedrooms resting on a large area of west-facing clifftop with unparalleled sunset views.
The house unifies modern and antique – it has an oriental approach to style, serenity and detail, with a dose of European influence and elegance. The main house has a living space, dining room, entertainment area (the Dotcom room), and four guest bedroom suites. A separate guesthouse comprises the master suite.
Both buildings are single-story and open-air, inspiring a natural ambiance while accentuating the breathtaking view. The suites each have a network of staff providing a luxury hotel level of service, restaurant-standard food, a full-time manager, butlers and a chauffeur.
The villa chef offers unmatched dining experiences for all guests. The menu features an array of dishes, both western and oriental. The chef’s special Balinese dishes are a must try.