The Best Hotels in Bali

BY Asia-Pacific | Bali

best-hotels-in-bali-inset2Did you know that I can read minds? No, really, I can!

Alright fine, it’s not quite “mind reading,” per se, but I can predict exactly what you’re going to say the first time you lay eyes on Bali’s gorgeous beaches, crystalline waters and lush green canopy. It’s actually pretty easy, because there’s only one word that does the place justice:


Or more accurately:


In fact, chances are pretty good that you’ve had that reaction just looking at pictures of the place. But just in case you need further convincing, let me assure you: the best hotels in Bali are almost as stunning as the views. Below, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites.

The Best Hotels in Bali

Best hotels in bali Amankila


Set on a verdant hillside next to a cliff and overlooking East Bali’s Lombok Strait, Amankila is welcoming in every respect. From your freestanding suite, connected to the resort’s public areas and restaurants by stepped walkways, to the Beach Club, where watersports are available, you’ll feel at home — yet so very far removed from your workaday life.

Water lovers adore the two resort outriggers, designed to emulate traditional Balinese fishing craft — cruises are offered daily. Visit two of the island’s most important temples, Lempuyang and Besakih, the former of which is considered one of Bali’s “six temples of the heavens.”

Experience the Amankila

On our Bali Active Expedition, explore exotic jungles, venture across mountains, journey through the tranquil Gili islands, and stay at the stunning Amankila, perched gloriously above the Lombok Strait.

The Oberoi

Located on the sophisticated, fashionable Seminyak beach, The Oberoi, Bali is spread across fifteen acres of breathtaking tropical gardens. The hotel grounds are dotted with ancient Balinese temples, where we still present daily offerings, and boast a natural stone amphitheatre, a private dining space and the only local venue for regular Balinese dance performances.

The Viceroy

Located atop the Petanu River gorge, Viceroy Bali offers spectacular privacy from our Deluxe Terrace Villas. Overlooking the lush Valley of the Kings, each villa’s private terrace and pool affords stunning sunrise and sunset views.

Uma Como

Uma Ubud becomes the company’s second inland retreat dedicated to Uma’s understated philosophy of quiet comfort in inspiring, culture-rich locations. Enjoy the adventure. At Uma Ubud, you won’t fail to fall in love. Simply listen to the life – animals, birds and people – that exudes from Ubud’s enchanted forests and mist-wrapped paddies.


Jamahal Private Resort & Spa is located on the southern tip of Bali near Jimbaran Beach. The Balinese style villas are fitted with wooden furnishings and Asian décor, include a private entrance, outdoor pool and garden.

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