The Top 7 Luxurious Hotels in Bali (2022)

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For many travelers, Bali, an island and province of Indonesia, evokes pictures of a veritable paradise. From tropical jungles to white-sand beaches, a local culture rooted in centuries-old spiritual beliefs, and a plethora of hotels at every price point, a trip to Bali can be as budget-friendly or lavish as you desire. For travelers with the will and means to bed down in more gilded accommodations, we rounded up our favorite luxury hotels on the island. In this list, you'll find romantic villas made for two, family-friendly options touting private chefs, and everything in between. These seven properties are our top luxury hotel picks in Bali, Indonesia.

The Top 7 Luxurious Hotels in Bali

The Best Luxury Hotels in Bali

The Best Luxury Hotels in Bali

  • Our Top Picks
  • Viceroy Bali
  • InterContinental Bali Resort
  • Raffles Bali
  • Jumeirah Bali
  • Capella Ubud
  • Aman Villas at Nusa Dua
  • COMO Uma Ubud
  • See More (4)
  • Final Verdict

  • Compare the Top Luxurious Hotels in Bali

  • Methodology

Best Overall : Viceroy Bali

Why We Chose It

Understated luxury, unparalleled valley views, and great service are just some standout features of this all-villa property. It’s no wonder Viceroy Bali is our best overall pick amongst Bali’s most luxurious hotels.

Notable Amenities

Helipad available for airport transfers (at a fee); robust 24/7 room-service menu

Pros

  • Infinity pool offers sweeping views of the valley gorge

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  • Conveniently located near iconic sites like Ubud Monkey Forest and Ubud Palace

Cons

  • Not the most kid-friendly resort, though previous guests note staff do their best to accommodate

Viceroy Bali, set against Ubud’s verdant Petanu River Valley and with the Mount Batur volcano within eyesight, consistently receives top marks for its gorgeous location, pristine surroundings, and noteworthy service. Its 40 Balinese villas feature private pools, indoor-outdoor lounge areas, canopy beds, and marble bathrooms. The heated infinity pool touts views of the Valley of the Kings and a swim-up bar. You’ll also find a gym, spa, and two restaurants on-site. Thatched roofs, gazebos, and elegant open-air architecture are prevalent throughout.

The resort also features a helipad for guest use (at a fee), offers yoga and cooking classes, and runs bicycle tours.

Best Overall, Runner Up : InterContinental Bali Resort

Why We Chose It

This resort checks a lot of boxes for couples, families, and groups, from multiple dining options to outdoor activities, meeting spaces, and child care services.

Notable Amenities

Kids’ club with late hours; elegant turndown service

Pros

  • Oceanfront locale

  • All rooms feature balconies or terraces

Cons

  • Very large resort may not be for everyone

With over 400 classically outfitted rooms (ranging from standard to executive levels), the award-winning InterContinental Bali Resort is located steps away from the beach in Jimbaran. It’s situated across six different wings, which means there is plenty of room to spread out. A large resort like this one checks a lot of boxes for all types of travelers; there are multiple dining outlets (including restaurants serving French and Japanese cuisine), outdoor pools with water fountain features, sand and water activities, a spa, the kids' club, and business meeting rooms. The resort also features a sand volleyball court, beachside lounge chairs, and landscaped gardens accented with various Hindu gods statues throughout.

Booking at a higher category, such as at the Club InterContinental level situated in its own wing, comes with additional perks like lounge access (including afternoon tea service), a personal butler available 24/7, and access to the property’s exclusive pool.

Best for Romance : Raffles Bali

Why We Chose It

This all-villa resort from an iconic brand presents an array of unique experiences for a romantic retreat, from dining in a candlelit cave to spending quality time at the villa’s private pool.

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Notable Amenities

Private butlers; his and hers walk-in closets; soaking tub in every villa

Pros

  • Unique dining options, including private dining in an open-air gazebo

  • Previous guests praise the attentive, thoughtful staff

Cons

  • Children are welcome, but hotel marketing heavily emphasizes romantic travel

All of Raffles Bali’s 32 spacious one- and two-bedroom villas tout partial or panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, a private terrace with loungers, an indoor-outdoor shower, a soaking tub, and a private pool. A shared infinity pool overlooking the beach sports exposed lounge chairs and covered day beds. Dining options include a meal in a nearby secret cave, illuminated by torches and candlelight. The hotel's Rumari restaurant is positioned at the property’s highest point, affording views of the Indian Ocean from its terrace. Its Farm Terrace hosts cooking and mixology classes, while in-villa dining is available around-the-clock.

A unique Emotional Wellbeing program offers sound healing meditation, reiki, and traditional Balinese healing practices, while the spa features a meditation terrace and fitness center.

Best For Families : Jumeirah Bali

Why We Chose It

A dedicated kids’ pavilion keeps children engaged with a host of fun and historical activities in a luxurious setting.

Notable Amenities

Private pool and pavilion at each villa; 24/7 butler service available

Pros

  • Stunning design blends contemporary and traditional architecture inspired by Javanese-Hindu culture

  • Peafowl Pavilion immerses kids and teens with numerous cultural activities

  • All guests have beach access

Cons

  • Romance seekers might want to book elsewhere

Dubai-based Jumeirah opened its family-friendly Bali resort in 2022. The 123 all-villa property is located in Bali’s southwestern Pecatu region, in beachy Uluwatu. Its Peafowl Pavilion offers a host of culturally-minded activities for kids and teens, including Balinese dress-up and musical experiences, bonfire nights, and unstructured recreation in its dreamland garden.

Each guest villa includes a private pool and outdoor pavilion, so there is plenty to do within the accommodations. Elsewhere throughout the resort, guests will enjoy three dining outlets where one might sample Jimbaran style seafood dishes (a mix of spicy-tangy-sweet), a spa and traditional Turkish hammam (which the resort claims is unique to the area), yoga classes and sunset meditations, and 24/7 butler service upon request.

Best For Adventure : Capella Ubud

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Why We Chose It

Intrepid travelers who still appreciate and seek out elevated touches will check into a singular experience at this all-tented camp resort.

Notable Amenities

Air conditioning in all tents; laundry service included; complimentary holiday photo shoot when you reserve 24 hours in advance

Pros

  • Quirky, vintage decor transports travelers to a different time (each tent is themed)

  • Airport transfers included when you book for at least two nights

Cons

  • Not accessible to travelers with mobility challenges given the resort's layout

Travelers with an adventurous spirit and a taste for luxury will want to check into one of the 22 one-bedroom tents, each accessed via a suspension bridge. Depending on which tent guests book, getting to the accommodations may or may not include a steep trek down the hill where the property sits.

No two tents are decorated the same, and guests can expect lots of vintage objects, patterned textiles, wood floors, and four-post beds all encapsulated with zippered mosquito nets and see-through plastic covers for windows (so you can still enjoy the natural visuals when it often rains). Each tent also features an outdoor deck with day beds and some include a private pool.

Yoga, use of the property's bicycles, and access to its communal “Officer’s Tent” living room (where rotating cultural activities are hosted) are included in your rate. Dining occurs at Mads Lange (named after a Danish spice trader). The property’s tented dining room serves lunch and dinner menus that include Indonesian dishes like beef rendang and Pesisi fish curry.

Best For Foodies : Aman Villas at Nusa Dua

Why We Choose It

A private chef whips up dishes from regionally caught seafood and produce from the nearby market one day, then hosts a cooking class for your party the next. We also love that guests can choose when or where they’d like to dine.

Notable Amenities

Babysitting (from $12/hour); custom-built private yacht with chef for guests use; wellness experts on-site

Pros

  • Great for families who prefer more privacy

  • Conveniently located near the airport without sacrificing ambiance

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  • Emphasis on fresh, local cuisine

Cons

  • No spa on the property

Aman Villas at Nusa Dua’s 27 villas in Bali’s southern peninsula offers families a private pool, private chef, and two butlers, whether you’re booking a two-bedroom or six-bedroom villa. Enjoy meals made with locally caught seafood and produce from the nearby market, customized by a dedicated chef—hire them to also host a cooking class in your kitchen. Babysitting services are also offered, which would be ideal when adults book a signature spa treatment such as a Balinese massage, which traditionally utilizes alternating thumb and palm pressure to relieve tension.

Nearby, a host of water-based activities are accessible. Head 10 minutes to the beach, or book a private yacht excursion for sunbathing, lounging, diving, and even an onboard massage. The Bali National Golf Club is also close by. Guests will arrive at the fragrant, garden-laced property from Denpasar Airport in 20 minutes via complimentary transfer.

Best For Wellness : COMO Uma Ubud

Why We Chose It

This wellness-focused retreat offers holistic practices, from traditional spa sessions to chakra healings, daily yoga, guided walks, and more.

Notable Amenities

Free parking and valet service.

Pros

  • Its spa houses a number of amenities, (saunas, meditation house, yoga pavilion)

  • Short walk to Ubud’s center

Cons

  • Some guests noted its villas run smaller than other resorts

Wellness seekers will find COMO Uma Ubud’s 46 rooms, suites, and villas particularly appealing. Restrained yet modern décor in neutral tones complements its tropical surroundings (think: banyan trees and coconut palms) it's located just a 30-minute stroll from the town’s center. Its rooms come with yoga mats, and some feature their own infinity-edged plunge pool.

The wellness program, Shambhala Retreat, hosts Ayurvedic treatments, guided walks, daily complimentary yoga classes in its outdoor pavilion overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley and River Oos, steam rooms, and a gym. One can even book a chakra healing session with its Bali-born practitioner. In traditional Balinese culture, working with and balancing the universe’s energy as it relates to the body’s seven energy centers (or chakras) is believed to contribute to physical and emotional wellness.

Its culinary team sources ingredients locally and with the community in mind. For example, its cashew nuts and roselle are purchased from a social enterprise. Cooking classes utilizing native herbs and spices are also an option.

Final Verdict

Bali's lush surroundings, attentive hospitality, and blend of traditional and contemporary architecture make booking a luxury hotel a top-notch experience. Virtually all luxury hotels tout a private pool and complimentary WiFi, and many offer airport transfers. Some of Bali’s most exclusive luxury hotels make 24/7 butler service, a private chef, and utmost discretion the norm. For an all-around hotel that hits many marks, check into the Viceroy Bali.

Compare the Top Luxurious Hotels in Bali

PropertyResort FeeRoom RatesFree WiFi
Viceroy Bali
Best Overall
No$$$Yes
InterContinental Bali Resort
Best Overall, Runner Up
No$$Yes
Raffles Bali
Best for Romance
No$$$$Yes
Jumeirah
Best for Families
No$$$$Yes
Capella Ubud
Best for Adventure
No$$$$Yes
Aman Villas at Nusa Dua
Best for Foodies
No$$$$Yes
COMO Uma Ubud
Best for Wellness
No$$$Yes

Methodology

We combed through dozens of Bali’s luxury hotels to evaluate each for quality of service, range of amenities, and guest reviews. We also considered unique touches like private pools or terraces, excellent views, and services for kids and teens.

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Where do celebrities stay in Bali? ›

There is plenty of celebrity villas in Bali. Some of the most popular choices are Seseh Beach Villas, Iniala Beach House or Villa Saengootsa. Where do the rich stay in Bali? Bali offers some expensive luxury hotels and resorts such as Alila Villas, Sumaya or Six Senses.

What is the best area to stay in Bali? ›

BEST AREAS TO STAY IN BALI
  • Ubud, the best place to sleep in Bali and get around the island.
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packed up and headed to Bali on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and stayed at a luxury private resort called Soori Resort Hotel. The family booked the most expensive and most private villa in the resort.

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Where do the rich live in Bali? ›

Uluwatu – Situated on the south west coast of Bali, perched on the famous limestone cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula, is “Billionaires Row” which boasts some of Asia's most luxurious and expensive villas.

How many days do you need in Bali? ›

Most travelers will agree that 10 days is the perfect amount of time to spend in Bali. However, 5 days is the bare minimum if you want to explore more than one area of the island.

What is the best time to visit Bali? ›

The best months for a classic Bali beach vacation are May, June, July, August, and September — August is the driest month on the island. These are also the best months for snorkeling and diving, as rain limits visibility below the water's surface and sunshine enhances the underwater experience.

Where do the rich live in Bali? ›

Uluwatu – Situated on the south west coast of Bali, perched on the famous limestone cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula, is “Billionaires Row” which boasts some of Asia's most luxurious and expensive villas.

Where did Mick Jagger stay in Bali? ›

In the bed with Mick Jagger - Review of Tandjung Sari Hotel, Sanur, Indonesia - Tripadvisor.

Do celebrities go to Bali? ›

The list of fans of Bali can be continued for a long time. Celebrities love Bali in the first place for the fact that if you want to stay incognito, no one will even guess about your presence on the island.

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