Bali is a special place. Its picturesque, versatile terrain that ranges from the jungle to the beach makes it one of the most visited islands in the world. The food will make your eyes widen with excitement and the sandy beaches will cause instant relaxation. The down-to-earth lifestyle, friendly locals, and spiritual heritage provide a place where solitude and adventure thrive simultaneously.
We’d be remiss not to mention its affordability, too. Thanks to the low cost of living, a large tourism industry that creates strong competition among hotels and restaurants, and the Rupiah remaining much weaker than the U.S. dollar and many other currencies, your money goes a long way.
Planning a trip to the Indonesian paradise? Whether it’s your first time or you’re a repeat visitor, you’ll want to check out our top picks for the best hotels in Bali for all budgets and vibes.
Price: Nightly rates start around $840
Vibe: Intimate, tranquil, luxurious
The rundown: With just 60 guest rooms, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is a step away from the volume the brand is known for. Offering breathtaking views of the Ayung River, guests are invited to immerse themselves in nature. The stunning, large infinity pool located in the center of the resort boasts expansive views of the surrounding rice paddies and tropical rainforest. The resort is also home to an iconic suspension bridge that connects the main resort area to the spa and wellness center. The bridge is built over the Ayung River and offers guests a beautiful and serene walk through the lush tropical rainforest.
Price: Nightly rates start around $900
Vibe: Exclusive, rural, luxurious
The rundown: Aman properties are always a step above the rest, and Amankila is no exception. Located on the eastern coast of Bali, the resort is set on a hillside overlooking the Lombok Strait and far from the noise of city life. A three-tier infinity pool offers guests a prime view of Bali from above, while the property’s private black-sand beach club beckons below. The resort’s buildings are designed in a traditional Balinese style, with thatched roofs, carved wooden details, and stone statues. The resort’s accommodations include suites and villas, all of which are designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings and feature private plunge pools and outdoor living spaces.
Price: Nightly rates start around $160
Vibe: Intimate, peaceful, wellness-focused
The rundown: One of the many luxury boutique hotels you can find in Bali for a steal, The Purist offers a secluded and intimate experience with traditional Balinese architecture and decor. The hotel consists of only 18 villas, making it ideal for couples and those looking for a quiet escape from the energy of Ubud. The hotel’s spa, known as The Purist Spa, is a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation with a focus on natural and holistic treatments. The hotel also has a yoga studio and two outdoor swimming pools.
Price: Nightly rates start around $200
Vibe: Artsy, minimalist, adults-only
The rundown: The Slow is known for its eco-friendly, minimalist, and intimate atmosphere, making it a perfect choice for travelers looking for a secluded and peaceful getaway in Bali with a sustainable approach. The attention is on the style at The Slow, where 12 concrete-cast suites feature a blend of urban minimalist and local artisan design. The hotel is known for its onsite restaurant, The Slow Kitchen, which features a Bohemian cafe-like setting, and organic dishes.
Price: Nightly rates start around $90
Vibe: Luxurious, beachfront, convenient
The rundown: Situated right on Jerman Beach and in the heart of lively Kuta, The Anvaya is the place to go for budget-friendly luxury accommodations with captivating views of the Indian Ocean. The spacious accommodations include suites and villas, all of which are designed with a blend of traditional Balinese and modern design. Guests love the beachfront restaurant, The Sands, which is a perfect spot to enjoy a casual meal while taking in the ocean views and the sound of the waves.
Price: Nightly rates start around $260
Vibe: Lush, secluded, tranquil
The rundown: Located in the heart of Bali’s lush tropical jungle, The Kayon Jungle Resort is built in harmony with nature. Its villas and suites are constructed on stilts and feature thatched roofs and natural materials like bamboo and teak. The resort’s curved, three-level infinity pool and spa offer guests an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a stunning jungle setting. Guests can also take part in traditional dance and music performances, and learn about Balinese art and culture.
Price: Nightly rates start around $140
Vibe: Surfer’s retreat, serene, elegant
The rundown: The Padma Resort Legian is a great option for surfers looking for a luxury hotel with easy access to the beach and surf spots, as well as a range of amenities and activities to enjoy. The resort offers direct access to the beach and some of the best surf spots on the island. It also hosts a surf school and rental shop. Guests can choose from a range of accommodations, from rooms to suites, all of which are designed in a modern Balinese style and feature private balconies or terraces. The resort also has multiple swimming pools, including an infinity pool with views of the ocean.
Price: Nightly rates start around $850
Vibe: Exclusive, sustainable, tranquil
The rundown: Perched on a cliff above the Indian Ocean, with panoramic views and nearby surf breaks, Alila Villas Uluwatu is one of the most sought-after secluded luxury hotels in Bali. The hotel is built using locally-sourced materials and incorporates environmentally-friendly technologies, such as a rainwater harvesting system and solar power. For the ultimate secluded experience, guests can book one of the resort’s villas, each of which includes a private infinity pool.