Tourists who are looking for a great combination of the exotic and the familiar will love visiting a beach resort in Bali. This Indonesian island is a perfect location for those whose interests are diverse, as Bali is world-renowned for its art and spirituality. For the more active-minded traveler, there is hiking through jaded rainforests among ancient Hindu temples, fabulous surfing activity, and great rock climbing.
Though this kind of adventure may appeal to many, the hit-or-miss of hostels or unknown small inns is not what many travelers prefer, and what often keeps them from experiencing international adventures. Balinese resorts are a great way to get the standard of rooms and amenities that resort travelers have come to expect, while venturing into a more exotic destination full of exciting things to do and see.
Guests who visit here will get the chance to see beautiful oceans, experience exciting adventures in the sea and on land, and return packed with beautiful jewelry, wood carvings and other art. In between, they will find that the familiar clean sheets, on-site restaurants and bars, and beautiful pool locations will make a safe place to return to after days of stretching a traveler’s horizons. Here are some great beach resorts in Bali that are worth discovering:
1. The Oberoi Bali
The grounds of the Oberoi Bali are a definite must-see. Tropical gardens that are smattered with beautiful Balinese temples. The staff makes daily offerings to all of these. A natural stone amphitheater is a lovely location for outdoor performances. The resort has its own private beach, and is minutes away from Seminyak. It contains a variety of rooms and villas, spa, pools and four restaurants and bars.
2. The Legian Bali
The Legian Bali is an all-suite resort designed by the famed Jaya Ibrahim. It is a family-friendly resort that encourages children to learn more about Balinese culture by offering dance and flower-wreath classes. Amenities include a two-tiered infinity pool, ocean views from the resort’s restaurants, and the option of a private butler service in all villas and certain suites. The resort is very close to the shopping district of Seminyak.
3. The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
The Seminyak Beach Resort has the full spate of amenities that resort lovers have come to love. This includes two restaurants, an infinity pool with two sunken bars, rooms with both tubs and rain showers, full-service spa, and even details like your choice of pillow firmness. Daily shuttles can be arranged to the nearby towns of Seminyak, Kuta and Legian. Larger rooms have private balconies and in-room private jacuzzis.
4. The Samaya Bali
This resort is located on the famed Seminyak beach. It comes with three different kinds of Villas, known as pool, courtyard and royal pavilion villas. Pool villas are not only beachside, they also have on-site lap pools. The Royal Pavilion villas are the largest, and are located offsite, reachable by golf buggy, and each contains their own private pool. Spa, 24 hour in-villa dining, and many additional in-room amenities come standard, regardless of room size. For the adventurous, the Samaya Bali has contracted with a major tour company for their excursions.
5. Jamahal Private Resort & Spa
The adult-only Jamahal Private Resort features one, two or three bedroom villas. Some of the more luxurious villas include a private swimming pool while all villas have high-speed Internet, cable television, and private gardens. A contemporary resort style accommodation, the Jamahal is surrounded by tropical gardens. A private beach is just a few steps away from the hotel, allowing for water sports and sunbathing. There is also a swimming pool and a spa, which includes a number of treatments and massages.
6. InterContinental Bali Resort
The InterContinental Bali Resort prides itself in celebrating the local culture of Bali, and in teaching it to interested guests. They offer classes in yoga and the Balinese practice of Bayu Suci, as well as local song, dance, cooking, and flower arranging classes. These are all-age activities and great for families who want to help their children learn and share new cultures. One of the highlights is the opportunity as a guest to participate in the annual green sea turtle release, and to be a part of keeping this enchanting threatened species thriving.
7. The Laguna
The Laguna is on what the resort claims to be the nicest beach in Nusa Dua, and offer a host of water activities to do there, like dolphin tours, snorkeling, or PADI certified scuba. Infinite lagoon pools, on-site dining with special event options, and lovely manicured grounds are all a part of a stay at the Laguna. The spa here not only offers Western treatments that resort-goers are used to, but a variety of traditional Balinese treatments as well.
8. Club Med Bali
Trip Advisor recently awarded Club Med Bali the best resort for families in Asia. This all-inclusive resort includes activities for everyone in the family. Golf, teen and children’s activity clubs, spa and wellness centers, and even an on-site trapeze are just a few of the highlights. Accommodations come at two levels, called club and suite. Beach access, pools and on-site dining are all included. Excursions are available, ranging from day trips to several-day trips to experience firsthand the majestic Balinese culture.
9. Prama Sanur Beach Bali
This Aerowista hotel franchise offers high-quality rooms and on-site dining. It is located in a beachside location surrounded by lush tropical parkland and coconut palm groves. Amenities at the Prama Sanur Beach are all-inclusive. Non-motorized water sports, tours, salon, wifi, table game room, private beach, beach massage, kids club, and much more are available for guests. This resort is family friendly but also offers a number of adult-only options.
10. Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
The Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali boasts all suites and villas among its lush tropical garden landscape. It has easy access to the historical charm of the town of Sanur, and offers activities to take advantage of the cultural splendor, as well as dedicated shopping excursions for the dedicated art collector or just a trip to find souvenirs. On-site, a kids club and family pool, galleria, and spa specializing in Balinese massages are just some of the featured amenities.
11. The Lovina
The Lovina is a great location for those who want to see as many different natural wonders in one location as possible. Lovina is home to Bali’s best protected coral reef, and nestled between the Balinese sea and Bedugul mountain range. Activities include waterfall treks and dolphin watching. On site, the Lovina has a number of suite and villa choices, 5 restaurants including a pizzeria, spa, pool, and a large number of resort-sponsored beach and water activities.
12. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
The Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is placed in the heart of the surfing region of Bali. Guest rooms are of the style and class that Sheraton guests worldwide have come to expect from the brand. Unique offerings include a fashion-styled afternoon tea, locally inspired spa treatments, and newly launched kids club with daily activities. To keep kids hydrated in the tropical climate, a complimentary kids bottle is given that can be refillable at any time during the stay with juice or soft drinks at no cost.
13. Hard Rock Hotel Bali
This extension of the Hard Rock Cafe franchise asks guests upon arrival if they are ready to rock. They feature a number of on and off-site adventures like rock climbing and tours with the rock legends that draw people to the Hard Rock Brand. An on-site recording studio, concerts, modern rock-inspired decor and rock royalty memorabilia are all part of the Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Six restaurants, two room styles and a spa are just some of the ways to customize a stay here to ensure it rocks.
14. Bali Dynasty Resort
The Bali Dynasty Resort in South Kuta tries to understand the needs of both families and adults without kids, by providing locations that are tailored to each. An adults-only pool and kids-only pool are available, as well as a number of options for both. Families can enjoy the trapeze school and circus club, kids club daily activities, and on-site playground. Adults can enjoy the spa and daily adults-only social activities.
15. Bali Garden Beach Resort
Situated in South Kuta as well, this beachside resort is in a great location for those who like walking to many activities. It is a short distance from the shopping district, art market, and a waterpark. On-site amenities at the Bali Garden Beach include three pools, a spa, 9 restaurants, and 5 bars. A number of couples and family packages are available for those who like the all-inclusive option. This is a great option for seeing a combination of the best that natural and urban Kuta has to offer.
16. Padma Resort Bali
The Padma Resort has features and activities targeted toward the whole family. The fitness center is complimentary, and comes with exercise equipment, sauna and steam room. On-site classes include yoga and traditional Balinese cooking. Pools, basketball and volleyball are available on-site. A number of room styles are available, including a dedicated family-style room, with a master room and adjacent kids room with bunk bed.
17. Legian Beach Hotel
This hotel is surrounded on one side by the beach, and on three sides by a large tropical garden parkland. Rooms are varied, from family to disabled-friendly. Pools, five restaurants, and four bars are just some of the on-site features at the Legian Beach Hotel. Kids who stay in a room with their parents are free, appealing to the budget-conscious. Packages are available for those who prefer an all-inclusive or special meal option.