Wondering where to stay in Bali? We’ve got your back, from the rice paddies and traditional architecture around Ubud to the all-inclusive resorts of Nusa Dua. Every part of Bali offers something different, and every corner is just as gorgeous as the others. Our tours in Bali introduce you to all of them. Go adventuring, soak up the sun on a beach, or spend some time with the locals. And check out more hotels in Bali if you don’t find your perfect fit below.
Where to Stay in Ubud
Ubud is a major destination for anyone looking to explore the island’s traditions and culture. Sitting inland approximately 45 minutes from the nearest beaches, its streets are full of museums and handicraft stalls. It’s perfect if you want to take a beautiful piece of Bali home with you! The large number of tourists mean its culinary scene is also excellent. They serve everything from spicy rice platters to specialties like barbecued pork. It’s also the perfect place for taking a tour of the Ubud village and monkey forest, a safe preserve for these playful cousins. Or take a tour of a local volcano and do some wild rafting.
The Alila Ubud resort lies amid the forest valleys of the Ayung River. Roughly five kilometers from the city center, you can take a free shuttle bus. Large windows allow natural light to pour into its rooms and villas. They make use of traditional building styles and hardwoods, and include a balcony. There is a small outdoor pool and sun terrace, and range of daily activities, from cycling to tai chi.
Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar
A 15-minute walk from central Ubud, Bisma Eight’s range of suites and villas come with stylish modern furnishings. The rooms also have a seating area with sofas and attractive parquet floors. Bathrooms have traditional barrel-like Japanese soaking tubs. A heated infinity pool and deck sit in the garden. There is also a library, and daily yoga classes on offer.
Situated in unspoiled foliage roughly six kilometers from central Ubud, Capella Ubud comprises a series of individual luxury tents. Each has its own salt water pools. Their interiors are traditionally Balinese, with carved woods and bright fabrics. They include a seating area, with a further place to relax on the spacious exterior terrace.
Jalan Raya Dalem, Banjar Triwangsa Desa Keliki, Kecamatan Tegellalang
Where to Stay in Seminyak
Activities in Seminyak focus on its wide sunset-facing Indian Ocean beaches. Situated on Bali’s southern shores, it’s a short distance from the provincial capital of Denpasar. Denpasar is perfect for diving into Bali’s cultural riches or heading to the nearby smaller islands. It boasts high-end shopping and great night spots. Take an evening to sit at one of the many outdoor restaurants to enjoy the sun set beneath the horizon before partying the night away. Or try a unique experience and do a homestay in a local village.
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
With a beachfront location in Seminyak’s entertainment district, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort is right at the heart of the action. Its suites have sophisticated modern interiors with views of the Indian Ocean from private balconies. As well as the expansive use of hardwood floors, there is also a gym, and spa offering traditional Balinese massage.
Jalan Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura)
Alila Seminyak has a beachfront location that provides idyllic ocean views from many of its rooms. The contemporary interiors and crisp décor ooze tranquility and relaxation. But if that’s not enough, there is an outdoor pool, spa, and fitness center. There’s also a kids club to keep little ones entertained throughout your stay.
Jalan Taman Ganesha 9, Petitenget
Where to Stay in Canggu
Just south of Seminyak, Canggu lies close to the picturesque Hindu temple at Tanah Lot. It is primarily famous for its surfers’ beaches. Be wary though, the stunning waves also bring a strong surf that can be dangerous for inexperienced swimmers and surfers. While it may lack for entertainment, both Seminyak and Kuta are only a short distance by road. Seminyak is famous for its upscale shopping and international shopping scene, while Kuta is perfect for dancing the night away.
Como Uma Canggu
Natural light bounces around the soft-hued interiors of Como Uma Canggu. Set on the beachfront, floors are elegantly finished in gleaming stone. The furniture is made from local hardwoods. Como Uma Canggu has a good-sized outdoor pool, though its well worth splashing out on a room with panoramic beach views.
Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan
Hotel Tugu Bali
Aiming for authenticity, Hotel Tugu Bali mixes traditional construction and furnishings with antiques from across the region. It is situated within a private garden on Echo Beach. The garden space includes an outdoor pool, while the hotel also has a hot tub, and spa with massage services. In the evening, traditional Balinese music and dance is performed by local groups.
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach
Where to Stay in Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua (Two Islands) was born in the 1970s. It consists of 350 hectares of land home to around 20 high-end resorts. Known as a beach escape, there are also plenty of water sports available in the area. It’s a more quiet part of the island, and better for those looking for an escape from the hectic hordes. It’s also the center of luxury stays, and doesn’t disappoint when it comes to high-end cuisine and spa visits.
Revīvō Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali
This resort is surrounded by three hectares of mature teak forest. Intent on being sustainable, Revivo Wellness Resort also runs wellness programs for its guests. They are able to enjoy the shared lounge and outdoor pool. Alternatively, they might prefer the fitness center, hot tub, or sauna. Bicycles are also available, to head down to the beach or explore the local area.
Jalan Desa Sawangan, Kelurahan Benoa, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Bedung Bali
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas has an oceanfront location with a private white sand beach. Here guests have access to unlimited unmotorized water sports. Each of its rooms offer ocean views from their large windows, balcony, or terrace. The interiors have a traditional western ambience of subtle lighting and hardwood met by touches of Bali. There is also a spa, gym, and outdoor pool. Nusa Dua is 15 minutes away by road.
Jalan Pura Barong-Barong, Sawangan
Where to Stay in Uluwatu
Located on the western side of the Bukit Peninsula, Uluwatu is home to the Pura Luhur temple. This temple has a stunning position on cliffs 70 meters high. Locals believe it protects Bali, as well as the surfers who come to ride this area’s breaks. This is one of the most untouched parts of the island, and draws in many with its relaxed vibes.
Suarga Padang Padang
An architectural marvel, Suarga Padang Padang is a beautiful two-story structure built using traditional techniques. A sustainable resort, its construction used recuperated wood and bamboo. The site also uses renewable energy. Its clifftop location provides excellent ocean views from Bali’s southernmost reaches. Rooms look out over either the ocean or the gardens, and its two outdoor pools.
Labuan Sait Road, Br Dinas Labuan Sait, Recatu, Kuta Selatan
Where to Stay in Jimbaran
Jimbaran is a small fishing village that sits at the neck of the Bukit Peninsula. The harbor is full of colorful boats, and sits next to a bustling fish market. Its biggest draw is its wide beaches, which are lined with seafood restaurants called warungs. Backed by a tropical forest, this laidback spot with fantastic restaurants is beautiful and chill.
Ayana Resort and Spa Bali
This resort spreads across 90 hectares of tropical gardens that climb the cliffs from the picture-perfect sands of its private beach. The spacious rooms include stone flooring and traditional wooden screens. Facilities include 12 pools, a tennis court and 18-hole putting course. There is also a spa offering Thalasso massage therapies.
Karang Mas Estate, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera
Balquisse Heritage Hotel
Balquisse Heritage Hotel displays a sophisticated country house feel of distressed woods, antique-style furnishings and lavish wallpapers. Just 900 meters from Jimbaran Beach, each of its individually-finished rooms have a private balcony. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, or sample the spa facilities.
Jalan Uluwatu, 18X, Jimbaran
Boundless Adventure in Bali
The exotic Indonesian island of Bali has everything a tourist could want from a destination. Find authenticity in Ubud, and shopping in Seminyak. Canggu provides tranquil beach escapes, and Nusa Dua almost endless water sports possibilities. Meanwhile, Uluwatu nestles over glorious cliffs, and Jimbaran has great seafood. If you’re feeling inspired, read on about the best things to do in Bali!