A selection of the best five star hotels in Bali, Indonesia. A selection by Laura Becker
Experience luxurious accommodation at the newly opened Sebali Resort, located in Ubud, just 5.8 km away from Ubud Palace. This boutique hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden, a restaurant, a bar, a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. Each room is fully-equipped with air conditioning, a desk, a terrace with a mountain view, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, bed linen and towels. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast with continental, American or Asian options. The hotel also offers bike and car hire for those who wish to explore the area, which is popular for cycling. Monkey Forest Ubud and Tegallalang Rice Terrace are both only a few kilometres away from the property. The Ngurah Rai International Airport is 39 km away.
Rooms: 17 Stars: 5
Experience the beauty of Ubud surrounded by lush greenery at The Kayon Jungle Resort. Enjoy a stay in Balinese-inspired accommodation with a private pool, balcony, flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Relax in the spa centre, work out at the fitness facilities or explore the area with a free bicycle. Savour a delicious breakfast or a drink at the bar, while the staff help you plan your day with car hire and airport shuttle services. Located 10 km from Ubud Palace and Ubud Market, and 11 km from Ubud Monkey Forest, the resort is 38 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Rooms: 38 Stars: 5
Perched atop a cliff, The Ungasan Clifftop Resort offers a luxurious getaway with unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean and surrounding landscapes. Guests can enjoy the exclusive access to the private beachfront, fitness facilities, day spa, Sundays Beach Club and return airport transfer. Fully furnished villas come with designer kitchen, rain shower, iPod dock, Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV and ample indoor/outdoor lounge areas. Activities include a dip in the cliff-edge infinity pool, tennis on the lawn and hard courts, games room and Balinese massages. Enjoy an array of seafood specialties and wood-fire pizzas at Sundays Beach Club, or fine dining and extensive wine menu at Selatan Restaurant. Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple is within a short drive, while Kuta is 40 minutes away and Ngurah Rai International Airport is 25 km away.
Rooms: 35 Stars: 5
Nestled in lush tropical valleys by the Ayung River, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan offers an idyllic escape. Boasting luxurious suites and villas with private terraces and views of the greenery, a selection of four dining options, a spa, an outdoor pool, a gym, a library, a business centre, a kids club and more, this resort is the ultimate destination for relaxation and exploration. Enjoy pampering treatments at the spa, or explore the nearby Ubud Palace, Ubud Art Market, Monkey Forest and more. Free valet parking and convenient on-site services such as currency exchange and vehicle rental make getting around a breeze. With 90 minutes by car from Ngurah Rai International Airport, this is the perfect spot for an unforgettable holiday.
Rooms: 60 Stars: 5
Experience the luxury of Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape – a newly opened five-star resort in Payangan, Bali. Enjoy the views from your room’s balcony, relax in the garden or take one of the free bikes for a ride. The restaurant offers a variety of Indonesian and local dishes, and the bar serves refreshing cocktails. Each room is air-conditioned, equipped with a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bidet and hairdryer. Start the day with a delicious breakfast of buffet, à la carte and continental options. For those looking for adventure, explore the nearby Neka Art Museum, Tegallalang Rice Terrace and Blanco Museum, or take a cycling tour. The resort’s 24-hour front desk staff can assist in English and Indonesian. Ngurah Rai International Airport is 50 km away and airport shuttle service can be arranged.
Rooms: 16 Stars: 5
Experience the epitome of luxury and serenity at The Legian Seminyak, Bali. Located directly on Seminyak Beach, this beachfront property boasts a three-tiered outdoor pool, landscaped tropical gardens, and rooms with private balconies. Enjoy complimentary minibar, daily breakfast and afternoon tea, and access to group fitness activities and WiFi. Pamper yourself with yoga lessons, a visit to the spa, or a quiet read in the library. The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and European dishes for lunch and dinner, while the pool and ocean bars offer light meals and cocktails. You’ll also find wine and cigars in the lobby lounge. The Seminyak Square Shopping Mall and Petitenget Temple are within 400 metres, and Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 15 km drive away. Airport transfer is available at an additional charge.
Rooms: 79 Stars: 5
Experience ultimate luxury at Jumeirah Bali, a 5-star hotel located in Uluwatu, just less than a kilometer from Dreamland Beach. Offering spectacular sea views from each room, guests can enjoy access to a terrace, outdoor pool, fitness center, bar and garden. With a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free Wi-Fi, every stay is made special. All rooms come with air conditioning, a seating area, flat-screen TV, safety deposit box and private bathroom with a shower, toiletries and hairdryer. Kettle and balcony are available in select rooms. Enjoy à la carte, American and Asian breakfast options, as well as dairy-free, gluten-free and halal options. Balangan Beach is 1.2 km away, while Ngurah Rai International Airport is 14 km away.
Rooms: 143 Stars: 5
The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa is your perfect beachfront getaway. Enjoy a traditional Balinese touch in your room, with a 42-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player, and a luxurious rainshower and bath. Suites and villas offer a hot tub with breathtaking ocean views. Take a dip in the ocean-facing infinity pool, savor international dishes at the Santan Restaurant, or sip cocktails from the pool bar. With free WiFi and a business centre, you can stay connected. Unwind with a spa treatment, or enjoy the nearby Ku De Ta Restaurant and Bar. Water sports, yoga, and an on-call doctor are also available. Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
Rooms: 103 Stars: 5
Nestled in Ubud, Ubud Nyuh Bali Resort & Spa – CHSE Certified offers air-conditioned units with an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and private bathrooms. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the onsite gym, bicycles, morning walks, Balinese classes, and daily yoga. Each unit features a living room with a flat-screen TV and a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffee and tea maker. A la carte breakfast is served every morning. The restaurant serves local cuisine and can cater to vegetarian, dairy-free, Halal, and special dietary requirements. Guests can explore the area by cycling and visit Ubud Monkey Forest (5 km) or Elephant Cave (5 km). Ngurah Rai International Airport is 23 km away.
Rooms: 21 Stars: 5
Discover Raffles Bali, a luxurious 5-star hotel located in Jimbaran, just 700 metres from Jimbaran Beach. Enjoy a range of amenities including free bikes, free private parking, a fitness centre, a garden, a restaurant, a bar, spa centre, tennis court, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms feature a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a bidet. Breakfast is available daily, and the property is close to Samasta Lifestyle Village and Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Ngurah Rai International Airport is 6 km away. Opened in July 2020, Raffles Bali is the perfect destination for a luxurious stay.
Rooms: 32 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Bali, Indonesia
Kuta is one of the most popular areas to stay in Bali, Indonesia, and it’s easy to see why. This vibrant beach town is located on the southwestern coast of Bali and is known for its beautiful beaches, world-class shopping, and lively nightlife. With an abundance of luxury and budget hotels, Kuta is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. Accommodations range from five-star luxury resorts to budget-friendly hostels, so there’s something for everyone. Popular hotels in Kuta include the Legian Beach Hotel, the All Seasons Legian, and the Kuta Beach Club.
Seminyak is another popular area to stay in Bali, Indonesia. Located just north of Kuta, Seminyak is known for its chic boutiques, trendy restaurants, and stunning beaches. There are plenty of upscale hotels in Seminyak, including the W Bali – Seminyak, The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, and The Legian Bali. For budget travelers, there are also plenty of affordable accommodation options, such as the Bali Garden Beach Resort, the Grand Ixora Hotel, and the Kuta Beach Club.
Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali, Indonesia. This tranquil town is located in the center of the island and is known for its stunning rice terraces, vibrant art scene, and spiritual energy. There are plenty of hotels in Ubud, ranging from luxury resorts to budget guesthouses. Popular hotels include the Amandari Resort, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, and the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa.
Jimbaran is a picturesque fishing village located on the southwestern coast of Bali. This relaxed beach town is known for its beautiful sunset views, seafood restaurants, and golden sand beaches. Popular hotels in Jimbaran include the InterContinental Bali Resort, the Ayana Resort & Spa, and the Jimbaran Puri Bali.
Canggu is a popular beach town located on the southwestern coast of Bali. This vibrant town is known for its stunning beaches, delicious eateries, and hipster vibes. Popular hotels in Canggu include the U Paasha Seminyak, the Alaya Ubud, and the ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali.