The Luxury of Bali, top 5 Hotels


Top 5 most luxurious Hotels in Bali

Renowned for white powdered sands, tropical rain-forest, exotic culture and friendly locals, there is little wonder for why so many travelers choose it as their once in a lifetime destination. In fact, Bali is teeming with a variety of experiences and modest attractions, but then there is also no denying how these modest offerings are often transcended by a luxury travel experience which can exceed even the highest expectations. From spectacular infinity pools and world class restaurants, to luscious private gardens, stand alone hot-tubs and impeccable customer service; the luxury hotels in Bali are some of the most incredible in the world and regardless of your specific taste, there is usually a particular resort to suit most preferences.

Here are the 5 of the most luxurious hotels in Bali:


To the southern end of the island, the Bulgari Resort is infamous for being the most expensive hotel on Bali and has the most desirable location with it being perched up high on a cliff side. The local area, Uluwatu is known for dramatic scenery and popular with foreign surfers, but the hotel itself is well distanced from busy areas of any kind and even requires a taxi ride to travel anywhere outside of the resort.

Arguably one of the best features of the villas at Bulgari is the fact that each one has a private plunge pool accompanied by unrivaled views of the ocean. With walk-in wardrobes, wooden antique style fittings and fine detail in every sense, you can be sure that the interior of these luxury villas is just as alluring as the jungle setting in which they find themselves.

Although the Bulgari Resort is quite exclusive and a favorite for business travelers, it's also a popular attraction for casual tourists who take a day trip to Uluwatu and stop in to sample one of the better known restaurants on the island. As with many Five Star resorts in Bali, the Bulgari has a range of activities and offerings including yoga classes and water sports. While the spa will also ensure that there is little reason to leave the resort.


It would be impossible to list the most luxurious hotels in Bali without including this sublime beach front resort which opens out onto Geger Beach on the Nusa Dua peninsula.

Rather than confining the choice to villa only, the St. Regis Bali has a variety of rooms ranging from premium suites to larger bungalows, each with an experience to remember. Boasting some of the best trained staff on the island, the most high tech amenities and an enormous Salt-Water Lagoon, everything about this resort speaks grandeur and utmost luxury.

Inside the St. Regis Bali, you will find a range of local art which takes the appearance of an art gallery, while the decor is suitably designed to match. A favorite for honeymoon vacations and couples, the hotel is well accustomed to romantic breaks and will always go the extra mile to impress by making simple gestures such as rose petals leading to the bathtub or organizing a box of chocolates for a loved one.

While the rooms are as spacious and luxurious as you will find anywhere in the world, its the smaller details at the St. Regis Bali that never fail to make a visitors stay unforgettable, from the private airport pickup to the luxury sun lounges and incredible beachfront dining, the St. Regis Bali leaves no stone unturned.


Renowned as the cultural heart of Bali, where local life is cantered on art, craft and traditional dance, Ubud makes for an interesting day trip from the Hanging Gardens, one of the most stunning luxury hotels in Bali.

However, despite being situated within easy reach of the town, this five star resort is superbly isolated in the middle of a nearby rainforest where you can be guaranteed a serenely quiet atmosphere to appreciate the wild surroundings. In fact, if you decide against visiting the local town or meeting anyone at all, The Hanging Gardens is set up in such a way that you can stay in absolute quiet and privacy should you choose to do so.

Consisting of 44 private villas, each one with their own private infinity pool and terrace, the interior of each villa is another stand out feature of the Hanging Gardens. Sparing absolutely no expense, the rooms are the epitome of luxury with ample living space, exotic fabrics, handmade furniture and enormous master bathrooms.

With salad truffle fries, delightful fish cuisine and amazing cocktails being part of the five star restaurant and bar, the Hanging Gardens is undoubtedly up there with the most luxurious hotels in Bali.


Alila Villas Soori is the perfect getaway and detox destination for the business traveler. Located far from the tourist crowds and isolated a remote pocket of the western part of the island, this luxury hotel is known as a retreat, the ultimate spot for relaxation and ideal for a quiet week or weekend break.

Each villa has a private pool and beautiful views of the ocean, although you will need to drive at least two hours from Ubud for the wonderful seclusion it provides. Beautifully designed in a modern sense to convey a relaxing feel, the resort focuses on hospitality and calmness in an effort to maintain its title of the ultimate retreat on the island.

Once more, you will find a hotel with decadent dining options and superior service, while the villas themselves are fitted with almost any electronic item you can think of along with the hotels signature bathing products. One of the great things about Alila Villas Soori, is how they really do push the limits of hospitality and you can expect to receive refresher towels and snacks when being picked up at the airport as well as your favorite music to be playing on arrival in the villa.

Although many luxury resorts in Bali are located in the midst of nature, few can match the impressive surroundings of Alila Villas Soori, with verdant rice paddy fields stretching for the horizon and then volcanic mountains providing an immense backdrop.


Opening out onto a black sandy lava beach, the bungalows on Matahari Beach Resort and Spa offer a high end option for the luxury traveler, both in service and the standard of the hotel itself. Located on the western coast of Bali, the Matahari goes a little further than most of the resorts by offering an exclusive limousine pickup from the airport, or you can splurge to arrive in style and speed by way of a helicopter.

Beautifully decorated with either stone or wood finish, the bungalows are fitted to perfection with lavish furniture and a stunning bathroom. If that wasn't enough, every bungalow has its very own balcony leading from your living space, straight onto the strangely fine sand outside. As expected, the hotel also has a pristine swimming pool worthy of a feature in any travel magazine, while the Balinese beach restaurant offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a barbecue on the sands in the evening.

Matahari goers speak of wonderful yoga classes, sumptuous cooking courses and watersports for the restless, but all considered, you don't need to do anything here to appreciate how special is the experience.

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