The luxury five-star hotels are one of the top reasons why Bali is one of the most visited places in Asia and won the best holiday destination in the world only a few years ago. Not to mention the tropical climate, beautiful coastline, stunning attractions, and extraordinary adventures.
With some 5-star hotels out there that just don’t quite take your breath away, we’ve sought out the top luxury hotels that truly deserve their exceptional ratings. From real antiques included in the furnishings to modern infinity pools, you’re guaranteed to find a place from our list that suits your taste.
The St Regis Bali Resort
The recently refurbished St Regis Resort is an iconic accommodation, as it is a visually astounding masterpiece of culture, art, and storytelling.
Based on the concept of “Nyegara Gunung”, the resort’s design is influenced by the features of this sacred journey from the mountain to the sea. The hotel is located on the highest ground in Bali, Pura Besakih, with a long Fire Garden lined with villas which runs from the hotel to the seafront.
The 80-suite hotel signifies the mountain, the Fire Garden represents a river flowing from the mountain to the sea, and the 42 villas symbolise the Balinese temples and villages. So, if you are intrigued by culture and comforted by a sense of community, you will truly be taken on an enlightening journey throughout your stay at this magical resort!
Effectively balancing culture with luxury, you will find countless features set to impress you. Unwind in the uniquely designed swimming lagoon and pools, before dining in the restaurant which incorporates a mix of cosiness and lavishness. You’ll be blown away by the resort’s overall vibrant blend of nature and Balinese luxury, as well as the magnificent chandeliers in your bedroom!
Katamama Suites at Desa Potato Head
Situated in Seminyak and with the popular Petitenget Beach and Batu Belig Beach on your doorstep, this hotel has a modern vibe in both its design as well as its ethos of sustainability.
With a ‘Zero-Waste’ policy, the hotel strives to ensure that everything they provide comes from natural resources, from bamboo cutlery to all-natural sunscreen, which is highly respected by their guests.
Get comfortable in your spacious room in front of the flat-screen TV, pour a drink from your very own mini-bar, and relax in the peaceful seating area. Some units come with a terrace or balcony view, so make sure to snatch one up if you desire the peace and quiet of private sunbathing.
Head down to Katamama Restaurant to taste the delicious Indonesian and International cuisine or dine surrounded by palm trees at the Potato Head Beach Club, after taking a dip in the infinity pools or relaxing on a daybed.
The Kayon Jungle Resort by Pramana
This incredibly designed boutique resort is perfect for a romantic getaway, situated on a cliff just 25 minutes from the traditional centre of Ubud in the village of Bresela, Payangan.
Take in the vibrant jungle setting while indulging in a floating breakfast platter in one of the three-story infinity pools. The new hotel embraces its natural surroundings in its theme and design, providing the perfect balance between tropical nature and luxury boutique.
Relax and recharge in one of the 38 immaculate suites and villas, and check out the on-site Serayu Spa, Kepitu Bar and Lounge, Sky Lounge, Home Theatre and the gym.
Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu
Featuring huge palm trees and lanterns gloriously lighting up the grounds when the night falls, this resort is like a little paradise island in itself. The modern, Balinese-influenced interior featuring warm tones and lighting, provides a soothing and welcoming atmosphere that you won’t want to leave.
Spend your morning admiring the flawless scenic landscapes from your own terrace or balcony and take advantage of the rare luxury of bringing your small dog along to this pet-friendly accommodation! With plenty of land and shaded areas for when it’s too warm, you and your four-legged friend will be well-catered for.
With two on-site restaurants and 24-hour room service, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. For a romantic dinner, make a reservation at the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant, Filini, featuring indoor and outdoor seating depending on your preference. If you’re keen to try the local Indonesian cuisine, head down to Artichoke at the resort for an exquisite taste of Bali.
Hotel Tugu Bali
The 5-star Hotel Tugu Bali was born from a chain of cultural boutiques, Tugu Hotels, which was first established in 1989. With the aim of keeping the country’s cultural history and ancient legends alive, the hotel boasts a supreme collection of Balinese, Javanese and Asian antiques, transforming the hotel into an unmatched cultural attraction for guests to explore.
Wake up to the peaceful sound of the waves on Echo Beach, a stone’s throw away from your bedroom. Admire the exquisite Asian interior, as well as the contemporary rain shower and bathtub in the en-suite bathrooms.
Ocean view rooms with a private plunging pool are available on request, and you can also enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the sunset at the outdoor swimming pool! Visit the hot tub at the spa, after which you are spoiled for choice between dining at one of the five themed restaurants at the resort, ranging from Indonesian to Chinese or Japanese cuisine.
Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort and Spa
The state-of-the-art architecture of this resort and the powerful landscape of the on-facing Indian Ocean make this hotel worthy of its 5-star luxury rating, along with many other attributes.
With an extremely pristine, modern vibe, the hotel gifts you with floor to ceiling windows and a balcony, allowing you to relax in the comfort of your own spacious room overlooking the spectacular coastline.
Unwind with specialist Indonesian treatments at the spa, try the cuisine at the two restaurants, let off some steam at the fitness centre and enjoy the luxurious beach club.
Take in the stunning illumination of the hotel as the sun fades and the lights glow, highlighting the magnificent design and magical atmosphere of the resort.