The Most Spectacular Bali Volcano Hikes

If you’re looking for a bit of adventure while vacationing in Bali, consider doing one of the Bali volcano hikes. It is one of the best ways to not only get your heart rate up, but an incredible way to take in the picturesque landscapes that Bali has to offer.

And so, while volcanoes may not be the first type of hiking ground that comes to mind when you think of a hike, let the record show that this is not an experience that you want to miss. Every step you take will be totally worth it!  

An intro to the top Bali volcano hikes

Keep in mind that this is an introduction to three volcanoes to trek in Bali – more is to come, don’t you worry.However, before you go embarking on this adventure, it is important to keep in mind that they all differ in difficulty and trip length. That being said, they all provide breathtaking views and a sense of achievement when you reach the summit.

When to hike volcanoes in Bali: During the months of April to September (the dry season) is the best time to climb any of the volcanos as the tracks get muddy and slippery in the wet season, making it difficult or impossible to climb.

Usually, it’s best to aim for the summit around sunset, so the climbs begin very early in the morning. If possible, choose a date close to a full moon for extra light, but you can climb the volcanos any time of the month.

What to bring: Warm clothes, good shoes, water, snacks, and a headlamp.

Top 3 Bali volcano hikes

Mount Batur – The Easiest Climb

Mount Batur is the easiest Bali volcano hike of the three volcanos and provides spectacular views of Lake Batur and the ocean. It is also Bali’s most active volcano, so check whether it is safe to climb before you go.

Most people do the climb as an organized tour, but you can do it on your own if you prefer. If you decide to do the volcano trek without a guide, be prepared to deal with local guides in Kintamani, the town where the trek starts, who have a reputation for being extremely pushy and doing almost anything to hinder people without a guide to reach the summit.

The track starts out as a dirt path, but as it quickly gets steeper it also gets rockier and after a while vegetation is mainly limited to grasses growing among the rocks. Before reaching the summit, a small vendor sells refreshments.

On the summit, views reach as far as Mount Rinjani, and if you have a guide, he or she might cook you an egg boiled in volcanic steam before the descent.

  • Difficulty: The trek is straight forward, so if you are in decent shape, you shouldn’t have many problems.
  • Trip length: This Bali volcano hike takes one to two hours to reach the summit and the same time to get down, but you should also include time to enjoy the views and explore the rim of the crater.
  • Location: An hour’s drive north of Ubud.

If you decide to do the hike with a guide there’s an option of a few add-ons, including a sunrise hike with a natural hot spring, a sunrise hike with breakfast, or a sunrise hike with white water rafting.

Mount Agung – Bali’s Highest Point

The trek starts at around 2.30 in the morning at the stairs of the temple. Bring a torch or preferably a headlamp, as the first part of the trek through the forest is particularly dark. After walking uphill in the dark for about three hours you should reach the summit as the sun starts to color the sky orange. Especially on windy days, it can get very cold at the summit, so make sure to bring extra warm clothes.

As you start making your way down, the sun becomes more intense, and you’ll welcome the guy selling semi-cold refreshments at the temple where the trek ends.

  • Height: 3031 meters
  • Difficulty: You need to be fit for this trek as it is a fairly long climb with some steep sections.
  • Trip length: It takes about two to four hours to reach the summit and a little less to get down.
  • Location: An hour’s of drive northeast of Ubud

There’s an option to book a Mount Agung sunrise hike with breakfast.

Mount Rinjani – Lombok’s Spectacular Volcano

The classic Rinjani volcano trek takes two nights and three days and is the most spectacular of the three. And is one of the harder Bali volcano hikes.

On day one, walk from the National Park entrance to the rim of the volcano. The first half of the day goes through the jungle, where curios monkeys will watch you, but as you get closer to the rim, vegetation is limited to grasses and small bushes. When you reach the rim, and if you still have any breath left, the spectacular view of the crater will take away what remaining breath you have.

Spend the next day exploring the crater for a couple of hours where you can swim in the blue crater lake or relax your muscles in the nearby hot springs before climbing up to the opposite side of the rim.

On the third day, you get up early in order to reach the summit at sunrise. On a clear day, you get a spectacular view of Lombok, the Gili islands and Bali as the sun starts warming you up.

Back at camp, you’ll have breakfast before descending through grass and farmlands all the way down to the village of Sembalun where the trek ends.

  • Difficulty: Climbing Rinjani is a hard trek with some steep sections, especially the last bit to the summit, where the sand-like surface makes walking difficult, so you need to be in good shape to reach the summit of Mount Rinjani. An easier option, but with equally good views, is just to trek to the rim, which is easier as the track is good most of the way and without too many steep parts.
  • Trip length: The classic length is three days and two nights, but you can also do a two day, a one night, or some trips go as long as a week. In the latter case, you’ll spend more time trekking the area around the volcano and inside the crater.
  • Location: Mount Rinjani is located on Lombok. From Bali it is a 90-minute boat ride and an hour’s drive to the foot of Mount Rinjani. From the Gili Islands, it will take you ten minutes by boat plus an hour by car. You are not allowed to climb Rinjani without a guide, so you need to go on an organized tour, which can easily be arranged from Bali and The Gilis.

Mount Catur – The hike with the major view

Located in the northwest of Bali, this picturesque location is surrounded by so many gorgeous waterfalls, lakes as well as a botanical garden that you can easily explore. One of Bali’s most photographed temples, The Temple at Lake Bratan (Pura Ulun Danu Bratan) happens to be in this location too.

When you begin the hike, you need to keep in mind that unlike Mt. Batur and Mt. Agung, this volcano is actually extinct. This means that you won’t be able to see any cool lava eruptions or cook your eggs on lava rock either – sorry.

  • Height: 1 247m
  • Difficulty: This specific hike is neither a leisurely stroll nor a serious hiking challenge. It is somewhere in between. But keep in mind that you may want some endurance training beforehand!
  • Trip length: This hike is by no means a long one or even an over-nighter for that matter! See this as a fun day trip as because, on average, it should take you about three hours to get to the very top, where you will be met with the most stunning views yet.  
  • Location: Your hike will begin at Lake Bratan at Gua Jepang (literally translated to “Japanese Cave”).

Mount Batukaru

If you are looking for the second-highest mountain in Bali, then look no further than Mount Batukaru. This dormant volcano sets itself apart from all of the other Bali volcano hikes as it has some very unique terrains that will, without a doubt, shock and delight you!  From the shady forestry to the hike peaks and views of the craters and lakes – it has all you need to form a summit.

  • Height: 2,275 meters
  • Difficulty: This specific hike is ideal for those of you who enjoy walking through forests and being surrounded by tall trees. The rocky terrains and steep inclines make for a rather difficult and strenuous hike. Thankfully it is only a day hoke though
  • Trip length: This trek is about five hours long, so do not mistake it for a leisurely hike, as it is nowhere close to that. So, make sure that your fitness levels are relatively high so that you can get to the top in good time.   
  • Location: Mount Batukaru is an extinct volcano that is both the highest peak in the Bedugul volcanic area and the second-highest mountain in Bali.

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Bali Accommodation Guide


Where to Stay in Bali: Our Bali Accommodation Guide

If you are fortunate enough to visit Bali, also fondly known as the Island of the Gods, then you are about to embark on one of the most enthralling adventures of your life. This picturesque island holds so many unique experiences, tantalising food scenes and offers you the most luxurious options when it comes to discovering where to stay in Bali.

And so, if you have been considering scouring the internet in hopes of finding your dream accommodation in Bali, then you can close all of those tabs now. We’ve vetted our top choices for where to stay in Bali and we know you are going to love them!  

Search for accommodation in Bali 

Discovering Bali

Did you know that Bali is one of 17,500 islands in the Indonesian archipelago?

It’s a popular tourist destination due to its incredible beauty, high diversity of marine species, coral reefs, culture, active volcanoes, wild jungles, and growing infrastructure. The island is well accustomed to travelers, with many available places to stay in Bali.

Accommodation in Bali varies from private villas and five-star resorts to bungalows in the rice fields and homestays. The options are diverse. Our Bali accommodation guide covers everything that you need to know about where to stay in Bali, including the best family resorts in Bali, boutique hotels in Bali, Bali honeymoon villas, as well as a few unique places to stay in Bali.

Where to stay in Bali: Best areas in Bali

For most people, Bali is seen as a tropical island mostly made up of beautiful beaches. However, from the moment you arrive you will instantly realise that the island is actually characterized by spectacular diversity. Yes, there are many beautiful sandy beaches, but there are also vast agricultural landscapes (the famous rice paddies), mountains, quiet villages, and a few raucous party towns too. Essentially, his popular island has perfected the art of appeasing all tastes!

To get the most out of your vacation in Bali, you need to understand the different areas and pick one best suited to what you want out of your trip to the island. We’ve highlighted some of the best areas in Bali and where to stay in each. They are all in the southern half of the island as this region is the most popular amongst tourists.

When searching for where to stay in Bali, you need to know that the Kuta and Legion areas are the most touristy places in Bali. Both Kuta and Legion are packed with local shops, fresh produce markets, thriving restaurants, bars and nightclubs. If you’re keen for a good old party, then these areas are definitely for you. It’s also easy to find cheap accommodation in Kuta and Legion if you’re on a budget. You’ll also find great beaches and surfing spots too.

Ubud is incredibly popular amongst digital nomads and travelers looking to experience the interior area of the island. It’s also considered ‘yoga central’, with loads of yoga studios throughout the area. It’s great to stay in the village to be close to the shops, restaurants and local markets. But if you’d prefer to spend more time relaxing and taking in the natural beauty of this area, then rather look for accommodation on the outskirts. A taxi into the village is easy enough to get, so you don’t have to worry about that.

Seminyak is quite a trendy area of Bali, with boutique shops, sophisticated bars with live jazz, soul and R&B, and a wide range of restaurants for you to try. Do keep in mind that it’s quite far from being an authentic Bali neighborhood as it appeals more to the high-end, luxury traveler. 

If you want to be close to Seminyak but prefer to be a bit more remote, then head to Canggu. It’s about a 20-minute drive from Seminyak.

Nusa Dua is a closed-off area reserved for luxury hotel chains and resorts – almost like a hotel bubble. Its security checkpoints make it the safest place in Bali, which appeals to wealthy tourists and families. You won’t experience the real Bali here though.

Located on the eastern side of Bali’s southern isthmus, Sanur has a laidback beach vibe. It was originally a fishing village and they have managed to keep its original charm. This is a great area for families visiting Bali and tourists looking for a more mature, European atmosphere.


Where to stay in Bali: Our Bali Accommodation Guide

We’ve broken our Bali accommodation guide into the main tourist regions of the island. You’ll find the top places to stay in each neighborhood, including a range of different accommodation options. If you’re not too concerned about which neighborhood to stay in, but rather after a specific feature (like a family-friendly resort) then check out our other options towards the bottom.

Where to stay in Kuta and Legion

Some of the top places to stay in Kuta and Legion include:

Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort

Located a five-minute walk from Kuta Beach and steps away from Legian Beach, this hotel offers two outdoor pools, traditional spa treatments and an Asian restaurant. The hotel is modelled after a traditional Indonesian village and is surrounded by tropical gardens.

  • Rates start from $72 for a double room
  • Where to book: Booking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Pantai Kuta, 80030 Kuta, Indonesia
Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort
Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort

Grand Istana Rama Hotel

Grand Istana Rama Hotel has an idea location just a minute walks from Kuta Beach, and within walking distance from Kuta Square and the buzzing nightlife of Jalan Legian. The hotel has its own swimming pool with a sunken bar and the all day restaurant serves local, Italian and seafood dishes – along with stunning Kuta Beach views. The Tequila Bar features a DJ and live band entertainment. To top if off, the hotel offers weekly cultural activities like cooking classes and Bahasa Indonesia language classes.

  • Rates start from $50 for standard double room
  • Where to book: Booking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Pantai Kuta, 80361 Kuta, Indonesia
Grand Istana Rama Hotel
Grand Istana Rama Hotel

Kuta Lagoon Resort and Pool Villas

Kuta Lagoon Resort offers luxury retreats in private villas, each with their own balcony and swimming pool. The resort is an eight-minute walk from the beach and there is also a free shuttle service to Kuta Beach. Each villa is decked out with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars and beautiful décor. There is also a spa and four dining options.

  • Rates start from $50 for standard double room and $110 for a pool villa
  • Where to book: Booking.com | Expedia | Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Raya Legian No. 363, 80361 Legian, Indonesia
Kuta Lagoon Resort and Pool Villas
Kuta Lagoon Resort and Pool Villas

Where to stay in Ubud

Some of the top places to stay in Ubud include:

Viceroy Bali

This five-star hotel offers luxurious villas with private pools overlooking the Petangu River. The main infinity pool overlooks the jungle, offering the most breathtaking atmosphere. It’s just a five-minute drive from central Ubud, and offers a free shuttle to guests. The rooms are lush as is the entire hotel, including the Lembah Spa, which offers a variety of body treatments.

  • Rates from $1,000 (includes breakfast)
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia | Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Lanyahan, Br. Nagi, 80571  Ubud, Indonesia
Viceroy Bali
Viceroy Bali

Alaya Resort Ubud

Surrounded by rice fields in the heart of Ubud, Alaya Resort Ubud offers affordable luxury. Rates include breakfast and afternoon tea, and the on-site restaurant serves delicious local dishes along with some fusion and international meals. Alaya Resort Ubud is 200 metres’ away from the Monkey Forest and 700 metres’ away from Ubud Market. Features include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and spa.

  • Rates from $114 for a standard double room
  • Where to bookBooking.com | ExpediaAgoda
  • Location: Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, 80361 Ubud, Indonesia
Alaya Resort Ubud
Alaya Resort Ubud

Chapung SeBali

Chapung SeBali offers eight villas perched on a hill overlooking the river, each with their own private pool. It’s tucked away about a 10-minute drive from the center of Ubud, making it quiet, peaceful and secluded. The design is modern, hip and Nordic – making it a hipsters paradise.

  • Rates from $282 for a Deluxe Suite
  • Where to book: Booking.com Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Raya Sebali No.5 Keliki, Tegalalang, 80561 Ubud, Indonesia
Chapung SeBali
Chapung SeBali

Kampung Ubud Ibunda Bungalow

Kampung Ubud Ibunda Bungalow offers Balinese-style accommodation set in lush gardens. Each room is decorated with a typical Balinese style, featuring a private terrace/balcony, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. Hotel features include an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, spa, and other basic conveniences. The hotel is located a 10-minute walk from Monkey Forest and Ubud Art Market.

  • Rates from $30 for a one-bedroom bungalow
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia | Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Monkey Forest , 80571 Ubud, Indonesia
Kampung Ubud Ibunda Bungalow
Kampung Ubud Ibunda Bungalow

Where to stay in Seminyak

Some of the top places to stay in Seminyak include:

W Bali – Seminyak

Located on the Seminyak Beach, though a seven-minute walk from the beach. The hotel features a large outdoor pool and full-service spa. The five-star accommodation includes balconies with garden or sea views. There are two restaurants, one offering BBQ while the other offers Pan-Asian dishes. Sunset drinks, and a bit of a party, are offered at the hotel bar. 

  • Rates from $535 for a double room
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Petitenget, 80361 Seminyak, Indonesia
W Bali – Seminyak
W Bali – Seminyak

eqUILIBRIA Seminyak

Named after “peace and tranquility” in Indonesia, this property lives up to its name. It’s a bit more hidden away in downtown Seminyak, being a 17-minute walk away from the beach. Each of the eco-friendly villas feature private pools (not all units), a full butler service, iPhone concierge app, and luxurious beds with 300-thread count pure bamboo sheets. Relaxing massage and beauty treatments can be enjoyed at Equalize Spa. Guests can also take the free transfer to Finns Recreation Club and Finns Beach Club – A 25 m outdoor pool, tennis courts, gym and yoga rooms are available there.

  • Rates from $250 for a one-bedroom villa with private pool
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Wirasaba No.5, off Jalan Kayu Aya, 80361 Seminyak, Indonesia
eqUILIBRIA Seminyak
eqUILIBRIA Seminyak

Kosta Hostel

Kosta Hostel offers basic, budget-friendly accommodation in Seminyak. The hostel is located 1.7 km from The Seminyak Square Shopping Mall. Dorm rooms are classic and modern, with a simple and fresh approach. There is a small outdoor pool available, with a few surrounding chill spots amongst the greenery. Guests can also enjoy the on-site restaurant which serves up delicious local and international meals.

Kosta Hostel
Kosta Hostel

M Boutique Hostel

M Boutique Hostel offers modern and Instagram-worthy accommodation in Seminyak. It’s a five-minute drive to the famous Potato Head Beach Club and a seven-minute drive from Batu Belig Beach. The dorms are comfortable and modern with air-conditioning and ample personal space with each guest getting an assigned locker, universal electric socket and reading lamp. The property features an outdoor swimming pool along with a shared kitchen and lounge. 

M Boutique Hostel in Bali
M Boutique Hostel

Where to stay in Canggu

Some of the top places to stay in Canggu include:

Komea Villa – by Karaniya Experience

For a boutique offering, Komea Villa is an ideal option. Located within the rice fields of Batubelig, this property is a five-minute walk from Kayu Putih beach and Canggu Club. The Seminyak area is a 5-minute drive away. Accommodation options include one and two-bedroom villas with free Wi-Fi and a private pool (decked out with spa jets). Each villa also includes a dining area and kitchenette.

  • Rates from $230 for a one-bedroom villa (breakfast included)
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Subak Sari No. 7, Br. Tegal Gundul, Ds. Tibu Beneng, Kuta Utara, Bali, 80361 Canggu, Indonesia
Komea Villa – by Karaniya Experience
Komea Villa – by Karaniya Experience

KTS Day Spa & Retreat by Ngeluwungan Group

For a more secluded getaway, KTS Day Spa & Retreat is a great option. Situated in the pastoral area of Canggu, the property is a 10-minute drive from the property to the famed surfing spot at Echo Beach, and around a 15-minute drive to the iconic Tanah Lot Temple. Each room offers air-conditioning, a TV, balcony and dining area with a fridge and electric kettle. The property features an outdoor swimming pool along with a shared lounge to relax in.

  • Rates from $61 for a Queen room
  • Where to book: Booking.com | HotelsCombined Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Beringin Gang Untung No 71 Br. Pegending, Dalung, 80361 Canggu, Indonesia

Canggu Beach Hostel

Located just a three-minute walk from the beach (both the Pererenan Beach and Echo Beach) and a 10-minute drive to restaurants and shops in Canggu. The property has two outdoor pools with beach bar along with a terrace and garden, as well as being surrounded by beautiful rice paddies. Canggu Beach Hostel offers a fun and lively vibe.

  • Rates from $3 for a dorm room
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Raya Pantai Pererenan No. 156, 11111 Canggu, Indonesia

The Apartments Canggu

Located a 15-minute walk from the closest beach, and five-minute drive from Echo Beach. The Apartments Canggu offer one-bedroom and studio apartments with a living and kitchen area. Some apartments have views of the rice fields, pool, or the garden. The property features an outdoor swimming pool and garden as well as offering free use of bicycles, surfboards and Yoga mats.

  • Rates from $37 for a studio and $57 for a one-bedroom apartment
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Padang Linjong No. 85, 80361 Canggu, Indonesia
The Apartments Canggu
The Apartments Canggu

Where to stay in Nusa Dua

Some of the top places to stay in Nusa Dua include:

Grand Hyatt Bali

Grand Hyatt Bali is one of the top picks among the elite resorts in Nusa Dua. It’s a massive luxury beachfront resort with five outdoor pools, a large spa, and eight dining options. The rooms are ultra-luxurious, stocked with batik robes, slippers and free amenities. A variety of water sports, a tennis court and a fitness center are available.

  • Rates from $500 for a standard double room
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Bali, 80363 Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali

This property is a six-minute walk from the beach. Set in lush tropical gardens, the 5-star Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali features three outdoor pools and a private beach. Rooms are decorated with Balinese furnishings and feature a balcony/terrace with views of the tropical gardens or beach. Facilities include a spa, fitness center, and tennis and squash courts. Guests can go on a Balinese fishing tour or try canoeing, rafting and snorkelling. It also has a children’s playground and game room.

  • Rates from $166 for a double room
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, Lot North 4, 80363 Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali

Rantun’s Place

For those on a budget, Rantun’s Place is a good option. Situated in the Sawangan district in Nusa Dua, the property is a nine-minute walk from Geger Beach. Rooms are basic with flat-screen TVs and breakfast is included. An outdoor swimming pool, spa, restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking is available. 

  • Rates from $13 for a double room
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Nusa Dua Selatan, Br. Sawangan, 80361 Nusa Dua, Indonesia

COOEE Bali Reef Resort

COOEE Bali Reef Resort is located steps away from Tanjong Benoa Beach. The resort offers bungalow-style accommodation with traditional Balinese architecture and décor, along with private balconies and garden views. There is an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and all-day massages by the beach. 

  • Rates from $95 for a double bungalow
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Pratama, 80363 Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Where to stay in Sanur

Some of the top places to stay in Sanur include:

Segara Village Hotel

Segara Village Hotels offers typical Bali villas set within a tropical garden. It’s a three-minute walk to the beach and offers three outdoor pools. In-house The Beach Restaurant overlooks the ocean and serves Asian and international dishes. There’s also another cocktail bar overlooking the beach. Rooms have private balconies overlooking the gardens and are fitted with all standard amenities. Other features include a spa and free yoga sessions.

  • Rates from $165 for a double room
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Expedia Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Segara Ayu, 80030 Sanur, Indonesia

Little Pond Homestay

Little Pond Homestay is a great option for travels on a budget. The excellent location is about one minute from Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur’s main drag; five minutes’ from the beach (via a shortcut) and less to Pasar Sindu night market. The rooms are basic, though are kept clean and offer good value for money. There is an outdoor swimming pool and all of the rooms have a small terrace looking over the pool.

  • Rates from $8 for a standard double room
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 19, Sanur – Bali, 80228 Sanur, Indonesia

Artotel

Artotel is a funky four-star hotel that will appeal to contemporary art and architecture lovers. Designed by Jakarta architectural firm Studio TonTon, the hotel is a canvas for notable Bali-based contemporary artists and a visual feast for guests. The hotel is situated a two-minute walk from Sanur Beach and guests can find an array of shopping and dining options within a short stroll to the Sanur main street. The rooms are comfortable, each featuring unique graffiti artwork on the walls along with modern amenities.

  • Rates from $80 for a double studio
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Kusuma Sari No.1, 80277 Sanur, Indonesia
Artotel in Bali
Artotel

Kamuela Villas and Suite Sanur

Kamuela Villas and Suite Sanur is a five-minute walk away from the beach, with ample shops and eateries within close walking distance. The suites are bright and airy, with spacious interiors including living and dining spaces. They come decked with modern amenities and include a private butler service. Villas have private gardens and pools, along with fully-equipped kitchenettes. A full restaurant and spa are available, and guests can join in on cooking classes.

  • Rates from $100 for a one-bedroom suite
  • Where to book: Booking.com Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Cemara No. 33 Sanur, 80228 Sanur, Indonesia

More options for where to stay in Bali

Bali honeymoon villas

Berry Amour Romantic Villas

Located just outside of the high-end beach town of Seminyak, Berry Amour Romantic Villas offers 20 private luxury villas. This spot is ideal for a honeymoon in Bali as it’s an adult-only resort. The villas each feature their own design: Temptation, Mystique, and Desire. The classic and elegant décor oozes romance with candles, luxury sofas, and cove lighting. Each also come with their own swimming pool, sun deck, jacuzzi, and fully-equipped kitchen – there’s no need to leave!

  • Rates from $335 for a one-bedroom villa
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Batu Belig, 80361 Seminyak, Indonesia

Bali villa with cooking lessons

Kubu Kusuma Guest House

This private house is set amongst the forest in North Bali, offering complete privacy for guests. The guest house features two spacious bedrooms with a large bathroom. There’s a beautiful infinity pool, garden room and private massage area. Guests can enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast each morning. The hosts offer guests Indonesian cooking lessons, which is always enjoyed.

  • Rates from $41
  • Where to book: Airbnb
  • Location: Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia

Best family resorts Bali

Padma Resort Legian

Located a three-minute walk from the Legian Beach and a 10-minute walk from Seminyak’s shops, restaurants and entertainment. The resort includes two beautifully landscaped pools with sunken bars. A kids pool with slide as well as another with volleyball net is available. There are seven dining options – with enough kid-friendly options. Rooms are spacious and include private terraces. Additional resort features include a spa, departure lounge, tennis court, and live entertainment.

  • Rates from $240 for a double room and $400 for a family room
  • Where to bookBooking.com Agoda
  • Location: Jln. Padma no.1 PO BOX 1107 TBB, 80361 Legian, Indonesia
Padma Resort Legian
Padma Resort Legian

Adult-only hotel in Bali

The Bale

The Bale is an adult-only luxury resort in Nusa Dua. The property is a six-minute walk from the beach, 10-minute drive from Bumbu Bali Restaurant and a 15-minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. The exclusive villas include private pools, a 24-hour butler service, and a free daily minibar. It provides free shuttle services by private cars to its exclusive beach clubs at Geger Beach and Nusa Dua areas. The resort includes a spa, fitness center, yoga rooms, and four restaurant/bar facilities.

  • Rates from $450 for a one-bedroom villa
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, 80363 Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Boutique hotel in Bali

Katamama

Katamama not only offers spectacular five-star service and amenities, but they source locally and help support the local community. All the décor is bespoke and has been handmade by local artisans and craftsmen – from the bricks to the bathrobes and ceramic cocktail beakers. The 57 rooms are spacious with large windows letting in plenty of natural lighting.

  • Rates from $305 for an Island Suite
  • Where to bookBooking.com Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Petitenget 51B, 80361 Seminyak, Indonesia

Unique places to stay in Bali

Amankila

The 34 free-standing Suites at Amankila are set atop stilts amid the treetops, creating a Balinese treehouse vibe. Each of the suites have a private outdoor terrace. Besides from the treetop suites, the resort features wellness spa and a restaurant, where all food is locally sourced and grown. 

  • Rates from $589 for a garden suite (breakfast included)
  • Where to book: Kayak
  • Location: Bali-Manggis Indonesia, Manggis, Indonesia
Amankila
Amankila

Romantic wellness retreat in Bali

Spa Village Resort Tembok, North

Hidden away in the least developed part of Bali, Spa Village Resort Tembok is a spa village before it is a resort. Guests are welcomed with a massage at check-in – ensuring complete relaxation from the start. Located in the north of Bali, the area is more rustic and un-spoilt. Guests can explore the nearby heritage villages, climb waterfalls, stroll around lakes and go dolphin spotting. The spa is phenomenal, and the resort has also launched Solo Female wellness retreats.

  • Rates from $250 for a standard double room
  • Where to book: Booking.com | Agoda
  • Location: Jl. Singaraja – Amlapura No.100 Desa Tembok – Kec. Tejakula, Buleleng, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Health Retreat in Bali

Ubud Sari Health Resort

Ubud Sari Health Resort is all about yoga, healthy eating and being surrounded by relaxing jungle vibes. The outdoor swimming pool looks out onto the adjacent rice paddies and the various ponds around the property aid in creating a relaxing atmosphere. There’s a restaurant at the property that serves healthy organic meals and raw food. Some rooms have a terrace with pool views, others feature a balcony with views of the green surroundings. The resort offers various detox and cleansing workshops (read more on their website).

  • Rates from $44 for a double room
  • Where to book: Booking.com | Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Kajeng, No 35, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia
Ubud Sari Health Resort
Ubud Sari Health Resort

Bali hotels with private pool

Hanging Gardens of Bali

There are some absolutely breathtaking pools in Bali, but the infinity pool at Hanging Gardens is possibly one of the best. The pool is perched on the side of a hill and looks out into the surrounding jungle and Ayung River. It’s truly breathtaking. The only thing is that this is one of the most photographed pools in Bali, so to get your Instagram-worthy shot you need to line up early in the morning.

  • Rates from $629 for a villa
  • Where to bookBooking.com
  • Location: Desa Buahan, Payangan, 80571 Payangan, Indonesia

Bali Eco Resort

Alila Uluwatu

Alibla Uluwatu is an eco-friendly resort in Bali, in Uluwatu. The resort is built on a limestone cliff, surrounded by scenic beauty. Its minimalist and understated design fits in perfectly with its surroundings. Along with keeping eco-friendly, the resort offers five-star service and facilities including personal butler service, sleek design, infinity swimming pool, and a fitness center with yoga and pilates studio. The modern Balinese-style villas feature an elevated outdoor pavilion that overlooks the ocean. Each villa has an outdoor dining area and oversized bathroom.

  • Rates from $868 for a villa
  • Where to bookBooking.com | Agoda
  • Location: Jalan Belimbing Sari, Br. Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia agoda
Alila Uluwatu
Alila Uluwatu

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