Where to stay in Bali: Top resorts, hotels and villas for any budget

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We all need an escape from reality once in a while.

And what better way than to relax in a luxurious villa just a stone's throw across the ocean?

Bali is an ideal destination for Australians with its reasonable flight time of under 10 hours, and the ability to be wholly transported into a thriving cultural environment with five-star accommodation at attainable price points.

Surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean, Bali offers visitors jaw-dropping coastlines, rich forests, historical temples, as well a huge variety of shopping spots, restaurants and entertainment.

A hotspot for families, couples, friends and solo travellers, Bali offers an immersive experience for everyone.

Not sure where to stay in Bali?

Come with us!

 A side view of the deep turquoise infinity pool at the hotel Jumana Ungasan Bali with a frangipani tree in the background on the left next to a villa, with the Indian Ocean behind.
Hilton's new Jumana Ungasan Bali delivers spectacular views from the clifftop position overlooking the Indian Ocean. Photo: Jumana Ungasan Bali

Jumana Ungasan Bali Resort

Perched on a rugged clifftop 70 meters above Melasti Beach, this new architectural beauty sits on the island's southern tip offering breath-taking views of the expansive Indian Ocean from any angle of the hotel.

Managed by Hilton, you can expect five-star luxury when you dine in the resort's spectacular French-Asian restaurant, offering uninterrupted views of the vast ocean, either outside on the deck or inside through its cathedral-high glass wall.

Guests enjoy the sumptuous spa, daily yoga and relaxing in a private sun-bed by the infinity pool with bottled water and towels provided by the beach team from 9am to 6pm daily.

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W Bali - Seminyak

Known and desired for their avant-garde designs, W Hotels have landed another extraordinary hotel in W Bali - Seminyak, offering a luxurious hideaway from Seminyak's beating metropolis.

Choose from a villa or one of the hotel's generous rooms with a balcony looking out onto the landscaped gardens or the glistening Indian Ocean.

Keeping true to their inventive spirit, W Bali offers guests a rice field-inspired pool, a 24-hour spa and gym, two extravagant restaurants and a neon-lit poolside night bar which frequently hosts international DJs.

If you're looking for fun, this is it.

A birdseye view of the W Bali's turquoise pool in the shape of sloping rice fields with palm trees surrounding the pools and the ocean in the right side of the background.
W Bali in Seminyak designed its spectacular pools with the traditional Balinese rice fields in mind. Photo: W Bali - Seminyak

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Sharing the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean with Ungasan, Uluwatu is a naturally luxurious destination for travellers wanting to experience the ultimate escape, and that's what you'll get at Renaissance.

Sit above the rest of the world and take in the magnificent views from its elevated position, boasting spectacular views from the overhanging infinity pool, glass-panelled restaurant, or if you're lucky, from one of the private bedrooms with glass walls.

Expect meticulous modern interiors to match the hotel's architectural exterior, a truly unique experience that you won't forget in a hurry.

Looking straight over a vibrant blue infinity pool that looks out to the green landscape of Ulutwatu with the ocean in the far distance.
The Renaissance delivers high-end luxury nestled in the natural landscape of Uluwatu delivering breathtaking views of the ocean. Photo: Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua

Nestled in the quiet and secluded area south of the island, Nusa Dua is perfect for those wanting to just relax and venture anywhere too far out.

The Laguna Resort & Spa sits elegantly along the beach-lined destination, offering guests direct access to white sandy beaches with private lounge chairs to wade in and out of the ocean.

Take an afternoon nap in the warm, earthy bedrooms and order room service to your villa, or dip your toe in one of their many pools before eating at their signature restaurant.

Heaven.

A photo of the outside of The Laguna's villa with a glistening turquoise pool in the foreground, the white villa in the background and a raised day bed on the right with a roof and draping white muslin hanging from the ceiling.
Sitting elegantly on the secluded beaches of Nusa Dua is The Laguna, offering private beachfront lounges and stunning villas. Photo: The Laguna

The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud

Nestled in the lush tropical forests of Ubud is The Westin Resort & Spa offering guests the ideal combination of untouched nature and five-star luxury.

The resort has a strong focus on wellness, offering guests an immersive and holistic experience through their many lifestyle programs at the riverside Wellness Pavilion, as well as the 24-hour fitness studio, natural running tracks, and pampering at the Heavenly Spa.

Tabia, their in-house restaurant offers an all-day menu serving wholesome food based on traditional ingredients reflecting their Eat Well philosophy.

Rejuvenate, recover and be restored here.

A side photo of a blue long rectangle pool on the balcony of a white and timber hotel room with trees in the background.
The Westin's Resort & Spa in Ubud is a family-friendly hotel nestled in the lush green forest of Ubud, focusing on relaxation and wellness. Photo: The Westin's Resort & Spa Ubud

Sheraton Bali Kuta

Known for its vibrant shopping and entertainment scene, guests can immerse themselves in Kuta's central hub at a moment's notice while being steps away from the private sanctuary of the Sheraton.

With direct access to Kuta's popular white sandy beach, guests can choose to stay in and relax in a light-filled modern bedroom or private villa, some with beautiful views of the blue Indian Ocean.

Swim in the resort's pool and order room service for a quiet night in, or take in the spectacular panoramic view in Sheraton's Italian restaurant, Bene, set on an elevated, ocean-front position.

Looking over a swirling curved blue pool with a deck on the left with white deck chairs and umbrellas, with the ocean and palm trees in the background ahead.
Sheraton's hotel on Kuta's beach provides easy access to the area's vibrant scene while offering a relaxing sanctuary upon return. Photo: Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

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