A trip to Southeast Asia is incomplete without a trip to Bali. Popular for its stunning rainforests, yoga retreats and impressive religious sites, the Island has attracted visitors from across the globe over the years.
However, the one amazing thing that differentiates Bali from all other destinations is that you can stay in an incredible private villa for the same cost as a hotel room in the west. In addition to private pools, exclusive designs and incredible views, the personalised attention you get here will provide you for some much-needed relaxation during your long-awaited trip. Contrary to perception, these villas aren’t just for couples on their honeymoon but also suitable if you are travelling with your family, friends or even a solo trip. Here are some of the best villas across Bali to suit all occasions and bank accounts.
The Villas at AYANA Resort, Jimbaran
Situated within 8 km from Central Jimbaran, the luxurious villas here provide a stunning view of the private beaches at Jimbaran Bay. With 12 swimming pools and 19 dining experiences, the resort boasts of multiple options for you to enjoy. Surrounded by tropical gardens and a private plunge pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, the resort offers a vibrant view of the area. From fresh seawater massage therapies to an 18-hole putting course, there are many services on-site for the convenience of guests.
Known for: The best villas in Bali with sea views
The Samaya, Seminyak
Featuring landscapes pools and warm sandy décor, the villas here are nestled within tropical gardens. Just steps away from Seminyak Beach, the villas offer a 24-hour butler service, free scheduled yoga classes and free drop-off shuttle service to explore the local area. For spending a quiet evening indoors, you can enjoy the free WiFi service or indulge in relaxing massages at the spa.
Known for: Being centrally located
Theanna Eco Villa and Spa, Canggu
Located in the hipster town of Canggu, this incredible property is just a short distance away from the local popular beaches of Batu Bolong and Echo. Combining the traditional designs inspired by Balinese, Scandinavian and Japanese styles along with a modern look, the villas here have an outdoor dining area, open plan sitting and a kitchenette. You can further enjoy pampering massages at the spa or use the free bicycle and shuttle service to explore the town. Services like free WiFi, complimentary snacks, well-equipped rooms and a 24-hour front desk make this one of the top choices for a stay in Canggu.
Known for: It’s stunning décor and vibe
The Griya Villas and Spa, Amed.
Located East of Bali, this property has been awarded twice by the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards. Surrounded by a dense tropical garden and incredible views of the ocean, it boasts of some of the best villas in Bali. With spacious rooms, a private infinity pool and its wellness facilities, the treatments here are perfect for some much-needed rest.
Known for: Being one of the most luxurious villas in Bali
Hanging Garden of Bali, Payangan
This property is probably known to have one of the most popular villas on the island. While a lot of properties in Bali offer infinity pools, this property stands out for one overlooking a lush jungle right in the centre of Bali. The five star-resort has its own spa with a free IDR 2,00,000 credit given to all guests for using the facilities. With prices starting at 57,000 per night, it is, however, a property only for select travellers.
Known for: Being the best resort in Bali for luxury travellers
Pertiwi Bisma 1, Ubud
Located very close to the popular tourist attraction of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Pertiwi Bisma 1 is one of the most popular accommodation options in Ubud. You may not be able to enjoy a private pool here, however, the incredible views from its infinity pool have made it a very popular stay option. In fact, it’s usually very difficult to get a reservation here unless you book much in advance. Due to its popularity, they have recently opened Pertiwi Bisma 2, a few metres away from the previous one.
Known for: Offering luxury on a budget
Surrounded by rice terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean, Soori Bali is just a 10-minute drive from the iconic Tanah Lot Temple. Decorated in a contemporary Asian style, each villa boasts a private pool and views of the sea. Facilities here also include a spa centre, multicuisine restaurant and private beach cabanas to allow for comfort while soaking up the sun.
Known for: Its outstanding cuisine and amazing architecture
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