Bali is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and amazing islands on the planet, and it has a little something for everyone! Whether you are looking for surfing, partying, scuba diving, adventuring, or something more spiritual, Bali literally has it all. But the island is huge, and knowing where to stay in Bali can be overwhelming, which is exactly why we wrote this no-stress guide for choosing the best place to stay in Bali for you.
Seminyak is the next town along the coast after Legian and is known to attract a more sophisticated crowd. It has the best restaurants in Bali, the area and the hotels are generally cleaner and classier, and there are plenty of places for shopping.
1. 7 Bidadari Boutique Hotel
Well-positioned in Seminyak, Ariva 7 Bidadari Boutique Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Bali. Situated in a quieter area of Seminyak, there is also a convenient shuttle bus to bring you to the main area of Seminyak. 7 Bidadari provides utmost value-for-money with splendid modern, tropical decor complete with quirky vintage vibes.
Address: Jl. Bidadari IV No.7, Seminyak, Bali Price: From S$28 / night
2. IZE Seminyak
Situated in Seminyak, IZE Seminyak is the perfect place to experience Bali and its surroundings. Situated right in the heart of Seminyak (Jalan Laksmana), and close to everything – IZE gives you the best of both worlds. Great location, and amazing amenities like the perfect rooftop pool to relax at, at the end of the day.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.68, Seminyak, Bali Price: From S$78 / night
3. Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort is a boutique property offering great views of Bali. Stunning views (and equally great service) are what you can expect from Anantara. Swim at the stunning infinity-edge pool, or even get your own Ocean Suite with a beachfront view. Located near everything, Anantara will give you the luxurious Seminyak experience you deserve.
Address: Jl. Abinmayu, Seminyak, Bali Price: From S$78 / night
The throbbing heart of Bali, Kuta is swarming with local and international travelers any time of the day. Originally a surfing paradise, the long-stretch of Kuta coastline is frequented by hundreds of visitors looking for sun, sand, and sea. Dotted with shopping venues, cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs, this is essentially the most happening part of Bali.
1. Amnaya Resort Kuta
Set in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of Kuta, Amnaya Resort Kuta features luxurious guestrooms with premium on-site facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, an à-la-carte restaurant, a fully-equipped fitness center, a well-manicured garden, and a world-class spa.
Address: Jl. Kartika Plaza Gang Puspa Ayu No.99, Kuta, Bali Price: From S$36 / night
2. The Kuta Beach Heritage
Located right across Kuta Beach, Kuta Heritage Beach Hotel is a good choice to make. Surrounded by many shops, restaurants, and masseuse spots, you’ll definitely not be bored. And if you do stay here, be sure to make full use of their gorgeous rooftop pool!
Address: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali Price: From S$106 / night
3. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Looking for a room with the best beachview? Sheraton Bali Kuta provides rooms with access to the most glorious view of the beach. Add to that, the beautiful infinity pool, and the proximity to the Beachwalk Mall – and pool parties (with an international DJ) held at the resort itself, your holiday is set.
Address: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali Price: From S$114 / night
An all-inclusive beach resort town, Nusa Dua is home to a remarkable number of world-class luxury resorts and 5-star hotel properties. No matter which hotel or resort you pick, the well-planned neighborhood structure ensures that you are never too far away from the shopping venues, the plush green spaces, and the 18-hole golf course that Nusa Dua boasts.
1. Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa Dua
While Nusa Dua is one of the more luxurious areas around Bali, Hotel Santika gives you that famed luxury for much less. Enjoy modern design with a traditional touch as Hotel Santika combines Nusa Dua glamour, with good old Indonesian hospitality. And with Tanjung Benoa only minutes away, its easy getting to where the action is.
Address: Jl. Pintas Siligita No.3A, Nusa Dua, Bali Price: From S$66 / night
2. Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa
Discover, Connect & Indulge at Bali's most vibrant beach destination! Located on Bali's most playful sundrenched beach, Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa provides guests with a modern and fresh beachside experience. Dive into a range of experiences, from building sandcastles to discovering fun water sports and enjoying one of the four swimming pools.
Address: Jl. Pratama No.86, Tanjung Benoa, Bali Price: From S$140 / night
3. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Featuring lush greenery and marvelous views of the enclosing Nusa Dua Beach, this leading resort offers spacious guestrooms with 5-star hospitality and services. Guests can spend the day at any of the 5 outdoor pools or get a wellness treatment at the full-service spa on-site.
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua, Bali Price: From S$221 / night
Regarded as the cultural core of Bali, Ubud is located far away from the beaches of Bali and within the island’s mountains and rice fields. Known for its art scene and rural vibe, Ubud is the backdrop for a great many authentic Balinese temples and bewildering palaces, including the most prominent Puri Saren Royal Palace and Pura Taman Saraswati Temple. However, nothing compares to the neighborhood’s grey long-tail macaque population that reside comfortably inside the Ubud Monkey Forest. Ubud Art Market, located opposite the Royal Palace, is a great place to shop for handicraft items.
1. Puri Padma Hotel and Spa
Renovated in 2014, the Puri Padma Hotel and Spa guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Bali for business or pleasure. The hotel’s design has a slight touch of modern style but not forgetting the tradtional Bali vibe and decorations. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Address: Jl. Andong, Ubud, Bali Price: From S$49 / night
2. The Sungu Resort & Spa
Located in a serene place, the lavish property features Balinese-style as well modernly decorated rooms. All rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with all essential amenities. From here, guests are able to access to the city’s must-see destinations. The helpful staff can make arrangements for day trips, airport transfers, and massage services. Perfect for all kinds of travelers.
Address: Jl. Raya Penestanan, Ubud, Bali Price: From S$74 / night
3. Fivelements Bali Retreat
Perpetually sold out, Fivelements is one eco-luxury stay that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and absolutely pampered. With a specially curated environment that’s so soothing on the soul, Fivelements is indeed a great place for ‘healing’ your body and soul – especially with healing treatments, and the organic healthy food available. And with the babbling sound of running water from the river situated right by Fivelements, you’ll have the ideal soundtrack to complete this soothing stay.
Address: Desa Adat Baturning, Mambal, Abiansemal, Ubud, Bali Price: From S$377 / night
Famous for its surf spots, expat crowd, and a decent number of coworking spaces, Canggu is transforming itself from a quaint coastal village to an up-and-coming resort area. Berawa and Batu Bolong beaches are especially famous with pro-surfers who gather here every day to catch the biggest, baddest waves the waters have to offer.
1. FRii Bali Echo Beach Hotel
It might be 3-star rated but it sure is comfortable and convenient – FRii Bali is minutes away from good surfing spots and Batu Bolong Beach. And if you’re into yoga, they even offer yoga classes! Looking to shop? There’s also a free shuttle bus to take you into Seminyak where you can shop (and check out the numerous cafes) to your heart’s content!
Address: Jl. Munduk Catu No. 32, Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali Price: From S$71 / night
2. The Canggu Boutique Villas and Spa
A short walking distance from the beach, the stunning property features well-appointed villas designs, with a combination of a chic modern design but also an ever so slightly touch of Balinese culture. Each room features a large private pool which is right next to the bed. They also have a restaurant where you can grab a drink, a snack or dine
Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa no. 13B, Badung, Canggu, Bali Price: From S$89 / night
Known primarily for its dolphin spotting scene. Lovina, a beach town in the north of Bali, is a great alternative to the over-crowded and swanky south beaches of Kuta, Legian, and the likes. A black-sand coastline, calmer waves, local villages, and a relaxed night scene are some of the things that quickly sum up the neighborhood. Kalibukbuk village, a small area in the heart of Lovina, is the focal point of the area with its authentic seafood restaurants and quintessential cafes.
1. Villa Agung Beach Inn
Beautifully decorated with many amenities, the good thing about Villa Agung are Gus and Sandi, hosts at the inn. Feel free to ask them for advice on activities, or if you need help – they’ll make you feel right at home. Also, staying at Villa Agung is made even better as dolphin tours are available at $7 (100,000 IDR)! And if you’re looking for more activities, Villa Agung has a convenient variety for you to choose from.
Address: Jl. Singaraja – Seririt, Lovina, Bali Price: From S$51 / night
2. The Damai
Lounge by your private pool while enjoying a view of volcanoes in distant Java? To that we say, amen! The Damai is pretty much where one can get away from the hustle bustle of Bali, and rest your weary selves in the peaceful serenity of Lovina. ‘Hard to find. Hard to Leave’ is The Damai’s slogan, and we agree. It’s also the perfect starting point for you to begin your adventure stumbling on hidden gems like the Ambengan Waterfall.
Address: Jl. Kayu Putih, Lovina, Bali Price: From S$190 / night
The oldest beach resort in Bali, Sanur has a beautiful coastal ambiance and is popular for its laid-back lifestyle. Pricey than Kuta but cheaper than Seminyak, Sanur is home to many of Bali’s first hotels and luxury beachside resorts. A former fishing village located on Bali’s eastern region, the neighborhood offers a unique combination of contemporary cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues with a wealth of classic art and culture. Extremely popular among travelers with families and visitors from Europe, Sanur is also the epicenter of the significant Kite Festival that is held in Bali in July every year.
1. Prama Sanur Beach Bali Hotel
Set right on the golden sands of Sanur Beach, this fascinating property offers a one-of-a-kind beach retreat equipped with 2 outdoor swimming pools, a full-service spa and wellness center, a fitness center, and a large tropical garden space. Suitable for all kinds of travelers.
Address: Jl. Cemara, Sanur, Bali Price: From S$126 / night
2. Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
The perfect getaway in the form of a deluxe beachfront property, Maya Sanur provide an exquisite backdrop to your beach vacation. This idyllic location offers up spa packages such as ‘Sunset at Sanur’, well appointed rooms, and great internet – along with the many other facilities and activities available for your enjoyment.
Address: Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur, Bali Price: From S$254 / night