A Guide to Luxury Bali Hotels: Part 1

By Ricky
Last Updated: 2022-09-26

Bali is a renowned tourist destination, known for its luxury hotels, pristine beaches, and vibrant nightlife. Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, this beautiful island offers travellers an escape to paradise. From 5-star resorts to private villas, there is no shortage of accommodations available for those looking to experience the ultimate in luxury. 

So we have put together a guide to the best luxury Bali hotels to help you choose. There are so many options that we’ve had to split it into two parts, so make sure you check back for part two which will be published later this week too.  

Kuta Hotels & Resorts  

Bali’s happening resort is Kuta Beach – this is where tourism in Bali first began and today is the main area for all the hustle and bustle on the island and the most popular with tourists. This is where you will find the bars, restaurants, clubs, markets and shopping centres. You can also find the five-star luxury hotels here and we have provided details of a couple of them for you here.   

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort 


Located in downtown Kuta, you will be close to all the action on your Bali holiday, yet still be able to immerse yourself in a beach lover’s paradise at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. Stroll along the sandy shore that is lined with coconut trees, pamper yourself with a body treatment at the Shine Spa or take a dip in the amazing outdoor infinity pool. Treat yourself to ocean-view dining in the hotel’s three restaurants, Feast, Bene and The Lounge where you can indulge in delicious Indonesian, Italian and international cuisines and savour signature cocktails or classic drinks as well as a traditional afternoon tea. Complete your culinary experience by choosing to dine on the beach on at least one occasion during your stay. If you’re worried about overindulging you can always maintain your gym routine at the hotel gym. 

Select from among 203 hotel rooms or suites featuring the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience. All rooms and suites offer private balconies and are elegantly designed for the highest comfort. The hotel along with its five-star luxury and service awaits to welcome you to Kuta Beach and help you discover beachside tranquillity and never-ending ocean views amidst the backdrop of this buoyant resort. 

Hard Rock Hotel Bali


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Holiday like a rock star on your Bali holiday and dive into showbiz when you stay at the leading entertainment hotel in Kuta, filled with rock memorabilia from top to bottom. Relish in the modern comfort of the music-inspired hotel rooms and suites before making a splash in one of the largest free-form pools in all of Bali nestled under palms. The prime location at Kuta Beach ensures you’re close to all that this tropical retreat offers, both on the property and off. Every day at Hard Rock is a show-worthy experience with nightly live bands, an on-site boom box recording studio, and in-room IPTV. Children of all ages will find amenities designed to make them enjoy themselves the full on your Bali Holiday with the Hard Rock Roxity club, Lullaby Playroom and TABU Teens Club. 

Indulge in that VIP lifestyle and five-star luxury when you stay like the stars do in the Hard Rock Hotel’s rooms and suites, with private balconies, “Sound of Your Stay” playlists, high-speed wi-fi, 24-hour room service, sensational dining options, the Body Rock gym where even wellness has a rhythm, a beat and a melody, the Rock Spa for pampering yourself and so much more.

Legian Hotels & Resorts 

Legian is nestled between Kuta and Seminyak. It is quieter and a little less hectic than Kuta, but still a good choice if you want to be in the main tourist areas of Bali. Legian is renowned for its beautiful sunsets, entertainment, nightlife, good choice of restaurants, bars and boutique shopping nearby. The beachfront hotels are separated from the beach by a footpath path and it has a good choice of four and five – star luxury hotels to offer. We have picked two of our favourites.  

Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa

The four-star Bali Mandira Resort & Spa is located within walking distance of all that Legian is famous for; excellent shopping, traditional art markets, trendy restaurants and beach clubs. This beachfront paradise is regarded as a classic Balinese hotel with modern facilities. With its beachfront location, expansive tropical garden grounds, a starlit pool, a sandy beach and panoramic sea views, the scene is set for your relaxing Bali holiday in the most beautiful surroundings. With sumptuous accommodation, delectable dining, rejuvenating spa therapies and world-class facilities, Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa offers a blend of Bali’s beautiful natural splendour with a vibrant theatre of music, dance and culture to ensure a truly wonderful stay for every guest.

Located beachfront, the ‘star-lit’ sandy lagoon-style pool opens is a child-friendly pool, with a swim-up bar, crystal clear water and leafy tropical verdant gardens. Sunbeds and lavish cabanas are available by the pool for you to experience a wonderful holiday in a tropical paradise.

The hotel’s own Glow Spa therapies optimise the benefits of the rich botanical heritage of the region to soothe your body and mind. A visit to the Glow Spa is a complete mind and body wellness experience.

The Celagi Restaurant, the Barong Bar and the adult-only Azul Beach Club will provide all the food and drink you need on your Bali Holiday, when you are not out and about and exploring and wining and dining outside the hotel.

Padma Resort Legian

The Padma Resort, Legian is a warm and welcoming luxury five-star resort immersed in the rich heritage, arts and culture of Bali. With a prime beachfront location in over 6 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens, filled with lush tropical greenery, swimming pools, water features, and stunning public art in the heart of Legian, Padma Resort Legian offers a choice of stylish contemporary Balinese-inspired accommodation backed by world-class facilities, event spaces and the celebrated Balinese hospitality and charm for your Bali Holiday.

You have a choice of swimming pools here. The main pool is the largest, close to the beach. During the day the pool is full of activities and sun seekers whilst at night it transforms into a romantic dining space. The Lagoon pool meanders for a full 104 metres with bridges, sunbeds and a swim-up bar and café and the family pool features water slides and water spouts for hours of fun. There is also an adult-only infinity pool with a swim-up bar. You will be spoilt for choice of where to eat and drink here with the Donbiu restaurant, the Deli, the Tenkai Japanese restaurant, Barong Pool bar and café, Barong juice bar and if you don’t fancy any of these, in-room dining is available 24 hours a day. Of course, no five-start luxury resort is complete without its own spa, fitness centre, sauna, steam room and children’s club and activities and you will find all of these here.

Seminyak Hotels & Resorts 

Seminyak, the next resort after Legian, is home to a selection of popular restaurants, beach clubs, sleek bars, cafes, high-end nightclubs, and boutique shops. It has a wide selection of luxury hotels, villas and spas with wide beaches west-facing stretches of Indian Ocean shoreline with sand and good surfing conditions. We have selected two luxury hotels in this resort that are perfect for your Bali holiday. 

The Legian Seminyak Bali 

A member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ club, this is an exclusive beachfront all-suite hotel nestled in tropical gardens near the chic dining and shopping areas of Legian and Seminyak. It offers a peaceful sanctuary in the trendiest neighbourhood of the island and is renowned for its contemporary approach to traditional Indonesian design and its genuine Balinese bespoke service. The resort features 67 ocean view suites that are among the most spacious in Bali and a one-of-a-kind three-bedroom beachfront villa with an infinity pool and direct access to the beach. For discerning guests looking for a quiet retreat, a private estate of 15 pool villas is located behind the resort at The Club by The Legian. This hidden gem offers a dedicated personal butler service and an array of exclusive privileges to its residents and is within walking distance of some of Bali’s hippest shopping and dining enclaves. Views of the Indian Ocean complement every meal at the restaurant, pool bar and ocean bar, along with a wide range of healthy and indulgent meals of European and Southeast Asian flavours, signature drinks and healthy Balinese herbal concoctions. You can enjoy the tropical breeze along the three-tiered pool, indulge in a delicious meal, sip cocktails or champagne, watch the spectacular sunset or simply rejuvenate in the resort’s fitness centre and spa.  

Antara Seminyak Bali Resort 


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Nestled amid tropical gardens and offering sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, the all-suite Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort offers the refined comfort you expect from its 59 luxurious and spacious suites, inspired by island living, with extensive garden views and ocean panoramas which you can enjoy from the luxury of your balcony or your private open-air Jacuzzi. All suites come with your dedicated butler who is always on hand anticipating and attending to your every need for an experience that will be as seamless as it is memorable. 

The hotel’s elegant beachfront infinity pool, right on the shoreline is where you can while away the hours soaking up the sun to the soundtrack of the sweeping ocean waves beside you. The hotel’s rooftop spa overlooks the tropical gardens and provides a tranquil escape into the indigenous healing and pampering where you can explore spice-infused massage oils and scrubs at one of Bali’s top spas. A world of flavours is brought to the hotel’s attractive dining settings in the Moonlite Kitchen and Bar on the rooftop, and the S.O.S beachside bar where you can indulge in Asia-wide cuisine, bistro fare, light and healthy dishes, steaks from the grill, pasta, pizza, as well as Indonesian favourites and as the sun sets and its reflection dances and glistens in the water, and offers you the memorable sunsets, what better way is there to watch these magical moments than sipping on a signature cocktail?  

Nusa Dua Hotels & Resorts  

This is the place to come for your Bali holiday if you like 5-star resort-style holidays in an expansive resort with all the embellishments. There are a few shops to visit here, the streets are perfect and immaculate with a beach pathway to take a stroll or bike ride along and the beaches here are wide tropical sandy beaches.

The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Standing atop the majestic cliff of Nusa Dua, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and tropical garden, The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers the epitome of beachfront luxury. This five-star hotel in Bali presents itself as a majestic open-air theatre, an embodiment of Indonesian elegance. Blessed with an oceanfront location on the southern slopes of Nusa Dua, it boasts a dramatic mix of white-sand beach, dazzling oceanfront views, tropical weather, and green landscape with a mesmerising view of the sunrise every day. The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers all that you need for your ideal escape on your Bali Holiday. 

With eight different bars and restaurants to choose from the hotel offers something to cater for all guests you will embark on a unique gastronomic journey where every dining experience is a celebration focused on culinary diversity and locally sourced ingredients. Any excesses can be worked off at the hotel’s fitness centre overlooking the magnificent panorama of the Indian Ocean. At the hotel’s spa, you can experience a unique approach and a heavenly journey of renewal and relaxation across the ancient healing traditions of Java. The spa experience at The Apurva Spa provides a tranquil sanctuary where treatments are based on the Javanese philosophy Rupasampat Wahyabiantara, which means “true beauty is achieved when the outer beauty is in harmony with inner beauty”. 

Conrad Bali Hotel


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The Conrad Bali Hotel offers beauty, hospitality and the ultimate tropical beach resort experience for your Bali holiday with a selection of rooms surrounded by lush tropical gardens and meandering pools as well as the lavish accommodation of the premium and private Conrad Suites. When you’re not relaxing in your luxurious room or suite or swimming or slumping in the meandering pools, you can enjoy the hotel’s culinary delights. Inspired by international flair and authentic Balinese spices, an array of luxury cuisines from all around the world. Eight Degrees South offers idyllic beachfront al-fresco dining with a menu that showcases your favourite cuts and seafood dishes, while the Suku specialises in full-flavoured Asian cuisine showcasing street food from Bali, Java, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore served in an open, casual “street market” ambience. You can also choose to create an exquisite dining experience over the ultimate beachfront barbecue as you dine on a selection of fresh vegetables, seafood and locally sourced meats with your feet in the sand and the breeze in your hair. 

The East Lobby Lounge which celebrates Balinese art offers up stylish drinks and afternoon tea where you can lounge around, sipping something special and enjoying the panoramic ocean views. For the ultimate indulgence and focus on your wellbeing, you can make use of Jiwa Spa, named after the Bahasa Indonesian word for “soul” and blends ancient Indonesian culture with modern features to create a one-of-a-kind spa in Bali. There are several treatments and relaxation zones and facilities include treatment rooms, two spa villas, a steam room, a sauna, whirlpools, a hydro plunge, a manicure and pedicure station and a fitness centre.

Part two of our guide to luxury Bali hotels will be along very soon so we can’t wait to welcome you back to go through even more of our recommended hotels and resorts.