It is not hard to choose Bali as your next vacation destination.
This magical Island of God boasts abundant captivating landscapes with lush tropical jungles, white (or pink) sandy beaches, terraced rice fields and dreamy, mystery waterfalls. Not to mention the unique Balinese culture, cultural heritages and culinary delights that the island holds dear. But it might not be easy to choose which one from the plethora of luxury resorts and wellness retreats to spend your nights in.
Check out our list of the best 7 resorts in Bali that cater for an upscale vacation, paired with a mesmerizing view over the stunning nature of the island.
Just after a 15-minute drive from the center of Ubud city, you will be welcomed by a five-star jungle sanctuary perched on a lush hilltop overlooking the Ayung valley and river. A place where you can say farewell to the chaotic world and find solace amidst tranquil nature.
Representing itself as a nature escape for wellness travelers, Como Shambhala’s whole property is inspired by the surrounding environment with local wood, stones and traditional architecture. The resort uses pure water from its own sacred natural spring for the wellness center, with treatments ranging from yoga, Ayurvedic, Pilates, meditation, spa, to digital detox. In particular, you can rejuvenate your body and soul in the holy water of the nearby ancient spring in the chanting of a local priest.
Entering Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan feels like walking into a forgotten world hidden amidst expansive tropical forest and rice paddies, where all you can hear is the chirping of birds, and the peaceful sound of the Ayung River down the hill. A resort which truly respects guest’s privacy at its heart when the public as well as private spaces are designed to feel intimate.
All the 60 spacious villas and suites are perfect blends of traditional Balinese and contemporary modern design, with teak furniture and woodwork, delivering a sense of calmness. The resort knows how to spoil guests with daily complimentary activities and wellness treatments. Yoga at the outdoor yoga bale, river stone massages, cycling downhill from Mt. Batur, river rafting around volcanoes, Balinese cooking classes, to name just a few.
Spreading over a massive area of 220 acres on the cliffs of Jimbaran Bay, Ayana Resort is the best choice for those who want to enjoy the Balinese gorgeous beach sunset and world-class services in an intimate setting. The resort makes the best out of its exceptional location by offering a golf course, two tennis courts, a private white sandy beach, a cooking class, a hilltop spa, a hydromassage pool, treatment pavilions and 19 charming dining venues to choose from.
You don’t want to miss the resort’s highlight: the hillside Rock Bar, where you can sip on an exotic cocktail and enjoy alfresco Mediterranean dishes while marveling at one of the most gorgeous sunsets on the island.
Under the Six Senses brand, this resort never fails to impress us with unparalleled luxury, nature-based experiences, and first-class services that pay attention to sustainability and guests’ wellbeing. Perched impressively on the cliffs of Uluwatu, Six Senses Bali boasts astonishing views of the Indian Ocean and the sacred sea temple Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Regardless of which one of the 28 sky suites, and 75 cliff pool villas you choose to stay in, you’ll have an endless ocean view, an outdoor pool, deck, ocean-facing bathtub and other deluxe amenities for your own.
Like other resorts in the Six Senses brand, the resort offers personalized wellness packages using Balinese traditional treatments and local herbs grown directly on the property. Don’t forget to register for the wellness screening to understand more about your health’s condition.
Featuring on Netflix series “World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals”, the Bamboo House of Camaya Bali wows everyone with its extraordinary design and breathtaking view of the cascading terraced rice fields and evergreen jungle. The Camaya offers 4 bamboo houses and one smaller villa. All have unique designs with basic sustainable materials, traditional exterior, modern interior, and many open air spaces, so guests can have access to the stunning nature view any time.
Fancy enough, you can even choose to wake up on the net bed hanging outside to welcome the very first sunlight of the day. Located remotely from the center, without any nearby shops or restaurants, Camaya is the ideal nature escape to rebalance your mind, body and soul.
The stylish Alila Villas Uluwatu lies on the rugged Bukit Peninsula with wild landscapes of cliffs and exotic coastline. This jaw-dropping setting combined with impressive contemporary architecture, eco-friendly design makes it one of the most visually appealing resorts on the island. All the chic 65 villas are in minimalist style, yet deliver guests maximum comfort, privacy and open spaces to the flawless surrounding beauty.
Beside the famous infinity cliff pool, swish spa with Balinese signature treatments, and a yoga pavilion, the resort also offers lovers a wide variety of opportunities to celebrate their journey together with romantic floating dinner, lobster brunch, movie under the stars and so much more.
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Fivelements is just about a 10-minute drive away from Ubud town, tucked under the canopy of lush jungle along the sacred Ayung River. With this unique setting, the resort is embraced by a more calming, dreamy and serene atmosphere than other resorts in the list. A perfect destination for those who are longing for soul and body treatments in the heart of beautiful nature. All rooms are made from bamboo and thatch materials, equipped with open-air bathrooms and large glass doors.
Famed as one of the most popular wellness sanctuaries on Bali, Fivelements offers a healing pool, various yoga spaces, beauty homemade treatments, and plant-based cuisine, all tailor-made for each guest’s needs.
With brilliant services, exceptional amenities and attentive staff, these resorts are waiting to cater for your wellbeing. Contact us now, and we’ll arrange a bespoke Bali vacation of your lifetime, including some stays in these fabulous resorts.