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13 Best Beach Resorts in Bali, Indonesia

13 Best Beach Resorts in Bali, Indonesia

A detailed accommodation guide to finding the best beach resorts in Bali. Featuring clifftop resorts to seaside stays with breathtaking ocean views.

Bali is an island paradise in Indonesia known for its lush landscapes, captivating culture, and unbeatable beach resorts. From the luxurious 5-star properties on the clifftops of Uluwatu to the budget-friendly resorts on the shores of Seminyak, Bali serves as a sanctuary for relaxation seekers.

Located just a few short hours’ flight from Australia, Bali’s accessibility adds to its appeal as a top holiday spot. My preferred place to stay is Jimbaran Bay, here you’ll find fewer tourists which is a big difference to the bustling streets of Kuta.

In this guide, I’ll take you through the best beach resorts Bali has to offer, ensuring you find the perfect option for your next vacation!

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By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler & adventure photographer for 6 years with 700+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.

In a Hurry? Choosing the Best Beach Resorts in Bali!

Bali has an enormous list of beach resorts ranging from luxurious stays with epic views to budget choices for those looking to save money.

I've made it easy and compiled this quick list to help book your next stay at one of Bali's best beach resorts.

The ungasan clifftop resort

1. Ungasan Clifftop Resort Luxury

Perched 150 m above the Ocean, offering a private beach, fitness and spa facilities, and access to Sundays Beach Club. Rooms have epic cliff views for sunset.

Views from the cliffside at ayana resort bali

2. AYANA Resort Bali Top-Choice

Offering the highest of luxury with 12 pools and elegant rooms. Guests can enjoy modern comforts and daily buffet breakfasts in an open-air restaurant whilst overlooking the ocean.

Holiday inn resort baruna bali at night

3. Holiday Inn Resort Budget

Combining affordability with luxury, offering a pool, spa, gym, and two restaurants. It is an ideal option and in a great location to explore the surroundings of Kuta.

13 Best Beach Resorts in Bali

1. Bulgari Resort Bali - Best Indian Ocean Views

Located 150 meters above sea level and boasting spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, this is one of the best luxury resorts in Uluwatu.

This 5-star resort features an outdoor infinity pool, a private beach, a fitness center, and a spa.

All of the stunning villas come with their very own private pool which I found gave a greater sense of privacy for couples wanting to escape the main pools.

Popular beaches to visit near the resort include Padang Padang Beach and Dreamland Beach.

2. The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali

If you're looking for beach resorts in Seminyak then the 5-star Anvaya Beach Resort Bali is the perfect choice.

The resort is located close to the famous Waterbom Bali and Tuban Beach which is known for its incredible sunsets. It features five outdoor pools, bike hire, a playground, a spa, and two on-site restaurants.

Guests can spend their days enjoying the pool, relaxing in the spa, or exploring the area on the bikes for hire.

3. Andaz Bali

Located with direct access to the beach in Sanur, Andaz Bali is one of the best luxury resorts in Bali.

This 5-star hotel features a white sand beach, a full-service spa, three outdoor pools, five on-site restaurants, and free parking.

All 149 rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and a private bathroom with a rainfall shower.

Guests can spend their days soaking up the sun on the beach, relaxing by the pool, or exploring the surrounding area. I recommend visiting the free beach yoga located just a few minutes walk from the resort.

4. The Ungasan Clifftop Resort

Located 150 meters above the Indian Ocean in Uluwatu this 5-star resort features a private beachfront, fitness facilities, a day spa, an outdoor pool, and tennis courts.

Guests can also enjoy special access to Sundays Beach Club.

All of the hotel rooms feature free wifi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with rain showers. They also come with indoor/outdoor lounge areas.

The resort is just a short drive from the Uluwatu Temple and is 25 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

5. The St. Regis Bali Resort - Top Choice for Nusa Dua

Located on the beach in Nusa Dua, this stunning 5-star resort features an outdoor lagoon pool, a full spa, a fitness center, and six on-site restaurants.

All of the stunning villas and suites come with an iPod dock, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, free wifi, and a balcony or terrace. Certain suites and villas also boast a hot tub or plunge pool.

Guests can enjoy international cuisine in the Boneka and Kayupti Restaurants. Gourmand Deli provides delicious pastries and drinks are offered in the Vista Bar and The St. Regis Bar.

The resort is a 20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and the resort offers a free two-way airport shuttle with a limousine.

6. Segara Village Hotel

Modeled after a traditional Balinese village, Segara Village Hotel in Sanur is another great choice when staying in Bali.

Set with stunning tropical gardens, this beachfront hotel boasts three outdoor pools, two restaurants, and a bar.

All rooms at the hotel feature Indonesian furnishings, a minibar, air conditioning, free wifi, and a private bathroom. Certain rooms also have private balconies that provide pool or garden views.

Each morning, guests can enjoy a spectacular sunrise while enjoying a buffet breakfast at The Beach Restaurant. The oceanfront restaurant also serves Asian and international cuisine.

7. Grand Hyatt Bali - Best Choice for Families

If you're planning a family holiday and want to stay at the best beach resort in Bali, Grand Hyatt Bali is one of the best choices on the Indonesian island.

Located right on the beach, this luxury hotel features five outdoor pools, a fitness center, a full-service spa, and five restaurants.

All of the 636 rooms feature air conditioning, free wifi, a minibar, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom.

Guests can spend their days lounging by one of the many pools, enjoying a massage at the spa, or exploring the surrounding Nusa Dua area.

Being located right on the beach, water sports such as scuba diving and parasailing are also available.

8. WakaGangga

Located on the seaside of Tabanan, WakaGangga is the best resort in Bali when it comes to uniqueness due to its Indonesian-styled villas.

All of the villas are tastefully appointed with wooden flooring, free wifi, a flat-screen TV, and an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower. Certain rooms also feature a private pool.

It features an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, bar and guests can enjoy a range of tasty international dishes at the restaurant.

The accommodation is a 30-minute drive from the famous Tanah Lot Temple.

9. Maya Sanur Resort

Located right on the beach, this 5-star resort features an outdoor pool, four on-site restaurants and bars, a yoga studio, and a fitness center.

All of the spacious rooms at the resort boast air conditioning, free wifi, a minibar, a seating area, and a private bathroom.

Some of the activities you can enjoy at the resort include canoeing, snorkeling, cooking classes, and of course yoga.

Guests can enjoy fantastic meals at Kuu Izakaya Dining and Mayasari. Tree Bar also offers delicious cocktails and cold beverages.

Both Seminyak and the international airport are a 30-minute drive from the resort.

10. Alila Seminyak

If you're looking for a hotel with exquisite design and luxury amenities, Alila Seminyak is one of the best resorts in Seminyak, Bali.

Located right on the beach, this 5-star resort features an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and a fitness center.

All of the air-conditioned modern rooms and suites boast free wifi, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. Some rooms also feature a balcony boasting sea views which is perfect for watching the sunset.

Guests can enjoy tasty Asian dishes at the on-site restaurant, while the famous Ku De Ta is a short drive away.

11. The Ritz-Carlton Bali

Facing the Indian Ocean, this resort is located in Nusa Dua and features multiple outdoor pools and six restaurants. It even has its own Thalasso spa which uses real seawater for its treatments.

All of the spacious suites and villas feature a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, free wifi, and a private bathroom. All of the villas have private pools for guests to enjoy. Guests can choose a room with a view of the pool or panoramic views of the ocean.

All of the restaurants offer an array of Japanese, Italian, and international cuisines.

Popular points of interest near the resort include Jimbaran Bay, Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, and Uluwatu Temple.

12. AYANA Resort Bali - Top Choice for Jimbaran Bay

Overlooking the most beautiful and secluded white sand beaches of Jimbaran Bay, AYANA Resort Bali is one of the most luxurious resorts on the island.

Set on 90 hectares of cliff-top tropical private gardens, this stunning resort features 12 swimming pools, 19 dining options, a full-service spa, a tennis court, and an 18-hole putting course.

Decorated with elegant furnishings, all of the rooms at the resort feature air conditioning, free wifi, flat-screen TVs, and unique marble bathrooms.

Surrounded by gorgeous lotus ponds, the open-air Padi Restaurant serves a tasty daily buffet breakfast for guests to enjoy.

13. Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali - Best Resort on a Budget

Finally, if you're traveling to Bali on a budget but still want to stay at a resort, then the Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is a great value choice!

This 5-star hotel features an outdoor pool, a spa, a gym, a playground, and two on-site restaurants.

All of the 193 individually designed rooms feature 24-hour room service, furnished balconies, flat-screen TVs, and private bathrooms.

Guests can spend their days by the pool, enjoying a massage at the spa, or exploring the surrounding area.

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: In choosing the best beach resorts in Bali, I've based my options on three key factors: guest reviews, location, and value for money. Every resort mentioned meets the criteria, ensuring a memorable stay in Bali.
  • My Experience: I always look for places that really offer value. Although I have not stayed at every resort that is listed I have chosen these based on reviews from those who have.
  • Top Reviews: Every resort I've listed comes with great reviews from sites like Hotels.com, Expedia, and Booking.com. I keep an eye on these choices and refresh them to make sure you're getting the best options.
  • Local Insights: I checked out as many of the resorts on the list as I could, I found chatting with other travelers and hotel staff helped with gaining a better understanding of each accommodation option and what they offered.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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FAQ About Accommodation in Bali

How many days should I spend in Bali?

I recommend 10 days as this is a great amount of time to achieve the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation in Bali.

Which area of Bali has the best beaches?

The best beaches in Bali can be found on the south of the island in areas such as Jimbaran and Uluwatu.

Can you swim in the sea at Seminyak?

Yes, you can swim in the sea while visiting one of the many beaches in Seminyak however this is not the best place to swim! Great places to swim in the ocean include Jimbaran and Uluwatu with crystal-clear water.

What's the best time of year to visit Bali?

The best time to visit Bali is during the dry season from April to October when you can enjoy sunny days and minimal rainfall, perfect for beach activities.

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I hope that this guide to the best beach resorts in Bali has been useful with helping you plan where to stay!

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