Bali is a favorite among American tourists – thank you very little for the city’s reputation for being beautiful, rejuvenating and full of feelings (see also: the popularity of Eat, Pray, Love). Here visitors can take a walk in the relaxed city of Ubud, shop in Seminyak, schedule meetings and greet monkeys, or see the waves among the hippie surfer crowd. What’s more, there is no shortage of spacious rooms, five star services, and impressive views. Sure? Here are three locations that suit any budget.
The Mulia Bali
Offering the largest villas in Bali (a place that is very attentive to luxury accommodations), The Mulia is located along the beautiful coastline of Nusa Dua. Guests staying at one of the 108 villas will enjoy 24-hour butler service, a private hydrotherapy pool, spacious courtyard and indoor and outdoor showers.
Details in the room are not overlooked, and include 400-thread-count linen, jacuzzi tubs, and traditional Balinese decor. Friendly staff members quickly give a train ride to a private tennis court or beach, and the butler offers packing services and arranges excursions outside the property.
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Try outside the villa to enjoy high tea for free, soak in one of three swimming pools, exclusive access to chic beachside cabanas and Balinese, Asian and Western treatments at the spa. Villa rates start at $ 980 per night.
The Legian Bali
Located on Seminyak Beach, The Legian is a short drive from Bali’s luxury boutique shopping area and famous beach clubs such as Potato Head and Ku De Ta. At the all-suite resort, sun-drenched rooms include an open deck with beds, soaking tubs, rain showers and Acqua di Parma bathroom fixtures.
The resort offers a number of restaurants, spas and a three-level infinity pool with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. During the day, ride to the city on a free bicycle or make it like a local and rent one of the Vespas and a zigzag hotel around the charming side streets in Bali. At night, high-paying customers head to the cigar lounge or Pool Bar outdoors for wine offerings. Suite rates start at $ 470 per night.
Ayana Resort and Spa Bali
Located on a cliff overlooking the cliff beach at Jimbaran Bay, the famous Ayana and Rock Bar infinity pools (which must be visited for every traveler) stomach up to white sand beaches and breakers. The spacious rooms support traditional Indonesian designs, including batik bed runners and locally made artwork, and have a spacious terrace and deep bathtub.
There are several restaurants (international, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese) and evening buffets including cultural performances with the appearance of Kecak dancers. Facilities such as planting trees on property, cooking classes, yoga, bicycle and golf tours are offered, and nearby cultural attractions include Uluwatu Temple and Jimbaran Bay traditional fish market. Room rates start at $ 293.
The rapidly growing hotel industry in Bali now includes a large selection of impressive AirBnB rentals popping up all over the island. While standard white glove facilities, such as 24-hour room service and unknown concierge are missing from this property, private pools, airport transfers, cooks and dedicated staff are all part of the package at a fraction of the cost. Here, two excellent choices: Ocean-Front Villa, $ 170 per night; Beach House at Balian Beach, $ 200 per night.