Bali, Indonesia is undoubtedly one destination that is almost on everyone’s travel bucket lists. A slice of paradise, Bali is home to the famous bustling Kuta Beach, the breathtaking Ubud, the majestic temples of Uluwatu, plus many others, so you’d never run out of things to here. With so many sights to see and so many activities to do in a day, you deserve to take a much-needed break in a luxury hotel suite in Bali In our Best of Travel series, we have curated the latest 18 Best Luxury Hotel Suites in Bali, Indonesia, providing quality recommendations to suit your budget and needs.
This post was last updated on 14 February 2024.
18 Best Luxury Hotel Suites in Bali, Indonesia
Nothing spells luxury in Bali more than Mandapa. Mandapa literally translates into “temple” in Sanskrit, so this award-winning Ritz-Carlton hotel offers guests a temple to call their own, a luxury sanctuary for inner discovery and serenity. Guests can also enjoy butler-serviced villas and suites for a completely luxurious holiday. The overall experience feels really exquisite. It is like you are in a 5-star hotel in the city, except with rolling hills, river, and rice paddies as your view.
Ideal for couples on a romantic getaway, the Mandapa Suite showcases the best of Balinese furniture, unique paintings and traditional décor items all in one room. The suite also comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding rainforest and rice paddies.
The hotel’s in-house restaurant, Sapah Valley, is also an absolute must-try. The restaurant lets guests experience an ultimate gastronomic feast filled with the rich flavours of Indonesian cuisine. The best part? The majestic Ayung River is just a stone’s throw away from the terrace where you are eating!
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2. Cliff Private Pool Junior Suite, The Apurva Kempinski Bali
Spacious comfort amidst Balinese luxury
Discover the pinnacle of beachfront luxury at The Apurva Kempinski Bali, featuring 475 iconic rooms, suites, and villas, with more than half of them offering their own private plunge pools. But if you are looking for a luxury hotel suite that is able to accommodate your family, the perfect family retreat is found in the hotel’s Cliff Private Pool Junior Suites. These generously sized one-bedroom suites, spanning 100 square meters, offer a serene escape overlooking the breathtaking views of the ocean (or the garden if you prefer that). Imagine taking a dip in your private plunge pools while being surrounded by the lovely view and the serene atmosphere! It is an experience that you truly have to discover for yourself while in Bali.
Inside the suite was luxuriously comfortable. The open-plan design floods the space with natural light, creating an inviting ambience. Nestled within, you will find a sumptuous King bed adorned by plenty of plush pillows from their extensive Pillow menu, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. The hotel suite also consists of a spacious balcony, a walk-in closet, and a well-appointed bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower.
Of course, The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers more than just luxurious hotel accommodations. If you are travelling with the whole family, you will love how this five-star haven offers plenty of family-friendly features. For instance, there is a two-level Kids Club that is sure to entertain the little ones with their endless list of activities. Also, in addition to the private plunge pool in your hotel suite, The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers a variety of swimming pools for their suite guests. From wading pools for tiny tots to kid-friendly shallow delights, the excitement ramps up with four water slides and a colossal water bucket. There are really lots to choose from, so for sure you will always find yourself in the water. Not to mention the dazzling beach is located right in front of the resort, which is, of course, always a hit to the little ones.
When it comes to food, The Apurva Kempinski Bali does not disappoint by having Bali’s first aquarium dining experience at Koral Restaurant. Surpassing the ordinary, Koral brings the wonders of the ocean to the table with a menu featuring fresh ingredients and grilled delights inspired by the Indonesian archipelago. They also offer a complimentary Fantasea activity for the little kids, wherein they can have fun by observing fish, sharks, and Eagle rays. The hotel also offers an authentic Chinese hotpot experience at Bai Yun, as well as full-on beach vibes with great food at Reef Beach Club.
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|📍 Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Denpasar, Indonesia, Bali
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Breathtaking ocean views right at your doorstep
You can never go wrong with having a view of the sea right on your balcony. At Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, you can have all that and more while indulging in the ultimate 5-star resort experience. Located in Uluwatu, the resort promises a paradise-like setting under clear blue skies – a perfect place to create lasting memories with your loved ones.
Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa offers some of the most luxurious hotel suites in Uluwatu, but if you are travelling with your family, we highly recommend booking the Larger Suite. It boasts a marble bathroom with soothing rain showers, a spacious living area, floor-to-ceiling windows, and of course, a private balcony where you can fully savour the lush surroundings of Bali.
While the views from your hotel suite are already astounding, the main highlight of staying at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is the stunning, expansive infinity pool. We probably spent our entire time by the pool during our 3-night stay at the resort, just enjoying the vibes and atmosphere there. The sun deck surrounding the pool offers plenty of comfortable rattan loungers to relax and soak up the sun, and during happy hour, they offer a 1-for-1 cocktail special. The pool also has a shallow area where kids can safely play and enjoy themselves. Meanwhile, kids can safely frolic around in the pool’s shallow area. Our little ones, Ally and Aaron, absolutely loved spending time in the pool!
Genuine 5-star resort experience
You may also get to enjoy the beautiful views at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa’s R Bar. The best part is, you can enjoy it with afternoon tea! Nothing beats the experience of just chilling out with your loved ones in such a relaxing ambience. The treats that came along with our tea and coffee tasted great as well, and we felt really well taken care of by the resort’s kind staff. In fact, we even received fresh coconuts with a lovely handwritten note from the manager, wishing us to have the best time in the resort. And sure enough, we had a blast!
Wide variety of activities available for all ages
Whether you are travelling with your family or a large group of friends, you can never go wrong with Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. The staff always go the extra mile to make sure that everyone has the grandest time. And case in point – they organised fun activities such as water polo, darts, and ping pong for our group of 20 pax. On top of all that, you may also attend a pottery class at Clay Craft (a unique arts-and-crafts-themed restaurant), indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, or exercise in the 24-hour fitness centre overlooking the beautiful Uluwatu landscape.
When it comes to food, you can savour authentic Indonesian cuisine at Double Ikat. Our top picks for dinner are Babi Guling, Ikan Bakar, Sate Sampi Lalah Manis. Oh, Marriott members have a 15% discount on dinner, so be sure to sign up for that to save on your meals.
All in all, Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is a paradise for anyone looking to have a great time with their loved ones. For the complete Bali experience, do spend a day at Roosterfish Beach Club, Renaissance Bali Uluwatu’s very own beach club. The resort offers a free shuttle to the beach club so you will not have to worry about anything else. Just brace yourself for a day of fun under the sun!
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|📍 Jalan Pantai Balangan 1 No 1 Ungasan Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia 80361
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Experience unparalleled luxury at Bali’s grandest and most expansive beach resort
True to its name, Grand Hyatt Bali ensures that you have the grandest time when you book a stay at their Grand Suite King. This haven of luxury, adorned with teakwood and marble sourced from central Java, sets the stage for an unparalleled stay. Immerse yourself in the opulence of a plush king-sized bed. Or better yet, prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring vistas of the glistening white sandy beaches or the vibrant tropical gardens that surround the stunning Indian Ocean, which you can all see right from the comfort of your own luxury hotel suite.
No matter how lovely the view from your Grand Suite King is, it will not compare to the breathtaking sights you will see when you explore the resort grounds for yourself. In fact, the whole resort looks almost like an enormous enchanted garden, where vibrant flowers and majestic trees create an ambience that feels truly magical. You may even encounter friendly little animals along the way!
Be sure to get your walking shoes ready as you explore the entirety of Grand Hyatt Bali because we are not lying when we say that it is massive. It is more than just a resort – it is a captivating world of its own, boasting five outdoor pools, an abundance of luxurious hotel suites, and an array of amenities that promise an unforgettable experience, whether you are embarking on a family vacation or celebrating your honeymoon. To top it all off, the resort’s private beach is one of the most gorgeous ones we have ever seen. It is perfectly maintained, creating the perfect spot for some IG-worthy photos.
Take your senses into a global culinary journey
Enhancing your Bali vacation even further, Grand Hyatt Bali goes above and beyond by offering extraordinary culinary adventures that cater to everyone. Immerse yourselves in the rich tapestry of Balinese culture with a captivating Kecak dance performance followed by a delightful Indonesian food buffet. There are so many dishes to choose from, but of course, Bali’s famous suckling pig, babi guling, is definitely the star of the night. The wide array of flavours is simply astounding – even our Indonesian helpers could not resist the temptation of trying out everything!
For those looking for a unique dining experience, embark on a global culinary journey by joining Le Petit Chef in his gastronomic adventure across different countries. Here, a delectable 6-course meal is served alongside a captivating mini-movie using cutting-edge 3D mapping technology. So, if you have kids with you, this is the perfect place to go.
However, if you are craving Asian flavours, the Teppanyaki at Nampu is definitely a must. The food served is top-notch, plus you can watch the chef prepare your meal with precision and skill, incorporating entertaining cooking tricks along the way. Chef Bagas and his cooking talent were so fun to watch!
All in all, a stay at Grand Hyatt Bali is an unforgettable experience that combines luxurious accommodations, breathtaking surroundings, and a wide range of exceptional amenities. From the grandeur of the Grand Suite King to the enchanting resort grounds resembling an enormous enchanted garden, every moment spent here is filled with beauty and tranquillity.
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|📍 Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua, P.O. BOX 53, Nusa Dua Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80363
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Located on the sophisticated and fashionable Seminyak beach, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali is guaranteed to bring you the peace and serenity you are looking for in a Bali getaway. Spread across fifteen acres of lush, breathtaking tropical gardens, this 5-star resort-hotel is home to some of Bali’s most stylish villas, complete with traditional thatched roofs, restaurants serving up the most delectable cuisines on the island, a vast, flat beach, and a whole lot more. What more, the incredible beach right outside The Oberoi becomes even more magical once the sun sets, making it a really lovely place to spend your evenings.
Most relaxing getaway in a traditional thatched Bali villa
Just recently, our family stayed in Villa 206, a Luxury Ocean View Villa with a private pool. It is one of the closest villas to the beach entrance and the resort’s temperature-controlled main pool. For a more Bali vibe, the villa is topped with a traditional thatched roof and comes complete with a very luxurious yet exotic sunken marble bath, offering views of a private, walled, tropical garden for the ultimate serenity. But if you really want to feel relaxed, head over to The Oberoi’s unique spas to try some of their signature spa treatments. I got a Balinese massage while Joce had a facial and head massage and the overall experience was just so incredible!
Meanwhile, the interior includes a harmonious fusion of natural colour palettes, traditional design and contemporary technologies. We really love how they maximised natural light in creating these villas, offering an authentic, relaxing ambience. The large canopied bed also looked very welcoming! Furthermore, they provide special pillows upon request – we got the medium firm supreme fibre comfort pillow, which was really comfortable when combined with the duck down pillow. Outside, a large terrace, a private pool and an alfresco dining pavilion provide ample opportunity to relax.
A glimpse of Bali’s culture
At The Oberoi, you will feel the warm hospitality of every Balinese. From the moment we arrived, all the hotel staff were incredible and genuine from the heart. Special thanks to Wulan who served us our afternoon tea; she even personally got our baby girl a bunny toy as a present! We also like how they wear traditional dresses, ensuring an impeccable Oberoi service.
What also sets this resort apart is its very own natural amphitheatre, where guests can enjoy Gamelan music and classical Balinese dance performances amidst the starry night sky and with the sound of crashing waves nearby. The show usually comes with a sumptuous candlelit dinner, but no worries if you ever missed out on the show since The Oberoi offers a total of 3 dining options to satisfy your hunger.
World-class cuisine served with breathtaking views
We had a 3-course dinner at Kura Kura restaurant, an open-air thatched pavilion overlooking lotus ponds. The restaurant’s vibe is utterly romantic, and guests may be even serenaded with traditional ‘Angklung’ music and a variety of Balinese musical troupes. The food was just as amazing – I had the seared beef tenderloin Harvey while Joce had the pan-seared Japanese Black cod. Both dishes were seared to perfection and so delicious that we finished our meal in no time! The chef also gave us 2 complimentary dishes on top of the actual courses, a foie grass creme brulee and pickled beetroot, which we also thoroughly enjoyed.
To end the date on a sweet note, we had the chocolate lava cake and tiramisu – the most perfect desserts for a couple with a sweet tooth like us! If you’d like to have more sweets, we highly suggest that you drop by the resort’s very charming Kayu Bar. They serve daily afternoon tea and coffee as well, not to mention the amazing tropical cocktails you can get at night! In the morning, we had our breakfast in the Frangipani Cafe, where we enjoyed both the food and the stunning ocean view. Special thanks to Muka and Mei, as they paid special attention to Baby Ally and got her avocados, porridge with boiled chicken, and toast which she loved.
Overall, we must say that The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali is a perfect place for an idyllic and relaxing getaway! Especially the beach right outside The Oberoi, I would definitely stay there again just to admire the magical sunsets every evening.
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Seminyak Beach, Jalan Kayu Aya
Denpasar 80361, Bali, Indonesia
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A tropical paradise for a family of travellers
Situated atop a 130-foot cliff in the southern part of upscale Nusa Dua, Hilton Bali Resort is everything that you envisioned paradise to be. The resort is also located on the much quieter side of Bali, so you will be far away from the buzz of the tourist attractions. During our stay at Hilton Bali Resort, we got connecting Executive Rooms with Direct Lagoon Pool Access, which was nice as we could head over to the main pool first thing in the morning. If you have little kids in tow, this is perfect for them since they always seem to cannot get enough of the water. The room was pretty spacious as well, and provided many luxurious comforts that made our stay truly memorable.
Our executive room also came with a private balcony, which was the best spot to just lounge around and watch people go by. You’d see families, couples, and all sorts of tourists enjoy the many premium amenities found inside the resort. Especially the huge pool complex! We really loved the fact that there were multiple pools and waterslides at Hilton; and we are pretty sure that your little ones will enjoy playing with sand (and build castles, too!) in the middle beach-like pool, while much older kids and adults can enjoy playing volleyball and basketball by the pool.
Myriad of activities to do while staying at the resort
Despite its serene location, you will never run out of things while staying at the resort. In addition to hanging out by the pool, you can sip a cocktail (or two!) at the resort’s beach bar, try out different water activities, relax at the spa, play table tennis, and so on. You can even hop on a camel and take a stroll at the beach, which was such a fun activity for kids and adults alike. Actually, we were pretty surprised when we tried that activity as we never thought that there were camels in Bali. Still, look at us in all smiles!
Furthermore, Hilton Bali Resort also ensures that your kids can still have fun while staying indoors. They have this amazing jungle-themed Kids’ Club, complete with a treehouse, trampoline, and a rock wall climbing area (with the walls dripping in vines) inside. It is really perfect for your little explorers!
Incredible beachfront dining experiences
What’s better than all these? For me, it is enjoying the beachfront view with delectable dishes! At Hilton Bali Resort, the food tastes so much better as the ambience elevates everything else. We especially loved dining at The Shores Restaurant & Bar, which was a Mediterranean-inspired and styled 3-story dining destination. The restaurant’s lowest level was al fresco, so we often had our breakfast there. There were a lot of choices for breakfast, including Indonesian cuisine, but of course, the best part was still the view. Definitely a great way to start your day!
We also got to experience having a BBQ night by the beach. There were free-flow prawns, clams, satay, beef, chicken, and a lot more good food. That was such a nice experience, and it is just a bonus that the place was beautifully set up. You can see that the staff at Hilton takes care of their guests well.
Overall, we must say that Hilton Bali Resort is the perfect place to stay with your family while staying in the tropical paradise of Bali. Both kids and adults alike will never run out of things to do in this massive resort – with the multiple pools, Kids’ club, private beach, and so on.
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7. Conrad Ocean Suite, Conrad Bali
Exquisite beachfront location
Conrad Bali offers the ultimate tropical beach resort experience on the beautiful coast of Nusa Dua. It has everything you want for the complete Balinese getaway, from the pristine sandy beaches to the sparkling turquoise waters, and of course, the picturesque sights. Beyond all that, there are plenty of luxurious hotel suites and villas that promise the most relaxing stay. One of which is their Conrad Ocean Suite, which is perfect whether you are visiting the island on a honeymoon or a family vacation.
The best thing about staying at the Conrad Ocean Suite is having a captivating view of the ocean right outside your balcony. Imagine waking up to the sounds of the crashing waves and being gently caressed by the salty sea breeze each morning – it is pure magic! The balcony itself is a generous sanctuary, providing ample space to immerse yourself in the breathtaking ocean panorama. On the inside, the hotel suite indulges guests in exceptional space, comfort and privacy with a huge bedroom, a marbled bathroom, a separate living room and a dining area with a pantry. The bed was definitely the highlight as it was massive – probably Super King-sized! Our kids had loads of fun rolling, jumping and playing around all over it.
Our kiddos having a blast on our hotel suite’s huge bed
A family-friendly haven
If you are looking for a sign to visit Bali with your family, then this is it. At Conrad Bali, your little ones will not get bored for sure. The resort is huge, so there are plenty of places and activities to explore. There are multiple pools as well, which include a Beach Pool that has actual sand. Although there is a private beach right in front of the resort, your little ones can play more freely (and safely!) at the Beach Pool. However, if you are looking for a more quiet and serene ambience, the private pool at the Jiwa Spa would be a much better option.
On top of that, Conrad Bali takes family fun to a whole new level with its dedicated Kid’s Club. You can leave your kids there and have someone from the resort take care of them, but personally, we wanted to spend more time with them. Brace yourself for hours of laughter and excitement as your kids immerse themselves in an array of engaging activities such as masak masak (play-pretend cooking), racing toy cars, and toppling bowling pins. Indeed, the possibilities for endless entertainment are boundless at Conrad Bali.
Family time at Conrad Bali
Relax with authentic Japanese cuisine by the pool
When it comes to dining options, Conrad Bali also exceeds expectations. Indulge in authentic Indonesian cuisine served rijsttafel style at Suku, a beachfront al-fresco dining experience at Eight Degrees South, and stylish cocktails at Azure and East Lobby Lounge. Among all, our personal favourite is Rin Restaurant, because we got to enjoy contemporary Japanese cuisine (including an immersive Teppanyaki experience!) right by the poolside. We have also tried cooking using their Hot Stone and got to taste a really delectable beef tenderloin! The other must-tries at Rin are their Salmon Benedict, Bubur ayam, Ayam kampung cage-free poached egg bowl, and Tea eggs which surprisingly came unpeeled.
Taste the best of Japan at Rin Restaurant, Conrad Bali
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A slice of paradise with sweeping ocean views
Located at the southwest coastline of Bali, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran is the perfect place to bask in the beautiful views of the sea. As you enter the chic resort, you find yourself warmly welcomed by their friendly staff who are able to converse in English and Bahasa Indonesian. Choose from one of their 117 bright and spacious rooms, suites, penthouses, and villas, then settle down in its inviting ambiance. For us, we stayed in a suite with direct access to the resort’s outdoor lagoon pool. If you are travelling with your kids, this would be a great choice since they can just jump straight to the water from their room if they feel like going for a swim.
In the mood to take photos for your Instagram feed? Head on up to their Smoqee Sky Bar and enjoy the majestic view of Jimbaran Bay amidst the vistas. Take some lite bites and afternoon tea while you are at it, then pass by one of their rooftop venues where people hold weddings to make the most of the stunning setting. In fact, as we walked around, we noticed the many paintings and sculptures within the hotel. It felt like touring an art gallery! What’s more, adventure is not too far away with attractions like the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Culture Park and the revered Pura Uluwatu a short drive away. If you are lucky, you might just catch the traditional kecak dance in action.
Amenities and activities for everybody
While you let your little ones play in the kids’ pool or join activities at the family kids’ club, you can drop by the resort’s 1300-square metre lagoon and play your own set of games. Along with other guests, you can take part in mini events set up by the staff every morning. During our stay, we had a go at coconut bowling, makeshift golf, and beach volleyball. What’s great is that you can even get a free mojito if you win! Then, when you are done with all the activities, you can swim up to their Pool Bar and indulge yourself with some sun and signature cocktails.
If you do not feel like swimming for the day, you can head on over to the resort’s 24-hour fully-equipped fitness centre to pump up your energy. Then, rejuvenate your mind and body at the Serenity Spa where you can choose from a menu of various treatments. From facials and massages to body wraps and Ayurveda, the staff can cater to your preferences. They can focus on your back if it is always aching or use Shiatsu and Thai techniques if you feel some tension in your muscles. Trust us, the massage was great!
Not your typical wine and dine experience
What is a good stay without great food? It is time to embark on a mouthwatering culinary journey starting with the hotel’s innovative Bamboo Chic.
Using fresh ingredients from Bedugul and seafood from Jimbaran, this open-kitchen restaurant serves meals that fit Pan-Asian flavours into the Bali palate. We definitely enjoyed our set menu with roasted pumpkin soup. Our breakfast buffet had a ton of options too! There was Indonesian food, bread, croissants, Danish pastries, and even drinks like cappuccino and caramel macchiato.
If you are looking to snack in the middle of the day, then Le Scoop at WaLa is the place to go. They have everything from french fries and croffles to fine-crafted gelat. Lastly, you end the day back at the Smoqee Sky Bar. Indulge in some cocktails and sweet and savoury treats as you watch that magical sunset at Jimbaran Bay.
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Poised on a ridge overlooking the verdant Valley of the Kings, Viceroy Bali offers the ultimate private retreat for every guest. Though just 10 minutes away from the thriving culture and arts centre of Ubud, its location feels like you are transported into another world. A place where time seems to slow down, this award-winning luxury resort is definitely one of the best places to reconnect with nature and relax and renew in utter tranquility. In fact, it was just recognised recently by Tripadvisor as one of the Top 10 Hotels in Asia this 2023! Viceroy Bali is also the only hotel resort in Ubud with its own helipad, so you can take a 15-min helicopter ride from Ngurah Rai International Airport straight to the resort, instead of a 1-hour car journey.
From the gorgeous infinity pool (perfect for IG shots!) overlooking the spectacular jungle ravine to the romantic villas offering absolute privacy, every detail of this tropical haven has been carefully assembled to give guests an extraordinary expression of world-class luxury. The resort is also really spacious and hilly, and they provide a golf buggy in case you need to go anywhere far.
Contemporary Balinese-style pool suites
For couples on a Bali honeymoon, Viceroy Bali offers plenty of pool suites for an intimate stay. Luxuriously and spectacularly spacious, the pool suites consist of a heated plunge pool, a semi-outdoor bathroom, beautifully blending Balinese-style indoor and outdoor living spaces, as well as a stunning jungle view that will surely not disappoint you. The pool suites are actually located right in the middle of the tropical surrounding, so the best spot to admire the breathtaking lush view is through one of the suites’ covered deck while lying on a luxurious daybed.
Beyond its luxurious amenities and beautiful location, what truly sets Viceroy Bali apart is the passionate service and attention to detail offered to every guest. The resort is actually family-owned and managed (with some of them present onsite daily!), so the intimate and friendly ambience was felt throughout the resort. In fact, it has over 170 staff for just 40 pool villas, so you can be really sure that all your needs are well taken care of. The lovely staff took good care of our Baby Ally during breakfast, providing her with plain porridge with boiled chicken, steamed broccoli and carrots, and avocadoes, which we really appreciated.
One of Bali’s pre-eminent dining destinations
As for the food options…where do I begin? Viceroy Bali offers Bali’s fine dining at its best, thanks to the incredible Apéritif Restaurant. More than just the delish meals, the restaurant boasts a stunning 1920s colonial-style interior that makes the best photos, complete with a lovely wine cellar. We had the 6-course degustation menu there, which was quite the gastronomic adventure for our tastebuds. We started the course with a cocktail/mocktail experience, wherein the drinks were mixed right in front of us – the Nightshade Negroni and Apero Cosmo were so good!
For the main dishes, our favourites were the Chawanmushi and Tokusen Wagyu Carpaccio (this was quite a surprise since I don’t really fancy Carpaccio), which arrived at our table via trolleys. Do also give their Venison Wellington a shot, as I believe that it can hold its ground against Gordon Ramsay’s renowned Beef Wellington. The restaurant staff even offered me 10 steak knives to choose from – talk about fine dining, indeed! For the last course, we were brought to the bar where another trolley of desserts was presented to us. The bar was amazing and offers an extensive variety of top-quality cocktails to choose from. There was also an outdoor terrace beyond the bar that offers impressive views of Mt. Agung on a clear day.
Overall, the whole fine dining experience was enjoyable, with loads of photo opportunities! Breakfast at Cascades Restaurant was also wonderful. A lovely spread of food combined with the same wonderful valley view? It’s hard to say no! We highly recommend that you try the Balinese Benedict, a good twist on the classic Eggs Benedict with Balinese corn fritter and dried beef. Belgian waffles were thin, crispy, and delicious, too!
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Expansive suites with beautiful valley views
Nestled within an unspoiled river valley and overlooking the enchanting forests of Payangan, the idyllic Padma Resort Ubud is a tropical hideaway that is perfect to refresh your mind and body. Expansive and tranquil, this luxurious 149-room resort features all the five-star amenities and facilities one would expect from the renowned Padma hospitality brand, including breathtaking views from every suite, a first-class spa, and so on. In fact, it has recently garnered many prestigious accolades in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2022, including being listed as #9 in the Top 25 Best Resorts in the World. This resort is actually really spacious, with multiple event venues right inside, making it a great place to hold a wedding, be it intimate or grand.
On our recent stay there, they hosted us in a Family Suite, which is the perfect accommodation for families and small groups looking for an extravagant vacation. The pinnacle of Padma-inspired luxury, the suite offers an oversized balcony where you can watch a mesmerising Bali sunset, an open-air Jacuzzi bathtub, a large King-sized bed with high-quality linens and special pillows (for different types of sleepers), custom-crafted furnishings and artworks, an en-suite bathroom and more. We especially loved the bathroom’s walk-in rain showers with a waterfall feature. It actually feels like you are bathing under a real waterfall!
Wide array of activities for guests of all ages
Padma Resort Ubud also boasts a 3-hectare Agroforestry Garden, filled with rare and unique plants, herbs, stunning flowers and local fruits. Guests may actually take a stroll here to get a breather, then afterwards, head over to the nearby animal garden (with all sorts of friendly animals, including otters!), fishing lagoon and miniature rice fields to take some lovely photos. You can also feed the animals in the garden, so it is a great way to bond with the kids if ever you bring them on your trip. Other kid-friendly amenities in the resort include a dynamic Kids Club and a shallow pool with a waterfall.
Furthermore, Padma Resort Ubud also offers fun activities that are designed especially to connect guests with nature and promote wellness, which include yoga at Bamboo Nest, jogging on a 3.4km track, getting signature treatments from a unique, cave-like spa, cycling, archery, golf, and so much more. If we ever had to choose our favourite, though, it would be archery, as this was something that we do not get to do much back in Singapore. Our trainer was so good and we definitely enjoyed shooting all those arrows while on the field!
Signature decadent dining by the pool
For guests looking to relax, Padma Resort Ubud also has an awe-inspiring 89-metre heated infinity pool that is probably the biggest in the regions near Ubud. In the daytime, this huge pool becomes a social hub for all guests, letting them enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the valley below while also getting a heavy dose of refreshing mountain air. We actually loved to dine by the pool when we stayed at the resort since the view there was just phenomenal.
With a long list of beautifully presented dishes from all over the world, it can be really overwhelming to choose what to eat for lunch or dinner. Make sure that you do not miss out on their very delicious Thai Green Curry Chicken, which tasted so great that we had it 3 times! We do not usually eat aubergine, but it was added so perfectly to the dish that we just could not resist. For breakfast, we recommend the Sunny Avocado, Pisang Goreng, and the plain and chocolate croissants from the buffet spread.
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Imagine glamping, but make it more luxurious. Nestled in the heart of lush green forests, Capella Ubud is a refined camp area that’s perfect for travellers looking to have a unique, tranquil experience amidst Bali’s untouched natural surroundings. Within the camp are 21 one-bedroom tents, all with private salt-water pools, indoor and outdoor bathrooms. There are also large decks with day beds overlooking either rice fields or the surrounding rainforest. And although the hotel seems to be in the middle of nowhere, the eclectic Balinese-styled tents offer modern comforts such as air-conditioning and high-speed WiFi. Free bikes are provided for the resort’s guests, so you can also roam the area on your own.
If you are spending the holiday with the entire family, there is also a two-bedroom Lodge for you to consider. The Lodge combines exotic oriental Chinese décor with the impressive unobstructed, lush green Keliki valley view. Really perfect for a lavish vacation!
For dining options, guests can head over to Mads Lange or Api Jiwa for a delectable Asian fare. Inspired by the spirit of discovery, these restaurants add an unexpected twist to traditional Asian flavours, influenced by the jungle setting and local heritage. Alternatively, guests can enjoy camp snacks, nostalgic movies, and live storytelling at Capella’s very own Camp Fire.
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A riverside sanctuary right in the middle of Bali’s cultural heart, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is like a whole new world. Before going to the actual hotel, guests need to pass a scenic suspended bridge atop lush verdant trees and the Ayung River. It already sounds so breathtaking! Also, the hotel’s rice-bowl architecture itself seamlessly blends with its surrounding scenery. At the same time, very fitting to Bali’s rice-farming culture.
Here at Four Seasons, locally inspired experiences are gold. For instance, guests can actually help rice farmers plant in Bali’s pure emerald green fields. You may also head on to the sacred river spa for cleansing and relaxing rituals drawn over the water’s energy and ancient Bali. Then, cap off an activity-filled morning with a traditional farmer’s lunch by the river.
This resort boasts expansive contemporary-Bali styled suites and villas, which are more than just perfect for family vacations or romantic couple retreats. The Family Suite is really great if you are in Bali with your little ones in tow, especially with its children’s room, ample living space, large televisions, proximity to kid-friendly amenities, and mesmerising views of the Ayung River valley.
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If you are someone who prefers beaches over jungles and rivers, then Amankila is a better hotel option for you. Claiming a breathtaking stretch of coastline on the Lombok Strait, Amankila rests on a lush hillside beneath sacred Mount Agung, providing every guest with luxurious serenity. And with a three-tier cascading infinity pool over a private beach, basically, you get the best of every world here at Amankila.
Moreover, the hotel suites are elevated on stilts amid hilltops to maximise the sea and hillside views. They are actually fashioned as Balinese beach houses! But among the many options, we especially love the Amankila Suite, a 660- square metre two-sized bedroom equipped with a large outdoor terrace, an aquamarine-tiled pool, canopied king-sized beds, sun lounges, a coffee machine, plus a private butler service. Overall, this suite is ideal for families seeking coastal seclusion.
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Also from the Aman premium hotel line, Amandari was designed after a traditional Balinese village on Ayung River Gorge. With that, you can expect that Amandari is all about the reflection and discovery of Bali culture. Here, guests can try authentic Indonesian dishes, relax amid tranquil lotus spots, enjoy Reiki healing, join in temple tours and treks, plus a whole lot more activities to gain insight into the Balinese way of life.
Meanwhile, every hotel suite has a thatched roof, which opens to lush garden courtyards. Guests will also adore the suite’s Balinese-style stone gateway. For a family of travellers, Amandari Suite has everything you need for the ultimate Bali getaway. Designed thoughtfully for up to 6 guests, the suite also boasts a private infinity swimming pool, letting guests admire the surrounding landscapes while taking a dip. This luxury hotel suite also comes with an outdoor dining pavilion, a spacious tropical garden, marble outdoor bathtubs, king-sized beds, and daybeds.
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Bali is not just a place for relaxation, it is also a great place to play. At W Bali – Seminyak, escape and indulge in luxury suites and villas bursting with Balinese scenes and colours. Meaning, you’d see a vibrant spectrum of green representing Bali’s jungles and paddy fields, ochre shades for the fiery Bali sunsets, plus browns and yellows, of course. Staying at W Bali also means dancing at Woobar Bali, eating at world-class brunch spots, and taking a dip at a rice field-inspired WET® pool.
After all the fun, head over to W Bali’s Extreme WOW Suite, a suite that’s so special and luxurious it is the only suite with two bedrooms in the entire hotel. Split into two levels on the highest floors of the hotel, the suite offers contemporary luxury like no other. From the signature W bed, lavish 350-Thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets to the sprawling terrazzo bathroom. The suite also boasts an extensive balcony with full views of the Indian Ocean, which you can further appreciate on the outdoor waterbed and spa massage beds. In case you have more in-room requests, take advantage of W Hotel’s signature Whatever/Whenever® service.
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Perched on a cliff atop the Indian Ocean, Six Senses Uluwatu offers captivating ocean views like no other. At this hotel, the Ulutuwatu tradition is mixed with beautiful beaches, great surf breaks and an eclectic wellness and dining scene, ensuring the enjoyment of every guest.
You can see the sea in every Six Senses suite, but we highly recommend the Sky Penthouse over the rest. Located at the highest point of the cliff, this lavishly-appointed suite comes with a stunning 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean and the Pecatu cliff. There is even a private pool for guests to soak in while admiring the view! Then, once the sun sets, have an early dinner outdoors with the entire family in the suite’s dedicated dining patio next to the swimming pool. Or perhaps, just relax on the sundeck. Even better, you will have a dedicated Guest Experience Maker (GEM) service.
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St Regis has always been the epitome of 5-star luxury. So, in their Bali Resort, guests can enjoy picturesque and panoramic ocean views from every angle. All of this while overlooking the most beautiful beach in Nusa Dua, Bali, a pristine turquoise beach. Apart from the views, guests may also enjoy the authentic Balinese Fire Dance Ritual from the resort’s grand staircase, not to mention a lagoon-style swimming pool and the resort’s very own water sports centre right on the beach.
Inside, the resort welcomes everyone with open, airy designs that enhance the natural beauty of Bali. Every suite showcases elegant Balinese décor and colour palettes. Also, modern comforts such as complimentary WiFi, interactive flat-screen LCD TVs and sound systems with Bose® iPod docking stations. And if you think that is already luxurious, wait until you see St. Regis’ Grand Astor, an exquisite two-bedroom suite is located on the top floor of the resort. With a private infinity pool where you can have a floating breakfast, Italian marble bathrooms, access to sublime tropical garden and ocean views, 24-hour butler service – St. Regis will truly make your dream Bali getaway come true.
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For a more laidback vibe in Bali, perhaps try booking a hotel suite at COMO Uma Canggu. On Bali’s southern coast, where relaxing cafés and surf waves predominate, this hotel offers accommodation, exceptional cuisine, and impeccable service. But in case you miss the bustling tourist scene, you may head over to the COMO Beach Club and enjoy an eclectic global menu with the sounds of live acoustic musicians and DJs, while also relishing some of the best sunset views on the island.
At night, when all the fun ceases down, rest and recharge at the hotel’s Batu Menjan Suite. This sprawling suite includes a master bedroom, a spacious living room, a studio area, and a large closet space. We also love the suite’s interior design that is light to the eyes yet very elegant. That said, we definitely won’t mind staying here for such a long time!
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