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The Rundown Best Overall: Amori Villas – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The amenities of a luxury resort, the personalized service of a boutique hotel and the privacy of a retreat." Best Budget: Legong Keraton Beach Hotel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Simple, clean, surprisingly chic lodgings right on Canggu Beach." Best Boutique: Luxe Villas Bali – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Glamorous boutique resort nestled into stretches of rice paddies just five minutes from Ubud." Best for Families: Novotel Bali Nusa Dua – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Kids can enjoy activities such as snorkeling lessons, Balinese costume and dress up parades, kite making, and flying and cooking classes." Best for Romance: Jamahal Private Resort and Spa – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Linen-swathed four-poster beds, private plunge pools, ...tubs for two (filled with flower petals upon your arrival)." Best Luxury: Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve – See Rates at TripAdvisor "A true luxury getaway, with impeccable design and service." Best for Singles: Hard Rock Hotel Bali – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Live music is a daily event here and the décor is largely music-focused." Best Health and Wellness Retreat: Fivelements Bali Retreat – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Every aspect...is carefully designed for perfect relaxation and physical and spiritual healing." Best Hostel: The Farm Hostel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Comfortable, retreat-like setting." Best Glamping: Capella Ubud – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Enjoy glamorous camping at its best, since these outdoor cottages all have their own private pool." Best Overall: Amori Villas Courtesy of Amori Villas Buy on Tripadvisor.com With the amenities of a luxury resort, the personalized service of a boutique hotel and the privacy of a retreat, this tiny, exquisite property offers visitors an unforgettable and truly Balian experience. Tucked away in the mountains outside Ubud, Amori Villas offers seven individual villas decorated in traditional Balinese style and outfitted with modern amenities. Each villa offers air conditioning, pillowtop King-sized beds, indoor-outdoor marble bathrooms (choose one with a terrazzo bath for the ultimate in bathtime luxury), as well as individual butler service. Gourmet meals are prepared on site, and include both Western and local menu options. Fill your day with private yoga classes, treatments at the full-service spa, cooking demonstrations, a walk to a nearby traditional village, a dip in the gorgeous infinity pool, a meditation session on a terrace, a guided bird or butterfly walk, or a trip into bustling Ubud for shopping, museums and sightseeing. While the services on offer are extensive and top-quality, Amori Villas’ finest offering is in its staff, which makes every guest feel like a treasured part of the family, and gives visitors a real taste of the hospitality and friendliness that has made Bali famous worldwide. Best Budget: Legong Keraton Beach Hotel Courtesy of Legong Keraton Beach Hotel Buy on Tripadvisor.com The Legong Keraton Beach Hotel offers simple, clean, surprisingly chic lodgings right on Canggu Beach, one of North Kuta’s prettiest beaches. Rooms are large and sparsely furnished in a modern style, so there’s plenty of space to stretch out (and room to stow a surfboard). Nearly all rooms offer a sea view. If the beach doesn’t appeal for swimming, take a swim in the hotel’s large and beautiful swimming pool. A simple hot breakfast is included with your room, and an on-site restaurant offers food throughout the day, but the hotel’s location in a bustling stretch of restaurants, spas, temples and shops means you’ll almost certainly have more fun exploring some of the off-site offerings for food and entertainment. Best Boutique: Luxe Villas Bali Courtesy of Luxe Villas Bali Buy on Tripadvisor.com Get away from it all at this glamorous boutique resort nestled into stretches of rice paddies just five minutes from Ubud. Choose a loft, suite, or multi-bedroom villa, all with expansive views of the surrounding tropical trees, the fields beyond (rice paddies are surprisingly gorgeous), as well as the lush green mountains in the distance. Rooms are individually appointed with dark wood furniture, sleek appliances and brightly-colored local art, both traditional and contemporary. Each room has a spa-style bathroom complete with locally made organic toiletries and a soaking tub deep enough for two, and amenities also include private outdoor showers, luxurious King-sized pillow-topped beds with 450-thread-count cotton jacquard sheets, as well as modern technology such as high-speed Wi-Fi, LED TVs and Bluetooth stereo systems. Rooms are large and comfortable enough that it’s easy to take advantage of the resort’s à la carte private in-room spa services, yoga lessons and sound therapy sessions. Fine dining is a highlight at Luxe, with a renowned on-site restaurant offering lunch, dinner and an extensive complimentary hot breakfast. High tea is served each afternoon, and you’ll find a fresh fruit bowl in your room daily. Wine lovers, take note: Luxe’s wine list is huge and diverse; one of the best you’ll find in the region. Best for Families: Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Courtesy of Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Buy on Tripadvisor.com Novotel is known as a family-friendly chain, but the Novotel Bali Nusa Dua is a cut above the rest. When they’re not splashing around in the massive, kid-friendly on-site pools, kids can enjoy activities such as snorkeling lessons, Balinese costume and dress up parades, kite making and flying and cooking classes in the designated Kids’ Club. While they’re off having a blast in the care of trained professionals, parents can lounge on the beach, indulge in treatments at the full-service spa, dine at any of the resort’s four restaurants or play a round of golf at the adjacent 18-hole Bali National Golf Club. The Novotel Bali Nusa Dua is a large resort, with many sizes and styles of rooms available, but families should consider the cheerful, sun-filled two-bedroom apartment suites, which come with both a kitchenette for convenience and a private plunge pool for cooling off. The giant soaking tubs in the fully modern bathrooms make bath time almost as much fun as pool time, and in the morning, an ample breakfast buffet gets everyone fueled up to do it all again. Best for Romance: Jamahal Private Resort and Spa Courtesy of Jamahal Private Resort & Spa Buy on Tripadvisor.com Honeymooners will swoon for this ultra-romantic villa-style resort, with its linen-swathed four-poster beds, private plunge pools, fully private indoor-outdoor bathrooms complete with tubs for two (filled with flower petals upon your arrival), decadent full-service spa and private beach (reachable by free shuttle). Rather than a central restaurant, Jamahal serves gourmet, organic, locally sourced cuisine in your room for three meals a day, so if you choose, you and your sweetie can just lock yourselves away from the outer world and enjoy paradise together. Best Luxury: Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Courtesy of Mandapa Buy on Tripadvisor.com Luxury Hotels 4.4 Mandapa offers guests a true luxury getaway, with the impeccable design and service that the Ritz-Carlton brand has long been famous for. Get comfortable in a massive, 2000-square-meter villa, complete with a private Balinese garden, a swimming pool, a full marble bathroom with soaking tub and rain shower, living and sleeping areas decorated in a glamorous upscale Balinese style, as well as all the tech you could possibly need. Dining options include both casual café-style eateries as well as Kubu, a fine dining restaurant combining Balinese and European cuisine. The on-site spa offers not only a thorough menu of massage and skin treatment options but alternative therapies like Reiki, as well as unique local traditions such as fire blessing ceremonies and sessions with Vedic astrologers. Though Mandapa is full-service, guests will almost certainly want to take the shuttle into fascinating Ubud to do a bit of exploration. Best for Singles: Hard Rock Hotel Bali Courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel Bali Buy on Tripadvisor.com The Hard Rock Hotel Bali is a great resort choice for all types of travelers, from business to family and beyond, but it’s a particularly great pick for younger vacationers who enjoy music and nightlife, as live music is a daily event here and the décor is largely music-focused. Not only is live music available at the resort itself, the Hard Rock Hotel Bali is located in Kuta, Bali’s favorite party town, so fantastic nightlife is within reach. Rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali are spacious and decorated in a fully contemporary style (if you’re looking for Balinese traditional, this isn’t the place to go), and extensive amenities are available on-site, including a full-service spa, several dining options, an enormous pool complex, a rock-climbing wall, a large gym, and, of course, a famous Hard Rock shop. Best Health and Wellness Retreat: Fivelements Bali Retreat Courtesy of Fivelements Bali Retreat Buy on Tripadvisor.com Every aspect of Fivelements is carefully designed for perfect relaxation and physical and spiritual healing. You might start your day with a decadent but nourishing raw vegan breakfast, then head to the spa for a deep tissue massage and a chakra realignment. After a healthy lunch, you can head to a guided meditation session and then a private yoga class. Take a quick nap in your decadent private suite, decked out with Balinese songket textiles and local art and antiques, then enjoy a plant-based dinner in the thatch-roofed Sakti dining room, followed by an evening Balinese dance demonstration. End the evening with a dip in your outdoor bathtub, hewn from a giant stone boulder, listening to the chirping of birds and the rushing of the sacred Ayung River, then retreat to your comfy bed to rest up for another day of active healing. Bali is known as a place of healing, and Fivelements takes it to a whole new level. Best Hostel: The Farm Hostel The Farm Hostel Buy on Tripadvisor.com It’s easy to spend a near fortune staying at one of Bali’s decadent properties, but it’s also quite possible to visit this beautiful island on a backpacker’s budget. The Farm is located just outside of Canggu, among the rice fields and banana trees. It’s a quick bike or scooter ride into town, but visitors can also simply enjoy settling into the comfortable, retreat-like setting. Female-only and mixed dorms are available, all with air conditioning, comfortable beds with private reading lights and dedicated international outlets, as well as ensuite bathrooms. Private outdoor showers are surprisingly luxurious, and with two pools, lounge areas, landscaped grounds and an on-site cafe, there are plenty of places to relax and make new friends. Best Glamping: Capella Ubud Capella Ubud Buy on Tripadvisor.com Capella Ubud may refer to their rooms as tents, but don't be mistaken; this is no rustic camping experience sleeping on the ground or using outdoor bathrooms. This is a full-on glamorous camping—or glamping—accommodation. Guests stay in individual cottages that are surrounded by rainforest, each one with its own private terrace and swimming pool. The rooms are lavishly adorned like a five-star hotel, but in a way that perfectly complements the jungle landscape outside. It's located about 6 miles outside of the Ubud city center, which is ideal for travelers who want to disconnect and enjoy their time in nature. However, private shuttles from the hotel are available for easy access to the restaurants, bars, and shops in the center. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Continue to 5 of 10 below. Continue to 9 of 10 below.