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Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia with thousands of volcanic islands. The most popular island in Indonesia is Bali, which is also perhaps one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Indonesia is home to hundreds of different ethnic groups, and as such there’s a lot of diversity of culture to see there. Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is in the center of the island of Java. People throng to the islands of Indonesia because they’re relatively cheaper than other vacation islands, and they boast great sunny beaches perfect for surfing, rice terrace fields, and mountains, all in a single island. In this article we’ll review the top 15 beach hotels in Indonesia.

# 1

Bulgari Resort Bali

Bulgari Resort is located on the Bukit Peninsula in the south of Bali. It’s located on a cliff top on the edge of the Indian Ocean. The world famous Uluwatu Temple is close to the resort, and it’s an area you have to visit during sunset so you can catch the kecak fire dance performance. The airport is also quite close, at the distance of just one hour. The resort is designed in a manner so as to be true to Balinese architectural influences, while still keeping the resort classy in an Italian aesthetic style. The resort is distinct for its use of cobbled stone pathways, flanked by pink bougainvillea, combined with volcanic stone wall buildings, wooden furnishing, and thatched roofs. You can take the hotel’s private funicular down to the beach, as that’s the only way to get to the beach, or you can simply enjoy in the resort’s lovely spa which provides a view of the sea. This is also the perfect destination for your wedding as it comes with a modernist wedding chapel which you can take up, and in doing so you’ll also be able to borrow a US$200,000 worth of diamond tiara for the bride. There are 59 villas in the resort, and they come with black volcanic stone bathrooms, plunge pools, and rooms that look out at the sea. As far as meals are concerned, you have one of three options — Sangkar, Il Ristorante, La Spaggia. The former offers a buffet Italian and Indonesian breakfast, the second is for fine dining, and the third is a bakery.

# 2

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

The Four Seasons Resort is located in Jimbaran Bay in the island of Bali. It’s 15 minutes from Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, and it’s located on the southern coast of the island. The beach area around the hotel is lined with palm trees. The are is relatively quiet. The villas in the hotel come with 200 square meters of both indoor and outdoor space with a tropical garden. The villas come with stone walls and thatched roofs that are made in the traditional Balinese style. The bathroom is truly special as it comes with a large soaking tub big enough for two, a separate rain shower, and another outdoors garden shower. There are two swimming pools in the hotel. The first is located next to the restaurant Taman Wantilan, and it’s an infinity pool 32 meters in length. The second is located on a pool terrace cafe, and comes with complimentary drinks, ice cream, sunscreen, etc. The beach hotel also has its own private beach land called Coconut Grove Beach, and in it you can relax on the loungers, or on the beds in the gazebos, or you can play activities such as table tennis. If you’d like to engage in water activities, you can borrow paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, etc, from the hotel. There are 3 restaurants in the hotel, along with 1 lounge, and an in-villa dining option. The staff in the hotel need a shout out as they are always at hand to tend to all your needs.

# 3

The Legian Bali Hotel

The Legian Bali Hotel is a luxury beach hotel located on Seminyak Beach in central Bali. If you’re looking for a private beach you won’t find that here because Seminyak beach is always quite crowded. However, the beach itself is quite stunning and boasts a grand view. There are plenty of loungers where you can lay down and relax. You can even simply relax in the Legian hotel garden and look out at the sea. The beach is literally a few steps away and as such you can go for a dip any time you like. You can also dip into one of the three swimming pools in the hotel, all of which are temperature regulated. You can also ask for your meals and tea to be served to you by the pool. As for the rooms and suites, they’re all quite beautifully designed and they come with private balconies with seating areas from which you can enjoy a view of the sea. You’ll also find a fruit basket and canapés waiting for you when you check into the room. The bathroom is truly luxurious. It’s at least 30 square meters in space, boasts two different winks, a large soaking tub, and a separate walk-in rain shower. They offer a great buffet breakfast and beside that you can order anything off the menu that you choose. However, it’s a little surprising that a luxury hotel of such a stature only comes with a single restaurant.

# 4

Ungasan Clifftop Resort

Ungasan Clifftop Resort is located over a Bukit peninsula cliff, it looks out over the Indian Ocean, and comprises several stylish villas with private pools. There are plenty of amenities available in this resort to keep people busy, such as a tennis court, playground, and a fitness center. If you’re just looking for somewhere to relax, you can also go to the spa. Selatan, the hotel restaurant in the hotel offers great Indonesian cuisine along with a separate kid-friendly menu. It features woven reed chairs that extend out into the poolside terrace area. The hotel is located on top of a cliff, and as such the only way to go down to the beach is through cable cars. The private beach at the base of the hill comes with its own restaurant and club area called the Sundays Beach Club. You can borrow non-motor water sports gear from them such as snorkeling equipment, paddle boards, and kayaks. The water is really still and crystal blue, and you can go deep into it. After enjoying an entire day at the Sundays Beach Club, you can also join in the bonfire which is arranged every evening. If you check into one of the Ocean view Villas, the edge of your infinity pool would meet the sea. If you’re traveling with a large group, you should go for the Villa Tamarama which looks completely white and classy, and comes with its own plunge pool, private bar, and an open air wedding pavilion.

# 5

Pantai Indah Villas Bali

The Pantai Indah Villas is located a few steps away from the popular surfing spots in Bali, Canggu and Pererenan Beach. This beach hotel comprises two villas, each with 2 bedrooms and a large private pool. The villas are luxurious, classy, and comfortable to live in for a long period of time. Because there are just two villas in the property, it also feels very intimate and exclusive. One of the best features of these villas is that they’ve been created for families with kids, and as such they come with baby monitors, pool alarms, and all the other baby necessities that families might have. As such, it’s ideal for families with little children. You get a complementary butler to take care of all your needs, and in addition to that you can also ask for the service of a private babysitter, a private chef, or for private surf lessons. In addition to all of these amenities, this is a beach hotel you can check into with a clear consciousness because the owners Mike and Natalie are extremely eco and community conscious, and they lead a daily cleanup of Pererenan Beach, and they also send regular yearly donations for the development of the neighboring villages. The villas are also extremely green, and they even feature gardens in the indoors/ outdoors bathrooms!

# 6

Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua - MGallery Collection

Amarterra Villas are located on the southern end of Bali, in a place called Nusa Dua. The villas in this collection are all in a gated community and they feature several restaurants. It’s quite remote from the rest of the island and as such it’s not ideal if you want to immerse yourself in the Balinese culture, however it’s perfect as a piece of private escape. The villas come with a private kitchenette, a garden, and a plunge pool. The Nusa Duo beach is stunning and easy to access, and so is the famous Uluwatu Temple.

# 7

Samabe Bali Suites & Villas

The Samabe Bali Suites & Villas is also located on the southern end of Nusa Dua. The resort is located on a cliff top and it looks over the stunning blue seas. If you’d like to descend to the private beach you’d have to climb down over 120 steps. There are 81 suites in the resort and all of them get the same stunning panoramic view of the sea. The villas are spread out over 8 hectares of land, however it’s easy to get around using the private golf carts. The rooms also come with a private butler service who can take care of all your needs.

# 8

Kembali Villas Seminyak

The Kembali Villas are a 5 minute walk from Seminyak Beach, and a short walk to the popular tourist attractions of Ku De Ta Restaurant and Oberoi Street. The villas come with private pools and outdoor bathrooms, and they also feature barbecue services. If you’d like, you can also get a private butler, or arrange spa treatments for yourself. The villas in the resort are spacious with private terraces, kitchenettes, and they’re surrounded by tropical gardens.

# 9

Hotel Tugu Bali

Hotel Tugu is located on a stretch of private beach land in Seminyak. The beach is stunning with white sand, beautiful blue waves perfect for surfing, and a beach club you can sip cocktails at. The surrounding neighborhood of Seminyak is also full of hipster cafes and hangout areas, and is one of the most sociable areas in Bali. This might be a 5-star luxury resort, however it has been designed in a manner so as to make it feel warm and homely with pebbled walkways, Javanese timber walls, and lush gardens and foliage all around. There are 21 rooms in the hotel and all of them come with a lot of character and feature their own soaking baths and separate plunge pools.

# 10

The One Boutique Villa

The One Boutique Villa isn’t exactly a “beach hotel” as it’s a 12 minute walk away, however it’s still one of the best resorts in Bali. By car, you can reach Petitenget Beach in 3 minutes. The villas come with private pools, living areas, and kitchenettes. The villas are decorated in a wooden style with hardwood floors and dark wood furnitures. You can even arrange for drop-off services to some of the other popular areas in Bali such as Legian, Kuta, and Seminyak.

# 11

Karma Kandara

Karma Kandara is located in Uluwatu. It’s situated on the Ungasan clifftop, and enjoys a stunning view of the surrounding private beach and the Indian Ocean. The beach hotel also features an outdoor infinity pool, and an outdoor spa service. If you go down to the beach, you can while away your time at the beach club or lying on the beach loungers. You can even borrow water sport activities gear such as snorkeling equipment, paddle boards, and kayaks. There are 2 restaurants in the hotel, and their most popular offering are the grilled Mediterranean dishes, however they serve local cuisine, Asian, and Western dishes as well.

# 12

Amasya Villas

Amasya Villas is conveniently located just 5 minutes from Seminyak square and 10 minutes from Petitenget Beach. The villas come with their own private pools amongst lush tropical greenery. The villas are decorated with wooden accents, hardwood floors, and dark wood furniture in the general Balinese architectural style, however the bathrooms are clad in marble with a large marble soaking tub as well. You also have access to your own private kitchenette. Breakfast can either be served and prepared in the guests’ very own kitchen, or they can avail of the restaurant which specializes in Indonesian and Chinese delicacies.

# 13

Ametis Villa

Ametis Villa is located on the surfer’s haven of Canggu Beach. It’s a short 20 minute ride from Seminyak. These villas are all equipped with their own private yards featuring private pools, and a romantic spot for wining and dining. If you’d like to relax, you can also go over to Ruby Spa for a Balinese massage.The beach is perfect for engaging in water activities or to even enroll oneself into surfing lessons. The hotel restaurant is designed in a home-dining style, and they offer dishes from across the globe.

# 14

W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak

The W Retreat & Spa is located in one of the most popular and busiest location in Bali — Seminyak. It’s just a one minute walk from the beach, and it features a large outdoor pool along with a spa service. There are plenty of hip cafes and restaurants around the hotel, and as such it’s very conveniently located. The rooms in the hotel are all spacious and come with large balconies that enjoy a view of the garden and the sea. You can even avail of yoga lessons, or use the well-equipped fitness center. The hotel’s Fire Restaurant serves great barbecue dishes, whereas the Starfish Bloo Restaurant offers great Pan-Asian cuisine.

# 15

AYANA Resort and Spa

The AYANA Resort and Spa is located in Jimbaran, a short 5 minute walk from the beach. The resort spreads out across 90 hectares of land across the hilltop region, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The entire resort is perched 35 meters above the Jimbaran Bay, and as such all the rooms in the resort enjoy a stunning view of the sea. The most stunning feature of this resort is the open-air Padi Restaurant serving breakfast buffets and international cuisine. It’s surrounded by charming lotus ponds. You can also borrow water activities gear from the hotel such as paddle boards and kayaks.

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