Hotels in Bali
Food in Bali ranges from a variety of fresh local cuisines to food from around the region and the globe. Bali restaurants cater to both local and foreign tastes, from the high-end cuisine to casual spots by the coast and off the beaten path. Restaurants in Bali will inspire and excite visitors with new flavors, and a few of them offer cooking classes as well. Nasi Ayam Kedewatan is located in the Sayan pass, and serves local Indonesian fare like lilit (minced chicken satay) and snacks like fried chips with nuts and spices. Mozaic has French fusion with Asian inspired tasting menus. Dine in their garden or beautiful pavilion. Arrive early to get the seafood satay Warung Satria, as the fresh ingredients go fast. Warung Sobat is and old-fashioned spot the serves fresh Balinese seafood with an Italian edge. The name translates to “friendly small eating place,” fitting for a family-run restaurant. Mama San does Southeast Asian cuisine with a large cocktail menu. Ajeg Bali is a stand set up on Kuta Beach that provides simple, local food, with great spiciness.
Resembling a stylized Balinese village, this luxury resort in Nusa Dua features tropical gardens, a white sand beach lined with daybeds, and a vast network of lagoon pools connecting seven regular pools and manmade waterfalls.
The Bulgari Resort is perched in the southernmost tip of Bali, allowing for sunrise and sunset views from any of the 59 freestanding, private villas.
Privacy is the reason to reserve one of this Aman’s 35 thatched-roof suites, set behind bougainvillea-covered sandstone walls.
The hotel's name means "beautiful bamboo" in Balinese. John Hardy transplanted four 150-year-old teak houses to the site, ensuring rain-forest trees were left intact, and decorated them using Indonesian antiques.
Bali’s most seductive new hideaway has one foot in the air (an impossibly cantilevered pavilion seems to float skyward over a cliff) and the other firmly planted in the earth.
Ideally located in Seminyak, the Downtown Villas are just a two-minute walk from the city’s shopping and dining district and a mere 15 minutes from the beach.
Set on a precipice 100 feet above the Indian Ocean, this unique Indonesian island retreat quite literally rises above other Jimbaran Bay resorts.
The secluded experience at Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali begins with a three-hour drive through rainforests and volcanic fields followed by a shoulder and foot massage and a cool herbal drink upon arrival.
Komaneka at Bisma, is a veritable gallery unto itself. These days one can have one’s karma cleansed, learn kite-making and Balinese dance, or be healed by a djamoe medicine man, often without leaving the premises.
A design junkie’s dream, this ultrasleek five-bedroom private property (which guests rent in its entirety) feels more South Beach than Seminyak.
If it weren’t for the surrounding rice paddies of Kerobokan, you could be forgiven for mistaking Kafe Warisan for a Parisian bistro.
In true Aman form, this luxurious hideaway displays an unwavering commitment to seclusion and romance from its perch high above the Ayung River gorge on the outskirts of Ubud. The resort is a re-imagined Balinese village, where pebbled walkways meander along 30 freestanding suites.