Bali

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.

Set right on the grounds of an elephant sanctuary 30 minutes north of Ubud, the Elephant Safari Park Lodge—opened in March 2008—allows guests to get up close and personal with the park's 27 resident Sumatran pachyderms.

Surrounded by palm trees in the quiet village of Lod Tunduh, Puri Tupai is a private villa just 10 minutes outside Ubud.

Intimate and stylish, this Como hotel—just a five-minutes drive from the galleries and shops of Ubud—draws a chic young clientele.

Once the vacation home of renowned Indonesian architect and art collector Hendra Hadiprana, this 20-villa property combines the Hadiprana family’s personal art and antique collection with a very English feel.

Even Aman junkies will admit that this extraordinary resort, perched above the dramatic Lombok Strait on Bali's forested east coast, raises the bar for the hotel group.

Situated on the white-sand beach of Sanur, the Puri Santrian is a quiet hotel just 15 minutes from the village center. Overlooking either the tropical gardens or the ocean, the 182 guestrooms are furnished with tiled floors, all-white bedding, and dark wood accents.

Privacy is the reason to reserve one of this Aman’s 35 thatched-roof suites, set behind bougainvillea-covered sandstone walls.

Set on a precipice 100 feet above the Indian Ocean, this unique Indonesian island retreat quite literally rises above other Jimbaran Bay resorts.

If it weren’t for the surrounding rice paddies of Kerobokan, you could be forgiven for mistaking Kafe Warisan for a Parisian bistro.

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this all-suites resort is convenient to both the beach and the shops and restaurants of Seminyak.

Set in Bali’s dazzling green central highlands among 18 acres of gardens, this property’s Star Wars-esque architecture seems—well, rather alien at first. Once the shock of the incongruously mod elliptical white lobby building wears off, though, all is forgiven.