Hotels in Bali
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.
Pansea opened Ubud Hanging Gardens in the Summer of 2005, in a dramatic Ayung River gorge.
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.
The Location: Set in the middle of a working rice plantation in Canggu—25 minutes from Bali’s capital city of Denpasar—this eco-compound of antique Indonesian houses is surrounded by palms, tropical landscaping, and brilliant green rice fields.
Expectedly luxurious and dramatic, this Four Seasons sits atop a cliff at the southern end of Jimbaran Bay.
Surrounded by palm trees in the quiet village of Lod Tunduh, Puri Tupai is a private villa just 10 minutes outside Ubud.
A local couple runs the humble Rumah Roda Homestay where you feel completely dropped into nature. That includes organic vegetables from the garden used in traditional Balinese cooking.
The private setting alone—a scenic hillside among lush rice fields and tropical valleys—is enticing enough for travelers looking for a relaxing or romantic getaway.
Half the fun of staying at this tiny retreat, set in the quiet fishing village of Pemuteran on Bali’s northwest coast, is getting there.
Intimate and stylish, this Como hotel—just a five-minutes drive from the galleries and shops of Ubud—draws a chic young clientele.
Located in Nusa Dua, the Grand Hyatt Bali has its own quiet stretch of beach but is also convenient to major attractions like the Museum Pasifika and Turtle Island.