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.
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.
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.
Those that travel thousands of miles to Bali for a peek into traditional Indonesian culture will love the 21-cottage Hotel Tugu, in the quaint fishing village of Canguu, on a peaceful beach on Bali’s southwestern coast.
Privacy and tranquillity prevail at Sentosa, an enclave of 38 villas with indoor-outdoor baths, individual pools and gardens, and fully stocked kitchen pavilions. The gym is a paean to wellness, offering nutritional advice as well as yoga and Pilates.
Pansea opened Ubud Hanging Gardens in the Summer of 2005, in a dramatic Ayung River gorge.
Expectedly luxurious and dramatic, this Four Seasons sits atop a cliff at the southern end of Jimbaran Bay.
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.
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.
The most family-friendly of Bali’s resorts, the Conrad has over 1,000 feet of pristine beach fronting a calm, child-safe lagoon—and a plethora of activities that take advantage of the setting.
The undisputed glamour-puss of Bali hotels, the all-suite Legian sits center stage on fabulous Legian Beach, just a quick skip from the swish shops and nightclubs of Seminyak.
For a real Robinson Crusoe-style vacation, head to this rustic, eco-conscious beachfront hideaway on the island of Sumba (250 miles east of Bali and a one-hour flight from Denpasar).
Set between green rice fields and a black-sand beach, the location is stunning, and if it feels a bit sleepy that’s precisely the intention. Seminyak’s trendy boutiques are just 40 minutes away—gods and traffic willing—yet this corner of Bali is still disarmingly quiet.