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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Regis’s first resort property in Asia is decorated indigenously with Javanese fabrics and brass. In the evenings, more than 100 tiki torches illuminate the hotel’s black-sand pond. Guests can request a personal butler who will arrange for anything from packing to in-room barbecues.
381 Balinese-wood rooms on 23 beachfront acres dotted with sculpted gardens in an exclusive enclave of Bali.
Yoga practitioners and nature buffs flock to the rugged, volcanic-sand shore of Alila Manggis, an hour east of touristy Kuta's nightclubs and adjacent to Mount Agung, an active volcano considered Bali's most sacred peak.
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 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.