Indonesia

Hotels in Indonesia

There are many five-star luxury hotels in Indonesia, situated in some of the most beautiful tropical locations in the world. Bali is studded with Indonesia hotels that are each as lavish and heavenly as the next—like the Amandari Resort, the Alila Villas, and the Four Seasons. But don’t think that Bali has the monopoly on luxury--Jeeva Klui and Puri Mas on Lombok are breathtakingly beautiful with infinity pools, open-air palapas, and relaxing spas. Scuba divers may want to stop at the Misool Eco Resort on West Papua, where you are sitting on top of a two million acre marine reserve. There are many hotels in Indonesia for eco-tourists. Try the Samboja Lodge in the orangutan sanctuary on Borneo and wake up to orangutans chattering in the morning and the gentle lull of tree frogs murmuring in the night. Check out the list below for the best hotels in Indonesia.

A design junkie’s dream, this ultrasleek five-bedroom private property (which guests rent in its entirety) feels more South Beach than Seminyak.

True to this country’s blend of cultures, the hotel deftly combines Dutch, Peranakan, and indigenous design. Colonial-era doors and window frames are still intact in the 18 bungalows, villas, and suites; the rustic-luxe interiors are filled with Chinese and Indonesian antiques.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.