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.

Expectedly luxurious and dramatic, this Four Seasons sits atop a cliff at the southern end of Jimbaran Bay.

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

The hotel, run by a couple from Turin, has 15 thatched-roof bungalows with loft bedrooms and a restaurant where multicourse meals include heaping plates of prawn and tomato pasta, jackfruit drizzled with palm oil, and coconut flan.

Billing itself not as a resort but as a “retreat for change,” this lush private estate employs a small army of life coaches, energy healers, yoga masters, and nutritionists to help guests “make informed life changes.” (Among the recently informed: Donna Karan and Annie Lenox.) The property’s five

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.

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.

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

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.

Ideally located in Seminyak, the Downtown Villas are just a two-minute walk from the city’s shopping and dining district and a mere 15 minutes from the beach.

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.

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.