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