Hotels in Indonesia
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.
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.