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.

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.

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.

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.

Set on a precipice 100 feet above the Indian Ocean, this unique Indonesian island retreat quite literally rises above other Jimbaran Bay resorts.

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.

Half the fun of staying at this tiny retreat, set in the quiet fishing village of Pemuteran on Bali’s northwest coast, is getting there.

If it weren’t for the surrounding rice paddies of Kerobokan, you could be forgiven for mistaking Kafe Warisan for a Parisian bistro.

In true Aman form, this luxurious hideaway displays an unwavering commitment to seclusion and romance from its perch high above the Ayung River gorge on the outskirts of Ubud. The resort is a re-imagined Balinese village, where pebbled walkways meander along 30 freestanding suites.