Between its sugary beaches, serene rice paddies, picture-perfect views and friendly culture, Bali is one of the world’s ultimate travel destinations. But no trip to Indonesia’s Island of the Gods would be complete without a stay at one of the best luxury villas.
These over-the-top accommodations are what vacation dreams are made of. Picture private infinity pools, sublime secluded villas, personal perches for sunset gazing and amenities galore. When staying somewhere this glamorous, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave the property.
Here’s where to find the best luxury villas in Bali:
Standing 230 feet above the crashing azure sea, Banyan Tree Ungasan is like a window to paradise. The resort showcases postcard-worthy views from all of its luxury villas, each of which come with its own private pool and an extravagant bathroom. If you really want to feel like royalty, book the presidential villa—the nearly 13,000-square-foot, three-bedroom hideaway includes butler service.
The luxury villa experience in Bali culminates at Mulia Villas. Regularly named as one of the best beach resorts in the world, this property offers exquisite and spacious accommodations. Private pathways from the villas lead you to hidden gardens and hydrotherapy pools. With plush day beds, the large outdoor pavilions beckon you to lounge around all day long. Should you need anything, just ask your personalized butler service to take care of it.
Earthy aesthetics and more than a half-mile of sparkling black sand beach set the Soori Bali apart from the rest of the best luxury villas in Bali. The contemporary hideaways, which come with private infinity pools, are set in a prime location, giving guests the choice between views of the soothing rice terraces and sweeping mountains, or the turquoise ocean. For a particularly lovely experience, book a stay at one of the ocean pool villas. Their inner courtyards give the spaces a tranquil, airy feel.
A harmony of warm hospitality, calming colors and decor, traditional design and luxurious amenities, the villas at The Oberoi Bali will make you feel right at home. The accommodations celebrate materials native to Bali, leveraging natural stones for the tiled floors, dried grasses for the thatched roofs and reeds for the rattan furniture. The villas’ large terraces create an ideal location for al fresco dining any time of day.
Perched on a limestone cliff on the island’s southern tip, Alila Villas Uluwatu is home to 65 of the best luxury villas in Bali. You’ll feel the ocean breeze sweeping against your skin day and night in the open spaces, which feature roofs made of flat lava rocks and unique bamboo ceilings. Each villa boasts a private pool, an outdoor rain shower and a cabana. Plus, the resort spoils guests with a supreme array of amenities, like signature scented candles, after-sun cooling gel and face spritzer.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali pays tribute to Indonesia throughout its 43 luxury villas, starting with their names. The Singhasari one-bedroom villa, for example, borrows its name of one of Indonesia’s largest historical kingdoms, and features designs and amenities fit for its royal namesake. The Nusantara presidential villa (named after the local word for archipelago) features an expansive amount of space and three bedrooms within a walled tropical garden. No matter which villa you choose, expect a private pool, indoor-outdoor showers and butler service.
The fragrance of the blooming frangipani trees wafting through Aman Villas gives the verdant resort a signature scent naturally, and it will stay with you forever. With just 35 villas, the resort has a sense of intimacy that allows for quiet reflection and relaxation. The villas include air-conditioned libraries, private pools, dedicated butlers and chef service. There are lounge areas for dining where guests can enjoy incredible views with their meals.