When you vacation somewhere as beautiful as Bali, it may seem as though the last place you want to be spending all your time is the hotel room. But with its vast array of stunning resorts and rooms with a view, this island is actually the perfect place to splurge on accommodation. We’re breaking down some of the most unique hotels in Bali, from sprawling bamboo lodges to giant inflatable bubble tents on the beach (in alphabetical order).
If you’re looking for the most unique stays in Bali, this one is a clear winner, literally. The Bubble Hotel has three locations across the island–surrounded by jungle in Ubud, nestled in the rugged hills overlooking secluded Nunggalan Beach, or steps away from the white sands of Nyang Nyang. While the bubbles are completely transparent, they do come with curtains and AC to keep you cool and comfortable. If you’re on a trip for two, you can add some extra romantic touches with flower petals strewn across the bed or candles on the lawn that make the space feel even more magical than it already does. Make sure to bring a camera for this unforgettable stay.
Bali Dynasty Resort
If you want to discover a unique oasis in Kuta, Bali Dynasty Resort offers a unique layout and family-focused concept, making it the ideal choice for families of all sizes. They boast a wide range of room options, including deluxe rooms, family rooms, and suites. Most of these rooms can comfortably accommodate families of up to 5 people, so you can bring your whole clan along for the trip. Each room is spacious and well-appointed with comfortable furnishings.
In addition to comfortable accommodations, Bali Dynasty Resort also offers a wide range of on-site activities and amenities that are sure to keep the whole family entertained. The resort features multiple swimming pools, including a kids’ pool with a gigantic slide, a tropical lagoon pool, and an adults-only pool. There is also a kids’ club, where kids can enjoy supervised activities such as arts and crafts, games, and educational programs. For adults, the resort offers a fitness center, a spa, and a variety of resort activities.
Finding a harmony between unspoiled nature and luxury comforts, Capella Ubud, Bali, showcases tented accommodation with salt water pools amidst Ubud’s lush greenery. Situated only 7 km from the city centre, this property enjoys large terraces and outdoor decks overlooking rice fields or the surrounding rainforest. With eclectic Balinese-style design with arts and antiques, the rooms at this resort offer modern comforts.
Hotel Tugu Bali
This boutique hotel is designed to recount to the world the most romantic tales, folklores, and legends of Indonesia. Being the closest hotel to the Batu Bolong Beach and in the very heart of the hip village of Canggu, the hotel is steps away from the surf & sunset Batu Bolong beach, from all the best cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Canggu. However, stepping into Hotel Tugu Bali means leaving the hustle & bustle behind, and stepping into the true soul of Bali: timeless, surrounded by a vast collection of Balinese and Indonesian antiques & art pieces, together telling the beautiful stories of Bali’s rich history and culture.
InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort, an IHG Hotel
Take a step into pure luxury with the SPA Suite Garden & Ocean View, a 157 square meters of pure indulgence. This special space combines sophistication with comfort, promising guests an extraordinary experience. Their Spa Suite is designed to be your personal sanctuary, both indoor and outdoor living area. The spacious area provides an elegant and comfortable setting, making your stay truly special. What makes the Spa Suite unique is the private spa experience it offers. Imagine having your own tranquil space within your room, ensuring every moment of your stay is filled with relaxation and luxury.
To make your stay even more memorable, the resort is delighted to offer daily indulgences:
- Daily complimentary (one) 1 glass of meticulously crafted cocktail per person, adding a touch of sophistication to your stay.
- Complimentary one-time minibar replenishment.
- A daily 60-minute spa treatment for (one) 1 person, elevates your wellness experience throughout your luxurious sojourn.
Morabito Art Cliff Hotel
Want multiple vacations in one? At Morabito Art Cliff Hotel in Bingin, guests can get a taste of Greece without ever leaving Bali. Their Santorini suite comes complete with gorgeous blue floors and white furniture, as well as a cliffside terrace that looks out over the famous waves of the Bukit. Soak in the sun from cosy wall-to-wall sofas or your private jacuzzi. They also have lofts in the style of Cartagena, Capri, Manhattan, Miami, and Venice, so keep globe-trotting for as long as your budget allows.
Sandat Glamping Tents
Try to picture yourself sitting under a million stars and chatting until the early hours. As the newest travelling style, glamping romantically brings you in touch with nature while allowing 5-star hotel comfort. Glamping is all about escaping from the world into the heart of nature with no trace of modernisation yet a luxurious twist. It gives another reason to believe that there is still much to experience in Bali.
The tents are surrounded by rice fields, vast vegetation and beautiful mother nature. Perfect seclusion has been done with bamboo screens together with vertical gardens thus giving you all the privacy you need. So when the jungle is alive at night – and it surely will – don’t worry about your safety. For the nature lovers, be ready to enjoy the melodious and at times discords sang by the night creatures.
Mana Earthly Paradise
Located in Ubud, Mana Earthly Paradise, an eco-hotel run by Earth Company, is ready to welcome back conscious, sustainable travellers in the post-pandemic era. Officially opened in September 2019, this property was designed for this anticipated demand for sustainable tourism. Through ecological practices and innovative technologies, the property concretely addresses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its three core facilities: eco villas, an organic restaurant and a conscious store.
They use solar power for the lighting, harvest rainwater, circulate wastewater, compost food waste, reduce water usage with water-saving showers and water-saving toilets. They also provide environmentally-friendly toiletries and use zero-waste mattresses.
Mana’s six eco villas are made of earthbags – a construction technique that produces far less carbon footprint than using conventional materials like cement, clay bricks and steel, which require enormous energy for production. The villas are also durable; earthbag buildings can stand for decades if not centuries. Not having to replace them means saving even more resources and further reducing waste. They have slow heat transfer so the villas stay cool during the day and warm at night.
MATHIS Lodge Amed
MATHIS Lodge has decided to take the height by overlooking this whole area at more than 400 m above sea level, this place is a must see if you come to Bali as the view, the setting and the decoration of this unique place will remain you never engraved in your memories. Made up of 20 individual lodges spread over the 2 hectares of the property, some lodges are equipped with an outdoor jacuzzi or an infinity pool, to keep you refreshed at all times. The larger ones can accommodate a family of 4 in complete comfort. The refined decoration style takes us into an ethnic atmosphere of East Indonesia between Papua, Sumba or Sumbawa.
The materials used are mostly natural between stone, wood, straw and tropical plants. The comfort and interior fittings contrast with the exterior and its surroundings – the bedding is worthy of a large luxury hotel, the bathroom products are 100% natural. The terraces are furnished with a large sofa and a king size day bed in the shade to take full advantage of the exceptional view from the property. A broadband fibre optic wifi is available in the rooms and in the common areas.
Private Jett Villa
Prepare to elevate your concept of luxury accommodation to new heights as we delve into the realm of the extraordinary – a Boeing 737 Private Jet Villa that beckons you to experience opulence with a touch of aviation glamour. Nestled on the breathtaking cliffs of Nyang Nyang Beach in Bali, this Private Jet Villa is made in the fuselage of a Boeing 737 plane, which is located on a cliff 150 meters above sea level.
Because these properties are so special, they’re also in high demand. Keep that in mind when you’re planning a trip to Bali, as you’ll want to book any of these gems well in advance to make sure your spot is secure.