Did you know that Bali’s appeal as one of the most sought-after destinations began as early as 1908, with the first international hotel (The Bali Hotel) built as early as 1926? Dutch tourists flooded the island for two decades, mainly due to its easy accessibility. The vast beaches, long stretches of volcanic mountains, and rich culture propelled Bali into the ‘best destination’ in 2017. It has been uphill since then — with billions of dollars invested in Luxury Hotels all over the Indonesian island.
The lingering question is, why is Bali so famous? From the cultural treasure and the sacred temples, to the nightlife that never dulls out, this Indonesian resort island suits thrill-seekers and beach bums alike. Whether you want to enjoy a little sun and sand or you want to surf the waves, Bali gives you that all-around experience. That said, it is also important to note that Bali has the most highly acclaimed 5-star luxury hotels anywhere on the planet. If you are considering a trip to Indonesia, then here is a shortlist of top-class 5 star resorts Bali has to offer.
Best 5-Star Resorts In Bali
- Alaya Resort Ubud
This resort makes this list mainly due to its location. The Alaya lies in Indonesia’s prime tourist district-Ubud. According to TripAdvisor and Trip.com, the Alaya leads the scoreboard in comfort, customer interactions, and convenience. With everything from top-level cuisine to extras like minibars and complimentary WI-FI, the Alaya also gives you 24-hour room service. Its location also allows you to get the complete Bali experience.
- The Bvlgari Resort Bali
Next on the list of luxury hotels is the famous Bvlgari resort. Of the dozens of 5 resorts Bali has to offer, The Bvlgari is one of the most sophisticated in contemporary design and cultural wealth. This resort blends Balinese art with modern amenities, with lots of comfort options to choose from. You get a selection of one to five-bedroom options, all equipped with an indoor living space, a private pool, a lounge area, and a breathtaking view of the ocean. This resort is fully integrated, and it provides an authentic Balinese experience.
- The Four Seasons Jimbaran
Note also that Bali stands out mainly because it has something for everyone. If you want some family fun, then you can always find your way to the Four Seasons Jimbaran. This resort offers everything from a private pool to several open-air restaurants and kids clubs. There are also plenty of activities for family fun–organized watersports and other local activities. The Four seasons is a vast piece of real estate, with up to 156 villas to choose from.
- The Soori Bali, Tabanan
If you are looking for some quiet, then the Soori Bali resort is the perfect location for you. This private retreat is rich with Balinese culture. While most of its designs are contemporary, The Soori Bali still maintains traces of Balinese architecture in its landscaping but also integrates the best in modern interior delineation. This resort also has plenty of extras, with a spa therapy room, several infinity private pools, and oversized tubs. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then consider that you also have a live-in butler who ensures you have everything you need.
- The Viceroy Resort, UBUD
Again, if you are someone who prioritizes privacy, then the Viceroy resort should be at the top of your list. This resort features one and two-bedroom villa options with a spacious indoor living space. The delicate little details like marbling in the bathrooms to the 1920’s design are all very aesthetically pleasing, plus all the modern amenities make your stay very comfortable. The Viceroy resort offers luxury in all its majesty. It works well for people who are looking to get away from the fuss of city life.
Bali has dozens of 5-star resorts, all unique in their own right. This list is only the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to just how much this beautiful Indonesian island has to offer. If you plan to travel to Bali, be sure that it will be an experience to remember.