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Top 10: 5 star Hotels and Resorts in Bali located near a beach

Disclaimer: Top 10 Lists are created keeping in mind only my opinion. Rest assured that IH Aviation and Travel is not biased whatsoever.

Known for its forested volcanic mountains, beaches, coral reefs and rice paddies, Bali is an Indonesian island that is home to religious sites such as Uluwatu Temple. Kuta city has upbeat bars while Sanur, Seminyak and Nusa Dua are popular towns of many known resorts. Bali is a perfect combination of forest and beaches, thus giving the travellers the best of both worlds. Bali boasts many beautiful beaches and nearby them are some excellent hotels and resorts. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 5 star Hotels and Resorts in Bali that are located near a beach.

10. COMO Uma Canggu, Bali

Set in Canggu, COMO Uma Canggu offers panoramic beach view and is only a few steps from Echo Beach and around 500 metres from Batu Bolong Beach. The resort features 119 guest rooms, suites, residences and penthouses, with all of them offering ocean views and rooftop pools. Breakfast is available daily at the property. At COMO Uma Canggu, you will find a restaurant serving International dishes. 2 outdoor swimming pools are available at the hotel along with a health club. COMO Shambala Retreat has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, Thai massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is equipped with a mud bath.

Website: COMO Uma Canggu, Bali

Photo: COMO Uma Canggu, Bali

9. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Facing towards the Indian ocean, The Ritz-Carlton Bali offers a tropical getaway in Nusa Dua. The property has 313 spacious suites and villas which are accessible via exterior corridors. All the villas have private pool, dining area, kitchenette, and living area. Guests can enjoy either the view of the pool or the expansive and panoramic view of the ocean. All of the three on-site restaurants and bars offers arrays of Japanese, Italian and International cuisine, as well as refreshing beverages. This resort features a beachfront setting complete with an on-site spa and 24-hour fitness center, business facilities, sauna and outdoor pools. The resort also provides business centers and meeting/banquet facilities, concierge service, currency exchange service, a chapel, and on-site gift shops. At this resort guests can indulge in pampering and relaxing treatments at the spa. The Ritz-Carlton Spa has 14 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

Website: The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

8. Raffles, Bali

Located in Jimbaran, 801 metres from Pondok Pemuda Beach, Raffles Bali is 3.1 miles away from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. All of the 32 villas at Raffles Bali offer ocean views with each featuring a furnished balcony or patio. The Purnama serves seafood in a private gazebo by the ocean The Secret Cave offers Indonesian and Western Cuisine. Loloan Beach Bar and Grill is a poolside grill and bar which serves artisan pizzas and fresh seafood and Rumari offers Balinese and Indonesian cuisine against a glittering ocean sunset backdrop. The Writers Bar is the ideal spot for sundowners overlooking the bay enjoying Champagne and cocktails until late. Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Raffles Spa has 2 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

Website: Raffles, Bali

Photo: Raffles, Bali

7. W Bali – Seminyak

W Bali – Seminyak is centrally located in Seminyak among hip restaurants and bars. W Bali – Seminyak features 229 guest room, suites and villas offering either garden or ocean views. All the accommodations come with a balcony, with some featuring private pools. FIRE serves tableside meat boards with options including 12 savory cuts, including dry-aged ribeye, grain-fed prime beef and kiwami wagyu with a marble score of nine, Starfish Bloo offers Pan-Asian cuisine, Woobar Bali is the hotel’s social spot with seaside lounge chairs and a sundeck and serves signature cocktails and bar snacks & W Lounge serves Bali-inspired snacks and drinks. Guests can enjoy a workout session in the fitness center or request for a yoga session. Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and complimentary bicycles. AWAY Spa has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and Turkish bath/hammam. WIRED & WORKS is the hotel’s business centre and a comprehensive library of books and DVD’s.

Website: W Bali – Seminyak

Photo: W Bali – Seminyak

6. The St. Regis Bali Resort

Located in Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort is in the entertainment district and on a private beach. It’s a 5-minute drive from Bali Collection Nusa Dua Shopping Area. The property offers 124 soundproofed rooms which are accessible via exterior corridors and are decorated with cultural fabrics. Each villa comes with a balcony or terrace overlooking the garden, pool or ocean. Select suites and villas feature a private hot tub or plunge pool. The hotel has 3 restaurants of which international cuisine is featured in Boneka Restaurant and Kayuputi Restaurant. Gourmand Deli offers pastries while drinks are served in Vista Bar and King Cole Bar. 3 outdoor swimming pools, 2 hot tubs and a kids’ pool are on site. Guests can work out in the fitness center or head for a relaxing sauna session to unwind. Iridium Spa has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

Website: The St. Regis Bali Resort

Photo: The St. Regis Bali Resort

5. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu, overlooking the Indian Ocean, is a 15-minute drive from Jimbaran Bay. The 64 modern Balinese-style villas boast an elevated outdoor pavilion overlooking the ocean and private pools and private plunge pools. Balinese and Indonesian specialties are prepared at The Warung restaurant’s open kitchen, while CIRE offers Western dining at 71 metres above sea level. Sunset Cabana Bar offers sublime artisinal cocktails, perched over the cliff edge with beautiful ocean views. An indoor swimming pool and an outdoor swimming pool are present at the resort. Alila Villas features an art gallery displaying modern Indonesian artwork, and a library for quiet reading. The fitness center includes a yoga and Pilates studio. Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in Spa Alila. There are 5 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.

Website: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Photo: Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

4. Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali

Perched on a cliff with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, Six Senses Uluwatu is located at a distance of 6.8 miles from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. All of the 103 suites and villas offer an outdoor deck with uninterrupted ocean view. Guests can enjoy extensive buffet breakfast with healthy choices available every morning at the property. Rocka serves an eclectic mix of Indonesian and international cuisine with an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients. Crudo serves a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine where guests can enjoy Robatayaki grill. The Cliff Bar offers freshly oven-baked specialties combining Southeast Asian spices with traditional pizzas and homemade pastas with spectacular panoramic views of Uluwatu. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a kids’ pool, other recreational amenities include a health club. Six Senses Spa has 10 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

Website: Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali

Photo: Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali

3. Bulgari Resort, Bali

Located in Pecatu, Bulgari Resort Bali is 150 m above sea level and offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. It features 64 luxurious villas with a private sundeck and plunge pool. The spacious villas at Bulgari Resort Bali come with traditional Balinese décor and audiovisual systems. The floor-to-ceiling glass bathrooms overlook the private courtyard. The resort has 3 restaurants of which Il Ristorante Luca Fantin serves creative and modern interpretations of Italian cuisine, adopting refined techniques and artful creativity of their Italian Resident Head Chef. Other international dishes are also served at Sangkar Restaurant, while fresh seafood is served at La Spiaggia. A 1 km long beach is accessible only through the resort’s inclined elevator. The resort also offers an infinity swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Recreation choices include working out at the 24-hour fitness center or enjoying a massage at the spa while enjoying unobstructed view of the ocean. The Spa has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

Website: Bulgari Resort, Bali

Photo; Bulgari Resort, Bali

2. Amankila, Bali

Amankila is situated near the village of Manggis and is set on a private beachfront plateau, nestled between two headlands on the east coast of Bali. All of the 34 freestanding suites, designed as ‘beach houses with a twist’, are tucked into the lush vegetation around the resort and are private and spacious with fabulous views out to the ocean. Amankila’s open-sided Restaurant is located above the main pool overlooking the ocean and serves both Indonesian and Western dishes. Set back from the signature three-tier pool, the Terrace is open for breakfast and lunch, offering a selection of Asian and Western fare with panoramic sea views while the Beach Club offers a simple menu of salads and pizzas along with Indonesian and light Western dishes. Afternoon tea and cakes are served daily on the library patio. Facilities include the famous three-tiered swimming pool and a fitness centre. Mountain biking, horse-riding, rafting and diving are also available. Traditional Balinese massage and beauty treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite, in the massage pavilion or at one of the beach club’s massage tables tucked among the palms and frangipani and the healing power of the natural ingredients revive and stimulate, providing the ultimate in relaxation.

Website: Amankila, Bali

Photo: Amankila, Bali

1. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Located on the edge of Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is a 15-minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. The resort features Balinese-style villas surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The resort features 156 guest rooms, suites and villas boasting private lounge pools with views of either surrounding gardens or the ocean. Taman Wantilan serves a selection of Indonesian specialties and Sundara offers fusion Asian delights. A variety of Asian and Western dishes can be enjoyed at Pool Terrace Café. Recreational options include taking cooking classes, working out at the gym, playing lawn tennis at the outdoor tennis courts or relaxing in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Located on the edge of Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is a 15-minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. The resort features Balinese-style villas surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The resort features 156 guest rooms, suites and villas boasting private lounge pools with views of either surrounding gardens or the ocean. Taman Wantilan serves a selection of Indonesian specialties and Sundara offers fusion Asian delights. A variety of Asian and Western dishes can be enjoyed at Pool Terrace Café. Recreational options include taking cooking classes, working out at the gym, playing lawn tennis at the outdoor tennis courts or relaxing in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. The Healing Village Spa has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The Healing Village Spa has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy.

Website: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Photo: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Featured image by Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali

If you think that I have missed any of the hotels located near a beach present in Bali that you think should be included in the list, let me know in the comments section below.

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