12 Best Places to Stay in Bali


There's nowhere on Earth quite like Bali. Who would've thought such a small Indonesian island could be so full of natural beauty and unique cultural experiences?

It's not hard to see why Bali is such a hit with Aussies - and people all over the world. No matter what kind of holiday you have in mind or who's joining you on your vacay, there's something for everyone in this diverse destination.

To prove it, we've crawled the island in search of the best hotels, resorts and villas for every kind of traveller. So grab your partner, fam, friends or simply go it alone and get that passport ready - We're going to Bali!

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For Couples

Meliá Bali, Nusa Dua

If you're looking for romance, look no further than Meliá Bali. Perched right on the Nusa Dua waterfront, Meliá is known for its decadent all-inclusive packages. We're talking daily buffet breakfasts, daily lunches and dinners, 24-hour free-flowing drinks and room service, activities and more. With everything at your fingertips, all that's left for you to do is pause, relax, and reconnect with your partner 💕

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Image credit: @meliabali/Instagram

Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Want to be close to all the action but far enough away for some real peace and quiet? Belmond Jimbaran Puri is for you. This five-star beachfront resort is a favourite with couples thanks to its charming, traditional Balinese suites, cottages and villas, onsite spa, infinity pool, seaside restaurants and bars. You'll be so blissed out, you'll hardly believe you're just a 20-minute drive from Kuta.

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Image credit: @belmondjimbaranpuri/Instagram

Soori Bali, Tabanan

For some serious luxury, make like the Kardashians and check into the ultra-luxe Soori Bali, hidden away on the secluded black-sand beaches of Tabanan. Widely regarded as one of the island's best resorts, Soori is the ideal place for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, boasting architect-designed pool villas and its own fine dining beachside restaurant, Cotta.

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Image credit: @sooribali/Instagram

For Families

Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Kuta

Take the kids to Kuta's Hard Rock Hotel and they'll love you forever. Not only is this resort home to the island's largest hotel pool, but it's also got the Roxity Kids Club for the littlies, the TABU Teens Club for bigger kids, and plenty of on and off-site activities for mum and dad. There's literally something to keep every member of the family happy!

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Image credit: @hardrockbali/Instagram

Aryaduta Bali, Kuta

Since opening in 2018, Aryaduta quickly established itself as one of the best family-friendly hotels in Kuta. Not only is this five-star resort all you could ever want in terms of luxury and relaxation, it's also just a stone's throw from Waterbom Water Park and Circus Waterpark Kuta (for the kids), bars, beaches and restaurants (for the 'rents) and is located right next to Lippo Mall Kuta (for everyone!)

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Image credit: @aryaduta_bali/Instagram

Mövenpick Resort & Spa, Jimbaran

When you check in somewhere owned by one of the world's most beloved ice-cream brands, you can rest assured you're in for a seriously delicious experience. The kids (and your own inner child) will go crazy for the indulgent, gourmet sweets on offer at Mövenpick's five restaurants and bars. Plus, with a kids' club to keep the little ones occupied after their dessert feast, mum and dad can relax with a cocktail by the pool.

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Image credit: @movenpickbali/Instagram

For Friends

The Edge, Uluwatu

Let’s be real, getting the perfect shot is just as important as getting in some much-needed relaxation. And if it's the perfect shot you want, you'll find it at The Edge in Uluwatu, a.k.a. Bali's most Instagrammable resort. Bring your girl gang for a clifftop escape and enjoy unparalleled ocean views from their iconic infinity pool, not to mention some truly luxurious private pool villas.

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Image credit: @theedgebali/Instagram

Komune Resort & Beach Club, Keramas

Are you and your mates always on the hunt for the perfect wave? Then you'll love Komune Resort & Beach Club, perched right on Keramas Beach. When you're not carving it up on one of the island's best surf breaks, you can chill out and bond with the boys over some waterfront yoga, a functional fitness sesh or drinks at Komune's famous beach Club. This place has it all!

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Image credit: @komunebali/Instagram

Uppala Villa & Spa Umalas

Keen to just escape it all with your squad? Then pack your bags and head to Uppala Villa & Spa Umalas, located between Canggu and Seminyak. Enjoy a whole villa to yourself, complete with its own private pool and 24-hour butler service, and sink away into total bliss. It's secluded, yet still close to everything, so you can do as much or as little as you want. It's up to you!

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Image credit: @luxury.escapes/Instagram

For Solo Travellers

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud

Reconnect with your mind, body and soul at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in beautiful Ubud. Known as one of the region's premier luxury spa retreats, this stunning resort offers therapeutic massages, body treatments and complimentary yoga classes overlooking Tanah Gajah's lush, green rice paddies.

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Image credit: @thechediclubtanahgajah/Instagram

Alila Manggis

This multi-award-winning boutique hotel on Bali's east coast is the ultimate place for a secluded, solo retreat by the beach. With the majestic Mount Agung on one side and the volcanic-sand Bultan Beach on the other, you're quite literally surrounded by natural beauty. It's the perfect backdrop to enjoy Alila's signature spa treatments, gourmet food and beachfront yoga sessions.

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Image credit: @alilamanggis/Instagram

Nandini Jungle Resort, Ubud

Immerse yourself in nature at the serene sanctuary that is Nandini Jungle Resort, set amongst the lush greenery of Ubud. Each traditional Balinese villa boasts gorgeous jungle views with a large outdoor area - the ideal backdrop for an escape from the hustle and bustle of your life back home. Just picture yourself relaxing by the resort's spectacular pool or unwinding with yoga and meditation classes. Bliss!

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Image credit: @nandinijungleresort/Instagram

Craving your own Balinese adventure? Check out Scoopon Holidays now and see all the incredible Bali holiday packages we have on offer! From romantic escapes to family getaways, we've got something for everyone.