BALI is more than just its beautiful beaches – the destination offers you an immersive island experience, engaging you in a harmonious combination of nature, history and culture like no other.
While exotic attractions, surf spots and scenic sights take the spotlight in Bali, trips to this Southeast Asian island paradise are often made more memorable with the right choice of accommodation.
Here are some of the best hotels in the various parts of Bali that serve up modern luxuries and cultural delights all under one roof.
For a fun-filled and family-friendly experience, look no further than the Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali at South Kuta. Just a ten-minute drive from Bali’s International Airport, this resort offers guests a laid-back stay that’s still close to the vibrant beach scene in Kuta.
Amidst three hectares of lush tropical landscape, there are 193 guestrooms and suites which come complete with private balconies that open out to stunning poolside or ocean views. There is also an excellent range of five-star facilities to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Families can opt for the Resort Studios Rooms or Family Suites – kids would definitely love the high-panelled bunk beds that are installed with their own televisions and X-Box gaming console sets!
At this resort, there are many dining options available, including a delicious selection of local and international cuisines at the casual dining restaurant Envy. For a taste of fresh Asian Tapas and Indonesian delights, make your way to the family-friendly restaurant, Palms.
If you need a good massage, you can indulge in traditional therapies at the resort’s Tea Tree Spa. For parents desiring some private, couple-time, there’s the option of dropping off your kids at the Kids’ Club, which offers kids aged 4-12 a huge variety of fun and games to keep them occupied for hours.
With its comprehensive range of facilities to ensure a relaxed, affordable and hassle-free stay, Holiday Inn Express Baruna Bali is a smart and savvy choice for business and leisure travelers.
Strategically located in South Kuta just 10 minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, the beachfront hotel is within walking distance from the famous Segara Beach and surrounded by Kuta’s key attractions, major shopping arcades and a variety of dining and entertainment options.
Each of its 192 rooms are furnished with superb amenities – from quality beds to 3-function massage shower heads, ergonomic workspaces and complimentary Wi-Fi and smart gadgets, everything has been designed to give guests ultimate convenience and comfort.
Its business facilities extend to the self-service business centre, the meeting rooms and the multipurpose Great Room. The meeting rooms also hold up to 20 people – ideal for business presentations or briefings.
There are also some very thoughtful extras – like the Free Express Start breakfast that comes with Grab & Go options, which is perfect for guests who wants to have their morning meals on the go. There’s also a rooftop swimming pool and 24-hour fitness room for your workout needs. Read more…
Located in the heart of Sanur Village just 20 minutes away from Bali’s International Airport, Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites, Denpasar is an award-winning family resort in Bali that offers a host of family-friendly features designed to please young and adult guests alike.
Perfect for groups of friends, families large and small and even long-term vacationers, guests have a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, measuring up to 165sqm, complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and spacious living room.
This hotel offers one of the best alternatives if you don’t want a conventional hotel room. For example, the Suites can economically sleep up to six people without compromising privacy and personal space.
It’s also a paradise for children in this resort, thanks to the award-winning Camp Splash! Fun Park, which offers young guests endless fun and amusement – the 30 meters long water slide is guaranteed to entertain your little ones for hours.
While kids immerse themselves in outdoor fun, parents can take the time to indulge in a Balinese massage at the resort’s spa or lounge by the pool with cocktail in hand.
Nestled within walking distance to the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, the Ubud Wana Resort is a beautiful property enveloped by lush landscapes of indigenous flowers and plants.
The resort may be tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud town, but it is still close to Ubud’s best cultural attractions. At any time, guests can visit art shops, yoga centers and restaurants that are mere minutes away from the hotel. They can also immerse themselves in the daily life, as well as the art and cultural activities of the local community.
Spread across a sprawling 7,000 square meter of verdant land, Ubud Wana Resort’s villas and suites are perched on a sloping contour, each opening out to views of Ubud’s hilly scenery. With 73 rooms to choose from, guests can go for the regular rooms or the larger Family and Honeymoon suites.
Whilst the resort features dominantly Balinese elements, there’s a range of modern amenities and features in every room and suite for guests to indulge in. These include high quality mattresses, Grohe and Kohler fittings, as well as marble floors complemented by Balinese themes.
Outside, there are three separate swimming pools with different depths. One of the pools is also equipped with a water jet and spa bed features. The pool bar serves a wide variety of refreshing beverages as well snack bites.
If you’re gunning for a full meal, the Wana Rasa Restaurant & Lounge offers an extensive buffet breakfast and all-day dining with a selection of local and international fare.
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