Bali has the complete range of Bali Accommodation options, with everything from guest houses, budget family bali hotels, luxury private villas, to high-end resorts. Bali is sure to have the right type of hotels, villas and accommodation for you. Whether you are looking for an international resort hotels or more modest accommodation there is a great selection from which to choose. To assist you, we have classified all Bali hotels and accommodation in categories from budget to luxury.
The most popular tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali also offers its visitors a wonderful nightlife and shopping experience. Thousands of vacationers, honeymooners, surfers, and spiritualists from all over the world visit Bali every year. There is ample choice of accommodation in Bali, ranging from luxury hotels and private villas to affordable budget hotels and lodges. Bali accommodation offer world-class accommodation, along with traditional Indonesian hospitality, promising a comfortable stay for guests.
Nusa Dua & Tanjung Benoa & the Bukit (Southern peninsula)
Bali’s southern peninsula is where you find today most of the island’s international 4- and 5-star Bali Hotels and Bali Villas – set in Nusa Dua’s manicured and not very Balinese garden environment. Nice beach with shallow water, no high waves. All kinds of water sports, 18-hole golf course. Nusa Dua Galleria center with a variety of rather expensive restaurants, shops, and department stores. Some more reasonably priced restaurants are located in adjacent Tanjung Benoa and Bualu village. No night life to speak of. About 12 km/7.5 miles from the airport. An increasing number of private villas is being built on the Bukit, the hill South of the airport. Many of these offer spectacular views of the sea, Kuta, Denpasar, Sanur and Bali’s mountains. The climate is much cooler and much more dry – even if it rains in most parts of Bali you can expect sunny days here.
Jimbaran Beach (West coast, South of the airport)
Probably Bali’s best beach with decent hotels and accommodation: nearly white sand, waves not too high for swimming, wind surfing, and sailing (no motorized water sports activities); not too many tourists, and no beach vendors (yet). A few up-market hotels and resorts, and a fast increasing number of unpretentious but good seafood restaurants right on the water front. Highly recommended for watching Bali’s famous sunsets. Located just a few miles south of the airport.
An increasingly busy area with many hotels and resorts of all categories right on or near the beach (powerful waves, strong currents). Many restaurants and shops along the main road. Located between Kuta and Bali’s international airport.
Kuta Beach & Legian :
Crowded beach (many vendors, masseuses, beach boys, etc, high waves, strong currents) lined by numerous hotels and resorts, mostly in the 2- to 4-star categories. Kuta and Legian (grown into one township during the past decade and spreading further north every month) are the centers of Bali’s night life with a great number of restaurants, pubs, open bars, discos, and all kinds of super markets, department stores, and shops selling casual wear and beach fashions, antiques, handicrafts and souvenirs. Daily traffic jams and many, sometimes quite insistent hawkers have made this very untypical and rather ugly part of Bali a nightmare for many visitors.Recommended if you are looking for action, excitement, or just for a night out, but certainly not for a family vacation or romantic honeymoon.
Seminyak to Batubelig and Tanah Lot (West coast, South Bali) Until recently this used to be a rather rural, mostly residential area, stretching a few miles north from Legian. Good, off-white, sandy beach with powerful waves and some strong currents, and getting less crowded the further you move to the North. Fast increasing number of hotels and villas, good but reasonably priced restaurants and Bali’s most interesting pubs and discos as well as shops selling casual wear, furniture, antiques, decorative items and handicrafts. Recommended for visitors who wish to be somewhat away from the tourist crowds but appreciate easy access to the restaurants and shops of Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta. Access to other parts of the island is equally good as you don’t have to pass through crowded Kuta. Between Seminyak and Batubelig, and in the beautiful, still rural area stretching further North to Canggu and up to Tanah Lot you’ll also find some of Bali’s most attractive vacation villas.
Sanur Beach (East coast, South Bali) This is where you’d find 25 years ago all of Bali’s international standard hotels although the beach was never outstanding. Today the beach has further deteriorated, and Sanur has become rather quiet compared to Kuta and Nusa Dua but is still popular with old-time visitors and some foreign residents.
Ubud and Surroundings, Central Bali The town of Ubud is to Bali what Jogyakarta is to Java – culturally speaking. Ubud is where most accomplished painters, dancers, musicians, carvers and weavers live and work, and there are a number of very good museums and art galleries. Because of its location at the base of the mountains (about 19 miles or 30 kilometers north of Denpasar) temperatures are slightly lower than in the lowlands, and year-round rain showers help to grow lush tropical vegetation. The town itself has developed rapidly during the past decade, and today the main roads are lined with art shops, handicraft and souvenir shops, as well as many restaurants and cafes. Until late afternoon tourist groups and other day-visitors are roaming shops and eateries. After sunset, Ubud becomes more quiet.Accommodation ranges from very cheap, very basic “losmens”, quite expensive but equally basic “losmens”, to some of Bali’s best-known and most expensive boutique hotels and beautiful private villas. Most of these are located in Sayan a few miles away overlooking the picturesque Ayung river valley.
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