Photo courtesy of Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

7 of Bali’s Most Palatial Resorts On The Beach

25 Jan 2017

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When a hotel is not just a hotel, it probably falls into the category of one of these seven shrines to all that is luxurious. From rejuvenation spas to in-house yoga masters, these Balinese resorts are bringing their a-game, not set to rest on the laurels of their spectacular oceanfront views and beautiful white sand beaches. Let the dreaming begin.

The St.Regis Bali Resort

Situated along Nusa Dua's most exclusive white sand beach, The St. Regis Bali Resort redefines beachside glamour and is constantly voted one of the island’s top resorts. This five-star resort is set against the enchanting backdrop of the Indian Ocean and in the heart of the well-known "Garden of Bali". Combining understated elegance with Balinese-inspired living, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers jaw-dropping panoramic views, sprawling tropical gardens and a stunning beachfront. From Nusa Dua's warm ocean waves to the sapphire blue of its swim-up pool bar and the hidden 3,668 sq m crystal blue saltwater lagoon. Just cancel your return flight now because you’re never going to want to leave here.

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Photo courtesy of The St.Regis Bali Resort
Photo courtesy of The St.Regis Bali Resort

Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Bali's pristine Seminyak beach, this resort is the latest addition to the elegant outpost of chic restaurants, boutiques shops and trendy nightlife hotspots. It capitalises on a stunning beachfront location where contemporary design and ancient craftsmanship meet in symbiotic harmony, and is situated only 25 minutes from Denpasar International Airport.

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Photo courtesy of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Photo courtesy of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort

Conrad Bali Resort & Spa

Located on the southern coast of Bali, this hotel is located next to the Nusa Dua resort area. Secluded on 6.8 acres of tropical gardens and lagoons with cascading waterfalls, the Conrad luxury hotel is complete with a beautiful white-sand 350 metre beach. Embraced in contemporary Balinese architecture, each of the 298 guest rooms and suites of the Conrad Bali Resort & Spa overlook the ocean, lagoons or gardens. The Conrad Bali Resort & Spa also offers a retail village, conference centre and a full-service business centre and luxury boutiques.

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Photo courtesy of Conrad Bali Resort & Spa
Photo courtesy of Conrad Bali Resort & Spa

Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

This resort is set by the pristine white sands of Jimbaran Bay, secluded, tranquil and only 20 minute drive from the airport. The hotel houses 118 guest rooms, suites, penthouses and villas. Ground floor guest rooms open directly onto a uniquely designed 1,300sqm organic form saltwater lagoon pool. Le Meridien also hosts a rejuvenation spa and a well-equipped fitness centre for those looking to align mind and body.

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Photo courtesy of Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran
Photo courtesy of Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, enjoys direct access to a white sand beach with sweeping views over the Indian Ocean. The resort caters to the needs of leisure and business travellers alike with 433 modern rooms that are thoughtfully designed for supreme comfort featuring the signature ‘Heavenly Bed’. Exciting dining venues anticipate global tastes with delicious cuisines and healthy options to satisfy all appetites. There is a choice of swimming pools and Heavenly Spa by Westin for personal rejuvenation while youngsters will enjoy time at Westin Kids Club. Other initiatives include WestinWORKOUT to help guests stay in good shape along with in-house Yoga Master.

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Photo courtesy of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Photo courtesy of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua

W Bali - Seminyak

Exclusively located in the beachfront enclave of Seminyak, W Bali Seminyak opened in March 2011 as the Asia Pacific's third W Retreat. W Bali is comprised of 151 Retreats and 72 spacious Villa Retreats - also sold as residences for when you decide you never want to return home. The high-energy interiors feature a vivid design, cutting-edge technology and uniquely modern amenities, setting them apart from other accommodations in Seminyak. W Bali features some of the island's hottest new restaurants and clubs; including Starfish Bloo, a casual, elegant seaside beach club Pan Asian fare and Fire, a fun, casual grill restaurant with a dramatic open kitchen. WooBar is the venue for entertainment day and night. Lastly, W Bali's Away Spa operates 24 hours, genius!

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Photo courtesy of W Bali - Seminyak
Photo courtesy of W Bali - Seminyak

Viceroy Bali

While this resort isn’t technically on a beach we couldn’t not include it on the list for its incredible 25 private pool villas, yes 25 private pools! The family-owned luxury boutique resort offers absolute privacy and unparalleled lush valley views, whilst being located five minutes from the centre of Ubud and close to all outdoor activities. As a villa-only resort focused on providing world class service, the Viceroy meticulously crafts each guest experience for those seeking a romantic getaway, adventure holiday or spa indulgence. There’s also a luxury spa, gymnasium, yoga instructor, library and private helipad just casually should you need it.

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Photo courtesy of Viceroy Bali
Photo courtesy of Viceroy Bali

For your own slice of ultimate luxury at one of these world class resorts, take a look at these luxury Bali escapes. Or get in touch with your local Travel Associates Consultant to take the first step!

Sam Aldenton

Sam Aldenton is a travel writer, digital content creator (read: takes photos/videos with her iphone and sometimes a real camera) and former retail and youth trend forecaster. When she's not off discovering the world’s best pizza (an obsession picked up from her 4-years in New York), she makes her home in Brisbane, Australia. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @samaaldenton.