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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of private pool villas on Bali. Bon voyage!
Updated Aug 4, 2019
“The facilities and the property is on a 7-star level. Absolutely breathtaking hotel with incredible views. The staff goes the extra mile to satisfy their customers.”
Located on the edge of Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay features an outdoor pool with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The resort houses 3 dining options and Balinese-style villas surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
Guests can take a stroll at Jimbaran Beach or enjoy fresh seafood dishes in the area’s famous seafood restaurants, all within 5 minutes’ walk from the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Ngurah Rai International Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away from the property.
Each spacious villa has a private outdoor pool. Included in all air-conditioned units are flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player and a refrigerated minibar. En suite bathrooms are fitted with a large bathtub, cotton bathrobes and free toiletries.
Recreational options include taking cooking classes, working out at the gym or indulging in spa treatments. Staff at the tour desk can assist with sightseeing arrangements and ticket services. Currency exchange is available. WiFi is accessible for free in all areas.
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. In-room dining service is available 24 hours.
“Stop reading and just book it! Without exaggeration, this was the best vacation ever. This hotel and staff and food were beyond expectation. Expensive but worth every penny.”
Directly on the beachfront of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort is a property featuring a full spa and an outdoor lagoon pool. A free two-way airport shuttle with a limousine is provided. Free WiFi is provided throughout the resort and in the rooms.
The St. Regis Bali is a 5-minute drive from Bali Collection Nusa Dua Shopping Area. Ngurah Rai Airport is a 20-minute drive away, while vibrant Kuta is a 35-minute drive away.
Decorated with cultural fabrics and enjoying sea views, all villas and suites are fitted with an iPod dock, flat-screen TV and DVD player. Each comes with a balcony or terrace overlooking the garden, pool or ocean. Select suites and villas feature a private hot tub or plunge pool. Personalised St. Regis butler services are available 24 hours.
Guests can work out in the fitness centre or head for a relaxing sauna session to unwind. A concierge desk and 24-hour front desk is available.
European cuisine is featured in Boneka Restaurant while Kayuputi Restaurant specialises in seafoods. Gourmand Deli offers pastries while drinks are served in Vista Bar and King Cole Bar.
“The closest we ever got to paradise! The cliff views and infinity pools were just out of this world. The service was amazing. Everybody did their absolute best to make our trip an unforgettable one.”
Boasting a 50-metre outdoor pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, Alila Villas Uluwatu is a 15-minute drive from Jimbaran Bay. Offering pool villas, it has a 24-hour gym and a spa.
Alila Villas features an art gallery displaying modern Indonesian artwork, and a library for quiet reading. The fitness centre includes a yoga and Pilates studio. Guests enjoy the convenience of personalised butler services and free Wi-Fi.
The modern Balinese-style villas boast an elevated outdoor pavilion overlooking the ocean. Each villa has an outdoor dining area and oversized bathroom. Amenities include a 32-inch flat screen TV and an espresso machine.
Balinese and Indonesian specialities are prepared at The Warung restaurant’s open kitchen, while CIRE offers Western dining at 70 metres above sea level.
Set atop cliffs along Bali’s southern coast, Alila Villas Uluwatu is 8.4 km from Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park and 8.8 km from the iconic Uluwatu Temple. The property is 17.9 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
“The cliff villa with private plunge pool was beautiful inside and out. Grand service from the welcome to the checkout. Everything and everyone as the place was heaven like.”
Situated within 8 km from Central Jimbaran, The Villas at AYANA Resort, BALI offers luxurious villas overlooking the private beaches of Jimbaran Bay. The resort boasts 12 swimming pools and guests can enjoy different dining experiences from the 19 dining options on site.
Decorated with elegant wooden furnishings, all villas come with 42-inch flat-screen TVs with international channels and free WiFi in the rooms. Each unit at The Villas at AYANA Resort, BALI also comes with a stylish marble bathroom with a bathtub, slippers, dental kit and free toiletries. Surrounded by tropical gardens, a private plunge pool overlooking the Indian Ocean is provided for guests’ convenience.
Guests may enjoy Thalasso massage therapies at the on-site Thermes Marins Bali Spa, which uses fresh seawater that is rich in minerals. They can also play a game of golf at the 18-hole putting course. The resort also provides an on-site tennis court, fitness centre and a tour desk. Staff are able to converse in English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian and Bahasa Indonesia.
Guests can enjoy breakfast on-site at DAVA Steak and Seafood Restaurant at The Villas, Toge Restaurant at RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA and Padi Restaurant at AYANA Resort.
Free shuttle service is available to get to Bali Collection Shopping Centre in Nusa Dua, as well as to the sister property RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA. The Villas at AYANA Resort, BALI is a 15-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and a 20-minute drive away from the vibrant Kuta Area.
“A true paradise on earth! We found in Soori exactly what we were looking for: harmony, peace and excellent service, outstanding cuisine, amazing architecture and most of all lots of care.”
Surrounded by rice terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean, Soori Bali offers villas with free wireless internet access. Each villa boasts a private pool and views of the sea.
Just a 10-minute drive from the iconic Tanah Lot Temple, Soori Bali's villas are decorated in a contemporary Asian style. They are also fitted with an outdoor pavilion and direct beach access.
Facilities at Soori Bali include a spa centre featuring natural spa treatments and an infinity-edge swimming pool. Private beach cabanas allow for comfort while soaking up the sun. Guests looking for activities or day trips can enquire with the leisure concierges.
Soori Bali's two-level restaurant offers a range from Continental and Indonesian to Japanese dishes. It also has formal and casual dining spaces to choose from with its terraces and balcony beds.
“A tranquil and beautiful jewel in the midst of busy part of Seminyak. Stunning views and the most accommodating and wonderful staff. Highly recommended for those who wish a peaceful and romantic get away.”
Featuring landscaped pools, The Samaya Bali offers guests private villas steps from Seminyak Beach. The hotel provides a spa and a number of dining options. Guests enjoy 24-hour butler service, free scheduled yoga classes and free drop-off shuttle service within Seminyak area.
The Samaya Bali is 14 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport, 5-minute walk from Ku De Ta and a 10-minute walk from Seminyak Square shopping centre.
Featuring warm sandy décor, villas are nestled within tropical gardens. Each villa features a 42-inch flat-screen TV, Bose iPod docking station and DVD player. Some of the villas are set on the beach side of the property, whilst others are in a courtyard setting with tropical garden. Certain villas are located only few minutes away by golf buggy from the main resort across the street.
For a quiet evening indoors, guests can make use of the free WiFi or enjoy relaxing massages and body treatments at the spa. There is also a fitness centre and a sauna.
Enjoying a beachfront setting, Breeze Restaurant & Bar serves international and local dishes with the Indian Ocean as backdrop. 24-hour room service is available.
“A little piece of paradise! Wonderful staff and facilities. Modern decor in rooms and amazing architecture. The pool ocean view room was awesome and exceeded our expectations.”
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort boasts facilities such as an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and a spa. Each room comes with a hot tub and free Wi-Fi access is provided on its premises.
The resort is within a 15-minute drive of the Hindu temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Nusa Dua Beach. A 20-minute drive leads to Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park. Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 40-minute drive away. A free shuttle service is available to Padang Beach.
Fitted with a living area, air-conditioned accommodation feature a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock and a personal safe. Coffee/tea making facilities and a minibar are included. Select accommodation offer pool access or ocean views.
360 Restaurant serves local and international delights. SONO Teppanyaki's specialty is hot-plate Japanese fusion dishes. Splash Restaurant offers Mediterranean specialities. Alternatively, in-room dining is possible.
Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, airport shuttle or transport rental services. Guests can also enjoy daily on-site activities like Balinese dance lesson, yoga class, ceramic making, and batik making workshop.
“Quality of room combined with exceptional service of staff excels beyond expectation. Feeling like home, but with your own infinity pool and sea view.”
The luxurious 5-star Banyan Tree Ungasan features villas with private pools and free Wi-Fi in Uluwatu. A 10-minute drive from Jimbaran Bay, it offers 4 dining options and views of the Indian Ocean from an infinity pool.
Featuring touches of Balinese artistry and surrounded by a garden, each villa has separate living and dining areas. Private bathroom includes a marble bathroom with sunken bath and outdoor shower.
Enjoy a traditional Balinese massage at the resort’s spa or head to the fitness centre for a work out. Airport transfers, day trips and barbecue gatherings can be arranged. Laundry and concierge services are also available. Guests enjoy Asian and Indonesian buffet breakfast every morning at the Bambu Restaurant.
Dine in the privacy of your villa or sample the different dining options at Banyan Tree Ungasan. Fresh seafood and cocktails are served in a chic, Moroccan ambiance at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant overlooking Indian Ocean. Offering traditional dance performances, Bambu Restaurant serves Thai, Vietnamese and local specialities.
Speaking English, French and Indonesian, staff at the 24-hour front desk can help you plan your stay.
The Nusa Dua area is a 30-minute drive from the resort, while Ngurah Rai international Airport is a 35-minute drive away. It takes 40-minutes by car to reach Kuta Beach. Padang Padang Beach and Dreamland Beach are 7 km from from Banyan Tree Ungasan.
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport, 11 km from the property.
“An incredibly relaxing, indulgent stay. The architecture and decor are stunning. The staff are so genuine and attentive. I loved every moment of the stay!”
Set in Canggu, COMO Uma Canggu offers modern accommodation with free WiFi. The property is close to several noted attractions. It's only a few steps from Echo Beach and around 500 metres from Batu Bolong Beach. Guests can chill out in the outdoor swimming pool.
At the resort, all rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Every room comes with air conditioning and a wardrobe, and selected rooms also offer a terrace.
A buffet breakfast is available daily at the property. At COMO Uma Canggu you will find a restaurant serving Asian, European and Australian cuisine. Gluten-free and Vegetarian options can also be requested.
At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a fitness room. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at this 5-star resort.
Staff at the reception can provide guidance on what to do in the area.
Vue Beach Club is 2.4 km from COMO Uma Canggu, while Berawa Beach is 1.5 km away. Ngurah Rai International Airport is 11 km from the property.
“Everything was perfect, the room, bathroom and pool all immaculate but the service and staff really made it a fabulous place to spend a holiday. I cannot fault anything with this booking.”
The adults only One Eleven is a chic accommodation choice located in Bali’s stylish and bustling Seminyak. It offers minimalist villas with a private entrance and 14-metre long private pool. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are provided.
One Eleven is located a 5-minute walk from Seminyak Square Shopping Centre and a 10-minute walk from Petitenget Beach. Ngurah Rai Airport is a 25-minute drive away.
Featuring natural wood and stone materials, Villas boast a large sundeck, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with a Nespresso coffee machine, a stove and a microwave oven. Large bathrooms feature a freestanding bathtub or shower facilities. A flat-screen cable TV, DVD player and iPod dock are provided.
Massage services can be arranged upon request in the privacy of your own in-villa gazebo. Car rental and airport shuttle services are available for convenience. Staff can also provide laundry and dry cleaning services.
Breakfast is prepared by a private chef.
“Beautiful pool villas with turn down service and daily complimentary afternoon tea. Great food and coffee in restaurant and staff very attentive to your every need. Highly recommend staying here.”
Set in Canggu, a 6-minute drive to Echo Beach, Theanna Eco Villa and Spa offers villas with private pools. Guests can enjoy pampering massages at the spa centre. The property also provides free use of bicycles and free shuttle service to the surrounding areas. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property.
Combining modern look with traditional designs inspired by Balinese, Japanese and Scandinavian styles, the villas at Theanna Eco Villa and Spa have an open plan seating area, an outdoor dining area and a kitchenette. It has air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and a minibar. Each room has an en suite bathroom with a bath and a shower. A hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers are provided.
Guests who need assistance can contact the 24-hour front desk. For extra convenience, guest will find a restaurant, a bar, a mini market and a cash machine on site. Other services at the property include laundry, dry cleaning, luggage storage and valet parking.
Batu Bolong Beach is 1.7 km away, while Echo Beach is 1.9 km from Theanna Eco Villa and Spa. Ngurah Rai International Airport is 11 km away.
“An amazing villa with a large pool & heaps of lounging options. Good location as it was private but an easy walk to the main shopping area and cafes. The ultimate tropical luxury getaway!”
Contemporary yet tropical, Space At Bali Villas provides spacious air-conditioned villas with a private outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. A 5-minute walk from shops and restaurants at Seminyak, it also has barbecue facilities and relaxing massage.
Overlooking landscaped gardens, the modern Balinese style villas all come with a spacious living room, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub and rainshower. Guests can lounge by the pool or practise yoga.
Space At Bali Villas is a 10-minute walk from Seminyak Beach and a 25-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. On-site parking is free.
Villas all come with a personal butler, who can assist in arranging area shuttles, bicycle rentals or laundry services. Daily newspapers and babysitting services are also available. Airport transfer can be arranged at an additional fee.
Meals can be prepared in-villa by the resort's staff. Indonesian and American à la carte dishes or set menus are available. Guests can also request for healthy juices or refreshing cocktails.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Aug 4, 2019