There are hundreds of hotels on the Indonesian island paradise of Bali, and nearly 130 of these places to stay are five-star hotels. Visitors who can afford to stay in the most luxurious possible surroundings can find five-star hotels in Bali nearly everywhere they travel on this 'island of the gods'.
Many of Bali's most beautiful five-star resorts are situated in the Nusa Dua area on the Bukit Peninsula's east coast. The southeast end of the Bukit Peninsula, Kawasan Pariwisata, is especially well known for its large number of five-star hotels in Bali. Several tried and true chain resorts like Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort and the Ritz-Carlton are located here.
However, many independently owned five-star hotels in Bali can give the chain establishments a run for their money in terms of luxurious amenities. You'll find highly-rated gourmet restaurants, fitness centres, and even full-fledged conference centres. A dozen statues tower over the main swimming pool at Mulia Resort, where the rooms all contain high-tech motion sensors in every toilet and Victorian-style tables in every living room.
Seminyak is another Bali beach resort which contains a lot of five-star hotels such as the Seminyak Beach Resort and W Retreat and Spa Bali. Golfers, on the other hand, may prefer Jimbaran's AYANA Resort and Spa Bali or Denpasar's Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali. These two luxury properties are close to two of Bali's best golf courses.
Many Bali 5 star hotels are designated spa resorts, like Nusa Dua's Amarterra Villas and Spa. Massages and body scrubs rank high on the list of relaxing treatments. This particular spa resort even features couples treatment rooms at its onsite spa and private pools for every room.
Even though most five-star hotels in Bali are beach resorts, Hanging Gardens Ubud is one of the most luxurious retreats in the island's cooler mountainous cultural capital. This resort may lack the easy beach access their coastal counterparts offer, but features private plunge pools in all 44 rooms as well as breathtaking riverwalk views. Buffet breakfasts, valet parking, internet access, and area shuttles are all free.