What can you expect on your Bali holidays? Only forested hills, verdant rice paddies, Hindu temples and miles of white sand beaches married with cerulean seas that reflect equally blue skies above, experienced from some of the best luxury Asia hotels. Now package that with exotic coral reefs, scuba diving and surfing, lively beach bars, delicious seafood and the warmest hospitality! No wonder Bali in Indonesia is a slice of paradise on earth, attracting travelers from around the globe all year round.
There’s so much to do here, with the island offering some of the top luxury resorts and beach holiday packages. If soaking in the sun is your kind of vacation, then here are some of the best options for you. From outdoor infinity pools and charming indoor pools to private pool villas in Bali, havens of peace and serenity await on your Bali holidays. Soak away at some of the best hotels in Bali, enjoy island vacations at luxury beach resorts, and tranquil stays at sprawling plantation resorts in Bali – the choice is yours!
We’ve made a list of the top 10 swimming pools from our favorite luxury Bali hotels. Come on over, and plunge right in!
Top 10 Swimming Pools for your dream Bali Holidays
10 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Ubud
Experience the luxury of a sprawling villa with your very own plunge pool!
With its exotic Hindu temples and tranquil havens among emerald green rice paddies, Ubud is all that Elizabeth Gilbert promises in her bestseller – Eat, Pray, Love. Imagine soaking in a rooftop pool on your Bali holidays, overlooked by a lush tropical garden and accessible by a quaint footbridge. That’s the Four Seasons Resort for you at Ubud, with luxurious villas that also come with private plunge pools!
9 Amankila, Candidasa
Amankila offers a three-tiered infinity pool with simply incredible views!
Apart from the sun and the sea, this sleepy little seaside town also offers you a freshwater lagoon, the Candidasa Lagoon, from where the town gets its name. Overlooking the ocean from a verdant hilltop, Amankila resort offers you a three-tiered infinity pool with simply incredible views! Stay in luxury villas with private swimming pools to plunge into, among a range of other indulgent possibilities on your Bali holidays.
8 St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua
Stay in the resort’s ocean view suites that are equipped with a private pool and handy kitchenette.
One of the best places to stay in Bali if you wish to visit a pristine beach, this refreshing beachfront resort in Nusa Dua offers you an entire lagoon to soak in pleasure! The luxury Bali hotel also features three other outdoor pools, just in case you haven’t had enough of the sea! Stay in the resort’s ocean view suites that are equipped with a private pool and handy kitchenette – perfect for family beach vacations.
7 Alila Villas Uluwatu, Uluwatu
This Bali resort also offers a spectacular infinity pool with panoramic views of the azure ocean beyond.
Watch glorious sunsets over the impossibly blue Indian Ocean from the comfort of your ocean-facing cabana at the Alila Villas Uluwatu. When you’ve had enough of the tropical sun and the sea, return to your rustic chic pool villa for a soak, in your very own private pool. This Bali beach hotel also offers a spectacular infinity pool with killer views of the azure ocean beyond. Uluwatu, named after the ancient Hindu temple that stands on a clifftop overlooking the sea, is also a surfer’s paradise.
6 Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua’s local theater, shopping center, watersports center, the golf club and the airport are all within a short drive.
Check into the sprawling Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort that sits among lush tropical gardens by the seaside. When you’re not relishing this Bali hotel’s famed brunches by the beautiful beachfront, you can laze by the seaside or take leisurely laps in the resort’s lagoon pool. There is also an open-air pool, a hot tub pool, and a spa and wellness center for you to relax. Nusa Dua’s local theater, shopping center, watersports center, the golf club and the airport are all within a short drive from this luxury 5-star property, making it the the ideal Bali beach vacation for families as well as solo travelers.
5 Amandari Resort, Ubud
Stay in traditional thatched-roof villas with private pools offering incredible views of the lush tropical greenery.
If you’re looking for a rich cultural experience on your Bali vacation, look no further than this beautiful resort overlooking forested hills, an ancient Hindu shrine and verdant rice paddies. Amandari, built along the lines of a local village, is peppered with traditional stone gateways, inner courtyards, secluded walkways, and landscaped gardens. Stay in traditional thatched-roof villas with private pools offering incredible views of the lush tropical greenery surrounding the luxury Bali resort. The property’s greatest charm however, lies in its connection with the local community.
4 Munduk Moding Coffee Plantation Nature Resort and Spa, Munduk
Munduk Moding Plantation was nominated as one of the best 10 infinity pools in the world by Asia Spa in 2014!
Far from the madding crowds, Munduk is a hidden highlight of Bali island. This working plantation and spa is one of the best places to stay in Bali while visiting Munduk, which is famous for its local coffee that was first cultivated by Dutch colonists in the 17th century. Nominated as one of the best 10 infinity pools in the world by Asia Spa in 2014, you have to see this swimming pool to believe it! Gaze at surrounding tropical forests, the tranquil Bali Sea below and misty volcanic hills in the background, from the edge of water. The exclusive villas at the hotel are set among the lush plantation and the region’s dense virgin forests, each equipped with private pools.
3 Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, Seminyak
This Bali hotel’s large infinity pool offers spectacular views of the deep blue sea.
Think rows of sun beds on a private deck by a tropical sea, a touch of traditional Indonesia, and innumerable moments of tranquility. Enjoy your Bali vacation among swaying palm trees, lily ponds, landscaped tropical gardens, and endless views of the ocean. Refresh your senses with exotic treatments at the in-house spa and leisurely laps in the infinity pool. This Bali hotel’s large infinity pool offers spectacular views of the deep blue sea.
2 Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort, Uluwatu
Enjoy the best of luxury, tranquility and maritime flair in picturesque Uluwatu.
Dreaming of a luxury villa in Bali, set by an endless stretch of white sand by the pristine blue Indian Ocean? Your Bali vacation at this classy beach resort offers you the best of luxury, tranquility and maritime flair in picturesque Uluwatu. Soak in the luxurious infinity pool with breathtaking views of the azure ocean beyond. Sip on refreshing cocktails as you lounge by the sun deck or take a private elevator from the pool down to the beachside for the sun and the surf. More swimming options await at the private pool in your villa.
1 The Samaya Seminyak Bali, Seminyak
Take leisurely laps in the resort’s sprawling outdoor pool or in the private swimming pool of your ‘pool villa’.
The favored destination for Bali holidays, come to Seminyak for its famed tropical coastline, unending white sand beaches and fantastic surfing opportunities. Stay in the luxury private villas of this elegant boutique resort that is located right by the beautiful Seminyak beach along the Indian Ocean. Take leisurely laps in the resort’s sprawling outdoor pool or in your own private swimming pool that comes with your ‘pool villa’. Relax with exotic Balinese spa treatments at the in-house spa. Sip delicious Piña Coladas and Mai Tais by the luxury resort’s open beachside bar, as you watch Seminyak’s spectacular sunsets beyond a fiery horizon.
Customize your tailor-made vacation with stays at some of these top luxury hotels in Bali.