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Shores of Splendour: The Best Beachfront Resorts in Bali 

April 23, 2024
The rock bar at AYANA Resort & Spa, Bali, one of Bali's best beachfront resorts - Luxury Escapes

If your next holiday looks like pearly-white sands, clifftop cocktails and seaside sunsets, nowhere does beachfront bliss quite like Bali.

Bali exemplifies the definition of 'tropical paradise' with its cache of beachfront retreats, resorts and hotels offering a stay fit for every kind of traveller. While the island boasts many resorts scattered along its beaches, some stand out – not just for their opulence – but for the unrivalled experiences on offer. These sanctuaries beckon with promises of sumptuous dining, mind-melting wellness, uber-cool bars, and, of course, unbeatable views of Bali's most pristine shores. If you’re searching for Bali bliss, look no further – here are Bali’s best beachfront resorts.

The Mulia, Nusa Dua

Hailed as one of the best resorts in the world and a favourite among celebrities, there's no resort in Bali quite like The Mulia. Set against the famous Nusa Dua Beach, this luxurious mega-resort boasts six dreamy swimming pools, including the longest oceanfront infinity pool on the island. No two days are alike when you check in here: dine at nine world-class restaurants and bars (offering cuisine from Japanese to Mediterranean), indulge in the 20-room Mulia Spa (featuring Finnish saunas and meditation steam rooms) and relax on the picturesque white sandy beach. In the evening, ascend to the Sky Bar to behold sea views as far as the eye can see.    

Six Senses Uluwatu, Uluwatu

Experience the pinnacle of seaside living atop the famous limestone cliffs of Bali’s southern peninsula. Find peace of mind at this World Geen Council-certified resort, which adheres to a zero-waste concept without sacrificing the highest level of service and delivering carefully curated, elegant spaces. Daily yoga and meditation, the Six Senses Spa and two restaurants serving farm-to-table fare will have you feeling your best. Sip a cocktail as the sun hits the horizon at the high-flying Cliff Bar, and as night falls, watch a movie under the stars against the gentle lull of the Indian Ocean below.

AYANA Resort & Spa Bali, Jimbaran

Perched on 90 hectares of clifftop in Jimbaran Bay, AYANA Resort Bali offers a new dimension of luxury with an unrivalled seaside position. Listed as one of the Top 20 Best Luxury Hotels in Bali by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards, the hotel boasts 12 swimming pools, 19 restaurants and bars, and a private beach. Experience the magic of sunset at Luna Bar, perched on the cliff's edge, or settle with sundowners at iconic Rock Bar, carved into the rugged rock face, where cocktails and a custom DJ booth craft the perfect ambience to enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea.

Double-Six Luxury Hotel, Seminyak

Elevate your beachfront experience at Double-Six Luxury Hotel in Seminyak, where the allure of the ocean meets the sophistication of contemporary design. Head up to the Double-Six Rooftop Sunset Bar and find yourself ensconced in its lively atmosphere, with private ‘floating pods’ offering a unique vantage point to soak in the panoramic views of the horizon. Here, sip handcrafted cocktails and embrace the rhythm of island life in style. Come time to unwind, treat yourself to some rejuvenation at the Acqua Perla Spa, with whimsical interiors heightening the comfort.

The Apurva Kempinski, Nusa Dua

Step into a realm of unparalleled luxury at The Apurva Kempinski Bali, a grand resort standing atop the cliffs of Nusa Dua. Earning a prestigious spot in the Traveller’s Choice 2023 Best of the Best awards, the resort impresses with its unique offerings, with every detail celebrating luxury and creativity. Dive into a 60-metre outdoor pool with partially submerged sunbeds for endless lounging and bring the children along to enjoy the kid’s pool and water slide. Here, culinary experiences transcend the ordinary. Watch the sun descend at Pala Restaurant and Rooftop Bar and dine at Bali’s first aquarium restaurant, Koral Restaurant.

Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa and Spa, Nusa Dua

If peace and quiet are more your style, step in seclusion at the luxurious Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa and Spa. Away from the bustling crowds, this five-star retreat boasts a private beach, where snorkelling and swimming opportunities abound in crystal-clear waters. Indulge in the tranquil embrace of generously sized villas, each with a private pool and butler service. For those seeking leisurely pursuits, a nearby golf club offers a picturesque backdrop for a day on the green.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Nusa Dua

At Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, luxury and beachside charm harmonise seamlessly. After delving into the delights of one of the island’s most sought-after locations, enjoy the quiet of this peaceful enclave, taking in every refined detail of the resort’s opulent, French-inspired design. Indulge in tranquil walks along the immaculate shoreline, followed by serene evenings watching the sunset as you savour delectable treats at the casual Toya Beach Bar & Grill.

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Feature image: AYANA Resort & Spa.

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