This perennial Aussie favourite may be known for its wild side, with plenty of hotspots calling to young travellers looking for poolside cocktails through the day and buzzing nightclubs well into the night. And while it's certainly true that Bali can deliver on the party front, it's just as well known for a show stopping luxury escape in Bali. From Seminyak to Kuta, Bali's 5-star resorts not only offer all the comforts to ensure a relaxing holiday but they do it with incredible beauty and finesse.
This west coast Balinese location is all about the finer things. It's known for its world class resorts that front a stunning stretch of sand that's not only larger than those found in other popular destinations but it's often quieter as well. When you're not relishing the golden sands and ocean panoramas, get out and about to indulge in a little shopping. Seminyak is renowned for its many boutiques that spruik everything from designer goods to local souvenirs.
Book a few nights at the Anantara Seminyak and you'll be treated to 5-star luxury with all the trappings while you explore everything Seminyak has to offer.
If you really want to escape the bustle, Nusa Dua is the place to go. It's much quieter than other Bali hotspots yet it doesn't sacrifice on any of the style and luxury. In fact, it's known for its tranquil resorts that shine with 5-star ratings. The pace is decidedly much more relaxed, which means there's nothing to distract you from the calming lap of waves on sandy shores while you enjoy the ocean breeze from a beach lounger. There are luxury spas aplenty to melt your troubles away, or hop aboard a bike for a cycling tour around town.
When booking your stay, the Hilton Bali Resort, Nusa Dua is a top spot that treats guests to first class facilities and stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
Those that want to get just off the beaten path, this little spot is an excellent (and quiet) spot to enjoy an authentic Bali experience. The local community buzzes with everyday life all around, while a slice of white sandy shores calls to holidaymakers looking for peace, tranquility and stunning ocean panoramas. Away from the flashy resorts, a stroll through the community to check out the local markets is definitely a must. There's also a small shopping centre.
Positioned just 100-metres from the beautiful beach, the Movenpick Resort & Spa is an ideal spot to stay with all the service and amenities that come with five stars.
Kuta calls to travellers of all ages. It's known for its vibrant nightclub scene and appeals to those that want to be at the centre of the action. It's the spot to go for fun and frivolity, with countless clubs, restaurants, bars and shops to choose from. Though, when it comes to natural beauty, Kuta is just as stunning. Think verdant rolling headlands that give way to glorious beaches. A stroll along the water's edge is well worth it, if not only to check out the astounding surrounds. Just make sure you get there early if you want to avoid the crowds.
If you're thinking about staying in Kuta, it's worth going 5-star all the way at the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. It's close to be the beach and puts you just steps away from everything Kuta has to offer.