Bali has some luxe new resorts you need to know about NOW.
When you think Bali, many of us think intoxicated Australians donning Bintang singlets.
But if you leave behind some of the more populated areas like Kuta, you’ll discover Bali has so much more to offer as a holiday destination.
Bali has the potential to get off the beat and track and its resorts are being built with a focus on serene seclusion, a dedication to Balinese culture and world-class luxury.
Whether it’s a family trip, a girl’s holiday or a romantic getaway, Bali has so much to offer travelers.
These 5 luxe resorts are opening or have opened in 2017.
Opened: January 2017
Is your hubby a surfer? Are you a family that craves beach holidays? Bali’s newest treat, Hotel Komune is the ideal resort to surf, swim and relax by the water.
This super-luxe ocean front resort opened in January this year, and is a situated in true paradise. Hotel Komune offers 22 oceanfront suits overlooking Lombok strait to Nusa Lembongan and overlooks the world famous Keramas surf break. Aside from the beach, selective suites also feature their own private plunge pool.
Hotel Komune offers a secluded adult only area, ‘The Health Hub’, we’re its guests can maintain their healthy and active lifestyle with some yoga or Pilates, as well as a gym offering state of the art facilities.
Enjoy the Hotel Komune Beach Club for fabulous food and cocktails in front of a truly magical and world-famous backdrop.
Opened: January 2017
You may already know of Japanese luxury chain Hoshino, and now they have opened a resort village in the heart of Ubud’s forest. If you’re looking for an authentic Balinese experience, Hoshinoya Bali is providing just that.
Paying homage to the Balinese connection with water, from its heritage listed rivers, ancient canals and famous beaches, the Hoshinoya Bali built its 30 villas around 3 beautiful swimming pools along the holiest river in Bali, the sacred Pakerisan River, which makes the resort true aquatic bliss.
As for food? Bali meets Japan as the Hoshinoya uses only the freshest Balinese ingredients and rice from Ubud’s famous rice fields, but with Japanese culinary techniques which make every dining experience a true joy.
Opening: Spring 2017
These luxury tents take glamping to a whole other level of extravagant.
Ubud’s forest is a beautiful sanctuary and the Capella have honoured Bali’s terrain by not cutting down a single tree in its construction, the tents being built high within the tree’s in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Want to know how these ‘tents’ earn their bona fide glamping status?
The 22 tents are all individually themed and feature a salt water Jacuzzi pool, lush indoor and outdoor bathrooms, a spacious lounge and bedroom, two outdoor decks, air-conditioning, WiFi, complimentary smart phone inclusive of data, a refreshment trunk and an espresso machine.
Oh, and foodies? There is a culinary tent where you get to choose between two restaurants that will take you on an indulgent gastronome journey.
Opened: January 2017
Switzerland based company Mövenpick has opened its first ever Indonesian resort just 100 metres from Jimbaran Beach.
If you don’t feel like walking the 100 metres to Jimbaran Beach, the resort has built its very own sandy beach area, as well as a lap pool and some private cabanas.
This resort is massive, with 5 different dining destinations and seven venues for meetings and events.
This resort is perfect if you’re travelling with kids in toe. Aside from the Spa, pool and artificial beach, Mövenpick Resort & Spa has a pirate themed Meera Kids Club and offers a wealth of children’s activities as well as offering family activities.
Kids are a great addition to your holiday, but it’s always nice to know that when you’re having some well-deserved R&R by the pool they will be kept adequately entertained for the day.
Opening: February 2018
COMO Hotels and Resorts have built their third property on the island, this time in designated cool district, Canggu. Canggu is the up and coming Balinese destination, with the coolest cafes, hippest bars and yoga studios and its all-round chilled surfer vibe, Canggu can be seen as the Byron Bay of Bali.
Like all COMO resorts, the design is a flawless combination of Italian architecture and local Balinese culture.
Looking for a resort that combines non-stop activities with total luxury? Then COMO Echo Beach is for you. The resort offers surfing lessons, walking tours, biking, horseback riding and is conveniently located right next to world ranked Nirwana Bali Golf Club.