The main resort areas in Bali are Seminyak, Kuta, Ubud, Nusa Dua and Jimbaran Bay. Kuta is effectively the commercial centre, it's the Aussie equivalent of Benidorm, good for surfers and partying. It's quite tacky, a visit is ok but I wouldn't want to stay there. Nusa Dua is aimed at honey moon couples and families, all the main international luxury hotel chains are based here. Some travellers say it lacks character, but it is picturesque and not far from Seminyak (half an hour in a taxi) if you fancy a night out. Seminyak is a great option for holidays with friends, the crowd is young, chic and bustling with great bars and restaurants. For the ultimate in relaxation head to Ubud, where 'Eat, Prey, Love' was filmed. Lushious green paddy fields on hillside platforms, housing some of the worlds most beautiful retreats and spa hotels.
There are three B Villa locations in Seminyak so take your pick from town, beach or spa. Uber chic villa option.
W Retreat and Spa
Recently opened, the latest offering from the international hotel group, W Retreat and Spa Bali is the style travellers hotel of choice in Seminyak. Incredible decor as is expected from the W, but also located next door to Potato Head and near Sarong Restaurant if, heaven forbid, you might want to venture out of the hotel.
Kawasan Wisata BTDC Lot 1
We stayed at the hotel Melia in Nusa Dua. Set in immaculately manicured grounds, the rooms are luxurious, it's the perfect place for couples. Book one of the lagoon access suites, where you can dive into a private pool straight from your bedroom terrace. Bliss!
|The immaculate grounds at the Melia|
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah
Ubud is filled with amazing spa hotels and retreats, one of the best is the Chedi.