Lush landscapes, awe-inspiring wildlife and five-star facilities are just some of what awaits at these dreamy Bali nature resorts.
From the lush rice paddies in Ubud to the volcanic beaches in Lovina and cliff-fringed coastlines of Uluwatu, there’s something magical about Bali’s myriad of natural landscapes. Immerse yourself in the island’s raw beauty with a stay at one of Bali’s top nature resorts: sitting amid rice paddies and verdant jungle, these luxurious escapes promise unexpected encounters, gourmet surprises and indulgent day spas, all nestled within nature.
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RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA, Jimbaran
Nestled amid lush, tropical gardens across the Jimbaran clifftops is the luxurious RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA, where stunning vistas and unbeatable entertainment go hand-in-hand. Located nearby the golden shores of Jimbaran Beach in 90 verdant hectares, this exclusive resort feels a world away from the crowds. Take a dip in the aquatonic seawater therapy pool, go for a tour of the organic farm where the resort chefs source ingredients, take a guided flora and fauna walk and learn to craft a Ketupat offering from coconut leaves. The breathtaking Rock Bar is unmissable: a dramatic oceanfront setting atop a unique rock formation means next-level sunset views, complemented by out-of-this-world cocktails and mouthwatering food.
Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, Ubud
Escape to the undulating hills of Ubud to find sumptuous serenity among 12 acres of verdant rice paddies. As the former estate of Hendra Hadiprana, one of Indonesia’s most respected art collectors, the resort places tranquility at its forefront, with lotus ponds and reflection pools scattered amid its 20 villas and suites.
Treatments await at the spa’s paddy-facing suites, where talented therapists offer jade massages, classic Indonesian bathing rituals and deep-conditioning remedies. Take in views of sacred Mt Agung from the 25-metre swimming pool, immerse yourself in the world of Balinese Kecak dance or join a wholesome farm-to-table culinary experience with the resort’s Executive Chef.
Villandra Lovina, Lovina
Escape the crowds at this boutique beachfront villa property hidden on the calm black-sand Lovina Beach. Soak in the spectacular sun by your private pool in the leafy gardens of your gorgeous villa, while being pampered with indulgent Balinese massages.
Take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to glimpse majestic dolphins cresting the waves at sunrise as you float in the middle of the ocean aboard a traditional boat, or dive below the surface to discover the blooming coral reefs. For a dose of adrenaline, trek to the multiple waterfalls nearby to have a relaxing swim in the sparkling waters below or visit Banjar Hot Springs for a calming meditation session after a long journey.
Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa, Ubud
Framed by Bali’s iconic terraced green rice paddies, monkey-filled jungles and swaying coconut palms, the luxurious five-star Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa is a serene sanctuary in the heart of the gorgeous Payangan Rainforest.
Balinese culture and contemporary charm combine to create a deluxe nature getaway like no other. Recharge with spiritual yoga classes, laze by the hillside infinity swimming pool with views out over the lush rainforest, or achieve the ultimate relaxation with soothing massages at the Sungai Spa, located right near the crashing waters of the Ayung River.
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Sanur
Tap into eco-luxury along the glistening shores of Sanur’s pristine beachfront at Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, a zen-inducing, five-star oasis where you can watch the sunrise over the ocean every morning. Then, watch it melt into the horizon every evening from the beachfront bar. Awarded a Green Globe certification, this luxe Bali resort – once a fishing village – features an eco-green rooftop where you can unwind beneath a gazebo and gaze at the glistening ocean, an ocean-facing infinity pool and beachfront yoga.
The Menjangan Resort, West Bali National Park
Feel at one with nature with a private beach escape in West Bali National Park. The Menjangan Resort is a secluded slice of paradise that will restore calm to the mind and body. Spend your days indulging in a massage amid the mangrove forest at Mangrove Spa, plunging into the serene swimming pool or lazing on the resort’s private Sentigi Beach. When you’re ready to explore, the unspoiled landscape of West Bali National Park awaits. Uncover the park on horseback, or search for wildlife on foot on a guided trek. Keen birdwatchers can head out with a pair of binoculars and a knowledgeable guide to spot some of the 120 species of birds in the park. Make use of the resort’s kayaks and paddle through the mangroves to discover the bay’s secret beaches or don a snorkel and explore the reef’s coral gardens and marine life.
Six Senses Uluwatu, Uluwatu
Dramatically positioned on the lush clifftops of Uluwatu, the sustainable, five-star Six Senses Uluwatu offers a romantic setting for couples embraced by Bali’s famous crashing waves. Deeply rooted in tranquility and nature, the hotel is positioned near the famed Uluwatu Temple and offers uninterrupted Indian Ocean views from every aspect. It’s here time stands still, and a sense of privacy, seclusion and intimacy takes centre stage.
Expect glittering, cliff-edge pools, a zen-like spa and an in-depth wellness program focused on mind, body and soul. Watch an outdoor movie on the cliff-edge with the endless ocean as a backdrop, tap into the spirituality of the island with temple visits and yoga and explore the resort’s organic garden, where ingredients are sourced for the spa and kitchen.
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