11 Fave ‘liburing’ havens in Bali where you don’t want to go anywhere else.

Many times people end up exhausted after a vacation. Too much to do, too many places to visit or friends to see. In the end there is little time to just relax and enjoy the holiday. Often the nice accommodation you arranged just ends up being a place to sleep. For me, the secret is in choosing the right ‘escape-home’ that will make you want to stay put and just enjoy the surroundings, the culture and the atmosphere the place offers.
Here are my favourite dreamy places to stay in Bali where I do not want to go anywhere after I’ve checked in. And, I can invite my friends to join me so we can enjoy it together.

1. SURPRISINGLY DIFFERENT AT ALILA UBUD  16 of The World’s Best Outdoor Bathtubs 

alilaubud-main-image-2015-1Alila Ubud is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills, in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan.
homepage-ubudLocated high above the Ayung River, Alila Ubud hotel has been laid out as a Balinese hillside village complete with its own community centre and pedestrian lanes.

valley-villa-ubud-02aThe resort’s rooms and villas stand above a ravine on stilts like tree houses and are set into the banks of the river valley. The world-renowned architectural firm Kerry Hill Architects has made use of traditional Balinese design, but transforming it into modern geometry in the exotic creation of our Ubud villa.

img_0425To stay at Alila Ubud is to embark on a memorable journey into the local culture for a total destination experience. Whatever your personal interests are, new experiences are waiting.

Alila Ubud – From US$203/night (book now)
Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan
Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia
P:+62 361 975 963
E: ubud@alilahotels.com
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2. ‘BLOO’ IS THE NEW GREEN, BLOO LAGOON VILLAS & RESORT – 2014 Sustainable Tourism, Environmental Management Award 

recently-updatedBloo Lagoon Villas & Resort is an international ecotourism village, a combination of home, studio and shared resort that overlooks the ocean above Padangbai, Bali.

bn-bloo-lagoon-packages-1The Bloo Lagoon ‘ethos’ is to live in harmony with the natural surroundings and the town of Padangbai, preserving and enhancing the beauty and integrity of the local culture.

bn-bloo-rates-6Twenty five unique villas are designed with open spaces that flow indoors to outdoors.

mBloo Lagoon Villas & Resort is a place make friends, to relearn to love, where you can freely give and to take, a place to be one with the universe.

Bloo Lagoon Villas & Resort – From US$ 139/night (book now)
Jalan Silayukti, Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia 80872
P: +62 363 41211
E : info@bloolagoon.com
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3. THE SUBLIME TASTE OF LIFE ON THE EDGE PECATU VILLA – Luxury Hotels – Spas – Venues: The Winner of Conde Nast Johansens Readers Award 2017

theview-w1The Edge is recognized as an exclusive private Villa in Bali with professional and personalized dedicated butler service from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave the Villa.

2Located at the edge of the cliff offering breathtaking views of the ocean from the pinnacle of the Island of the Gods Bali.

11206128_820656368024605_18549351161810288_nPrecious unforgettable moments can be experienced in the stunningly located ocean view luxury villas.

newEach private villa at the edge Bali and each of the 10 bedrooms in the villas have a sea view overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Recently Updated2.jpgThe View. The largest and most luxurious villa featuring five bedrooms overlooking the Indian Ocean, a private dining room, two private pools in natural stone and two gazebos.

edgeComplete with wine cellar, cigar lounge, children’s play room, and 24 hour butler service to cater to every need.

The Spa offers a quintessential Balinese spa experiences inspired by the four basic elements of the daily Balinese temple offering; sincere devotion, sacred flowers, holy water and life-sustaining rice.

spa2Awarded by Asia Spa Magazine as 2010’s Most Innovative Spa of the Year.

“We checked-in for two nights at The Edge’s most largest and most luxurious – The View. Our bedroom overlooking to the Ocean, has a private dining room, two private pools, living room, outdoor deck, wine cellar, cigar lounge, private home cinema. It’s super perfect for family.


The highlight for us was the unbeatable view and the spa, our private butler, Pak Astina, the service was superb, the breakfast, oh well, everything made us speechless. Spacious Bedroom and bathroom including jet-pressure bathtub is very comfortable, all staffs were proffeasional, kind and friendly. GM came to say hello every morning, goodnight notes every nights were lovely. Personal touch items and details were such a thoughtful way for us. Much appreciated!” – Liburing


The Edge – From US$ 667 (book now)
Jl. Pura Goa Lempeh Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu – Uluwatu BALI 80364 – Indonesia
P: (62)361 8470 700
E: intouch@edge.mesahotelsandresorts.com
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4. A LUXURY HIDEAWAY, THE GRIYA VILLAS & SPA – 2016 Winner, World Luxury Hotel Awards

aerialIf you’re looking for sheer luxury in the most authentic part of Bali, you have landed in the right place. The Griya Villas and Spa Resort is located on the most Eastern tip of Bali, in an area known as Amed. The villa sits on the hilltop overlooking the beautiful and tranquil bay of Lipah.

unspecified3The word “Griya” is the Hindu word that refers to “a larger residence, that consists of multiple courtyards”. The Griya features14 intimate and luxurious villas. Each villa offers a private infinity pool and stunning vistas over the ocean and the neighboring hills.

unspecified1With the spectacular sea and mountain views – together with natural and specific materials, all indigenous from Bali. The traditional Balinese design of the villas has been combined with a very contemporary look-and-feel.

unspecified2All villas are complemented by luxury level facilities including a restaurant, a rooftop lounge, a Wellness Centre (spa, gym & sauna), a resort boutique. As a result, you will experience the modern, high comfort and luxury haven in a natural and tropical environment.

bedroomNothing compares to the sense of freedom you will get from this fantastic wide-open view. You will enjoy starting your day contemplating the sunrise over the island of Lombok.

img_0082It’s a great and beautiful open outdoor space with equally beautiful views. The perfect way to end your day in the paradise!

“A peaceful and tranquil place❤️” – Reviewed on TripAdvisor
The Griya Villas & Spa is a peaceful and tranquil place. Stayed here for 2 nights with few plans to do in Amed, ended up just stayed in as the villa was too nice to leave.


We stayed at villa number 8 with two bedrooms, private infinity pool overlooking the ocean and mountains and private living room. It has 14 villas and all are very nice. Love the garden with many flowers and greens, the roof top bar, Safika restaurant with live music at night.I tried the Griya Signature spa package for 3 hours! Included body scrub, sauna, massage and Reiki – Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. This treatment is so relaxing, mind, body and soul. – Liburing

The Griya Villas and Spa – From US$ 178/night (book now)
Amed Bunutan Village, Karangasem – Bali, Indonesia
P: +62 (0)363-235 71
E: reservation@thegriya.com
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5. EXPERIENCE KARMA AT KARMA JIMBARAN – TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2015


Set within lush tropical gardens and only a few footsteps away from the fine white sands and calm waters of one of Bali’s most tranquil beaches, Karma Jimbaran offers just the right balance of hideaway and hospitality.

12308499_10153760158849395_815597361371515459_nPrivate pool villas, gourmet dining, the island’s newest destination wine bar, sumptuous spa treatments and a dedicated kids’ club are among the long list of luxuries and thoughtful extras that make this beautiful boutique resort so special and welcoming for everyone.

Karma Beach
karma-beach-bali3Set in Bali’s most stunning cove at Karma Kandara, Karma Beach Bali is a breathtaking tropical oasis. A crescent of white sand leads to a tranquil blue lagoon, both exclusively available for the enjoyment of Karma members.

kandaraI need a six months holiday twice a year!

Karma Jimbaran – From US$282 (book now)
Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran Bay, Bali 80362, Indonesia
P: +62 361 708 800
E: info@karmajimbaran.com
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6. A WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE AT MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE – Bali Leading Thematic Resort 2016, Bali Tourism Award

balconyEver imagine yourself in the middle of the African wilderness bio environment? Feed the exotic animals directly from your window, while appreciating the natural ambiance of the biodiversity.

mara1Mara River Safari Lodge is located in the middle of a themed park, Bali Safari & Marine Park, this Bali resort offers you a truly unique experience living in the authenticity of the African wilderness.

Mara RiverHear the majestic lion’s fantastic roar while enjoying tropical fruits. It doesn’t have to be a dream to connect yourself with nature.

usEnjoying the African panorama and find ourselves in a wildlife adventure!

Mara River Safari Resort – From US$ 205/night (book now)
Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Bali, Gianyar, Indonesia
P: +62 361 4791800
E: reservation@marariversafarilodge.com
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IMG_5744This unique cool complex has been designed with a blend of artisic masterpieces and minimalist contemporary flair, making it something very elegant yet subdued.

12931193_554358791402115_3226673955868801052_nThis villas stand on the highest elevation of the land on the southeast corner of the resort.

bed-with-viewAll the rooms are stylishly appointed with modern comforts and conveniences, creating a sense of space that captures the mood of the region. Each of the four spacious two-bedroom villas meet all the standard of comfort and luxury required by even the most discerning traveler-something not defined, only to be discovered.

meEnjoying the beautiful from any point of view throughout my stay.

Nomina Pecatu Villas – From US$112/night (book now)
Desa Pecatu Kauh, Banjar Buana Sari, Jalan Bingin Kuta Selatan Badung, Bali
P: +62 361 8957511
E: info@baliparagon.com
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nominaA four star art sanctuary, Bali Paragon is a serene paradise under the renowned Jimbaran sunset. Just steps away from the nearby traditional art, fashion market and the famous seafood market, the resort is a sanctuary at one with nature.

Bali Paragon Resort – From US$39 /night (book now)
Jl. Raya Kampus Undu, Jimbaran, Bali
P: (+62)361 472 5288
E: info@baliparagon.com
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swimming-poolPlataran Ubud Resort is a unique tourist haven built in the vibrantly beautiful valley of Pengosekan, Central Ubud. This expansive property opens up to reveal a tranquil haven adorned by beautifully manicured gardens overlooking active rice paddies.

exterior-viewConveniently located right in the heart of Ubud’s main bustling street where quaint arts and craft shops and galleries abound and mere steps away from the famed Monkey Forest, Plataran Ubud Resort provides its guests with the perfect blend of urban accessibility and precious privacy.

executive-suite-2With 52 rooms available ranging from superior to resident suite and villas there is an option for every type of traveller.

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-3-55-12-pmA deep bath and a cup of coffee (or a phone), and I’ll be fine.

Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa– US$135/night (book now)
Jl. Raya Hanoman Pengosekan, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
P: +62 361 978360
E: reservation@plataranubud.com
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9. A SUMPTUOUS SANCTUARY, THE ROYAL PURNAMA ART SUITES AND VILLAS – 2015 Global Award: Luxury Boutique Resort of The Year

mainThe Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas is an exclusive boutique retreat for sophisticated travellers, is supported by impeccable service, luxurious facilities, and the beauty and tranquillity of a rural oceanfront.

poolThe Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas is situated oceanfront beside the majestic Pantai Purnama (Full Moon Beach) on the southeast coast of Bali, in Sukawati, Gianyar. The setting is both beautiful and tranquil, with lush plantations on one side and the glittering black crystal sands of the beach on the other.

bedThe Royal Purnama Bali Villas’s forty-eight, sumptuous, private pool villas and suites, defined by romantic, contemporary Balinese architecture,and an open tropical living concept that creates a seamless transition from the indoors to the outdoors.

master‘Standing Stones Restaurant’ at The Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas offers semi-alfresco gourmet dining, magnificent sea views, and an ever-changing menu of fine Balinese, Asian and Continental cuisine including fresh seafood purchased directly from the village fishermen. Delicious island produce celebrates the bountiful harvest of the surrounding plantations and the resort’s own vegetable and herb garden.

The Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas is a sophisticated, elegant villa, with Balinese artwork and culture touch blend with the environment. It’s located by the black sand beach in Gianyar, just 20 minutes away from Sanur.

It’s a very private sanctuary with absolute attention to detail. Love the crafted-wooden door with the maglock, private pool just a step away from the bedroom door, beach bed inside the villa. All the details are very thoughtful; snacks from the Chef and all the exclusive amenities provided. Food at the Standing Stones restaurant were great and fresh and tasty.

Really enjoyed the outdoor ocean lounge with friends, staffs were very helpful. Wish I had enough time to try the black sand massage therapy. Will definitely return for more! – Liburing


The Royal Purnama Art Suites and Villas – From US$291/night (book now)
Pantai Purnama, Sukawati, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
P: +62 361 849 3706
E: reservations@theroyalpurnama.com
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garden-header-newThe Puri Santrian Resort Sanur is situated along the coast of upscale Sanur on the tranquil south eastern end of the island.

romantic-dinner-header-newThe Resort was inspired by the harmony of a traditional Balinese village. Puri Santrian is beachfront property with comfortable guestrooms and facilities scattered across a verdant garden that meets the sea.

premier-deluxe-poolThe resort offers a choice of three large pools for swimming pleasure of in-house guests.

premier-deluxe-image-headerPuri Santrian Resort offers a fine collection of tastefully appointed rooms and bungalows. Each accommodation category draws inspiration from the aesthetics of traditional Balinese design with comfortable interiors and every modern convenience that is expected from a boutique hotel of this calibre.

img_0422The Resort is known for its impeccable service and genuine hospitality that sweeps travellers into a realm of belonging.

Puri Santrian – From US$132/night (book now)
Jl. Cemara 35 | Sanur – Bali – Indonesia
P: +62 (361) 288009 |
E: purisantrian@santrian.com
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bed1The Trans Luxury Villa – Experience the ultimate in comfort and indulgence with The Trans Resort Bali exquisite luxury private villas collection.

57e434f069232516186419Located strategically in heart of Seminyak the resort features 16 palatial villas with private pool.

bed-n-poolThe ‘Balinese Kampung’ villa estate comprises of the biggest one-bedroom villas in Seminyak. A lavish villa of 350 Sqm is designed to indulge with its spacious living and dining room in the middle of a blissful lush Balinese garden.

57f0e755857ae610092679Bali Best Kept Secret in Seminyak, The 18th Rooftop Bar a newly stylish open air rooftop bar featuring sunset views over the Seminyak landmark.

fullsizerender-2May your holiday be as bright as your spirits. May your eyeliner be even and your holiday be right;).

The Trans Villa – From US$258/night (book now)
Jalan Sunset Road, Kerobokan, Bali, Kuta, Indonesia
P: +62 361 8981234
E: reservation.bali@thetranshotel.com
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