August 10, 2022

Avoid The Crowds: Private and Luxury Resorts in Bali

Bali, the renowned Indonesian paradise, is a destination beloved by travellers seeking sun-kissed beaches, vibrant culture, and spiritual enlightenment. While it's true that Bali can get crowded, particularly in popular tourist areas, there are ways to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a serene and luxurious getaway.

You can savour the island's beauty while avoiding crowds by opting for lavish accommodations such as luxury accommodation and following our tips below:

Choosing the Right Location

One of the keys to avoiding crowds in Bali is selecting the right location for your stay. Instead of popular tourist hubs like Kuta, Canggu, or Seminyak, consider exploring lesser-known areas such as Ubud, Uluwatu, Sanur, or Nusa Dua. These locations offer a more relaxed atmosphere, breathtaking natural landscapes, and a chance to immerse yourself in Bali's unique cultural heritage.

A Haven of Exclusivity

Bali has many luxurious hotels that provide exceptional services and amenities while ensuring privacy and exclusivity. Opting for a high-end hotel allows you to enjoy lavish facilities, including private pools, spas, and gourmet dining, all within a serene and peaceful setting. Many luxury hotels in Bali also offer access to private beaches or are located in secluded areas, enabling you to unwind and recharge without the crowds. Key resorts to consider are Andaz at Sanur or Alila Uluwatu.

Unparalleled Privacy and Comfort of Luxury Residences

Renting a private villa or residence in Bali is an excellent option for those seeking the ultimate escape from crowds. Villas provide exceptional privacy and comfort, allowing you to indulge in a secluded retreat. With a range of stunning properties, you can find villas nestled amidst rice terraces, perched atop cliffs, or overlooking the turquoise ocean. These opulent sanctuaries often come with private pools, lush gardens, dedicated staff, and personalized services, ensuring an unforgettable stay. Our list of favourites is the 10-bedroom residence by Soori Bali-Tabanan or the 5-bedroom mansion by Bvlgari Resorts Bali.

Off-Peak Travel

Timing is crucial when avoiding crowds in Bali. Consider planning your visit during the off-peak seasons around September to October or May to June, typically outside significant holidays and school vacations. During these periods, you can relish the island's beauty without contending with excessive tourist crowds. By avoiding peak times, you may also have more negotiating power for better rates and exclusive experiences at luxury accommodations.

Exploring Untouched Landscapes

Bali's true allure lies in its stunning natural landscapes. To escape the crowds, venture beyond the famous tourist spots and explore the island's untouched treasures. Engage in activities such as hiking through lush rice terraces, visiting hidden waterfalls, or embarking on a sunrise trek up Mount Batur, designed by Discover Luxury Indonesia. Our off-the-beaten-path experiences will reward you with breathtaking scenery and tranquillity without the mass travellers or crowds.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan Aerial Photo

While Bali is often associated with bustling streets and crowded beaches, enjoying a luxurious and peaceful retreat on this beautiful island is possible.

Here are our top 3 private and luxurious five-star resorts in Bali that you will love:

Villa Aerial Photo in Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

1. Royal Villa Overlooking the Lush Valley

Four Seasons Resort Bali Sayan

Immerse yourself in locally-inspired experiences in the rice bowl-shaped architecture against the lush Ayung River. Choose from stunning and beautifully appointed 1, 2, and 3-bedroomed villas or the family suite, all overlooking the lush valley or the river. Each art-filled residence exemplifies casual elegance with its open-sided living and dining areas. Throughout your stay, you can be sure of the signature "Four Seasons" experience and the most refined and personalized standard of service. Private ala carte experiences are also available, from Relaxation Experiences to Chakra Ceremonies, Warm Riverstone Treatment, Cooking Classes, Picnic Adventure, and more.

2. Two Bed Room Premier Ocean Villa View

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Sheltered in a calm bay along three miles of sand, Four Seasons Bali Jimbaran offers unparalleled luxury and spectacular five-star service. Guests can expect a stunning collection of villas offering unforgettable views and exquisite interiors, paired with the signature Four Seasons service and care. Choose from one, two, three, and four-bedroomed luxury villas with unimpeded sea views from almost every angle. Whether you are lounging on your sun terrace, the poolside pergola, or swimming in your private infinity pool, the Indian Ocean is so close that it is only a hair's breadth away. The ocean is visible from the bedroom, the open-sided living quarters, and the indoor-outdoor dining area. Private ala-carte experiences at Four Seasons Bali Jimbaran Bay include a helicopter trip to G-Land, Balinese cooking classes at the Cooking Academy, a sustainable bar workshop, and ceremonies and cultural activities at the resort's Ganesha Cultural Centre. The resort also comes with its own private beach club!

3. Private Pool At Lagoon Villa

St. Regis Bali Resort

The St. Regis Bali Resort is one of Bali's most magnificent and breathtaking five-star resorts. Located in Nusa Dua, the island's primary resort enclave, it overlooks a beautiful and pristine white sandy beach and the clear, calm sea. The resort is elegant, featuring only luxurious private villas that are exquisitely appointed, with 24-hour butler service and gorgeous interiors. All villas are just steps from the resort's saltwater lagoon and the Bali surf. Unforgettable experiences exist here at The St. Regis Bali Resort, including wellness treatments at Iridium Spa and exceptional dining at the resort's 3 restaurants. Guests can opt for temple tours, village excursions, watersports, shopping, and dining. The resort is also a favourite wedding venue for couples thanks to its stunning beachfront location and the Cloud Nine Chapel.

Other private and luxurious 5-star resort hotels in our collection for your consideration are the Mandapa Ritz Carlton Reserve, Bvlgari Hotel Bali, and Capella Ubud.

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Ready to learn more? Contact Discover Luxury Indonesia today, and we will be more than happy to answer all your questions and curate a unique bespoke luxury itinerary just for you!

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