Hotels on Jimbaran Bay in Bali, Indonesia

by Joanne Thomas
Sunset over a Balinese beach

Sunset over a Balinese beach

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Hotels and resorts on and around Jimbaran Bay in southern Bali include some of the most luxurious accommodations on the island. They tend toward the exclusive and exotic, with lush tropical gardens, gourmet restaurants and luxury day spas in addition to spacious villas and suites with decor inspired by island traditions, but updated with high-end, contemporary amenities.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay offers a spectacular hilltop location on the edge of the Indian Ocean. The resort's all-villa accommodations feature a Balinese-style separate pavilions for sleeping, bathing and living, as well as private plunge pools. Luxury touches include down bedding, cotton bathrobes, a plasma-screen television and a refrigerated private bar. The villas have one or two bedrooms, and the most luxurious of them boast ocean views or an oceanfront location. The resort also offers private residence rentals with two, three or four bedrooms. Recreational facilities at the Four Seasons include tennis courts, a fitness center and an infinity-edged pool with a 24-foot waterfall cascading into a second soaking pool. Guests enjoy a selection of complimentary activities including sailing lessons, kayaking in Jimbaran Bay, sunset mountain bike tours and aerobics classes.

Karma Jimbaran

Karma Jimbaran is an upscale boutique resort offering 38 three- and four-bedroom villas. The villas are situated on a gentle slope that leads down to the white sand beaches and calm waters of Jimbaran Bay. The resort's architectural inspiration, a traditional Balinese compound, is rendered with grass roofs, hardwood furnishings and lush tropical gardens connected by winding pathways. Each villa consists of separate stone pavilions encircling a central courtyard and private swimming pool. Contemporary touches include high-end kitchen appliances and LCD-screen televisions along with luxurious features like canopied four-poster beds and plush poolside loungers. Karma Jimbaran hosts the Karma Spa, which offers beauty and wellness treatments using organic, locally grown ingredients and traditional Balinese techniques.

Keraton Jimbaran Resort and Spa

The 102-room Keraton Jimbaran Resort and Spa offers a choice of superior or deluxe guest rooms with balconies, spacious suites, or one- and two-bedroom villas with private pools and Jacuzzis. Features like white fabrics, natural wood furnishings and canopied four-poster beds in every room, suite and villa create a serene atmosphere. The resort sits alongside a white sand beach, where guests enjoy comfy sun lounges and grass shades. All guests have access to the resort's large, lagoon-style swimming pool. Services include car rental, massages and a traditional-style market. The beachfront Jinten Jimbaran Restaurant serves Indonesian cuisine and ocean views; a coffee shop and cocktail bar are also on site.

Kayumanis Jimbaran

Kayumanis Jimbaran is notable for winning a coveted place on Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List in 2007, testament to its hospitality and luxurious all-villa accommodations. The property, a private estate near Jimbaran Bay, combines an atmosphere of seclusion amid coconut groves with the luxury of an exclusive beach facility just five minutes away. Every guest is provided with personal, 24-hour butler service, which includes airport pick-up and assistance with planning tours and activities. The villas each have a distinctive style, taking inspiration from the Balinese, Javanese, Oriental, Palembang, "primitive" or "modern" architectural aesthetic. Each villa boasts a private swimming pool and an open-air garden bath. Families visiting with children enjoy special amenities including child-size bathrobes and slippers, a video games console and a selection of age-appropriate DVDs, games and books upon request.

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