In this review, we pick the cheapest luxury hotels in Bali with swim-up rooms and direct pool access or rooms with private plunge pools. Swim-up rooms tend to be a lot cheaper than having your own private plunge pool, but we list hotels with both options below so that you can make that crucial decision. The list includes Conrad Bali, Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Four Points by Sheraton Bali Kuta, Hidden Hills Villas, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Sofitel Bali, St Regis Bali, Tugu Bali, Viceroy Bali. Take your pick, and then take a dip!
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Bali’s Indonesian island is known for its dramatic volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, paradise beaches, and coral reefs. The Seminyak area is a chic, beachside cosmopolitan dream and thus a favorite with the luxury travel community. Nusa Dua is derived from the two small islands on Bali’s eastern shoreline. Here, immaculate green manicured lawns front world-class hotels, which are nestled within this luxury enclave. Ubud is Bali’s spiritual center, a place to enjoy culture and arts with views over the lurid green paddy fields.
January is the hottest and the wettest month in Bali, with temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F). July is the coolest month, averaging 26°C (78°F). You can, therefore, expect a warm, tropical climate all year round but with more rain in November, December, January, and February. The best time to travel to Bali is in April, May, June, and September, just before and after the high season (which falls in July and August). In these months, it is still the dry season, so it is slightly less humid, and room prices and villa rental prices are cheaper. Due to the tropical greenery on this island, make sure you bring mosquito repellent, and jelly shoes can also be useful at some resorts with rocky shorelines. Others have golden sand beaches, so do your research.
We have already reviewed best hotels with club lounges on Bali and cheapest hotels you can spend your loyalty points in Bali. Heavenly Bali also requires a special hotel with a private pool, but we want the room to be cheap, which means a swim-up patio directly outside your room is a little more feasible if you’re on a budget. Whether you are looking for spiritual harmony in Ubud or prefer the beach resorts of Seminyak and Nusa Dua, these are the best cheap hotels with swim-up rooms or private pools in Bali.
Wherever you decide to stay, Bali, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more at no extra cost.
1. Conrad Bali
If you are a Hilton Honors Diamond member or have any brand loyalty to Hilton, you must try the Conrad Bali, located on the quieter side of the island of Bali, in the Nusa Dua resort area and away from the madness of trendy Seminyak. Take a taxi from the airport to the Conrad Bali hotel for around $25 for a 20-minute taxi ride.
This hotel is simply stunning, from the grand, dark wood lobby with windows that swing open to the vista beyond the lagoon pools and the huge variety of rooms, some with their own private pool. Lagoon access rooms are the cheapest option here if you want a swim-up room.
The rooms to pick here are the new Pool Villas, which are considered part of the Conrad Suites Wing, with its own separate entrance. The villas are hidden away between the reflections lounge and the executive lounge. Guests staying in these villas will have access to the executive lounge at the Conrad Bali.
These Pool Villas, although not large, are perfectly formed with their own private garden, plunge pool, sun terrace, and outdoor tub. Sliding doors on both sides of your room can be opened up to let the outside in from either the lawns on one side, or you can open up to the private bathtub area on the other. Within the room, you have all the usuals, double sink, etc., but also a large shower area that doubles as a private steam room.
The private plunge pool is a highlight in this climate, although this is a plunge pool, not an exercise pool, so if you want to exercise, you will need to swim laps in one of the main lagoons. That said, it is magic and sits between the bedroom and your own private lawn in your garden.
Pool Villas at Conrad Bali get all the Conrad Suites benefits. If you are a Hilton Honors Diamond member, you also get these same benefits, the highlight being the Conrad Suites Club Lounge access.
If you decide to pay for your stay, book The Conrad Bali via our luxury travel concierge to get the following FREE benefits* as well as Double Hilton Honours points and your usual status benefits.
2. Sofitel Bali
The Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort has 415 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and villas. The beach a short walk from the swimming pool. This is probably the best value luxury hotel with swim-up rooms and private plunge pools but is more expensive than the cheaper less-luxury hotel options above. You can see this gorgeous hotel in the picture above.
The resort is a 15 minutes’ drive via toll road from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua mixes French elegance with Balinese culture in a lavish 5-star beachfront location. The resort also offers gorgeously landscaped pools and 8 hectares of tropical gardens bordered by an immaculate stretch of white sand on the edge of the Indian Ocean.
The pool is ‘lazy river’ in style, meandering under bridges and ending up at the main pool area. It is the perfect place to cool off unless you prefer to laze on the beautiful beach which borders the resort. The exceptional SoSPA at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort will help you unwind with soothing treatments and anti-aging treatments. Their kid’s club is ideal for younger guests if you can drag them away from the pool.
The spacious rooms are beautifully furnished with amazing bathrooms offering a walk-in rain shower and a free-standing bathtub. Even the base “luxury” rooms are excellent here. They are large with 48 sqm of living space, a small sofa, and a balcony. The bathroom is open with an excellent bathtub. The welcome gift here is chocolates, bottled water, and fruit. If you upgrade to a Club Room, you get free food and drink and can use a separate and exclusive pool in the Club Lounge.
If you have kids or like a swim, upgrade to a pool access room; these are swim-up pool rooms. Your kids will want to leap straight out of bed and into the pool. If you book a Luxury Room with Plunge Pool, you get your own private garden with pool and sunbed; perfectly private and wonderfully romantic.
Upgrading to the Club Millésime rooms, suites and villas offers great value and gives you a quiet and exclusive place to sit, relax, eat, and drink. It includes sumptuous breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening canapés, an extensive selection of wines, butler services, and many other special benefits.
Collect, or spend your Accor loyalty points at the Sofitel Bali, or it may work out better to pay for your stay. If so, book the Sofitel Bali via our luxury travel concierge to get some brilliant free benefits as well as your usual Accor loyalty points and status benefits.
3. Four Points by Sheraton Bali
One of the cheapest best hotels that you can buy into on Marriott Bonvoy rewards points or for a comparatively cheap rate is the Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Seminyak a category 3 property costing 17,500 points per night. We love the rooms with direct pool access here. You can jump out of bed and straight into the pool! Bliss!
Located in the heart of the Legian-Kuta neighborhood, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta is only 7 km from Bali international airport. Enjoy an island holiday experience here, just steps away from the restaurants, bars, nightlife, shopping center, and entertainment. Each contemporary hotel room and suite is completed with Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed™ plus all the extras that matter most, and a terrace or balcony overlooking the sparkling Lagoon Pool or Junior Pool.
Stop by four restaurants for authentic dining, including the rooftop pool with stunning Kuta views and the urban beer garden to kick back with a great taste of local beer and barbecue. Relax with a massage using local natural ingredients in the spa while the kids enjoy the spacious Kids Club. This hotel has everything you’re looking for, all at a cheap price. Book a swim-up room, and you will have a sparkling time!
4. Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian
Another superb and cheap hotel with swim-up rooms and direct pool access is the Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian a category 3 Marriott Bonvoy property costing 17,500 points per night. This hotel has direct pool access rooms, which are simply brilliant for the family.
Discover your own personal paradise at Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian. Right in the middle of Kuta and Seminyak, this hotel showcases exquisitely designed, spacious guest rooms and an abundance of first-class amenities to help you maximize your time in Bali, Indonesia.
Stretch out and unwind in your contemporary, light-filled hotel room or suite; each one provides a private balcony with mesmerizing views of Legian, luxurious bedding, a mini-fridge, an LCD TV, and free Wi-Fi access.
In addition, there is a shimmering outdoor pool, an inviting sunken bar, delicious international dining at the hotel’s signature restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a family-friendly kids’ pool. With a prime hotel location in Kuta, you can travel easily to attractions like Waterbom Bali Indonesia and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Plan your tropical escape to Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian.
Book a Deluxe King or Twin Pool Terrace for that swim-up pool action.
5. Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta
Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta, a category 3 property costing 17,500 points per night once again with direct pool access rooms and these are the rooms to choose.
Located in the heart of the Legian-Kuta neighborhood, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta is only 7 km from Bali international airport. Enjoy an island holiday experience here, just steps away from the restaurants, bars, nightlife, shopping center, and entertainment.
Make yourself at home in one of their contemporary hotel rooms and suites with Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed™ plus a terrace or balcony overlooking the sparkling Lagoon Pool or Junior Pool. The rooms you want are the swim-up rooms with private access to the gorgeous pool.
Stop by any of their four restaurants for authentic dining, including the rooftop pool with stunning Kuta views and the urban beer garden to kick back with a great taste of local beer and barbecue. Relax with a massage using local natural ingredients in the spa while the kids enjoy our spacious Kids Club. And of course, this hotel is comparatively cheap for these swim-up rooms.
6. Hidden Hills Villas
Hidden Hills Villas is nestled amidst the hills of Pecatu on the beautiful garden isle of Bali, also known as the ‘Island of Gods’. You are just a 20-minute transfer from Bali International Airport and a stone’s throw from the magical Uluwatu temple. There is an exclusive, secluded feel here, and it’s the perfect place to come if you value your privacy. There are just ten bedrooms across six stunning, private boutique villas. Each of the villas has a different style based on a different nationality; choose from Greek, Chinese, Moroccan, Persian, or Balinese.
The villas all have a private pool (even better than a swim-up room!) apart from Joglo, which has a Jacuzzi. You also have customized butler service, an ensuite bathroom, kitchen and dining area, and spectacular 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean, mountains, and beyond. There is a luxe spa and a private chef to cater all your meals.
7. Tugu Bali
The enchanting Tugu Hotels are owned by Indonesia’s biggest art collector, which means that as well as the oceanfront Hotel Tugu Bali being a beautiful hotel, it’s also home to many fascinating and stunning works of art, antiques and cultural artifacts collected from all over Indonesia giving the place a deeply romantic air. The adjacent sandy Canggu Beach is the perfect place to take a gentle horse ride or an evening stroll along the sand, dipping your toes into the warm Indian Ocean.
The opulent thatched suites are dotted between lotus ponds in the hotels’ lush grounds. Each room is individually created by the owner, displaying immaculate attention to detail, and is a wonderful showcase for the eclectic collection of antiques. The rooms truly capture the vibrant spirit, passion for art, and romance of Indonesia. Most of the rooms include private plunge pools rather than having swim-up rooms, and they have exquisitely carved 4-poster beds.
Relax by the large, deep blue pool, surrounded by lush foliage, or indulge yourself in a treatment at the lavish Spa & Wellness area. You can take a yoga class, learn to cook using traditional Javanese or Balinese methods or learn local ower arranging or Balinese dance styles. styles
8. Viceroy Bali
The 5-Star Viceroy Bali is just 5 minutes drive to the thriving culture and arts center of Ubud, yet the location feels like another world. This is t, home to relax and renew in utter tranquillity. Each of the spacious 25 villas is exquisitely furnished and exceedingly private.
More importantly, each villa has its own heated pool and outdoor cabana, and unrivaled views of the surrounding valley and dense jungle. A soft, artfully manicured garden rolls gently off to the side of the main infinity-edged pool overlooking the jungle valley opposite. Nearby, a path leads down to CasCades restaurant, the resort’s beating heart with its 10-meter cone-shaped grass thatched roof.
9. Samabe Bali Suites & Villas
The tropical getaway of Samabe Bali Suites & Villas with its private beach just a minutes’ walk away is located in the Nusa Dua region of Bali. Scattered amid the tropical rainforest-covered terraces on top of the picturesque cliffs are the beautiful Balinese-style thatched villas, all positioned just so to make the most of the ocean views. Days here are spent lazing by the outdoor pool, dipping your toes into the warm sands of the private beach, and relaxing with a treatment at Thalasso spa.
There’s also a gym and unlimited non-motorized water sport so if the pace slows too much, you can pick things right up again! There’s a lot of flexibility in your accommodation choices; you can opt for all-inclusive, standard, or honeymoon benefits; you can choose to have a private pool or not (though, of course, you’re going to choose to have a private pool!) and you can choose from 39 suites or 42 luxury villas.
10. St Regis Bali
Ok, the St Regia Bali isn’t cheap, but it offers beachfront villas with pools AND direct access to their private beach. It is an amazing choice if you can stretch your wallet this far.
The St. Regis Bali Resort is probably the best miles and points hotel in Bali, but it comes at a price, both in cash or rewards points. St Regis Bali lies in the heart of the beautiful “Garden of Bali” on a pristine beach stretch. It is the only luxury hotel with an alluring beachfront villa in Nusa Dua. From its 123 beautifully appointed suites and villas, you’ll find understated elegance and infinite panoramic ocean views over 22 acres of lush gardens and the 39,480-square-foot crystal blue lagoon. The exceptional 81 suites, 41 villas, and 1 residence have private signature St. Regis Butler Service and complimentary Wi-Fi. Award-winning dining venues, bars, the distinctive Remède Spa, fitness center, and a Children’s Learning Center are also on-site. This is the only resort in Bali with 10 beachfront villas with pools AND direct access to their private beach.
St Regis Bali costs 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy rewards per night and is a category 8 property. This will get you a St Regis Suite, 1 Bedroom Studio Suite with 1 King, Balcony, although it may work out better to pay for your stay and earn rather than spend your Bonvoy points.
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