We don’t need to sell Bali as a holiday destination. The Indonesian island province has been a getaway favourite for many and for good reason too.
Bali boasts an ideal climate, rich culture, wonderful and hospitable locals, gorgeous beaches, and naturally picturesque lands. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s close and on the cheaper side of luxe holidaying.
If you’re looking to book a relaxing stay, soak up some sun and recharge in Bali, you’ll want the perfect accommodation. To help you, we’ve rounded up some of the best Airbnbs available to book, from ultra-luxurious villas and hidden eco huts to bamboo treehouses and affordable beachside gems.
Read on for the best Airbnbs in Bali.
We mean, do we need to say more? Bali's newest bamboo treehouse is truly something else bearing glorious scenes of Sideman Valley which includes rice paddy fields upon rice paddy fields. If the crisp mountain views can't convince you to quit your job on the spot and live your best digital nomad life here (oh yes, there's WiFi here), then perhaps the private infinity pool with stepping stones and an actual swing might. Book your stay here.
Bali is teaching us a thing or two about beautiful, creative, architecturally-designed bamboo eco-homes. Again, we’re generally blown away by this Selat home–with its amazing structure, mood-setting outdoor pendant lighting, swing, indoor-outdoor kitchen and bathroom, outdoor spa, riverside location, and rainforest surroundings. Throw in some free brekkie, a fridge full of Bintang and access to a scooter–holiday stay well and truly sorted. Book your stay here.
Seaview Villa Kailasha
This nine-bedroom villa is king in Bali's beautiful Tabanan Regency (cue over 11,000 sqm of land). All up, this beachside palace can keep up to 18 guests making it the dream spot to host large get-togethers, business meetings, yoga retreats or even an intimate wedding. The entire joint looks straight out of a movie and it may as well be because you also hav your own in-villa chef ready to whip up your favourite meals. Book your stay here.
Cliff Front Luxury Beach Villa
This luxury villa isn’t messing around with big boujee ticks. Not only is it located on a cliff front overlooking the Indian Ocean in south Bali’s Kuta, but it also boasts two private swimming pools if you feel like mixing up your swims. The three-bedroom villa offers a chef, butler and driver service, a huge deck and plenty of daybeds for laying around, ocean views from every angle and almost every room, and access to your own private beach. Book your stay here.
Hideout Eco Bamboo Home
In Bali, it seems you can either enjoy magnificent waterfront views with sea breeze or hide in the depths of tropical rainforest in sustainably built eco huts. For the latter, consider this two-storey home in the mountains of the Gunung Agung volcano. The bamboo hideout sits on a river, completely in touch with nature. The main bedroom is a dream, with giant windows letting in the morning sun through the surrounding treescape. You can even book in packages for dinner, massages and an evening visit from the village shaman. Book your stay here.
Aura House Eco Bambo House
Some of these bamboo eco houses are just too pretty for words. If you’re looking to get high up into the Bali forest, book this multi-levelled accommodation perched on the Ayung River in Abiansemal. The almost entirely bamboo built getaway offers the ideal inside-outside vibes to soak up the beautiful weather along with a private pool. Hop in the hammock and forget about your problems to the sounds of secluded nature. Book your stay here.
This is definitely one for the boujee-inclined folks and for those travelling as a group. Villa Semarapura is a five-bedroom (and five-and-a-half bathroom) home in Seseh-Tanah. Outside, you’ll find the picturesque beachfront, a swimming pool, plenty of outdoor deck to laze and BBQ, an alfresco bar and a shared tennis court. Inside has legit mansion vibes, with traditional and modern furnishing, luxe bedrooms, a card table and a pool table. Not to mention that every single bedroom comes with an ensuite bathroom, its own bath and an alfresco shower. Book your stay here.
Camaya Bali Suboya
There’s definitely something in the air in Selat, because this remote bamboo house is another must-look when considering your Bali accommodation. Rather than overlooking water, this home is privy to the vast and picturesque sights of rice terraces, with valleys and the peak of Mount Agung in the distance. Rest easy amongst local farms, with an outdoor hammock and a second level hanging net perfect for taking in the surrounding serenity. Enquire about local activities like rice terrace hiking, white water rafting, massage, yoga and palace visits. Book your stay here.
Let’s be clear, not every Bali accommodation needs to be overwhelmingly grand, hidden deep within the mountains or require a big group to affordably split the cost. If you’re looking for something simpler yet still beautiful and romantic for your couple’s getaway–this little villa in Ubud might be ideal. Don’t get us wrong, this one-bed is still bloody nice, with a private pool balcony overlooking the surrounding green rice fields. You’re also nice and close to plenty of key holiday itinerary check-offs in Ubud. Book your stay here.
We couldn’t help ourselves; we just had to throw in one last ridiculously luxe villa for good measure. This beachside six-bedder is located in Kerambitan in Bali’s southwest. Of course, despite being a couple of metres from the ocean, it’s rocking a gigantic infinity pool amongst tropical green gardens. Enjoy the modern interior or grab some outdoor deck space in view of Mount Batukaru. The master bedroom is also fitted with an ensuite terrazzo tub, so immediately shotgun that one. There are nearby tennis and golf courses if you can ever get up from your day bed and cocktail station. Book your stay here.
You're not imagining it, Villa Mimpi is a very real place you can stay in. You enter through green hand-carved (let that sink in for a hot second) into a private oasis centred on one of the most beautiful pools you'll probably ever be privy to. Everything about this stay just makes sense, including its affordable price. Book your stay here.
Bali is filled with incredible rainforest treehouses, beachside villas and now, rice paddy lofts. SunRice Loft, located in Bali's east, is a secluded stay completely surrounded by lush greenery and chilli fields which means you'll be in for all the zen you could ever imagine. Designed for a max of two people (bring your significant other or your best mate), you'll have the entire place to yourself with your own pool and a 360-degree rooftop too. Book your stay here.
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