5 Dreamy Places To Stay In Bali
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Bali has long been a favourite for travellers, especially Australians. Proximity and price play a major factor, but so does the fact that Indonesia is incredibly rich in culture, cuisine and travelling experiences at large. When planning your next trip, consider these dreamy places to stay – take your pick from those nestled within lush forests, those offering private villas, and the eco-friendly shacks you’ll feel ace about staying in.
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This secluded bamboo oasis is ideal for those who looking for solitude with beautiful surrounds – you’re the only property for 500 metres, so cue tranquility. Priding itself on its eco-friendly credentials, the picturesque villa is hidden in the mountains of the Gunung Agung volcano and situated between a clear-as-day river and lush rice fields. It accommodates four, making it the perfect place for a getaway for you and your friends, or some kind of double date adventure, if you’re into that. Oh, and it also has an outdoor shower and is home to a rescue kitten, because if you’re going to build a stunning paradise, you may as well go all out. It’ll set you back an extremely modest $119 per night and you can book through Airbnb here.
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Desa Atas Awan
Desa Atasa Awan is known locally as the “village above the clouds’ and it’s easy to see why; there are three types of bungalows and villas to choose from and each of theme is high-set with vistas that go as far as the eye can see. You can wake to the lush Munduk Andong Valley with magnificent views all the way to the ocean as you sip a healthy juice. Prices start from $150AUD per night, with bookings available here.
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Yogis, this one is for you! Located in Ubud, this retreat is a great place to nourish the soul while also partaking in everything else Bali has to offer. Its design is fascinating, with no wall or pole standing entirely straight, which explains its interesting architecture. The resort itself features a swimming pond, a restaurant, a garden which showcases the local flora, a yoga house, and even a sound architecture installation. There are a number of ‘houses’ on site to suit solo travellers, couples and groups alike. Prices start at $124 per night and bookings are available here.
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Mick’s Place has five bungalows set around a central infinity pool overlooking the water below, but the real winner here is the Honeymoon Bungalow, offering 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean, an indoor-outdoor bathroom with a beautiful round bath and double showers. The villa is designed to ensure total privacy with your own personal infinity pool, a large daybed and dining hut, all with stellar views. There’s also dedicated spa treatments just in case lounging by your infinity pool gets too tiring. Or why not find your zen with a private yoga lesson? Prices are available on enquiry, which you can make here.
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Hanging Gardens Of Bali
Famous for having one of the most impressive swimming pools in the world, Hanging Gardens is one of the best getaway locations for those looking for true luxury in central Ubud. Nestled deep in the Balinese jungle in the mountain village of Payangan, this resort was built to reflect the surrounding nature and features a cascading pool with stunning valley views. There’s 44 private villas to choose from, with prices starting at around $375AUD per night – book here.
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