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Best luxury hotels in Bali

The Indonesian island continues to serve up luxury in spades, with some of the most exclusive abodes perched on dramatic cliffs or nestled in lush rainforests. Below, private sanctuaries for those in the know.

  • Bulgari Resort Bali


    Sited on the southwestern tip of Bali, Bulgari's luxe Indonesian outpost is perched on a promontory 160 metres above sea level, with each of the 59 villas offering up pristine views of the Indian Ocean. Book ahead for the 1,300 square metre Bulgari Villa, which includes two bedrooms, a private cinema, spa treatment room, and a spacious private terrace well suited for private events. While the design of the resort is an elegant marriage of traditional Balinese style and contemporary Italian sensibilities, the celebration of Indonesia's art and artisans is what's truly impressive. The woodcarvings and statues dotting the resort landscape reflect the rich heritage of craftsmen across the Indonesian archipelago. A 36-seater Italian restaurant Il Ristorante Luca Fantin (the first overseas outpost of its Michelin-starred flagship in Tokyo) offers modern interpretations of classic Italian cuisine, backed with a 200-strong wine list from Italy’s top producers. There's also a delightfully secluded private beach—accessible via the resort's inclined elevator—touched with nothing more than a few deck chairs. But no one’s roughing it out here – not with cold towels at your disposal and a full-fledged bar menu to call upon as the sun sets.

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