Bali is beautiful. No argument. There are a lot of attractions, such as party clubs, cultural places, natural wonders, etc. But sometimes you’re gonna be fed up with all of those things and all you want to do in Bali is just lay your butt on the bed, staying at the hotel, enjoying life.
When all you want to do is staying at the hotel, of course, you cannot go to a hotel which looks like the one featured on “The Shining.” You need the kind of hotel suitable for a staycation. Here are 8 recommended hotels to go to when all you want is having a really comfy staycation in Bali:
The Edge Bali
Perched on the cliff of Bukit Peninsula (Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu), The Edge Bali has an infinity pool which will make your staycation session memorable. The pool is so beautiful that many people want to go there even though they cannot afford to stay at the hotel.
The Edge Bali also has a cozy restaurant and bar. Grab your favourite book and stay under the parasol until the sun goes down, ending the day with a beautiful abstract natural painting on the western horizon—and people taking selfies with the old setting sun.
After several days of staycation in Karma Kandara (Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan), it will be hard to check out and go home. This is not only a luxurious resort but also a rejuvenating station as Karma Kandara offers many services and amenities—private pools, restaurant, wine bar, gym, and spa.
Even though the resort is nice for a honeymoon, it is also fit for a family retreat. The resort has wine tasting package for adults, guided excursions for teenagers, and Three Monkey Kids Clubs where 3-12 years-old children can learn to make a kite or simply have a swimming session with other kids.
The Longhouse Jimbaran
If you are longing for solitude, there is no better place to go for staycation than The Longhouse Jimbaran. Located on the hills of Jimbaran (Jalan Goa Gong, Jimbaran), this boutique luxury villa-hotel only have six exclusive bedroom suites uniquely named after the six biggest islands in Indonesia.
Though The Longhouse seems taciturn, it is far from boring. There are a lot of relaxing activities you can do there. The villa-hotel has a yoga pavilion, an in-house spa and gym, a children’s play area, and a media room in which you can read interesting books and magazines. Staying in The Longhouse Jimbaran will surely give you a lot of memories.
Rama Beach Resort & Villas
Located strategically on Jalan Jenggala Tuban, Kuta, Rama Beach Resort & Villa is like a sanctuary in the middle of the crowded Kuta. The facilities of Rama Beach Resort will make you unable to leave the resort. Rama has tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, and gym.
You can also taste authentic Indonesian—and Indian—cuisines at Dewi Shinta Restaurant, drink shots at Sunken Bar, or have a casual Italian meal at Pizza Lounge. In addition, there’s a Rama Spa in which you can forget all of the problems in the world and concentrate solely on yourself.
Mutiara Boutique Resort, Villas, and Spa
This is where you should go if you want some privacy during your staycation. Though it is located on Seminyak (Jalan Braban No. 77, Banjar Taman, Seminyak), Mutiara Boutique Resort, Villas, and Spa is quiet, as if there is an invisible dome separating it from the world.
Besides the standard room, Mutiara also has rooms with private pools where you can practice your swimming skills and come back home as Michael Phelps. Of course, Mutiara Boutique Resort, Villas, and Spa has a spa. (The name is Mutiara Resort, Villas, and Spa, after all.) In addition, the resort also has a restaurant. However, if you want to taste other kinds of culinary, you can always go outside because this resort is located near many street food stalls.
Cocoa Ubud Private Villa
Only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ubud, Cocoa Ubud Private Villa (Jalan Cocoa II No. 80 Banjar Bunutan Kedawetan, Ubud) offers you an unforgettable staycation in Bali. They have several kinds of villas you can choose depending on your preference and budget.
While enjoying your time in the gazebo of Cocoa Ubud Private Villa, you can relax your muscles by having a Balinese massage. If you want to have some adventures, try their Ubud Tour Package and dig the ambiance of the Balinese art centre.
Ubud Heaven Penestanan Villa
Ubud Heaven Penestanan Villa (Jalan Pacekan, Penestanan Kaja, Gianyar) wants to give you a Javanese atmosphere in the heart of Bali. Their villas look like the traditional house of the Javanese, joglo. Ubud Heaven Penestanan also has a restaurant named Waroong which serves delicious dishes such as piramida martabak, Balinese grilled duck, etc.
The villa is only 10 minutes walk from Museum Blanco, from which you can have another 5-10 minutes walk to Puri Ubud and Monkey Forest Road.
The Haven Bali Seminyak
Though it is only minutes away from Double Six and Seminyak Beach, there will be no reason for you to leave your room while having a staycation at The Haven Bali Seminyak (Jalan Raya Seminyak 500, Seminyak).
The Haven provides free WiFi, 24-hour in-room dining, LCD television, cable channels, DVD player, coffee maker, telephone, even hairdryer—everything that makes you think twice before leaving your room. The room is so comfy, spacious, and some of them are strategically positioned that you can see the sunset every day.
So which one do you prefer?