HOTEL BARGAIN FINDER®
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Most of Bali's hotels are located in the following areas:
Nusa Dua & Tanjung Benoa:
Bali's southern peninsula is where you find today most of the island's international 4- and 5-star hotels, surrounded by a manicured garden environment. Sandy beach, no high waves, all kinds of water sports, 18-hole golf course. About 12 km/7.5 miles from the airport.
Grand Hyatt *****, Bali Hilton *****, Grand Mirage Resort *****, Putri Bali *****, Novotel Benoa Bali ****, Bali Clarion Suites ****
Bali's best beach. Excellent for swimming, wind surfing, sailing, and watching Bali's famous sunsets. Only a few up-market hotels and an increasing number of unpretentious seafood restaurants right on the water front. Located just a few miles south of the airport.
Four Seasons Resort *****, The Ritz Carlton (Villas) ***** (a few miles up the hill), Inter-Continental Resort *****, Pansea Puri Bali ****, Keraton Bali ***
An increasingly busy area with many hotels right on or near the beach and numerous restaurants of all categories, located between the center of Kuta and Bali's international airport. Off-white beach with sometimes high waves.
Kartika Plaza *****, Patra Jasa Bali *****, Bintang Bali *****, Bali Dynasty Resort ****, Holiday Inn Bali Hai ****, Santika Beach Hotel ****, Kuta Elite Paradiso ****, Bali Rani Hotel ***
Kuta Beach & Legian
Bali's most crowded beach (many vendors and massage ladies, high waves, strong currents) lined by numerous hotels, mostly in the 2- to 4-star categories. In early 2000 the beach road from the Hard Rock Resort to the Bali Intan Hotel has been extended to the "DOUBLE SIX" disco, and many hotels such as the Legian Beach, Bali Mandira, Bali Padma, Jayakarta Hotel and others have lost their direct beach access and a large part of their garden.
Kuta and Legian are the centers of Bali's night life with a great choice of restaurants, pubs, discos, many hawkers selling cheap watches, sun glasses, etc., and all kinds of shops offering casual wear and beach fashions, antiques, handicrafts and souvenirs.
Bali Padma Hotel ****, Hotel Jayakarta ***, Hotel Sahid Bali ***, Istana Rama ***, Natour Kuta Beach ***, Legian Paradiso ***
Seminyak to Batubelig and Tanah Lot
Until recently this used to be a mostly residential area, stretching a few miles north from Kuta and Legian. Off-white, sandy beach with powerful waves and some strong currents. The number of hotels, restaurants, pubs, and shops selling casual wear as well as furniture, antiques, decorative items and handicrafts is increasing fast.
Bali Imperial *****, The Oberoi *****, Intan Beach Village ****, Balisani Suites ***
This is where you'd find 20 years ago all of Bali's international standard hotels although the beach was never outstanding and continues to deteriorate. Today Sanur is rather quiet compared to Kuta and Nusa Dua but still popular with old-time visitors and many foreign residents.
Bali Hyatt *****, Grand Bali Beach *****, Hotel Sanur Aerowisata *****, Radisson Bali Hotel ****, Sindhu Beach Hotel ***, Santrian Beach Resort **
The Ubud Area
Ubud is to Bali what Yogyakarta is to Java -- culturally speaking.
This is where most accomplished painters, dancers, musicians, carvers and weavers live. Because of its location at the base of the mountains (about 19 miles or 30 kilometers north of Denpasar) temperatures are slightly lower than in the lowlands, and year-round rain showers help to grow lush tropical vegetation. The town itself has grown rapidly during the past decade, and today the main roads are lined with art galleries, shops, many restaurants and cafes.
Four Seasons, Puri Kamadalu, Pita Maha, The Chedi, Villa Bukit Ubud
Candidasa & East Bali
Candidasa, a tourist center in the South-East, are popular with those visitors wanting to get away from it all. Its offer a number of hotels and restaurants. Beaches around Candidasa, however, leave a lot to be desired, the black sand covering the beaches in the North of Bali. Tulamben on Bali's East coast is one of the best diving spots with the wreck of an US ship as main attraction.
Alila Manggis ****, Mimpi Resort Tulamben ***, Mimpi Resort Tulamben ***
Lovina & North Bali
Tourists looking for a quiet beach resort can head for Lovina. The long stretch of beach is safe and a perfect place for swimming and snorkeling. Lovina also offers dolphin viewing. It is the perfect base to explore northern Bali.
Jepun Bali Resort ****, Mimpi Resort Menjangan *****, Puri Bagus Lovina ****, Sol Inn Lovina ***
The waters around Lembongan are crystal clear, the sand is white and the shallow coves are brimming with colorful coral and sea life, making it an ideal location for snorkeling. For those looking for white sandy beaches and a laid-back atmosphere, Nusa Lembongan is paradise.
Coconut Beach Resort
Lombok Island - Senggigi
Senggigi is the most developed area for tourists on Lombok. You can find a variety of restaurants, bars, discotheques, travel agents, photo processors, money changers, souvenir shop and a range of accommodations starting from budget losmens to 5 star hotels. The town of Senggigi spreads out along nearly 10 kilometers of coastal road. This road continues north to Bangsal, the port for the Gili Islands. Along the way be in store for winding turns, steep hills, and a fantastic scenery of the coast. Restaurants and small cafes line the colorful main beach road. Swimming off the beach is safe. Most visitors to Lombok usually start their stay at Senggigi, Lombok's oldest and most famous resort area.