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17 prettiest stays in Bali, Nusa Lembongan & Lombok to book for this Summer!

May 09, 2024

17 prettiest stays in Bali, Nusa Lembongan & Lombok to book for this Summer!


Summer is here! Well, isn't it always here in Bali :)With all the holidays coming up, we're sharing 17 stunning boutique hotels close to the ocean in Bali to book for your next island escape. All tried, tested and absolutely LOVED.
From hot and happening Canggu to salty Uluwatu down south to the peaceful eastcoast Candidasa, Plus. some gems on Nusa Lembongan and Lombok as well cause these tropical islands close to Bali are definitely a must if you're planning your dream trip!

TIP:Will you be in Bali during high season? Make sure to book your accommodations asap. We see many stays being fully booked already - luckily there's always plenty of beautiful places to sleep! So if you need our full list of 100 + recommended hotels, villas, bungalows & more check our Bali Travel Guide or Bali Kids Guide! 
All text and photos by us Welikebali ©

Ok, so let's go! Here's 17 stunning stays in Canggu, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Candidasa, Nusa Lembongan & Lombok to book for this Summer!

Area: Canggu, Batu Bolong

Meet Canggu’s most aesthetic oasis with private villas surrounding a lagoon pool. This boutique hotel is owned and designed by wellknown travel couple Jake and Marie @mariefeandjakesnow and offers an idyllic escape in the center of Canggu. Another perk: they also just opened their spa here as well, so Canggu life here really doesn't get any better!

> Book MAJA Canggu

Area: Canggu, Batu Bolong

Nestled on the most central location in Canggu a minute walk to Batu Bolong beach, you'll find this traditional Indonesian hotel, that was one of the first hotels in the area, before it became one of Bali's hottest tourist hotspots. Tugu is not the standard beige aesthetic hotel, it's the opposite: this gem is a sanctuary of Indonesian heritage, where guests can immerse themselves in rich culture and history. Each room has a different theme, if very colorful and filled with traditional elements, interior pieces and art. 

> Book Hotel Tugu Bali


Area: Canggu, Pererenan

For the cool, creative travelers, look no 'further', this is your stay! Think stunning aesthetics, urban island lifestyle and Balinese craftmanship all coming together. This boutique hotel in the coolest neighborhood Pererenan offers bespoke suites and top notch service and comfort - plus, you'll walk out your room and you can grab a coffee at the most popular cafe in the hood St. Ali or go for drinks and a dinner date at the hottest Bar Vera.

> Book Further Hotel in Canggu

Area: Canggu, Berawa

Stunning boutique retreat (adults only). Offering a true Bali sanctuary in style. If there's one hotel you'd want to live in forever, Sages is it. It has suites surrounding the pool, a beautiful common lounge and another perk are the great wellness and retreat options!

> Book Hotel Sages


Area: Canggu, Pererenan

A sustainable, stunning getaway in the heart of Pererenan, nestled in a temple complex and tropical surroundings. The complex holds 8 luxury villas, from 1 to 4 bedrooms - each designed with organic amenities, natural materials and the best thing: a chemical-free freshwater pool! It's our ultimate oasis within the buzzing good vibes of our favorite neighborhood Pererenan. 

> Book Makali Temple Village 


Area: Canggu, Pererenan

Simple, cool and perfectly located! Masmara is our favorite tropical small-scale boutique hotel 100m from Pererenan Beach. Wake up to the sound of the ocean under the swaying palm trees! The stylish hotel has rooms and suites (garden or pool view). At the front you'll find wellknown restaurant Kilo, perfect if you want a night 'in'! 

> Book Masmara Resort 


Area: Seminyak

Recently they made it to the TOP 50 hotels of the world - and when you're there, you'll agree for sure! We can't name a better sanctuary by the beautiful long stretch of Seminyak sand. Desa Potatohead is a creative seaside village, overlooking the ocean: a must stay for the creative traveler, designed by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA, made with traditional Indonesian craftmanship. Daily cultural, music, sustainability and wellness experiences are the heart of the concept - also for the little ones. The ‘under the rising sun’ session with Kim are one not to miss. Lay by the (guest only) infinity pool from early morning breakfast to sunset drinks, surf out front and enjoy one of the five renowned restaurants on sight. The front part of the hotel are the 'studio's and the back part of the hotel are te 'suites'. Looking for the best room? Book the ocean view studio - you won’t regret it.

> Book Desa Potatohead 

Area: Umalas

Not the typical neutral toned Instagrammable hotel, nope: wake up happy at the colorful El Barrio boutique hotel in Umalas! A one-of-a-kind place inspired by the architecture of Mexico and the lively Favelas of Brazil. We love this intimate boutique accommodation, with tranquil courtyard pool and amazing service. Umalas is located between Canggu and Seminyak.

> Book El Barrio 


Area: The Bukit, Uluwatu

Uluwatu Surf Villas is the most iconic stay in Uluwatu - a captivating beachfront experience, with magical views over the Indian Ocean and world-class surf breaks right at your doorstep. Immerse yourself in the laid-back vibes of Uluwatu as you relax in the luxurious villas and indulge the mouthwatering food from Mana Uluwatu, the restaurant at Uluwatu Surf Villas. Enjoy daily yoga at the Morning Light Yoga deck.

> Book Uluwatu Surf Villas (mention Welikebali!) 

Area: The Bukit, Bingin

Located right on Bingin Beach, you’ll find Legends boutique hotel and beachfront café. Each room (named after one of world’s great surf legends) is directly on the beach with stunning ocean views. 

> Book Legends Beachfront Resort 


Area: The Bukit, Impossibles

Stare over the ocean while dreaming of an endless Summer. Wake up for a morning yoga session, surf all day and hang out at your cozy room in this cute island stay with access to a hidden beach!

> Book Dreamsea Surf 

Area: The Bukit, Bingin

Your tranquil oase within paradise. Bodhi is a bespoke stay with only three suites surrounding a shared pool and a 4-bedroom private villa, walking distance to Bingin Beach.

> Book Bodhi Bingin 

Area: The Bukit, Padang Padang

 A Slice of Paradise all the way on top of the hills in Uluwatu, with – the name says it all – the most incredible sunset view, straight from your private pool villa. Beaches are just a short drive away!

> Book Uluwatu Sunset Hills 


Area: Candidasa / Manggis 

Nestled between the coast and majestic Mount Agung, Alila Manggis is a stunning luxury seaside idyll and tropical oase - whether planning to explore Bali’s unspoiled East, or retreat into spending days by the pool and the ocean front spa with your loved ones, the perfect place to rewind and recharge (also great when you're traveling with kids!).

> Book Alila Manggis 

Area: Nusa Lembongan

A magical, sustainable boutique resort with suites and rooms overlooking the turqoise blue ocean. Idylically located between Coconut beach and Tamarind Beach, this oase is build just up the hill which makes the view dreamier than ever. Chill by the infinity pool, surf out front, snorkel with the Manta Rays with their private guide and boat or enjoy the restaurant ‘Playful Table’. You can even get here with a private boat by Morin!

PS. Book your boat tickets with Rocky Fast Cruise! Get 15% off with code 'Welikebali'.

> Book Morin Resort 

Area: Nusa Lembongan

Perfectly settled right on the white sand beach of Jungut Batu, this smallscale resort has a beachfront restaurant and spa. Choose from the one-bedroom villas with garden or two-bedroom villas with pool. From here you can easily explore the islands in the morning and come back to be by the sea and treat yourself to a spa treatment. Book far ahead, it’s popular!

PS. Book your boat tickets with Rocky Fast Cruise! Get 15% off with code 'Welikebali'.

> Book Indiana Kenanga Hotel 

Area: Lombok, Are Guling Beach, Kuta

Somewhere Lombok is paradise on earth. An eco-designed villa resort by the sisters Claire and Valia Gontard. Each villa has a mini pool that overlooks the lush valley with magical sunrises. The restaurant and infinity pool overlook Are Guling Bay, one of the famous surfspots on the island. It’s the perfect luxe hideaway, while exploring all the beautiful beaches, surf spots, restaurants and sights nearby.

> Book Somewhere Hotel in Lombok

View all stays in our Bali Guide & Bali Kids Guide here.

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