You'll Never Believe How Inexpensive It Is To Stay on This Bucket List Island Oasis
Lakmsi Villa Blue: Kuta Selatan
From $110 per night; airbnb.com
The backyard oasis in this open-air villa is so luxurious it may lure you away from nearby Padang Padang beach. This private retreat is tucked away in Kuta Selatan, a district at the southern tip of Bali that's conveniently located to many shops and restaurants. Outdoor showers and a serene pool beckon you into the sun, while resort-style bedrooms in this 2-bed, 3-bath house are sure to leave you well rested after a day of exploring.
Classic coastal whites are warmed up by elegant wooden furniture with carved detailing. The kitchen is appointed with everything you need, though you're a very brief walk or scooter ride to several highly-rated restaurants.
Villa Pelangi: Seririt
From $135 per night; homeaway.com
For larger groups, this six-bedroom, two-house luxury beachfront compound is a dream come true. For the price of your rental fee, a staff of six can cook and clean for you during your stay. Poolside lounging is steps away from the main house, and the Balinese beach is just beyond that, a beautiful view while you're relaxing in your private villa.
The villa and guesthouse have a combined six bedrooms and four baths. The main house sleeps eight, and the guest house sleeps four. Each bedroom has air conditioning for comfortable sleeping at night, but the large, floor-to-ceiling windows let the sea air waft through the house during the day.
Villa Antara: Umalas
From $144 per night, airbnb.com
This 3-bed, 4-bath luxury villa is a true gem. A sun-drenched private pool beckons you out from the lush bedrooms on both floors, and you're only a five-minute drive from the beach. When you've had enough water, you can unwind in the villa's tranquil garden or visit nearby Finns Beach Club.
Umalas is surrounded by rice fields, and you have stunning views of nearby rice paddies from the villa. Beautiful wooden floors and walls warm up the house's bedrooms, and bathrooms are designed to be as relaxing as possible, too. Everything about this immaculate villa is stunning.
Thatched-Roof Rental: Singaraja
From $176 per night, HomeAway
For a family or two couples, this Balinese retreat is a perfect option. With two bedrooms and two baths, four people can stay comfortably, surrounded by lush gardens and your own private pool, just steps from the beach. If you want to experience a bit of Indonesian culture, you're only a five or 10 minute ride from Lovina, a city rich with international restaurants and shops.
Everything you need for your stay—linens, bath towels, bedding—is provided. The villa's staff will also cook all three meals if you wish. You just pay for the cost of the food.
Poolside Perch: Sanglung
From $169 per night; airbnb.com
This open-air villa is situated in northen Bali, near Singaraja. From its elevated perch, you can overlook beautiful rolling hills of lush, tropical forests and the nearby sea while swimming in an infinity pool or relaxing on the patio with cooling breezes blowing through the home.
This two-bedroom private house has en-suite bathrooms, including a large soaking tub in the master bath and an outdoor shower. With four beds and three baths, eight people can stay comfortably in a serene and relaxing environment, far from a busy Balinese city.
Sunny Escape: Kubutambahan
From $111 per night; airbnb.com
The Kembali villa in Kubutambahan is the very picture of relaxation and restoration. The modern home with four bedrooms (five beds) and two Balinese baths with outside showers is situated on a lush and expansive garden just steps from the ocean.
Nearby, you can explore waterfalls and rice paddies—the hosts will help you organize—so you can fall in love with this beautiful island and its people. The house also comes with two bicycles for your use.
High Style: Nusapenida
From $60 per night; homeaway.com
Traveling solo or in a pair? These thatched traditional Balinese bungalows in Nusapenida near Sakti Village provide a relaxing escape after your day of exploration. You're a brief walk or scooter ride from Gamat Bay Beach on Nusa Penida Island, but the view from the shared pool may be all the scenic vista and relaxation you need for your escape.
From the patios, you have views of nearby Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, quiet islands where you can snorkel, surf, and dive without the hectic traffic of busy Bali. Catch a cruise from Bali to get to the islands.
Pretty Panaromas: Kabupaten Buleleng
From $169 per night; airbnb.com
This perfect-for-families getaway tucked in the hillside of Kabupaten Buleleng on Lovina Hill boasts unparalleled panoramic views. The 2-bed, 2.5-bath villa features open-air living and dining spaces and bedrooms with air conditioning for comfort. The bathrooms each have large soaking tubs and rain showers.
The villa's staff will cook all three meals, and the hosts will also arrange in-house massages, as well as adventures and activities in the nearby area.
Tiny Treasure: Tembok
From $125 per night; homeaway.com
Couples seeking solace and solitude from hectic days need look no further than this one-bedroom, one-bath bungalow in Tembok on northeast Bali. The bedroom is steps from your infinity pool and open-air living room with ocean views. When you want to sit beachside, follow the stone path from the villa to the beach with a private wooden deck with sun chairs.
You're not far from spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving, a zoo, Chinese temple, and monkey forest. The hosts can also help you arrange rentals for cars, scooters, dive equipment, and more. If you're more of an on-land adventurer, you're a short drive from Gunung Batur, an active volcano with splendid hiking and beautiful views.
Magical Treehouse: Ubud
From $160 per night; airbnb.com
Embrace a one-of-a-kind experience at the Satori villa in Ubud: trees are growing through the rooms, allowing you to experience the connection with the environment even when you're in your lush bedroom suite. The Treehouse is a 2-bed, 2-bath villa with open-air living spaces, a private pool, waterfall, an outdoor bath, and beautiful views of nearby rice fields.
The Satori villa is in a more urban setting, perfect for travelers with eyes on staying busy and connected with Bali's city life. You're just minutes (and a scooter ride away) from restaurants, shops, cafes, and entertainment galore.
Serene Vistas: Seririt
From $141 per night; homeaway.com
When staying here, we're not sure what would make us smile more: a day at Brong Brong beach (just a few steps from the porch!) or peaceful poolside mornings sipping coffee and munching fresh fruit. The villa offers loungers on both the pool patio and at the beach so you have somewhere relaxing to sit and take it easy.
The 3-bed, 3-bath villa is in a very quiet, peaceful part of northern Bali where you're never far from adventure. The house's staff is available to help you plan your stay, even arrange massages or tours.
Pretty as a Pearl: Kuta
From $130 per night; airbnb.com
This pristine 2-bed, 2-bath villa in the heart of Seminyak is an oasis unto its own. You're just minutes from shops, restaurants, stores, and more, but when you're ready to escape, your private pool and patio await you.
Each bedroom features a king-size bed and spacious (and air-conditioned!) bathroom with shower. The living room is well appointed with comfortable couches and plenty of seating for meals and relaxing.