A trip to Southeast Asia isn’t complete without visiting Bali. This Indonesian island has it all: incredible surf, stunning rainforests, lively bars, yoga retreats, and impressive religious sites. What’s great about Bali is that you can stay in an incredible private villa with access to your own personal swimming pool for the same price as a night in a basic hotel room in the West.
For luxury accommodation, check out this list of our best recommendations for villas with private pools. No matter where in Bali you want to stay, you won’t be disappointed with your options.
- 1 The Griya Villas and Spa
- 2 Villa Karma Loka
- 3 Goya Boutique Resort
- 4 The Kryamaha Villas
- 5 Jimbaran Cliffs Private Pool Hotel & Spa
- 6 Rijasa Agung Resort and Villas
- 7 Villa Sidemen
- 8 Ubud Padi Villas
- 9 Anahata Villas and Spa Resort
- 10 Pondok Sebatu Villa
- 11 Aria Villas Ubud
- 12 Amora Ubud Boutique Villas
- 13 Villa Lestaru
- 14 More Villas in Bali
- 15 Transport Around Bali
The Griya Villas and Spa
Room Type: One-Bedroom Villa | Two-Bedroom Villa
Location: Amed, 6-minute walk from Lipah Bay Beach
Price Range: $229-$453 a night
These villas are pretty amazing. They offer beautiful and roomy interiors, lush gardens and outdoor seating areas, and pools with ocean views. The spa on-site has a sauna and features luxurious treatment options. Amed is a great area to stay in, too. It’s gorgeous, close to the water, and has a bit of a laid back vibe.
Villa Karma Loka
Note: These are rooms only and share one outdoor pool instead of private pools
Room Type: Double Room | Deluxe Double Room | Family Room
Location: Banjar Tebola, 6-miles from Padangbai Bay
Price Range: $41-$71 a night
Nestled beneath the mountains in Banjar Tebola, Villa Karma Loka is a true jungle paradise. The outdoor infinity pool and sun deck overlook incredible views of the natural surroundings. This is a great place to get away from the noise and crowds of the city and beaches and relax in the beauty of nature (in comfort)! Perfect for families or couples alike, it’s impossible to beat the prices for such a beautiful spot to stay.
Goya Boutique Resort
Room Type: Double Room | One-bedroom Villa | Two-Bedroom Villa
Location: Ubud, close to the Monkey Forest
Price Range: $201-$610 a night
This resort complex includes both private rooms and separate villas. The villas have private pools, which are simple but decently sized, but there is also a large infinity pool outside that is shared by all guests. Set high above the trees with the mountains visible in the distance, the views from the pool and villas is unmatched. Set in the heart of Ubud, it’s a great location for seeing some of Bali’s best-known sites.
The Kryamaha Villas
Room Type: Two-bedroom Villa | Three-Bedroom Villa
Location: Tanah Lot, 3-minute walk from the beach
Price Range: $170-$209 a night
Surrounded by tiered rice fields, this walled compound is a luxury oasis in the heart of traditional Bali. The villas are plush and comfortable with large private pools and a covered lounge area. Located close to great surfing beaches and set far enough from town to provide a peaceful and relaxing environment.
Jimbaran Cliffs Private Pool Hotel & Spa
Room Type: Suites
Location: Jimbaran, 10-minute drive from Nusa Dua Beach
Price Range: $94-$215 a night
These rooms have the privacy you’d expect from your own villa, with the luxury amenities of a five-star resort. Though they are suites rather than villas, each comes with a private pool overlooking the forest below, and the ocean beyond that. There is a spa onsite that offers lavish treatments, as well as a restaurant and a large outdoor pool. Its location makes for easy access to some of Bali’s best beaches.
Rijasa Agung Resort and Villas
Room Type: Double Rooms | Suites | One-Bedroom Villas
Location: 20-minute drive from Central Ubud
Price Range: $93-$243 a night
This jungle resort feels like a palace tucked away in the middle of the rainforest. The views are stunning, with mountains and forests surrounding you. The sprawling infinity pool looks out over the rainforest, with a sun deck and lounge chairs behind it. The rooms and villas are exceptional and feel a lot more luxurious than their price would suggest. This is a great spot to spend a few days away from the chaos of cities and beaches. If you do want to go into town, there are free shuttles into Ubud daily.
Room Type: Two-Bedroom Villa
Location: Sidemen, 6 miles from Padangbai Bay
Price Range: $202-$292 a night
The most impressive part of this resort is the absolutely amazing views of Mount Agung. From the wide infinity pool and garden area, you can take in stunning views of the mountain and surrounding rainforests. The villas themselves are simply decorated and reflect a little of Bali’s traditional style.
Ubud Padi Villas
Room Type: One-bedroom Villa
Location: Ubud, 4-minute drive from Ubud Palace
Price Range: $149-$419 a night
A serene spot in the heart of Ubud’s rice fields, this resort feels like authentic Bali with a luxury twist. Simple but charming rooms open out onto private pools overlooking the lush rice paddies. A restaurant and spa on-site mean you won’t have to leave the resort, but if you want to explore the area, the center of Ubud is just a couple of minutes away.
Anahata Villas and Spa Resort
Room Type: One-bedroom Villa | Three-Bedroom Villa
Location: 10-minute drive from Ubud Town
Price Range: $109-$310 a night
This jungle paradise is tucked away in nature, just 10-minutes outside of Ubud. The villas are simple but beautiful, with modern furnishings and balconies overlooking jungle views. The private pools are small, but there is also a big shared pool on the compound. This has got to be one of Bali’s most relaxing and magical locations. With a hot tub, spa, and restaurant on-site and surrounding by the beauty of the rainforest, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this resort.
Pondok Sebatu Villa
Room Type: Suites | One-bedroom villa | Two-bedroom villa | Three-bedroom villa
Location: Tegalalong, 5-minute walk from Sebatu Temple
Price Range: $123-$486 a night
From the outside, these villas look like traditional wooden huts in the jungle. Quaint, but hardly luxurious. But on the inside, although they are simple, they’re gorgeous and comfortable. You get a taste of the local authenticity without having to give up any of the comforts of a luxury resort. The private pools aren’t huge, but they boast gorgeous views of the surrounding jungle. There’s a free shuttle into Ubud, too, if you want a break from the tranquil environment of the resort.
Aria Villas Ubud
Room Type: One-bedroom villa | Three-bedroom villa | Four-bedroom villa
Location: 5-minute walk from Ubud center
Price Range: $239-$747 a night
These villas make use of modern geometric design and simple furnishings to create an environment that is comfortable and elegant in the heart of the jungle. A mix of walls and lush plant life gives each villa an added feeling of privacy. The complex offers in-room massages, and the staff can arrange everything from a shuttle to Ubud to diving trips along the coast for you.
Amora Ubud Boutique Villas
Room Type: One-Bedroom Villa
Location: 1-mile from Ubud Market
Price Range: $121-$254 a night
These villas are beautifully decorated with panoramic jungle views. The private pools are on the smaller end but offer amazing views and sun decks with lounge seating. Set on a hillside just outside Ubud Town, they offer the peace and tranquility of a remote resort, while maintaining the convenience of being close to town. Shuttles can be taken daily to Ubud Town, or bicycles are also available for exploring the local area at your own pace.
Room Type: Two-Bedroom Villa
Location: Ubud, 1.7 miles from Ubud Monkey Forest
Price Range: $187 a night
These traditional Balinese style villas are settled together in a lush garden. Private pools are surrounded by bright green plant life for added privacy. Everything is built in attractive hardwoods with intricate detailing. Four poster beds with white netting add to a romantic atmosphere. There’s even a hot tub available, and each villa comes with two bicycles free to use for exploring Ubud.
More Villas in Bali
Looking for more options on the best Bali Villas? Here are a few of our other villa articles in different areas and categories. Hopefully, this will help you find an awesome place to stay while in Bali!
- Best Bali Villas for Under $100
- Best Canggu Villas
- Best Family Villas
- Best Seminyak Villas
- Best Ubud Villas
- Best Uluwatu Villas
- Best Nusa Dua Villas
Transport Around Bali
While you’re in Bali, public transport is a bit of a pain as the taxis have a monopoly and try to drive out convenient services like Grab. Although Grab is still available, you will have to be discreet about your usage. You can also download the blue bird taxi app to help you travel around. If you are planning on visiting any of the nearby islands, we recommend looking at Bookaway or 12go Asia which lists all buses and ferry schedules.