Bali's best infinity pools

November 18, 2015 Narelle Craig

Bali's best infinity pools

Get Insta-Ready and dive into our list of Bali’s best infinity pools!  With five-star water masterpieces from Uluwatu to Ubud verging into the blue-sky or Indian ocean-framed horizon – and within some of the most stunning designer resorts and villas in the world – Bali’s infinity pools are world famous.  Whether perched on a cliff edge or submerged within the tranquil landscape of lush tropical greenery, here is our list of the most stunning infinity pools to dive into.

Bali's best infinity pools

Hanging Gardens, in Ubud

Hanging Gardens, Ubud

This stunning split-level pool has has been crowned Bali’s winner from style bible Condé Nast Traveller’s list of ‘the best swimming pools in the world’, and number one on Trip Advisor’s list of ’10 jaw-dropping hotel pools’. And you can see why! Perched within the jungle, you can totally immerse yourself in the nature around you. With nothing but the sounds of the jungle to break the silence, you can (metaphorically) swim above the treetops and let the water cascade over your head in the bottom pool’s waterfall.
Hanging Gardens, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Ubud, Bali 80571, T. +62 (0)361 982 700.

Bali's best infinity pools

Karma Kandara

Karma Kandara, Ungasan

With three blue hues surrounding you – the ocean, the sky and the pool’s shimmering water – this is the place of postcards. Watch the sun setting as you relax in the water and take in the picture perfect scenery.
Karma Kandara, Jalan Karma Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan,  p. +62 (0)361 848 2202.

Bali's best infinity pools

Semara at Uluwatu

Semara Uluwatu, Ungasan

A lovely 28 metre infinity pool is centrally positioned within the resort and overlooks the gorge and ocean below. But it’s the individual villa pools which take ‘infinite luxury’ to a whole new level. Relax with a book in the seated area of the pool and let the stunning scenery shake all your worries away!
Semara Uluwatu, Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, p. +62 (0)361 848 2111.

Bali's best infinity pools

The pool club and lounge is as gorgeous as the pool at Jimbaran’s Sundara

Sundara Four Seasons, Jimbaran Bay

The Sanskrit word for “beautiful’, Sundara is exactly that. Situated on the curve of Jimbaran Bay, you can relax in the double daybeds around this impressive 57-metre pool, sip on an avant-garde cocktail, and appreciate the view of the pool merging into the ocean behind it.
Sundara at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. p. +62 (0)361 708 333.

Bali's best infinity pools

The pools are world-famous at Ayana Resort, Jimbaran

Ayana Resort, Jimbaran

Nestled within this private sanctuary, Ayana’s freshwater two level pool is perfect after a day at the hotel’s private beach. There is nothing better than jumping into a pool after a day of swimming in the ocean, and what a stunning setting to do it in – let the clean cool water cleanse and soften your sundrenched skin!
Ayana Resort, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali 80364. p. +62 361 702 222.

Banyan Tree Bali, Ungasan

The Banyan Tree sits 70 metres above sea level on the tip of Bali’s southern peninsula and close to the island’s famed Uluwatu Temple. Where water meets water, swim to the uttermost end in their 10 metre infinity pool. This is the real deal!
Banyan Tree Bali, Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan,. p, +62 (0)361 3007 000.

Bali's best infinity pools

The Mulia, Nusa Dua

Mulia, Nusa Dua

This is what architectural dreams are made of. Named “The Ladies” Courtyard Pool, this infinity pool is centrally positioned within the resort and it is hard to miss. With distinct contemporary Balinese lady statues carrying flowers, symbolizing the daily prayer and rituals of Bali, standing proud around the pool this infinity edge pool really does have the wow factor!
The Mulia, Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0)361 302 7777.

Bali's best infinity pools

Alila Uluwatu

Alila Uluwatu, Uluwatu

This contemporary and luxurious resort positioned on the top of limestone cliffs boasts extraordinary views on the Indian Ocean. Their cliff-edge 50 metre pool is the perfect place to watch the sun setting and be inspired by your surroundings!
Alila Uluwatu, Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu, p. +62 (0)361 84821661.

Bali's best infinity pools

El Kabron is one of the most stunning sunset vistas on the island

El Kabron, Pecatu

You see many sunset-paparazzi locations in Bali, but this is potentially Bali’s best! Lounge by the stunning infinity pool, sip on a sangria and let the Spanish flare of El Kabron transport you!  It’s an incredible location overlooking Bingin’s sets.
El Kabron, Pantai Cemongkak, Bingin, Pecatu, p. +62 (0)851 0080 3416.

Bali's best infinity pools

Alila Ubud

Alila Ubud, Ubud

Alila sits hillside on the edge of the Ayung River valley, and their pool looks like it is hanging over the gorge. Get away from the sounds of the day by taking a dip and lose yourself in the calmness of the lush tropical greenery. What we love about this pool? How the sky is mirrored in the beautiful emerald shades.
Alila Ubud, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kec. Gianyar, p. +62 (0)361 975 963.

Bali's best infinity pools

The Legian

The Legian, Seminyak

Legian is a Balinese word meaning pleasant and delightful to the senses, spot on really! This multi-award winning hotel is pure luxury, as is its 16m three-tier infinity pools which sit directly infront of the sandy Seminyak beach. Watch the world go on around you from the comfort of this stunning pool!
The Legian, Jalan Melasti, Legian, p. +62 (0)361 751 711.

Bali's best infinity pools

The Viceroy Bali, Ubud

The Viceroy Bali, Ubud

Described as a ‘luxury hideout’, this resort is nestled in the ‘Valley of Kings’ – named for the high numbers of Balinese royals that have lived close by. Australian-owned, it has all the international high standards you’d expect, including the large infinity pool complete with fountain feature! Where the pool edge meets the tree tops, you feel like you are swimming with the birds!  And their restaurant Cascades is a big winner too.
The Viceroy Bali, Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, p. +62 (0)361 971 777.

Bali's best infinity pools

The Sheraton Kuta Bali Resort

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Kuta Beach

Awarded with a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, this luxurious 5 star property, in the heart of Kuta Beach, is one for the bucket list. From the comfort of the resort’s curvy infinity edge pool you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the silhouettes of the palm trees as the sun sets infront of you. Simply stunning!
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jl. Pantai Kuta Beach, p. +62 (0)361 846 5555.

Bali's best infinity pools

Jungle Fish, Ubud

Jungle Fish, Ubud

A pool club in the jungle! High up amongst the tree tops is Jungle Fish and its splendid 35 metre pool. Bask in the water, enjoy a cocktail from the pool bar, and let the sound of the water from the river below let you be taken away to a world far far away!
Jungle Fish, Jalan. Raya Sebali, Ubud, p. +62 (0)361 898 9104.

Bali's best infinity pools

Bvlgari Hotel, Ubud

Bvlgari, Uluwatu

Standing high atop Uluwatu’s cliffs, the Bvlgari Hotel is nothing short of a dream. Where pool meets sky, you’re transported to heaven and back with a dip into their luxe resort standards. This is a stand out properly and is definitely one for the bucket list!
Bvlgari Hotel Bali, Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, p. +62 (0)361 8471 000.

Bali's best infiniti pools

Mandapa a Ritz Carlton Reserve

Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, Ubud

The best thing about this infinity pool is the majestic view of the rice paddies – the foundation of almost every meal in Bali grows around you allowing you to completely immerse yourself in the Balinese culture whilst floating in the water. One for the senses!
Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, Jalan Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan Gianyar, Ubud, p. +62(0)361 4792 777.

Bali's best infinity pools

Amankila is a stunning resort on the East Coast

Amankila, Karangesem

Jet set away to Amankila and experience one of Bali’s iconic luxury resorts. Leave your troubles behind by taking a swim in their three-tied infinity pool and get lost azure of the ocean before you. This is a real treat for the eyes especially!
Amankila, Manggis 80871, Karangasem, p. +62 (0)363 41333.

Bali's best infinity pools

Suarga Padang Padang is a new, luxe yet sustainable resort

Suarga Padang Padang, Padang Padang

Built with sustainability in the forefront of its design is our new favourite, Suarga Padang Padang. Engage the senses with their beautiful infinity pool and taste a little slice of heaven, which is exactly what ‘suarga’ means. Simply Stunning!
Suarga Padang Padang, Jalan Pantai Labuan Sait, Br. Dinas Labuan Sait Pecatu, Padang Padang.

Bali's best infinity pools

Four Seasons Resort at Sayan, Ubud

Four Season Sayan

Hidden in a lush paradise beside the Ayung River this remarkable resort has been recognized as one of the world’s best resorts on the Conde Nast Traveler and you can see why! Their two level swimming pool is nothing short of breathtaking and its somewhere we wouldn’t mind relaxing with a cocktail after a hard week at work!
Four Seasons Sayan, Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, p. +62(0)361 977 577.

Bali's best infiniti pools

The [stunning] Istana, Uluwatu

The Istana, Uluwatu

With lush greenery all around you, swim in either one of Istana’s two cliff-top infinity pools and look out for miles and miles. Described as ‘a palace in the sky’, this resort really has the WOW-factor!
The Istana, Jalan Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu, p. +62 (0)361 737498.

 

After spending most of her twenties living and breathing the London life as a writer and marketeer, Amy left the hustle and bustle of the city in search of palm trees, sandy toes and salty hair. Now residing in Bali, Amy spends her time exploring the magical island and writing about everything it has to offer.

 

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