Bali, the island of the Gods, an island rich in fascinating cultures and traditions, stunning natural beauty and an Indonesian holiday paradise where the Secret Retreats concierge is ready to plan for you the essential Bali experience, and to recommend and book for you the best boutique hotel Bali has to offer.
The Secret Retreats curated collection of unique Bali boutique hotels has something for everyone and for every occasion. Romantic luxury escapes, perhaps a honeymoon in Bali or a destination wedding. Maybe you are looking to explore and enjoy the unique cultures, traditions, and cuisines. Or a family holiday in Bali, guaranteed to offer something for all ages, from soft adventure to fascinating cultural activities, to enjoying the rich and varied natural surroundings from the volcanoes at the island’s heart to the beaches and the sea - Bali is also renowned as one of the world’s top destinations for many watersports, from kayaking to surfing to snorkeling and diving. Or perhaps you are just looking for simple relaxation in a tropical paradise to unwind from the pressures of life and work. Bali luxury resorts can provide you with all you need to relax, from their beautiful settings, to the luxury rooms, the spas and traditional Balinese massage to the excellent dining…relaxation is guaranteed.
Luxury Escape Small Hotels Bali Style
For a boutique hotel to be included in the Secret Retreats curated collection it has offer certain qualities, with perhaps the most important of these being a sense of place. Many of the best luxury romantic hotels in Bali offer fantastic service, excellent dining, beautiful rooms and all the facilities a modern traveller wants, but in many of these Bali luxury hotels the most important quality for a Secret Retreats property is missing, the sense of place, you could in fact be in any luxury hotel in the world. The charm and character that is unique to Bali is missing or hard to find, hidden beneath the corporate responsibility to provide a standardized modern service that makes for a good hospitality business but doesn’t necessarily make for a uniquely memorable stay. A Secret Retreats Bali boutique small hotel is a privately owned and independent hotel, often family owned and the home of the owner, their passion for their home town or region is shared within the guest experience.
With a stay in a Secret Retreats hotel you are a guest in a home, not simply a client within a hotel.
Our hoteliers’ goal is to share with you their home, from the flavours of their favourite dishes to the stories behind their culture, art and traditions, it is these qualities that will provide your stay with a true sense of place.
The Best of Bali
Bali offers a wealth of variety of experiences to the traveller. Part of the Indonesian archipelago, it is quite a small island at just 50miles wide and 90miles long making all of Bali easily accessible over a Bali holiday visit. A stay on Bali would not be complete without experiencing the white sand beaches of Bali’s south and also enjoying a stay in the mountainous centre of the island. A few days in Ubud, a small town set within forest and mountain, is essential to experiencing the real Bali. Home to many artists and traditional Balinese artisans, Ubud is the perfect base for exploring Bali’s verdant centre, with the stunning rice terraces on the south side of the mountains and the coffee plantations on the mountains’ northern slopes and of course Bali’s highest mountain, also an active volcano, Mount Agung, on Ubud’s doorstep. There is a Secret Retreats luxury boutique hotel in Bali perfectly placed in all the best locations to explore and enjoy Bali’s unique beauty.
Secret Retreats Luxury Resorts in Bali
Arriving in Bali by air will bring you to Bali’s largest city and provincial capital, Denpasar, in the south of the island. This coast is lined with white sand beaches, excellent waves (beach breaks and reefs) for surfing and some of the island’s most iconic temples – Uluwatu, a beautiful temple located on a sea cliff making for a photographer’s paradise especially with the incredible sunset backdrops. Villa Mathis, a traditional Balinese style boutique hotel is perfectly placed for south Bali. Their Balinese style pool villas are set within tropical gardens in Seminyak, just a short stroll to Seminyak’s gorgeous beach and home also Bali’s most chic shopping and dining.
Central Bali is not to be missed, so a stay in Ubud should be on every visitor’s itinerary. A perfect base for exploring central Bali, Ubud is a delightful rural town. Home to some of Bali’s most innovative designers, artists and artisans, you must make time to stroll the shops in Ubud or enjoy one of the freshest cups of coffee you’ll ever have and watch the world go by in this rural paradise between trips to see the sunrise over the volcano, or visit local villages and temples, or taking a nature trek, or perhaps just enjoying the relaxing peace of your Bali luxury resort.
At Mathis Retreat serenity is guaranteed, just 21 rooms and bungalows set amongst lush tropical gardens and surrounded by its own rice paddy fields just outside Ubud, this family owned Bali boutique hotel has everything a traveller needs to enjoy a truly Balinese and truly relaxing stay.
For a Bali family hotel there really is nowhere to compete with Sanak Retreat, located in north Bali near Munduk, this Bali boutique resort has 11 Balinese teak wood houses within tropical gardens and immersed in the rich green scenery that is rural Bali, with mountains and forest in the distance and rice paddy in the foreground. It is the perfect place to experience traditional Balinese life, and with the many activities on offer at the resort there are fascinating experiences for all ages.
Your Bali Luxury Design Hotel Awaits You
Our Secret Retreats Concierge has direct, personal experience of Bali and all of the Secret Retreats boutique hotels and is ready to assist you with planning the perfect Bali holiday for you.
All of the Secret Retreats community of hoteliers practice sustainable and responsible tourism, protecting and preserving their local environments for the benefit of generations to come.
By booking directly with our privately-owned Bali design hotels, Secret Retreats can assure you of the best prices and personalized stays with that all essential close attention to detail that is only possible when working directly with the hoteliers to share with you our Asian homes.