We have reviewed best and cheapest hotels in Bali that you can spend your loyalty points and miles on. Whether you are looking for spiritual harmony in Ubud or prefer the beach resorts of Seminyak and Nusa Dua, these are the best hotels where you can spend your credit card or hotel loyalty points.
The Indonesian island of Bali is known for its dramatic volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, paradise beaches, and coral reefs. Bali is also known as the “Island of Gods,” and many distinct areas have different vibes. The Seminyak area is a chic, beachside cosmopolitan dream and thus a favorite with the luxury travel community. It’s famous for its spectacular waves, breathtaking sunsets, and vibrant nightlife. Nusa Dua is derived from the two small islands on Bali’s eastern shoreline. Here, immaculate green manicured lawns front world-class hotels nestled within this luxury enclave. Ubud is the spiritual center of Bali, a place to enjoy culture and arts with views over the lurid green paddy fields.
January is the hottest and also the wettest month in Bali, with temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F). July is the coolest month, averaging 26°C (78°F). You can, therefore, expect a warm, tropical climate all year round but with more rain in November, December, January, and February. The best time to travel to Bali is in April, May, June, and September, just before and just after the high season (which falls in July and August). It is still the dry season in these months, so it is slightly less humid, and room prices and villa rental prices are lower. Due to the tropical greenery on this island, make sure you bring mosquito repellent and jelly shoes that can also be useful at some resorts which have rocky shorelines. Others have golden sand beaches, so do your research.
Luxury hotels in Bali, Indonesia, include the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay and Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, but there is no Four Seasons loyalty scheme or rewards but you can still get loyalty style benefits by booking via our luxury travel concierge), St Regis Bali is part of Marriott Bonvoy, Ritz-Carlton Bali is also part of Marriott Bonvoy rewards, Bulgari Bali and W Bali Seminyak are also part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program and we personally reviewed W Bali a few months ago.
The Conrad Bali is a great Hilton Honors redemption option, while the Grand Hyatt is a good World of Hyatt redemption option. Starwood Marriott Bonvoy properties include The Laguna Bali with free buffet breakfast for Platinum Marriott Bonvoy members, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua with free breakfast, free afternoon tea, and light snacks/sweets in the lobby for Platinums, Le Meridien as well as IHG properties like the InterContinental Bali outlined below and the hotel Indigo Seminyak Beach which is also part of the IHG Rewards loyalty scheme.
It is worth mentioning that buying your Bali vacation on points is not always a good idea. Often you are getting poor value for your loyalty points, particularly midweek and in low season, as hotel rates in Bali can be very cheap anyway. Hence, it often works out better to spend your cash and EARN your points in Bali and then spend them in expensive cities or more expensive hotels in Europe, America, and Australasia. As an example, InterContinental Bali can be booked for around $200 – $300 USD or a mix of IHG points and cash. I saw 20,000 points + $128.00 USD per night. Although I could not find purely reward-based nights available, this is not a great point valuation. Midweek in the low season, you can snag a room at this InterContinental for as little as $170 USD per room per night. Because of the low prices here, you’re usually better off paying for a room with cash than using your points here.
I have compiled a list below containing the best hotels in Bali where you can spend your loyalty points and miles:
1. St Regis Bali
The St. Regis Bali Resort is probably the best miles and points hotel in Bali, but it comes at a price, both in cash or rewards points. St Regis Bali lies in the heart of the beautiful “Garden of Bali” on a stretch of pristine beach. It is the only luxury hotel with an alluring beachfront villa in Nusa Dua. From its 123 beautifully appointed suites and villas, you’ll find understated elegance and infinite panoramic ocean views over 22 acres of lush gardens and the 39,480-square-foot crystal blue lagoon. The exceptional 81 suites, 41 villas, and 1 residence have private signature St. Regis Butler Service and complimentary Wi-Fi. Award-winning dining venues, bars, the distinctive Remède Spa, a fitness center, and a Children’s Learning Center are on-site. This is the only resort in Bali with 10 beachfront villas with a pool and direct access to their private beach.
The St Regis Bali costs 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy rewards per night and is a category 8 property. This will get you a St Regis Suite, 1 Bedroom Studio Suite with 1 King, Balcony, although it may work out better to pay for your stay and earn rather than spend your Bonvoy points.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Bali
Offering 313 spacious and sumptuously appointed suites and villas in an elegant tropical ambiance, The Ritz-Carlton Bali is a luxurious resort benefitting from a stunning clifftop and beachside setting. This hotel is incredible and one of the best Ritz-Carlton hotels in Asia. It is a true resort hotel and has a fabulous club lounge.
Tranquil views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean are the perfect setting for resort guests to indulge in an idyllic romantic, family, or business interlude. Along the foreshore are The Ritz-Carlton Club, six stylish dining venues, an indulgent and exotic marine-inspired Spa, a glamorous beachfront chapel, fun and recreational activities at Ritz Kids, and extensive meeting and celebratory event venues for a stay that makes memories that last a lifetime. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, access to Ritz Kids (Kids Club), a daily schedule of recreational activities, and refreshments served every hour by the pool.
Experience the exquisite service at The Ritz-Carlton Club® for an additional fee. This club lounge is great, with its own private pool and a staffed cocktail bar. Ritz-Carlton hotels don’t offer free club lounge access to Marriott Bonvoy elite members. You only get lounge access if you book a club room, or many Ritz-Carlton resorts offer discounted lounge fees to elite members. At this Ritz-Carlton, the rates are around $80 USD per person to upgrade or $60 USD per person to upgrade if you are elite. This particularly excellent club lounge is our best hotel club lounge in Bali.
The Ritz-Carlton Bali costs 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy rewards per night and is a Category 6 property.
3. InterContinental Bali
The InterContinental Bali Resort is nestled in 34 tropical acres of lush tropical gardens overlooking Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s southern tip and is just 10 minutes from Denpasar International Airport (DPS). It has a huge 417 guest rooms, including a Club InterContinental wing and a gorgeous open-air lobby.
Designed with the ambiance of a tranquil Balinese village, this five-star luxury property was the first of its kind to be built on the shores of the beautiful Jimbaran Bay to enjoy stunning sunsets. InterContinental Bali Resort is one of the most conveniently located Jimbaran hotels on the beach. It also has six Balinese-inspired pools, and all this loveliness can be bought for around $200 – $300 USD or a mix of IHG points and cash. I saw 20,000 points + $128.00 USD per night but could not find purely reward-based nights available.
There is plenty of room for sunbathing around the six pools, including one with fountains that you can swim around in and underneath the jets, and then more room on the beach with comfy loungers everywhere. It is worth noting that the beach is quite rocky so jelly shoes would be useful here.
IHG Platinum loyalty members usually get a free upgrade from the classic room to a club room here but without any club benefits. The room themselves are beautiful, with lots of dark wood, and club rooms are slightly larger (624 square feet instead of 527 square feet). The bathrooms are marble with double vanity and huge, and the rooms have large terraces. Platinum IHG loyalty members can then pay to upgrade access to the InterContinental Club Lounge for around $120 USD per room per night which includes breakfast food, drinks and evening happy hour. The IHG Platinum welcome gift includes a fruit plate, chocolates, and a personalized note.
One of the pools is exclusively for Club InterContinental guests. Kids are also allowed but must remain calm in this pool. Club InterContinental guests can also use the Jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna at Spa Uluwatu, return airport transfer, 4:00 pm check-out (Platinum status gets til 2:00 pm), and you can continue using the club until you leave the resort (even if you have checked out). You also get unlimited use of children’s daycare at Planet Trekkers. When you leave, there is an additional lounge available with showers, locker facilities, tea and coffee, and an outdoor terrace for guests with late-departing flights.
4. Conrad Bali
If you are a Hilton Honors Diamond member or have any brand loyalty to Hilton, you must try the Conrad Bali, located on the quieter side of the island of Bali, in the Nusa Dua resort area and away from the madness of trendy Seminyak. Take a taxi from the airport to the Conrad Bali Hotel for around $25 USD for a 20-minute taxi ride.
This hotel is simply stunning, from the grand, dark wood lobby with windows that swing open to the vista beyond to the lagoon pools and the huge variety of rooms, some with their own private pool.
The rooms to pick from here are the new Pool Villas, considered part of the Conrad Suites Wing, with its own separate entrance. The villas are hidden away between the reflections lounge and the executive lounge. Guests staying in these villas will have access to the executive lounge at the Conrad Bali.
These Pool Villas, although not large, are perfectly formed with their own private garden, plunge pool, sun terrace, and outdoor tub. Sliding doors on both sides of your room can be opened up to let the outside in from either the lawns on one side or you can open up to the private bathtub area on the other. Within the room, you have all the usuals, a double sink, etc., and a large shower area doubling as a private steam room.
The private plunge pool is a highlight in this climate, although bear in mind this is a plunge pool, not an exercise pool, so if you want to exercise, you will need to swim laps in one of the main pools and lagoons. That said, it is magic and sits between the bedroom and your own private lawn in your garden.
Pool Villas at Conrad Bali get all the Conrad Suites benefits. If you are a Hilton Honors Diamond member, you also get these same benefits, the highlight being the Conrad Suites Club Lounge access.
The breakfast you get with the Pool Villa or being a Hilton Honours Diamond loyalty member is excellent. It can be taken either at RIN or in Suku. RIN is located by the poolside and is a good option. You get a small buffet section with an a la carte menu that includes egg dishes like omelets and eggs benedict and some more unusual options, including steak and breakfast burritos.
The Conrad Suite Club Lounge is located directly above RIN. There is also an exclusive Conrad Suites Pool. The Conrad Suites Lounge at the Conrad Bali offers a huge range of drinks and cocktails, all presented beautifully, and the canapés are generous and replaced as soon as you finish them, things like sushi, mini-wraps, grilled fish in sauce. They are not comparable to a full meal, but I am a picker when it comes to food, so I found these mini dishes filled me up. For a big eater, they would not be large enough for a full meal.
Compared to the Marriott Bonvoy St Regis hotel in Bali, the Pool Villas in Conrad Bali do not quite match up, but this is considered in the price and cost per enjoyment. The Conrad Bali is hard to beat and is definitely one of the best resorts in Nusa Dua. When you stay in a Conrad Pool Villa, you will wake up to the sound of birdsong and waves lapping on the shore. Paradise? It certainly comes close.
The Conrad Bali costs 35,000 Hilton Honours loyalty rewards per night for a standard room, 36,000 for a Premium Deluxe Lagoon room, and 46,000 for an Ocean Front. 56,000 points will get you lagoon access so that you can jump straight into the pool from your room, and 94,000 points will get you a pool villa. Still, as I outlined above, paying for your stay may work out more cost-effective rather than burning your points, as hotels in Bali are comparatively cheap, particularly out of the main season.
5. W Bali Seminyak
We stayed here early in 2019, and the entrance to W Bali Seminyak sets the mood right from the start by entering via a long path with bamboo on both sides. The lobby of the W Bali Seminyak is airy, with tall ceilings decorated with henna motifs. The resort lobby opens to a row of day beds where guests laze around and sip cocktails made by the excellent bartenders in the lobby bar. The lobby bar also sold snacks like ice cream, coconuts, and juices.
The resort is divided into two parts, with the left side hosting the various facilities and 157 regular rooms and suites in a 5 storey building, while the right side houses 72 luxurious one to three-room villas, each complete with its own pool!
I stayed in a Spectacular Ocean Facing Escape room on the fourth floor. Upon opening the doors to my spectacular ocean-facing escape room, I heard an awesome EDM song booming through the room. Although this room did not have direct pool access, it had the most incredible views. Inside, a row of cabinets lined the left side of the room upon entering, while on my right was the large bathroom area. In the room’s main area was the signature W bed, topped with 350 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. The room also had a large working desk area and a sleeper sofa. At the end of the room was the spacious balcony, which faced the Balinese-inspired rice terrace WET pool, Woo bar, and the calming ocean, which stretched all the way across the horizon. There were two lounging chairs here. Sit down and relax while taking in the sound of the ocean waves.
The large bathroom area had two separate sinks, a separate bathroom cubicle, a whole standalone Terrazzo bathtub, and a separate rainforest shower area, complete with a sky roof with retractable shade!
Throughout the day, people were hanging out all over the hotel and the multiple pools. There were various seating options, from the day beds to sunbathing chairs and cabanas facing the pool. The resort is actually located on Petitenget Beach – a stretch of public beach with shimmering black sand. Despite it being next to a public beach, the resort had proper perimeter security. A large W sculpture serves as the entry and exit point, where guests can easily walk onto the beach to enjoy the ocean. The playful touch and superb service, combined with the great food and beverage options, made my stay a wonderful experience. I can safely say that W Bali Seminyak is definitely the coolest luxury hotel in Bali!
The W Bali costs 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy rewards per night and is a category 7 property.
6. Sofitel Bali
The Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort has 415 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites, and villas. The beach is a short walk from the swimming pool, where you will find one of the world’s leading beach clubs, Nikki Beach. Nikki Beach is fun but also noisy as it pumps music out onto the beach throughout the day and into the evening, which invades the peace of the hotel’s grounds.
The resort is a 15-minute drive via toll road from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua mixes French elegance with Balinese culture in a lavish 5-star beachfront location. The resort also offers gorgeously landscaped pools and 8 hectares of tropical gardens bordered by an immaculate stretch of white sand on the edge of the Indian Ocean.
The pool is a ‘lazy river’ in style, meandering under bridges and ending up at the main pool area. It is the perfect place to cool off unless you prefer to laze on the beautiful beach which borders the resort. The exceptional SoSPA at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort will help you unwind with soothing treatments and anti-aging treatments. Their kids’ club is ideal for younger guests if you can drag them away from the pool.
The spacious rooms are beautifully furnished with amazing bathrooms offering a walk-in rain shower and a free-standing bathtub. Even the base “luxury” rooms are excellent here. They are large, with 48 sqm of living space, a small sofa, and a balcony. The bathroom is open with an excellent bathtub. The welcome gift here is chocolates, bottled water, and fruit. If you upgrade to a Club Room, you get free food and drink and can use a separate and exclusive pool in the Club Lounge (see more below). Room tip: If you have kids, upgrade to a pool access room. Your kids will want to leap straight out of bed and into the pool. For more privacy, if you are a couple, you may want to consider a room with a private plunge pool.
Upgrading to the Club Millésime rooms, suites, and villas offers great value and gives you a quiet and exclusive place to sit, relax, eat, and drink. It includes a sumptuous breakfast, all-day refreshments, and evening canapés, an extensive selection of wines, butler services, and many other special benefits.
7. Grand Hyatt Bali
The Grand Hyatt is located in Nusa Dua on the southernmost tip of Bali, with beaches on both sides of the resort.
You can hope for a nice upgrade if you are a Globalist World of Hyatt member. While the rooms are typical Asian Hyatt, which is a good version of American Hyatt’s, the bathrooms at this Hyatt are truly stunning and massive, in the suites with masses of cream marble and a separate shower and tub.
The resort itself is edged by the most glorious golden sand, which enjoys stunning sunrises and has numerous pools. Some seem to be aimed at families, with others being more adult orientated. One has a kid’s waterslide, which will attract your kids.
Club rooms have their own building situated by the Club lounge and with a private Club pool. The Grand Club is open-air and designed to look like a Balinese house with straw roofing with breakfast and cocktail hours along with all-day snacks and drinks.
The club lounge here is well worth the upgrade, even if you are booking on points and have to pay for it. This Grand Hyatt is a bargain At 12,000 points per night or around $200 USD per night, and although there is not much to do in the immediate vicinity (the same goes throughout Nusa Dua, you are somewhat stuck in your resort), this hotel is a magical place to stay.
8. Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort Bali
Wyndham Tamansari Jivva Resort Bali costs just 15,000 Wyndham Rewards Points per night and is located on the island’s east side with poolside lounge areas designed with your comfort in mind while sipping a cocktail.
9. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort offers a 5-star resort in Bali’s Kuta area. It is located next to Beachwalk Shopping Mall and overlooks Kuta Beach, it features an infinity pool right next to the kids’ pool and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. This hotel is part of the Marriott Bonvoy scheme and is a category 5 property costing 35,000 Bonvoy rewards points per night.
10. Four Points by Sheraton Bali
The cheapest best hotels you can buy into on Marriott Bonvoy rewards points are Element by Westin Bali Ubud, a category 3 property costing 17,500 points per night, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Seminyak a category 3 property costing 17,500 points per night. We love the rooms with direct pool access here, you can jump out of bed and straight into the pool! bliss! Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian a category 3 property costing 17,500 points per night, again this hotel has direct pool access rooms which are simply brilliant for the family and Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta, a category 3 property costing 17,500 points per night once again with direct pool access rooms and these are the rooms to choose.
Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai by the Airport is your cheapest Hilton redemption option at just 5,000 Honors Points per night, ideal budget travelers who want to get the most nights for their points. Unwind in the sunshine by the beautiful outdoor landscaped pool, or maintain your fitness regimen at the 24-hour fitness center. Families will appreciate our dedicated children’s pool.
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