Thanks to a new generation of resorts, Bali is more than your next yoga retreat. From designer digs to sky-high villas, there’s a new way to stay for every type of traveler.
Capella Ubud, Bali
Bali’s most anticipated hotel opening in years sits high among the treetops in the heart of the central jungle—but there’s nothing rustic about it. Designed by Bill Bensley, Capella Ubud’s 22 fantastical tents are chock-full of homegrown design and drama, from the hammered copper bathtubs positioned perfectly for views over the surrounding forest to the antiques and custom Javanese furnishings by local artisans.
Como Uma Canggu
The wellness gurus behind Ubud’s legendary Shambhala Estate have upgraded the classic Como experience with a dose of high-style modernity at this new Canggu resort. Italian-meets-Balinese architecture, a lively beach club, and private rooftop infinity pools are all part of the experience.
Japan’s Hoshino Resorts brings exquisite design to the forest of Ubud with this thatched retreat overlooking the Pakerisan River. There’s a touch of authentic Bali—and Japan—in everything, from the restaurant serving fusion dishes like tuna sashimi topped with sambal to the villas adorned with local art and minimalist decor.
Surfers and creative types have been flocking to Australian fashion designer George Gorrow’s new boutique hotel in laid-back Canggu since it opened in late 2016. Everything at the Slow is carefully curated: Cold-pressed juices are bottled in-house, an art gallery features the latest in local contemporary talent, and even the hotel’s soundtrack—pumped through the public areas and adjustable via in-room dials—has been custom mixed.
Six Senses Uluwatu
Six Senses joins Bali’s established wellness fray this month with a host of next-level experiences, including a culinary studio, an organic garden, and rejuvenation therapies. But it’s not all about the detox: The 28 Sky Suites, all with sweeping views over the Indian coast, are perfect for a party.