A great view from your lounger, cool, refreshing water and maybe a nice chilled drink are all you need for a day of relaxation at one of these stunning Bali infinity pools!
#1 Hanging Gardens – Ubud
Surrounded by lush tropical forests, the Hanging Gardens of Bali has luxurious villas with breathtaking views of the Ayung River, nearby rice terraces and the Dalem Segara temple! This award-winning resort is not just popular for its amazing riverside massage, chic onsite café, three restos, or traditional Alang Alang thatched roof villas — the infinity pools offer a different kind of luxury
The main infinity pool made it onto the list of Architecture and Design’s 2015 list of the 40 Most Unique Swimming Pools in the World. The twin-tiered cascading pool has also received awards from TripAdvisor and Conde Nast Traveller as the “World’s Best Swimming Pool”. But if you value privacy, each villa also comes with its own private infinity-edged pool.
#2 Karma Kandara Resort Bali
The lavish Karma Kandara Resort Bali sits atop a cliff towering over the Indian Ocean. Apart from the sublime views, the resort offers villas that come complete with their very own pools. The villas come in one to four bedrooms and are furnished with wireless internet, fully functional kitchens, cozy living and dining areas and semi-open air bathrooms.
But for guests who want to spend the day lounging in the pool, the Karma Kandara’s infinity pool aims to please. The main infinity pool curves all the way to the edge of the cliff. Surrounded by tropical trees and flowering plants, it looks as if it is flowing freely into the Indian Ocean. At night, the pool practically glows thanks to strategic lighting.
#3 Ayana Resort and Spa Bali
Ayana is a swanky cliff-top resort with gorgeous rooms, villas and suites. Those who prefer the privacy of a villa can enjoy their own plunge pools, but those in the other rooms will just have to settle for one of the 11 swimming pools within the resort!
The main pool is a two-level infinity-edged pool hanging over the resort’s private beach, with a great view of the famous Rock Bar. For the kids, there is a separate pool and a club pavilion. The River Pool with it’s hanging infinity ledge is also worth a mention.
Also looking out to Jimbaran Bay, Sundara is the Four Seasons’ restaurant/beach club that welcomes you to eat, drink and chill in the pool as long as you want. The 47-meter long infinity pool coveres the entire length of the restaurant, so kick back and relax with a drink while you watch the kids swim.
Stay for sunset and you definitely won’t be disappointed by the views and excellent cocktails to sip while you watch the sun sink into the Indian Ocean. For non-guests it’s advised that you call to book a day bed beforehand. They also do a fantastic Sunday Brunch for the whole family to enjoy. Call +62 361 708333 to make a booking.
#5 Banyan Tree Ungasan
Banyan Tree Ungasan is a cliff-side resort located on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. The resort’s gorgeous villas come with either garden or ocean views, as well as private pools, marble bathrooms, and spacious living and dining areas. The larger villas, ideal for families, have a spa room, kitchen, and private butler service. Bayan Tree Ungasan’s amenities include two restaurants, two bars, a day spa, a fitness room, an onsite gift shop, a kids club and of course, a fabulous infinity pool!
The 10-meter infinity pool overlooks the Indian Ocean and is equipped with a private jet pool and a pillow section.
#6 The Mulia
The Mulia is an upscale resort that provides world-class accommodation, dining experiences and a whole-lotta Instagram worthy design.
The Mulia boasts six different swimming pools, each one with its own unique features. But the main pool is award-winning and sets the bar extremely high for other resorts. The overlooking infinity pool is set up in such a way that it feels like the Indian Ocean is just a few steps away, with Balinese-inspired statues towering overhead. To complete the experience, the infinity pool comes with a swim-up bar and day beds!
#7 El Kabron
El Kabron has fast become one of Bali’s most iconic sunset spots. Perched 50 meters over the cliffs at Uluwatu, this Spanish restuarant and ‘cliff club’ is a beautiful spot for a bite to eat and a swim.
Families are welcome to swim and hang out for Rp 350,000 for adults and Rp 250,000 for kids, which includes Rp 300,000 and Rp 200,000 food credit respectively.
Want magnificent views from your infinity pool, but you’re staying in Ubud? Head over to Junglefish for one of the most stunning jungle views you’ll ever see. It features a fabulous restaurant and bar and for Rp 150,000 for adults and Rp 75,000 for kids (which gets taken off your food bill) you can hang out all day.
Junglefish is extremely family friendly and has a little kid’s pool and dining menu and lots of comfy places to lounge and sleep if little ones get tired.
#9 Munduk Moding Plantation
Voted one of the world’s best infinity pools, Munduk Moding Plantation’s pool is unique in its position in the Northern mountains of Bali. Views of the resort’s coffee plantation and Bali’s north coast are absolutely breathtaking.
Fences at the edge of the tiled areas ensure little ones don’t disappear off the edge, so you can relax easy and enjoy the views. This is also an amazing base from which to explore the beautiful mountains of Bali with it’s waterfalls, volcanic crater lakes and lush jungle.
#10 Mercure Bali Kuta
Unlike the others in this list, this rooftop infinity pool is smack-bang in the center of Kuta. Looking out to Kuta beach and it’s famous sunsets, the pool at Mercure Bali Kuta can be accessed by hotel guests and patrons of the rooftop restaurant or bar.
Loungers and seating bales make this an excellent place to while away an afternoon. Alternately, stop in after shopping and exploring the streets of Kuta. Stay for sunset to make the most of this great location.
This article was originally published by Bali Kids Guide.
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