6 Uber-Cool Stay Options in Bali — Repose in Style

Bali is like that dream you desperately wish came true; only, this dream can come true. Bequeathed with jaw-dropping scenic beauty, perfect waves for surfers, and a culture worth witnessing, this island of the Gods is the ultimate fix for your vitamin ‘sea’ deficiency. To boot, everything here is available at a bargain, whether transport, food, or accommodation, thanks to the pocket-friendly Indonesian rupiah.

Speaking of accommodation, Bali is flecked with chichi hotels and colossal waterfront resorts equipped with all the modern amenities and fancy adornments. Sure, we all love that, but isn’t the experience similar to other concrete places in other destinations? This time, try lolling on a yacht-house or a camp-like hotel or embrace the animal kingdom at a jungle lodge.

We’ve rounded up six unusual lodging options that you should definitely consider before booking your next Bali holiday package:

1. Mara River Safari Lodge

The High Spot — An African themed jungle resort featuring chalets with thatched roofs where beautiful animals such as the chapman zebras, white rhinos, and oryxes graze while you enjoy the sunset or take a dip in the pool. You can devour a scrumptious meal at the Tsavo Lion restaurant while the king of the jungle watches you from behind the glass walls. You can also book a night safari or watch the Bali Agung Show (fables of the Balinese Godesses).

Location — Bali Safari & Marine Park, Gianyar.

Average Nightly Price — Starting from Rs. 12,000/-

2. Bambu Indah

The High Spot — A bucolic resort exuding an enchanting ambiance of both, a hamlet and a modern life. This rustic dwelling features a natural pool, a treehouse, and paths made using flat-stones. Their menu boasts flavorful dishes that are prepared using homegrown ingredients. What’s more? Each of the 8 rooms are tastefully decorated, with unique themes.

Location — Baung Village, Ubud.

Average Nightly Price — Starting from Rs. 7,000/-

3. Sandat Glamping Tents

The High Spot — A resort that treats you with a camp-like experience, but in éclat. All the tents are equipped with mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms, a patio, and even an iPod docking station. Certainly, no canvas tent can provide you with these luxuries!

Location — Jalan Subak Sala, Binjar Sala, Ubud.

Average Nightly Price — Starting from Rs. 15,000/-

4. Secret Wooden House

The High Spot — Step back into ancient Bali at this gorgeous inn featuring five quaint cottages constructed using recycled teak wood, giving off an antique vibe. The property is surrounded by banana and coconut plantations, offering an unmatchable quietude.

Location — Denpasar, Bali.

Average Nightly Price — Rs. 3,000/-

5. Villa Pererepan

The High Spot — A romantic hideout tucked away in the thick of a lush forest, overlooking the Petanu river valley affording stunning vistas. The suites in this eco-friendly villa flaunt traditional Balinese elements. The villa sports a plunge pool and guests must be warned that they maybe greeted with harmless creepy crawlies.

Location — Jalan Melayang, Ubud.

Average Nightly Price — Starting from Rs. 10,500/-

6. Kali Manik Eco Resort

The High Spot — A resort set in the midst of all the greenery and built using environmental friendly materials while offering splendid views of the Kalisada beach — perfect for all you green panthers out there. The hospitable staff here will be more than happy to arrange fun activities such as fishing, snorkeling or hiking upon request.

Location — Seririt — Kalisada, North Bali.

Average Nightly Price — Starting from Rs. 4000/-