AH, Bali… The land of the most E P I C villas in the world! If you’re looking for a tropical vacation that is a combination of adventure and leisure (and that won’t break the bank), then search no further. Bali has everything to offer from picturesque hikes and white sand beaches to blissful day spas and romantic cafes.
…But what about those villas you see on Instagram? Where are they, how much do they cost and are they worth it? I can answer that last question for you right now, YES it is 100% worth it to find a sliver of paradise at a fraction of the cost in Bali. Something of the same quality in the states would be quadruple the price. Plus, it’s vacation, right? It’s okay to treat yourself! #selflove
When we were in Bali, we did our research and stayed in some of the most stunning Airbnbs and resorts! Check them out below!
OH! Before I get started, you can $40 off your first Airbnb booking and $15 off your first Airbnb experience by using our referral code! $55 free dollars? Yes, please! Simply click the link above to claim them! (if you already have an account, just sign up with another e-mail address… that’s what I did LOL).
If you’re looking for a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Bali city life and traffic, this Airbnb hideaway is PERFECT. With complimentary, homemade breakfast from Eka, the sweetest Balinese man you’ll ever meet, each morning, you’ll feel like you’re at a five star resort in the comfort of your own home. There’s an infinity pool, bikes, and the most incredible views of green lush trees and rice fields from each of the three balconies. This Airbnb is near Canggu, an adorable area with beaches, cafes, and shopping just 10 minutes away!
MJ loves to surf, so we wanted to stay in an area of Bali that focused on catching the best waves. This stunning resort, Anantara Uluwatu, has its own private beach called “Impossible Beach” where surfers can be selfish with their waves! It’s a 5 minute drive to Padang Padang beach if you’re looking to try surfing for the first time or just relax at the fun cafes that surround the area. Also, we saw a traditional Balinese fire dance at the Uluwatu Temple that is a MUST do if you stay here! The resort has a spa, daily activities, and delicious restaurant.
Okay, if you’re looking for the most unique experience of a lifetime, look no further than this treehouse escape. Literally, it’s like a treehouse!!! The views of the jungle are truly unmatched and the décor and detail that went into this Airbnb will BLOW YOU MIND! Not to mention, you can schedule in-home Balinese massages, do yoga in the studio, or swim in the heated infinity pool all while being super close to the busy life of Ubud. In Ubud, you can shop at the markets, visit art villages, take traditional Balinese cooking classes and so much more.
Where are my party people?!? LOL. If you’re booking a girls or bros trip with lots of booze and a good time, this Airbnb is within walking distance of some of the most instagrammable cafes, beach clubs, and party destinations in Bali. The art in this Airbnb is stunning and the outdoor showers are such a unique and fun experience. BONUS: The pool comes with a unicorn floaty… So naturally, you need to book this NOW.
If you are trying to determine the best route for staying in Bali (if you plan to travel around like we did), we would suggest the following:
Start in Uluwatu
Head to Canggu
Make a stop in Seminyak
End in Ubud