Every once in a while, you just have to treat yourself. And, where better to do that than in Bali – one of the most diverse and exciting islands in South-East Asia. Growing in popularity over the last couple of years, the island has become an escape from the stressful everyday life for all sorts of travelers.
Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, is a true gem, offering everything from white beaches to mountain top climbs and jungle adventures. However, the best part is its affordability. At a reasonable price, you can live the island life in a totally luxurious villa.
There are every type of accommodation – amazing villas with pools, traditional Balinese style private villas, and toes-in-the-sand beachfront villas, the options are endless.
From low budget to places that fit up to 20 people, you’ll always find exactly what you need for your Bali vacation. To help you out a little bit, we’ve found the best villas in Bali for 2021 in this guide.
So let’s get started…
- Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Ubud, Bali
- The Best Villas in Bali – Ubud
- Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Canggu, Bali
- The Best Villas in Bali – Canggu
- Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Seminyak, Bali
- The Best Villas in Bali – Seminyak
- What to Pack for your Bali Vacation
- Why You Should Travel to Bali
- FAQ about Villas in Bali
- Final Thoughts on the Best Villas in Bali
Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Ubud, Bali
- Best Villa with Rice Paddy Views in Ubud – Villa Luna
- Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Ubud – Dragon House
- Best Villa for Couples in Ubud – Madani Antique Villas
- Best Villa for Families in Ubud – Uma Padi Villa
- Best Cheap Villa in Ubud – Villa Neyang
Ah, Ubud. The very centre of Bali, famous for its stunning verdant rice terraces, out-of-this-world Hindu temples, ancient architecture, crafts, backpackers, and a cross between hippies and accountants trying to find themselves à la Eat, Pray, Love.
It’s a place that sees its fair share of footfall on the Indonesian island, not least for its connection to said book (and film), but for its art markets, traditional healing sessions, and beautiful landscapes. Ubud is a magical area, and what it’s lacking in beaches and sea breezes it makes up for by the lush countryside, picturesque hills, and towering mountains.
More traditional than either bustling Seminyak or beachy Canggu, staying in Ubud is like bypassing the nevertheless eye-catching superficial looks of the island, and looking into the heart of Bali.
Sound interesting? Then, here are the best villas in Ubud.
- > $
- > TV room
- > Massive Shared Pool
- > $$
- > Etched into the hillside overlooking jungle views
- > Private infinity pool
Madani Antique Villas
- > $$$
- > Breakfast included
- > Private pool
Uma Padi Villa
- > $$
- > Rice paddy view
- > Pivate pool
- > $
- > Hottub
- > Outdoor service
The Best Villas in Bali – Ubud
Scenic Rice Paddy Hideaway | Villa Luna in Ubud
- Party nights
- TV room
- Age limit (18+ years)
Forget your worries and retreat with your loved ones to this idyllic exquisite villa on the outskirts of central Ubud.
Ideal for a quiet weekend away, or romantic escape, you can spend your days lounging in the spacious breezy living areas, overlooking the endless lush rice paddies and dipping into the shared swimming pool. For your own piece of paradise, Villa Luna is the perfect setting.
Best Villa for a Peaceful Getaway – Villa Lush
- 4 guests
- Lush tropical gardens
- Shared swimming pool with rice paddy views
When you want to escape the crowds, spend some time alone – or with loved ones – and enjoy some peace and quiet, Villa Lush is a perfect private villa. Filled with cosy furnishings, traditional Balinese style, lush gardens and just a short drive from the heart of Ubud, it is an idyllic spot to disconnect from the real world and spend some time in nature.
Enjoy lounging around the shared swimming pool, basking in the cool breezes flowing off the endless surrounding rice paddies, and enjoying quality time with your friends and family.
Villa Lush features 2 bedrooms, as does the neighbouring Villa Luna which can be booked together for a totally private and blissful retreat.
Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Ubud – Dragon House
- Etched into the hillside overlooking jungle views
- Private infinity pool
- Within an exclusive private estate
The ultimate luxurious and exclusive private villa in Bali, Dragon House is decadent, sumptuous and extravagant, overlooking lush treetop views in Ubud. Perfect for a group of friends, with a big budget, who want to escape the crowds and spend some time relaxing in peace, this is a perfect place to go.
Owned by a record label producer, and often visited as a writing retreat for his artists, Dragon House is an incredible setting for a memorable and lavish Ubud stay.
Great Villa for Couples in Ubud – Madani Antique Villas
- Breakfast & Dinner Included
- Air Conditioning
- Private Pool
Madani Antique Villas is worth every penny. With a private pool, large estate and a quaint bungalow style villa, it makes for a perfect anniversary retreat, honeymoon, or a very, very memorable place to pop the question.
Escape to the jungles and spend some quality one-on-one time with your partner, exploring the tropical surroundings and basking in jungle luxury. Just a short drive from the heart of Ubud, you can wander the streets and visit the must-see sights, before retreating to your own private romantic paradise.
Perfect Villa for Families in Ubud – Uma Padi Villa
- Rice Paddy View
- Bike & Car Hire
- Private Pool
With three bedrooms and a private pool, Uma Padi Villa has all the space a family could need to enjoy an unforgettable trip to Ubud. One of the best villas for families in Ubud, this place has room service so all you mums and dads out there can recline in peace without having to do anything.
The children will love the private pool and can splash and holla to their heart’s content without annoying any other guests.
And, after a day exploring the magic that Bali has to offer, settling back into your Bali villa, with its fully equipped kitchen, dining, and lounge area – as well as cooling off with a dip in the pool – sounds like a dream.
Most Affordable Villa in Ubud – Villa Nanyang
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Terrace
- Room Service
Quite incredibly, this secluded private villa in Bali, with a perfect vista that overlooks rice paddies, is cheaper than many other private villa options and is our favourite cheap villa in Ubud. How can you argue with views of unreal greenery, staying in a traditional wooden Balinese private villa, with room service and meals cooked for you?
Sure, this isn’t a villa with a pool or a beachfront haven, and it’s not really located near anything – but how often do you get the chance to stay at a personalized property right in the middle of a rice field? Not very often, we’re betting. The landscape here combined with the elegant simplicity of the actual villa itself would be enough, however with the price on top, well, how could you say no to such an amazing villa in Bali?
Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Canggu, Bali
- Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Canggu – The Young Villas
- Best Villa for Couples in Canggu – Bali Tropical Villa
- Best Villa for Families in Canggu – The Beach House
- Best Villa for Yogis in Canggu – Villa Ka
- Best Cheap Villa in Canggu – Echo Beach Villa
Canggu is Bali’s most thriving area with people from all walks of life. Travelers, backpackers, expats, digital nomads and locals, all come together in this beachside town to enjoy amazing coffee, healthy vegan food and epic sunsets. Perfect for those who are looking to enjoy some bustling nightlife, without missing out on touches of classic Bali, Canggu has everything you need.
Filled with private villas, there are so many great areas stay in Canggu, and it’s worthwhile finding the perfect spot for you before checking out villas.
The closer to the central hub of Canggu you get, the more expensive accommodation is – and beachfront properties, too! Once you have your ideal budget and preferred area, you will be able to find some incredible villa options.
Tropical Canggu Villa
- > $$$
- > Super Helpful Staff
- > Swimming Pool
The Young Villas
- > $$
- > Chic and trendy
- > Private swimming pool and sunny garden
Bali Tropical Villa
- > $
- > Private and romantic
- > Clean, comfortable style
The Beach House
- > $$
- > Swimming pool
- > Beach nearby
- > $$$$
- > Sprawling private gardens
- > Traditional Balinese style
Echo Beach Villa
- > $
- > 200 Meters from Echo Beach
- > Private pool and tropical gardens
The Best Villas in Bali – Canggu
Epic Splurge Villa –Tropical Canggu Villa
- Incredibly Helpful Staff
- Swimming Pool
- Everything else you can imagine! (you only have to ask for it)
There’s nothing you could possibly do wrong with booking this incredible villa in Bali. Accommodating up to 7 people at a time, this home is perfect for larger groups that travel together or small retreats. Enjoy the private pool, great view over rice paddies and one of the calmest neighborhoods in Canggu.
Umalas, the little district located between Seminyak and Canggu, is only 5 minutes by bike from the beach. Get all your friends together around the afternoon, drive down (or use Gojek) to the beach, grab a beer (or a coconut) and enjoy the amazing sunset. Whether you want to party in Canggu or Seminyak, everything is in short driving distance, but when you come home, you’ll be greeted with peace and quiet.
Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Canggu – The Young Villas
- Chic and trendy
- Private swimming pool and sunny garden
- In the heart of Canggu
For a group of friends looking to have the most incredible Bali getaway, there is no better private villa than The Young Villas. Trendy, tropical and picturesque, this 3 bedroom villa is located within a safe and secure complex.
The breezy open-plan style, and touches of luxury, will make it the perfect place to spend time with your friends, sipping beers and lounging in the sun. Just a short drive from all the best restaurants, cafes and bars of Canggu, you can easily reach the nightlife for partying and the beach for surfing, sunning and catching magical sunsets.
Best Villa for Couples in Canggu – Bali Tropical Villa
- Private and romantic
- Swimming pool
- Clean, comfortable style
Ideal for a romantic honeymoon or couples getaway, this private villa in Bali is a real steal. Part of a secure complex, the modern home has a private swimming pool and large equipped kitchen so you can really feel at home.
Spend your days lounging in the sun around the pool, taking the short walk to the beach, and enjoying all of Canggu’s nightlife in just a short drive.
Intimate, cosy and peaceful, it is a perfect home to spend quality time with your partner, basking in luxury and comfort.
Best Villa for Families in Canggu – The Beach House
- Beach Nearby
- Very Spacious
- Swimming Pool
The spacious layout of the aptly named ‘The Beach House’ is just one of the reasons we say it’s the best villa for families in Canggu – another reason being its large private pool.
The beach is just a two-minute walk away where you can all take surfing lessons together, and play in the sand. A plethora of restaurants, cafes, and other Canggu activities are also close by.
It’s definitely the size of this private villa in Bali that gives it the perfect family vibe. With homely sofas, a big TV to chill in front of when things start to wind down in the evening, and big comfy beds so even the kids can have a luxurious stay, this stylish and well-thought-out Bali private villa has everything you need.
Best Villa for Yogis in Canggu – Villa Ka
- Sprawling private gardens
- Traditional Balinese style
- In peaceful Umalas
If you are looking to put together a yoga retreat, or just love the practice yourself, Villa Ka is a stunning villa in Bali that screams traditional style and luxury where you can disconnect and fall easily into your flow.
Made up of many small bungalows, as traditional local homes are, the bedrooms and living areas are all centred around the sparkling swimming pool. You can practice yoga on the lawn, in one of the open-air bales, or simply on the terrace of your bedroom overlooking the pool.
Perfect for a large group who are seeking solitude, nature and a little touch of decadence, Villa Ka is an incredible escape.
Most Affordable Villa in Canggu – Echo Beach Villa
- 200 Meters from Echo Beach
- Ideal for a family
- Private pool and tropical gardens
Modern, comfortable and tropical, Echo Beach Villa is one of the most affordable private villas in Canggu. Featuring all the usual trappings including a private pool, open living area and lush green garden, you can relax and unwind in complete privacy in your own island oasis.
Both of the bedrooms are spacious and bright with plush furnishings and en-suite bathrooms. Ideal for a young family, or a couple of friends, Echo Beach Villa is a cheap and cheerful accommodation for a memorable Canggu stay.
Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Seminyak, Bali
- Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Seminyak – Villa Minggu
- Best Villa for Couples in Seminyak – My Villas in Bali
- Best Villa for Families in Seminyak – Taman Aretha Villas by Maha Bali
- Best Cheap Villa in Seminyak – Villa Made East
Even when Backpacking Bali on a budget, you can still find some wiggle room for affordable luxury. Amazing Bali villas can be found everywhere on the island at every price range, and in all the best areas in Bali. From Canggu to Ubud and Seminyak – all of these places offer unique and beautiful private villas.
Seminyak is considered the cosmopolitan town of Bali, with 5-star resorts and boutique hotels that offer chic instead of lavish surroundings for a similar price tag.
A private villa in Bali, moreover a villa with a pool, is the most exclusive way to spend your time here; it’ll feel like a (very luxurious) home away from home.
- > $$
- > Modern and spacious design
- > Private pool and gardens
My Villas in Bali
- > $$
- > Spa Bath
- > Private pool
- > $$$$
- > Sprawling tropical gardens
- > Private pool and yoga bale
Villa Made East
- > $
- > Traditional bungalow style
- > Private pool and gardens
The Best Villas in Bali – Seminyak
Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Seminyak – Villa Minggu
- Right in the heart of Seminyak
- Modern and spacious design
- Private pool and gardens
Villa Minggu is a perfect central villa for a group of friends looking to explore Seminyak. Featuring 4 bedrooms, a fun, futuristic style and plenty of amenities, it has everything you need for an unforgettable stay.
Villa Minggu has a modern, open-plan design that allows for easy indoor-to-outdoor living – making those villa pool parties even more entertaining. When you aren’t having fun in the sun, you can watch movies on the projector, lounge in a warm bathtub, and take a power nap on the circle bed.
Great for a group who are looking to have some fun and enjoy Seminyak’s nightlife, Villa Minggu is perfectly located and full of quirky touches.
Best Villa for Couples in Seminyak – My Villas in Bali
- Spa Bath
- Private Pool
- Butler Service
With an extra-large double bed, spa bath, and balcony with lush garden view, this private villa in Bali is designed in typical open-plan Balinese style with beautiful vaulted ceilings and rich wooden beams. Quite easily the best villa for couples in Seminyak, the level of luxury doesn’t stop. The aptly named ‘My Villas in Bali’, is a two-person space that comes complete with a butler service, which you can call at any time of day for anything you may need.
You won’t have to lift a finger, well, unless you’re dialing for more decadent snacks and champagne, that is. All of this makes it ideal for a honeymoon or a romantic holiday in Bali. This surprisingly cheap villa offers a level of hidden-away tropical opulence – all with a superb breakfast included in the bargain, too.
Best Villa for Families in Seminyak – Villa Yoga
- Right in the heart of Seminyak
- Sprawling tropical gardens
- Private pool and yoga bale
When traveling with your family, you need space. Space for the kids to run around, space for yourself and space to retreat from everyone when you’ve had enough – we’ve all been there. Well, look no further than Villa Yoga. This is one of the biggest villas in Seminyak with a sprawling green garden, huge yoga bale, private pool and 7 bedrooms.
With enough space for everyone to be able to relax, and just a short walk from the heart of Seminyak, Villa Yoga is a perfect retreat space, or private villa for a large family holiday.
Best Cheap Villa in Seminyak – Villa Made East
- Just a short walk from the beach
- Traditional bungalow style
- Private pool and gardens
A traditional style, wooden bungalow home, Villa Made East is one of the most affordable private villas in Bali with a pool and 2 bedrooms. Ideal for the travelers on a budget, who aren’t looking for super luxury but something comfortable and cosy, the villa is ideally located just a short walk from Seminyak Beach.
With lush green gardens, open breezy living areas, and homey amenities, if you’ve been searching for an island home away from home, look no further. This affordable spot is a perfect base for a memorable Seminyak getaway.
What to Pack for your Bali Vacation
Pants, socks, underwear… Here are some other items you might not have thought to put on the list. Your trip to Bali starts with packing your bag properly!
1. Power Bank: Showing up to a new city, after a 14-hour bus ride, with a dead phone and no directions to your hostel is a half-awake, messy nightmare. Putting a good power bank in your pack is the best and easiest way to keep your important electronics charged up for those long travel and sightseeing days.
2. Sea to Summit Travel Soap: When dirtbagging around the globe, hygiene sometimes comes a bit short. This Sea to Summit Travel Soap can wash your hands, clothes or anything else, wherever you are. The soap strips are dry and super thin but dissolve in contact with water, so you can even take it easily through security in a carry-on.
3. Playing Cards: These waterproof cards are essential kit for every backpacker. Play by the pool, beach or at your hostel after a long day with travel buds, without your cards breaking or getting soaked. And once you pull out those cards, the chance that you’ll be the hero of the night is pretty high (no promises though).
4. Active Roots Microfiber Towel: Having your own towel on your travels is a game changer. The Active Roots Microfiber Towel is perfect for travellers who are looking for a lightweight, quick-drying and extremely soft option. The antibacterial material is super water-absorbent and resists odor buildup because of its antimicrobial material. Ain’t technology cool?
5. Active Roots Toiletry Bag: Your toothpaste is lost in the depths of your backpack again? You won’t have this problem with the Active Roots Toiletry bag. The bag is made from a durable, water-resistant material, which can be a lifesaver on long travels. Super cool bonus: for every purchase, the company donates to an environmentally-friendly charity – it’s a win-win situation for everyone.
6. Universal Travel Adapter: This universal travel adapter charges your devices in (pretty much) every country – definitely a lifesaver when travelling around the world. The plug also regulates the power output depending on which device you’re charging. No more fried hair dryers or electric razors!
Why You Should Travel to Bali
Well, my friends, the keys to the castle (I mean villa) are now in your hands: we have come to the end of the Best Villas in Bali for 2021 list. Visiting Bali give you so many insights into different cultures, amazing experiences in nature, sports, and food, and lets you relax at the same time (while your Bali travel budget stays low). So the real question is: why shouldn’t you travel to Bali?
There are literally THOUSANDS of amazing villas in Bali, and each one of them is unique and special. No matter where you want to go, whether it’s partying in Seminyak, doing Yoga in Ubud, or just chilling and people watching in Canggu, you’ll always find the right place to fit your budget and needs.
Bali truly is a magical land filled with hidden gems… well at least now some of the gems (villas) aren’t so hidden. Since so many people are visiting, the infrastructure is literally booming, turning Bali into a tourist hot spot.
Travel Safety Tips for Bali
And have you thought about getting Travel Insurance for your trip? We’ve put together a roundup of Travel Insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads, our favorite travel insurance provider.
Getting an estimate from World Nomads is simple – just click the button or image below, fill out the necessary info, and you’re on your way!
You can even find insurances made for Bali specifically. If you’re looking for an adventure and want to explore the whole island, being insured properly is an absolute no-brainer.
FAQ about Villas in Bali
Here’s what people usually ask us when they look for vacation homes in Bali.
Final Thoughts on the Best Villas in Bali
Hopefully, this guide has given you a rough idea, or at least some inspiration for your stay in Bali; whichever villa you end up booking, you can be sure that it will be one hell of an experience. We’d even go as far and say that Bali’s Villas are one of the best worldwide!
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get the next plane ticket, the Island of the Gods is expecting you!
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