The Best Swimming Pools in Bali

Bali’s chic, stylish hotels, and villas have exploded on the Instagram scene over the past few years with lush, tropical surroundings, bamboo buildings and gorgeous infinity pools overlooking rice paddies and ocean shores. Each accommodation tries to one-up previous hotels with more and more impressive décor and exteriors. Here we choose some of our favorite swimming pools in Bali so you can get the perfect shot for the ‘gram!

Hanging Gardens of Bali

The Hanging Gardens of Bali gives you a slice of paradise with layered infinity pools overlooking the rainforest. The lodge is nestled into the lush green backdrop and the pools are perfectly placed for Insta-worthy photographs. In fact, the swimming pools at the Hanging Gardens of Bali have been named “The World’s Best Swimming Pool” by Condé Nast Traveller and are one of the most captured pools on the planet!

The Viceroy, Ubud

Another luxurious infinity pool in Bali lies in the heart of The Viceroy villa resort on the edge of Ubud. The pristine pool has epic jungle views, a quaint thatched bar and a range of sunbeds and parasols so you can while away the hours during your relaxing vacation.

Karma Kandara, Jimbaran

The pool at Karma Kandara offers luxury cliffside vistas so you can recline on the edge of the infinity pool watching the waves lap the shore. The crescent shape is extremely picturesque and perhaps even more so in the early evening when it is lit up by lanterns. The area is lined with comfortable sunbeds and has a buzzing pool club with live DJs and amazing happy hour deals.

The Mulia, Nusa Dua

The main swimming pool at The Mulia in Nusa Dua is one of the most impressive in Bali, with grand classical statues lining either side. These gorgeous statues lead towards the beach and the ocean, and make for incredible photographs. If you’d rather enjoy your own private pool, book one of the Mulia Villas that features exclusive-use pools in your own secluded garden.

Rimba Jimbaran by Ayana, Jimbaran

If you’re seeking options in the pool department, look no further than the Rimba Jimbaran by Ayana which has an amazing 11 outdoor swimming pools! This five-star resort features breath-taking views, spacious lobbies and seating areas and lush greenery all with pools intertwined. Each pool is picture-perfect and there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy the view. 

Alila Villas Uluwatu

The main pool at Alila Villas is blissfully perched 100m above the crystal-clear Indian Ocean with infinity views that blend the blues of pool, sea and sky. The architecture of Alila is stunning too with the airy Sunset Cabana being the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration. Some of the villas also feature private pools so you can choose which one suits your mood on the day.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Last but by no means least, the swimming pools at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort offer everything you need for a tranquil afternoon. With a selection of warm pools, delicate fountains and a plethora of sunbeds, you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to kick back and relax. Read a book, take a dip, play with your family in the kids’ pool or grab a cocktail from the bar.

Hard Rock Hotel, Kuta

The swimming pools at the Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta are probably one of the best options for families in Bali, with sprawling swimming areas, fun slides, cabanas and even a volleyball court. Guests can spend the day enjoying the facilities, dining at the Splash Bistro, watching performances on the outdoor stage or living the life of luxury with poolside cabana service so you don’t even need to lift a finger!

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