Bali’s top 5 best infinity pools

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.

4. 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.

5. The Mulia

Photo by Jessica Stein

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!

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