Bali is a hot destination for a tropical island getaway. And with all that glorious sunshine, getting in some water time, whether it be refreshing ocean dips or poolside vibes, ranks high on the agenda. Bali’s popular idyllic sandy beaches are often crowded, and you may wish to opt for a quieter spot to relax and take a dip. Maybe getting all sandy is not your thing, either. Thankfully, Bali doesn’t fall short when it comes to having stunning insta-worthy pools dotted around the Island. We’re talking about cliff-edge infinity pools to tropical jungle pools with all the shades of blue. Little Steps has rounded up the best pools in Bali to visit on vacation. From Uluwatu to the foot of Mount Batur, grab your floaty, splish, and splash, and chill poolside with a coconut cocktail in hand!
Nestled within the jungle hills of Bresela village, just 25 minutes from the heart of Ubud, is Kayon Jungle Resort. At this tropical paradise, which caters only to persons over 15 years, you will find a breathtaking 3-layered infinity pool, the Wanna Jungle Pool & Bar. Trust us; this pool will fill your insta-feed! Inspired by the gentle curves of Bali’s famed Tegalalang Rice Terrace, it’s spread over 3 distinctive levels. Each pool level lends itself to relaxation, with ample deck space, shaded cabanas, a unique circular seating pod, refreshments service, and incredible views. A day pass is available for outside visitors to swim and chill.
The Kayon Jungle Resort, Banjar Bresela, Desa Bresela, Ubud, Bali, +62 361 978 098, email@example.com, www.thekayonjungleresort.com
Oneeighty is a cliff-top day club celebrating sophisticated beach culture located at The Edge Resort in Uluwatu. Oneeighty is built alongside a series of cascading ponds, which spill into a jaw-dropping glass-bottom sky pool that extends 6m over the cliff edge. The cliff-hanging pool is 162m above the Indian Ocean, so you can just imagine the incredible ocean and cliff-bottom views from this pool. This is one gorgeous vertigo-inducing pool not for the faint-hearted! Enjoy divinely crafted cocktails while lazing in the pool. Don’t worry if you’re not staying at The Edge; there are various Daypass packages available for visitors.
Oneeighty at The Edge, Jl. Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali, +62 821 4463 2077, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.oneeightybali.com
Ayana Estate in Jimbaran has to be the largest resort property in Bali, incorporating 4 resorts - Ayana Resort Bali, Ayana Segara Bali, Ayana Villas Bali, and Rimba by Ayana Bali. With all that land, you better believe that Ayana Estate has multiple awesome pools for guests to enjoy. There are 14 to be exact, and that’s not counting the private villa pools! Our top mentions are the dazzling adults-only “Ocean Beach Pool” - a cliffside beachfront saltwater infinity pool with a superb ocean view, the “River Pool” - a secluded two-tiered freshwater river stone pool, the “Aquatonic Pool” - a heated ocean view saltwater hydrotherapy pool, and for the kiddos, the “Ayana Kids Pool” with waterslides.
Ayana Estate, Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali, +62 361 702 222, email@example.com, www.ayana.com/bali
A trip to Bali is not complete without a visit to one of the Island’s fabulous infinity pools. Why not take a dip and a pic at Bali’s most famous infinity pool, the totally stunning infinity pool at Hanging Gardens of Bali. Hanging Gardens of Bali is an intimate luxury resort located north of Ubud, nestled within the exotic tropical jungle of Payangan. The resort’s incredible two-tiered infinity pool is seemingly suspended with perfect curves and dramatic drops. It overlooks the magnificent Ayung River gorge below. Sleek sun-loungers edge this pool. Book their Ultimate Day Pass package to visit the resort for a day.
Hanging Gardens of Bali, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, +62 361 982 700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hanginggardensofbali.com
Jungle Fish Pool Bar is a classy private club at the Chapung Sebali Resort in Ubud. This club features a beautiful 35m infinity pool surrounded by natural rainforest. Jungle Fish’s lower-level pool deck is built into a ravine, with the pool fringed by natural accents and inviting striped daybeds. The swim-up pool bar is a major hit, offering a wide variety of snacks and drinks. Catch the resident DJ spin tunes by the pool on certain days. The astonishing Wos River Valley pool views will leave you breathless! Jungle Fish Pool Club, including this stunning pool, is open to non-resident guests free of charge.
Jungle Fish Pool Bar at Chapung Sebali, Jl. Raya Sebali, Keliki, Ubud, Bali, +62 361 898 9102, email@example.com, www.chapung.com
Bali is known for having some fabulous and chic beach clubs, many with cool beachfront pools. We’ve found a gem at the Komune Beach Club at the Kommune Hotel by Keramas Beach. This hip beach club features a cute beachfront oval-shaped pool on the lawn just before hitting the shimmering black sand beach. Residents and visitors can relax on the daybeds and enjoy divine cocktails. From this pool, you’ll see Mount Agung in the distance, and right in front of you, the crashing waves and fun surf sessions. The true magic of this pool is experienced at dusk, when the pool is lit up, and the beach club vibe ignites.
Komune Beach Club at Hotel Komune, Jl. Pantai Keramas, Keramas Beach, Medahan, Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency, Bali, +62 361 301 8888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.komuneresorts.com
At the luxurious cliff-top resort Karma Kandara in Ungasan, guests can splash in a striking half-moon-shaped infinity pool. And for a unique “wedding on water,” the resort offers a package for couples to tie the knot on top of this gorgeous pool while standing on a clear acrylic stage. This beautiful pool is set just below the award-winning di Mare restaurant and overlooks the Indian Ocean. You’ll get all the Mediterranean feels while dipping in this pool, with its light-coloured cobblestone paving edges. The electric blue colour bursting out of this pool is extremely inviting.
Karma Kandara - Ungasan, Jl. Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Bali, +62 811 3820 3360, email@example.com, www.karmagroup.com
An awe-inspiring destination, Alila Villas Uluwatu is located on one of the highest planes in Indonesia. It’s a cliffside oasis in Uluwatu where the limestone cliffs offer dramatic drops and impressive views. And it’s no wonder that Alila’s stunning infinity pool makes it onto our list. This dramatic and iconic cliffside 50m infinity pool is situated over 90m above the shoreline, offering the incredible Indian Ocean and sunset views. Guests at the resort can chill in the pool or lay back on the sun-loungers, while the awesome pool butlers provide all your poolside amenities like tanning oil.
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jl. Belimbing Sari Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, +62 361 848 2166, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu
The Mulia Resort is located along the secluded beach of Nusa Dua and boasts an iconic beachfront infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Fittingly named the “Oasis Pool,” this is Bali’s longest oceanfront infinity pool. Exclusive access to this pool is reserved for guests of The Mulia and Mulia Villas. This gorgeous pool is surrounded by 16 tall signature Balinese-inspired statues of ladies harvesting rice, signifying prosperity and wealth. Lounge on an array of daybeds or private cabanas near this pool. Definitely catch this pool at sunrise for a truly memorable experience.
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Nusa Dua, Bali, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Bali, +62 361 301 7777, email@example.com, www.themulia.com/bali
For a truly nourishing swim, visit Toya Devasya Hot Spring Waterpark to soak in their lake-edge, totally-zen, hot spring infinity pool. Toya Devasya is located in northeast Bali in Kintamani on the banks of Lake Batur. Besides the amazing health benefits of the natural minerals, what we love about this awesome odorless hot spring infinity pool, is the incredible view. Breathe in the fresh mountain air while enjoying panoramic views of magnificent Mount Batur, one of Bali’s active volcanoes. Enjoy four natural hot spring pools heated deep within the earth, one warm Olympic-size pool, restaurants, activities, a spa, and accommodation here too.
Toya Devasya, Jl. Puri Bening (STA), Toya Bungkah Kintamani, Bali, +62 366 512 05, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.toyadevasya.com
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