Excitingly, Bali is cautiously opening its flight path and offering a traditionally warm Balinese welcome to international tourists. As you’d expect, many of the hotels are breathtaking and are dotted across the island. To keep its residents and visitors safe, anyone arriving on to the magical shores of this extraordinary island will be subject to spending a few nights in a quarantine hotel.
The good news recently announced is that Bali is reducing its quarantine length of stay, easy-apply visas, and regular international flights. Currently, the quarantine period is five days and four nights, giving you time to recharge, recover from jetlag, and plan your explorations and adventures across the island. Whether you are looking for budget accommodation or a private pool villa with sea or jungle views, there are various options to choose. Check out the Little Steps Asia’s top ten favorites!
The Viceroy Bali is regarded as one of the most exclusive hotels on the island, if not the world. It’s already won the coveted Condé Nast Traveller accolade as the number one resort in the world. The 40-villa resort overlooks a breathtaking ravine that's locally known as the Valley of the Kings and is a mere five minutes from the bustling arty town of Ubud. The tropical sanctuary is meticulously designed to embrace the authenticity of Bali and its ancient cultural traditions. Most villas have a private temperature-controlled pool with spectacular jungle views and large terraces ideal for whiling away your time, relaxing, napping, reading, and enjoying enforced quarantine in the lap of luxury. The Viceroy has a comprehensive quarantine package that includes mandatory insurance coverage, transfers from the airport, and PCR tests; they'll even provide fitness equipment in your villa. The resort is ideal for post-quarantine exploration; it boasts Lembah Spa, a new state-of-the-art wellness center, and several delicious culinary offerings.
Rates from SGD $2,000 for two people, including your entry visa.
The Grand Hyatt Bali in Nusa Dua is on the shores of the Indian Ocean, just 15-minutes from the international airport. You can expect nothing short of unsurpassed Balinese hospitality coupled with gorgeous tropical vibes in a contemporary setting. The substantial all-suite and villa resort is inspired by a Balinese water palace affording guests private swimming pools, terraces, and balconies for privacy. Nusa Dua translates into 'two islands' and is an impressive coastline of gated hotels offering peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the island. The hotel offers a comprehensive quarantine package that includes a transfer from the airport, breakfast, two-course lunches and dinners, and the required PCR tests. Here, you'll never know you are in quarantine.
Rates from SGD $1,400 for two people.
Grand Hyatt Bali, Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, +62 361 771234, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/indonesia/grand-hyatt-bali/balgh
Nestled on the soft white sandy beach and the shores of the Indian Ocean, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is a serene Balinese sanctuary ideal for releasing travel stresses and quarantine blues. Floor-to-ceiling oversized windows allow the warm Balinese light to flood your room. Each standard room has a spacious balcony, or you can upgrade to a room with a terrace. You can rest easy in the signature Heavenly® Beds with plush pillows and crisp cotton linens. The large ensuite bathrooms have spacious soaking tubs and invigorating bath amenities. There is a wealth of larger suites if you are traveling with your family. The hotel offers a Warm-Up Vacation that includes an airport transfer, 30-days insurance, and two PCR tests.
Rates from SGD $1,500 for two people.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, ITDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua, Bali, +62 361 771906, email@example.com, https://marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dpswi-the-westin-resort-nusa-dua-bali
The Bali Dynasty Resort is a premier beachside quarantine resort in South Kuta. They have a variety of rooms suitable for families, each with a terrace or balcony with views over the immaculately manicured gardens or the sea. The quarantine offerings are good value. There are delicious in-room dining options, two PCR tests, and an airport pickup included. South Kuta was the first destination in Bali to welcome tourists. When you've completed your quarantine stint, it's a great place to meet some of the local hawkers selling you Balinese nicknacks or renting surfboards, sun loungers, and umbrellas. Bali Dynasty Resort is just ten minutes from the airport, making it a good starting point for your holiday in Bali. You can keep the kids calm with news that they have their own kids club and playground, teens club, and a 56-meter gravity-defying waterslide.
Rates from SGD $865.00 for two people.
The Tandjung Sari is everything you’d expect from a privately owned boutique resort. In the ‘60s, Dutch-Indonesian artist-entrepreneur Wija Wawo-Runtu bought land on Sanur beach and built a little house for him and his wife. Over time, the home has evolved into a perfect retreat of simplicity and sophistication with a clever blend of rustic local architecture and internationally sourced antiques. Each of the resort's cottages is stand-alone and set within a pretty walled garden. If you seek complete privacy and an easy-going vibe, then Tandjung Sari is for you. The family has set aside the Village Bungalow for quarantining travelers. They provide the bests in quarantine essentials. The spacious 140 square meter accommodation is set in a garden with a traditional lounging pavilion or balé. It has a large bathroom that leads to an outdoor rain shower in its own courtyard. Tandjung Sari has a well-stocked library with English, Japanese and Dutch books, not to mention an extensive collection of board games.
Rates from SGD $1,400.00 for two people.
Blessed with uninterrupted views of tropical greenery, The Royal Pita Maha embraces a spiritually charged parcel of landscape in rural Ubud. The breathtaking resort was built with a sensitivity to nature as it meanders down to the banks of the cooling Ayung River. Each villa boasts a pool that looks over timeless tropical vistas. The resort is entirely inspired by the traditional arts and culture of Bali and is a sanctuary of peace and harmony to recharge your mind, body, and spirit. Delicious homecooked food is delivered to your villa throughout the quarantine program. The rate includes the standard PCR test, airport pickup, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and COVID health insurance.
Rates from SGD $1,750.00 for two people.
Situated in the little resort town of Kuta, the Fairfield by Marriott is a contemporary hotel in a gorgeous tropical setting. The quarantine accommodation is in a deluxe or deluxe pool room. It has a balcony with city or pool views. The hotel has excellent environmentally friendly room essentials like bamboo toothbrushes and locally crafted bath products that are botanical and biodegradable. Kuta is often the first port of call for Bali newbies; it's fun, frenetic, and the epicenter of youthful tourism on the island. The quarantine package includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, and the mandatory PCR tests and insurance to cover COVID-19.
Rates from SGD $660.00 for two people.
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road, Jl. Merdeka Raya Gang VII, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali,+62 361 2099100, https://marriott.com/hotels/travel/dpsfb-fairfield-bali-kuta-sunset-road
Friendly staff, gorgeous jungle views, and delicious food, what more could you want during an obligatory stint in quarantine? The Payogan Villa Resort and Spa is peacefully located amidst seven hectares of tropical landscapes and two refreshing rivers. The rural hillside resort is a spiritual retreat supercharged by its extraordinary surroundings. The architecture is typically respectful of the environment and Balinese in style. With only 45 villas that range from one-bedroom garden villas to three-bedroom pool villas, each has its own private verandah or garden and pavilion. Choose a bright and airy villa with a private pool and verdant gardens for the best quarantine stay. Your package will include a choice of Indonesian, American, or continental breakfast, three-course lunches and dinners, and yummy afternoon snacks. Post-quarantine you can explore, and fall in love with Ubud. The traditional Balinese culture is infused into every waking moment with brightly colored Buddhist offerings and the ever-present hum of local gamelan music. Sustainability and mindfulness are at the heart of daily living.
Rates from SGD $1,750.00 for two people.
Set on the dramatic coastline of Nusa Dua are the Mulia hotel, resort, and villas. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, winding pathways, and tranquil gardens, your private villa boasts a hydrotherapy pool, day bed, and a spacious terrace area set within lush landscapes. Your expansive accommodation is perfectly appointed with silky 400 thread count linens and divine bathroom products. Floor-to-ceiling windows open onto pretty gardens and a swimming pool so that you can count down your quarantine days in utter luxury. You'll be well provided with the comprehensive quarantine package that includes all meals, drinking water, airport pickup, PCR tests, and COVID-19 appropriate insurance. Post-quarantine, you can enjoy a whole host of activities such as yoga, paddle boarding, or fun water aerobics, not to mention dining in one of their nine restaurants.
Rates from SGD $1,900.00 for two people.
Award-winning Courtyard by Marriott Bali is located in upscale Nusa Dua in the south. The contemporary rooms are light and airy and have balconies or terraces overlooking the lush tropical gardens or Nusa Dua beach, allowing you to feel a sense of freedom during your quarantine stay. Your accommodation has all of the trappings expected of a five-star hotel, including marble bathrooms and an office area for those who want to keep an eye on work. The Courtyard quarantine package includes three substantial meals a day, airport transfers, PCR tests, and 30 days COVID-19 insurance.
Rates from SGD $1,150.00 for two people.
Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua, Kawasan Pariwisata Lot SW1, Nusa Dua, Bali, +62 361 3003888, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://marriott.com/hotels/hotel-rooms/dpscy-courtyard-bali-nusa-dua-resort
You’ll need to abide by various terms and conditions when you quarantine in Bali.