You don’t need to pay big bucks in a private villa to be able to enjoy an incredible pool experience. There are hotels in Bali that have the most breathtaking pools where you can relax, take in scenic views and enjoy the island’s tropical weather.
From the cliff sides of Uluwatu to the jungle views of Ubud, I have compiled a list of the best hotel pools in Bali that make you wish you never have to leave.
Grab your pen and paper and get ready to note down these hotel pools in Bali worth seeing.
Hanging Gardens of Bali
I wanted to start off strong with one of the most famous hotel pools in Bali – Hanging Gardens of Bali.
The jungle resort features a 2-level infinity swimming pool that faces out over thick jungle treetop views. A beautiful place for an Instagram photoshoot or just a lazy day in the sun, the glistening water reflects the bright sun luring you in for a refreshing dip.
Easily one of the most well-known jungle pools in Bali thanks to its Instagram fame, Hangings Gardens of Bali is a must-visit spot for every infinity pool lover.
Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club
The Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club in Keramas has 2 of the most beautiful and luxurious pools I have ever seen.
The first runs the length of the resort, with direct access for those staying in the resort’s pool suites. An impressive infinity swimming pool that looks over lush lawns and scenic ocean views, the guests are able to dip into the refreshing water right from their suite.
The second pool is located within the Komune Beach Club. Think Mediterranean-chic with its bright blue tiles and perfectly oval shape. Sitting at the edge of the property just steps from the sand and ocean, it is an incredible beachside pool in Bali where you can relax and soak in the sun.
One of Bali’s best kept secrets, Amankila is hidden away in a peaceful scenic village of Karangasem. On a hillside looking out to unbeatable ocean views, the expansive resort is luxurious and exclusive.
Each of the private villas feature their own swimming pools ranging from infinity pools to seaside pools, and the beach club has a huge sprawling swimming pool surrounded by towering tall palm trees and comfortable sunbeds. However, it is the main pool that I really want to highlight.
Amankila has a three-tier infinity swimming pool at the heart of its resort, a real showstopper for every guest. From the poolside bales and sunbeds you can survey the mountain ranges of the landscape, look out over endless ocean views and splash into the cool waters at every level. It is by far one of the best infinity pools in Bali.
The Mulia Bali
Flanked by grand statues of Balinese women harvesting rice, The Mulia Bali is one of the pools in Bali with an air of royalty. Just one of the five swimming pools within The Mulia Bali Resort, the ‘Oasis Pool’ faces out over the white sand beach and blue oceans of Nusa Dua. Surrounded by sunbeds and private cabanas, guests of the resort enjoy exclusive access.
The Mulia Bali also has the ‘Ocean Pool’ with stunning views and a swim-up bar, the ‘Ladies Courtyard’ which features more soaring statues of Balinese women carrying flowers for daily prayer, the ‘Splash Pool’ for kids, the ‘Courtyard’ which sits at the front of the resort and basks in the sun throughout the day, and finally the ‘Aqua Pool’ which offers a bit more intimacy and privacy for The Mulia Bali guests.
If you love the water and relaxing around the pool on hot tropical days, then The Mulia Bali Resort is the perfect accommodation spot for you. A different pool for every day.
A lavish jungle resort in the heart of Ubud, Chapung Sebali is home to the famous Jungle Fish Pool Club.
Perched on the hillside at the same height as towering treetops, it is a luscious and tropical pool experience where you can lounge, swim and dine among the jungles. The Jungle Fish infinity pool is a staggering 35m long! Ideal for those who love to swim lengths or challenge their friends to races.
One of the best hotels with an infinity pool in Bali for its stunning scenery and luxurious setting, Chapung Sebali should be at the top of your list for a Ubud stay. You can enjoy a private villa pool as well as the picturesque pool club.
Suarga Padang Padang
Suarga Padang Padang is a modern and entirely sustainable resort along the surf coasts of Uluwatu.
Beside the luxurious and open restaurant, Suarga Padang Padang’s infinity swimming pool sits in the sun with incredible ocean views. A freeform design with light tiles and a wooden decking, it is a great spot for enjoying the island heat and catching a magical sunset.
The resort’s private villas also have their own pools with equally stunning views.
Hard Rock Cafe Hotel
As a child I often played in the Hard Rock Cafe swimming pool and thought it was the best place on earth. With water slides, in-pool cabanas, a sandy shore for volleyball and powerful waterfalls, it is fun for the whole family.
On the main beach street of Kuta, the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel is a huge establishment and has an impressive pool to match. An ideal place to spend a long day playing in the water and snacking from the poolside restaurant, there is something for everyone to enjoy including competitions, volleyball tournaments and swimming races.
Get hooked up with one of the private cabanas and spend a day in luxury comfort with your family at one of the biggest hotels pools in Bali.
The Padma Ubud jungle infinity pool is one of the most majestic and architecturally beautiful pools in Bali. The curved edges can be interpreted as mimicking rolling ocean waves, yet the water runs over the edge to luscious jungle views.
Far from the crowds in the hills of Ubud, Padma Ubud is a romantic escape surrounded by treetops and hilly terrain. The resort features three swimming pools – the main heated infinity pool, a smaller more intimate waterfall pool and a kids pool. Each overlooking the same unbelievable jungle views, every pool is worth a dip.
Padma Ubud has some of the best jungle pools in Bali.
Soori Bali is one of the most elegant and lavish resorts I have ever seen, and the pool perfectly matches with that luxurious vibe.
Just metres from the dark sands of Tanah Lot beach, the Soori Bali swimming pool has sweeping views of the lush gardens and crashing ocean waves. Spend a long sunny day relaxing on the lounging sunbeds, refreshing in the water and looking out over the incredible views.
I think this may be my favourite hotel pool in Bali for the serene atmosphere and amazing surroundings.
As the name suggests, The Edge Resort sits on the edge of Uluwatu’s clifftops. Far above the rocky ocean shore, there are two pools within the resort – 1 at The Edge and 1 at oneeighty° pool club. Both stunningly bright and glistening in the perfect tropical sun, this cliffside paradise is an unforgettable experience whether you are visiting for a night’s stay or just a day trip.
It’s the oneeighty° pool that I really want to focus on.
Unlike any other hotel infinity pool in Bali, the oneeighty° pool hangs over the edge of the cliff with a glass bottom and sides. Floating 162m above the turquoise ocean, it is a truly unique and magnificent sight when you dive below the water and see the crashing waves below.
Take a seat on the in-pool bench and bask in the sun, oneeighty° is one of the best and most specials pools in Bali.
Sheraton Kuta Resort
Kuta may have lost its spot as the heart of Bali’s tourist action, but that doesn’t take away the fabulous and amazing pools in the area.
The Sheraton Kuta Resort is home to an infinity pool overlooking tall palm trees and ocean views. Sat right in front of the beach, just across the street from the sand, Sheraton Kuta Resort is a lavish getaway beside the popular Beachwalk Shopping Mall.
Ideal for those looking to shop, dine and beach it up, the sparkling pool adds an additional touch of luxury to the hotel. The freeform style and wooden decking makes it a perfect place to catch a magical sunset.
I’m not sure there is a strong enough word to describe the magnificence of Bvlgari Resort. It’s luxurious, decadent, lavish, extravagant – and every other similar adjective.
On a cliffside in Uluwatu, The Bvlgari Resort features some of the most astounding hotel pools in Bali. Sparkling infinity pools, private villa pools and sunny wooden deckings are the perfect serene setting for enjoying the island sun, crashing wave views and quality time with your loved ones.
Neighboured by an open air restaurant and bar, the Bvlgari Resort has one of the most stunning pools in Bali.
Hotel Katamama Suites at Desa Potato Head
Everyone knows Potato Head Beach Club, but their extension of apartments is lesser known. Katamama has the same unique design as Potato Head Beach Club with an intention to be sustainable and leave a minimal environmental impact.
As with many of the resorts on the island, Hotel Katamama Suites features numerous swimming pools. My personal favourite is the smaller, unsymmetrical pool beside the apartment complex. With 2 hexagonal pools connected by a small ‘stream’ like length, it is the quieter and more serene option.
There is also a grand more lavish pool surrounded by tiered wooden decking and towering trees that offers a jungle-style retreat. Each of the pools offer a deluxe and tropical experience.
Munduk Moding Coffee Plantation
In the far North of the island, Munduk Moding Coffee Plantation is a beautiful nature resort with sprawling infinity swimming pools and a quaint jacuzzi.
Encompassed by thick jungles and traditional coffee plantations, you can bask in the cool waters with unbeatable views of the resort. Lounge, soak and relax in a luxurious environment with your loved one for a romantic escape or solo for a tranquil retreat.
Set among the mountain terrain of Singaraja, the resort features some of the most incredible infinity pools in Bali.
Patal Kikian Villas
Patal Kikian Villas is just breathtaking. Situated in the rural area of Sideman among the hilly mountain range, it is one of the most remarkable resorts on the island. Their glimmering infinity swimming pool sits front and centre to the outstanding valley and mountain views.
Seemingly etched into the landscape, the water from the pool appears to run into the valley itself. On the wooden decking beside the pool you can lounge on the comfortable sunbeds and sit in marvel to nature’s beauty.
Easily one of the most beautiful hotel pools in Bali, Patal Kikian Villas is a relatively unknown yet deserving resort.
Among the treetops of Gianyar’s jungles, the Viceroy Bali Resort has a dazzling infinity swimming pool perched on the edge of the hillside. With thatched roof poolside bales and reclining sunbeds, you can immerse yourself in the luxury of the resort overlooking thick luscious views.
Romantic, scenic and lavish, Viceroy Bali Resort is a paradise retreat where you can soak in the sun and dip into the cool waters.
You will definitely want your camera for this one!
W Bali – Seminyak
Known for being ultra-sumptuous and opulent, the W Bali Resort sits on the beachfront of Seminyak with beach clubs, cocktail lounges, beautiful suites and private villas.
Great for a first-time trip to Bali, the W Bali Resort is packed with sprawling common pools and private plunge pools. The most popular is the huge twisting and turning tiered pool at the heart of the resort. Reaching right out to the sand, the dark tiled pools are never crowded thanks to their huge size.
Shaded by towering palm trees and encircled by sun loungers, the W Bali Resort is one of the best pools in Bali for a long day in the sun with your loved ones.
Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa
The Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa features a Mediterranean inspired pool right at the centre of the resort. Sloping down into the water, it is one of my favourite types of pool where you can lounge in the sun while remaining cool in the water.
Relaxed cabanas sit beside the pool for a touch of shade and a cool drink, with staggering palm trees dotted around.
There is also a pool with water slides for the whole family, a jacuzzi and infinity pool. You are in for a real tropical experience.
Uluwatu Surf Villas
As well as the private villa plunge pools, Uluwatu Surf Villas has an expansive shared pool at the Mana Restaurant. A vast 12x15m infinity pool hanging over the cliffside, it is a sunny and serene spot where you can enjoy the tropical sun and sample dishes from the luxurious restaurant.
Of all the Bali hotel pools, it is one of the best for panoramic ocean views, catching the sunset and enjoying time with your family and friends.
Open to outside guests alongside the resort guests, it is a great option for those who want to spend a day lounging in Uluwatu.
The St Regis Bali Resort
I am going to end our journey of the best pools in Bali here, with my ultimate favourite – The St Regis Bali Resort.
Taking inspiration from Bora Bora, the pool at the St Regis Bali Resort is lagoon-style with cabana villas dotted along the edge. Each featuring direct access to the refreshing waters, for a water-lover, it is a great place to spend a tropical Bali getaway.
You can swim the whole length of the resort in the saltwater lagoon, soaking in the sun on the floating pontoon and taking in the lush views of the surrounding gardens.
Forget your worries and turn into a water-baby for a luxurious and memorable stay.
Ta-da! That’s 20 of the best hotel pools in Bali that are worth pruning your fingertips.
You will never want to leave the cool refreshing waters of these infinity, lagoon and Mediterranean pools.
Whether you get a day pass to one of these noteworthy Bali pools, or stay in the resorts, make sure you snap some pictures. You won’t want to forget the views.
My favourites are definitely the Mediterranean pool in the Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa and the expansive infinity pool at Soori Bali.
Grab your swimsuits and get ready to dip and dive into some of the best pools in Bali.
Featured image: Suarga Padang Padang