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15 Luxury Hotels with the Best Swim-Up Bars in Bali

Nothing says “paradise” quite like a sunken swim-up bar, where you can bask in the sunshine and sip cocktails from the comfort of a sparkling outdoor pool. Nicknamed the “Islands of the Gods”, Bali is an exotic destination home to luxury beachfront resorts with some of the world’s most over-the-top swim-up bars. The best swim-up bars in Bali are immersed in lush tropical foliage and offer stunning island views as well as water slides, waterfalls and underwater seating.

Couple Drinking Cocktail in Infinity Swimming Pool, swim-up bar in bali
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With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve narrowed down the most luxurious resorts with the best swim-up bars in Bali. Explore the island’s ancient temples and beautiful beaches, then relax and recharge at one of these tropical retreats that boast multiple swimming pools, lavish spas and beachfront rooms and suites.

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

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Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, swim-up bar in Bali
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A top spa hotel in Kuta Beach, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel is nestled in 8 hectares of beachfront gardens. In addition to multiple restaurants and bars, a luxury spa and helipad, the hotel’s outdoor pool is an oasis of tranquility. At the swim-up Kul Kul Pool Bar, you can quench your thirst without leaving the water and enjoy signature drinks on submerged stools.

The stylish rooms and suites are decorated in a contemporary Balinese style, each offering views of the manicured gardens, outdoor pools or the Indian Ocean. Family Suites are available with two bedrooms separated by a door, while Presidential Suites add a living room and furnished terrace and Beach Villas boast a private plunge pool.

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Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 92 – USD 637
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA

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RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA, swim-up bar in Bali
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HotelsCombined visitors love the multi-layered pools at RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA, which features one of the best swim-up bars in Bali as well as ocean views, waterfalls, poolside loungers and water slides. You also have access to a private beach, 19 restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, a renowned spa, putting course and cooking school.

Ocean View Rooms feature private balconies with ocean views and soaking tubs, while Pool Access Suites boasts direct semi-private swimming pool access from a ground-floor terrace. For endless forest canopy views from a furnished balcony, upgrade to a spacious Hillside Room.

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Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 159 – USD 545
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Karang Mas Estate, Jimbaran, Indonesia

Blu-Zea Resort by Double-Six

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Blu-Zea Resort by Double-Six, swim-up bar in Bali
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Located in Seminyak, Blu-Zea Resort by Double-Six is set in one of the best places to stay in Bali. Superior Rooms boast tropical foliage views, flat-screen TVs and king-size beds, with some featuring balconies. Ground floor Deluxe Rooms are at the closest to the pool, while Junior Suites add outdoor verandas with pool views.

You’ll be lured in by the expansive, four-tiered swimming pool, as the Sunken Pool Bar is one of the best swim-up bars in Bali with daily events like nightly bingo. Take advantage of the opulent spa treatments at The Spa, as well as the 30-seat private cinema, kids club and Balinese Cooking classes.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 112 – USD 294
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 66, Seminyak, Indonesia

Hard Rock Hotel Bali

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Hard Rock Hotel Bali, swim-up bar in Bali
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Hard Rock Hotel Bali is a fun music-themed hotel with multiple restaurants and bars, including a Jamie Oliver Kitchen, as well as a luxury Rock Spa with traditional Balinese massages. Not only does it boast one of the best swim-up bars in Bali, a kids water park and private cabanas, but it’s renowned as the largest free-form swimming pool in the area.

Rooms are adorned with images of rock history and include mini bars, air conditioning and LED TVs. Upgrade to a Luxury Kids Suite for a kids room with a Playstation 4 or discover a romantic atmosphere in the Rockstar Suites with luxurious soaking tubs.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 134 – USD 1,103
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Downtown Kuta, Kuta, Indonesia

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Bali

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Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Bali
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A regal hotel welcoming royalty and presidents over the years, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa Bali is located on Bali’s southern peninsula. Along with direct beach access, the resort boasts three outdoor pools with swim-up bars, multiple beachfront restaurants and bars and pampering spa services.

Budget-friendly Deluxe Rooms boast a king-size bed and balcony with garden views, while the Agung Suite offers majestic views of Mt Agung. Make a splash in the private lagoon pool in a Batur Suite, or stretch out in the two-floor Royal Residence with its large pool, full kitchen and separate living room.

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Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 108 – USD 2,266
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata , Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Eden Hotel Kuta Bali

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Eden Hotel Kuta Bali, swim-up bar in Bali
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Just minutes’ from Kuta Beach, the rooms and suites at Eden Hotel Kuta Bali are centred around its sparkling pool with a Sunken Pool Bar. Visit 360 Lounge & Bistro for international dishes, then enjoy a Balinese massage at Elysium Spa or catch the live Balinese Dances held weekly.

You’ll have direct access to one of the best swim-up bars in Bali in the Eden Room Pool Access, while the Eden Room Kids Pool connects to the kid-friendly area. Travelling in a group? Family Rooms boast two rooms with an interconnecting door and a furnished living room.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 19 – USD 167
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Jl. Kartika Plaza 42, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

SOL by Melia Kuta Bali

SOL by Melia Kuta Bali, swim-up bar in Bali
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SOL by Melia Kuta Bali offers a prime location in Kuta, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. The newly-renovated 4-star hotel boasts a beautiful pool with a swim-up bar, a kids pool and pool bar. Listen to live music at Play Bar, then recharge at Body & Sol Spa or enjoy all-day dining at The Kitchen Restaurant.

For direct access to the pool, stay in the Sol Xtra Room Pool Access, which also has a private balcony with pool views. All rooms include a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and mini fridge, while the spacious Sol Big Room offers 34 square metres of living space.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 58 – USD 155
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Jl. Bakung Sari No. 81, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

Bali Garden Beach Resort

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Bali Garden Beach Resort, swim-up bar in Bali
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Set on a beautiful stretch of white sand beach, Bali Garden Beach Resort boasts nine restaurants serving anything from Italian cuisine to dim sum and Mexican dishes. Offering one of the best swim-up bars in Bali, it also features an infinity pool overlooking Kuta Beach, a Spa Pool with spa jets and a kid-friendly pool. There’s also a modern, zen-style spa.

Save money in a Superior Room, which has cable TV, a mini fridge and a private balcony with Kuta views. Kids will love the double bunk with trundle beds in the Family Room, while Garden Villas are the epitome of romance with their secluded location, spacious living room and outdoor seating.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 108 – USD 242
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Jl. Kartika., Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

Mulia Resort

Mulia Resort, swim-up bar in Bali
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Mulia Resort is a high-end all-suite beachfront retreat, set along a secluded one-kilometre stretch of Nusa Dua in Bali. Along with nine restaurants and bars, discover four pools with private cabanas, a swim-up bar and access to the longest oceanfront infinity pool on the island. Don’t forget to get pampered at the award-winning spa.

Sliding glass doors open to reveal a spacious balcony with ocean views in the Mulia Signature, while Royal Suites can accommodate a family of four with an extra sofa bed and Smart TV. Premier Suites are pure opulence with separate living rooms and furnished terraces with a Jacuzzi.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 183 – USD 651
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

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Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran, swim-up bar in Bali
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A family-friendly resort near Jimbaran Bay, Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran features a saltwater lagoon pool with a swim-up bar and kids pool. Choose from the menu of facials, massages and body wraps at Serenity Spa, then unwind with local specialties at the on-site restaurant. Alternatively, cocktails are served at the rooftop bar.

Stylish rooms boast cosy sofas, mini fridges and complimentary Wi-Fi, with some also featuring balconies with lagoon views. You can upgrade to one of the spacious suites for a separate living room, while the ultra-luxe Aqua Pool Sky Penthouse or Oceanic View Sky Villa have private pools.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 111 – USD 742
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran, Indonesia

Padma Resort Legian

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Padma Resort Legian, swim-up bar in Bali
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Padma Resort Legian is a 5-star resort with luxury amenities, including multiple gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa, kids club and some of the best swim-up bars in Bali. The large Main Pool, beachfront Infinity Pool and kid-friendly Lagoon Pool feature swim-up bars, while the Family Pool features water slides for little ones.

Set around the sweeping Lagoon Pool, Deluxe Lagoon View rooms feature a furnished outdoor balcony and king-size bed. Upgrade to a Lagoon Access Room for direct access via private steps, while one and two-bedroom Balcony Suites add separate living rooms and free-standing tubs.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 157 – USD 435
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Jl. Padma No. 1, Legian, Indonesia

Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa

Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, swim-up bar in Bali
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Offering panoramic ocean views, Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa is a classic Balinese hotel with modern facilities. Rooms feature private balconies, mini bars and flat-screen TVs, while single and two-storey cottages boast terraces with garden views. Splurge for a Pool Club Villa for a private pool with lounge chairs.

You’re spoilt for choice with outdoor pools, from the beachfront Beach Pool with a swim-up bar and cabanas to the lively beach club with live music and beach views at Azul Infinity Pool. There’s even a water slide and toddler area in the Kids Pool. After you enjoy the poolside action, dine on Asian delicacies at Celagi Restaurant or book a relaxing massage or facial at Glow Spa.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 150 – USD 676
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Jalan Padma No. 2, Legian, Indonesia

Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach

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Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach
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Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach is an affordable beachfront hotel set amid Bali’s tropical greenery. After you sip drinks at the swim-up bar in the hotel’s beachfront, lagoon-style pool, book a signature massage at the spa or indulge in Japanese specialties at Nagisa. There’s also a free shuttle bus to Kuta available.

Budget-conscious travellers can stay in a cosy Deluxe Room with a flat-screen TV, mini bar and sitting area, while Ocean View Suites add a touch of luxury with oceanfront balconies. Family Rooms boast bunk beds for little ones, and opulent Oceanfront Rooftop Suites include living rooms and rooftop ocean views.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 71 – USD 576
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Jalan Pratama 68X, Tanjung Benoa, Indonesia

Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar

Karang Beach, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia with beautiful scenery
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Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar
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Take a dip in the free-shaped pool at Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar, which features an alluring Lagoon Pool Bar serving cocktails and Asian and International bites. Just a block from the beach, this affordable hotel also has a luxury spa, fitness centre, bike rentals and contemporary Swiss-Cafe restaurant serving international dishes.

Unwind in the outdoor Jacuzzi on your private balcony in a Jacuzzi Deluxe King Room, which also features air conditioning, a mini fridge and flat-screen TV, or upgrade to a Deluxe Plunge Pool for your own private pool. Couples will love the romantic Penthouse Suite, which features a spacious living room, kitchenette, home theatre and Jacuzzi.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 51 – USD 210
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Jalan Danau Tamblingan 99, Sanur, Indonesia

Padma Resort Ubud

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Padma Resort Ubud
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Offering one of the world’s most impressive swimming pools, Padma Resort Ubud overlooks a lush bamboo forest. In addition to one of the best swim-up bars in Bali at the heated Infinity Pool, the Lower Pool features a cave with a waterfall. Don’t miss in-house activities such as jungle trekking and yoga, while spa treatments, a steam room and sauna will keep you feeling rejuvenated.

Admire the lush tropical forest views from a Premier Room, which also has artisan-crafted furnishings and a private balcony, or upgrade to a Premier Club Room for access to the Padma Club Lounge. One and two-bedroom suites add extra space with living rooms, a dining area and two balconies.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 215 – USD 705
Guest Rating: 9.5
Address: Banjar Carik Desa Puhu, Payangan, Indonesia

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Sip Cocktails at the Best Swim-Up Bars in Bali

Known for its rich culture and natural beauty, Bali offers an exotic getaway with its ancient temples, beautiful beaches and verdant rice fields, but it’s also home to affordable resorts with one of the best luxury perks you can imagine – swim-up bars. So skip the boring task of getting out of the pool for a cocktail and instead spend your days soaking up the sunshine at the best swim-up bars in Bali.

Couples relaxing at the pool, swim-up bars in Bali
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Which luxury resort has the best swim-up bars in Bali?

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Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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