Even hard-core travel purists — globetrotters who scoff at the notion of all-inclusive accommodations — can admit that the constant stream of a la carte charges can be a major vacation buzzkill. Enter: these seven beachfront resorts on the southeastern coast of Bali, where all-inclusive rates and packages include everything from food and drink to trapeze lessons and daily hour-long spa treatments. Check out our list of the top all-inclusive resorts in Nusa Dua, Bali.
All-inclusive rates cover everything from free breakfast and Wi-Fi to daily spa treatments to beachside yoga classes to painting lessons at this ultra-luxurious beachfront resort. The 39 suites and 42 villas all feature large flat-screen TVs, DVD players, sound systems, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and coffeemakers, as well as spacious balconies or terraces with patio furniture. With a private beach, a wonderful spa, two excellent restaurants, a gorgeous infinity pool, a kids’ club, and tons of daily activities, there is little guests can’t do on-site.
The Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort is a luxury property located on the Tangjung Benoa peninsula, in an area dominated by similar resorts. The 188 rooms and suites are elegant and spacious, and all have terraces or balconies, many with views of the Indian Ocean. On-site facilities include a spa, a fitness center, a kids' club, and six bars and restaurants, and a lagoon-style pool -- the resort also has its own beach area. Regular activities range from village tours to beach volleyball, and the resort offers a number of water sports, including Jet-skiing and parasailing. Bikes can be rented, and the resort operates a free shuttle service to nearby Kuta. All-inclusive packages are available, but not mandatory.
The Melia Bali Indonesia is an upscale resort right on the beach on Bali's southeastern coast. The 494 rooms and suites feature elegant, contemporary decor, and have patios or balconies. Multiple bars and restaurants serve Indonesian, Japanese, and continental cuisine, an extensive selection of event spaces are perfect for meetings and weddings, and a kids' club has activities for children ages four to 12. All-inclusive packages with food, drinks, entertainment, non-motorized water sports, and minibar snacks are also available (not mandatory).
The Sol Beach House Benoa Bali is an upscale all-inclusive with inviting grounds and Balinese architecture on a beautiful sandy beach in the Tanjung Benoa area. Large rooms have contemporary decor with a few traditional Balinese details, as well as private balconies, spacious bathrooms with rain showers, and free Wi-Fi. The outdoor areas are particularly appealing, and include a freeform pool with a swim-up bar and a kiddy section, several drinking and dining options, and manicured lawns with hammocks and beanbags. Some areas and rooms are a bit worn, but ongoing renovations are expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2016. Neighboring Bali Tropic Resort and Spa has more local charm and similar rates, but is a tad less luxurious.
The 393-room Club Med Bali is an enormous, upscale all-inclusive chain resort. Rooms and suites are small and nothing spectacular, though they do have large marble bathrooms and most have balconies. It's the multitude of activities that attract visitors to this beachside resort. Along with multiple pools and sports courts, there are golf classes and water sports -- even trapeze lessons -- available (and included in the rates). Families make up the majority of guests here, and there are activity clubs for babies, children, and teens. For adults, there's an excellent spa with its own pool and a couple of bars (though certain premium liquors and wines aren't included in the room rates). But couples without kids might feel out of place -- they might want to check out the Ayodya Resort Bali instead, though it's not all-inclusive.
The 150-room Bali Tropic is a family-friendly, upscale all-inclusive with gorgeous traditional Balinese architecture and beautiful tropical gardens. Rooms are spacious and charming, with four-poster beds, lots of ornate wood and stone carvings, and amenities such as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and lightly stocked minibars. All units have furnished terraces and large bathrooms with walk-in showers and separate stone tubs. The property has three restaurants, including one by the beach open 24/7, and two bars, but food gets mixed reviews. There is also a decent fitness center, a relaxing spa, and a large pool with a swim-up bar and a kiddy section. Those looking for something more contemporary may want to compare rates at Sadara Boutique Beach Resort.
The 301-room Grand Mirage is an upscale all-inclusive beach resort in the quiet Tanjung Benoa area. It caters to families and couples with a wide array of daily activities for all ages, free non-motorized water sports, a pool with a swim-up bar, and an excellent spa with a large hydrotherapy area and treatments also for kids. Spacious rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and free minibars (replenished daily), and all have furnished balconies, some overlooking the ocean. But the property is starting to show its age, and some rooms have maintenance issues. Those not set on staying at an all-inclusive may want to compare rates at Novotel Bali Benoa.