Let’s face it; part of the appeal of traveling in Southeast Asia is the amazing affordability of luxury accommodations. Yes, the people, the food, culture, history, and beaches are all amazing! But where else can you get a private pool villa for a week and pay the same as what you’d pay for one or two nights in a London or Paris hotel?
The biggest problem you will have is narrowing down the selection of private pool villas available in Bali. Lucky for you, we’ve done the hard work for you by identifying the best affordable Bali villas with private pool.
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The Best Villas in Kuta, Bali
Along the southern tip of Bali is the original resort town that brought tourism to Bali in the first place. Kuta happens to be the closest area to the main airport, making it the best area for tourists who only have a short time and would like to be on the beach as quickly as possible after landing at the airport.
Calm, safe waters make Kuta one of the best places for surfing lessons, if you can tear yourself away from your private pool for a day on the beach. Kuta definitely has a party atmosphere not unlike Phuket or Cancun, so it’s not necessarily the most family-friendly place to stay in Bali. However, if you book a private villa with a fully-equipped kitchen and swimming pool, you can avoid the seedier side of Kuta tourism.
Private Pool Villas in Kuta:
The Best Villas in Seminyak, Bali
Just north of Kuta is Seminyak, which is still less than 20 minutes from the international airport, making this another convenient option for tourists who don’t want to travel far upon arrival to Bali. Where Kuta caters to the budget-friendly backpacking crowd, Seminyak has more upscale accommodations and attractions to offer.
Whether you want a budget villa in Bali or a romantic private pool villa, there are many cheap villas in Bali Seminyak to choose from. In addition to the many villas of Seminyak, there are also many upscale restaurants and luxury retailers to browse. Luxury resorts abound, so even if you have a Bali villa with a private pool and jacuzzi, you may want to check out the spas and restaurants at nearby resorts.
Private Pool Villas in Seminyak:
The Best Villas in Canggu, Bali
Continuing north along the coast, we come to the resort village of Canggu. Batu Belig Beach separates Canggu from Seminyak. In contrast to some other areas of Bali, Canggu is a laid-back destination popular with surfers and yoga retreats. This hipster haven is full of affordable private pool villas and if you want a private infinity pool in Bali, you’ll definitely find them here in Canggu.
In town, there are dozens of cool cafes and restaurants, beach clubs and bars. Artisan shops are also popping up all over this side of the island, offering unique shopping opportunities to find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your stay at a private pool villa in Bali.
Private Pool Villas in Canggu:
The Best Villas in Uluwatu, Bali
Going south from Kuta is the village of Uluwatu, Bali. Named after the Uluwatu Temple, the area is known for steep cliffs and excellent surfing conditions. Locals still perform traditional dance shows at the temple, which is a popular activity for tourists to observe. Although the area is pretty laid-back, there are definitely enough activities to occupy your time here.
Uluwatu has several beach clubs, cafes and bars to peruse. With most properties perched on cliffs high above the sea, you’ll definitely want to choose one of the Bali mountain villas with an infinity pool for breathtaking sunset views over the ocean.
Private Pool Villas in Uluwatu:
The Best Villas in Ubud, Bali
Ever since Eat, Pray, Love came out, Ubud has quickly become one of the most popular spots on Bali, for tourists, digital nomads, and expats. It is located inland from the beaches, amongst rice paddies and rainforests. The Ubud monkey forest is very popular with visitors, as are the local Hindu temples scattered throughout the local hillsides.
Ubud is all about health and holistic healing, so expect to find yoga studios and smoothie cafes in place of the nightlife you might expect in other areas of Bali. Since you are staying inland, the nearest beach is 45 minutes from Ubud, so you definitely want to choose one of the hotels in Ubud Bali with private pool.
Private Pool Villas in Ubud:
The Best Villas in Nusa Dua, Bali
Another upscale resort area of Bali is Nusa Dua, located along the Southeast tip of the island. The area is family-friendly, with many luxury resorts and beautiful beaches throughout the area. If you want a more upscale Bali accommodation with a private pool, this is a great place to stay.
The main draw to Nusa Dua is the selection of beaches and all-inclusive accommodations, but there are also several cultural attractions to check out, including the massive statue at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.
Private Pool Villas in Nusa Dua:
The Best Villas in Jimbaran, Bali
The fishing village of Jimbaran is located south of Kuta and north of Uluwatu. This is a quieter area with less of the nightlife and tourist attractions as the other places we’ve mentioned here, but it’s a good place to look for cheap Bali villas in close proximity to Kuta, Seminyak, and Uluwatu.
If you are looking for a lively scene, you should budget for taxis into other resort areas, but if you prefer a more “local” experience with night markets and seafood shacks on the beach, then Jimbaran may be just the right spot for you.