InterContinental Bali Resort
What We Love
- There are six pools, including two for kids
- The beachside Uluwatu spa is a real sanctuary
- Jimbaran’s beaches are some of the island’s best and liveliest
- Daily complimentary yoga
What To Know
- There’s a big focus on family, so expect to share the serenity with kids
- The resort’s size (416 rooms) and locale attract a lot of weddings and conferences
- The beaches are very calm; surfers should seek waves elsewhere
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
This tranquil oasis, close to calm Jimbaran Bay, epitomizes the soul-soothing style of this lovely Indonesian island. Open-air thatch-roofed pavilions are situated next to reflecting pools, the airy rooms have a relaxed tropical ambience (white bedding and walls offset by rich hardwood floors and Indonesian furnishings), and the public spaces, including six pools and five restaurants, offer a corner of serenity for every guest. The resort also dishes up a range of awesome only-in-Bali activities, like Balinese music sessions, cooking classes, fruit and flower arranging and sunset cycling tours of the village.
In the Area
Just on the doorstep, Jimbaran Bay comes alive after dark with dozens of open-air restaurants serving grilled just-caught fish (literally: diners select their dinner while it’s still splashing around) at tables on the sand. Farther afield, don’t miss Bali’s three most impressive temples: Tanah Lot, an ancient temple on an islet off the southwestern coast that hosts kecak and fire dances at dusk; Uluwatu, an 11th-century marvel set on rugged clifftops overlooking the Indian Ocean; and Besakih, the Mother Temple, set on the volcanic slopes of Mount Agung. After all that spirituality, get a dose of materialism back in Jimbaran at Jenggala, a factory that produces gorgeous ceramics that fuse tradition and modernity delightfully.
How to Get There
A tired, overrated and overpriced hotel and definitely wouldn't stay again. To be fair, I probably wouldn't go to the Jimbaran Bay area again either, just a dead end. The property is not well maintained and the food and beverage very average. The layout of the IHG is charming as there is plenty of space and gardens along with various pools and of course the proximity to the beach. And this layout ensures that it doesn't feel too crowded, apart from sunset, which is a good thing.
We are a family of four whilst the service is impeccable and the buffet breakfast brilliant my boys slept on a sofa which then meant a crowded room The restaurants and room service were less than average food and expensive We are not coming back to resort accommodation in Bali you can do so much better
We spent a fair amount of time researching luxury resorts in South Bali, and ultimately ended up choosing the IC. It turned out to be a fantastic decision! It didn't start well - right after booking the room, I received a welcome E-mail from the hotel. In this E-mail, I was informed that they could not guarantee a King (vs. Twin) room for my wife and I, even though I specifically booked that room type (as opposed to some generic "run of house" room). I pushed back on it and was told the same thing - my king room was not guaranteed. I ended up escalating to a manager who was very apologetic about the situation and offered an upgrade as compensation. So between the upgrade and our Ambassador status, we ended up in a King Premium Duplex Suite. Tons of space to spread out and relax!
The resort grounds were stunning, and much to our delight it wasn't overly crowded. No issues finding a lounger by the pool or beach at different times of the day. Our rate included breakfast, and the morning spread was terrific in terms of appearance, variety and flavor. In fact, we sampled many different restaurants at the resort during our stay, and they were all fantastic. I would go as far as saying that this was the best collection of eateries we've had in one single resort.
All in all, we absolutely loved our time at the IC Bali and would happily return here again!
A luxurious resort with outstanding services and very friendly and helpful staff, with an excellent location in Jimbaran area. I like the area near the beach which also contains some good activities. Although the resort is old, yet it is very well maintained and the newly renovated rooms and duplex suits are very large in size with luxury furniture and beautiful decoration. The bathroom is very large and equipped with a brand toileters. Breakfast is also excellent with many selections, and prevrablly if they add more Arabic food selections.
We’re finally back to Intercontinental, now with a fresh new look for the rooms & breakfast area.
The rooms are spacious, can easily fill an extra bed & still having space to move around.
I totally love the vibes/energy in this hotel, feels so calming & positive.
With such an excellent staffs, their kindness & sincerity really shown through. Am seeing familiar staffs faces (which is rare to get in a resort). Many of their staffs are seniors, which are good in my opinion, super well trained & super experienced.
Shoutout to Pak Budi, the manager in the breakfast area. He greeted us with so much warmth.
They even paid the littlest details, even to the little complain that my husband had over the coffee (it took quite a while & it was super busy in breakfast area).
The F&B director even approached & introduced himself at the cocktail party, that was super friendly & made us feels welcome & comfortable. (I’m terribly sorry that I forgot your name)
Food quality, no need to doubt, absolutely delicious.
The pool with direct access to the beach area is the most wonderful thing about this resort. The beach is clean, waves are soft & mild (low tide). You can swim around easily without having to scratch you feet because of some rocks/corals. My teenage kids were having such a good time. From the sea, straight jump into the pool, absolute win.
Unfortunately, I think the pool needs to be maintained/cleaned. The area below the gazebo were moldy.
The glasses at the bar were not made of glass, so it doesn’t shiny (looks outdated/opaque).
Oh, checkout the zen garden, it’s actually a good place to sit & reflect. But do beware, there’s still much renovation going on at the other wing/area or this resort.
Other than that, I truly love this resort. The ambiance, the sincerity, the warmth, the coziness, the location, the food, the drinks, the rooms, absolutely won my heart. Will definitely come back, again!!!