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
- 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
Loved this luxurious hotel on the beach with different swimming pools and many sun beds facing the ocean. Beach is quiet and beautiful. Great bar for lunch and cocktails. A must for those that want to escape the madness of Kuta.
It’s my first time to Bali and the intercontinental was fabulous nice beach, beautiful gardens everywhere, the continuous Balinese music and the breakfast was yummy. I really enjoyed staying there and definitely I well do it again.
I stayed here many years ago it was such a memorable experience so I came again before I left Bali. The resort put into many well-thought details to create best experiences for the guests. The breakfast has soothing Balinese music. Breakfast has many live stations: the chef prepare shushi in front of you, a station to cook hot wok fried noodles in addition to noodle soup station and egg station; The breakfast outdoor terrace overlooking the garden has a transparent roof so one don’t get sun or rain even sitting outside but get the light. The beach chairs for watching the ocean has straw roof and the tree shades. It’s perfect to grab a book and read and watch the ocean. The beach here can be walked barefoot. The way tides come and go is better than other beaches. And the resort provides a tranquil spot to enjoy these moments. The duplex suite has art work, walk-in closet, huge shower room one can sit in a stool, two bathrooms, coffee machine that you grind your own coffee beans, an a view toward garden, main pool and ocean. It feels like a residence, not just a hotel room. The wood carving is lots of fun. The staff are all very courteous. A trip to Bali is not complete without a stay at this iconic resort. I think one should come either as first stop to unveil a fantastic journey, or a last stop as the last highlight.
Went there last week for short getaway 3 D 2 N stay at Interncontinental Bali. Went there with my spouse, the compound is huge, I don't think you would feel crowded at all. The breakfast buffet and the a la cart breakfast is excellent. You can have outdoor breakfast overlooking the beach, which is very special for us.
They have several pools, one is under construction when I visited. It's not the biggest pool compare with other hotels, but it is good nonetheless.
The hotel room is huge, we got ourselves the Continental club room though it's a bit dated but I still would recommend to get the club room.
All in all, it has been an awesome short getaway, I will be returning, hopefully soon.
Checking was smooth, the room was impressively decorated. The staff were wonderful and helpful.
The buffet breakfast was filled with great choices and options to fit anyone's need and desire.
The only downside was the wood floor outside of the bathroom -- there were numerous cracks between the wood planks and I was curious what amount of dirt and debris may be trapped in them. Other than that the room was extremely clean and fresh.