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
We’ve been lucky enough to have visited many high-end resorts around Asia over the years but I think this is the best so far.
There are many reasons - but I think the spaciousness of the grounds really stands out. There are many pools and places to lounge around, a great beach and fabulous staff everywhere. There are plenty of activities for kids like ours (9&7).
If you can, I recommend getting the club facilities. We got a club suite, which was huge and perfect for our family. The cocktails and other benefits were outstanding.
And it’s only 20mins from the airport in a complimentary transfer!
A great spot for a chilled out resort holiday if that’s your go
Worth a visit if you like relaxing in resorts. The food is a bit expensive compared to outdoor restaurants, but the quality is good and the service is excellent. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset on Jimbaran beach from restaurant area. The beach was clean as stuff did cleaning the sand every morning.
Beautiful resort with lovely touches and excellent customer service, we stay at the resort to visit our friend Tara and we enjoyed the stay tremendously. Staff were all smiles and many of them had a chat to us over hotel services, we felt that we were among friends or people we know well. Special mentioned to bu Darmi and Guest Relation Manager who keep checking on us and took time to show us around and introduce the resort facilities.
The breakfast is also one to remember, The Restaurant has good ambiance with splendid array of food to choose from. Service at the breakfast is also excellent.
During Sunset time, we love to stroll around the beach, just realized Jimbaran beach may be the best looking beach in Bali
Will be back for sure. Thanks everyone for a beautiful short break. See you soon
The holiday was absolutely great!
Accommodation without mistakes, beach cleaned daily. Breakfasts were perfect with a wide range of drinks and meals of all kinds, including local specialties. Staff very friendly and professional. In particular, we thank Agung Joni, Ratna, Budi, Juni, Sintya, Desak, Diah, Sari and all the staff at the pool bar for their personal approach. If somewhere to spend your vacation so here.
I had an incredible stay! This is an enormous hotel and just being at the hotel I did 10,000+ steps a day from just regular walking to & from places. Yet it never feels crowded by the pool, beach or anywhere else. It feels very private. It was always easy to get a chair by the pool. There are so many trees throughout the space that it's difficult to stay in the same chair the whole day because at one point it will definitely be in the shade! Also, it can get buggy and muddy when the chairs are in the grass. There isn't a huge variety of restaurant options once you're out of the hotel.
This is an insanely spotlessly clean space! There is beautiful lighting at night and they even turn on candles throughout the hotel. The breakfast is delicious and has a large variety of options! The rooms are a bit outdated, especially the bathroom. Every single person is so nice, generous and a pleasure to meet. Everyone says hello as you pass with a smile. It was sad leaving! I will absolutely be back!