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
This hotel has magnificent service, grounds, rooms and facilities.
The pools are excellent and there is always space and it never feels overcrowded due to the number of areas to swim and relax.
We have stayed at this venue many times and our only criticism is that the quality of food in the Sunset Bar and the Pool Restaurant appears to have slipped to the point where we only had one attempt at these venues.
Bella Cucina was excellent but we often feel like a light and casual meal by the pool or the beach.
Hopefully the hotel can lift this minor weakness in what is otherwise an excellent resort.
the West coast where the Intercontinental is located is rather quiet and perfect for a private getaway to lock yourself in the room or spend time within the resort grands...
Private side table check in counters is a great touch, you gotta orientate yourself as i instinctively went to the long counter and was told it's for check out and when checking out you also gotta ignore the signs at the side tables that say you can also check out there because even when available they will rush forward to direct you to the long counter... so much for intuitive
Central reception is for check out only!
Flower garlands upon arrival in addition to the customary local refreshments & towels is a nice touch
Outside the hotel driveway to the right is a Starbucks but the road is kinda deserted, to the left are more shops with more people, overall outside there's little to see or shop
The room is large & spacious with walls between the bathroom and room, this is kinda different in layout
In the morning the sliding wooden doors to the balcony did not fully block out sunlight so sleeping may be disrupted (prolly only my room)
While it's a beautiful property with giant ornamental sculptures and castle like turrets apart from being a fully functioning resort with many daily activities it's kinda isolated
Taking a road trip out prolly 10-20mins you can get to Samasta, Jimbaran or Kuta a more happening place...
ok i'm kinda biased as we normally like to go shopping, there's little of that here!
This hotel really looked after us during our stay. We were celebrating our honeymoon with them so they kindly upgraded our room for free, as well as gifting us champagne cocktails and a private breakfast. The resort is stunning and opens up onto the beach which is perfect for a relaxing stay. Every single staff member we met were welcoming, friendly and full of smiles which was a bonus.