Over the previous a number of years, one island has dominated as probably the most alluring trip draw in Indonesia: Bali. It’s resort central for this nation of greater than 17,000 islands, and it’s simply the preferred amongst vacationers searching for a calming getaway. Four of the 5 high properties that readers chosen for this yr’s checklist of finest resorts in Indonesia might be discovered right here, the island’s well-known temples, seashores, and intensive vacationer facilities all inside attain.
Every yr for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe — to share their opinions on the highest accommodations, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Hotels were rated on their amenities, location, service, meals, and general worth. Properties have been labeled as metropolis or resort based mostly on their areas and facilities.
Related: The World’s Best Awards 2019
Bali is all the time nicely represented throughout the World’s Best Awards — in reality, the No. Three property on this yr’s checklist, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, was named the No. 1 Hotel in the World in 2018. One reader praised its “beautiful location, nestled among treetops with views of the jungle landscape,” additionally noting its proximity to Ubud and its “relaxing and blissful environment.”
One resort bucks the Bali development: Nihi Sumba, on Sumba, one of many archipelago’s southeasternmost islands. The property, which got here in second on this yr’s checklist, has additionally been voted the No. 1 Hotel in the World by the readers of Travel + Leisure on a number of events. Why is it price making the 1.5-hour drive from Sumba’s airport? Perhaps it’s that there are solely 27 sumptuously appointed villas — every with a butler, a non-public terrace, and views of the ocean — and 567 secluded acres to discover. Or possibly, as one reader put it, it’s as a result of “it’s the most magical, beautiful place on earth, with the most spectacular feeling of warmth and welcome.”
Still, the highest Indonesia resort brings us again to Bali — coming from second place final yr to say the No. 1 spot. Read on for the complete checklist.
5. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Bali
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4. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
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3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali
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2. Nihi Sumba, Sumba
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1. The Mulia, Bali
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This all-suite enclave is positioned in the Nusa Dua coastal area of southern Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, which one reader referred to as “a sanctuary to relax and to rejuvenate.” The space is residence to quite a few luxurious accommodations, together with the model’s adjoining properties, Mulia Resort and Mulia Villas. It’s additionally beloved by worldwide vacationers for its white-sand seashores and world-class water sports activities. At the Mulia, each suite comes with afternoon tea, cabana entry, an outside whirlpool tub, and personalised butler service. Wrote one respondent, “I can’t find any flaws at all!”
See all of our readers’ favourite accommodations, cities, airways, cruise strains, and extra in the World’s Best Awards for 2019.