Bali’s best pools worth dipping into

By Lachlan Probyn,

Ever wanted to know where Bali’s best pools were? Luckily for you, the island is home to more than just a few stunning pools to float away in. From Ubud to Seminyak, we’ve scouted some of Bali’s dreamiest pools certain to give you that spot of indulgence for your next tropical escape. Now all you need to do is pack those bathers and we’ll meet you by the pool!

Lap in an infinity pool on Seminyak Beach

The Seminyak Beach Resort

While the main drawcard of this five-star resort might be its prime location, smack bang on Seminyak’s shoreline, its glistening pool certainly makes a statement. Positioned directly beside the beach, you can float the afternoon away in this 45-metre infinity pool that seamlessly melds into the neighbouring ocean.

 

Float in a pool set in a tropical jungle in Ubud

Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens is an ethereal haven, nestled in Ubud’s lush, mountainous jungle. Need we say more? With a pool like the one offered here we certainly do! Tiered over typical Balinese rice paddies, the stunning infinity pool perches over the wildness and guarantees the most idyllic afternoon float.

Catch a sunset in an infinity pool in Ubud

Viceroy Bali

We’ve found paradise in Ubud, and you’re invited along! If your perfect combination involves a cocktail and float, you’ll simply fall smitten with Viceroy Bali. Catch a stunning sunset over Ubud’s lush rice paddies, all the while lazing in the hotel’s stunning infinity pool. And the best bit? There’s a swim-up bar, so you can grab your drink of choice for the moment.

Dip into this emerald-green pool in Ubud

Alila Villas Ubud

Alila is an upscale eco-retreat nestled on the banks of the Ayung River, 15 minutes out of Ubud. Here you can experience an emerald-green infinity pool, sewn into an unbeatable tropical backdrop. Come afternoon, you can indulge in the poolside high tea, which serves both sweet and savoury fare, including tasty banana fritters.

Find your Zen beside this beachside pool in Bali

Alila Villas Soori 

What’s better than a hotel which offers an impressive infinity pool? A hotel which offers villas that each have their own infinity pools of course! Designed by renowned architect Soo K. Chan and his wife, Ling Fu, Alila Villa Soori is a true sanctuary where people come for refuge, rebalance, and contemplation.

Meet you by this idyllic pool in Ubud

Komaneka at Bisma

Competition for the best pool in Bali is fierce, but we can certainly say the 33-metre lap pool at Komaneka at Bisma is up there! Arguably the jewel in Komaneka’s crown, the glistening pool lies amidst fives hectares of coconut groves and tropical rainforest – heaven!