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Writer: Penny Watson
Beachfront villas, urban retreats, rice paddy hideaways. Whichever you fancy, Bali’s best stays are immersions in local culture, cuisine, architecture and aesthetic.
Hotel Tugu, Canggu
Perfect for: Wellness travellers, Bali-ophiles, anniversary celebrations
Tugu is the grande dame of Balinese accommodation exuding a grace and charm grounded in its proud Balinese architecture and Indonesian cultural aesthetic. In the central grass-roofed pavilion, guests check-in surrounded by the owner’s private collection of artworks, antiques and historical intrigues from across Asia. Beguiling rooms and suites, some with open-air bathrooms, occupy stand-alone buildings mirroring traditional Balinese compound architecture. Walk through frangipani-scented garden to the lotus lily pad breakfast pagoda, yoga pavilion, swimming pool, spa and lux villa home to artworks by famed Belgian artist and Bali resident Adrien-Jean Le Mayeau. Ji, a Japanese rooftop restaurant, has impeccable sunsets over Batu Balong beach, just 50 metres away.
From $350 a night. Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach. Phone: +62 361 4731701. See tuguhotels.com