5 Beautiful Bali Hotels Under $100
(Courtesy: Indigo Tree)By Milda Ratkelyte
Once a secret of surfers, Bali has now become one of the world’s biggest tourism hubs. From its wave-pounded coastline of dramatic cliffs and black sand beaches, on through the swaying green rice terraces of the lowlands and into lush, dense jungles of its interior, Bali truly has something for everyone.
Bali is also home to some of the world’s best hotels and resorts, and the good news is that there are a bunch of amazing hotels available that will not empty your pockets. As a frequent traveler to Bali, here is my personally tried and tested list of five amazing hotel stays under $100 a night.
Indigo Tree, Ubud
Imagine walking on warm stone paths, surrounded by coconut trees leading to a beautiful turquoise pool, uncovering the views of lush green jungles and rice fields in the horizon gently touched by the rising sun. That was my first experience at Indigo Tree. Tucked away from all the hustle and bustle of Ubud, Indigo Tree is located about two miles from the Ubud Royal Palace and the Ubud Traditional Market. While there is free Wi-Fi throughout the property, this is not your typical resort, so don’t expect luxurious toiletries or fine dining restaurants. However, the beauty lies in the warmth of hospitality provided by Indigo’s small resort team. Every morning you will be spoiled with a hearty and healthy breakfast and, upon request, you will be home-cooked mouthwatering local dishes served in a beautiful open-air lobby overlooking the pool. From $70 a night.
Sri Bungalows, Ubud
Sri Bungalows is located at the heart of Monkey Forest Street, only five minutes away from the famous Monkey Forest and Ubud Central Market. If you are looking for authentic Balinese-style accommodations, Sri Bungalows is perfect with its elegantly peaked thatched roofs, ceramic tiles, and bamboo and wood decorated bedrooms. The property is surrounded by lush gardens and vast coconut and banana plantations, while the swimming pool overlooks rice paddies. The hotel is within walking distance to the center of Ubud, the arts and culture centre of Bali, where you can check out local artist exhibitions, traditional dances, boutique clothing and cosmetics shops, antiques shops, and amazing array of restaurants ranging from healthy vegetarian options to hearty Balinese cuisine. From $55 a night.
(Courtesy: Tony’s Villa)