Bali, Indonesia

Bulgari Resort Bali

Rates from (inc tax)$617.20

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21IDR), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Italian designer dream


Uluwatu cliffhanger

Italian elegance comes to Indonesia’s most popular island at Bulgari Resort Bali, perched loftily above the ocean for a bird’s-eye perspective. From the open living spaces and plunge-pool–enhanced gardens of the villas to the sunken lounge beside the pool and bar, the water-world view is all-encompassing, discreetly enhanced by Antonio Citterio’s subtle, refined design.

Smith Extra

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Late 3pm check-out (subject to availability) and Il Te (afternoon tea) for two at the Bar


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Need to know


59 villas, including one Mansion.


12 noon; check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $617.20 (IDR8,050,000), excluding tax at 21 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (IDR9,740,500.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast.

Please note

Renovations to the roofs and wooden decking of the villas will be taking place between 9am and 5pm until autumn 2017. These refurbishment works will only take place on one section of the villas at a time, so disruption to other villas will be minimal and only in the form of occasional noise; all public areas will remain open as usual.

Hotel closed

No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 28 March 2017, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.

At the hotel

Spa, fitness centre, private beach, library, CD and DVD library, Bulgari boutique, arts and crafts store, butler service (on request), concierge, free WiFi throughout, free valet parking, concierge. In rooms: private plunge pool, flatscreen TV and DVD, CD player, iPod dock, minibar, Bulgari toiletries, free bottled water.

Our favourite rooms

Strangely egalitarian for such a luxe retreat, every villa is created equal: private plunge pool in a lush garden, ocean-view bedroom decorated in minimalist Italian style, an enormous glass-walled bathroom with a huge tub dropped in the middle of seemingly acres of black terrazzo. For utter privacy and uninterrupted vistas, choose an Ocean Cliff Villa. For families and holidaying friends, there are a smattering of Two-Bedroom Villas and the ultimate beach house, the enormous two-storey Bulgari Villa with three bedrooms, kitchen and 20-metre pool.


The stunning infinity pool, perched high above the sea, is heavenly and its adjacent sunken lounging area is so divine you’ll never want to leave. For those who prefer sand and shallow splashing, the Bulgari Beach is a secluded stretch, protected by rocky outcrops and accessed by a glass-enclosed funicular.


Let the sight of undulating waves lull you into a sense of calm in the spa's ocean-facing treatment rooms. Set in a space enhanced by lacy woodwork panels from Java, contemporary Italian-style relaxation spaces and veiled pavilions, spa therapies include body wraps and scrubs, massages, hot-stone treatments and facials, using Espa products, and local ingredients (spices, yoghurt and spirulina). The signature Bulgari Balinese Lulur package (rice exfoliation followed by a moisturising wrap), is particularly indulgent. The gym is open 24 hours, with treadmills, cycles and free weights; there's an in-house personal trainer who can tailor a programme to your work-out needs.

Packing tips

Ensure you don’t stand out among the elegant couples who waft around the property: silk kaftans, linen shifts and trousers, chic swimwear… Somehow everyone manages cool, casual and classic.


Smoking is allowed in the open-air living areas of villas and in the hotel bar.


Small pets (around 15kg) can stay. They're not allowed in any of the restaurants and bars, and the pool area. See more pet-friendly hotels in Bali.


Welcome, although this is far more of an adults-only oasis. Cots can be added to rooms and small children can bunk down on existing furniture free of charge; families with older kids have to book villas with two bedrooms.

Best for

Older children who get that there are times when you need to turn it down.

Recommended rooms

Cots can be added to any room, and small children can sleep on the sofa, but for those travelling with older children a Two-Bedroom Villa is essential.


The stretch of beach, with its rocky outcrops, is a great place to go rockpooling and splashing. The property isn’t somewhere with vast amounts of entertainment for littlies, so it’s a smart idea to bring toys, books and games for them to play in the villa gardens. There is plenty of opportunity for day trips, though, to local beaches, temples and markets or out on boats to snorkel, fish and explore nearby islands.


Swimming pool

Each of the villas has a plunge pool where kids can splash to their hearts’ content. They’ll need to rein in over-enthusiasm (and you are required to supervise them) at the main infinity pool, situated right near the bar.


Children are welcome in all the restaurants, which offer a kids’ menu.



Advise when you book – or at least before you arrive – when you’ll need someone to mind the sprogs and the hotel can organise it. Babysitting costs US$15 (plus taxes) an hour for each child.

No need to pack

Baby cots.


The stone paths around Bulgari Resort are very steep, and many guests choose to call for a golf buggy to ferry them around. It’s not a place for prams or strollers at all.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

A pondside table at Il Ristorante; possibly the most romantic spot in Uluwatu.

Dress Code

Contemporary-chic threads. This is no place for beachwear and flip-flops.

Hotel restaurant

Traditional Italian fare prepared with creative flair is on offer at Il Ristorante, Bulgari Resort’s signature restaurant. Set by an ornamental pond, the open-air pavilion – whipping up dinner only – has a refined atmosphere. Named after the bamboo cages that hold its eye-catching lights, Sangkar is the property’s all-day diner. Breakfast, comprising a buffet of fruits, pastries, cereals and yoghurts as well as à la carte dishes such as eggs cooked as you please, mie goreng and a selection of Japanese favourites, is served here each morning. Later in the day, sup on Indonesian classics as well as Western standards from burgers to steak. For freshly grilled seafood and cocktails during the day, jump on the funicular and exit at La Spiaggia, set over the beach in a casual open-air balé.


Hotel bar

Open all day from 8am, the Bar resides beside the pool for maximum people-watching potential. Fantastic snacks, such as panko and coconut-crusted jumbo prawns and margherita pizza, are available alongside signature drinks – the Bulgari Cocktail is a cooling blend of gin, campari and fresh orange, lime and pineapple juice – classic mixers and non-alcoholic options.


Last orders

The kitchens shut up shop at 10.30pm; the bar stays serving until 1am.

Room service

A classic menu of dishes – Italian, Indo, international – is available 24 hours a day.


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Bulgari Resort Bali
Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin


Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (, south of capital Denpasar, served by carriers including Garuda, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, Air Asia and JAL. You can buy a visa on arrival, if required, which costs US$25 for 30 days payable in cash (just make sure your iPod is charged to accompany your wait in line).


Bulgari Resort Bali is about a 45-minute (18-kilometre) drive south of the airport. You can hire a car at the airport but driving around Bali isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s much easier, as well as safer and not at all expensive, to hire a driver for a half- or full-day if exploring is on your itinerary. Free valet parking is available at the Bulgari if you do have your own wheels.

Worth getting out of bed for

Set at the heart of the property, the Spa brings together traditional Indonesian techniques and the latest in modern spa technology in an antique Joglo house transported from Java. Each of the eight treatment rooms overlooks the ocean and gardens, and has private facilities, including a changing area, plunge pool and outdoor relaxation area.


Ask the concierge about activities away from the resort: day trips to nearby islands, helicopter flights over a volcano and visits to the local markets accompanied by a personal shopper can all be organised. Uluwatu is famous for its surf beaches, so wave-riders should bring a board and organise a driver to take them to local breaks including Dreamland and Padang Padang. Striking cliff-top temple Pura Luhur Uluwatu is also nearby, with Kecak dances at sunset (but beware of the cheeky monkeys).


Local restaurants

The Bukit Peninsula is still a fairly remote part of the island, so there’s not quite the thriving food scene of Seminyak on tap. That said, if you wanted to head into ‘town’ for an evening, it’s only about a half-hour drive away, depending on traffic.


Nearby, two Smith-approved hotels have enticing eateries should you require a change of scenery. At Karma Kandara, the Mediterranean-inspired di Mare is an open-air, whitewashed space; during the day, you can order pizza and grilled seafood at its laid-back Nammos Beach Club. Contemporary cool Alila Villas Uluwatu also has two options: contemporary Euro-style Cire and the more relaxed Warung, offering authentic Indonesian fare.

Keen on an outing? Head to the waterfront seafood warungs at Jimbaran Bay. Bagus Cafe (+62 (0)812 390 7681), second from the end furthest from the Four Seasons resort, is a good bet.


Local bars

If you want to head for cocktails by the sea, Nammos Beach Club at nearby Karma Kandara is a sultry blend of sand, sun and chilled beats.


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Anonymous review

I haven’t even arrived at Bulgari Resort yet and I’m already planning to steal the soap. I'm not usually a fan of miniature hygiene products. But this is Bulgari: expensively scented heaven.

After an hour of our taxi swerving in and out of a swarm of scooters, the traffic madness dwindles away to a winding dirt road that leads to the top of a cliff: Bulgari Resort reveals itself. The lobby perches so high above the grounds I expect to be signed in by Peter at the Pearly Gates. Cue harps, or in our case, the soothing sound of tubular bells.

Mr Smith and I are given cool, scented hand towels, virgin basil mojitos (delicious, but aching for rum) and a moment to appreciate the stunning view from the steep cliff. A paraglider casually dips in and out of air thermals, as if for our added entertainment.

The manager introduces himself – ‘Hi, I’m Risky, like Risky Business!' – and we’re whisked off on a golf cart for a tour of the grounds. It’s steep. Really steep. Apparently some guests walk it for a workout. But we’re on holiday so we take the golf cart. (There’s never a scenario in which I wouldn’t take the golf cart.)

Our Ocean View Villa is massive: an impressive bedroom and a bathroom as big as a studio apartment, with an indoor shower, outdoor shower and luxurious bath. There’s a large, open-plan outdoor area with day-beds and a small plunge pool. We’re a tad disappointed with the view: our villa mainly surveys other villas, with lots of foliage for privacy but not the panoramic view we were expecting from so lofty a perch.

Determined to drink in sea views and cocktails simultaneously, we head off for a dip in the exquisite infinity pool fringed with loungers and curtained day-beds. One has a discarded Monopoly set on it. We search for the owners, knowing they’re our sort of people but they don't materialise. (They’re probably on a golf cart.)

To the side of the pool are two small plunge pools – one super hot and one cool. We jump from one to the other, feeling our skin tingle and our circulation pep up. Next we nab a day-bed at the bar. They’re stacked with the sort of cushions that seem like they've been weaved from clouds and unicorn hair. Relaxing back, Mr Smith assures me that if he falls asleep, it’s not a sign of my dull conversation but because he is Superman and these beds are his Kryptonite.

You have to admire the staff here, who are like service ninjas – you walk away from your day bed and when you return, your towel is folded, snacks are refreshed and your personal collection of Bulgari sun lotion is topped up. Maintaining the elegance is an Olympic sport to these guys.

Here’s a tip: between six and seven pm every night it's apéritif hour at the bar. We’re heading back to our room but see the snacks, do a quick about-face and enjoy on-the-house bites of beef, seared tuna and fat prawns.

The next day, we park ourselves by the pool again to soak up the sunshine, when two honeymooners bring an inflatable killer whale to the infinity pool. Really? I’m tempted to ask the staff for a box of thumbtacks. A couple of Namastes later and I’m calm again (free snacks from the staff help). Maybe I was just hangry (that’s when you’re so hungry you get angry) and the prawn-and-coconut soup soon has me back in my bliss. Let's be frank though, one should never Free Willy in an infinity pool.

If you can be bothered to leave the resort, and I totally understand why you could not, a trip to Rock Bar at the nearby Ayana Resort is a must. It’s a bar that hugs a cliff-face and you have to catch a funicular down to it because it’s so steep. Mr Smith and I snag a prime position for sunset and the cocktails are world class. A warning though: the bar is very popular, so you may have to wait up to an hour to get in. It’s completely worth it though (plus you can soften the wait by ordering drinks in the line).

Several cocktails, many bar snacks and 47 Instagram photos later, we go for a massage in a local shopping strip. A 90-minute massage costs less than a sandwich and a coffee back home. Suitably loose, Mr Smith and I return to Bulgari and run a bath complete with a comfy neck pillow and scented candles. We open a bottle of champagne because, well, the setting seems incomplete without it.

Understandably, I’m feeling a tad dusty the next morning when Mr Smith decides to go to the gym. I drop him off in the golf buggy, explaining with mock sadness that I haven’t packed my gym shoes. The attendant cheerfully explains that Bulgari has a number of workout shoes in a variety of sizes with new socks for guests to borrow. Of course they do. Not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse. Mr Smith and I leave feeling relaxed, pampered and with our luggage bulging with swiped Bulgari shampoos. Thievery has never smelt so sweet.



The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Bulgari Resort Bali’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The attention to detail was out of this world, they do go above and beyond making your experience a fantastic one. They make the effort to make everyone feel like a VIP

Don’t expect

Any mistakes, rudeness or indifference


Stayed on 30 Apr 2016

We loved

the secluded nature of the villas.

Don’t expect

anything less than top-notch service!


Stayed on 30 Apr 2016