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By offering an atmosphere free from noise and experiences tailored to grownup fun, Bali’s adults-only stays provide visitors with the perfect environment for a true holiday getaway.

An adults-only resort is a unique accommodation type that caters specifically to those aged 16-18 and above. Whilst adults-only resorts are not entirely common in Bali, they are becoming increasingly popular. By enforcing a child-free policy, these resorts aim to provide a more relaxed environment for couples, away from the noise, activities and child-friendly services associated with Bali’s family resorts. While a family resort accepts guests of all ages, the minimum age typically allowed at an adults-only resort on the island is 14 years of age. 

Determining the best adults-only resort in Bali is difficult because it frequently depends on a number of different factors, some of which depend on individual preferences. For example, some of these resorts focus on creating a peaceful, sophisticated leisure environment, while others create a more nightlife-oriented atmosphere with entertainment, bars, and lively events. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to consider key quality factors such as the standard of accommodation overall, the atmosphere, the available dining options, as well as amenities such as on-site bars, restaurants, pools, gyms and wellness centres. The resorts outlined in the list below distinguish themselves by offering superior quality, service, and amenities that enhance the vacation experience. 

The 8 best adults-only resorts in Bali are as follows.  

  • Samanvaya Adults Only (Best for a Luxury Escape): Located in Bali's Sidemen Valley amidst lush rice terraces, Samanvaya Resort offers a serene, luxurious adults-only escape less than an hour from Ubud.  
  • The Royal Purnama (Most Romantic): The Royal Purnama is an exceptional Balinese adults-only hotel, perfect for romantic experiences from beachside picnics to intimate rooftop dinners under the stars.  
  • The Balé Nusa Dua (Best for Honeymooners or Newlyweds): The Balé Nusa Dua is an idyllic adults-only retreat for honeymooners, offering intimate villas, romantic dining experiences, and the option for dreamy wedding celebrations. 
  • One Eleven Resorts Seminyak (Best Service): One Eleven Seminyak stands out for its attentive staff and personalised services. From complimentary airport transfers to in-villa breakfasts, every detail of this adults-oriented hotel is thought out to ensure an unforgettable stay. 
  • Onaya Bali Resort (Best Atmosphere): Onaya Bali Resort offers a cosy boutique retreat set amongst the surf-centric cliffs of Uluwatu. With only 15 uniquely designed villas, this is a fantastic adults-only resort for those looking for quiet intimacy during their stay in Bali.  
  • Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites (Best for Activities): The Royal Kamuela brings many touristic activities to immerse guests in Bali's rich cultural heritage, from traditional Balinese purification rituals to guided trips to iconic temples such as  Pura Tirta Empul. 
  • Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape (Best for Natural Immersion): Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape is a serene retreat amidst the Balinese jungle, perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in one of Bali’s most striking landscapes. 
  • Ametis Villa - (Most Personalised Experience): Ametis Villa is a peaceful resort where guests experience tailored service, from complimentary massages to private dining. 

1. Samanvaya Adults Only - Best for a Luxury Escape 

Aerial view of Samanvaya Adults Only in Ubud

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Samanvaya is an exclusive, four-star adults-only resort located in the scenic rice terraces of Sidemen Valley, an hour's drive from Ubud and about ninety minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Samanvaya’s luxury villas are deeply embedded within the natural landscape of the Sidemen rice terraces in east Bali. One of Bali’s most iconic rice terraces, Sidemen sets the scene for an unforgettable stay at Samanvaya designed exclusively for adults. The hotel welcomes guests aged 14 and older, promoting a friendly atmosphere where couples with teenage children are welcome yet relaxation and tranquillity remain central features.

The 18 villas of Samanvaya Adults Only resort feature traditional thatched-roof huts surrounded by dense vegetation. The design emphasises open, airy spaces with natural materials like bamboo and wood, creating a rustic yet elegant atmosphere where visitors experience both luxury and serenity. The overall style blends traditional Balinese architecture with modern comfort, ensuring a luxurious and intimate escape tailored for couples and adult solo travellers. What’s more, Samanvaya provides stunning and remarkably “close-up” views of Mount Agung, the highest mountain in Bali.  
The central area at Samanvaya Resort offers everything you would want on holiday in a tropical setting. Luxurious sun loungers the size of queen beds are lined up along the half-moon-shaped pool, providing guests with immaculate sunset views and a cushioned retreat to while away the day. For guests wanting more privacy, opt for one of the 5 villas that come fitted with your very own private pool or hot tub! 
Like any adults-only resort worth its salt, Samanvaya offers an array of activities that guests love. Hiking and cycling are delightful ways to explore the surrounding areas, providing a sense of adventure and expanse that will make you truly feel on holiday (not to mention some endorphins). 

When you arrive home, the amazing staff at Samanvaya are waiting to take care of you at the onsite luxury spa. Called Ananda (meaning “bliss” in Bahasa Indonesian), the spa offers an array of massage styles to suit your preferences, from traditional Balinese massage to more exotic treatments using hot volcanic stone, hot bamboo, and acupressure.Beyond the treatments at Ananda, we also recommend the guided yoga and meditation classes. 

Location: Banjar Jl. Raya Tebola, Telaga Tawang, Kec. Sidemen, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80864, Indonesia 

2. The Royal Purnama - Most Romantic

Beach cabanas and day beds at the pool of The Royal Purnama in the Gianyar area

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The Royal Purnama is a luxurious adults-only resort situated on the black sand beach of Purnama, in the Gianyar area. Located just 6 km from the famous Sukawati Art Market, one of Bali’s best markets, Purnama offers a romantic escape for couples looking for a luxurious but intimate beach resort for adults. This luxurious hotel features elegant cabanas surrounding a pristine infinity pool, set against a backdrop of tall palm trees and serene ocean views. The accommodations at The Royal Purnama include villas with private pools, beach-front pool villas, and suites with jacuzzis. While Royal Pumana has a children-free policy, room configurations range from one- to four-bedroom spaces, catering to couples travelling alone or with friends.

One of the highlights of The Royal Purnama is the unique floating breakfast experience by the spectacular central pool, where guests enjoy a delicious meal served on a floating heart-shaped tray. The pool is surrounded by elegant cabanas and adorned with palm trees and stone sculptures, providing a tranquil setting for romance and relaxation. Enjoying your meal by the pool without the splashing and disturbance of kids is a treat! 

Dining at The Royal Purnama is an exquisite experience with the Standing Stones Restaurant & Beach Lounge, which offers an eclectic menu where seafood and cocktails are the true stars. Day guests are welcome to enjoy oceanfront dining, with reservations recommended for groups of more than six guests. For a more intimate dining experience, indulge in a private dinner in the Beach Garden amidst the Standing Stones, beach-side along Purnama beach, or on a rooftop under the stars. With both large group tables and intimate dining, Purnama is a place where both couples and those who want to make new friends find something to love.

Speaking about love, the resort's Standing Stones Wedding Garden offers an enchanting setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, with sunrise weddings being a signature feature against the backdrop of the pink-capped ocean waves. Other romantic activities include exploring the hidden beauty of the beach and Saba Bay on a thrilling horseback excursion or capturing your romantic moments with a complimentary 30-minute photo session led by a professional photographer.


3. The Balé Nusa Dua - Best for Honeymooners or Newlyweds

Daybed at the pool of  The Balé Nusa Dua

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The Balé Nusa Dua is a luxurious adults-only resort located just a 6-minute walk from Nusa Dua Beach and 500 metres from the Bali National Golf Club. The Balé Nusa Dua is a serene retreat featuring private villas with individual pools and contemporary, open-air designs. The exclusive retreat features 29 impeccably designed modernist pavilions, each boasting a serene private garden and pool. The children-free Balé Nusa Dua is perfect for honeymooners and newlyweds, offering a fairytale-like experience from the moment you arrive. Guests are pampered with personal 24-hour butler service, a magnificent spa, and intimate candlelight dinners under the stars, ensuring an unforgettable romantic getaway. 

The Balé Nusa Dua is dedicated to creating a romantic atmosphere for couples. Here, guests are invited to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars, with options to dine by the Main Pool, in the privacy of their pavilion garden, or inside their pavilion. For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the resort's spa offers a range of massages, body treatments, and facials inspired by traditional Balinese healing rituals. The Crystal Healing Hot Stone therapy, for instance, enhances the energy flow between body, mind, and spirit while the Anma Traditional Japanese massage is the best for stress relief, body balancing, and detoxification. 

Balé is one of the best adult resorts for couples who want to take the opportunity to learn something together. Here, guests get to engage in a Balinese cooking class, a unique learning experience led by the resort's local Chef. Participants start their day by selecting the freshest produce at the market, followed by discussing recipes and preparing, cooking, and finally sampling their own delicious creations as guest sous chefs. This hands-on culinary experience is a delightful way to celebrate your love or just bond with a friend while enjoying a children-free holiday. 

Location: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia 


4. One Eleven Resorts Seminyak - Best Service 

Villa with a private pool at 111 Resort in Seminyak, Bali

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One Eleven Resorts Seminyak is a luxurious beach resort for adults at the southern tip of Bali. One Eleven offers guests a blend of serene beach access and vibrant nightlife in Seminyak. The resort features elegant private villas, each with a beautiful garden and a private pool. The villas are designed with sleek, modern architecture and include spacious living areas with seamless indoor-outdoor flow and stylish Balinese decor.  Beyond the spectacular amenities, One Eleven Resorts boasts the best service in Bali, with staff who speak English fluently and are incredibly friendly and attentive. 

One Eleven Resorts Seminyak offers two main types of rooms, the one-bedroom villa and the three-bedroom penthouse. The one-bedroom villas provide a seamless blend of in-villa and resort experiences, with a 14-metre-long swimming pool and a 35 sqm spa gazebo. This space is perfect for couples, with a king bed and a maximum occupancy of two people. For larger groups, the three-bedroom penthouse offers an exclusive rooftop apartment with contemporary design elements, an uber-chic lounge area, generous dining space, and a private outdoor swimming pool. 

All adult resorts are not only about tranquillity; they also offer a fun, child-free environment for socialising. At Shiro Sushi/Sake Bar, dining is an artful and lively experience that engages all your senses. The bar is dedicated to crafting authentic Japanese flavours, featuring interiors designed by renowned designer Shigemasa Noi. At Shiro, guests enjoy the freshest ingredients and warm hospitality in an ambience that perfectly blends taste and style. Watching the chef meticulously prepare each dish in front of you enhances the authentic Japanese experience in the centre of Seminyak. To make the experience even better, Shiro Sushi/Sake Bar offers special promotions, happy hours, and discounts for anniversaries and birthdays, ensuring a delightful dining experience. 

However, the best thing about One Eleven Resorts Seminyak is the exceptional service. The villa staff and receptionists are incredibly helpful and warm. For example, when organising your airport transfer, the staff attentively check for any special occasions you plan on celebrating, ensuring a smooth and personalised experience from start to finish. The staff's dedication to guest satisfaction is evident in every interaction, making everything a breeze. Even check-out is a pleasure, with the staff arranging your drop-off time at the airport, ensuring a stress-free end to your stay. 

Location: Jl. Pangkung Sari No.3, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia 


5. Onaya Bali Resort - Best Atmosphere

Sun loungers at the pool at Onaya Bali Resort in Sideman Valley

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Located in the serene enclave of Uluwatu, Onaya Bali Resort is a secluded all-adult boutique resort just 2.3 kilometres from the pristine shores of Nunggalan Beach in Uluwatu, in Southwest Bali. Strategically positioned amidst some of the best beaches in Bali, Onaya Resort caters to water sports enthusiasts with opportunities for diving, windsurfing, and golfing nearby, while keeping a cosy, intimate feel indoors.

Onaya Bali Resort is a small, quiet, and peaceful destination with a very intimate atmosphere. The resort boasts 15 uniquely designed villas, each with a private terrace, providing a much-needed escape from the world. Each bungalow is thoughtfully designed to blend seamlessly with nature, offering a private and peaceful haven where people come to spend a romantic few days with their significant other or have fun among friends. The beautiful gardens and the resort’s proximity to the ocean create a soothing atmosphere, making Onaya an ideal escape for adult travellers seeking comfort and relaxation in a cosy, home-like setting where hospitality is an essential value. 

The dining experience at Onaya Uluwatu is characterised by local and seasonal ingredients that capture the essence of real home-cooked Balinese flavours. Onaya’s exclusive Wake-Up Your Way offers a personalised breakfast experience where guests choose from a selection of drinks, fruits, and main dishes to start their day exactly as they prefer. This approach ensures a mindful morning tailored to individual tastes, perfect for setting a positive tone for the day. 

Onaya is not only one of the most welcoming hotels in Bali but a great spot from which to explore Uluwatu as well. Guests staying at the resort enjoy a complimentary chauffeur service, available within a 5 km radius of Onaya. Whether you’re visiting beaches or exploring local dining options, this service ensures your travels are seamless and stress-free. The chauffeur service is particularly useful considering the resort is conveniently located a short drive from iconic beaches like Padang-Padang, Bingin, and Impossibles Beaches, making Onaya the perfect spot for those seeking a blend of cosiness and adventure. 

Location: Jl. Bukal Sari No.9, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia 

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6. Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites - Best for Touristic Adventures 

Pool area at the Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites in Ubud

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The Royal Kamuela is a luxurious and quiet villa resort located in Ubud, the cultural hub of Bali. With a selection of 12 opulent pool villas, 3 suites with pool access, and 15 suites with balconies overlooking the tropical garden and outdoor swimming pool, the panoramic windows throughout the place offer stunning views and a sense of grandeur that make you feel like you’re in an oasis of all-adult fun and relaxation in the middle of the jungle. Beyond the beautiful views and amenities, Royal Kamuela is the perfect spot for those who want to go on touristic adventures, as it’s just a few minutes away from the centre of Ubud and the iconic Ubud Palace. 

Upon arrival at Royal Kamuela, guests are greeted with a welcome drink, fruit basket, and a complimentary 15-minute massage, setting the tone for a truly unforgettable stay for couples, adult families and groups of friends. For those who would rather spend all day at the hotel, Kamuela offers complimentary Wednesday afternoon yoga, two pools, and an outdoor jacuzzi for leisure.  

However, one of the highlights of the Royal Kamuela is its closeness to many local attractions that every adult traveller must see at least once while exploring Bali. For the early birds, a great option is to embark on a morning adventure to the enchanting Mengening Temple, a hidden gem steeped in history. Another great option is the Pura Tirta Empul, a Hindu temple built in the year 962 during the Warmadewa dynasty and known for its sacred water source, which is believed to have healing properties. Some other iconic attractions of Bali, close enough to the Royal Kamuela resort, go from rafting on the Ayung River to exploring the Tegalalang Rice Fields. For the ultimate adventure, embark on a Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking or Jeep tour. Journey to the summit of this active volcano and witness the breathtaking sunrise over Bali's stunning landscape.  

Location: Sanctuary, Jalan Wenara Wana Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571, Indonesia 


7. Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape - Best for Natural Immersion 

Hotel deck of Buahan overlooking the tranquil jungles of Bali

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Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape is a luxury jungle resort that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for adults only. Located near the Buahan village, a mere 40-minute drive from Ubud and two and a half hours from Denpasar, Buahan offers a modern interpretation of traditional Balinese living. Buahan's design resembles an open-air sanctuary, with villas featuring no walls or doors. The uninterrupted flow between indoor and outdoor spaces immerses guests in the greenery of the Balinese jungle, providing a truly spectacular experience for those who love to be in touch with nature. With a private pool deck and a terrace, gazebo, and daybed in all of their accommodation options, Buahan offers the perfect immersive retreat in Bali. 

When you stay at Buahan, you get to experience unparalleled tranquillity, and not just because of the resort’s children-free policy. The resort's captivating views of Bali’s jungle are complemented by elegantly designed rooms crafted from natural materials to provide a soothing stay. The cherry on the cake is the refreshing central pool, which provides a welcome respite from the tropical heat. It’s the perfect spot to have a cocktail and savour the breathtaking sunrise over the steamy tropical valley. 

Unlike more urban hotels, Buahan features unobstructed views of seven mountain peaks and the pristine Ayung River with its cascading waterfalls. This tranquil retreat is far from busy, tourist-heavy areas, offering a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of families with children. For the adventurous, Buahan offers thrilling experiences such as Batur hiking expeditions and exciting jungle biking trails, perfect for exploration and discovery. What’s more, the resort provides various adult-focused activities including moon yoga, insight journeys, and soul freedom rituals, all designed to harness the transformative power of nature. 

For those who love to try new flavours, Buahan offers you a culinary journey with their "forage in the wild" experience. This unique activity invites you to discover the benefits and usage of local plants before mastering authentic Balinese recipes in their traditional "Paon" kitchen. Instead of brunching at a regular restaurant, you get to explore the Singaperang village with a local farmer and try the flavours of Bali's native fruits and vegetables. For those seeking a more profound cultural experience, the resort offers a unique experience where guests learn about the secrets of Balinese herbal medicine and how locals have used it for ages to promote inner and outer health and beauty. 

Location: Jl, Buahan Kaja, Kec. Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia 


8. Ametis Villa - Most Personalised Experience 

Romantic setting at the pool at Ametis Villa, near Kuta

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Ametis Villa is a 5-star villa resort for adults located in Canggu, just a 35-minute drive from Kuta and mere steps from Batu Bolong Beach. Even when it’s located on the main street of Canggu, Ametis Villa is an exquisite sanctuary of serenity. The resort features private villas with individual pools, surrounded by tropical greenery. The property combines modern amenities with traditional Balinese architecture, creating an atmosphere that’s elegant but subdued.  

At Amestis Villa, luxury takes on new dimensions, where your every desire is not only met but anticipated by a dedicated staff but mainly your own private butler, who is available around the clock to attend to your needs. Details like homemade snacks, fresh fruit, and a stocked mini-bar enhance the tailor-made guest experience that Ametis Villa is known for. The luxury stay includes a 30-minute massage, freshly prepared breakfasts, afternoon tea, and sunset cocktails in the privacy of your villa. In the afternoon, guests are invited to delight in complimentary tea and sunset cocktails savoured either in the tranquil confines of their villa or at the elegant Ametis Lobby Lounge. 

Personalisation extends to the spa, allowing guests to select treatments from a comprehensive menu to suit their needs. For instance, the Deep Tissue Massage focuses on deeper muscle layers, ideal for those recovering from intense physical activity or needing a strong massage. For those seeking absolute relaxation, the Ruby Energising Massage (Acupressure Massage) includes extensive lower back, head, and neck massage, leaving you feeling fully grounded. 

A big advantage of Ametis Villa is its strategic location in Canggu. This town is a popular destination among surfers and expatriates, known for its laid-back lifestyle, away from the crowds and concrete jungle of Seminyak. This makes Ametis Villa the perfect spot for exploration, with the added comfort of returning to a place where personalised attention is the core philosophy! 

Location: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia 


What is the purpose of adults-only resorts? 

The purpose of an adults-only resort is typically to offer exclusive accommodation tailored specifically for guests 18 years old and above. By restricting entry to adults, these resorts provide a more serene and luxurious stay, without the noise and disruptions sometimes associated with young children. For couples, it is an opportunity to get away together and reconnect. For groups, adults-only resorts promote socialisation among adults, providing upscale amenities like bars and restaurants, as well as engaging activities that cater to an adult audience. 


Do adults-only resorts in Bali cater to families? 

In Bali, some adults-only resorts like Samanvaya allow families with teenagers, as long as they are at least 14 years of age. However, an adults-only resort does not typically cater to families with children under a certain age. The reason for this is that adults-only accommodation options are designed to maintain the ambience and environment desired by adult guests, and the activities and amenities on offer are not usually catered to young children. The cut-off point for what is considered an “adult” in this context varies somewhat but usually falls between 14 and 18 years depending on the resort.  


Are there any all-inclusive, adults-only resorts in Bali? 

No. Unfortunately, Bali does not have any resorts that are both all-inclusive and exclusively adults-only. That being said, the Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso is one of Bali’s best all-inclusive resorts that goes above and beyond to tailor specifically to adults and provide areas that are exclusively for grownups. For example, the Grand Mirage boasts a 2-level outdoor infinity pool which is purely for adults staying at the resort, with a poolside alcoholic drinks service provided.  


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