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Best Responsible Hotels
Driving Positive Change in Bali

Updated April 2024 – By The Punch Editors 

Bali’s hotels and accommodations beautifully reflect the island's rich cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and warm hospitality. From budget-friendly homestays to luxurious resorts and charming boutique villas, the island offers various options to suit every traveler's taste and preference. At the heart of our curated selection of Bali's best accommodations is a commitment to sustainability. Each property is chosen not only for its exceptional quality but also for its dedication to sustainable practices and ethical values. By staying at these responsible hotels, travelers can make a positive impact on the environment and support local communities.

Whether you're drawn to the vibrant energy of Canggu & Seminyak, the cultural richness of Ubud, or the tranquil shores of Uluwatu and Nusa Dua, our carefully selected options ensure that your stay in Bali is not only extraordinary but also aligned with responsible tourism.

Where to Stay in Canggu

DESA HAY

Jl. Raya Tumbak Bayuh, Mengwi  | IG @desahaybali

Desa Hay’s villas cater to conscious travelers, nestled in lush gardens. The bespoke resort embodies the island’s essence, offering tranquility, wellness and harmony with nature for a serene retreat experience. 

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GRUN CANGGU

A Jl. Veteran Canggu | IG grun.canggu

Stilt Studios constructed Grun Canggu, offering units for sale and managing tourist rentals. Their philosophy emphasizes crafting unique accommodation experiences through creative and innovative design and production for both guests and customers.

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THE BOHEMIAN

A Jl. Batu Bolong, Canggu | IG thebohemianbali

The Bohemian in Canggu embodies understated elegance, blending luxury interiors with art, music, and tropical nature. Local materials showcase specialist craftsmanship, creating a sensory experience that resonates with guests, evoking a connection to the surroundings.

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WHITE GOOSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

A Jl. Pantai Berawa, Canggu | IG @whitegoosebali

White Goose Boutique Hotel is all about the laid-back island lifestyle. A fresh boutique accommodation experience located in the heart of Canggu where rustic elements have been mixed in with smooth contemporary finesse to deliver a truly unique stay in one of Bali’s most beloved neighbourhoods.

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ZIN RESORT & VILLAS

A Jl. Nelayan No.78, Canggu | IG @worldofzin

ZIN Resort & Villas is a lifestyle and experience group bridging boutique villas, resort hotels, restaurants, cafe, spa, co-working and shops. A one stop destination to work, stay, play. Supporting social and environmental sustainability to support positive long term impact is an integral part of the ZIN company culture. 

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VILLA KANO

A Jl. Nelayan No.8d, Canggu | IG @kano_canggu

Villa Kano welcomes multicultural worldwide guests and tries its best to help the local community. The property follows a sustainable management plan with yearly goals and programs including the use of local plants in their decorations and materials from local suppliers.

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MONDO SURF VILLAGE

A Jalan Munduk Batu Belah, Canggu | IG @mondosurfvillage

Sitting on a 3,300 square meters plot of beautifully landscaped land blending luxurious local architecture with an international touch in décor and comfort, Mondo offers several different activities to match all active travellers. The village was built respecting the variety of plants and old trees.

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BALI BEACH GLAMPING

A Jl. Kebo Iwa, Tabanan | IG @balibeachglamping

Located in Tabanan, Bali Beach Glamping facilities include a 180-degree infinity swimming pool, beachfront restaurant and bar, a fun swing, spa, gym and 1000sqm beachfront lawn. Bali Beach Glamping offers luxury tented villas and allow guests to be at one with nature. 

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TAMU SESEH

AJl. Pantai Seseh | IG @tamusesehbali

Set in the beautiful rice fields on the southwest coast of Bali, Tamu Seseh’s private pool villas are architecturally inspired by the surrounding village, with contemporary luxuries. Available in a variety of configurations, from one to seven bedrooms, this collection of villas is the ultimate holiday location. 

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SERENITY ECO GUEST HOUSE

A Jl. Nelayan, Canggu | IG @serenitybali

A hidden tropical green oasis tucked away from the noisy crowds and only 150m away from the beach. Offering both variety and affordability in its yoga schedule, at Serenity, you can choose from more than 10 daily yoga classes, up to 20 different yoga styles, and budget-friendly packages.

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ESCAPE HAVEN

A Jl. Padang Linjong, Canggu | IG @escapehaven

Escape Haven invites you to experience absolute indulgence. You will be nurtured, supported and pampered so you can return home truly revitalised and with a full tank. Escape Haven luxury Bali retreat allows you to experience freedom from all the responsibilities of daily life, with an experienced, friendly and dedicated Bali retreat team.

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Where to Stay in Seminyak

POTATO HEAD SUITES

A Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak | IG @potatoheadbali

Desa Potato Head is a creative village by the ocean where music, art, design, food and wellness play together. Set on the sand and surf of Petitenget Beach, Seminyak, Bali, the property is made-up of Potato Head Beach Club and a hotel, composed of 226 guestrooms. More than a place to visit or stay, the Desa inspires creativity, balance and progress for the future.

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DOUBLE SIX RESORT

A Jl. Double Six No.66 | IG @doublesixseminyak

Overlooking the famous Seminyak coastline, Double Six stands by a set of commitments to protect the environment by implementing a feasible sustainability program in their daily operations. The resort has a waste management in place and offers refillable bathroom amenities, reusable glass mineral water bottles, biodegradable straws in all dining outlets. 

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W SEMINYAK

A Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak | IG @wbaliseminyak

W Bali – Seminyak is a hotel where luxury suites and villas decked with signature W style combine with poolside vibes, crashing ocean waves, and tropical heat. You’ve found one of the most amazing places to work and play in Seminyak, Bali. Inspired by the “conceal and reveal” mysticism of Bali, Balinese scenes and colors burst from the walls in the rooms, suites & villas.

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Where to Stay in Ubud

BAMBU INDAH

A Jl. Baung, Sayan | IG @bambuindah

A radically distinctive boutique hotel. Bambu Indah prides itself on combining the best of antique architecture and design, innovative bamboo architecture with modern and sustainable practices in a luxury environment. They named this collection of antique teak homes Bambu Indah, which translates to beautiful bamboo.

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BISMA EIGHT

A Jl. Bisma No68, Ubud | IG @bismaeight

An award-winning boutique hotel & villas located in Ubud. With 38 well-appointed suites and 12 private villas, Bisma Eight hotel and its restaurants Copper &  Embers are using a generous amount of produce coming from their own organic farm in Tegallalang. The first property in Bali to have been certified CHSE-SNI.

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HOTEL DINARA

A Jl. Arjuna, Banjar Biyahan Tabanan | IG @baliecolodge

 A charming boutique hotel located 1.5km from Ubud Center in Bali. Hotel Dinara strives to reduce its environmental impact through sustainable best practices in service, product and maintenance. Their key targets include reducing waste, saving energy, cutting down water usage and especially working with the local community. 

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FOUR SEASONS SAYAN

A Sayan, Ubud | IG @fsbali

In the central highlands near Ubud, Four Seasons Sayan invites you to an intimate hideaway nestled between two rivers. The resort is guided by the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana and strives to minimize its impact on the environment and is proud to be recognised as responsible tourism operators.

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VICEROY BALI

A Jl. Lanyahan, Petulu, Ubud | IG @viceroybali

Having been voted the #1 Resort in the World in the 2018 Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards, Viceroy Bali is an independently minded hotel with environmental sustainability at the forefront of its design. The resort continues to develop ways to be a conscious global citizen whilst providing unparalleled levels of service.

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SOULSHINE

A Jl. Arjuna, Banjar Biyahan Tabanan | IG @baliecolodge

 The 33-room resort is where people from all over the world can enjoy the culture and beauty of Bali, share delicious food and drinks, be immersed in great music, and form lifelong friendships. Soulshine’s natural rice terrace is well preserved to share with all guests the experience of Bali’s culture of rice plating.

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SANDAT GLAMPING TENTS

A Pejeng Kawang, Ubud | IG @glampingsandat

Sandat Glamping offers exclusive hospitality to a small number of guests to provide the privacy and tranquility that reigns in the rice fields. The property allows you to savour the exotic charm of an uncontaminated place by privileging the contact with nature in an environment filled with sophisticated luxury and great comfort.

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KOMANEKA

A Bisma & Sayan, Ubud and Keramas | IG @komanekaresorts

Komaneka Resorts are founded, designed, and run by a young Balinese couple from Ubud. Firstly introduced as an art gallery specializing in high-end Balinese and Indonesian contemporary art, Komaneka is a collection of boutique resorts – each carefully created to fulfil travellers’ expectations of an upscale luxury lifestyle. 

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MANA EARTHLY PARADISE

A Bisma & Sayan, Ubud and Keramas | IG @komanekaresorts

Mana Earthly Paradise combines elements of traditional architecture with hints of minimalism and natural modernity. Experience a low-impact living surrounded by the beauty of Bali. The property embodies innovation, sustainability, and style using natural materials such as natural stones, reclaimed wood, and bamboo.

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Where to Stay in Central Bali

BUAHAN

A Jl. Banjar Selat, Buahan Kaja | IG @banyantree.escape

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, is set in an off-the-beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud. Developed thoughtfully over decades and through the pandemic, this brand extension symbolizes Banyan Tree brand’s vision to creating immersive experiences.

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BALI ECO STAY

A Kanciana Village, Tabanan | IG @baliecostay

What distinguishes Bali Eco Stay from the rest is that it will not be found along the well-beaten tourist trails of Bali. Its remote location offers a unique opportunity for travellers seeking something different and off the beaten track to experience another side of Bali – the Bali from 40 years ago.

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SARINBUANA ECO LODGE

A Jl. Arjuna, Banjar Biyahan Tabanan | IG @baliecolodge

A family run haven for nature lovers. Sarinbuana Eco Lodge is the perfect place to recharge, revive and get back to nature. Situated on the remote slopes of Mount Batukaru, only 15 minutes walk to Bali’s largest protected rainforest, Sarinbuana is Bali’s first Eco Lodge and a pioneer of Eco Tourism.

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HIDEOUT

A Jl Jangu, Bj Alas Tunggal, Selat Duda, Karangasem | IG @hideoutbali

A place to go when you do not want to be found. Designer bamboo houses hidden in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano, Hideout used the best eco-solutions during the planning and development phases. Far from the city life, the hotel is the perfect getaway for adventurous travellers. Each bamboo home is unique in its design, amenities, setting and view.

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SAMANVAYA

A Banjar Tabola, Telaga Tawang, Sidemen | IG @samanvayabali

An adults only hotel situated on the rice terraces of the Sidemen Valley Bali. Samanvaya offers boutique and curated experiences including an onsite spa, restaurant and bespoke tours. The hotel has set up a business called Support Sidemen to assist with community issues including education, rubbish collection and lots more.

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Where to Stay in North Bali

MUNDUK CABINS

A Jl. Pura Puseh, Munduk | IG @mundukcabins

Timeless Indonesian architecture imbued with the best of modern luxury – each of the individually unique cabins features warm and comfortable accommodations with stunning views in all directions. At Munduk Cabins, conscious travel and sustainable luxury are the leading ideas behind every experience.

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MUNDUK MODING PLANTATION

Banjar Dinas Asah | IG @mundukmodingplantation

Munduk Moding Plantation is where Bali’s skies blend with the water of the infinity pool, the Bali Sea and the towering volcanoes in Java. Surrounded by tropical forest, it is an Eco-Luxury Nature Resort and Spa located in North Bali offering stunning views, luxury comfort, and intimacy.

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SUMBERKIMA HILL

A Desa Sumberkima | IG @sumberkimahill

Beautiful villas with dreamlike views in the heart of North West Bali. Families, lovers, friends, yogis, come join their community in the most unspoiled, peaceful part of Bali. The property aims to build a retreat with a long term lifespan, making sure it stays beautiful in the future and in harmony with the nature.

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Where to Stay in South Bali

BALQUISSE HERITAGE HOTEL

A Jl. Uluwatu, Jimbaran | IG @balquisseheritagehotel

Peacefully enveloped by a flowering garden within an old coconut plantation, Balquisse Heritage Hotel is a romantic escape for couples and a wonderfully secluded hideaway for families.  Balquisse Heritage Hotel is famous for its sophisticated decor, traditional architecture, and friendly staff, making you feel at home.

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FOUR SEASONS JIMBARAN

A Jimbaran Bay, South Kuta | IG @fsbali

The iconic all-villa beach retreat of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay cascades down 14 hectares of hilly headland and tropical water gardens adorned with hundreds of statues and shrines, to the sparkling Indian Ocean. Four Seasons Resort is guided by the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana.

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LA CABANE

A Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran | IG @lacabanebali

La Cabane is nestled into the lush hillside overlooking picturesque cliff at Balangan. This chic bungalow getaway is a honeymooners’ & friends’ delight on a peaceful southern tip of Bali with all modern comfort. La Cabane is a purposeful organization always replacing plastic for glass and having clear sustainability goals in mind.

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LA JOYA BALANGAN

A Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran | IG @lajoyabali

La Joya Balangan is known for its circular bungalows which feature extra space for lounging both indoors and outdoors, lush green gardens and tranquility. The resort is also an alternative spot for those who are planning a retreat with an incredible view of the majestic South Bali sunsets. La Joya Balangan is purposeful organization respecting its environment.

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LA JOYA BIUBIU

A Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran | IG @lajoyabiubiubali

A true paradise that takes you back to basics using native materials and traditional thatched roofs. With an astonishing ocean view of Bali’s Southern Peninsula, romance seekers or those looking for a getaway from the fast life, come here for their idyllic escape. La Joya Biu Biu acts with respect for the environment and its communities.

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REVIVO WELLNESS RESORT

A Nusa Dua | IG @revivo_wellness_resorts

A wellness resort nestled amidst the breezy hills of Nusa Dua offering a range of wellness programs inspired by local ancient healing traditions. REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort is a sustainable wellness hotel offering comprehensive personalised retreats to teach self-awareness, mindfulness and help guests reach mind-body transformation.

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Where to Stay in Uluwatu & Around

MULE MALU

A Jl. Pantai Bingin | IG @mulemalu

Surrounded by white beaches and world class surf breaks, Mule Malu is a peaceful oasis hidden on the Bingin cliff top, within walking distance to Bingin Beach and a short drive to the famous beaches of Dreamland, Padang Padang and Uluwatu. A central location for surfers as well as a perfect base to explore the beauty of the bukit peninsula.

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THE ASA MAIA

A Jl. Pantai Padang Padang | IG @theasamaia

The Asa Maia in an intimate wellness retreat in Bali’s starkly picturesque Uluwatu peninsula. Set within lush gardens, the 10 freestanding Indonesian heritage guest suites, spa, restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as the library, yoga shala, gym, Himalayan infrared sauna and thermal pools, surround a beautiful saltwater swimming pool.

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ULUWATU SURF VILLAS

A Jl. Pantai UluwatuIG @uluwatusurfvillas

Built with respect for its natural surroundings, Uluwatu Surf Villas clifftop resort is a sacred space to rebalance and get away. With unique dwellings, wholesome cuisine, soulful movement through yoga, and world class surfing, Uluwatu Surf Villas provide an authentic Balinese experience for spirited travellers seeking rustic refinement.

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THE KOROWAI

A Jl. Tj. Simah, Uluwatu | IG @thekorowaibali

The Korowai is a boutique hotel with five wooden cabins, all with ocean views. The architecture of the cabins are inspired from on the traditional houses of the Korowai tribe. The cabins located in the middle of the cliff jungle have a direct access to a secluded beach. 

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MAHI MAHI BINGIN

A Bingin | IG @mahimahi_bingin

Perfect for those looking for a place for friends and families to gather together or simply a romantic gateway for two, Mahi Mahi Bingin offers villas and suites with private pools. Designed with a feel of luxury inspired by the ocean, the entire property offers privacy and a feeling of relaxation.

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THE TEMPLE LODGE

A Jl. Pantai Bingin | IG @thetemplelodge

A responsible boutique hotel and restaurant located on the clifftop of Bingin. Responsible actions include having a filtered drinking water system, serving organic homemade food and seasonal Ayurvedic and Macrobiotic recipes. The building is made of natural materials sourced in Indonesia.

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MU BUNGALOWS

A Jl. Pantai Bingin | IG @mu_bali

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Mu Boutique Resort’s exclusive & secluded cliff top location. Soak in the spectacular views and experience the luxurious ocean’s soothing qualities of Mu. The bungalows are made from eco-friendly and natural organic recycled materials, the restaurant uses exclusively local ingredients. 

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Where to Stay in East Bali & Islands

KOMUNE RESORT

A Pantai Keramas | IG @komunebali

With an hypnotizing view of the world famous Keramas surf break, Komune Bali’s commitment to environmental sustainability and supporting its local community is deep-rooted. Komune takes pride in minimizing its impact on the pristine natural setting by choosing the most sustainable options available.

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BATU KARANG RESORT & SPA

A Nusa Lembongan | IG @batukaranglembongan

The villa details each tell their own story, as Batu Karang approaches another step further in being an eco-friendly Resort. Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa gives priority to the environment as best as they can. The resort does its best  to ensure that their impact on the island is as minimal as possible.

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THE GARDEN SHACKS

A Sandy Bay, Nusa Lembongan | IG @sandybaylembongan

The Shacks are set in their own private area / landscaped gardens and located up the road from Sandy Bay Beach Club. Each shack has its own veranda – the perfect spot to enjoy your complimentary breakfast or an after dinner nightcap. The Garden Shacks at Sandy Bay focuses on waste management and education.

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LE PIRATE

A Nusa CeninganGili MenoFlores IG @lepiratebeachclub

Le Pirate offers wonderful experiences for the adventurous travellers in search of pristine environments. All Le Pirate properties are sustainably built by using minimum footprint with their construction which are all classified as non-permanent structures. 

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OHANA’S

A Nusa Lembongan | IG @ohanaslembongan

A boutique hotel and beach club experience in Nusa Lembongan. Ohana’s beachfront resort & beach club offers a unique and fun island experience. Here, you can enjoy the crystal clear water at the doorstep and great sunsets.

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THE RAJA LIMA

A Nusa Penida | IG @therajalima

Featuring a sunbathing terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace, The Raja Lima & Spa Nusa Penida offers accommodation near Diamond Beach. Located along the Pantai Pelilit, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from Atuh Cliff.

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