5 Reasons Why You Should Not Visit InterContinental Bali Resort

It was my second visit to the InterContinental Bali Resort. After the first time, I had no idea why I decided to came back. And all it took was one night to remember 5 reasons why.

You have been warned.

Intercontinental Bali Resort

Too Much Space

I mean how much space does one Resort need? The InterContinental Bali Resort is spread across 14 hectares of tropical landscape right on the popular Jimbaran Bay beaches. They have 417 rooms across three different levels. There are six (six!) swimming pools, a kid’s club, fitness centre and spa.


We stayed in the new 79sqm Duplex Suite and we could have swung a cat around this room. It was two stories with a beautiful Bali artisan decorative. Downstairs was a bathroom, dining table and living area. Upstairs was all bedroom with walk in robe and a bathroom the size of most New York hotel suites.

Intercontinental Bali Resort - lounge

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Considering the resort is only 7 kilometres away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, it sure spreads out with all the room in the world.

They Give You Free Stuff

Nobody likes free things. And in my experience, the InterContinental has one of the best Club features of any hotel around.

Our Duplex Suite came with a dedicated reception, 24-hour complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cookies, Wi-Fi, access to the 24-hour Fitness Centre and free use of the Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna at Spa Uluwatu.

Intercontinental Bali Resort - Uluwatu Spa

On top of that, the Club Rooms come with other extra privileges. We received a private check-in, exclusive access to the private Club Pool (with complimentary drinks), use of the Inspiration Space (library / business lounge), unlimited visits to Club InterContinental Lounge (complimentary drinks all day and afternoon tea), a choice of five different breakfast venues within the resort and complimentary cocktails between 5 and 7pm in the Club Lounge.

You’re Always Eating

Stay more than one night and chances are you are going to gain weight. We spent all day eating from the expansive and delectable breakfast buffet,

Intercontinental Bali Resort - coffee

to the afternoon high tea in the Club lounge,

Intercontinental Bali Resort - High tea

Intercontinental Bali Resort - High Tea

Intercontinental Bali Resort - high tea

to the complimentary cocktails by the pool.

Intercontinental Bali Resort - cocktails

Then there are several restaurants to choose from.

We were invited by the Resort to try out the Ko Japanese Restaurant. Finding it was a mission. Its intricate grounds are a maze through a ‘subtle infusion of Balinese architecture and Japanese aesthetics.’ The atmosphere was A+ and the Japanese cuisine authentic and delicious. We enjoyed the Teppanyaki interactive culinary experience, where the cooks grill Japanese specialties right in front of your eyes. And you eat it hot off the grill.

You Never Want To Miss A Sunset

As the InterContinental Bali Resort sits on a beautiful Bali beach, the sunsets are pink and orange and all types of yellow right over the beautiful blue waters.

Intercontinental Bali Resort - sunset Jimbaran

The beach is lined with Jimbaran seafood beach cafes and people walking its white sand.
The resort has hammocks and sun lounges sitting in the exact location for you to never need to leave. And despite the call of complimentary cocktails, I could not tear my eyes away.

Intercontinental Bali Resort - sunset

You Won’t Want To Leave

Now the absolutely worst thing about the InterContinental Bali Resort is that you will never want to leave. Not even with all the things to do in Ubud.

We received a couple’s massage at Uluwatu Spa and I decided then and there I was staying forever. After the Spa, we sipped our cocktails while watching the sunset and I just did not understand how I would ever leave.

Intercontinental Bali Resort - spa

It feels like you are in your own world. Nah, not world, paradise. And who wants to leave paradise, ever?

Intercontinental Bali Resort - path

Check out prices for the InterContinental Bali Resort here.


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  • Danica Watson

    Amazing shots.love to be there. thanks a lot for sharing.

    • Erin

      Thanks so much. Hope you get to go.

  • Jenny Bowler

    We had our first stay at Club Intercontinental over 10 years ago and have never stayed anywhere else. We keep thinking we should try other hotels in Bali as so many look fabulous but then we think to ourselves Nah…… impossible to improve on perfection. From the moment we step off the aircraft and find the Intercon driver waiting for us in the arrivals hall until the moment they drop us back at the airport after our stay we are treated like royalty. If you want total luxury there is no better place.

    • Erin

      Best testimony ever!

  • Lindsay Nieminen

    Yup I definitely do not want to go … I HAVE TO GO! Looks like a fantastic place Erin!

    • Erin

      Haha! I had you there 🙂 Glad, I convinced you.

  • Meagan

    I want to go here. This sounds amazing.

    • Erin

      It is one of my favourite places in Bali. And their renovations should be finished come July!

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