Here’s a no-brainer question: what’s better than being able to work and vacation at the same time? Exactly... nothing! That’s the ultimate goal, isn’t it? To be able to combine work with leisure in what is now called ‘workcations’, a trend currently booming all around the world.
The pandemic has forced many to resort to working from the confines of their homes, a transition that’s found to be both pragmatic and enduring for most of the workforce. The flexibility that comes with working from home has practically freed people to do their jobs remotely.
And now, many have taken the leap from just working from home and bringing the new ‘workcation’ trend to a whole other level by ‘WFB’ – Working from Bali. As Bali has suffered the most during this pandemic due to essentially no tourism activity while international borders are closed, Bali has had to rely on domestic tourism for the past year.
Whether for a workcation, or a regular vacation, it’s the perfect time for you to escape the pollution and hustle-bustle of Jakarta to the island of the Gods, where this time around, you can fully immerse in Bali’s magical tranquillity and yet be fully productive. Sip on margaritas at your favourite beach club, go on the hunt for Canggu and Seminyak’s newest hotspots and restaurants, walk down memory lane at the iconic Kuta Beach, escape to the luxurious resorts of Nusa Dua, explore Bali’s cultural and artistic heart of Ubud, chase Bali’s legendary sunsets or taking in the breath-taking views from the majestic cliffs of Uluwatu, and also work productively during the day (if you’re using the WFB option).
To accommodate your tropical escape to paradise, Chope, the dining app for online table reservations and special deals, has branched out into the accommodation and lodging industry, now offering special hotel and resort deals that’ll be easier on the pocket. Featuring a curated list of staycations in Bali, now you can explore a wide range of options for accommodation across varying budgets at a bargain.
To start planning your Bali retreat (and help the recovery of Bali’s economy along the way) here is Chope’s guide to the Top 10 Staycation Destinations in Bali:
1. The Samaya Seminyak Bali
Nestled in the most idyllic beachfront location, The Samaya Seminyak Bali is only a short distance away from Seminyak’s vibrant lifestyle district. Indulge in grand luxury and comfort through an array of eclectic villa categories, from the beachside villas or the villas across the road in their Royal Courtyard setting. Featuring contemporary, stylish and elegant interiors, the expansive villas are each equipped with their own full-sized lap pool. Merely a stone’s throw away from Seminyak – Petitenget Beach, this Seminyak retreat is the perfect beachfront retreat for families and large groups, offering modern comfort with traditional warm Balinese hospitality.
The Samaya Seminyak Bali
Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak Beach, Seminyak
+62 361 731 149
2. Hotel Tugu Bali
Offering you the art, soul and romance of Indonesia, Hotel Tugu Bali is a small, privately owned luxury art hotel. Located in Canggu, Hotel Tugu Bali houses a large collection of fine Indonesian art and cultural antiquities. The exotic boutique hotel boasts a fully Indonesian experience, not only through the artful design and themed decor but also through the vast cultural experiences guests will go through. Indulge in a romantic getaway with your loved one in the beautifully designed rooms featuring an intimate private spa and unique sunken bathtub.
Hotel Tugu Bali
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Canggu
+62 361 4731 701
3. Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach
Comfortably set amidst sprawling tropical gardens in the Tanjung Benoa area, Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach is an affordable beachfront hotel resort that offers the ultimate tropical escape designed specifically for leisure and relaxation. Combining Japanese hospitality with Balinese-inspired architecture, this hotel resort features 188 well-designed rooms and suites that seamlessly blend with its natural surroundings. The Deluxe Ocean room grants guests mesmerising ocean views, along with contemporary furnishings and a splash of warm Balinese elements that presents guests with a calming and tranquil ambience.
Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach
Jalan Pratama No. 68X, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua
+62 361 773 577
4. Adiwana Arkara Resort
If you’re planning to work from Bali, you’ll want to wake up refreshed, motivated and ready to tackle the day head-on, so imagine waking up to the magical sights of Ubud’s verdant jungles and lush rice fields. That is why Adiwana Arkara Resort is the ultimate WFB accommodation for those searching for a fresh and new work environment. The resort also features a captivating jungle infinity pool for you to unwind post-work. Take the time to recharge and rejuvenate in the exquisite suites with the special long-stay offers only on ChopeDeals.
Adiwana Arkara Resort
Jalan Katik Lantang, Singakerta, Ubud
+62 361 982 367
5. Adiwana Dara Ayu Villas
Alternatively, Adiwana has more options for your ‘workcation’ in Bali. For earth-conscious travellers, Adiwana Dara Ayu is an adult-only, eco-friendly boutique suite and villas enclosed by stunning rice fields and majestic mountains. Each suite has a unique sense of sophistication, designed with Javanese and Balinese décor that incorporates native antique wood and handcrafted furniture, boutique textiles, expansive bathroom and wardrobe, with unparalleled views overlooking terraced rice fields and picturesque hills.
Adiwana Dara Ayu Villas
Jalan Raya Buahan Kaje 88x, Payangan
+62 361 900 0797
6. White Goose Boutique Hotel
When it comes to aesthetically pleasing and Insta-worthy accommodations, then the White Goose Boutique Hotel is the choice for you. Imbued with a laid-back island lifestyle atmosphere, this chic boutique hotel offers you an immersive and unique stay experience in the heart of Canggu. Featuring 19 elegantly designed suites that merge natural textures and rustic elements with sleek contemporary finesse, this accommodation is conveniently situated in one of Bali’s most sought-after neighbourhoods and is only a few steps away from the popular Berawa beach.
White Goose Boutique Hotel
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng
+62 813 3938 2429
7. Bali Dynasty Resort
Located in the heart of Kuta, this classic Bali resort is an idyllic choice if you’re planning a getaway with your family or large groups. This luxurious beachside Bali Dynasty Resort is famed for its warm Balinese hospitality, elevated by its fully integrated facilities including 6 restaurants and 5 bars, 4 swimming pools including a kids’ pool with its own Kids Water Fun Zone, a dedicated adults-only pool spa, beach club, kids’ club, kid’s playground, teens’ club, and many more. The resort’s unique layout presents an indirect but practical separation between the couples and the family markets. It is also conveniently located close to many of Kuta’s most popular attractions.
Bali Dynasty Resort
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban
+62 361 752 403
8. Pronoia Villa Bali
Set within a secluded natural haven in the Jimbaran Bay area, Pronoia Villa Bali features a collection of exquisite and wonderfully appointed pool villas. As part of the overall Pronoia Lifestyle Club & Retreat, the villas accommodate guests with an idyllic retreat for the whole family through a holistic stay experience. Here, guests can take advantage of an active stay where they can take full advantage of the services and facilities offered, from fitness and yoga classes, co-working spaces, kids’ programmes and more.
Pronoia Villa Bali
Jalan Segar Wangi No. 36, Jimbaran
+62 821 4741 3356
9. Citadines Berawa Beach Bali
Showcasing scenic ocean views, Citadines Breawa Beach Bali offers guests a variety of accommodation choices from its 224 units, including studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and a presidential suite. This establishment offers serviced residences, which are fully furnished with serviced kitchens and wireless internet access, where guests can take full advantage of the comforts and privacy of their own living space. Whether you’re staying alone or with friends and family, this pet-friendly accommodation tends to all your needs with its amenities and full access to its extensive facilities such as swimming pools at the rooftop and ground floor, a rooftop bar, fitness corner, spa, laundrette, children’s playroom, sky lounge and function rooms.
Citadines Berawa Beach Bali
Jalan Pemelisan AGung, Tibubeneng
+62 361 9090 099
10. Sanctoo Suites & Villas
Are you ready to experience an immersive, multi-sensory retreat to the jungle? Indulge in utmost serenity during your stay at Sanctoo Suites & Villas, whether you stay at the spacious villas or comfortable suites, the lush jungles and verdant surroundings of Ubud will be the main attraction throughout your retreat. Perfectly located near the enchanting Wos River, the sounds of the river rushing and the echoes of its natural backdrop present you with the most soothing atmosphere, making it the perfect jungle getaway.
Sanctoo Suites & Villas
Jalan Raya Singapadu, Ubud
+62 361 471 1222