Escape the crowds

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We are huge fans of peaceful places – quiet hotels and private villas that feel hidden away from the world, where you can unwind or explore secret destinations. When you need to escape the crowds, these tucked-away hotels are where you'll want to go.

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Hidden Well

– near Medewi –

This peaceful self-catering cottage – perfect for a romantic getaway and to escape the crowds – is tucked into banana and coconut plantations, just 175m from a vast, quiet beach.

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Hut and Hideaway

– Balian–

Hut and Hideaway is a small, contemporary riverside villa. It's so peaceful here – wonderful place to escape the crowds, do some yoga on the deck and enjoy nature.

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The Menjangan

– Menjangan –

Tranquil The Menjangan boutique resort is situated inside West Bali National Park. Deer regularly wander past the beachfront villas; this is the perfect place to escape the crowds .

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Temuku Pupuan

– near Balian –

Space and peace abound at this three-bedroom house set on an organic farm, up in the cooler hills 26km "behind" Balian. 

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Kelapa Retreat & Spa

– near Medewi –

Set in a wonderfully quiet area, the villas at this luxurious contemporary hotel are situated far apart, creating a wonderful sense of space and privacy.. 

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Puri Ganesha

– Pemuteran –

Four private homes are set along a quiet stretch of Pemuteran Bay, providing a peaceful escape. They're surrounded by large gardens, and an abundance of space.

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Pondok Matekap

– Balian –

Pondok Matekap is a private three-bedroom villa with views across rice paddies and down to the ocean. It's all about barefoot luxury – far, far from the crowds. 

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The Asri

– near Medewi –

The Asri is a four-room hotel is set in exquisite gardens visited by kingfishers and other birds. It's just 400m from a wild beach and Medewi surf point is a five-minute drive away.

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Taman Wana Resort

– near Negara –

Taman Wana is a beautiful hillside resort, far from any crowds. This quiet, family-owned property is a tranquil place in which to escape the world, and to rest and rejuvenate.

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Villa Delmara

– Balian –

Villa Delmara is an exclusive four-bedroom beachfront villa. It offers peace, privacy, and exceptional views of the ocean.

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Sumberkima Hill

– Pemuteran –

The views are exquisite at this private villa retreat, set on the hills near Pemuteran. Life here is peaceful; daily yoga classes are offered and there's a tranquil spa, too.

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Mimpi Menjangan

– Menjangan –

This peaceful dive resort was built on the sacred land that was once exclusively the bathing area of local royalty. It's a spacious place in which to escape the crowds.

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The Writers' Treehouse

– near Medewi –

Guests often travel to Bali just to stay in this beautifully designed home. The airy villa takes full advantage of its lush natural setting, with an open living area and outdoor bathroom.

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Villa Semadhi

– Pemuteran –

Villa Semadhi is an idyllic beachfront villa located at the quiet eastern fringe of Pemuteran. It's a stunning setting in which to relax and escape the crowds. 

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The Melaya Villas

– near Negara & Menjangan –

The three-bedroom villas, each with their own 15m-long pool, face onto a quiet beach. A special location for a luxurious, secluded family getaway.

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Puri Dajuma Eco Resort

– near Medewi –

Puri Dajuma is one of our favourite hotels on the island. It's beautifully quiet, and has two large pools, extensive lawns and gorgeous sea views. 

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Umma Bali Menjangan Retreat

– near Menjangan –

Four romantic lumbung-style rooms overlook rice paddies and a swimming pool, and across to the distant hills of north-west Bali.

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Gajah Mina Beach Resort

– Balian –

This resort stretches across the ridge that juts into the ocean at Balian. Villas are spread across the extensive grounds, so you'll really get the sense you've escaped the crowds. 

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