Bali is the most popular island in Indonesia, and it’s probably one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world.
As a result of this, Bali is absolutely bursting with amazing accommodation.
So much so, that it can actually be difficult to make a decision on where to stay.
Well, I’ve spent 2 months in Bali, travelling the entire island; visiting the most popular regions such as Kuta & Ubud, as well as discovering many of the lesser-known regions.
So get excited and start packing your bags. Because below I present to you my favourite private pool villas, which come in a range of budget, mid-range to luxury! These properties will suit couples, backpackers and families alike.
So hopefully you’ll be able to find a villa in Bali to suit your needs and help you plan your trip.
During this Bali villa guide I'll be giving you an overview of my all time favorite private pool villas in Bali.
You’ll probably recognize quite a few of these because they’re very Instagram-famous.
As you'll see, many of the links below are to properties with Vrbo.
In case you haven't used Vrbo before, I just wanted to quickly explain the benefits of booking with them, (rather than say, Airbnb).
Located in beautiful Ubud, this fantastic, luxury private pool villa is simply amazing.
This is an epic piece of accommodation in Bali.
This is a super unique stay at the edge of a beautiful rice field and has a river running through it. This property embraces rich greenery in a beautiful garden and offers a fantastic infinity pool which overlooks the tropical forest.
With an open plan kitchen/dining area, and the ability to sleep 6 people, this two story property has everything you need for a fantastic stay.
Each room comes with a bathroom and a terrace/balcony area for private relaxation.
Located in the north part of Bali, this stunning private pool villa is unbelievably beautiful.
From Villa Sanglung, you’re greeted with a 180 degree view of uninterrupted ocean views and jungle vibes.
The villa describes itself as one of the last untouched places and a glimpse into what Bali was like 50 years ago and I totally agree.
The gorgeous infinity pool is the perfect place to relax with a drink, and there are 2 large bedrooms (both with bathrooms) and a wonderful Bali style bathtub, perfect for re-creating those famous flower baths.
This gorgeous villa also has an open concept living area, with kitchen, open air living/dining area and a beautiful terrace. It can sleep up to 8 people so perfect if you’re travelling with a group and seeking an epic experience.
Located in beautiful, quiet, east Bali, this wonderful villa is nestled in tropical gardens with sun lounges and a bal'e for an afternoon siesta next to a wonderful swimming pool.
Villa Candidasa can sleep up to 6 people, so is a perfect option for a group of friends, or family.
Everything you need is included in the villa including a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor dining.
You're close to nearby shops and cafes, making this a perfect location to base yourself for a relaxing escape to beautiful Bali.
This place is a haven for boating ,fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
And you'll be amazed at the stunning sea views offered from your private pool.
This beautiful private pool villa in Bali is a fantastic price for everything you get.
This villa is located on the beach front with private access to the beach, and desgined in a tropic feel, which is also eco-friendly.
Villa Pelabuhan offers a beautiful tropical garden which will make your holiday more perfect with a sense of calm breeze and peaceful atmosphere.
It's spacious, fits 4 people, and I think the perfect size for a couple who like a larger space.
With an open-plan kitchen with complete cooking equipment, dining at the terrace with a combination of garden, pool, and beach view.
In the morning you can wander to your private terrace for your morning coffee and feel relaxed with the beautiful surroundings at Villa Pelabuhan,
If you desire all the quirks and desires of a resort style accommodation, coupled with the privacy of a private pool villa, then you’re going to love this spot.
Located in Sidemen, which is honestly one of the most beautiful places in Bali (even better than Ubud!), this property looks like a fantastic villa for a honeymoon celebration or if you just fancy a touch of luxury.
The one bedroom private pool villa overlooks rice paddies from the panoramic hillsides from a spacious balcony.
At Wapa di Ume Sidemen you have your own spacious private pool, and you actually get a bunch of benefits such as, local evening cocktails, daily fruit basket, yoga, and much more. Excursions are available that allow you to discover the untouched beauty of Sidemen are arranged daily too.
This is one of the best Bali resorts with private pool possibilities!
It may refer to itself as a treehouse/hobbit house but it’s actually one of the most impressive private pool villas Bali has to offer.
Villa Nautilus is a stunning villa offering luxury accommodation in a jungle -like setting.
With your own private gardens and swimming pool, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another planet.
The rooms are spacious and beautifully designed, and you’re a short distance from local bars and restaurants in Ubud. You’re also in the perfect location to experience epic sunsets and sunrises. This is a dreamy stay in Bali!
You will have view of the rice-fields or jack fruit trees from every window and you're own private swimming pool is not only unique in design, but has fabulous views too.
This property can sleep up to 18 people, so its a fantastic unique stay in Bali for a large family reunion or a group of friends.
Villa Astaga is located is hip and modern Seminkyak and truly offers fantastic value for money.
Sleeping up to 6 people, it's a perfect villa for a small family or group of friends.
It is also ideally located in the peaceful neighborhood of Bidadari, which is only a couple of minutes away from the busy streets of Seminyak and all its shops, restaurants & bars.
The living room is super spacious and fully open plan onto the tropical garden of the property
The property also comes with a fully equipped kitchen which is perfect to cook in!
The two main bedrooms comes with a private en-suite bathroom (one with a fabulous bathtub) and both have king size beds.
Finally, the garden is filled with luxuriant tropical vegetation, all of which surrounding the amazing private swimming pool of the villa.
If you want one of the most epic views in all of Bali, then Villa Asmara is where you need to stay! Located in the north west coast of Bali, this epic villa actually faces the island of Java and when the sky is clear, you can see the amazing volcanoes on the other side.
This makes for some epic sunrises and sunsets. Not only that, the swimming pool here is vast, private and it’s an infinity pool!
The open plan nature of the villa gives you a spacious, yet homey vibe and there is even an on-site spa and Yoga Pavilion. An on-site restaurant will also provide you with delicious meals throughout the day.
This is also a fantastic place to go diving in Bali and an instructor is on-site to help! This place is super-great value for what you get.
Munduk Moding is another quite famous villa in Bali and it’s reputation lives up to the elegance and luxury it provides.
It’s actually a resort that you can visit during the day, or you can stay in one of the many beautiful rooms. BUT, they also offer one of the most amazing private pool villas in Bali I’ve seen. This is such a cool destination.
Choose the one bedroom villa with a hot tub and you’ll be getting a very large swimming pool AND a hot tub, beautifully decorated rooms and seating areas AND you get a private butler service, and a free daily minibar.
You’ll also be able to make use of the famous infinity pool in the main area and dine at their high quality restaurant. Munduk is a famous region for it’s coffee and this villa is actually on a coffee plantation too!
Oh, you’ll also get epic views of Java island on a clear day too….perfection!
This beautiful private villa is a cozy space on the beachfront with a Balinese concept of architecture and wonderful view of nature.
Located in the northern area of Bali, which is much quieter and more beautiful (in my humble opinion), you're only a 25 minute drive from central Lovina.
Villa Lumbung is tastefully furnished and perfect for up to 4 people.
The staff at this villa will ensure everything is taken care of so you can just focus on relaxing and having a great time.
Don't forget this villa has a fantastic private swimming pool with surrounding breathtaking views, and you're in a perfect position to enjoy the famous Balinese sunset.
Seminyak is a very popular place to stay in Bali and is packed with great villas with private pools, but I’ve listed a couple of favourites.
These beautiful private pool villas in Seminyak perfectly balance price and quality. The villa itself is spacious, air conditioned and the swimming pool is very big for two people!
At Villa Singgah, you can even arrange a floating breakfast in your swimming pool if you’re heart desires and room service is available.
This villa is located just a 5 minute walk from Double Six beach which is Seminyak's best beach for sunset, lined with colourful umbrellas and too much choice when it comes to cocktails!
This is a great choice if you want to be in the heart of the action, but still retain luxury in a fabulous villa.
As one half of a travelling couple myself, this romantic villa really appeals to me! Romance is right there in the name.
Berry Amour oozes luxury with features such as, a personal 24 hour butler service, free shuttle to Seminyak, 24 hour room service and more.
This villa is located just 2 minutes from Petitgent Beach, and all the villas on offer boast a unique romantic themed vibe with private hot tubs and private pools.
Actually, these villas in Seminyak operate a no children policy, and only 2 adults to one room to really ensure the romantic vibe is kept!
The swimming pool is large, the rooms beautifully decorated and it’s got everything you need for a romantic stay in Bali.
Canggu is bursting with awesome things to do and beautiful areas to visit. Below I highlight two great private pool villas on offer.
Located only 5 minutes from wonderful Echo beach, this stunning private pool villa in Bali is the PERFECT set up for a group of friends wanting to be in the heart of the action.
This is everything you'd expect from a Bali villa and it can sleep up to 8 people.
Not only does Villa Lina have views of the beautiful rice fields in Canggu, but it also has an amazing 12m swimming pool.
The design of the villa is traditional, yet modern and oozes beauty on every corner.
There is even an outdoor dining and bar area by the swimming pool and a separate treehouse with pillows for relaxing in the shade.
I'll start by saying, if you book this villa, can I join you on the trip!?
Oh my god. This is the most fabulous private pool villa in Canggu, and yes it's expensive, but when you factor in the fact it can actually sleep up to 16 people a night, then at $42 a night, this is an absolutely bargain!
This property offers a magical infinity swimming pool that overlooks the rice paddies, it looks amazing.
There are 6 cosy rooms, all beautifully decorated and with 6 amazing bathrooms including a shower bath surrounded by its tropical garden, toilets, locally organic made beauty products, fresh towels and hair dryer.
There's a fully furnished chef’s kitchen that includes a wine cellar, breakfast bar, massive dining table sitting twelve, a large stove and oven, filtered cooled water, ice makers, robots of all sorts.
And if you want a private chef that can be arranged.
There's also a massive lounge area with a projector screen to watch your favourite Netflix movies!
This place is a dream!
Ubud has the perfect “Eat, Pray, Love” vibe lots of people seek when visiting Bali, and there is lots of amazing accommodation in Ubud. Below I highlight two fantastic places to stay!
There are lots of resorts in Ubud but I think if you want a romantic honeymoon experience, then an Ubud private pool villa is definitely the way to go.
This beautiful cliff side jungle villa is located just outside Ubud centre, however it feels like you’re in your own little jungle. This luxurious villa is built to a high quality Western standard finish.
Ubud Indah has an amazing infinity pool which overlooks the valley (perfect spot for evening drinks). The villa is two floors and super spacious, and offers everything you need for a fantastic stay in Bali. Beautiful bathtubs are located in the property, there is a garden area for relaxing and the open plan living space oozes light and beauty.
Kawan Antique Villa is one of the most sought after villas in Ubud! And I’m not surprised why.
This place oozes beauty and is totally unique. It’s in the name: antique. The vibes throughout the whole villa are traditional and authentic.
The private swimming pool is large and beautifully designed. The rooms are spacious and you can make use of the free daily shuttle into Ubud centre each day. This is a great villa for those looking for a peaceful and unique stay in Bali.
The villa is also nestled in rice terraces and nature. Oh, and there’s a classic Bali flower bath available too for the ultimate relaxing experience.
Uluwatu is famous for its surfing, sunsets and all-round chilled out vibes! Below are two of my favourite private pool villas Uluwatu has to offer.
This beautiful private pool villa is located on the hills in Uluwatu, naturally greeting you with 260º stunning views of the sea and nature.
Villa Awan is made up of 3 levels, meaning it’s super spacious and can fit up to 6 guests, so a great choice for couples in Bali or a group of friends. The private swimming pool is large, beautiful and includes a solarium.
This property is in the perfect place to enjoy epic sunsets every night and you’re close to lots of the best attractions in Uluwatu via a quick moped ride.
Great for those who love surfing too as you’re close to one of the best surf beaches in Bali: Padang Padang beach.
Uma Bingin Villa is a beautiful private villa, the perfect size for two people and at a fantastic price.
You’ve got your own modest sized private swimming pool, a beautifully large villa with air conditioning, a large bath, and the bedroom opens up onto the swimming pool.
What a way to start your day!
You can access all the great beaches in Uluwatu with a quick moped ride and the property is fully equipped with cooking utensils and a mini bar to create romantic evening meals.
For the excellent price of this property, I don't think you’ll get anywhere better!
Nusa Dua is a popular spot among families and those couples seeking some luxury! There are some epic private villas in Nusa Dua and these are two of my favourites.
Amarterra Villas offer 5-star luxury at its finest. If money is no issue and you want the best of the best, then this is the top private pool villa Nusa Dua has to offer you.
Your one bedroom villa is large, open plan, beautiful and includes a fabulous outdoor shower. This villa features a private pool, dining and seating areas. Air-conditioned bedrooms include a flat-screen satellite TV, a wardrobe, and a minibar. The private bathroom comes with a shower, a bathtub and free toiletries.
Oh, and you can access the resort area too which gives you a fabulous on-site restaurant, and fitness center. You’re only a 3 minute walk to the beach, and if you fancy visiting with friends, you can opt for a 2 bedroom villa.
This beautiful villa in Nusa Dua is a perfect choice for couples. This one bedroom villa with a private pool is beautifully decorated and offers everything you need for a comfortable stay in Bali.
This includes air conditioned rooms, fully equipped kitchen and a stay here also provides additional benefits such as, free breakfast, dinner for 3 nights of your stay, afternoon tea, welcome fruit baskets and many more little perks!
You’re in a great location to Nusa Dua beach which is the best beach in Bali for watersports.
Sanur offers the chance of beautiful beach walks, awesome water sports activities and much more, and it’s got a great variety of villas, two of which I highlight below!
This beautiful, tranquil villa is located in the family-friendly area of Sanur, Bali.
Villa Lotus Sea is a luxurious 4 bedroom villa is full-service and close to Mertasari Beach.
This property comes with all the luxury you could ever desire.
There's a fantastic swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a large living area, fully equipped kitchen and all the rooms comes with air conditioning!
There I think this is a great villa for families or for a joint couples getaway looking for a peaceful time in Bali.
This property is beautifully decorated and it’s highly rated as very clean, and you can tell just from the photos.
Villa Tarku is PERFECT for families. It can fit up to 12 people and has specific kids rooms!
The villa is made up of two floors with 3 bedrooms all with private bathrooms. There is a huge terrace with 2 sunbeds, 2 sofas, a chair and a dining table. All bedrooms, kitchen, living room with individual air-conditioning.
You’re only 5 minutes away from the beach, restaurants and cafes.
The private swimming pool has an adults area and a kids area, and if you’re travelling with children, the villa provides a high chair, baby cot and toys! Perfect.
The villa is beautifully decorated throughout.
So there you have it, my guide on the best private pool villas Bali has to offer. With so many amazing places to visit in Bali, you might find you’re struggling to decide on what area to stay in Bali, I’ll summarize the benefits of each area, and who I think it’s most suitable for below.
They aren’t ALL the areas in Bali you can stay, but they are the most popular. But the great thing about Bali is that, regardless of where you stay, you can easily get to other areas in a relatively short amount of time since the island is small. Just rent a moped or a driver and you’ll be able to discover everything.
I won’t lie to you, Bali is one of those places that you’ll want to stay forever! But if you’ve only got a limited amount of time, then you’ll be happy to hear that you can visit great places in Bali in just a week, 10 days and 2 weeks. It all depends on what you want.
If you’re taking it slow and only visiting one area with a couple of day trips, then 1 week is great, but if you want to do the entire island, then I suggest two weeks!
You can check out my Bali itinerary for a little more inspiration.
If you’re visiting Bali for the purpose of a romantic getaway, then don’t forget to check out my guide on the most romantic things to do for some inspiration!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on the best private pool villas in Bali and if you’ve stayed in any of these beautiful villas, then drop us a comment and let us know. OR, if you’ve got a private pool villa you’d like to recommend then also let us know below.