It's pretty hard to beat the spectacular views and chic vibe at El Kabron, Bali's most picturesque restaurant and club perched high on the edge of a rugged cliff overlooking the cobalt waters of the Indian Ocean and the rolling surf breaks of Dreamland and Impossibles. Throw in some cool cocktails, tasty tapas and authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients, and it is easy to stay all day long! www.elkabron.com
2. Anya Resort
With plenty of pools to choose from, Anya is the ultimate in luxurious options. Our fave is their dazzling Ocean Beach Pool located above Kisik Beach is the ideal location to experience all day beach front bathing with brilliant ocean views in Bali. Recline on sun-loungers either on the pool deck or on the natural sand terrace. Cool off in the refreshing waters of the spectacular saltwater pool and enjoy all day summer fare from nearby Kisik Seafood Bar & Grill. With an extensive champagne cocktails list it is ideal to linger til sunset. www.ayanaresort.com
3. Potato Head
Potato Head Beach Club blends the daytime beach party, upscale restaurant, and sophisticated nightlife into an experience that transitions guests from day (through sunset!) to night. PHBC brings the best of island living with a unique blend of haute cuisine, exotic cocktails, and entertainment which revolves around music, art and fashion. A fantastic spot for people watching, and an uninterrupted view, beyond the infinity pool, of the Indian Ocean. We suggest you get ion early to reserve the best perch. www.ptthead.com
The open walls of the resort not only invite in Balinese beauty but also beckon guests to savour the natural serenity. Rustling foliage and trickling water are but a backdrop to the majestic view of Ubud, a tropical haven. Hand-carved furnishings, stone walls and thatched roofs maintain an another-world feel, paired with service as calming as Ubud itself, the choreography of comfort and elegance creates a poolside experience that calms the body and soothes the mind. http://warwickhotels.com/ibah/
5. W Hotel
You could change spots every hour and still have areas to test out! Beautifully inspired by tropical scenes of Indonesian rice fields, the W Hotel pool overlooks the spectacular vista that is Seminyank Beach with some of the best views of the famous Bali sunset—all from the comforts of your deckchair, beach bag or while relaxing in the water. With super cute lip shaped neck pillows, the best jazz/pop covers emcompassing you into a sweet holiday mode, easily shifted in to party-mode with the help of happy hour.
6. Hanging Gardens Ubud
It is without a doubt one of the most photogenic and photographed pools around the globe, this stunning split-level infinity pool, lined with Batu Chandi stone and featuring a vast geometric wall of solidified volcanic ash, suspended high over the surrounding jungle, appears to float in its setting, giving swimmers the unique, immersive feeling of literally swimming above the treetops and the valley. The organic, free form design, with its undulating curves, was designed to echo the lines of the steep, terraced rice paddies that are such an iconic feature of the Ubud landscape.