News flash: ‘Workcations’ are trending in Indonesia. Not sure what it is? As it’s portmanteau suggests, it’s putting work and vacation together, and it’s what the Indonesian government has been encouraging to help Bali’s battered economy. 

With international tourism coming to a halt, here’s where domestic tourists such as yourselves can make the most of the situation. When you chill at a beach club or restaurant in Seminyak and Canggu, there wouldn’t be hordes of tourists. Catching sunsets at Kuta, Nusa Dua, and Uluwatu? Visiting artsy spots in Ubud? No crowds, and no need to scramble for restaurant seats with breathtaking views.

Since working remotely is now mandatory or encouraged, combining work and vacation is a genius move. Why confine yourself to an apartment in Jakarta when you can take a quick flight to Bali and work out of a luxury resort or wellness retreat? Chope, the restaurant reservations and deals app, has ventured into hotel and resort deals, bringing you ‘workcations’ that’ll give you more bang for your buck. 

With a curated list of staycations and experiences in Bali, Jakarta’s expats now have a variety of options to choose from across a wide range of budgets. Not only will you help boost Bali’s economy, you’ll also be doing yourself a favour by seeking out new perspectives and environments amid an ongoing pandemic. It’s self-care at its best! Here’s an ultimate guide from Chope.

1. Tanadewa Villas & Spa Nusa Dua

If you love hidden gems but love the buzz of Nusa Dua, Tanadewa Villas & Spa Nusa Dua will suit you. Enjoy breathtaking views of Benoa Bay when you wake up each morning on a plush bed platform overlooking the lively private pool. Each villa is equipped with its surround sound BOSE speaker, so you can listen to your favorite playlists while you work or unwind.

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Rp. 9,000,000 for 29 Nights Stay at One-Bedroom Pool Villa (Room Only)

Tanadewa Villas & Spa Nusa Dua

Jalan Taman Giri No.11

Benoa, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363

2. Blue Karma Dijiwa Seminyak

Escape from the stresses of everyday life at this luxurious boutique hotel, a hideaway to unwind in peace and privacy. Cool, calm, and comfortable, the One Bedroom Suites boasts plush furnishings and its own balcony offering views of tropical greenery — a great location to work and stay! Make your resort office just steps away from stylish Seminyak. Indulge in some pool breaks before and after work, and enjoy world-class cuisine at KU DE TA, La Favela, Mama San, and more.

Work from Bali Deals

Rp. 2,500,000 for Weekly (7 Nights) Stay at One Bedroom Suite (Room Only)

Rp. 7,500,000 for Monthly (30 Nights) Stay at One Bedroom Suite (Room Only)

Blue Karma Dijiwa Seminyak

Jalan Raya Seminyak, Gang Bima No.2

Seminyak, Bali 80361

3. Adiwana Warnakali

Seeking an anti-mainstream place to go in Bali? Perched 20 meters above the tropical beach of Nusa Penida island, Adiwana Warnakali will remind you of the resorts in Santorini, Greece. Sitting atop a tall cliff, the hotel was built following nature’s contours. Each room overlooks the gorgeous ocean, as well as its neighboring island of Nusa Ceningan island and Mount Agung. Imagine such views while you’re working, or as a fab backdrop for your Zoom calls! Their Grand Deluxe Ocean View room will make your ‘workcation’ feel like a real holiday. Just like a scene from a movie, you can wake up to the smell of the sea and the sound of waves crashing.

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Rp. 4,800,000 for 6D5N Stay at Grand Deluxe Ocean View Room

Adiwana Warnakali

Nusa Penida Sakti

Nusa Penida, Bali 80771

4. The Artini Dijiwa Ubud

The Artini Resort is located in the heart of Ubud, a 20-minute walk from the famous Ubud Art Market. The hotel is nestled in natural surroundings and features an outdoor pool. With contemporary rooms featuring ornate Balinese touches and views overlooking the expansive gardens and winding river, enjoy nature’s hypnotic sounds while you work! The Ethnic Rooms combine a taste of Balinese culture with all the comforts of home. You will have plenty of room to relax and soak up the incredible views from the large windows while you work, and when you unwind.

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Rp. 2,500,000 for Weekly Stay (7 Nights) at Ethnic Room

Rp. 4,000,000 for Monthly Stay (30 Nights) at Ethnic Room

The Artini Dijiwa Ubud

Jalan Raya Pengosekan

Ubud Bali 80571

5. Amatara Agung Raka

Prepare to be mesmerised by the charming ambience of Amatara Agung Raka in Ubud. Located in the center of the beautiful Mas village, the resort has an ‘80s village setting. The Deluxe Room is ideal for single travellers, with an outdoor seating area that’s perfect for your working spot, or when you just want to put your feet up after a long day. Complemented by stunning sunset views from the rice terrace, some of the villas in Amatara Agung Raka come with private balconies overlooking lush, verdant fields.

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Rp. 2,100,000 for 7 Nights Stay at Deluxe Room (with breakfast)

Rp. 7,500,000 for 30 Nights Stay at Deluxe Room (with breakfast)

Amatara Agung Raka

Jalan Raya Pengosekan

Ubud Bali 80571

6. The Samaya Ubud

Enjoy life like the rich and famous at The Samaya Ubud. Hidden in the hills of Sayan village of Ubud, the villa will make you feel at peace within the comforts of modern luxury. Ideally located next to the flowing waters of Ayung, The Ayung Villa offers the ultimate tropical sanctuary with your own private swimming pool. With a spacious outdoor area, work on your tasks while you soak in the warm sun, enjoy the fresh breeze, and gaze at the lush green hillside — try not to be distracted!

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Rp. 11,900,000 for 7 Nights Stay at Ayung Villa

The Samaya Ubud

Jalan Baung, Sayan

Ubud Bali 80571

7. Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa

With luxury and comfort wrapped into one sweet package, this refined resort is located within an exclusive area of Nusa Dua, ITDC. Their Private Villa consists of one bedroom with a separate living pavilion. Set in a private garden compound with a private swimming pool, it has an integrated indoor and open-air living room. Need to hit the refresh button? Enjoy your private outdoor bathroom with a bathtub, and an outdoor standing shower — ideas and inspiration will come flowing in, we promise!

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Rp. 8,400,000 for Weekly Stay (7 Nights) at One Bedroom Private Villa

Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa

Jalan Baung, Sayan

Ubud Bali 80571

8. Amatara Royal Ganesha

A hidden gem in the heart of Ubud, Amatara Royal Ganesha is surrounded by rice paddies and lush greenery, where you’ll enjoy the breathtaking views from the balcony while you work. The room itself is spacious with natural earth tones. Whether you want to rest after a long working day, practice morning yoga, or simply sleep in and relax, this room will perfectly suit your needs. 

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Rp. 2,300,000 for 7 Nights Stay at Deluxe Room 

Rp. 9,000,000 for 30 Nights Stay at Deluxe Room

Amatara Royal Ganesha

Jl.Raya Lodtunduh No.88 

Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali