Contrary to what you may think, private pools are not really for swimming. Splashing, yes. Romantic dips, yes. Showing off your fabulous body in that new swimsuit, yes. But swimming? Not so much.

Despite their small size, having your own secluded plunge pool adds hugely to the romance factor of any hotel stay. This is why we keep a list of our favorite, affordable Bali villas with private pools close at hand, in case (ahem) we ever need to impress a special someone. Read on for our top picks.

Transera Grand Kancana Villas

Who says Bali is crowded? In these spacious, tranquil villas, there’s nothing to distract you from pure relaxation. Outside the lovely bedroom and bath, your private garden comes with a covered patio and seating area, a thatched roof gazebo and of course a good-sized pool surrounded by greenery and shaded by leafy trees.

Transera Grand Kancana Villas, Seminyak

Transera Grand Kancana Villas, Seminyak

Gino Feruci Villa, Ubud

Here’s a steal if we ever saw one! Step through the artfully carved doors at Gino Feruci, and into your own cozy oasis. There’s a charming simplicity about Caldora Villa, with its outdoor bathtub, high thatched ceiling, inviting swimming pool and wooden deck, set with loungers for two. What more could you need? Make this haven all your own for less than 100 USD/night on HotelQuickly.

Gino Feruci Villa, Ubud

Gino Feruci Villa, Ubud

Daluman Villas, Seminyak

This 21-villa sanctuary is all about privacy and and stylish living. The villas’ clean architecture and local artistry make them ideal for an ‘adult’ getaway near the beaches and action of Seminyak. The highlight in each space is the 1.5 meter-deep plunge pool, with its bubbling fountain warmed under a patch of tropical sunlight.

Daluman Villas, Seminyak

Daluman Villas, Seminyak

The Adma Umalas

In the Kerobokan area away from the bustle, The Adma Umalas has a breeziness and style of its own. Natural wooden doors and gauzy curtains separate the villa’s indoor and outdoor spaces, which are decorated simply with a blend of Balinese and Javanese art. The jacuzzi pool and wide terrace beside it ensure you’ll be spending lots of your stay out of doors in the balmy island air.

The Adma Umalas

The Adma Umalas

Onje Villa, Ubud

Get up close with nature at this four-star retreat just outside Ubud. You have a view of an expanse of green paddy field from your balcony or bed, Balinese furniture gives the interiors local flair, and the lovely private pool has a spacious wooden deck, laid with a table for romantic dinners or leisurely breakfasts. Did we mention the smallest villa is 170 sqm, and that it goes for under 100USD/night on the app? Better book now.

Onje Villa, Ubud

Onje Villa, Ubud

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