The Edge, a four-villa hotel spread out over 3.7 acres, gets its name from being perched on the edge of a 500-foot cliff in Uluwatu, Bali. Built by Mesa Hotels and Resorts, they focus on giving each guest the experience of opulence at the edge of the world.

500 feet above the Indian Ocean, The Edge’s villas vary in size — from a single bedroom to a five-bedroom suite — accommodating singles to multi-person families. The largest villa, called The View, is a mansion unto itself. At 3500 square meters, it has five bedrooms, two stone pools, and an eight-seat cinema, amongst other amenities.

No matter which villa you choose, you’ll have an epic view of the Indian Ocean, private pool, and a dedicated and certified butler who will personally prepare your breakfast each morning. The resort amenities also include a spa, cliff-hanging pool, gym, wine tasting, theater, and restaurant. The Edge is a popular wedding venue as well. If you’re feeling like going fully private, you can book out the entire resort. Contact the resort to arrange it.

If you’re staying elsewhere but still want to get a taste of The Edge, visit their cliff-top club, Oneeighty°. It’s a combination sky pool, bar, and lounge — the pool literally hangs over the edge of the cliff with a transparent wall. It’s wild.

While you might not want to leave the resort, you’ll be happy to know it’s centrally located and only a few minutes from some of Bali’s best beaches. Whether you stay for the day or a week, it’s definitely worth a visit.

How to get there

Located in Uluwatu, it’s about a 35-minute drive from Ngurah Rai Airport, 1.5 hours from Ubud, and 10 minutes from the Uluwatu Temple.

What to consider

  • The food is some of the best you’ll have in Bali.
  • The service truly is 5+ stars.
  • It’s family friendly, but still really private and quiet.
  • As a wedding venue, it’s unforgettable.
  • Room rates vary from $600 per night to $3,000 a night (for The View).
  • If you’re staying, your airport transfer is included.
  • General admission to Oneeighty° is currently ~$20 and includes a $15 food and beverage credit.