Don’t pigeonhole Bali as a student mecca. This island is also a senior-friendly oasis. For those 65 and up, check out the best senior-senior friendly resorts to plan your next retirement getaway.

All of the following choices are part of the same senior-friendly parent company, but offer distinctly different feels. Choose the one that's right for you.

Griya Santrian

This beautiful hotel offers guests modern luxury and ultimate relaxation. Each room in Griya Santrian comes with a private terrace to enjoy the morning sunrise with your breakfast and a cushioned daybed to enjoy light reading before a busy day of sightseeing. The cushioned lounge chairs out by the pool are the perfect spot to take a nap in the sun. Afterward, head over to the spa where you can enjoy a massage amongst the swaying palm trees.

In your room, you’ll enjoy the spa-inspired suite that offers a relaxing rain shower and when you’re ready to relax after a long day LED TVs will keep you occupied. Some of the more luxurious options include brekkie, bathrobes, and slippers.

This hotel offers mobility and accessibility for senior-friendly travelling.

Puri Santrian

The Puri Santrian is a tranquil beachside resort located on the south eastern end of the island. It is within walking distance from local shops, restaurants, and markets. This is perfect for those that want to be in the centre of things, but not immersed. This hotel offers perks like yoga classes and Balinese cooking classes to heighten the cultural experience.

You can expect traditional Balinese-style rooms and various rooms to choose from depending on your budget. This is a great choice for the budget-conscious. In your room, you can expect cable TV, tea and coffee making, mini-bar, and hairdryer in the more basic rooms. Some of the luxurious rooms include bathrobe and slippers, breakfast, and walk-in dressing area.

The spa at Puri Santrian is a two-story facility that utilizes natural fruit and flower extracts in their treatments. The body massages help heal the body from a long-flight or indulge in a full body treatment to refresh your skin.

This is a family owned and operated hotel, so you can expect a level of community and comfort from each of the staff. You are likely to leave feeling like part of the family.

Royal Santrian

The Royal Santrian is the ultimate getaway for anyone looking for privacy and seclusion with the amenities of home. The Royal Santrian is a collection of villas surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. With your villa, you can enjoy a private garden, private pool, along with, and open-air gazebo with daybed. You can enjoy exciting offers like silentday, a whole 24-hours of silent retreat. You will be served breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner in seclusion for the day. You will also enjoy a silent spa treatment to replenish and rejuvenate. The villas offer excellent accessibility, seclusion, and a level of luxury that can’t be mimicked elsewhere. This complex also offers yoga classes, Balinese cooking classes, or a romantic, planned dinner.

Can you already envision yourself on the beach, drink in hand, relaxing without the noise of Uni students running around? We know you deserve it. Did you know that we have coverage for seniors to keep you covered for the unexpected? It includes unexpected medical problems and travel delays. We’ll look out for you while you are relaxing.

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