Bali is an amazing island located in the Indonesian archipelago. The beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, and the locals are incredibly friendly. One thing that makes Bali stand out from other tropical destinations is its lush vegetation. You can find rice paddies and gardens dotting the landscape everywhere you go.
If you’re looking for a place to relax after a long day of exploring, Bali has no shortage of lounges to choose from. In this article, we’ll give you a rundown of our favorite lounges in Bali Airport. We’ll tell you what each lounge offers, so you can decide which one is right for you.
What is an airport lounge?
An airport lounge is a private space that travelers can use to relax, work, or sleep before their flight. Lounges typically offer comfortable seating, complimentary food and drinks, free Wi-Fi, and other amenities. Some lounges also have shower facilities so you can freshen up before your flight.
If you’re a member of a frequent flyer program, you may have access to lounges through your airline. You can also purchase a day pass to some lounges. Prices vary depending on the lounge and the airport, but you can expect to pay around $50 for a day pass.
Some private companies such as credit card companies and travel agencies also offer lounge access to their customers. American Express has its own Centurion Lounges and Delta has its own Sky Clubs.
What are the benefits of using an airport lounge?
There are several benefits to using an airport lounge. First, lounges offer a quiet and relaxing space away from the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal. This can be a welcome respite after a long flight or a hectic day of travel.
Lounges also offer complimentary food and drinks, which can save you money if you’re trying to stick to a budget. And, if you need to get some work done before your flight, most lounges have free Wi-Fi and plenty of outlets to keep your devices charged.
Finally, if you’re traveling with young children, lounges can be a lifesaver. Many lounges have play areas and activities to keep kids entertained. This gives you a chance to take a break and relax before your flight.
Types of Lounges in Bali:
There are two types of lounges at Bali Airport – those serving domestic customers and those serving international fliers.
Lounges at Bali Airport Domestic:
Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Domestic Departures 2nd Floor, opposite Gate 2.
Hours: From 8 am to midnight The Concordia Lounge is located in the Domestic Departure area of Bali Airport and offers views of the runway. The lounge has comfortable seating, complimentary food and drinks, free Wi-Fi, and a business center. There is also a play area for children.
- Air Conditioning
- Beverages (Soft Drinks)
- Flight Information Monitor
- Internet / WiFi
- Luggage Storage (free)
- Newspapers / Magazines
- Smoking Area (separate area)
How to access:
If space is available, guests are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door. The walk-in rate for women is IDR 120.000 and IDR 150.000 per person for men. In USD this is equivalent to $8 and $10 respectively.
There are 6 reviews that users have left on Loungebuddy and all are generally okay. Read them here.
Bali Airport Lounges International:
If you are departing on an international flight, Premier lounge is your best option
- Location: Located in International Terminal (Inside Security). After Passport Control, proceed through the Duty-Free Area, take the lift up to the Mezzanine Level entrance.
- Hours: Open 24 hours
- Air Conditioning
- Beverages (alcohol – $)
- Beverages (non-alcoholic)
- Children’s Rooms
- Disabled Access
- Fax ($)
- Flight Information Monitor
- Internet / WiFi
- Premium Food Buffet
- Printers & Copiers
- Reflexology Therapy ($)
- Spa ($)
- Telephone ($)
A reader quoted by Sleepinginairports.net noted that the walk-in rate is 580,000 IDR/approx. US$35 for 3 hours. Unfortunately you can use your Priority Pass or Amex Card to get into this lounge. You’ll just have to pay cash.
From the 87 reviews that users have left on Loungebuddy, I can summarize that fliers have generally been satisfied with this lounge. One user review on Loungebuddy reads;
“Spacious lounge in a small airport. Has decent food options if you’re hungry or want to munch. Also, have the primary liquor and wine. Internet is spotty sometimes”
and another user had this review;
“If LoungeBuddy had five stars to choose from I would have given 3/5. It is a comfortable enough lounge with reasonable food options. The aircon was not good and the only wine available was foul.”
Below is a snapshot showing 6 of the 87 reviews.
Garuda Indonesia Lounge
- Location: International Terminal (Inside Security). Near Gate 1
- Hours: 5 am to Midnight
- Premium Food
- Beer & Wine
- Conference Rooms
- Smoking Area
Amex Lounge Bali:
There is only one lounge that you can be allowed entrance with your Amex Platinum or Centurion Card, Concordia Lounge in the Domestic Terminal of Bali Airport. As you can see from Amex’s website below, Concordia Lounge is open to Amex cardholders from 8 am to 9 pm. Read more on Amex’s website here.
Priority Pass Lounge Bali:
Similar to Amex, you can access Concordia Lounge using your Priority Pass membership. Read more on Priority Pass’s website here. Note that Concordia Lounge is closed during Nyepi day/’Day of Silence’ which is usually around March 22/23.
If you don’t have Priority Pass membership, you can purchase annual membership starting from $99. Note that the Priority pass no longer sells day pass.
Lounge hours at Bali Airport:
Only the Premier lounge operates 24 hours. The rest have varying hours with some starting as early as 5am and others closing as late as 12 midnight.
Do note that during Nyepi day/’Day of Silence’, all airport lounges will be closed.
What to expect from Bali Airport lounge:
As most of the airport lounges in Bali are located in the Domestic Terminal, they are usually not too big. The Premier lounge is an exception as it is located in the International Terminal.
The food and drink options are usually pretty decent with some lounges having a buffet spread while others have à la carte options. All airport lounges in Bali that I’ve listed out have Wi-Fi, TVs and air-conditioning.
Some of the other services/amenities that you can expect are conference rooms (at Premier lounge), fax machines, printers, telephones and reflexology therapy (at Premier lounge). The Premier lounge also has a smoking area.
As mentioned earlier, the airport lounges in Bali are not too big with the exception of Premier lounge. If you’re looking for a spacious and luxurious airport lounge, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed.
That said, the lounges here are still a step up from your usual airport experience so if you have time to spare before your flight, do drop by one of these lounges to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the airport for a bit.
What are some airport close to Bali Airport?
- Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is located in Tuban, about 13km from Kuta and about 20km from Seminyak.
- The closest airport to Ubud is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), about an hour’s drive away.
- The closest international airport to Lovina Beach is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar, about 90 minutes away by car.
- Pulau Seribu Airport is located on the island of Pulau Seribu, about 3 hours from Bali by boat.
- Selaparang Airport is located on the island of Lombok, about an hour’s flight from Bali.
What are some fun things I can do in Bali doing a long layover?
If you have a long layover in Bali and are looking for things to do, here are some ideas:
- Visit one of the many beaches in Bali. Some popular ones include Kuta Beach, Jimbaran Beach and Seminyak Beach.
- Go on a day tour to explore the island of Bali. There are many tour operators offering day tours to popular destinations such as Ubud, Tanah Lot and Uluwatu Temple.Visit one of the many Hindu temples in Bali. Some of the most popular ones include Besakih Temple, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Pura Tirta Empul Temple.
- Take a dip in one of the many natural hot springs in Bali. Some of the most popular ones include Air Panas Ubud, Banjar Hot Springs and Batur Geothermal Field.
- Explore the vibrant nightlife in Bali. Some of the most happening places are Seminyak, Kuta and Legian.
- Shop till you drop at one of the many markets and malls in Bali. Some of the most popular ones include Kuta Square, Beachwalk Mall and Discovery Shopping Mall.
I hope this guide on airport lounges in Bali was helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.
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