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We’re Booking This Fully Refundable 5-Star Bali Vacation for Under $900

And it has almost two years to redeem.

With the announcement that there will be a vaccine available for every U.S. adult by May, we’re officially on the lookout for unbeatable vacation deals to help you book your first post-COVID trip. We’re looking for luxury, fun in the sun! But, after a year of necessary frugality, we also don’t want to break the bank. And we think we’ve found something pretty great. 

How about a villa with a private garden, heated pool, and round-the-clock butler service in Bali for under $1,000 a week? If that sounds good to you, read on.

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Our friends at TravelZoo are once again doing what they do best and bringing us a travel deal we simply can’t (well, won’t) skip: seven nights at Samsara Ubud, a five-star Bali resort, for $875. Explore the Ubud rainforest from the comfort of your one-room villa enveloped by the surrounding lush, green valley, or take in the views from the heated infinity pool that will have you feeling truly one with nature.

Each villa comes not only with the aforementioned views and pools, but also separate indoor and outdoor showers, 24/7 butler service, and daily breakfast for two, which we’d recommend eating in your private garden. At under $900 you’ll also get 20% off your spa services—which after this nightmare year we’d recommend treating yourself to—as well as one-way airport transfer for two.

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While we’ll always encourage a little relaxation in your luxury villa, it is vacation after all, and money saved on accommodations means a larger budget for things like exploration and excursions. Luckily, Samsara Ubud is located near some of Bali’s best wonders, including the Tegallalang rice terraces, Ubud Palace, and Tirta Empul water temple.

And now, to answer the tough question: But what happens if COVID-19 gets bad again? We’re here to ease your worries because TravelZoo thought of that, too. This deal is good to use until December of 2022, which gives you nearly two years to reimburse. We’re not scientists, but we have to imagine that in two Decembers from now, vacations are going to be a little more normal. But, if for some reason they’re not (knocking on wood as I type!) this voucher is fully refundable for those who can’t find dates or are unable to travel—you can even make changes 14 days before you’re set to depart.

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With affordable luxury, Bali jungle views, and a fully-refundable safety net, there’s no reason to not consider booking this deal ASAP. 

As a heads up, although Fodor’s fully endorses this deal, we receive a small commission on this transaction.

bison304736 March 17, 2021

As it stands now, any foreigner arriving in Indonesia must undergo a self-funded, government quarantine of 5 days in a preapproved hotel in Jakarta - a distant comparison to the lovely Samsara - and that is for arrivals who have a valid visa to be in Indonesia. No one knows when the country will reopen to tourism (the health minister says April 2022, the governor of bali would like it ASAP) but, it has one of the lowest testing rates in the world and a poor healthcare system should you fall ill. While Kaelin might be dreaming of Bali, it's a pretty reckless and uninformed post to recommend planning a holiday there

jeannineyeager3631 March 16, 2021

This appears to be an incredible deal however Bali is not accepting tourists at this time and they aren't planning on allowing tourists with visas until probably April of 2022 as of this past week. I had booked a trip to Bali March of 2020 and it was a NIGHTMARE to cancel and get refunded. I never did get a refund or travel voucher of any kind either from the airlines (Qatar) or the hotel (Villa Nusa Lembongan) so trust me I've been watching Bali carefully. And I have a friend who lives there. You couldn't pay me to book a trip there now until they definitely open to the US.