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Exceptional Bali Hotel Honored At World’s 50 Best Awards

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The World’s 50 Best is one of the most prestigious hotel and restaurant awards there is.

As the 2023 winners have been revealed, no one is surprised to see that a Bali-based hotel and beach club features in a prominent position on the list!

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The World’s 50 Best Hotel award winners have been announced this week. Bali’s very won Desa Potato Head in Seminyak has been awarded 40th place.

Described by the awards as an “artisan marvel majoring in sustainability, creativity, high design and good times,” Desa Potato Head has rightly earned its place in the upper echelons of the hospitality world. 

So what is it about Desa Potato Head that warrants a place in the world’s top 50?

According to the awards jury, Desa Potato Head is “more than just a boutique hotel… it’s a holistic scene that draws globetrotting creatives, hedonists, and sun-kissed locals alike.”

And they’re right. Desa Potato Head is a hotel resort that sits within the Potato Head Complex.

The property is also home to one of Bali’s most iconic beach clubs, and the whole company is proudly one of the most pioneering environmentally conscious businesses in Indonesia. 

Potato Head Founder, Ronald Akili, is acclaimed around the world as one of the greatest environmental innovators of our time.

From the hotel to the beach club, the creative studios, and community projects, Potato Head takes a ‘Good Times, Do Good’ approach.

What is it like to stay at one of the best hotels in the world? A stay at Desa Potato Head is, for many people, a life-changing experience.

From the stunning oceanfront views and earthly aesthetic of the rooms, studios, and suites, to the exceptional dining opportunities, the world-class hospitality, and of course the infamous parties; a stay at Desa Potato Head is an experience worth investing in. 

Potato Head Suites feature ‘ancient craftmanship’ with ‘modern aesthetics’. Integrating Balinese culture and values is at the very heart of everything the company does.

They believe in sustainability as a standard, with no compromise, which means that guests can indulge in this oceanfront playground completely guilt-free. 

Desa Potato Head is currently offering a series of great value special offers on accommodation. The ‘Book Early and Save More’ offer for bookings made more than 30 days in advance provides great savings.

The ‘Escape for Five Nights or More’ deal means the longer guests stay, the more they save. 

But tourists don’t have to check in to Desa Potato Head in order to experience the magic of the creative hub. Sleep is just one of the joys on offer!

Guests can feast at the truly marvelous restaurants that sit within Desa Potato Head. Ijen is the Desa’s exquisite seafood restaurant, which proudly showcases some of Indonesia’s freshest ingredients and innovative takes on classic coastal cuisine. 

Tanaman is a casual, plant-based restaurant at Potato Head that takes a bold, waste-free approach, using every part of the vegetables on the menu to seriously redefine what we think is possible when it comes to vegan fine dining. 

Desa Potato Head says, “We work with local farmers to grow food organically and source all of our ingredients responsibly from around the archipelago to ensure that everything on your plate is as nourishing for your body as it is for our community.”

Wellness experiences at Desa Potato Head have also been voted amongst some of the world’s leading spas and treatment providers.

There are daily drop-in yoga and meditation classes, as well as a run club, boxing sessions, and a range of alternative therapies. 

The Sanctuary is the perfect place to take a nervous system reset, whether through a breath work and ice bath or sound healing immersion.


Art and design, as well as music, play a pivotal role at the venue. There are always workshops, exhibitions, and events for tourists and locals to enjoy. It’s got to be said that Desa Potato Head knows how to run events!

Located in the beating heart of Seminyak, Potato Head is just one of the plethora of world-class beach clubs, restaurants, hotels, and venues that have put the resort on the map

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Sunday 1st of October 2023

The Bogan Hotel in Boganville should be on that list.


Saturday 30th of September 2023

Oh yeah ... great place if you like to hang out with drunk russians in Speedos ..


Monday 2nd of October 2023

@Benito, 100%!


Sunday 1st of October 2023

@Benito, Thanks for the warning


Sunday 1st of October 2023

@Benito, Trash tourists are everywhere.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 30th of September 2023

Perhaps some more under the best 1000’s?! Anyway only the first ten are decisive.

Kim Gilmore

Saturday 30th of September 2023

WOW Congratulations Potato Head 🙏👍,Well Deserved, Absolutely Beautiful Place ,Best in Seminyak Been There Several Times , Don't Go Home With Out Going There 🙏🥰


Saturday 30th of September 2023

Sumba comes 18th! My Aussie friend was the manager of this build.🇦🇺