A luxury resort in the middle of the jungle in Bali has the world's 'most stunning views' - and the view from the twin-tiered pool quickly proves it

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  • The Hanging Gardens of Bali is a luxurious resort in the middle of the jungle in Bali.
  • It has 44 villas, a twin-tiered pool, and was just named as having "the most stunning views" in the 2018 Boutique Hotel Awards.
  • But the views will cost you: A stay at the hotel ranges from $645 to $6,200 per night.

Set in the middle of the jungle, with views of a valley, and surrounded by a rainforest: How could a resort like that offer anything but spectacular views?

The Hanging Gardens of Bali were recently awarded the title of "the most stunning views" by the Boutique Hotel Awards.

The resort was completed in 2005 and is built into a mountainside with a 45-degree slope. It consists of 44 villas.

The Boutique Hotel Awards are in their eighth year. According to their website, nominations are made by industry experts, luxury hotel journalists, and self-nominations. This year, winners were selected from more than 300 nominations across 80 countries. It's also the first year the awards have included a "most stunning views" category.

Also up for consideration in the same category were five other hotels in Sri Lanka, Belize, Mexico, Kenya, and Spain, respectively.

The resort joins a host of other popular destinations across the island of Bali, including a pool that's become so popular the resort recently chose to ban the use of electronics as part of an "In The Moment" movement, and the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, where tourists pay $3 to risk wild monkeys stealing their phones and jewelry.

Take a look inside the Hanging Gardens of Bali below.

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The Hanging Gardens of Bali is located near the village of Payangan in the heart of Bali.

The Hanging Gardens of Bali is located near the village of Payangan in the heart of Bali.

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The luxurious resort has had multiple claims to fame since it first opened in 2005, most of them focused on its iconic twin-tiered swimming pool.

The luxurious resort has had multiple claims to fame since it first opened in 2005, most of them focused on its iconic twin-tiered swimming pool.

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The resort consists of 44 private villas.

The resort consists of 44 private villas.

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Stays at the resort are available at a variety of pricing options, starting at $445 per night ...

Stays at the resort are available at a variety of pricing options, starting at $445 per night ...

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... and reaching up to $6,200 for a night in the Hidden Palace with the top-level Indulgence Package.

... and reaching up to $6,200 for a night in the Hidden Palace with the top-level Indulgence Package.

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The Hidden Palace package provides guests with access to a 21,000-square-foot luxury villa complete with private bar, restaurant, kitchen and lounge — and a 24-hour butler.

The Hidden Palace package provides guests with access to a 21,000-square-foot luxury villa complete with private bar, restaurant, kitchen and lounge — and a 24-hour butler.

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Read more: Luxury hotels around the world have private rooms that are so elite they're not even listed online — and some are only available via email booking

But the truly spectacular part of the experience can be found in the nature that surrounds the resort.

But the truly spectacular part of the experience can be found in the nature that surrounds the resort.

The hotel was designed to integrate with the nature around it, rather than impose upon it, and it has multiple patios and outdoor spaces to best show off the surroundings.

The hotel was designed to integrate with the nature around it, rather than impose upon it, and it has multiple patios and outdoor spaces to best show off the surroundings.

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Nowhere is that more evident than in the design of the pools, which offer sweeping views of the surrounding jungle.

Nowhere is that more evident than in the design of the pools, which offer sweeping views of the surrounding jungle.

The way the pools are stacked gives them the illusion of floating above the jungle, both during the day ...

The way the pools are stacked gives them the illusion of floating above the jungle, both during the day ...

... and at night.

... and at night.

According to the Boutique Hotel Awards, the resort prides itself on the secrecy it affords its guests — though some errant monkeys have been known to pop in for a visit.

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Bali has long been known as a luxury resort destination and is famed for its world-class scuba diving and beautiful swimming pools.

Source: Business Insider

Business Insider previously named the volcanic island a top place to visit in both 2017 and 2018.

Business Insider previously named the volcanic island a top place to visit in both 2017 and 2018.

Source: Business Insider 1, 2

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