Bali is the center of tourism in Indonesia. Some argue that this Island of Gods is even more popular than Indonesia itself. However, Bali is not necessarily friendly for Muslim travelers. There are very few establishments with halal certification. Bali does need more hotels with halal certification from MUI (Indonesia Ulema Council).
Some Muslim travelers require certainty that the foods they eat are halal. Even though Indonesia work hard to develop its halal tourism, Bali is a different beast. Unlike any other places, Balinese are mostly devout Hindu who doesn’t need halal certification. However, you can still find hotels with halal certification in Bali.
The Grand Santhi
Located at the center of Denpasar, The Grand Santhi is the place for you to enjoy most of what Denpasar has to offer. Besides, This hotel is only 20 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Many malls and shopping centers are just a walking distance away from the hotel. Additionally, the building is relatively new. The food at this hotel has a halal certification from MUI. Lastly, The Grand Santhi is at Jl. Patih Jelantik No.1, Dauh Puri Klod, West Denpasar, Denpasar City.
Bayt Kaboki Hotel
This hotel is also a relatively new hotel in Bali. Only 15 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, this hotel is just a walking distance away from Kuta Beach. Furthermore, this hotel has halal certification for food ingredients, kitchen, and preparations. Consequently, you cannot find alcohol in this hotel. This hotel is very popular among Muslim tour groups and families. Finally, Bayt kabuki Hotel is at Jl. Griya Anyar No.27, Kuta, Badung Regency.
Aston Hotel Denpasar
Located on the northern part of the city, Aston is a great place to rest after a day of exploration in Bali. There are 215 guestrooms in this hotel, with a great ballroom, one of the biggest in Bali. In Addition, this hotel has a halal certification from MUI Bali, meaning that the kitchen, food ingredients, and food preparations are good for Muslims. Lastly, Aston Hotel Denpasar is at Jl. Gatot Subroto Barat No.283, Pemecutan Kaja, North Denpasar, Denpasar City.
Wina Holiday Villa
Even though it takes the name villa, Wina Holiday is more of a hotel than a villa. There are many guestrooms with outdoor swimming pool. Only a hundred meters from Kuta Beach, this establishment is also 10 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This ‘villa’ also has halal certification, guaranteeing that every food you consume here is halal. Finally, Wina Holiday Villa is at Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Badung Regency.
Finding halal hotels and restaurants in Bali is probably quite difficult. However, with the hard work done by the government to improve Indonesian halal tourism, you can find some hotels with halal certification on this island.