Out of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands, Bali oozes romantic vibes the strongest. With its pristine beaches, lush green rice paddy fields, and dense jungles, the island is the epitome destination for lovebirds. All the aforementioned, combined with its rich cultural offerings, curious traditions, and lively nightlife make this island even more exciting to explore.
Choices are endless. Where to say, what to explore?
Where to Stay
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI
The resort is one of the most breathtaking cliff resorts on the island, overlooking the gorgeous Jimbaran Bay. AYANA earned its reputation as both Bali’s wedding and honeymoon destination with all of its romantic unique experiences. A private dinner on the jetty, cocooned stay at the villas, or an amazing treatment at Spa on the Rocks are a few that has to be ticked from honeymooners’ bucket list!
Banyan Tree Ungasan
Banyan Tree features a collection of private villas. Lovebirds can make the most out of their honeymoon by enjoying the romantic setting of the grounds, as well as the intimate features of the villa. Be sure to book dinner at Ju-Ma-Na restaurant, and include a couple spa retreats during your stay.
Perched 74 meters high above sea level on the cliff’s edge, gifted with uninterrupted panoramic views of the Indian ocean makes Six Senses Uluwatu the one honeymooner’s dream destination. Book yourself their winning spa experiences, daily yoga and opt to stay in the romantic suites and villas to make the most of your experience. The resort’s signature “Sky Dining” experience at Rocka Restaurant is available for one couple only each evening, so, yes, book THAT immediately!
Where to Dine
Bird Nest at La View Restaurant
First and foremost, this is not for the faint of heart! La View Restaurant is a charming split-level setting with outdoor terrace for intimate wining and dining with a menu of gourmet cuisine that transcends South East Asia with a distinct French infusion. One of their most romantic spot is the Bird Nest. This unique natural setting allows you to enjoy the views of Ayung River Valley underneath your feet. Dinner is served in two sessions: there’s the 6 pm shift and the 9 pm shift. But it is also super romantic to surprise your loved ones with a great breakfast here too.
Kupu Kupu Barong Villas Ubud| Kedewatan P.O. Box 7 Ubud| Call: +62 361 975478
Lunch on a Boat at Kamandalu Resort
Kamandalu got its name from the sacred Sanskrit that refers to a vessel that holds holy water. This holds a deep spiritual meaning because one must breakaway from attachments of the physical world and purify himself of self-desire. With this being said, what better ways to celebrate your love than a romantic picnic lunch as you drift along the gentle waters of our lagoon in a tropical garden setting by the boat. They have two menu options that you can choose from. The lunch package starts at 12.00 and valid for two hours.
Kamandalu Resort|Jl. Raya Andong, Banjar Nagi, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar| Call: +62 361 975825
Cave dinner at Samabe Bali
It couldn’t get any more private than this. It’s just you, your loved one and the sea. The Samabe Cave dining by the beach is the most popular place for romantic dinners by the beach of Samabe Bali located in the Nusa Dua area. You and your loved ones will never forget this night, as you walk down the stairs to the beach into a fairyland lit by hundreds of lanterns & candles! The cave is a part of not less famous Samabe Bali Suites & Villas. You will enjoy a 4 courses mouth-watering seafood & prime cut BBQ. The Samabe Cave dining starts at 18.00 and closing at 22.30 pm.
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas|Barong – Barong Sawangan, Jl. Pura, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan| Call: +62 361 846 8633
Padma Resort Ubud’s Bamboo Nest
Padma Resort Ubud itself is already a romantic place. Its seclusion by being hidden in nature, the beautiful fog that came in the morning and at the starry night… The resort is just breathtaking. But things can even be more enchanting in this place, especially for couples. Try the Bale Bamboo Dinner and you can celebrate love in a utopian feel. Enjoy delectable menu of a five course set with a glass of wine for each and just soak yourself in all the dreamy ambiance. This dinner is priced IDR 1,780,000 ++ / couple.
Padma Resort Ubud Banjar Carik, Desa, Puhu, Payangan| Call: +62 361 301 1111
Sure, The Bridges in Ubud is located in a romantic spot already. But, it is their love locks that makes the whole Bridging Romance package comes alive. Inspired by the love locks ritual spreading around the world, bridges placed a love tree by the old romantic bridge of Tjampuhan. Express your love and make your promise to each other in the beautiful and historical town of Ubud. You can arrange to have the engraved padlock with your names for an everlasting love. Follow them with a great dinner, whether its a la carte or the rainbow and Richmond Bridge set. Then you can also order roses and sparkling wine to make the evening even more unforgettable.
The Bridges Bali| Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Ubud| Call: +62 361 970095
Where to Spa
Thermes Marins at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
Renowned for its ‘thalassotherapy centre’, Thermes Marins at AYANA is home to one of the world’s largest aqua-tonic seawater pools, complete with jets and comforting nooks for toning exercises and relaxation. Most signature body treatments start from IDR 1 million. Another thing, it has the most stunning spot to have a massage; set on top of a rock at the base of a high-rising limestone cliff, with the waves of the Indian Ocean crashing at its base serving as natural white sound serenading you getting your treatment. Exclusive settings are paired with splurge options; you can have the most exceptional spa experience, an extravagant 2.5-hour Diamond Miracle with ‘diamond dust’ for facials and a feast of strawberries and chilled champagne.
Thermes Marins Spa at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali| Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran| +62 361 702222
Fiveelements Puri Ahimsa
As one of the best yoga retreats and wellness centres on the island, Fivelements offers a selection of beauty and spa rituals that will appeal to spa-goers looking for a beautiful and peaceful setting with a focus on healing and healthy living. Options include Balinese inspired treatments such as a traditional ‘boreh’ body scrub using local herbs, and a luscious two-hour chocolate treatment that includes antioxidant cacao-almond scrubs, warm chocolate body wraps and massage using cacao butter. This sensual ‘Chocolate Love’ package is available for couples at USD 188 (IDR 2,500,000). Treatments start off with a floral footbath and finish with choice of herbal teas as you relax by the river.
Chapung Spa at Chapung Sebali
Nestled in lush green gardens on the edge of Chapung Sebali, Chapung Spa is a true sanctuary of peace for those seeking rejuvenation, relaxation and serenity. This heavenly nook is located next to the Jungle Fish Pool Bar, with its stunning views over the Wos river valley.
If you’re not staying at the hotel, it is best to prepare a half day Ubud tour if time allows so you can swim, chill , have drinks and bites before or after indulging one’s self in massage therapy or a treatment. Chapung Spa also provides a personalized treatments based on guest’s health conditions as they have certified Reiki therapists in house.
Chapung Spa| Jl. Raya Sebali, Keliki, Ubud| Call: +62 361 8989102
Lembah Spa at Viceroy
Lembah Spa |Jl. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi, Ubud| Call: +62 361 971777
This cliff-top spa experience oversees luxurious treatments delivered by a team of skilled therapists, from deep massages using exotic oils and herbs, to hot stone massages using smooth, black volcanic stones. Signature treatments are a combination of Balinese, Asian and European techniques. If you’re looking for a couple’s spa experience, opt for the ultimate three-hour ‘escape for two’.
Enjoy sessions at the ocean’s edge, with the soothing sounds of the waves crashing at the cliff base. Feeling the urge to splurge? Private spa pavilions feature a whirlpool, an outdoor living space and an outdoor plunge pool is one to go for.
Bvlgari Spa|Jl. Goa Lempeh Banjar Dinas Kangin Uluwatu| Call: +62 361 8471000