Written by Fiona Davies
Co-written by Abigail Chang and Nadia Crowe
Edited by Beverley Lennon
When it comes to a romantic getaway in Bali, there’s no better way to spoil your loved one than secreting off to a dreamy luxury villa; where the two of you can enjoy a piece of private paradise to yourselves.
While we often think of villas in Bali as enormous mansions sized to entertain multiple guests, there are also plenty of smaller options available.
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Designed especially for honeymooners or romantic escapades, a sense of privacy is important when you’re choosing your next Balinese love nest – along with an atmosphere of sheer indulgence.
With that in mind, we’ve chosen 26 gorgeous high end villas which not only have their own private pools, but private infinity pools, which we all know are the most awesome and romantic of all pools!
Best of all, each of these pools boast stunning views, whether they gaze straight out to the endless expanse of the Indian Ocean, overlook magnificent mountain landscapes, or are surrounded by the verdant beauty of the Balinese countryside.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges unless otherwise stated. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. A treehouse villa to fulfill all your childhood dreams, but in comfort: Skai Joglo
As children, the ultimate dream was to build and live in a treehouse, surrounded by the rainforest. Well, dreams do come true, kids, in the form of Skai Joglo. A gorgeous treehouse style villa, overlooking the classic paddy fields of Ubud awaits your arrival! While perfect for a romantic getaway, just the two of you, you could even bring your couple friends, it’s a 2-bedroom villa afterall!
An all-wooden facade is the perfect setting for a little romance, and being nestled amongst trees and greenery help to really put your mind at peace. Whether you choose to spend your romantic evenings watching the sunset from the edge of the infinity pool, or cuddled up under the blankets, there’s no rush, no need to be anywhere, and no restlessness.
Don’t forget to organise a classic Bali floating breakfast, so you can enjoy your meal in front of the rice paddies with your sweetheart, and munch on some fresh tropical fruits, naughty sweet pancakes, and other delicious options.2. Authentically Balinese with a view that’s hard to beat: Nau Villa Ubud
Purely surrounded by rice terraces, each of the ten villas at Nau Villa Ubud is home to an infinity pool that has uninterrupted views of the iconic Bali paddy fields.
Unapologetically Balinese with its wooden interior, open concept floor plan, and token outdoor bath tub that can be filled with flowers upon request, a stay at Nau Villa Ubud will give you an authentic experience with a touch (or two) of luxury!
Located about 30 minutes north of the main area of Ubud, you’ll be closer to iconic scenic sights like the ever-so-popular Tegallalang Rice Terraces and Pura Tirta Empul, so you might want to wake up early and beat the crowds for a much more peaceful and romantic visit.
Just about 10 minutes away is their very own restaurant, the beautiful Tis Cafe Ubud, where you can experience some different rice terraces, enjoy delicious Asian fusion cuisine, and begin your journey into Bali’s magnificent cafe scene!
3. One for the bohemian couples!: Shore Amora Canggu
There’s something so peaceful about watching as the paddy fields sway in the wind. Accompanied by the soft chirping of birds, the light howl of the wind, and the warm touch of the sun, a private pool could get no more peaceful than this!
If swimming gets a little too tiring, transfer over to your swinging lounge chair, and get your partner to give you a gentle push while you two enjoy each other’s company. Being in the heart of Canggu means you can also hop out for a quick bite around the several hipster cafes or stroll in between cuddle sessions!
A modern take on the Bali floating breakfast, prepare to have your food served to you on a transparent tray! The illusion of your food floating along the bright blue water with nothing underneath is truly magical.
And we’ve heard whispers about their weekly bohemian hangout markets which take place every Friday at Boheme, the on-site restaurant! Don’t miss on checking it out, they’re packed with treasures and unique souvenirs you could bring back home for friends and family!
4. Discover this hidden gem in Bali’s north west: Sumberkima Hill Retreat
If you venture away from the normal and head to the north west of Bali, you’ll find a secret and serene getaway; because what screams romance more than seclusion, right?
Sunrise calls out to you from the infinity pool each morning, when you’ll be blessed with views of the Bali sea, volcanoes of East Java, and Barat National Park. A soak overlooking the majestic view is enough to rejuvenate any couples’ spark!
Sumberkima Hill provides ample things for couples to do together in order to get closer to each other and to nature. Their coral restoration program comes to mind as an activity that’s both rewarding and fun!
Relaxation takes a step up with their yoga class offerings, ample spa services available, and fully planned excursions that will take the stress away from planning them yourself!
5. A stay where you can touch the clouds: Munduk Moding Plantation
Have you always dreamed of reaching out to touch the sky? It’s no longer impossible.
Designed by an award-winning Bali architect Popo Danes, the traditional Balinese interior has been dabbed with a blend of modernism in this secluded property that only has nine villas and three suites.
From your room, you can open the glass panel doors to take in the breathtaking view of the coffee plantation nestled in the lush foliage of the jungle.
Not only do they have an 18m long infinity pool for all guests to use, splurge a little extra and you can have your very own! Spread out in front of you is a sea of cloud, that partially shields the surrounding coffee plantation from your sight. A beautiful view to behold!
6. Straight into the ocean without stepping in the sea: Vivo Villas Bali
Overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean, the infinity pools at Viva Villas blend into the horizon making it feel like you’re stepping directly into the waves without the saltiness or rough pull of the current.
Nobody would blame you if you choose not to leave your villa and venture to the beach, simply basking in the glory of your private pool.
For those who do enjoy sand in their toes and long romantic walks along the coast, Melasti Beach is a mere 10 minute’s drive away, and it’s definitely worth a trip to one of Bali’s still relatively hidden beaches so that you can feel what Bali was like before all the crowds!
There are plenty of romantic restaurants in Uluwatu for you to explore and if you really want to take things up a notch with your partner, there are even some private fine dining experiences that you could try out!
7. Have your breath taken away from you: Hidden Hills Villa
From the moment you step inside Hidden Hills Villa, you’ll have your breath taken away. Each villa is completely unique, but what they all have in common are the incredible private infinity pool ready for you to dive in head first and enjoy the uninterrupted views ahead.
Whether you get a garden view villa or an ocean view, there’s no doubt it will be amazing!
Global winner of the Best Luxury Resort award in 2018, there won’t be a single aspect of the villa that will disappoint you. From the open bathrooms that allow you to shower amongst the rain, to the immensely comfortable beds that are perfect for cuddling, romance will never leave the air.
A mere 9-minutes drive will take you to Padang Padang Beach, a hidden oasis that will complete your romantic Balinese journey and fulfill all your dreams of lounging in the sun at one of Bali’s best beaches!
8. Your ultimate villa soulmate – Jumana Bali Ungasan Resort
A heaven-like villa, much like a fairytale relationship, requires the perfect alchemy of royal luxury, comfort, ultimate seclusion and privacy for couples and this is exactly what has been mastered at the villas at Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali!
If morning dips in a private infinity pool overlooking the spectacular ocean are your thing, we’d like to set you up with the one-bedroom villa at this romantic resort.
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And if that’s not enough for you, it’s time to slip into the jet pool right beside the infinity pool – doesn’t it simply set the mood?
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The villas are airy and nature-inspired, built with organic materials such as timbre. The bedrooms are breezy and open directly to the pool deck which overlooks the luxurious ocean views!
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How sweet is it to be able to cuddle up in bed with your partner with an unobstructed view of the pool and ocean in the horizon?
And you don’t have to commit to just one spot to get the same gorgeous view. You can choose the daybed right under your private Balinese bale, the sun loungers, or pond.
If you happen to have a bucket list dining destination, the on-site restaurant Ju Ma Na should be on top – few things can be as satisfying as enjoying a delicious meal with scrumptious ocean views. Tip: The best seats for couples are the corner ones (if you prefer staying indoors).
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Make this a special occasion by opting for some romantic offerings such as in-villa BBQ dinners, pampering sessions at the spa, or even traditional Balinese cooking class for two.
So doesn’t this villa itself tick all of the romance boxes: private infinity pool, spectacular views, private jet pool, bathtub facing the ocean, lavish outdoor shower… What more can you possibly ask for?
Well here’s that bonus – if you are staying for 3 nights, you only need to pay for 2! And how can your stay be any shorter especially if it’s your honeymoon? 😉
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There are certainly newer and flashier villas in Bali but this one is a little too charming to be missed. Aquamarine Beach Villas give us some serious cabana-living vibes.
You’ll wake up with the toughest relationship decisions- relax in the hammock to the soothing sounds of the sea, soak in the private infinity pool or a refreshing dip at the nearby beach?
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A breezy beach house with nautical accents, a few splashes of bold colour and total rustic décor, this villa is one where you won’t mind getting in with sand all over your feet because well, you feel and know you are at the beach!
We just love how simplicity rhymes with romance and elegance at this villa. Basic yet comfortably furnished, this property is perfect for a relaxing holiday with your sweetheart!
Your two bedroom villa features a sun deck, few steps away from your bed. From there, sit back, relax and enjoy magnificent views of the Lombok Strait.
And if the both of you like having your head underwater, the rich marine scenery at the nearby beach is unmatched. Spend the day exploring the coral gardens and swimming alongside tropical fishes… talk about romance!
The atmosphere at the villa shows constant attention to detail, and traditional Balinese delicacies can be prepared on request though the villa is already conveniently located a short stroll away from restaurants.
Sunset from your balcony after a refreshing dip in your private infinity pool – can it even get more romantic?
Far from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s heavily touristed south, The Griya Villas and Spa is situated several hours drive from the airport in the low-key, beachside resort of Amed on Bali’s far east coast.
With a soothing atmosphere and a sublime natural setting. the Griya consists of 14 intimate, modern Balinese villas, all featuring state-of-the-art interior design and private infinity edge pools.
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The pick of the bunch for honeymooning couples is the 1-bedroom deluxe villa. From its oversized pool, you’ll be able to soak up inspiring views of the crystal clear blue waters of Lipah Bay and Amed’s rugged, and untouched coastline.
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Each villa is complemented by all the facilities you’d expect from a high end boutique resort. The property includes two restaurants, a rooftop cocktail lounge, a gym/yoga room and the excellent Channa Spa.
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The Griya prides itself on environmentally friendly practices too, using solar and recycling wherever possible, without compromising on luxury.
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11. Sunrise over the mountains – Bagus Agro Pelaga
If you thought infinity pools were just for beaches, we’ve got proof that they aren’t!
At Bagus Agro Pelaga, you’re guaranteed a view of emerald green mountains to feast your eyes on as you take a dip in your private infinity pool.
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This little slice of heaven is tucked away in the quieter northern part of Bali, buried in the hills and jungle, to guarantee you a blissful, relaxing stay as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city!
Bagus Agro Pelaga’s Luxury Two Bedroom Villa, which comes with this heavenly private infinity pool overlooking the mountains, is great if you happen to be travelling with another couple – it’s romantic, you can have your own private couple time and enjoy more company when you wish!
During your stay, do try the lunch experience at their Lotus Restaurant. The package includes a tour around their farms, where they grow their own organic produce. The ingredients for your lunch will come from these farms too – so you can be sure they are fresh and organic! You will also get to witness their coffee roasting and Balinese sweet-making processes.
If you want to thoroughly refresh your body and mind, Bagus Agro Pelaga also offers Yoga & Meditation package.
Between tantalizing meals, the peaceful silence and the care of the attentive staff, we’re pretty sure you’ll never want to go home – or at least, you’ll be planning a return trip to Bali before you even leave!
There’s nothing more romantic than an infinity pool – except maybe a private one!
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At Shunyata, you’ll be surrounded by nothing but pure luxurious relaxation, especially if you stay in their one-bedroom pool villa.
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This ultra-lavish suite comes with (as you’d expect) a private pool, providing mesmerizing views of the turquoise Indian Ocean, as though you are gazing out at the edge of the world. This quiet little gem is a perfect spot to cuddle up close and watch the sun set over the horizon’s edge.
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Take advantage of the rainfall shower or the large stone bathtub, the generous outdoor porch, and the huge bed with an overhead canopy for a maximum-romance getaway for you and your loved one!
We guarantee you’ll want to do nothing but stay close to each other during your stay in this beautiful villa. Perfect for your honeymoon!
If you’ve always been interested in Bali’s diverse culture and traditional way of living, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is the perfect choice for initiating you into the Balinese way of life.
This authentic Balinese resort features gorgeous villas that are inspired by traditional Balinese architecture. With intricate carvings on the wall, and Balinese-style amenities and furnishings sprucing up the luxurious villas, you’ll never for one second forget that you’re on the Island of the Gods.
Psst. They’ve all been fully renovated and redesigned recently too!
Better yet, the resort is also lsocated at a prime oceanfront location, which means what it means!
Yes, you’ll get to enjoy sea views that never seem to end since all villas have been designed to face the ocean. And for certain villas like the Premier Ocean Villa, you’ll even get a huge infinity pool facing the ocean!
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We doubt you’ll want to get out of that amazing pool, but just in case a rainy day does come, Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay has made all the preparations to ensure that your stay will continue to be the best one ever.
The resort offers various cultural activities at the newly-revamped Ganesha Cultural Centre, such as Balinese dance performances and cultural tours like a temple tour with the resort’s full time priest, blessing ceremony, wood-carving, songket-weaving, basket-weaving and many more!
Couples will also have ample opportunities to romance each other with a myriad of romantic activities – such as surfing lessons by Tropic Surf, classes at the Cooking Academy, the Epic Dining Experience and soothing spa treatments available at the scenic on-site spa.
Of course, we’re definitely not forgetting that Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay is home to Sundara, the much raved about restaurant and beach club that also features some of the best sunset views on the island.
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Whether it’s sitting by the poolside watching the sun go down, enjoying a private dinner in your villa or even booking a champagne Sunset Cruise, Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay has enough choices to last you for a lifetime.
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PS: Sundara just launched Bali’s longest buffet, serving piping hot tapas from 11am to 5pm!
Also read: Our Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay review: Where dreamy oceanfront romance meets traditional Balinese charm
Perched on the dramatic coastal cliffs of Nusa Dua, one of Bali’s most prestigious destinations, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas is one of the most luxurious resorts in Bali’s far south.
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas offers everything you’d expect from a first rate resort, including two top class restaurants, an incense-scented spa and impeccably attentive service.
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To take the romance up a notch, check yourself and your sweetheart into the spacious oceanfront suites and villas.
Setting the scene for a lovers’ escape to remember, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas are a blend of contemporary luxury and classic elegance.
Complete with designer furniture, a sumptuous king sized bed and a huge terrace, you’ll be able to bask in Bali’s glorious sunshine in perfect privacy.
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No disappointingly tiny plunge pools here.
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Instead, you’ll have a wide and private infinity pool that’s all to yourself – looking out over Samabe Bali Suites & Villas’ beautifully landscaped grounds, and to a mesmerising wide sweep of the Indian Ocean.
And to top off the private infinity pool experience? Enjoy one of the most romantic nights together, as you stargaze while submerged in your private infinity pool.
Puri Sebali proves that you can have a honeymoon-worthy villa with your own private infinity pool for less than a big night out at Ku De Ta.
Nestled on a ridge overlooking the lush green valleys of Ubud, the romantic 1-bedroom villas are beautifully furnished. They also feature infinity edge pools looking out over the verdant rice terraces that give the region its reputation for beauty and serenity.
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Puri Sebali offers choice accommodation, with the 1-bedroom villas perfect for an intimate party of two. The villa’s stylishly furnished interiors open up to a poolside deck, so you can continue to soak up the view in between swims.
You’ll find everything you need for an indulgent vacation at Puri Sebali, from refined modern Asian cuisine with a view at Sebali Restaurant, to the fabulous Spa at Sebali with its semi-open Jacuzzi.
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While Ubud central’s arts, shopping and dining hub is a short trip away on the free shuttle bus, why not take your loved one for scenic 20 minute stroll through the rice paddies into town?
16. Be awed by breathtaking views of mystical Mt. Agung – Villa Sidemen
You may not have heard of Sidemen before, but if you’re looking for a peaceful, secluded getaway, well, consider this a plus.
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This tranquil, hilly region is better known for its fertile farming land than its tourist resorts. Getting here will require a 45 minute drive inland from Padang Bai, or one hour from Candidasa.
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If there’s one reason to come to this part of Bali, it’s the incredible Villa Sidemen, a 2-bedroom home originally belonging to the Royal Family of Sidemen.
The superb 14m long infinity pool is nothing short of breathtaking.
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With arguably one of the most staggering natural views of any pool in Bali – it’s immersed in uninterrupted panoramas over glorious countryside, to the epic rise of the towering Agung volcano, Bali’s holiest mountain.
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Get up early for clear views of the mountain, and the enchanting sight of mist and clouds rising over the valley’s rice terraces.
The villa is a genuine Balinese residence, filled with authentic artworks and elaborately carved sculptures. You’ll be tended to by 4 cordial staff, ensuring your stay is both private and delightfully comfortable.
17. Stay at Bali’s undisclosed Balina Beach at The Seabreeze
The Seabreeze villa directly opens up to the beach, possessing the perfect combination of the best ocean and beach views you can ever find, at one of Bali’s best kept secrets, Balina Beach.
At sunset, you can dance among the palm trees swaying in sync to the ocean waves.
18. Romance like royalty in this majestic villa – Viceroy Bali, Ubud
Experience a royal visit to the gorge of Petanu River at the fabulous Viceroy Bali, home to a boutique collection of honeymooners’ heaven-villas.
If it’s the perfect infinity pool for private skinny dipping sessions, without curious neighbours being able to watch that tops your want-list – look no further than the Deluxe Terrace Villas at Viceroy Bali!
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The comfortably heated pool is situated amid your own gorgeous gardens. Lean over the infinity edge and marvel as it drops away into the lush, vibrant Petanu River Valley below.
Sunrises over the valley are simply spectacular, so be sure to get up for an early morning swim, or at least a steaming cup of coffee in the poolside bale.
Waltz arm-in-arm through the carved portal that marks the entrance to the villa. With its high roof and Indonesian style furniture – the villa is a stylish fusion of Balinese architecture and modern design.
It also comes complete with all the finest amenities including organic, island-produced goodies, presented for your pleasure in the opulent bathroom.
The villa is in a secluded setting within the expansive grounds of Viceroy Bali. Renowned as one of Bali’s finest hotels, it offers fine dining European and Indonesian cuisine at the gorgeous CasCades Restaurant, and a world class spa and beauty centre within Lembah Spa.
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Set in a picturesque part of Ubud known to locals as the ‘Valley of the Kings’, Viceroy Bali prides itself on pampering every guest like royalty. It’s no wonder that they frequently host international Michelin star chefs to satisfy even the most demanding palates.
It even has a James Bond style helipad for the occasional visiting monarch or celebrity guest – how cool is that?
Perched on a ravine to take in dramatic views of the valley below, Ubud Padi is a boutique collection of charming and thoughtfully styled one bedroom villas.
Popular with honeymooners and romancing couples, Ubud Padi is located just five minutes outside of Ubud’s town centre.
Each villa basks in spectacular views over acres of flourishing rice paddies, and out to the mighty Mount Agung – one of Bali’s most spectacular volcanoes, and a place of deep spiritual significance.
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Each of the villas feature private infinity edge pools that allow you to feel completely surrounded by the beauty of the fertile Ubud countryside, gazing out over glorious green rice paddies enriched by volcanic soil.
To complete your romantic getaway, you’ll be treated to a range of resort facilities and services.
Dine in the restaurant or let the luxury come to you with a 24 hour butler service and an in-house masseuse.
The small boutique resort of Black Penny Resort features 10 super chic and funky villas set amongst the natural paradise of the Agung Valley.
The scenery might look pre-historic but your private villa certainly isn’t! Black Penny Villas have all the modern appliances, from iPod docking to flat screen TV”s and everything else you could want.
Each villa is completely private with a freshwater infinity plunge pool that is just perfect after a day of sunbathing.
Black Penny Villas place a real emphasis on the special touches; flower arrangements, fruit baskets and swan towels galore.
In keeping with Black Penny philosophy, the restaurant menu sports an incredible array of traditional dishes with a bright and refreshing modern twist.
The restaurant is on the clifftop, and the dense tangled rainforest and rice terrace unfold below you. Sample some exquisite dishes whilst watching the clouds roll below you – it’s an experience you definitely shouldn’t miss.
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Black Penny villas are perfect for that quiet, romantic trip. With that view and all those gadgets, you need never leave the villa!
The mighty Ayung River is a spectacle in itself, snaking through Bali, providing water to the villages and enriching the earth.
Kupu Kupu Barong offers the most enthralling views of the river winding through the valley. The riverside private infinity pool villas are not only opulent and relaxing, but they are accompanied by the gentle burbling of the river.
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One of the highlights of the Kupu Kupu Resort is the renowned Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane. Located high up in the resort and overlooking the valley and river below – the views at this spa are almost as amazing as the treatments.
A massage in the Eagle’s Nest room is not for the fainthearted, the heights are dizzying but indulge in a relaxing treatment and you will soon calm down.
In love with the idea of a grand date at choice romantic dining locations? You’ll be glad to know that Kupu Kupu is well known for its romantic dining, along with the views. Dine at La View Restaurant where flickering candles frame the idyllic forests, or try dining on water, or in a ‘bird nest’ – it’s entirely up to you.
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If you are a daredevil (and can bring yourself to leave your idyllic villa for the day), then try the Ayung River Trekking experience to get up close and personal with the majestic Ayung. It might look gentle but trust us; the white water rafting can get pretty extreme!
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We’ve been hit by the private infinity pool bug here at TripCanvas, and Royal Pita Maha’s Royal Pool Villa offers exactly that – serving up an accommodation option that’s definitely fit for a King.
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Stepping into your villa will see you gazing at your vacation home away from home in complete awe. With a bed facing floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open up to the private infinity pool, and a great 180 degree view of the lush tropical valley below – you know that time spent in the villa will be time well spent.
For added romance, try the in-villa romantic dining where you’ll have a splendid time together dining right by your infinity pool.
Otherwise, simply head to one of the four restaurants available – Dewata Lounge, Ayung Valley Restaurant, Terrace Bali Restaurant, and best of all? Ayung Organic Restaurant with its lovely riverside location.
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If you’re looking for some fun things to do together, you’ll be happy to note that Royal Pita Maha offers painting, stone-carving, and woodcarving classes – something that’s not usually offered!
Sold on Royal Pita Maha yet? We sure are.
The Uma villas are located in the center of Ubud, yet they feel like a million miles from the real world – surrounded by untamed natural beauty of coconut palms, and banyan trees in the Tjampuhan valley.
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The villas are tastefully decorated in a contemporary Asian style with cream marble interiors, plush furniture and a dreamy four-poster bed.
Open the terrace up, and you you can enjoy the views without even leaving your bed. Pure bliss!
Another great find offering villas with private infinity pools accompanied by gorgeous views, it’s one to consider for that great romantic escapade.
Just a 10-minute ride on the shuttle bus, and you’ll be whisked into the center of Ubud where the magical sights continue.
The Kemiri Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, all served in the open sided pavilion and surrounded by a serene pond. As the evening draws in, it’s time to order a signature Bloody Mary and recline by the water’s edge.
You will receive the warmest hospitality from the Uma staff, and leave feeling like you have gained an entirely new family.
Once you see your villa, you might not want to leave, but if you do want to venture out, the resort offers a bespoke range of activities for couples, groups and families.
Shamballa Moon is an idyllic sanctuary especially for couples, perched atop a ravine that tumbles down to the mystical Wos River below. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all, nestled in a charming village called Pagoyan, about 7 minutes outside of Ubud’s centre.
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The villa’s private infinity pool is set centre stage to make the most of the incredible elevated setting, looking out to a deep valley alive with lush tropical flora and birdlife.
The 1-bedroom, 2-storey villa is the only accommodation on the property, making Shamballa as serene and secluded as it gets. You’ll be taken care of by 3 full time staff members who can arrange meals and drinks, tours and restaurant bookings, housekeeping, laundry and security.
The villa itself seamlessly blends together elegant contemporary design elements, calming earthy tones and natural finishes and a warm, organic ambience.
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Your ground floor living area opens right out onto a luxuriant poolside terrace and sundeck. On balmy evenings, relax outdoors and watch the twinkling fireflies that flit through the valley’s magical forest landscape.
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Surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds, Bunut Garden consists of just two private, freestanding thatched-roof villas. Take a meandering 15 minute drive from Ubud through traditional villages, forests and rice fields, and you will reach this exclusive hideaway.
Both the one and two bedroom villas boast their own private pools, but infinity pool aficionados should spring for the two bedder, whose edge appears to drop away into the tropical hinterland valley below.
Unlike many boutique Bali villas, Bunut Garden is both staffed 24 hours and fully self-contained. Should you wish to cook your sweetheart a delicious anniversary meal, there’s a complete kitchen at your disposal.
And if cooking on holidays isn’t your style, hitch a ride on the free shuttle bus into Ubud to explore its myriad of culinary delights.
26. Surf’s up with the best view – Mick’s Place, Bingin Beach
Raved about by honeymooners and people traveling in groups, Mick’s Place is the perfect place for a relaxed holiday. Perched on the cliff of Bingin Beach, 7 beautiful Polynesian-style bungalows are positioned for one of the best views of Bali.