Written by Beverley Lennon
Co-written by Junanto Xu, Dionne Lee and Nadia Crowe
Edited by Beverley Lennon
Time to grab your lover, slip into something sexy and cuddle up as you watch the sun slowly slip below the horizon. If you’re in Bali with the right person, any experience is treasured, so just imagine how magical it would be to enjoy beautiful views of the sky turning red, pink and gold along with a frosty cocktail and delicious food to up the romance ante.
Below, we’ve selected romantic restaurants in prime locations that promise a special moment with guaranteed privacy (besides roses, champagne, candlelights and heart-shaped chocolate cakes). Just make sure you arrive early (or reserve a table) to secure the best seat in the front row for the majestic show.
Couples seeking a sense of peace and romance will embrace both at dusk, with the ocean or vast jungles lying in front. We’ve curated this lovey-dovey list and considered the setting, service and the flair from the kitchen that make them worth a punt for a special occasion!
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1. Your all-day hangout spot in Seminyak – SugarSand at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
There sure are plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants around Seminyak but SugarSand calls for a full-day of celebration with funky booze, a beautiful stretch of beach, an expansive pool, groovy music beats and an amazing collection of food.
There’s absolutely no reason to leave before sunset as SugarSand is located smack bang on Seminyak Beach. Perhaps, you would like to join in-the-know tourists who congregate at the oceanfront venue for lazy midday meals that can last until it’s nearly dinnertime!
And while beaches around Bali (especially Double Six Beach in Seminyak) can get overwhelming, the on-beach SugarSand lets you take in sunset with far fewer crowds (no more fighting for bean bags and long waiting hours for your drinks to come).
Slip off your shoes and sink your feet in the pool as your table gets decorated with sumptuous Japanese-inspired dishes. From land to sea, you can be sure that your food is freshly harvested and caught.
And with the salty breeze and gentle soothing sound of the waves crashing on the shore, we promise you’re in for a sensual dining experience. It is a venue that is all the while upscale, casual, convivial as well as romantic.
However if you ask us, their open-air upper deck lounge sets the bar way up high when it comes to endless views. Grab a few tropical cocktails from their toes-in-the-sand beach bar, order their special ceviche, sit back, relax and simply take in the stunning panorama lying before you!
SugarSand at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Price range: Mains from Rp.95,000 (Approximately USD $6.75) Website
Address: Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak, Bali 80361 Indonesia, Pedestrian access from Jalan Double Six, Seminyak Beach
Contact: +62 361 2099 999
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 8am – 12am (Last order for food at 10.45pm and drinks at 11.30pm)
Ji Terrace By The Sea at Hotel Tugu is a hidden treasure on the West coast of Bali. The perching spot had me booze in hand and face-to-face with some of the best views in Canggu – the island’s hipster neighbourhood.
I absolutely love the inspiration behind the interiors of this venue. The fact that you need to go through a restaurant, climb a set of stairs, and know to look for an exotic, tropical terrace makes it pretty cool. Inside, the drinks are made with a unique Asian precision that separates it from the rest of Bali’s sunset bar crowd.
As I settled into a roster of stunning cocktails, I also enjoyed a 180° view over the sparkling Indian Ocean. The exclusive venue did not fail to showcase the beauty of Asia – I saw it, felt it and even tasted it! There are alluring statues and artworks scattered all around while you’ll even find an antique museum on the hotel grounds. Talk about cultural immersion!
Now, if luck is on your side and you decide to pop by during the weekend, perhaps you’ll love to sign up for their Weekend at Ji (Friday to Sunday) with an eclectic programme including DJ sessions, Sunset Happy Hours and a memorable Sunday Brunch!
With their extremely well thought out concept, you’ll get to indulge in an all-you-can-eat a-la-carte menu with an extensive range of food items like sushi, sashimi, meat dishes, rice dishes, fresh salads and much more, all made fresh upon order.
With good food, expertly-made concoctions, postcard-perfect views and an entertaining kids’ corner for your little ones, you’re in for a complete treat at Ji Terrace. And if you’re here on a special occasion, book yourself a traditional Indonesian dinner at Tugu Bali Restaurant. Complemented with a romantic setting, you’ll also get to enjoy traditional dance performances on specific nights.
Ji Terrace By The Sea at Ji Restaurant
Price range: Mains from Rp.50,000 (Approximately USD $3.55) Website
Address: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 4731701; +62 812 3965 2695
Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 4:30pm – 11:30pm; Sun, 11am – 11:30pm (Last order at 10:30pm)
3. Catch sunset views from 14 meters above the Indian Ocean! – Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI
Imagine looking out onto the ocean from a cliff, and feeling like you’re on the edge of the world. Imagine having that feeling be magnified thanks to the slowly setting of the sun across the dark blue waves. Imagine hearing the soothing sounds of waves crashing into the rocks below, and imagine seeing the sky turn a fiery shade of orange.
Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI gives you the exact experience as described above. But first, to get here, you’ll have to hop onto a dramatic cliffside inclinator! Once you’ve reached, you’ll feel how the venue invigorates your senses, all while quenching your thirst with tantalizing cocktails, and filling your stomach with incredible tidbits.
Seafood lovers will go wild for their King Prawns Saganaki, combining the sweet flavour of tomatoes, and salty tang of feta cheese. For all the vegetarians out there, look no further than the Vegetarian “Pilafi” which features a combination of zucchini, rice, and the zestiness of lemon-dill sauce. You’re about to be transported to another world; one set above a cliff!
And since sunsets in Bali are truly a sight to behold; they’re sacred, and Rock Bar is one of the few places that allows you to experience a sunset the true Bali way, uninhibited, surrounded by good food, great music, and amazing service.
Once you’ve enjoyed everything on offer at this unique sunset vantage point, it is time to indulge – their DAVA Steak & Seafood restaurant serves up amazing grills; signature dishes include their Tomahawk Steak (rib steak served with Yorkshire pudding) but if you’re in for an absolute feast and keen for a grand affair, their mixed grill platter calls in! From day to night, AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI answers your every desire!
Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI
Price range: Rp.65,000 – Rp.600,000 (Approximately USD $4.63 – USD $42.76) Website
Address: Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 702 222
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 4 pm – 12 am; Fri – Sun 4pm – 1am.
Dinner from 7pm-11pm (Last order 10 pm)
Dress Code: Smart attire is required at ALL times. No singlets, board-shorts, alcohol-branded attire will be permitted. In adherence to security measures, backpacks are also not allowed at Rock Bar.
4. A venue that will bring you to seventh heaven – Sunset Cabana Bar at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
If you’ve planned a romantic trip to Bali, make sure you don’t miss out on the coastal town of Uluwatu. This has to be where you’ll find the island’s most beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets.
Also read: Our Alila Villas Uluwatu review: 8 Romantic couple experiences to fall in love with magical clifftop views
And while the area sees no shortage of bars that are surrounded by beautiful sceneries, Sunset Cabana Bar at Alila Villas Uluwatu serves up quite the spectacle when it comes to endless sunset ocean views in Bali.
Not only does this plush slice of high rise paradise serve artisanal cocktails that are all locally inspired with traditional ingredients (herbs and fruits), it also tops off the list as a great spot to sip a cocktail in the great outdoors as day turns to night and you get to ponder over a stunning, fiery backdrop.
This intimate venue is far from being like the typical noisy clubs and bars you’ll find in the south of Bali. In fact, you’ll love coming over for a romantic session over sunset drinks. Since the bar is nestled on its own quiet little piece of cliff, it is a respite from the hordes of tourists that flock to Uluwatu every evening.
It will surely set you in the mood for ultimate romance and seduction as you flirt with unparalleled oceanviews and waves crashing below you.
Sunset Cabana Bar at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
Price range: Drinks from Rp. 214,000 – 380,000 (Approximately USD $15-27) Website
Address: Jl. Belimbing Sari, Tambiyak, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan Pecatu Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency
Contact: +62 361 8482166
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 10pm
5. Do as the surfers would at sunset – Mana Uluwatu
If you’re keen to visit Uluwatu and experience one of their infamous sunsets, you can’t go wrong with choosing Mana Uluwatu as your vantage point. With their restaurant overlooking several gorgeous traditional villas and the ocean peeking out from just behind them, your view will be fantastic!
The scenic restaurant is part of Uluwatu Surf Villas, and is a unique place to immerse in laid-back surfer vibes while enjoying majestic endless views of the Indian Ocean from the cliffs.
Get ready to tickle your palates as the restaurant proposes a delectable menu of Asian and Latino dishes. Their Chino-Latino cuisine combines the best of both worlds! Get your hands on their Baja shrimp tacos and Soft shell crab gazpacho for an explosion of flavours.
What’s even more Latino is their Mojito and Margarita that come with a twist of passion fruit and sour hibiscus – these are bestsellers you should not miss, especially at sunset! After a satisfying meal, head to their gorgeous infinity pool, that’s right, dine-in guests can access the pool too! Of course, there’s a minimum spend for the pool chairs but your food bill can easily be used to cover some of that!
Price: Mains from Rp.65,000 (Approximately USD $4.60); Minimum Spend from Rp.50,000 per sunbed (Approximately USD $3.55) Website
Address: Jl. Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364
Contact: +62 817 555 421
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 7am – 10pm
6. A tropical kind of sunset amongst lush greenery – Laduma Ubud
A common misconception about Bali sunsets is that for it to be a good one, it needs to be at the beach. But who knew that the jungles of Ubud see some pretty spectacular sunsets too?! Now, rather than an ever-changing, ever-moving ocean, you get a calm, stable sea of green to marvel at.
Laduma Ubud appreciates a good jungle sunset, featuring a rooftop seating area with a bar that specifically faces the sun, you won’t find a better view than this amongst the streets of central Ubud. Accompanied by a fresh and healthy menu, dining here would be good for the body and the soul!
Price range: Mains from Rp.40,000 (Approximately USD $2.85) Website
Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 9085 821
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 8am – 10pm
7. If you’re looking for a delectable fine dining culinary adventure – Mejekawi by Ku De Ta
Mejekawi sits on top of a resident expert when it comes to sunsets. Ku De Ta is one of Bali’s oldest and most established beach clubs, it’s mere meters away from the shores of the ocean, and thanks to its sheer size, feels completely exclusive.
Mejekawi is their answer to everyone searching for a nice dinner spot where you can watch the sunset. With a sleek, modern design, and uninterrupted views of the vast ocean, being here as day turns to night is an absolutely magical experience!
The internationally acclaimed restaurant features a tasting menu of experimental dishes and uses mostly local produce from Bali – now, that’s something we like to hear!
Mejekawi by Ku De Ta
Price: 8-course degustation menu from Rp.640,000 (Approximately USD $45.40); no a la carte option available. Website
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 736 969
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 5pm – 12am
8. Chilled vibes and a view of Seminyak’s iconic beach – Double Six Rooftop Sunset Bar
A bar that’s completely dedicated to the time of day where the sky sets on fire – Double Six Rooftop Sunset Bar is no stranger to catering for the ‘gram. With sunken circular loungers, intense tropical vibes, and a view that’s hard to beat, they have the perfect recipe for an ideal sunset.
Grab a seat by one of the edges, and bask in the changing light, sip on some refreshing cocktails and let the sun give you a nice golden glow. Head over there on a Thursday evening and you’ll find yourself in the presence of a guest DJ, ready to play you the best accompanying music!
Double Six Rooftop Sunset Bar
Price range: Mains from Rp.75,000 (Approximately USD $5.30) Website
Address: Double-Six Hotel, No 66 Double Six Beach, Seminyak (1,238.03 mi), Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Contact: +62 819 99895111 / +62 361 734300
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 4pm – 12am
9. Come for the best combination of nature’s wonders – Waka Bar & Restaurant at WakaGangga Boutique Resort
Sunset is never a casual ritual at Waka Bar & Restaurant. Booking a table here lets you set your gastronomical groove to the beat of a gorgeous beach view.
There is nothing quite like the five-senses experience this restaurant guarantees. As you sit down to soak in the rosy glow of the evening illuminating the black sand beach, indulge in a glass of world-class wine and a glorious dinner as the ball of fire drops into the ocean, turning day into night, sights into flavours and scents.
You’re never quite sure what the spectacle will be like at Waka Bar & Restaurant but whatever colour the sky decides to turn into, you’re always in for an astonishment. Needless to say, things take an even better turn in the kitchen as the chef prepares to surprise you.
The culinary concoctions at this scenic restaurant are perfectly executed with a mix of local flair, fresh ingredients and an extensive choice of international dishes too.
If you’re here to impress, call up to reserve their candlelit dinner that is presented with a live lobster menu. The live lobsters you’ll indulge in are freshly caught off the resort’s beach by the fishermen from Yeh Gangga village, using centuries-old fishing techniques and bamboo traps!
Waka Bar & Restaurant at WakaGangga Boutique Resort
Price range: Mains from Rp.60,000 (Approximately USD $4.30) Website
Address: Gangga Beach, Desa Sudimara, Sudimara, Tabanan Sub-District, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82151, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 484085
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 7am – 11pm (Last order at 10pm)
10. Experience Indonesia on a plate – Dugong Restaurant at Suarga Padang Padang
Utilizing locally grown ingredients while being perfectly set in natural surroundings, Dugong Restaurant promises more than just an oceanfront dining experience. We simply love the fact that it aims at being an ethical eatery by sourcing ingredients within a 50-kilometre radius, thus contributing to local farmers and producers!
The restaurant is set in a sustainable, yet sophisticated open-air bamboo house where you get to enjoy a panoramic 220 metre-high cliff top ocean view.
Dugong Restaurant brings you on a journey of flavours as it artfully serves Indonesian delicacies with a modern twist.
The chef’s recommendations include their Steamed South-Asian Turbot with Soy Bouillon or the delectable Chicken wrapped in banana leaf, both highly praised by previous diners who would often put a sweet ending to their experience by ordering one of their heart-warming Chocolate Fondant.
Did you know? The name ‘Dugong’ is inspired by an endangered marine mammal found in the surrounding waters of the Bukit Peninsula – the sea cow!
Price range: Mains from Rp.180,000 (Approximately USD $12.80) Website
Address: Jalan Pantai Labuan Sait,Br. Dinas Labuan Sait Pecatu, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 4725088
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 7:30am – 11pm
11. Celebrate romance amidst nature – The Sayan House
This quaint little restaurant overlooking the Ayung River is a popular spot for private receptions, and we can really see why. On a day when you’re supposed to feel like you’re on top of the world, what could be better than literally being on top of the world?
Perched high above a scenic valley, The Sayan House will speak to the nature lover in you, with its signature view of forests, rice fields and the rushing waters of the sacred Ayung River below. Enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved one while watching the sunset over the valley, or hang some fairy lights on the trees and watch the place come alive as a fairytale wedding setting.
Better yet, The Sayan House also has some pretty amazing contemporary and unique Asian dishes up for grabs. Try out their Crispy King Prawn & Avocado Maki, and the Salmon Carpaccio too! There are also fusion dishes like Babi Guling Sushi – if you’re fond of trying out new things, you won’t be disappointed.
The Sayan House
Price range: Mains from Rp.80,000 (Approximately USD $5.70) Website
Address: Jalan Raya Sayan No. 70, Sayan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 479 2592/+62 822 4737 0344
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 12pm – 11pm
12. A Grand Dining Experience – Breeze at The Samaya, Seminyak Bali
Breeze is the extension of the 5-star Samaya Beach Resort that has borne witness to many weddings, engagements, proposals and endless romantic occasions, with all the romantic factors:
An al fresco beachfront background, check.
Glorious sunset views with the serenade of crashing waves, check.
Twinkling sprawl of balmy evening lights, check.
Grand dining experience and accommodating staff, check.
Enjoy the free appetizers while settling in with refreshing drinks. Follow up with their selection of land and sea cooked ala western or infused with local taste.
Have a go at their extra rich vegetarian & Indonesian menu. And lastly, take a stroll with your loved ones under the starry night.
Breeze at the Samaya
Price range: Mains from Rp.180,000 (Approximately USD $12.80) Website
Address: Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Beach Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 731149
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, Lunch: 12pm – 3pm, Dinner: 6pm – 11pm
13. Dine with floating blossoms and in your love cages – La View Restaurant at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas, Ubud
La View Restaurant has a split-level setting with an outdoor terrace where you can wine and dine intimately with enchanting views. No matter where you sit, your sight is bound to rest on sweeping vistas of the majestic Ayung River Valley.
Located in the heart of Ubud, La View Restaurant of Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa offers an extensive menu that rejuvenates your palate, just like its legendary L’Occitane Mango Tree Spa.
Take your taste buds on a culinary journey when you try the gourmet Southeast Asian-French fusion cuisine.
And if that isn’t enough, ramp up the romance levels by customising a private dining experience:
a) Write your own twilight romance
Share a romantic meal with your loved one on a unique floating platform under a blanket of stars. Within your intimate dining area, you will find flickering candles and scattered flower blossoms surrounding you. While you stare into the eyes of your beloved, a five-course gourmet menu will be discreetly served.
b) Romance in the wilderness
Ever tried dining in a cage? Have your table laid exquisitely for you and your loved one within the signature Bird Nest enclave. You can escape into your own little world in your pretty cages, while you both feast in a unique natural setting.
La View Restaurant at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas, Ubud
Price range: Romantic dinner from USD $35 per person (Approximately Rp.493,310) Website
Address: Kupu Kupu Barong Villa, Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 975478
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 7am – 11am (Breakfast); 12pm – 11pm (Lunch and Dinner)
14. Relish in Mother Nature’s bigger-than-IMAX performance by the sea – Kisik Bar and Grill at AYANA Resort & Spa, BALI
Kisik Bar and Grill scores high on its location – it’s nestled right by the sea where sunset time is enjoyed to sounds of the crashing waves.
Your five-senses experience is taken to the next level as you relish on a hue-changing sky with toes in the sand and cocktail in hand.
A trip to Kisik Bar and Grill is where you can enjoy island life to the fullest – overlooking AYANA’s newly expanded jetty (fit for 80 people), indulge in ultimate beach vibes, spectacular sunset views, tropical drinks but also an all-seafood menu with fresh catches of the day (lobster, crab and more)!
Your romantic occasion is made even more magical if you stay over for dinner as glowing tiki torches lead the way to your table in the sand, surrounded by water. Pick your seafood item from the display and ask for it to be cooked to your liking – a real sea-to-table experience awaits!
Kisik Bar and Grill at AYANA Resort & Spa, BALI
Price range: Mains from Rp.120,000 (Approximately USD $8.50) Website
Address: AYANA Resort, Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 702222
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 5:30pm – 11:00pm
15. Celebrate sunset on a cliff by toasting to it – Ulu Cliffhouse
Backdrops don’t get more dramatic than this. The aptly named Ulu Cliffhouse is set on top of the cliffs of Uluwatu – a surfer’s paradise where waves roll in the vast expanse of ocean below.
Although high up above, eating and drinking at Ulu Cliffhouse is not quite as hair-raising as it looks, but beware as you might fall for its gorgeous sunset views. Deck loungers rest against the Indian Ocean offering views of the stunning Balinese sunset, while you’re served with a playful selection of drinks to suit every palate and occasion.
Not a restaurant, hotel, nor bar and more than just the traditional beach club, Ulu Cliffhouse deserves at least half a day out of your itinerary in Bali with your lunch to dinner craves being catered for.
Come in early to secure front row seats – the venue is particularly popular on weekends, when affordable brunch packages hit the spit along with free flow prosecco to the sound of groovy beach house music.
Price range: Mains from Rp.120,000 (Approximately USD $8.50) Website
Address: Jl. Labuan Sait No. 315, Padang-Padang, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 813 38812502
Opening hours: Sun – Thurs, 11am – 10pm; Fri – Sat, 11am – 12am
16. Fieriest date of your life – Boardwalk Restaurant
If bland dinner dates aren’t your thing, and you’re out to add a little sugar and lots of spice to your night, you definitely won’t get bored (geddit?!) at Boardwalk Restaurant.
This restaurant may already have the advantage of a beachfront location and stunning sunset views, but no, it’s not going to stop in its heroic quest to give you the most action-packed date night ever.
Nightly entertainment goes on here, and activities range from live music and staff performances to Balinese Dance and even a fiery Fire Dance performance. Whichever day you decide to pop by, no worries, for it won’t be a dry one.
The restaurant also has various dining options for you to choose from.
While it serves up a Mediterranean menu with seafood and meat (and a really mean carbonara) from mid morning onwards – a wide selection of tapas and beverages will also be available after sunset for couples who just want to chill out.
You can also choose to sit within Boardwalk’s main dining area, or dine al fresco beside the pool for the very best views of the sunset.
After dinner, recline on one of the loungers with your loved one and a cocktail. Tada! There you have it – a night to remember for ages to come.
Price range: Mains from Rp.56,000 (Approximately USD $4) Website
Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, P.O. Box 1062, Tuban 80361, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 822 36432271 / +62 361 766301 / +62 361 752725
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 11pm
17. The perfect match to sunset skies – Hitana Restaurant
You know how your other half complements you so perfectly, you just know that he/she is The One for you? Well, Sunset knows that Bali Niksoma’s Hitana Restaurant is The One for it.
This restaurant was practically built to complement and bring out the very best of the ocean view. With floor length glass windows all around and a refreshing open air concept, you wouldn’t be able to run from the views even if you wanted to.
As the sun sets, the whole restaurant is covered in a warm golden glow. If you’re sitting upstairs on the terrace, lucky you – because the view can only get better! What else could make your day even more perfect as you sip at your 1-for-1 sunset cocktail?
We’re guessing it’s got to be the restaurant’s massive international menu, which has everything from light club sandwiches and seafood to the juicy Beef Tenderloin with Blue Cheese and savoury Nasi Campur.
As the sunset goes on a date with Hitana Restaurant, sit back with your partner with some yummy goodies and enjoy being the third and fourth-wheelers to what can only be the most beautiful romance in Bali.
Price range: Mains from Rp.99,000 (Approximately USD $7) Website
Address: Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort, Jl. Padma Utara Legian Kaja, Legian, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 751946 / +62 361 757688
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 7am – 10pm
18. Dine in seclusion – Ma Joly Restaurant
Located in a gorgeous garden on the private Segara Beach, Ma Joly serves margaritas with an unusual Asian twist and, in keeping with the mood, seafood.
Choose between an atmospheric fine dining experience within a traditional alang-alang, dine amongst shimmery candle-light – or hang out at the Sand Lounge for the perfect mix of ambience and jaw-dropping views.
Not only do you have plenty of choices on where to sit, the variety of cuisine available here might dazzle you for a short while. From Indonesian and Seafood to Continental, Barbeque and even fusion buffets, we’re not sure how exactly you’re going to choose.
But fret not, indecisive ones! If your answer is “I don’t know” as well, you can always opt for the Standard or Deluxe Dinner Set, which will probably save you from that decision-making hangover.
And if you’re planning on going all out with romancing your date, why not splurge on the Tent Romantic Dinner experience?
You’ll get to enjoy ultimate privacy under your own private tent on the beach. Ain’t nobody’s head gonna block your eyes from witnessing that marvelous sunset!
Ma Joly Restaurant
Price range: Mains from Rp.85,000 (Approximately USD $6.10) Website
Address: Jl. Wana Segara, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 753780
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat, 11am – 4pm (Lunch) 6pm – 11:30pm (Dinner); Sun, 6pm – 11:30pm (Dinner)
19. Watch purple and pink hues set in at the beachfront – Mano Beach House
Thanks to its breezy boho effect, it’s not easy to overlook Mano Beach House — especially when you take a glimpse at the waters and spectacular sunset views in front.
It isn’t just about the stunning setting, but the crowd it always manages to attract – not too loud, more hippy chic than bling-bling and perfect for a relaxing sundowner.
Throw yourself onto one of their bean bags or simply take one of their loungers and place it closest to the shore. Step 2 is making decisions on what to drink — there’s an extensive cocktail menu (and they’re quite consistent with healthy pours) to accompany the dramatic sunset.
Whether you are here with friends or your sweetheart, Mano Beach House is one of the most stylish spots we would recommend to drink at and dawdle. They also happen to feature a nice pool overlooking the ocean — ideal for sunset dips (but we’ve warned you, no skinny dipping allowed, unless nobody’s watching!).
This casual and charming beach house jumps from brunch till 11:00pm, not a late, late place as their mission is to make you experience a slow life…
Mano Beach House
Price range: Mains from Rp.85,000 (Approximately USD $6) Website
Address: Jl. Pantai Pura Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 4730874
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 8am – 11pm
20. An Amazing Beachy Fusion – Amazing Bali Cafe/K Resto
Having recently changed its name to K Resto, Amazing Bali Cafe (ABC) is still living up to its former name – as the food and restaurant itself is simply, Amazing.
Basically a fusion restaurant, Executive Chef Karyadi is often praised for his food & service.
Offering Italian dishes such as Pasta, to Asian dishes like Sate Ayam, Nasi Goreng Kampung and Mie Goreng, K Resto is also sought after for its cozy eating environment.
Yes, the food is definitely not the only amazing thing here. The setup may be simple, but you’ll dine under shimmery lanterns as the sun casts a golden glow on your food.
And afterwards, cuddle up to your loved one on one of the comfy bean bags right on the beach and watch the stars.
Don’t worry, for this place won’t disappoint if what you’re looking for is the most romantic date in existence. It’s so romantic, weddings are even held here!
Amazing Bali Cafe/K Resto
Price range: Mains from Rp.45,000 (Approximately USD $3.20) Website
Address: Double Six Beach, Jalan Double Six, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 474 1259
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 11pm
21. Enjoy a cosy date night out – Mozzarella by the Sea
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the beach, you’ll be able to share an intimate date with your romantic partner in this cosy restaurant. It’s also a great place to enjoy a leisurely meal away from all the hustle and bustle!
The laidback ambience coupled with a stunning ocean view makes for a delightful time, no matter when you arrive. Be it in the day, where you get to witness the Indian Ocean in its full-blown beauty….
Or at sunset, where the ocean view is romantically illuminated by the orange glow of candlelight, and your favourite ball of fire is lighting up the whole area.
Serving up a fine selection of both Western and Indonesian food, the two of you will be spoilt for choice when you dine at Mozzarella by the Sea!
And if you’re there on a Saturday, you’ll be in for a treat! A popular band named Quartet Facebeat will be there to serenade you with all your favourite classic Beatles songs.
Hey Jude, Let it be, Strawberry Fields Forever – you name it and they’ll perform it to make your date night simply perfect.
Mozzarella by the Sea
Price range: Mains from Rp.69,000 (Approximately USD $4.95) Website
Address: The Bandha Hotel & Suites, Jl. Padma Utara, Legian Kaja, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 751654
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 8am – 11pm
22. A-plus entertainment – Yuyake Teppanyaki Restaurant
Legian Beach Hotel’s Yuyake Teppanyaki Restaurant is one place where eating can be really fun and entertaining.
Serving up a series of Japanese cuisine and seafood, this restaurant is perched high up above Bale Bajar Restaurant.
Thanks to that, you’ll not only get to choose from yummy seafood, chicken, sushi and other set meals, you’ll also enjoy sweeping views of the towering palm trees and the glowing sun as it heads to rest for the night.
If you’re not one to eat in silence, don’t worry, for this date is going to be one that entertains. And we’re not just talking about the gorgeous sunset views that will have you occupied for a long time.
Watch the teppanyaki chefs as they flip, scoop, toss and turn your dishes into yummy perfection, creating a performance in its own right.
You may even be invited to participate in the process – although we’re not too sure about whether we would want to dip our fingers into a bowl with fire in it.
Hey, but if you do burn yourself, all the better to get some tender loving care from your date, right (just kidding pleasedon’tdoit!)?
Yuyake Teppanyaki Restaurant
Price range: Main course set meals from Rp.295,000 (Approximately USD $20.95) Website
Address: Jl. Melasti, Legian Kelod, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 751711
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 6pm – 1opm
23. A view your friends will envy – ENVY
Never was a restaurant as aptly named as ENVY, Holiday Inn Resort’s beachfront establishment, is.
This classy restaurant is located right on the beachfront, and provides a wholesome sensory experience that will have you tingling all the way through your date.
Not only are there panoramic and uninterrupted views of the sunset that go on and on, you’ll also get some chill live music to create the perfect romantic atmosphere.
And, to top it all off, exquisite European delicacies will be served up, including pizzas and some creamy pasta. As smoking hot as you probably think your date is, we reckon nothing can beat the Smoked Salmon here.
If you’re here for a special occasion and don’t mind spending more money, you can opt for an even better experience with the Romantic Candlelit Dinner.
Imagine dining out on a private table on the beachfront, with special entertainment and little candles scattered all around. We promise you she’ll say yes!
Price range: Mains from Rp.95,000 (Approximately USD $6.75) Website
Address: Jalan Wana Segara No. 33, Kuta, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 755577
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 12am
24. Watch a movie of the sunset – Lia Cafe Jimbaran
With little tables and chairs placed facing the beautiful white sands and ocean of the beach at Jimbaran, watching the sunset will probably feel like watching a movie.
And we wouldn’t blame you for mistaking this for fiction, because how unreal is the beauty of the sunsets at Jimbaran beach?
Add to that an atmospheric candle placed on your table, which feels like your very own little sun. That definitely makes for one amazing date night – just don’t fall in love with the view instead.
And of course, we’re not forgetting the other thing that Jimbaran beach is so well known for – its succulent and super fresh seafood. Lia Cafe serves up everything from giant red snappers to lobsters, crabs and jumbo prawns.
It’s not the cheapest out there, and neither is it adorned with the air-conditioning and luxury that we Children of the First World love so much.
But if you and your partner are seafood lovers who don’t want to miss out on one of the best sunsets in Bali, this is a place you shouldn’t miss.
Lia Cafe Jimbaran
Price range: Mains from Rp.40,000 (Approximately USD $2.85) Website
Address: Jl Pemalisan Agung, Jimbaran, Indonesia
Contact: +62 812 3907411
Opening hours: Mon, 8am – 10pm; Tues – Fri, 8am – 11pm; Sat, 9am – 10pm; Sun, 8am – 11pm
25. A luxe beach lounge experience – Sunset Beach Bar and Grill
Unsurprisingly, with a name like that, chasing sunsets at this beach bar has never been so simple. Half-close your eyes on a bustling weekend, and it’s easy to imagine celebrities sauntering down the beach, glass of wine in hand!
Overlooking Jimbaran Bay, sundowners at Sunset Beach Bar and Grill are truly magical – beautiful hues of pink, astonishing shades of orange turning into tones of blue and purple, like a colour palette ideal for your home.
At this beach bar, across the sandbank, you get to choose between a series of beach-facing tables and chairs, bean bags and private cabanas, but wherever you decide to settle, you can be sure to relish on impressive views of the ocean, while you sip on their Sunset Pitchers of Sangria.
If you want our recommendation, their top-notch wines are best enjoyed while you doze off in their bean bags, under the shade of trees, though you’ll want to get up eventually to taste their fine contemporary seafood bites!
From 12.00pm to 10.30pm, the beach bar serves lunch and dinner and everything in between. And the best part? They also welcome families with open arms as they feature a Gelato Counter – a big hit among kids and teens, even adults with a sweet tooth too!
Sunset Beach Bar and Grill at InterContinental Bali Resort
Price range: Mains from Rp.90,000 (Approximately USD $6.40) Website
Address: InterContinental Bali Resort, Jl. Uluwatu No. 45, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 01 800 656 888 / +62 361 701888
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 6:30am – 10:30pm
26. The soft charm of East Bali – Lezat Beach Restaurant
While the most glorious sunsets are often thought to be regions like Legian, Canggu, Kuta and Jimbaran, the east side of Bali has its own unique flavour as well.
Namely, Lezat Beach Restaurant, an open establishment that perches on a stone ledge right before Candidasa beach. Tables face the sea, and if you’re sitting right out on the terrace, there’s nothing in this world that could stop you from drinking in that sunset with your eyes.
Sunsets here are a softer affair. Watch the sky as it transforms into a beautiful canvas that’s painted over and over again by hues of orange, pink and purple.
And while you’re staring, don’t forget to bite into Lezat’s eclectic menu (not literally of course), with Indonesian, Balinese and Western dishes ready for your pick. Try out some fried calamari and one of the juiciest steaks you’ll ever eat!
If you need some privacy (ahem), you can also choose to book a Candlelight Dinner Menu, which will have you and your loved one dining in a private dining area, with a long candle illuminating the night!
Lezat Beach Restaurant
Price range: Mains from Rp.55,000 (Approximately USD $3.90) Website
Address: Jl. Raya Candidasa Beach, Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 363 41539
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 7:30am – 11pm
Go ahead on your conquest, our dear friends – no date can fail when you’ve got the tummy settled. And with great views to boot? It’s in the bag.
Are there any more romantic restaurants with gorgeous sunset views that we’ve missed out? Let us know in the comments below so we can have a love life too!!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |