Written by Beverley Lennon
Co-written by Ng Jiayi
You’re sitting side by side with your loved one, and snuggled into their side as you watch the setting sun paint wide strokes of colour over the beautiful Bali sky.
Wow, you think, look at this beauty! You can almost smell the fragrance of a sunny-side up egg wafting over from the fiery ball before you.
Your stomach trumpets in protest. Dang, if only you had some food on hand to match with the view…
Well, ask and you shall receive! Why settle for a great sunset view when you can get that, and mouthwatering food at the same time?
At these restaurants in Bali, you’ll find that unbeatable sunset views and delicious food are actually the perfect recipe for romance.
1. A fusion of cultures with red sunsets from the terrace – Ji Terrace By The Sea at Ji Restaurant
With interiors inspired from colours of the Balinese sunsets and adorned with artworks from across Asia, Ji Terrace By The Sea at Hotel Tugu is a hidden gem on the West coast of Bali and is set to transport guests to a magical world of ancient kingdoms and legends.
Unknown to many, we like to think that Leonardo DiCaprio might make a surprise appearance there someday to take in the stunning sunsets and enjoy their sherbet-coloured and Asian-inspired cocktails to sumptuous beats of the best DJs on the island. (Don’t miss the most popular Cocosexo!).
The bar also made it to our list for its charming appearance; nothing fancy but oh-so mysterious, sensuous and boasting with exoticism – tropical prints cushions and rattan chairs are set on the terrace for you to chill out while waiting for the sky show.
Technically, the venue is more than a bar. On the lower floor, you will find a restaurant serving contemporary Japanese cuisine with a touch of Chinese flavours – blame this unusual mix on its location as the restaurant is housed in a reconstructed 300-year-old Chinese temple.
Psst – we think you should check out Dragon Ji (their signature dish) and their popular steak! You can’t go wrong with their bestsellers after all, some of the dishes were created by Chef Colin Buchan who used to be David Beckham’s personal culinary curator!
Get ready, sunset time is bound to be a complete cultural immersion that you are not ready to forget!
P.S. You can even dress up in a kimono! Indonesian singer Raisa has done it too!2. Gastronomical groove to the beat of Bali’s most gorgeous sunset – Rock Bar, BALI at AYANA Resort & Spa, BALI