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Having the most romantic and luxurious vacation with the love of your life, while trying to keep costs down is not impossible when it comes to Bali.

There are many incredible stays with equally incredible views that will have you falling in love all over again.

Whether it’s a villa with a private pool and glorious views, a swanky hotel in the hippest neighbourhood of Seminyak, or even an amazing gypsy hideout in Ubud – you’re bound to find something you love.

Also read: 5D4N Bali romantic itinerary that will whisk you away to a sweet escape!

Apart from that, there are plenty of romantic things to do, and places to dine, and we have it all in this guide created just for the lovebirds.

If you’re thinking of surprising your partner with the perfect vacation for two, or simply planning one together – you simply have to put Bali on your list. And we’ve come up with a guide on how you can plan a romantic 5D4N trip for under $403 (per person)!

1. How long should we stay in Bali?

The optimum length of stay in Bali would be 5D4N.

If you’re working (like most of us), all you’ll have to do is simply take 3 days leave off work. Including 2 days of the weekend, you’ll be all set for the vacation you’ve been dreaming of!

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2. Where should we stay in Bali?

A: The best places for couples to stay in Bali are Seminyak, Uluwatu, and Ubud/Gianyar. Most of the incredible views, romantic restaurants, and a galore of fun activities suitable for couples can be found here!

We suggest you split your 5D4N vacation among 2 areas.

i. Seminyak OR Uluwatu (2 nights)

Choose between Seminyak or Uluwatu. While they similarly provide ocean views, Seminyak is known for its trendy shops and cafes.

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While Uluwatu is more low-key and gets you away from the hustle and bustle of the crowd with its gorgeous cliffside location.

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ii. Ubud (2 nights)

Spend 2 days at Ubud especially to relax. Ubud oozes different vibes compared to Seminyak and Uluwatu. It’s more cultural, artsy, and its lush greenery will provide a quiet tranquility that soothes your soul.

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2-a. Romantic accommodation in Seminyak/Legian

2-a-i. Luxurious villa with a private pool, and a large indoor bathtub – Kamuela Villas Seminyak

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Encouraging quality time together, Kamuela Villa’s luxurious, yet surprisingly affordable villas offers one of the best combinations of private amenities for couples we’ve ever seen.

The winning format of the villas will wow you with its exclusive extravagance – each villa comes with a private pool you can slip into right from your bed.

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Designed to provide maximum privacy and intimacy for couples, there even are special treats like private dining in your villa with a lovely proposal-worthy set-up.

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Just so you know, the villas also come with a pretty amazing bathtub (fit for two, naturally), in a beautifully done up bathroom.

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Romance is key, and two of the best things to enjoy here, is your daily Balinese afternoon tea inside, and a hearty BBQ meal on your BBQ terrace.

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And if you’re looking for a relaxing massage, simply let the staff know and they’ll come right down to give you massages on the massage table (that’s available in every villa!).

Of course, you could also choose to take the romance up a notch, and try giving each other the most relaxing massage ever. It’s the perfect opportunity to bond, and treat each other to an extra special dose of love.

Kamuela Villas Seminyak

Rate: From $163 (1 Bedroom Pool Villa)
Address: Jl. Bali Deli No.88, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: 62 361 735999 or 62 361 735050

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2-a-ii. Art in the city – Taman Sari Bali Villa

If you are an art lover, and a private pool enthusiast – this villa is the place for you. Its zen and modern furnishings are decorated with hints of contemporary art.

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This is especially so for its beautiful stone pool, which is decked with stone sculptures that spew water while you enjoy a soothing swim.

Located in the lively Seminyak, you’re basically in the heart of all the latest happenings. Don’t miss nearby local attractions such as the Kasih Ibu Hospital, Randelli Gallery and Kendra Gallery of Contemporary Art.

More private pool villas under $100!: https://indonesia.tripcanvas.co/bali/private-pool-villa/

Taman Sari Bali Villa

Rate: From $77
Address: Jl. Taman Sari No 22A, Teuku Umar Barat, Seminyak / Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia 80361

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2-a-iii. Cutting-edge architecture – Ize Seminyak

With a futuristic design, Ize Seminyak is a hip urban hotel in Bali’s most exciting neighbourhood, where you can find many interesting bars and restaurants along Jalan Kayu Aya.

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It’s located just minutes away from the ‪‎Seminyak beach, perfect for those who are seeking beach, surf and sun. If you are staying at the Deluxe Pool room, you will be able to slip into the pool from a side door directly from your room.

Ize Seminyak also has a rooftop infinity pool where you can just lounge in and watch the clouds drift by.

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If you’re looking for nightlife, look no further than at Single Malt Whiskey. Stepping into it is like stepping into Prohibition-era New York. You’re transported back to the 1920s and Single Malt is an underground speakeasy, with its brick walls, oversized leather armchairs, vintage lamps and Persian rugs.

The biggest draw of Single Malt Whiskey has to be the wide selection of (surprise!) whiskey. There are 60 different types, including the rare and the vintage. Add to that the affordable prices (as low as $10, and available by the glass), and these reasons make Single Malt a great place to hang out.

Ize Seminyak

Rate: From $87
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya (Laksmana – Oberoi) No. 68 Seminyak, Bali – Indonesia
Contact: +62-361 84 66 999
Website

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Read more: The ultimate guide to Seminyak accommodation

2-b. Romantic accommodation in Uluwatu

When it comes to travelling to Bali, Uluwatu is known to be a great place for the honeymooners, and why not couples looking for a luxurious romantic trip?

It has one of the best views of the majestic Indian Ocean that you rarely find anywhere else on the island ­– providing the perfect backdrop for an especially romantic vacation.

2-b-i. Get your very own hot tub! – La Cabane

This bungalow is a 10 minute walk from Balangan on foot (the same beach we’ve been raving about this whole time) and is very close to the quieter Biu Biu beach.

Wondering what the decor is like? Well, it’s fully decked out in a swooningly romantic style, has a beautiful private swimming pool, and an open air bathroom.

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Yet perhaps the greatest thing about this property is the hot tub, a rare bird in Balinese hotel rooms, much less a whole beach side bungalow which goes for USD 100 a night.

With the whopping potential for romance, this one bedroom bungalow (and hot tub) would be absolutely perfect for couples looking for respite from the normal everyday dreariness.

La Cabane

Rate: From $66
Address: Jalan Pantai Balangan, Balangan Beach
Website

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2-b-ii. Home away from home – Milo’s Home

This villa may be called Milo’s Home, but at the end of your stay, you’ll wish it’s yours too.

With a small group of 8 bungalows modelled after ancient barns, Milo’s Home has a familial and cosy atmosphere that will quickly have you warming up to its group of staff. This comfortable atmosphere permeates throughout the complex, and is guaranteed to make you feel right at home.

Other than the pretty rooms built from bamboo, Milo’s Home also has beanbags and chairs for you to chill on the breezy terrace. And who can forget the infinity pool, which offers the best vantage point for watching the sunset?

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Views from the bungalows look like beautiful paintings, with one of the bungalows even overlooking the entire ocean. If you ever get tired of just standing at your balcony and staring out to sea – we sure won’t – you can always head down to the Uluwatu Temple or Balangan beach.

One thing’s for sure – you definitely won’t be missing home during your stay at this little haven!

Milo’s Home

Rate: $81
Address: Jl. Pantai Balangan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 (0) 813 532 01593 / +62 (0) 812 371 44355
Website

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2-b-iii. 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.

Imagine yourself floating in an infinity pool with a Bintang in your hand, overlooking the cliff and watching the surfers go at it with the waves. Or, you can take a 5-minute stroll to Bingin Beach and join in the madness yourself!

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There are no carpet floors or 100-count thread sheets (some bungalows aren’t equipped with air-conditioning either) – but do expect exceptional service, a cozy, eco-friendly room and all the basic essentials.

Some of these essentials comprise an in-room safe to keep your important documents, a shower (outdoors!!) and bath, towels, mosquito net – and most importantly, a panoramic view of the ocean and surf below.

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Mick’s Place, Bingin Beach

Rate: From $100
Address: Bingin Beach, Labuan Sait, Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia

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2-b-iv. Explore Suluban Cave and relax at the cliffside bar – De Sapphire Cliff Villa

De Sapphire Cliff Villa has a wonderful location on the south cliffs of Bali.

Built in accordance to traditional Balinese principles, they resemble the rice and grain warehouses that can be found in Balinese villages. Coupled with gorgeous ocean views and a classy two tier pool, you’ll never want to leave.

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You won’t have to anyway, since the resort includes a restaurant and bar that hugs the cliff edge, but you should.

Suluban beach is short walk away, so you can easily explore the waves, cave, warungs, surf shops and indulge in massages.

Once you’re done for the day, head back to your luxury wood cabin, make your way to the cliffside bar, and knock back a drink or two!

For those who can splurge a little more, their ocean view villa surely won’t disappoint!

De Sapphire Cliff Villa

Rate: From $90
Address: Jl. Pantai Suluban 313 pecatu, uluwatu-bali 80364
Contact: 0361-8498717 / 0361-8498718
Website

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Read more: The ultimate guide to Uluwatu accommodation

2-c. Romantic accommodation in Ubud/Gianyar

2-c-i. Look out of your wooden wonderland at Bliss Bungalow Ubud

Be awoken to the first dawn of golden light shining upon the view of promising paddy fields, and stunning gardens to take an evening stroll around in. Imagine sipping tea to such a view!

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If you love wooden furnishing, you would love a night in either a room or a bungalow that is wonderfully crafted with a timber theme.

And if you need a way to relax your muscles, try a revitalizing soak in the pool. They don’t just have an outdoor pool for you!

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If you prefer not to tan and rest in the shade, have a soak in the indoor spa pool that is perfect for private, blissful moments.

Bliss Bungalow Ubud

Rate: From $45
Address: Jalan. Raya Sanggingan, Lungsiakan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 979272
Website

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2-c-ii. Fancy a Trek in the Monkey Forest? – Sri Bungalows Ubud

Instead of the conventional apartment style hotels, how about living in a unit or a mini hut of your own while at Bali?

Get a room with a view overlooking the rice paddy fields nearby, and even take a dip in the pool with this same view – while soaking in the green tranquil atmosphere.

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Located near the Monkey Forest, one can wake up early for a trek in the forest to look at some of these smart creatures.

Ubud Bungalow is also conveniently located near all the shops, restaurants and bars, so you can eat, drink, shop and be merry all day.

Sri Bungalows Ubud

Rate: From $38 (Standard Room)
Address: Monkey Forest Street (Jl. Wenara wana) Ubud 80571 Bali Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 971 298
Website

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2-c-iii. Indulge in a luxurious cascading infinity pool overlooking the rice fields – Agung Raka Resorts

With a cascading infinity pool overlooking the paddy fields, what’s there not to love about this resort?

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Beautifully decorated with special Balinese themed rooms, they didn’t forget to leave out the things that the Balinese love most – little huts to chill out and hang out in!

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Surrounded by rice fields and nature, there are even perfect pockets of space to do some Yoga outdoors!

Agung Raka Resorts

Rate: From $46
Address: Jl. Pengosekan, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia
Contact: (0361) 975 757
Website

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Read more: The ultimate guide to Ubud accommodation

3. Romantic things to do in Bali?

3-a. Romantic things to do in Seminyak

We all know Seminyak is bursting to the brim with parties and the cutest cafes (Motel Mexicola?!), and amazing shopping spots. But did you know? There is so much more to Seminyak.

Other than the usual Jalan Laksamana finds, there’s even a particular cafe/bar/motorcycle haunt that serves up tattoos with their tacos.

3-a-i. Step into a fairytale – Santo Mikael Church

The Santo Mikael Church is known for its gothic architecture, nicely juxtaposed against the painted colours of picturesque white and blue!

What’s more, there is a beautifully crafted masterpiece of stained glass that can be traced back a century to it’s origins in England. Walk in and check out the beautifully quaint church settings with its long wooden pews. It almost looks like a scene out of a Disney fairytale!

The church is always open for a quick tour or a pretty picture. And if you’re lucky, you may find yourself witnessing the festivities that happen when a wedding is scheduled for the day.

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Santo Mikael Church

Address: JL. Camplung Tanduk, Seminyak, Kuta, 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 732932
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm
Price: Free

3-a-ii. Take a walk along Seminyak’s iconic Beach – Seminyak Beach

Peaceful and quiet, Seminyak Beach is where you may catch a breather from all the excitement of Seminyak.

A casual stroll along the iconic beach stretch of Seminyak will reveal many wondrous things, especially on a late Sunday afternoon. Watch as locals come out to enjoy the day with a host of activities, from kite flying to beach soccer! Or even Instagram a turtle on the beach if you are lucky!

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And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite for some of that beach life – other activities available at Seminyak Beach also include surfing, and horseback riding on the sandy shore, which make for great experiences to share.

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Address: Seminyak Beach, Indonesia. Coordinates here

3-a-iii. Go homeware shopping – Toko Emporium

Bring Bali back home with the weird and wonderful homeware available here that’s perfect for giving your home a fresh look.

When it’s a furniture and homeware shopping story, you know Toko Emporium has to be mentioned.

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Well known for their selection of unique décor pieces from the oh-so-popular hand-carved water buffalo skulls, to intricately hand beaded cushions (using a mixture of seashells and beads), you never know what you can expect to find here.

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There are even amazing cowhide bar stools, and sculptures like these bronze ants to accentuate the little corners of your home.

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If the theme for your home is eclectic, bohemian, or maybe minimalist with a sprinkling of the weird and wonderful – Toko Emporium is where you need to come.

PS: There are many places in Bali you can do homeware shopping with your loved one too! Here’s 13 of the best places we have found!

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Toko Emporium

Address: Jl. Oberoi No 1, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 821-4745-9485
Opening hours: 9am to 10pm daily
Price: From $10 (Do note that prices vary widely from $10 for small accessories, to around $215 for bigger homeware items like the large hand-carved water buffalo skull.)

Official Website

3-a-iv. Up for a thrilling game of Room Escape? – Totem Room Escape

If you’re up for a thrilling challenge that will require the two of you to work together to solve puzzles and find clues in order to escape (or win) – Totem Room Escape is a great place to go.

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We suggest couples start with the easier challenges like Alice in Wonderland, since the tougher challenges are meant for bigger groups (with more brain juice!).

Accordingly, Totem Room Escape is the first and biggest reality room escape game in Indonesia, so you can be sure to have a pretty fantastic time playing Sherlock and Watson.

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Once you’re finished and finally escape the room after solving the puzzles, you’ll be ecstatic with the victory – perfectly paving the way for a night of drinks and celebration! (Of course, who really needs an excuse to celebrate ;p)

Totem Room Escape

Address: Jalan Kayu Aya No.27 (Near Seminyak Square, Across Starbucks), Seminyak, Bali 80361
Contact: +62361 4740071 / +6287881089130
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
Price: $14 per pax

Official Website

Read more: 14 unexpectedly amazing things to do in Seminyak

3-b. Romantic things to do in Uluwatu

Spending days wandering into mysterious caves, relaxing on pristine white hidden beaches, and admiring the magnificent cliff top views?

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How’s that for a low-key vacation in paradise filled with simple and relaxing adventures.

3-b-i. Wander into a cave – Suluban Beach

Everyone knows Suluban Beach to be a surfers’ paradise, but Suluban Cave might just be the real treasure here.

Looking almost like a movie set from the Pirates of the Caribbean series with its otherworldly glamour, Suluban Cave oozes both mystery and mystic.

Located directly under Uluwatu, the cave actually leads up to the beach near Uluwatu Temple, another incredible sea temple you should definitely visit too!

Suluban Beach

Getting there: Located at the Bukit Peninsula, Suluban Beach is connected to Kuta and Denpasar through Jimbaran by the busy Jalan Bypass Nusa Dua and this is the only route in, approximately 34 km from Denpasar. Coordinates here

3-b-ii. Relax on a beach that’s all yours! – Nyang Nyang Beach

Care for a hidden beach all to yourself? That’s Nyang Nyang for you!

The white pristine sands of the beach are lined by a towering green cliff, which keeps it away from prying eyes. If you are quite the explorer and looking for some solitude, this secluded beach in Southern Bali is perfect for a little adventure.

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Getting there might be an adventure in itself, but we’d say it is definitely worth the effort.

Especially with the parts of an abandoned vessel laying around the beach – perfect for a photo-op, or even a quaint little exploration.

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Nyang Nyang Beach

Address: Nyang Nyang Beach, Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Uluwatu, Bali.
Directions: Take a car or bike to Jalan Uluwatu, and look for a sign that reads “Nyang Nyang Surfing Beach”. Park, then make the rest of the journey by foot to the beach!  Coordinates here

3-b-iii. To-Die-For Clifftop Views – Pura Luhur Uluwatu

The Luhur Uluwatu Temple, often known simply as Uluwatu Temple, is another Balinese coastal temple famous among both visitors and locals.

Perched on the edge of a high ocean cliff, this temple offers visitors an unforgettable stunning view of the horizon that you won’t want to miss.

And do stay for the popular evening Kecak Fire Dance (a Balinese dance and music drama), set against a backdrop of Uluwatu’s breathtaking cliff edge views.

Not only is the temple known for its many photography points, gorgeous sunset vistas, but you may also have heard of the occasionally pushy group of monkeys that call the temple home.

Remember to watch out for your belongings – these mischievous little creatures would love to pick your pockets!

Getting there: Pura Uluwatu is located in Pecatu Village, Kuta sub-district, Bandung regency about 25km south of Kuta and it usually takes an hour’s journey. A hired driver or post-pickup is recommended as public transport is unavailable.

The perfect time to arrive at Uluwatu Temple would be at 4pm to give you ample time to get a good seat and a ticket for the Kecek Dance at RP 100,000 (USD $8.10).

The performance is held at Uluwatu Temple, with an entrance fee of RP 20,000 (USD $1.60). Sarongs will be provided for entry to the temple.

Read more: 14 cool things to do in Uluwatu, Jimbaran & Bukit Peninsula in Bali

3-c. Romantic things to do in Ubud

From temple-hopping to yoga retreats, volcano hiking and even learning a new art – get ready to be spoiled for choices in this magnificent town that never fails to entertain.

In addition to the breathtaking beaches and glorious sunsets, there are always hidden gems, tucked away in surprising places reserved for those of us looking for an off-beat experience.

3-c-i. One of our favourite waterfalls – Tegenungan Waterfall

Among all the dazzlingly refreshing retreats found in Bali, Tegenungan waterfall is one of our absolute favourites. The rich green surroundings and perfectly flowing fresh water will make a pretty sight for all.

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Situated on a plane landscape and measured at only 15 meters high, there’s even a natural lagoon below that’s shallow enough for you to sit and lounge in.

Put your belongings (don’t bring your valuables here) in a waterproof bag on the rocks before wading in, and if you’re adventurous enough, go under the cascading water for a natural massage!

We actually saw some guys doing that, and they had the happiest faces. (Personally, we were a little apprehensive at how hard the pressure might be, and if it’d end up being painful!))

And if you want more, there is even a temple nearby for curious visitors, and a bathing spot for you to relax the day away.

Read more -> Bali’s 8 most spectacular waterfalls unknown to most

Tegenungan Waterfall

Getting there: Drive from Central Ubud to the sacred Petanu River of Tegenungan village, Gianyar. However, for a closer sight, one needs to descend the stairs down the river to access the exquisite beauty nature has to offer. Coordinates here.

Entrance Fee: Rp 10000 per person

3-c-ii. Show your love through handcrafted jewellery: John Hardy Workshop and Showroom

While it’s 20 minutes from Ubud, it’s worth the trip down.

Instead of simply purchasing jewellery for your sweetheart, why not bring him/her down to John Hardy and get one specially made for each other, right in front of your eyes?

You can do so at the John Hardy workshop, where local artisans conceive and create the pieces of traditional luxury jewelry for you.

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Take the opportunity to explore the organic farm and visit Kapal Bambu – a majestic bamboo structure in the middle of race paddy fields – where you’ll be able to see and purchase from beautiful displays of handcrafted jewelry.

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You’re even welcome to join the John Hardy team for a delicious, traditional Balinese lunch served under the shade of a Banyan tree and prepared by their five-star chef.

John Hardy Workshop and Showroom

Address: PT Karya Tangan Indah | BR. Baturning, Mambal, Ubud, Bali
Contact: +62 (0) 361 469 888
Opening hours: 9 AM to 5 PM on Monday to Friday. 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday.

Official Website

For more details: To tour the compound or join the team for lunch, make an appointment at least one day in advance with Mrs. Trisna Dewi +62 (0) 361 469 888, [email protected]

3-c-iii. Take an Eco Tour – The Green Village

Yes we know – all the villages in Bali are green with all those rice fields and tropical vegetation, but this one is super special.

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The Green Village was designed in 2006 by jewellery designer Tom Hardy, and later finished by his daughter. The result? A collection of bespoke, luxury bamboo homes all seamlessly integrated into the Ayung Valley nature.

Can you imagine a spectacular mansion made from only bamboo? You have to see it to believe it.

Take a tour of the village to learn more about this amazing eco project. Visit the bamboo factory and see bamboo being harvested, treated and crafted into building materials and furniture.

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The Green School is where you can turn your hand to model workshops, building and joinery classes, and so much more.

Got green fingers and would love to find out more gardening tips and tricks? Stop by the Kul Kul farm to learn the art of permaculture and sustainable farming.

If you are blown away by what the village has to offer, you can always look at staying in one of the beautiful houses. They are all available to rent for the week so you can wake up in the village every morning.

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The Green Village

Address: Jl. Tanah Ayu, Sibang Gede, Abiansemal, Badung Bali 80352 Indonesia
Contact: +62 811 3922254
Opening hours: Morning Tour 10:00am Afternoon Tour 12:30pm
Prices: Tours for Adult $28 Morning ($33 Afternoon), Children $17 Morning ($20 Afternoon), and free for children under 10. Classes from $55.

Official Website

3-c-iv. Go on an unusually romantic trek – Campuhan Ridge Walk

The Campuhan Ridge Walk is an unusually romantic short trek that will take you through rice fields, past quaint Indonesian huts and beautifully designed villas.

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It is best to get a head start early in the morning (preferably before the sun rises) to prevent the scorching sun from ruining this experience.

Butterflies will accompany you on the leisurely 2-3km stroll, and you’ll be able to take a pit stop on your way back at Karsa Kafe. Make sure to stay sufficiently hydrated and drink up before you make your way back out.

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Getting There: Start the journey at the Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa on Jl. Campuhan and head towards the school where parking is available. Upon reaching the Campuhan bridge, take the pathway on the right that leads towards Gunung Lebah Temple and continue till you see a paved road. Follow the paved road, for that’s where your journey begins.

3-c-v. Visit a temple in traditional Balinese attire – Ubud Water Palace, Saraswathi temple

Regardless of one’s religious status, the ancient places of worship that Ubud has to offer must not be missed.

Trivia: The infamous Saraswati temple was constructed in honor of the Hindu goddess of learning, literature and art!

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In addition to a beautiful lotus pond and water garden, this holy place boasts the presence of intricate, fine carvings, devil masks and magnanimous statues to tickle your inner divinity.

Additional entertainment include regular dance performances at night and rows of painters setting easels throughout the temple in the day. You may even opt to dress up and get pictured as a traditional Balinese in order to create memories to last your lifetime.

Campuhan Ridge Walk

Address: Jalan Raya. Kajeng, Ubud Kab, Gianyar, Bali

Read more: 18 amazing things to do in Ubud

4. Where to dine with your loved one in Bali?

There’s a whole deluge of reeeally romantic restaurants in Bali, with sweeping views of the mountain, the ocean, lush tropics and other intoxicating sights.

Till date, we’re still unable to forget our experience at one of the most romantic restaurants we’ve ever been to (Kisik Restaurant at AYANA Resort) – and we’re sure you’ll want to experience something as unforgettable.

Romantic dining is definitely a thing, and these are the places you should go.

Read more: 12 astonishingly romantic restaurants in Bali for under $25

4-a. Romantic restaurants in Seminyak

4-a-i. Dine beside a waterfall – Lola Restaurant

Have you ever had a meal right beside a waterfall like this?

Here at Lola Restaurant’s Love Corner, you can dine pretty with that special someone at the Love Table, with water cascading down into the indoor pool. What better way to spend a romantic night than in your own private space by the poolside?

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The place serves authentic Indonesian cuisine for lunch and dinner, but if you fancy something more exquisite, ask the staff for a private menu (they have an extensive wine list too!)

For those who want to chill for the rest of the night, head on to the Luna Roof Bar – it offers a beautiful view overlooking the beach in the horizon.

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Lola Restaurant

Address: Jl. Raya Petitenget, No. 8L, Seminyak, Bali
Contact: +62 361 894 7898
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily
Price Range: $7 to $14

Official Website

4-a-ii. Fine French Foie Gras and more! – Metis Restaurant

At Metis, you’ll get the best Bali has to offer in terms of French fine dining, in addition to a swoon-worthy romantic location.

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Metis has a superb view of paddy fields and its magic begins its work before you even take a seat for dinner – with a whimsical path leading into the restaurant through pretty gardens with large lotus ponds.

Foie gras enthusiasts will love Metis for this reason alone: it has a fantastic foie gras centric menu. Foie gras terrine, crispy foie gras, yellow fin tuna sushi roll and pan seared foie gras. We’d carry on but we don’t want your keyboard to get wet.

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Before and after your meal, you can hang out at the al fresco lounge. Live DJs play sets nightly, and there’s a retractable roof to maintain maximum fun even if the weather gets unpredictable.

Metis Restaurant

Address: Jl. Petitenget No 6, Kerobokan
Contact: +62 361 4737888
Opening Hours: 11am to 1am from Mondays to Saturdays. 5pm to 1am on Sundays
Price Range: From $30 for 2

Official Website

4-a-iii. The Rustic and Romantic Gypsy Life – La Laguna

Slowly getting on the radar, La Laguna will definitely make the journey worth your while.

With a rustic and charming bridge as its main signature decor, La Laguna feels like something out of a whimsical story book, complete with wooden tree and an enchanting carriage.

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Get lost in this delightful restaurant, along with its wonder of wildlife in the form of a small petting zoo where peacocks, geese and ducks roam free along the sandy beach.

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As young as it is new, La Laguna serves culinary options like an old pro. Enjoy savory light bites like croquettas to main courses accompanied with potent Long island tea and other exotic drinks. (We, for one, would go back just for the ambiance, and a good old Dragonfruit Cocktail)

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La Laguna is sure to delight the gypsy nomad in you.

La Laguna

Address: Jalan Pantai Kayu Putih, Berawa, Mengwi, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 474 1214
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm
Price Range: From $8

Official Website

Read more: 14 romantic restaurants in Seminyak

4-b. Romantic restaurants in Uluwatu & Jimbaran

4-b-i. Swoony décor for your Vintage Romance: Balique in Jimbaran

While Balique is almost too hip to be real, it is also as romantic as it is hip.

Housed in a large open-sided joglo, its neighbours are motorbike repair and helmet stores. Enter and be completely astounded by its vintage style – European-style armchairs, antique cashier machine and candy jars, hanging glass lamps.

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Every inch of Balique is ornate, thoughtful and beautiful, you might even suspect it’s a plot to distract you from (bad) food.

But that’s not true.

The menu is as eclectic as the décor, featuring tastes from Morocco, France and around Asia. And now that you’ve admired the furniture, it’s time to feast your eyes on the Moroccan chicken kebabs and rare tuna salad!

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Balique in Jimbaran

Address: Jl. Uluwatu 39, Jimbaran
Contact: +62 361 704 945
Opening Hours: 11 am to 10.30 pm
Prices: From $40 for 2 pax

Official Website

4-b-ii. Savour a romantic seafood dinner by the sunset – Jimbaran Bay

For more affordable romantic dining, consider heading down to Jimbaran Bay from Uluwatu for  a romantic seafood dinner by the sunset.

If your tastebuds tingle at the thought of freshly caught seafood by the beach, Jimbaran Bay could be the best place to enjoy the show of nature’s colours.

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Settle down at Jimbaran Bay Restaurant (also known as Bawang Merah Beachfront Restaurant) and enjoy the sea breeze with a pre-dinner drink.

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As the sun disappears into the horizon, your tables will be lit with candles, and your dinner served.

Don’t forget to pick a seashell or two to remind you of the best sunset you’ve ever witnessed.

Our recommendation? Try this restaurant tucked away from the others on Jimbaran Beach – Made Bagus (literally meaning “Made Good”).

We personally enjoyed their delicious food by the beach while being serenaded by singers who did not aggressively tout for tips like other bands may do.

It’s definitely worth checking out if you are in the neighbourhood, and looking for a nice seafood dinner!

Getting there: From Jalan Raya Uluwatu, enter Jalan Taman Sari till you see the beach.

4-b-iii. Great ambiance and delicious fresh food – The Mango Tree Cafe

Savour delicious fresh food at the quirky Mango Tree Café . Nestled in the greenery, head to the upper deck with the perfect ambiance for a casual dinner date.

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A good place to head to if you’re a fan of all day breakfast – with a menu serving breakfast burritos, pancakes, homemade muesli, and even banana bread.

If you’re there for a hearty meal, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can find a fusion of Asian/Western cuisine with dishes like Cajun Mahi Mahi, and Northern Sumatra Curry.

If not, there’s also an evening BBQ from 6pm onwards!

Lastly, we hear that the coffee here is pretty good too, so make sure to try it and let us know if it’s as good as they say!

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PS: Mango Tree not only has a great ambiance for couples, they also serve really affordable drinks, so you can be sure to enjoy a really chill night drinking, and enjoying the splendid view.

The Mango Tree Cafe

Address: Jl. Labuan Said No. 17, Padang Padang, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 813-5309-8748
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 10pm
Price: From $1 (for a Macchiato) From $4 (for mains)

Official Website

4-c. Romantic restaurants in Ubud

4-c-i. A magical 100-candle dinner special – Swept Away

Let’s bring it back to basics with this informal and fresh experience. A beautiful wooden deck by the riverside creates a relaxing and tranquil dining area at the heart of the Samaya Resort.

Feel your stresses melt away and the romance come alive as the soothing babble of the river washes over you. The tall palms and lush vegetation will truly make it feel like you two are in a world of your own.

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Whether you visit for a cold beer or light lunch, you simply must try the Asian Tapas. These delicious little morsels set the scene for the rest of tasty and adventurous menu.

Only as dusk falls will you realize how easy the day slips by as you relax in the cool river breeze and reconnect. Time to leave? No way, order another cocktail and take a look at the dinner menu!

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Swept Away comes alive in the evening with the 100-candle dinner service. The river transforms as 100 gently flickering candles are lit and create a truly special ambiance.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the decking and the comfortable lounge furniture. Swept Away serves a varied, ambitious and totally eclectic menu suitable for all tastes. Sit back, unwind and get Swept Away in the enchantment of the night.

Swept Away

Address: Banjur Baung, Desa Sayan – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 973606
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm
Price Range: Mains from $5 to $22; 6-Course Degustation Menu at $50 per pax

Official Website

4-c-ii. The Moonlit Paradise – Indus Restaurant

Indus is the little sister of the well known Casa Luna Restaurant, but the panoramic views and fantastic menu mean that Indus is now famous in it’s own right.

Sit on the balcony for breathtaking views of the Tjampuhan river and surrounding valley. If you are really lucky, on a clear day you may even get to see the majestic Mount Agung rising above the clouds in the distance.

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Once a month the full moon makes a spectacular appearance and bathes the Indus balcony in dripping moonlight.

A perfect opportunity for an intimate three-course ‘full moon lovers’ menu on the terrace – making it a truly memorable spot for couples to hold special events like moonlit proposals or anniversary dinners.

Every evening, as the sun drops behind the valley, Indus comes alive with fabulous twilight cocktails (5-7pm). Enjoy a cheeky cocktail at the end of a busy day, or a cold beer to begin a long and relaxing evening.

An extensive menu of primarily Indonesian fare provides something for every taste. And a special nod has to be given to the desserts at Indus – the coconut crème caramel is a little slice of heaven.

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For special occasions, why not pre-order a cake from the onsite Honeymoon bakery. You will be spoilt for choice!

Indus Restaurant

Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Kec., Ubud 80571
Contact: +62 361 977684
Opening Hours: 8am to 11pm
Price Range: Full Moon Lovers 3-Course Menu at $30 per couple

Official Website

4-c-iii. Tropical Paradise – KE-PI-TU

This hidden gem of a restaurant will transport you to another myterious world – a mystical tropical utopia.

Drift away into pure bliss with the incredible floating sky roof deck at the Ke-Pi-Tu restaurant.

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A spectacular 180-degree view of the surrounding jungle awaits you. And a cascading waterfall completes this tropical paradise – what more could you ask for?

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Ke-Pi-Tu is renown for its wide-ranging Indonesian cuisine, but other Asian and Western influences also shine through. An onsite bakery also ensures that you get the freshest baked goods, making breakfast extra special.

Enjoy a delicious light lunch menu full of refreshing salads, and beautifully crafted sandwiches and sweet treats.

The Kayon resort is famous for its personal touches, and this extends even to the restaurant. Expect exceptional friendly and professional service, as you enjoy a faultless and delicious meal.

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An illuminated stone Kumbu Karna Statue on the roof deck is a reminder of the diverse Balinese culture and looks spectacular with the jungle backdrop.

KE-PI-TU

Address: Banjur Kepitu, Desa Tagalalang, Ubud 80571
Contact: +62 361 4792553
Opening Hours: 7am to 11pm
Price Range: Dishes from $7.50 to $15

Official Website

Read more: 14 delicious restaurants in Ubud with stunning views

 5. FAQ: How much should we budget?

Q: How much should we budget for a 5D4N trip?

A: Set aside at least $375 per person for your affordable and luxurious romantic escapade!

(We recommend staying at Seminyak OR Uluwatu for the first 2 nights, and spending the next 2 nights at Ubud!)

– Accommodation: $326 (Seminyak OR Uluwatu) + $100 (Ubud) = $426
– Food: $80 (Seminyak OR Uluwatu) + $80 (Ubud) = $160
– Transport: $15 (Seminyak OR Uluwatu) + $45 (Ubud) = $60
– Activities: $80 (Seminyak OR Uluwatu) + $80 (Ubud) = $160

SUB-TOTAL = $806 for 2 persons (or $403 per person)

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Of course, feel free to budget more if you’d really like to treat yourselves to activities such as shopping, drinking, massages, and more. (Also try to set aside extra cash in case of emergencies, such as the airport closing due to volcanic ash.)

What do you think? Excited to plan a special trip to Bali with the love of your life yet? We sure are!  Also, please let us know if we’ve missed anything out in this couple/honeymoon itinerary. Thanks guys!

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