Written by Beverley Lennon
Co-written by Candice Neo, Junanto Xu, Alya Maisarah

Best places to visit in Bali for couples? No matter how you decide to spend your time in Bali, you can be sure to have one of the world’s most romantic destinations as your backdrop.

You, your loved one, great outdoors, the best views along with the greatest tropical weather and aphrodisiac sunsets – truth has been spoken; Bali is any couple’s little paradise!

Forget special occasions, your bae always deserves a romantic getaway.

Take time to go through this curated list of romantic things to do in Bali and take

Note: Packing Tip #1 – Bring everything sweet and sexy!

Also read:
22 Affordable Luxury Honeymoon Villas in Bali for a Romantic Getaway
Bali Honeymoon Guide: Romantic Resorts, Private Pool Villas, Restaurants and Things to do for Couples!
25 Affordable Luxury Private Pool Villas in Bali Under $99: Seminyak, Ubud, Canggu and beyond!

Stay in Romantic Honeymoon Villas and Resort

1. Treat yourselves to a quiet luxurious oceanfront escape – Alila Villas Uluwatu


Many couples have often dreamed of that perfect luxurious retreat to Bali, but can you truly find paradise on earth?

Alila Villas Uluwatu recreates this dream with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, romantic private pool villas and an iconic oceanfront infinity pool – for couples who love the sea and are searching for privacy in luxury.

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We previously stayed at their Panoramic One Bedroom Pool Villa and we absolutely loved the intimate experience in our expansive villa, which comes with lots of natural lighting and an oceanfront private pool with your own cabana… bliss!

Did we mention that you could also get your breakfast on a floating tray delivered to your villa? Yes, and you can have it right in your private pool! And if you need anything throughout the day, ask and you shall receive – with their 24-hour butler service!

They understand, privacy is valued here too so you can be sure you won’t be able to hear anything from the neighbouring villas throughout your entire stay.

In the evening, head over to their clifftop Sunset Cabana Bar, the perfect dramatic vantage point where you can watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Pick up some artisanal cocktails inspired by local ingredients and herbs and watch the majestic waves crashing below. It sets the tone right for a romantic evening! (Psst.. this is also the location for their morning yoga sessions!)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner can also be enjoyed at CIRE, their onsite open-air oceanfront restaurant. Their fresh and organic ingredients are sourced locally as much as possible and you can choose from Pan-Asian to Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Alternatively, also oceanfront, The Warung serves up local Indonesian cuisine in a more informal setting.

For special occasions, you can request for a private dining experience at their Private Floating Cabana.

And you can’t leave your romantic sanctuary without trying out some spa treatments at Spa Alila. Here’s where you get the treat of your lifetime, especially if you book their Cliff Edge Spa Cabana, where you can enjoy soothing massages with the natural sea breeze and endless views of the ocean right in front of you.

You will need to trek down the cliff but trust us, it’s completely worth the walk! Otherwise, you can also enjoy their spa onsite in a semi-outdoor setting.

Honeymooners, if you are planning to splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, we highly recommend indulging in their Cliffside Romance experience, a half-day spa-and-dine journey that starts with a 90-minute full-body massage at the Cliff Edge Spa followed by a sunset dinner at their Private Floating Cabana and a decadent Champagne Berry Bath in your own villa!

P.S. For couples thinking of tying the knot in Bali, Alila Villas Uluwatu is a highly sought-after wedding destination, where you can exchange your vows at the cliff edge right on the Indian Ocean. We can’t think of a more spectacular wedding experience!

Alila Villas Uluwatu

Rates: From USD $903 for Panoramic One Bedroom Pool Villa (approximately Rp. 14,124,275)
Address: Jl Belimbing Sari Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Bali 80364 Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 848 2166

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2. Escape to the jungle with your lover – Escape in Bali

While Bali is known for being crowded, on a romantic escape you want to have a little quiet time with each other. Just imagine being able to take a nap or lounge on a hammock that’s hanging over the most gorgeous, lush jungle you’ve ever seen.

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Escape in Bali is a quaint little wooden hut that’s hidden in the jungles of Bali, on the outskirts of Ubud, in Gianyar. It’s the perfect place to feel like you’ve been stranded in a jungle. Completely made from bamboo, there’s an almost peaceful aspect to it as you connect with nature.

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Of course, take the romance one step further as you hop in their outdoor plunge pool, surrounded by endless greenery, and overlooking a gorgeous horizon, the feeling of pure bliss will never leave you during your stay!

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Escape in Bali 

Rates: From USD $143 for 1-bedroom villa (Approximately Rp. 2,200,691)
Address: Jalan Raya Kintamani, Manukaya, Tampaksiring Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia 80552
Contact: +62 817 9798 187

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3. Butler included! – EAZE Villas Uluwatu

Uluwatu is one to seduce travellers with the diversity of its landscapes – you can expect anything from miles of white-sandy beaches to lush rocky formations and dramatic clifftops. For this reason and more, it is not surprising that some of Bali’s most stylish villas are located in the area.

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Enticed by the tranquillity of the surroundings, that’s exactly where you’ll find one of the region’s best-kept secrets – EAZE Villas. Comprising just six private pool villas, the property strikes a harmonious balance between contemporary design, traditional elements and nature itself.

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All private pool villas are spaciously proportioned and designed to offer easy access to disabled guests. The best bits? A private 24-hour butler is included in the nightly rate and you can request for an in-villa massage (yes, you read that right).

EAZE Villas Uluwatu

Rates: USD $200 for 1-bedroom garden view villa with private pool (Approximately Rp.3,075,260)
Address: Jl. Goa Lempeh No.30, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

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4. Your exclusive nook in complete nature – Oniria

Perhaps you and your partner have been waiting for the day when you can escape, just the two of you. If you’re one to think that the more disconnected you are from civilization, the better your honeymoon is then Oniria is the place to be.

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Oniria is a complete immersion in nature. Surrounded by jungles, rice fields and flowing rivers, this stay promises an experience unlike any other. Unsurprisingly, it also does mean that you might encounter some bugs and insects here too but fret not, the hosts do their best to minimise them indoors.

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So you know, seclusion is guaranteed at Oniria. The villa features one bedroom with a private pool and hot tub all opening up to stunning views of nature.


Rates: From USD $560 (Approximately Rp.8,622,880)
Address: GCH5+GPP, Pesaban, Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80716, Indonesia

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5. This oceanfront glamping is the latest Bali secret that’s going viral – Bali Beach Glamping

You’d tend to forget that you’re lounging in a tent when you’re at Bali Beach Glamping. True to its name, this establishment brings out the glam in glamping.

The highlight of this establishment is how close it is to the beach and also paddy fields! You can enjoy the best of Bali in one place. It’s currently trending among Indonesians on social media, but not as known in the international community – yet!

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Bali Beach Glamping is never short of things to do because you can take an ATV down the beach or even do horse riding! Adults and kids alike can enjoy a quick dip in their oceanfront pool. If you don’t feel like swimming, you can just soak in the sun by the deck.

On top of that, they have a spa massage service overlooking the serene paddy fields as your view.

Their warm hospitality and comfort makes you want to bring your family here over and over again!

Bali Beach Glamping

Rates: From USD $44 (Approximately Rp. 685,762)
Address: Jl. Kebo Iwa Jl. Batu Tampih Kangin No.Banjar, Pangkung Tibah, Kec. Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia
Contact: +62 812 8001 5758

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6. Experience a luxe stay with an authentic local touch – Sadara Boutique Beach Resort

Originating from the ‘90s, Sadara Boutique Beach Resort is where tradition meets luxury. The surroundings and guestrooms are exclusively designed to pay tribute to the island’s local heritage – they’ll transport you back in time with crafted furniture and other artistic items that can be found in traditional Balinese houses.

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Start with a feast for the eyes – the resort offers lavishing views of the ocean that you can relish from your balcony or while lazing comfortably in one of the several pouffes located on the beachfront area.

Nothing compares to sunrise by the beach while the rest of the world is asleep! Then, fill your stomach at the Rasala Kitchen – the resident food sanctuary.

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You’ll keep yourself busy with several activities offered around the resort. Tea for two? Yoga? Cooking class? Romantic dinner? A relaxing spa treatment or a chilling session at the pool bar? There’s something for everyone but surely the ocean will keep you lounging on the beach most of the time!

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There, happy hour is also referred to as nap time. With its modern reincarnation of Balinese culture, you can expect airy rooms furnished in other natural materials and beautified with modern décor. Talk about sustainability and chic high-end concept!

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Recipe for a perfect ocean view? You book one featuring a balcony, and the Royal Suite Ocean View takes it to a whole new level!

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Sadara Boutique Beach Resort

Rates: Royal Ocean Suite from USD $187 (Approximately Rp.2,886,616)
Address: Tanjung Benoa, Jl. Pratama, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 772010 / +62 811 385 7007 (Whatsapp)

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7. Ready for departure? – Airship Bali Villas

Step into the enchanting realm of Airship Bali Villas. Nestled amidst the verdant embrace of Bali’s tropical paradise, this extraordinary retreat beckons you to embark on a journey like no other.

The villas, resembling graceful airships floating among the clouds, defy gravity with their ethereal presence. One thing is for sure, this villa deserves a spot on top of our list of the most unique stays in Bali! Inside Airship Bali Villas, a world of wonder awaits.

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The interiors are a symphony of elegance and opulence, where every detail has been thoughtfully curated to ignite your senses. Every villa is equipped with a private infinity pool, spacious terrace, and beautifully landscaped gardens, ensuring a private oasis for couples to unwind and rejuvenate.

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But that’s not all. You can also request for an in-villa massage, followed by an intimate evening full of romance as the in-house chefs whip up a delectable dinner (and setup) for two by your pool.

Airship Bali Villas

Rates: From USD $290 (Approximately Rp.4,464,333)
Address: 546R+3F4, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80362, Indonesia

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8. A quiet little haven amongst the busy streets of Seminyak – Ayona Villa

There’s nothing better than being able to step away from the crowds and into a little slice of tranquillity. Unfortunately, so often these escapes are so far away from the central areas, and while a detox can be nice, convenience is important!

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Ayona Villa is in the heart of Seminyak, and roughly a 5-minute drive away from Batu Belig Beach, there’s an abundance of things to do around. Famous restaurants such as Da Maria are within walking distance, and you’ll find yourself loving how close it is to everything!

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Convenience aside, the villa itself is absolutely adorable! With a partially outdoor bathtub for a little romantic canoodling, a refreshing swimming pool for when you need to cool off, and a cute swing for lovingly pushing each other on, Ayona Villa is fully equipped for the ultimate romantic experience!

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Ayona Villa

Rates: From USD $167 for 1-bedroom pool villa (Approximately Rp.2,570,038)
Address: Jl. Batu Belig Gg. Bayu No.8, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 934 4626 / +62 822 1173 8877

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Romantic Dining with a View for that Perfect Date in Bali

9. Go on a brunch date above the river – Rafting Brunch at Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

To put it simply, I adore brunch time – in fact, I often consider it sacred. This is the time when I spend mornings that turn into afternoons chilling around at eateries, having a big glorious meal as I catch up with my boyfriend. For us, it is the Holy Grail of weekend gatherings and it’s honestly my favourite kind of date.

However, it seems (to my surprise) that not all brunches were created equal! The proof is hidden deep in the jungles of Ubud, right at Sthala where you can set out for an almighty brunch as you raft on the river! As you enjoy the thrill of this experience, you also get to relish the surrounding forest and blend in with nature all along!

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Come and brunch like no one else as you are set in a beautiful (and safe) floating raft – it is one next-level way to indulge in juicy steak sandwiches, fresh prawns, crispy pastries and their collection of delectable desserts. The package comes with various options such as an Indian or vegetarian menu.

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Rafting Brunch at Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Price: Rp. 3,025,000 nett per couple per raft (approximately USD $196)
Duration: 2 hours, from 11.30am – 1.30pm (Note: The experience is limited to one slot per day)
Address: Jalan A.A Gede Rai Mawang Kelod, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 301 8700 / +62 811 380 5965 (WhatsApp)


10. Fine dining in an actual historical cave: The Cave

The Cave restaurant at The Edge Bali is a unique presence on its own. Coupled with its mysterious ambience, delicious fine dining dishes and over-the-top hospitality, this restaurant simply completes an out-of-this-world experience.

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There is a shuttle service to transport you to the restaurant. Upon entering, you will be greeted with a dramatic entrance and led down a spiral stairway.

This is when you will enter an actual cave (with natural rock formations and everything)!

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The meal courses are prepared by Chef Ryan Clift. He is an award-winning chef that is known for his progressive, avant-garde cuisine and equally inventive cocktails. Besides the exquisite menu, you will also be entertained by interludes projected on the cave’s natural walls while you dine.

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It is a perfect place for a romantic dinner for the intimacy and cosiness of The Cave.

Some say the whole experience was surreal! Why don’t you try it for yourself?

The Cave at The Edge Bali

Price: From Rp.1,600,000 (Approximately USD $107) for a 7-course menu. From Rp.2,150,000 (approximately USD $139) for optional 10-course set menu for lunch and 9pm dinner seating
Address: The Edge, Jl. Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kab. Badung, Bali.
Contact: +62 361 8470 700
Opening Hours: Lunch: 12.30 – 2.30 pm (Tuesdays to Sundays), Dinner: 5.30 – 7.30pm, Dinner second seating: 9pm – 11pm. Lunch and the 9pm dinner seating offers an optional 10 course set menu.


11. Sushi in the sky! – El Lago

Sushi in the mountains? Yeap, you read that right. Never would have imagined putting “Sushi” and “In the mountains” in one sentence, but El Lago proves that’s possible.

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Here, you can dine with a spectacular view of Mount Batur.

A unique menu paired with unique architecture. El Lago did not hold back to frame the Kintamani view as their main attraction. The whole place is designed with arched walls, large mirrors and window walls to frame the view magnificently.

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Because of its unique character, it’s also a popular spot for pre-wedding photoshoots! Join in the fun as every corner is Insta-worthy at El Lago.

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El Lago

Price: From Rp.60,000 (approximately USD $4) per person
Address: Penelokan Main Rd No.899, South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652, Indonesia
Contact: +62 878-8453-0150
Opening Hours: Mon – Thur 6am – 7pm, Fri- Sun 5.30am – 8pm


12. Contemporary food in the mountains – Okuta Bali

Okuta is a gem in the hillsides of Kintamani. The restaurant is cosy with a unique interior design – tree bark aesthetic (they consider themselves an extension of nature!).

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Okuta offers a charming dining experience when it is surrounded by light fog, creating one-of-a-kind relaxing atmosphere to unwind in as you enjoy your meals overlooking Lake Batur.

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A distinctive personality of Okuta is that its dishes are works of art, and their taste don’t disappoint!

If you’re a coffee lover, don’t forget to indulge in their signature lattes too!

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Okuta Bali

Price: From Rp.45,000 (approximately USD $3) per person
Address: Penelokan Main Rd, Central Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652, Indonesia
Contact: +62 878-4958-0650
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 8am – 7pm


13. Enchanted glasshouse picnic venue by the lake! – Rumah Gemuk Bali

Escape to the cooler highlands of Bali to find this secret enchanted glasshouse in Bedugul!

Previously exclusively reserved for weddings, Rumah Gemuk Bali has now opened its doors to the public.

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Settle down for their unique picnic experience among plants and little fairies for a magical moment with your loved ones You’ll feel like you’re almost stepping into a botanical garden! It’s quiet and the views are simply to die for.

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There are two dining options at the venue, namely, the picnic package or a-la-carte table service dining, and Rumah Gemuk Bali is also dog friendly!

Reservation is encouraged!

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Rumah Gemuk Bali

Price range: Picnic package for 2 from Rp.240,000 (Approximately USD $16.30); Picnic package for 4 from Rp.450,000 (Approximately USD $30.55)
Address: Jl. Drupadi No.2 Baturiti, Indonesia
Contact: +62 818 0345 9000
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10am-6pm; Sat & Sun 10am-7pm


14. Experience the Venice of Bali – Kamandalu Picnic

Have you ever wished to visit Venice because you want to ride in one of those gondolas? Well now you can, and not only that, you can enjoy a romantic brunch on it as well!

Can you just imagine floating down the river, surrounded by lush green jungle, feeding the love of your life sweet fruits? You can make your dreams turn into reality at Kamandalu Resort Ubud.

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There are plenty of different picnic lunches to choose from. Our favourite? On the boat!

All food is prepared fresh and served to you on a boat which is set exquisitely. If you feel like you want to try and row your sweetheart, that’s completely fine! Though we recommend letting one of the hotel staff do it so you can sit back and relax in each other’s arms.

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Don’t forget to take a picture of this beautiful memory!

In case any of you were wondering, to experience the amenities of this five-star resort, you don’t need to stay overnight. Due to high demand, we suggest making reservations in advance, as available slots are very limited.

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Kamandalu Picnic

Price: From Rp.1,150,000 (approximately USD $77) per couple till 31 Dec 2023. From Rp.1,450,000 (approximately USD $94) per couple from 1 January 2024 to 31 March 2025
Address: Jalan Andong, Banjar Nagi, Ubud, Bali 80571
Contact: +62 361 975 825
Available time slots: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm or 4pm for a duration of 1.5 hours


15. A magical 100-candle dinner on the river – 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.

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Feel your stresses melt away as the soothing babble of the river washes over you. The tall palms and lush vegetation will truly make it feel like you 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 the tasty and adventurous menu.

Only as dusk falls will you realise how easily the day slips by as you relax in the cool river breeze. 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 ambience.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the decking and the comfortable lounge furniture. Swept Away serves a varied, ambitious and eclectic menu suitable for all tastes.

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Sit back, unwind and let your worries get Swept Away.

Swept Away at the Samaya

Price of regular menu: Mains from Rp. 150,000 (approximately USD $9.69); 4-Course and 6-Course Tasting Menu at Rp. Rp.600,000 per pax (approximately USD $38.77) and Rp.750,000 per pax (approximately USD $48.46) respectively
Price of private 100-candle dinner service: From Rp.3,800,000 (approximately USD $246) per couple and comes with a complimentary 30-minute photo session by a professional photographer and 1 high-resolution digital edited image
Address: Banjur Baung, Desa Sayan – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 973606 / +62 811 397 8606 (WhatsApp)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, Lunch: 11am to 4pm, Dinner: 5.30pm to 10pm


16. 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.

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.

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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.

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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: Rp.60,000 – Rp.240,000 (Approximately USD $4.26 – $17)
Address: Gangga Beach, Desa Sudimara, Sudimara, Tabanan Sub-District, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82151, Indonesia
Contact: +62 877 5786 2341
Opening hours: Mon–Sun 7am – 11pm (Last order at 10pm)


Enjoy Couple Spa with a View

17. An enchanting journey to Bali’s spectacular mountain views – Elevate Bali by Hanging Gardens

Elevate Bali’s spa in the chilly highlands of Munduk offers an elevated experience (literally) above the clouds, where you can unwind and escape from the stresses of daily life.

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Setting it apart is its unparalleled vantage point, offering breathtaking mountain views that create a sense of wonder and tranquillity.

Choose from traditional Balinese massages, Japanese Chi rejuvenation bodywork to avocado body treatments, before ending your afternoon with one of their body baths (think milk baths, floral baths or even Balinese herbal baths). Your spa retreat for the day is now complete!

P.S. If you’d like to extend your mountain retreat experience, why not book a stay at one of their villas too?

Elevate Bali by Hanging Gardens

Price: From Rp. 1,120,000 for a 1-hour Traditionally Bali massage (approximately USD $72.85)
Address: Munduk, Banjar Kabupaten Buleleng – Bali Indonesia
Contact: +62 821-4566-6738
Opening hours:Daily, 10am – 9pm

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18. Discover a magical cliff-front riverside oasis near Canggu – Tree House Spa at Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort

Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort’s Tree House Spa is a bamboo treehouse perched on a cliff overlooking a waterfall and river in Tabanan, and it’s carefully built and designed around a spiritual tree on the property.

Here, you can fall asleep during your spa treatments to the soothing sounds of the waterfall, and take a rejuvenating flower bath in the private stone bathtub overlooking the river.

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After your treatment, you can choose to head to their Riverside Spa & Wellness Center for a dip in their Hot & Cold Plunge Pool or go for an Infrared Sauna and Steam treatment.

What can be a more perfect full-day retreat for some pampering self-care?

The eco-resort itself is a collection of unique bamboo structures, where you get to hide away in bamboo villas perched right above the river bank.

Tree House Spa at Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort

Price: From Rp. 700,000 for a 1-hour Balinese massage (approximately USD $45.53)
Address: Buwit, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali
Contact: +62 812-3858-0063
Opening hours: Daily, 10am – 6pm

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19. Splurge on the royal treatment on an amazing ocean deck – Karma Spa

Located in the glamorous villa resort of Karma Kandara, the massages here are nothing short of royal treatment.

What makes the spa here so extraordinary is the incredible massage deck.

Towering above the gardens to overlook the awe-inspiring Indian Ocean, the luxurious treatments here will take your every worry away (as long as you’re not scared of heights!).

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The treatments here cost slightly more than the others on our list, but for a uniquely Balinese luxury experience, we think splashing out that little extra is a worthy indulgence.

P.S. Try a soak in the Himalayan Crystal Salt Pool, and the Infrared Detox Sauna!

Karma Spa (Karma Kandara)

Price: From Rp. 750,000++ per person for Fire + Ice Infrared Sauna and Salt Ice Bath Immersion Ritual for 1 hour (approximately USD $49); Rp. 1,150,000 for a 1-hour Balinese massage (approximately USD $75)
Address: Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Bali, 80362 Indonesia
Contact: +62 811 3800 6885 / +62 811-3821-5287 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: Daily, 8am – 10pm

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20. Gaze over the waters of Candidasa while you destress – Ocean Spa

Far from the hustle and bustle of Kuta, Candi Beach Resort is nestled within a coconut grove garden that gently rolls onto a beautiful, white sand private beach.


The resort’s Ocean Spa lets you experience tranquillity Candidasa style. With a stunning spa room where you can soak away your stresses in a healing herbal bath – enjoy the stunning sights of clear turquoise waters, and the golden shoreline of the Indian Ocean.


Ocean Spa offers up a range of customisable ‘healing journeys’ that come with a combination of massages, body scrubs, body wraps, and flower baths, designed to improve circulation, restore a healthy glow to your skin, and leave you feeling refreshed and energised.


The ‘Energizing Journey’ includes a foot cleansing ritual, a warming scrub, an invigorating Balinese massage and a warming body wrap. Afterwards, drink in the glorious views with a complimentary health drink.

Ocean Spa (Candi Beach Resort)

Prices: From Rp. 625,000 for a 1-hour Oceanic Massage (approximately USD $40.65)
Address: Mendira Beach, Sengkidu, Candidasa, Karangasem, Bali 80871, Indonesia
Contact: +62 363 41234
Opening hours: Daily, 9am – 9pm

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21. Sign up for a relaxation therapy above water – Spa on The Rocks at AYANA Resort and Spa BALI

In this fast-paced world that we live today, it is next to impossible for couples to make time for magical one-to-one moments but a romantic escape sure calls for a pampering session for two!

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In addition to their remarkable sunset spot – Rock Bar Bali, AYANA Resort and Spa BALI also offers a unique muscle-melting experience right above the majestic Indian Ocean! Spa on The Rocks is a bucket-list-worthy retreat that guarantees couples with ultimate relaxation, detox and indulgence.

Head down the 115 steps that lead to the spa pavilions and relish jaw-dropper views of the ocean right from your treatment room that is complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows, as you sink right into your massage bed, with the waves gently crashing around you.

And as if a spa above the sea wasn’t enough, their Diamond Miracle package is sure to make you both feel relaxed in no time at all. Think diamonds, silk, pearls and champagne – a blissful experience as you enjoy the presence of your lover in a bath filled with 500 rose petals.

The cherry on top? They serve strawberry and champagne at the end of your luxury treatment!

To get back to reality, head back up to their award-winning Thermes Marins Bali Spa and enjoy an extensive selection of light bites, freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices and more locally-sourced goodness at their Spa Café!

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Frankly speaking, it is a hard-to-beat spa experience where you can soak up all the romance you’ve been missing out on at home!

Spa on The Rocks at AYANA Resort and Spa BALI

Price: From Rp. 5,250,000 per pax (Approximately USD $339)
Address: Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 702 222 / +62 811 3820 2288
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am-8pm


Watch Bali’s Best Sunsets at these Beach Clubs and Bars

22. Stay and dance away the night alongside the colours of the sky – Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI

In what I would consider the most unique bar in Bali, you can experience luxury, style, and romance. Rock Bar hangs over a cliff, allowing you to get as close to the horizon as you can, giving you unrivalled views of the sun dipping under the waves as day turns to night.

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It’s perfect for experiencing one of Bali’s magnificent sunsets, a place where you can watch the colours of the sky dance and change, from clear blue to the most dazzling hues of pink, purple, and orange. You may even be so mesmerised that you almost forget to take photos! Make sure you capture this once in a lifetime moment, and share it with all your friends.

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A soft sea spray against the rocks, coupled with music from an array of different international DJs means you’ll be able to dance with the world whilst your skin is soothed from the cool salty air.

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And since you’ve successfully paired the views with cocktails and snacks, you might want to stay longer and indulge in their exclusive Mediterranean menu with a selection of mouth-watering seafood dishes. Regulars favour their Grilled Octopus and their King Prawns but the Lamb Loin does not go unnoticed either.

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As the final moments of light finally leave you, you’ll find yourself being enveloped by the soft glow of hundreds of candles dotted around the tables! Truly an experience you can’t miss.

Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI

Price range: Mains from Rp.230,000 (approximately USD $14.87), drinks from Rp.120,000 (approximately $7.76)
Address: Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 702 222 / +62 811 3810 0083 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: Daily, 4 pm – 12 am
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.


23. World-class music, amazing food and unrivalled beach setting – Tropical Temptation Beach Club

Bali’s latest hot ticket is none other than the incredible Tropical Temptation Beach Club. Nestled on the foreshore of Melasti Beach, the venue feels worlds away from the more raucous spots in Canggu. Yet, it’s grown to be an absolute crowd-pleaser. Perhaps, we have to blame it on their ability to welcome a total of up to 500 people all at once…

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Tropical Temptation Beach Club is a place unlike anywhere else on the island – there’s not one but two wonderful infinity pools from which you can enjoy spectacular ocean views from supersized daybeds. If you’ve booked yourself a premium bottle service, prepare to be welcomed and escorted right from the entrance door to your table, where your bottles await.

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At the restaurant, the menu spins local ingredients in many different ways while celebrating farmers and artisans – Indomie Lobster and Indomie Wagyu Beef are some of the super creative dishes they’ve come up with.

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Post-lunch, you could retreat in one of their indoor VVIP rooms or dip in the swimming pool while waiting for the magical sun to set in. Every Thursday to Sunday, there are close encounters with DJs and musicians who throw some of the best events on the island. From Balinese cultural performances to foam party sunset rituals, there’s really something to please everyone!

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Tropical Temptation Beach Club

Minimum spend: From Rp. 800,000 for bar stool (Approximately USD $51.72)
Menu price range: Mains from Rp.140,000 (Approximately USD $9.20) ; Drinks from Rp.88,000 (Approximately USD $5.80)
Address: Melasti Beach 88, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 620 0688; +62 813 3875 4047 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: Daily, 10am-10pm


24. Join the community! – Ritual Bali

Bali knows no shortage of spectacular views but this new beach club (as of 2022) outdoes it all.

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Perched over Uluwatu’s cliff edge, Ritual Bali invites you to celebrate all things music, food, art and friendship. The added bonus is that you can bask in splendid ocean views while doing all that!

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As a place to enjoy life’s absolute pleasures, you are spoilt for choice… So why settle? Go from their sunset cliff to the fire restaurant before settling down at the pool garden.

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Not that you ever have to leave once the sun goes down, their onsite night club is where you can dance away. Or if you’re after a quieter evening, visit their art space.

Ritual Bali

Minimum spend: None
Menu price range: Mains from Rp, 75,000 (Approximately USD $4.90); Drinks from Rp. 50,000 (Approximately USD $3.23)
Address: Jalan Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu 80000, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 821 4433 2132
Opening hours: Daily, 4pm-11pm


25. Infinite ocean views from a traditional boat: MÏnoo Beach Club

Washing up on the shore of romantic Melasti Beach (where couples flock to for gorgeous pre-wedding photoshoots), MÏnoo Beach Club is still considered a hidden gem where you can get relatively affordable snacks and cocktails – which is uncommon in Ungasan, an area known for its luxury resorts and glamorous beach clubs with equally bling price tags.

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In other words – over here, you get to enjoy the Melasti beach sunset without the crowd and hefty price!

MÏnoo’s iconic traditional fishing boat (also known as a Jukung), perched right on its beachfront infinity pool, is the first thing you will notice as you step in. It’s also undoubtedly an impressive vantage point – and of course an Instagrammable photo spot – where you can swim up, cocktail in hand, and be closer to the ocean on deck!

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It’s no surprise that MÏnoo is synonymous with ‘paradise’ in Persian – think lazy Ibiza vibes with toes in the sand, while weekends are jazzed up by DJs at sunset!

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MÏnoo Beach Club

Minimum spend: None
Menu price range: Mains from Rp. 85,000 (approximately USD $5.50); Drinks from Rp. 65,000 (approximately USD $4.21)
Address: Jl. Pengayutan. Pantai Melasti, Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali
Contact: +62 811-3898-902 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: Daily, 10am-8pm


26. Sip a drink in a 300+-year-old sacred temple! – Ji Terrace By The Sea at Ji Restaurant

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.

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I 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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Ji Terrace By The Sea at Ji Restaurant

Price range: Mains from Rp.100,000 (approximately USD $6.47), drinks from Rp.40,000 (approximately USD $4.59)
Address: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 4731701; +62 811-3889-599
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm-11pm


Romantic Dinner Date Nights in Bali? Yes, please!

27. Relish Bali’s sunset magic at this cosy clifftop oceanfront restaurant – Abracadabra at Mu Boutique Resort

Sunsets in Bali are simply magical. They are just somehow more romantic and epic, with Bali’s natural landscapes as the backdrop – a must “couple thing to do” when in Bali with your loved one.

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While some of us love watching the sun set over Uluwatu Temple with monkeys and the cultural Kecak Dance, some prefer to stroll hand-in-hand along Bali’s best beaches.

Personally, there’s nothing better than watching the sunset with a glass of cocktail and a romantic dinner right on Uluwatu’s cliff front with crashing waves below. And this is exactly what you will experience at Abracadabra.

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Here, you get front-row seats to Mother Nature’s best performance, while you are served fresh (and mostly organic) fruit and vegetables from a local farm in the mountainous regions of the island.

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You can also choose from a variety of healthy (and hearty) homemade pasta to grilled seafood, and end your meal with gelato or organic sorbetto.

And if you are into fresh juices, there’s also a juice bar on the property that’s open all day!

Abracadabra at Mu Boutique Resort

Price: Mains from Rp.90,000 (approximately USD $5.79)
Address: Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu 80364 Bali Indonesia
Contact: +62 813-3884-6021
Opening hours: Daily, 7.30am-9pm


28. Match your seafood culinary delights with ocean hues (seafood) – Seasalt Seminyak

When it comes to living the high life, seafood reigns supreme at this vibrant open-kitchen restaurant that serves Japanese-inspired meals with a whole new definition!

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Located on the seaside of Bali, Seasalt Seminyak (at Alila Seminyak) – a decoratively decadent eatery (famed for its coastal dining concept) gives seafood the gratuitously luxurious twist it needs.

Who wants a boring seafood platter when you can have a jumbo fish baked and served in sea salt, as though it was hidden under the sand… while a few seashells adorn your delectable meal and give it photo-worthy opportunities (order their White Snapper!).

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If you are a fan of treats from the ocean prepared in creative, unique and mouth-watering ways, dining at Seasalt Seminyak will be a pleasure, especially because your meal gets naturally salted while you sit by the ocean.

The fine dining restaurant sources its seafood from the surrounding ocean so you can always expect the freshest selections used for their superb quality oceanic dishes. The chefs master the art of magnifying the flavours of high quality and fresh ingredients – such as the Miso-honey roasted butterfish with carrot puree and pickled carrot.

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While you savour fantastic seafood and relish in the magnificent ocean views; there’s something wonderfully tactile about eating food from the sea by the sea — cracking through the claw, slurping shells and dipping fingers into lemon-scented bowls while the ocean breeze runs through your hair…

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Of course, if you were to ask us, it helps enormously that seafood goes very well with a glass of crisp white wine. 😉

Seasalt Seminyak at Alila Seminyak

Price: Mains from Rp. 255,000 (approximately USD $14.56)
Address: Alila Seminyak, Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 3021 889; +62 811 3867 544
Opening Hours: Daily, 7am – 10pm


29. Take a trip to Latin America – Barbacoa

A Latin American restaurant specialising in BBQ meats, Barbacoa is a carnivore’s dream. Their secret lies in the meticulous process – their whole pigs are slow-roasted over the Asado pit, allowing the meat to bask in the smouldering embrace of natural wood, resulting in a juicy, fall-off-the-bone dish that is bound to surprise your palate.

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But the indulgence doesn’t stop there. Barbacoa also offers an amazing selection of beef, lamb, chicken, seafood, and vegetable dishes, all charred to perfection.

Unsurprisingly, the cocktail menu boasts a Latin American flair, showcasing a captivating array of concoctions that weave together unique flavour combinations, with tastes that transport your senses to distant lands.

End your romantic evening at their wine cellar which boasts an extensive selection of both new and old-world wines, spanning varying vintages. Recently, the cellar has welcomed the addition of natural wines and biodynamic elixirs.

As you sip and savour, the ambience of Barbacoa enchants with its warehouse-style charm, featuring high ceilings, recycled wood, mosaic-tiled floors, and sandstone walls. Vintage leather banquettes beckon you to relax, all while the fully ducted AC ensures your comfort.

As you enjoy your cocktails and wines, a picturesque view unfolds – the restaurant gazes over lush rice paddies, creating a backdrop that complements the romantic atmosphere.


Price: Sharing Dishes from Rp. 180,000 (Approximately USD $11) / Cocktails from Rp. 150,000 (Approximately USD $9)
Address: Petitenget St No.14, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5.30pm – late
Contact: +62 821 4577 1619 (Whatsapp)


30. A fiery Indonesian romance – Merah Putih

Dining in Merah Putih is about celebrating Indonesian food, especially in its communal and convivial sense. Simplified by the owner, the menu is divided into 2 sections: traditional and modern.

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Whether you are into the traditional Indonesian menu or enjoying a sample of innovative culinary creations in its modern menu, chances are you’ll be in awe of this unbelievably grand and artistic restaurant.

A gorgeous dining space, with sky-high ceilings and penetrating sunlight through its glass walls, the classy ambience fills the restaurant hall with a glamorous atmosphere.

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Merah Putih is not just unlike any other place you’ve ever been in, its beauty is almost unreal.

Merah Putih

Price: Mains from Rp. 150,000 (Approximately USD $9) / Cocktails from Rp. 130,000 (Approximately USD $8)
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.100X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 12pm-3pm (Lunch) / 5.30pm – late (Dinner)
Contact: +62 361 846 5950


31. Italian candle light dinner – MAURI

Seminyak might be best known for its trendy boutiques, roadside markets and incredible sunset, but we have a feeling MAURI’s presence is set to change that. A romantic dinner spot where you can cosy up by candlelight, MAURI is where you can experience our very own Lady and the Tramp moment over delectable Italian contemporary food.

Serving both an à la carte menu as well as a seasonal tasting menu (with options for private tastings), MAURI seamlessly combines the charm of Pugliese roots with a commitment to sustainable and conscious dining.

Embracing a farm-to-table philosophy, MAURI goes above and beyond by cultivating a hydroponic garden on its rooftop, ensuring an abundant supply of fresh, homegrown ingredients.

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The culinary team meticulously selects the finest local products in collaboration with Balinese farmers, fostering a connection with the community and promoting the rich tapestry of flavours that the region has to offer.


Price: Signature Tasting Menu from Rp. 880,000 (Approximately USD $56); Mains from Rp. 250,000 (Approximately USD $16)  / Cocktails from Rp. 150,000 (Approximately USD $9)
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.100, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 6.30pm-11pm; Fri – Sun 12pm-3pm (Lunch) / 6.30pm-11pm (Dinner)
Contact:  +62 817 776 177 (Whatsapp)


Discover Secret Beaches and Cute Attractions

32. Take a romantic stroll among the blessed marigolds: Taman Edelweis Bali

Some of you might envision your ideal date as a leisurely walk on one of Bali’s best beaches, sipping mojitos by an infinity pool, but we think there’s nothing more romantic than strolling in a beautiful field of Marigold.

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Indeed, the most memorable moments are the most silent and serene ones. When a bouquet is not enough; you offer a whole field of flowers! Marigold flower has a very prominent significance to the Balinese culture (with regards to its Indian origin). In fact, the flower is often associated with the sun due to its vibrant orange and yellow colour.

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Time to remind your lover that they’re that one person who makes your day brighter! Marigolds are symbols of passion and creativity – often used as love charms depicting the beauty of marriage and a sign of fresh beginning for newly married couples.

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Take a walk and spend quality time enjoying what nature has to offer to you both – complete aesthetic visuals and tranquillity guaranteed.

With its stunningly colorful orange flowers, it is hands-down the best spot for couple selfies with Mount Agung as backdrop too.

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You might also spot some Kasna flower fields and relish in the peaceful white ambience of glory and its beautiful scenery. Both Marigold and Kasna flowers are used as a sign of worship in Bali and are believed to be blessed.

Taman Edelweis Bali

Entrance fee: Rp. 20,000 per person (approximately USD $1.29)
Address: Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80863, Indonesia. Coordinates here.
Contact: +62 823 4133 3338 / +62 813 3908 1272
Opening hours: Daily, 8am to 6pm


33. Discover an isolated island that’s ever changing: Gili Putih (West Bali, near Pemuteran)

The best time to visit Gili Putih is early in the morning at sunrise or in the evening at sunset as you can relish beautiful sky colours and enjoy the change in tides! Best yet if you can stay from sunrise to sunset to fully contemplate how different the scenery is throughout the whole day!

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From the island, you can even enjoy magical views of the nearby West Bali National Park.

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Now, this is the ideal location if, just like me, you hate crowded beaches at golden hours! And if you’re wondering how to reach the island in time for Mother Nature’s show, do not worry as locals at Bangsal Harbour will be more than happy to help you out with a boat ride!

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Gili Putih Sumberkima

Location: Sumberkima, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81155, Indonesia (Coordinates here)
Getting there: If you’re coming from South Bali, drive up northwest of the island to Bangsal Harbour. The drive will take approximately 4 hours and this is where you’ll be able to rent a boat for approximately Rp. 400,000 (per boat for 5 persons). Directions here (from Kuta to Bangsal Harbour)

34. Mount Batur’s Volcanic Landscape, viewed from Pinggan village

Mount Batur (1,717m) is the most visited volcano in Bali, but most visitors usually join the tourist hordes at Kintamani village for views of the majestic fire-breather.

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For a view of Batur that’s arguably more spectacular, we suggest you head to the more isolated village of Pinggan.

Here you can experience the fierce splendour of the active volcano in a more solitary, meditative setting.

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Batur is at its most photogenic at sunrise and sunset, and even makes for impressive night photography – with the lights of Pinggan village spread out at the foot of the mountain, and a sky full of stars twinkling above the peak.

Pinggan village

Address: Pinggan, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652, Indonesia. Sunrise viewpoint coordinates here.
Getting There: Most Mount Batur tours don’t stop at Pinggan village (which is why it makes it so gloriously uncrowded), so you’re best getting there on your own steam. Ubud is the nearest major tourist hub and Pinggan is about 45km, or an hour’s drive away.

35. A luxurious slice of heaven in the form of white sands and blue seas: Sawangan Beach (Nusa Dua)

Nusa Dua is teeming with hidden enclaves of beaches, thanks to its luxury status and insane amount of high-end resorts, so most people who don’t fit the budget tend to stay away. But you now know better – here’s where you can find hidden gems the mainstream crowd doesn’t know.

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Sawangan Beach is a perfect example of this, a public beach located in front of the Hilton Bali Resort, and the best part is that it’s almost empty (that is if you can keep the secret)! You’re in better luck if you visit early in the morning when you’ll likely feel like being on a deserted island.

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While here, you’ll find a good mix of both high-end and affordable restaurants to settle down at too but probably one better option is to pack for a fun picnic at the beach! Just remember to clear after yourself to limit all possible environmental and pollution issues!

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Sawangan Beach

Address: Jl. Gn. Payung I, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia (Coordinates here)
Getting there: Head towards the Hilton Bali resort, there is a small street next to it (ask some of the guards/locals) which will take you straight onto the beach on foot.

36. Explore sacred spaces at the Secret Canyon of Sukawati

Near Pura Beji Guwang in Sukawati, there’s a sacred, secret canyon that’s so incredible, that it’s sure to inspire anyone and everyone.

For any artist, photographer, creative, or simply anyone who wants to be wowed by a real-life view of nature’s masterpiece – this secret canyon is a must-visit.

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The craziest thing about this canyon is if you look hard enough – it is so uniquely shaped, one can even see a crying skull and other faces (lions?!) in the abstract landscape. And if that’s not enough, the colours around make for an amazing visual feast too.

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Sit on the flat of the canyon rocks, and dangle your feet while admiring the view – or get a little crazy and see how much deeper you can go into the canyon. (Make sure you’re as safe and careful as possible, of course!)

When getting here, do be ultra careful as you will have to pass several rivers with a sticky muddy floor, and you might also have to climb some big slippery rocks. You might also be walking in the water in some sections.

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Other than that, feel free to explore to your heart’s content and fully appreciate this magnificent find!

P.S. It takes around 2-3 hours to complete the entire trek.

Secret Canyon of Sukawati

Entrance fee: From Rp. 150,000 (Approximately USD $10) including a guide, depending on the size of your group.
Address: Desa Guwang, Kecamatan Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582. Coordinates here.

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37. Panoramic Views – Gunung Payung Beach (Nusa Dua)

Gunung Payung is not only a hidden beach paradise, but is also (thankfully) quite accessible for being one.

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Located at Nusa Dua, you can follow a marker road to reach here. Once here, get treated to panoramic views of the ocean right to the horizon!

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The beach is clean and perfect for trying out some yoga. You can also engage in various activities like surfing and snorkelling – or more culturally interesting ones like getting a glimpse of the local ways of life.

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Watch the seaweed farmers and sea urchin collectors go about their daily chores, and strike up a conversation or two, just to learn more about what they do. Who knows, you might just be able to sample seaweed or sea urchins thanks to your new friendship.

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P.S. If you don’t want to walk down, there is also a shuttle bus that can bring you down and up, which costs Rp. 30,000 per person (round trip).

Gunung Payung Beach

Entrance fee: Rp. 8,000 (Approximately USD $0.60); Parking fee: Rp. 10,000-20,000 (Approximately USD $0.64-$1.29)
Address: Kutuh, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia (Coordinates here)
Getting there: The beach is located to the east of the famous Pandawa Beach, so one can easily ask locals around the area how to get there. Alternatively, you can try looking for the Gunung Payung Temple. But be prepared for some serious stair climbing (300 steps)!

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38. Learn to whip up Balinese cuisine – Pemulan Bali Farm Cooking School

Have you fallen in love with Balinese cuisine?

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Join the morning cooking class and get a hands-on cooking experience! You will also visit the local farmer’s market and get an apron and a cooking book!

Vegetarian and vegan menus are available too.

P.S. Free shuttle available from Ubud (see website below for meeting point).

Pemulan Bali Farm Cooking School

Prices: From Rp. 450,000 per adult (USD $30)
Address: Banjar Patas, Taro, Ubud 80561, Indonesia
Contact: +62 821 4581 8191 / +62 812 3967 6797
Opening hours: Morning class from 7.30am to 2pm (with market visit), afternoon class from 12.30pm to 6pm (no market visit). Classes are available daily.


39. Make Indonesian batik! – Widya Batik

As you walk around in Bali, you may notice some of the locals wearing bright, beautifully-patterned sarongs and shirts. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this print, it’s called batik.

Known as an ancient art form for many Indonesians, batik is made with wax and plant-based dye.

There are two ways to apply the wax to cotton to create a batik design. One method entails draping cloth over a frame and subsequently drawing with a canting (a copper and often bamboo-handled spout). The canting is dipped in heated wax and applied to the material as you draw out the print you desire.

Photo Via: Christopher.wahyudi, Tamansariamarta, Dchavdianti

The alternative method utilizes a stamping tool which simplifies the batik-making process. With the cloth on a table, the copper stamper is submerged in hot wax and ironed onto the fabric. This way, the design may be repeated for other garments at a much more efficient speed.

There are a few places on the island that teach how to make batik. Widya Batik in Gianyar is a popular option.

Widya Batik

Price: Rp. 350,000 for a 2-hour workshop (approximately USD $22.48) and Rp. 450,000 for a 4-hour workshop (approximately USD $29.60)
Address: Jl. Sriwedari No. 61 Br. Tegallantang, Ubud, Bali
Contact: +62 812 3835 2054


40. Learn traditional Balinese massages in a day – Jamu Spa School

If your friends are always complaining that you’re killing them when you offer to give them a massage, maybe it’s time to improve your skills with an internationally acknowledged massage therapist diploma at Jamu Spa School in Nusa Dua.

School can be fun and speedy with Jamu Spa School’s one-day Balinese massage class, where you can master the techniques of the traditional Balinese full-body massage. It won’t turn you into a professional massage therapist overnight, but it’s great fun and you can test out your skills – we mean surprise your loved one or friends – back home.

Kneading, rolling, squeezing, pounding, and stroking – all these are part of the traditional Balinese full-body massage, the first method of healing in Bali.

During the workshop, you’ll get to both practise and experience the Balinese massage, as well as act as a therapist and model for your fellow students! So be careful – any pain you inflict is very likely going to be returned to you by a vengeful fellow student.

Just kidding – it’s almost hard to be bad when you’ve got experienced, skillful and patient instructors who ensure that all their students learn the trade. At the end of the day, you’ll return home with a certificate in your pocket and two golden hands attached to your arms.

Apart from the Balinese massage class, you can also join in for the one-day baby massage course, the one-day Kerokan (coin scraping) course or the one-day boreh body wrap course.

Jamu Spa School

Price: From Rp. 2,970,000 (Approximately USD $191.34) for a 7-hour traditional Balinese massage course
Address: Jalan Raya Siligita I No.1, Benoa, Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, Bali
Contact: +62 361 772 955 / +62 813 3967 5806 (WhatsApp)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am – 5pm


Stroll Along Bali’s Best Beaches

41. Enter a New Exotic Realm of Bali – Blue Point Beach / Suluban Beach

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

Photo Via: Ters0n, rima_hartati, andreeprabowoo

Looking almost like a movie set from Pirates of the Caribbean with its otherworldly glamour, Suluban Cave oozes both mystery and mysticism. The cave actually leads up to the beach near Uluwatu Temple, an incredible sea temple you should definitely visit!

Blue Point Beach / Suluban Beach

Location: Jl. Pantai Suluban, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia, 80361. (Coordinates here)

42. Enjoy the Majestic, Scenic Drive to the Ocean – Melasti Beach

One of the things that set Melasti Beach apart is its towering cliffs that surround the beach, creating a sense of seclusion, however, don’t be deceived by it as this is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike!

This beach is known to be a sacred site for local Balinese people, and if you’re lucky, you might chance upon traditional ceremonies taking place!

Photo Via: Lolahubner,2_viiiiiiiiiiiii,grachichek

Unlike many other beaches in Uluwatu, there’s no hiking required to come here. You’ll just have to drive down to the beach (or ride down on a scooter). The drive through the winding roads and limestone cliffs is simply breathtaking.

Photo Via: Princeofjetset, bali.wanderess,Theladyjeons

Along the way, there are several viewpoints that offer panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes. This beach is also popular for wedding photoshoots in Bali due to its cliffs, caves, turquoise waters, and golden sands.

Make sure to stop by and capture some Insta-worthy photos of the stunning scenery!

Melasti Beach

Location: Jl. Melasti Ungasan, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (Coordinates here)

43. Take a romantic escape to the Nusa islands

Comprising three main islands — Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan — this stunning cluster of landforms exudes a magical charm that is hard to resist.

Photo Via: aydindap

Renowned for their breathtaking landscapes, the Nusa Islands boast dramatic cliffs, lush jungles, and pristine beaches that beckon adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. While day trips to the Nusa Islands are possible, we suggest spending at least one to two nights in one of their romantic ocean-view villas.

a. Nusa Penida

A short 30-minute boat ride from Bali, Nusa Penida is the largest of the three Nusa islands. The island is relatively undeveloped and you will find only a limited number of hotels here, meaning privacy is often a given. What sets it apart from its sister islands is the plethora of unspoiled natural attractions and untouched landscapes.

Photos from left to right: Angel’s Billabong, Pasih Uwug (Photo via: diannovianty, ManButur Photography)
Photo Via: leaguetravels@ditaquinta

b. Nusa Lembongan

Just like the other Nusa Islands, Nusa Lembongan is accessible via a 30-minute boat ride from Bali. Here, you can enjoy the perfect combination of the old Indonesia and the comforts of modern hotels, resorts and villas.

Photo Via: Emnaiori, Thelembongantraveller

Nusa Lembongan offers beautiful white-sand beaches and gin-clear lagoons waiting to be explored. There are also plenty of restaurants, cool cafes, and beach clubs spread around the island.

c. Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Ceningan is the smallest of the three Nusa Islands. It sits right in between the bigger islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. Seaweed farming is a major activity on the island of Nusa Ceningan, and many of its locals depend on this business for survival.

Photo Via: Linafossaa

It’s also an island for the daredevils, with multiple cliff-jumping points. Read our full guide for more information about the Nusa Islands (including how to get there).

Photo Via: Agusm123

Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan

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Romance in Bali is not complete without the best affordable luxury honeymoon villas, restaurants with epic views of Bali’s natural landscapes, and the best sunset spots on the island!

For more couple things to do, don’t miss our Honeymoon Guide to Bali!

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