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Co-written by Tejo Santoso, Abigail Chang

Are you bringing your true love to Bali this Valentine’s?

You may have booked a romantic honeymoon villa, or planned the best dinner date for the night (that is also wallet-friendly at the same time), but how can this special day be void of the best places where you can spend those lovey dovey moments as a couple?

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14 Bali restaurants that let you dine with insanely gorgeous views

Before you tear your hair apart from all the research to find that perfect place to bring him/her to, we’ve found 26 romantic places for you – and we have it all.

1. Exciting romance ✓
2. Unique activities ✓
3. Natural spas ✓
4. Soothing scenery ✓
5. Secret spots ✓
6. Intimate dining ✓
7. Adventurous dates ✓

Your date will be charmed, and you’ll have the most romantic time ever for sure!

1. Bask in a Sea of Gold – Desa Belok

We heard about the amazing Marigold flower fields along the roadside between Bedugal and Kintamani and simply had to add this in.

Marigolds are significant in Balinese culture as its golden colour is associated with Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, the Supreme Balinese God.


Photo via: Imdhendra

Commonly used for daily offerings in Bali – fresh Marigolds, rice and incense make the perfect set, seen in beautiful handmade offerings everywhere.

If you’re out for scenery that’s a little different, this sea of gold is bound to have you whipping out your cameras to capture the memories of your great (free) Bali adventure.

Marigold flower fields

Location: Desa Belok
Getting There: Take a 15 to 30 minute drive from Bedugul to Kintamani, and you will find the Marigold fields by the roadside.

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2. Go on an uber romantic stroll – 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.

Photo via katherinas

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.


Photo via lesya razumova

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.


Photo via nuizaru

Campuhan Ridge Walk

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.
Here’s a great guide on how to get there

3. Wine and dine at romantic restaurants – Metis Bali, Angelita Patisserie, Swept Away, Samabe

3-a) Bring him/her to a magical 100-candle dinner special – Swept Away

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 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.


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 let your worries get Swept Away.

Swept Away

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


3-b) A 360-degree view and a spectacular tea for two – Metis Bali

Consider having an afternoon tea date, if you’re the couple who prefers a low-key and luxurious date at a good old restaurant. Welcome to Metis…


Metis claims to be an entirely sensory experience – and we agree!

Perched up in the Lounge, enjoying the trendy atmosphere, 360-degree views, and dainty pastries ticks all the boxes for us.

That said, you may prefer Le Jardin for a spot of tea on the tranquil and lush terrace of this super cool restaurant.

The choices don’t stop at your dining location, as you’ll also need to pick the high tea package you prefer. The Melati or the Alamanada – don’t worry both are equally delicious!

Metis Bali

Address: Jl. Petitenget no.6 kerobokan kelod kuta, bali indonesia
Contact : +62 361 4737 888 // +62 361 4731 456
Opening hours: 11am to 11.30pm (4pm to 7pm for afternoon tea)
Price: Melati Rp 250.000 for 2 (Approximately USD $18), Alamanda Rp 140.000 fo 2 (Approximately USD $10) (book 1 day in advance)


3-c) Sweets for the sweet! – Angelita Patisserie

If your lady love is the type who adores classic French décor, pastel colours, or something that’s really sweet and romantic…


Photo via Ardelia Clarissa, Blackholez

Pastel colours and whimsical French furnishing go together to create the perfect romantically decorated place to duck in for a spot of afternoon tea (or coffee, if you insist).

The menu comprises all day breakfast, entrees, mains and of course afternoon tea sets. Get seated in those comfortable cushioned chairs and tuck in!

It truly is a romantic spot of lovers to nosh at, Angelita Patisserie makes a great escape if you’re getting just a little bored of Bali’s cafés.

Angelita Patisserie

Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan no. 10A Banjar Taman, Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +(62) 361 7473138
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm
Prices: From $2


3-d) Fine dining at its finest – secret cave dining – Samabe

Are you thinking of bringing your lover to a really special place for a well-deserved fine-dining date? It can’t get any more special than this – dining in a cave at a secluded private beach.

Hide from the world together with your loved one, and watch the sun set over the ocean from your secret cave hideaway – it’s an experience you’ll never forget.


Dedicated chefs and waiting staff will serve a stunning five-course set menu while you relax to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore.

Dinner includes specially created dishes such as a ‘Sweet Love Symphony’ – a combination of two secret recipes. Perfect for two lovers sharing this special evening.

Cave Dining at Samabe

Address: Jl Pura Barong – Barong Sawangan, Nusa Dua Seletan 80363, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: + 62 361 846 8633
Price: $350 per couple Advance reservation required.

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4. I spy – Find the half-submerged house in the middle of a lake at Lake Batur

You’ll be amazed at the sight that greets you at Lake Batur (a crater lake) – a place you would not imagine can be found in Asia.


Photo via soniaayulestari

The crater lake, situated on the active volcano Mount Batur, not only has clear, reflective waters that you can gaze at for ages, but it’s also home to one of the best views in Bali.

Can you find the tiny house in the lake?


Photo via aashishshah

If not, soak in the beauty of nature’s greatest water springs.

Wade or swim through the clear blue waters, but if water activities aren’t your thing, find a comfortable grassy spot by the lake to marvel at the sight of Mount Batur together.

If you want to enjoy an extended view of Lake Batur, you can stay at one of the nearby villas.

11-Lakeside-Cottages-via-AjunalitPhoto viaAjunalit

Romantic dining is also available here at Resto Apung!

Resto Apung is located on the shore of Lake Batur but you can choose (who wouldn’t?) to eat on the gazebo – built on a platform that skims the lake’s surface, and connected to the restaurant by a walkway.


Photo via cristiana herys, yan ambone

The most striking aspect of dining here, is of course the unusual location – cool fresh air, the peaceful silence that cloaks the lake, Mount Batur rising over the world and the changing light over the water.

And the food is nothing to scoff at. You can feast on Indonesian cuisine – the fried chicken and goreng pisang are divine, and fish is served up fresh from the lake itself.

Lake Batur

Getting there: You can either take a 30-minute drive to Lake Batur (in Kintamani) from Ubud or join one of the many private tours to Lake Batur and Mount Batur. Tourist shuttle buses between southern Bali and Lovina stop off at Kintamani. Coordinates here

5. Treat yourselves to the most romantic retreat yet – Kamuela Seminyak, Ulu Segara, Nandini Bali

We all know there are many amazing accommodation options in Bali. For your Valentine’s consideration, we’ve picked out 3 incredible options.

For those who love a good private pool villa, Kamuela Villas Seminyak awaits.
For those who’d like a cliffside stay, Ulu Segara is where you might want to be.
For those looking for a rainforest retreat, Nandini Bali has just what you might need too!

They’re all equally romantic, and perfect for your Valentine’s getaway – so read on for more, and have fun!

5-a) Luxurious villa with a private pool, and a large indoor bathtub – Kamuela Villas Seminyak

If you’ve read our affordable romantic itinerary for couples, you’ll know all you need to know about 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! (And of course, there are other private pool villas you may check out too!)

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


5-b) Honeymoon close to heaven – Ulu Segara Luxury Suites & Villas

Looking for gorgeous cliffside stays? Look no further with Ulu Segara.

Dominated with earthy hued walls and glass panel doors and windows, direct ocean views from the best of Nusa Dua beaches – such as Geger Beach and Tanjung Benoa, are a divine sight to be seen every day.


Photo by jan15e

Ulu Segara is also often praised and sought after for its room cleanliness, amazing services and freedom of privacy, that can be hard to attained in other popular hotels during high season in Nusa Dua.

PS: Their popular choice for great value is 1-bedroom villa – with your own private clifftop pool and a beautiful cabana!

Ulu Segara

Rate: From $300 (1-Bedroom Private Pool Villa)
Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua -80363
Contact: +361 846 8188
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5-c) Swim on top of a green canyon – Nandini Bali

Want to experience 5-star luxury in a stunning rainforest retreat with your sweetheart, and without the crowd?


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Offering every home comfort and a slew of luxuries, including a rainforest spa –

Nandini Bali is a Balinese village replica set on the side of a lush green hill in Ubud, and made up of just 18 thatched huts built with natural materials.

Spend your (amazingly romantic) days sitting in the incredible pool suspended 15 metres above the gorgeous green canyon, or relax with a massage amidst a chorus of jungle monkeys.

Nandini Bali

Rate: From $290
Address: Br. Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar
Contact: +62-361 982 777
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6. Picnic with a twist (or a slant) – Bukit Asah Bugbug

There’s nothing better than a picnic at the secret paradise known as Bukit Asah Bugbug, Karangasem.

Photo via gunkdgarba

This slanted hillside overlooks the ocean, giving you the perfect setting for a picnic with an interesting twist (or a slant)!


Photo via gunkdgarba

Yet another great romantic spot for lovers, this picnic spot is perfect for catching the sunrise – and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, its coral reefs and small islands.


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Bukit Asah Bugbug

Address: Bukit Asah Sengkidu, Maggis, Kab. Karangasem 80811, Indonesia. Coordinates here
Entrance fee: Rp. 2.000

7. Find hidden beauty with the beauty by your side – Chill out at unknown beaches

As an island, Bali is naturally known for its beach life and activities. But with the influx of tourists, mainstream beaches such as the Kuta beach are already overflowing with people.

So if you’re after a bit of peace and quiet (note: intimate time with your partner without a noisy crowd), it’s time to head on to Bali’s various hidden beaches that, thankfully, have yet to gain the notice of many.

If you’re fond of shell collecting at beaches, Gunung Payung is one hidden beach in Nusa Dua that will cater to your needs.


Gunung Payung Beach (Photo via yhan noer, anggayudatana)

The Amed beach, on the other hand, is perfect for those who want something different – due to volcanic deposits painting the grains of sand a sooty black. (It’s something like the infamous black sand beach in Iceland too!)


Amed beach (Photo via winakeys315, ajustbram)

And if you’re looking for something even more out of this world, head to Green Bowl beach, where you can find hundreds of bats sleeping in the many beachside caves.


Green Bowl beach (Photo via cocollettee, vaniachndrdw)

8. Serenity and Scenery – Tamblingan Lake

Near the town of Singaraja lie Tamblingan (and Buyan) Lake.

Kept largely untouched, Tamblingan Lake, which means spiritual medicine, is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a place of serenity and stunningly scenic views.


Photo via Apel Photography

Apart from that, it’s also a pretty popular place for pre-wedding photography. While you might not be here to get your photos taken, romance does await at Tamblingan Lake.

Breathe in the fresh cold air, and trek through the rain forest full of flora and fauna, there’s much to be seen and done.

If you wish, you may even rent boats for fishing, or simply to row around the magnificent lake.


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As you walk around the area, you will also find many seating areas for you to relax and have a hearty chat with your love.

With wooden tables and benches scattered around the area, it’s definitely a great place for a nice stroll or a mini picnic where you can gaze at the sky, spot shapes in the clouds, and let your imagination wander.

But be wary of the monkeys though. They may poke their noses into your food and end up as the third wheel during your date (and may not be as friendly as you wish)!

Tamblingan Lake

Address: Desa Munduk, Kecamatan Banjar, Bali.
Getting there: Located in the the Munduk Village area of Buleleng district, the journey from Ngurah Rai International Airport via Jl Raya Denpasar Gilimanuk will take about 80 minutes. Coordinates here

9. Do good on Valentine’s and become a turtle mom/dad! – Adopt a turtle family

Fancy being a Dad or Mom to a baby turtle?

Head down to the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre in Pulau Serangan, where it’s possible for you to “adopt” a baby turtle before setting it free back into the sea.

Not only is it a pretty romantic thing to do with your partner, it also helps to save the lives of the baby turtles, who may become territorial as they grow up and end up attacking each other.


Photo via arinanustajeva, nickorastan

The hatchlings are also easy prey for crabs, seagulls and humans, of course, especially during their first journey from the beach to the open sea.

Watching these newborn creatures return to their natural habitat for the first time can be very inspiring yet emotional at the same time.

And coupled with the sunset in the horizon, it will be an unforgettably special experience for you and your loved one.

This initiative aims to combat plummeting turtle numbers, and is now an extremely popular activity amongst tourists.

Turtle adoption is also available at the Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary, on the neighbouring island of Gili Meno, so if your first turtle-freeing experience was memorable for you, why not do it again?

Adopt a turtle family

Address: Jl. Tukad Punggawa, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80229
Contact: +62 813 3849 0357
Price: No entrance fee, $10 per baby turtle adoption

10. Embark on a Chocolate Tour – Pod Chocolate Factory

Exchanging chocolate is a traditional way to express love, but want to do something more unique? Make chocolate together!


Photo via podchocolate

You can do just that at the Pod Chocolate Factory.

Here, this delicious ancient and perpetual symbol of romance can be enjoyed in a different way.


The tour will bring you and your loved one round to harvesting, roasting and crushing cacao, as well as making different-shaped chocolate bars, while tasting raw and roasted cacao beans and Pod’s chocolate variants.

PS: Have you ever wondered how it would feel to hug a bear? Wonder no more, since you’ll be able to hug Pod’s very own bear! (We hear it’s pretty popular too! :p)


Photo via storiesfromsingapore

Pod Chocolate Factory

How to get there: From Denpasar, travel about 20 km north to Sangeh Monkey Forest. Pod Chocolate is near the Sangeh Monkey Forest. Follow the signs from the monkey forest resort. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Pod.
Price: $90 per couple


11. Food for the heart: Be the chef! – Payuk Bali Cooking Class

As they say, food is the way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart. So why not learn to cook Balinese food together?


Payuk Bali Cooking class is one of the classes you can try, located in Laplapan Village Ubud in the city of Gianyar.

After grocery shopping in the traditional market, you can embark on a rice field tour to see how rice is planted and harvested.


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Following that, Chef Ketut, who learnt cooking from his mother and has gained much experience from his cooking stints in several hotels – will bring you to a house compound, to teach you to whip up several Balinese appetizers and main dishes, as well as to prepare food for traditional ceremonies.

You can even experience the exotic way of hand spice grinding with stone cooking mortar and pestle called “ngulek”!

Payuk Bali Cooking Class

Address: Laplapan Village Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
How to get there: From Ubud, you can either take public transport like bemo (minibus) or taxi, or drive to Laplapan village. It’s 3 km North of Ubud.
Cost: $60 per couple
For more details, please contact: +623618987854/+6281246368226
Email: [email protected]

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12. Have a couple soak in a beach ‘Jacuzzi’ – Tegal Wangi Beach

Another wonder of nature that should not be missed – make your way to Tegal Wangi Beach.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by this gorgeous escape. Ever wanted to soak in your private tub with an amazing view of the ocean? Tegal Wangi Beach gives you exactly that (and for free too!)

With little holes on the shore filled with seawater fresh from the ocean – you can be sure to have a comfortable soak in your beachy ‘jacuzzi’.


Photo via angeleviliat, fidanabila

A romantic place to have a lovely date at; make sure to take lots of photos to commemorate the time spent with your loved one.

PS: Did you know that sand is a natural exfoliant? Take the romance up a notch and give each other a natural spa treat – scrub each other smooth with the sand from the beach while you’re having a soak!

Tegal Wangi Beach

Address: Jalan Pura Tegalwangi, Badung, Jimbaran
Getting there: Walk down the hill from Pura Tegalwangi. Coordinates here

13. Explore exotic islands – Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida

Clear blue seas and a fresh white sandy beach will greet you at Nusa islands, Bali’s hidden exotic islands.


Photo via thedecklembongan

A little interesting spot in Lembongan worth a visit would be the Gala Gala Caves, where you can see the labyrinth houses underground that includes a bedroom, kitchen, dining room and even a bathroom.


Gala Gala Caves

There are also many marvelous natural attractions Bali – and Angel’s Billabong is one of Nusa Penida’s secret getaways in the form of a marvelous natural infinity pool.


Angel’s billabong (Photo via surayazulfadli)


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With its emerald hues and crystalline waters, Angel’s Billabong is the epitome of stunning. And apparently, the green floors of this particular infinity pool are so comfortable to walk on (not slippery) – it actually feels carpeted.

Imagine that! You’ll get to lounge around this natural lagoon/infinity pool, and romance your partner with its incredible views, while having it all to yourselves!

Also read: The complete guide to the Nusa Islands

Nusa islands

Directions: Nusa Lembongan is easily accessible via Sanur Beach or Benoa Harbour by either tourist fast boats (30 minutes) or local slow boats (90+ minutes).

To get to Nusa Ceningan, if you’re on Nusa Lembongan, simply cross the famous yellow suspension bridge to get the the island. If you’re in Bali, you’ll have to get to Nusa Lembongan via boat first.

Alternatively, to get to Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Ceningan, book a cruise at Scoot Cruise that departs from Sanur. Prices start AT IDR 200,000 (USD$15).

Or, you can consider getting a Lembongan island tour

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14. Get a day pass to a luxurious resort and enjoy the day here – InterContinental Bali Resort

Many luxury resorts offer day passes for non-residents, giving you access to the pool, and often other amenities as well.

The stunning Main Pool at 35m long never gets too crowded, surrounded by a garden-fringed terrace lined with plenty of sun beds, and of course the ever-handy Pool Bar at the water’s edge.


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There’s also the secluded Balinese Bath Pool with its sculpted stone walls and water spouts, a traditional Balinese inspired Fountain Pool and two supervised kids’ Fun Pools.


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If you do make your way down to InterContinental Bali Resort, treat yourselves to great food at the in-house restaurants – from the award-winning KO Japanese Restaurant, to Italian fine-dining at Bella Cucina, and fresh seafood off the extensive menu at Jimbaran Gardens.


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Naturally, hit up Sunset Beach Bar & Grill for pitchers of sangria, cocktails and beer; and while you’re there, don’t miss out on The Gelato Counter’s chillingly good gelato.

Tip: The staff recommend calling up ahead of time, but walk-ins are usually accepted. Guest passes can be purchased from the leisure concierge in the lobby.

InterContinental Bali Resort

Day Pass Essentials:
● A Pool Pass for the day is Rp200,000++ (approximately USD $14) which includes a towel, sun lounger and access to main pool, Balinese bath pool, fun pool and fountain pool.
● Day trippers can also purchase a Gym Pass for Rp150,000 (approximately USD $11), and a Gym and Spa Pass for Rp 250,000 (approximately USD $18)
● For full access to all the above facilities, a combination pass costs Rp300,000 (approximately USD $22)

Address: Jalan Uluwatu No. 45, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung
Contact: +62 361 701888
Email: [email protected]


15. One for the adventurous couple – Abandoned Planes in Kuta and Pandawa

Have you heard about the abandoned planes in Kuta and Pandawa? Apparently, journeying to find these planes seems to be a popular thing to do in Bali now!

One of the most unique things you could possibly do while out on a date in Bali, these abandoned planes make for a really great adventure!

From an old Boeing 737 strangely set in the middle of residential houses in Kuta to another one in South Kuta near Pandawa beach – these abandoned planes make for truly fascinating photos.


Abandoned plane in Kuta (Photo via yv8ne_)


Abandoned plane in Pandawa (Photo via rishakuu)

Make it an adventure as you stroll along and have peek at the planes!

PS: Unfortunately, the areas is currently cordoned off, so you won’t be able to explore the inner chambers of the plane like they used to.

Abandoned Planes in Kuta and Pandawa

Getting There: The first abandoned plane is located between Dunkin Donuts (Jl. Raya Legian Kuta) and Indo Nature Stone in Kuta. Coordinates here.

The second abandoned plane is located in South Kuta, along the Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan road. It is a 5 min drive and/or 40 min walk from Pandawa Beach. Coordinates here.

16. Watch the dolphin lovers play – Lovina Dolphin-watching

This is one we definitely couldn’t leave off our romantic list of things to do in Bali, especially on such a special day.

What could be more romantic on Valentine’s Day than being out at sea and chancing upon two dolphin lovers leaping and splashing in the ocean?


Photo via jrschrijver, ravibawasha

You can experience the beauty of these creatures out in the open in their natural environment, even as they interact with you in their own little ways.

Lovina Dolphin-watching

Directions: The journey to Lovina beach will take approximately 120 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Travel via Jl. Denpasar-Singaraja all the way to Jl. Damai in Kota Buleleng.
Price: Approximately $7-30 for the morning boat ride
Tip: If you are in Lovina, we recommend you to book your dolphin tour through Villa Agung Beach Inn. It’ll only cost $7 (IDR$100,000), and they’ll take good care of you too!

Alternatively, you can consider a North Bali tour, including wild dolphins watching, visiting waterfalls and Tamblingan Lake.

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17. Snap couple photos in Balinese royal wedding costumes – Bali Star Tour

Want to display a unique couple photo at home?

Why not take a Royal Balinese wedding costume photo?


Everything from the make-up, choosing costumes, to photo-taking session is guided by professional staff and photographers.

You will get your photos in a back-up CD, and when you get home, simply bring your CD to a digital printing shop to print a 2m x 1m photo or larger to be displayed in your living room.

You’ll be sweetly reminded of your romantic date in Bali, even in years to come!

Snap couple photos in Balinese royal wedding costumes

How to do the costume photoshoot: Photo studios are everywhere in Bali, especially in major tourist destinations. Wherever you are in Bali, you can hunt for a Balinese wedding costume photo package in a photo studio that you like. For your convenience, you can also contact a tour agency for a costume photo tour, where you will be picked up from the area you are staying in Bali to a photo studio that is referred by the agency One of the most prominent agencies in South Bali is Bali Star Tour.

Bali Star Tour

Cost (Bali Star Tour): $70 per couple. Pick-up rates apply. For pick-up rate details, visit here
For more details of the tour, please contact: Bali Star Island Tour, Jln. Poh Gading Timur no 10 A, Banjar Perarudan, Kelurahan Jimbaran, Kecamatan Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali – Indonesia
Contact: +62-361- 8953599
Email: [email protected]

18. Eat what you fish – Warung d’Dangin

Do both you and your guy/ girl love to fish (or eat them)? If you’re a fan of prawning or crabbing, let’s bring it back to basics once again – how about fishing?

And instead of cooking your catch, there’ll be professional chefs on hand to whip your catch into delicious meals!


Photo via Riin Siiceuue DepaNik

You can dine at Warung d’Dangin fish pond and the Balinese style “lesehan” restaurant, which is lodged in the Balinese city of Badung.

“Lesehan” means eating while sitting on the floor with a low dining table. So it’s a place you and your partner can relax, fish together, and (of course) eat the very fish you caught after the professional chefs make delicious meals of the fish

Perfect combination of fishing and romance – if you love the hobby and adventure!

Warung d’Dangin

Address: Jalan Raya Abianbase No. 1 (Mengwi), Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
How to get there: This type of restaurants can be found in most towns and cities in Bali and if you are in South Bali area, you may want to go to Warung d’Dangin restaurant. It’s in the center of Badung city, south of Bali, about 20 km north from Kuta beach. You can take an ojek (motorbike taxi), angkot (mini bus) or taxi and ask the driver to take you there. Or you can go to Foursquare to find the location map of the restaurant.
Cost: IDR 50,000 ($5) per kg of carp caught and cooked.
For more details of the tour, please contact: +62 361 9006691

19. Do a Tarzan at Botanical Garden – Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali

Once you step into this beautiful garden, you’ll be amazed by the scenery – a myriad of flowers and beautiful huts where you can sit and chat the entire day.


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A great place to bond with your other half! The grass is always greener on the other side, and it’s true at Botanical Garden, so take time to slow down and enjoy your precious couple time while you can.


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If you and your other half love adventure, you’ll find your playground at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park located within the Garden.


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With 6 main circuits to navigate through, involving moving from tree to tree, you’ll get to experience Tarzan Swings, jumps, a variety of bridges and even a Flying Fox Zip line of up to 160 metres!

If you’re up for a greater challenge, compete in the Adrenaline Black Circuit.

Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali

Directions: Bali Botanical Garden is located in Bedugul. Coordinates here
Entrance Fee: The garden is open from 8am to 6pm daily with an admission fee of IDR 18,000 (USD$1.50). Prices for Bali Treetop Adventure circuits start at USD$22.

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20. Meditate in serenity – Sekumpul Waterfall

There are only so few waterfalls within Asia, so what better way than to watch the beautiful falling water with your loved one?


Photo via oksanapetruk

One of Bali’s special waterfalls, Sekumpul Waterfalls is not just one waterfall but a combination of many.


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You’ll enjoy heartfelt moments, and can perhaps even take a dip in the water.

Sekumpul Waterfall

Directions: To get to Sekumpul Waterfall, travel from Denpasar to the Singaraja region and to the village of Sekumpul. The drive takes around 2 hours, and is well signed.
Entrance fee: Rp 10,000
Important: At the entrance, there will be a group of people beside the booth asking you to take their tour for 200,000 Rupiah (USD 14), and they will claim that it’s compulsory. Do NOT fall for this scam. The route leading into the Sekumpul waterfall is quite well maintained and you can walk by yourself. Although there are 2-3 junctions, but you can ask the locals for direction. Trust us, you won’t get lost in there.

21. Wish upon a wishing tree – Giant Banyan Tree

No, it’s not a hotel we’re talking about, it’s the actual giant Banyan Tree in the village of Gesing, in northern Bali.

And best of all, it’s said to be a wishing tree – this is one place you’ll definitely be able to bring your sweetheart to.

“Honey, let’s go to the wishing tree in Bali!”


Believed to be 700 years old, and at 85-metres tall (!!!), this incredible tree has a maze of roots for you to walk through and explore.

The more adventurous couple might even want to climb up the twining roots around the trunk of the giant tree.

Some food for thought – the Balinese believe spirits live in banyan trees, and according to legend, locals used to hide in the tree from the Dutch during the occupation.

Giant Banyan Tree

Address: Munduk, Banjar, Buleleng, Bali
Getting there: From Munduk proceed to the village of Gessing (5km away). Look for, and follow the signpost that will lead you to the giant Banyan tree

22. Safari with a difference – Bali Marine and Safari Park

Going to a safari is one of the best (and evergreen) date ideas around. Trust us, we’ve very much enjoyed adventurous dates at the safari too!


Especially perfect for the easily bored couple, since there are plenty of things to see and do – Bali Safari & Marine Park boasts a mind-blowing array of over 60 species of animals from small to tall and cute to just plain weird.

Is piranha feeding too dull for you? Surely you aren’t bored of elephants already? Have you already eaten dinner with tigers? Well, how about a night safari?


Once darkness descends, you will begin with a guided walk around the park. It might look quiet, but this is when most of the animals really come to life.


Watch the komodo dragons roam below you, or visit the bat cave to experience the flurry of nighttime activity.

After meeting the owls and lemur in the Bali theatre, it’s time for the highlight of the night – the safari! You will be perfectly safe in a cage as you spend 20 minutes journeying through the African Savannah.

Top off the evening with a traditional Balinese fire-dancing show, and a delicious BBQ in the N’kuchiro Bar & Grill.


PS: Read our fun-filled experience at Mara Safari Lodge here!

Bali Marine and Safari Park

Address: Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km19,8, Gianyar, Bali 80551
Contact: +62 361 751 300
Opening hours: Daily 9am-5pm

23. Be a mahout for a Day: Bali Zoo

This is one for those who are looking for something as unforgettable and unique a date can possibly get.

Have you ever looked at an elephant and imagined yourself with one of those gentle giants as your friend and pet?

At the Bali Zoo, you can actually come close to fulfilling your fantasy – make some precious memories with an elephant friend of your own!


The zoo’s Mahout (person who cares for an elephant) for a Day programme offers visitors the chance to learn how to command, care and play with their resident elephants.

Other than a whole day’s time to feed, bathe and go for swims with your giant friend, you’ll also get to interact with other zoo animals such as the lions, crocodiles and pythons.

So if you’re out to make everlasting memories together, this is the place to do it – an elephant never forgets.

Bali Zoo

Address: Jl. Raya Singapadu, Gianyar, Bali
Contact: + 62 361 294357
Opening hours: Daily, 9am – 6pm (please book program 48 hours in advance)
Cost: $99 (bath and breakfast with elephant)

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24. Nothing says romance like a heavenly view – Uluwatu Sea Temple Sunset

Perched high atop a 70-metre cliff, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, the Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s best sea temples you can’t miss during your trip.


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And if you’re looking for something romantic to do, this should definitely be on your list too.

It’s one of the six key Balinese temples that help to ward off evil, but that’s not its winning point as a prime tourist destination.

Every day during sunset, people gather at the temple for a breathtaking view of the orange ocean reflecting the setting sun.


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Along with the Tanah Lot Temple, the Uluwatu Temple is one of the best places to be at during sunset. And at that time, don’t forget to catch the Kecak dance performance at the temple.

Stunning views aren’t the only thing you’ll get out of a visit here, you’ll get to catch one of Bali’s most popular traditional dances, the spectacular Kecak dance!

Fire and dance are used to present riveting stories to the audience, and sometime, the performer is in so deep a trance that he can even kick hot charcoal without scalding his feet!

Uluwatu Sea Temple Sunset

How to get 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.

Uluwatu Kecak Dance and seafood dinner tour:

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25. Wander among tradition and nature – Taman Ayun Temple

Located in Mengwi Village, Taman Ayun Temple houses a beautiful fish pond and many mini pagodas, the best of Balinese traditional architecture.

This UNESCO certified World Heritage site is the biggest temple in Bali.

You can spend the afternoon exploring and enjoying a romantic stroll around the temple garden.


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At this tranquil sanctuary, you will be bound to find a quiet spot where you can settle and relax with your date, and even snap a few romantic shots for your couple photo collection!

Taman Ayun Temple

Directions: Get to Taman Ayun Temple by following the main road from Denpasar along the Jalan Kapal route heading in the direction of Bedugul. Located beside the major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja, you will be bound not to miss this landmark. The journey takes about 60 – 90 minutes depending on traffic.
Entrance fee: IDR 15,000. Token donations are accepted for Sarongs that are available for ladies in shorts.

26. Take a ride down the cliff and have a romantic night stroll – Karma Beach

Karma’s a beach? Karma Beach is actually hidden paradise, and can only be accessed by a funicular ride down a cliff.


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Sound exciting yet? Take a few shots of this experience before you reach the clear white sandy grounds.


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The beachfront is perfect for night strolls with your other half after a Mediterranean- inspired dinner.

If it’s a Monday you’re spending here, you can enjoy a free movie!


Karma Beach

Directions: Karma Beach is a 30 to 40 minutes drive south towards the little village of Ungasan from Nguah Rai International Airport via Jl. Uluwatu.
Entrance fee: Entrance to the beach club is at IDR 250,000 ($20).

27. Explore a dreamy temple in the mountains – Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

In the mountains near Bedugul is a temple dedicated to the goddess of the lakes and rivers.


Located by the river, the picturesque lake proves to be an ideal location to soak your feet in the water and bask in the tranquility, as frogs and crickets sing you a lovely tune.

If you want to escape the blazing summer, here’s the best place for you.

It’s freezing cold due to it’s ideal location of 1200 metres above sea level. But does it matter? You just want to snuggle with your loved one and enjoy the view!


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Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Directions: Pura Ulun Danu Batur can be accessed from the south with two routes, one from Ubud that takes approximately 45 minutes and one each from Besakih at 90 minutes and Bangli at 30 minutes. One other way from the north of bali via the east of Singaraja will take about 90 minutes. Admission to Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is at IDR 30,000 (USD $2.40).

Once again…

1. Exciting romance ✓
2. Unique activities ✓
3. Natural spas ✓
4. Soothing scenery ✓
5. Secret spots ✓
6. Intimate dining ✓
7. Adventurous dates ✓

What more could you possibly want?

If there are any other romantic things to do in Bali you’d like to suggest, do comment below and let us know!

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