Bali has long been hailed as one of the world’s most romantic holiday destinations. Let us to point you in the direction of our top ten recommendations for a truly romantic experience:
Take a trip to the pretty inland village of Munduk, set between orange groves, hydrangea fields and hedges of pink bougainvillea. Here, a hilltop restaurant affords a breathtaking vista of palm trees, deep valleys, jungle and mountains. Below the restaurant, a short track lined with fragrant clove trees leads to the mighty Munduk Waterfall. At this alluring place, you can bathe and absorb the invigorating energy emanating from the cascading water.
Sunrise on Mt Batur
Watch the sunrise from the crest of Mt Batur as the radiating colours of the sky change from indigo to violet to vermillion, and relish a unique breakfast of baked bananas and hard boiled eggs cooked to perfection in the natural steam of the volcano. On a clear day, you will be rewarded with a beautiful aerial view of the lake, Mt Abang, Mt Agung, the distant sea and Mt Rinjani in Lombok.
Boat trip to Pasir Putih Beach
Visit Candidasa on Bali’s east coast, rent a traditional ‘jukung’ fishing boat and ask your captain to take you to the gorgeous crescent-shaped beach of Pasir Putih, meaning ‘white sands’. Fringed by a coconut grove and flanked by green headlands with a sheer cliff behind, you will feel like you have stepped back in time. The tranquil ambience, complete with the simple grass roofed eateries, is reminiscent of the Bali of the 1970s.
Lake Tamblingan in a double canoe
For a romantic, close-to-nature experience, trek through the tropical, almost primeval, rainforest that borders Lakes Tambingan and Buyan. The pathways will lead you to a clearing and a temple with an eleven-roofed ‘meru’. Under the gaze of Mt Lesong, allow one of the local villagers to row you across the tranquil waters in a ‘pedau akit,’ a traditional, and simple, double canoe.
Jimbaran Beach seafood feast
A succulent seafood banquet on Jimbaran Beach is a synonymous part of any Bali holiday. Barbequed delights include fresh snapper, lobster, squid and clams. Juicy pink prawns are served in their shells, together with steamed rice, the tasty Balinese water spinach known as ‘kangkung’, baked potatoes, delicious homemade sauces, and a simple dessert of fresh fruit. As you relish your feast, you will be serenaded by a troupe of wandering minstrels.
‘Sea of Love’ treatment for two at Spa Uluwatu
Allow our skilled therapists to pamper you with our romantic ‘Sea of Love’ packagefor couples at Spa Uluwatu. The four-hour treatment begins with a soothing foot bath and scrub, followed by stress reducing foot reflexology and an extended Balinese massage. Next you will be indulged with a head, scalp and neck massage before a cleansing Javanese sandalwood lulur or lavender body scrub. Finally celebrate life by soaking in a hydrating fruit and coconut bath.
Romantic Dinner in a tented pavilion at InterContinental Bali Resort
Let us spoil you with the ultimate romantic dining experience in a tented pavilion, canopied in white cotton and discreetly located on a beachfront lawn overlooking Jimbaran Bay. You will be seated at a beautifully decorated table for two, with flickering candles and a set menu especially created for this intimate rendezvous. Each course will be prepared by your personal chef and served throughout the evening by your personal butler, complete with private entertainment.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Campuhan Ridge, which passes between two steep and lush river valleysin the central highland town of Ubud. This is a must for any nature-enthusiast, and a wonderfully peaceful and romantic way to spend a few hours with your loved one, while taking in all the sights and sounds of the rural countryside. On a clear day, you can see Mt Agung, Bali’s most revered volcano, rising majestically in the east.
Visit the ancient temple known as ‘Pura Luhur Uluwatu,’ which is balanced on the very edge of a narrow rocky cape on the extreme southwest tip of Bali. Legend has it that the temple is actually a ship turned to stone and for sure, the grey volcanic rock, glowing with the radiant colours of the setting sun, will leave you with a lasting and haunting memory of spiritual Bali.
Visit the spectacular rice terraces of Jatiluwih in the heart of the Tabanan Regency, also known as Bali’s ‘rice bowl’ – the most agriculturally productive region on the island. Jatiluwih has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008 for its preservation of traditional Balinese farming techniques. True to its name, which means ‘extraordinary’ or ‘truly marvellous’, this scenic place offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic views imaginable.
Our Leisure Activity Planners (LEAP attendants) at the Leisure Concierge will be very happy to assist you with the creation of a tailor-made romantic experience.