For decades, Bali has been acknowledged as one of the best honeymoon destinations, with its beautiful nature, culture and tropical vibe. Here we have listed some romantic spots to explore on your next intimate holiday with your significant other; divided into three activities; from exploring, eating and where-to-stay. Let’s celebrate love in your blissful holiday!
1. Tirtha Dining
Ever dream about a magnificent private dining setting with your loved one on top of a cliff with a scenic view of mountains, sun, sky and sea as the backdrop? Then Tirtha Dining is a place to turn that dream into reality. Here, you will feast upon a five or seven-course gourmet meal on a floating platform, with the scent of frangipani from the surrounding gardens and the gentle lull of the waves below. You may also order a personalised cake or flower bouquet to impress your lover even more.
Jl. Raya Uluwatu Banjar Dinas Karang, Boma, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency
P: +62 361 847 1151
2. Ma Joly
Situated in the tranquil side of Kuta, Ma Joly is a French fine-dining establishment that will fulfill your precious honeymoon moment in their ‘above-the-sand’ dining setting. Start your romantic journey around sunset and enjoy the rest of the night with a six-course meticulous French-dining menu, including extensive selections of delightful seafood dishes. Cherish your evening as the sky turns orange and crimson red in the horizon with your toes deeply sinking in the sand. With an uninterrupted ocean view and cool tropical breeze to elevate your senses, the sophisticated night at Ma Joly is definitely one that you won’t be able to forget, for a long time to come.
Jl. Wana Segara, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
P: +62 361 753 780
If sweet cakes and chocolates are the language of love, then Room4Dessert speaks it fluently. The private, chic restaurant amidst Ubud lush nature offers a secluded, intimate space especially for lovers who wish to have an undisturbed dining moment (the venue’s ultra-limited space means booking is required beforehand). The softly-lit interior with its atmospheric long bar and soundtrack of blues tunes in vinyl, played on a turntable, is the ultimate in romance for those who like to play it sweet. Created by renowned ‘Iron Chef’ Will Goldfarb, the haute couture dessert of R4D are some of the most satisfyingly creative treats on the island.
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561
P: +62 813 3705 0539
1. Campuhan Ridge Walk
Hidden behind Ubud’s main street, Campuhan Ridge Walk is an absolute place-to-go for honeymooners deciding to visit the area. The rather short, but very rewarding, walkway will take you up and down a ridge along rice fields and palm trees; a truly perfect place for a romantic afternoon stroll. The path going up and down the hill will provide you and your lover with a stunning green view of its surrounding scenery and have an intimate time of togetherness. Simply walk through the paved road and enjoy the peace and quietness.
2. Geger Beach
Situated at Nusa Dua, just behind the renowned The Mulia Hotel & Resorts, Geger is a slice of tranquil shoreline that maintains its serenity even on the peak hour. This pristine beach is generally still hidden from the public and you can experience Bali’s tropical serenity at its fullest. Walk on its paved path or above the clean white sand to get-soaked in its magnificent surrounding scenery, or dip on its waveless blue sea to spend your quality romantic moment in utmost tranquility. It’s also worth peeking in on one of the many seaweed farms nearby after frolicking about in the crystal clear waters
3. Tegenungan Waterfall
Another splendid spot to visit in Ubud, Tegenungan is a popular waterfall for good reason. Unlike most nature destinations, this waterfall is relatively easy to reach, but you still have to walk down hundreds of stairs to actually arrive. Although you may expect a lot of people due to its increasing popularity, there are still many places in Tegenungan to have a beauty shot with your loved one; including the famous heart-shaped ‘bale’ with the backdrop of a splashing waterfall. The lake underneath the waterfall is also safe to swim, so you can have a splashing fun after a satisfying photoshoot session.
1. Amarta Beach Retreat
Hidden within the backdrop of unparalleled black sand of Pasut Beach, Tabanan, Amarta Beach Retreat is a tropical heaven for honeymooners. This authentic beach retreat offers a sense of belonging to cater the needs of all couples seeking for a dreamy hideaway during their romantic escape. Each villa unit of Amarta is created to redefine the belief in island-inspired luxury and has been shaped to anticipate every need for a memorable honeymoon holiday, with engaging activity programs for couples to explore their intimacy, from culturally-inspired cooking classes to in-house Balinese dance lessons. You can also take your loved one to waltz along the villa’s private beach area or go around the property for a pleasant morning walk along the rice fields.
2. The Apurva Kempinski
With stunning backdrop, excellent facilities, utmost services and eclectic design, The Apurva Kempinski is a definite place to stay for your romantic holiday. 60% of its 475 accomodations features a private pool, so you don’t have to worry about having an intimate moment with your loved one. But during your stay, don’t miss some of the resort’s enticing facilities and amenities, including an upscale dine session at the iconic ‘underwater’ Koral Restaurant.
3. Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Seminyak, where fashion and style meet Balinese tradition, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach draws inspiration from the arts and character of the local surroundings. Since the opening, the resort has continually impressed visitors with its contemporary creativity uniquely blended with the authenticity of Bali’s beloved culture. Expect to be stunned by the hotel’s meticulously contemporary interior design from its stylish lobby to convenient suites and villas during your romantic staycation!