If you want to up the love-ante, these popular romantic things to do in Bali are worth checking out! From sunrise hikes, fancy dinners, couples spa treatments and picture perfect moments
There are so many romantic things to do in Bali, it isn’t called the island of [Love] Gods for no reason! Bali is ranked as one of the most romantic destinations on the planet, and it’s not hard to see why with its picture perfect scenery, stunning sunsets [and sunrises], beautiful weather, delicious food, sensual massages… we could go on forever. So if you’re in Bali with your partner and want to find some romantic activities to do, check out our pick of the best ten here, from island getaways to special love chakra treatments.
Chakra Treatments: The ‘Universal Compassion’ Chakra
Chakra’s are an important part of Balinese culture, and the heart chakra (located in the chest) is believed to be the centre of unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness, generosity and wellbeing. The stunning Four Seasons Resort Bali have the perfect charka treatment for couple seeking to balance their heart chakra, and to therefore intensify the connection of love. The treatment includes a blissful scrub, flower bath, a rose oil body massage and the use of a rose quartz crystal. Couple Chakra Treatment last 150 minutes and costs IDR 5,500,000.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud, Bali 80571, p. +62 361 977 577.
Yellow represents beauty in Bali, and you’ll notice the beautiful Balinese women wearing yellow for ceremonies. And, we all know that all women love a bunch of flowers, so why not visit a field where thousands of flowers grow! Along the roadside, between Bedugul and Kintamani, you will come across a sea of beautiful yellow where a field of marigolds lies. Marigolds are very important in Balinese culture, as its golden colour is associated with Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, the Supreme Balinese God. Not only is this a reason in itself to visit the field, but the spectacle of seeing so many of these beautiful flowers in one place is worth seeing. Get snap happy as this is definitely one for the photo album!
Sunrise hike up Mount Batur
There is always something so magical about sunrises – the peace and quiet, being the only one awake except the birds, and of course the beautiful light that comes as the sun comes up. So, what about combining a sunrise with a hike up an active volcano? Yeh, this is what memories are made of! Start from Toya Bungkah village (which is famous for the volcanic hot springs) and hike up to the highest peak and crater for a glorious sunrise and stunning morning views. By the time you reach the top you’ll be hungry, so you can enjoy a simple but yummy breakfast of tea and eggs cooked in volcanic steam. On the way down you will explore the three younger craters and the most recent lava flows, all whilst admiring the breathtaking volcanic landscape!
Go Voyagin, Pick up from Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Candidasa, Lovina, Sidemen [Pick up at 01.15 – 01.30am], Sanur [Pick up at 1.30-1.45am], Ubud [Pick up at 02.30am] and Amed [Pick up at 01.00am].
You can’t get more romantic that a stunning, secluded picnic with your lover! And Bali has some great picnic spots, but one in particular that is recommended is on the top of a hill overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean. It’s in a secret spot [so you can forget the crowds] called Bukit Asah Bugbug in Karangasem and is the perfect place to catch the stunning Bali sunrise. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, why not take a tent, camp out and enjoy a picnic breakfast whilst watching the sun come up in complete peace and quiet.
Bukit Asah di Desa Bugbug, Kabupaten Karangasem.
Romantic Island Getaway: Gili Islands
Get away for the weekend and take a trip to the many beautiful islands that surround Bali. There are many to choose from, including Lombok, Nusa Lembonghan, and the Gili’s. If you like the sound of pristine white beaches, clear turquoise water, amazing snorkeling and diving, then you should visit these little paradise islands for a romantic getaway. To get there, you just take a ferry or fast boat from the mainland [the longest it should take is two hours approx to the Gilis, Lembongan is only 30minutes], and there are plenty of fantastic places to stay for all budgets. Gili Meno is considered the honeymoon island, Gili Air is the least developed and Gil T is a party one!
Gili Bookings [For Fast Boat, Hotel, Diving Bookings].
Boat Ride on a Lake
There something quite romantic about a boat ride with your lover, and this one is a bit of a discovery. Together, you can experience an untouched and rarely visited location in Bali, a serene and magical atmosphere, and an area whose name means ‘spiritual medicine‘. Tamblingan Lake is located in Munduk and here you can trek through the rainforest, rent a boat and park it in the middle of the lake, and take in the stunning views.
Bali Jungle Trekking, Duration is 2 to 3 Hours, Price is USD$19/Person with Minimum 2 Persons.
Delight the Senses
Food can be a sensual experience, so why not intensify the senses with a joint cooking lesson? Get those spices flowing, and immerse yourselves into the Balinese culture by learning how to cook authentic Indonesian food. Casa Luna is possibly the most famous cooking school on the island [it was listed as ‘amongst the world’s best cooking schools’ in The Australian], and you can stay over in the The Honeymoon Guesthouses [and indulge in spa treatments and yoga classes] to really treat yourself and partner.
Casa Luna Cooking School, Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali, p. +62 361 973 282.
Romantic Dinner for Two
Wine and dining is always a fail-safe and great way to spoil your partner, but to make it a little more interesting how about a special experience on a bed, with candles, under the stars [blindfolds are possible too!]? Yes, this is actually a thing! Hotel Tugu Bali, in trendy Canggu, has antique beds that you can book [either in a position away from all the others, or on a shared part of the garden] which are situated in a gorgeous location almost on the beach. Enjoy a three course meal as you watch the sunset, including deserts to be tasted blindfolded! Oooo la la! You can also book extras too such as candles, romantic music, and even a dance performance.
Hotel Tugu Bali, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, p. +62 (0)361 4731 702.
If you are anything like us, you’ll know there is nothing more relaxing and beautiful than relaxing on board a fabulous, stylish boat as it glides over the sparkling ocean with the wind in your hair! Make this dream a reality by hiring a private catamran for a few days, and set sail on the Indian Ocean on a water adventure. Explore the islands surrounding Bali, stop for lunch and a snorkel, relax on board with a cocktail and watch the sunset. Get away from the hustle and bustle, there is nothing more romantic and relaxing than this!
Bali Yacht Services, Benoa Harbor, Bali, p. +62 (0) 85 100 855 855.
If you have some cash to spend, why not go all out and book you and your partner in for a helicopter ride! Get your pulse racing with a flight over the Bali coastline and take in the views of the iconic Tanah Lot temple, the beaches, Mount Batur’s crater, the stunning Lake Batur and the rugged terrain of the Kintamani area. This is one way to ensure the heart is pumping!
Go Voyagin, Price is 2,242 USD.
Top Image Credit: Flee Winter, Hotel Tugu Bali