Need to sweep your honey off their feet but not sure where to start? Check out this cheat sheet to nail the perfect V-Day in Bali
If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Bali this year, you’re already scoring pretty high on the romance-meter. But if you’re looking to rack up extra passion points, you’ll want to read on. It might be your first Valentine’s Day together, or maybe you just need to up last year’s grand gesture – whatever it is, choreographing the ultimate date night ain’t easy.
So, to help you sweep your honey of their feet, we’ve put together this cheat sheet (‘scuse the expression) to help you nail Valentine’s Day 2019. From romantic restaurants and special couples’ dinners, to spa sessions and romantic things to do, this lovers’ guide will make sure you don’t screw it up.
Happy V-Day Honeys!
ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS & VALENTINE’S DAY DINNERS
With the sparkling ocean just a few sandy footsteps away, treat bae to Seasalt’s “Sea of Love” Valentine’s dinner this V-Day. This four-course coastal feast will feature ocean delicacies like soy-cured Yellow Fin Tuna and giant Tiger Prawns, plus a little sweet surprise too. Want to add your own personal touch to your table? Send Seasalt your request and they’ll make it happen!
Time: 6pm – close.
Price: IDR 650,000++ per person
This Valentine’s, make your way to Manarai Beach House for a spectacular 6-course menu of beautifully crafted dishes beneath the stars. Dine by the crystal clear infinity pool for an intimate sand-between-your-toes experience, or cosy up in a cabana as you feast on organic Ubud duck, line-caught Chilean sea bass, and a traditional Indonesian dessert with a Nutella-coconut ganache.
Time: From sunset onwards.
Price: IDR 1,000,000++ per couple.
Consider Valentine’s Day wrapped up at The Legian Bali, because at this stunning Seminyak resort, you can choose from four fabulous foodie affairs to woo your significant other. From long and lingering multi-course feasts, to spectacular bottle of bubbles on the beach, The Legian Bali knows how to do date night right.
For a sweet and delicious Valentine’s, head to the Seminyak shoreline and feast beachside at SugarSand. You’ll no doubt fall in love with the Valentine’s Day four-course sharing menu, featuring Japanese-inspired dishes and some delectable deserts to tuck into.
Time: 6.30pm – 11pm.
Price: IDR 800,000 net per couple for food only.
No one does romance quite like the French, so this Valentine’s Day, add some “je ne sais quoi” to your date night at Sofitel Bali’s four-course Magnifique Valentine’s Dinner. Choose from a candlelit French-inspired feast at Cucina Restaurant, or up the romance with a private dinner by the beach.
Time: 6pm – 11pm.
Price: IDR 1,495,000++ per couple or IDR 2,250,000++ with Duval Leroy Brut Champagne. Add IDR 500,000++ for dinner by the beach.
With only 14 limited seats, the Love Affair dinner at Above Eleven is set to be a very special and exclusive occasion indeed. A 4-course Peruvian-Japanese feast will be paired with 3 gin-based cocktails by MOM Gin, with mesmerising views from the rooftop and a little sweet surprise to top off the night. The strings of a violinist and a dance performance will serenade the evening, as you tuck into Sumatran rock oysters, prawn dumplings and a juicy rack of lamb.
Time: 7pm – 10pm.
Price: IDR 1,500,000++ per couple.
If you’re spending V-Day in Bali’s sacred heart, then take your date to Liap Liap in Ubud. A four-course couple’s dinner will be laid out to represent a lover’s journey, taking you from a light and spicy amuse bouche, to a bountiful plate of seafood and a rich and juicy lamb chop.
Time: 6pm – 9pm.
Price: IDR 550,000++ per couple.
If you really want to pull out all the stops this Valentine’s Day, take your date to Bvlgari Resort Bali for an exquisite evening of fine food and breathtaking views on the cliffside. At Sangkar Restaurant, you can enjoy a smart-casual five-course menu on the cliff’s edge, while at Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin, an exclusive five-course degustation menu will pay homage to traditional Italian cuisine, using local, organic ingredients. For the ultimate dining experience, feast beneath the stars at one of two intimate venues, with a select tasting menu and a bottle of Pol Roger Champagne.
Time: 6pm – 11pm.
Price: IDR 1,500,000 per person at Sangkar Restaurant, IDR 1,900,000 per person at Il Ristorante – Luca Fantin, or IDR 7,000,000 per couple for the private dining experience.
Single but ready to mingle? Find your dream date at Woobar at W Bali – Seminyak this V-Day, with a playful night full of fashion, beats and colour-coded cocktails! Whether you’re single, taken or things are complicated, dance and mingle the night away on the stylish Seminyak beachfront. Be sure to dress to impress – Bali’s fashion icons will be crowning the best dressed with brunch vouchers and night’s stays to be won!
Time: 9pm – 4am.
Price: Free entry!
At Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s signature Italian restaurant, you can celebrate the most romantic night of the year with an intimate dinner at Bene Italian Kitchen. Start with a sundowner on the rooftop (special Valentine’s promotions included!) then once the sun has set, tuck into a mouthwatering four-course set menu with a live acoustic band as company. Don’t miss the artichoke-crusted beef medallions, and the chocolate almond hearts for dessert.
Time: 6pm – 10pm.
Price: IDR650,000++ per couple, including a Rob Peetoom “His & Her Package” to take home.
Bowl your date over this V-Day with a date for dua at Strike Bowling! A special Valentine’s Package includes one hour of bowling, shoe hire, two soft drinks, a heart-shaped Margherita pizza and Valentine’s choccy cakes for two. This date won’t break the bank and is ideal for couples of any vintage, with all the hallmarks of a date to remember.
Time: Every day for the entire month of February.
Price: IDR 250,000 per couple.
For an entire week of Valentine’s, Cuca is putting on romantic (and delicious) dinners for you and your boo every evening. We won’t reveal too much, but expect a dining space that’s been transformed into a romantic stage, separated private spaces, tables set with candles and roses, surprise sweet treats from the kitchen, and no set menu, meaning you can try exactly what you want. After all, we all know that the real way to one’s heart is through one’s stomach…
Time: Every evening from 11th to 17th February.
Price: IDR 280,000++ per couple – food and beverage charged based on consumption.
Throughout the entire month of February, you can treat your special someone to a sumptuous five-course dinner on the beach at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua – cocooned in your own little dining nest. Designed to celebrate the season of romance, this private dinner experience lets the two of you to feast beneath the stars. Swit swoo!
Time: 7pm – 10pm
No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a romantic candlelit dinner, so at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, you and boo can enjoy a dinner for two with flickering candles as company, either next to the glittering pool, in the garden gazebo or at the Pool Pavilion. A complimentary box of chocolate pralines will top it all off.
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Price: IDR 1,400,000 for two.
ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN BALI
1. Swoon over a sunset
Ain’t nuthin’ more romantic than a jaw-dropping Bali sunset, so this V-Day, why not whisk your honey away to one of Bali’s best sunset bars. Whether you choose a beach or jungle setting, if the view fits we say go with it. Champagne on ice is not required, but highly recommended…
2. Dress to impress
As the saying goes, “love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind” – but if you ask us, a fabulous frock or smart suit helps move things along in the seduction department. So this V-Day, why not treat bae to a nifty new outfit to paint the town crimson-red. Need some shopping inspo? Check out our guides to Seminyak’s swanky stores and Canggu’s boho boutiques.
3. Bliss out with boo
Get those romantic juices flowing this Valentine’s Day with a mind-melting couple’s rubdown at a top Bali spa. From divine massage treatments to fabulous hair salons, pampering your senses into submission is always best enjoyed as a couple. To help you do exactly that, here are our fave Seminyak spas, our top Canggu spas, and if you’re on a bit of a budget, here are Bali’s best affordable spas too (you’re welcome).
4. Make memories and #couplesgoals
If you’re less about cheesy gestures and more about making memories, then this Valentine’s Day swap the candlelit dinners for a couples’ island adventure. Here’s our list of 50 awesome things to do in Bali – have a browse and see what tickles your fancy!
5. Go to infinity [pools] and beyond
If you really want to take boo’s breath away this V-Day, then why not spend the day at one of Bali’s most breathtaking infinity pools? Nothing says “forever” like an infinite vista – cosy daybeds and gourmet poolside bites are just an added bonus.
Need more Valentine’s inspo? Check these out:
Your video guide to a romantic stay in Bali
Bali’s most romantic honeymoon villas
5 of our fave Italian restaurants in Seminyak
Bali’s best sunset bars
10 romantic things to do in Bali with your beau
Our fave bars for the ultimate date night