Updated on 30 Jan 2019
Surely, a romantic getaway to Bali deserves a romantic stay where privacy, intimacy and luxury are the key features. Luckily, there are plenty of private pool villas scattered around the island, suitable for travellers on small, medium and high holiday budgets. The beaches, the enchanting culture, the temples, the endless rice paddies and river valleys, all of this, you will get for free just by travelling to world’s only ‘Island of Gods’ but what to do to make this love trip the most memorable ever? We made a selection of romantic activities in Bali for all budgets. Find inspiration below:
Romantic activities in Bali for couples on a low budget
Some things in life are for free…
1. Escape the crowds and visit the gorgeous white sand beach of Nyang Nyang
Taking your loved one to a secret, soft white sandy beach scores pretty high on the list of must-do romantic activities in Bali and the best thing is, it is free. Nyang Nyang Beach is not a secret anymore, but it is still very secluded and beautiful. Located at the bottom of a high limestone ocean cliff, it takes a bit of effort to get there (or should I say, to get back up…) but your efforts will be rewarded. Nyang Nyang Beach also has an abundance of natural cosy love nests hidden away in between the tropical plants at the bottom of the cliff. Bring your beach towels, bathers, sunblock and a backpack stocked up with drinks and snacks. Your romantic beach day can’t go wrong!
2. Sunset gazing on the beach
Bali’s sunset is world-famous for a reason: it is magnificent! As the sun kisses the day goodnight, spreading its honey-coloured glow over these sacred lands, all love birds gather for that magical twilight moment, gazing at the horizon together while holding hands and sipping some tropical sunset cocktails. The ambience is almost enchanting, creating memories to last a lifetime. You can also take some fantastic selfies to capture this love trip to Bali. Enjoy these moments strolling along the coastline, just the two of you. If you got money to spare for sunset drinks, some great places to sit down are KU DE TA Beach Club and La Plancha in Seminyak or Single Finn in Uluwatu.
Related: Best Beach Clubs in Bali
3. Stroll along the rice paddies of Ubud at Campuhan Ridge
The most romantic nature walk in Bali is Campuhan Ridge, leading you straight through the gorgeous emerald rice paddies of Ubud. The 9-kilometre trek through this rice paddy wonderworld is totally free and simply wonderful. You will pass the lush valleys, the streaming river of Wos and the sacred temple complex of Pura Gunung Lebah. When you start in the early morning, you might see the holy Mount Agung, Bali’s highest volcano, rising up as the backdrop. Stunning!
4. Island Motorbike Trip
What is more romantic than cruising around the island on a motorbike? With your babe on the back, you can go anywhere! Ride away and stop where you like, at cascading waterfalls, lush green valleys, desolate beaches, it is all up to you. Bring a tent, and you might even be able to pitch it somewhere secret and beautiful if you dare. Let your imagination guide you, it will be an unforgettable journey of love! Renting a motorbike costs approximately Rp.60.000 a day. When renting a motorbike for a week or a month, it gets even cheaper.
Romantic activities in Bali for couples on a medium-high budget
Unique island experiences, tea or champagne, great food at romantic places and it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg…
1. Craft silver rings for each other in a silversmith class
Ever thought you’d be crafting your own silver ring? Let alone, crafting it for the one you love while holidaying on ‘the island of the Gods’? Well, sometimes strange things happen! Bali is home to so many craftsmen villages, artists and creative souls. There are several silversmiths where you can sign up for a workshop to learn the trades of this ancient profession. You and your loved one can design your own rings and you’ll be surprised at the outcome. These rings will be more special than the most expensive ring in the world with a diamond on top as this one is crafted by the hand of someone you love. At Studio Perak in Ubud, a silversmithing workshop costs Rp. 400.000 per person including 5 grams of silver. Go for it!
2. Romantic high tea in the garden of Metis in Petitenget
Metis is a long-time celebrated French Restaurant on Jalan Batu Belig, just outside of Petitenget in Seminyak. Featuring a gorgeous, sprawling garden with plenty of comfy seating areas, Metis makes a perfect spot for a romantic high tea. With thousands of lights illuminating the garden in the evening, this restaurant exudes romance inside out. Go for a lovely high tea in the afternoon, cuddle up on the daybeds and stick around for dinner for the full-blown Metis experience. The high tea is available daily from 3 pm to 6 pm and the price starts from Rp.210.000++ for two people. You’ll be munching on mouthwatering sweet treats such as creme brulee, strawberry-dipped chocolate, brownies, blackberry and coconut tart, scones with raspberry jam and more delights to make anyone with a sweet tooth go wild.
3. Swim in a glass-bottomed infinity pool, 5,500 feet above the ocean
One Eighty is an awesome clifftop bar found in the southern tip of Bali Island with astonishing views of the ocean. The coolest thing about this clifftop bar is their infinity pool which hangs over a high limestone cliff, featuring a glass-bottom at the edge, allowing you to gaze down 5,500 feet where crashing waves hit the cliff. It scary, its thrilling, it’s exciting and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can take the most amazing photos, too! Spend the whole day here, lounging, swimming, snapping photos and living a good life together. The entrance fee is Rp. 400.000 including a 350.000 voucher to spend on food and drinks. You can also opt for a ticket to the VIP lounge for Rp. 600.000 including a 550.000 voucher. For those couples wanting to spend the night in this beautiful part of Bali, check out our collection of villas in Bukit Peninsula.
3. A romantic day at the spa
Bali Island is home to a plethora of pampering spas, ranging from local spas at the corner of the street to super high-end spas with the most amazing views of the ocean, rice paddies of rain forests. Lots of spas offer outstanding spa packages and some are designed especially for romantic couples. Imagine two massage beds set up next to each other in one intimate treatment room, and a tub big enough to fit both of you for a honey-milk or a flower bath. Expect full-body massages, wraps, scrubs, facials, flower baths, the bliss just doesn’t stop. How about a signature Japanese spa treatment and dinner in Ubud? You can also get professional spa therapists to come over to your private villa if you don’t feel like going out…
Romantic activities in Bali for couples on a high budget
Dreams come true with these utterly romantic experiences for those who have some money to spend…
1. Beach-front picnic on an 18th-century antique daybed in Canggu
Lounge on a soft, super comfy daybed on the beach of Canggu, surrounded by candles, resting in the soft sand. Gaze at the infinite horizon where the sea touches the sky while the world gets a soft orange glow as the sun sets over the island. It is here where you will share a lovely gourmet picnic with the one you love the most. As the moon pops out into the sky, it is time for the most exciting thing that includes blindfolds and desserts…
2. Sunset cruise on a private Catamaran
Full blown romance at sea on a private catamaran sunset dinner cruise. Yes, it is as amazing and romantic as it sounds! From the Benoa Harbour in Nusa Dua you will sail off into the sunset. There is nothing but the sound of the sea and the sweet music of an acoustic guitar ensemble playing just for the two of you on this special evening under the Balinese starlit sky. This catamaran love cruise includes a bottle of wine to share as the sun says goodnight to another beautiful day. There are canapes to enjoy and a free flow of soft drinks, beers, coffee and tea. 4 hours long, you get to float away in a luxurious love bubble. The Romantic Sunset Cruise includes air-conditioned pick-up and drop-off from and to your private villa.
3. Island Helicopter Ride
If you want to surprise your partner with a truly special and spectacular island activity, go for a helicopter ride, getting a birds-eye view of Bali Island. While you are at it, why not make the most out of this unforgettable moment and use the helicopter ride to pop the big question. Yes, it is really possible… making dreams come true as if living the set of a romantic Hollywood movie.
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