Are you looking to impress your partner in Bali?

Have you run out of ideas for a honeymoon, an anniversary, or just want a romantic island escape?

We understand it takes forever to organise something special, so let us do the work for you.

Here are 15 moments of Balinese romance you must experience if you want to get lucky on your next trip!

1. Romantic Dinner For Two

Bali is well-known for it’s beautiful beaches, natural scenery, and unique, ethnic cuisine.

Combine this as you soak your feet at the beach, relax in nauture and enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach.

Here are a few ideas if you want the most romantic dinner with your loved one.

Jimbaran Beach

Have dinner looking over the ocean with the sand between your toes.

Jimbaran Beach offers a range of candlelit restaurants with tables along the sand.

If you time your dinner right, you and your sweetheart could be serenaded by local buskers.

They’ll amaze you as they can sing (almost) any song requested. Don’t forget to tip them for their services.

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Overlooking Ubud Valley

If the beach is not your scene, enjoy a private dining experience in Ubud.

For an intimate evening under the stars with flickering candles to set the mood, your chef will create a gourmet six-course dinner.

This is the perfect opportunity for guests to celebrate the spirit of love in your own private dining venue ‘Alun-Alun’.

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Candlelight Dinner in Seminyak

Enjoy the romantic atmosphere of a private candlelight dinner under the stars in a lush tropical garden in Seminyak.

A Special 3-course Indian menu with vegetarian options is provided.

Have the option to choose the add on of including a 90-minute romantic couple’s spa treatment in a luxury Spa followed by your Candlelight dinner.

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2. Bali Adventure: Quad Bikes and Rafting

This is more suitable for the adventurous couples.

You’ll be picked up from your hotel before gearing up on a quad bike to take you around the rugged paths in the serene Bali jungles.

You’re both bound to get a bit dirty from the dust or splashes from muddy water.

Afterwards, enjoy a rapid rafting experience as you wash the dirt off your body, rafting down one of Bali’s popular river channels.

It’s a great way to cool off in the middle of the day. 

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3. Kintamani Temple and Active Volcano

Head north into the cooler villages of Kintamani.

Have a meal overlooking the active, volcano.

On your way back through Kintamani region, see some culture in a tour of Kehen Temple.

For those coffee lovers out there, see how traditional Balinese coffee is made, and enjoy your own cup, relaxing in Luwak Civet Coffee Farm.

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4. Romantic Mountain-Top Sunrise Trek

For those more adventurous couples, hike one of Bali’s mountains.

Whether it is the Mount Batur, a bit smaller for beginners, or the largest mountain in Bali “Gunung Agung” (which means, Big Mountain), none will regret this venture.

The adventure generally begins a few hours after midnight, and you finish your hike at the top with the sun just waking up.

Remember, even Bali gets cool at the top of a mountain.

Be prepared with warmer clothes for this tropical venture.

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5. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

There are plenty of locations to go snorkeling or scuba diving in Bali.

Whether you’re a beginner snorkeler or an experienced scuba diver, looking for something a bit deeper, you’re sure to have a romantic time exploring the ocean.

Lembongan Island is a highly recommended spot to try a semi-submersible coral viewer together with a bali reef cruise.

Alternatively, try the waters near Nusa Dua, Amed or Virgin Beach.

There’s also a 50 year old USS Liberty shipwreck at Tulamben if your partner is interested in history while seeing colorful coral fish.

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6. Dolphin Watching

Head to Bali’s northern border towards Lovina, where most of the dolphins are located.

Various dolphin tours on offer are also packaged with options to see popular attractions in the area like Gitgit Waterfall and Ulundanu Beratan Temple.

Your guide will know exactly where the dolphins are to ensure a romantic day for you and your partner.

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7. Cool Off Under a Waterfall

What better way to cool off after a day of exploring Bali’s tropics than to take a dip in the cool lakes of a fresh waterfall?

It’s a great opportunity to have a splash with your partner as well while admiring Bali’s amazing waterfalls. 

Here are 4 of the more popular waterfalls in Bali:

Git Git Waterfall

Situated just south of Lovina, and offers a hidden waterfall at the bottom of a jungle trail.

Not for the faint of heart as it is about a 30-45 minute walk from the parking lot at the top, but worth it for those looking for nature.

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Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall located about 2 hours north of Denpasar, just south of Ubud, offers a shallow lake streaming out into a river on one end and being refilled by a fierce waterfall at the other.

A steep staircase leads you to the bottom, where you’re offered change rooms and a café before reaching the water.

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Aling Aling Waterfall

While Aling Aling is a sacred waterfall and swimming is not permitted, there are a network of other waterfalls around this river network, perfect for adrenaline junkies to jump into.

It is located near a village called Sambangan.

A guide will take you around the area and ensure your safety as it can get quite dangerous on various slippery paths. 

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Sekumpul Waterfall

Approximately 80 meters high, Sekumpul Waterfall is a series of cascading falls that can be reached on a guided trek.

Rock pools below will allow you and your partner to cool off after a walk in the Bali heat.

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as there are rocky and uneven paths leading to the waterfall.

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8. Ubud Monkey Forest

The Ubud Monkey Forest is set in a quaint forest and is sprawling with families of monkeys.

Enjoy a stroll in this natural park and see the monkeys jump around, free of worries.

Staff are located at different locations to assist with monkey feeding to make your romantic time in Bali more memorable.

Like with most popular attractions, the Ubud Monkey Forest can be included in a package tour deal.

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9. Massage and Spa Relaxation

What better way to relax and grow in intimacy than to have a relaxing massage and spa together.

Massage services are dotted everywhere around Bali since there’s high demand amongst tourists. 

After a long day of exploring, massages are generally the go to places to rejuvenate for the next day. 

Take your partner to a traditional massage and spa treatment provided by qualified staff and relax. 

Private options are usually available for couples to ensure a romantic experience.

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10. Explore the Rice Terraces

Take a romantic trek through the Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud.

Breathtaking views and fresh air away from the busyness and smog of Kuta, Ubud Rice Terraces offer a slow pace day.

After working up an appetite with all that walking, why not finish the trek with a satisfying lunch at one of the restaurants and continue admiring the rice fields?

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11. Waterbom Bali 

With the constant heat in Bali, it’s not a bad idea to visit a water park.

Couples can enjoy world class slides together or relax in a private gazebo where you can snuggle up after a cool swim.

You could easily spend the whole day there, with dozens of activities to keep you both occupied.

Or you could fall asleep on the lazy river, basking in the sun and enjoying each other’s company. 

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12. Bali Night Safari Marine Park

If you and your partner are animal lovers, take a trip into Bali Safari Marine Park.

See wild animals in their natural habitats from a caged car.

You’ll also get to enjoy a BBQ dinner, but the highlight will be the fire show!

If you’re looking for an exciting night out, the animals at the Night Safari won’t disappoint.

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13. Learn the Culture at GWK & Uluwatu Temple

For those couples looking to immerse themselves in the Balinese culture, why not take a trip South of Kuta.

Visit Bali Cultural Park, locally known as Garuda Wisnu Kencana or GWK.

Once inside, you can learn some of Balinese Traditions and check the schedule for when the next dance is on in the arena.

Then sit back and enjoy the spectacles of beautiful Balinese women and mask-clad men, performing their traditional dances.

Continue your trip south and head to Uluwatu Monkey Temple along the southern cliffs of Bali.

Once there, you can learn more about the culture, watch the traditional Kecak show and go a bit further to find a restaurant to enjoy the view of sunset over the southern ocean while you enjoy some local cuisine.

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14. Nusa Penida & Lembongan

Catch a fast boat from Sanur and escape the main island of Bali for a few days.

Explore the smaller islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.

Rent a scooter on the island and explore the magical beaches, passing through back roads and jungle-like land to reach almost unknown places.

Discover Angel’s Billabong, or go somewhere quiet and secluded and uncover the breathtaking views found at Pantai Atuh Beach.

Climb aboard a boat and head to Lembongan for a day and snorkel the colourful reefs along the ocean.

Take a romantic stroll along the iconic yellow bridge to Nusa Ceningan or take a day to explore Ceningan Island and ask friendly locals the prime, secret spots.

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15. Helicopter Tour

Sweep your loved one off their feet and take your romance to the skies with Air Bali.

You’ll have the opportunity to see Bali from the heavens, ensuring one unforgettable romantic Bali Holiday. 

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Seminyak, Kuta or Nusa DuaDeparture before going to Benoa Heliport to take off.

See either Tanah Lot Temple or Uluwatu Temple from above.

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There are plenty more romantic things to do in Bali so if these aren’t quite to your liking, check out the other options we have available.

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