At times it seems as though there must be something in the air in Bali that lends itself to love. Maybe it’s the sultry breezes, the bronzed bodies on the beaches or the exotic sights, scents and sounds. Then again, it could just be the fact that Bali is a tropical island paradise with some of the most romantic hotels on the planet. But just like no holiday is the same, no couple is the same. Read on for our top picks for romantic hotels in Bali for all types of couples.
For Getting Hitched:
AYANA Resort and Spa
When it comes to destination weddings, no one does it better than AYANA Resort and Spa. Here you have your choice of seven different venues to tie the knot, including glass wedding chapels perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking Jimbaran Bay or a 350-year old wooden Javanese joglo. After your picturesque wedding ceremony, you can rock out with friends and family at the chic Rock Bar before retiring to your luxury villa with its own private plunge pool, lush tropical gardens and spectacular views of the ocean. Start the first day of your married life together with a fabulous Floating Champagne Brunch served by your personal waiter on a floating tray in your private pool.
Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort
Just a short drive away from the legendary surf breaks of Padang Padang and Dreamland sits the Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort, a collection of modern villas carved into the side of a cliff that spills down into the Indian Ocean. After a long day of surfing, relax with a drink on your balcony or next to your private pool watching the sun sink in an explosion of colors over the water. And if all that surfing has your muscles in knots, you can always indulge in a luxurious spa treatment set on the edge of the dramatic cliff.
W Retreat and Spa Bali
Located in the middle of all the action in trendy Seminyak, the W Retreat and Spa Bali is the perfect blend of ultra-hip design, modern comfort and laid-back sophistication. The rooms are a breath of fresh air with clean lines, plenty of light and splashes of vibrant color, and you’ll find everything you need in terms of gadgets and amenities. Book into the Marvelous One Bedroom Pool Villa and spend your days relaxing by the private pool on a comfy daybed and enjoying the 24-hour Whatever/Whenever valet service that the W Resorts are famous for.
For Nature Lovers:
Ubud Hanging Gardens
Perched on the edge of a gorge overlooking the gorgeous Ayung River valley and distant volcanic peaks, Ubud Hanging Gardens is an oasis of peace and quiet. Here exotic touches like thatched roofs and outdoor showers offer indoor and outdoor living, while the natural surroundings offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling and rafting. Try the Secret Romantic Dinner for fine food served under the stars, ending with a leisurely walk through the rainforest to a water temple for a night time purification ceremony.
For Art Aficionados:
As if the idyllic location next to the sandy shores of Canggu Beach wasn’t enough, Hotel Tugu kicks things up a notch with alluring thatched roof suites decked out in rich decor like ornate wooden carvings, jewel-toned silks and elegant antiques. The hotel is also renowned for its 5 restaurants, the most famous of which is the Bale Sutra. This restaurant is housed in a 300-year old temple from Java that was transported and reconstructed in its entirety at Tugu, and it features spectacular pieces like an 18th century statue of the Goddess of Mercy, an arresting traditional mask and other impressive artworks.
Puri Ganesha Villas
Escape the crowds at this secret beachfront hideaway located on the northwest coast of Bali in peaceful Pemuteran. There are only four villas here, each of which has been decorated with eclectic furniture and artwork from around Asia. Enjoy relaxing by the private pool, taking long strolls along the beach and dining on fresh organic fare in the unpretentious seaside restaurant.