Bali is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and for a couple’s holiday, it scores highly. Whether you’re thinking of a honeymoon destination, or just somewhere to unwind for a week, consider this Indonesian island for its unrivalled hotels, natural volcanic landscapes and warm hospitality.
We’ve shared some of the best things to experience together, while taking in everything the island has to offer. From romantic sunsets and beach clubs, to coffee plantation tours and cooking classes, here are some of our top recommendations.
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RELAX AT TOYA DEVASYA HOT SPRINGS
Located next to Batur Natural Hot Spring, this is a resort that’s open to the public all day. There are infinity pools, a lakeside restaurant and spa where you can book treatments. The mineral-rich hot springs benefit from a lakeside location with views of Mount Batur; it’s a truly magical place to spend a few hours with your love one.
CATCH THE SUNSET AT ULUWATU TEMPLE
Right on the edge of a 70m cliff, this ornate Balinese temple has deep roots Bali’s religious history. It’s one of six key temples considered to be Bali’s spiritual pillars. Visit this quiet spot at sunset for the best views over the Indian Ocean.
VISIT TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE
If you’ve seen any photos of Bali, then the iconic rice fields in Ubud is probably etched in your memory. It’s a popular tourist spot, but still feels very peaceful surrounded by lush greenery. You can offer donations to locals before entering the rice fields, so small change is best rather than large notes.
BOOK A TABLE AT THE AMORA BALI
Dinner with a view. This sky-high restaurant has panoramic vistas over Mount and Lake Batur, with a menu of dishes created from local harvest that focus on quality and authenticity. With all day menus, you can pop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner on the terrace.
GET SOAKED AT TEGENUNGAN WATERFALL
One of Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls is in the Ubud jungle, and has natural springs for bathing in. The water flow is heavy and refreshing, so it makes for a dramatic photo opportunity. This waterfall is popular with locals too, so it’s the perfect way to find out more about its fascinating history.