There are few places on Earth with as many intimate, private, and wildly romantic dining locations as the island of Bali. Known for the artistry in all they do, the Balinese have created visually beautiful nooks all across the island that are ideal for couples. Many are private cabanas by the sea or elevated platforms overlooking the jungle made of intricately carved wood abundant in soft cushions, and of course, always lit by candles. We all differ in our unique ways to express and show love. Which kind of lover are you and where will you take your heart’s desire for a special evening out together?
1. The Extravagant and Eclectic One
If you like class and decadence, this one is for you! The Extravaganza romantic dinner in Jimbaran is perfectly positioned for a stunning sunset over a 7 course meal, during which you will be serenaded by a uniquely Balinese performance. Lit by dozens of candles and decorated with Balinese umbrellas and flowers, in a private dining space overlooking the sea, you shall delight in dishes such as Smoked Salmon Tartare with Cucumber Dill Salad and Sevruga Caviar and Coconut White Chocolate Crème Brulee Napoleon with Caramelized Banana, Green Tea Crème Anglaise and Tamarillo Sauce. Poetic in its description, the food is fabulous, but it is the little touches, such as your host greeting you will a garland of flowers and a single red rose that make this experience a memorable affair for lovers.
2. The Sensual Foodie
Food can be a strong aphrodisiac and what better way to get your amorous feelings flowing than by sharing vibrantly rich flavors together, flavors so tasty you might even find yourselves feeding one another tenderly! A Balinese Rijsttafel is the Indonesian style of sharing food intimately with family and friends. In a quaint “birdcage” of bamboo, nestle up to your loved one in a cloud of pillows. Beside the cabana pool, your host will serve you a fantastic array of characteristically Indonesian dishes from curries, salads, soups, and grilled, locally caught fish wrapped in banana leaf. The best part is that you will receive a souvenir of your hand-written menu on lontar (a type of wood traditionally used for palm leaf manuscripts) which has been made in Tenganan village of Karangasem, East Bali, as part of the resort’s community outreach program.
3. The Sentimental Sweetheart
If you are a madly devoted lover and enjoy the elements of nature, Cave Dining in Nusa Dua is for you! Caves evoke nurturing, safety, and beginnings. Recall how you first fell in love in the intimacy of a natural candlelit cave on a secluded beach in Bali’s Southern peninsula. Dishes, aptly named “Sweet Love Symphony” or “Truly, Madly, Deeply”, for example, are served by your own private butler. You may choose to reach this special location either by walking down 120 steps to the sea, hand in hand, or by riding in style in a vintage Toyota Landcruiser. Surprise your lover with one of the most intimate and unique dining occasions imaginable.
4. The Nature Lover
Ubud is a charming village, surrounded by verdantly green rice paddies and lush jungle. The Bird’s Nest Romantic Dinner overlooks the Agung river and is a cosy nook nestled beneath a canopy of stars. As the river gently murmers beneath you, enjoy a five course meal including dishes such as divine lobster, vegetable risotto, and creamy portobello mushroom soup. Private, tranquil, and intimate the bird’s nest venue is one of the most romantic restaurants in Bali.
5. The Infinitely Passionate One
The Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa is named for the exotic butterflies that flutter about, and this romantic experience is sure to generate butterflies within as well! In this Twilight, secluded dining experience on a unique floating platform over an infinity pool and surrounded by flower petals is about as romantic as it gets. Dishes include Salmon and Sea Scalllop Carpaccio with lemon and olive oil dressing or Potatoes fondant, and BBQ Veggie burnt rosemary and Mint Agar Tiramisu, amongst others. Both the meal and the setting are absolutely exquisite!
Of course the flame of love begins within, however, the sensual settings offered in Bali nurture an existing intimacy with perfumed flowers, seclusion, breathtaking views, and a unique personal touch that can only add flames to the fire of passion! Choose your unique style and surprise your loved one with an unforgettable evening in one of Bali’s most romantic restaurants, it is sure to be an evening never to be forgotten!