Romance is a bloom here in Bali, a year-round tropical paradise. Friendly hosts and picturesque scenery keeps Bali at the top of the list for romantic getaways and top of the list when it comes to wedding proposals. Without a doubt, the sky is the limit. We mean that literally. From Helicopter Rides to Hot Air Balloons, profess your love in rose petals for your loved one to see from the sky. If you prefer to stay grounded, then a dramatic entrance to a unique private location is a perfect choice. Even though these options are truly spectacular, they can also take a toll on your wallet. Sometimes, you just want something special as well as budget-friendly. Here are a few of our affordable romantic Bali dinners that are truly spectacular and won’t break the bank.
Romance in the Ayung River Valley
The Ayung River Valley is enchanting, to say the least. Starting near Mount Batur, the river runs for 68 km south through Ubud then on to Sanur when it opens into the ocean. Ayung river is home to the famed white water rafting tours as well as jungle treks where visitors can find hidden temples and get up close and personal with nature. One of the most famed areas of the Ayung River Valley is in Ubud.
Ubud- Romance in Nature
Ubud, the spiritual and cultural hub of Bali, is the center of activity for the Ayung River Valley. In addition to white water rafting and nature treks through the rice fields and jungles, Ubud City Center is alive and well with art markets and cafes. After your journey through the monkey forest, stroll around and visit the boutiques that line the streets. As the sun is ready to retire for the evening, its time to go on that romantic evening dinner. Here are a few that are priced just right.
The location of your Tipi Tent romantic dinner is, without a doubt, spectacular. Surrounded by the lush green manicured gardens and open skies above, it’s a perfect evening in the making. Candlelights guide your path to your table, where a 3-course meal is waiting to be served. Start with the sunset and the sky opening up to beautiful red and orange hues. As soon as night falls, everything seems to disappear, including the server, which only appears to serve the next course. The sounds of nature will serenade the evening as you and your loved one spend a romantic evening under the stars together.
It must be said, we love the rice fields of Bali. The soft sway of the rice panicles in the wind and the creative decorations to scare away the birds. As well, it’s mesmerizing to watch the laid back way in which the hard-working farmers tend the fields. You feel as if you are floating as you walk the small paths in between the fields to your private bale where your 4-course dining experience is waiting. Start with a signature cocktail and watch the sun go down. Then, as you are ready for the next course, use the kulkul to call your friendly server. Watch the skies, enjoy the gourmet meal, and fall in love with the view. At the end of the evening, take part in lighting a lantern to send to the sky with the wishes of eternal love.
Romance on the Beach
Bali is famous for its beaches on the Southern Coast. With the original tourist hotspot of Sanur to the more laid back areas of Canggu, every couple can find the right place for a romantic dinner. Undeniably, many of the romantic dinners carry a heavy price tag. However, we have found a few that will not only give you the romantic evening you were searching for, but it will also make your wallet happy as well.
Romantic Bali Dinners in Canggu
With proximity to the beach, Canggu is an excellent location for a romantic dinner. A beach sunset provides a perfect backdrop to set the mood for romance. Take your seat in one of the many locations set aside for a private table setting and begin with this romantic candlelight dinner. 4-course dinner, including a choice in butterfish or roast duck for the entree, is waiting for you.
When we say farm to table, we mean it. Ona sources vegetables from their farm behind the restaurant bringing you the freshest of flavors. This open-air eatery provides a lively atmosphere, crafted cocktails, and an incredible menu that also has a nice selection of gluten-free and vegan dishes. The good vibe exclusive dinner package offers three choices including a pescatarian, meat lovers, and vegetarian selection. As the sun goes down, the vibe of Ona turns to a laid back lounge atmosphere that makes it perfect for dancing the night away.
Romantic Bali Dinners in Sanur
Although other areas like Canggu and Seminyak are the hot spots to see and be seen, Sanur still holds the Balinese charm that keeps you coming back. Golden Sand Beaches lined with fishing boats provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner in a beachside cabana. The Fairmont Hotel Sanur brings is enchanting with landscaped yards and Balinese Architecture throughout the grounds. A 6-course dining adventure begins when you arrive at your secluded cabana and finishes with a chocolate sphere for dessert.
Romantic Bali Dinners in Umalas
Umalas, the quiet district nestled between Seminyak and Canggu, is Bali’s little secret. Dotted with beautiful villas with a patchwork of rice fields and small cafes, this area is quaint and serene. Perfect for a candlelight romantic dinner. The chef prepares a bespoke tasting menu that matches the light and airy feeling of your surroundings.
The stage is set for a romantic evening for you. Surrounded by flower petals below and candlelights and torches above, your enchanted evening begins. The baroque styling of your private table for two creates a whimsical atmosphere for your 4-course dinner, including the chef’s surprise dish. Enjoy this truly romantic dinner as the stars begin to make their appearance for their nightly show.
Romantic Dinners in Seminyak
In all fairness, we are departing from the traditional romantic table settings and times to bring you a floating dining option at Cabina, but you will be happy we did. This quirky and fun restaurant brings the things we love about Bali to one location: easy and laid back, a reprieve from the heat, fun and lively atmosphere, and yes, floating tables so you can stay relaxed and chill in the pool. As the sun sets, a disco feel takes over and lets you carry on into the night.
Romantic Dinners in Jimbaran
They say the way to the heart is through the stomach. If so, then the Chef tasting menu at Cuca will have you falling in love over and over again. A thoughtful culinary journey of tapas and sharing plates walk you through the soul of Cuca. The combination of colors, textures, and tastes of this comfort food make it one of South East Asia’s top restaurants year after year. With dining options inside or in the garden, you have the perfect setting for a perfectly romantic evening.
Romantic Dinners in Kuta
Escape from the crowds to this Indonesian infused decor hideaway along the beach in Kuta. This romantic dinner under a pergola will delight you not only with the 5-course gourmet menu, but the view as well. The 5:30 dinner start gives you plenty of time to settle in for the beautiful sunset and sip on a nice glass of wine. Traditional Balinese touches and perfectly placed lighting adds to the ambiance of the evening. Whether this is the first stop on your night out in Kuta or the main event, you can rest assured it will be a night to remember.
Romantic Bali Dinners in North Bali
Whether it is your first time to Bali or you consider yourself to be a frequent traveler, you will, at some point, make your way to North Bali. This beautiful untouched area that thrives on agriculture, including coffee and clove plantations. Hidden waterfalls and the opportunity to see the dolphins swimming alongside your boat are just a few of the highlights that bring tourists here. What you may not know is that you can also find a few affordable and memorable romantic Bali Dinners here as well.
Romantic Bali Dinners in Munduk
Come for the waterfalls. Munduk is tucked in the mountains of North Bali. Trekking is popular and makes for a great day trip or overnight stay. Temperatures are much cooler up north, and you can get in touch with nature everywhere you go. While in the area, we highly recommend this romantic one of a kind surprise dinner.
Make your way to the lotus pond where your private covered setting awaits. The chef prepares a 3-course surprise menu as local villagers perform a beautiful Balinese dance while you dine.
Romantic Bali Dinners on Menjangan Island
Touring out of the popular areas of South Bali and Ubud does not need to leave you high and dry on your search for a romantic evening. After swimming with the fishes along the coral reefs that surround Menjangan Island, treat yourself to a beautiful evening overlooking the ocean or head into a secret courtyard for a romantic evening. Choose from a Western or Asian style menu or take one of each. Watch the beautiful sunset.
Love is in the air in Bali, and here at eOasia, we take romance very seriously. We are always on the lookout for great places to celebrate your love. Keeping checking back with us for more romantic adventures as we find them. Feel free to send us a note at support@eOasia.com and let us know what you are looking for. In the meantime, we wish you extraOrdinary travels.
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