t’s true that Indonesia comprises more than 17,000 islands, most of which look like paradise on earth, but there’s no denying that Bali is still on the top of travellers’ go-to lists. Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali has that enigmatic, undeniable charm that you can’t find anywhere else in the country.
The island is home to majestic natural wonders, unique and colourful cultures and the warmest people anyone will ever meet. In addition to the wholesome qualities, Bali also has the most prominent dining venues, happening hangouts and great parties. All in all, Bali has on offer anything you could possibly need for a getaway, especially romantic ones.
When looking for a serene escapade, lovebirds often look to Ubud, a region in Bali laden with picturesque rice fields and lush greenery, and a charming quaint village feel. Padma Resort Ubud provides luxurious accommodation amidst Ubud’s Puhu village with its expansive resort that is designed to blend in seamlessly with its surroundings. Even with the numerous rooms and suites, the tranquillity at this resort is always paramount.
The resort has everything a loving couple could ever need for a romantic journey, so fret not. The resort’s The Puhu restaurant and lounge is an ideal vantage point to enjoy the flourishing valleys, and it serves refined world-class cuisine in addition to authentic Indonesian flavours. The Spa is a charming and chic cave-like spot that offers rejuvenating treatments including those created for couples. Padma Resort Ubud also has a romantic package that’s hard to resist including lavish accommodation, romantic dinner, Balinese massage and more alluring perks.
For more seclusion, the new Samsara Ubud is already a favourite among couples. With 17 spacious private villas to choose from, the resort is designed by Indonesia’s respected architect Popo Danes and built in a multi-level and layered design – homage to Bali’s rice terraces. All the villas and the private infinity pools are graced with views of the surrounding tropical jungle. Each villa is equipped with a heated infinity pool, an expansive outdoor area to unwind, a bathroom comprising luxurious Macassar marble, double vanities, deep soaking bathtub and separate indoor and outdoor showers. With contemporary Balinese decor and impeccable service, Samsara Ubud really is a retreat for romance, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Enhance your honeymoon by going on culinary adventures with your significant other by taking up the unique dining offers from the exquisite resort Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. The resort’s flagship restaurant Kubu is already a dreamy setting for a romantic dinner. The restaurant’s iconic bamboo structure and cocoons, set along the idyllic Ayung River, is a sight to behold. Add to that the respected Executive Chef Maurizio Bombini at the helm, you and your palate won’t be disappointed.
Furthermore, the resort has a bespoke dining programme that shouldn’t be missed: Dining Beyond. The menu is designed based on your preferences and likes, and the dining location is all up to you. Whether you want to be in the comfort of the villa, or have your meal by the river, rice terrace, or even breathtaking destinations like Mount Batur, all you have to do is ask.
The Restaurant at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali also boasts the enchanting natural surroundings of the resort’s own paddy fields. The Restaurant’s dining offers include authentic Indonesian rijsttafel, the kecak dance and dinner and a barbeque under the stars, but the most alluring one is the Rice Paddy Romance package. The package includes a five-course dinner menu that you can tailor to your liking, and the best of all, the dinner will take place on an intimate platform amidst the rice paddies, adorned with candle lights and Balinese umbrellas.