Bali, Indonesia’s “Island of the Gods”, is a powerful testament to how truly awe-inspiring mother nature can be. Pristine beaches, crystal clear blue waters and a deep spiritual history, magnified through countless Hindu temples that have stood untouched for centuries, present an ideal getaway experience, unlike any other. Having undergone a significant transformation since its early backpacker days, areas such as Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Ubud and Uluwatu are now highly recognised as trendy, upmarket and romantic location, shifting the scene that Bali was once known for and drawing to the island, a different type of crowd altogether.

Amidst the dreamy landscape, the island’s novelty as being a paradise for lovers stems from a list of famous celebrity weddings that have taken place here over the years. Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger, chose to tie the knot to girlfriend Jerry Hall in a traditional Balinese ceremony. Their decision to leave behind the high-end luxuries of America, opting instead for simple white wedding outfits accompanied by a meaningful Hindu blessing, could have only come from the fact that both had earlier described Bali as “the most romantic place on the planet.”

It’s difficult to put a finger as to why Bali is a lover’s paradise. It could be the array of rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes and cliff-side views that form the ideal backdrop for the perfect proposal, wedding venue or honeymoon trip. If you’re looking for a place to treat your better half to a night that’ll make them feel like a million bucks, here are five breathtakingly beautiful and scenic dining spots across the island that present the perfect ambience to renew your love bonds.

Most Romantic Dinners in Bali #1: Pesta Lobster Experience – At Ayana Resort, Jimbaran

Besides being a premium delicacy and a rich source of protein that most people won’t mind spending a fortune over as an occasional treat, lobster’s are known to be opulent aphrodisiacs. Enjoy them while overlooking a view of the famous Jimbaran Bay located on the southwestern coast of Bali. Voted as the most romantic dining venue in Bali, you and your significant other will get to savour a five-course dinner on a private jetty with your own personal chef for the night.

Kick back and relax in your cosy private dining area nestled in a quiet corner of the beach as musicians pamper you with soothing tunes from traditional bamboo xylophones. Your five-course meal comprises of only the freshest seafood available on the island, all cooked and presented by the restaurant’s master chefs. Enjoy Pesta Lobster, Kisik Seafood Platter, iced Tuna Sashimi, Prawn, Oyster and Mussel served with fresh lemon, lime and tabasco.

Feel the love as you watch the bright orange Balinese sunset in the distance and let its glorious beauty bring peace to your hearts. After dining in decadence, end your night with Tout Guanaja Chocolate Mousse, a rich cocoa dessert perfectly designed to provide you with an energy rush that’ll send your hearts racing.

More details about this romantic dinner experience, here.

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Pesta Lobster Experience, in Jimbaran

Most Romantic Dinners in Bali #2: Fall In Love Within Bali’s Cave Wonders – At Samabe Bali Suites

Indulge in a truly magical and unique dining experience down in Nusa Dua. For one night only, escape from the worries of everyday life to a world reserved for only you and your loved one while surrounding yourself with the spiritual energy that mother earth exudes.

Your secret cave hideaway comes with a four-course candlelight dinner along with a luxurious setting of twenty red roses and champagne. Choose to go by foot, or hop onto a private jeep that’ll drop you directly at your destination. Upon arrival, enjoy a warm welcome from your personal butler as he serves up a tantalising dinner comprising of aptly named dishes such as “Truly, Madly, Deeply” and Bouquet of Joy”, that taste wonderful and will definitely set you in the mood for love.

Nothing compares to embracing nature in all its glory than dining in one of these majestic limestone structures that have withstood the test of time. End your night by indulging in some stargazing or a quiet stroll along the beach. This loved-up dining experience is by far the most private one you’ll get to enjoy, before heading back to the hustle and bustle of city life.

More details about this romantic dinner experience, here.

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Cave Dining at Samabe, Nusa Dua

Most Romantic Dinners in Bali #3: Dine In The Heart of Nature, At Kamandalu Resort in Ubud

There is no denial as to why Ubud is considered one of Bali’s most romantic districts. Far removed from Kuta’s party scene, the spiritual hub of the island can be felt among the many temples that surround its villages. Besides being the cultural centre recognised for its local artwork and architectural glory, it is also home to many quaint and cosy restaurants, that provide the perfect escape to help you reflect and regain your strength.

There’s no greater way to fall deeper in love than to enjoy a spectacular dinner beneath the stars with a six-course meal and a traditional blessing. Here in the heart of Ubud, surrounded by valleys, medicinal plants and herbs, the evening sky and the soothing sound of nature, your personal chef will prepare four menus for you to choose from, taking into consideration, your religious and dietary concerns.

The highlight of your night comes right after your meal. You and your partner will be presented with two white doves, destined to be released. This act of love represents everlasting peace and kindness, that in doing so brings good will to your relationship and ensures that it remains nestled in a solid foundation for eternity.

More details about this romantic dinner experience, here.

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Overlooking the valley, at Kamandalu resort, Ubud

Most Romantic Dinners in Bali #4: Revel In Uluwatu’s Sunsets – At Anantara Uluwatu

Known as the surf of Bali, Uluwatu is known for its rocky formations that form the foundation of its many temples and beaches. If you’re looking to indulge here, The Anantara Resort, is the closest thing you’ll come to being in paradise. This luxury escape is brimming with romantic experiences that’ll leave you with unforgettable memories. Wind down for the evening with a clifftop dinner that boast a stunning view of the ocean.

Upon arrival, the resort will organise a warm welcome for you and your loved one with a spectacular walkway decorated with candles leading up to your dinner table. A traditional Balinese umbrella that symbolizes protection is set up above you while you dine. The gourmet menu comes with a selection of only the best cold-cuts, seafood, duck and delectable desserts. One can only imagine the view that awaits you from on top your private cocoon while the sound of the waves provide a gentle and loving calm.

The best takeaway from this experience is not just the hospitality and privacy the resort staff provide, but also the sheer beauty of Uluwatu’s natural glory that will definitely leave a long-standing impression within your hearts and minds.

More details about this romantic dinner experience, here.

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Bali’s most wanted sea-view, Anantara, in Uluwatu

Most Romantic Dinners in Bali #5 – Experience True Peace Among Luscious Greenery – At Ubud Hanging Gardens

Deep within Ubud’s dense forest stands an architectural wonder that holds the key to revealing a world of infinite beauty and tranquility. The Hanging Gardens Hotel is simply spectacular and owns one of the most photogenic and photographed pools in the world.

It is here, right next to its highly acclaimed infinity pool, where you’ll get to dine with your loved one. Attended to by only the best and highly skilled service staff in the whole of Bali, start your experience with a delicious Mango Mimosa Cocktail followed by a gourmet menu designed by a celebrity chef. Get ready to be blown away by the creative food presentations and high quality ingredients that await you with every dish.

Dine within a traditional Balinese tent surrounded by floating Frangipani candles and a dense forest. As you relax, take in the exotic views of an ancient Balinese temple that sits aloof on a cliff. Voted as the number one honeymoon destination and a 2016 nominee for the “Condé Nast Traveler World Luxury Restaurants Awards”, this incredibly unique dining experience will not disappoint.

More details about this romantic dinner experience, here.

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On a floating tent, at Hanging Gardens, Ubud