Certain places like Bali seem custom-made for great proposals, thanks to the island’s wealth of naturally romantic settings. So many locations on the island are blessed with breathtaking views and areas, and often couples can be assured of having these places entirely to themselves. This makes the weightiest challenge of how and where to ‘pop the question’. Well, if you’re looking for where to propose in Bali, have a look at this list of romantic spots. Choose carefully, and good luck!

AMIDST TRANQUIL NATURE

Amidst tranquil nature

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa is favoured by couples for its luxurious facilities in a special piece of untouched Bali, where they can experience peace and tranquility in beautiful, natural surroundings. The resort allows privacy for couples, ensuring an evening of quiet seclusion and seduction on an upper pool deck above the river valley and under the open sky. This gives the ultimate chance for you to ask that most important question in your life. Getting a “Yes” as the answer should be easy here. You can complete the seduction with “Romance at Maya” that includes a private candlelit dinner at the resort’s Maya Sari Restaurant.

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
Jalan Gunung Sari, Peliatan, Ubud
+62 361 977 888
www.mayaresorts.com

ON A PRIVATE JETTY

Ayana Resort and Spa

For another romantic proposal that she’ll never forget, there’s a stunning private jetty at Ayana Resort & Spa. Entry to this magical location starts with a descent to sea level and a path that leads to a wooden jetty stretching 30 meters out over the water. At the end of the pier, a beautifully set up table awaits with soft music from bamboo xylophones to accompany the sound of the ocean, making for a perfectly romantic scene. Once voted as the “Most Romantic Dining Venue in Bali”, here you can also lure her with an equally beautifully presented five-course lobster dinner with marvellous dessert prior to popping the question.

Ayana Resort & Spa
Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
+62 361 70 2222
www.ayanaresort.com

FLY TO THAT PERFECT SPOT

Bali Adventure Sky Tours

Now this is a way to propose and add a touch of magic that leads to your big day: A proposal in the air, flying over your message on the ground. The Helicopter Engagement Tour by Bali Adventure Sky Tours can help you create a lifetime memory – something that will be very hard for her to forget. You can fly to your chosen beach or grass areas where the “Will You Marry Me” message will be laid out. Upon landing, there will be champagne waiting for you. Alternatively, you can land on a mountain top, a secluded lake or stream to pop the question. In case she has acrophobia, you can still be on the ground while the helicopter hovering overhead parades a big banner with your message written on it.

Bali Adventure Sky Tours
Jalan By Pass, Pesanggaran, Denpasar
+62 361 721 480
www.baliadventuretours.com

TEMPLE OF HOLY WATER

Temple of holy Water

Illuminated by the gentle glow of oil lamps, your romantic goals can be easily achieved. After enjoying your lovely romantic dinner that ends with a mind-blowing dessert at Hanging Gardens of Bali, you’ll be taken on a magical walk through the rainforest to the nearby holy water temple, where a priest will perform a purification ritual. Once you’ve popped the question, and assuming you get a “yes” as the answer, you and your loved one can enjoy a foot massage at the resort’s riverside bamboo deck.

Hanging Gardens of Bali
Desa Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar
+62 361 982 700
www.hanginggardensofbali.com

ANCIENT, CANDLELIT LOVE

Valentines Dinner Tugu Bali

Candlelit Picnic at Tugu

On the southwest coast of Bali, on a long silky stretch of sand facing the Indian Ocean, Hotel Tugu Bali, standing silent against the warm glow of the setting sun, is a poet’s dream comes true. As the sunset goes down behind the Indian Ocean, enter another world of Tugu, a dreamlike atmosphere filled with candlelight and magical sounds. For a romantic evening with your lover, bring romance to another height – Tugu style. Book your 18th century antique bed on a private beach, illuminated by oil lanterns and a red dusky Canggu sky, where you will be tucked in for a little private gourmet picnic under the moonlight – that ends with two blindfolds accompanying your to-die-for desserts

Hotel Tugu Lombok
Jalan Raya Panti Batu Bolong, Canggu
www.tuguhotels.com
+62 361 473 1701

UNDER THE TREE OF LOVE

Valentines Dinner Awarta Nusa Dua Luxury Villas & Spa

Under the trees of love, at Awarta

In Nusa Dua, step into a romantic night in Bali by enjoying a unforgettable dinner where alluring music, tropical garden and a personal waiter is at the ready just for the both of you at Awarta Nusa Dua Luxury Villas & Spa. For the iconic al fresco dining experience, dinner under the married frangipani tree arch is a favourite amongst diners. To make things more special, Awarta also offers a private performance of the charming ‘Oleg Tambulilingan’ dance, also known as the dance of love. It is a love story told through simple smooth swaying movements which mimic the mating dance of two bumblebees that are attracted to each other as they collect sweet nectar in a garden. 

Awarta Luxury Villas & Spa
ITDC, Nusa Dua
www.awartaresorts.com

+62 361 773 300

A PRIVATE PICNIC BY THE BEACH

Valentines Dinner Ayodya Resort Bali

Amazing beach set up at Ayodya’s Mengiat Beach

On Mengiat Beach, home of Ayodya Resort Bali, an intimate dinner for two on the beach promises to take your romance to a whole new level. As the sun sets, the beach transforms into a romantic atmosphere that will elevate you and your significant other to the mood of love. 

Ayodya Resort Bali
BTDC, Nusa Dua
www.ayodyaresortbali.com
+62 361 771102

A THOUSAND CANDLES

Valentines Dinner Alaya Ubud

One-on-one in Ubud

A holiday to an exotic destination is always the perfect opportunity for couples to celebrate the spirit of love. At Alaya Ubud, a romantic dining experience is set up in the privacy of their Bale Lounge, where couples are treated to an evening of romance to reconnect on a personal level over a delicious five-course menu and a bottle of sparkling wine, enhanced by a thousand flickering candles, tropical flowers and soft music. Alternatively, you can book a romantic table for two at the resort’s celebrated restaurant, Manisan.

Alaya Resort Ubud
Jalan Hanoman, Ubud
www.alayahotels.com
+62 361 97 22 00

ATOP THE CLIFFS OF ULUWATU

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Perched above ‘Impossible Beach’, the gorgeous cliffside destination Anantara Uluwatu has created ‘Dining by Design’. As the name suggests, you are able create your own special, romantic culinary journey to fit the needs and wants of you and your loved one. You have 2 spectacular venues to choose from: the pool island, an intimate spot under the trees surrounded by candles and hanging lights; and the view point, a balcony that extends out over the grounds for perfect privacy. Each venue is as special as the other, but whichever you choose you’ll still be granted the sounds and sights of the waves below, and a ceiling of the famously starry Uluwatu night-sky above. [Read the full review].

Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort and Spas
Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu
+62 361 895 7555
www.bali-uluwatu.anantara.com

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