Bali is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. A tropical paradise filled with colour and excitement, it’s also one of the most romantic places to visit with a loved one, with so many exciting activities to bring you closer together. From food to flower baths, sunsets to spas, there are so many things to enjoy with that special someone in your life in Bali.
Here are four of our favourite things to do on the island of love:
1. Attend a wedding
Traditional Balinese weddings are an important part of the culture in Bali. They signify the melding of the spiritual and material worlds and induct the bride and groom into their village community.
As with many weddings in southeast Asia, Balinese ceremonies are filled with colour, ritual and dazzling outfits. If you are lucky enough to be given the opportunity to attend a Balinese wedding, take it. It will remind you of the strong bonds you hold with your own loved one, as well as giving you a real glimpse into the unique culture of this Indonesian paradise.
2. Cookery school
The way to the heart is through the stomach, and what better way to get there than learning to cook some sumptuous Balinese delights? Cooking together is fun and promotes cooperation, plus it’s a skill you can take home with you and show off to your friends. Enjoy perusing fresh ingredients in the local markets, then discover how to craft dishes such as black rice pudding and rice flour dumplings. Wash it all down with cocktails made with cashew nut wine. Dinner parties will never be the same again!
3. A couple’s massage
There are plenty of top spa hotels in Bali, many offering professional pampering not just for you, but for your other half as well. Look out for special offers for couples, especially around Valentine’s Day. Some spas offer treatments with chocolate exfoliation, as well as deep tissue massage to let you both fully relax and let go of your troubles.
Or maybe you'd like to indulge in a champagne-inspired treatment, where your bodies are draped in bubbles, before your skin is treated to a full cleanse and tone. Flower baths, wine and hot stones all feature in the couple’s treatments at Bali spa hotels, so all you have to decide is which one (or more) sounds the most relaxing.
4. Sunset meals in Jimbaran
Jimbaran in the south of Bali is renowned for beautiful sunsets and exquisite restaurants. Combine the two and take your partner for a meal they’ll never forget. Hold hands while the sun dips into the glowing ocean, and indulge in some of the freshest grilled seafood, tastiest wines, and other Balinese delicacies. Perfect for blissful honeymooners, many Jimbaran restaurants have put their tables right out on the beach so you can wriggle your toes in the warm sand while you enjoy your food.