Bali has some truly spectacular romantic dining options in some stunning locations. I know this because I did a ton of research before arranging my own private dining experience for my proposal to Angie (read: Romantic Bali proposal – How I asked Angie to marry me).
With so many options picking the right place was a really tough decision. So whether you’re after a place to propose, or just somewhere to have a nice dinner or celebration with your loved one, hopefully this post will give you a good place to start.
Just so you know, we’re not affiliated with any of these venues and the dining options listed are in alphabetical order.
Prices and information are correct as at 1/2/16, but please refer to the official websites for any updates.
For the most romantic Bali dining destination, there is nothing like the breathtaking setting of Ayana’s private jetty and their Pesta Lobster Dinner. Voted the Most Romantic Dining Venue in Bali, entry to this magical location starts with a descent to sea level past the cliff face. A path leads to a wooden jetty stretching 30 meters out to sea, for a true Bali romantic getaway. At the end of the pier, your table awaits.
Soft music from bamboo xylophones accompanies the sound of the ocean as the beautifully presented 4-course dinner including three delectable lobster dishes and the most marvellous dessert imaginable is served for your pleasure.
Rp. 2,500,000/pp + 21% tax and service.
If that’s a little out of your budget, the Ayana offer 4 other romantic dining options including the Candle Light Romantic Dinner which is served in a luxurious villa aglow with dozens of candles and surrounded by flower petals. You will be welcomed with flower garlands, presented with a single red rose, and treated to an exquisite 4-course menu. Duo Acoustic will provide live entertainment.
Rp. 1,850,000/pp + 21% tax and service.
This Bali romantic dining experience can also be arranged at several other intimate venues around their luxury resort, such as a private garden pavilion or the cliff-edge gazebo in their presidential three-bedroom Bali luxury villa.
At Anantara you can decide between an extensive selection of locations to create the perfect romantic Bali dinner, perhaps on the beach with soft sand between your toes or on a secluded private platform with a lofted shoreline view.
They have Thai and international menus to choose from, as well as a resident Wine Guru to help you select the perfect vintage to accompany your meal.
Priced at Rp. 950,000/pp + 21% tax and service.
Four Seasons, Jimbaran
For a magically romantic evening, dine under a blanket of stars with a glow of flickering candlelight in one of the Four Season’s secluded foreshore gazebos. The table is laid with exotic flowers and your own personal butler serves a decadent 4-course menu, ensuring the most indulgent dining experience.
Three set menus (Indonesian/seafood) to choose from.
Priced from Rp. 1,500,000 – 2,500,000/pp + 21% tax and service.
InterContinental Bali Resort provides outdoor dining venues that offer the ultimate in romantic dining and private interludes – two tented pavilions, canopied in white cotton and discreetly located on beachfront lawns that overlook Jimbaran Bay.
After sunset, these tented pavilions for two emerge as romantic dining retreats under a tropical night sky filled with stars, illuminated by flickering candles and the glow of the moon.
Set menus have been specially created for this intimate beachside rendezvous; each course served throughout the evening by a personal butler, personal chef and private entertainment discreetly present while tending to all needs.
Priced from Rp.3,800,000 – 5,800,000/couple + 21% tax and service.
Kupu Kupu Barong, Ubud
Share a romantic evening with a loved one on a unique floating dining setting under a canopy of stars – Twilight Dinner at the lobby pond. Against a natural backdrop of timeless woodland greenery and the enchanting Ayung River Valley, this private niche will be enveloped by flickering candles and scattering of perfumed flower blossoms.
A 5-course gourmet menu will be discreetly served throughout the duration of this unforgettable evening.
US $85/pp + 21% tax and service.
Alternatively, you can enjoy a romantic dinner at the Birdnest – a unique natural setting where you feel like butterflies flying over the Ayung River Valley.
US $80/pp + 21% tax and service.
Set in a breathtaking Balinese natural landscape along the Ayung river, the Samaya offer a 100 Candle Dinner complete with (obviously) 100 candles and an abundance of flower petals to set the mood for romance. You and your loved one will be provided with your own server for the evening, there to cater to your every whim. They only offer one table per night so book well in advance.
The food is a 6-course degustation menu, with the choice to combine it with matching wines.
Rp. 3,100,000/couple + 21% tax and service.
The Samaya also offer a Romantic Candle Lit Dinner either poolside at your villa, or if you’re not staying there, at their Swept Away Restaurant by the river.
St Regis, Nusa Dua
A romantic dinner at the Cloud Nine Crystal Chapel is a unique opportunity enjoyed by the privileged few. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a customized bouquet of flowers by their Romantic Service Butler. Savour light canapés and a Cosmopolitan Cocktail at the Cloud Nine Terrace, offering an interrupted view of the expansive ocean. Enjoy the night with your own private pianist.
Delight in sheer indulgence as a 7-course dinner is expertly served in an exceptional setting, complemented by the dining room’s sparkling Swarovski crystal chandeliers.
US $550/couple (net)
US $750/couple (net) with wine pairing
What do you think makes the perfect romantic dining experience? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!