IT’S no secret that Bali is home to some of the most luxurious resorts in Asia, most of which have drawn in their fair share of couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Honeymoon packages abound in The Island of the Gods, but because of a wide-ranging market that sees each resort offering something a little bit different from the next property, couples have the luxury of picking and choosing based on their preferences.
Whether you and your partner gravitate towards lush rainforests, ancient temples, or stretches of white sand, we have you sorted.
Set across 16-hectares of land on a quiet, beachside peninsula, this glamping retreat is entirely eco-friendly, and makes full use of northern Bali’s stunning diving sites. Though the region is known as popular holiday destination, rest assured you and your partner can relax and unwind way off the regular beaten track.
Inside the resort, the glamping African safari double-skinned canvas tents offer all the comforts of a modern home while in the thick of nature. Couples can choose between beach camp tents and one and two-room cliff tent villas. The villa options are great if celebrating an anniversary or honeymoon as they come with private alfresco decks and pools.
Each room is decked out in earthy tones, merbau hardwood floors, rattan-panelled wardrobes, goatskin rugs, driftwood and seagrass lamps, a mini bar encased in a packing trunk, and a TV with international channels. Villas have the added perk of a terrazzo soaking tub complete with a picnic hamper filled with luxury bathroom amenities.
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One of the best resorts in Nusa Dua for a bit of romance is INAYA Putri Bali, a sprawling property overlooking the Indian Ocean, and inspired by the ways of Balinese culture. The hotel’s architecture takes from the beauty of the Penglipuran Village, a traditional village woven with rich history and mythology that date back to a time before Hinduism was widely adopted in Bali.
The theme is apparent in the accommodation levels and local artistry within the property; for instance, Balinese goddesses such as Rukmini (the goddess of beauty and grace), Sri Lakshmi (the goddess of prosperity), and Saraswati (goddess of knowledge, art, spirituality, and music) are used as inspiration.
If you want to go all out to impress your partner, opt for the One Bedroom Suite Ocean View where your private balcony opens to vast views of the sea. If you’re a guest in this room, you will also enjoy personalized butler service and Club benefits including in-room breakfast, daily afternoon tea, and evening cocktails.
Continue to spoil yourselves with a few hours at Gaya INAYA Spa, or simply request for one of the well-trained masseuses for a session in the comfort of your room. The Gaya Ngipi Sutra Mecahya are a series of treatments that will help you achieve “ultimate restfulness”, while the Balinese Wellness Treatment uses high-pressured thumbs and long stokes to release muscle tension. Read the full profile…
In the culturally charged village of Ubud lies Alaya Resort, a secluded sanctuary built with sensitivity towards the surrounding environment. One of the best things about the resort is the view of sprawling rice fields which moves from shades of green to gold as the seasons pass throughout the year.
The Alaya Suite Rooms are spacious, and lend themselves to well-designed areas to sleep and unwind. Features include bathtubs, turn-down service, LCD TVs with international channels, laundry service, mini bar, a safety deposit box, and coffee- and tea-making facilities.
However, you may find yourself out of the room most of the time with so many experiences to partake in the vicinity. If you’re not being serenaded by an ensemble of guitar and flute players at the in-house Petani Restaurant, you may find yourself shopping in nearby local markets, joining in on an elephant safari tour, indulging in a yoga session at the outdoor pavilion, or basking by the pool with a book.
You should also book a session at one of the six treatment rooms at Dala Spa, all which are enveloped by tranquil gardens and scored by the calming trickle of the river. Here, upscale spa treatments are paired with traditional health and beauty practices, as well as indigenous ingredients.
*Some of the properties featured in this article are commercial partners of Travel Wire Asia.