Valentine’s Day in Bali – Things To Do

What could be more romantic than celebrating Valentine’s Day in Bali? With its idyllic beauty and colourful culture, Bali offers the perfect setting to celebrate a day of love. The island is known for its fabulous beaches and island escapes, cultural festivals, ancient temples, and otherworldly landscapes. 

Bali provides an enormous range of experiences for couples to share on Valentine’s Day that are far from the ordinary. Do you seek out adventure? Do you simply want to relax? Maybe you’re more interested in being enveloped in the rich culture? Whatever your interest, Bali has variety for you both. Here are some ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day in Bali.

Couples Spa Treatments

Bali is famous for its world-class spas and wellness retreats, so don’t miss incorporating a couples treatment into your Valentine’s day plan. Treat yourselves to a truly luxurious couples spa treatment. Invite romance with therapies like traditional Balinese massages, body scrubs, aromatic soak in large stone baths and a range of other holistic therapies amidst lush natural surroundings. 

Romantic Dining

If you and your loved one enjoy the finer things in life, don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in one of the incredible fine dining restaurants on offer in Bali. Treat yourselves with premium caviar and champagne at restaurants like Apéritif Restaurant, one of the top fine dining venues in Bali offering special Valentine’s Day Dinner and lunch degustation menus. You can see their menu here.

If the beach is calling, take your partner to Bali’s numerous beachside restaurants for a valentine’s day rendezvous by the ocean. We recommend Jimbaren for the most romantic beach dining. You can get fresh seafood like red snapper, prawns and lobster cooked just for you and your loved one. Plus, for a small fee, there are usually musicians ready to serenade your table while you enjoy your mouth watering feast. 

Romantic Helicopter Ride

Create unforgettable memories by soaring above Bali’s stunning landscapes with your loved one on a romantic helicopter ride. Get a bird’s-eye view of Bali’s natural beauty, including the emerald rice terraces, panoramic coasts, and, of course, the beautiful Bali jungle. We personally love the helicopter tour from Air Bali which offers some incredible tour options. Finished your tour? At Viceroy Bali resort, there is even a helipad, so you can finish your ride conveniently at your accommodation for the night.

Private Villa Experience

When you are done spoiling each other throughout the day, you can retreat to your very own private villa and relish in intimate couple time. Many Luxury Villas offer personalised romantic services like floating breakfasts, flower petal bed and bath decoration, private dining experiences with candles and more. Luxury resorts like Viceroy Bali offer a complete Bali Valentine’s Package complete with private villas with your own infinity pools, romantic dining and more. These Valentine’s day packages can be the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway.

A Romantic Rice Field Picnic

Get away from the crowds and picnic in the picturesque rice fields of Bali. Pack a gourmet basket at one of the many rice fields in Ubud like Tegalalang Rice Terrace or Tirtha Uluwatu, a picnic blanket in tow, and find your perfect secluded spot overlooking Bali’s famous rice terraces. Find your perfect spot and enjoy a Valentine’s picnic surrounded by nothing but nature on this true Bali picnic experience.

Gitgit Waterfall

What is more romantic on Valentine’s Day than visiting a secluded waterfall together? One of those hidden attractions is the majestic Gitgit Waterfall. After a drive through the mountains, you’re rewarded with a cool, cascading wall of water over thirty meters high. Don’t forget to take your bathing suit, as you can swim at the base of the falls. Another impressive waterfall is the Tegenungan Waterfall. Prepare yourself for a walk down, as well as a million steps. But it’s worth the effort and is a great spot to cool down after sweating.

A Stunning Sunset Cruise

Another perfect way to end your Valentine’s day in Bali would be to take a sunset cruise along Bali’s coastlines. For all you love birds, this is a must, and many tour operators will allow you to hire a private boat for this. You can even find cruises that offer a range of romantic activities, such as having an on-board massage with live music playing in the background. 

Romantic Balinese Cooking Class

Indulge in a romantic Balinese cooking class as you learn the art of traditional Balinese Cuisine. Many of the cooking schools in Bali offer hands-on cooking classes where you can learn to prepare traditional Balinese dishes with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, a perfect activity for two on Valentine’s day. You can both then enjoy your efforts together as you sit down to enjoy your meal together surrounded by the stunning sights and sounds of Bali – sun, sand and sea.

Adventure Activities

If you are both more on the adventurous side and want to make a lasting memory together, Bali has many exhilarating activities that adventurous couples can do together. From snorkelling and peaking at the vibrant coral reefs found underneath to trekking up to Mount Batur just to look down and see sunrise, Bali has many different landscapes that can be explored as a couple and ensure an extra special day.

Explore Ubud’s Cultural Attractions

If you and your significant other are interested in delving into Bali’s rich cultural heritage, you must do so with a trip to Ubud. Here you can explore the vibrant markets, ancient shrines and temples and the luscious rice terraces that make Ubud oh-so charming. Take the chance to meet the playful macaques (also known as Balinese long-tailed monkeys) that the Ubud Monkey Forest keeps safe amidst its cool eco-forest.

Horseback Riding

If you and your partner delight in the romance and beauty of horseback riding, Bali is the place to be. Step away from the bustling tourist crowds to beaches like Keramas, where many offer guided horse rides, including along the beach. There’s nothing quite like trotting along the shoreline, the wind blowing through your hair as you take in the stunning seaside vistas. Our tip is to enjoy a beer or cocktail together at Komune beach club afterwards.

Watch the Sun Set During a Yoga Session 

End your Valentine’s evening by relaxing with your spouse in a yoga session while the sunsets over one of Bali, Indonesia’s picture-perfect landscapes. Bali is filled with yoga studios and resorts which offer outdoor yoga classes that will give you the opportunity to join your partner in the art of the poses held in tranquillity.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

What is more exciting than a ride in a hot air balloon? Take a trip above Bali in a hot air balloon, and you will never forget the experience. Glide high above the ground looking out panoramic views of the mountains, rice fields, and even little villages. It will be a memory you will always remember.

Surf’s Up, Couples Style

Whether you are both already avid surfers or it is something you want to try, make a lasting memory together by riding the legendary waves of Bali with a couples surfing lesson. Beginner or advanced, Bali’s surf schools provide experienced instructors who custom tailor your lesson to your skill level, ensuring that your adventure is one to remember.

Romantic Bike Tour of Ubud

One of our most loved Valentine’s day experiences is pedalling through the charming streets and verdant countryside of Ubud with a romantic bike tour of the area. You and your partner can cycle past the beautiful countryside, quaint villages, and the green fields of the town and take a moment to view the cultural artefacts around the area. Our tip is to avoid the busy town area and start your cycle in the Tegalalang area where it is peaceful and the views are breathtaking. Your hotel or resort can help book a tour or rent you bikes for the day.

Amanda Syrowatka

Director of Viceroy Bali, Amanda has worked the last decade in the hospitality industry. Amanda loves all things Bali and specializes in luxury accommodation and experiences.

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