Best resorts in Bali for couples - Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience

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Whether you're looking for a tranquil romantic escape, the perfect place to celebrate your honeymoon, or the ultimate  luxury experience, our guide covers Bali's best resorts for couples.

Bali is a famous destination for couples and honeymooners from all over the world. Blending natural beauty with luxurious hospitality, Bali's couples resorts are designed to create an unforgettable getaway for two. There is a reason this amazing island is one of the most popular places to go on a honeymoon.  

The best couples resorts in Bali offer a balance of serenity and privacy, with excellent service and top-notch activities for two. From cliff-top villas in Uluwatu to the beachfront resorts in Seminyak, each accommodation in Bali has its own standout features and advantages that elevate a special occasion, anniversary or simple romantic getaway.  

The amenities at a couples resort really do aim to attract partners looking for a getaway.  Whether it’s through private villas with infinity pools overlooking the ocean, spa treatments for two amidst tropical gardens, or candlelit dinners under the stars, these resorts know how to set the stage for an amazing holiday. The bespoke experiences offered, such as private tours, yoga sessions, and cultural immersion activities, ensure that every couple finds their perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and romance. 

In Bali, the resort architecture typically harmonises with the natural environment, offering an integrated experience that allows guests to enjoy quiet jungles, beaches or river views.  Moreover, couple-oriented Bali resorts understand the nuances of crafting an adults-only environment that balances serenity with activity. With amenities such as pools, private dinners by the sea, Bali resorts cater to the diverse desires of couples from around the world. 

Below is a list of the 12 best resorts in Bali for couples. 

  1. Padma Resort Ubud - Best Luxury Couples Resort: Located 30 minutes north of Ubud, Padma Resort Ubud merges luxury with breathtaking views, making it a dream getaway for couples. 
  2. Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso - Best All-Inclusive Resort for Couples: With its extensive all-inclusive packages, Grand Mirage Resort in Nusa Dua provides a comprehensive culinary and entertainment experience that is ideal for two.  
  3. The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa - Best for a Wedding: The Seminyak is a beachfront resort that offers personalised service and excellent spa treatments. It also has a breathtaking wedding chapel, making it the perfect spot to tie the knot. 
  4. Ayana Resort Bali - Best Views: The Ayana is a luxurious hotel on the white stone cliffs of Jimbaran that offers couples the best views of the Indian Ocean in Bali. 
  5. Samanyava - Best Adults-Only Resort: Located in the tranquil Sidemen Valley, Samanyava is an exclusive hotel for adults that champions seclusion and intimacy. 
  6. Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience - Best for a Honeymoon: Kuwarasan, located in Tegallalang Village, provides a secluded and private location ideal for a honeymoon, surrounded by Balinese gardens and rice field vistas. 
  7. Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay - Best Service: Situated on the edge of Jimbaran Bay, the all-villa Four Seasons Resort is renowned for its luxurious Balinese village design and exceptional service. 
  8. W Bali - Seminyak - Best Location: W Bali is a lively beachfront hotel located in the heart of Seminyak. It offers both luxury with cultural immersion in Bali's most upscale town. 
  9. Viceroy Bali - Best Boutique Resort: Viceroy Bali, a family-owned boutique resort just minutes from Ubud, stands out for its authentic Balinese accommodations and the title of #1 Resort in the World. 
  10. The Kayon Ubud Resort - Most Picturesque: Set on the hillsides of Ubud, The Kayon Ubud Resort offers an intimate and picturesque setting, integrating seamlessly with its jungle surroundings. 
  11. The Royal Purnama - Best for Seclusion: Situated on Pantai Purnama, The Royal Purnama is an adult-only resort that offers seclusion and a quiet setting for couples, highlighted by its luxurious service. 
  12. The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa - Best Private Villas: Located on Nusa Dua Beach, The Laguna features seven lagoon pools and luxurious pool-side private villas. It’s one of the most opulent villa resorts for couples in Bali. 

 

1. Padma Resort Ubud - Best Luxury Couples Resort 

Located 30 minutes north of Ubud, Padma Resort is the epitome of couple-oriented luxury in Bali. This renowned resort offers everything a couple could dream of for an opulent getaway. From breathtaking views from each room or suite to a first-rate spa and one of the world's most stunning infinity pools, Padma has it all. Combining top-notch luxury and some of the most awe-inspiring panoramic views in all of Bali, Padma is one of the ​best resorts in Ubud for couples seeking comfort and nature immersion. 

Lounging by Padma's impressive infinity pool is an extremely relaxing experience, with the pool seemingly spilling over into the valley below. Here, couples are treated to refreshing mountain breezes and panoramic views, equipped with luxurious sun loungers and parasols. What’s more, as the sun sets you and your loved one get to enjoy a romantic moment of connection with hand-crafted signature cocktails or a tropical fruit smoothie at the Sunken Pool Bar, or comfort-style cuisine at The Pool Café & Bar. 

Dining at Padma Resort Ubud is an experience in itself, with three exquisite restaurants to choose from.  The best is Puhu Restaurant, located on the top floor with an amazing 180-degree view of the tropical forest and valley below. Puhu serves beautifully crafted dishes from Indonesia, Asia, and the West, complemented by an impressive wine selection.  

Padma Resort Ubud offers a variety of in-house activities ideal for having fun and connecting with your partner. From archery and cycling to fishing, golf, and yoga, each activity offers a unique opportunity to try something new or share in one of your favourite activities from back home. For adventures beyond the resort property, we recommend exploring the beauty of Bali’s natural world with the Waterfall Chase Tour or the Jungle Trekking Trip. Adding to the luxurious couple-oriented offerings are the spa and beauty salon for pampering, a jogging track for morning runs, and a kids club ensuring privacy for those romantic moments. 

Padma Resort offers a remarkable selection of wedding locations such as the Bamboo Nest and Wedding Lawn, for those ready to take the next step. The Bamboo Nest is an intimate and magical venue, constructed from bamboo and overlooking the valley. The Wedding Lawn is a spacious area of lush green grass, surrounded by trees and sky—ideal for a chic cocktail party or wedding reception.  

Padma Resort Ubud is the definition of luxury, with nightly rates for two guests ranging from 3,500,000 IDR (~$350 AUD) to 8,000,000 IDR (~$800 AUD) based on room type. While it's a little bit of a splurge compared to some other couples resorts in Bali, for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, it's absolutely worth it. 

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Location: Padma Resort Ubud Banjar Carik, Desa, Puhu, Kec. Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia 

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2. Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso - Best All-Inclusive Resort for Couples 

Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali Spa is a 5-star beachfront resort in the Nusa Dua area of Bali. Grand Mirage provides an incredibly comprehensive experience, well and truly earning its place as one of the best ​​all-inclusive resorts in Bali. A favourite among couples, the Grand Mirage offers numerous hotel, food and drink packages, including some tailored specifically to newlyweds. The Romance Blooms in Paradise package is particularly good value for a couple on honeymoon. The package includes 3 nights' accommodation, 3 daily meals at any of the hotel's ten restaurants, all-day free drinks, a private dinner for two at Julie’s Italian restaurant, a beach massage for two, romantic room decoration on the first night, unlimited use of water sports equipment like kayaks and windsurfers, and daily yoga.  

For those who love to have a little fun when travelling with their partners, the Grand Mirage doesn’t hold back when it comes to entertainment. Some of the on-site amenities include a karaoke room, a beach volleyball court, an underwater “Seawalker” experience, daily yoga and a weekly cooking demo. For the adrenaline-junkie duos out there, the resort provides free rentals for water sports. including kayaks, catamarans and windsurfing equipment. Other thrilling adventures include speed boat cruising, jet skiing, and the banana boat ride.  

One of the great aspects of a stay at the Grand Mirage is how they really nail the whole ‘eat whenever you feel like it’ vibe. There are ten on-site restaurant and bar facilities, including dedicated Italian, Indian and Asian restaurants with lots of share plates and refined dishes that pair well with wine. On top of that, 24/7 room service is on hand for when you and your partner are feeling peckish in between the usual meal times or craving some late-night snacks. However, it's worth noting that while most offerings are included, certain delicacies like lobster and prawn come at an extra cost, albeit with a generous discount. And let’s not forget about the afternoon tea and coffee buffet— available daily from 4 to 6 PM near the Mango Parlor Terrace next to the Grand Cafe. Sometimes, they even switch it up and serve it in the garden or pool. This kind of flexibility and service is a great example of how Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso make guests feel well looked after and fully able to relax.  

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Location: Jl. Pratama No.74, Tanjung, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia 

Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso

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3. The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa - Best for a Wedding 

The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa is a privately owned, beachfront resort located just north of Kaya Ayu beach. While not technically an adults-only accommodation, the Seminyak Beach Resort offers a level of detailed service and luxurious relaxation which makes it worthy of the honeymoon of a lifetime. When it comes to planning a couples' holiday retreat, Seminyak's prime location is unparalleled, offering direct access to the beach and some of the most stunning sunsets in Bali. With so much natural beauty and relaxing scenery, it’s easy to forget that the resort is situated in the epicentre of chic Seminyak, with iconic restaurants and beach clubs like Motel Mexicola and Ku De Ta right on your doorstep.  

As great as the experience is outside the resort, the amenities of the Seminyak Beach Resort are so good that you have everything you need on your doorstep, including a pool bar, room service menu and onsite restaurants and bars. The onsite Sanje Restaurant & Lounge is a particular favourite, touted by the resort as the best place to enjoy gorgeous views and cocktails alongside “a lover to enjoy it with”. For a bit of fun as the night progresses, why not take off to Klass & Brass, a 1920s/1930s-themed whisky bar in tribute to Ernest Hemingway? Klass & Brass serves whisky-based cocktails, delicious food and wine pairings, and even delicious desserts in the form of chocolate truffles. This sultry speakeasy sets such a fun atmosphere for a resort evening, with live jazz music to boot.  

Seminyak Beach Resort is not just a couples resort, it also happens to be one of the best places in Bali to tie the knot! With dedicated in-house wedding planners, the resort takes care of every step of organising your special day, from flowers and decorations to the wedding cake, a wedding band to provide perfect background music and a photographer to capture it all on film. The resort really understands the particularities of organising a Western-style wedding, with careful attention given to the lead-up to the ceremony, the ceremony itself and the cultural nuances and preferences of each couple. Whether exchanging vows in the breathtaking Purnama Chapel or against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean with the Beach Romance package, every detail is meticulously curated to create a magical and memorable experience. Just keep in mind that technically this service is non-legal, but hey - who needs legal when you’re in love? Another consideration for couples getting married here is that the service must involve a religious ceremony based on one of the main religions like Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism or Islam. Indonesia is a pious country based on its own form of Hinduism, so it’s important to understand ​​Bali’s religion and culture when planning this type of event. Those who have chosen to get married at the Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa have not left disappointed, in fact, quite the opposite.  

All in all, everything at Seminyak Beach Resort ticks the boxes for a great stay - even the small details like fluffy towels, freshly pressed juice and extensive toiletries from bath salt to loofahs and full bottles of body wash.  

Please be aware that the epic service applies only to guests and that the resort isn’t too keen on outside visitors.  

Book your stay at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa.

Location: Jl. Kayu Aya, Pantai Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia•+62 361 730814 

The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa

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4. Ayana Resort Bali - Best Views

Located on the white stone cliffs of Jimbaran, Bali, Ayana Resort and Spa is a luxurious resort for couples with unmatched views of the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by jungle gardens full of towering trees, Ayana Resort and Spa offers a secluded getaway perfect for lovebirds. The suites and rooms, recently renovated, are strategically designed to offer every guest the best of Bali's famous sunsets. Stepping out onto the cliffs of the resort is a truly breathtaking experience and one that will live in memory forever for any couple that chooses to spend their holiday at this iconic location. 

At AYANA Resort, each of the newly updated rooms and suites is adorned with luxurious materials in deep, rich tones and features detailed traditional Balinese wood carvings, paying homage to the island's rich tradition of craftsmanship. With incredible amenities including no less than 14 distinct swimming pools, three fully-equipped fitness centres, and an engaging 18-hole mini-golf course, AYANA ensures that boredom is never an option for you and your significant other. For a truly unforgettable experience, don't miss the Thalassotherapy Pool, the crown jewel among AYANA's offerings. This unique saltwater hydrotherapy pool, heated for comfort, features various massage stations including jet baths, currents, bubble baths, and water jets designed to massage and soothe different pressure points on your body. 

The intimate and inspiring atmosphere of AYANA Resort extends beyond its stunning rooms and leisure facilities into a comprehensive spa program. Among the standout treatments, the Traditional Balinese Couples Massage is a testament to the resort's commitment to holistic well-being. Drawing inspiration from the ancient medicinal systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia, this deep tissue massage combines gentle stretches, acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy, fostering a profound sense of relaxation and calm.

One of the best things about the Ayana Hotel is that it nails the balance between a romantic vibe and good ol’ holiday fun. With adult-only pools and many off-the-beaten-track spots for couples to spend time and chill together, the Ayana understands that couples need alone time to truly have a romantic and revitalising experience. However, it’s good to be aware that the Ayana experiences a tourist surge around 5-6pm when everyone is on the hunt for that perfect sunset shot!

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Location: 647Q+GP, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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5. Samanyava - Best Adults-Only Resort for Couples 

Samanvaya - Adults Only is an exclusive 5-star hotel welcoming guests aged 14 and above. Located in the tranquil Sidemen Valley of Bali, Samanvaya is an adults-only hotel meaning that the resort doesn’t cater to families with young children. Instead, guests at the Samanyava are invited to to step back in time amidst ancient rice terraces and gentle waterfalls. Perfect for couples seeking privacy and a close connection with nature, Samanvaya champions seclusion and intimacy. 

Samanyava has a collection of 18 rooms, ensuring a more personal and intimate atmosphere than larger Bali resorts. Embracing traditional architecture, each suite features an open design that promotes a deep connection with the surrounding Balinese landscape, blending indoor spaces with the outdoors. Beyond the unique room design, guests get to enjoy the luxury of two infinity pools that seem to float above the rice fields, a naturally heated jacuzzi, a restaurant, a yoga studio, and a spa that excels in offering personalised Balinese treatments. The spa menu, one of the highlights, includes a variety of traditional therapies such as the Four-Handed Balinese Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Warm Bamboo Massage, Herbal Massage, Acupressure, and Reflexology, tailored to make you and your partner feel rejuvenated after exploring Ubud. 

Dining at Asri Dining, Samanyava’s cosy and romantic restaurant is an experience not to be missed. The chef offers a culinary journey that blends authentic Indonesian flavours with global inspiration, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. It's the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a relaxed meal in a quiet setting. 

While the infinity pools and spa treatments are mindblowing, what sets Samanvaya apart is its exceptional service. From the reception staff to the waiters at the restaurant, everyone is attentive, friendly, and warm. All in all, this is an amazing place for couples who want to spend some time in Bali away embracing peace and quiet.  

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Location: Banjar Jl. Raya Tebola, Telaga Tawang, Kec. Sidemen, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80864, Indonesia 

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6. Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience - Best for a Honeymoon 

Located in Tegallalang Village, Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience is a beautiful 4-star hotel situated just 10 minutes from the famous Tegallalang Rice Fields of Ubud. Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience, or Pramana for short, offers a private and secluded location away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ubud, making it perfect for a honeymoon. The accommodation consists of amazing villas with Balinese gardens, spacious rooms based on traditional architecture, private swimming pools and sweeping rice field vistas. The resort is incredibly cosy too, with an inviting atmosphere enhanced by warm lighting, friendly coconut trees swaying above, and the lagoon-style pool that forms an inner sanctuary within the resort. Pramana provides an immersive experience in a rural setting, with luxury amenities thoughtfully placed to blend with the environment, preserving the beauty of the terraced rice fields which are laid out at night under a canopy of twinkling stars. Given its thoughtful integration with nature, exceptional service, and commitment to providing an authentic Balinese experience, it's no wonder the Kuwaasan A Pramana Experience was honoured as the Best Luxury Resort at the 2022 Luxury Lifestyle Awards. 

The accommodation at the Kuwarasan A Pramana includes nearly 30 highest quality, stylish rooms and suites that gaze out over the calming waters of the pool or onto the lush green paddies. For a truly romantic honeymoon,the lavishly appointed villas are your best bet, consisting of open-air living spaces with a private pool that fits with the tropical surroundings - without compromising on the comforts of modern living. This setting is ideal for a romantic evening lounging on the poolside deck, relaxing in the gazebo, or sinking into the plush outdoor couches, all while savouring the privacy of their own aquatic oasis. To add to the experience, why not order in-room service from the on-site Kemukus Restaurant, serving Balinese dishes like Soto Ayam and Western dishes like Lamb Racks and Ribs, delivered directly to your villa from 7am to 11pm?  

Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience is aptly named, with tailored “experience” packages that take your holiday to the next level. The Honeymoon Package is ideal for couples and includes a romantic dinner for two, a relaxing couples massage and convenient airport service. On arrival, guests are greeted with special honeymoon decor, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience that also features a floating breakfast, welcome drinks, and daily excursions to the village.  

Among other activities, what better way to connect with your partner on holiday than a truly delicious meal? The Japanese-themed Tatami Restaurant, named for the traditional straw mats that have been used in Japan for centuries, is a standout way to enjoy a cosy dinner at the low-set tables reminiscent of Tokyo itself. To set yourself up for dinner, a stop in at the Joglo Sunset Bar for a delicious cocktail is ideal come golden hour.  

Beyond the amazing amenities, the attentive and friendly staff who work at Kuwarsan go above and beyond to ensure that guests feel pampered and valued, often surprising them with thoughtful gestures such as birthday celebrations and complimentary late check-outs. 

One caveat, the Pramana is located in the middle of nature, so it’s probably not the best choice for those who recoil at the sight of the occasional lizard or bug!  

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Location: Jalan Cinta, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia 

Kuwarasan A Pramana Experience

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7. Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay - Best Service  

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is an all-villa resort located on the edge of Jimbaran Bay, in South Kuta, Bali. Four Seasons is a testament to luxurious Balinese village design, with its thatched-roof villas elegantly scattered among tropical gardens. Each villa, a private sanctuary of pavilions within a courtyard enclosure, boasts its own plunge pool, offering couples a secluded retreat to enjoy intimate moments. The resort’s prime beachfront location not only ensures immediate access to surfing for adventurous couples. 

Two of the highlights of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay are the Healing Village Spa and the resort’s 4 restaurants. The Healing Village Spa is a two-storey marvel suspended over water. The menu introduces innovative treatments including the Celestial Light Ritual and Baru Detox treatment, taken either in the Illume Room or the Longevity Garden. Dining at the resort is a jaw-dropping experience with locally sourced ingredients composing 95 percent of the menu. Restaurant Alu, a top recommendation for couples looking for healthy options and a tranquil atmosphere, provides a nutritious menu devised by the chef in collaboration with nutritionist Miles Price.  

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay is known for delivering world-class service, with welcoming and genuine staff who go the extra mile with extra surprises and little touches to make your holiday special and romantic. Whether it’s a rose-petal-strewn bed, a cake appearing as if from nowhere for a special occasion or a romantic dinner set up on the beach under the stars, you never know when the staff will strike! For guests who want the highest standard of luxury service, a stay in one of the Residence Villas even comes with a 24-hour butler service.  

What truly sets the Four Seasons Bali apart is its extensive recreational offerings. From yoga classes to a spectacular tennis court, Four Season encourages guests to seek active pursuits. The TropicSurf surfing program stands out, offering surf lessons at hidden local beaches known for their uncrowded, world-class waves. On-site activities like kayaking, catamaran sailing, and beach games ensure endless fun, while cultural workshops and cooking classes are a great way to have some fun out of the sun.  

In short, Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay is the dream destination in Bali for couples who believe in the power of shared experiences and making unforgettable memories together.  

One small thing to bear in mind is that the Wifi service isn’t exactly lightning-fast. But honestly, with everything else Four Seasons throws your way, you barely have a second to even think about scrolling through your feed. 

Book your stay at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. 

Location: Bay, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

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8. W Bali Seminyak - Best Location

W Bali is a 5-star beachfront hotel right in the middle of Seminyak, Bali's fashion, nightlife, and restaurant district. W Bali - Seminyak Hotel is the best resort in Bali for couples seeking a blend of luxury and cultural immersion in Seminyak, arguably the most trendy and upscale town on the island. Known for its excellent shopping, dining, and clubbing options, Seminyak provides an energetic backdrop to the serene luxury offered by the hotel.

At W Seminyak, guests are able to choose from 233 hotel rooms, suites, and villas, each echoing Bali's natural beauty and cultural richness through their decor. The villas, adorned in hues of green, ochre, golden browns, and yellows, capture the essence of the surrounding jungle, paddy fields, and the fiery Bali sunsets. These colours, alongside terrazzo and polished wooden floors, create a harmonious balance between luxury and nature. The two-bedroom villas, one of the highlight accommodations at W Seminyak, offer a private pool and mesmerising forest-like landscapes, providing a romantic oasis for discerning couples.

Dining at W Bali—Seminyak is an experience in itself, with amazing on-site restaurants like Starfish Bloo, which is known for the most popular brunch on the island, fresh seafood, and garden-grown ingredients. The only hitch is the menu's skimpy Indonesian selection, tipping heavily towards Korean/Japanese vibes! Before or after dinner, head to the on-site Woobar Beach Club to enjoy its incredible beachfront location, with a social scene magnetic enough to draw both locals and visitors. For couples who enjoy a drink together, head to Woobar at Happy Hour, where 2-for-1 drinks are available from 4 PM to 6 PM. 

The best feature of W Bali - Seminyak is undoubtedly its prime location in the centre of Seminyak. The area is widely celebrated in Bali for its upscale boutiques, eclectic art galleries, and gourmet dining, not to mention exclusive clubs. Steps from the hotel, guests immerse themselves in everything Seminyak has to offer, from sunbathing on Kuta Beach to exploring local crafts and cuisine. Being right in the middle of Seminyak means you get to dive into the bustling local scene whenever you want but with a luxurious and relaxing retreat to return home to. Talk about getting the best of both worlds! For couples who like to keep up their fitness regime, the exercise facilities here are on point, with a 24-hour spa, a fitness centre, swimming pools and a personal training service. 

Book your stay at W Bali Seminak.

Location: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

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9. Viceroy Bali - Best Boutique Couples Resort

Tucked away just five minutes from the buzzing centre of Ubud, Viceroy Bali is a family-owned boutique resort that scooped up the title of #1 Resort in the World in Condé Nast Traveller's Readers' Choice Awards. Breaking away from the usual chain establishments, Viceroy Bali, is still under the dedicated care of its founding family, led by the amazing Margaret. For couples looking for authentic Balinese accommodations, you can’t do better than the outstanding villas at the Viceroy.

Viceroy Bali boasts the most premium luxury villas in Bali, especially designed so that you have everything they need for a comfortable and romantic stay. What makes the Viceroy Bali villas so unique is the heated pools in all 40 rooms, allowing guests to bask in relaxation at any time of the day. The Terrace Villa, with its traditional balé (an open pavilion) overlooking a private heated pool against the backdrop of a jungle valley. It also has an open-plan bathroom stocked with luxurious amenities to make you both feel pampered. Meanwhile, the Vice Regal Villas are designed for added space and luxury, offering a large master bedroom and living area with jungle views, and a second bedroom with a private balcony, connected by an outdoor staircase. The large, partially shaded pool is another highlight.

In case you’re wondering what the dining experience is like at Viceroy Bali, let’s just say they offer some of the best on-site restaurants in Bali. Set in Ubud’s enchanting jungle valley and a stone's throw from the centre, Apéritif is a world-class restaurant with a 1920s-inspired design and a sophisticated degustation menu. Apéritif earned the prestigious title of Indonesia’s Best Restaurant at the World Culinary Awards in 2020.

Rounding out the Viceroy Bali experience are yoga lessons, a squash court, romantic candlelight dinners, and rice paddy walks to Tegallalang Rice Terraces – an iconic Balinese landmark amongst the top attractions in Bali. However, a special mention goes to the Balinese dance lessons. While the idea might sound a bit intimidating at first, this unique activity offers couples a chance to learn a traditional art form, while learning more about Balinese culture in a fun setting. 

A word of caution for beach lovers: Viceroy Bali isn't near the sea. For those who are after a beach holiday in Bali, consider dividing your stay between the beachfront and Ubud’s serene jungle setting.

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Location: Br. Nagi, Jl. Lanyahan, Petulu, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Viceroy Bali

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10. The Kayon Ubud Resort - Most Picturesque  

Located on the hillsides of Ubud, The Kayon Ubud Resort is a luxurious resort that seems to have sprouted straight from the heart of the jungle itself. One of the most upscale hotels in Bali, the Kayon provides an intimate setting for couples, with only 26 rooms that ensure a personalised and tranquil experience. Just a ten-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Ubud centre, this unbelievably picturesque and romantic spot seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings, offering guests a genuine jungle immersion. 

The Kayon captivates with the beautiful and diverse accommodation options they offer. . Whether it is the valley deluxe rooms that boast exuberant jungle vistas, the river suites with their hypnotic river views, or the private pool villas built above the river with traditional thatched roofs, every aspect of the resort whispers luxury melded with picturesque nature. The highlight, however, is the infinity pool, which offers stunning views over rice fields and jungle valleys—an ideal spot for lounging with an iced cold beer in hand with your favourite person in the world. 

The Kayon's main restaurant conjures a truly Ubud atmosphere with its architecture of ironwood, bamboo, and Alang-Alang Grass roof. Here, guests find themselves enveloped in 180-degree views of the pool and jungle, savouring some of the best cocktails in Bali. For those who think romance and adventure go hand-in-hand, The Kayon's proximity to iconic natural attractions like the Tegallalang Rice Terrace and Batur Volcano makes it an excellent base.  

One of the most breathtakingly romantic aspects of a stay here from the perspective of those in a long-term relationship is the "Commitment of Love Package", which invites you to propose or recommit to your partner in a gorgeous natural setting. The package, complete with a romantic dinner, a half-day tour with lunch, and a two-night stay, offers everything needed to make such an occasion unforgettable.  

There isn’t much in the way of streaming services like Netflix at the Kayon, so it’s best to come ready to disconnect from screens and reconnect with your partner!  

Book your stay at The Kayon Resort.

Location: Banjar Kepitu, Kenderan, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia 

The Kayon Ubud Resort

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11. The Royal Purnama - Best for Seclusion

The Royal Purnama is an adults-only resort located on Pantai Purnama (Full Moon Beach) where the famous Balinese full-moon ceremony takes place each month. Not to be confused with the raucous party of the same name that takes place on Ko Phangan island in Thailand, Bali’s Full Moon ceremony is a serene and deeply spiritual event, steeped in centuries-old traditions and cultural significance. The inclusion of the word Purnama in the resort’s name not only refers to the full moon ceremony, but also happens to mean “perfect” - which is apt given that the Royal Purnama makes for such a perfect couples holiday. 

Located in southeast Bali just a 45-minute drive from Bali airport, the Royal Purnama provides a degree of seclusion without needing to totally abandon civilisation. While a little far out compared to other popular couples resorts, visitors tend to find that there is plenty to see and do! For starters, the Sukawati Art Market is only 10 minutes away. For more adventure-oriented couples, the Bali ATV (All-Terrain-Vehicle) activity takes place nearby, and the Bali Bird Park is only a 20-minute drive away. For pairs who like to chase waterfalls, the Royal Purnama is ideally located close to two of Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls, Kanto Lampo and Tegenungan. 

After a day of fun Bali activity, the Royal Purnama is the perfect place to come home to, offering a level of luxury service and understated hospitality that few resorts can match. The Royal Purnama won the title of 'Luxury Boutique Hotel Of The Year' in a competition hosted by Indonesia's travel board in 2023, a predictable win for a resort that goes above and beyond to pamper guests without being intrusive. 

The Royal Purnama has 39 beautifully decorated private villas with individual entries, meaning the resort is perfect for couples who want peace and quiet during their trip without having to stay in rural accommodation in a remote area of Bali. The Villas at the Royal Purnama are geared for romance, set amongst grounds that feature traditional wooden pergolas, an infinity pool, and private walkways. Additionally, the villas come with house staff, butlers and chauffeurs who relieve guests of their daily responsibilities and allow them to focus on enjoying each other's company. Each beachfront villa at the Royal Purnama is equipped with an ample 5x14 metre private pool, ideal for cooling off in the balmy Balinese heat. It is even possible to nab a villa that has a private jacuzzi overlooking the water, in addition to the private pool, for heightened luxury! 

The Royal Purnama offers a variety of activities that guests love. Some of the best activites for two here include traditional Balinese cooking lessons, complimentary rooftop yoga classes and their experience packages. The Movie Under the Stars package involves takes place on the rooftop of the spa building, where your favourite film is projected on the big screen while you share a delicious meal with your better half. Another dreamy option is the Romance by the Sand package, an unforgettable dining experience in which the Royal Purnama staff set up a private table, dress it with candles and flower petals, and serve you a stunning 3-course meal paired with a bottle of the gorgeous local wine. The Black Sand Spa at the Royal Purnama features two couples' treatment rooms with oversized soaking tubs, deeper than regular bathtubs to allow you to fully submerge, as well as an aroma steam room infused with calming essential oils.

The only drawback of the resort is that swimming is not allowed on Purnama beach, but this is wise given the waves are large and crash dramatically amongst large rocks. It’s quite a sight to behold nature on display as you sit back with a drink. 

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Location: Jalan Pantai Purnama, Sukawati, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

The Royal Purnama

Credit: The Royal Purnama

12. The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa - Best Private Villas 

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, is an opulent 5-star resort located on Nusa Dua Beach, in Nusa Dua. Aptly named, the Marriott-owned resort has a tropical oasis feel with no less than seven lagoon pools. Some of these lagoons even have additional features like man made ‘islands’, ‘waterfalls’ and ‘beaches’ that make you feel in your very own world of natural beauty and shimmering water. From the central area of the resort, it takes a mere minute to walk onto the beachfront, making the resort perfect for a couple’s getaway without needing to drive or ride anywhere. That’s certainly true when it comes to food - the Laguna boasts six on-site restaurants and bars from the Arwana, which specialises in grilled dinners, to the more casual Cornerstone Deli, which offers an eclectic mix of cafe-style food, wine, ice cream and even retail. The food is excellent across the board at this hotel, epitomising 5-star dining in Bali. The highlight though is the breakfast buffet at the Banyubiru restaurant which, unlike many buffets, well and truly exceeds expectations. Few buffets on the island come close! The degree of quality and luxury at the restaurant comes across the board and tends to attract couples to the resort rather than children and families. 

The accommodation at the Laguna is extremely well done, providing 257 modern rooms and 19 suites that provide a luxury feel. Each room and suite is tastefully decorated, incorporating the earthly feel and tones of Bali's natural world but with modern amenities like truly comfortable beds and Smart TVs that emphasise relaxation and downtime. The highlight of the resort from a couple’s perspective is the 11 Ocean Villas, which are particularly luxurious, with a number of thatched-roof gazebos and lounger relaxation areas that extend beyond the main part of the building. Each villa even has a private pool and comes with exclusive privileges like daily refilling of the minibar and afternoon tea.

Marriott hotels are famous for their high levels of service, and the Laguna is no exception. Just to ensure your stay really is as comfortable as possible, the resort features a 24/7 butler service, providing detail-oriented service including careful attention to the personal needs and preferences of guests. One of the remarkable facets of service at the Marriott is its attention to detail, offering couples a respite from the everyday hustle with thoughtful gestures such as evening turndown service, meticulous daily gardening, and consistent pool maintenance. The Lagoon Spa is a welcome addition to a week of relaxation, offering award-winning treatments including Couples Massages, facials and footbaths that will put you and your partner in the mood for a great night's sleep. 

Book your stay at The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Location: Kawasan Pariwisata, Jl. Nusa Dua No.2 Lot N, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia•+62 361 771327

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

Credit: Marriott

What is an Adults-Only Resort

An adults-only hotel or resort is a type of accommodation that caters exclusively to adults, which is typically considered aged 18 years and above. These establishments are designed to provide an environment geared towards adults' preferences without the noise and disturbances sometimes associated with children or families. Most adults-only resorts fall into one of two categories, those aimed at providing romantic settings for couples, and those aimed at creating a thriving party environment without the restrictions imposed by the presence of children. Samanya is one of the best adults-only resorts in Bali, and provides a romantic atmosphere that couples love - including parents who have escaped their kids for the weekend! The amenities and services at an adults-only resort typically include bars, spa facilities, nighttime entertainment and even themed parties. 

 

Is Bali a Good Place to Stay for a Honeymoon?

Yes, Bali is considered one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Bali offers a tropical paradise setting with a wide variety of landscapes (beach, jungle, mountains) that make it ideal for a post-wedding getaway. Newly-weds are able to coordinate their itineraries as they wish, whether they prefer a week of relaxation or an exciting trip full of adventure. There are so many exciting things to do in Bali including snorkelling and diving, spending the day at a spa, lounging poolside or at the beach, visiting iconic landmarks like Uluwatu Temple and Waterbom Bali, and even climbing the 1700m Mt Batur. Many of Bali’s hotels and resorts cater to couples with special packages and additional levels of service that make your honeymoon a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

 

Which parts of Bali are best for couples?

Bali is an incredible island for couples. As a haven for travellers seeking tropical paradise vibes and great service, Bali offers beautiful areas to explore and some of the best resorts and hotels in the world. This also makes it one of the best places to come for a honeymoon, and many travellers even choose to get married here. 

The five best areas of Bali for couples are listed below. 

  • Ubud: One of the favourite areas of Bali for couples is the tranquil and traditional town of Ubud, famous for its lush rice fields, such as the Tegallang Rice Terraces, and cultural experiences, like the Kecak dance. Many of the resorts here, such as Adiwana Bisma Ubud, offer exceptional service and pride themselves on creating romantic and memorable experiences for two. Just be mindful that, unlike other parts of Bali, Ubud is an inland jungle area rather than a coastal town.
  • Nusa Dua: Known as the luxury resort area of Bali, Nusa Dua impresses with incredible hotels like the Grand Hyatt Bali that typically have their own stretch of beach. Nusa Dua is the departure point for amazing activities and day trips, allowing couples to enjoy the best of both worlds when it comes to relaxation and adventure. The restaurants and spas in this area are next level, and the best part is that you can make your way to Nusa Dua from Bali airport in about 15 minutes by car. 
  • Seminyak: Seminyak is a trendy city-meets-beach location sandwiched between Kuta to the south and Canggu to the north. With its upscale boutiques, fabulous restaurants and luxurious accommodations, Seminyak is a prime destination for couples who want to get away together. Sunset strolls along Seminyak Beach, rejuvenating spa visits and romantic dinners at upscale restaurants are highlights of a couples' retreat in this area.
  • Uluwatu: Known for its stunning coastal cliffs, secluded beaches, and tranquil ambience, Uluwatu offers couples a serene retreat away from bustling crowds. Accommodations like The Ungasan Clifftop Resort provide luxurious stays with breathtaking views, making Uluwatu perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway amidst nature's beauty.
  • Jimbaran: The home of fresh seafood in Bali, Jimbaran is a laid-back fishing village and beach area that serves as the perfect setting for a picturesque couples retreat. Compared to other areas like Seminyak or Kuta, Jimbaran is more peaceful, offering authentic beach vibes with a touch of luxury thanks to accommodations like the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay.