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postheadericon Why Ubud is a Sought-After Romantic Getaway in Bali

Ubud brings together wide-ranging activities, soothing sceneries, and quaint appeal to create a romantic refuge.Despite its limited size, Ubud is dotted with several luxury resorts and is draped in layers of lush green exclusion. It is no wonder then that it is always on top of the listof those wanting to experience a touch of serenity or spirituality in Bali. So if you have already booked a flight to Bali, below is a list of activities both you and your partner can relishin while in Ubud.

Tranquil resort spas

When you hear the word “Ubud” you know you are bound to find a tranquil sanctuary. This place is sprawling with secluded spas where you and your date can treat yourself to a day filled with relaxation. In case you are having a hard time choosing, here are some of the best spas you can visit for a romantic destination in Ubud:

            Furama Villas & Spa Ubud

Tucked away from the noise of the city, Furama Villas & Spa Ubud affords you a place where you can fully enjoy exceptional R&R. This serene resort inBajarBindu is surrounded by rice paddies, making it a great venue for a pampering spa treatment.Here, you’ll find all the comforts you need in one place. Your villa has a private garden where the staff can prepare a romantic dinner for you and your partner. There’s a massage gazebo for two in case you’re in the mood to have in a rejuvenating Balinese massage. Best of all, the villa affords you an exclusive plunge pool where you can sunbathe or have a relaxing dip.

Spa Alila Ubud

If you’ve had a long day exploring Ubud, it’s time for you and your partner to get a comforting reward. It is a good thing that you have plenty of options when it comes to a romantic destination in Ubud. One of them is Spa Alila Ubud – a charming boutique resort perfectlysituated on the edge of Ayung River Valley. It is ideal for honeymooners looking for a dreamy spa where they can have atraditional Balinese massage. Spa Alila Ubud is known for its 25-metre infinity pool with extending views across the Ayung River valley. Choose among their 12 villas and 56 rooms and you’ll be on your way to being pampered all day.

Intimate dining options

Another activity that should make it into your itinerary is having an intimate dinner in Ubud’s best dining spots. Below are some romantic and gastronomic restaurants you should not miss:

Swept Away

Surprise her with a 100-candle dinner special at Swept Away. This restaurant is literally just a stone’s throw away from the Ayung River in BanjurBaung. The beautiful wooden deck transforms into a romantic dinner setting, complete with a cozy ambiance and flickering candles. At night, their varied menu becomes a collection of mouthwatering food, delicious cocktails, and fine wines. With this perfect dining set up, Swept Away truly is a great venue to have a luxurious dinner or to pop the question.

KupuKupu Barong

Luxury fusion cuisine andan enchanting setting –these are just some of the reasons why KupuKupu Barong in Ubud is a favorite when it comes to a romantic dining experience. Every corner of this restaurant affords you a magical view of Ayung River valley’s sweeping vistas. They even have love cages on a reflecting pool where couples are serenaded by birdsongs while enjoying their eclecticdishes.

Adventurous activities

For adventurelovers who are looking for heart-pounding activities, there’s plenty of opportunity to do so when in Ubud. This place is surrounded bymountains and rivers, providing you with the perfect landscape for hiking, rafting, and cycling. Your trip will definitely be memorable if you can overcome your fears, and try extreme activities with your partner. Check out the list below for some suggestions:

Mount Agung Sunrise Trekking

One romantic and challenging way to watch the sunrise in Ubud is by joining a Mt. Agung Sunrise Trekking. Most group tours pick up their participants from Ubud for added convenience. The ascend usually starts at 1:00AM or 2:00AM so you’ll be just in time to watch the sunrise when you reach the summit. You’ll also get to witness the captivating views of Bali’s neighboring islands, including Lombok and Nusa Penida. The price for an all-inclusive package is USD 80.

River Rafting on the Ayung River

This activity is a surefire hit for adventure seekers.  Depending on your skill level, you will be navigating through class 2 and class 3 rapids. You and your partner will surely have a blast while braving the rapids for about two to three hours. The rate per person is USD 23. The package also includes access to changing rooms and shower facilities at the end of the activity. Plus, a buffet lunch awaits you at the terrace river café.