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Bali Named As Top Travel Destination For Couples In 2024

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Bali is a destination made for love!

Not only did the Island of the Gods spring to international fame after the release of the film Eat, Pray, Love, but there is something timelessly romantic about the rolling rice paddies and tranquil blue oceans of Bali. 

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It comes as no surprise that top travel analysts have named Bali as the number one destination for romantic getaways in 2024.

Travel + Leisure has listed the top 25 destinations for couples this year, and the Island of the Gods quite rightly has come out on top.

Bali beat destinations like Santorini in Greece, Tulum in Mexico and Paris in France to the top spot. In fact, only two destinations in Asia made the top 25; Bali in first and Hakone in Japan in a respectable eighth place. 

T+L says couples can “Stroll hand-in-hand on white-sanded shores in the southern part of the island or by the volcanic black sand beaches of its northern and eastern coasts.”

It’s true; Bali’s secluded getaways for couples are found along the northern, eastern, and western coasts of the Island. 

The resorts and hotels of the south are simply breathtaking and have plenty to offer couples wanting to indulge in luxury and tick off those all-important bucket list adventures.

Uluwatu is perhaps the best destination on the Bukit Peninsula for couples who love a spot with a thriving nightlife scene and plenty of luxury resorts to choose from.

For couples seeking rest, relaxation, and incredible food, then Nusa Dua is the place to be. Should this visit to Bali be a once-in-a-lifetime, blow-the-budget getaway, then be sure to book a few nights at the Apurva Kempinski Bali.

This is a 5-star and beyond hotel that welcomes everyone from world leaders to celebrities. The Coral Restaurant offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dine underwater at the Apurva Kempinski’s own aquarium.

For couples wanting to experience both the best of Bali’s cultural and natural landscapes and a little romance for themselves, getting off the beaten track is the vibe.

Why not head for the hills? Literally! Head to the hills of Tabanan and the stunning Mount Baturakru and book in for a truly romantic escape at Bali Ecostay. 

Bali Ecostay offers guests a stunning range of Balinese inspired bungalows, cottages and villas each nestled into the landscape and giving uninterrupted views of the forested highlands of Tabanan.

Guests have access to Bali Ecostay’s private waterfall and fresh, clear running river. The food is divine and mostly sourced form the garden and there is of course an in-house spa too. 

Couples seeking a coastal escape must head west, far west, the wild west, if you will!

The West Bali National Park is an underrated gem of a travel destination and is home to some of the best hotels in Asia, though they really don’t shout about it enough.


In February The Plataran Menjangan Hotel which borders the West Bali National Park was named in the top five green hotels in Asia.

The hotel won big at the ASEAN Green Hotel Awards and was celebrated alongside the world’s best hotel, Nihi in Sumba and Bali’s own Capella in Ubud.


There is something deeply romantic about the west of Bali.

Vast landscapes roll on for what feels like an eternity, uninterrupted by modern building developments; the lush green forest views are a balm for the nervous system. 


Guests staying at The Plataran Menjagan can stay in a beachfront village equipped with a veranda perfectly poised for sundowners and a stretch of beach to call their own.

It’s not uncommon to find wild deer casually wandering in front of the villa moving in and out of the forest behind. Magical!

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Wayan Bo

Friday 8th of March 2024

Perhaps for married couples only, in accordance to announced new law 🤣 In Germany for example is legal for females 🥂🍾to be topless on public swimming polls and to consume cannabis. Therefore it’s hard to imagine that many Europeans will be in mood to come to island with restrictions on such behavior and higher prices than in EU🤣 Back into 1980’s when topless was present everywhere on todays double six beach and former blue ocean beach🤣


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

@Wayan Bo, Yes women are allowed to swim topless in Berlin swimming pools. But how will that match up with swimming pools there being packed with their newly imported demographic?