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Best Area to Stay in Bali for Couples – 6 Best Areas


Hey there, lovebirds and wanderlusters! If you’re dreaming of a romantic escapade that’s sun-kissed, culturally rich, and utterly unforgettable, then Bali is calling your names. In this blog post, we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of the best area to stay in Bali for couples! 

Picture this: pristine beaches, swaying palm trees, and the two of you basking in the magic of this Indonesian paradise. But wait, with so many incredible options, how do you decide where to set up your love nest? No worries, we’ve got your back!

Whether you’re all about that beach bum life, craving a cultural immersion, or looking for the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, I’ve sifted through the options to bring you the cream of the crop.

From the trendy vibes of Seminyak to the tranquil hideaways in Ubud, let’s embark on a journey to find your ideal romantic retreat. 

Grab your partner’s hand, and let’s get ready to fall in love with Bali all over again—or for the very first time!

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Overview of the Best Area to Stay in Bali for Couples

AreaBest forRecommended Budget HotelRecommended Luxury Hotel
SeminyakBeaches, Dining, Relaxation & Nightlife (All-rounder)Happy Together By Villa KresnaSerene Villas
Nusa DuaLuxury ResortsKubu Garden Suites & Villas Nusa DuaAmarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua
UbudCulture & Spirituality Pulu Sari Suite UbudLuxe Villas Bali
CangguSurfing, Food & Laid-back VibesDesaku BungalowsVilla Teresa
UluwatuDramatic ViewsLa KreyiolThe Edge Bali
SanurDiving & Island HoppingPondok AyuMaya Sanur Resort & Spa

The Best Area to Stay in Bali for Couples

Let’s now dive into the best areas to stay in Bali for couples. No matter what your budget or travel preferences are, these hotels, villas, and guesthouses are some of the best places to stay in Bali.

Seminyak: My favorite area to stay in Bali or couples 

Let’s talk about Seminyak – hands down, my absolute favorite spot to stay in Bali, especially for couples.

Picture this: Bali’s sunny southwest coast, a perfect blend of modern comfort and Balinese charm.

Now, add in those dreamy beaches, gorgeous villas, amazing food scenes, and a relaxing yet vibrant scene.

Whether you’re all about lounging on the sand, hitting up beach clubs, indulging in mouthwatering dishes, or simply soaking in each other’s company at a private villa, Seminyak has all the ingredients for an unforgettable couples’ getaway.

Trust me, you’re in for a treat

Budget Stay: Happy Together By Villa Kresna


Rating: ⭐ 9.4/5 (5 reviews)
Price per night: $63 USD
Click to book: Happy Together By Villa Kresna

Located at the heart of Seminyak, you’ll find the charming Happy Together By Villa Kresna. A mere 5-minute stroll from the renowned Seminyak Beach and the popular Ku De Ta, this stay offers well-appointed rooms complete with kitchens and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Marrying contemporary design with traditional elements, each room boasts a comfortable living and dining area. A satellite TV and a safety deposit box are included for your convenience. The bathrooms showcase an open-air shower, a double vanity sink, and a dressing area.

Indulge in a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or unwind with a massage. The friendly reception staff is at your service, ready to assist with tour arrangements, as well as car or bicycle rentals.

Additionally, the vibrant shops and bars of Jalan Seminyak are just a short stroll away, making it a truly delightful choice for your stay.

➡️ Click here to book Happy Together By Villa Kresna

Luxury Hotel: Serene Villas (where I stayed)


Rating: ⭐ 9.1/5 (67 reviews)
Price per night: $225 USD
Click to book: Serene Villas

I had the absolute pleasure of staying at Serene Villas during my recent trip to Bali, and it truly exceeded my expectations.

The villa’s prime location, just a quick 5-minute stroll from the bustling Oberoi Street and the mesmerizing Seminyak Beach made it incredibly convenient for exploring the area.

What set Serene Villas apart was the presence of a skilled chef, ready to whip up delectable dishes from an extensive menu. Trust me, the culinary delights were an absolute treat!

And our private butler made our stay extra special, ready to cater to our every need. From grabbing us beers, taking our breakfast orders, arranging tours and massages.

The villas themselves were a haven of relaxation. Each one came with its own private swimming pool, inviting sun lounges, and a cozy gazebo with daybeds – perfect for unwinding in the Balinese sun with your partner.

The bedrooms were an oasis of comfort, thanks to the air conditioning, and the en suite bathrooms feature either refreshing showers or indulgent bathtubs.

For a touch of luxury, I indulged in relaxing massages within the privacy of my villa – an experience that truly enhanced my stay. And the villa even arranged a spectacular BBQ dinner, complete with seafood, meats, veggies, and more and they even decked out the villa in traditional decorations. Truly special.

Additionally, the villa’s proximity to Seminyak Beach and the iconic Potato Head Beach Club, just a short 10-minute drive away, added an extra layer of convenience.

➡️ Click here to book your stay at Serene Villas

Tucked away in the heart of the island's lush landscapes, Ubud is the ideal base for lovebirds seeking both adventure and tranquility.

Ubud: Best area to stay in Bali for couples wanting a central location

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect central spot to experience Bali’s magic, look no further than Ubud.

Tucked away in the heart of the island’s lush landscapes, Ubud is the ideal base for lovebirds seeking both adventure and tranquility.

Imagine waking up to rice terraces, venturing hand in hand to ancient temples, and immersing yourselves in a vibrant cultural scene.

With its harmonious blend of nature, culture, and modern comforts, Ubud sets the stage for an enchanting getaway.

Budget Accommodation in Ubud: Pulu Sari Suite Ubud


Rating: ⭐ 9.3/5 (50 reviews)
Price per night: $27 USD
Click to book: Pulu Sari Suite Ubud

Located in the heart of Ubud, the best area in Bali for couples looking the perfect combination of lush landscapes, cultural villages and close proximity to beaches.

A mere 2.4 kilometers from the captivating Monkey Forest Ubud, lies Pulu Sari Suite Ubud, a fantastic budget option for couples.

This retreat promises a delightful, yet affordable stay with its inviting outdoor swimming pool, well-kept gardens, and a charming terrace.

Positioned just 3.8 kilometers from Ubud Palace, Saraswati Temple, and the captivating Goa Gajah, Pulu Sari Suite Ubud offers a strategic location that makes getting around super convenient.

As you step into the suites, you’re greeted by a welcoming 24-hour front desk, promising a stay of ease. The provision of airport transfers, a communal kitchen, and complimentary WiFi will further enhance your stay.

Each unit is thoughtfully appointed, boasting modern amenities including air conditioning, a refrigerator, a minibar, and a kettle.

The well-appointed bathroom features a rejuvenating shower, complimentary toiletries, and a dedicated workspace that allows you to stay productive if need be.

Begin your mornings with a delectable à la carte breakfast, served each day at the inn.

Whether you’re planning a day of exploration or relaxation, Pulu Sari Suite Ubud offers a serene sanctuary amidst the vibrancy of Ubud.

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Luxury Villa in Ubud: Luxe Villas Bali


Rating: ⭐ 9.8/5 (21 reviews)
Price per night: $324 USD
Click to book: Luxe Villas Bali

Luxe Villas Bali is an eco-conscious haven that sets itself apart by embracing a plastic-free ethos and features not one, but two outdoor pools with chemical-free water.

A distinct water purification system ensures that guests can confidently indulge in tap water, cause, as you may know, you cannot drink the water in Bali.

Each of Luxe Villas Bali’s air-conditioned units offers a touch of modern indulgence.

Some accommodations extend the luxury with inviting terraces or balconies, where you can soak in the tranquil surroundings.

For an added touch of opulence, all suites come with gorgeous spa bath facilities. Complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer are also available.

Enjoy an à la carte gourmet breakfast and a delightful high tea each day. The dining options continue with the on-site LUXE Barbeque & Grill, perfect for dinner with your partner.

Explore the charms of central Ubud with a scooter ride arranged by the property. Or make the most of bike rentals, spa and restaurant reservations, and personalized tour arrangements.

For couples seeking tailored experiences, private car hire is available for private tours and airport transfers at a surcharge.

➡️ Book Luxe Villas Bali Today!

Nusa Dua is one of the best places to stay in Bali for couples looking for luxury resorts

Nusa Dua: Best area to stay in Bali for couples seeking luxury

For couples with a taste for the finer things in life, Nusa Dua is the best area to stay in Bali for couples.

This pristine spot on the southern tip of the island offers a wonderful fusion of world-class resorts, stunning private beaches, and top-notch amenities, ensuring an extravagant retreat for you and your partner.

Imagine lounging in your own secluded paradise, treating yourself to couples spa treatments, and savoring great food by the ocean’s edge.

Nusa Dua’s refined elegance creates the perfect backdrop for couples to experience pure luxury and create memories in a setting that feels nothing short of heavenly.

Budget Bali Villa: Kubu Garden Suites & Villas Nusa Dua


Rating: ⭐ 9.2/5 (298 reviews)
Price per night: $49 USD
Click to book: Kubu Garden Suites & Villas Nusa Dua

Each air-conditioned room at Kubu Garden Suites & Villas is thoughtfully designed, featuring a private terrace that opens up to the lush garden.

Within, you’ll find a flat-screen cable TV, a fridge, and complimentary mineral water replenished daily.

The en suite bathrooms offer the comfort of hot shower facilities and complimentary toiletries and towels.

Airport transfers and area shuttles can be arranged on-site, offering a seamless journey to and from the property.

Wake up and enjoy breakfast at your leisure, enjoyed in the privacy of your room each morning. When it comes to other meals, the Coconut Restaurant and Mr. Bob Restaurant, are both a mere 5-minute walk away, serving up a blend of Western and Indonesian cuisines.

Exploration is easy, with Kubu Garden Suites & Villas Nusa Dua conveniently located near key attractions, including Tanjung Benoa, Taman Bhagawan Bali, Club Med Bali Beach, and Bali Nusa Dua Conference Center.

It’s no wonder that couples find the location particularly appealing, rating it at an impressive 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Kubu Garden Suites & Villas Nusa Dua is the perfect choice.

➡️ Book Your Stay At Kubu Garden Suites & Villas

Luxury Hotel In Nusa Dua: Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua


Rating: ⭐ 9.1/5 (267 reviews)
Price per night: $450 USD
Click to book: Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua

Get ready to be pampered like royalty at Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua!

These villas are all about spaciousness and good vibes, with your very own private pool.

And guess what? Nusa Dua Beach is practically your neighbor – just a quick 3-minute walk away. Plus they also have a cool fitness center and a restaurant.

Okay, let’s talk villas. relax by your own pool with your partner– yep, that’s what you get here. The bedroom comes with everything you could possibly need – AC, a flat-screen TV for your Netflix binges, a minibar, and a wardrobe.

Now, the bathroom is pretty special, complete with a shower, a fancy bathtub for those spa vibes, and a toilet (because, well, you know).

Hungry? Enjoy Indonesian and International grub right in your villa. Yep, they’re all about that private dining life.

Oh, and there’s a 24/7 reception that’s got your back. Safety deposit boxes? Check. Need to get your laundry game on? They’ve got you covered (for a little extra moolah, of course).

Want to hit up Bali Collection? It’s just a breezy 5-minute walk. Need to catch that flight? No sweat – Ngurah Rai International Airport is just a laid-back 15-minute drive away.

And here’s the icing on the cake: couples absolutely love this place. They’ve rated it a solid 9.3. So, if you’re all about those good vibes, luxurious pools, and being treated like a rockstar, Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua is calling your name.

➡️ Click to book: Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua

If you and your partner are in pursuit of breathtaking beach views, Uluwatu is the best area to stay in Bali for couples.

Uluwatu: Best area to stay in Bali for couples seeking beach views

If you and your partner are in pursuit of breathtaking beach views, Uluwatu is the best area to stay in Bali for couples.

Perched on the island’s rugged southern cliffs, this area will treat you to gorgeous panoramas that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Imagine sharing quiet moments on clifftop villas, gazing out at the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

As the sun dips below the horizon, Uluwatu’s iconic sea temples are absolutely stunning, a rare sight you don’t see every day!

For couples seeking to be mesmerized by nature’s beauty, Uluwatu is the quintessential destination to escape into the arms of Bali’s coastal charm.

Budget Hotel in Uluwatu: La Kreyiol


Rating: ⭐ 9.5/5 (217 reviews)
Price per night: $55 USD
Click to book: La Kreyiol

Get ready to soak in the vibes at La Kreyiol!

This spot is tucked away in Uluwatu, just a chill 1.4 km from Suluban Beach.

Enjoy pool views, stroll through the beautiful gardens, and stay connected with the free WiFi.

Each room has a fully equipped private bathroom ready to roll – complete with a refreshing shower and those oh-so-important free toiletries.

Now, let’s talk breakfast. You’ve got options. How about an American breakfast to start your day off right? Or if you’re all about that veggie life, they’ve got you covered too.

La Kreyiol is all about those outdoor vibes. They’ve got a wonderful picnic area, and don’t even get me started on the outdoor swimming pool and garden – a major win. And, it gets better there is a pool bar ready to serve your favorite cocktail as you lounge in the sun.

Now, let’s talk location. You’ve got hotspots like Blue Point Beach, Thomas Beach, and Uluwatu Temple nearby, so adventure is practically knocking on your door.

And when it’s time to jet out, Ngurah Rai International Airport is just a breezy 17 km away.

La Kreyiol is all about good times, relaxation, and those Uluwatu vibes. So, if you’re up for poolside views, a killer breakfast, and a spot that’s close to all the cool stuff, this is where you want to be.

➡️ Book you and your partner’s stay at La Kreyiol

Luxury Resort Uluwatu: The Edge Bali


Rating: ⭐ 9.6/5 (62 reviews)
Price per night: $1,300 USD
Click to book: The Edge Bali

Get ready to dive into a world of unparalleled luxury at The Edge Bali. This is by far the most luxurious recommendation I have!

Perched on a cliff that gazes out onto the expansive ocean, this haven offers a lavish 5-star experience with private pool villas.

To make your stay even more incredible, a world-class spa and a fitness center are at your disposal.

Take your pick: lounging in your villa’s tropical garden, basking in the sun on your private sundeck, or hitting the gym for a couples workout– the choice is yours.

Picture this: your own slice of paradise with two private pools. These spacious villas are designed to impress, boasting state-of-the-art entertainment setups in your very own home theatre.

And hey, you won’t just find any old kitchen here – we’re talking well-equipped and ready to whip up culinary magic.

Oh, and wine aficionados, hear me out – there’s a wine cellar and even a cozy cigar lounge.

Indulgence takes on new meaning at The Edge’s spa. Make the most of private steam baths and views that stretch out over the ocean.

Your personal villa butler stands ready to assist with all your travel and entertainment needs – talk about service fit for royalty.

And oh, breakfast? Your personal butlers prepare and serve breaky in the comfort of your villa’s kitchen. The executive chef crafts gourmet menus tailored just for you, with fresh seafood and delectable European dishes taking center stage.

Let’s not forget the couples who adore this place – they’ve given it a resounding 9.8 rating. The Edge Bali promises an experience that’s as extraordinary as you are.

➡️ Book your luxurious stay at The Edge Bali

Canggu is Best area for couples who love to surf

Canggu: Best area for couples who love to surf

Attention surf-loving couples, Canggu is your ultimate haven to set up on Bali’s shores.

This vibrant coastal area is a paradise where the thrill of riding the waves meets the romance of a beach getaway.

Wake up to the rhythm of the ocean, grabbing your boards, and catching those epic breaks together.

Whether you two are seasoned surfers or just starting out, Canggu’s consistent waves cater to all levels of expertise. After an exhilarating day on the water, unwind at laid-back beach bars, and share a drink with fellow surf enthusiasts.

With its laid-back atmosphere and the exhilarating energy of the surf, Canggu offers couples a unique blend of adventure and relaxation, creating a one-of-a-kind Bali experience.

Budget Accommodation Canggu: Desaku Bungalows


Rating: ⭐ 9.2/5 (118 reviews)
Price per night: $31 USD
Click to book: Desaku Bungalows

In the heart of Canggu, Desaku Bungalows is your ticket to a fantastic getaway that’s both cozy and inviting – perfect for couples seeking a romantic escape. Just imagine a lush garden backdrop and you’re only 1.9 km away from the dreamy Canggu Beach and Batu Bolong Beach.

The rooms at Desaku Bungalows set the stage for ultimate comfort and relaxation – a true lover’s haven. Each room comes with a private balcony that frames breathtaking garden views.

You’ll find all the comforts you need, from air-conditioning to keep things chill, to a desk for planning out your adventures or simply soaking in the moment.

There’s a kettle and fridge for convenience and a safety deposit box for that added peace of mind. Need entertainment? A flat-screen TV is at your service, and if you’re craving a bit of fresh air, step right out onto the terrace.

For couples looking to explore, Echo Beach is a mere 2.1 km away. And if you’re up for a touch of spirituality, the mystical Petitenget Temple is a short drive away.

Guests have sung their praises – this spot is hailed as the ultimate favorite part of Canggu in sparkling reviews. Couples, in particular, are head over heels for the location.

Now, let’s talk about the perks. Desaku Bungalows sure knows how to woo couples. With its inviting outdoor swimming pool, and cozy, air-conditioned spaces to escape the Bali heat, this spot is perfect for budget couples.

➡️ Click here to book Desku Bungalows

Luxury Villa Canggu: Villa Teresa


Rating: ⭐ 9.7/5 (13 reviews)
Price per night: $515 USD
Click to book: Villa Teresa

Get ready for a seriously luxurious escape at Villa Teresa.

Tucked away in the serene area of Canggu and just a stroll away from the famous Echo Beach, Villa Teresa dishes out some seriously chic beachfront self-catering vibes.

And hold onto your hats, because there’s not one but two outdoor swimming pools waiting for you. Plus, they’ve got a top-notch butler service, a personal in-house chef to whip up culinary wonders, and free WiFi that covers every nook and cranny of the property.

If you’re feeling like a little adventure, hop in the car for about 5 minutes and you’ll hit up the Canggu Club and Canggu Plaza. For a dash of city vibes, the lively Oberoi Street – lined with incredible restaurants – is just a breezy 20-minute drive away.

Let’s dive into the accommodations at Villa Teresa – brace yourselves for luxury. There are two sprawling adjoining villa units ready to sweep you off your feet.

Each one boasts roomy semi-open living spaces, a kitchen that’s fully loaded, and a dining area that opens up to views of the pool, garden, river, and the stunning beach.

When you’re in the mood to freshen up, the semi-open en suite bathrooms are all about pampering, featuring a bath and shower combo, plus plush bathrobes, cozy slippers, and free toiletries.

Need a lift somewhere? Just ask about their shuttle service. And for those moments when you just want to unwind completely, the open-air gazebo in each villa is perfect for some rejuvenating massages.

And couples, take note – this place is pure magic. It’s been given the ultimate thumbs-up by couples who’ve stayed here, with a perfect 10 out of 10 rating for romantic getaways.

➡️ Click here to book Villa Teresa

Calling all underwater adventurers, Sanur is the best area to stay in Bali for couples who share a passion for diving.

Sanur: Best for couples who love diving

Calling all underwater adventurers, Sanur is the best area to stay in Bali for couples who share a passion for diving.

Nestled along the southeastern coast, this tranquil coastal town offers a gateway to a mesmerizing world beneath the waves. Explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, hand in hand with your partner.

From colorful fish to intriguing shipwrecks, Sanur’s underwater realm promises captivating encounters at every turn.

After your underwater adventure, stroll along the coastline or relax at charming beachfront cafes.

With its accessible dive sites, diverse marine biodiversity, and a romantic coastal ambiance, Sanur creates the perfect backdrop for couples to dive into their shared love for adventure and the deep blue sea.

Sanur Budget Stay: Pondok Ayu


Rating: ⭐ 9.5/5 (157 reviews)
Price per night: $37 USD
Click to book: Pondok Ayu

Calling all couples looking for a sweet spot, let me introduce you to Pondok Ayu in Sanur a mere 1.4 km away from the stunning Sindhu Beach.

This place is all about good vibes with its outdoor swimming pool, lush garden, and restaurant.

The moment you step in, the 24-hour front desk is at your service, and they’ve got airport transfers sorted for you. Need a bite or some in-room pampering? Room service has you covered.

Get ready for a cozy stay, because each room at this haven comes with air conditioning – a must in the Bali heat.

You’ve got a desk if you need to jot down your adventure plans, a flat-screen TV for some chill downtime, and your very own private bathroom complete with bed linen, towels, and a terrace that boasts garden views.

Some rooms even have a kitchen decked out with a microwave, minibar, and stovetop. And don’t worry about keeping your drinks cold – there’s a fridge ready for your convenience.

Start your day right with American and Asian breakfast options that are served daily at Pondok Ayu. If you’re up for some cycling, the area is pretty popular for that – and guess what? The accommodation offers bike hire, so you’re all set.

Here’s the scoop from past guests – the favorite part of Sanur is right here at Pondok Ayu, as seen in those rave independent reviews. Couples, this one’s for you – they’ve given the location a solid 8.3 rating for a perfect twosome getaway.

➡️ Click here to book a budget stay at Pondok Ayu

Luxury Resort in Sanur: Maya Sanur Resort & Spa


Rating: ⭐ 8.7/5 (495 reviews)
Price per night: $290 USD
Click to book: Maya Sanur Resort & Spa

Get ready for a world-class experience at Maya Sanur Resort & Spa – a true haven for couples seeking a luxurious beachfront getaway in Sanur.

This resort is all about modern relaxation, complete with an inviting outdoor pool and not one, but four awesome on-site restaurants and bars. Plus, you’ve got free WiFi and parking at your service. Oh, and here’s the cherry on top – you’re welcome to make full use of the fitness center too including a yoga studio.

And if you’re up for some adventure, the property offers cool activities like canoeing, snorkeling, and even cooking classes.

The rooms at Maya Sanur Resort & Spa are all about comfort and style. Each one comes with a TV and air conditioning to keep things cool and cozy. You’ll find an electric kettle and a minibar handy, and when it’s time to freshen up, your private bathroom is all set with a shower, a bath, and a hairdryer.

Now, let’s talk dining. Maya Sanur Resort & Spa has got you covered. Their on-site restaurants and bars serve up an impressive variety of dishes and refreshing drinks. Craving some Japanese treats? Kuu Izakaya Dining has got you. For breakfast, head to Mayasari, and when the sun sets, Tree Bar is ready to serve up cocktails and other tempting beverages.

Located just about a 25-minute ride from the resort to the renowned Kuta Beach. And if you’re in the mood for some Seminyak vibes, it’s only a 30-minute drive away. Need to catch a flight? Bali Denpasar International Airport is just around a 30-minute drive by car.

Maya Sanur Resort & Spa is where couples’ dreams become reality.

➡️ Click here to book a luxury stay at Maya Sanur Resort & Spa

Map Of The Best Areas To Stay In Bali For Couples

Seminyak is a great place for couples as it combines, great beaches, restaurants and nightlife

FAQs: Where To Stay In Bali For Couples 

Moving onto some commonly asked questions about the best area to stay in Bali for couples? 

Which part of Bali is best for couples?

Here are the best areas I recommend you stay in Bali for couples! 

1. Ubud: A Cultural Retreat for Lovebirds

Ubud is a top pick for couples seeking an enchanting escape. This cultural epicenter offers a unique blend of art, spirituality, and natural beauty. 

With its serene rice terraces, artisan workshops, and traditional Balinese dance performances, Ubud creates an idyllic setting for romantic strolls and cultural exploration. 

Couples can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, join yoga classes, and connect with Balinese traditions. 

2. Seminyak: Beachside Glamour for the Romantic Duo

If your idea of romance involves stylish beaches, vibrant nightlife, and upscale experiences, Seminyak is for you.

Couples can bask in the golden sunsets along the beach, enjoy pampering sessions at luxurious spas, and revel in beachfront dining at chic restaurants.

 Seminyak’s fashionable boutiques and vibrant beach clubs set the stage for a glamorous escape, with options to dance the night away or simply savor each other’s company. 

3. Nusa Dua: Coastal Charm and Intimate Moments

For couples seeking a more intimate and serene coastal experience, Nusa Dua provides a picture-perfect setting. 

This upscale enclave is known for its luxurious resorts and pristine beaches that exude tranquility.

 Couples can enjoy leisurely walks along the soft sands, indulge in spa treatments at world-class wellness centers, and sip cocktails by resort pools.

Nusa Dua’s refined ambiance, clear waters, and emphasis on privacy make it an ideal escape for couples looking for a luxury escape from the hustle and bustle.

In the end, the best area for couples in Bali depends on your preferences. Whether you’re drawn to cultural experiences, beachside glamour, or intimate tranquility, Bali’s diverse offerings have something special for every couple’s romantic journey.

Which side of Bali has the best beaches?

Bali boasts a collection of gorgeous beaches, scattered along various coasts, each with its own distinct allure and offerings.

I find that the majority of Bali’s best beaches are on its southern shores. This southern coastline has gained fame for its renowned surf spots, lively nightlife, and lavish beachfront clubs

It’s the perfect haven for those in search of a blend of beach activities, relaxation, swims, chic bars, and upscale resorts. 

For newcomers to Bali, I highly recommend starting on the southern coast.

Don’t miss out on iconic beaches like Kuta and Jimbaran. For a more adventurous twist, consider exploring neighboring islands such as Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.

Venturing along the southwest coast, extending from the airport to Canggu, will introduce you to a hub of vibrant activity and a constant influx of visitors. This stretch includes well-loved areas like Legian and the trendy haven of Seminyak.

On the flip side, if you head to the eastern coast of Bali, some beaches like Amed might be rocky, while others, such as Lovina in the north and Canggu in the south, have grey sand. 

Is it better to stay in Ubud or Seminyak?

Deciding between Ubud and Seminyak depends on the kind of experience you’re after. Both places are quite different so let’s break it down. 


If you’re all about culture, serenity, and natural beauty, Ubud’s your jam. Lush rice terraces surround this inland gem and offer a more tranquil and spiritual vibe.

It’s a hub for art, traditional Balinese performances, and yoga retreats. 

You’ll find boutique shops, local markets, and wellness centers.

If you and your partner are seeking a serene escape immersed in Balinese traditions, Ubud could steal your heart.


Now, if you’re into trendy beach scenes, upscale dining, and lively nightlife, Seminyak’s calling your name. 

This coastal hub rocks beautiful beaches, chic beach clubs, and vibrant dining and bars. 

It’s perfect for couples who want to blend relaxation with a touch of glam. 

Think stunning sunsets, trendy boutiques, and a bustling atmosphere. 

If you’re up for beachy cocktails, romantic dinners, and a stylish beachfront vibe, Seminyak’s your spot.

In a nutshell, Ubud’s your go-to for a cultural, artistic, and tranquil experience, while Seminyak caters to those who want the beachy high life with a dose of glitz. It all depends on what sets your couple’s hearts racing – a spiritual retreat or a trendy coastal adventure!

Which part of Bali is best for older couples?

For older couples seeking a relaxed and serene experience in Bali, Ubud is often considered the best choice. 

Here’s why! 


  • Cultural and Artistic Haven: Ubud is known for its rich cultural heritage, traditional Balinese art, and crafts. It offers a more refined and peaceful atmosphere that appeals to mature travelers.
  • Tranquil Environment: The lush rice terraces, serene landscapes, and slower pace of life in Ubud create a beautiful rejuvenating ambiance.
  • Wellness and Spa Retreats: Ubud is a hub for wellness and spa retreats. Older couples can enjoy yoga sessions, Balinese massages, and holistic treatments in beautiful surroundings.
  • Culinary Experiences: The town boasts a range of restaurants offering both local and international cuisine. It’s a great place for romantic dinners in charming settings.
  • Cultural Activities: Ubud offers opportunities to explore Balinese traditions, attend dance performances, and visit art galleries. It’s an enriching destination for those interested in culture.
  • Nature Walks: Exploring the Campuhan Ridge Walk and Tegalalang Rice Terraces is a gentle way for couples to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Bali.

Ubud’s calm and cultural atmosphere caters well to older couples who seek a more authentic experience, away from the bustling beach scenes and nightlife found in other parts of Bali.

When is the best time to go to the beach in Bali?

When’s the ultimate beach time in Bali? Well, the island rocks a tropical vibe with two main seasons, the dry season and the rainy season.

Dry Season (April to October)

This is the best time to hit Bali’s beaches. The sun is beaming, drying up the skies and making beach days top-notch for tanning and splashing around. 

The ocean waves are calm so snorkeling and diving are in full swing. Just remember, this is the peak tourist season, so expect more people on the sand and accommodations playing hard to get with their prices.

Surfers, listen up! If you’re hunting for rad waves, the dry season is the best time for you to visit. That’s when killer swells roll in, and different beach spots have waves of all sizes. So whether you’re a rookie or a pro, you’re covered.

Rainy Season (November to March)

Don’t let the name scare you off – this season isn’t a total party pooper for the beach. Rain showers do drop by, but they’re usually quick, followed by a sunny encore. 

And guess what? Beaches are less crowded, meaning fewer folks to share the sand with and better deals on places to crash and things to do. 

Just keep in mind, the ocean can be a bit choppy during this season. 

I went in November, and man, it was scorching, luckily barely any rain and the beaches were prime for swimming and chillin’.

So, the verdict?

The dry season from April to October scores the most votes for the ultimate beach bonanza in Bali. Smooth weather and calm waters take the cake.

But hey, if you’re down for sporadic rain showers and a mellower scene, the rainy season isn’t half bad – it’s got its own kinda charm going on!

The best area to stay in bali for couples comes down to preferences. From beaches to cultural villages there are loads of great places

The Wrap-Up: Best Area To Stay In Bali For Couples 

When it comes to finding the ideal spot for a romantic escape in Bali, couples are truly spoiled for choice. The best area to stay in Bali for couples truly comes down to personal preferences!

Take Seminyak, for instance, a vibrant and stylish hub known for its upscale beach resorts and trendy atmosphere. This area caters to couples seeking a blend of relaxation and nightlife.

Alternatively, Nusa Dua presents itself as a pristine haven for couples seeking exclusivity and tranquility. This gated community boasts stunning beachfront resorts and a more laid-back ambiance.

Or the serene shores of Sanur, offering luxurious resorts like Maya Sanur Resort & Spa that promise both relaxation and adventure, to the enchanting beauty of Canggu, where gems like Villa Teresa offer couples a perfect blend of tranquility and excitement.

Whether you’re seeking beachfront relaxation, vibrant cultural experiences, or a mix of both, Bali’s diverse regions cater to every couple’s desires.

So, if you and your partner prefer lounging by the pool, exploring local cuisine, or embarking on exciting adventures, the best area to stay in Bali for couples ultimately depends on your unique preferences – a choice that will undoubtedly create memories to last a lifetime.

Safe travels!

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