If you’re not sure where to go this Valentine’s Day, why not jet off to the beautiful Island of Gods and surprise your love with a romantic meal at one of these resorts.
Padma Resort Legian
This Valentine’s Day, Padma Resort Legian lets you choose from four different cuisines to celebrate your love in style: Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and International. Each package starts at Rp1,375,000 per couple, and you can choose between the lush Wantilan Grass Lawn, or the romantic Batavia or Tenkai terraces. Several highlights include Seared Tasmanian Salmon with minted asparagus and pea risotto from the Italian set menu, Beef Rendang with coconut, beans and rice cake from the Indonesian package, Seared Cajun Spiced Beef Tenderloin with wild forest mushroom, whipped pumpkin potato and port-cranberry sauce from the International selection, and a scrumptious teppanyaki selection with premium meats and fresh vegetables from the Japanese set menu.
Jalan Padma No.1, Legian. Tel: +62 361 752 111.
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Celebrating the day of love, the upscale Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort invite guests to start their romantic evening with sunset bites, tapas and cocktails before dining at casual beach club at Wild Orchid Restaurant or with a rooftop view at the award-winning MoonLite Kitchen and Bar for a delectable four-course dinner. The menu starts with a delectable Pan-Seared Scallops appetizer and Portobello Mushroom Soup with black truffle foam, with diners able to choose their main course – choose between the Pan-Seared Beef Tenderloin with potato puree and foie gras tortellini bordelaise sauce, or the Seared Salmon with risoni mascarpone asparagus and beetroot walnut vinaigrette. Sweet dessert comes in the form of a delicate White Chocolate Dome with raspberry pistachio mousse and strawberry coulis. The package is available at Rp595,000 per person, inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine. An additional Rp398,000 per person upgrades the package to a wine pairing experience.
Jl. Abimanyu, Dhyana Pura, Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 737 773.
Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali
Perched high above the sea atop the dramatic cliffs of Bali’s southernmost peninsula, Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali is the perfect love nest, and this Valentine’s Day, the resort is offering a Sense of Romance package ($688 per night) which allows couples to enjoy a three-day, two-night romantic getaway, including a specially decorated private villa, daily breakfast for two, an afternoon tea at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant & Bar, an in-villa barbecue, and Balinese traditional costume activity. On Valentine’s Day, relish the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean at Ju-Ma-Na and enjoy a lovely five-course dinner at Rp1,500,000.
Jl. Melasti Banjar Kelod, Ungasan. Tel: +62 361 300 7000.
The award-winning di Mare Restaurant at the resplendent Karma Kandara brings out the charm by offering a seductive 10-course carte blanche His & Hers menu. According to chef Fernando Trump, the concept of the dinner will be a full carte blanche, with the individual dishes to be revealed only on the day of the dinner. Adding to the feel of intimacy and romance, each course will be accompanied by love songs performed by a live band. With it’s blue and white colour scheme reminiscent of Santorini, and the stunning panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, this experience guarantees an evening full of passion. The 10-course dinner starts at Rp650,000 per person.
Jl. Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma. Tel: +62 361 848 2202.
W Bali – Seminyak
Swing over to the hip Starfish Bloo at W Bali – Seminyak for a romantic treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one amidst the chic and lively scene of Seminyak. The ‘Eat to the Beat’ four-course set menu (Rp650,000 per person) – masterfully curated by the property’s new director of cuisine, Richard Bias – consists of delicacies such as the Swordfish Belly Carpaccio with slow-cooked tomatoes, Japanese shallot dressing, chili tanuki, and Low Temperature Coral Trout with oxtail and keluwek broth and Hong Kong yellow noodles. Dessert of the evening will be Frozen Dark Chocolate Parfait with raspberry, crispy sesame, and kemangi ice cream. For Rp756,000 per person, your menu sees an upgrade with the addition of two canapes, vintage caviar and a foie gras course.
Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 3000 106.