Certain places like Bali seem custom-made for great proposals, thanks to the island’s wealth of naturally romantic settings that are blessed with breathtaking view of rice terraces and spectacular sunset where couples can be assured of having the place to themselves. And this makes the weightiest challenge of how and where to pop “the question” easy. 

So, gentlemen, assuming you already have the ring and want the answer to be a resounding yes, the choice of place and how you propose are important. In broad daylight when it’s least expected, surprise your loved one by popping the question whilst spending a relaxing afternoon over a private picnic.

Mandapa Ritz Carlton Reserve

Pampering yourself and your lady with freshly prepared light bites along with healthy juices is not a bad idea at all. At Mandapa, you may choose between the riverside picnic, next to the Ayung River, or at the resort’s iconic Lumbung (rice barn) with stunning views of the resort’s rice terrace. The picnic alone is a romantic affair in itself, especially amidst the manicured natural environment that surrounds Mandapa.

Now, with the romantic picnic and an equally romantic surrounding, the chance for her to say “yes” is quite big. Of course, Mandapa can always arrange an offsite picnic; just let them know, and you’ll receive recommendations of the best picnic spots around Ubud.

Mason Sky Tours

If Ubud is not your scene, you can fly to your desired destination. That’s right, you fly, and this should make an impressive prelude to you popping the question. Mason Sky Tours lets you take to the sky for that dreamy marriage proposal. They’re the only company offering luxury helicopter services, and they’re very serious in doing so. Flying you to your chosen destination is a sleek Eurocopter B2 helicopter. Seated comfortably on luxurious leather interiors in a helicopter fully equipped with high-end technology (air conditioner included to make sure you don’t break a sweat) is something you don’t experience every day, and in addition to the proposal, it could be an amazing gift for your lady to feel special.


Don’t know where to go? The Gilis might entice you. In less than 30 minutes of soaring high, you can reach the Gilis, three idyllic atolls with powdery white sand, sparkling turquoise water and spectacular sunsets – the perfect destinations to take your wife-to-be on a romantic proposal.

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Jalan Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan, Ubud
+62 361 4792 777

Mason Sky Tours 
Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Pesanggaran, Denpasar
+62 361 721 480


Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Perched above ‘Impossible Beach’, the gorgeous cliffside destination Anantara Uluwatu has created ‘Dining by Design’. As the name suggests, you are able create your own special, romantic culinary journey to fit the needs and wants of you and your loved one. You have 2 spectacular venues to choose from: the pool island, an intimate spot under the trees surrounded by candles and hanging lights; and the view point, a balcony that extends out over the grounds for perfect privacy. Each venue is as special as the other, but whichever you choose you’ll still be granted the sounds and sights of the waves below, and a ceiling of the famously starry Uluwatu night-sky above. [Read the full review].

Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort and Spas
Jalan Pemutih, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu
+62 361 895 7555

Popped the big question in Bali?
Why not make Bali your wedding venue as well! Bali is home to some of the most stunning wedding venues, chapels and destinations. You’ll see what we mean:
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NOW Bali Editorial Team

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