Now, first thing first: what is romance, and why should we take care of it? The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies states that “Romantic love, based on the model of mutual attraction and on a connection between two people that bonds them as a couple, creates the conditions for overturning the model of family and marriage that it engenders.”
This indicates that romantic love can be the founding of attraction between two people. This term was primarily used by the “western countries after the 1800s were socialized into, love is the necessary prerequisite for starting an intimate relationship and represents the foundation on which to build the next steps in a family.”
Alternatively, from Collins Dictionary, it describes Romantic love as “an intensity and idealization of a love relationship, in which the other is imbued with extraordinary virtue, beauty, etc., so that the relationship overrides all other considerations, including material ones.”
Although the emotions and sensations of romantic love are widely associated with sexual attraction, romantic feelings can exist without expectation of physical consummation and be subsequently expressed. Historically, the term romance originates with the medieval ideal of chivalry as set out in the literature of Chivalric romance.
Sadly, it is something that needs work; a very hard one, indeed. For it will just be gone in the wind if you neglect it, taking it.for.granted. That’s why every couples need to spend some time together every once in a while. What do you do in these get-togethers, though?
It’s really not hard looking for romantic things to do when you are in such a beautiful place like Bali. Just a short stroll overlooking those lush green paddy fields or a walk along the beach while the sound of the sea fulfil your ears are some very simple examples of easy and free activities that you can do with your SO while your little ones are fast asleep. Of course, don’t do this if your kids are below 6, and even if they are, be sure to have them well-monitored or left with a trusted adult.
However, if you are here with extended family which you can trust to watch the kids while you take some much-needed hours away from them, you might have a bigger room to work with and make much more appropriate date-night plans for you and your partner. Your best option would, of course, be to ask if the restaurant in the hotel you’re staying at have a romantic dinner service available. That way, you don’t have to go very far and will be at a short distance from the kids -should they unexpectedly need anything from you.
For you who are staying at Nusa Dua area, this article is for you. Nusa Dua is a resort area built in the 1970s in the southern part of Bali, Indonesia. Known as an enclave of large five-star resorts, it covers 350 hectares of land and encloses more than 20 resorts. It is located 22 kilometers from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, and administered under Kuta South District.
Nusa Dua means two islands (nusa ‘island’, dua ‘two’), because there are two islands in the bay of Bali Tourism Development Corporation area. On the southern side lies Peninsula Island, and on the northern side lies Nusa Dharma Island, which is smaller but shadier, and which contains the Pura/Temple Nusa Dharma.
Immediately north of the Nusa Dua enclave is the peninsula of Tanjung Benoa, which includes cheaper hotels as well as Benoa village. A multi-denominational area, it includes a mosque and Chinese and Hindu temples close to each other. Much of the beach’s sand was eroded away following the mining of the nearby barrier reef for construction materials.
Benoa Port, also located there, was previously for yachts and small ships. In December 2012, it became Benoa Cruise International Terminal’s turnaround port, serving as both embarkation and debarkation point for cruise passengers. As turnaround port, tourists can arrive or leave Benoa Port by either plane or cruise ship.
On December 26, 2012, the Bali Governor signed a permit to utilize, develop and manage the Benoa Bay area. 838 hectares reclaimed by PT Tirta Wahana Bali International will be used for luxury tourist facilities such as hotels, villas, apartments, an international hospital, and entertainment centers such as a Disneyland-like theme park.
- Piasan Restaurant at Kayumanis Nusa Dua
Piasan at Kayumanis Nusa Dua is a sophisticated restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine with a modern twist. It is a design-driven venue that celebrates the art of fine wining and dining in ultra stylish surroundings. Contrasting elements of glass and bamboo have been brought together to create a contemporary look that is warm and inviting.
The menu at Piasan delves into the roots of Italy’s culinary traditions where fresh produce and seasonal delicacies are essential to eating well. Every dish is prepared with integrity for a full-flavoured experience that pleases the palate. This is honest food at its very best. From homemade pasta and pizza cooked to perfection to authentic specialties using prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood, every dish is a celebration of flavour.
- The Beach Grill at The Ritz Carlton
A soft breeze coming off the Indian Ocean. The glimmer of the sun against the white sand. The aroma of freshly grilled seafood. The Beach Grill in Nusa Dua brings together the best of Bali in a casual indoor-outdoor setting. The space transforms into a romantic restaurant after sunset with candle-lit tables, and those celebrating a special occasion can reserve a private beachfront dinner for two. If these doesn’t amaze you enough yet, do know that his award-winner restaurant has won the Luxury Beachside Restaurant, Regional Winner 2018, World Luxury Restaurant Awards. Better check it jow!
- Salsa Verde at The Grand Hyatt
Served in a fun-filled Italian restaurant situated on the beachfront hotel Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua Bali with a Californian décor, treat yourself to some Italian magic and la dolce vita with gorgeous Italian cuisine in Salsa Verde, serving an array of seafood, pizzas, pastas and other Italian favorites.
- Prego at The Westin Nusa Dua
Savor the taste of Italy at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali’s Prego. This lively Italian restaurant is the perfect place to bring the entire family for wholesome and authentic Italian cuisine. An inviting space, the restaurant entices the senses with colorful décor and the aroma of food being cooked in the open kitchen.
Feast on generous portions of classic Italian delights such as pasta, regional favorites and pizzas. Prego’s weekly highlight is the Brunch Adventura. It is, as the name suggests, all about lively atmosphere and entertainment, accompanied by great Italian food, for the entire family to enjoy during their time in Bali.
Now there you have them, four luxurious dining experiences you can choose from to have with your SO. Ready to try?