We all know how emotional the big day can be. So when the dust has finally settled on your wedding day, you may want to turn your attentions to a Bali honeymoon – You may even need a break from months of organizing. So a Bali honeymoon will offer the perfect respite for you both.
We all know how scary it is to plan and make big purchases online – especially for something as important as a Bali honeymoon. Yes, the internet makes life easier. But having someone actually in Bali, on the ground, with genuine local insight and knowledge makes a world of difference. It gives us peace of mind knowing there’s someone there you can trust.
The good news is, you have us: Someone in Bali with over a decade’s experience. And someone who knows every inch of the island – And every villa. So you’ll get insight into all the best places to visit, all the hidden treasures, best things to do, best recommendations for luxury Bali villa rentals, best Bali restaurants, best Bali beach clubs, bars, etc.. We’ll make it our job to ensure your Bali honeymoon is one you will never forget – ever.
As someone who lives, works, and actually got married in Bali, we know a thing or two about it. So here is our personal insight and 10 reasons why a Bali honeymoon is the ultimate destination for you:
- Now: We all actually need a holiday
Results from The Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale show that marriage is the 7th most stressful life event. The fun and excitement of the big day is not without its emotions. Not to mention the months of planning. So you may need a Bali honeymoon, perhaps with a private villa in Bali, more than you think.
As entrepreneurs, executives and self-employed people, we pride ourselves on being too busy to take a vacation. As business owners here in Bali, we work over 17-hours per day, so we also understand your need for rest and recuperation – and fun.
Forbes gives 10 reasons why we can’t afford not to take a vacation. Here are three we like which are definitely worth bearing in mind when seeking that honeymoon package in Bali.
- The world does not stop because you leave the office.
- It’s your best time to learn something new.
- You gain unparalleled perspective.
A Bali honeymoon will offer a fresh perspective. And give you both plenty of time to look back over your big day with fondest memories – whilst embarking on a holiday of a lifetime.
- Remember: Planning a Bali honeymoon is much easier than you think – if you know someone there.
Having someone here you can trust is a must – someone with all the right connections. Someone who knows the island inside out. And someone you can rely on before and during your precious time here. We’ll also keep in touch afterwards.
To begin with, you need to decide how long you’ve got. Ideally, you’ll need around a week at least. Excluding flight time. That’ll be enough time to recover from your journey and settle in. Once you’ve got your dates it’s time to plan your Bali holiday package..
Every couple will have a different agenda. But the most popular locations in Bali are Seminyak, Ubud and Canggu.
Seminyak is widely recognised as the island’s hotspot. An eclectic mix of chic restaurants and chilled bars, unique western and local, Indonesian cuisine, clean, safe beaches, boutique shops and spas. And spectacular luxury Bali villas.
Ubud promises a more tranquil, cultural experience. But with no shortage of fun and adventure. Traditional crafts, local dance and sacred temples offer a glimpse of local life. Whilst Bali villas are situated amongst cascading rice fields and overlook deep ravines. There’s definitely a more tropical flavour here. And something very different to Seminyak.
Canggu offers a more rustic feel. Interesting western and local cafes and restaurants provide the latest in health fusion drinks. And chic, chilled bars pop up in the most unexpected places. Echo Beach provides one of the best BBQs on the island. And surfers flock to the shores here to sample some of the best Bali surfing spots on the southern shores.
Essentially we can call or email you to provide recommendations. Through discreet dialogue we’ll be with you from the moment you connect. And during your visit. So whatever you may have in mind, share it with us. And we’ll help make your Bali honeymoon a reality.
- 5 romantic dinners for two – at some of the best restaurants in Bali
You’ll have the anticipation and excitement that comes with a Bali honeymoon. But the real joy starts when you sample some of the best restaurants in Bali. Here’s our top 5 for your first romantic treat..
- Viceroy Bali Ubud: CasCades
From the Viceroy Ubud Bali this 5-star resort offers award-winning cuisine with a Cascades Ubud menu. Treat yourselves to delectable fusion, Indonesian, French and Balinese creations. Prepared by internationally acclaimed chefs, admire this truly spectacular, open-air restaurant, perched high above a valley. Relax and take in the sounds of the tropics. And be serenaded with harmonious piano tunes.
- Ayana Resort Jimbaran: Best Pesta Lobster
Voted as one of the most romantic dining venues in Bali. You will both be seated at a private jetty at sunset. Stretching 30-meters out from the beach, soft tunes will play out across the bay from bamboo xylophones, amidst tumbling ocean waves. The sunset will give way to a clear moonlit (and star filled) sky as you sample one of Bali’s most famous dishes. A four-course dinner consists of three aphrodisiac lobster dishes and a savoury dessert. Just to add a sweet touch to an unforgettable Bali honeymoon experience.
- Samaya Ubud: 100 candle lit dinner for two
Candle lit romantic dinners are one thing, but a 100 candle lit dinner is another. And that’s precisely what the Samaya Ubud provides. Situated amidst the tropics, deep in the valley, you’ll be seated to a table upon timber decking. Surrounded by nature and tropical sounds you’ll get to enjoy a balmy evening. Overlooking the Ayang river you’ll sample some truly delightful cuisine, surrounded by flickering flames of one hundred candles – lit especially for you and your loved one on your Bali honeymoon.
- The Anantara Bali Resort Uluwatu: Dine on the edge
We all enjoy eating out and admiring the view. Dining at the Anantara Resort is a little different. Perched high above a cliff face, you’ll get to sit, dine and look out across the Indian Ocean. This 5-star resort excels at offering one of the most romantic settings. A contemporary resort mixed with touches of traditional Balinese are bettered only by the hospitality and warmth of staff. A unique gourmet dinner completes a truly magical Bali honeymoon treat.
- Hanging Gardens of Bali: A jewel in Ubud’s tropical crown
The Hanging Gardens Ubud is a luxurious treat right in the heart of Bali. Set within a tropical wilderness, you’ll experience fine dining. And take a dip in the remarkable infinity-edge swimming pool. The resort offers a colonial flavour. With a traditional timber framed restaurant set against pristine white table covers and silver service. Chefs will entice you with main courses. As well as a selection of the most creative desserts. For a truly magical Bali honeymoon treat, the Hanging Gardens Ubud is not to be missed.
- 5 Things to do in Bali for the honeymooners – Outside the villa
They say, the ability to adapt together is the secret to every relationship. So here’s 5 unique things to do in Bali for honeymooners where you may need to adapt just a little:
- The Pod Chocolate Factory and cafe: Indulge in all that is sweetness
Add a touch of extra sweetness to your Bali honeymoon by visiting the Pod Chocolate Factory. Just 30-minutes away from the Sangeh Monkey Forest, you’ll be treated to a sensory tasting adventure. Learn how to make chocolate from the finest quality Bali cocoa and treat your significant other to one you made personally.
- A Bali Cooking Class: Find, grow and make your own food
Choose which location you’re residing in, in Bali, there’ll be a Bali cooking class just for you two. It’s not just about learning how to cook. You’ll get top tips from the best local chefs. But the real experience is getting yourselves down to the traditional market to pick the best produce. You’ll even try harvesting your own rice. How about that for a unique Bali honeymoon experience?
- Bali Zoo, Bali Marine and Bali Safari Park: Mingle with the monkeys
It’s not everyday you get to ride an elephant. Especially during your honeymoon. But this is a honeymoon like no other. Come and see Bali’s most treasured animals up close and personal. And take photos of your other half with the monkeys. It’s always difficult to decide which is best. Our view – Bali safari. Make a day of it and make sure you’ve got some of Bali’s most famed residents in your Bali honeymoon photo album.
- A Bali Dolphin Tour: An very early alarm call will be worth it
Lovina beach is home to one of the most spectacular sights you’ll see. Bali dolphin tours require an early start. But you’ll be glad you set your alarm. Arriving before sunrise, you’ll head out on a boat across calm waters to see these majestic creatures rise and surface. And set against the Bali sunset, it’s a truly wonderful Bali honeymoon experience. And certainly one to share with friends and family back home.
- Try Bali’s exotic neighbours: Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida
A Bali honeymoon would not be complete without a trip to one of the many nearby exotic islands. Including; Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida. Aside from the breathtaking views, Nusa Lembongan snorkeling and Nusa Penida diving are worth taking the early Maruti Bali express speedboats from Bali. You’ll also get a feel of how Bali was almost 50 years ago. Crystal clear waters and white powder beaches await the happy couple.
5. Use a Bali wedding photographer: And take some post-wedding pics
No doubt you’ll be adding to the Bali honeymoon photo album daily. But getting some professional post-wedding pics on the island of Bali is a must. Early morning or late afternoon, let a local professional Bali photographer take the most spectacular shots of you both in the most magical Bali settings. Capture the moment in a holiday of a lifetime. The following locations are popular: Menjangan Island in West Bali National Park, Grand Nikko Bali Resort, Tukad Unda Waterfall and Royal Water Palace of Taman Ujung.
6. Bali adventure activities: From the heart warming to the heart stopping
Nothing beats a good adrenaline rush if you happen to be of the daredevil kind. So it’s a good idea to speed things up once or twice during your Bali honeymoon. Here’s some of the most popular:
- Waterbom – Canggu
As one of southeast Asia’s finest waterparks, Waterbom is definitely a must-visit. You can be kids for at least a day. Full throttle is the theme. From extreme water slides, undulating rides, to gentle river flows, your Bali honeymoon will be filled with thrills and spills for a day. And belly laughs all the way.
- Bali Seawalker – Sanur
Fit for swimmers and non-swimmers, Bali Seawalker allows you to explore beneath the surface with ease. Blow each other a kiss as you descend to the vibrant corals and play with exotic fish below.
- Ghost Hunting in Bali: Don’t have nightmares
Not for the feint hearted. Ghost hunting in some of the abandoned places in Bali offers a completely different insight into Balinese culture and traditions. Explore an abandoned aircraft site, the unfinished hotel at Taman Bedugul or a desolate temple at Karangasem Regency. The eeriness of these tours will give your Bali honeymoon a slightly different angle – making you ever more eager to get back to the romantic settings of the island.
- Flyboard Bali: Take turns in feeling like a superhero
One of the newest additions to Bali beaches, flyboarding is a unique experience. Literally propelling you vertically above the ocean flyboarding will have you feeling like Ironman for at least a few moments. Located in Nusa Dua, you’ll be elevated 15-meters above the ocean for what we think is one of the most thrilling activities on the island. And yet another addition to your Bali honeymoon schedule.
- Mount Agung volcano trek: Climb to the earth’s core
Climbing Mount Agung, one of island’s highest points, is a taxing experience. Yet, it is one of Bali’s most popular activities. And one that draws tourists from far and wide. Agung is part of an important ritual for local Balinese. You’ll be subject to a much cooler climate above the clouds at 3,000 meters. Guides accompany all trekkers. And they’ll assist you both in seeing Bali from above the clouds on your Bali honeymoon.
7. 3 Unique Bali attractions for her:
You might be looking for something a little less energetic now. So here’s another 3 activities for the lady during her Bali honeymoon:
- Silver Jewellery Ubud – Treat yourself to a workshop
How about leaving Bali with your very own silver jewellery creation? Studio Perak is a workshop for those who would love to learn to craft a little treasure. Semi-precious stones and local Bali silver is renowned the world over. So make the most of your visit during your Bali honeymoon. And try one of the many craft centres that dot the Ubud landscape.
- Devdan Show Nusa Dua: A glimpse into Indonesian culture
A one-of-a-kind performance that pays tribute to the modern and traditional elements of Indonesia. The Devdan Show will dazzle you both with its artistic and creative production. For 90 minutes, you’re treated to exotic vibrant dances and unique performances by local artists. Let someone else take the strain during your Bali honeymoon and relax whilst you watch a local event.
- Atlas Pearl Farm Bali: Find and make your own pearl necklace
You’ll never see pearls in the same light again. Based in Sanur, you’ll get to see pearl production, harvest and manufacturing. Bali remains one of the world’s best island destinations and Atlas Pearl Farm remains one the biggest attractions. Treat yourself to an afternoon during your Bali honeymoon and see first hand how pearls actually arrive in the shop window back home.
8. 4 Luxury Bali Honeymoon Villas: Cozy, quiet and comfortable for the love birds
Bali is filled with luxurious experiences. Not forgetting of course, luxurious honeymoon villas. These 5 affordable honeymoon villas will offer a very different kind of luxury:
- Bali Villa Asri: Plunge into the most romantic villas in Bali
Considered one of Bali’s most sought after private villa complexes, the single bedroom villa comes complete with plunge pool. Bali Villa Asri offers a unique and tranquil setting. And it remains one of our favoured villas – mainly because we were married and spent our Bali honeymoon here 😉 The complex is located 10-minutes from the centre of Seminyak.
- Saba Villa Bali: Dip into Canggu’s rustic community
Saba Villa is part of a highly regarded villa complex, located in Canggu. You’ll sample the tranquility of Canggu’s rustic setting. And stroll down quiet country lanes to Echo Beach to sample the best BBQ ever. The villa is a mix of traditional Balinese and contemporary. And whilst you’ll be located within a rural setting, Seminyak is a short 15-minute stroll along the beach.
- Kriyamaha Villa Legian: Soak in a hot tub of red rose petals.
You’ll be right in the heart of it all. And if you can actually manage to leave the villa, there’s a whole host of chilled bars and restaurants to select a romantic dinner in. Kriyamaha Villa comes with a magnificent private pool and plunge pool. We think it would be a shame to use it during your Bali honeymoon – and not have a bottle of champagne close at hand!
- Villa Berry Amour: The perfect name for the perfect occasion
Berry Amour is in the heart of Seminyak, widely recognised as the island’s tourist hotspot. Rest assured, you’ll have complete privacy at this retreat during your Bali honeymoon. And yet, you’ll also be just a stone’s throw from some of the best restaurants and chilled bars Bali has to offer. The one-bedroom villa comes with ensuite. Step into your own private pool from your own suite.
9. 4 Best Bali villa spas: The ultimate way to relax in Bali
Treating him and her to a Bali luxury spa is by far the best way to relax in Bali. It’s no secret that the island of Bali is one of the best destinations in the world for luxury spa retreats. So what better occasion to try one during your Bali honeymoon. Here’s 4 to rejuvenate the soul:
- Villa Puri Kamadewa
Specializing in spa treatments as part of the overall villa complex, Puri Kamadewa offers professional holistic therapies and programs. Traditional Balinese massage, rice body treatment and other Balinese traditional rituals sooth both the mind and body. You’ll find a spa package to suit you and a luxurious pavilion to enjoy a candlelit dinner.
- Kamuela Villas & Spa Sanur
A total of 5 luxury Bali villas within this complex each combine romance and rejuvenation. A gourmet kitchen and dining area compliment an open-plan living space that looks directly out to a private pool. Your spa comes with its own brand of nourishing oil, herb and spice products. Whilst fountains and tropical gardens add a finishing touch to any Bali honeymoon.
- The Purist Villas & Spa Ubud
Away from hustle and bustle of life, the Purist offers inspired Balinese healing traditions. You’ll get a sense of calm in what essentially is a spa village. And you’ll be invited to learn more about the self healing therapy with staff. As well as age-old techniques. What better way to relax during a Bali honeymoon than sample one of Ubud’s delights.
- Villa Kubu Premier Spa Seminyak
Enormous stone jacuzzis greet you at Kubu Premier Spa. A traditional garden balé and large cushions set the scene in what essentially is an affordable luxury Bali villa right in the heart of Seminyak. Semi-outdoor dining provides an alfresco experience. Perfect for a candlelit dinner for two during a Bali honeymoon.
10. In the mood for a Bali party? 4 venues to round off a perfect Bali honeymoon
There are many Bali party guides. But here’s a shortlist of the ultimate venues you need to be aware of. They don’t come much better than this:
Considered by many to still be the best, Kudeta remains the undisputed champion of the chilled, beachfront party venue. For most of the year, it offers a calm, family friendly venue. In the month of August the setting is given a facelift and the ultimate party month begins. Cozy day beds, a 5-star menu and some of Europe’s best DJ’s ensure the best tunes are played out across the beach. Chilled dress is the order of the day. Whilst glam is in style at night. No Bali honeymoon is complete without Kudeta featuring heavily.
Potato Head Seminyak
A large infinity pool, stylish interior and the best tunes are just some of the features that will greet you at Potato Head. It’s a unique colosseum like structure, created from timber framed shutters. And it holds a magnificent blend of chilled out bars, restaurants and loungers. The infinity pool overlooks one of the best beaches in Seminyak and beyond.
Finns Club Canggu
Recently constructed, Finns provides yet another magnificent beach club in this upcoming location. Overlooking Canggu beach, Finns offers a family friendly atmosphere. An infinity pool, enormous restaurant, bars and a second tier for private parties, all combine to provide couples, families and friends one of the best venues on Bali’s southern coast. A must see during a Bali honeymoon.
W Retreat & Spa – Seminyak
The W Retreat provides an upmarket option along Seminyak’s coastline. Typical of many of the Starwood brands, the W leaves no expense spared. An enormous swimming pool, three individual restaurants, a magnificent bar, a gym and spa room and some of the best chill out areas all help to make this one of our favourite destinations. The W is another must visit. And any lucky couple will not be disappointed during their Bali honeymoon with a visit to the W.
So the above guide offers a mere taste of what you can expect during a Bali honeymoon. We have no doubt that it will be a holiday of a lifetime. And one you’ll want to share with close friends and family back home. Essentially, you’ll want control of what you do and when. But we’re here to assist and offer discreet dialogue every step of the way.
We pride ourselves on being able to offer genuine insight. And given the 10 years or so we have been based here in Bali we are a trusted resource for both couples, families and friends wishing to stay in Bali. Whether you would like to reserve a luxury Bali villa or simply chat about what you require, we’ll be here for you.
Call us at +62 812 3843536 or email email@example.com to book your romantic bali honeymoon today!