Romance is the trademark of Bali. As the first vacation of your married life, Bali can offer you a dream-like trip that is more than a beach vacation.
Special Bali experiences can make your honeymoon sweeter: watch pink sunsets at Jimbaran Beach, trek up the active volcanic Mt. Batur for sunrise, touch the exotic culture in Ubud, relax at a romantic hotel with an infinity pool, and taste fancy island cuisines.
Due to its different travel attractions, Bali is usually divided into three areas: the south and nearby islands for beach vacations; the center for jungles, rice terraces, and art galleries; and the north for volcanic hiking and diving.
For a honeymoon, central Bali (mainly Ubud) and the southern beaches are musts for a romantic experiences.
How Many Days to Stay for a Romantic Honeymoon in Bali?
Generally speaking, most people visit Bali for 5 to 10 days. They usually focus on the southern beaches and the center (Ubud). To finish your romantic trip on the southern beaches would be the ideal consummation!
Suggested: 8-Day Private Authentic Bali Discovery Tour
For an exclusive honeymoon tour, you deserve a longer stay that enables you to extend your travels to northern mountain areas or nearby islands. A 12-Day Romantic Bali & Java Honeymoon tour will bring you a fairytale experience!
Besides fully immersing yourself in Bali, many of our clients also visit other Asian countries as part of a long flight. For a two-week trip, Singapore is wonderful destination to connect with Bali (3 hours’ flying away). It would enrich your travel experience in Asia. Click for the sample itinerary: 13-Day Private Singapore and Bali Journey of Discovery.
If you have over two weeks and would like to see more of Southeast Asia, extending to Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar may be ideal for you.
You are welcomed to share your interests with us. Your experienced 1:1 travel consultant would be very happy to customize an itinerary for you.
10 Romantic Things to Do in Bali on a Honeymoon
1. Create Your Own Handmade Souvenirs Together (Ubud)
What could be more memorable than making a bespoke gift for your loved one? Making something together will bring you closer. The souvenirs will forever recall to you the happy hour spent in Bali.
You could make a silver ring in a silver jewelry workshop, create a batik painting in a mellow studio, or carve your own personalized masks at a wood-carving workshop...
2. Walk Hand-in-Hand Amidst the Emerald Rice Terraces
In Ubud, Tegallalang Rice Terrace (the largest) or Jatiluwih Rice Terraces (less crowded) should not be missed. Lush green rice paddies, towering-tall palm trees and fresh air are the perfect setting for a romantic trip.
You’ll have chances to experience the couples swing with around 30 meters of rope above the valley or jungle. It will make your honeymoon a little more exciting and bring you closer together with a shared thrilling experience.
3. Watch a Sunrise at an Active Volcano’s Summit
Departing around 2 a.m., you will trek along the volcano’s jungle path for 2 hours. The breathtaking views won’t disappoint you when the first ray of sunshine pierces through the sky. Why not sit together and have a picnic breakfast at sunrise? It will surely be a once in a lifetime experience.
4. Get Blessings at a Millennium-Old Temple
You can see the Balinese religious culture from their abundant temples. Head to Tirta Empul (one of the holiest temples), experience the local ritual purification at its bathing pool, and pray for goodness and happiness as the locals do.
5. Do Yoga Together in a Lush-Green Jungle
Have you ever done yoga inside a jungles or by terraced rice paddies? If not, try it in Ubud. Escape from the chaos and hassles of the world, stretch your body slowly, relieve your stress, and find your inner peace... Relax with the fresh air, cool breeze, and pleasant sounds of nature.
Most luxurious hotels (like Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan) or yoga chains (like The Yoga Barn) offer a great yoga experience.
6. Immerse Yourself in the Beautiful Sunset in Jimbaran
Jimbaran offers the best sunset views in Bali. Like in the movies, embracing your love and watching the sunset is always a most romantic moment. Have an oceanside stroll hand-in-hand, share your love with each other, and take some stunning photos for memories...
When the night falls, have a date night or enjoy a candle-lit seafood feast served at a beachfront restaurant.
7. Make Your Own Love Story at Uluwatu
Visit Uluwatu Temple, see the incredible Kecak dance, or seek an untouched beach for a lovely sunset.
8. Have Fun with Water Activities
Bali, a world of a thousand islands, is rich in water activities. The exciting water activities can add some sparks to your sweet honeymoon. Jet-skiing, parasailing, and surfing are good choices.
If you’re not keen on high-adrenaline water adventure, sea walking or snorkeling may be more suitable for you.
9. Enjoy Private Couple Massages or a Spa with an Ocean View
After a big wedding, a massage or spa is a perfect way to recover from the stress and excitement.
On this exotic spa island, reserve a private session at a beachfront resort, indulge yourself in a physical and spiritual healing activity, and relax and admire the stunning ocean views.
10. Seek More Holiday Magic by Island Hopping
For a honeymoon in Bali, you wouldn't want to miss out on island hopping.
Nusa Lembongan is a perfect getaway for a day trip. Just 30 minutes’ ferry ride from Bali, you could see the magical Devils Tear, snorkel with giant Manta Rays (a unique specie to Indonesia), and try awesome cliff jumping, if you like.
Romantic Hotels for Your Honeymoon
Bali always stays ahead of hotel fashions. You can experience today’s best quality from top-end luxury hotels to stylish boutique hotels. Private pools and spacious rooms are normal to expect in Bali.
Hidden in Ubud's jungle forests or rice paddies, hotels here offer great serenity. Well, a romantic sunrise view, tranquil white beach, and a host of water activities make Nusa Dua a perfect escape for a honeymoon.
1. The Udaya Resorts & Spa (Ubud)
From US$125 per room per night
Location: 6 minutes’ driving from Ubud Royal Palace
You’ll be welcomed by exclusive flower decoration in each room. The flower bath and wine are great for relaxing. You can also enjoy rooftop yoga classes, traditional Balinese massage, and romantic dining with spectacular views of Pura Dalem Tegallantang (a temple).
2. Alila Ubud
From US$184 per room per night
Location: 15 minutes’ driving from Ubud Royal Palace
Nestled amidst the rainforest at the edge of Ayung Valley, Alila offers great tranquility and seclusion.
For a romantic experience, you’re free to sip your favorite drinks in your infinity pool with a majestic view. Enjoy the privacy of an outdoor bathtub inside fish-filled ponds, or discover the serene rice fields and archaic temples with convertible Volkswagen transport.
3. Viceroy Bali (Ubud)
From US$314 per room per night
Location: 8 minutes’ driving from Ubud Royal Palace
Sitting in the lush green forest, Viceroy Bali is highly rated by nature lovers. Relax in your infinity pool, enjoy a couples' spa treatment, or sip a cocktail at the Cascades or sparkling wine in your luxury private villa.
4. Westin Resort Nusa Dua
From US$145 per room per night
Featuring direct access to a white sandy beach, Westin Resort Nusa Dua has its own private beach for a quieter experience.
Watch of Bali’s best sunrises from the private beach, lie idly on a couple’s lounger for sunbathing or try some water activities.
5. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
From US$180 per room per night
Sitting on a stretch of the white-sand beach, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort provides newlyweds with gorgeous sea views.
You could have a cocktail at the sunken pool bar or beach club, relax at a special spa on the beach, or dip in a private plunge pool.
6. The Mulia Resort
From US$287 per room per night
Rejuvenate at the award-winning spa, with head-to-toe pampering treatments and wellness suites featuring Asia Pacific's first Ice Room. Indulge in an romantic evening dinner for two, and have a private bonfire experience at this award-winning resort in Bali.
See more on The 10 Best Honeymoon Hotels in Bali.
Romantic Dining for Lifelong Memories
Romantic dining approaches perfection on Bali, with stunning views, elegant decoration, tasty food, and as much privacy as possible.
1. Bird Nest Romantic Dinner in La View (Ubud)
From US$100 per person
In a giant bamboo nest over a tree deck, taste exquisite Balinese food, clink your glasses, and drink to your love at sunset — awesome!
Or book a private floating dining for breathtaking vistas over the valley and jungle.
2. Riverbank Romantic Dinner in Swept Away Samaya (Ubud)
From US$200 per person
Following the special path with 100 lit candles and flowers, you will find your private table at the river bank. With fireflies, twinkling stars, and the gentle music of flowing water, enjoy this perfect romantic getaway and indulge in your world of two!
3. Table for Two Amidst the Jungle: Bale Bengong (Alila Ubud)
From USD300 per person
Hidden in the jungle, Bale Bengong is a traditional Balinese cabana for private dining. Taste the seductive foods, watch the sun set over the valley, and celebrate your romance in this isolated jungle spot.
4. Cave Dining at Samabe Bali Suites & Villas (Nusa Dua)
From US$184 per person
For a date night, a candle-lit dinner is something common. But how about candle-lit dinner in a cave just for you two?
Watch the sunset from your secret cave hideaway, make a toast with your beloved, and sip a refreshing glass of champagne.
5. Beach Sunset Dining at The Beach Grill (Nusa Dua)
From US$275 per person
A romantic evening always works well with dinner at The Beach Grill in Nusa Dua. To build up an appetite, stroll on its white sandy beach, capture the color changes of the sky, and feel the soft sea breezes.
As night is falling, take a seat at a flickering candlelit table on the beach, enjoy freshly grilled seafood, and share your joy with a blanket of stars twinkling in the sky.
Costs for a Sweet Bali Honeymoon
Like all distant travels abroad, international flights are the main portion of your costs. In Asia, most of the popular air hubs (Bangkok, Singapore, and Hong Kong) have direct flights to Bali. For people from Europe and America, airfares are lower when making stopovers in SE Asian hubs than more distant hubs like Sydney or Doha.
Hotels form the majority of your tour costs after arrival. As Bali is a world of stylish hotels, you could choose a mid-range boutique (around US$80–100 per night) or relax at an all-inclusive luxury hotel (from US$199 to US$995 per night).
Tour costs vary according to what you prefer. You can lie idly on the beach, join in the water activities (from US$50 to US$100 per day) or take a hassle-free private tour (US$150 to US$300 per day).
The Best Times to Go
Bali has two seasons: the rainy season (November–March) and the dry season (April–October).
The dry season is best for sun, sand, and sea enjoyment. You can fully immerse yourself in the outdoor activities with virtually continuous pleasant weather. Considering the high demand in the dry season, you’d better make your reservations at least 2 months ahead, especially for July and August (the peak time).
You might only be influenced by short afternoon downpours (1–2 hours) during the rainy season. Indoor activities are suggested when it’s raining, like a local cooking class, a Balinese massage, or a yoga class. Or you could visit the drier islands of northern SE Asia from November to March for much better weather, like Phuket in Thailand.
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