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Best Things to Do in Bali for Couples, Honeymooners, and Couples with Children

Best Things to Do in Bali for Couples, Honeymooners, and Couples with Children

By Pete MarchettoUpdated Dec. 21, 2022

Are you a couple looking for the best things for you to do in Bali? Perhaps you're even considering activities in Bali for your honeymoon? Or is your honeymoon behind you and now you and your partner are looking for things in Bali to share with your children? Wherever you are in life, Bali is a superb stopping point on your journey.

1.Best Things to Do in Bali for Couples and Honeymooners

Bali offers warm beaches and romantic walks, luxury hotels, and adventurous expeditions. Whether it's holding hands walking the sands or hiking up a volcano that appeals to you, prepare for a shared experience to last you a lifetime.

1). Beaches

Wide sand beach in Seminyak, Bali Wide sand beach in Seminyak, Bali

For the exotic but relaxing honeymoon or couple's getaway, Bali has varied beaches offering a variety of experiences. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Seminyak. For a more luxurious stay, you can't beat Seminyak. Plush hotels and vibrant beach bars abound or explore the town with its many art galleries.
  • Jimbaran Bay, Thomas Beach. If you're seeking a more romantic couple's holiday, these beaches have the solitude and the atmosphere, quiet sunbathing and walks in days that end with gorgeous sunsets and the promise of exquisite seafood in their restaurants in the evenings.
  • Padang Padang. If you want to spice up lazy days a little, Padang Padang is strongly recommended for surfing.

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2). Island Hopping

For the more intrepid couple or a more stimulating honeymoon, Indonesia has a whopping 17,000 islands. Among the more popular near Bali itself are:

  • Gili Trawangan. The most popular of the three Gili islands just a boat ride away, this is a great place for water sports. You can always extend your stay with a night in a hotel allowing you to experience the island's clubs and restaurants in the evening.
  • Nusa Lembongan. Of the three Nusa islands closer still to Bali, Lembongan is just 45 minutes away by fast boat. Dive, surf, and snorkel its turquoise waters from sunny beaches, or relax in its beachside bars.
  • Nusa Menjangan. If it's a quieter, more natural trip you seek away from Bali's main island, Mejjangan is part of the West Bali National Park. This is an ideal place to explore coral and its sea life in quiet, shallow waters, or check out the traditional beauty of the Segara Giri Dharma Kencana Temple.

Suggested reading:Bali Honeymoon Trip Plan: Sample Itinerary, Romantic Experiences

3). Mount Batur

Mount Batur,Bali Mount Batur, Bali

For the best honeymooners' and couple's experience for those more adventurous, hike to the top of Mount Batur, an active volcano. At 1,717 meters (5,633 feet) above sea level, Mount Batur is a trek of a few hours from the starting point. It's a challenging walk, but providing you are reasonably fit you should be fine. Bring changes of clothes to reflect the changing weather, waterproofs in particular and, of course, decent walking shoes.

If you're feeling particularly adventurous, many hike up the mountain overnight to catch the sunrise over neighboring volcanic peaks.

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Best Things to Do in Bali for Couples with Children

In all the richness of the Bali experience, children are far from ignored. A well-developed tourist destination, you can find adventure parks and other activities to complement the natural offerings of sun, sea, and sand children love so much.

1). Adventure Parks

View of botanical garden, Bali View of botanical garden,Bali

* Finn's Recreation Club's Splash Waterpark in Canggu has managed to pack a host of activities into a cozy area so you don't have to worry about your children straying too far as they explore. The activities have something to offer all ages. Parents will be unable to resist joining in. When snacks are needed, pizza is available alongside the variety of slides, the creek, and the toddler pool.

JL. Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361.

* For children aged four and above, the Bali Treetop Adventure Park is attractively located in Bedugul's Bali Botanical Gardens. Obstacle courses and a variety of circuits offer the chance for the young ones to walk suspension bridges, clamber spider nets and even attempt Tarzan jumps while safely harnessed for their security.

Bali Botanical Garden, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanana Regency, Bali 82191.

Waka Waka Indoor Playground at Badung is a great place to go with children as young as nine months if the weather turns nasty. With its colorful underwater theme and many activities, it's a safe space for children to work off excess energy.

Jl. Arjuna No. 88X, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361.

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2). Wildlife Parks

* Bali Safari and Marine Park offers a 4x4 safari experience. The jungle environment is populated with over 100 species of animal, from tigers and zebra to orangutans and Komodo dragons.

Jl. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra No.km 19, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551.

* The Bali Bird Sanctuary near Ubud offers a host of exotic and colorful creatures that will give children a new insight into, and experience of, the variety of the avian world. With a particular focus on children, they can expect not only to see these birds in their natural habitat, but also to serve as perches for some of the tamer inhabitants while being taught by guides something about these amazing creatures. A joyous and educational experience.

Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Singapadu, Batubulan, Gianyar.

* The Sacred Monkey Forest, also in Ubud, spreads over 12 hectares (30 acres) of jungle. It is an idyllic setting for the 600 monkeys, with a fourteenth-century Hindu temple situated at its heart and two other temples within its boundaries. The monkeys themselves are long-tailed macaques, indigenous to Bali, and roam the forest freely.

Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kec. Ubud, Kabupaten, Gianyar, Bali 80571.

3). Horse Riding and Pony Trekking

Group of people having horse riding adventure, Bali Group of people having horse riding adventure, Bali

Across Bali, a variety of horse riding and pony trekking options are available, with many family-friendly businesses that specialize in catering to children. While such rides are a common sight on the beaches, these mini-adventures can take the family further afield and deeper into the life of Bali with its paddy fields and village life. It's a great way off the beach to meet the locals and round off your family's Bali experience.

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Bali is a well-established holiday destination that caters to all tastes. The above is only a glimpse of the best things to do in Bali as an all-round holiday destination for couples, honeymooners, and families with children. We hope your appetite is whetted and you feel inspired to visit the island to experience it for yourself. Our experts are always eager to help. Why not contact us and set up your ideal Balinese holiday?

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