Bali is hard to resist today even after being the favorite honeymoon destination for decades. And who could blame the honeymooners? Crystal clear waters so that you see the bottom of the sea, pearly white beaches that sparkle in the sun and unbelievable landscapes of pristine nature.
So here is the ultimate Bali honeymoon guide which will show you the most romantic things to do and celebrate your nuptials in the loveliest way.
Author: Mia Johnson
1. Take a stroll on the Seminyak Beach
Undeniably, Bali has some of the most magical beaches in the world and you should fully take advantage of that. While surfing, sunbathing and snorkeling may take your time of day, use the evenings to have romantic strolls under the stars on the Seminyak Beach. There are many restaurants with local cuisine which are wonderful to have a date night and dine by the romantic candlelight.
2. Witness the most romantic sunset at Uluwatu Temple
When in Bali, don’t be afraid to look for the most romantic sunset since the competition is quite fierce in this region. However, the first place is definitely reserved for the sunset at Uluwatu temple which is the very definition of romance. The temple lies by the sea overlooking the never-ending horizon with waves crashing underneath and the smooth breeze ruffling your hair. This is the breathtaking sight that will take away all your worries and envelop your hearts.
3. Enjoy a romantic lunch by the Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Bali is famous for its rice paddies and you can join hiking tours to see them or choose a more romantic approach like having lunch by the Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud. The view over the area is spectacular and idyllic to share a meal after a walk and exploring. If you feel especially adventurous, you can try zip lining and jungle swings which are popular attractions here.
4. Make your own treats at the Pod Chocolate Factory
Since chocolate is the symbol of love and romance, it would be a shame to miss an opportunity to make your own at the Pod Chocolate Factory in Carangsari. You will harvest and prepare cocoa beans on the workshop so you can then make delicious treats to bring home with you. A café connected to the factory serves some of the tastiest hot chocolate in the world, as well as various cookies and cakes for the sweetest date.
5. Relax in the hot spring at the Tegal Wangi Beach
Since Bali has a lot of volcanoes, it also has many magnificent hot springs which are perfect to relax and enjoy some private time. One of them is located at the Tegal Wangi Beach with a great view of the ocean and surrounding green landscapes. This is a wonderful way to finish the day with a couple of drinks and soaked in the soothing warmth of the hot spring water.
6. Look at Bali from Mount Batur volcano
One of the things to do on a honeymoon in Bali should definitely be hiking to the volcano of Mount Batur. Hiking is a wonderful bonding experience that will show you gorgeous Balinese flora and fauna on the way. Start your climb in the early morning hours so you would catch the most romantic sunrise in the world and have your first coffee cuddled up on the mountain top.
7. Go on a trip to Monkey Forest
The Monkey Forest in Ubud is a great destination to see animal life and nature with your significant other at the same time. This is actually a perfect place to take a stroll with amazing greenery all around you and to have a monkey in your lap eating a piece of fruit. This is a unique experience that you can share together which you probably can’t have at home so it will be a nice memento from Bali.
8. Meet the underwater world of Bali
There are two ways to go on an underwater adventure in Bali, besides diving and snorkeling. One of them is to put on a special suit and walk among the fishes and other sea life. And the other is to ride in a submarine with only you and a pilot on board diving 300 feet beneath the surface. These are great ways to explore corals and meet the diverse sea life of the area.
Honeymooners are interested in the most romantic things to do when traveling and this ultimate Bali honeymoon guide highlights the best of this Indonesian province. Just make sure to take a lot of pictures and share a lot of astonishing moments together like sunsets from a volcano or taking a romantic walk with monkeys.
Mia Johnson is a writer with a ten-year long career in journalism. She has written extensively about health, fitness, and lifestyle. A native to Melbourne, she now lives in Sydney with her 3 dogs where she spends her days writing and taking care of her 900 square feet garden.