Welcome to the ‘Island of the Gods’! The moniker doesn’t just refer to the Hindu deities revered by the Balinese people; it is equally inspired by the incredible natural beauty and geographical wonders of the island. The tiny island of Bali is magical and fast becoming the hottest travel destination in the world. If you’re looking for a place to go to with your special someone, Bali offers you everything you can imagine for a perfect honeymoon. And lots more. Its pristine, tropical natural glory is made up of so many different landscapes – from a rich collection of exquisite sun kissed white-sand and black-sand beaches to cascading waterfalls and lakes, verdant highlands, emerald paddies, to even an active volcano. In between, the temples (so many of them in all shapes and sizes) and majestic palaces are the center of traditional ceremonies and seasonal festivities; the spiritual allure of Bali is a major attraction (especially for romantics!) – Balinese hospitality is inspiring and at the core of its intrinsic charm, together with several fantastic opportunities for adventure and romance! Also, of course, there is so much revelry and delicious food (did you know that some of the world’s best restaurants are in Bali?) to discover. Let’s get you started!
Here are some of our top picks for the best honeymoon destinations in Bali.
Best Places in Bali for Honeymoon
Literally translating to ‘the rock at the end of the world’, Uluwatu is a place that is as dramatic as its name. Located on the south-western tip of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, Uluwatu is home to some of the world’s most famous surf breaks. The steep limestone cliffs of Uluwatu open up to the vast ocean through pristine and private coves that you can discover along with your partner. This is also where you will find Balangan and Suluban, said to be the two most beautiful beaches in Bali. Also notable is the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, which is said to be the guardian deity of the island of Bali.
How to Get There: Uluwatu is around 22 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai Airport of Bali. It will take around 40 minutes to get there from the airport.
Bali, along with the rest of Indonesia, lies on the so called Pacific Ring of Fire – the most volcanically active region in the world. Almost all of Indonesia’s thirteen thousand islands has active or dormant volcanoes. In Bali, the major volcanoes are Mount Ayung – the tallest peak in Bali at 3031 meters, and the exceptionally beautiful Mount Batur, which stands at a height of 1700 meters. The most recent volcanic eruption at Mount Batur was in the year 2000. The best time to visit Mount Batur is early in the morning, when you can bask in the tender sun along its volcanic crater lake and take in the panoramic view that it offers.
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How to Get There: Mount Batur is 83 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai Airport. The closest town from Mount Batur is Kintamani.
Canggu is a small and secluded beach area in south Bali, north of Seminyak and south of Tanah Lot. The idyllic village of Canggu is where you can observe the daily Balinese rural life. The black sandy beaches of Berewa, Nelayan and Pererenan make for a perfect romantic outing. If you and your significant other are seafood enthusiasts, Canggu is the place for you. Local fishermen bringing back home fresh catch of the day is the regular scene on early mornings at Nelayan beach. (Also read: 10 Best Traditional Balinese Dishes You Must Try in Bali)
How to Get There: A cab ride to Canggu takes around 45 minutes from the Ngurah Rai Airport.
The party capital of Bali, Kuta is located in the southern part of the island. Once a small fishing village, Kuta today is bustling with nightlife, pubs and bars along the beautiful sandy beach. Kuta is also one of the best shopping districts in Bali, and you can get handicrafts, souvenirs, accessories and clothes from the local shops. It is the perfect place for you and your significant other to let your hair down and indulge in an unforgettable night. It is a also great place if you would like to indulge in water sports activities with your loved ones.
How to Get There: Kuta is extremely close to the airport and it will only take ten to fifteen minutes for you to get there.
Pasir Putih Beach
Hidden away from the world between the sea and a mountain, Pasir Putih beach is one of Bali’s most amazing secrets. It has crisp white sand that creates a magnificent contrast with the aquamarine blue sea water and offers much needed respite from the bustling tourism of most of Bali’s beaches.
How to Get There: It is located around 16 kilometers from the airport and will take around 30 minutes to reach by road. But perhaps the best way to get here is to rent a cozy fishing boat from Candidasa to reach Pasir Putih in style.
The quiet coastal town of Lovina is on the northern coastline of Bali. A place with a rich colonial history, Lovina today offers a serene Balinese experience with a calm and inviting seashore that is replete with exotic coral reefs. Here you can take a boat ride to watch dolphins jump out of the water or dive deep into the sea to explore its depths. The beautiful Gitgit waterfalls are only a few kilometers away.
How to Get There: Lovina is around 94 kilometers from the airport. The closest town from Lovina is Singaraja.
Perhaps one of the most famous destinations in Bali, Ubud is actually a collection of fourteen villages in the central southern part of the island. Although completely inland, Ubud is one of the most charming places in Bali due to a variety of reasons. Some of the most famous sites in Bali are located in and around Ubud, like the Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Goa Gajah Temple, Pura Gunung Kawi, Pura Kehen, Monkey Forest, Bali Bird Park and Petulu. Here you can also indulge in learning about Balinese culture by taking local cooking, bamboo work and jewellery making classes. (Also read: 10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Bali).
How to Get There: Ubud is around 40 kilometers away from the airport and it will take around an hour to get there.
Menjangan is a pristine island located around 8 kilometers north of Bali. It is a diver’s paradise with crystal clear waters and spectacular coral reefs. The island has a few luxurious resorts that are perfect for honeymooners and the overall experience is that of peace and uninhabited beauty.
How to Get There: It will take around 3 hours to get to Menjangan from the airport by road.
A honeymoon is one of the most memorable journeys to have with your significant other. Find out the best time to visit Bali and get packing! Choose Bali as your honeymoon destination and get ready for an unforgettable trip and the memories of a lifetime! You are about to be feel transformed. Get in touch with TripFactory to plan your special sojourn.
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