Bali is surrounded by water from 90% of the sides, making it a perfect destination for a honeymoon. The beaches are amazing with blue waters that offer plenty of options for water sports.
After some time on the beach, venture into the jungle to stay at the iconic luxury resorts with picture-perfect views and unique spa treatments and amenities. Additionally, you will find the cost of resorts on the island very affordable compared to other destinations, even some of the other popular Asian honeymoon destinations.
Bail Honeymoon Planning Quick Tips
- When to Visit Bali: The best time to visit Bali is during the dry months – May to September. If you’re looking for a little more privacy, then you might consider a little later in the year – late September, October, or April.
- Must-Pack Items: In Bali, you’ll need to dress for the weather but be conscious of some of the areas you might be visiting. You’ll need loose, cotton clothing to stay cool. If you’re considering a visit to one of the religious sites, you’ll need to dress more modestly.
- Activities and Hot Spots: Bali offers lots of activities, everything from lounging days on the beach to a romantic horseback ride. Try to enjoy a few Ubud hot spots, and plan a few activities that enjoy.
- Cost: It can be difficult to nail down an exact range, but that’s because Bali offers so many options. Accommodations are usually the most expensive piece to a honeymoon, and Bali makes it easier to fit a budget.
When to Visit Bali for Your Honeymoon
Balmy evenings and sultry days, Bali is a tropical haven located 8 degrees south of the equator. To enjoy your Bali honeymoon to the fullest, the dry months between May to September are considered the best time to visit. Experience comfortably warm days at the sun-bleached beaches without having to worry about sudden rainfall and intolerable humidity.
The period just after the dry season is perfect to get slightly cheaper and easily available accommodations. Moreover, the beaches and tourist attractions are less crowded so you two can enjoy some privacy. Try going in late September, October, or April.
What to Pack and Wear on Your Trip
As Bali has hot and humid weather, it is best to wear loose, cotton-based breathable clothes. While it is acceptable to dress up in swimwear on the beach, make sure you wear a modest attire while visiting temples and other religious landmarks. Don’t forget to grab a pair of flip-flops.
If you are bringing your electronics like a tablet, laptop, and phone with you, make sure you have a proper adapter before you plug them in. In Bali, CEE7 power outlets are commonly used.
Where to Stay: Bali Honeymoon Resorts
Hanging Gardens in Ubud
Situated in the heart of Ubud’s tranquil rainforests, Hanging Gardens brings you a luxurious experience on your Bali honeymoon. With each villa located at a distance with its own private infinity pool, the hotel ensures you and your partner have privacy and peace.
Choose the Romantic Escape package and rise up surrounded by tropical beauty. In the morning, be greeted by sunrise ad Champagne Breakfast, and finish the day with an intimate candlelight dinner.
Padma Ubud Resort
“Driving through the entrance gates of The Padma Ubud Resort you feel instantly relaxed. The gorgeous gardens and ponds surrounding the lobby are preparing you for the most spectacular part of the resort, the infinity pool overlooking the river valley. Here you can laze away the days while enjoying cocktails by the pool.
The Padma is perfect especially the club rooms that have extra benefits like evening cocktails, club lounge access, and an outdoor balcony spa in the suites. An amazing way to start the day is to be served a floating breakfast in the hidden pool and then enjoy one of the many activities like yoga, a cooking class, or a very special Bali voyage in the hotel’s very own safari convertible. Starting price point for rooms at Padma Ubud Resort $250 USD.”
Kate Comer – Rolling Along With Kids
“We married at Alila Ubud, a simple, intimate and just all-in-all beautiful resort perched above the Ayung River valley. Where the highlights, for us, included the magnificent balcony views over rainforest canopies, the perfect (award-winning) infinity pool, and just the overall closeness to nature.
As we would wake each morning to troupes of passing monkeys, and other unexpected visits, like a flying lizard and a friendly tree snake. The food at the resort also deserves a mention, and the resort’s infused cocktails were the best I’ve found to date in Bali.
And just everything about the resort would have me back in a heartbeat. We 100% chose the right resort. Price wise, superior guest rooms generally start around $200 and they, of course, have wedding and Bali honeymoon packages to choose from.”
Allan – Life Less Ordinary
The Komaneka at Keramas
“The Komaneka at Keramas Resort in Bali is a beautiful hideaway on a black-sand beach that is tranquil, calm, and secluded. This particular beach has plenty of space and almost nobody sunbathing on the sand – it’s more popular with surfers thanks to the huge waves.
The wellness-oriented villa resort currently has 9 pool villas, as well as an Olympic-sized pool, spa, yoga facilities, and a delicious restaurant. I just love their catwalk over the rice fields, delicious floating breakfast, and opulent rooms. Most of all, I loved how romantic it was, and how calm and quiet. It is a perfect resort for a Bali honeymoon”
Kristin Addis – Be My Travel Muse
Udhiana resort in Ubud
“The Udhiana Resort in Ubud, Bali, is a boutique hotel with some of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen. There’s a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking a lush jungle valley, and the views from the bar and restaurant are equally stunning. It’s in a secluded spot a little outside Ubud’s town center and was pretty quiet and relaxing.
Every room is actually a private villa with an infinity plunge pool and a deck. Our sliding glass doors opened onto the balcony, and you could see the incredible views without even getting out of bed. The bath also looked out through a large window onto jungle views. There isn’t a spa at the resort, but you can have spa treatments in your villa.
Prices at the Udhiana Resort average around £150 per night, a little higher in high season. I booked my stay several months in advance and paid less.”
Maire Bonheim – Temples and Treehouses
Claiming itself to be a lover’s retreat, Viceroy Bali Luxury Resort invites you to have a splendid honeymoon. Unwind in infinity pools, watch verdant vistas of the jungles, and enjoy delicious cuisine. Their honeymoon package includes accommodation in a villa with a pool, a five-course candlelight dinner, a two-hour long spa treatment including a body massage, Jacuzzi, a steam room, and much more!
COMO Uma Ubud
The contemporary Asian hotel offers you a Romantic Escape perfect for a Bali honeymoon! Stay at one of their Garden Pool Villas, have daily breakfast at Kemiri restaurant, enjoy morning walks and activities every day, participate in yoga classes, and have access to COMO Shambhala Retreat’s gym, sauna, steam rooms and lap pool, and a lovely dinner date at Kemiri bale. The hotel provides a shuttle service so touring the town is not an issue.
Morabito Art Cliff
Surrounded by the raging waves of the Indian Ocean, Morabito Art Cliff is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Bingin Cliff. Besides the azure water, catch glimpses of the verdurous countryside of Uluwatu from your room.
The rooms are comfortably furnished and have a complete range of amenities including wireless internet, flat-screen TV, and much more. At the hotel, revel in tranquility and walk outdoors when you wish to go hiking, surfing, and snorkeling.
Ayana Resort in Uluwatu
Boasting lavish rooms, suites, and villas, Ayana Resort sits quietly on a rolling green hill of the Bukit Peninsula. Spend your romantic getaway in a deluxe villa equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a coffee machine. You can opt for garden or ocean views with private balconies.
Dine at their restaurant and have a cocktail in the bar. There is a plunge pool to unravel after a long day. Check out their spa offers to experience traditional Balinese therapies with your spouse.
The Club Villas Seminyak
“Whatever type of Bali honeymoon you are planning The Club Villas Seminyak has you covered. Those heading down the traditional route looking for a secluded couples retreat will love the honeymoon villas and while you are there why not arrange a romantic in-villa dinner to really make it special.
Already got a few rug rats in tow? Book a 2-bedroom family villa where the whole family can relax in style. Got a destination wedding in mind? The Club Villas combination of 36 1, 2 & 3-bedroom villas will accommodate all but the largest groups in style. Did I mention that all the villas come with amazing private pools? You may just be tempted to never leave your room.”
Allison Smith – Flights to Fancy
The Legian Bali
“The Legian Bali is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bali. It’s beautifully located next to the beach in Seminyak, and from the rooms, you have a very nice ocean view and sunset. If you want to make this a truly romantic experience, you should book one of their private villas with a pool.
These are located next to the hotel and offer both privacy and a private butler. Breakfast can be served by the pool, and it’s the perfect start to the day. One of my favorite things about their villa besides the private pool is the outdoor bathtub. Enjoy a romantic bathtub experience with your loved one in full privacy.
It feels like you’re in the jungle, but in reality, you’re within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of Seminyak. The resort also offers spa treatments, yoga sessions, and afternoon tea.
There are various romantic packages you can order when booking, and the best way to ensure a perfect honeymoon is to contact the hotel before making a reservation.
Prices start from 500 Euro per night”
Alex – Swedish Nomad
Samabe Bali Suites and Villas
If your idea of the perfect Bali honeymoon includes a combination of luxury and privacy then the Samabe Bali Suites should be at the top of your list. This resort is amazing. With 81 villas and suites set over 8 hectares, it’s easy to have the privacy you want while still having 5-star service and amenities.
The resort is set by the beach in Nusa Dua and has pools, multiple, restaurants, bars, and an activity program. It will help you organize day tours and do any sightseeing you want if you feel active. If you want to stay in then you have everything you need as well with the choice of your own private pool villa or a suite (with the option of a private pool as well!).
There is a choice of all-inclusive packages. I recommend the unlimited which gives you all meals as well as a cool activity program. Don’t worry if you aren’t feeling active, the “activity” can be a couples massage in your own room. There are also handy extras included like all your washing.
This truly is the place to go and indulge while still getting to enjoy Bali and have all the privacy you wish.
Sharon Gourlay – DiveIntoMalaysia.com
Hideout Lightroom in Bali
“If you’re looking for a romantic and relaxing jungle getaway, I can highly recommend you to book a couple of nights at Hideout Lightroom in Bali.
This eco house is completely made out of bamboo and is handmade by the locals and its owners. It’s a unique place to stay that’s tucked away in the countryside of Bali – about 2.5 hours from Seminyak and 1h from Ubud. Here you can really enjoy the rural side of the island with its beautiful lush nature and friendly locals.
If you want to disconnect from everything and just spend some quality time with your loved one, then this is the perfect place. Imagine yourself sipping on your morning coffee and listening to the sound of the flowing river, taking outdoor flower baths, and just relaxing in bed at night while listening to the sound of nature – it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
It’s a romantic and an adventurous experience for those who aren’t extremely afraid of bugs, dogs, and cats (the owners have a couple around that they’ve rescued). Just remember that this isn’t a 5-star luxury hotel, it’s a unique and cozy AirBnB rental.
If you want to book this bamboo house you have to do it in advance since it’s extremely popular. It costs from $119, and a 5-night stay during October can cost around $683 – but it all depends on the dates and demand.”
Christine Wedberg – Christine Abroad
Menjangan Dynasty Resort
“Menjangan Dynasty Resort is a luxury glamping resort on Banyuwedang Bay in northern Bali far away from the crowds. It’s close to Menjangan Island, one of the best snorkeling and diving spots in Bali, and West Bali National Park for hiking. We celebrated our anniversary here but it would be ideal for honeymooners looking for a quiet, relaxing resort.
Our tent was as luxurious as any room we’ve stayed in with a comfortable bed, ensuite, air conditioning, minibar, fast wifi, and all the amenities you could need. Our terrace was surrounded by frangipani trees and had comfortable seating and a sea view.
The resort was perfect for relaxing—either on the small but lovely white sand beach with a calm sea (on an island where black surf beaches are the norm) or by the stunning infinity pool overlooking the sea. It was very quiet and we usually had the pool to ourselves.
Tents cost from $145 a night or you could splurge on a villa tent with a private infinity pool for $368 a night. We visited Menjangan Dynasty as part of our off-the-beaten-track Bali road trip.”
Erin McNeaney – Never Ending Voyage
Where to Stay: Airbnb Villas For A Honeymoon in Bali
If you’re looking for something a little different than a resort stay, you might consider finding a local Airbnb to experience the beauty and wonder of Bali. Airbnbs in the area can be a little more accommodating when it comes to different budgets and preferences. Plus, there are tons of different styles and options.
- Villas: These accommodations usually include amenities like private pools and beautiful gardens, so your stay will feel a little more secluded.
- Balinese Houses: If you’re looking for a way to immerse yourself in the local culture, consider a traditional Balinese home.
- Beachfront Bungalows: These bungalows offer you the beach experience you’re looking for. There are different listings in different areas of the island as well. You can also find surfer’s shacks that offer a cozy, surf-themed stay.
- Apartments and Studios: For a more affordable option, consider booking a smaller apartment or studio.
- Treehouses and Eco-Lodges: If you’re looking to get into nature, you might consider a treehouse or eco-lodge. These listings are often set deeper into the island’s expansive jungle.
- Ubud Retreats: The Ubud area is considered the cultural heart of Bali. You can find accommodations that feel much more like a relaxed retreat.
Bali Honeymoon Activities
Bali offers many different activities to fill your honeymoon days. The best part, they have a wide range of activities to fit any couple and any interest.
Looking to do a little sightseeing? Take a helicopter ride over the island or venture out to some smaller islands. If you want to stay close to the resort and enjoy a little pampering, book a spa day and a romantic sunset dinner. Or check out some of these other great options.
Enjoy A Helicopter Ride
Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip with an exclusive private helicopter flight over the Kintamani volcano. Get ready to be amazed by jaw-dropping views and stunning panoramas of Bali’s active volcanoes on Mount Batur and Mount Agung.
You’ll be picked up from your hotel and meet your pilot at the Mason Elephant Park Heliport near Ubud.
Visit Mount Batur At Sunrise
Make it to Mount Batur at Sunrise on a private 4×4 tour. On your way, see the Perapen Temple, Lava Ball Point, and the incredible Kintamani landscape surrounding you. See world-famous black Lava formations and witness the extraordinary view of an active volcano in the distance. After sunrise, enjoy a long soak in the healing waters of Batur Natural Hot Spring.
Go Horseback Riding
Enjoy the quiet coastlines, breezy rice fields, paddy trails, and secluded beaches while horseback riding. There are several popular horse stables near the remote beaches including Berawa in Canggu, Pererenan Beach, and Tanah Lot.
Eat A Sunset Dinner
Raise up your glass to the gleaming sundown on the beach or with views of the rice fields. In Bali, you have numerous options to have the best and most romantic dinner of your lifetime in a fairy-tale setup. It can be an exquisite meal on a cruise, a surreal cave dining experience with sunset views, a cozy picnic on the beach, or a breathtakingly beautiful cliff-side dinner with ocean views.
Go On A Night Cruise
Watch the lit-up Bali and its ocean from a night cruise. Under the star-stricken velvety skies, create special memories enveloped by warm, salted wind and the sounds of the waves. Bali Hai Cruises takes you towards Nusa Dua on a luxury catamaran on their Aristocrat evening cruise. When you are done gazing at the horizon, enjoy dinner before dancing away at a disco.
Enjoy a Spa Day
Leave a day to relax at a spa. The many resorts have spas with a variety of treatments from foot treatments, body massages, and exfoliating body scrub. Sip on sparkling wine as you relax in the iconic flower baths until you move on to more adventures.
Have Tea At The Hanging Gardens of Bali
Enjoy a romantic afternoon tea at the Hanging Gardens of Bali. Choose from a wide array of snacks and desserts consisting of English delights that are sure to satisfy your senses. Pair these delectable bites with your choice of premium Indonesian coffee or a wide array of teas.
To make your visit even more unforgettable, you’ll enjoy all these treats near the hotel’s famous twin-tiered cascading pool surrounded by the incredible Ubud forest.
Go Scuba Diving or Snorkeling
Bali has some of the best sites for snorkeling, and Tulamben is the most sought-after destination for scuba diving & snorkeling. The prices vary with the season but it is easily affordable.
Visit Nusa Penida & Gilli Islands
Nusa Penida & Gilli Islands are romantic getaways from Bali. Located near Bali, these islands can be reached by Speed boat. The place is spectacular, white sand, blue waters are its main features.
Bali Honeymoon Food
Bali food is a diverse treat and highlights both the rich history of the island and some of the influences from surrounding areas. You can always find traditional Indonesian cuisine but with a little international flair.
The two biggest staples are rice and a blend of rich, flavorful spices. Be on the lookout for these more iconic Bali dishes – sate, lawar, and sambal. No matter what you choose, you’ll be in for a great meal.
Bali Honeymoon Cost
When looking at the cost of a honeymoon in Bali, there is a huge range of prices. You can spend as little as $50 a night at an Airbnb or $1000+ for the best luxury resorts. When planning your trip, start by looking at Google Flights to get an idea of flights. From the west coast of the US, you can expect to pay around $1000 round trip for economy fares.
Accommodations are a big piece of the honeymoon price tag. If you are on the tightest budget, you can spend $50 a night at an Airbnb. The average resorts cost between $75-$150 a night. If you are looking for iconic luxury resorts they range in price from $350-750+.
Another aspect to consider is activities. If you are hoping to relax around the beach and do a few activities this will not be a major contributor to your cost. Private and exclusive tours can add thousands to your price.
You can see it is hard to put a price estimate since there is such a vast range of costs for Bali honeymoons, but hopefully, this will give you an idea.
Bali Honeymoon Hot Spots
When choosing where to honeymoon in Bali, assume you will spend time in or around Ubud for some time in the Jungle. Additionally, you want to pick another beach area to enjoy for a few days.
Sprawling on the highlands of Bali, Ubud is renowned for rice terraces and tropical jungles and features ancient Hindu temples, rock-cut shrines like Elephant Cave, and other holy landmarks.
During your Bali honeymoon, visit the town’s bustling market where you will come across traditional arts and crafts and spices, and gain an insight into Indonesian culture. Participate in an authentic Balinese cooking class at Paon Bali and whip up a delicious meal for each other. Walk through Sari and Campuhan Ridge and enjoy stunning views.
Don’t forget to visit Kintamani to check out the sublime waterfall, lake, and volcanic landscapes. After a fun-filled, but tiring day, unwind with a couple’s massage at a luxury spa.
Uluwatu is home to some amazing beaches in Bali as well as breathtaking clifftop views. There are some of the best luxury hotels on the island and you can find beaches that feel tucked away and secluded. Visit the Uluwatu temple at sunset to enjoy an amazing view over the cliffs into the ocean.
A trip to Bali is not complete without a trip to the beach. Seminyak gives you wide, sandy beaches without the rowdiness you find at Kuta, the most popular tourist spot in Bali. Without as many crowds you can enjoy the more artistic cafes and artisan shops in the area.
There is a wide variety of cuisine and a plethora of highly-rated spas and resorts to stay at. Visit the beaches in are area, relax, enjoy a spa treatment, and enjoy your time together.
Nusa Dua feels a bit more quiet and secluded with more luxury hotels. The beaches are less crowded here and are very calm. Most honeymooners in Bali come to Nusa Dua to get away from it all.
The area is more suited for guests who would like to stay around the resort for a while. It is a perfect place for relaxation, but you can still take day trips to nearby areas if you are looking for more excitement.
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Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.