Coming up with a perfect honeymoon feels like solving a jigsaw puzzle – you miss a single piece and the outcome will not be a success. What you need to do is set a timeframe, plan activities and focus on the overall vibe of the journey. However, all of this is impossible to set unless you know the destination. Once you know where you’re going and how long you’re staying, you’ll be able to start planning, making an itinerary and booking all you need.
You’ll want a destination that’s fresh, exciting and romantic at the same time. You’re going for unique experiences, an unyielding sense of isolation from the rest of the world, visual charms, etc. When it comes to achieving all that, it becomes clear you simply can’t go wrong by looking for it in Bali. If you’re interested to find out about Bali’s biggest baits other honeymooners have gladly taken, here is a list of some of their most favorite activities and events on this island.
Staying at a romantic Bali accommodation
The first thing you need to do while doing your research is to find suitable romantic accommodation on Bali. As always, you first need to have a honeymoon budget and set a price range that you would find agreeable. For instance, The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world but it has a price-per-night to match. On the other hand, Adiwana Dara Ayu Villas is much more affordable and less luxurious, still, this doesn’t make it any less romantic.
So, when choosing the perfect honeymoon hotel here, bear in mind your budget, the view that the accommodation offers you, and the vicinity of other locations/activities that you may find interesting. Additionally, perhaps the best piece of advice that you could ever receive regarding honeymoon planning is not to stay at one place for the entirety of your trip. This will allow you to see more of the island than you would have an opportunity to do otherwise.
Swimming in waterfalls
Part of what makes Indonesia so scenic and picturesque is the myriad of its dazzling waterfalls. For couples, this creates opportunities for swimming, as well as some of the most incredible photoshoot sessions. A perfect example of this is Banyumala Twin Waterfall. The only downside of this mesmerizing landmark may be the fact that it’s a popular tourist destination, which means that it might get a bit crowded at times.
Those who are looking for something more private should probably pay a visit to Pucak Manik Waterfall. The interesting thing about this waterfall is the fact that it’s a hidden jewel of Bali, while at the same time being one of the first images that pop up on Google search when you run the word ‘waterfall’ in the search box. This alone should be enough to tell you just how iconic any image you take there would be. These will be the photographs worthy of your family albums or even being displayed in your living
Engaging in a road trip
One of the most interesting things to do during your vacation on Bali, as well as one of the things that a lot of tourists fail to try is engaging in a road trip. Get a rental car and start your trip at Ubud, then proceed to Munduk where you can book a night to stay over. In the morning, spend some time getting to know the area and proceed to Banyuwedang, which is located near Menjangan Island. Now, this place is amidst one of the most enchanting Balinese landscapes and is packed with fun activities, so spending
three of four days here is certainly a wise choice.
Next, you can proceed to the Balian Beach: if you decide to stay one more night here, you will get another great spot for a beach walk in the moonlight. At the end of the road, you return to Ubud, finishing your journey where it began.
Engaging in watersports and activities
When it comes to your options here, you can go with something soothing and serene like snorkeling at Menjangan Island, or with something a tad more adrenaline-inducing, such as gliding across the see-through zip line between cliffs. A lot of people have always wanted to try surfing but had no conditions to experience this activity in their hometown. In Bali, it’s quite easy to rent a board and find a skilled instructor. This, nonetheless, requires some research, seeing as how Bali is rich in both beginner-friendly
spots and some of the more challenging surfing locations out there. Knowing which are which, as well as where to find the most reliable surfing school, might make a huge difference when it comes to your first time taming the sea waves. Whatever your taste, one thing’s sure: even if you’re both adrenaline junkies, you’ll still be able to find plenty of things to do on honeymoon in Bali.
The next romantic idea that you need to consider is beach walking, which is an incredibly enjoyable experience, especially in the evening. The successfulness of this effort depends on the selection of the beach, as well as your ability to pick the night with the moonlight. Perhaps the most obvious choice is the famous Batu Belig Beach, which is a definite must-see. Other than this, Kuta Beach or Pasir Putih Beach are ideal for those who aim for postcard-perfect experiences.
Visiting the Yoga barn
Seeing that it has been mentioned your road trip might start and end in Ubud, exploring other options that this place has to offer may be worth your while. At the top of the list is the so-called Yoga barn, where you and your spouse can practice this ancient, spiritual form of exercise together. Other than Yoga, this place offers some of the most amazing detox programs out there, giving you a chance to cleanse both your minds and bodies at the same time. This idea alone might be just perfect for the start
of your trip, or perhaps the very end of it.
Getting a helicopter ride
Bali is definitely a place worth taking a look at from above, which is why you could consider the idea of signing up for a helicopter ride. If you’re landscape photography fans, do not forget to bring your gadgets and make the most of the once-in-a-lifetime view before you. As for the tours themselves, you can embark on the Grand Volcano flight, the Uluwatu Temple and Coastal flight or Bedugul and surrounding Lakes, as top three suggestions. To return to the topic of volcanoes for just a minute there, Bali has two active ones, Mt Batur and Mt Agung, both of which are a sight worth seeing. You get to experience the majestic rice fields, limestone cliffs and colorful beaches, and that’s just part of the whole picture.
Embarking on an Instagram tour
Traveling for picture-worthy locations is such a popular trend at the moment that you can actually get a proper Instagram tour on Bali. When you come to think of it, as the profession of a travel blogger becomes more and more popular, the number of these tours is bound to increase. The duration of one such tour is between 8 and 10 hours and the full cost of it is somewhere around $70. Seeing as how most of these routes are in the areas which require entrance fees, this is also included in the price.
Taking a cooking class
Taking a cooking class may be something entirely different here, as there is no doubt about the richness of the Balinese cuisine. First of all, you’ll learn how to prepare some of the most iconic Balinese meals. Second, you’ll pick up some handy tips that you can use in your own kitchen later on. Also, you get to do it all in the autochthonous Balinese setting, meaning that this fun learning activity becomes a tourist activity as well. Using some time to develop a skill together is a promising opportunity and something that will set a powerful precedent for the future of your marriage.
At the end of the day, it’s worth mentioning that just because you’re using Bali as your honeymoon destination, it doesn’t mean that you have to see and experience it all in one go. After all, such a thing would be impossible to begin with. There are people who’ve spent their entire life on this island or been on multiple voyages there and still haven’t managed to sample all that it has to offer. If anything, a perfect honeymoon in Bali will serve as a strong incentive for you to come back. Even though the island
itself can make you fall in love with it at first sight, by making it your honeymoon destination, you’ll award it with an even greater sentimental value.