We compile a short list of the island’s most romantic hotels and stunning places to visit during your honeymoon in Bali.
Bali is a hard destination to beat when it comes to romance. With its diverse natural landscapes, variety of accommodations, stunning sunrises and even more stunning sunsets, the island is the idyllic place to celebrate the beginning of your life together as a couple.
We’ve been photo-shooting couples at plenty of beautiful resorts, waterfalls, restaurants, and beaches in Bali. So, here is a short list of places that we think you must visit and things that you must try to make your honeymoon trip a memorable occasion.
All photos below are taken by Bali wedding photographer, Gusmank Wedding Photography.
1. Visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Ubud’s most famous rice terraces does look like a dream. Come before nine in the morning to enjoy the silence and have the place for yourself.
2. Stay in Sidemen Bamboo House
Escape from the rest of the world and enjoy each other’s company in Sidemen. This charming and quiet village in East Bali is home to many beautiful bamboo hideaways, two of the most popular are Laputa Villa and Hideout Bali. Honeymoon can be romantic and sustainable too.
3. Wake up early for a serene sunrise at Tamblingan Lake
Beat the crowd, rent a boat and enjoy a tranquil sunrise in Buleleng’s beautiful lake.
4. Visit the Hidden Beach in Uluwatu (Gunung Payung)
Gunung Payung Beach is often referred to as Uluwatu’s hidden beach. Walk down the 300 steps and spend a leisurely day with your significant other on this “private” beach.
5. Go To Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida
The dramatic rock formation certainly looks like a diamond but the real gem is the long stretch of beach below. With palm trees, rock pools and azure sea, spend time to explore the beach.
6. Candle Light Dinner in Jimbaran, Raffles Hotel
Rumari, Jimbaran Bay’s fine dining destination offers more than just a view. Its degustation menu is impeccably prepared with locally sourced ingredients, premium products and don’t get us started with their exclusive Krug Champagne collection.
7. Visit Bali Spiritual Temple
If there are three temples that you must visit in Bali, go to Uluwatu, Ulun Danu Beratan and Gunung Kawi. Perched on top of a cliff, Uluwatu Temple looks like it floats between the sea and the sky. Come early to explore the temple and stay for the sunset Kecak dance performance. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a picturesque temple on the lake and worth a visit when you go to Tabanan. Last but not least, the ancient Gunung Kawi Temple. The 11th century temple boasts rock cliff-carved reliefs and often referred to as the island’s Valley of the Kings.
8. Ride a Scooter
Don your helmet and embark on an adventurous ride around Bali with a scooter.
9. Hike up Mount Batur
Wake up early and climb the inactive volcano, in time to catch a sunrise. Make sure to do the hiking with a registered guide. Read my story of trekking the Mount Batur with my dog here.
10. Swing in between lakes
Stop at Wanagiri Hidden Hills to give the Bali’s most photogenic swing a try. The swing’s location is right between Bedugul’s two lakes, Buyan and Tamblingan.
11. Do go chasing waterfalls
There are more than 20 waterfalls in Bali. Each comes in different forms and accessibilities but all of them have one thing in common: they are all beautiful.
12. Glamping in Kintamani
Bali’s highland offers a cool, misty escape – perfect for romancing. Stay at one of Kintamani’s glamping spots such as Sunrise Hill Camp, Black Lava Camp or Alam Caldera Glamping.
13. Explore Bali’s underwater biodiversity
The island is blessed with vibrant coral reef ecosystem and rich aquatic life. You can swim with the giant manta rays in Nusa Penida, snorkel and have a closer look at shipwrecks in Amed and Tulamben, and dive in Menjangan’s coral reefs.
14. Visit Bali’s Gate of Heaven
With the mighty Mount Agung as background, taking picture at Lempuyang Temple’s Gate of Heaven is certainly an experience not to be missed in Karangasem.
15. Have a dip in Ubud’s stunning infinity pools
In between adventures, make sure to rest and relax in one of Ubud’s romantic resorts with infinity pools. From The Kayon Jungle Resort to Hanging Garden of Bali, find an intimate hideaway for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.