Don’t Plan Your Honeymoon In Bali Before Reading This


Last Updated on March 16, 2021 by Editorial Staff

The moment we think about Bali what comes in our mind is beautiful beaches, amazing islands, and marine life. Bali is a lot more than just beaches and islands. With 1000s of years of history and an important geographical location, Bali has lots to see and the perfect destination for a honeymoon in Bali.

About Bali

Bali is an island province of Indonesia belonging to the Lesser Sunda Islands archipelago. 80% of the economy is based on Tourism Industry and this small island nation completely thrives on tourism alone most year-round.


Being a part of the Coral Triangle ecological system, it has an amazing range of marine flora and fauna. Besides the coral reefs and beaches, it is also the home to an important UNESCO world heritage site.

With a lot of historical confluences, Bali has a huge collection of historical congregations and artifacts fro Ancient era, the time of the Portuguese and Dutch as well as the Contemporary times.


Bali lays about 8 degrees south of Equator thus making it a hotter island nation. The average year-round temperature lies between 30 to 35 degree Celsius and the humidity is between 80 to 85%. December to March sees a heavy shower all throughout Bali reducing tourist footfall a great deal during these months.


Located about 2 miles east of java, Bali is an island province of Indonesia. The capital of Bali is Denpasar. It is about 600 miles from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.  The island of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan located on the southeast side of Bali separates the islands of Bali and Lombak.

How to reach Bali

How to reach Bali
How to reach Bali

By Air: Ngurah Rai International Airport better known as Denpasar International Airport is the only airport connecting the island province to the rest of the world. Domestic flights are also connected via this single airport.

By Road: Buses are operated between Jakarta and Denpasar. However, this 600 miles journey can take up to 24 hrs of journey

By Ship: Cruise liners from many nations worldwide dock at Bali. Singapore, Sumatra, Australia and the USA have cruised with Bali in their itinerary.

Ideal duration for a honeymoon in Bali

Bali is best explored with at least 7 to 10 days in hand. The months between November and March has a heavy monsoon period. So it is best to avoid Bali during this period if you are on your honeymoon. Being a couple of friendly islands, Bali has lots to offer the Newlyweds.

Popular places to visit in Bali

Most popular places to visit while touring Bali includes

  • Pura Tanah Lot
  • Mount Batur ( Don’t mistake it for Batur cave in Kuala Lumpur)
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Ubud monkey Forest
  • Tegallalang Rice Terrace
  • Waterbom park
  • Pura Ulun Danu bratan
  • Sidemen Valley
  • Sekumpul Waterfall
  • Tirta Empul temple and Tirta Gangga
  • Gianyar Marine park
  • Nusa Lembongan
  • Goa Gajah Gianyar
  • Blanco Renaissance Museum
  • Kuta Beach
  • Seminyak
  • Sanur Beach
  • Mount Kawi
  • Gunung Kawi
  • Besakih Temple
  • Jatiluwih Green Land
  • Ubud Palace

There are many more places for honeymoon to visit in bali in this small 60 sq mile island. The list is endless unless if you want to truly explore Bali really well.

Read more about Best things to do in Bali Indonesia

Most Popular Exotic islands to Visit in Bali

1.Gili Meno

1. Gili Meno

This Menoisland is apt for a couple who wants total privacy and absolute spiritual peace. What’s good part about Gili Meno is it is one of the silent islands out of the three Gilis with no nightlife and partying.

The place is aloof of the crowd and has pristine white sand beaches with clear waters. However, its quieter northern beaches are great for the truer ‘escapists’, with sparsely located resorts, some sometimes offering luxury stays.

Gili Meno
Gili Meno

Boats depart from Sanur, Serangan Island, Tanjung Benoa and Padangbai, with island-hop transfers between Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno for the guests who want to take enjoyment of both the places and perfect for a honeymoon in Bali.

The specialty about Gili Air is that it is the smaller twin of Gili Trawangan and second most popular among the Gilis with many dive shops all around and the great variety of budget to luxury stays.

2. Nusa Lembongan

Bali in a quick glance is a witness with the place Nusa Lembongan. This place perfect for a honeymoon in Bali and exists sans traffic, sans hawkers, and with the best of the accommodations with the best island and the most romantic getaways from Bali.

Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan

There is an enormous amount of adventurous activities available here like Paddleboarding, surfing, snorkeling with mantas, cliff jumping, diving and you can enjoy cycle ride here too.

The island has got picturesque villages, gorgeous aquamarine life, and thick mangrove forests to boat into thus an ideal place for a honeymoon trip. It is the most popular of the three Nusa islands.

3. Lombok

Lombok has the most kaleidoscopic beauty around Bali with a large volcano island off the east coast of Bali.

After your Bali island tour, when you are all set to explore islands close to Bali, Lombok is a place that is worth visiting. There in the south of the island has got a namesake of the Kuta in Bali and other in Lombok. Now here in Kuta, there is considerably less crowd and has got some of the most spectacular beaches of Indonesia thus making it one of the must place for the couples.


 Also in the north part of the island lays the Mount Rinjani that has scenic waterfalls. The mountain is a witness with a fiery active volcano and has a great view of the island. There is hiking, sightseeing, photography tours, and scuba diving and enjoying the bliss of waterfalls in the midst of nature.

4. Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is the largest in the group of all three Nusa islands. It lies within a half-hour transfer by motorboat southeast from the Bali mainland. The island is an homage to the successful breeding program of the endemic Bali Starling.


There are several hidden temples all around spread all over Nusa Penida, the likes of Goa Giri Putri and Pura Paluang Temple. Moreover, most know Nusa Penida has a diving haven, where we can witness some of the world’s rarest pelagic species, ranging from manta rays, the uncanny oceanic sunfish and sometimes with whale sharks as well perfect for a honeymoon in Bali.

What’s good part about Nusa Penida is the high fame but least explored of its untouched sceneries. There are unique temples and natural attractions like bird watching and obsolete caves.

5. Menjangan

The wonderland of the sea-tale in underwater, Menjangan is the top best beautiful underwater ecosystems of Indonesia. It is secretly hidden from all the general visitors; the sea-waters here are home to almost 226 variant species of fishes.


And to add to it, there is the deep sea a mystery unfolds of a 150-year-old shipwreck of an unknown origination treasure. So there would be excitement and thrill to go on a treasure hunt with your beloved?

And what is more surprising is the temple of Lord Ganesha on the island. There are things like snorkeling, relaxing around the idyllic beaches, observing the corals, and treasure hunt-show at the shipwreck that one can do.

6. Nusa Ceninggan

Ceningan has a convenient route from Lembongan that is by foot and by crossing via a scenic yellow causeway bridge over the very narrow strait that runs between through the two islands. Thus, two places in one go.

Ceningan has attractions like an underwater garden featuring sunken temples and statues where you can enjoy by underwater scooter rides. And overland, it offers sweeping seascapes dotted with traditional fishing boats and seaweed farms.


 There is a mangrove forest with turtle nesting beaches all around its sides. The positives of this island are the beautiful seascapes with seaweed farms and fishing boats. The convenient overland connection from neighboring Nusa Lembongan through ‘yellow bridge’

Most romantic things to do in Bali

1. A Fun sky tour over Bali in a helicopter

Often there are traffic jams in Bali for a Perfect Honeymoon in Bali A scenic helicopter ride would be great fun and would create a romantic aroma around the air.


It is the majestic experience to look down and see Bali from a bird’s eye view and cherish the beautiful moment spends together in life. To fly over the spectacular coastline, the river gorges, Mount Batur’s caldera, the picturesque Uluwatu temple, the farms, and limestone cliffs will spellbind you about the earth’s beauty.

2. A Golden Stroll to go through The Marigold Fields

Bali is a perfect place for a photoshoot and enjoying in the midst of nature. Take your beloved to the marigold fields at Desa Belok located along the roadside between Kintamani and Bedugul. Enjoy a golden stroll among the marigolds and be the merrier person in nature’s bliss.

There is a significant part of Balinese culture attached for there is an association with its color to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, the Supreme Balinese God. Get your camera ready for you will definitely have a lot of click moments in the free fields to go crazy with your partner to capture the best moments!

3. At Karma Beach, it is showtime for movies

An exclusive option is available in the beach here in Bali that is the Karma Beach Resort near Uluwatu. This latent beach paradise is set on the foot of a limestone cliff and with its uniqueness that it can be accessed by a private funicular.

Karma Beach
Karma Beach

Karma Beach is a romantic place or perfect for a honeymoon in Bali not only for its the Aegean sea-inspired furnishings and the beachside night strolls, what makes Karma Beach a very romantic spot is their Monday movie nights by the beachside under a sky full of stars.

4. Hiking With Your Partner

Together, hike up to greater heights in Bali that is Mende Hill as best views come after the hardest climb. Enjoy the couple time and make your relationship strong by filling it with great adventures.

Hiking With Your Partner
Hiking With Your Partner

Get out of your comfort zone and have courage, strength and be the helping hand of your partner. There in the spot, there is no crowd and the privacy is assured.

5. A Walk to Remember in Bali Rice fields

There is a moment to cherish forever with your beloved in nature while walking in the outskirts of Bali amidst the small villages where you can witness vast green acres of rice fields and can get chance to have a talk with some villagers and farmers.

Bali Rice fields
Bali Rice fields

The romantic honeymoon would be fulfilled with excitement on your special vacation.

6. At Padang Padang Beach observing the Nature

This place is just a km from Anantara Bali Uluwatu and perfect for the honeymoon in Bali. The exotic beach features a 100 m long sandy stretch, which you can reach by moving down from a flight of stairs through a hollow rock entrance.


The beach also holds variant international surfing events, some of which include the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang and honeymoon in Bali.

7. From Kuta Beach get the Soothing Sunset View in Cruise

Kuta Beach is a renowned beach resort in Bali. It has witnessed many changes over the past years due to the rise of various dining, accommodations, and shopping experience.

Kuta Beach get he Soothing Sunset View in Cruise
Kuta Beach get he Soothing Sunset View in Cruise

Considered as Bali’s top-class sunset site, every day during the late afternoon hundreds and thousands of people gather to witness the spectacular sunsets and combined with mouth-licking seafood and dining in the cluster in cafes near the beach and perfect for the honeymoon in Bali. The mesmerizing sunsets here are a treat to the eyes around December, so do get hold of your camera.

8. A Romantic Dining with your Beloved in exotic Bali

The couples love this part as a romantic evening set up with twinkling candles, and aromatic flowers with the five-course gourmet dinner and along the sideways flowing Ayung River to cast a spell over you.

Romantic Dining with your Beloved in exotic Bali
Romantic Dining with your Beloved in exotic Bali

With world-class dishes on the menu and a romantic aroma at twilight would be the best gift in Bali for couples and perfect for the honeymoon in Bali.

Shopping spots in Bali and What to buy when you are in Bali

What to buy –

The Indonesian Island of Bali being a beachside location is a favorite tourist spot. The growing popularity of Bali has also increased the potential profits for local goods sold.

Shopping spots in Bali
Shopping spots in Bali
  • The beach gears sold here include bags, towels, beach wears, surf gears, etc. The cost is quite cheap considering the other tourist locations globally makes Bali a very affordable Shopping destination for these.
  • The growing popularity of Bali has bought in numerous brand name stores, so designer wears can often be purchased from Bali.
  • Kopi Luwak Coffee and Organic dark and almond milk Chocolates of Kintamani and Teba Sari Plantation of Ubud are a must-buy especially if you love your coffee and chocolates.
  • The local handicraft and handmade goods showcase the real beauty and history of Balinese culture. They are great additions as souvenirs and home decors.
  • Bali is famous for its exquisite and intricate silver work. They are extremely well crafted and great accessories and fashion statement.
  • Fragrances, body oils, stylish and bohemian street fashion wears are also quiet good things to buy in Bali.
  • The Barong Mask represents the Balinese belief and customs. It is said that this mask has long historical implications.
  • The aromatic Handmade Dupa is the fragrant incense used in different cultural rituals and practices. They are believed to have great calming and relaxing properties.

Where to buy –

Bali is a definite shopper’s paradise. In recent years the increased number of tourists has also been a reason why many famous brand names have launched their labels in Bali. One can choose to shop at one of many street markets or the various malls strewn all over Bali.

The malls of Bali worth exploring for souvenirs and designer gifts include

Seminyak village
Seminyak village
  • Mal Gali Galleria
  • Kuta Beachwalk
  • Kuta Discovery Mall
  • Seminyak village
  • Kuta Lipo Mall
  • Park 23
  • Level 21 mall
  • Nusa Dua Bali collection
  • Denpasar Duta plaza
  • Carrefour Plaza

Some of the best-known places to street shop include

Garlic lane in Legian
Garlic lane in Legian
  • Jalan Pantai in Kuta
  • Jalan Raya in Ubud
  • Poppies Lane in Legian
  • Garlic lane in Legian
  • Jalan Raya in Seminyak
  • Jalan Petitenget in Seminyak
  • Kerobokan Jalan Raya in Kerobokan
  • Jalan Danau Tamblingan in Sanur

The famous Night markets of Bali include

Taman Sari market
Taman Sari market
  • Pasar Malam Sindu (Sanur Night Market)
  • Gianyar Night market
  • Kuta Art market
  • Taman Sari market
  • Garlic Lane Night Market
  • Kerang Night Market of Denpasar

Various small art markets like the ones at Ubud, Sukawati, Guwang, and Kumbasari are quite famous for various local and authentic handicraft, textile, handloom, and other artworks. They represent a small part of the traditional Balinese culture that is very beautiful and definitely worth buying.

Handloom market
Handloom market

Bali has countless Silverware workshops, designer boutiques if you are interested in slightly expensive or metalwork. The Celuk village also deserves special mention because this small area is the hub for all the Goldsmith of Bali.

On route to other touristy destination, Celuk can be dropped by once to see how these excellent goldsmiths carve the precious metal into something wearable.

Jenggala in Jimbaran is the only pottery market of Bali that is a true gem. Beautiful and intricate potteries are displayed all over the place that might make you shocked beyond imagination.

What to eat in Bali

The Indonesian island of Bali has a platter of cuisine that is influenced by the culture of the surrounding nation and its old oriental history along with the ocean surrounding the island and perfect for the honeymoon in Bali. The cuisines are a beautiful balance of many flavors making them extremely memorable and rich.

Some of the most famous cuisines of Bali that one must definitely taste while visiting includes

1. Babi Guling

It’s better known as Suckling Pig is a whole roasted pig seasoned with local condiments and herbs thus giving it a very different taste than the traditional American Roast.

Babi Guling
Babi Guling

Warung Bali Guling in Ubud is believed to serve the best Suckling Pig in the whole of Bali.

2. Balinese Kopi

Balinese Kopi
Balinese Kopi

It has a very unique scent and flavor. The Anomali Coffee joint in Central Ubud serves the best Ice blended coffee of Bali according to food critics.

3. Bebek Goreng

They are more commonly known as Fried Duck and Smoked Duck are two very traditional Balinese duck preparations which should be tasted at least once while you are in Bali.

Bebek Goreng
Bebek Goreng

It is one of the oldest and most famous places that serve the tastiest duck preparations of the entire Balinese Island. The ducks are heavily seasoned and boiled or steamed before deep frying in case of Bebel Goreng. In the case of Bebek Betutu, the duck is seasoned, wrapped and smoked for 24 hours.

4. Barbecued Pork

Barbecued Pork
Barbecued Pork

It Ribs, Ice creams, Gelatos, and English breakfast are also quite tasty cuisines of Bali.

Where to stay in Bali

5 Star Hotels

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
  • Villa Seriska Satu, Sanur, Bali

Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.19, Sanur, Denpasar +62 878-6009-6528

  • W Bali – Seminyak

Jl. Petitenget Kerobokan, Seminyak, +62 361 3000106

  • Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.10, Seminyak, +62 361 2099999

  • InterContinental Bali Resort

Jl. Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran, +62 623 61701888

4 Star Hotels

Tandjung Sari Hotel
Tandjung Sari Hotel
  • Hard Rock Hotel Bali

Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, +62 361 761869

  • Tandjung Sari Hotel

Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.41, Sanur, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, +62 361 288441

  • Chandra Bali Villas

Jl. Saritemuku, Gang Sandat, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, +62 361 738091

  • Tejaprana Resort & Spa

Banjar Sapat, Jl. Raya Sapat, Tegallalang, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, +62 361 9080939

3 Star Hotels

Hotel Kumala Pantai
Hotel Kumala Pantai
  • Taman Sari Bali Resort & Spa

Dusun Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Kabupaten Buleleng, +62 362 93264

  • Hotel Kumala Pantai

Jl. Werkudara, Legian, Kuta, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, +62 361 755500

  • Bali Paradise Hotel – Boutique Resort

Jl. Kartika, Anturan, Lovina, Kabupaten Buleleng, +62 362 3435659

  • Udara Bali

Jl. Pura Kramat, Cemagi, Mengwi, Seseh, +62 877-6537-7313

Points to remember while on tour to Bali

  • Carrying ample cash is important as Bali is not completely electronic yet so debit and credit cards are not always acceptable
  • Early morning or later in the evening Is best suited for shopping and touring. The mid day sun is quiet scorching and the temperature is high.
  • Heavy-duty sun cream is important at all the time if you don’t want to have burns instead of tan.
  • Loosely fitted cotton outfits are best suited for Balinese weather. Avoid polyester and heavy thick clothing at all cost.
  • Shipping your purchase back home might cost you a lot more than the total cost back home. So tally well.
  • Stay away from shady dealers and questionable outlets, especially while buying silver and art.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here