is renowned across the globe as a honeymooners’
paradise, and for good reason. Images of the island’s pristine beaches, volcanic mountains, lush green forests and luxurious, intimate hotels fill travellers the world over with a wanderlust that’s hard to shake. With so many romantic resorts and captivating natural beauty at every turn, it’s no wonder that this magical Indonesian island has a continual draw for newly-weds looking to create memories to treasure for a lifetime.
But as it’s such a population destination, and with so many resorts and hotels to choose from now, planning your Bali honeymoon can prove overwhelming. On a large island it’s difficult to know which region and hotel is best for you both. To offer some inspiration, here are our top six picks for a sensational travel experience for two on ‘the Island of the Gods’…
Booming tourism has seen numerous resort towns blossom in beautiful Bali, and not just on the beaches. Travellers flock to Ubud for its mixture of cultural heritage, lush greenery and superb wildlife. Whilst the main roads might get busy in high season, this is a location that has much to offer and there are plenty of secluded spots to sit back and enjoy the view.
For a couple on honeymoon, few places match the privacy and luxury of the fabulous Alila Ubud
. Overlooking the mesmerizing Ayung River valley and draped in a shroud of green seclusion, this is a dream destination for couples seeking romance. The view from the 25-metre infinity pool, out across the paddy fields, has been voted one of the best in the world; the perfect place to take a dip with your beloved.
Sophistication coupled with serenity is the winning combination that Seminyak, a beach town on Bali’s south-eastern coast, has to offer. The area has a reputation for being the ‘rich and imperial’ district of the island, so those in search of a touch of decadence on their honeymoon will certainly find it here. What’s more, Seminyak Beach enjoys the perfect position for legendary sunsets, so it’s the perfect place for a romantic evening stroll on the sand.
At The Samaya Seminyak
you’ll find luxury and pampering in abundance, with achingly spacious and chic villas, where you’ll feel like royalty as soon as you arrive. Add to this the delicious local cuisine and great spa facilities and you have the recipe for the perfect Seminyak luxury honeymoon.
West Bali National Park
If you’re looking to truly immerse yourself in unspoilt nature on your honeymoon, then head to Bali’s north-western tip where you’ll find West Bali National Park; a mountainous nature reserve with beautiful beaches, mountains clad in greenery and abundant wildlife.
Amongst this 382-hectare natural expanse you’ll find only one resort: The Menjangan
. With a focus on sustainable tourism you’ll find an environmentally-aware lightness of touch here, yet all the luxuries you could wish for on a honeymoon are provided too. A paradise for bird watchers, the diverse range of flora, fauna and marine life becomes a part of your adventure at The Menjangan. Relaxing, beachside treatments at the Mangrove Spa are another highlight off your unforgettable stay here!
Enjoying a peaceful location on the north-eastern coast of Bali, Tembok is less developed than some other resort towns, meaning less restaurants and bars, but also less people; a real bonus if you’re planning a honeymoon in peak season. If you and your new spouse are feeling the need for some serious R&R then this may just be the place.
Spa Village Tembok
is an adult-only resort with a tranquil atmosphere and a real focus on relaxation and wellness. Guests here enjoy a complimentary daily spa treatment so you’ll feel the stress of wedding planning fall from your shoulders in no time at all. For a truly memorable experience, let the hotel plan you a bicycle ride through a Balinese village followed by a romantic picnic under a waterfall.
Lombok Island lies just 22 miles east of Bali and takes the phrase ‘unspoilt nature’ to new levels. The perfect location for keen divers and first-time snorkelers alike, here you can discover an underwater world teeming with life before returning to pristine sands of the beautiful, quiet beaches. Lombok is also a great a stop-off on a multi-centre Bali honeymoon.
is a fantastic choice when staying on this tiny island. Impressive features include three infinity pools that stretch out to meet the ocean, and a beachfront location that’s second to none. Watch the sunset from either the pool or the beach, or from the utter privacy of your own private pool at your secluded luxury villa!
Set on the southernmost tip of Bali, the white sand beaches and abundant activities of Jimbaran Bay have made it on the island’s most desirable holiday locations. The sheltered coastline here means waters are tranquil and inviting, while the peaceful environment has made Jimbaran Bay the private haunt for many celebrities.
At Belmond Jimbaran Puri
you’ll find those famous white sands just steps from your intimate, stand-alone, cottage or villa accommodation. Take a dip in the freeform pool, which has been terraced so that it melts into the landscape, or dine in style at the exquisite Nelayan Restaurant. For a something even more special ask your Destination Expert about booking a one-off dinner experience. Beginning with Champagne and canapes you’ll receive a Balinese blessing before a four-course meal served by your private butler. The perfect way to end the perfect honeymoon.
If you would like to learn more about any of the above resorts call our Destination Experts on 020 7666 1364 or make an online enquiry here.