There really cannot be a better choice than Bali for a luxurious plus romantic honeymoon destination. Along with being exotic, beautiful and fun, it is also very economical as compared to a trip to Europe. There’s also no limit to activities you find here to feed your adventurous soul.

Bali, an island province of Indonesia, steps directly out of a fairytale romance. Ideal weather, breathtaking beaches, and blue waters as far as the eye can see make Bali the ideal honeymoon destination. 

In Bali, you will find a combination of luxury and spiritualism that is virtually non-existent anywhere else. Its temples were a major part of the island’s culture long before there were tourists. One of the most important temples is Uluwatu Temple, high up on a cliff above the Indian Ocean and possibly Bali’s most spectacular temple. It is the place to contemplate and relax and just gape at the astonishing view. While you are amid all this beauty, watch out for the roaming macaques, who are more interested in what is in your bag than your spiritual life. 

Another temple to visit is the Batukaru Temple in west Bali. Instead of being perched high above a cliff, it is surrounded by a lush forest and Mount Batukaru. The stunning Jatiluwih Rice terraces are nearby and should be visited while you at the Temple.

Your Bali honeymoon can be luxurious, budgeted, or a combination of the two. Bali is not inexpensive, and their luxury resorts can cost, although they are cheaper than some other islands. A compromise might be to split your stay between a resort, a private villa, or an Airbnb accommodation. A lot depends on whether you are staying at a beach, in the jungle, or in one of Bali’s cities. Denpasar is the capital of Bali, where you will find a rich culture of both Hindu and Islamic history, museums, and the incomparable Bali Sharks project in South Denpasar, where you can swim in a shark nursery. In Bali, even the sharks have peaceful karma.

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Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Located along the Ayung River in Bali’s cultural and spiritual heart, the Mandapa is an exclusive journey inside an indigenous Balinese village. The resort provides a sensory journey to wellness and nature. An ideal destination for the honeymooners, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is beautifully set where the lush jungle meets the Ayung River and temples stand majestic against a backdrop of rice terraces.

The resort offers 35 suites, 25 private pool villas, four unique dining concepts, including exclusive dining beyond experiences within the Reserve, and a restorative Spa and fitness center. Featuring an organic garden, farm and an educational Kid’s Hut tucked away from the rest of the resort, Mini Explorers program offers an exclusive journey for the curious minds of young guests and provides exciting nature-based education activities.

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Average Price Range: $609 to $1089

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 90 minutes

Number of Rooms: 60

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Seminyak Resort

Refreshing Island Living Experience at Your Doorsteps

Nestled in tropical gardens and offering sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, after an extensive refurbishment, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort reopens its doors. Relax in the style of a designer beachfront. It’s spacious suites offer luxury inspired by Balinese. Contemporary dining celebrates the region’s flavors. Refresh in the infinity pool on the shoreline. Lounge on your private balcony, drink in

Immerse oneself in the vivid contrasts of Bali. Soak up the chic boutique and trendy nightlife scene of Seminyak. Find a spiritual heartland. Meander around beautiful villages and terraced paddies of rice. Sink into the newly refurbished suites’ refined comfort. Our recently refurbished facilities feature exquisite new categories of suites and vibrant lifestyle experiences, from sweeping garden views and views of the Indian Ocean to refreshed dining concepts inspired by island living.

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Average Price Range: $181 to $367

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 25 minutes

Number of Rooms: 105

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Uluwatu Resort

Enjoy Cliffside Awakening With Infinite Romantic Views

Discover the slower pace of life on Bali’s southern tip. Explore clifftop temples, hidden beaches, and some of the world’s best surf breaks, away from the crowds. On a dramatic cliffside above the Indian Ocean, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort unfolds. From every angle, the terraced architecture ensures ocean views. Dine, swim, and jacuzzi in the luxurious suites of Bali resort against a sunset panorama and ride the waves of the famous Impossible Beach.

Luxury duplex penthouses boast the finest views of the peninsula at either end of the main building. In the Dedari Penthouse, soak in an outdoor Jacuzzi, or swim in the Dewata Penthouse towards the horizon. Suites and villas, starting from the main building, cascade down the cliffside towards the ocean. Each type of room is exceptionally spacious, offering its own luxuries from Jacuzzis with ocean views, to a private pool, to decadent penthouse living unmatched by other Bali beach resorts.

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Average Price Range: $263 to $454

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 40 minutes

Number of Rooms: 75

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Vacation Club Bali

Refresh And Revive Yourself Savouring Sunset Moments Views

The Island of the Gods is popular for its beautiful beaches, world-class surfing, lively dining, and nightlife. Anantara Holiday Club Legian Bali is located on the western coast just 30 minutes north of the airport and offers easy access to all this and more. Hideaway in comfortable accommodation surrounded by lush greenery. Enjoy a more relaxed pace of life while still enjoying access to Kuta and Seminyak, both a five-minute walk in either direction along the beach. Ride the roaring waves that draw surfers from all over the world. Lay back on a large stretch of sand and take in the spectacular sunset of Bali.

With contemporary Balinese decor and modern comforts, the studios are spacious and light. Take in soothing views from your private balcony or soak in your standalone bathtub. Suites offer space and all the comforts of home, wrapped up in luxury Anantara. Opt for the ground floor with easy pool access, or splurge on a duplex with a private plunge pool on the rooftop.

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Average Price Range: $ to $

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Number of Rooms:

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The Kayon Resort by Pramana

Nestled deep in the heart of the Ubud rainforest reserve, surrounded by the historic Petanu River and the beautiful jungle scenery, the Kayon has a soothing environment and a romantic atmosphere for your honeymoon. The resort features six Deluxe Valley Rooms with jungle views on the two-story north wing, twelve Kayon River Suites on three-storey south wing overlooking the river, and five Riverside Private Pool Villas with thatched roofs, each enhanced by its infinity pool overlooking the river.

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Average Price Range: $201 to $470

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 90 minutes

Number of Rooms: 23

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Padma Resort Ubud

Nestled in the unspoiled valley of the river and overlooking the enchanting Payangan mountains, the 149-room Padma Resort Ubud is a spacious and peaceful luxury resort.

Located north of Ubud, Bali’s beloved capital of arts and culture, Padma Resort Ubud boasts all the five-star amenities and facilities that Padma’s renowned hospitality brand will expect, including stunning views from every room or suite, a first-class spa, an awe-inspiring 89-metre infinity pool with panoramic views, world-class dining and luxurious event venues.

This Ubud resort is an idyllic and beautiful place to refresh your mind and body and discover the wonders of North and Central Bali during your honeymoon.

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Average Price Range: $210 to $427

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: No

Distance to Airport: 97 minutes

Number of Rooms: 149

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The edge

Perched majestically on the edge of a 530ft cliff in Uluwatu, Bali, The edge is a truly unique luxury villa resort with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean to the very edge of the world.

Each villa and its bedrooms have stunning views overlooking the Indian Ocean and include state-of-the-art entertainment systems, complimentary Wi-Fi, private pool, jacuzzi-style bathtubs and 24-hr personal butler service. The Resort includes oneeighty day club, award-winning ‘The Spa’ and ‘The Workout’ a fully-equipped gym overlooking the main pool and the Indian Ocean beyond.

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Average Price Range: $888 to $3749

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 45 minutes

Number of Rooms: 8

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The Kayon Jungle Resort by Pramana

The Kayon Jungle Resort is a place where honeymooners can escape the hectic pace of daily life and feel refreshed by the beauty of nature. This tropical indulgence sanctuary is situated in the traditional Balinese village of Bresela, Payangan, just 25 minutes from the cultural center of Ubud.

The Kayon Jungle Resort is a Five Stars plus Luxury Boutique resort with just 38 suites and villas. Each unit has its own distinctive character with bespoke furnishings, hand-carved embellishments and personal touches to enhance overall quality of stay. Meticulous attention to detail highlights local creativity and a style of traditional workmanship that is still relevant in today’s modern world.

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Average Price Range: $968 to $297

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 120 minutes

Number of Rooms: 38

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LUXE Villas Bali

Where palm trees crown the shimmering rice fields, along the ancient jungle, within the lush green expanse of our working rice terraces, LUXE Villas offers an exclusive window to Bali’s enchanting culture in one of the most fascinating places on earth for your honeymoon.

Enjoy exquisite culinary adventures prepared by masters of exceptional cuisine at the award-winning AWARD dining venue, The Grill. Stunning sunrise breakfasts that will prepare you for a day of discovery, a leisurely à la carte mid-day dining for romantic candlelight evenings.

It’s all just 1,400 meters from Ubud Palace in the middle of Ubud.

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Average Price Range: $210 to $400

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 60 minutes

Number of Rooms: 5

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Jamahal Private Resort & Spa

In ancient sanskrit, “jamahal” means “precious time;” this small private estate has been transformed into one of Bali’s best boutique resorts, a heaven for maximum 12 couples and honeymooners seeking precious time pampered by 70 attentive staff together. Private and cozy, jamahal is a splendid collection of ten suite villas and three villas. Structures and interiors artfully blend contemporary and traditional elements. Located in the center of former fishing village of jimbaran with a private beach club only 350 meters away from the resort. Definitely not a main stream resort but the place for a great service experience.

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Average Price Range: $243 to $372

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 30 minutes

Number of Rooms: 12

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The Trans Villa Bali

Experience the ultimate in comfort and indulgence during your honeymoon with The Trans Villa Bali exquisite luxury private villas collection. Located strategically in heart of Seminyak the resort features 16 palatial villas with private pool.

Situated in the middle of the lively and stylish area of Seminyak. A convenient 10km away from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and strategically situated within easy reach of Seminyak eat street, designer boutiques, shopping centre, and only a 10-minute drive by free shuttle service to Seminyak beach, the resort is committed to set the bar high of providing guests with distinctive Indonesian hospitality and services as a world-class resort.

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Average Price Range: $390 to $534

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 60 minutes

Number of Rooms: 16

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Samsara Ubud

Samsara Ubud is a luxurious haven for honeymooners who seek an authentic Balinese experience that is at harmony with nature. The luxuriously appointed boutique resort blends in perfectly with the tranquil lush rainforest and is moments from the traditional village of Kelusa.

Every villa has a private heated pool and a spacious outdoor area. Take a dip in the warm pool and enjoy the beauty of the forest as well as the gentle sounds of the nearby waterfall. Stunning bathrooms feature luxurious Makassar marble, double vanities, deep soaking bathtub and separate indoor and outdoor showers. A mixture of modern Balinese décor, rich teak furniture and exotic fabrics create the interior design of the villas.

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Average Price Range: $281 to $788

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 90 minutes

Number of Rooms: 17

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Viceroy Bali

Viceroy Bali is a remarkable five star Bali luxury resort that offers a perfect retreat for honeymooners. From the exclusive infinity pool overlooking the breathtaking jungle ravine to the romantic villas providing absolute privacy, every aspect of this tropical paradise has been carefully crafted to give guests an exquisite expression of world-class luxury.

A secluded sanctuary for romantics, explorers and the mindful; the luxurious resorts of Viceroy Bali are dedicated to providing unrivaled customer service. A place where time slows down, linking you with a lively mother of nature and offering rejuvenation.

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Average Price Range: $551 to $1308

All Inclusive: No

Adults Only: No

Villas Available: Yes

Distance to Airport: 60 minutes

Number of Rooms: 25

About Bali

Bali is the best known of the Indonesian island archipelago (there are 17,000 islands). It is a cherished travel destination as seven million visitors flock to this paradise each year. The beautiful beaches and the volcanos in Bali’s interior create a diverse and one-of-a-kind landscape.

And then there are the temples. They are everywhere – tens of thousands of them. The Balinese are serious about their worship. They offer tributes to the gods each day, everything from flowers, cookies, to cigarettes (who knew god smoked). The spiritual life permeates every part of Bali’s culture and is the reason Balinese are filled with such peace. These daily offerings keep the bad spirits away.

Balinese are more than happy to share their spirituality. Visitors are always welcome in the temples, but they need to be properly dressed in a sarong and a sash around the waist. Both can be borrowed at any temple. Incidentally, menstruating women are not permitted inside holy houses. 

Balinese also appreciate proper manners. When meeting someone, there is no shaking of hands. Instead, place the palms of your hands together at chest level and make a slight bow. This greeting is especially important within a temple. 

Denpasar has plenty of spirituality to offer, but you should also visit the city of Ubud, an hour’s taxi ride from Bali’s capital. While in Ubud, visit the heart of the city, the Ubud Art Market. Half the market is dedicated to art, while the other half is a standard market filled with unexpected goods that make marvelous souvenirs. Bartering about price is expected.

Not far from the marketplace, you will find the Ubud Royal Palace. It’s a small palace filled with Ubud history. It might be worth your while to hire a local guide to learn as much as you can about the Palace. The back rooms are still inhabited by the heirs of Ubud’s last reigning king, but that area is off-limits. There are nightly dance performances, complete with a full orchestra. Anyone in Ubud will tell you where to get tickets. 

One of the unique features of the Palace is that you can spend the night in one of the bungalows within the courtyards and stroll through the gardens like royalty. That is romance fit for a king.

If you need a break from Bali’s spirituality, there is the town of Kuta, a former fishing village near Denpasar’s airport. This is where they worship alcoholic and wild parties more than temples. It’s a totally different side of Bali and, if you are so inclined, may be worth a visit for a day or so. Its vibes are deliberately very touristy.

Kuta does have a lovely beach where watersports rule. There are also accommodations, including luxury resorts, and restaurants – billboards featuring KFC and McDonald – may be a bit of an initial shock. But this is also the place for excellent traditional Bali cuisine. There are several shopping malls for some retail therapy. Wild parties fill the nights. 

From an overnight stay at a palace to an abundance of temples and impeccable beaches, with a bit of debauched nightlife thrown in, Bali has everything you might ask for on your Bali honeymoon.

bali beach honeymoon

Best Time to Visit Bali

Bali is a paradise regardless of when you visit. However, you may wish to take some of the island’s festivals into account before setting a final date. Kite festival, anyone?

Ubud welcomes spring in March for five days with music, yoga, dance, and wellness workshops. It is all about refocusing the spirit for the new year.

The Bali Kite Festival begins in August and continues for several weeks and is one of Bali’s most popular festivals. It is the time for the Balinese to offer thanks to the gods for another successful harvest. And what god wouldn’t love hundreds of vibrant kites soaring through the sky? There are competitive kite flying teams, with a prize for the winners. These festivals occur throughout the island, including Mertasari Beach, Denpasar, Ubud, and Kuta. 

In June and July, the Bali Art Festival celebrates the dance and music of Bali to keep its culture alive. The largest celebration takes place at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Center in Denpasar, which provides a stunning opening ceremony.

The Kuta Karnival takes place on Kuta Beach in October, with sand sculpture competitions, kite flying, great food, surfing, a sea turtle release, and parades. There are also cartoon exhibits and movie screenings. This being Kuta, the purpose of the Karnival is simply to have as much fun as possible. 

Top Things to do in Bali

Canggu

This hidden gem on the southwest coast of Bali is a mere half-hour drive from the Denpasar airport. It could have all the things you are looking for in a Bali honeymoon in one place. Enjoy dinner at the beach at sunset. Visit the local market for food, crafts, and clothing. Canggu is being discovered, and there are many accommodations available. Visit the picturesque Tanah Lot Temple, which sits on its own island in the ocean. The sunset over the Temple is the perfect honeymoon Instagram moment.  

Get in touch with your spiritual side at the Serenity Eco Lodge, which offers yoga classes, couple’s massages, accommodations, and restaurants. 

Cocktail Safari

We mentioned Kuta could lean a bit toward decadence. The Kuta Cocktail Safari is an example. This safari does not involve wild animals. It’s all about nine hours of touring in search of the best cocktail. You can enjoy drinks prepared by Bali’s top mixologists while being guided to some of the island’s best sights. There will be a stop for food. 

Potato Head Beach Club

Enjoy a romantic dinner at the Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak. It is reputed to have the best sunset in all of Bali. Come for a seaside dinner by the Indian Ocean, all with local DJs and musicians, all eager to provide a romantic dinner.

Batur Volcano

Take a tour of Batur Volcano in Bali’s Kintamani’s Village in east Bali. Climb to the top of this still active volcano and take in the incredible vista as the sun sets in the distance. Stop by the coffee plantation and exquisite Tegalalang rice terrace. The trek up the volcano is, of course, part of Bali’s natural fitness program. On the way down, take your honey and sink into one of the hot springs. Sheer Bali honeymoon bliss.

Gates Of Heaven

The Gates of Heaven is located at the Mt. Agung volcano, another active Bali volcano. The area includes the unbelievably picturesque Tirta Gangga Water Garden, a magnificent garden filled with ponds, rivers, and fountains. Move on to the Water Palace, a palace surrounded by pools, waterways, a tropical garden, and historic Balinese statues. The entire Gates of Heaven is such a photogenic marvel, it has been suggested that hiring a private guide and photographer for the best pictures would be well worth it. If there is a heaven of earth, this might well be it. Can there be a better place to enjoy your Bali honeymoon?

Sacred Monkey Forest

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is in the village of Padangtegal. In keeping with Bali’s principle of peace and tranquility, one of the purposes of the Monkey Forest is to achieve harmony between man and the environment. The forest itself is lovely, with a refreshing stream flowing through it. There are also three Hindu temples. 

Most visitors come for macaques. These monkeys are used to humans and will approach visitors without fear, especially if there is food involved. They are extremely curious and will examine the bags of visitors and reach into pockets.

Weather in Bali

It’s always warm in Bali, where the seasons are divided between wet and dry. May through September are the dry months, with average daily temperatures of 88 degrees. There will be downpours during October through April, which are also the hottest months. There is a delightful breezy wind in June through August, which is the time the Balinese love flying their kites. 

While the temperature does not vary a great deal, May through August has the lowest humidity and is the most comfortable time to visit and roam through Bali’s gorgeous countryside and beaches.

Getting to Bali

To reach Bali by flight, you can land at Denpasar International Airport located at Kuta district, just 13 kms away from Denpasar the capital of Bali.

You may also land at the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

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