Bali Honeymoon Guide

Bali Honeymoon Guide

Our Bali honeymoon guide is your secret weapon to planning the ultimate honeymoon in Bali!

Having been based in Bali for over 19 years, and equipped with expert knowledge and insider tips, you can count on us to make your dream honeymoon a reality.

A honeymoon can be a couple’s once in a lifetime experience. But, planning one by yourself could be a nightmare. 

With countless websites offering advice, it can be hard to decide whether the information is entirely credible. Plus, visiting different sites for various details and then piecing it all together can be a hassle.

We understand it can be hard to plan, that’s why we’ve created a detailed Bali honeymoon guide. 

Best Time for Bali Honeymoon

Time and weather can be a big influence on what activities you can do in Bali. When you’re aware of the place’s climate in advance, you’re better prepared to carry the necessary items. Plus, the date you choose to travel impacts the overall price of your trip. Check out our weather guide below.

SeasonMonths/OccasionsPros of Visiting in This SeasonCons of Visiting in This Season
Peak Season– June to August
– Easter
– Christmas
– New Year
– Chinese New Year
– Idul Fitri
– Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 
– Bali Arts Festival
The weather is sunny.
Rainfall is minimal.
Humidity levels are low.
The climate suits outdoor activities, beaches, and exploring Bali.
Bali is heavily crowded by tourists.
Accommodations and recreational activities are highly expensive.
Low SeasonNovember to MarchThe tourist crowds are few.
Accommodations and recreational activities are lowly priced and offer discounts.
It rains frequently.
The humidity is unbearably high. 
Outdoor activities and beach visits get curtailed.
Shoulder Season– April to May 
– September to October
Tourists are few. 
The weather is pleasant.
Accommodations and recreational activities are less affordable than those in the peak season. 
The weather is unpredictable. There’s a risk of outdoor activities getting cancelled.

Exploring Bali on your Honeymoon

Bali is an island of different landscapes. From pristine beaches to lush jungles, each region offers something different. We strongly recommend visiting a few different areas so you can experience as much as possible. Here is our guide to the best areas to visit on your honeymoon.

A] North Bali: 

Famous for: Serene beaches and waterfalls 

Areas to explore: Singaraja, Lovina, Munduk, Sembiran, Sangsit, Banjar Gitgit, Air Sanih, Pemuteran, Menjangan and Seririt.

Key reasons to visit North Bali:

  1. Historical landmarks
  2. Highland scenery
  3. Waterfall trekking
  4. Coffee plantations
  5. Dolphin watching tours
  6. Tranquil black sand beaches
  7. Waterfall excursions

Key places to visit in North Bali:

  1. Ulun Danu Water Temple
  2. Handara Gate
  3. Lovina Beach
  4. Gitgit Waterfall
  5. Banjar Hot springs 
  6. Sekumpul Waterfall
  7. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
  8. Gedong Kirtya Library
  9. Pulaki Temple
  10. Brahma Vihara Arama

B] South Bali

Famous for: Beach bliss and nightlife

Areas to explore: Kuta, Western Bukit and Uluwatu, Denpasar, Canggu, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Legian, Sanur, and Tanah Lot.

Key reasons to visit South Bali:

  1. Beautiful beaches with stunning sunsets
  2. Beach activities and water sports
  3. Vibrant nightlife
  4. Luxurious accommodations
  5. Excellent seafood dining
  6. Trendy boutiques and designer stores (Seminyak Village, Seminyak Square, and Jalan Kayu Aya)

Key places to visit in South Bali:

  1. Tanah Lot Temple
  2. Pura Luhur Uluwatu
  3. Jimbaran Fish Market
  4. Uluwatu Temple
  5. Museum Pasifika
  6. Seminyak Beach
  7. Garuda Wisnu Kencana
  8. Sanur Beach
  9. Jimbaran Beach
  10. Sukawati Art Market

C] East Bali

Famous for: Natural wonders and adventure

Areas to explore: Amed, Sidemen, Besakih, Kintamani, Candidasa, Klungkung, Padang Bai, and Tirta Gangga.

Key reasons to visit East Bali:

  1. Diving and snorkelling experiences
  2. Vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life
  3. Traditional fishing villages
  4. Rice terrace trekking
  5. Trekking expeditions

Key places to visit in East Bali:

  1. Mount Batur
  2. Pura Puseh
  3. Pura Dalem Sidemen
  4. Mount Agung
  5. Bukit Cinta Pangi Viewpoint
  6. Lempuyang Temple
  7. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
  8. Tirta Gangga Water Palace
  9. Sidemen Rice Terrace
  10. Lahangan Sweet

D] West Bali

Famous for: Pristine beaches and cultural heritage

Areas to explore: Negara, Gilimanuk, Medewi Beach, and Pemuteran

Key reasons to visit West Bali:

  1. Virgin beaches
  2. Spectacular sunsets
  3. Cultural experiences
  4. Diving and snorkeling
  5. Nature and wildlife
  6. Authentic Balinese villages

Key places to visit in West Bali:

  1. West Bali National Park
  2. Pura Tanah Lot
  3. Menjangan Island
  4. Rambut Siwi Temple
  5. Balian Beach
  6. Medewi Beach
  7. Pemuteran Bay
  8. Bali Tower (Menara Pandang) in West Bali National Park
  9. Palasari Village
  10. Soka Beach

E] Central Bali

Famous as: Cultural heartland

Areas to explore: Ubud, Bedugul, Gianyar, and Tabanan

Key reasons to visit Central Bali:

  1. Art galleries 
  2. Iconic rice terraces — Tegallalang and Campuhan
  3. Spiritual retreats
  4. Top-notch resorts and hotels
  5. World-class dining experiences
  6. Shopping experiences

Key places to visit in Central Bali:

  1. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
  2. Tegallalang rice terraces
  3. Traditional Villages
  4. Tirta Empul Temple
  5. Gunung Kawi
  6. Goa Gajah Cave
  7. Tegenungan Waterfall
  8. Bali Botanical Garden
  9. Ubud Palace
  10. Ubud Art Market

The Top Rated Honeymoon Accommodation in Bali

These hotels continuously rate the highest for romantic accomodation and best overall hotel experience in Bali. We recommend making the most of your trip and staying at one of these hotels even if it’s only for a few days.

  1. Viceroy Bali

Viceroy Bali is a luxurious retreat in the central part of Ubud. It offers 40 five-star accommodations against gorgeous greenery. Its villas and suites fuse traditional Balinese architecture with contemporary comforts.

Each villa and suite is spacious and elegant. It features private heated pools, luxurious bathrooms, and sprawling terraces with breathtaking views of the lush green Balinese jungle.

The staff is by your side 24/7, always glad to assist you and fulfil any of your wishes. As part of this warm hospitality, you can also expect evening turn-down service, guidance for romantic excursions, and wellness activities. 

Viceroy Bali provides a perfect balance of unmatched serenity and luxury. 

  1. Four Seasons Bali Resort, Sayan

Sayan has an exceptional luxury getaway — Four Seasons Bali Resort.

The resort’s narrow footbridge, culminating in a huge elliptical lotus pond, is its most striking feature. Such architecture is unique in the whole of Bali. To add to this captivating design are the jaw-dropping 180-degree panoramic views of the surrounding rice paddies and the river. 

You can choose between private villas or suites. They feature large balconies, private pools, and terraces. The décor seamlessly blends traditional and modern Balinese elements.

You can experience rejuvenating spa sessions or set off on adrenaline-pumping rafting adventures along the nearby Ayung River.

  1. Six Senses, Uluwatu

Six Senses Uluwatu is an icon of Bali’s beauty and cultural richness. Positioned atop the magnificent cliffs of Bali’s southern tip, this luxury resort boasts breathtaking vistas of the Indian Ocean and the revered Uluwatu Temple.

It offers 28 sky suites and 75 pool villas. You can indulge in holistic spa treatments at the exquisite spa or savour culinary delights at Rocka — the resort’s signature restaurant. Rocka offers a fusion of Indonesian dishes, Italian cuisine, and classic comfort meals.

A unique highlight of your stay includes unlimited ice cream on a complimentary basis. It adds extra delight to your experience.

  1. Bulgari Resort, Bali

Perched more than 150 meters above the sea, Bulgari Resort in Bali boasts mesmerising views of the Indian Ocean. A cohesive mix of traditional elements and modern Italian design characterises this exquisite retreat.

Featuring 59 elegant villas, including luxurious three and five-bedroom mansions, the resort offers an array of sophisticated amenities. You can indulge in Italian and Indonesian cuisine, explore the chic Bulgari store, unwind at the stylish lounge bar, and rejuvenate at the lavish spa.

Plus, the resort offers unique cultural experiences like:

  • The Melukat Purifying Ceremony
  • Creating Kamasan paintings, depicting scenes from the Hindu mythological tale of Ramayana using natural pigments and bamboo sticks.
  1. Alila Villas, Uluwatu

Alila Villas in Uluwatu stands gracefully on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, one of Indonesia’s renowned surf beaches

This eco-conscious luxury retreat seamlessly intertwines opulence with the essence of Balinese culture. It embraces locally sourced and sustainable materials in its architecture and design. Each villa features minimalist interiors, captivating outdoor spaces, and dedicated butler service.

You can savour vibrant Indonesian cuisine at The Warung or indulge in Pan-Asian and Mediterranean flavours at CIRE. The Sunset Cabana Bar offers a unique cliff-edge setting, providing unparalleled ocean vistas.

Alila Villas Uluwatu offers a serene escape amidst the soothing sounds of ocean waves.

  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Introducing another luxurious haven atop a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the mesmerising Indian Ocean: The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.

This opulent resort boasts spacious suites and villas adorned with Balinese décor and picturesque garden views. Villas feature private pools. They’re perfect for indulging in a floating breakfast experience

With three on-site restaurants and bars serving Japanese, Italian, and international cuisine, culinary delights await at every turn.

The resort offers:

  • A wellness centre
  • Business facilities
  • Outdoor pools
  • Six dining venues
  • A marine-inspired spa
  • A beachfront chapel
  • Recreational activities
  1. AYANA Resort, Bali

AYANA Resort Bali is ideal for those preferring large resorts. You can immerse in wellness and actvities, with offerings like sunrise yoga sessions and aquatonic therapies that aim at enhancing blood circulation.

The resort’s suites feature lavish living areas, elegant furnishings, and breathtaking bathrooms, complemented by secluded gardens and private pool decks. Look out for the exquisite hand-painted textiles that adorn the rooms. They add a touch of artisanal charm.

AYANA’s luxury extends to its impressive amenities, including 14 swimming pools, 2 gyms, and an 18-hole miniature golf course. Culinary delights await at:

  • Honzen restaurant: Serves Japanese cuisine.
  • KISIK Lounge & Seafood restaurant: Offers delectable Balinese seafood.
  1. Four Seasons Resort Bali, Jimbaran Bay

Tucked away in the enchanting Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali welcomes you with open-air hilltop lobbies and traditional Balinese blessings.

With nearly 147 villas designed like a Balinese village, each enclave offers spacious bathrooms complete with indoor and outdoor showers.

You can savour culinary delights at the resort’s acclaimed restaurants or venture to nearby seafood shacks for a taste of local flavours. Enhance your culinary prowess at the resort’s cooking academy. There, you can master signature Balinese dishes.

The resort offers thrilling helicopter rides to Grajagan for breathtaking aerial views of Bali and Java. The resort’s Sundara Beach Club beckons with Bali’s renowned all-day-tapas Sunday brunch. It features modern barbecues and an array of Asian-Western cuisines against the backdrop of oceanfront pools.

  1. Capella, Ubud

Capella Ubud, Bali offers tented accommodations and saltwater pools set amidst verdant landscapes. 

It features 22 tents and one lodge, each with its own private pool. Each tent boasts expansive terraces and outdoor decks, providing breathtaking views of rice fields or the lush rainforest. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms facing the valley add to the unique experience.

You can indulge in fine dining with a mix of Balinese and international cuisine made from seasonal and sustainably farmed ingredients at the on-site restaurant, Mads Lange. The other restaurant, Api Jiwa, dishes authentic Asian barbecue cuisine. 

Savour exquisite dining experiences at the on-site restaurant, Mads Lange. It offers a blend of Balinese and international cuisine crafted from seasonal, sustainably farmed ingredients.

  1. COMO Uma, Canggu

COMO Uma in Canggu is the largest luxurious resort in the neighbourhood. sweeping views of the ocean and boundless tranquillity. It offers stylish accommodations, exceptional cuisine, holistic wellness programs, and impeccable service,

Choose from 119 elegant rooms or suites, or indulge in one of the 12 three-bedroom duplex penthouses. Each of them features rooftop pools where you can swim beneath the open sky.

The resort’s restaurants offer international cuisine. Its COMO Shambhala Retreat offers therapies inspired by Asian traditions, daily fitness classes, and hands-on healing sessions.

  1. The Edge

The Edge is a luxurious haven atop a cliff in Uluwatu, Bali. It presents a luxurious sanctuary boasting breathtaking views of the ocean.

The resort offers 8 opulent villas. Each of them is a haven of privacy, elegance, and beauty. Spacious and adorned with sophisticated interiors. The villas offer spectacular sky pools and modern amenities for an indulgent stay.

Dining at its restaurants is a bespoke experience. Customised gourmet menus showcase fresh seafood and European delicacies. 

You can relax at the spa. Rejuvenating body treatments are complemented by private steam baths and panoramic ocean views.

Must-Visit Fine Dining Venues in Bali

We’ve handpicked a selection of exquisite fine dining spaces that are a must-visit during your time in Bali.

No.RestaurantSpeciality
1Apéritif Restaurant – Consistently voted the #1 fine dining restaurant in Bali
– Innovative fine dining with cross border flavours
– Five types of degustation menus
– Vegan & vegetarian options
– Dining sessions curated by Michelin-star rated chefs
– Candle light dinner options
– Extensive wine cellar & sommelier on hand
2Sakti Dining Room– Known for vegan dining
– Focus on nutrition and taste
– Local sourcing of ingredients
– Sustainable farming
– Eco-friendly setting
3Akar by K-Club– Open kitchen
– Local sourcing of ingredients
– Rustic cooking techniques
– Luxury gastro bar
– Domed bamboo roof
– Light show
4Mozaic Bali – A blend of Indonesian and international food
– Eco-friendly cooking
– Six or eight-course tasting menus
– Selection of artisanal wines
– Chefs table option
– Relaxed fine dining
5Santanera– Latin-American food with European influences
– Modern-style tapas dishes
– Local sourcing of ingredients
– Cosy and leisurely dining
6Mason Bar & Grill– Mediterranean-style food
– Top-notch seafood
– Wood-fired cooking
– Local and finest ingredients
– Cosy and refined beachside dining
7Sa’Mesa– Innovative Italian cuisine
– Shared eating experience as per Italian tradition
– Serves more than eighteen meals
– Unlimited homemade limoncello
– Excellent wines and cocktails
8​The Cave– Bali’s first restaurant inside a cave
– Stylish underground restaurant 
– Seven-course or ten-course menu
– Light show
9Watu Steakhouse– Japanese and international cuisine
– Premium steaks
– Cultivates fresh, seasonal crops in its garden
– Stylish bistro atmosphere
10Mauri – Classic Mediterranean cooking style
– Use of the freshest ingredients
– Sources ingredients locally
– Six menus
11Mama San Bali– A curation of Southeast Asian cuisines
– Premier cocktail experience
– Street food in a refined atmosphere
– Eight menus
12Sakura Japanese Restaurant– Authentic Japanese meals
– Serene setting
– Japanese-inspired décor
– Six menus
13Koral Restaurant– Bali’s first underground fine dining restaurant
– Excellent seafood
– Indonesian coastal flavours
– Sourcing of local ingredients
– Uniquely sensorial dining experience
– Signature degustation menu
14Kayuputi – Pan-Asian-inspired haute cuisine
– Use of local ingredients 
– Seven menus
– Sommelier assistance
– Beachfront dining restaurant
15Opia Bali– Globally influenced meals
– Ethically sourced ingredients
– Delectable seafood
– Stunning views
– Six areas for events
– Live music on selected days
– New menus every day
16Le Petit Chef – Bali– Delicious food
– Mesmerising 3D projection of a miniature chef
– Themed music and props
– Child-friendly
17CORK BISTRO & Wine Bar– A blend of European and Indonesian cuisine
– Simple bistro food 
– Casual and warm ambience
– Extensive wine bar
– Four types of menus
18Kayo Manis– Compact menu
– Excellent pasta
– Relaxed vibe
– Fast service
– The chef visits the diners at the table
19Hujan Locale– Best Indonesian street food in Ubud
– A mix of different Asian culinary styles
– Use of fresh, top-notch Indonesian ingredients
– Great cocktails
– Diverse wine list
– Classically colonial interior design
20The Slow Kitchen and Bar– European and Asian flavours
– Four menus Superlative cocktails
– Hip vibe
– The best à la carte breakfast menu in Canggu
21Skool Kitchen– Use of classic fire cooking methods
– Locally sourced ingredients
– Outstanding cocktails
– Excellent wine collection
– Stunning ocean views
– Classy and comfortable atmosphere

15 Romantic Activities for Your Honeymoon

  1. Staying in a Private Pool Villa

Bali is home to several luxurious villa retreats with private pools that offer world-class comfort. 

You can opt for beachside or jungle-facing villas. Regardless of what type you choose, you’re going to be surrounded by picturesque backdrops. Top that with:

  • Fine décor
  • Traditional adornments
  • Opulent furnishings
  • Personalised service and romantic surprises from staff
  • Floating breakfasts
  1. Trying a Candlelight Dinner

When in Bali, you just can’t miss visiting a fine dining restaurant. In some of these restaurants, you can pre-arrange for a private and romantic candlelight dinner to be set up just for you and your beau. With backdrops of rice paddies, jungles and ocean, these incredible restaurants are some of the most romantic places to dine in the world. 

Candles, flower petals, cakes with customised messages and even personalised menus with your names on them can be arranged in advance to make a night full of romance and treasured honeymoon memories.

  1. Visiting a Speakeasy Bar

An evening in a speakeasy bar in Bali can be memorably romantic. 

But, what makes visiting a secret nightspot truly unique? There’s a unique experience in every aspect — Dim lighting, vintage décor, live music, artful menus, and artisanal cocktails. You get to unwind and connect away from the hustle and bustle of typical nightlife spots. It’s also a chance to delve into Bali’s cultural legacy.

  1. Connecting with a Couple’s Spa

Balinese spas are often regarded as some of the best spas in the world. They are famous the world over for their age-old Balinese treatments and exceptional hospitality. And, Balinese couple spas are truly romantic.

During the couple’s spa treatment, couples can relax side-by-side. Relaxing Balinese music plays alongside to enhance the romantic ambience. There is the option to receive synchronised massages plus opt for a dip in a tub filled with petals, herbs and spices and other luxurious products. Tip: Opt for a spa in a natural setting with jungle, garden, rice paddy or ocean views for a truly magical spa experience.

  1. Sailing on a Romantic Cruise

You can sail on a full-day cruise or a shorter one. Like the helicopter ride, you can opt for a private cruise experience too. What’s the difference? High-end dinners, spa services, live entertainment, and more — exclusively for you! 

The cruise staff is known to be highly attentive. Tip: Inform the company beforehand that you are on your honeymoon and if you’re lucky, they may surprise you with a sweet romantic gesture.

  1. Strolling Through Ubud’s Rice Terraces

Rice terraces in Ubud offer you drop-dead scenery and serenity. One of those perfect sites in Bali to take a leisurely romantic walk and lose yourself in the natural beauty. Peace with yourself and connection with your partner is guaranteed!

You are free to take photos against the backdrop. We recommend visiting the rice terrace at sunrise or sunset.

  1. Taking a Sunrise Trek at Mount Batur

If you are an adventurous couple, trekking and conquering a mountain could make for some lasting memories together. The Mount Batur sunrise trek is about viewing verdant forests, volcanic craters, and Lake Batur — From the peak of an active volcano — At the first fall of the morning sun’s golden rays. And, the cherry on the cake is taking drooling selfies against the stunning morning backdrop.

You need to wake up much before sunrise and ascend a mountain. The trek is of medium difficulty but is pleasant in the company of an expert guide.

  1. Hitting the Ayung River Rapids

Rafting on the Ayung River is a combo of thrills and romance. 

As you navigate the river, you encounter a gorgeous gorge, pretty cliffs and lush rainforest. The experience is perfect for hitting the rapids as well as lazing in each other’s arms. After all, isn’t your honeymoon supposed to be all about play and romance?

  1. Enjoying a Helicopter Ride

If you are a couple that love to indulge in luxury activities, this is one you shouldn’t pass up. You can take a helicopter ride above the stunning beaches, past the mountains and majestic volcanic landscapes. Tip: Take it at sunrise and sunset for picture perfect romance. 

Many helicopter services also offer couples and intimate rides. The advantage is a customised route, and an enchanting ride — all for yourself.

  1. Going on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

There are romantic activities and then there’s a hot air balloon ride! Unmatched serenity, majestic views, and oodles of romance, 3,000 feet above sea level. 

You can opt for the sunrise, sunset package or dinner package. Each of these experiences is unique.

  1. Enrolling in a Balinese Cooking Class

Registering for a Balinese cooking class with your partner is an exciting way to discover Bali’s culinary heritage and bond over food with your partner. Have a laugh, test your cooking skills and try something new together.

The experience involves visiting a market with your trainer chef, learning about local ingredients and traditional cooking methods, and cooking an authentic recipe. Then, you can savour the meal you cooked with your partner.

  1. Attending Balinese Dance Performances

Balinese Dance Performances are about legends, traditions, or the daily village life of Bali. The stories are told through a charming setting, evocative music, and engaging movements, expressions and gestures of the dancers.

You can watch these performances in temples or outdoors in theatres. These performances can be part of religious ceremonies or festivals.

  1. Exploring Bali’s Hidden Waterfalls

Bali’s waterfalls are captivating. Count these waterfalls in your must-see list:

  1. Tegenungan Waterfall
  2. Sekumpul Waterfall
  3. Leke Leke Waterfall
  4. Gitgit Waterfall
  5. Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

The beauty of these waterfalls and the surrounding nature make a perfect honeymoon activity. You can take a swim in the fresh pools, take photos together and get some exercise in nature. Tip: Consider packing a picnic to bring with you for a lovely romantic lunch together. Some hotels and resorts may arrange packed lunches if you arrange with them in advance.

  1. Surfing Together

Places like Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, and Uluwatu are excellent surfing spots. The weather conditions and beautiful views make surfing in Bali different! These sites offer different kinds of waves for all levels of surfers.

Don’t know how to surf? Worry not! You have experienced surf teachers to guide and train you. 

  1. Taking a Sunset Tour at Temples

Bali’s temples are situated against splendid views. When you visit these temples at sunset, you experience the magic of the architecture and the vibe differently. 

Walk around the temples, and discover the cool stone carvings and fancy pagodas. You can find a tranquil spot to sit with your partner and witness the changing colours of the evening sky.

Bali Honeymoon Cost

Your honeymoon cost can range between $1,000 and $2,000 for a single person. This estimate includes stay, dining, commute, and activities.

The overall cost ultimately depends on where in Bali you choose to stay, the kind of accommodation, time of visit, and preferences for dining and activities.

Average Cost of Accommodation

  • Budget Hotel: < $20 (off-season); ~ $20 (peak season)
  • 3-Star Property: ~ $30-60 (off-season); ~ $70-100 (peak season)
  • 4-Star Property: ~ $80-120 (off-season); ~ $80-150 (peak season)
  • 5-Star Property: $120 and above (off-season); $180 (peak season)

Remember:

  • Bali hotel rooms are priced per room per night.
  • A budget hotel offers a room with a bathroom and air conditioning. 
  • Many 3-star hotels are run by families.
  • In the case of luxury hotels, a room’s cost depends on:
    • The hotel’s location
    • Category of the room
    • Proximity of the hotel to scenic attractions
    • Experiences and amenities offered by the hotel
  • If you’re looking for a luxurious stay coupled with intimacy, we suggest you opt for a villa or suite. Some of these premium villas may have an exclusive team to service you.

Average Cost of Eating

  • Budget Venue: ~ $1-3
  • Casual Venue: ~ $5-10
  • Mid-range Venue: ~ $10-25
  • Luxury Venue: ~ $25 onwards

The above prices are for a single meal. Like accommodation, the prices of meals in restaurants depend on the location of the property and its type.

Eating Venue TypeUniqueness
Food stalls on streetsAuthentic Balinese street food at the lowest prices.
WarungsHome-made authentic Balinese meals at low prices.
Casual cafés– Balinese and international meals at affordable prices.
– Casual dining experiences.
– Some of them are located in picturesque settings.
Mid-range restaurants– Balinese and international food.
– Comfortable setting.
– Good service.
Fine dining restaurants– Incredible settings, views and décor.
– An experience rather than just a meal.
– International cuisine offerings and fusions.
– Degustation menus.
– Extensive beverage and wine menus. 
– Excellent service.

Average Cost of Commuting

  • Bicycle Rental:
    • Best for short distances.
    • ~ $2-4 for a day.
  • Scooter or Motorbike Rental:
    • Quick and convenient for getting through traffic.
    • ~ $ 5-7 for a day.
  • Premium Scooters or Motorbikes:
    • More comfortable than ordinary scooters.
    • ~ $ 10-25 for a day.
  • Non-App Scooter Taxi:
    • Best for short trips at a reasonable cost.
    • ~ $ 3-5 for a trip.
  • App-Based Scooter Taxi:
    • Easy to book and competitively priced.
    • $1-3 for a trip.
  • Car Rental:
    • Comfortable option to explore Bali at your pace and as per your preference.
    • ~ $20-60.
  • Taxi Cars:
    • Door-to-door service.
    • Suitable for longer distances;
    • Excellent for late-night travel.
    • ~ $5-10 for a trip
💡Note: 
The above-mentioned prices for accommodations, eating, and commuting are only to give you an idea. 
When booking accommodation, please check with the reception for its price. Also, the prices of commute options can change. We suggest you check credible online platforms for the latest pricing.

Honeymoon Planning Tips

  1. Set a budget for your honeymoon. Include a buffer for unexpected expenses. Keep an eye out for honeymoon packages, early bird discounts, and seasonal promotions to save money.
  1. Plan your itinerary to include a mix of destinations like the cultural hub of Ubud, the serene beaches of Nusa Dua, the lively atmosphere of Seminyak, and the natural beauty of East and North Bali. Keep time off for downtime.
    Consider visiting off the beaten path places like Sidemen, Pemuteran, and Menjangan Island for tranquillity and unique beauty.
    Engage with local communities through village tours, traditional craft workshops, and local food markets to acquaint yourself with Balinese culture.
  1. Opt for private villas or boutique hotels for a more intimate experience. These accommodations offer personalised service and unique amenities.
  1. Arrange for airport transfers through your hotel or a reliable service for a smooth arrival and departure. It’s best to pre-book a transfer.
  1. Consider hiring a private driver for a day or throughout your stay. A private driver can provide local insights, take you to hidden gems, and navigate Bali’s roads efficiently. Alternatively, you could opt for a scooter rental, ride-sharing apps such as Go-jek or Grab, or taxis.
  1. Respect local traditions during temple visits. Cover your body. Take photos of people or private ceremonies only after seeking their permission.
  1. Try Balinese dishes like Nasi Goreng, Gado Gado, Nasi Campur, and more. Explore local warungs (small eateries) for authentic and affordable meals. Bali also offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dining options. 
    When visiting a fine dining restaurant in Bali, tell them in advance that you are celebrating your honeymoon so that they can arrange special romantic surprises on the night.
  1. Learn a few expressions and basic phrases in Bahasa Indonesia. Knowing the local language is a nice way for locals to warm up to you. Use translation apps to help communicate in remote areas where people are not comfortable with English.
  1. Be prepared with money and finances. Exchange some currency before you arrive. ATMs are available for cash withdrawals. You can use credit cards at departmental stores, hotels, and upscale restaurants. We suggest you carry some cash for small purchases and when you’re in rural areas.
  1. Be prepared for the weather. Pack sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn. Keep a rain jacket handy for the rain.
  1. Know what to pack for your honeymoon.
Daywear– Casual summer clothing in cotton or linen
– Breathable fabrics
– Shorts
– T-shirts & Singlets
– Airy tops
– Lightweight and flowy dresses, kimonos and kaftans
– Sunglasses
– Sun hat
– Headscarf 
– Sandals or flip-flops
Evening wearSmart casuals or formal
Activewear– Athleisure clothing
– Comfortable walking shoes
– Sneakers
– Sandals
Temple Wear– Shirt
– Blouse
– Sarong
– Scarf
Swimwear– Swimsuits
– Swimming trunks
– Sarongs
– Beach cover-ups
– Quick-dry towel

💡Note:  Some fine dining restaurants have a dress code like smart casual or formal wear. While packing, enquire with the resort or restaurant in advance about their dress code so you have everything you need to look and feel great!

Luxury Things To Do in Bali

Luxury Things To Do in Bali

Bali is a luxury paradise. However, many visitors may not be fully aware of all the things that can pamper their overall experience in Bali.

We’ve curated a list of 13 luxury things to do in Bali to help you enhance your experience.

1. Stay in a Luxury Resort

Uniqueness: 

Staying in a luxury resort in Bali offers an opulent experience within a single stunning location. You can equate this experience to world-class pampering. 

Luxury Experience: 

Breathtaking views are guaranteed, whether you stay in a sprawling villa overlooking the ocean or an isolated jungle suite! 

The resort rooms feature eye-catching Balinese décor, plush furnishings, and top-notch amenities for a pleasurable and comfortable stay.

Plus, most resorts pamper you with their cost-effective luxury packages, comprising:

  • Wellness activities,
  • Curated excursions,
  • A personalised fine dining experience,
  • An evening turn-down service, 
  • Cute bespoke experiences, and more.

If you’re thinking of marrying in Bali or honeymooning here, look out for the resort’s luxury wedding package and/or luxury honeymoon package. These offerings bundle luxurious experiences at affordable prices.

A luxury resort in Bali

2. Use a Private Butler Service

Uniqueness: 

A private butler makes your stay in a luxury resort extremely exclusive by attending especially to you around the clock and personalising your experiences.

Luxury Experience: 

The butler attends to you the moment you drop your bags at the reception. They greet you warmly and help you with the check-in process. Once settled into your room, they note your meal preferences and resort activities. 

They go the extra mile in making your resort stay seem dream-like. They meet all your fancies with flair. You can even go to the extent of requesting things that may not be part of the usual resort experience. For example, a customised romantic candlelight dinner in absolute privacy.

The butler can also assist you with outdoor experiences like:

  • Suggesting must-see places in Bali that you’ll like.
  • Setting up special visits to attractions just for you.
  • Accompanying you on outings.
  • Telling you interesting stories about Bali and its culture. 
  • Sharing their secret tips with you.
A private butler

3. Dine at the Best Fine-Dining Restaurants

Uniqueness: 

Fine dining restaurants offer a luxury dining experience. Some high-end restaurants in Bali are almost as good as Michelin-starred restaurants

Luxury Experience: 

Luxury restaurants in Bali offer unique ambiences, high end finishes, and top notch service. Staff guide you through menus and attend to your every need. In fine dining restaurants there are normally two types of menus: à la carte menu and tasting menus. Both menus feature fancy meals. An à la carte menu means you can pick dishes. In a tasting menu, the chef prepares exotic dishes, and you try small portions of each.

We recommend you try a degustation menu.

We also suggest you complement your meals with a good wine. If unsure, you can ask the staff or a wine expert.

A luxury restaurant in Bali

4. Hire a Private Chef

Uniqueness: 

One of the top luxury things to do in Bali that might be more affordable than you think is to hire a private chef during your stay. A private chef delivers a bespoke fine dining experience, in the comfort of your space.

Luxury Experience: 

You can design the menu right at the start and inform the chef. The chef brings the freshest ingredients — locally sourced or imported.

The highlight of this experience is that you can watch the chef cook — The way they slice and chop the ingredients, use equipment to prepare meals and plate meals — in their exclusive style. In a good moment, they may even share some cooking advice with you!

The private chef is usually willing to adjust the menu slightly, help with last-minute requests, or suggest some good meal ideas for you.

A private chef

5. Get Pampered With a Spa Day

Uniqueness: 

Balinese luxury spa treatments make your full self feel better, not just the body. The spa therapists help you relax by using special techniques and local, natural ingredients. The constituents have medicinal benefits.

Luxury Experience: 

When you arrive at the spa, the staff greets you warmly. They lead you to a quiet room to change.

First, you soak your feet in a relaxing foot bath. Then, you can pick a massage, facial, or body scrub. This treatment comes from the ancient Balinese traditions. 

As you relax during your treatment, you hear soothing music and smell pleasant scents in the air. If you’re with your partner, you can both enjoy massages and romantic flower baths together. It’s a great way to feel happy, relaxed, and closer to each other.

A luxury spa in Bali

6. Hire a Luxury Private Pool Villa

Uniqueness: 

A luxury private pool villa brings extravagance, calmness, and intimacy to your stay.

Luxury Experience: 

Balinese private pool villas have serene views of the ocean or lush forests. They’re away from noisy city areas.

They’re top-notch with beautiful designs. Their indoor layout blends seamlessly with the outdoor spaces. 

Lots of Balinese private pool villas have amenities like outdoor showers, hot tubs, and private gardens. You can also enjoy special services like having a private chef cook dinner for you or getting spa treatments right in your villa.
The most exciting aspect of a private pool villa is the infinity pool’s intimacy. You can swim while enjoying the surrounding views. Relaxing by the pool, enjoying a floating breakfast, or dining under the stars — the private pool villa offers luxurious and intimate experiences for relaxation.

A luxury villa in Bali

7. Explore Bali by Helicopter

Uniqueness: 

A helicopter ride offers panoramic views of Bali from a luxury vantage point. 

Luxury Experience: 

The pilots ensure your trip is safe. They also provide entertaining commentary on Bali’s culture.

Some helicopter services let you customise your charter flights. They also help with special requests like marriage proposals and transfers.

Seated in an air-conditioned cabin, you see Bali’s:

  • Spectacular southern coastline
  • Stunning rice terraces
  • Cascading waterfalls
  • Nusa Penida Island, or
  • Iconic landmarks like the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple

Whether it’s a romantic escape or a family adventure, exploring Bali by helicopter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A helicopter and helipad in Bali

8. Enjoy a Mountain Hot Tub Retreat

Uniqueness: 

A Mountain Hot Tub Retreat like those at Munduk Cabins is a luxurious getaway in the calm Munduk mountains in North Bali. It offers upscale rooms, stunning views, and exclusive relaxation in a private hot tub in cosy cabins.

Luxury Experience: 

You can soak in the hot tub with a glass of wine. Then, you can go to the fire pit and admire the views. 

Besides the hot tub, Munduk Cabins offer ways to relax and feel refreshed, like:

  • Spa treatments
  • Fancy meals
  • Yoga classes
  • Guided walks in the countryside
  • Trips to waterfalls and temples
A luxury hot tub in Munduk

9. Cruise the Komodo Islands

Uniqueness: 

The Komodo Islands cruise lets you explore one of the most untouched and diverse marine environments globally. You also discover secluded beaches and hidden coves. The islands are famous for crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and gorgeous landscapes. 

Luxury Experience: 

On the yacht, you can have fancy meals and enjoy luxury amenities. The crew is there to help you. If you feel adventurous, you can snorkel or dive with manta rays, sea turtles, and colourful fish.

Island hopping is one of the fun parts of this cruise. 

When you enter the islands, you can go on guide-led walks. But the highlight is visiting Komodo National Park. There, you can spot the famous Komodo dragons in their natural habitat.

A boat cruising around Komodo Islands

10. Reserve a VIP Table at a Day Club

Uniqueness: 

A day club is a trendy place to have fun, relax, and hang out in an upscale atmosphere. It typically features pools, bars, restaurants, cabanas and live music or DJ shows. A VIP table at a day club is like having a special seat in the best area of the club, with perks, and a great view of the pool or stage.

Savaya Bali is one of Bali’s most popular Luxury day clubs. We recommend booking your table in advance to avoid disappointment in busy periods.

Luxury Experience: 

Benefits for you:

  • Skip the regular queues.
  • Be escorted by staff straight to your reserved spot. 
  • Receive complimentary amenities.
  • Get prompt attention from staff for drinks and gourmet food. 
  • Gain priority access to private lounges, special performances or DJ sets.
Fins Beach Club VIP day bed
– Photo credit finnsbeachclub.com

11. Book a Private Cocktail Making Class

Uniqueness: 

A private cocktail making class signifies exclusivity and fun

Luxury Experience: 

Firstly, the class is held in an upscale venue or luxury resort. Next, you can design a custom cocktail menu with the assigned mixologist based on your favourite flavours. Lastly, the mixologist easily guides you in crafting your desired cocktails. 

The mixologist offers you high-quality spirits, the freshest fruits, and premium mixers. You can experiment with ingredients to create cocktails of the highest calibre. 

There’s no eligibility bar. Even novices can register for a private cocktail-making class!

A cocktail making session otherwise requires a professional course. But this short private session quickly introduces you to this skill. That too under expert guidance and in a private setting! Afterwards, you can confidently flaunt your new skill when socialising with loved ones. 

Cocktail making staff at a bar

12. Charter a Private Yacht

Uniqueness: 

Sailing on a yacht is already luxurious. So, booking a private yacht takes it up a notch and makes it even fancier. 

Luxury Experience: 

When you opt for a private yacht, you can:

  • Customise your route for cruising.
  • Exclusively access spacious cabins.
  • Savour experiences like customised spa sessions and gourmet dining.
  • Explore secluded destinations.
  • Engage in water-based activities, including jet skiing.
  • Have an experienced chef onboard for a birthday or anniversary dinner.
A private yacht in Bali

13. Shopping Day at Bali’s Beachwalk Shopping Centre

Uniqueness: 

The Beachwalk Shopping Centre is a premier resort-like shopping destination. There’s nothing like this in Bali.

Luxury Experience: 

You can check out luxury boutiques and designer stores for clothes, makeup, and other cool stuff. You can find things from famous brands and local luxury brands.

The centre’s modern, open layout offers stunning views of the adjacent ocean. It enhances your shopping experience.

When you want to take a break from shopping, you can unwind at any of the centre’s plush restaurants, bars and cafes. You can also check out live performances, art exhibitions, and cultural events.

Overall, shopping at Beachwalk is highly pampering.

Bali's beachwalk shopping centre

Reasons Why Bali is Famous for a Honeymoon

Reasons Why Bali is Famous for a Honeymoon

A couple enjoying their honeymoon in Bali with palm trees in background

Did you know that last year, Bali was the most popular place for honeymooners worldwide?

When couples plan their honeymoon to Bali, they often focus on the usual tourist spots they see in pictures. But there’s more to Bali, and that too distinctive elements. It’s these special, unique things about Bali that made it the top choice in the Year in Search report.

In this blog, we’ll talk about all the important reasons why Bali is famous for a honeymoon.

Top Reasons Why Bali is Famous for Honeymoons

1. Romantic Settings

Bali is like a dreamy paradise. When you step foot in Bali, you feel the romance in the air due to Bali’s natural beauty.

Picturesque Beaches: Bali’s beaches have stunning sunsets. They compel you to leave everything aside and marvel at the sun gradually dipping into the waters amidst the orange sky. But this is just one facet. The beaches offer you enough fun and excitement with snorkelling, surfing, beachside dining, and cultural shows. 

Green Jungles and Quiet Rice Fields: Bali’s lush forests and calm rice fields are peaceful except for the melodious sounds of exotic birds and rustling of the leaves in the breeze. The setting is perfect for intimate walks, stolen glances, and romantic photos. As you meander further, you’ll discover waterfalls. The sounds of the falling water are soul-soothing. Bali’s greenery essentially lets you unwind in each other’s company and connect better. 

Majestic Volcanoes: Inherently, there’s nothing romantic about volcanoes. But, Bali’s volcanoes spin romance of a different kind. They make you feel wondrous as you watch the sunrise from the summit of Mount Batur or take a stroll around the base of Mount Agung. You essentially experience the shared thrill of watching something extraordinary with your loved one. 

2. Luxurious Honeymoon Accommodations

While you honeymoon in Bali you can stay in a luxury honeymoon resort, hotel or villa offering you a mix of lavish comfort and Balinese charm. These indulgent havens are strategically located in breathtaking settings. You can choose to stay in one that’s atop ocean cliffs, in the middle of rice fields, or within jungles. All these locations are paradises by themselves.

Many of these resorts have private honeymoon villas and suites. They are perfect for couples seeking intimate luxury. These spaces are decorated with exquisite Balinese artwork, sculptures, and wood carvings. Inside, you’ll find cosy sofas, stylish furniture, and elegant touches. 

Many of these accommodations feature private pools, infinity pools, exclusive butler services, personalised concierge assistance, and tailored experiences that cater to your every whim.

The allure of a private pool adds to the luxury. These secluded pools are often surrounded by lush gardens or stunning views. You can relax by the pool with your partner, enjoy drinks and soak up the sun or gaze at the stars, all in the cosy privacy.

Luxury resorts also give you a taste of top-notch amenities like private Yoga sessions, a fitness centre, a spa, Balinese massages, and Indonesian cooking classes. Many of them offer immersive cultural outings, personalised guided tours, and helicopter tours. These experiences add exclusivity to your luxury travel experience.

Ubud’s honeymoon resorts and villas cater to honeymooners seeking indulgence and privacy. These upscale retreats are perched atop verdant hillsides and within serene settings. They offer a unique fusion of elegant room decor, sophisticated amenities, attentive service, romantic dining, and immersive bespoke experiences amidst Bali’s enchanting surroundings. 

One of the luxury honeymoon rooms at Viceroy Bali

3. Exceptional Cuisine

A highlight of dining in Bali is experiencing tasting menus at its fine dining restaurants.

Tasting menus are carefully curated culinary journeys where you get to taste the best of Balinese and international flavours in a series of meals. Picture them as romantic journeys for your taste buds! The chefs prepare each dish meticulously with fresh, locally sourced or imported ingredients.

Tasting menus are full of surprises, making you anticipate the next delectable meal in your dining experience. It’s like going on an exotic food adventure together with your loved one, discovering new tastes and textures.

To complement the exquisite flavours of each dish, some upscale restaurants have in-house sommeliers. They help you choose the perfect wine for your meals. Sharing a tasting menu with perfectly matched wines is sensorial. It deepens your bond with your partner. 

Fine dining restaurants can transform tasting menus for you into romantic experiences by illuminating them with the soft glow of candlelight. You can choose to dine alfresco or opt for a more private setting

The staff meticulously curates the ambience. They adorn the space with elegant décor like vibrant flowers, balloons, and more. All of this is aimed at enhancing the romantic atmosphere and ensuring you have an unforgettable romantic dining experience.

Fine dining meal and glass of white wine at Apéritif Restaurant in Bali

4. Warm Hospitality

One of the main reasons why Bali is famous for honeymoons is simply the Balinese hospitality. 

The Balinese people are known for their culture of warmth and generosity. Their genuine care and kindness towards visitors leave a lasting impression. It enhances the overall romantic allure of the island.

At resorts, the staff go the extra mile to ensure that your honeymoon experience is extraordinary. They are attentive to your needs. They are always ready to assist with any wishes. You feel special throughout your stay. 

Whether it’s arranging a romantic dinner by the pool, organising special surprises in your room, or providing insider tips on the best places to explore, the staff’s dedication to hospitality is incomparable.

Beyond the confines of the resort, the Balinese people exude warmth and kindness in every interaction. Whether you’re exploring the local markets, visiting cultural sites, or strolling through the streets, you’ll be met with friendly faces and welcoming gestures at every turn. 

5. Cultural Experiences

Bali’s rich cultural heritage allows honeymooners to explore traditions and customs. But how can this experience elevate your honeymoon?

Let’s start with Bali’s ceremonies and rituals. You’ll see colourful temple ceremonies and processions up close. These rituals mirror the island’s spirituality. By joining in, you’ll discover Balinese beliefs and values and create delightful memories past your honeymoon.

Bali’s arts and crafts scene is fascinating. It shows the island’s creativity. We recommend you visit local artisan workshops and galleries to see how traditional arts are made. Your shopping will help the local economy. Plus, you’ll bring home a piece of Balinese culture.

You can also check out busy food markets, join Balinese cooking classes, and try real Balinese food at local restaurants.

Make sure you visit Bali’s old sites and ancient temples. They hold stories of the island’s past. When you explore them together, you get a peek into Bali’s history. Such cultural experiences strengthen your bond. They add to your honeymoon memories.

The luxury honeymoon villa at Viceroy Bali

Bali Honeymoon Resort

After exploring all the enchanting aspects of Bali that make it famous for a honeymoon, it’s time to elevate your romantic getaway with a stay at Viceroy Bali

Situated amidst the lush greenery of Ubud in Bali, this luxury resort offers an unforgettable retreat for couples seeking an indulgent getaway. Its boutique, independent nature, modern yet traditional design, and first-grade services make your stay extremely romantic.

We extend your love language with a seven-course candlelight degustation dinner served at our in-house Apéritif Restaurant. If this was not all, we’ve bundled up numerous surprises to spice up your love. 

We’ve curated a Bali Honeymoon Package that’s the epitome of romantic indulgence. It comprises a minimum three-night stay in a luxury suite or pool villa that overlooks the verdant jungle. This package offers a suite of benefits. All-in-all, it’s heavenly for honeymoon sweethearts. 

Prepare to be wrapped into unimagined opulence. We’ve carefully designed the little details to make your post-wedding joy even more special. Book your stay.

Best Luxury Resorts in Ubud

Best Luxury Resorts in Ubud

In our comprehensive guide we give you our pick of the absolute best luxury resorts in Ubud.

Ubud stands out as a coveted luxury destination for those planning a trip to Bali. This neighbourhood has become popular for its rich heritage, vibrant arts scene, and tranquil surroundings. 

As you browse the listings of Ubud resorts online, you might find yourself overwhelmed with information. So, how do you narrow down the resort options to find the right one for your holiday? That’s where we come in. 

Our guide reveals the crème de la crème of luxury accommodations in Ubud. All of them offer awe-inspiring views, opulent accommodations, rejuvenating amenities, fine dining, and flawless service. We’ve spotlighted each Ubud luxury resort with their distinctive facets, so you can decide right and book your holiday getaway confidently.

The Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts in Ubud

1. Viceroy Bali

Aerial view of Viceroy Bali Resort in Ubud

Viceroy Bali is an esteemed sanctuary of luxury and tranquillity. Often considered one of the best resorts in Ubud, it promises unmatched indulgence amidst Ubud’s natural beauty.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Iconic Feature: The villas’ private infinity pool is the stand-out feature of this resort. The pools are heated, overlook the jungle with dramatic views and offer complete intimacy. It’s a favourite facet of the stay for all guests, especially couples.
  1. Exquisite Accommodations: The resort offers 40 five-star palatial accommodations that offer stunning views of the Balinese jungle. Each villa and suite seamlessly blends traditional architecture with urban comforts. This Ubud luxury hotel offers villas what are equipped with private heated pools, exquisite bathrooms, and expansive terraces.
  1. Exceptional Hospitality: The resort maintains a staff of over 100 people for its 40 villas to ensure every guest’s needs are met efficiently. Some remarkable aspects of their pampering include the evening turn-down service and round-the-clock personalised attention.
  1. Superlative Dining Experience: Guests can revel in a culinary journey at Apéritif Restaurant, often considered as Bali’s best fine dining restaurant. This fine dining restaurant is set in a colonial building that exudes the charm of the 1920s era. It offers five degustation menus that artfully blend Indonesian flavours with international influences. The restaurant also stocks some of the world’s most exclusive wines to pair them with meals. There is also a charming speakeasy bar and CasCades Restaurant, so you will never get bored of the dining and drinking options at Viceroy Bali.
  1. Industry Recognition: Viceroy Bali has received international recognition for its distinctive experience. It has won awards for ten consecutive years and consistently bagged rave reviews from guests.

2. Four Seasons Bali Resort, Sayan

The Four Seasons Bali Resort at Sayan

The Four Seasons Bali Resort at Sayan is a luxurious haven for people seeking an authentic Bali experience. This prestigious retreat is reputed for hosting esteemed guests like Julia Roberts and the Obama family. 

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Iconic Feature: At the heart of the resort lies a narrow footbridge that leads to a magnificent elliptical lotus pond. This footbridge is a captivating centrepiece that embodies the resort’s charm and is a showstopping photo opportunity.
  1. Accommodations: The resort indulges guests in luxurious comfort with private home-style villas and suites. Each accommodation features private pools, spacious balconies, and terraces. 
  1. Panoramic Views: The accommodations treat guests to stunning views of Ubud’s lush rice paddies and the Ayung River from every angle throughout their stay.
  1. Activities and Amenities: The resort allows guests to unwind with spa treatments or experience thrilling rafting on the Ayung River.

3. Capella, Ubud

One of the rooms at Capella Ubud

Opened in 2018, Capella Ubud distinguishes itself with its interior architecture — a majestic blend of colonial style with traditional Balinese elements. It is also famous for organising on-site movie nights around a campfire.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Accommodations: The resort offers 22 tented accommodations and one lodge featuring private pools amidst verdant greenery. Each tent boasts spacious terraces and outdoor decks. It provides breathtaking views of rice fields or the surrounding rainforest. Guests can luxuriate in indoor and outdoor bathrooms overlooking the serene valley. 
  2. Dining Experience: The resort boasts two distinct dining options. Mads Lange, the on-site restaurant, offers a sophisticated dining experience that features a fusion of Balinese and international cuisine. Its chefs prepare meals using seasonal and sustainably farmed ingredients. On the other hand, Api Jiwa specialises in authentic Asian barbecue cuisine.
The Kayon Jungle Resort

4. The Kayon Jungle Resort

The Kayon Jungle Resort stands out for its enchanting three-tiered infinity pools. These pools’ design echoes the natural contours of the nearby Tegalalang Rice Terrace. The resort is surrounded by peaceful rice terraces.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Accommodations: The haven features 20 luxurious jungle suite rooms, 10 pool villas and 4 royal pool villas. Each room is adorned in modern Balinese decor, featuring elegant furniture and designs.
  2. Dining Experience: The resort’s culinary offerings span a diverse array of Western and Indonesian dishes
  3. Service: Guests are treated to warm service, rooted in Balinese traditions. The resort provides an exclusive butler service to fulfil guests’ individual needs. Additionally, it offers curated packages tailored to enhance the guest experience:.
  • Immersive exploration of Balinese culture
  • Intimate romantic escapades
  • Revitalising rejuvenation experiences

Aerial view of K Club Ubud

5. K Club Ubud

K-Club Resort is a luxurious sanctuary, featuring 30 fully serviced villas. It offers sweeping vistas of lush jungle, picturesque paddy fields, and manicured gardens.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Accommodations: The resort offers a collection of 2 to 5-bedroom villas. They are meticulously designed to harmonise modern comforts with traditional charm. Each villa promises guests a personalised and luxurious experience.
  1. Dining Experience: The resort’s in-house restaurant, At Akar, treats guests to exquisite flavours. It is hailed as a top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor. 
  1. Wellness Offerings: K-Club’s spa, Mekar, has skilled therapists who offer personalised treatments to nourish the mind and body.
  2. Vibrant Ambience: Kabana by K-Club offers a vibrant ambience. During the day, it is a multi-tiered pool club that allows guests to relax. By night, it transforms into Ubud’s enchanting nightlife spot.

Aerial View of The Kayon Resort in Ubud

6. The Kayon Resort 

The Kayon Resort offers a serene retreat surrounded by the holy Petanu River. 

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Iconic Feature: The resort’s highlight is its horseshoe-shaped layout that centres around the infinity pool and restaurant. It provides panoramic views of the jungle and the cascading waterfall hundreds of yards below.
  1. Accommodations: Guests can choose from three exquisite accommodation options:
  • Valley Deluxe rooms offer spacious interiors overlooking the jungle. 
  • Kayon River Suites offers similar amenities with views of the river. 
  • River Edge Pool Villas feature private infinity pools and thatched roofs.
  1. Dining Experience: The resort’s restaurant offers 180-degree views of the pool and jungle. It offers delectable and authentic Balinese cuisine alongside international flavours.
  1. Rejuvenation and Relaxation: Guests can indulge in various spa treatments, including Balinese massages, body scrubs, and intensive detox programs.
  2. Activities and Excursions: The resort organises guided tours to nearby Kepitu Village for cultural immersion. Additionally, it offers personalised excursions to surrounding areas.

Aerial View of Alila Ubud

7. Alila Ubud

Alila Ubud is perched high above the Ayung River. It gives a breathtaking view of the dense jungle and alang-alang plantations of the surrounding valley. 

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Iconic Feature: The highlight of the resort is the stunning infinity pool. It appears to be floating above the valley and forest below.
  1. Accommodations: The resort features a total of 68 rooms that blend traditional Balinese and contemporary design. Each room offers plush beds, balconies or terraces, and elegant stone bathrooms. 
  1. Dining Experience: The resort’s fine dining restaurant offers a mix of Balinese and French flavours. It treats guests to top-notch food and impeccable service.
  2. Service: The staff at Alila Ubud are attentive towards guests’ requirements. From providing meal recommendations to assisting with city exploration, guests can rely on them for an enjoyable stay.

Aerial view of Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

8. Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers an unmatched retreat haloed by rice fields, rainforests, and the sacred Ayung River. 

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Luxurious Accommodations: Mandapa offers stunning villas and suites that blend seamlessly with the surrounding nature and Balinese style. They are created by renowned designer Jeffrey Wilkes. Each accommodation features private pools, spacious sundecks, and luxurious amenities. 
  1. Exceptional Spa Experience: The resort offers Balinese-inspired treatments, featuring locally sourced products at the riverfront spa. With five treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion, a meditation temple, a vitality pool, a fitness centre, saunas, and relaxation areas, the spa offers a complete wellness destination.
  2. Dining Experience: The resort’s signature restaurant, Kubu, features Mediterranean cuisine. The staff serves meals in private cocoons overlooking the Ayung River. The other restaurant, Mads Lange, serves a combination of Balinese and international flavours. It prepares meals using seasonal and sustainably farmed ingredient

The pool at Hanging Gardens Of Bali

9. Hanging Gardens Of Bali

Hanging Gardens Of Bali presents an extraordinary escape into luxury. It is nestled in the serene jungle surroundings with breathtaking views of the Dalem Segara temple.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Luxurious Accommodations: The resort offers 44 private suites and individual villas. Each of them features granite infinity pools that overlook the lush jungle below. These accommodations are designed with traditional alang-alang thatched roofs. They exude understated elegance and provide total privacy.
  1. Exceptional Spa Experience: The resort’s luxurious Spa Collection combines natural, local ingredients with ancient techniques. Its amenities include five treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion, a meditation temple, and more.
  2. Gastronomic Delights: The resort’s Three Elements Restaurant offers innovative Indonesian dishes and Mediterranean delicacies. Guests can also enjoy romantic dining experiences in the swimming pool or within the ancient holy Dalem Segara Temple.

Aerial view of Kappa Senses Ubud

10. Kappa Senses Ubud

Kappa Senses Ubud is a luxurious sanctuary in Ubud, blending French elegance with the enchanting Danu jungle surroundings.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Cultural Welcome: Upon arrival, guests receive a three-coloured bracelet that signifies goodwill and blessings in Balinese traditions. 
  1. Luxurious Accommodations: The resort sprawls across two hectares, offering 73 villas and suites. Each villa is thoughtfully designed for stylish luxury. Deluxe suites feature bathtubs on the balcony, perfect for picturesque moments.
  1. Diverse Dining Options: The resort’s poolside restaurant, Kelapa, serves mouthwatering Asian cuisines. The other restaurant, Kokokan offers gourmet dining with à la carte and wine pairing menus. 
  1. Holistic Well-being: The in-house OmTara Spa offers rejuvenating body treatments in collaboration with the renowned French beauty brand Clarins. 
  2. Unique Experiences: Guests can enjoy the swing by the main pool and capture Instagram-worthy moments against rice terraces and the lush jungle.

Aerial view of Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE

11. Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE

Kupu Kupu Barong is a luxurious sanctuary that offers incomparable experiences along the sacred Ayung River.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Exclusive Retreat: Kupu Kupu Barong provides privacy and exclusivity for a romantic getaway. It offers panoramic views of the Ayung River Valley, directly accessible from the resort.
  1. Luxurious Accommodations: The villas are adorned with private pools and inspired by Balinese culture. The decor creates a harmonious blend of luxury and tradition.
  1. Unique Spa Experience: The in-house spa is nestled atop a mango tree. It offers rejuvenating treatments with views of the Ayung River. It’s hand-performed treatments and traditional massage techniques give an immersive wellness experience.
  1. Dining Delights: The in-house La View Restaurant offers a charming split-level setting with an outdoor terrace. It serves gourmet cuisine infused with French influences. 
  2. Unforgettable Experiences: The resort offers a range of experiences, from exhilarating rafting adventures on the Ayung River to serene yoga sessions.

The pool at Como Shambala Estate

12. Como Shambala Estate

COMO Shambhala Estate is situated at a unique vantage point — amidst the lush forest between two majestic rivers. It provides an exclusive sanctuary for guests seeking calmness and rejuvenation. 

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Luxurious Accommodations: The estate features sophisticated private residences, villas, and suites designed by renowned architects. Their exclusive design is inspired by the elements of wind, earth, fire, water and forest.
  1. Holistic Wellness: The estate’s wellness philosophy is based on its unique setting. Mineral-rich water flows from a nearby spring into every tap. Guests can embark on a holistic wellness journey through nutritious cuisine, Ayurvedic treatments, outdoor activities, and more. The resort offers amenities like a steam room, hammam, and fitness centre.
  2. Exquisite Dining: Guests can savour Indonesian cuisine or indulge in nutritious and refined dishes. They can enjoy intimate gourmet meals in various picturesque settings, including private Residences, the Tea House, or along the Ayung River.

Aerial view of Natya Resort Ubud

13. Natya Resort Ubud

Natya Resort Ubud offers an idyllic escape surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil rice fields. It provides a secluded haven for guests seeking relaxation and romance.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Luxurious Accommodations: The resort has 24 well-appointed villas. Each villa merges modern comforts with traditional Balinese charm. Guests can choose from one-bedroom pool villas or deluxe villas. All accommodations feature private gardens, pools, and spacious bathrooms.
  1. Tranquil Spa Experience: Mahayana Spa at Natya Resort offers a range of treatments to rejuvenate the body and soul. The spa uses indigenous plants and herbs for its signature treatments.
  2. Gourmet Dining: Natya Resort features multiple dining options, where guests can indulge in European-inspired cuisine with local influences. Whether dining at the restaurant or enjoying a meal along the riverbanks, guests are treated to exquisite meals in picturesque settings.

Aerial view of Como Uma Ubud

14. Como Uma Ubud

Como Uma Ubud is a tranquil boutique hotel that offers an intimate escape amidst Ubud’s lush surroundings.

Why Book This Resort?

  1. Opulent Accommodations: With 46 rooms, suites, and villas, the resort offers guests a hyperlocal experience. It emphasises a deep connection to the surrounding environment and culture. Each space features indigenous materials, landscaped courtyards, and oversized windows that create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
  1. Exquisite Dining: The resort’s Kemiri restaurant serves traditional Indonesian dishes alongside contemporary interpretations of neighbouring cuisines. Uma Cucina, the resort’s Italian-inspired restaurant and lounge bar, provides a street-side setting for guests to savour delectable meals.
  2. Holistic Wellness: The on-site COMO Shambhala Retreat provides holistic wellness therapies. Guests can choose from traditional and contemporary therapies customised to their wellness needs. The retreat provides a holistic approach to healing and relaxation.

The Best Area To Stay in Bali for a Honeymoon

The Best Area To Stay in Bali for a Honeymoon

Bali is a land of enchanting landscapes and vibrant culture. It is a honeymooners’ paradise. 

Amidst its romantic destinations, Ubud stands out as the best area to stay in Bali for a honeymoon. 

Ubud offers a harmonious blend of all aspects that couples look for — natural splendour, privacy for romance, luxurious indulgences, fine cuisine, cultural richness, abundant explorations, world-class hospitality and surprisingly Ubud is still an affordable honeymoon destination. Overall, Ubud is all about romance dipped in refinement. 

If you’re considering a honeymoon in Bali, this blog is right for you. It presents you with Ubud’s captivating allure and lists compelling reasons why you mustn’t miss Ubud for your romantic getaway.

Why Ubud is the Best Area in Bali for Honeymooners

1. Romantic Atmosphere

Ubud’s serene ambience against a backdrop of lush greenery and picturesque landscapes makes its atmosphere irresistibly romantic. Your partner and you can share intimate experiences amidst rice terraces and tropical forests. You can find the much-needed tranquillity far from hustle and bustle. 

What Are Natural Romantic Experiences in Ubud?

  1. Campuhan Ridge Walk: 

Campuhan Ridge Walk offers a peaceful and scenic trail in Ubud with breathtaking views of lush valleys and rolling hills. Couples can stroll hand in hand along secluded pathways and connect on a deeper level. They can share whispered conversations with their soulmate and steal tender glances uninterruptedly.

  1. Tegalalang Rice Terrace: 

Tegalalang Rice Terrace is famous for its beautiful emerald-green fields sculpted into stunning terraces. It is a picturesque showcase of Bali’s traditional farming methods and culture. Couples usually lose themselves in the beauty of the terraces. The backdrop is Instagram-worthy and perfect for capturing romantic photos with your bae.

  1. Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary: 

Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is home to a dense jungle and ancient temples. It’s known for its playful monkeys and calm atmosphere. Amidst the towering trees and mystical ambience, couples can engage romantically with each other and embrace Bali’s spiritual heritage.

2. Luxurious Honeymoon Resorts

Ubud’s honeymoon resorts and villas cater to honeymooners seeking indulgence and privacy. These upscale retreats are perched atop verdant hillsides and within serene settings. They offer a unique fusion of elegant room decor, sophisticated amenities, attentive service, romantic dining, and immersive bespoke experiences amidst Bali’s enchanting surroundings. 

What Is Unique About Ubud’s Luxurious Resorts?

  1. Sophisticated Stay: 

There is an array of romantic Bali honeymoon villas and luxury resorts to choose from in Ubud. You can expect to find luxurious amenities and facilities such as:

  • Spacious and indulgent bathrooms. These come with rain showers, oversized soaking tubs, and luxurious bath amenities.
  • Modern entertainment systems.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Elegant bedding.
  • Gourmet kitchens or wet bars stocked with premium beverages and snacks.
  • Incredible jungle, valley and rice paddy view, unique to Ubud.

These accommodations offer secluded pools and jacuzzis that overlook jaw-dropping landscapes. It’s like a romantic haven where you can relax in your partner’s arms, enjoy exquisite wine and plan your romantic future together, basking in the warm Balinese sun or under the starlit sky.

  1. Personalised Service: 

These retreats offer dedicated butler assistance and concierge service throughout your visit. Staff members cater to your every fancy. They assist with restaurant reservations, transportation arrangements, and excursion bookings. They also help you customise your honeymoon experience with romantic dining, private tours and exceptional wellness activities.

  1. Ultimate Pampering: 

You can indulge in ultimate pampering at the resort’s in-house spa and wellness facilities. The staff can design rejuvenating treatments to revive your body, mind, and soul. It’s about blissful unwinding with authentic Balinese therapy in a truly romantic setting.

3. Indulgent Intimate Dining

Ubud’s dining scene caters to food enthusiasts and couples seeking a romantic ambience. There are various options, from traditional Balinese fare to international cuisine. Couples can choose to spice up their intimacy through candlelit dinners under the stars and private chef’s table experiences.

What Is Unique About Ubud’s Dining?

  1. Exquisite Cuisine: 

Many fine dining restaurants in Ubud are led by globally renowned, expert and experienced chefs. These culinary masters infuse modern techniques and their regional influences with native flavours to craft tasting menus. This culinary blend results in a rich and rare dining experience. 

  1. Creative Culinary Concepts: 

The dining concepts in Ubud go beyond traditional norms. Many restaurants offer themed dining events or interactive chef’s tables where diners can engage with culinary experts. These innovative concepts add excitement and intrigue to the dining scene. They entice diners to explore new flavours and culinary techniques.

  1. Romantic Dining Environments: 

Ubud’s fine dining restaurants offer immersive dining environments to suit varied preferences. These settings can be dining in:

  • Tropical gardens surrounded by cascading waterfalls.
  • Traditional Balinese pavilions overlooking rice terraces.
  • A tranquil lagoon illuminated by candlelight.
  • Secluded space against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset.
  • A specially-assigned ambience accompanied by soft live music.
  1. Impeccable Service: 

Fine dining establishments in Ubud pride themselves on providing impeccable service that exceeds expectations. The staff carefully curates every aspect of the dining experience — seamless reservation arrangements, personalised menu recommendations and exclusive wine tastings guided by expert sommeliers.

  1. Farm-to-Table Freshness: 

Many restaurants and cafes in Ubud are committed to sustainability. So, farm-to-table dining experiences add a unique dimension to its culinary scene. Restaurants source their ingredients locally, ensuring freshness and support to local producers.

4. Wellness and Relaxation

Ubud is renowned as a spiritual haven. It beckons people with its transformative wellness offerings, including traditional Balinese medicine, yoga, and massage. 

Ubud’s wellness centres offer personalised experiences, focusing on detoxification, rejuvenation, and mindfulness. These sessions promise lasting benefits for couples beyond their honeymoon. Couples can find an array of wellness amenities — spas, yoga and meditation sessions — to unwind and revitalise together.

What Makes Ubud’s Wellness Special for Honeymooners? 

  1. Spa Sanctuaries: 

Ubud’s spa sanctuaries offer a spectrum of indulgent treatments. These include traditional Balinese massages that soothe the senses and holistic healing therapies that rejuvenate the body and mind. 

  1. Yoga and Meditation Classes: 

Couples can participate in intimate yoga and meditation classes. These sessions offer a sacred space for partners to connect deeper. They build harmony and mindfulness during their honeymoon retreat.

5. Adventures and Explorations

Ubud presents couples with an array of exhilarating activities and cultural experiences to build intimacy and create lasting memories.

What Activities Can Honeymooners Engage in Ubud?

  1. Discover Hidden Waterfalls: Uncover the hidden gems of Ubud’s lush landscapes, including majestic waterfalls amidst verdant surroundings.
  1. Swim in Crystal-Clear Pools: Take a dip in the refreshing pools accompanying Ubud’s picturesque waterfalls.
  1. Explore Ancient Temples and Sacred Sites: Delve into Bali’s rich history and spiritual heritage by visiting ancient temples and sacred sites. Wander through centuries-old structures steeped in tradition and symbolism.
  1. Engage in Adventure Sports: Satiate your thirst for adventure with exhilarating activities like white-water rafting, mountain biking, and zip-lining. 
  1. Immerse in Cultural Experiences: Participate in traditional dance performances showcasing Balinese mythology and folklore. 
  1. Discover Local Artistry: Explore museums, art galleries and studios featuring traditional and contemporary Balinese art. They provide a glimpse into the island’s artistic heritage and craftsmanship.
  1. Join Cultural Workshops and Classes: Enhance your understanding of Balinese culture through immersive workshops and classes. These include Balinese cooking, traditional music and dance, and batik-making.
  1. Witness Centuries-Old Rituals: Visit sacred sites and temples like Ubud Palace, Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), and the Tirta Empul Temple to witness centuries-old rituals and ceremonies. They offer a deeper connection to Bali’s spiritual essence.
  1. Experience Mesmerising Kecak Dance Performances: Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of Balinese mythology through the Kecak dance performances. Their rhythmic chants and intricate movements transport you to ancient tales of love and mythology.
  2. Take Helicopter Tours: Explore Ubud’s stunning landscapes from a bird’s eye view. This elevated experience creates an intimate adventure for couples as they share the thrill of soaring above rice terraces, cascading waterfalls, and ancient temples. Additionally, the luxury and exclusivity of helicopter tours add to the romance.

Bali Honeymoon Package

At Viceroy Bali, we’ve designed the perfect honeymoon package for you. Set in the heart of Ubud’s landscapes, it blends romance and luxury. Our luxury resort offers a tranquil haven for couples seeking post-wedding joy and intimacy.

As you arrive, you’ll be enwrapped in Balinese charm and stunning views. You can spend your honeymoon relaxing in your private infinity pool or indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments. And when it comes to dining, our Apéritif restaurant treats you to a degustation menu that beautifully marries local flavours with European flair.

Our honeymoon package covers a minimum 3-night stay. It features:

  • A bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Stay in a luxury suite or pool villa
  • A gift comprising roses, cake and a flowers-laden bath
  • A romantic seven-course degustation dinner at Apéritif Restaurant 
  • A couples’ spa treatment in a double private treatment room at Akoya Spa
  • One-way airport transfer to/from Viceroy Bali

We make your honeymoon magical with personalised service and exceptional amenities. Every facet of your stay exceeds expectations, creating memories for a lifetime.

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What Is the Difference Between a Resort and a Hotel?

What Is the Difference Between a Resort and a Hotel?

Picture yourself planning your dream holiday to Bali. You’re scrolling through endless stay options. You’re trying to decide between the allure of a luxury resort or the convenience of a chic hotel in the heart of the bustling city. But how do you know which of the two accommodation types is truly right for your holiday?

Resorts and hotels, both offer lodging. But, they provide distinct benefits that can significantly shape your holiday experience. In this blog, we will highlight the difference between a resort and a hotel. 

How can this information help you? 

You can confidently choose the accommodation type that best aligns with your requirements the next time you plan your Bali holiday.

5 Differences Between Resorts and Hotels

  1. Primary Purpose

Key Difference: Resorts provide guests with a comprehensive holiday experience that covers accommodation and several leisurely activities. Hotels prioritise offering a comfortable stay. They offer amenities and other perks based on grade. 

When we speak of the holiday experience at a resort, it means indulging in many amenities and activities within the resort’s premises. These can include:

  • Dining options
  • Recreational facilities like yoga, indoor games, and sports spaces
  • Private pools
  • Parks or gardens for strolling
  • Wellness activities like spas
  • Special packages for couples
  • Thematic tours
  • Cultural attractions

You can think of a resort like a cruise ship but on land.

A hotel commonly provides 24-hour reception services and clean, well-appointed rooms. Depending on its rating, additional facilities may include:

  • Basic dining options
  • Laundry services

Higher-rated hotels offer an expanded range of amenities like

  • Premium dining venues
  • Banquet halls suitable for weddings
  • Conference facilities for business events
  • Luxurious spa services
  1. Layout

Key Difference: Resorts often use expansive horizontal layouts, emphasising spaciousness. Hotels prioritise functionality with vertical structures.

Resorts are often situated on large tracts of land. They offer guests sprawling landscapes and ample space for recreational amenities. Many resorts may offer standalone villas or cottages for a secluded and tranquil experience.

Hotels focus on efficient use of space, with tall buildings and compact room layouts. This vertical design enables hotels to accommodate several guests within a limited area. It makes amenities accessible to all guests.

  1. Location

Key Difference: Resorts are usually in picturesque settings like beachfronts, mountainsides, or tropical islands. They focus on providing stunning views and immersing the guests in natural beauty. Hotels have more flexibility in terms of location. As their primary purpose is offering accommodation away from home, they can be anywhere.

Resorts that offer exclusive panoramic views and tranquil surroundings often command premium prices. Whereas hotels closest to business districts, airports, or railway stations usually charge high rates, as they save commute time.

  1. Service Packages

Key Difference: Resorts often offer packages that cover accommodation, meals, drinks, and activities. The essence is to provide a stress-free holiday experience. In contrast, hotels require guests to pay separately for meals, drinks, and activities.

Let’s explain this with an example. Some resorts may offer you luxurious accommodation, gourmet meals, refreshing beverages, and a variety of water sports and excursions — all included in one upfront price.

But in the case of a hotel, you usually pay for your room separately and then incur additional costs for meals at the hotel restaurant, drinks at the bar, and tickets for local attractions. English breakfasts are usually complimentary.

  1. Length of Stay

Key Difference: Resorts cater to guests looking for extended vacations or a wedding and honeymoon. In contrast, hotels are typically meant for shorter stays. 

Resort stays often last for many days or a couple of weeks. Resorts allow visitors ample time to immerse themselves in the resort’s offerings, from leisure facilities to recreational activities. On the other hand, the length of a hotel stay ranges from a single night to a few days.

When Should You Choose To Stay in a Resort?

You can choose to stay in a resort when:

  • You’re planning an intimate romantic getaway or honeymoon for several days or weeks. And, you want to indulge in leisurely activities, all within the confines of a single location, without the need to step outdoors.
  • You want to unwind amidst stunning landscapes like pristine beaches, lush mountainsides, serene lakesides, or secluded island paradises.
  • You prefer hassle-free vacations that group accommodations, meals, drinks, and recreational activities in comprehensive packages.
  • You’re travelling with family and want an accommodation that offers kid-friendly amenities and spacious accommodations for everyone’s comfort and enjoyment.
  • You’re looking for rejuvenation and pampering in your holiday, like indulgent spa treatments, yoga sessions, and holistic wellness experiences.

When Should You Choose To Stay in a Hotel?

You can choose to stay in a hotel when:

  • You’re looking for a centrally located accommodation near business districts, tourist attractions, or transportation hubs.
  • Your travel plans involve a brief visit, like overnight layovers, weekend city breaks, or single-night stopovers.
  • You prefer budget-friendly options or want to pay only for the amenities you’ll use.
  • You’re travelling for work and require essential amenities like Wi-Fi, business centres, meeting rooms, and proximity to corporate offices or event venues.
  • You want to use your hotel as a comfortable base to explore the place’s culture, dining scene, shopping districts, and nightlife.

Vacation Experience in Ubud

If you’re looking for a luxurious holiday in the lap of nature, we invite you to Viceroy Bali in Ubud. 

It’s a magnificent resort, sitting on a picturesque hill above a breathtaking valley. Yet, the resort is situated within the urban comfort and convenience of Ubud. 

Our 40-pool villas span different categories and offer unobstructed views of serene nature. They are spacious yet intimate, housing traditional Balinese design, and contemporary amenities. We offer you personalised luxuries like 2 award-winning fine-dining restaurants, a sophisticated spa, and even a private helipad.

We excel in the art of delighting our guests with prompt attention, pampering and customised services without being intrusive. A staff of over 100 people manages 40 villas.

Viceroy Bali is an excellent choice for families and couples who prefer everything exclusive, elegant, and exotic in Bali’s tropical paradise!

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How Much Does a Honeymoon in Bali Cost

How Much Does a Honeymoon in Bali Cost

Planning your honeymoon in Bali? How exciting! 

Bali is an extraordinary tropical wonderland that brims with endless beauty and romance. You’ll experience countless moments with your soulmate strolling hand in hand along Bali’s pristine beaches, exploring its lush jungles, or immersing yourselves in cultural expeditions. 

But amidst the excitement, one question inevitably arises: How much does a honeymoon in Bali cost? This blog has the answers you’re looking for and even an enchanting surprise. 

What’s the Cost of a Bali Honeymoon?

Typically, a Bali honeymoon can cost between $1,000 and $2,000 per person. This estimate covers accommodation, dining, transportation, excursions, and miscellaneous expenses.

However, there’s no fixed price tag. The cost differs depending on your preferences and purchase power. For example, accommodation costs can range from as low as $10 for a night in a simple room to as high as a thousand dollars for a luxurious resort or villa estate.

The cost of your Bali honeymoon can also fluctuate based on when in the year you visit. Generally, the rainy season from October to March offers the most affordable rates for stays and tours as fewer travellers visit Bali during these months.

Average Cost of Honeymoon Accommodation in Bali

HotelOff-Season PricePeak Season Price
Budget HotelLess than $20 per night~ $20 per night
3-Star Hotel or Resort~ $30-60 per night~ $70-100 per night
4-Star Hotel or Resort~ $80-120 per night~ $80-150 per night
5-Star Hotel or Resort~US$120 and above~US$180 and above

You need to note that Bali hotel rooms are usually priced per room rather than per person.

A budget hotel typically provides guests with a room equipped with a bathroom and air conditioning. 

Many mid-range 3-star hotels are family-run. Their rooms are clean, comfortable and safe. Many of them also offer reasonably priced breakfast options.

When it comes to luxury hotels, the cost of a room can vary depending on the hotel’s location, proximity to beaches or scenic attractions, and the room categories and experiences offered. 

The rooms in such hotels are well-decorated and spacious. These hotels also offer amenities like restaurants, pools, attentive service, and breakfast options.

Bali is renowned for its top-notch luxury hotels managed by prestigious international hotel groups. So, you can expect global standards if you choose luxury accommodation.

If you wish to indulge in intimate luxury, you could also consider staying in villas or suites. These villas are usually fully serviced and equipped with amenities. The more luxurious ones may have an exclusive team to attend to you during the day. 

Average Cost of Food in Bali

RestaurantPrice
Budget Restaurant~ $1-7
Mid-ranged Restaurant~ $3-7
Luxury Restaurant~ $10-25

While exploring the streets of Bali, you’ll encounter small eateries offering a variety of meat, fish, and vegetable dishes. While the sanitation standards in these eateries may not meet everyone’s expectations, the food is generally fresh and flavourful.

For a better dining experience, you can opt for middle-range standalone restaurants or those located within hotels. Dining at hotel restaurants may come with a premium price. 

Luxury hotels in Bali are renowned for their international cuisine offerings and extensive beverage selections. For example, Apéritif, a renowned luxury restaurant, offers five international degustation menus and an impressive wine collection. We recommend booking a Bali romantic dinner which comes with candles and flower decorations for a special treat while you are on your honeymoon.

Average Cost of Transportation in Bali

The daily transportation costs can vary depending on your hotel’s location and how much you need to travel. Bali doesn’t have many sidewalks. And, the tropical climate isn’t conducive to long walks. 

You can choose from the below options:

  • Bicycle Rental (~ $2-4 per day)
  • Scooter/ Motorbikes Rental (~ $ 5-7 per day)
  • Premium scooters/ motorbikes (~ $ 10-25 per day)
  • Scooter Taxi/ Ojek not via apps (~ $ 3-5/ trip)
  • App driven scooter taxis (~ $1-3 per trip) 
  • Hiring a car with a driver (~ $20-60)
  • Taxi cars (~ $5-10 per trip)

Ubud Honeymoon Package

Here comes the surprise package of this blog post. 

Viceroy Bali offers a carefully curated Bali honeymoon package to give you and your soulmate the most romantic and luxurious holiday you deserve. 

The minimum 3-night stay includes:

  • A bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Accommodation in our luxury suite or pool villa
  • A box of red roses, honeymoon welcome cake, and flower petal bath
  • A seven-course degustation dinner served at our in-house Apéritif Restaurant with candles and flower decorations
  • A two-hour couples’ spa treatment, featuring a body massage, body scrub, and body mask in a double private treatment room at Akoya Spa
  • One-way airport transfer to/from Viceroy Bali

Our resort offers tranquil surroundings, attentive staff, wellness experiences, cultural and personal enrichment activities, and curated moments with your sweetheart. Our staff will be delighted to customise your honeymoon stay.

With us handling every detail of your honeymoon, you’re free to immerse in an experience that exceeds your romantic imagination.
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What Is the Most Luxury Area in Bali?

What Is the Most Luxury Area in Bali?

Bali is synonymous with luxury. Some areas of this tropical island boast opulent beachfront resorts and others offer lush jungle hideaways. But, amidst this perplexing abundance, the most luxury area in Bali is Ubud.

Ubud isn’t merely another luxury hotspot. It has a unique allure beyond extravagance that makes it stand out. This blog explains how. 

5 Reasons Why Ubud Is the Most Luxury Area in Bali

  1. Luxury Villas, Resorts and Hotels

Ubud’s lavish accommodations amidst serene nature and world-class hospitality epitomise the pinnacle of opulence in Bali. 

Ubud’s luxury resorts and hotels are sophisticated sanctuaries, nestled amidst unparalleled nature like lush rainforests, manicured gardens, breathtaking valleys, glistening waterfalls and picturesque terraced rice paddies. These retreats offer a unique and exclusive staying experience that is unique to Ubud.

You can opt for secluded luxury villas perched atop river valleys or lavish retreats overlooking breathtaking landscapes. Most of these properties offer refined indulgences like infinity pools, private butlers, personalised concierge services, and bespoke experiences catering to your every fancy. There is simply no other area in Bali offering this level of luxury coupled with an array of breathtaking scenery options. 

Moreover, many resorts in Ubud curate experiences like private guided tours, helicopter rides over Bali’s scenic landscapes, or immersive cultural activities led by local experts. These experiences add a touch of exclusivity to your luxury travel experience.

  1. High Level Dining Experiences

There are more fine dining restaurants in Ubud than any other area in Bali, making Ubud the culinary hotspot for those seeking excellent food.

Ubud’s dining scene is diverse and engaging. Here, you can indulge in casual street food as well as exquisite fine dining restaurants that are as excellent as Michelin-star restaurants. 

Many globally renowned chefs have made Ubud their home and teamed up with local culinary artisans to create unforgettable dining experiences. You can expect seven or eight-course degustation menus with an exhaustive collection of exquisite wines in quite a few restaurants in Ubud.

All of this means that when you’re in Ubud, you don’t just regale in innovative food inspired by Balinese flavours, you experience a holistic gastronomic journey.

  1. Unique Wellness Experiences

Ubud offers a refined selection of wellness experiences and luxurious shopping opportunities that redefine pampering.

While wellness retreats can be found throughout Bali, Ubud’s offerings are unmatched. 

What sets Ubud’s wellness experiences apart is not just the treatments themselves, but the entire ambience and attention to detail that accompany them. Here, wellness retreats are situated in serene settings. Perfectly pristine for self-reflection!

They combine ancient healing traditions with modern spa techniques. You can also indulge in exclusive amenities like private meditation pavilions and outdoor hot tubs, saunas and hot springs.This holistic approach is truly indulgent and transformative.

  1. Bali’s Best Designers

Ubud’s streets are lined with a diverse selection of luxury boutiques. Each offers a curated collection of high-end fashion, local designers, accessories and home décor. 

You can discover an impressive lineup of the latest creations from renowned fashion houses to timeless classics. From elegant eveningwear to chic casual attire, all apparel is crafted from the finest materials. Look for boutiques like Biasa; a luxury linen focused Bali-made brand or Paul Ropp; a luxury Bohemian inspired brand started in Bali.

Ubud’s exquisite jewellery stores offer a captivating selection of statement pieces and delicate accessories. They reflect the authentic and exclusive craftsmanship of Bali.

  1. Cultural and Artistic Opulence

Ubud offers a distinctive blend of cultural richness. We call this deep and authentic cultural immersion, Ubud’s unequalled luxury statement.

Generally speaking, cultural activities in a location are accessible to all. But Ubud elevates them to an unmatched level of refinement and exclusivity. In fact, Ubud has been coined the art centre of Bali, offering galleries with art, sculptures, carvings and paintings.

For instance, the prestigious ARMA Museum in Ubud showcases Balinese and Indonesian art. These artistic icons are a rare glimpse into the island’s artistic heritage. 

When you visit the ARMA Museum, you immerse yourself in centuries-old traditions and craftsmanship. Such experience offers a sense of prestige that exemplifies luxury travel.

In Ubud, you can’t miss the vibrant Ubud Art Market. It offers several locally crafted captivating artworks and souvenirs, unrivalled in craftsmanship. 

Each item in this market reflects Balinese artistry. It evokes a sense of pride and joy in ownership. These unique mementoes symbolise the luxury of possessing a piece of Balinese cultural heritage.

Luxury in Ubud is not merely about observing cultural traditions; it’s about actively participating in them. When you visit Ubud, you can feel free to engage in Balinese dance and music workshops. 

Such immersive engagement is as good as experiencing Balinese culture firsthand. It helps you recognise and appreciate the authentic local culture and enhances the overall luxury experience.

As a region, Ubud is a haven of cultural refinement. And, in this sense, it makes your experience luxurious.

Ubud Luxury at Viceroy Bali

Much like Ubud itself, Viceroy Bali epitomises luxury in its purest form. This luxury resort has captured the hearts of guests and garnered acclaim from purists for over a decade. Not only do guests consistently rate Viceroy Bali highly in their reviews, but we’ve also been honoured with prestigious awards for ten consecutive years.

So, how does Viceroy Bali breathe Ubud’s true luxury?

To start, our retreat offers 40 opulent villas located in Ubud. Each is adorned with traditional Balinese architecture and European-style furnishings. Featuring state-of-the-art technology, marble bathrooms, private heated pools, and expansive terraces, these villas provide the ultimate in luxury accommodation.

Throughout the stay, you can savour breathtaking views of the surrounding Balinese jungle against a backdrop of ever-changing hues in the sky from your villa. We call this experience a true immersion in Ubud’s natural beauty.

We extend our pampering through our immaculate round-the-clock service and fine dining. 

Our staff can assist you with excursion arrangements, dinner reservations, and personalised recommendations. We offer authentic Balinese experiences, like rejuvenating luxurious spa treatments, hands-on Balinese cooking classes, and serene private yoga sessions.

Speaking of cuisine, how can we miss mentioning our award-winning Apéritif Restaurant

This fine dining space takes you through an eclectic dining experience. You can tantalise your palate with any of our five degustation menus. From time to time, we delight our guests with unexpected treats. We invite Michelin-starred chefs to craft delightful tasting menus, infused with their unique specialties and culinary expertise.

And, in case you’re in Ubud for your honeymoon, then you’re in for a delectable surprise. Ask for our candlelight degustation menu which you can also avail of as part of our Bali honeymoon package

In essence, Viceroy Bali encapsulates everything that defines Ubud as a luxury locale — all within a single location. Why not experience it for yourself? Book your room now.

Best Luxury Resorts in Bali

Best Luxury Resorts in Bali

Bali is a renowned tourist paradise and offers numerous luxurious resorts. 

In this guide, we’ve curated the top 11 luxury resorts in Bali that epitomise sophistication and indulgence in this tropical haven. From secluded cliffside retreats to beachfront sanctuaries, each promises panoramic views, private pools, and exquisite dining. 

As you read along, you’ll discover the unique aspects of each of these luxury retreats.

Best Luxury Resorts Ubud

1. Viceroy Bali

Viceroy Bali is a luxurious retreat nestled in the heart of Ubud. It offers unmatched indulgence in 40 five-star accommodations. Its villas and suites blend traditional Balinese architecture with modern comforts.

Each villa and suite is spacious and elegantly furnished. They feature contemporary technology, private heated pools, exquisite bathrooms, and large terraces with sprawling views of the lush green Balinese jungle.

Centrally located, Viceroy Bali provides a perfect balance of tranquillity and convenience, away from the city’s hustle yet connected to the city.

You can expect seamless hospitality with 24-hour room service, evening turn-down service, excursions, curated wellness activities, and personalised attention.

The resort’s Apéritif Restaurant offers five degustation menus that fuse Indonesian flavours with international influences. Housed in a colonial manor with the decor of the characteristic 1920s era, it delights diners with exclusive ambience and excellent service.

2. Four Seasons Bali Resort, Sayan

The Four Seasons Bali Resort at Sayan is renowned for its all-encompassing luxury. 

Though it has many notable aspects, let’s start with the stand-out feature — A narrow footbridge leading to a massive elliptical lotus pond.

The resort offers breathtaking 180-degree panoramic views of the surrounding rice paddies and the river. You can choose to stay in private home-style villas or suites. They come with private pools, spacious balconies, and terraces. The villas house an excellent fusion of traditional and modern Balinese décor here.

You can try rejuvenating treatments at the resort’s spa or get adventurous with thrilling rafting on the Ayung River. 

The resort has hosted celebrities like Julia Roberts and the Obama family. It’s one of the luxurious preferences for an authentic Bali experience. 

3. Capella, Ubud

Capella Ubud, Bali offers tented accommodation with saltwater pools amidst lush greenery. The resort offers 22 tents and one lodge featuring private pools. 

Each tent features large terraces and outdoor decks with stunning views of rice fields or the surrounding rainforest. You can enjoy indoor and outdoor bathrooms facing the valley.

It’s a one-of-a-kind luxurious experience where you can wake up to the melodies of birds and the sound of trees swaying in the wind.

You can indulge in fine dining with a mix of Balinese and international cuisine made from seasonal and sustainably farmed ingredients at the on-site restaurant, Mads Lange. The other restaurant, Api Jiwa, dishes authentic Asian barbecue cuisine. 

Capella Ubud ensures an unforgettable experience amidst Bali’s untouched natural beauty.

Best Luxury Resorts Uluwatu

1. Six Senses, Uluwatu

Six Senses Uluwatu symbolises Bali’s natural beauty and cultural richness. This luxury resort perches atop the majestic cliffs of Bali’s southern tip. It offers unending views of the Indian Ocean and the revered Uluwatu Temple.

With 28 sky suites and 75 cliff pool villas, the resort mesmerises you with its striking architecture and breathtaking vistas. You can indulge in holistic spa treatments at the stunning spa or discover culinary magic at Rocka, the resort’s in-house restaurant. The fine dining space tantalises your taste buds with a blend of traditional Indonesian specialities, Italian delights, and classic comfort foods.

One of the remarkable aspects of your stay here is endless complimentary ice cream during the day!

Six Senses Uluwatu curates every detail meticulously to immerse you in luxury, serenity and Balinese culture.

2. Bulgari Resort, Bali

Located over 150 metres above the sea, the Bulgari Resort in Bali overlooks the Indian Ocean. It seamlessly blends traditional Balinese elements with contemporary Italian design.

The resort features 59 elegant villas, including opulent three and five-bedroom mansions. During your stay, you can indulge in a wealth of sophisticated facilities like Italian and Indonesian dining options, an elegant Bulgari store, a chic lounge bar and a lavish spa. 

The resort also offers unique cultural experiences. You can partake in the Melukat Purifying Ceremony — a ritual to bring good fortune. You can also make Kamasan paintings. This style uses natural pigments and bamboo sticks to depict scenes from the Hindu mythological tale of Ramayana. 

Overall, Bulgari Resort Bali epitomises ultra-luxury living amidst natural splendour.

3. Alila Villas, Uluwatu

Alila Villas in Uluwatu stands majestically on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, one of Indonesia’s famous surf beaches. 

This eco-friendly luxury resort is a luxury encapsulated in the Balinese soul. Its architecture and design uses locally sourced and sustainable materials. Each villa has minimalist interiors and stunning outdoor spaces and is complemented by personal butler service.

You can indulge in vibrant Indonesian flavours at its restaurant, The Warung. Or, savour Pan-Asian and Mediterranean cuisine at CIRE. Its Sunset Cabana Bar offers a unique cliff-edge experience with mesmerising ocean views.

At Alila Villas in Uluwatu, you can enjoy tranquillity amidst the sounds of the ocean waves. From cliff-side dining to personalised amenities, this luxurious haven offers an immersive blend of luxury and cultural immersion.

4. The Edge

The Edge is a luxurious haven atop a cliff in Uluwatu, Bali. It offers jaw-dropping views of the turquoise ocean. 

The resort offers 8 opulent villas. Each of them is a sanctuary of privacy, elegance, and beauty. The villas are spacious with sophisticated interiors, spectacular sky pools, and modern facilities.

Their restaurants serve customised gourmet menus, comprising fresh seafood and European dishes. They offer an exhaustive wine list to enhance the dining experience. 

You can indulge in relaxing body treatments at their spa with private steam baths and ocean views.

The resort has expert butlers available round-the-clock to help with all your needs, including travel and entertainment arrangements.

Best Luxury Resorts Nusa Dua

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Here’s adding to our list another luxurious tropical haven overlooking the azure Indian Ocean atop a stunning clifftop. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.

This luxury resort offers spacious suites and villas that feature Balinese décor and garden views. Its villas include private pools where you can experience the floating breakfast. All of its three on-site restaurants and bars offer Japanese, Italian and international cuisine. 

This luxury resort features a beachfront setting. You can even enjoy a bonfire by the beachside.

It offers an on-site spa and wellness centre, business facilities, outdoor pools, six dining venues, a marine-inspired spa, a beachfront chapel, and recreational activities. 

Every detail of this resort experience draws inspiration from the ocean’s allure and Bali’s ethereal beauty. 

Best Luxury Resorts Jimbaran

1. AYANA Resort, Bali

AYANA Resort Bali is a luxury haven for wellness and relaxation. It is renowned for its stunning beachfront location, sunrise yoga sessions, aquatonic therapies to improve blood circulation, and sunset picnics. The resort’s surroundings are home to hundreds of plant species and exotic birds. 

Its luxurious suites feature lavish living areas, tasteful furnishings, breathtaking bathrooms, secluded gardens and private pool decks. Look out for the exquisite distinctive hand-painted textiles adorning the rooms.

The resort’s luxury extends with 14 swimming pools, 2 gyms, and an 18-hole miniature golf course. Here, you can indulge in Japanese cuisine at the Honzen restaurant and Balinese seafood at the KISIK Lounge & Seafood restaurant.

This resort also offers an exquisitely serene ambience of Nyepi. This is the Balinese “Day of Silence.” that occurs once a year. 

2. Four Seasons Resort Bali, Jimbaran Bay

Nestled in the heart of Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali welcomes you with open-air hilltop lobbies and traditional Balinese blessings for spiritual purification and protection.

The resort has nearly 147 villas designed like a Balinese village. Each villa has spacious bathrooms, featuring indoor and outdoor showers. 

You can savour culinary magic at their in-house restaurants or nearby seafood shacks. The resort houses a cooking academy to allow you to master signature Balinese dishes.

The resort offers the thrill of helicopter rides to Grajagan, known as G-Land, for breathtaking aerial views of Bali and Java. The resort’s Sundara Beach Club hosts Bali’s celebrated all-day-tapas Sunday brunch. It features modern barbecues and Asian-Western cuisines and invites you to relax with oceanfront pools.

Best Luxury Resorts Canggu

1. COMO Uma, Canggu

COMO Uma in Canggu is the largest and most luxurious resort in the neighbourhood. It offers sprawling views of the ocean and unending serenity. It is renowned for stylish accommodations, exceptional cuisine, meaningful wellness programmes and impeccable service. 

You can choose to live in one of the 119 elegant rooms or suites or opt for one of the 12 three-bedroom duplex penthouses. Each of them has rooftop pools where you can swim beneath the open blue sky.

The resort’s restaurants offer international cuisine, with gluten-free and vegetarian options. The focus is on creating nourishing meals from locally sourced produce. 

You can experience rejuvenation at the resort’s COMO Shambhala Retreat. It offers therapies based on Asian inspirations, daily fitness classes, and hands-on healing sessions. 

Valentine’s Day in Bali – Things To Do

Valentine’s Day in Bali – Things To Do

What could be more romantic than celebrating Valentine’s Day in Bali? With its idyllic beauty and colourful culture, Bali offers the perfect setting to celebrate a day of love. The island is known for its fabulous beaches and island escapes, cultural festivals, ancient temples, and otherworldly landscapes. 

Bali provides an enormous range of experiences for couples to share on Valentine’s Day that are far from the ordinary. Do you seek out adventure? Do you simply want to relax? Maybe you’re more interested in being enveloped in the rich culture? Whatever your interest, Bali has variety for you both. Here are some ideas on how to spend Valentine’s Day in Bali.

Couples Spa Treatments

Bali is famous for its world-class spas and wellness retreats, so don’t miss incorporating a couples treatment into your Valentine’s day plan. Treat yourselves to a truly luxurious couples spa treatment. Invite romance with therapies like traditional Balinese massages, body scrubs, aromatic soak in large stone baths and a range of other holistic therapies amidst lush natural surroundings. 

Romantic Dining

If you and your loved one enjoy the finer things in life, don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in one of the incredible fine dining restaurants on offer in Bali. Treat yourselves with premium caviar and champagne at restaurants like Apéritif Restaurant, one of the top fine dining venues in Bali offering special Valentine’s Day Dinner and lunch degustation menus. You can see their menu here.

If the beach is calling, take your partner to Bali’s numerous beachside restaurants for a valentine’s day rendezvous by the ocean. We recommend Jimbaren for the most romantic beach dining. You can get fresh seafood like red snapper, prawns and lobster cooked just for you and your loved one. Plus, for a small fee, there are usually musicians ready to serenade your table while you enjoy your mouth watering feast. 

Romantic Helicopter Ride

Create unforgettable memories by soaring above Bali’s stunning landscapes with your loved one on a romantic helicopter ride. Get a bird’s-eye view of Bali’s natural beauty, including the emerald rice terraces, panoramic coasts, and, of course, the beautiful Bali jungle. We personally love the helicopter tour from Air Bali which offers some incredible tour options. Finished your tour? At Viceroy Bali resort, there is even a helipad, so you can finish your ride conveniently at your accommodation for the night.

Private Villa Experience

When you are done spoiling each other throughout the day, you can retreat to your very own private villa and relish in intimate couple time. Many Luxury Villas offer personalised romantic services like floating breakfasts, flower petal bed and bath decoration, private dining experiences with candles and more. Luxury resorts like Viceroy Bali offer a complete Bali Valentine’s Package complete with private villas with your own infinity pools, romantic dining and more. These Valentine’s day packages can be the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway.

A Romantic Rice Field Picnic

Get away from the crowds and picnic in the picturesque rice fields of Bali. Pack a gourmet basket at one of the many rice fields in Ubud like Tegalalang Rice Terrace or Tirtha Uluwatu, a picnic blanket in tow, and find your perfect secluded spot overlooking Bali’s famous rice terraces. Find your perfect spot and enjoy a Valentine’s picnic surrounded by nothing but nature on this true Bali picnic experience.

Gitgit Waterfall

What is more romantic on Valentine’s Day than visiting a secluded waterfall together? One of those hidden attractions is the majestic Gitgit Waterfall. After a drive through the mountains, you’re rewarded with a cool, cascading wall of water over thirty meters high. Don’t forget to take your bathing suit, as you can swim at the base of the falls. Another impressive waterfall is the Tegenungan Waterfall. Prepare yourself for a walk down, as well as a million steps. But it’s worth the effort and is a great spot to cool down after sweating.

A Stunning Sunset Cruise

Another perfect way to end your Valentine’s day in Bali would be to take a sunset cruise along Bali’s coastlines. For all you love birds, this is a must, and many tour operators will allow you to hire a private boat for this. You can even find cruises that offer a range of romantic activities, such as having an on-board massage with live music playing in the background. 

Romantic Balinese Cooking Class

Indulge in a romantic Balinese cooking class as you learn the art of traditional Balinese Cuisine. Many of the cooking schools in Bali offer hands-on cooking classes where you can learn to prepare traditional Balinese dishes with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, a perfect activity for two on Valentine’s day. You can both then enjoy your efforts together as you sit down to enjoy your meal together surrounded by the stunning sights and sounds of Bali – sun, sand and sea.

Adventure Activities

If you are both more on the adventurous side and want to make a lasting memory together, Bali has many exhilarating activities that adventurous couples can do together. From snorkelling and peaking at the vibrant coral reefs found underneath to trekking up to Mount Batur just to look down and see sunrise, Bali has many different landscapes that can be explored as a couple and ensure an extra special day.

Explore Ubud’s Cultural Attractions

If you and your significant other are interested in delving into Bali’s rich cultural heritage, you must do so with a trip to Ubud. Here you can explore the vibrant markets, ancient shrines and temples and the luscious rice terraces that make Ubud oh-so charming. Take the chance to meet the playful macaques (also known as Balinese long-tailed monkeys) that the Ubud Monkey Forest keeps safe amidst its cool eco-forest.

Horseback Riding

If you and your partner delight in the romance and beauty of horseback riding, Bali is the place to be. Step away from the bustling tourist crowds to beaches like Keramas, where many offer guided horse rides, including along the beach. There’s nothing quite like trotting along the shoreline, the wind blowing through your hair as you take in the stunning seaside vistas. Our tip is to enjoy a beer or cocktail together at Komune beach club afterwards.

Watch the Sun Set During a Yoga Session 

End your Valentine’s evening by relaxing with your spouse in a yoga session while the sunsets over one of Bali, Indonesia’s picture-perfect landscapes. Bali is filled with yoga studios and resorts which offer outdoor yoga classes that will give you the opportunity to join your partner in the art of the poses held in tranquillity.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

What is more exciting than a ride in a hot air balloon? Take a trip above Bali in a hot air balloon, and you will never forget the experience. Glide high above the ground looking out panoramic views of the mountains, rice fields, and even little villages. It will be a memory you will always remember.

Surf’s Up, Couples Style

Whether you are both already avid surfers or it is something you want to try, make a lasting memory together by riding the legendary waves of Bali with a couples surfing lesson. Beginner or advanced, Bali’s surf schools provide experienced instructors who custom tailor your lesson to your skill level, ensuring that your adventure is one to remember.

Romantic Bike Tour of Ubud

One of our most loved Valentine’s day experiences is pedalling through the charming streets and verdant countryside of Ubud with a romantic bike tour of the area. You and your partner can cycle past the beautiful countryside, quaint villages, and the green fields of the town and take a moment to view the cultural artefacts around the area. Our tip is to avoid the busy town area and start your cycle in the Tegalalang area where it is peaceful and the views are breathtaking. Your hotel or resort can help book a tour or rent you bikes for the day.

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