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8 honeymoon destinations in Bali

Bali is renowned across the globe as the ‘last paradise’ for good reason. Images from this exotic land have long filled people the world over with dreams of that perfect holiday that brings together sun, sand, waves and world-class luxury. Then there are the volcanic mountains, lush green forests and unexplored getaways that leave you speechless. Bali is Indonesia at its unadulterated and natural best. It’s no fluke that the little island has shot to the top of world tourist map at such a dizzy pace. Resorts draped in an air of romance and pristine beaches that wash away all your woes have played a major role in this little island’s immense popularity. As a honeymoon destination, Bali is second to none. Its beaches have been rated on par with the Mediterranean wonders of Greece and its delectable cuisine and unique culture leave you wanting more. Home to some of the world’s most luxurious resorts and hotels, a honeymoon in Bali will leave you with memories lasting a lifetime. Opulent, secluded and at times extravagant, these are some of the absolute best Bali has to offer. 1. Alila Ubud Despite its limited size, Bali is blessed with a multitude of natural riches. Booming tourism has seen numerous luxury resorts spring up around these parts. But for a couple on a honeymoon trip, few places match the privacy and the green goodness of the fabulous Alila Ubud hotel. Overlooking the mesmerising Ayung River valley and draped in a shroud of green seclusion, this is a dream destination for honeymooners. Rated among the best and most exotic hotels on the planet, it boats of one of the best pool experiences in the world. 2. Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay Jimbaran Bay’s amazing beach views and serene, peaceful ambience make for the perfect tranquil hideaway. From elephant safaris to the Bali bird park, you can experience the culture, tradition and the true flavour of Bali here. This chic resort is one of the most sought-after locations on the island, thanks to signature Four Seasons service and truly exquisite luxury facilities. Known as one of the best hotels in the world for honeymooners, there is a special romantic itinerary on offer here for those looking to experience the true timeless charm of the Indonesian archipelago. 3. The Samaya Seminyak Sophistication coupled with serenity is the unbeatable combination that Seminyak has to offer. The Samaya Seminyak has frequently been dubbed the best luxury hotel in Indonesia, and has also been named one of the top 10 in Asia; it really is the crown jewel of the region. With grand beachfront villas and royal courtyard villas, the resort pampers you endlessly. Delicious local cuisine and great spa facilities mean there’s no end to the ways to indulge here. Sweeping beaches and sleek bars might leave you intoxicated in more ways than one! 4. Menjangan Resort It is an absolute wonder that Menjangan is not already a shining beacon on the world tourism map. Part of the lesser-explored terrain in Bali, it is a hidden wonder that offers a perfect getaway for those on honeymoon. In fact, many arrive here hoping to tie the knot in this serene and tranquil setting! Enclosed within the wondrous Bali Barat National Park, it is the only resort in the entire Island that spans a whopping 382 hectares. Unadulterated north-west coast of the island, coupled with the vibrant wildlife of the national park, will leave you enchanted. A paradise for bird watchers, a diverse range of flora, fauna and marine life becomes a part of your adventure at the Menjangan Resort. Relaxing mangrove spas and a top range of international cuisine round off your unforgettable stay here! 5. Kayana Villas If you are looking for royalty and exclusivity, look no further than Kayana Villas. Moving away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, this collection of 24 villas offers ample privacy for newlyweds, plus direct access to a gorgeous beach. Apart from the obvious villa experience, holidays here are enhanced by the tranquil Ayur Spa that allow ample opportunity for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Minimalist interiors and modern amenities at Kayana Villas ensure you are always draped in luxury. Don’t miss out on the ‘in-villa themed dinners’ that promise a romantic candle-lit dinner as you enjoy a cool dusk giving way to a starry night sky. 6. Alila Villas Uluwatu The brilliant limestone cliffs of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula form the dramatic backdrop for Alila Vilas Uluwatu. Away from all the bustle of the more popular locations, the resort offers a collection of villas and terrace suites that seem to be precariously perched right above the Indian Ocean. Nestled in the less-explored reaches of Bali, a stay here will rejuvenate your senses and leave you feeling fully restored. You’ll enjoy ultimate privacy here; each villa enjoys its own pool and private cabana. Outstanding service and mesmerising sunsets will complete your love affair with the Alila Vilas. 7. Bvlgari Resort Bali  Another hidden gem located within Bali’s Bukit Peninsula is the Bvlgari Resort. Here, traditional Indonesian design meets a beautiful European flair. Melt away in the luxurious spa or celebrate your newly-wed status with a cocktail in the “Il Bar” which also has a menu of deluxe wines for you and your loved one to indulge in. Take advantage of the hotel’s private beach and soak up the glorious Indonesian sun with a spot of sunbathing or take a relaxing stroll beside the crystal-clear water’s edge. Sangkar Restaurant, one of the resort’s three eateries, offers a range of truly spectacular dining experiences accompanied by ocean views – there really is something for every visitor. So, say “I do” to the truly gorgeous Bvlgari Resort and start your honeymoon the right way. 8. Conrad Bali Enjoy ultimate luxury whilst having access to some of the lushest outdoor facilities Bali has to offer at Conrad Bali. The Conrad Bali truly has the “wow” factor, offering guests access to a white sand beach, tropical gardens and spectacular blue lagoons. Bask in true beauty with ocean view rooms, experience the utmost comfort in one of the hotel’s deluxe beds, and take full advantage of the hotel’s tranquil seclusion – some of the suites here enjoy a private pool. Dive head-first into your honeymoon at this magical resort. Sarah Roberts is Director of Inspiring Travel Company. The Inspiring Travel Company, established in 1974, offers exceptional tailor-made luxury holidays and experiences to some of the most elegant and desirable destination across the globe. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blogin order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts is a Director of Inspiring Travel Company, part of the ITC Travel Group. The Inspiring Travel Company focus on building bespoke luxury holidays and experiences to some of the most incredible resorts, hotels and destinations across the globe. Sarah started working in the luxury Sports travel team before moving to ITC Travel Group’s Chester based travel agency Deva Travel. After three years, she progressed to Head of Sales at Inspiring Travel Company and then Director. She has travelled all over the world but includes Italy, Iceland, India, Bali, Vietnam, USA and Cambodia in her Top 10 destinations.

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  1. I’m not surprised many couples heading to the Menjangan Resort want to tie the knot there. I’d be inclined to get married there, too. I love the idea of going off the popular trail a little and exploring a little hidden wonder of the world. It would be so peaceful and beautiful, really putting the focus back on what it should be when getting married or having your honeymoon, just the two of your and the hope for the future you’ll spend together. Only problem is I don’t think we’d want to leave afterwards!

  2. I think that one of the reasons for Bali being so popular for honeymoons is the combination of natural romantic beauty with international hotel brands that offer flawless luxury. When you are booking your honeymoon you do not want to leave anything to chance.

    1. You’re absolutely right Jen – and the flawless luxury means that you can relax and unwind after the stresses of organising a wedding.

  3. One of the very special hints about a honeymoon is that usually it is just the two of you – though not always as two of my friends took their son along as well.

    The honeymoon is something that you can plan together. Too often weddings are a battleground for the families and end up full of compromises. The honeymoon is a chance to put all that behind you, escape to somewhere like Bali and have a wonderfully romantic time.

    1. Thanks Julia, you are absolutely right, after a wedding, retreating to somewhere luxurious and relaxing like Bali is a must.

  4. I’ve heard about Bali from a friend of mine, a couple of weeks ago. He said that it was a haven for couples who want to spend their honeymoon relaxing and enjoying the sun and sand. It made me take the time to search about it on the web because I have been trying to find a place to holiday for me and my husband since it’s our anniversary next month. I’m just torn between staying by the beach around Seminyak or Kuta, or just head to the centre of the island in Ubud to experience some tranquility. This article made me realize I could be in both, if I plan it. Thanks for this wonderful article, Sarah!

    1. Hi Marta,

      So glad I could help!You absolutely can do both and it’s definitely a way that many of our clients enjoy Bali.

      You could even combine it with a a few in Kuala Lumpur for example.

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