How To Plan The Perfect Bali Honeymoon: To Do, Eat & Stay

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Published 10 December 2018

Flight Centre Author


Emese Graham

Content Manager


After the unbelievable pressure of planning a perfect wedding, your honeymoon should be a rewarding and relaxing experience. Leave behind the lengthy to-do list, late RSVP’s, and your cousin’s impossible dietary restrictions, and make sure your honeymoon is a chance to unwind together and make lasting memories. One of our favourite destinations for romantic honeymoons is the beautiful island of Bali!

A magical Indonesian island, Bali is known for its gorgeous surfing beaches, coral reefs, dazzling forests, rich culture, and friendly people.

Use this guide to make for a seamless travelling experience, get tips on places to stay, and find inspiration for curating a getaway that’s perfect for you and your partner.

Planning a Honeymoon in Bali? Use These Tips to Make it Perfect

  1. Opt for a resort. Believe us, having everything you need at your fingertips helps to create a well-deserved break after all the planning stress. (Keep reading for resort recommendations for a Bali experience tailored to your honeymooning style.)
  2. Plan lots of R&R time. It’s a good idea to leave room in your itinerary for alone time, romantic surprises, and simply being yourselves in a beautiful setting. Think of your honeymoon as a welcome chance to make lifelong memories before inevitably going back to your usual routine.
  3. Organize your excursions beforehand. The last thing you want to do on your honeymoon is to throw yourselves into aggravating situations. So if you’re considering experiencing Bali in a more immersive way, make sure you plan your outings together ahead of time to avoid mix-ups or missing out.
  4. Avoid the rainy season. Luckily, wedding season in Canada and dry season in Bali are perfectly aligned! April to September is the perfect time to visit, with temperatures averaging a tropical 28 degrees Celsius.
  5. Exchange your cash when you arrive. Most travellers get a much better exchange rate in Bali than they would at home, so consider this option if you plan to do any shopping while you’re there.
  6. Book your airport transportation in advance. Get this simple detail out of the way to avoid feeling frazzled when you step off the plane. You’ll most likely be able to organize a comfortable ride with your resort (and we can help you with that).
  7. Connect with a Bali expert. Whether or not it’s your first time to Bali, having guidance from someone who is completely familiar with the ins-and-outs of a seamless travel experience will go a long way! Get the ball rolling with one of our Bali experts. They’ll make all the details of your flight, transportation, and hand-picked excursions a breeze so you can focus on simply enjoying the experience.

Top Destinations in Bali

  • Seminyak: Prime beach area on the south-western coast, Seminyak is well known for high-end shopping and must-try restaurants.
  • Sanur: A quieter beach town on the south-eastern coast which hides some exquisite luxury villas.
  • Nusa Dua: Home to stunning beaches, the spectacular giant waves of Water Blow, and the Pura Gegar temple.
  • Jimbaran: A southern fishing village (read: fresh-caught seafood to die for) with views of a lush tropical forest.
  • Uluwatu: Poised on the south-western coast, Uluwatu perches on towering limestone cliffs and is home to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple.
  • Ubud: A town nestled in the Bali uplands, Ubud is surrounded by rice paddies, beautiful winding ravines, and Ubud Monkey forest.

Best Bali Hotels for a Relaxing Honeymoon

Many couples choose to start off their honeymoons slowly- nothing on the itinerary but lounging under the sun, walking along the white sandy beaches, pampering themselves with couple’s spa treatments, and enjoying private romantic dinners.

For the ultimate lovebird getaway, it’s hard to beat these 3 Bali hotels.

The Samaya Seminyak Bali

With very private, luxurious villas (with private pools, no less), rejuvenating couple’s spa treatments, and romantic dining experiences like a beachfront candlelight picnic, the Samaya Seminyak is a beautiful choice for honeymooners.

It’s no surprise this stunning resort was the 2018 winner of Best Luxury Hotel in Indonesia, a prestigious title given by Luxury Lifestyle Awards.

Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa and Spa

Have a delightful sunrise breakfast on the beach, unwind in a dreamy villa or suite, and treat each other to authentic Indonesian cuisine with a private cooking lesson (it’s the perfect way to explore Bali favourites like satay, soto, rendang, and gado-gado).

Of course, given its name, it’s no surprise that the spa treatments here are nothing short of bliss. Choose from a menu of signature massage therapies, beauty rituals, and rejuvenating body treatments.

Rimba Jambaran Bali by Ayana

With stunning views stretching for kilometres on end, you might actually feel like you’re in heaven at the Rimba Jambaran Bali by Ayana. Treat yourselves to a hot shell massage or try the signature Thalassotherapy treatments. Take a dip into one of the resort’s 12 pools or walk along Kubu beach.

Embrace your inner foodie with a romantic dinner, The Rimba Jambaran has so many beautiful intimate dining options; it’s difficult to choose just one.

Best Places to Stay in Bali for an Adventurous Honeymoon

You can definitely get away with simply relaxing for your whole trip, or you can experience more of Bali and have a dash of adventure. Nothing says bonding time like discovering new things together.

Bali is home to so many thrills to try, like:

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Cooking classes
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Food safaris
  • Visiting temples
  • Checking out a chocolate factory
  • Walking through traditional rice paddies
  • Playing a round of golf
  • Practicing yoga on the beach

Adventurous couples can meet their match in any of these fabulous resorts. Now, don’t misunderstand- each of them is a luxurious haven in its own right, so once you’ve explored all you like, you’ll be coming back to the best of comforts.

Como Uma Canggu

Como Uma Canggu is the surfer’s paradise. Novices and experienced surfers alike will fall in love with this gorgeous location. Plan a trip to see the Tanah Lot sea temples, explore the island together on a freewheel or bike tour, spend a day taking photos of Tegenungan Waterfalls, and experience a purification ceremony at Tirta Empul, an unforgettable beginning to your new lives together.

Bali at Jimbaran Bay by Four Seasons

If you manage to leave your stunning villa, try a multi-course progressive dinner or be chefs for a day at the Jala Cooking Academy. Take to the waves for a TropicSurf program or steal kisses on an idyllic sunset cruise just for the two of you. Take a short trip from the resort and immerse yourself in Bali culture to visit the Goa Gong Cave Temple or plan a day trip to the iconic Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple.

Capella Ubud

Designed by architect Bill Bensley and inspired by 19th-century adventurers, the Capella Ubud is a stunning collection of refined, tented camps hidden in Monkey Forest. You and your partner will feel completely transported to new worlds.

Experience traditional Bali wellness treatments, take a private helicopter to Nusa Penida for a romantic beach picnic, follow a Capella Camp Ranger through rural Bali, mountain bike mount Kintamani, and find artistic inspiration at Keliki Art School.

Your Bali Honeymoon Paradise Starts Here

Whatever you choose to do, your Bali honeymoon will be full of priceless memories. Connect with one of Flight Centre’s Bali experts to take the stress out of your dream getaway. Call 1-877-967-5302find your nearest travel expert, or chat online today! Or plan the destination wedding of your dreams with one of our wedding specialists. 

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