Bali has long been a honeymoon hotspot for newlyweds. This idllyic island features tranquil waters, sandy beaches, gorgeous villas, padi fields, delicious Balinese cuisine and plenty of cultural adventures. Bali remains one of our favourite travel destinations to date, and here we share how you can make your Bali honeymoon absolutely unbelievable with these 26 adventures.
28 Things to Do on your Bali Honeymoon
1. Get up close and personal with elephants
It’s time to pack your trunks! At the Elephant Safari Park Lodge nested in the Village of Taro, you can share a common habitat with the largest herd of Sumatran animals in Bali. Observe, learn and play with the gentle giants as you enjoy the 3.5 hectres of authentic landscape and lush botanical gardens. This wondrous journey is made complete with 6 types of safari-style accommodations and 27 elephant-inspired luxury lodges.
Elephant Safari Park Lodge Alan Elephant Park Taro, Taro Village, Tegallalang, Ubud Bali 80651, Indonesia
2. Immerse yourself in African wilderness
Couples looking for a safari adventure, look no further. At Bali’s Mara River Safari Lodge, you can immerse yourself right into the middle of African wilderness. See exotic endangered animals in close proximity to your resort’s door! Be sure to stop by the Tsavo Lion Restaurant to have a meal with the king of the jungle.
Bali Safari & Marine Park Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Bali, Gianyar, Indonesia
+62 361 4791800 | +62 361 479 1800 [email protected]
3. Live like royalty in your own private villa
Bali is home to the best villas in Southeast Asia. With such a wide range of villa options available, you will definitely be able to find the one for your Bali honeymoon. There are many luxury, boutique and even unique options available. Look forward to private pools, jacuzzis, and endless spa treatments. Check out Villa Laksmana Hideaway, an exotic water villa in Bali that is completely surrounded by water. Did I just hear #bestvacationever?
Villa Laksmana Hideaway Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak, Bali 710995
Tel: +62 361 728771
4. Chill out over drinks in an infinity pool at Potato Head Beach Club
There is no beach club quite like this. Ask anyone where is the best place to chill out in Bali and be ready for Potato Head to be yelled out loud. Apart from its beautiful infinity pool that looks out right into the Indian ocean, Potato Head is also home to three restaurants, two bars, and a 500sq m lawan that looks over the Indian Ocean and its majestic waves. Walk right down to the beach and enjoy one of the best sunset views in Bali. Be sure to try their pizzas here – they are absolutely delicious. We suggest that you make reservations before hand (especially for their beach lounge chairs) because they are always fully booked.
Potato Head Beach Club Jl. Petitenget 51B Seminyak, Bali 83061, Indonesia Opening Hours 10am—2am
Tel: +62 (361) 473 7979
5. Step right into a fairytale wonderland at Gardin Bistro
There’s only one word to describe this place – enchanting. This standalone glasshouse restaurant nestled in a quieter part of Jalan Petitenget will take your breath away. A garden trail will lead you to be greeted by diamond stars at their patio. Take steps into their elegant space that is warmed by sun rays in the day and lit up by beautiful lighting at night. This place is romantic, sexy, and the place you can only dream of having a date right after getting hitched. Fair warning though, you might be hooked on posting on your Instagram the entire time. Check out their menu and more enchanting photos here.
Gardin Bistro Petitenget Street no. 106, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 8499799
6. Unleash your inner pirate at Pirate’s Bay
In Nusa Dua lies a pirate ship for a truly unique dining experience. Complete with a lookout tower, tree houses, a huge ocean playground and even a pirates kitchen – it’s time to unleash your inner Jack Sparrow here.
Pirate’s Bay ITDC Area, Lot C-0, Nusa Dua, Bali
(+62) 361 894 8138 | (+62) 822 3663 4385
7. Create huge splashes at Waterbom Bali
Voted #1 best waterpark in all of Asia and #2 in the world by Tripadvisor in 2016, Waterbom is a place you definitely want to make a stop at. Located in the middle of the famous Kuta stretch, Waterbom is home to exciting water slides that slice through 3.8 hectres of tropical park goodness. From thrilling rides to gentle lazy rivers, you can be sure this will add a blast to your Bali honeymoon.
Waterbom Bali Jl. Kartika PO BOX 1055 Tuban Kuta – Bali 80361 Indonesia
+62 361 755 676
8. Be mesmerized by the Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud
Famous for its beautiful layers of rice paddies, Tegallang forms a splendid and dramatic landscape for you (and your instagram followers) to just stare at. The high roadside location is cool and breezy, a great location for your phototaking. This place has a timeless beauty to it. Check out the small village of Pakudui in Tagallang, where you can see avid Balinese craftsmen work up creative sculptures using just wood.
Location: north of Ubud How to get there: Tegallalang is half an hour’s drive north of Ubud. From the main Ubud art market, head east to the large statue intersection and head further up north.
9. Swim in the longest infinity pool at Padma Resort – it’s heated too!
Padma Resort is a five-star art santuary that lies under the dancing shadows of the renowed Legian sunset. Not only do you get to take a dip in the gorgeous infinity pool, you can feast your eyes over the bamboo forests of Payangan and untouched river valley. Here at this sererene paradise, you can be one with nature.
Padma Resort Jalan Padma No. 1, Legian, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 752 111
10. Experience high-style romance at COMO Uma
At COMO Uma, you can truly experience romance in style. Situated in central Bali, COMO Uma features relaxed-sunshine filled spaces with stylish contemporary Asian design. Wake your taste buds with the world-class cuisine of the resaurants Kemiri and Uma Cucina. Romantic packages include daily breakfast, a 3 course candlelit dinner, and a relaxing couple massage at Como Shambhala Retreat.
COMO UMA Ubud Jalan Raya Sanggingan Banjar Lungsiakan Kedewatan Ubud Gianyar 90571 Bali, Indonesia
Tel +62 361 972448
11. Have a meal with Frankenstein
After dark, monsters and zombies come out, only to head over to Frankenstein’s Laboratory for some drinks! For an awesome twist during your Bali honeymoon, join them and chill out over creepy cocktail concotions, monster bites, live music by monsters band and live cabaret performances every night! Be sure to have your cameras on standby, as the crew comes decked in their halloween best.
Frankenstein’s Laboratory Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.6 (ex Dhyana Pura St), Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361
Opening Hours: 4pm – midnight
+62 361 731 622 | +62 813 3871 3280
12. Ease your stress with massage for just SGD6
Exploring Bali’s workout can be quite a workout, but did you know that you could get a full body Balinese massage starting from S$6 in Bali? There are also affordable spas in Bali for your pure enjoyment. Say goodbye to tense and aching muscles. If I lived in Bali, I know I’d be getting one of these everyday.
13. Make your own organic spa products from scratch
Situated in the heart of Bali, in mystical Ubud you will find this gem in the midst of the padi fields. This is not your typical high-end 5* spa, but it offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience that boasts a 5 star client rating. Cantika Spa features spas and massages that use products made from scratch by founder Ketut Jasi. She uses only organic products. She also introduced a unique massage style that aims to provide you a memorable journey to the world of calm. Lastly, you can learn massage techniques and how to make your products right in this spa oasis. The best part? A standard rubdown charge starts from as low as $19.
Jalan Raya Penestanan Kelod, Ubud, Bali Opening Hours: 9:00am to 7pm Phone: +62 361 7944425 Website
14. Watch hundreds of dolphins at Lovina Beach for just SGD6
Board a local fishing boat and cruise out to the famous dolphin watching spots at Lovina Beach! There you will find hundreds of dolphins frolicking and playfully teasing you with their tricks! Catch the tour in early morning as many boats will be also vying for these good spots. If your boatman gives the go ahead, you might even get to jump in for a morning swim with these dolphins! After which, you can visit Air Banjar Hot Springs for a relaxing dip.
Lovina Beach +62 362 3435.800 Lovina Beach, Anturan, Buleleng Sub-District, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia Website
15. Take the plunge at Gitgit Waterfalls
On a hot and scorching day, there is nothing better than hiding out under a waterfall. This hidden beauty is one of the most popular falls on the island. Trek by foot for a couple of minutes and you will find yourself facing a spectacular 40m tall waterfall crashing into a rocky pool where many like to take a plunge into. The Gitgit Waterfalls are also known as the ‘twin falls’due to its spilt streams of equal size. What a wonderful sight for your Bali honeymoon!
Gitgit Waterfall Jalan Raya Bedugul – Singaraja, Gitgit, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng Bali 81161, Indonesia
16. Watch a perfect sunset at Uluwatu Temple
Bali is also known as the island of a thousand temples. Out of the many, there are six directional temples that serve as the key temples of Balinese Hindu. Uluwatu Temple is one of the six key temples, and is very well-known as it is set atop a magnificient cliff bank facing the vast Indian Ocean. The sunset view here is spectacular, as the sparkling waters reflects the calming rays. You can also stay for the Balinese Kecak and fire dance performance at 6-7pm as well, for IDR100,000 (about S$10 per person). Uluwatu is relative close to Ngurah Rai Airport (22km) and will take an hour drive to reach. From central Ubud (54km), it takes approximately a 2 hour drive. ps: Watch out for monkeys who are always on the lookout to steal your belongings and food, so don’t bring anything valuable.
Uluwatu Temple Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu Village, Kuta sub-distrcit, Badung Regency. Entrance fee: IDR 30,000 (~S$3) for adult and IDR 20,000 (~S$2) for child Opening hours from 9am – 6pm
17. Dine at an active volcano at Mount Batur
Imagine overlooking this over a good meal. Located at the edge of the volcanic caldera of regal Mount Batur, dining at Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant is bound to leave you with an incredible feeling. If climbing a volcano has not been on your bucket list, this restaurant might just tempt you to do that. You can also head directly to Pinggan Village to see this breathtaking view of Mount Batur’s volcanic landscape.
Mount Batur Penelokan, Kintamani, Bangli, Bali Tel: +62 366 51810 Mobile
Phone: +62 81 138 5698, +62 81 916 703 818
in[email protected] Website
18. Feast with lions at Tsavo Lion Restaurant
Why not have a meal with the king of the jungle! Tsavo Lion Restaurant at Bali Safari Marine Park gives you an unforgettable experience of having a fancy meal in an African themed restaurant – the first in Asia! Here you can have a close encounter with wildlife, and see a pride of lions chilling just around the corner.
Bali Safari and Tsavo Lion Restaurant – Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
+62 361 950 000
19. Share your bananas with monkeys at Ubud Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and home to over hundreds of monkeys. It makes for an incredible adventure as you explore the hilly forested area. Not only is this place a popular tourist attaraction, it is also important component in the spiritual and economic life of the local community, and is used as an important spot for research and conservation programs. Fair warning though, these monkeys are very used to humans roaming their home and will not be afraid to challenge you for your bananas (and valuables too). So if you prefer being left alone, don’t flash your food to them, they will usually leave you alone. If you are feeling cheeky, thread carefully when interacting with the monkeys, as they will surprise you how much cheekier they are. Note to note feed monkeys any peanuts, biscuits, bread or any human snacks as they are not good for them!
Ubud Monkey Forest Jalan Monkey Forest – Padangtegal – Ubud – Gianyar- Bali (80571) +62 361 971 304 Website
20. Get a big bear hug at the Pod Chocolate & Factory Cafe
Ever wanted to get hugged by a bear? At Pod Chocolate and Factory Café, you can hug a honey bear! The comforting experience will leave you all smiles, and wanting more! Your happy day doesn’t just end with a hug. Pod Chocolate and Factory Café, established by Toby Garittis an organic chocolate factory where you get to taste delicious chocolates! You also get an eye-opening learning experience on how cocca is harvested and how chocolate is made! Their grounds is located near Bali Elephant Camp, near Sangeh Monkey Forest.
Pod Chocolate Factory and Café Jalan Tukad Ayung, Carangsari, Petang, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80353, Indonesia
+62 813 3738 8778
21. Experience the life of a farmer at Tabanan
Being a farmer is the ultimate test of your strength and perserverance! At Tabanan, you can sign up for an hour workshop that allows you to experience the life of a farmer. Learn about the rice plantation process from local farmers, plant and harvest seeds with your own hands, this entire time being surrounded by calming scenery. After which, you can reward your hard work with a traditional Balinese bathing ritual and a soothing massage! Trust us when we say you will walk away with a new found appreciation for the rice that you eat every meal.
The Organic Farm Bali Munduk Lumbang, Angsri, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
+62 852 3795 0255
22. Party with Trapeze Artistes in a Gothic Bar at Mirror Lounge & Club
Mirror Bali Lounge and Club is behind the cafe Gardin Bistro that we recommended above! This place sure comes with a difference, with interiors akin to a Gothic cathedral. Though it might seem a little freaky, the interiors are brilliantly matched with futuristic laser lighting to give you one of the coolest nightlife experiences on your Bali honeymoon. From hip-hop to house music, here you can dance the night away to internationally famous DJs. On some nights, you can even hang out with trapze artists as they swing over your head.
Mirror Longue and Club Jalan Petitenget No.106, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 23:00-04:00
Tel: +62 (0)811 3993 010
23. Get a thrill by exploring these strangely abandoned places in Bali
If you are up for adventure, Bali has tons of strangely abandoned places where you get the ultimate spine chilling experience. Here are some popular options: Explore the abandoned airplane at South Kuta near near Pandawa Beach. Check out the defunct amusement park Taman Festival which was never finished because crocodiles got out of their pits. If you are brave enough to set foot here, you can see crumbling booths, closed counters and broken windows which is all too common in The Walking Dead. You can try stepping foot into the uncompleted hotel Taman Rekreasi Bedugul or come fact to face with skeletons at Trunyan island. Fair warning though, the spooky effect might have its lasting effects.
24. Be a Mahout at Bali Zoo for a day
Have you ever wondered how to take care of the largest land animal on earth? Get up close and personal with these majestic creatures with Bali Zoo’s signature Mahout For a Day program. The only one of it’s kind in Indoensia, you get to be a mahout, traditionally a person who rides, handles and ares for an elephant for most of its life. This will make for an unforgettable experience on your Bali honeymoon, as you both embark on taking care of your elephant.
Bali Zoo Jl. Raya Singapadu Banjar Seseh Sukawati Batuan Sukawati Gianyar Bali, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 294 357
25. Learn to become a Masterchef at Bumbu Bali
At the award-winning Bumbu Bali Restaurant, you can atttend their cooking classes where you can learn to shop for fresh ingredients and whip them up into delicious dishes (you can opt for without market visit). Most lessons are hosted by Henz Von Holzen, author of give highly acclaimed cookbooks. You will get to whip up dishes such as lamb stew and grilled chicken. The grandest task here would be to sample and enjoy the mouth watering dishes prepared. Conclude the day with hot piping Balinese coffee and a certificate to acknowledge your newly attained “Masterchef” status!
Bumbu Bali Jl. Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 774 502
Cost: US$95 with market visit or US$85 without market visit, subject to 10% service charge and 11% government tax
26. Dine in the middle of a vast paddy fields at Pomegranate and Sardine
All of us have those days where we just want to escape civilization and enjoy some quiet time somewhere. At Pomegranate and Sardine, you can enjoy a unique dining experience in the middle of a vast paddy field. Say hello to the ultimate au-naturale experience. Sit back, relax with a cup of fragrant tea, a refreshing cocktail and yummy bites! With nothing to bother you as you enjoy your heartfelt conversations, you can be assured that this place will bring only good memories to your Bali honeymoon. Be sure to catch the romantic sunset too! We recommend you make a prior reservation as this place is pretty popular among couples.
Pomegranate and Sardine Jalan Petitenget 21 Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia Sardine is Open daily from 11:30am to 1am ( last order at 11pm)
Tel: +62 811 397 8111 / +62 811 397 8333
Cafe Pomegranate is Open daily (except during Balinese New Year from 9am to 9pm (last order at 8:30pm)
Tel: + 62 (0) 878 6080 3632
Sardine Bali Website | Cafe Pomegranate
27. Get the full hipster experience at Deus ex Machina
Deus ex Machina, also known as Deus Cafe Canggu is everything hipster all rolled into one. Featuring a restaurant, cafe, motorcycle shop, surf shop and photo + art gallery, Duex ex Machina is the ultimate place to get your coffee. The coffee served here is hailed to be one of the best in Bali. Also try the Dirty Bintan, which is Bintang beer over ice with a dash of sambal and squirt of fresh lime, served in a salt-rimmed glass) – how cool is that?
Deus Cafe Canggu Bali Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Daily 7am – 11pm. Breakfast is served from 7am – 12 pm. Lunch and dinner if from 12pm – 11pm everyday.
Tel: +62 811 388 150
28. Sip on a cocktail on a floating platform at Puri Santrian Bar
At Puri Santrian Bar, lounge by the sea while you sip on your cocktails or swim out to sea to chill out on a floating platform. Be treated to uplifting views, soothing breeze and soft waves. Be served full-flavoured culinary delights from day to night. Can it get any better than this?
Puri Santrian Bar Jalan Cemara, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia Opening Hours: 11am – 12 midnight
+62 361 288011
When’s the best time to visit Bali?
The best time to visit Bali would be between April to October, during the dry season. The lack of rain during the summer season makes Bali more comfortable for day excursion and beach trips.