All Posts,  Indonesia,  Top Honeymoon Destinations,  Travel

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Indonesia

With its exotic beaches, a wealth of history, verdant terrains, and tropical rainforests, Indonesia makes up for a beautiful and laidback honeymoon destination. Laidback, however, does not equate to boring. As the largest archipelagic country in the world, Indonesia is packed with exciting activities! We have rounded up the Top Honeymoon Destinations in Indonesia where you can experience an ultimate luxurious and comfortable stay and explore exhilarating things to do.

Travel Tip: 

Make sure to get the right travel insurance to cover you during your travel.
Check out the best travel insurance on Singsaver.
You can also read this article to see which plan suits your trip best.

 

1. Bali

bali indonesia
Source

Undeniably, the most popular destinations in Indonesia, Bali is located between Java and Lombok and is characterized by its striking coastal areas and lush interiors. A honeymoon in Bali is a whirlwind of adventure and romance that can start off slow and steady with yoga and meditation to the booming and buzzing nightlife and adventures that you can encounter.

Best Time to Go:

The best time to visit Bali for your honeymoon is from April to June and September to November. These are the months just before and after the high season. Weather is still a bit dry and less humid and prices for accommodations can be 30 – 50% cheaper than the high season of July to August, plus the holidays (Easter, Christmas, and New Year).

Top Things to Do:

Read our Bali Things to Do Guide >

Recommended Place to Stay: Viceroy Ubud Bali, for a sublime honeymoon retreat

Viceroy Ubud
Source

Viceroy Ubud Bali is a sublime retreat for lovers who are looking to have a tranquil home on their honeymoon in Bali. The 5-star luxury resort is in the highlands of Ubud, Bali, which is a secluded haven for romantics, adventurers, and the mindful. With lavish villas that have private pools and views of the Petanu River, Viceroy Ubud, Bali provides the ultimate luxury experience.

Stay in the Elephant Villa that is the perfect abode for honeymooners. It is a spacious and romantic pool villa with stunning valley views and traditional Balinese living areas that are perfect for couples. You can also opt to book their Romance Package for your honeymoon.

Click here for rates For Viceroy Ubud >

2. Lombok

Lombok
Source

A honeymoon in Lombok is filled with divine beaches, the majestic Mount Rinjani volcano, and a magnificent marine life to see and discover. Located in West Nusa Tenggara, Lombok island is separated by the Lombok strait from Bali in the west and by Alas strait in the east from Sumbawa island. There is no shortage of things to do and see in and out of the water and is chosen by honeymooners who like an intimate trip. With its raw and natural beauty, historic sites, and stunning beaches, Lombok Island is one of the most popular destinations in West Nusa Tenggara.

Best Time to Go:

The best time to go to Lombok is during its shoulder season in the months of March or October, which has amazing weather that comes without the peak season crowds. Peak season is from April to September, which is considered the general summer season in many parts of the world, while the low season is from October to March with rains in the evening, but travelers can still enjoy the island.

Top Things to Do:

  • Tour the Gili Islands and see Gili Trawangan for Instagram worthy shots at the ocean wings, Gili Meno for a more remote and serene vibe, and Gili Air, the perfect mix of both Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno.
  • See the amazing views of Mount Rinjani from the summit by going on a 2D1N trek or at the foothills of the mountain
  • Visit Tangsi Beach and see one of the few pink beaches in the world. Take a side trip to the cliffs of Tanjung Ringgit and see the views overlooking Sumbawa Island.

Read our Lombok Things to Do Guide >

Recommended Place to Stay: Hotel Tugu Lombok, for the sweet and romantic solitude

Hotel Tugu Lombok
Source

Hotel Tugu Lombok is the epitome of the art, soul, and romance of Indonesia. It is designed to showcase the country’s romantic history with its collection of fine antiquities and features hundreds of stunning artworks and ancient buildings collated and rebuilt as a testament to the long-forgotten culture of Lombok. Hotel Tugu Lombok offers the majestic sunrise over Mt. Rinjani, has an 18-hole golf course and virgin landscapes as its neighbors. 

We stayed in the Bhagayat Gita Ocean Suite on our past trip to Lombok, and it has a private patio with daybeds and a private plunge pool that comes with direct access to the beach. Alternatively, you may choose to stay in the Sang Hyang Djiwo that literally means, “a state of spiritual euphoria,” and is a spacious villa that faces the sea and is the perfect abode for honeymooners.

Click here for rates For Hotel Lombok >

3. Nusa Islands

Nusa Islands
Source

Islands you can visit for just a day or two, but you can stay as much as you want and explore them. The Nusa Islands are just 30 minutes away by boat from mainland Bali and are part of it but when you get there, it will feel like your miles away from the buzz of Kuta or Seminyak. There are 3 islands that you can explore, Nusa Lembongan, the closest to Bali and the most popular, Nusa Ceningan, the smallest of the three, and Nusa Penida which is the least popular but the biggest of them.

Best Time to Go:

The best time to go on honeymoon in the Nusa Islands is from October to April and May to September. Avoid going from January to February since the islands get heavy rainfall.

Explore the 3 Islands

Nusa Penida

A relatively underdeveloped island, Nusa Penida is the largest of the 3 islands and is in the southeast of mainland Bali. Perfect for couples looking for seclusion and an adventurous honeymoon trip. The island has a history of being known as the black magic island and was inhabited by dark spirits that were banished here by the priests of Bali. The island is also known for its beaches such as Kelingking Beach, Angel’s Billabong, and Broken Beach.

Top Things to Do:

  • If you only have a day to spare to see this island, go on a day tour of the amazing places of Nusa Penida with this day tour trip from Bali. Choose whether you want to see the West, East, or South areas of the island.
  • Do it for the ‘gram in this Instagram Tour of Nusa Penida’s Instagram worthy places and pose against the island’s best gems like Peguyangan Waterfalls, Tembeling Beach, and more.
  • Swim among the diverse marine life of the island on a scuba diving experience!
  • Wander around the temples on the island and discover its history as the black magic island on Pura Dalem Ped and the Pura Goa Giri Putri which is in a large cave that has sacred springs, stalagmite, and stalactites.

Recommended Place to Stay: Ocean Terrace Suite and Spa Luxury, for a lowkey but a luxurious honeymoon

Ocean Terrace Suite and Spa Luxury
Source

Ocean Terrace Suite and Spa Luxury is a 4-star resort that has an aqua park, a sun terrace, and an outdoor pool. Rooms include a patio that provides views overlooking the sea.

Click here for rates For Ocean Terrace Suite and Spa>

Nusa Lembongan

Aquamarine waters, powder-white sands, and verdant mangrove forests are what make Nusa Lembongan. A perfect getaway for honeymooners looking for a short but fulfilling and adventure-filled honeymoon with its hidden coves, perfect sunset spots, lovely guest houses, and boutique resorts.

Top Things to Do:

Recommended Place to Stay: Lembongan Beach Club & Resort, for an amazing honeymoon retreat

Lembongan Beach Club & Resort
Source

One of the leading accommodations in Nusa Lembongan, Lembongan Beach Club & Resort offers a tropical retreat that has a restaurant and an outdoor pool with amazing views of the white sandy shores of Jungut Batu Beach. 

Book your honeymoon in the One-Bedroom Grand Premiere Private Pool Villa that has a private swimming pool, a bedroom that has a honeymoon setup, and an open-air private terrace.

Click here for rates For Lembongan Beach Club & Resort >

Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Ceningan is a tiny island that is enclosed by gorgeous white sand beaches everywhere. The small island is connected to Nusa Lembongan by the popular Yellow Bridge. Exploring the island can be done in one day with beaches that will make you relaxed.

Top Things to Do:

  • Marvel at the most beautiful electric blue colored waters of the cove of the Blue Lagoon.
  • Have an adventure-filled time at Mahana Point cliff diving, swimming, surfing, and relaxing.
  • Snorkel your way through the underwater world full of coral reefs at the Secret Beach.

Recommended Place to Stay: Le Pirate Beach Club, for a “box seat” style honeymoon abode

Le Pirate Beach Club
Source

Le Pirate Beach Club is in an amazing location on a low cliff that overlooks the turquoise waters of the ocean and comes with direct beach access. The beach club offers a unique eco-friendly place to stay with thatched roofs and a restaurant. Rooms include a private terrace with a seating area and a hammock.

Click here for rates For Le Pirate Beach Club >

4. Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta Indonesia
Source

More known as “Jogja,” is on the Indonesian island of Java, Yogyakarta is known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage. It is one of the most visited places in Indonesia and has UNESCO-acclaimed Hindu and Buddhist temples, the Borobudur and Prambanan. A honeymoon vacation in Yogyakarta means chasing sunrises in Borobudur and Prambanan, strolling through museums like The Kraton, or watching silversmiths make stunning jewelry at Kotagade.

Best Time to Go:

Since Indonesia is a tropical country, the weather rarely differs between seasons and the temperature goes as high as 34.7 degrees Celsius. The hottest months are September, October, and May while November to December and January to March are cooler but also the time with more crowds. July is the month of the low season and may save you a little bit on your budget.

Top Things to Do:

Read our Yogyakarta Things to Do Guide >

Recommended Place to Stay: Amanjiwo, for a top-notch luxury romantic trip

Amanjiwo
Source

In Amanjiwo, a locally cut limestone called, paras yogay, will welcome you upon arriving in the temple facade of the hotel. It has amazing and panoramic views of the Kedu Plain, distant volcanoes, and the famous Borobudur Temple. The name, Amanjiwo, means “peaceful soul” and this is what you will truly feel during your stay here.

We recommend that you book your honeymoon in the Borobudur Suite that has a private walled garden with stunning views of the Borobudur and the nearby valley.

Click here for rates For Amanjiwo >

5. Flores Island

Flores Island
Source

Flores in Indonesia is where most travelers come to see the famous Komodo dragons that live on Komodo Island. Aside from the famous large lizards, Flores is an island for adventure, diving, eco-tours, and mountain climbing plus amazing heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. A honeymoon spent in Flores is a gateway for something adventurous.

Best Time to Go:

The best time to go on honeymoon in Flores is during the months of May to September when the weather is dry and sort of predictable. Komodo Island’s best months are from September to November when the weather is amazing, and the tourists are few. These months are ideal to see marine wildlife.

Top Things to Do:

  • Spot the Komodo dragon at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Komodo National Park, where protected marine life and other local creatures stay.
  • Hike to the top of Padar Island in Komodo Island for a staggeringly amazing view of the full bay.
  • Walk on small sandbars that are scattered around Komodo Islands, catch them when the tide is low since some disappear when the tide comes in.
  • Snorkel with the manta rays, which are commonly spotted year-round in Komodo National Park.
  • Go on a rocky ocean cavern adventure and find Rnako Cave with its crystal-clear water that sunlight brightens through the mouth of the cave.
  • Visit the Lakes of Kelimutu and see the strangest and most beautiful three lakes due to the multi-colored lakes in the crater of the volcanoes. It’s amazing during the sunrise so think about heading there during that time. 
  • Learn about the famous Manggarai tribe’s life at the traditional village of Wae Rebo.
  • Explore the pristine beaches, azure waters, and enchanting views at 17 Islands Marine Park in Riung. It’s also a great place to explore marine life by snorkeling.
  • Be amazed at the pink hues of the sand at Komodo Pink Beach!

Recommended Place to Stay: Komodo Resort, for a chance to be part of the pristine nature of Sebayur Island

Nestled in a sheltered bay that is framed by white sand, Komodo Resort is a unique place to enjoy some of Indonesia’s best diving. The resort is enveloped by the untouched nature of Sebayur Island with the beach just a stone’s throw away along with its stunning reef.

Book your Komodo Resort stay in one of the Grand View suites that include a seafront terrace and majestic panoramic views of the Indonesian sunset.

Click here for rates For Komodo Resort >

Hope you had fun seeing what you guys can explore and see in this article for the Top Honeymoon Destinations in Indonesia. Share your thoughts on this one, if you liked it!

Don’t miss our wedding guide here and our honeymoon guide here. If you need any help/services, email us at [email protected]. We’d be happy to help!


Big thanks to Gusmank Photography for the featured image.

All opinions remain writer’s own. For more information, kindly refer to our copyright & disclosure policy.

To get featured on The Wedding Vow, email [email protected] for advertising, [email protected] for media invites. Click here for more information.

The Wedding Vow is a digital publication bringing you the best content on weddings, honeymoon travel and lifestyle. We hope to inspire you to create the most beautiful memories of your wedding and honeymoon, followed by building your dream home. Embark on this magical journey with us!