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Reasons to Honeymoon in Bali
Written by Yoheswari Devaraj on June 1, 2017 Share on

10 Reasons Why Bali Is A Perfect Honeymoon Destination

Bali, the enchanting “Island of Gods,” beckons honeymooners with its captivating blend of pristine beaches, world-class surfing waves, and breathtaking natural wonders. Infused with vibrant ceremonies and showcasing the talents of gifted artists, Bali promises a romantic escape like no other. The island offers an extensive array of accommodations, from private villas to luxurious resorts, complemented by a diverse culinary scene, top-notch activities, indulgent spas, and vibrant shopping experiences. In this tropical haven, here are 10 compelling reasons why embarking on a honeymoon in Bali is an unparalleled adventure for couples seeking beauty, culture, and serenity.

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10 Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

  • Private villas
  • Water sport activities
  • Beaches and Waterfalls
  • Customising your own jewellery
  • Local traditions
  • Adrenaline pumping activities
  • Shopping
  • Food
  • Mountain hiking and discovering hidden places
  • Balinese Dance

1. Private villas

From simple beach hut accommodations to super posh hotels and resorts, some of the world’s most stunning holiday villas, and stylish designer hotels – Bali has it all. But nothing beats the private pool villas where you get several hundred square meters of living space and large tropical gardens at unbeatable prices. This is one of the many reason why you should honeymoon in Bali.

Private villas, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

2. Water sport activities

Bali is a great place to pick up a sport especially in its abundance. Surfer pros can head to the outer reef breaks of the southern Bukit Peninsula, while newbies can opt for smaller waves in the lagoons. Scuba-diving offers thriving and vibrant underwater world with some excellent dive sites. Not to mention snorkelling and white water rafting in Ayung River. Seawalker is an underwater activity that offers everyone an opportunity to enjoy an underwater experience with the minimum of equipment. Or you can ride or ‘fly’ 10 to 15m high above the water’s surface with the help of these jetpacks. This aquatic adventure lets you zoom, zip, and shoot through the water and soar up into the air or dive headlong into the water.

Water sport activities, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

3. Beaches and Waterfalls

Being an island nation, Bali has an assortment of beaches ranging from palm-fringed white sand coasts on the island’s south such as Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur, to the cliff-guarded ‘hidden’ shores of Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland and Bingin.

For adventure seekers, hidden deep in the mountain forests of central Bali are pristine waterfalls. After an exciting journey through the island’s lesser explored regions, these waterfalls let you relax beside their natural rock pools fed by constant flows all year round.

Beaches and Waterfalls, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

4. Customising your own jewellery

Visit Bali’s artistic villages and communities of craftsmen like Pakudui village in Tegallalang or or the gold and silversmith communities of Celuk and Mas, south of Ubud. You get to  interact with the friendly villagers and see how woodcarvers shape intricate Garuda statues, or how silversmiths craft gemstones into their shiny and sophisticated jewellery pieces. Most workshops like Chez Monique allows you to witness the process and make some of your own! 

Customising your own jewellery, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

5. Local traditions

The sole reason responsible for the island’s uniqueness is its vibrant culture. Locally known as layangan is when the blue skies are speckled with kites. The Bali Kite Festival has kites flown by about every kid and village troupe. Saka New Year celebrations is another unusual sight to behold for the eve is filled with firecrackers, torches and parading monstrous papier-mâché figures around village streets. On the holy days of Galungan and Kuningan, all the streets in Bali are lined with bamboo poles decorated with young coconut leaf ornaments with significance to  the harvest items of agrarian Bali. Most of the annual festivals in Bali are free to watch, particularly the Bali Arts Festival opening parades.

Local traditions, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

6. Adrenaline pumping activities

Bali Treetop adventure lets you hook into a harness and soar through the trees at an open-air ropes course on a day spent exploring. Eat lunch on Lake Bratan and pay tribute to the water goddess at Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, before checking out a traditional market and a gorgeous waterfall hidden in the dense mountains. Spend a day at the Bali Zoo bouncing between exhibits filled with everything from lazy lions to enormous elephants. Enter Bali Safari & Marine Park and ride on a special cage tram on a safari to encounter over 60 different species, from tigers to binturongs.

Adrenaline pumping activities, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

7. Shopping

While on your honeymoon in Bali, buy some souvenirs to remember the place by. Ubud is the destination for such souvenir hunters. Bali, being a treasure trove of fine art and handicrafts, antique and semi-antique furniture, paintings, delicately carved jewellery, wood and stone carvings, masks, woven and dyed fabrics, caters to a large number of shoppers. It is where international and world-famous designer brands can be found beside local and handmade curios. Strike a bargain at the colourful art markets of Kuta or Sukawati as similar art markets can be found in other areas. The air-conditioned modern malls are of course not out of option!

Shopping, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

8. Food

Indulge in the flavors of Balinese cuisine on your honeymoon in Bali by participating in cooking classes with local chefs. Choose your preferred meats, vegetables, herbs, and spices from vibrant markets, and savor the delightful dishes you create in a scenic garden. For chocolate enthusiasts, a visit to Pod Chocolate Bali offers a unique experience, allowing you to learn the art of chocolate-making from bean to bar at their charming factory in central Bali. Conclude your day with a romantic dinner on a Bali coastline cruise, enjoying breathtaking sunset views—a perfect way to create lasting memories with your loved one.

Food, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

9. Mountain hiking and discovering hidden places

For an adventurous honeymoon in Bali, trek the island’s lower mountains like Mount Lempuyang in Karangasem, revealing lush forests, playful macaques, and ancient temples without the need for permits. Experience the magic of sunrise atop a volcano, surrounded by rising steam from the caldera, followed by a taste of the renowned kopi luwak coffee on the descent. Explore terraced fields and vibrant rice paddies on a Banyuwangi village trek, creating romantic memories against Bali’s stunning backdrop. This unique blend of nature, culture, and adventure ensures an unforgettable start to your marital journey.

Mountain hiking and discovering hidden places, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

10. Balinese Dance

While you’re at Bali, watch the lively Barong dance, a piece of Balinese mythology with ornate costumes, traditional dancing, and unique musical instruments. The nightly performance of the Kecak dance where the seated men create the backing sounds with their mouths and move and sway their outstretched arms to accompany the drama. The fusion of traditional Indonesian dance activities with modern contemporary dance, aerial acrobatic attractions, dazzling costumes and hi-tech special effects, is what the Devdan Show comprises of. This show being one of Bali’s main attractions ensures to fill your entertainment quota. The Devdan Show offers a unique and enchanting evening, combining the allure of romance with the mesmerizing beauty of Indonesian arts. Immerse yourselves in this unforgettable cultural extravaganza as part of your enchanting honeymoon in Bali.

Balinese Dance, Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

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With its diverse beaches, thrilling water sports, lush landscapes, and rich cultural traditions, Bali provides a romantic backdrop for couples. From private pool villas to customizable jewelry workshops, the island caters to various tastes. Adventure seekers can explore hidden waterfalls and engage in adrenaline-pumping activities, while those seeking relaxation can enjoy the vibrant local traditions and exquisite cuisine. Whether trekking through mountain forests, shopping in vibrant markets, or experiencing enchanting Balinese dances, Bali offers an array of reasons why it is the ideal destination for a memorable honeymoon. Explore the beauty and diversity of Bali, creating lasting memories with your loved one.

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