Bali is the perfect honeymoon destination. Beautiful beaches, terraced rice paddies, waterfalls, black sand beaches and small resorts nestled into the jungle; there is no shortage of beautiful sites in Bali. I lived in Bali for a few years and got to know the island pretty well, including some stays at some of the most amazing hotels and resorts that are simply perfect for honeymooners!
Even though Bali’s tourism is increasing, there are endless options of secluded and hidden romantic getaways for your picture-perfect honeymoon. Whether your ideal honeymoon is spent at a beach bar in Canggu or lounging in hammocks while listening to nature’s sounds in Bali’s lush forests up in Ubud – you’ll find it here.
The first step when planning where you will honeymoon is picking the destination (let’s assume you have settled on Bali and are ready to start booking your dream honeymoon hotel), then next up is researching the location and figuring out which area is right for you.
Don’t worry, we have you covered with our complete guide to the different regions in Bali to decide which area suits you and your new husband or wife!
In this guide, we share our top picks in a variety of areas in Bali giving you the lowdown on the hotel, price point and unique features that will make your stay there even more special!
AYANA Resort and Spa
- Location: Jimbaran
- Price point: Starting at $247/night
- Unique fact: Bali’s only Thermes Marins thalassotherapy spa
Set high above stunning Jimbaran Bay on 90 hectares of cliff-top tropical garden and lotus ponds, the AYANA is a massive resort and spa with a private beach, breathtaking ocean-front views and mesmerizing sunsets that make you not want to leave – and you don’t have to.
With 12 pools on multiple levels and 19 restaurants and bars – its Rock Bar is recognized as one of the World’s Top 30 Best Hotel Bars – the resort has everything one may need. In addition to a fitness center, it also offers an 18-hole putting course and on-site tennis court to test your fresh love with your new wedded partner.
You can even book your own private luxury villa in a wing of the Ayana, complete with your own pool, kitchen and balcony. Make sure to try Bali’s only Thermes Marins thalassotherapy spa, which uses fresh seawater rich in minerals.
If you do decide to venture out from the hotel and make your way down to Jimbaran, you’ll be surprised to find a unique combination of luxury resorts while maintaining an authentic local community. It’s a perfect area to have a seafood dinner on the beach, visit local markets and relax at the beach.
Though this area can get a bit touristy, Jimbaran does not have the same tourist masses other areas in Bali can have.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri
- Location: Jimbaran
- Price point: Starting at $290/night (for a luxury cottage)
- Unique fact: Belmond’s range of activities including cooking classes, temple experiences, sunset cruises, and full-day tours
When you arrive at the Belmond Jimbaran Puri it is like discovering a secret garden paradise. The hotel offers accommodation in private cottages and villas that incorporate local materials from Bali such as bamboo, teak and alang-alang thatching to give you that true feeling you have stepped into Balinese life.
The hotel is set right on the beach with a stunning infinity pool made from Javanese stone that is the perfect place to spend the late afternoon watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand. The Belmond Jimbaran is a perfect destination for honeymooners looking for luxury, seclusion and privacy and romantic activities including couples massages and private dinners on the beach.
We recommend opting for privacy and since it’s your honeymoon, going all out and booking a private deluxe pool villa. These villas have all the amenities you could wish for, including high tech entertainment systems, private terrace with sunken pool, day beds to relax in the afternoon sun, daily afternoon tea and even a butler service!
For more information, read our Belmond Jimbaran Puri Review.
Bulgari Resort Bali
- Location: Uluwatu
- Price point: $868/night
- Unique fact: Private beach that you can access only through the resort’s private inclined elevator
Set on top of the magnificent cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula, Bali’s Bulgari Resort is one of a kind. From location to amenities and service, everything is immaculate and dubbed a honeymoon haven in Bali’s south.
Beautiful, large Bali-style villas meet luxurious and contemporary touches with floor-to-ceiling windows in bathrooms, private outdoor space and plunge pools with sunset views of the Indian Ocean, making this resort a sophisticated experience like no other.
Though located 500 feet above sea level, the Bulgari Resort has a 0.6 miles long private beach that you can access only through the resort’s private inclined elevator. Unlike many beaches in northern Bali, the beaches in Uluwatu are pristine white sand and bright blue water.
Other popular beaches and temples in Uluwatu for you and your partner to explore are around 2.4 miles from the resort. Let yourself relax by enjoying a massage at the spa with unobstructed sweeping views of the ocean or dining in their praised restaurants, serving creative and modern interpretations of Italian cuisine or fresh seafood.
Alila Villas Uluwatu
- Location: Uluwatu
- Price point: Starting at $530/night (1 Bedroom Pool Villa)
- Unique fact: View from the unique sunset cabana perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean
Set 30 minutes from the airport, and 15 minutes from nearby Jimbaran, Alila Villas Uluwatu is perfectly located for you to explore the south of Bali. The hotel is set upon a clifftop plateau providing extraordinary views over the ocean that are some of the best on the island!
In 2019, the resort was named No. 4 in Bali by Conde Nast Traveller and with good reason! The hotel offers ultimate luxury accommodations with their 1, 2, 3 bedroom pool villas, plus a stunning spa, onsite yoga and a range of activities and experiences to enjoy during your stay.
The Alila will also appeal to travellers with sustainability in mind, the hotel is strongly committed to social, cultural and environmental responsibilities, which they regard as essential for sustainable business. The hotel has a number of green initiatives, including the initial design and build of the property and support of local communities through the R.O.L.E Foundation and Bali Life Foundation.
Six Senses Uluwatu
- Location: Uluwatu
- Price point: Prices starting at $370/night (Sky Suite)
- Unique fact: Uninterrupted ocean views from every aspect!
The Six Senses brand is synonymous with luxury and it’s no different when you step inside this cliff side property in Bali. From the moment you step inside you know that you are about to have both a romantic and relaxing time at the resort.
There are several dining options, with an ever changing menu that is based on the seasons at Rocka, a spectacular Cliff bar, as the name suggests at the edge of the cliff with expansive views and even an option to cook yourself at the Cooking Studio. Here mixologists, sommeliers, local producers such as cheesemakers and chefs from all over the world are featured, you can watch a demonstration or learn to cook Balinese fare for yourself.
The hotel offers a variety of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom and suite options, as well as stunning villas – and since it’s your honeymoon you probably want to opt for the once in a lifetime experience of having your own private villa to celebrate in.
Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa
- Location: Munduk
- Price point: Starting at $183/night
- Unique fact: Waterfall in walking distance and horse riding
Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa is the ultimate honeymoon destination. With 4 stars and a significantly less price point than the other hotels introduced in this post, it should be a no-brainer to pay this resort a visit in the future, whether for your honeymoon, anniversary, birthday – or just because.
Located in Bali’s north, this resort is nestled in the jungle on a hill and offers mesmerizing views from its infinity pool over the surrounding rice fields, mountains and coffee trees.
Whether you are taking a dip and watching the clouds beneath you go by or lounge poolside and watch the clouds go by in the pool’s reflection, it’s a relaxing experience no matter what.
Several nature attractions aren’t far; both Buyan and Tamblingan Lake are only a 5-minute drive away. If you’re feeling adventurous, head to the Munduk Waterfall that’s a 15-minute trek away or have the resort organise a horse riding tour through Bali’s most beautiful nature. A once in a lifetime adventure you won’t forget.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
- Location: Ubud
- Price point: $742/night
- Unique fact: Ranked #29 in the World’s Top 100 Hotels by Travel + Leisure in 2017
You don’t need to look at pictures to know that a Four Seasons Hotel is going to be a great experience that won’t disappoint, no matter where you are headed – and this one is no different.
Close to Bali’s artistic and cultural capital Ubud in central Bali, the resort is a lush nature paradise beside the Ayung River. Many of Bali’s main attractions are nearby, so it makes an excellent exploration base if you want to venture beyond the hotel’s offerings.
Thundering waterfalls, rice terraces and monkey forest are nearby. Most of Bali’s waterfalls are extremely touristy, so go off the beaten path to find some untouched nature that most of the time have even better waterfalls with fewer crowds.
The resort itself is spread out over a big area of land, with the main building looking unique and futuristic. The Four Seasons Sayan is known for its excellent cuisine, offering Indonesian and western delicacies spread out over its several restaurants and bars – the high tea at Jati Bar is supposed to be particularly good.
Ranked #29 in the World’s Top 100 Hotels by Travel + Leisure in 2017, this resort is the perfect hideaway for couples seeking peace and quiet.
The Kayon Hotel
- Location: Ubud
- Price point: $438/night
- Unique Fact: Balinese dance performances in the evenings and one of the most impressive pools in Bali
The Kayon Hotel is probably what immediately springs to mind when you think of traditional Balinese nature. Secluded in the forest near Ubud, the Kayon boasts one of the most impressive pools in all of Bali, extending out over the jungle river below.
The setting in The Kayon is perfectly romantic, with little touches and beautiful flowers scattered throughout. Book one of the private villas surrounding the hotel to have your own pool overlooking the trees and nearby waterfall.
They even have an exclusive Madu Tresna Honeymoon package complete with a floating breakfast in their amazing pool. You can also book a couples massage for the ultimate in honeymoon relaxation!
If you are looking for a romantic, quiet hotel that feels like traditional Bali, then look no further than the Kayon.
COMO Shambhala Estate
- Location: Payangan
- Price point: $450/night
- Unique fact: The estate offers targeted wellness programs
Located in central Bali and only a 25-minute drive away from popular Ubud, COMO Shambhala Estate is a secluded hideaway. Rooms are equipped with traditional Balinese decor, some even with their own private infinity pool overlooking the lush tropical forest surrounding the property.
With delicious Western and European cuisine, this hidden estate is a wellness paradise. Offering holistic approaches in all its services, COMO Shambhala Estate runs programs specifically designed to aid guests to benefit the mind, body and spirit.
There are yoga and pilates instructors, an Ayurvedic doctor and Dietician on hand to answer all your questions. For a stay longer than three nights, which every good honeymoon should be, the estate also offers targeted wellness programs – Cleanse, Be Active, Ayurvedic and Bespoke.
For those seeking adventure, outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling, rafting, canyoning and cultural tours can be arranged.
This peaceful oasis with views of distant volcanoes and natural landscapes make it a perfect place to rejuvenate and celebrate love.
Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa Bali
- Location: Payangan
- Price point: $245/night
- Unique fact: Free 15-minute welcome massage
Another central Bali favourite is Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa. Build on a cliff atop the Ayung River Valley and surrounded by lush greenery, wake up in the clouds and watch as the morning fog slowly dissipates.
Equipped with Bali’s traditional wooden architecture and interior design style, each chalet comes with a private balcony with beautiful jungle views – you might even spot a monkey or two!
Upon arrival, you are greeted with a 15-minute welcome massage free of charge and can partake in activities like daily morning meditation classes, yoga, trekking and cycling.
The Nandini Jungle Resort also has a hillside swimming pool, an outdoor hot tub and – perhaps the coolest part – hidden paths to a jungle river perfect for a honeymoon exploration. Rather than joining other, similar 5* resorts in the area offering western cuisine, Nandini’s grows its own fresh ingredients in the resort to make local dishes.
The Colony Hotel
- Location: Seminyak
- Price point: 438€/night
- Unique Fact: Balinese dance performances in the evenings
The Colony Hotel is a landmark with a perfect location right in the middle of Seminyak. Modeled after a traditional colonial mansion, The Colony looks just at home in the English Countryside as it does in Bali.
Beautiful white furnishings and a picture-perfect pool make this luxury hotel an ideal honeymoon spot. Start your day with a poolside breakfast, then lounge by the pool all day with your new spouse.
If you do want to leave the hotel, you won’t find a better location. Just steps away from the hotel are some of Bali’s best restaurants and cafes, including the famous Ku De Ta, La Lucciola, and Breeze.
If you want to celebrate with a night out with your loved one, Seminyak is the place to be. Book a dinner at one of the above restaurants and sip on champagne as you watch the sun go down over the beach for one of Bali’s magnificent sunsets, or have a romantic dinner for 2 at the Colony’s excellent restaurant.
The Oberoi Beach Resort
- Location: Seminyak
- Price point: $437
- Unique Fact: Set on 15 acres of beachfront property with private villas and open-air massage rooms
The Oberoi Resort in Bali is a beautiful beach resort facing fashionable Seminyak beach, close to bustling Canggu.
The area is near tourist hot spots, but secluded enough for a romantic getaway. Famed Ku De Ta restaurant and Seminyak Square shopping center are only a short walk away.
Wanting to resemble local Bali villas and incorporate traditional Balinese architecture and interior design, all rooms are styled with classic Bali interior.
The resort’s premises are excellent for relaxing on your honeymoon bliss with a big swimming pool overlooking the beach and make for an ideal location to watch the famous Bali sunsets.
To help you relax from the start, The Oberoi has open-air massage pavilions overlooking a pond that’s part of the 15 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens and is offering a variety of beauty treatments. Make sure to enjoy a traditional Balinese dance performance in the evenings.
- Location: Seminyak
- Price point: $407/night
- Unique Fact: All the rooms at Peppers are private villas with their own pools
If you are looking for luxurious accommodation while also maintaining privacy, then Peppers Seminyak is for you. Located in central Seminyak, Peppers feels like it is miles away from the hustle and bustle of the area.
Take your golf cart from the beautiful reception and be shown to your own honeymoon villa, complete with your own pool. Every villa is designed with the utmost luxury in mind, and any request is only a short phone call to the front desk away.
You can either take your meals in your own villa dining room or poolside, or you can go to the great on site restaurant. For a private honeymoon experience, it’s hard to beat the privacy of your own luxury villa while still being a short walk from all the main sights of Seminyak!
- Location: Canggu
- Price point: $333/night
- Unique Fact: Has a large antique artwork collection from around Indonesia
Staying at Hotel Tugu is like staying in a museum of Bali history. Every part of the hotel feels authentic, and that’s because it actually is.
Original wood structures, artwork, and designs are found throughout the property, making it an ideal honeymoon spot. There’s something romantic about being surrounded by the history and original works of art of the region, with exposed wood and beautiful paintings throughout the rooms.
Tugu also recently added an entire beachfront deck, so you can have an evening cocktail while watching the sun go down over Canggu beach from the comfort of your own private area.
The food at the property is also exquisite, with wonderful traditional Asian food being served at their on-site restaurant. You can also fully relax in the gardens of the property with an outdoor massage or one of the many other unique treatments offered by the spa.
If you are an art history buff, or simply want to spend your honeymoon in a luxurious traditional hotel steps from the beach, then Hotel Tugu is an ideal place to spend your honeymoon with your loved one.
NORTH WEST BALI
Menjangan Dynasty Resort
- Location: Banyuwedang
- Price point: $172/night
- Unique fact: PADI dive center on-site
For a honeymoon of a slightly different kind, head to Menjangan Dynasty Resort.
Located on the northwest coast in Banyuwedang, this area is known as the “wild west” of Bali. Traditional Balinese villages away from the crowds, unique flora and fauna and windswept beaches gave this area its nickname.
Banyuwedang is popular for snorkeling and diving – and the best spots are only a 30-minute boat ride from the resort. Learn or advance your diving practice at their own 5-start PADI dive center on-site for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Away from the main tourist crowds, the resort offers a serene and peaceful getaway and is set on Banyuwedang’s beach. You can also explore the less-touristy Pemuteran area.
Instead of the typical Bali villas, you’ll find in other luxury hotels on the island, Menjangan Dynasty Resort offers luxury tents equipped with all the amenities you might need. It even comes with an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and your very own, private infinity pool.
The resort itself offers an outdoor pool with stunning views of the sea and a beautiful spa with spa pods and a reflexology deck.
NORTH EAST BALI
The Tiing Tejakula Villas
- Location: Tejakula
- Price Point: $102/night
- Unique fact: Free bike rental
Located in what is known to be a coastal village and diving resort area, Tejakula is a district in northeastern Bali, 40 km east from popular tourist hub Lovina Beach.
Close enough for a visit, yet far away to enjoy uninterrupted togetherness in this beachfront resort. Featuring beautiful rustic, modern and natural interior, the Tiing Tejakula Villas are highly rated for its great food and service.
In addition to a spa, terrace and private beach area, the resort also has free bikes for you to grab and explore near beaches, such as Suananyar Beach, Penyumbahan Beach and Palisan Beach.
One of the more romantic activities you can do is a sunrise hike up Mount Batur, which is conveniently close to this area as well. I know how special this hike is from first hand experience, because it’s where my husband proposed to me!
De Moksha Eco-Friendly Boutique Resort
- Location: Tanah Lot
- Price point: $77/night
- Unique fact: Option for yoga classes on the premises and near Tanah Lot Temple
De Moksha Eco Friendly Boutique Resort is a spiritual haven surrounded by rice fields and traditional Balinese villages, offering an escape away from the crowds of nearby hot spots.
Their eco-friendly luxurious villas are a mixture of Indonesian craftsmanship and contemporary designs, overlooking lush gardens and river views. They are also much more budget friendly for quality villas than many other more expensive options!
With three pools to choose from and a wellness center, you’ll be sure to leave refreshed after spending time in this tranquil environment. If you are interested in yoga, the resort offers shala classes for both beginners and intermediates.
Set in Tanah Lot, the De Moksha Resort is close to Tanah Lot Temple and lots of areas for cycling and trekking through rice fields. A little further to the coast you’ll find Tanah Lot, which is a rock formation and home to the ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot, a popular icon for photography.
Relax at the Eco Hotel during the day and go to Tanah Lot for sunset for a once in a lifetime honeymoon celebration!
We hope that this article has helped you to pick a perfect location for your honeymoon in Bali. If you have any questions about Bali or have your own honeymoon tips to share please leave these in the comments below.
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