Now that the wedding festivities are over and you’ve ushered in a new phase of life with your spouse, it’s finally honeymoon O’ clock. With its enchanting beaches and thriving tropical forests, Bali promises to weave magical moments into every minute of your post-wedding sojourn, making it an experience you’ll never forget. 

Read ahead as we give you a list of top things to do here on your honeymoon, covering everything from roaming the rice paddies and taking refreshing dips in hot springs, to shopping and exquisite dining. 

 

1. Enjoy An Evening Dinner Cruise In The Indian Ocean.

 

An evening yacht cruise with your beloved, sailing on Bali’s vast ocean is a must-do for all honeymooners! Dine on sumptuous food and drink, while an acoustic band plays your favourite tunes in the background. Don’t forget to top this experience with a strawberry coulis or tiramisu cake! 

As the boat cruises over the gently lapping waves, you get to watch the orange sun dip below the horizon, and the stars come out. 

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Where: Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua.

Average Cost: INR 10,000 for 2 adults. 

 

2. Explore Bali’s Underwater World in a Submarine

 

Hop on a submarine and explore Bali’s mesmerizing underwater world. An odyssey of 90 feet in the ocean, this is the enchanting marine world at its best!  At this depth, you can behold stunning coral reefs and witness colourful fish gliding about in the water. A perfect undersea voyage for a couple indeed! 

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Where: Amuk Bay

Average Cost: INR 13,500 for 2 people. 

 

3. Take a  Couples Cooking Class Overlooking The Rice Paddies

 

The Balinese finally agree to reveal the secrets behind their ravishing traditional cuisine, so strap in for a culinary adventure. Your chef will guide you through the traditional markets as you purchase the spices and vegetables, or, if you’re interested, you can also pluck some yourself from the organic gardens!

The cooking is done in an adorable kitchen setup amidst beautiful rice fields. The highlight of the experience comes when you get to taste the fruits of your labour on a private wooden deck laid out in the beautiful fields of paddy.

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Where: Laplapan Village, Ubud

Average Cost: INR 6000 

 

4. Get a birds-eye view of the Island from a Helicopter

 

Have you always dreamt of relishing stunning aerial views of our planet whilst flying across expansive, azure skies? You and your partner can now tick that off your bucket list and take a private flight to enjoy mind-blowing views of Bali from high up above! Soar above the land and sea, and behold the breathtaking beauty of the Mt. Batur crater, the Kuta coastline, Kintamani, and more… 

If you’re into photography, keep your camera handy, as you will rarely get views like these.

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Where: Uluwatu Temple, Kuta Beach, Kintamani Volcano, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida

Average Cost: Starts from INR 25,000 

 

5. Enjoy a Romantic Stroll Through Flower Fields

 

In the mood to ditch the beaches for once, and experience something unique? You can put a fun spin on your honeymoon by visiting the floral village of Temukus. With 2 large marigold fields, just a few kilometres from each other, they promise a magical time for couples looking for romantic locales!

Stroll amid the sea of golden marigolds, in bloom and swaying in the wind, or visit the meadow of pure white Kasna flowers, which remind you of freshly fallen snow. If you’re the photographer among the two, don’t forget to get capture these beauties along with your spouse.

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Good to Know: We recommend you visit right before the harvest season when the flowers are in full bloom.

Where:  Temukus Village 

 

6. Soak in a natural rock pool on the Tegal Wangi Beach

 

Ever wondered what it would be like to lay back in a rock pool right by the ocean? Well, you can do just that by visiting the Tegal Wangi beach.

With little holes, or rock pools, on the shore filled by water fresh from the ocean, you can enjoy a relaxed evening as you soak in this natural beach ‘jacuzzi’ with your special someone. Don’t forget to explore the hidden cave around here! 

Sand is known to be a natural exfoliant! This is a great way to pamper your loved one with a natural spa treat.

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Good to know: Avoid going here during high tide.

Where: Jalan Pura Tegalwangi, Badung, Jimbaran 

 

7. Take a Tour at the Pod Chocolate Factory

 

Gifting chocolate has always been the traditional way of expressing love. Take inspiration from this adage, and embark on a grand tour of the Pod Chocolate factory.  

Enter this cocoa paradise and you’ll discover your inner chocolatier! Besides tasting different mouth-watering flavours, you’ll get to blend, roast, and crush chocolates to make delicious bars. Crank this up a notch by adding berries, almonds, or coffee beans in the mix and voila, you will have created the magic of chocolate – together! 

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Where: Jalan Tukad Ayung, Carangsari, Petang,  Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80353

Average Cost: INR 1250 

 

8. Capture Memories with a Romantic Photoshoot

 

Bring out the flowy gowns and breezy shirts, and get ready to pose for skilled photographers to capture the best shots of you on your holiday. As for photo opportunities, you won’t have to hunt around much! Whether it’s roaming around Tegalallang, with a beautiful backdrop of rice paddies or standing arm in arm, or on a fishing boat on Tamblingan Lake – Bali opens itself up to you so you can get that perfect honeymoon moment on camera.

For Instagram, pictures of you and your partner soaring through the skies on the iconic Bali Swing are a must! Have some fun while you’re at it, as these quirky picture-perfect moments will one day become fond memories from your honeymoon.

 

9. Witness the Sunset from the Uluwatu Sea Temple

 

Perched atop a 70-metre cliff, the sunsets from Uluwatu are a sight to behold. From crimson orange to shades of blue, purple and then black, the enthralling colours of the evening sky mix and merge into one another, resembling paint splashed across a huge canvas. A picture-perfect moment if there ever was one! 

Ithaka’s Pro Tip: While you are at the temple, we recommend you witness the traditional Balinese Kecak dance. Masked performers use dance and fire to tell interesting stories of Bali’s past.

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Where:  Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

 

10. Explore the  Bali Safari and Marine Park

 

Get up close and personal with the wildlife as you hand-feed animals, and watch ferocious lions stroll by nonchalantly. It makes for a thrilling experience to ride on a safari tram and see interesting replicas of Rajasthani forts or African villages. Explore the wilderness, and you’ll encounter White tigers and Himalayan bears, which are sure to be the highlight of your trip!

Ithaka’s Pro Tip: End the fun night with a Balinese fire dancing show and a romantic barbeque dinner in the middle of the jungle. 

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Where: Bali Safari & Marine Park.

Average Cost: INR 4500 

 

11. Enjoy  a walk along the Campuhan Ridge

 

Head towards the Campuhan Ridge Walk, hand-in-hand with your significant other, and you’ll experience the raw beauty of Bali. 

The valley surrounding the ridge is carpeted by rice paddies that turn golden beneath the sun’s rays.  Explore the beautiful neighbourhood and you could chance upon quirky cafes, quaint villages, and traditional Balinese settlements. 

Ithaka’s Pro Tip: Reach early to catch the magical sunrise.

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Where:  Jalan Raya Campuan, Sayan, UbudBali 80571

 

12. Swim in the Crystal Clear Waters of Lake Batur

 

A crescent-shaped crater lake, Lake Batur sits in the shadow of Mount Batur, an active volcano. Enjoy a quiet swim with your partner in its waters, with the backdrop of the mountain behind. 

You can explore the area further to spot some hot springs, visit the nearby villages, or choose to trek up the volcano for the incredibly rewarding views of Bali.

Ithaka’s Pro Tip: For a fancy dinner afterwards, we recommend Resto Apung. Raised on a platform upon the lake, it houses lovely gazebos where you can dine beside the placid lake waters. 

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Address: Jalan Raya Kedisan, Kintamani, Songan B, Bangli, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali, Indonesia

Average Cost: INR 900 

 

13. Go Dolphin Watching from Lovina Beach

 

Sail upon the Balinese waters with a boat ride from Lovina beach, as you spot leaping dolphins in their natural environment. 

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Good to know: We recommend you choose a boat tour that follows ethical regulations and maintains a safe distance from these creatures.

Where:  Lovina Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Average Cost: INR 700 

 

14. Shop at the Badung and Kumbasari Night Markets

 

Go out for a fun shopping experience at the biggest, and oldest, Balinese traditional night markets at Badung and Kumbasari.

Shop your heart out as you look at the colourful glimmer of souvenirs, fashion wear, funky jewellery, local handicrafts and much more! Buy some beautiful flowers for your partner to watch a swift smile crop up.

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Address: Jalan Gajah Mada, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Average Cost: INR 400 

 

15.  Feel rejuvenated at a couple’s spa.

 

Cap your grand honeymoon in Bali with a couple’s massage. Relax beside each other inside the comfort of a flower tub, or enjoy the healing effects of a traditional Balinese massage. 

From chocolate pastes and grape seed scrubs to wine bath therapies, you can choose any kind of enchanting massage that excites your senses! Bali has innumerable spas laid out for you to enjoy the magic of scented oils and water bubbles that pamper your skin. Talk about finding your bliss!

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Where: Lagoon Spa, The Laguna, Nusa Dua

 

16. Watch a Movie On the beach, Under the Starlit Sky

Watch a movie with your special someone, in a beautifully curated romantic setting at the Karma Beach Club. A giant screen is set up on the golden sands, which are bathed in beautiful light from the moon and a few lanterns. Recline on comfortable sofas here, with the waves kissing your feet as you engross yourselves in the delightful rom-coms showcased at this candle-lit, beach-side theatre.

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Good to know: The hidden white sand beach can only be accessed by a cable car.

Where: Karma Kandara Bali, Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia

Average Cost: INR 1500 

We hope that you found this listicle informative; and that you and your partner enjoy an amazing honeymoon in Bali, filled with magic, adventure, and a whole lot of romance!