Craving a bit of Bali for your honeymoon? Picture relaxing on white sand beaches, trekking to secret waterfalls, and enjoying candlelit dinners on the beach. While the best time to visit “The Island of the Gods” is between June and September, Bali is a great honeymoon destination year-round.
Keep reading to discover 12 dreamy places to honeymoon in Bali!
Highlights: luxury hotels, swimming, fine dining and beaches
Even before Bali tourism exponentially increased in 2015, Nusa Dua was known as the best Balinese honeymoon destination. It’s home to many of the flagship, luxury resorts, including Club Med Bali, Hilton Bali Resort, and The St. Regis Bali Resort.
Many of the beaches in Bali aren’t good for swimming due to strong wave action and currents, or there simply not being enough water during low tide. However, the beautiful beaches in Nusa Dua are safe, sandy, and swimmable. Geger Beach offers white sand and aquamarine waters, while Nusa Dua Beach is good for watersports and lounging.
While Nusa Dua is more expensive than other parts of Bali, the price is worth it for 5-star accommodations, exceptional service, and state-of-the-art facilities.
Our favorite places to stay: The Royal Santrian Luxury Beach Villas (you’ll feel like royalty), Meliá Bali (huge tropical gardens), and The Ritz-Carlton, Bali (the glass, beachfront chapel is unreal).
The Royal Santrian is a lavish beachfront resort located in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. Known for its luxurious villas, private pools, and serene setting along the Indian Ocean, it offers an indulgent and tranquil Balinese escape for those seeking ultimate relaxation and privacy.
Highlights: nature, waterfalls, trekking, swings and cool weather
Once you reach the misty mountains of Munduk, you’ll have a hard time believing you were just lying on the beach. In the rainy season and the dry season, the weather is cool and fog creeps up from the valleys in the evenings. Pack a sweatshirt!
Here you can explore forested paths that lead to hidden waterfalls and groves of ferns as tall as trees. You can also take pictures in some of the most famous Bali swings and stop at the Handara Gates. Many of the farms grow massive tufts of Hydrangea flowers, which turn parts of the hillsides pastel blue with their petals.
Our favorite places to stay: the most famous place is Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa, which has a private infinity pool that perfectly reflects the sky at sunset.
Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort is a stunning eco-lodge nestled in the lush highlands of North Bali, Indonesia. Surrounded by coffee and clove plantations, it offers guests a peaceful retreat with breathtaking panoramic views, eco-friendly practices, and a chance to connect with nature in a unique way.
Highlights: surfing, boutique cafes, beach clubs, sunsets and beachfront villas
The cliffs of Uluwatu feel like the ends of the Earth. Dramatic. Towering. Beautiful. As you watch the waves crash, you can’t help but be amazed by the majesty of the wild ocean.
While Uluwatu has always been one of the best surfing spots in Bali, it has become the go-to destination for young couples seeking a bohemian vibe. The fitness community is strong, featuring yoga, CrossFit, and Muay Thai gyms.
There are plenty of boutique cafes with thatched roofs and carefully curated interiors. After your meal, head to a beach club (our favorites are Ulu Cliffhouse, Sundays Beach Club, and El Kabron) or see the famous Kecak fire dancers at Uluwatu Temple.
Our favorite places to stay: there are so many amazing options in Uluwatu! Our favorites are Anantara Uluwatu (the private pool suites have the best sunset views), The Korowai (it’s like a treehouse perched over the waves), Alila Villas Uluwatu, and Six Senses Uluwatu.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort is a luxurious clifftop resort perched on the southern tip of Bali, Indonesia. Known for its dramatic ocean views, infinity-edge pool, and opulent villas, it offers a serene and romantic escape for travelers seeking a tranquil Balinese experience.
Highlights: snorkeling, scuba diving, free diving and affordable accommodations
Situated on the sleepy eastern coast of Bali, Amed is actually a 7-mile stretch of fishing villages. Jukung (traditional fishing boats) line the black sand beaches and Mount Agung towers above the coastline. Here life is slow and it’s a far cry from the bustling streets of Seminyak. You can get a couples massage, take daily yoga classes, watch the sunset from a bean bag, or eat at a local warung (restaurant).
Amed is also home to some of the most beautiful dive sites in Bali, ranging from coral gardens to shipwrecks. There are plenty of dive schools offering courses to help you level up, or you can simply join a fun dive. In addition, Blue Earth Village has a rigorous freediving program as well as a yoga shala with views of Mount Agung.
Our favorite places to stay: there are plenty of inexpensive guesthouses with ocean views, but the best honeymoon options are The Griya Villas & Spa, Aquaterrace Amed, and Aquamarine Beach Villas (the private villas have spectacular views of the ocean).
Highlights: nature, rice fields, waterfalls, trekking and treehouses
If you want to get away from the crowds and see Bali how it used to be, Sidemen is the perfect destination for you. Terraced rice fields climb sloping hillsides that are surrounded by towering mountains covered in greenery.
Sidemen is a great place for adventurous couples. You can hike into the lush jungles in search of secret waterfalls and breathtaking viewpoints. Our favorite waterfall is Gembleng Waterfall, which is made up of a series of pools filled with cascading water.
There is no nightlife and you will likely eat dinner at your resort or homestay. However, Sidemen offers the chance to see village life, appreciate Bali’s natural beauty, and stay in gorgeous resorts.
Our favorite places to stay: Samanvaya Luxury Resort & Spa (it’s an adults-only resort offering honeymoon packages and private plunge pools) and Veluvana Bali (it’s a bamboo house that feels like a treehouse).
Highlights: romantic hotels, dolphins and sunrises
Located in northern Bali, Lovina is a peaceful resort town renowned for its bottle-nosed dolphins. At dawn, take a jukung out to sea and watch the dolphins play as the sun rises.
Unlike the white-sand beaches found in other parts of Bali, the beaches in Lovina are covered in dark, black sand that shimmers in the sunlight. Here you can see plenty of fish while snorkeling or take a swim in the shallow waters. While you won’t find any beach parties, the resorts cater to couples on romantic getaways. Additionally, many of the beachfront restaurants offer private dining experiences.
The Lovina Beach Club & Resort is a beachfront oasis in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia. With its peaceful surroundings, seaside infinity pool, and a range of recreational activities, it provides a serene and leisurely escape for travelers looking to unwind on the north coast of Bali.
Highlights: luxury resorts, beach promenade, romantic restaurants, lounging on the beach and shopping
Located on the sunrise side of the island, Sanur is one of the old-school vacation destinations. The atmosphere is more laid back than in Canggu or Seminyak, but the restaurants are amazing. Situated along a shaded beach promenade, the restaurants offer beachfront dining, live music, and great happy hours.
The area mainly attracts older couples, honeymooners and families with young children so expect safe beaches, nice shops, and comfortable accommodations. Many of the resorts in Sanur have been there for decades (with renovations) and believe in quality over cheap construction. Think expansive gardens, large rooms, and investments in antiques or traditional stone carvings.
The Hyatt Regency Bali is a stylish beachfront resort located in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia. Renowned for its modern design, stunning views of the Indian Ocean, and exceptional dining options, it offers a luxurious and tranquil retreat for travelers seeking comfort and relaxation in Bali.
Highlights: cultural activities, yoga, spas, nature and local shopping
Known as the “Eat, Pray, Love” destination, Ubud is located in the rice fields and jungle ravines of Bali’s interior. Although yoga, spa treatments, and wellness offerings are the biggest draw, adventure tourism is also popular. Imagine riding an ATV through the jungle and beneath waterfalls, or going white water rafting on a rushing river.
Ubud is also home to ancient Hindu temples and the Ubud Monkey Forest. Over 500 Balinese Macaques live in this sacred sanctuary where local people present floral offerings at the jungle shrines every day. Make sure to secure your valuables because the monkeys will steal them!
Ubud is a great place to stay in a private pool villa with views of the rice fields. The Campuhan Ridge Walk also offers beautiful views. After a day of exploring, go shopping at the Ubud Market or relax at a jungle pool club (Jungle Fish is the best).
The Viceroy Bali is a luxury resort nestled in the lush highlands of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Known for its secluded villas, breathtaking valley views, and an award-winning restaurant, it provides an intimate and upscale retreat for travelers seeking a serene Balinese experience.
Highlights: shopping, fine dining, nightlife and beach clubs
Seminyak is an exciting place where there’s always something happening. A typical day in Seminyak looks like this: have brunch in a cute café, do a little shopping, relax at a beach club, watch the sunset on the beach with a cocktail, grab dinner at an upscale restaurant and, if you still have the energy, go out for a drink or head to a club. Seminyak is also a good place to take beginner surf lessons.
The nightlife is exciting and caters to a wide audience. Our favorite clubs are La Favela, Motel Mexicola, and Red Carpet Champagne Bar. Seminyak has lots of chic beach clubs, but the best are Potato Head Beach Club, Café del Mare, Ku De Ta, and Mari Beach Club. If you are looking for something a little more chill, spend the day at one of the local beach warungs (restaurants).
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is a chic beachfront hotel located in the vibrant Seminyak area of Bali, Indonesia. With its contemporary design, easy access to Seminyak Beach, and a range of stylish dining and entertainment options, it offers a trendy and comfortable stay for those seeking the buzz of Seminyak.
Highlights: trendy cafes and restaurants, beach clubs, nightlife and digital nomads
This is the number one digital nomad hotspot in Bali. You’ll see lots of co-working spaces, trendy gyms, cafes, and people working on their laptops at all hours. It feels very cool. Overall, Canggu appeals to the under-40 crowd and singles, but there’s lots for honeymooners to do.
The beach clubs in Canggu are smaller and have a more boutique feel than the ones in Seminyak. If you only go to one beach club, it should be La Brisa. It has a shipwrecked, shabby chic atmosphere and cabanas that look like treehouses. The beaches in Canggu are good for surfing but dangerous for swimming. However, Echo Beach and Pererenan Beach are great for walking.
If you’re looking for nightlife, there are lots of smaller bars/restaurants with great atmospheres, such as Gimme Shelter, Black Sands, and The Lawn.
COMO Uma Canggu is a luxury beachfront resort situated in the picturesque Canggu region of Bali, Indonesia. Renowned for its modern design, stunning ocean views, and wellness-focused amenities, it offers a serene and revitalizing escape for travelers looking to unwind and rejuvenate on Bali's west coast.
Highlights: seafood and beaches
Jimbaran-style grilled seafood is the best in Bali, and it’s the main reason to visit the Jimbaran area. What sets it apart from other bakar (grilled) dishes is the marinade, which is made from candlenut, sweet soy sauce, turmeric, and cilantro. The flavor is sweet, rich, and incredibly addictive.
Featuring candlelit tables and even live music, seafood restaurants line the beach. The best time to come is before sunset. You can pick from red snapper, barracuda, clams, crab, lobster, shrimp, prawns, mahi mahi, tuna, and more. Our favorite restaurants are Nelayan Restaurant & Puri Bar, Bayang Cafe Jimbaran (the lobster is delicious and reasonably priced), and Warung Jimbaran Garden.
Our favorite places to stay: Ayana Resort Bali is located 10 minutes from Jimbaran Beach and is home to Rock Bar. This exclusive bar offers panoramic views of the ocean from a rock outcropping jutting into the sea.
Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
Highlights: cafes, surfing, yoga and sunsets
Located off the coast of Bali, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are part of Bali province but are their own islands. They are connected to each other by a tiny yellow bridge that can only be crossed by scooter or on foot. It only takes about 30 minutes by speed boat to get from Bali to these small islands.
You’ll be greeted by sandy beaches with chill beach bars and blue water that invites you to dive right in. The best way to explore is by motorbike, but do be careful! Some of the noteworthy attractions include the Blue Lagoon (the water is also an icy blue and turtles play in the surf), Sandy Bay Beach Club (it has rustic, beachy elegance and an extensive menu), Devil’s Tears (the waves are so big) and Sunset Beach. You can also go surfing, take yoga classes, go to the spa, kayak in the mangroves, or take a snorkeling/diving trip.
Pro tip: take a day trip to Nusa Penida to swim with the gentle manta rays and experience incredible diving.
The Tamarind Resort Nusa Lembongan is an exquisite boutique resort situated on the serene island of Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia. With its intimate ambiance, oceanfront views, and a focus on tranquility, it offers a peaceful and idyllic escape for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path Balinese experience.