With beautiful beaches, picturesque landscapes and luxury resorts, it is easy to see why lovers choose the enchanting island of Bali as their romantic retreat. Located in Indonesia, the world’s largest sprawling chain of volcanic islands, Bali is the ideal destination for those honeymooners looking to get off the tourist trail and enjoy the luxuries of life.
Experience an exquisite combination of breathtaking beaches and rolling surf, exotic temples and majestic palaces, warm hospitality and stunning backdrops. Head inland and explore the towering volcanoes and pristine jungles. Dine on the endless choices of local cuisine and, once the sun sets, hit up the famous hotspots for some late night fun.
This picture perfect island offers an incredible array of activities and attractions. Looking for some adventure, head to the waterfalls to enjoy a day of “canyoning”. Take a deep breath and make the leap, hook up and rappel down the falls, and glide through the natural water slides. Need a breather, float around the natural pools. Want to embrace the culture, take in a Devdan dance show, a display of traditional and contemporary dance performances. Need a little rest and relaxation? Unwind in the deep blue sea with a catamaran cruise. Explore the island from the comfort of your catamaran, jump in when you get too hot or let the cool breeze rock you to sleep. Book a private tour and head off the beaten track to explore the hidden treasures of Bali – botanical gardens, hot spring baths and rice fields. The scenic area of Ubud is the perfect stop with its charming rice fields, valleys and forested rivers – it’s not just a place for culture worshippers, but also for adventure seekers and shopaholics.
Wherever you desire to stay, Bali will have you covered. From first-class resorts to beach-front guesthouses to lavish villas, the island offers an incredible range of accommodations. You will, no doubt, find the perfect place to rest your heads.
Unique sights include ancient temples built in remarkable settings, expanses of manmade rice terraces against natural vistas, and sites off the beaten path waiting to be discovered. Galleries and museums also welcome you to vibrant worlds of art and history.
Though the beaches are unforgettable on this island, the lures of Bali go far beyond them. The vibrant colors, the breathtaking scenery, the endless adventures and the welcoming people - discover the essence of Bali on your honeymoon.
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- LANGUAGE: Indonesian
- AREA CODE: +62
- CURRENCY: The Indonesian Rupiah
- TIMEZONE: UTC +9
- ELECTRICITY: 220-240 volts. Adapter plugs are recommended when traveling.
- HOW TO GET THERE: Currently, there are no direct flights to Indonesia from the U.S. The best connections are through any of the major Asian hubs. East coasters may find shorter routes via Europe or the Middle East. Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport are the main gateways for Indonesia.
- GETTING AROUND: Blue Bird Taxi Is the most popular and reliable options.
- BEST TIME TO VISIT: "Peak" season in Bali is around the holidays, from late December to early January, as well as from July through September. Humidity levels will be low with cool breezes during the day and pleasant nights. Hotel rates and bookings will be at their lower price points between February and July, as well as October and November.
- WEATHER: The island is a great retreat any time of year offering sunny, tropical days and breezy nights. Mostly warm and humid, Bali basically has two seasons. The wet seasons is between October and April with intermittent downpours. Dry season is between May and September.
- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Travelers must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, as wells proof of return travel. At this time, visas are not required for those citizens of the United States.
- MONEY: ATMs are available but there is a maximum on what you can withdraw. Most machines take all credit cards, however, there will be withdrawn fees when using foreign bank cards. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Traveler checks are accepts, however, they must be with American Express. Banking hours are from 8am to 2:30pm from Monday to Friday.
- DRESS CODE: Due to a warm and humid climate, dress is normally informal in the country. Though light fabric is recommended, when traveling in the highland areas a light sweater or coat would be useful. However, please keep in mind many high-end bars and restaurants enforce a dress code.
- WIFI: WiFi is available throughout the island. If it is not available at your hotel, local cafes and restaurants may offer it as long as you are a paying customer.
- SARONGS: If you plan on visiting any religious sites, such as temples, you may be required to wear a salon and sash. You can rent them or also purchase them for relatively cheap. Both men and women will need to cover their legs from below the knees with the sarong, while the sash should be worn across the waist.
HELPFUL HONEYMOON HINTS
- ELEPHANT RIDES: Saddle up these gentle giants in a teakwood chair built for two - the perfect chariot for honeymooners. A leisurely stroll through Indonesian forests and rural villages atop your new friend is the best way to sightsee.
- PAY HOMAGE AT TANAH LOT TEMPLE: The island’s most iconic temple, Tanah Lot is perched on the top of a huge rock surrounded by water, paying homage to the spirits of the sea. Although you cannot enter the grounds, the temple’s panoramic views serves as a foreground to the most picturesque sunsets.
- MONKEY AROUND: Visitors tend to go bananas, literally, over the furry friends at Ubud Money Forest. One of Bali’s most popular attractions, this natural forest sanctuary is home to a hoard of grey long-tailed macaques. Spend the day “monkeying around” as you watch the playful friends in their natural habitat.
- A DAY IN THE FIELDS: The city of Ubud is famous for its scenic rice fields. The Tegallalang Rice Terraces spreads down before you and slopes across the valley. Spend some time with the local farmers, purchase some handmade hats or wood carvings and sip on some green coconut drink.
- SHOPPING SPREE: The island of Bali is filled with talented villages that produce handmade items. From silk scarves to woven bags and baskets to other hand-crafted souvenirs, you won’t go home empty handed. Have an “Eat Pray Love” moment at the Ubud Art Market while you stroll through the stalls.