A romantic honeymoon to Indonesia is an idyllic and immersive experience with a bit of everything. Some couples prefer intimate and private getaways, while others opt for an adventurous trip. An Indonesian honeymoon offers the best of both worlds.
With the beautiful resorts and all-inclusive hotels, mesmerizing beaches, and breathtaking landscapes, the romantic getaway can take you to Bali and its surroundings, which makes it perfect for a honeymoon.
In this guide, we’ll focus on planning a romantic honeymoon in the country of Buddhism, pristine waterfalls, rice paddies, lush monkey forests, and paradise-like features. Read through to plan the itinerary for the trip of your lifetime.
Determine The Type of Trip
Whether you plan on taking a cruise trip or a boat tour, planning the type of trip ahead of time is crucial in organizing the itinerary. You can take a land-based tour or opt for a luxury Indonesian cruise, to explore the corners and parts of the island that are not reachable via land routes.
Cruises offer more structured itineraries that allow the guests more flexibility and time to see more of the island, however, land-based trips are better for more independent experiences. If you are unsure about how you should travel, here are some tips and pros of each type of trip.
- You can have more expedition activities like kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding
- See more wildlife
- Explore remote regions and participate in scheduled activities
- Balance the schedule per your own desires
- Less expensive than the cruise trip
- Exploration activities based on your schedule and requirements
Why Choose Indonesia?
Wedding planning is a bit of a hectic period for every couple. Whether it’s been a year or only a couple of months, handling excitement, chaos and nerves can be quite stressful. The honeymoon should be the ultimate getaway for all and nest your true love in a destination like Indonesia.
Many couples choose Bali as the location for their unforgettable experiences. And as time goes by, it’s better to see a little bit of everything and organize an itinerary that will keep both of you interested and happy throughout the journey.
Places to Visit
As our top recommendations to spend your honeymoon, we have a couple in mind. First of all, you can start the honeymoon in the high hills in Ubud, among the stunning rice terraces and serene palm trees. You can feel the spiritual aura and absorb the energy of this town tour.
Next, you can spend a couple of days in Canggu, the home of the most beautiful beaches in Bali. Couples here take yoga classes, enjoy the cooking classes and the amazing traditional food, try surfing and attend the insanely great parties at night.
From Canggu, you can head off to Seminyak, the place filled with gorgeous villas and cute boutiques on every corner.
Last but not least, you can do a short trip to Uluwatu. Booking a gorgeous villa with a view of the Indian Ocean is the ultimate definition of a perfect honeymoon in Indonesia. During the day, you can enjoy the sunbeams and relax on the beach, while at night you can grab a drink at some of the best clubs and dance until the morning. Do not forget to see the sunset in the Uluwatu temple and take the famous Instagram tour.
A Spa Day
There are plenty of activities to do in Indonesia. And with so many outdoor activities, we’d recommend some indoor activities that will put a smile on your face. Our first choice is a Balinese spa experience for you and your partner. You can have a spa massage that will make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Climb a Volcano
One of the most exciting things about Indonesia is its volcanic geology. Its famous volcano hikes are attractive to many tourists and you’ll be blown away by the spectacular craters and acid lakes. You can take a hike on Mount Ijen, located in East Java, and stroll down its peaks and hills as you explore the area.
A Day Trip
Then, you can go on a day trip to Nusa Penida and check out this beautiful island over its borders. The crystal clear water, white sand, and picturesque landscapes will make you want to stay forever there!
Take a Cooking Class
Taking a cooking class in Indonesia offers a unique perspective of living and feeling with the locals by learning more about their food and the distinct ways how they prepare it. You can put your skills to test by cooking a delicious Indonesian meal with fresh ingredients.
Book Your Trip Now!
We have covered the essentials for organizing your Indonesian itinerary. Now it’s time to book your trip and embark on the adventure of your lifetime. For more information regarding traveling tips and topics, visit our blog.
Gloria Mabery is a passionate traveler who has given up trying to tame her nomadic streak. She’s been backpacking around the world for seven years, transforming her travel experiences into stories. She works as a content writer as well, mostly administering her interest in digital marketing. Gloria is also a musician, occasionally performing as a busker, wherever she sets foot. Currently, Gloria lives in Bogota, Colombia.