March 24, 2023  •  7min read

Planning the Perfect Bali Honeymoon on Any Budget

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Choosing a place to spend your honeymoon can be challenging, as it all depends on what you want to do and if you wish to relax or go on an adventure. A perfect Bali honeymoon can be either of these things or anything in between. The island has some fantastic beaches where you can relax all-day, high-end resorts that you’ll likely never leave, and activities that are suitable for all adventure levels. 

Bali’s landscapes are spectacular, with emerald-green rice fields, towering volcanoes, beautiful beaches and waterfalls. There are also plenty of romantic hotels, bars, and restaurants you can hang out. Bali has something for everyone and this variety is what makes it the best destination for a honeymoon. 

When Should You Go to Bali?

When planning a trip to Bali, you’ll likely want to avoid the rainy season, so we recommend going around April to October, which should be during the dry season. Bali’s high seasons are July and August, but we recommend traveling around April when you’ll likely experience the perfect weather. 

It will probably be sunny all day and less crowded than during the high season. If you travel slightly outside the high season, you’ll also get better prices on hotels and resorts, which is the best way to keep your costs down. 

Where Should You Go during Your Honeymoon in Bali?

This all depends on how long you’ll be in Bali and what you like to do as a couple. If you’ve only got a few days, we recommend going to one place. You can visit Ubud if you’re looking for nature and discover Bali’s authentic culture or a beach resort if you’re looking to visit the island’s iconic beach views. Then, you could make some day trips from here. 

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You can start with a few days in Ubud, where you can find plenty of romantic cafes and restaurants to hang out in and endless things to visit, including rice terraces, exotic waterfalls, and ancient temples. If you’re looking for a bit more adventure, you could hike Mount Batur for the epic sunrise, which is totally worth it after the initial slog during the uphill in the dark. 

If you’re staying in Bali longer, we suggest staying in different locations during your Bali honeymoon. We recommend Seminyak if you’re looking for some nightlife or good shopping and eating options and continue with a few days in Ubud or Munduk. Munduk is even quieter than Ubud, where you can find some cool things to look at nearby (temples, waterfalls, and more rice terraces). You could also spend your days at the beach.

Choosing Your Hotels for Your Perfect Bali Honeymoon

A key factor in your honeymoon is where you choose to stay. Luckily, you can find plenty of accommodation options that are suitable for every budget in almost every corner of the island. You may pick one place to stay the entire time, make day trips, or move around while visiting everything the island offers. 

We assume you’re willing to splash out a bit on your Bali honeymoon. We can help you choose the best places to stay in Bali and It will always work out well. If you’re willing to pay $80 to $150 a night, you’ll already have plenty of special accommodation options. The options you’ll be getting may include cute little villas, great beach resorts, or a place surrounded by rice fields. 

If your budget for accommodation is slightly lower, you‘ll still find many places to stay in all of these places. There are options for $20-$30 a night, where you’ll still be getting some decent rooms with a private bathroom, air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Some of these places also provide relaxing outdoor areas and nice breakfasts. It’s definitely possible to save money while also enjoying a romantic Bali honeymoon!

Traveling around Bali

You might be used to traveling by public transportation back home. Unfortunately, there isn’t much of it in Bali, making it a little inconvenient to get around. Unless you’re a dedicated backpacker, you’ll likely end up hiring a private driver to travel around. You can rent one daily for around IDR 500,000 (about $35), which is a great deal as there are tons of things you can see in a single day. 

Try doing this and beginning your journey in Ubud to look at the Tegalalang Rice Terraces and a few waterfalls and temples. You can also rent scooters and travel alone as a couple. Remember that Bali isn’t the best place to ride around in a scooter if you don’t have much experience with it, so be careful. 

Eat, Drink and Shop 

The variety of food offered here is undoubtedly one of the best joys of a honeymoon in Bali. You can find almost any cuisine in the best spots; most of them are cooked well. If you haven’t tried the local cuisine, now is the best time to do it! The best local food in Bali (and Asia) is found in smaller restaurants known as warungs. Some of these cheap restaurants also have excellent views over the beach, mountains, or rice fields. There are also many drinking options, from cheap beer by the beach to high-end bars and clubs. You can find your ideal place to hang out and enjoy some good bites. 

Bali is also known as a shopper’s paradise, and for a good reason! You can find wood carvings, jewelry, clothes, and souvenirs to bring home. You can have a wide range of great deals and if you’ve mastered how to bargain, you’ll get even better prices as people usually try to overcharge you. 

Guntur author at Bali Wedding
Guntur has been writing tips and tricks for weddings in Bali since 2020. He has written everything from preparing a pre-wedding in Bali to the best wedding dress and makeup you should choose for a wedding in paradise.

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