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Bali Honeymoon: Where to Go & How Much Will it Cost?

Memories of a Bali honeymoon will stay with you forever. Here's where to stay, when to go, what to do and how to get there.

Couple kissing on a swing in Bali
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Couple kissing on a swing in Bali
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Say Bali honeymoon and paradise immediately pops into your head. This Indonesian island is a mecca for spirituality, with landscapes that will never leave you. From lush terraced rice fields and towering volcanoes to soft sands and challenging surf, you’ll feel like you’ve been to lots of honeymoon destinations in one in Bali.

The ultimate honeymoon in Bali would see you jump from Ubud to Seminyak to Uluwatu, taking in the best of temples, forests, art, nightlife, rice fields, beaches, sports and shopping. But where do you start when it comes to booking a Bali honeymoon package and how much does a honeymoon in Bali cost? Spoiler alert: it's fantastic value for money!

We spoke to the travel experts over at Kuoni and Turquoise Holidays who gave us all the tips you'll need to plan the most memorable trip of your life. Covering everything from the best time of year to go, to must-stay locations and Bali honeymoon activities you won't want to miss out on, your Instagram will have never looked so good. 

The Ultimate Guide to a Honeymoon in Bali 

Is Bali a Good Honeymoon Destination?

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Bali is one of the world's best honeymoon destinations as it is a real has-it-all country. Rachel O’Reilly from Kuoni explains that "it offers the ideal combination of exploring the cultural heart of Ubud with a relaxing beach stay."

James Bell from Turquoise Holidays agrees, saying: "Bali is a magical island for honeymooners keen to embark on an island journey, combining stunning scenery and lush jungle with fantastic culture and buzzy beach towns."

The brilliant part about your time in Bali is that it can be as laid-back or action-packed as you like. "Many of the island's hotels offer pool villas, which are perfect for couples looking for privacy and luxury on honeymoon, but there's also plenty of activities to try out while you are there. Think hiking, cycling, white water rafting and temple visits galore," says James. 

As if that's not enough, prices in Bali are really reasonable so you're likely to find luxury hotels for a lot less than you may expect. 

Where to Go in Bali

Start your Bali adventure in Ubud, the island’s spiritual centre. It’s a huge hub for artists, with museums, art galleries, cafes and dance studios on every corner. Surrounded by cool mountains and rice fields, this is where all the iconic images of lush, green Bali landscapes are from. 

James from Turquoise agrees that the pretty bohemian town of Ubud is a must-visit: "Ubud is a colourful village with a beautiful jungle backdrop filled with shops and galleries selling local art. Couples can then explore the island and cocoon themselves in a beautiful hotel in Seminyak."

Seminyak offers the taste of the high life being the home of hip hotels, fashionable people, designer shops and renowned bars. "Seminyak is a wonderfully sophisticated area of the island, with delicious restaurants and chic beach clubs," explains Turquoise.

For hard partying, you’ll need to go to Kuta, although this won't be the honeymoon vibe for everyone. If the best surf and diving is what you’re after, you can’t do better than Bingin, luxe Keobokan or vibrant Canggu.

When to Go to Bali

Bali is a year-round warm destination but the best time to go is May to October during the dry season. This aligns beautifully with the UK's main wedding season!

"Lots of couples get married in the summer months which makes Bali a popular honeymoon option because this is when the weather there is at its best, unlike many other long-haul destinations that have rainy seasons at that time," explains Rachel. 

The summer holidays will inevitably be more expensive so the end of April-May and September-October are the best time to get great weather and great value.

Bear in mind that even in the wet season, Bali’s pretty great – just be prepared for high humidity. You’ll benefit from much lower prices and much less crowding at all the main sites and beaches.

How Much Does a Honeymoon in Bali Cost?

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One of the biggest pulls to Bali for couples is its incredible value for money. "Your funds will stretch a lot further here than in other traditional honeymoon destinations," says James. 

Better yet, this budget honeymoon destination won't see you scrimping on luxury as Rachel explains: "There are incredible 4* and 5* resorts to suit a range of budgets". Booking a 4* honeymoon suite with half board may cost as little as £40 per night. 

What to See in Bali

Catch a traditional Balinese dance show at the Ubud Palace or head down to the southernmost tip of the island to Uluwatu to watch a sunset show at the cliff-top temple Pura Luhur Uluwatu.

If what you really want is just to unwind after all the wedding stress, then Ubud’s wellness retreats are a must. Ancient Balinese wisdom, sunrise yoga and alternative therapies within a stunning natural setting are designed to heal, empower and have you back to your best before your return home. Even if you just pick up a few classes at somewhere like The Yoga Barn in Ubud, you’ll feel the benefit.

Top tips on how to make the most of your Bali honeymoon activities:

  • Experience a private pool villa at least once
  • Get out of the resort and experience the local culture and stunning scenery
  • If your hotel is close to local restaurants then just include breakfast at the hotel so you can make the most of trying the delicious local dishes
  • As there are no direct flights from the UK it’s the perfect opportunity to include a city break on route Singapore
  • The Gili islands are a short boat transfers from Bali giving the opportunity for a Robinson Crusoe style island adventure twin centre
  • Head to Komodo for an incredible sailing experience around the archipelago, or see the volcanic scenery and magnificent Borobudur temple of Java

Where to Stay in Bali

COMO Shambhala Estate


This luxury holistic health resort in Bali is everything you’d expect. Set among lush jungle and golden beaches near the artist’s town of Ubud, COMO Shambhala has targeted wellness programmes and experiences that let you leave calm, rested and balanced.

It has an exceptional 4.9/5 star review from visitors but if you can bear to leave the hotel, Neka art museum, Sangeh monkey forest and Pengempu waterfall are all less than an hour drive away. 

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan


A dramatic suspension bridge floating above the treetops guides you into this haven, with the Ayung River tumbling underneath. Service is exceptional and experiences second-to-none: village walks, cycle tours, dance performances to rafting around a volcano.

With couples reviewing the location as a 9.5/10, rest assured The Four Seasons is a perfect luxury honeymoon hotel.

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Six Senses Uluwatu


This cliff-top hotel offers ocean views from every side. Set near one of Bali’s most sacred temples, health and wellness are a core focus of Six Senses, whether it’s relaxing in the spa or learning to surf on their beautiful beach – perfect for active couples seeking enlightenment.

Guests can tuck into an eclectic mix of Indonesian and international cuisine, including Peruvian and Japanese.  

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The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud

This romantic and intimate resort set among Ubud’s rice fields has 20 individual villas, each full of original Balinese artwork for the collection of one of Indonesia’s most respected art collectors.

Rated 9/10 by couples, let The Chedi Club organise a hot air balloon to take you out to watch the sunrise over Mount Agung.

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W Bali Seminyak

Set on its own stretch of beach, W Hotel offers a sophisticated, hedonistic take on Bali. Chic restaurants, posh boutiques and decadent bars abound. We suggest drinks over sunset at the Woo bar. 

You’ll never tire of things to do at this 9.5/10 reviewed location!

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How to Get to Bali

The easiest way is to fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (also known as Denpasar International Airport), which is 13 kilometres from Denpasar, the capital of Bali.

The flight from London takes just under 17 hours with one stopover, usually in Singapore or Dubai. Main carriers include British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qantas.

There’s also a bus from Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, but it takes 23 hours – probably not how you want to start your honeymoon.

Before you jet off, make sure you've read these honeymoon mistakes you need to avoid!