In Love With Bali: 10 Ways To Honeymoon Heaven

6 November 2014

It's known as the 'Island of the Gods' for its ceremonial traditions and sacred temples, but there's plenty of the divine in Bali for a different kind of worship. Bali enchants and seduces with a rich culture, natural beauty and a unique charm–sun, sand, surf, shopping and unadulterated tropical splendour, all served up with a hefty dose of luxury and indulgence. Quite the intoxicating mix for romance and relaxation!

There's an experience to suit every taste and accommodation options for all budgets, from luxe villas and spa retreats to sophisticated hotels and resorts. Little wonder Bali is a favourite honeymoon hotspot!

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Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan

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 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

 

Couples wanting to claim their own little piece of eden will love the sanctuary of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, in the heart of Bali's most culturally rich region, just minutes from the artistic capital of Ubud. Luxurious private suites and villas are scattered within a lush valley on the banks of the beautiful Ayung River, offering a magical setting where you can connect to nature and connect with each other.

Honeymoon heaven: Private dining options include a romantic candlelit dinner served by your dedicated waiter in your villa's outdoor terrace, beside the rooftop lotus pond or at the exotic herb bale.

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Four Seasons Resort Bali At Jimbaran Bay

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 Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

 

The all-villa Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has been designed as a traditional terraced Balinese village across 35 acres, with spacious thatched roof pool villas housed within their own private stone-walled courtyard, many offering stunning views over the bay. Laze the days away sipping cocktails by the infinity pool or lounging in one of the open-air gazebos at the resort's private coconut grove beach.

Honeymoon heaven: Try the sensual sodashi water valley ritual spa treatment set in a secret spot nestled among the rocky shores of Jimbaran Bay. A private waterfall and the lapping waves of the Java Sea provide the soundtrack to Bali bliss.
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Uma By Como

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 Uma by Como

 

Those with a penchant for a holistic lifestyle (with a whole lot of luxe) will find a dream honeymoon destination in Uma by Como. Meandering paths cut through the lush property, leading to rooms, suites and villas where traditional alang-alang thatched roofs mix with sleek, modern living spaces. It's high-style romance at its finest, showcased in the stunning pool villas with their private pool and sun decks offering spectacular views across the Tjampuhan Valley.

Honeymoon heaven: The 'romantic escape' package includes your accommodation, daily breakfast, a three-course candlelit dinner and activities like a couple's massage at the renowned Como Shambhala spa or a chauffeur driven tour of Ubud.
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Grand Nikko

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 The Grand Nikko Resort Bali

 

Commanding a spectacular position on top of a 40-metre cliff overlooking the indian ocean, the 5-star Grand Nikko Resort makes for a fabulous honeymoon where you can simply check in and chill out! The 389 well-appointed accommodations range from rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean, pool or garden, to the luxury pool villas and the seventh heaven rooms.

Honeymoon heaven: Nikko club guests who stay in the villas or seventh heaven rooms have privileged access to exclusive resort facilities and benefits. Daily high tea and sunset drinks, private dining spaces and your very own private cabana on the white sands of serenity beach keeps the romance going.
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The Villas

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 The Villas at Seminyak

 

As one of Seminyak's original and largest villa compounds, The Villas offer a complete honeymoon retreat right in the heart of one of Bali's most exciting precincts. Each features its own swimming pool, tropical garden and spacious living areas for the epitome of a relaxed lifestyle. You'll even have your own chef available to prepare a romantic dinner or BBQ in the privacy of your villa.

Honeymoon heaven: Newlyweds receive a daily breakfast served for you in your villa, a flower bath prepared by a team of 'romance specialists' and a visit to the impossibly beautiful Prana Spa adjoining The Villas. Indulge in their signature eastern mystique treatment in a private spa suite made just for two.
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Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

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 Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

 

You may be in the heart of buzzing Kuta, with it's pumping nightlife and bars, but a honeymoon at Sheraton Bali Kuta resort feels far more like a peaceful escape. Well-appointed guest rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows and spacious balconies take in that gorgeous view of Kuta Beach and the Bali Strait. And all feature a king-size or double Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed and spa-inspired bathroom, so there's no shortage of luxury or comfort.

Honeymoon heaven: The Shine for Sheraton spa beckons with 'honeymoon indulgence' – a sensory spa journey to be enjoyed together, complete with champagne and fruit and a special spa gift.
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Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana

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 Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana

 

With an ideal location right on the border of bustling Kuta and Legian, Pullman Bali legian Nirwana feels a bit like an urban retreat. While you have everything you need right here – upscale accommodation with rooms and suites overlooking the ocean or tropical oasis, a garden pool with spacious sun deck and the rooftop infinity pool with beautiful scenic views over Kuta Beach, as well as fabulous dining, entertainment and the all essential spa – you've also got the beach just across the street, the shopping a mere stroll away and the nightlife nearby. It's a fabulous combination of pleasure and play.

Honeymoon heaven: You'll have the perfect start to your honeymoon, with a flower petal arrangement on your bed, fresh fruit basket, Balinese fan, bottle of wine and a personalised note.
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Sofitel Nusa Dua

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 The Sofitel Nusa Dua

 

Blending that signature Sofitel French elegance with authentic Balinese charm, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua offers 5-star sophistication for discerning honeymooners. Fronting an immaculate stretch of beach, its prime position is outdone only by the impressive accommodation options – all fitted out with contemporary decor, wooden floors, distinctive french bathroom amenities and the plush sofitel mybed.

Honeymoon heaven: The resort's 22 suites and 17 villas offer access to the vip services of club millésime, the ideal choice for a honeymoon of superb luxury. Sofitel's 'magnifique romance' package includes accommodation, welcoming gift on arrival, bottle of champagne on ice, daily breakfast served in your room and a late checkout.
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The Samaya Seminyak

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 The Samaya Seminyak

 

The Samaya Seminyak commands not one but two sought after locations in the heart of trendy Seminyak – the royal courtyard villas in a peaceful village courtyard setting (with private pool) and, just across the road, a short golf buggy ride away, the modern and chic pool villas and royal pavilion villas located absolutely beachfront.

Honeymoon heaven: Breeze restaurant commands ridiculously good views and serves up equally impressive fare, while the chic open-air bar is virtually right on the beach, where you can savour the sunsets, toes-in-the-sand style.
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Bulgari Resort

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 The Bulgari Resort Bali

 

The Bulgari Resort offers a honeymoon that is beyond luxe and beyond your wildest dreams! Combining the tropical exoticism of its uluwatu location with the signature Bulgari high Italian style, the resort consist of 59 villas with a refined, elegant design. The resort overlooks a stretch of the island's breathtaking cliffs, bathed daily in the spectacular sunset, while the private beach club on the white sand below is accessed via an inclined elevator.

Honeymoon heaven: You'll be whisked away to bliss with one of the spa's signature couple's treatments in the privacy of the candlelit royal spa pavilion–relax, unwind and soothe the senses in absolute style.

Natalie Bannister

Natalie Bannister has spent the last decade journeying across the globe in search of unique experiences and incredible destinations. Her published stories have covered everything from shopping and cocktail culture in Singapore and luxury and holistic retreats in Bali, eco adventures in Borneo and island hopping in Thailand to exotic adventures in India and Nepal, and much more. Natalie is a travel writer for Holidays for Couples magazine and Editor of Queensland Homes magazine and the online art, design, lifestyle and travel platform Design Pilgrim.