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The months of May, June and July are considered to be the most popular and recommended months to be at Bali. However, depending on the kind of vacation you are looking for, you might want to plan your visit during the dry season or the monsoons. For example, if you are a surfer, the monsoon months of May and October present some of the best waves in world. However, it won’t be a great time for historical or cultural tours.
A well planned tour package will include every aspect that must be experienced while visiting Bali.
Bali is one of the most picturesque islands on this planet. There’s something for all kinds of traveler. Whether you are interested in adventure, culture or just a laid back beach destination with good food, there are opportunities that will overwhelm you. An ideal duration at Bali will thus depend on the kind of activities you will want to take part in. While exploring Bali can take a lifetime, honeymooners generally go for a two week vacation to cover the most recommended activities at a comfortable pace. The idea should be to enjoy the vacation and not push yourself to each destination.
Bali a global honeymoon paradise, The islands with pristine beaches, lush green forests, volcanic mountains, intimate hotels and a romantic culture sets the pace for a cozy and memorable honeymoon vacation. At Bali, it’s the natural magic that draws in both newlyweds and couples in love to make memories for a lifetime. If you are planning a similar trip with your partner to Bali, here are some things you should definitely want to do:
Bali is among the most sought after destinations for couples across the globe. The weather is pleasant all round the year, making it even more popular among honeymooners. When you are in Bali with your partner, you cannot miss a visit to:
Traveling with your family, especially kids can be quite of a fun at Bali. There are several beaches that offer safe and yet private opportunities for a family to be together. Some of the best regions to travel with your family include Ubud, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Lovina, Sanur and Nusa Dua. You will want to visit temples, be a part of cultural excursions, trek to the mountains, enjoy water sports, visit the marine park/zoo and lastly enjoy the Balinese cuisine with your family.
The Island of Gods, Bali offers all that you can seek of a tourist destination. From outdoor fun to cozy massage therapies, there’s a wide range of offering. Consequently, Bali is considered as a tourist’s paradise – there is always something to enjoy for everyone.
The Bali Eat-Pray-Love tour can be life changing. Do as Julia Roberts did in the movie! The moment you arrive at the Denpasar International Airport, the scene won’t be too different from what you saw in the movie. The steel grey waters, beaches of Kuta to the umpteen number of foreign tourists in places like Seminyak, it’s a real match. Head on to the Samkhya Villas near the rice paddy fields of Ubud is where you follow Julia Roberts to find a similar accommodation. Follow her footsteps to the Hindu temples, lush rice terraces and get up close with the monkeys in the Monkey Forests nearby. Ubud is where the movie was filmed and this is also the most amazing part of Bali to be in!
The popularity of movie has in fact made most travel agents in Bali come up with a complete Eat Pray Love package. It’s worth considering if you have been inspired enough.
There are lot of enthralling water sports to do in Bali:
You don’t really need to be a swimmer to enjoy the water sports opportunities in Bali. In most of the activities, you will be accompanied by a trained instructor and will be given safety equipment and clothing to ensure that you don’t drown. Except some activities like Reef Surfing and Category 3 White Water Rafting, you should be able to participate in most of them. Bali water sports is fun!
Bali’s beaches are one of the cleanest across the globe. You will literally be tempted to get underneath and check out the marine life for yourself.
Some of Bali’s best snorkeling and scuba diving locations are at PadangBai, Nusa Dua, Mejangan Islands, Amed, Candi Dasa, Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan and Tulamben.
For the more experienced divers, the locations would be Crystal Bay, Gamat Bay, Manta Point and Toyapakeh.
A basic dive at places like Tulamben would cost you about Rp 1,306,800
Bali with kids is fun! Check out the following places for a great family time:
Some of the interesting sightseeing options in Bali include:
A sea walking adventure is a perfect way to check out the marine life around Bali and is suitable even for participants with little or no knowledge of swimming. The best sea walk experience can be had at Sanur. You can also check out the sea diving facilities at Kota Denpasar and Nusa Dua.
In most cases, a sea walking adventure can be arranged by the hotel you are staying at.
The basic cost of the activity will be around US$75 for adults and US$ 60 for kids between the ages of 10 and 12.
Kayaking is easy fun and completely safe for any kind of participant. Even kids can enjoy kayaking. Kayaking is organized at Nusa Ceningan, Legian, Nusa Lembongan, Singaraja, Tanjung Benoa, Kuta and Ubud. You also have the opportunity to enjoy the only sea kayak at Pandawa Beach.
The rate of a Sea Kayak is US$35 per person. That will also be the average cost on other locations around Bali.
Horse riding in Bali is an amazing way to check out the countryside and rice terraces around Bali. It is also a must recommended activity if you are traveling with your partner. Several operators will be able to arrange private horse riding tours. The best places to go horse riding in Bali include the east coast of Savannah Bay, Gianyar, Nusa Penida, Papuan Village, Badung, Tegallalang, Payangan, Menjangan, Canggu, Tabanan, and Mount Agung.
The Elephant Safari Park allows you to get up-close with the majestic Sumatran Elephants and will be an experience of a lifetime. Cared in a healthy and stimulating environment, the Elephant Safari will take you across the tranquil botanical gardens and a paradise of a jungle. The best thing is that you can enjoy the elephant back ride with your whole family.
An easy but highly rejuvenating nature walk, the Campuhan Ridge Walk is highly popular among all kinds of visitors to Central Bali. The activity offers a great retreat and escape from the contemporary boutique scene in Bali. Sometimes, you just need some time alone and in peace!
Some of the trekking options in Bali includes:
One of the most popular attractions in Ubud, it’s the focal landmark of Bali. The architecture goes back to the 1800s and is well kept through upkeep and regular cultural activities and festivals being organized in its premises. It is highly recommended that you become a part of the Royal Palace Cultural Night Performance to get a glimpse into the secret and enchanting Ubud. Apart from the very well preserved Balinese architecture, and he charming garden setting, the dance and the music can be an explosive experience.
River Rafting in Bali is one of the most recommended adventure activities. The best thing is that anyone above the age of 10 can be a part of it. Rafting instructors come highly trained and you will be well geared up to be safe for any kind of eventuality. It is necessary that you follow the rafting guidelines recommended by organizers.
Cycling is a much more laid back way to get across Bali and can be a great way to check out the country. There are several trails all across that let you experience the natural setting. Cycling is also one of the recommended ways to do a tour if you are traveling with your partner. The best cycling tours can be found in:
The Trick Art Gallery or Museum is a unique experience for anyone in Bali and is especially loved by kids. It’s a museum show casing illusions and a variety of magical enfeeblements.
The entry fee to the Trick Art Gallery is IDR 100000.
Apart from some beautiful places to visit in Bali, there are n number of beaches which are an added cherry to the cake. These includes:
Mount Batur or Gunung Batur is located North West to Mount Agung in Bali on the southern side of the mountain is the Caldera Lake. Mount Batur hosts an active volcano and the eruption is visible across the year. In fact, it is one of the most forceful eruptions on this planet. Mount Batur is also believed to be one of the most sacred mountains by the locals and several adventure tourists take on the fairly physical Mount Batur trek. The peak is about 1000 meters above sea level and takes about two hours to reach on foot.
Canoeing in Bali is one of the most recommended adventure activities. The best thing is that anyone above the age of 10 can be a part of it. Canoeing instructors come highly trained and you will be well geared up to be safe for any kind of eventuality. It is necessary that you follow the rafting guidelines recommended by organizers. The best places for canoeing include:
A perfect fun day for family and couples, the Bali Safari and Marine Park holds wildlife adventures that include elephant trekking, cycling through forest roads. It is one of the most visited animal parks that was opened back in 2007 and since then it has been one of the most visited places in Bali. It is home to over 60 species of wildlife that roam freely around, thus offering you an experience that is livening.
A cruise ride across the Bali Ocean is a must. It has been one of the most popular activities among honeymooners. Consequently, you seek a range of cruise rides, ranging from whole day cruises to night cruises and even private cruises. Cruise rides are always accompanies by 4 course meals, cocktails and a lot of fun, music and dance.
The best place of watch dolphins is the Lovina Beach. A cruise ride will let you experience dozens of them in unison!
Helicopter rides will be a unique way to check out the Bali Islands. You can soak in the bird’s eye view of the smoking volcanoes, stepped rice fields, long stretch of pristine beaches, enchanting lighthouses, cliffs, old temples, surf breaks and highland lakes.
The price of joy tours that covers the Kuta and Legian beaches is about IDR 4,571,250 per person. This is the basic package but you can always choose to customize your tour. The duration of a basic helicopter tour is about 60 minutes.
There’s a range of restaurants that you can find across Bali. Ranging from luxury to budget, the food in most is awesome. It would be great to experiment with the local food around.
Top restaurants to try out when on a honeymoon include:
Bali offers a very happening nightlife. Soon as the sun sets in the horizon and over the Sea, several nightclub open their doors to extravaganza. The nightlife ranges from sports bar to dance floors and crazy clubbing!
The legal drinking age in Bali is 17 years. It is however not recommended to drink in public places. Alcohol is however always available across private beaches, resorts and restaurants. Similarly, smoking too isn’t recommended in public places. However, cigarettes are widely available in local shops.
Some of the best yoga retreats in Bali include:
A spa in Bali in the backdrop of the blue ocean can be a rejuvenating experience. Check out the following places:
The best places for shopping and the things each is famous for include:
Renting a villa in Bali offers you privacy amidst all kinds of amenities. There are several properties available all across the country and you can choose depending on the location and budget. Look for Airbnb for the best offers. The average price you pay for renting a villa is about $1400 for a month. A 1 bedroom villa on the other hand will cost about $750 a month. You can find cheaper properties with a bit of a search. Advanced booking also allows you discounted rates. The best places for your villa search in Bali include:
For anyone traveling to Bali, you might need to take medication before, during and after your trip. Recently, Zika Virus has been announced as a risk in parts of Indonesia. Pregnant women are recommended to take extra precautions. Apart from that, all travelers should take steps that prevent any mosquito bites and sexual exposure during and post trip.
Traveller Tales From Bali
22 September 2016
I am spellbound seeing such a type of service at the first place! Well that I am now back from my honeymoon tour to Bali, I have got many things to pen down over here about my experience at Bali. Firstly I would like to encourage and compliment the Indian travel agents for delivering such a nice foreign honeymoon package tour to Bali. I basically come from a small village at Haryana, and a tour outside India is something that I never even dreamt off, but my husband residing in Delhi was adamant in taking me out of the country to Bali for our honeymoon, fine now coming to the trip, Yo (cheers in Vietnamese language) is the word I have got to say to the agents who organized a trip for us. We had taken up a week tour for our honeymoon and this package consisted of many things like visiting temples, beaches, museums, villages, spring water lakes, coffee plantations, rice farms and many more. The greatest coincidence was that we happened to visit the Uluwatu temple exactly on my birthday, I loved it a lot it was a real blessing for me to visit such a nice temple on such an auspicious day. What more we had great network all over the trip and so I was able to update each and every day activities with my people and friends immediately (thanks Insta and FB). My trip wouldn’t have been complete without the visit to the famous Benoa beach, I don’t indulge much in water sports but over here there were some many different gaming categories that I didn’t want to miss out for. Lastly the foods were yummy and my taste buds are still longing to taste those special foods again served over there. Good arranged trip – fully satisfied!
22 September 2016
Newly married couples! Most romantic honeymoon place! Pick the honeymoon Bali tour and you can be assured that this trip is going to be the best way to start your new life with your spouse! I have just returned from my Bali honeymoon tour and am still in a perplexed state filled with all nostalgic memories whenever I am looking at the picture of me and my husband over there at Bali. When my hubby suggested Bali as our honeymoon destination, I was like what is this – my man is taking me to some ancient family vacation spot, but then being a new wife I couldn’t immediately say no, and I am happy that I never said no also. Well speaking about the tour, it was a perfect honeymoon package that any travel agent could offer for the couples. Right from beginning till the end, my organizers did their job well, this was my first foreign trip, was afraid but happy that it went on well. I am a great swimmer and I love to hang out whenever I see some beach, the Tanjung Benoa beach which was there in my itinerary was like a icing to my cake, I was surprised that this place has such attractive beaches, My husband and I enjoyed the various water activities that were catered here, the real fun part is that the games offered over here are something unique which I haven’t sported before anywhere. So I got something new to enjoy in this tour. And my trip wouldn’t have been complete if my guide hadn’t taken me for the most expected thing – Yes! You are right; a girl’s tour is incomplete without shopping. The Ubud shopping is the best part. Enjoyed the trip thoroughly!
22 September 2016
Bali is indeed a great vacation destination! I went over here along with my husband on our honeymoon, initially I was bit afraid to take up a cycling tour as you need lot of energy to cycle in and around Bali, but the organizers gave us lot of rest time so that we could refresh. Well speaking about the trip – great and fabulous. Cycling to the terraced rice fields and visiting the adjacent landmarks and villages were more than memorable. Jatiluwih is known for its famous rice paddies and I am happy that I saw that for real, well speaking about the real fun – the water rides, the sporting activities and the bonfire were charming. Food was good and we were offered plenty of activities to indulge in. The guides were supportive and had good communication skill. Suggestions – Carry comfy footwear, sunglasses and a good camera (Guys you have loads to capture at Bali). It was an amazing and pleasant stay at the Pacung mountain resort (nice resort experience – I ll write about this a review separately) Well guys if you are planning to take this trip I advise you to take few days of stretching exercise in prior so that you can enjoy to the core!
22 September 2016
Romantic Week off Trip to Bali – This was my status till today; I went on my honeymoon to Bali and am back today. Seven days how it passed is like a trance state. I feel this is the perfect honeymoon destination spot, and hey gals if your husband is asking you to pick a honeymoon spot pick Bali without any doubt and I am sure you are going to thank me for this. My hubby had booked the trip online and planned everything well in advance, and hence we didn’t face any issue at all anywhere. This package included food, accommodation, cruise and free tickets of entry at many places. I had loads of fun at the one day cruise in Bali; it included unlimited boat rides and underwater viewing chambers. I loved the submerged marine walk at this place. Bali is well known for its incredible sunset and I am happy that I was able to witness this part of bit too in my life. The guides explained us in detail, pickup, drop and foods were lovely. It would have been better if the cruise had a bit more less people, except that thumbs up for the tour and package.
22 September 2016
Well that now I am back from my Bali 6D/5N cycling tour, I have only two words to say – enchantment incarnate! Even though this trip can be a great trip for couples or friends, I feel it is ideal for family vacation too. I took up this trip with my wife and we got that full-to-full enjoyment. The itinerary and the procedures were explained to us well in advance to us by our team and so it was easy for us to stick to it. The whole way cycling to Volcano at Batur and then cycling to Pacung - Mengwi – Ubud was a bit tiresome (but if you have stamina you can very well manage it). Still the night halt at the hotels and the resorts gave us the needed break and took off the tiredness’. My wife loved the cycling to the rice fields and the nearby village. The folk dancers danced well to the local music and we should admit that we got an exhilarating experience, well all that being said, the trip was above average with prices being at par with the services. Lastly I would like to wind this review by saying that I recommend this trip for sure.
22 September 2016
Bali is paradise on Earth! But to enjoy this place you surely need to make sure that you hire the proper channel of tourism, I went alone for a four day sightseeing trip to Bali, got the booking done online and started off to take a break. It is an absolute place for relaxation and refreshing; I would surely choose this place and suggest it for any people who are longing for adventurous and memorable trip. The places in and around Bali are pleasant, peaceful and rejuvenating. I fell in love with the Kuta Beach, this beach is far better than the beaches I have been before; the organizers gave ample time to sit and relax here. I am not a great foodie but still I enjoyed the typical seafood that was served here at Jimbaran, and I have no words to say about the boat ride, I was allowed to indulge in plenty of water activities ( parasailing, banana boat and so on were unique and absolute fun). It is an awesome place to visit for couples, family and friends. Above all this trip was like a stress buster to me! Enjoyed it full to full!
22 September 2016
My wife had always complained that I didn’t take her on a honeymoon even though our wedding was nearing a year, and this is when I decided to give her a real treat by taking her to Bali for our first wedding anniversary. My wife loved the trip thoroughly and still now she is talking nothing other than our Bali trip. The whole tour would have been incomplete if I don’t mention over here about the scrumptious food that was served during these days. My wife loved the Kecak dance which is the traditional dance of the Bali people. I am grateful I kept up to my Wife’s expectation.
22 September 2016
Bali honeymoon trip was awesome! The drivers and the guides were good and helpful; the arrangements were undoubtedly seamless and fine. This is my first foreign trip and I am glad that I have good memories to share. All the places that were mentioned in the itinerary were covered on time and we had no probs at all. Initially I was a bit scared but my husband took care to see that I was secure and safe the whole way through. The organizers were good, co-operative and helped us whenever we wanted something. Thank you so much- looking forward to visit again.
10 March 2017
We did rafting on this river a few days back and it was wonderful. Its a must do activity when you are in Bali!
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