Honeymooning in Bali

Amanda

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I spent 2 weeks in beautiful Bali for my honeymoon! We visited Ubud, Uluwatu and Seminyak. We traveled from NY and since there are no direct flights to Bali, we decided to spend a few days (4 to be exact), in Hong Kong! If you're flying from NY, I would definitely recommend stopping in Hong Kong or Tokyo for a few days to break up the flights! The flight was only 5 hours to Bali from HK!

Viceroy Bali

Kelabang Moding, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

This hotel was UNREAL! We upgraded our room to one of the Deluxe Terrace Villas which was totally worth the $! The room was a hut like (huge) room that had a private pool over looking the jungles of Ubud. The Cascades Restaurant at the hotel was great - we were impressed by the quality of the food and presentation. The portions are very small, they encourage you to try a lot from the menu. You can also order lunch or dinner directly to your private pool, we did this one of the afternoons which was really nice.

Elephant Safari Park & Lodge

Jl. Br Jasan No.16, Sebatu, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

Awesome experience! The tour we booked was called Bathe & Breakfast with Elephants. Although it starts very early (around 7AM), I recommend doing this one because you are able to feed them breakfast and bathe them during the morning hours. The afternoon tours do not offer this and are more for just riding them. We didn't want to ride the elephants so this was the perfect day for us.

Sacred Monkey Forest

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia

So much fun! We went to monkey forest one afternoon after shopping in the markets. Advice: Do NOT leave any bananas out OR your sunglasses...The monkeys will absolutely climb on you and take them all! We hid the bananas in our backpack and the monkeys even try to unzip it to steal them. We had too much fun and bought 3 bunches of bananas! The bigger ones were kind of scary, I stuck to hanging with the babies.

Besakih Mother Temple

Jl. Entry Pura Besakih, Besakih, Rendang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80863, Indonesia

Toured the Besakih Mother Temple one afternoon. One of the largest and most important temples in Bali.

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Unnamed Road, Kedisan, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia

Rice terraces are beautiful! We didn't have time to walk through them but I saw people doing it and I wish we did!

Cafe Lotus

Jl. Suweta No.79, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Great local dinner spot in Ubud Town. Hit up the local markets before dinner for some basket bags and coverups.

Alila Villas Uluwatu

Jl. Taman Nusa, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

AMAZING hotel in Uluwatu. Highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing but very luxe stay. The infinity pool over looking the Indian Ocean was beautiful and surrounded by comfortable day beds. We upgraded our room to a 1 Bedroom Pool Villa. This hotel offered morning Yoga which I took advantage of followed by the organic and local breakfast which was included with our stay. The Restaurant in the hotel called The Warung was the best- authentic Indonesian and Balinese food. Highly recommend eating here during your stay - chicken satay with peanut sauce was my fav.

Single Fin

Jl. Labuansait No.250, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Sunday Funday spot in Uluwatu on a cliff over looking the beach. Popular surfer spot - after a surf sesh everyone comes up here for drinks with life music and a beautiful sunset. We rented scooters (aka motor bikes according to the Balinese) and drove here.

Rock Bar

Jl. Taman Sari, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

We went here for sunset drinks and apps - great bar located at the top of a cliff with beautiful beach views. Get there early to get a good seat because it fills up fast.

Dreamland Beach

Dreamland Beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Not the most picturesque Bali beach (a little dirty) but all sand and no rocks.

Cashew Tree

Cashew Tree, Jalan Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Organic & Vegan! Super casual and laid-back restaurant to check out for a quick bite - cash only.

W Hotel Seminyak

Gg. Gelatik No.10, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Our stay at the W was great! The hotel is modern and also very large. We didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel because there was just too much to see and do in Seminyak. The hotel location was perfect - walking distance to everything!

Potato Head Beach Club

Jl. Umalas I No.8, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

My FAV day in Seminyak! We spent the entire day here on an ocean front day bed. You have to get there early to reserve the day beds - the ocean front ones are better then the poolside ones. Atmosphere is relatively relaxed throughout the day and becomes more fun as the night goes on. The cocktails and food here were great! Try the coconut cocktails (made from real coconuts!) and the fish tacos - by far my favorites!

La Plancha

La Plancha, Seminyak, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

My second FAV day in Seminyak! La Plancha is a very cool beach spot filled with colorful bean bags and umbrellas. Great music and cocktails offering a very chill vibe. We spent a few hours here sipping on some fresh cocktails and seafood appetizers. The sunset on this part of the beach is beautiful, I'm glad we went during late afternoon and into the evening because it can be so hot during the day and definitely cools down post sunset. There are a lot of locals walking through the bean bags selling stuff; from $1 tassel necklaces (which I bought a few of for gifs) to art and hats... Definitely ignore them if you're totally uninterested in purchasing.

Cafe Organic

Gang. Walet III A, Padangsambian, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80118, Indonesia

Seriously obsessed with this place! I need one in NY!! They have the best smoothie and acai bowls. Oh, and homemade Kombucha and cold brew! It's a small spot, indoor and outdoor seating and very friendly staff. Located just off the road from the W Hotel, we stopped in 2x during our time in Seminyak.

Nalu Bowls

Jl. Buana Luhur No.7, Padangsambian, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80119, Indonesia

Cute smoothie and acai bowl shack for a quick brekkie - they only use local ingredients which is exactly what we love! I had an acai bowl and cold brew.

Sisterfields Cafe

Sisterfields Cafe, Kerobokan Kelod, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

We went here for lunch one afternoon, really good food (got the avo toast) This place is very Australian influenced and has a great atmosphere.

Sea Circus

Jl. Raya Kedampang, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Such a cute dinner spot! We had the Summer Poke Bowl and Taco Bar! They also have GF options. It was relatively busy when we went, we sat at the bar because there were no tables available. Overall, this restaurant had a very Australian feel.

Mist Boutique

Jl. Persada II No.1B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80117, Indonesia

Milk & Roses Boutique

Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.14, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Cute boutique with reasonable prices.

Chill Reflexology

Chill Reflexology, Jalan Kunti I, Seminyak, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Massages in Seminyak! A little more expensive then your typically Balinese massage but worth it. Relaxing and clean place - I got the "Ultimate Chill" massage here.

 

Viceroy Bali

Sleep
Kelabang Moding, Tegallalang
This hotel was UNREAL! We upgraded our room to one of the Deluxe Terrace Villas which was totally worth the $! The room was a hut like (huge) room that had a private pool over looking the jungles of Ubud. The Cascades Restaurant at the hotel was great - we were impressed by the quality of the food and presentation. The portions are very small, they encourage you to try a lot from the menu. You can also order lunch or dinner directly to your private pool, we did this one of the afternoons which was really nice.
 

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Elephant Safari Park & Lodge

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Jl. Br Jasan No.16, Sebatu
Awesome experience! The tour we booked was called Bathe & Breakfast with Elephants. Although it starts very early (around 7AM), I recommend doing this one because you are able to feed them breakfast and bathe them during the morning hours. The afternoon tours do not offer this and are more for just riding them. We didn't want to ride the elephants so this was the perfect day for us.
 

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Sacred Monkey Forest

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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest
So much fun! We went to monkey forest one afternoon after shopping in the markets. Advice: Do NOT leave any bananas out OR your sunglasses...The monkeys will absolutely climb on you and take them all! We hid the bananas in our backpack and the monkeys even try to unzip it to steal them. We had too much fun and bought 3 bunches of bananas! The bigger ones were kind of scary, I stuck to hanging with the babies.
 

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Besakih Mother Temple

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Jl. Entry Pura Besakih, Besakih
Toured the Besakih Mother Temple one afternoon. One of the largest and most important temples in Bali.
 

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Tegalalang Rice Terrace

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Unnamed Road, Kedisan
Rice terraces are beautiful! We didn't have time to walk through them but I saw people doing it and I wish we did!
 

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Cafe Lotus

Eat
Jl. Suweta No.79, Ubud
Great local dinner spot in Ubud Town. Hit up the local markets before dinner for some basket bags and coverups.
 

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Alila Villas Uluwatu

Sleep
Jl. Taman Nusa, Ungasan
AMAZING hotel in Uluwatu. Highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing but very luxe stay. The infinity pool over looking the Indian Ocean was beautiful and surrounded by comfortable day beds. We upgraded our room to a 1 Bedroom Pool Villa. This hotel offered morning Yoga which I took advantage of followed by the organic and local breakfast which was included with our stay. The Restaurant in the hotel called The Warung was the best- authentic Indonesian and Balinese food. Highly recommend eating here during your stay - chicken satay with peanut sauce was my fav.
 

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Single Fin

Drink Explore
Jl. Labuansait No.250, Pecatu
Sunday Funday spot in Uluwatu on a cliff over looking the beach. Popular surfer spot - after a surf sesh everyone comes up here for drinks with life music and a beautiful sunset. We rented scooters (aka motor bikes according to the Balinese) and drove here.
 

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Rock Bar

Drink
Jl. Taman Sari, Tuban
We went here for sunset drinks and apps - great bar located at the top of a cliff with beautiful beach views. Get there early to get a good seat because it fills up fast.
 

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Dreamland Beach

Explore
Dreamland Beach, Pecatu
Not the most picturesque Bali beach (a little dirty) but all sand and no rocks.
 

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Cashew Tree

Eat
Cashew Tree, Jalan Pantai Bingin
Organic & Vegan! Super casual and laid-back restaurant to check out for a quick bite - cash only.
 

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W Hotel Seminyak

Sleep
Gg. Gelatik No.10, Kerobokan Kelod
Our stay at the W was great! The hotel is modern and also very large. We didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel because there was just too much to see and do in Seminyak. The hotel location was perfect - walking distance to everything!
 

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Potato Head Beach Club

Eat Explore
Jl. Umalas I No.8, Kerobokan Kelod
My FAV day in Seminyak! We spent the entire day here on an ocean front day bed. You have to get there early to reserve the day beds - the ocean front ones are better then the poolside ones. Atmosphere is relatively relaxed throughout the day and becomes more fun as the night goes on. The cocktails and food here were great! Try the coconut cocktails (made from real coconuts!) and the fish tacos - by far my favorites!
 

View on Map

 

La Plancha

Eat
La Plancha, Seminyak
My second FAV day in Seminyak! La Plancha is a very cool beach spot filled with colorful bean bags and umbrellas. Great music and cocktails offering a very chill vibe. We spent a few hours here sipping on some fresh cocktails and seafood appetizers. The sunset on this part of the beach is beautiful, I'm glad we went during late afternoon and into the evening because it can be so hot during the day and definitely cools down post sunset. There are a lot of locals walking through the bean bags selling stuff; from $1 tassel necklaces (which I bought a few of for gifs) to art and hats... Definitely ignore them if you're totally uninterested in purchasing.
 

View on Map

 

Cafe Organic

Eat
Gang. Walet III A, Padangsambian
Seriously obsessed with this place! I need one in NY!! They have the best smoothie and acai bowls. Oh, and homemade Kombucha and cold brew! It's a small spot, indoor and outdoor seating and very friendly staff. Located just off the road from the W Hotel, we stopped in 2x during our time in Seminyak.
 

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Nalu Bowls

Eat
Jl. Buana Luhur No.7, Padangsambian
Cute smoothie and acai bowl shack for a quick brekkie - they only use local ingredients which is exactly what we love! I had an acai bowl and cold brew.
 

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Sisterfields Cafe

Eat
Sisterfields Cafe, Kerobokan Kelod
We went here for lunch one afternoon, really good food (got the avo toast) This place is very Australian influenced and has a great atmosphere.
 

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Sea Circus

Eat
Jl. Raya Kedampang, Kerobokan Kelod
Such a cute dinner spot! We had the Summer Poke Bowl and Taco Bar! They also have GF options. It was relatively busy when we went, we sat at the bar because there were no tables available. Overall, this restaurant had a very Australian feel.
 

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Mist Boutique

Shop
Jl. Persada II No.1B, Kerobokan Kelod
 

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Milk & Roses Boutique

Shop
Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.14, Kerobokan Kelod
Cute boutique with reasonable prices.
 

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Chill Reflexology

Explore
Chill Reflexology, Jalan Kunti I
Massages in Seminyak! A little more expensive then your typically Balinese massage but worth it. Relaxing and clean place - I got the "Ultimate Chill" massage here.
 

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