If you're looking for great things to do on a honeymoon in Bali, have no fear – there's plenty to choose from. The island’s natural beauty and its selection of great hotels and restaurants make it a perfect place for romance. Couples love the idyllic seascapes over tropical shores and the cool and green tropical forests or gentle breezes with memorable views from cliff tops make this island an ideal escape.

    A sunset dinner cruise with the sky slowly revealing twinkling stars can make memories while an outbound nature trip can be ideal if you're an adventurous couple. Consider these select tours and dining choices in Bali for your romantic island getaway.


    Private romantic photography tour

    A private romantic photography tour can be a great way to immortalise your moments in Bali. A private photo session with professional photographers can help conceptualise and make your lasting memories. Outdoor sessions usually mean heading out to wonderful locations, which can be a great part of the experience.

    This tour package sets you up with a photographer to discuss plans, the unique concepts and outfit ideas. This is before travelling out to Bali's dynamic landscapes for a private session. You can choose your own backdrops, from towering, centuries-old shrines to tropical seascapes, and just about anything in between.


    Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot excursion

    The Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot excursion is a half-day tour that takes you to visit some of the island’s most iconic cultural and historical landmarks. Stops include the ancient royal temple of Pura Taman Ayun, one of the icons of the Mengwi Kingdom. Further west, stop by the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest. This is before your visit to the most iconic sea temple in Bali, Tanah Lot Temple.

    Here, you can conclude your excursion by embracing one of the most magical sunsets. See the temple’s silhouette against the rolling waves of the Indian Ocean. This can truly be a memorable highlight of your Bali honeymoon.


    Romantic Aristocat evening cruise with 5-course dinner

    The romantic Aristocat evening cruise offers a different kind of luxury cruise. You’ll board the catamaran and enjoy Bali’s vibrant sunset over a sumptuous 5-course dinner. In the offing, you’ll be served welcome drinks and canapés on the Aristocat catamaran’s deck.

    The cruise departs from Benoa Harbour in south Bali, and you’ll join the cruise with around 7 other couples. Even so, you'll enjoy private spaces on board as the catamaran nears the waters off the coast of Nusa Dua. Over the smooth waves and under twinkling stars, a strolling acoustic trio serenades you against the sounds of the rippling sea.


    Private professional photo shoot, spa treatment and transfer

    Combine a private professional photo shoot with a spa treatment and transfer services and you can have yourself an exciting honeymoon adventure in Bali. A private couples’ session with a photographer ensures you’ll have moments immortalised through professional shots of both of you as you enjoy your romantic island getaway.

    You can opt for a studio shoot, outside in a lush tropical garden, or against an exotic backdrop on the beach. After the snaps and poses, you can then relax and unwind with an hour-long deep-tissue massage.


    Private partner yoga class and Thai massage lesson

    You can enjoy breathing and stretching exercises, strengthen your physique and have fun with your partner through this yoga and Thai massage class designed for couples. In the serene setting of a peaceful bamboo Zen garden, you’ll learn yoga postures to hone your balance. You'll be able to uncover the basics of Thai massage and acupressure, as well.

    Professional instructors tailor the class to suit you and your partner's experience and fitness levels. They'll help correct postures to make sure you're supporting one another correctly. You'll be able to build strength and flexibility at the same time, too.


    Private horseback riding in Tegallalang

    Riding horseback together as a couple through Bali’s lush rice fields sounds like a dreamy honeymoon activity. You can live this dream on a horseback riding tour, which can also be suited to those who are total novices. The ride will take you on a journey through some of the most gorgeous rice field landscapes in Bali at Tegallalang, just north of Ubud.

    Trot along the green terraces lined by palm trees and clusters of bamboo. Between rides, you can take short breaks for a swig of fresh young coconut water.


    Evening Ubud tour with cultural performances

    Consider an evening Ubud tour with cultural performances if you’re looking to spend a romantic night out in Bali’s cultural heartland. This tour lets you browse through the wealth of art galleries and workshops that the area is best known for. Then you'll head to landmark venues that are also dedicated to showcasing heritage art and culture, such as the Ubud Royal Palace in the heart of town.

    At the palace, you can admire splendid Balinese dance performances from up close. Highlights on the agenda include some of Bali’s most enchanting dances. These range from Legong Kraton, the Ramayana ballet to the Wayang Kulit traditional shadow puppet show.


    Dinner cruise on a traditional wooden ship

    Enjoying a dinner cruise on a traditional wooden ship can be one of the most romantic things to do in Bali. This dinner cruise lets you set sail at sunset on a Bugis schooner around Bali’s waters. You can have a bit of romance and a whole lot of fun as live music accompanies the pirate-themed party on board the ship. The cruise also usually features fire dances and exotic belly dancers.

    Dinner is served before more fun and games begin on deck, often with interesting prizes to win. In all, it’s a cruise that is set out to provide you with a time to remember.


    Private sunset at Tanah Lot Temple with dinner

    This private sunset excursion at Tanah Lot Temple allows you more time to enjoy dramatic views of one of Bali’s most iconic landmarks. The tour takes you to the island’s west coast just in time for sunset. Then, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the temple’s silhouettes as the golden sun sinks into the Indian Ocean.

    Depending on the tide conditions, you can usually walk to the rock base of the temple for a closer look. Your tour concludes with a wonderful dinner at a luxurious hotel in Canggu, south of Tanah Lot. One of the hotel's signature restaurants serves authentic Indonesian cuisine, so you’ll conclude your journey with a great cultural dining experience.


    Private Balinese blessing and Batuan Temple half-day tour

    This private tour lets you get a taste of Bali’s spiritual and artistic side with a visit to one of the impressive village temples near Ubud. You’ll be visiting the ancient temple in the village Batuan, where you'll experience a blessing ceremony conducted by a Hindu priest.

    As part of the journey, you'll also visit local workshops to witness some Balinese masterpieces in the making. Interact with locals for a deeper feel and insight into rural Balinese village life. Besides the village of Batuan, you'll also drop by the village of Mas, which is known for producing highly detailed Balinese woodcarvings.

    Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller

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