Published: 23 January 2015 by: Natasha Pavez

The Gangsa Sanur by Kayumanis beach picnic

Are you one of those couples who dreams of luxury resorts, white-sand beaches, warm turquoise oceans and palm trees for your honeymoon?

If so, Bali can fulfil all of your holiday dreams - and more. With its dreamy combination of beach life, culture, shopping, dining and a touch of indulgence, it's the perfect place for romantic honeymoons and getaways for two.

Here are some ideas to inspire your own journey to Bali, which illustrate just why this island nation is so special.

Luxury accommodation

When you're on your honeymoon or romantic getaway, you likely want to stay in as nice a hotel or resort as you can afford. The soft touch of Egyptian cotton sheets, the melt-in-your-mouth flavours of gourmet dining and the sophisticated service that comes with great resorts can’t be beat, and often it's what makes a holiday extra special.

The Ayung Villa at the Samaya Ubud

Stay in a private villa with butler service, like at the Samaya Ubud, spectacularly located amid the ricefield and verdant hillsides lies of Bali's lush interior.

Alternatively, you can head to an inclusive resort like the InterContinental Bali Resort that comes with all the trimmings such as lagoon-style pools, multiple restaurants and onsite spa facilities. What more could you ask for? 

Locations such as Kuta and Nusa Dua are where you should go if a relaxed, beachside honeymoon or romantic getaway sounds like you.

 The gorgeous Starlight Pool at the Bali Mandira

Here you'll find all the accommodation and facilities you need for a holiday straight from a fairy tale. In Kuta, Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa offers some of the finest facilities in the island of Gods, with 191 spacious rooms, suites and villas featuring a relax environment in which the suitable amenities and inviting décor of transformative leisure living are expressed through style, colour and texture, providing guests with a warm feeling of utter welcome and comfort.

Or in Nusa Dua, stay at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa where the tranquility of the resort spreads over 9 hectares; an oasis of tropical gardens and the sundrenched shores of the beautiful Nusa Dua peninsula. Their refined hospitality has welcomed kings and queens, presidents and other dignitaries over the years so you're sure to be treated like royalty.

Make sure you spend plenty of time on the long, white stretches of beach, where sunrises and sunsets are particularly awe-inspiring and romantic.

Then there is all the dining that's on offer. There are the town restaurants, which offer styles of food ranging from local Balinese cuisine, to French or Chinese food. Then there are your hotel's dining options, so you'll certainly never go hungry in one of these destinations.

Image: Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa

Exploration

If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful beach and sumptuous restaurants, you'll want to experience Balinese shopping. There are both high-end, boutique-style stores and fantastic markets where you can find all sorts of enchanting trinkets and souvenirs you might want to buy as a token of your time in this beautiful nation.

Don't forget that Bali is also famous for its relaxing, romantic and rejuvenating spa treatments. What could say honeymoon or romantic getaway more than a tranquil couples' massage? After all, honeymoons and romantic getaways are about escaping everyday life and enjoying your time together - with a little or a lot of luxury thrown in the mix, too. So why not indulge in some wonderful spa treatments? Some massages even take place right on the beach or nestled amongst the forest, so you can get a true back-to-nature experience all while being pampered - there's nothing like it!

In addition to this, there's plenty for couples who like discovering local cultures to enjoy. In particular the town of Ubud has plenty to offer when it comes to cultural pursuits. Many a day can be whiled away spending time visiting local temples, which feature beautiful and inspiring architecture.

Song and dance are also integral to Balinese culture, and there are always impressive performances put on for travellers to the area. Your resort might have a night when cultural displays take centre-stage, but many other venues offer showcases of singing and dancing, too.

Those who want to witness a thrill or two might even want to observe a fire dancing or walking extravaganza!

When it comes to romantic getaways or honeymoons, Bali certainly provides plenty a great mix of luxury and indulgence as well as activities and things to do. Are you ready to live the dream?

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