Bali’s Ubud and honeymoons just seem to go together. Home to bewitching scenery, exceptional culinary wonders, gorgeous resorts, marvellous culture and lavish spas, this picture-perfect destination has plenty to offer couples seeking a romantic post-wedding escape. With all this and more, boutique resort and spa Puri Wulandari has all the makings for an unbelievable escape. Curious? Discover honeymoon perfection in the heart of Bali’s most beautiful region…
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When you picture Ubud, chances are you envision palm-filled jungles, jade paddy fields and majestic rivers. Nested deep in the Ayung River Valley (15 minutes north of Ubud’s centre), Puri Wulandari takes in some of the region’s most captivating scenery, creating an utterly tranquil setting for a romantic getaway.
Even as you step into the lobby to check in, you’ll be – quite literally – stopped in your tracks by breathtaking views of the Ayung River and green forest beyond. Some of the best views, though, are from the resort’s 33 private villas. Dotting a lush hillside, each secluded haven looks out over seemingly endless jungle, shrouded in mist and alive with birdsong. Altogether, it creates an ‘only-two-people-in-the-world’ atmosphere that honeymooners will love.
Luxurious private villas
An all-out honeymoon calls for seriously luxurious accommodation. Looking straight out of a daydream, Puri Wulandari’s villas are truly enchanting. Tucked away into the spectacular landscape, each private retreat offers the very best in traditional Balinese design – think thatched roofs, Balinese-style doors, old-world daybeds and airy rooms decorated with fresh tropical blooms. Adding to the romance of it all, private pools, four-poster beds, breezy outdoor dining areas and sunken bathtubs filled with flower petals complete the honeymoon idyll.
Our tip for couples on a post-wedding getaway? Claim the resort’s one-bedroom Srikandi villa for yourselves. Overlooking the Ayung River, this stylish oasis will make you feel like film stars on a sumptuous honeymoon – hard to resist, no?
Whether you consider yourselves serious foodies or you’re just seeking an elegant spot to toast the occasion, the resort is sure to impress. Home to two fabulous restaurants and an open-air bar (both with more pinch-me-now views), Puri Wulandari is a gourmand’s paradise.
Perfect for a relaxed meal, the resort’s Legong Terrace Restaurant is the place to go for a laid-back breakfast or lunch. Situated right next to a glamorous infinity pool that appears to hang over the valley’s edge, it’s perfect for enjoying something delicious straight after a refreshing dip. Or, to really live it up, share a romantic dinner at the signature restaurant, Janger. Serving exquisite ‘global fusion’ cuisine, the lantern-lit offering pairs fine dining with an astonishing outlook.
A go-to for unforgettable honeymoon experiences, private dining is something that Puri Wulandari does to perfection. Whether you choose to dine in-villa, at a private lounge or under the stars at the resort’s Garden Temple, you’ll be made to feel like royalty. Another lovely option? Take it easy in the waters of your villa’s glamorous pool and order yourselves a ‘floating brunch’ – how very Insta-ready.
Indulge the senses
Other than its luxe accommodation and incredible dining, Puri Wulandari is known for its sensational spa and wellness offerings. Exclusively serving traditional Indonesian treatments (including hydrotherapy, massotherapy, and thermotherapy), the Lila Ulangun Spa is a real must-visit.
To really relax and recharge, treat yourselves to the aptly named Honeymoon Haven treatment. Featuring a traditional Balinese massage, Javanese Lulur body scrub, yoghurt rub down, tropical flower bath, natural Indonesian facial and Jamu elixir, the whole experience is seriously indulgent.
Adventure is out here
Want to mix chilling out with a little heart-stopping excitement? The resort is located right in the heart of Bali’s adventure hotspot, meaning you don’t have to travel far to get out and enjoy Ubud’s action. White-water rafting along the Ayung River is a favourite option for thrill-seekers, with local groups passing Puri Wulandari on their journey. Or, for something slightly more relaxed, join a resort guide to discover Ubud’s charms on a cycling or trekking tour. Taking you through Klusa Village, through rice paddy fields and past rivers and mountains, the experience is topped off with a visit to the amazing Baliense House compound where couples can learn about Balinese daily life.
Want more? Keen yogis will love a private session with Puri Wulandari’s own yoga instructor, while those wanting to take home a sweet momento from their honeymoon will have plenty of fun with a Balinese costume photo session. However you choose to celebrate your honeymoon, this postcard-perfect hideaway will have you wanting to stay forever.
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