There’s no denying that the tropical paradise of Bali is a beloved option for couples seeking a romantic escape. Whether it’s for an all-out honeymoon or a relaxing getaway, the island’s many different regions all have something sensational to offer – from sigh-inducing scenery and fantastic shopping to luxurious accommodation and fascinating cultural wonders. Not sure where to go on your next Bali trip? We’ve rounded up a collection of dreamy spots to get you inspired.
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A coastal haven in Bali’s west, Legian is equal doses laid-back coastal cool and exciting nightlife. The sort of place where you can hit the surf, cool off with sundowners and dance the night away under the stars, this beautiful region is beloved for its summery atmosphere.
Be sure to check out the markets before leaving and don’t miss a visit to one of Legian’s stylish beach clubs – top picks include s.k.a.i and Azul. It has to be said that there aren’t too many landmarks to see here; Legian is more about lapping up the beach lifestyle. It makes up for it, though, with brilliant accommodation options (book yourselves a stay at Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, Sun Island Hotel & Spa or White Rose in nearby Kuta) and enchanting sunsets.
Cherished for its fashionable street-scene and postcard-ready beaches, Seminyak is a bit of a go-to for a reason. A place where upmarket cafes, renowned restaurants and luxury boutiques lead to glamorous beach clubs, this sun-kissed spot has all the makings for an amazing Bali escape.
Much like in Legian, the beach clubs are the place to be here. If you don’t mind venturing out a little bit, head to KU DE TA and Potato Head Beach Club for some of Bali’s best cocktails and waterside dining. Want more? Add Mrs Sippy to your list and fit in time for a delicious meal at Saigon Street before wandering Seminyak’s shopping district. And with some of the island’s most captivating sunsets on offer here, it’s only natural that you’ll find a wonderful array of resorts here, too. Our tip? Treat yourselves to a private villa at Samaya Seminyak Bali or Amadea Resort & Villas.
If you’re looking to avoid the crowds but still enjoy plenty of action, set your sights for Canggu in Bali’s south. Another surfers’ oasis, this beachy spot is where temples, long stretches of sand, terraced rice paddies and high-end shopping-and-dining precincts meet.
The main attractions here, though, are definitely the cultural sites. Spotting the offshore Tanah Lot temple is a must-do while in the region, as is the picturesque Batu Bolong Temple. Top off a day spent out-and-about with a relaxed lantern-lit dinner by the water at The Lawnand prepare to be won over by a captivating sunset. Or, visit the local watering-hole, Old Man’s, for an ice-cold beer. Looking to impress? You’ll earn major brownie points with an intimate dinner at eclectic, gypsy-inspired La Laguna. Claim your spot at one of the tables scattered over the gardens that lead down to a lagoon and the shoreline of Berawa Beach – it’s a truly dreamlike setting for expertly made drinks and exquisite cuisine.
Easily one of Bali’s most loved regions, Ubud in the island’s north is brimming with rugged romance. It’s all about enjoying Mother Nature here – from going on mountain hikes and swimming in waterfalls to chilling out at a jungle-luxe resort.
Seeing the terraced rice paddy fields is kind of the thing to do in Ubud, but for good reason. Utterly breathtaking and unique, the sight is one you won’t soon forget – as is the view from Mount Batur at sunrise. Complete your Ubud honeymoon with a stay somewhere heavenly (check out The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Kayumanis Ubud and The Sayama Ubud), sampling the best of traditional Balinese cuisine at a roadside stall, indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment and immersing yourselves in the region’s incredible culture. Follow the three Rs – relax, recharge and be reinvigorated. Helpful links:
Stay:Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa // Sun Island Hotel & Spa // White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas and Spa // Samaya Seminyak Bali // Amadea Resort & Villas // The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah // Kayumanis Ubud // The Sayama UbudPlay:s.k.a.i // Azul // KU DE TA // Potato Head Beach Club // Mrs SippyEat:Saigon Street // The Lawn // Old Man’s // La Laguna
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