Over 5 million people visit the island of Bali, Indonesia every year.
If you’ve travelled to Bali before, you’re probably surprised this number isn’t even higher.
With its stunning beaches, luscious green landscape, delicious food, and friendly people, Bali is a destination unlike any other.
If you’re planning to go to Bali for your honeymoon, then you’re in luck. Because not only is Bali beautiful and fun, but it’s also incredibly romantic.
However, don’t let the size of the island fool you. It may be small, but Bali offers a lot of attractions.
So, what should you do when there?
Check out this guide to learn about the best things to do in Bali on your honeymoon.
1. Check Out the Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple
There’s perhaps nothing more romantic than watching the sunset with a loved one.
For a great Balinese sunset, you need to head to the Tanah Lot Temple. This is an iconic Hindu temple that sits on top of a large rock formation.
In fact, this temple is actually a part of Balinese mythology. Legend has it that a high priest shifted the rock that the temple sits on out into the sea to show an opposing chief his power. This act then led to the chief’s allegiance.
Also, while the sunset here is unforgettable, keep in mind that you’ll have to share the place with other tourists. That’s why we suggest waking up early and catching the sunrise over the temple.
Also, if you loved this sunset and are looking for more, be sure to check out the sunset over the Uluwatu temple as well. This temple is also situated on the sea, and it offers unparalleled views of the sun setting over the ocean.
2. Relax On Bali’s Finest Beaches
It’s no secret that Bali has a pristine collection of beaches.
Here are some of the top ones worth checking out on your honeymoon:
If you love to surf or are looking to learn, Kuta Beach is the place to go. All you have to do is stroll up to one of the instructors on the beach and ask for a lesson.
Or, if surfing isn’t your thing, you can relax in the sand with a Bintang beer.
Legian Beach is close to Kuta Beach and it offers a lot of the same options. However, this beach is less crowded.
If you’re looking for a beach that’s amongst five-star resorts and world-class seafood, then Jimbaran Beach is the place to go.
For a stylish beach hangout and great food, head to Seminyak.
Sanur is great for anyone who likes that quiet, rustic fishing village vibe.
3. Chill Out at a Beach Club
You haven’t been to a beach club until you’ve been to one in Bali. Seriously, Bali does beach clubs like nowhere else.
With sparkling pools, creative cocktails, attentive waitstaff, and chill island music, a beach club needs to be on your Bali honeymoon bucket list.
While there are many beach clubs to choose from, two of the best are Ku De Ta and Potato Head Beach Clun on Seminyak. If you want to go here, you’ll need to make reservations. But trust us, it’s totally worth it.
If you’re not up for the crowds that these beach clubs bring in, consider going to Mr. Snoopy or Cocoon, also located in Seminyak.
4. Check Out the Tegallalang Rice Terraces
When in Ubud, you have to make a trip to the dramatically lush rice terraces.
In case you don’t know, rice terraces are basically vibrant green layered fields that you can walk around in.
After you get done walking through the fields, you should head to the village of Pakudi. Here you can watch Balinese craftsmen widdle amazing sculptures made entirely from wood.
Also, when you’re at the rice fields, don’t forget to mount the infamous Bali swing. Taking a ride on this swing is a must if you’re trying to capture great Instagram photos.
If you’re in West Bali, you should also check out the Jatiluwih rice terraces.
5. Climb an Active Volcano
Climbing an active volcano may not sound like your idea of a romantic time. But trust us, once you get to the top of Mount Batur or Mount Agung, you’ll see that the views provide the perfect romantic setting for you and your loved one.
Mount Batur is surrounded by a 13km lake, and climbing to the top of the volcano takes around 2-3 hours. If you wish, you can hire a guide and take a sunrise tour of Mount Batur.
Mount Agung is definitely not for the faint of heart, as it’s a four-hour sunrise climb that requires you to get up at 2:30 am. You’ll be hiking in the dark for a bit, but your guide will provide you with headlamps.
Or, if you’re not much of a hiker, you can also do a sunrise climb at Mount Bromo.
6. Monkey Around at the Ubud Monkey Forest
If you like the idea of getting up close and personal with some Balinese wildlife, then you have to head to the Ubud Monkey Forest.
Situated in the village of Padangtegal, this forest is home to over 700 monkies. Here you can observe monkies in their natural habitat.
But, be careful, as monkies aren’t the cute, innocent creatures you may think they are. There are many stories of people having their phones, cameras, and other possessions snatched from them by the monkies!
Also, remember that you shouldn’t feed the monkies any human snacks.
7. Plunge Into Bali’s Waterfalls
Taking a dip under a beautiful waterfall is the perfect honeymoon activity.
Lucky for you, Bali offers two beautiful waterfalls to take a dip in. The first is the Gitgit waterfall, which only takes a couple of minutes to trek to. The 35-meter waterfall crashes into a pool in which you can take a refreshing dip.
The Sekumpul waterfall is known as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali, but the trek to get to it takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
However, the effort to get there does keep tourists away, so you’ll get to enjoy the waterfall in peace with your honey.
Best Things to Do in Bali: Are You Ready to Explore the Island?
As you can see, there are a lot of wonderful things to do in Bali on your honeymoon.
If you have any questions about the best things to do in Bali, comment below.
And, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay, be sure to check out Club Med in Bali.