You’ve exchanged vows. Now it’s time to spend your honeymoon in one of the most stunning locations in the world. We review the top five best honeymoon hotels in Bali, Indonesia. Our top picks include The Pavilions Bali, Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay, St Regis Bali, The Ritz-Carlton Bali and Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan.
The Indonesian island of Bali is known for its forested volcanic mountains, achingly beautiful beaches, tropical coral reefs, and a wonderful spiritual essence. Bali is also known as the “Island of Gods”, and there are many distinct areas with different vibes. The Seminyak area is a chic, beachside cosmopolitan dream. It’s famous for its spectacular waves, breathtaking sunsets, and vibrant nightlife. Kuta & Legian are known for their stunning beaches and waves; Canggu has changed from a sleepy surf area to an up-and-coming chic hotspot with healthy cafes; Jimbaran is home to the freshest seafood on the Island with some stunning beach restaurants, while Sanur offers a calmer, more chilled escape with all of the comforts of great restaurants, shops and spas. No matter what type of vacation you’re looking for, Bali has it all.
January is the hottest and also the wettest month in Bali, with temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F). July is the coolest month, averaging 26°C (78°F). You can, therefore, expect a warm, tropical climate all year round but with more rain in November, December, January, and February.
The best time to travel to Bali is in April, May, June, and September, just before and after the high season (which falls in July and August). It is still the dry season in these months, so it is slightly less humid, and room prices and villa rental prices are cheaper. Due to the tropical greenery on this island, make sure you bring mosquito repellent, and jelly shoes can also be useful at some resorts which have rocky shorelines. Others have golden sand beaches, so do your research.
We have compiled a list below containing the best honeymoon hotels in Bali. Whichever you pick, Bali is a magical island, and you will have a superb stay.
1. The Pavilions Bali
The Pavilions Bali in Indonesia is perfectly located in the timeless and relaxing seaside town of Sanur. This beautiful resort, pictured above, offers a fantastic main pool, and spacious villas, most with their own private pools ideal for your honeymoon, set amid magnificent tropical gardens. These gardens provide the perfect backdrop for a reviving massage, healing therapy, or an all-natural beauty treatment. There is also an open-air yoga studio, available for private sessions at all levels.
There are plenty of romantic dining venues in the resort and in the surrounding streets and beach, including the authentic Jahe Restaurant within the hotel, or you can enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Poolside Bar. For something private, book a candlelit dinner in your private villa.
For your honeymoon, it would be great to upgrade to a villa with a private pool. You will also love all the little touches, from the beautifully decorated entrances of the villas to the little gifts left in your room each evening.
Each of the 25 villas is unique in its design and décor, however, they all benefit from original Balinese artwork and woven organic fiber furnishings. Individual features include a private garden to relax in, a variety of lounging options indoors and out, a generously appointed ensuite bathroom with a deep soaking tub and rain shower. There is always a butler on-hand to help prepare your in-villa breakfast and arrange complimentary private transfers to Sanur Beach, which lies just 5 minutes away.
2. Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay
The completely stunning Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay spreads across 14 hectares (35 acres) down to the golden sands at the end of Jimbaran Bay. This resort is easy to get to in a taxi taking just 20 minutes from the airport and is the kind of resort that you will never want to leave, which is a good thing as there isn’t a lot to do in the immediate vicinity.
Designed on the hillside, this Balinese resort has 147 beautifully designed villas that seem to meld into the tropical gardens. The beach and infinity pool are reached via winding pathways that meander between colorful gardens through wafts of hibiscus, jasmine, and frangipani in the warm breeze and across beautifully manicured lawns.
Rooms are stylish, mixing creams with Balinese touches, netted beds, and glass doors leading onto private pools. Bathrooms have double sinks, indoor and outdoor showers, and stand-alone tubs.
Breakfast is served alfresco with absolutely everything you would want, including many items you didn’t even know you wanted. The Pool Terrace Cafe will keep you fed with snacks and sophisticated burgers, and you can also grab a bite or a cocktail at the beach club.
More sensory delights await at open-air Taman Wantilan restaurant, where theatre-style dining is presented by a brigade of specialty chefs at nine culinary exhibitions or show kitchens.
3. St Regis Bali
The St. Regis Bali Resort lies in the heart of the beautiful “Garden of Bali” on a stretch of pristine beach. It is the only luxury hotel with an alluring beachfront villa in Nusa Dua. From its 123 beautifully appointed suites and villas, you’ll find understated elegance and infinite panoramic ocean views over 22 acres of lush gardens and the 39,480-square-foot crystal blue lagoon.
The exceptional 81 suites, 41 villas, and 1 residence have private signature St. Regis Butler Service and complimentary Wi-Fi. Award-winning dining venues, bars, the distinctive Remède Spa, a fitness center, and a Children’s Learning Center are also on-site. This is the only resort in Bali with 10 beachfront villas with a pool and direct access to their private beach, ideal for a special occasion.
4. The Ritz-Carlton Bali
Offering 313 spacious and sumptuously appointed suites and villas, in an elegant tropical ambience, The Ritz-Carlton Bali is a luxurious resort benefitting from a stunning clifftop and beachside setting.
Tranquil views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean are the perfect setting. Along the foreshore are The Ritz-Carlton Club, six stylish dining venues, an indulgent and exotic marine-inspired Spa, and a glamorous beachfront chapel, in case you want to marry as well as enjoy your honeymoon here.
The Ritz-Carlton Club®, with your own exclusive Ritz-Carlton Club Concierge, is a great way to make your stay extra special. This club lounge is great, with its own private pool and a manned cocktail bar. Ritz-Carlton hotels don’t offer free club lounge access to Marriott Bonvoy elite members. You only get lounge access if you book a club room or many Ritz-Carlton resorts offer discounted lounge fees to elite members.
This particularly excellent club lounge is located in its own villa halfway between the bottom of the lobby and the Beach. Ritz-Carlton club lounges have always been exceptional and are usually the best in the particular city that they inhabit. They offer an extensive breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea, light dinner, and desserts. This lounge offers red and white wine and beer all day with special cocktails and spirits and after-dinner liquors.
The food on offer is massively generous. It will fill you up and makes paying for access to this lounge worthwhile. There are at least 2 Chefs at any one time to cook up items to order. Breakfast options include everything you could wish for, including Lobster scrambled eggs.
5. Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan
Float above treetops on a dramatic suspension bridge and cross into a different world. With locally inspired experiences and rice bowl-shaped architecture set against the lush Ayung River Valley, Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan, takes you closer to the heart and soul of Bali.
Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan is a jungle paradise in the vibrant Ayung River Valley, the perfect place to transition seamlessly from wedding joy to honeymoon bliss. Choose to spend your days in your private villa with its plunge pool, listening to the hypnotic sounds of the river. Or opt for adventures, such as a private rafting trip or a visit to sacred temples.
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