Honeymoon in Indonesia

A honeymoon in Indonesia, and particularly in Bali, is a top choice for affordable luxury, with incredible diversity from landscapes to cuisine to activities. Paradise found…

Honeymoon in Indonesia | The Honeymoon Guide
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From iconic beaches and nightlife to verdant jungles and beautiful sacred temples, we’re obsessed with a honeymoon in Indonesia. 

Most couples and first-time visitors will opt for a honeymoon in Bali. This iconic island is one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations for affordable luxury. It’s also packed full of adventures and lots of towns with their own vibe. One of the most exciting honeymoon destinations and perfect if you’re trying to honeymoon on a budget.

We love the west coast for its famous Bali sunsets. The busiest area in Bali is Kuta, but we prefer slightly north of here, around Legian or Seminyak. Many luxury resorts are around here, yet it’s still lively with fun beach clubs and it’s a great base for exploring the island. Or maybe you prefer something a bit more chilled? Consider a peaceful cliff-side hotel with your own romantic private infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean around Uluwatu and Jimbaran Bay. You could also consider Canggu, which has become a tourist hotspot and is popular for surfing and cool cafes and bars. Many big luxury hotel brands have outposts on the east coast around Nusa Dua and Sanur. There truly is a beach area for every couple. Go snorkelling on Nusa Lembongan and explore Diamond Beach on Nusa Penida.

No honeymoon in Indonesia is complete without heading inland to Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. There are so many highlights here, including art galleries, yoga hubs plus many temples and waterfalls. You’ll find some of the best affordable luxury hotels, too. Stop by Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, the Bali jungle swing and the Gate of heaven. Bike around rice paddy fields, and take a jewellery-making class or an Indonesian cooking class. Hike Mount Batur and watch the sunrise from above the clouds. Book a room with your own private pool for pure romance.

If you want to go island hopping, a honeymoon in Indonesia is the perfect choice. Experience a car-free existence on the alluring Gili Islands. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air are easily accessible from Bali and Lombok. Lombok is Bali’s quieter neighbour. You can cycle through rice paddy fields, swim in hidden waterfalls and hike Mount Rinjani.

To the west of Bali on the island of Java, there is plenty more to discover. This is where the densely packed capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, is located and you’ll find over forty active volcanoes. Explore the temples around Yogyakarta and the volcanic landscapes around Bandung, the Paris of Java. Consider going west from Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands to the other Lesser Sunda islands (also known as the Nusa Tenggara Islands). Hike the crater lakes on Flores. Encounter Komodo Dragons in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Komodo National Park. You can use the town of Labuan Bajo as a jump-off point to find them on Komodo Island and Rinca Island. The Komodo National Park has so much to offer, including the pink beach on Padar Island.

For intrepid couples planning a honeymoon in Indonesia, there are many delights to be found in other parts of Indonesia. Explore the marine life of the Raja Ampat Islands. This archipelago has coral reefs and white sand beaches. You won’t find ultra-luxury resorts here. The impenetrable jungle of Indonesian Borneo (known as Kalimantan Island to Indonesian people) and Sumatra await. You’ll find orangutans amongst the wild rainforest scapes. While the Malaysian side of Borneo is relatively well trodden, the Indonesian islands are perfect for couples seeking adventure and want to get off the beaten track on their honeymoon in Indonesia.

If all of that wasn’t enough, both Jakarta and Bali’s airport, Denpasar, are well connected by air. Do a stopover in one of our favourite city’s Dubai. Istanbul is also a fascinating city. If you’ve got more time, Bali is also connected to most Australian cities – think of a stunning romantic honeymoon road trip with a beach stopover in Bali. You can easily fly to other Asia destinations for a multi-destination honeymoon. Take a city stopover in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia or Singapore. For couples with more time, you could add on Vietnam or The Philippines. Many first-time visitors to Asia struggle whether to visit Thailand or Bali – we’ve broken down the differences between them here.

Indonesia is an exotic archipelago that has something to suit every couple!

Best time to visit Indonesia

Indonesia is a tropical destination that is warm all year round and experiences ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ seasons. The least rainfall happens at the height of the dry season from May to October. During the rainy season from November to March, you can expect heavy tropical showers, although these can be short. The best time to visit Indonesia for a honeymoon is from April to October.

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FAQ

Is Indonesia good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in Indonesia has so much to offer. It’s a diverse destination that is perfect for adventure, wildlife, culture, history, food and beach lovers.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in Indonesia? For a honeymoon in Bali, we recommend at least 10 nights with additional time if you want to explore the rest of Indonesia.

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