(Closed) Honeymooning in Indonesia for 2-3 weeks with a mix of laid back and higher end?

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Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I cant give any advice about the Gilli Islands or where to stay in Ubud (we are planning on just doing a day trip there) but we did hear the same thing about Kuta so we decided that Seminyak would be a better fit for us. If you are looking for a couple of nights of luxury I can recommend the hotel we are going to stay in, Amana Villas. They are all private pool villas with butler service and they look totally amazing, I cannot wait to go! All of the reviews we’ve read on trip advisor have been excellent and when we booked it they even sent us a questionnaire to fill out with things like what genre of music we are into, how spicy we like our food, what level of service we want, etc. They are a bit more expensive but honestly I think it would be worth it for at least two nights. We are staying in a Signature Villa like this one:

Amazing, right?

Post # 6
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Outside Ubud there is an elephant park. It’s amazing!  You can get an elephant ride from your room to dinner, and even bathe or swim with elephants in the morning. So much fun!

http://www.elephantsafaripark.com/

Post # 8
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I heard Kuta is all about surfing but we didn’t go there. For relaxation I would say Sanur is awesome. We stayed at Flashback’s which is a cheaper place with cool open-air showers! 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi ladies,

 

I couldn’t help but jump in to offer some good suggestions – I have been to Bali 15+ times and consider it a second home, so much so we’veplanned our wedding there!

 

 

 

Kuta is definitely not honeymoon material, it’s hustle and bustle and traffic and chaos. Seminyak is fantastic, only 15minsfrock kuta so youChen go check it out but don’t have to be in the thick of it. Seminyak has amazing boutiques, restaurants, villas and 5* hotels. If you want something on the beach and looking for a hotel check out W Resort and Spa- it’s mind blowing!!  

 

Whilst in Seminyak be sure to check out potatoe head beach club, sarong restaurant, ultimo’s restaurant, the bistrot, mama San, sarmore and more!!

 

Id recommend uluwatu as an amazingbalance to stay – cliff tops overlooking the beach, greatsurf breaks etc. really quiet and picturesque.

 

 

 

Gilli islands are young party island and quite poor so food poisoning and drink spiking is quite common – a youngnaussie just died from an ethenol spiked drink and the next day the bar was still operating and serving contaminated alcohol!

 

Check out Nusa Lembongen instead. So beautiful!

 

Do the Bali hai boat cruise and stay a nit or two in the beach huts!

 

My friends owns a villa company – check out: http://www.facebook.com/balivillaslifestyle for amazing villa deals!! And she can help you with your trip! Tell her what you want to do and she will book it all πŸ™‚

 

Ubud is also realllly nice so check that out online! 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@llgraham:  I’d recommend the quad bikes (www.baliQuad.com) also,as you get to venture through awesome scenery, it’s a great experience!! They can pick you up from your accom in seminyak.

 

Also add the rock bar at Ayana resort to your list, klapa new kuta beach club, SOS supper club at Anantara resort, slippery stone at batu belig, Jim Batan fish markets for fresh cooked seafood on the beach – all accessible from seminyak –

I can provide you with details of my friend and driver, Billy if you like.bapprox $50AuD a day for a tour of coffee plantation, lunch at kintomanivolcano, a visit to a batik factory, the monkey temple and heaps more depending on your desires!!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

You could also check out Lombok. It is a great Island. I also like Lovina (we have stayed at the lovina and the Puri Bagus hotels both great) which is at the top of Bali and Candi dasa (stayed at the Puri Bagus Candidasa and Candi beach cottage) in the east.

Post # 14
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@llgraham:  My pleasure!! I have a list at work I givnew friends traveling for the first time there so I’ll post the list tomorrow πŸ™‚ 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’ve never been to Bali, but we’re thinking about going for part of our honeymoon. I found tons of awesome villas to rent on airbnb.com, and I’d definitely suggest looking there. We’re hoping to travel for 2 months (we’ll get married in Paris and spend a few weeks hiking in Nepal before we go to Bali), so we’re definitely paying attention to our budget, and the accommodations on airbnb seem to be a way better value than the big resorts (there are some really nice places on there).

We’re thinking of spending about 2 weeks at a surf camp in Canggu, which is north of Seminyak, and sounds like it’s really laid back. We’ll probably also do a week of surfing and diving on Lembongan Island (close to the spot where you can dive with Manta Rays and Mola Molas). We’ll probably go to Ubud for a few days to see the monkeys, and then spend a week diving near Amed and Tulamben, which is on the North Side of the island, and is supposed to have the best diving. If anyone has visited any of these places, I’d love to hear about your experiences!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i’ve spent some time on bali – seminyak is gorgeous, we stayed in a villa there, it was amazing πŸ™‚ we also stayed in a villa a bit outside the rice paddies in ubud which was magical! try and find places with pools, we had a private pool at both and it was the best because it is SO hot!

we also spent a week on gili meno which was paradise – seriously. incredible sand, turtles and fish RIGHT off the beach, was 2.50 dollars to rent snorkel gear for the day! amazing. i’ve also heard great things about gili air, gili T is a tourist trap – stay away πŸ™ to get to gili meno we took a fast boat from padangbai to gili t, then had lunch, chilled on the beach and waited a few hours for the boat between the islands – that takes you from gili t to gili meno. 

we stayed at Kontiki Cottages and loved it – it’s by far the best stretch of beach and they make you banana pancakes in the morning on a patio overlooking the ocean πŸ™‚

and you MUST eat at ibu oka on bali – there are a few, def one in ubud. it’s traditional roasted suckling pig and it will change your life! i think we ate there 3 times πŸ™‚ 

 

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