We've decided on Bali for our honeymoon!

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi!  I’m also thinking about Bali for my honeymoon. I’ve been once a few years ago with my sister and some friends. My sister did all the reach and planning herself. We stayed for 2 weeks. Is once she did all of the planning, I’d also like to know what other bees think is best. When we went we stayed in the Sanya Suites which was awesome. I’ve read reviews online and it seems as if there has been a change in management since I stayed there and the reviews I’ve read have been mixed. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@VGoode: we did a bunch of excursions. We took surfing lessons, biking in Ubud, whitewater rafting, and some hiking. I think for the most part food and drink was pretty cheap. Sometimes we’d go out and the guys would order two meals since it was so cheap. Then there were the fancier places that were more expensive, but still affordable. I think the most expensive part would be hotel and airfare. Food and activities are cheaper than places such as Hawaii. I think you get more bang for your buck in Bali. 

 

We got a lot of massages. One place we went to in Seminyak was $30 for an hour massage. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@VGoode:  and I just read my first reply. I didn’t proof read it before I posted. I’m posting from my iPad so autocorrect changed some of my words and I didn’t notice it. Sorry if most of it didn’t make any sense. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

That is so awesome! Defo post some pics when you get back, I’ve always wanted to go there.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We are going to Bali for our honeymoon. 🙂 We are flying out of Chicago and staying a few nights in Seoul.  My Fiance’s Uncle is stationed in Seoul right now so we are excited to visit him.

 

Flights were super expensive for us. 2k each.  About $600 extra just for the Seoul layover.

 

But the hotel is going to be super cheap!  I can’t wait! We are going November 12th. 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Where is everyone staying? Does Bali have any all-inclusive type places?

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We went to Thailand and then Bali. In ubud, we stayed at the four seasons – highly recommended – and we got a great rate. In nusa dua, we stayed at the st. Regis, which i would skip. It was supposed to be one of the nicer hotels (and it was beautiful) but very expensive and not worth it Especially after some of the other hotels we stayed in.  I would look into GhM branded hotels. We stayed at one in Thailand and really recommend. I heard the bali ones were lovely. Also, be sure to go to dinner at one of the seafood places on jimbaran bay. Check out the flyertalk forums for specific guide recommendations.  we hired someone from our hotel for the Day. Let me know if you have any questions.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Sorry, double post!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

@love108:  The Melia Benoa in Tanjung Benoa (Nusa Dua) and the Club Med are the only two all inclusives that I know of. I have statyed at the Melia Benoa and whilst it is a really nice hotel I would not go all inclusive in Bali. It is just not worth it. They only offer local spirits in most packages (you can upgrade but that gets expensive) which taste like crap. You will alos get resort quality bland food. There is plenty of great food in Bali so eating bland resort food would kind of defeat the purpose of experience a new culture.

The food and drinks are cheap. The people are friendly and prices for everything are cheap. Do your research though. Like any country where tourism is a major market there are operators that will take advantage of uninformed tourists.

I would check out trip advisor.

I would check out new hotels as the rates are usually better for about a year (called a soft opening). I would also check out the Australian versions of groupon, living social etc (also check out scoupon, ourdeal) as they often have great deals. I would also check out the Australian travel agency sites like flight centre, harvey world travel and excape travel. We get great accommodation only deals here since Bali is so close.

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@VGoode:  When we did activities we just called directly and booked we when got there.  The only thing we booked ahead of time was the surfing lessons because those book up pretty fast. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@VGoode:  We went through AAA.  My big concern was visas. I read online that you can only get visas at certain embasies. One option was to get a visa when you get OFF the plane in indonesia.  Since I am too nervous to spend $6000 + on a vacation to not be able to enjoy it, we are going through AAA to get the visa’s too.

 

We were able to get some pretty good discounts on hotels because we booked far in advance. 10 days in Bali, 3 days in Seoul for 2k. all 5 star resorts. 🙂 

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