The Chirping of birds and whistling of nests
Gushing flow of water, with crystal clear sky
Sandy beaches, Serene islands
Mirth, laughter, and sally…..
Just a few thoughts to sum up our Bali experience!!
Think you and your partner have done it all? From skywriting cheesy messages to slightly OTT social media PDA? Well, head to Bali.
The picturesque island opens up a whole new world of cutesy things you and your partner can engage in – all while being in the midst of an absolutely stunning culture, with delectable cuisines, lively music and dance performances and a view that couldn’t give you an eyesore in a million years!
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The Ultimate Honeymoon Destination
What makes Bali the perfect destination for newlyweds, among the regular couples, is the way the Balinese fuse age-old ritualistic elements with the new, the modern, and give you an experience that can overpower you for years to come.
The largely Hindu populace in the island is fiercely protective of its arts and couples can have a wonderful time exploring each other through the beautiful island. From cliched candlelight dinners by the shore to some adventurous eating in a cave, Bali can do it all!
If you and your partner are heading to Bali soon, and are curious about what you can do to spice things up, let this checklist put your imagination to work!
Bali Itinerary 2 Weeks
With two weeks in Bali, you can definitely be at an easy pace (lucky sods) and cover all the must-visit places in the island nation. Here’s our suggested itinerary for you so you can start planning your trip:
Ubud (4-5 days)
I’ll start with that part of Bali we both actually liked the most. Ubud is one place we’d recommend every tourist to visit. Sketched with deep ravines and speckled with rice paddies every few kilometers, the small town lies in the foothills of the Gianyar Regency.
As a repository of Balinese arts, Ubud offers a little something for every tourist as it markets artisanal products from local producers. Whether it is the numerous museums that beckon you or just the thought of a peaceful getaway in what is perhaps Bali’s most culturally vibrant town, Ubud promises to be a spiritual experience for every tired traveler.
So keep about 5 days devoted to exploring Ubud in your 2 weeks Bali itinerary – especially the honeymooners!
What to do in Ubud?
Go for a stroll through the sacred Monkey Forest: Consider it as your obligatory first-stop in Ubud as a stroll through the park is sure to bring a smile on your face. You are going to meet over 600 greedy, long-tailed macaques who are not going to shy away from stealing your belongings.
The bunch of nutty primates looks extremely innocent but they have been renowned for nipping at human flesh. So our advise – avoid eye-contact! No need to feed them as mostly they are already pudgy.
Monkey Forest Sanctuary remains opens from 8:30 AM – 6 PM. The entry fees for adults is IDR 50.000.
Soak in Ubud’s Cultural Side: There are some absolute must-see temples in Ubud, and Goa Gajah is one of them. This 11th-century archaeological site was built primarily as a meditation spot. Though the temple is six kilometers out of central Ubud, it should be on your itinerary.
It opens daily from 8 AM – 4 PM. Entry fee for adults is 15.000.
Ubud is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks and if you have more inclination towards the spiritual side, we recommend a visit to Pura Taman Saraswati as well. It is a gorgeous water temple perfect for those long, leisurely walks.
Jump into the Tegenungan Waterfall: Nature lover? Then there’s a waterfall pool surrounded by tropical palm trees in Ubud just for you! Yes, Tegenungan Waterfall is a great stopover and is worth the flight of stairs you need to descend to reach it.
Reconnect with Mama Earth at Tegalalang Rice Terrace: Best things in life certainly don’t cost a penny – like a walk along the rice paddies in Ubud which have a numbing impact on your senses.
Test your bargain skills at artisan shops: Ubud’s market scene is quite vibrant. Every second shop you walk into is an art gallery, and we particularly fell in love with the upscale Ubud Art Market. Shop for a variety of handicrafts items, paintings, dreamcatchers, wooden figurines, and curios here.
Get a real massage in Ubud: There’s only one name we’d like to mention in our things to do in Ubud section when it comes to getting a real massage and that is Karsa Spa.
It’s an experience like no other, and by the end of the spa session, you’ll feel so relaxed and one with nature. You just cannot miss watching the sunset from this place! Take our word – put Karsa Spa on your GPS and make sure you find your way to it.
Kuta (2-3 Days)
Kuta (2-3 days) Perhaps owing to the strict restrictions imposed by the Balinese government, Kuta remains a pristine spot in an otherwise bustling island.
Prior to its development as a tourist attraction, complete with low and high range resorts, Kuta was primarily a fishing center. It still manages to be a fertile town, with some of the most exotic varieties of seafood being available here.
A visit to Kuta is incomplete without some surfing and diving! Besides that, enjoy the cozy, yet active, way of life of the Balinese people. The town also houses a Bomb Memorial, which is worth a visit.
What to do in Kuta?
Wake up in the morning and head for a yoga session: We found ourselves running back and forth to Kuta Beach so many times; one morning we were there for group yoga session near the beach and the other day we just went to catch the sunset. It isn’t a very clean beach but still not as bad as many people claim it to be.
Dine in at themed restaurants/cafes in Kuta: Kuta has a number of themed cafe popping up at almost every corner. Expect these cafes/restaurants to have bright and creative artwork, sophisticated Grecian comforts, and insanely gorgeous views.
Visit the Legian Street: Dance the night away at the party hub of Kuta – Legian Street. The Engine is one of the most popular avenues in the entire Legian belt and you wouldn’t be disappointed.
Head to a sunset beachside bar: You can’t say you’ve been to Bali without going to a good sunset beach bar. Chill out to the nice sound of passing planes right when the sun is about to set. We found B9B as an amazing club to head to when the sun goes down.
Spend a day at the Pandawa Beach: Bali is a land of beaches and to its collection is one more famous beach – The Pandawa.
Located at the coastal stretch, it is a hidden gem beach – ‘hidden’ behind the carved cliffs. It has a very impressive panorama and also has six white statues draped in Balinese cloth. The local cuisine there was sumptuous and the long stretch was a delight for the eyes!
Seminyak (2 days)
Bali is a place full of diversity! Where on one hand you can find the most blissful places in the island nation, even the happening ones aren’t far away. One such upmarket, oh-so-classy beach resort area is Seminyak.
If you call yourself a diva, a girl obsessed with fashion and style then you should definitely visit Seminyak. Also, if you are a big time foodie and is looking for the liveliest restaurants and top dining spots to chill at with your guy gang then again it is your go-to-place!
Its awesome nightlife and epic entertainment venues are worth a mention! Seminyak is the most fashionable and luxurious beach resort in Bali that gives you the intangible feeling of style and vogue.
What to do in Seminyak?
Uluwatu (2-3 days)
What to do in Uluwatu?
Lembongan (2 Days)
If you are looking for a place that is free from all the hustle bustle, is close to nature and is the purest form of serenity then Lembongan Island in Bali is your destination. It should be on your Bali itinerary 2 weeks!
Adorned with magnificence and beautiful picturesque locations, this place is away from all the hectic pace of Indonesia. Coarse white sandy lanes, crystal clear water and a cool breeze on the face- Nothing better than that!
One can surf, dive, snorkel or just have a blissful time with their better half – just like I did! There is no better word than “Sukoon” for this place that is so peaceful and makes you wonder about God’s beautiful creations!
What to do in Lembongan?
If you want to make the most of your trip to Lembongan Island, read about things to do in detail.