The 8 Best Bali Honeymoon Resorts of 2021

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The Rundown

Best Overall: Viceroy Bali, Ubud

Viceroy Bali, Ubud

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Viceroy Bali is a family-owned and operated five-star resort set amidst the serene jungle peaks and valleys of Ubud. With near-perfect reviews on TripAdvisor and an emphasis on romance, relaxation, and rejuvenation, it is an idyllic place to spend your honeymoon. Choose from a series of traditional Balinese villas, with hand-carved timber doors, thatched grass ceilings, and private swimming pools. The Deluxe Terrace Villa is perhaps the most romantic. Its breathtaking infinity pool is topped by a Balinese balé – the perfect spot for reading, relaxing or dining in private.

All accommodations include an a la carte breakfast. Afterward, spend your days cycling through the local villages and rice paddies, practicing yoga or learning how to cook the local cuisine. The resort even offers unforgettable helicopter tours. If you’d rather relax, the valley-view infinity pool and spa await. In the evening, head to Apéritif Restaurant & Bar for 1920s glamor and a European degustation menu, or opt for romantic Balinese meals on the CasCades Restaurant terrace. Viceroy Bali’s Romance Package includes (amongst other things) an eight-course couples’ degustation dinner and a two-hour couples’ spa treatment.

Runner-Up, Best Overall: Amankila, Manggis

Amankila, Manggis

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Amankila resort perches atop a lushly forested hill on Bali’s remote east coast and commands spectacular views of the Lombok Strait from almost every angle. With frangipani-lined walkways and design details borrowed from a nearby water palace, this is paradise, Balinese style. Reconnect with your new spouse next to the three-tier infinity pool, or make your way to the private beach to try your hand at surfing, scuba diving, or kayaking. Two traditional Balinese outriggers are available for romantic snorkeling and sunrise cruises, while guided tours of the region’s royal palaces and temples can be arranged.

Book the Amankila Romance package to experience a private morning cruise, a satay picnic in the hills at sunset and an hour-long couples massage at the spa. The resort restaurant uses local ingredients and traditional recipes to create mouthwatering Indonesian cuisine; which you can also savor during a private, candlelit dinner on the beach or by the pool.

There are 34 stilted, open-plan suites to choose from, all with canopied king beds, a decadent soaking tub, a private terrace, and elevated sea views. Many also have their own private pools.

Best Boutique: Jamahal Private Resort & Spa, Jimbaran

Jamahal Private Resort & Spa, Jimbaran

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Situated a few blocks from Jimbaran Beach on Bali’s trendy south coast, Jamahal Private Resort & Spa is a boutique hideaway for couples who want to escape from the rest of the world and simply focus on each other for a while. There are just 13 private villas, set amidst a beautiful tropical garden complete with a lagoon pool and cascading waterfall. Each one is a romantic sanctuary, but Pool Suite Villas stand out for their four-poster beds, outdoor bathrooms and private plunge pools; while the Master Pool Villa has its own large pool and garden.

Every day, fresh organic meals are served in the privacy of your villa or in the cozy lounge. Make sure to try the chef’s authentic nasi goreng and beef radang. At the spa, a host of decadent treatments await – including a traditional Balinese honeymoon cleansing ritual.

When you want a change of scene, hop on the shuttle to Jamahal Beach Club, where day beds and a swimming pool lie just steps from the water. The VIP Kiss package includes a three-course romantic candlelit dinner and a 90-mintue spa treatment for two. 

Best Value: Plataran Canggu Resort & Spa, Kerobokan

Plataran Canggu Resort & Spa, Kerobokan

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Plataran Canggu Resort & Spa’s romantic setting encapsulates the best of Bali: tropical gardens, verdant paddy fields and some of the south coast’s most picturesque beaches within a few minutes’ drive. Exquisite Indonesian architecture adds to the ambiance. Honeymoon-oriented amenities of the One-Bedroom Garden Villa include a canopied king bed, a natural stone bathtub and a private terrace furnished with a daybed. If you have a little extra room in the budget, consider upgrading to a villa with a private pool.

The resort offers a long list of exciting experiences, from sunrise hikes up a local mountain to sunset tours of coastal Tanah Lot temple. In between cooking and yoga classes, make time for a visit to the couples' suite at Padma Spa, or for a meal at Teras Canggu. This open-air restaurant specializes in reinvented Balinese classics, including local specialties such as lobster bakso.

Book the affordable Romantic Getaway package and in addition to three nights’ accommodation, you’ll be treated to a romantic room set-up, a private dinner for two, and a couples spa treatment. 

Best Urban: Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, Seminyak

Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, Seminyak

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Couples who want to inject a bit of urban glamor into their Balinese honeymoon should consider staying at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort. Located directly on the shores of Seminyak Beach, it boasts one of the island’s trendiest addresses, known for its upscale restaurants and bars. There are 59 suites to choose from, all of them defined by their chic contemporary decor and luxurious open-plan living and sleeping areas. The highlight is the private balcony, which comes with a Jacuzzi for romantic moments spent admiring beautiful pool, garden or ocean views.

During the day, divide your time between the rooftop spa and the golden beach. The latter is strewn with beanbags and separated from the main resort by the infinity pool – a top hang-out spot for those that like to see and be seen while working on their tan.

At Sunset on Seminyak restaurant, enjoy a beach club vibe and cocktails served directly to your daybed. Off-resort activities range from world-class surfing and shopping to dolphin safaris and scuba diving. In the evening, sunset drinks and DJ beats set the mood at rooftop Moonlite Kitchen and Bar.

Best Wellness: Zen Resort Bali, Seririt

Zen Resort Bali, Seririt

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At the other end of the spectrum is Zen Resort Bali, an oasis of calm on the island’s north coast. Surrounded by nature, this holistic wellness retreat is the perfect place to recover from wedding-related stress, and to start your new lives together from a place of mental and physical wellbeing. At the spa, Ayurvedic massage and body treatments are complemented by reflexology and reiki sessions. Daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama classes help you to let go of any residual anxiety; while Zen Harmony Diving is a unique way of combining scuba diving and controlled breathing skills.

The resort is ideal for divers, with the teeming coral reefs of the Bali Sea accessible from shore or via a short boat ride. In between wellness programs, make sure to refuel on healthy cuisine at Maitri and Aruna restaurants. Only the best organic ingredients are used, most of which are sourced locally. The resort has 26 traditional Balinese villas scattered throughout its gardens and around the infinity pool. Each one has a four-poster king bed, a romantic open-air bathroom and a stone terrace with a daybed and tranquil garden views. 

Best All-Inclusive: Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Nusa Dua

Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Nusa Dua

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Located in southern Nusa Dua on a private white sand beach, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas gives couples the option of an all-inclusive honeymoon. Packages include accommodation, all food and non-alcoholic beverages, a choice of activities and personal butler service. All 81 suites and villas help set the stage for a romantic stay, but Oceanfront Honeymoon Pool Suites are specially designed with loved-up newlyweds in mind. You can expect a decadent soaking tub and a balcony with a private pool and daybed.

Honeymooners can also choose from a range of complimentary special touches – including a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival or a chocolate fondue for two. There are two bars and two restaurants: Head to Rempah-Rempah for Asian and Mediterranean fine dining, or to Crystal Blue for European-style steak and seafood.

Working up an appetite is easy, thanks to a long list of included activities ranging from sailing and snorkeling to yoga and Balinese dance lessons. You’ll also get one signature activity per stay. A private, candlelit dinner in the resort’s beach cave is one of the most romantic options. Spa treatments cost extra. 

Best Adults-Only: The Kayon Resort, Ubud

The Kayon Resort, Ubud

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Imagine a rainforest property in the hills outside Ubud, filled with jackfruit and coconut trees and made fragrant by the scent of frangipani. Now imagine that there are absolutely no kids to spoil the peace and quiet – and you’ll have an idea of what life is like at adults-only The Kayon Resort. Its atmospheric rooms and suites are crafted using local stone and bamboo and adorned with Balinese artworks. The most luxurious option is a River’s Edge Pool Villa, complete with its own private infinity pool and a terrace for romantic al fresco meals.

If you like being active, join one of the resort’s complimentary yoga classes, guided village tours or Balinese dance lessons. If you’d rather make the most of the opportunity to relax sans children, head to clifftop Serayu Spa for a side-by-side massage instead.

The public infinity pool wows with impressive jungle views and a rustic sunbathing deck. In the afternoon, cocktails and canapés are served while Kepitu Restaurant is your go-to for healthy western and Asian cuisine throughout the day. Special dining experiences range from Balinese cultural dinners to five-course barbecues.

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