In its ecological beauty, depth of ceremony, and thriving wellness scene, known as the Island of Gods, Bali is an alluring, safe, and profound place in which you and your spouse can find yourselves and discover depths about each you never knew existed. Spend your days lazily sunbathing on Bali’s best beaches, surfing the waves, or chilling at one of the famous beach clubs, with a fresh coconut by your side. Bali is the perfect destination for everyone from solo travelers, backpackers, couples, families, luxury travel, and one of the best honeymoon destinations. Here are Top Things to do in Bali with your spouse, which will keep the flames of your love fire growing.
Here are the top things to do in Bali on your honeymoon!
1. Stay in a Treehouse Hotel
When it comes to where to stay in Bali, there really is every type of accommodation available. Staying in a treehouse hotel certainly ranks amongst the most memorable places to stay in Bali! There are a number of treehouse hotels scattered around the island, and they are usually located in secluded spots surrounded by nature.
2. Take a Balinese cooking class
One of the most original activities to do in Bali is to take a traditional cooking class. These types of classes are offered throughout the island and usually include a visit to a local market and the preparation of an appetizer, two main courses, and a dessert. All courses include the option of preparing vegetarian dishes. If you are in Ubud, this is the best cooking course, whereas if you are in Seminyak or Kuta, I recommend this one or this one.
3. Marvel at the Elephant Cave’s impressive carvings
Located just outside of Ubud, the Elephant Cave is an incredible archaeological site to visit, and the temple dates all the way back to the 9th century. While it is thought that Hindu priests used the cave as a shrine, there are many different myths and legends swirling around its origins.
A popular tourist attraction, Goa Gajah, as it is known by locals, is a fascinating place to visit. The highlight is undoubtedly the fantastic carvings at the cave entrance. While lots of different symbols and figures have been carved into the stone, the cave actually takes its name from the scary looking elephant one which marks the entrance to the temple!
4. Visit the most extreme Water park in Asia, Waterbom Bali, Indonesia
Since Bali’s full of paradisiacal beaches, nobody goes there with the idea of spending a day in a water park. However, if we’re talking about Waterbom Bali, the most extreme water park in Asia and the third-best waterpark in the world, it might make sense for adrenaline lovers. Located very close to Kuta, its star attraction, CLIMAX, only lasts 7 seconds. However, it is one of the most daunting slides in the world. The other 17 slides found in Waterbom are also terrifying.
5. Visit the Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Gorgeous green rice paddies really exist, and they make for some epic photos. When planning out your things to do in Bali, make sure to schedule a day in the Ubud area for the Tegallalang rice terraces & Ubud Monkey Forest. If you travel with a drone, now is the time to fly! If you don’t have a drone make sure to check out our travel drone guide to find the best one for you.
6. Spend quality time at the turtle sanctuary (TCEC)
There is only one turtle rescue center in Bali where the protection of these animals is more important than tourists’money. It’s called the “Turtle Conservation And Education Center (TCEC)” and it’s located in Serangan, in the east of Kuta.
This center operates exclusively through donations, and volunteers are responsible for protecting the turtles’eggs, releasing the turtles when they turn one month old, and rehabilitating injured turtles. They also raise awareness in the local population, showing them the damage produced by the illegal trade of these animals and their eggs.
If you’re asking your driver or guide to take you there, just tell them the address: Jalan Tukad Punggawa Lingkungan Ponjok, Serangan. From Kuta, it only takes 15 minutes.
If you tell them that you want to go to the Turtle Sanctuary, they will try to take you to Turtle Island, since all the drivers and guides that take travelers to that place receive a commission.
Of course, on Turtle Island, you have to buy a ticket to see the turtles, but the reason I don’t recommend this place is that it’s a place where turtles are abused. In this false turtle sanctuary, animals are crammed into dirty pools. The guides will allow you to take turtles out of the water to take photos and of course, the turtles that breed are not released, but instead sold on the black market. That’s why I beg you not to go to this place. Make sure that the center you visit is the TCEC, the only place in Bali where the most important thing is the welfare of the turtles.
7. Snorkeling and diving in Padangbai and the Blue Lagoon of Bali
Padangbai is located on the east of the island, not far from Ubud, and it’s a popular place for diving in Bali. There are 7 diving points in total that can be reached by traditional boat (Jukung) a short distance from the shore. Here, the most popular diving form is “muck diving”, one of the best ways to see all kinds of sea creatures, such as toadfish, seahorses, lemon sharks, and turtles.
Five minutes by boat from Padangbai is the Blue Lagoon, where you can feel like you’re in paradise among turquoise waters and white sand. However, the true paradise is under the sea. The vividly colorful corals and marine life make this area the best place to dive in Bali.
8. Visit Diamond Beach
White beaches, silk blue water, and palm trees on the foot of an enormous limestone cliff. Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida Island might have the title ‘most beautiful place in Bali’ and therefore a must-visit! Visiting Nusa Penida is one of the top things to do in Bali! Nusa Penida diving and snorkeling are some of the best in the area as well.
9. Rent a Scooter in Bali and explore all Bali’s hidden gems
One of the best ways to explore Bali is to rent a scooter and whizz off to wherever your heart takes you. The island is full of secluded beaches and hidden spots for you to discover, and going by scooter means you’re free to do as you please. And with your wife cling to you as you drive off… you both are sure to have the time of your lives.
While it is definitely lots of fun driving a scooter around the island, make sure to stay safe, wear a helmet, and follow the rules of the road. There are lots of accidents every year, so it is better to be safe than sorry and have a great time responsibly!
Average Bali Scooter rental price: 60,000 rupiahs a day
- See the Uluwatu Cliff – The 70-meter drop
In the deep south tip of Bali, the limestone cliff drops go straight down into the ocean. Uluwatu Cliff, officially named Karan Boma Cliff has a height of 70 meters! The sunset from this location is one of the things you must see in Bali.
- Have a Romantic bath at Gitgit Waterfall
The GitGit waterfall is one of the most popular in Bali. If you’re planning to visit the Bedugul area, this is one of the waterfalls worth visiting.
It’s also quite accessible. You’ll simply have to follow the paved road from the parking lot through the rice paddies for 15 minutes. The ticket price is 20,000 IDR.
Once at the waterfall, there is an area where you can change your clothes. You can have a bath under the 115-foot waterfall, or relax in one of the natural pools that have formed in the rock.
- Enjoy a massage, something mandatory to do in Bali.
Having a good massage with your spouse is an indispensable thing to do in Bali. Where else in the world can you find professional massages that last one hour for less than $ 15? (160,000 IDR).
You will find the best in Tjampuhan Spa (Ubud).
- Party in Kuta
End your Bali vacation with a night out partying in Kuta. Just make sure not to plan too many things to do in Bali the day after. Alleycats bar is a cool place to hang out with your spouse, literally located down an alley. The drinks are well priced, and it’s a great place to start the night out.
Have you been Bali for your honeymoon? What are your favorite things to do in Bali? Are you planning to visit Bali for your honeymoon? What activities are on your itinerary? We will be happy to hear from you.