Top 10 things to do on an Ubud honeymoon

Ubud is Bali’s most romantic hillside village.

The ultimate Bali honeymoon would include several nights at a beach-side resort followed by a cultural immersion experience staying at a private villa in the foothills of Bali's heart of Ubud. You get all the fun and new friendships by the beach, then retreat to harmonise together in the lush hills of Ubud.

Ubud is the perfect place to create shared memories that will last a lifetime. With art, culture, cuisine, tropical jungle nature and a sense of calm and peace there is so much in the hills of Ubud to entrance a honeymooning couple.

Here is our list of the top 10 experiences for honeymooners:

1. Watch a Balinese Dance

Every night there are dances held in various locations around Ubud and they offer one of the most indelible cultural encounters you can imagine.

 Discover Bali's ancient, living culture through its nightly dance performances - these are not just for tourists, they are genuine, authentic and central to ceremony

Discover Bali's ancient, living culture through its nightly dance performances - these are not just for tourists, they are genuine, authentic and central to ceremony

2. Make something together you can keep forever

Do a jewellery-making class or one of the many other art and craft classes available in Ubud.

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3. Buy a piece of art for your home

Explore the galleries around Ubud and choose a painting together to roll up and easily take home. Choosing art as a couple is lots of fun.

4. Accept an invitation from the Balinese

Jendela di Bali staff often invite guests to visit their village, temple and home or watch the preparations for a ceremony or cremation. There is no better way to truly connect with the Balinese and they love to share their culture.

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5. Try new flavours together

Ubud has so many wonderful dining experiences, from the stunning flavours of street food (cooked fresh, it is very safe to try) to the sophistication of fine dining. Choose a wooden hut in the rice fields serving organic fare like Sari Organic or try the modern flair with locally foraged ingredients of Locavore.

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6. Discover Balinese art, culture and western influences

Visit one of the many museums, such as the Neka and Arma Museums. Visit the very romantic Don Antonio Blanco Museum with art, exotic birds, stunning gardens and innovate dining.

 

7. Visit ancient temples and watch the Balinese worship their gods

Get in touch with Balinese spirituality and your own. Undertake your own guided purification ceremony as a couple at Tirtha Empul, discover the caves of Goa Gaja and admire the majesty of Puri Saren Palace.

 Tirtha Empul water temple, close to villa Jendela di Bali

Tirtha Empul water temple, close to villa Jendela di Bali

8. Visit Kintamani and admire the lake and volcano

Or take a bird and wildlife walk with a Balinese guide, ride a rescued elephant or marvel at a collection of winged beauties at the Bali Bird Park. Explore the waterfalls of Ubud, including the stunning Tegenungan Waterfall.

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9. Enjoy an in-villa massage

Experience an intense sense of calmness a massage brings after a hectic wedding schedule. The Balinese use massage in their everyday village life, so the experience is truly authentic, and where better to have one than in the comfort of where you are staying.

Our massage bale

 

10. Embrace the simple pleasures

Wander through rice paddies hand-in-hand as the sun rises over Bali’s holy Mount Agung or watch the local kids walking to school. Admire the elegance and poise of local women walking in a single-file parade to temple.

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If this list helps in your planning, you might also like our list of the top six tips for choosing a honeymoon villa in Ubud's foothills.