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Indonesia Honeymoon: Dream Destinations & Best Resorts

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If you are looking for a dreamy Indonesia honeymoon destination, you will find an abundance of incredibly gorgeous locations to visit and explore within this archipelago of 17,508 islands, known for their warm tropical weather, diverse cultures, and lush green jungle landscapes.

Be enamored by the archipelago’s sun-soaked white-sand beaches, hilly terrains, luxuriant rainforests, rare wildlife, ancient temples, and a wealth of historical attractions. World-class boutique hotels and rejuvenating yoga and health retreats offer jaw-dropping views of the ocean, the forested river gorges, or the majestic volcanoes of this beautiful country.

Because of Indonesia’s vast size, it is best to book at least three weeks for your honeymoon, so that you and your newly wedded partner can enjoy a balance of romantic, relaxing, and adventurous activities. Consider a two-or-even-three-center holiday or an unforgettable sea voyage through some of the most magnificent and remote places on Earth. Here are just a few of the most romantic Indonesia honeymoon destinations:

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Bali

A honeymoon in Indonesia would not be complete without visiting the magical island of Bali, where you will find a blissful paradise of sandy beaches and terraced rice fields, fast-flowing rivers, towering volcanoes, and ancient rainforests. These stunning natural attributes are yet further enhanced by an incredibly rich culture, an intense spirituality, and warm, gentle, friendly people who refer to tourists as ‘tamu’, meaning guests.

In Bali, you will find that perfect honeymoon balance of alone time and adventure time. The island has an endless choice of romantic couple experiences, from traditional spa treatments for two to incredibly romantic dinners. Headfirst to the island’s iconic southern peninsula and relax in your Ulin Ocean View Pavilion at Suarga Padang Padang.

Consciously designed to blend modern luxury with a minimal impact on the environment, this sustainable boutique resort is blessed with captivating ocean views overlooking Padang Padang Beach and some of Indonesia’s premier surf breaks. Visit Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, where you can watch panoramic sunsets over the Indian Ocean, accompanied by sacred fire dances. Go beach hopping to explore stretches of sand against a dramatic backdrop of limestone cliffs.

Next, head up to the serene paradise of Ubud, which is one of the top Indonesian honeymoon destinations for a truly relaxing and romantic experience. Blissful and holistic activities that you and your partner can enjoy in Ubud include private yoga lessons, daily spa treatments and Balinese massages. These activities are perfect for honeymooners who want to make the most of this incredibly special time.

A 10-minute drive out of town leads you to verdant jungles, intricately carved temples, sculptured rice terraces, and the Bidadari Private Villas & Retreat. Here, you can stay in the Luxurious Honeymoon Villa, which offers a private infinity pool with uninterrupted vistas over the picturesque Wos River valley below. This villa includes a spacious bedroom with a heavenly super-king four-poster bed plus a fabulous marble indoor/outdoor bathroom with a bathtub for two.

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Bawah

Imagine spending your honeymoon in an almost-untouched paradise composed of six lush jungle islands, three crystal clear lagoons, and 13 ivory powder beaches. Bawah Reserve is an island resort in Indonesia’s Riau Islands, accessible from Singapore by ferry and seaplane. The eco-friendly reserve is committed to environmental and ocean conservation, crafting its luxurious accommodations from natural and recycled materials.

From your spectacular seaplane journey to endless experiences above and below the water, the Bawah offering has been carefully curated to ensure a perfect honeymoon. During your stay, you and your loved one can experience kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle-boarding and sailing in the pristine lagoons, treks through the tropical forest, local cuisine cooking classes, picnics, and dining on private beaches. You can indulge in holistic meals at two restaurants and wellness programs in the spa and yoga pavilion, before ending the day with cocktails from the bar and open-air cinema screenings under the stars.

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Raja Ampat

The pure, unadulterated splendor of Raja Ampat astounds anyone who ventures the enormous distance to get there. For a truly memorable honeymoon experience filled with diving, snorkeling, hiking, and wildlife spotting, head off on a sailing adventure to what is without question one of the most beautiful island chains in the world.

This sparsely populated archipelago off West Papua offers a sublime scenery of jungle-covered islands, fine white-sand beaches, hidden lagoons, caves, mushroom-shaped islets and pellucid turquoise waters. Raja Ampat also has abundant wildlife and birdlife, including birds of paradise dancing in the trees, as well as a diversity of marine life and coral reef systems that are found nowhere else on Earth.

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The Komodo National Park

The Komodo National Park is known for its unique and impressive flora and fauna, and its famous native residents, the Komodo dragons, are one of the main reasons people travel to this destination. The Komodo National Park is also considered one of the many romantic honeymoons Indonesian destinations as it includes excellent diving and hiking experiences, dazzling sunsets and several iconic pink beaches. Take a sailing adventure through the park or book an enticing honeymoon package at one of the boutique resorts, offering snorkeling, scuba diving and boat trips to nearby enthralling small islands.

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Belitung, Sumatra

This enchanting Indonesian island honeymoon destination off the southeast coast of Sumatra is blessed with beautiful beaches, fascinating scenery and a unique landscape decorated with granite stone formations. You can snorkel with hawksbill turtles in Lengkuas Island and explore the nearby caves. Belitung has a great selection of private resorts that also arrange honeymoon packages and excursions. One of the most popular activities for honeymoon couples on this island is watching the glorious sunset at Tanjung Pendam Beach before relishing a romantic candlelit dinner nearby.

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Lake Toba, Sumatra

For a quiet honeymoon filled with beauty, visit Lake Toba – a large volcanic lake set against the picturesque mountains for a spellbinding view. Go swimming, water skiing, canoeing and fishing at the town of Parapat. Take a leisurely walk in the beautiful Naborsahon River Valley, explore the traditional architecture of Batak Toba house compounds and visit Simanindo where traditional Batak ritual dances and music are performed.

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Yogyakarta, Java

If you are a culture-enthusiast couple who fancy a laid-back but adventurous and enlightening honeymoon, visit Yogyakarta in Java, which offers the perfect mixture of beauty, culture, and romance. The city is an art, culinary and cultural hub, home to some beautiful old buildings including the Sultan’s Palace.

Nearby is the famous Borobudur, an eighth-century Buddhist temple and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which inspired the splendid Amanjiwo Resort. Here, sumptuous suites feature four-pillar king-size beds on raised terrazzo platforms, spacious garden terraces, some with private swimming pools, and lounging pavilions. Views include terraced farmland and the Menoreh Hills, or the valley and Borobudur itself.

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Seram Island, Maluku

If a remote tropical island happens to sound like a perfect honeymoon getaway for you, then Seram Island in Maluku is totally worth the journey. Seram is home to the exotic and very private Ora Beach, which is often dubbed as the “Little Maldives of Indonesia”. Here, comfortable luxury resorts will make you feel like you and your partner are in a world of your own. The area is also heaven for couples who like to hike and watch the wildlife, as the translucent beach area is surrounded by pristine jungle.

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Sumba

With its rugged, undulating savannah and low limestone hills growing maize and rice, the eastern Indonesia island of Sumba is known for its hilltop villages with tall, symbolic grass roofs clustered around megalithic tombs, white-sand beaches, secret swimming spots and waterfalls. Throw in some of Indonesia’s most prized ikat textiles and the annual Pasola festival and you have one of the most diverse islands in Indonesia.

Stay at Nihi Sumba an exclusive hideaway sitting on 430 acres of tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands, and featuring 1.6 miles of headland-protected beachfront. Nihi Sumba offers adventure sports such as world-class fishing, surfing and diving, yet is ideal for honeymooners in need of rest and relaxation in pristine environs. Sumba’s unique tribal culture with its ancient animist rituals is truly incredible; you can visit stone age sites and traditional villages that have remained unchanged for centuries.

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This entry was posted April 27, 2021