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Your 5D4N Muslim-Friendly Bali Itinerary For A Romantic Honeymoon

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Winnie Chong  •  Dec 06, 2019

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Have you just gotten married? All that wedding planning must be exhausting 😴 Time to finally go on that long-awaited honeymoon to reward yourself and your significant other on the job well done on your wedding! If you're thinking of Bali as a destination, we've got you covered with this 5D4N Bali honeymoon itinerary ☺️ Credit: giphy
Why Visit Bali?
Located in the heart of Indonesia, Bali is a beautiful island surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Wind down as you take in what the island has to offer – lush greenery, soothing waves, beautiful sunsets, incredible views, comfortable pace of island life... and the list goes on 😍 P.S. Need more convincing? Here are 8 reasons why Bali is THE perfect destination for your honeymoon!
Best Time to Visit
No matter the time of the year, Bali is always bustling with life. The island only experiences two seasons: Dry season (April to October)  During the dry season, the weather on the island is warm without too much rainfall and humidity. Expect warm, blue skies and cool breezes – perfect for outdoor activities by the beach. The downside to the perfect weather? Everyone else loves to visit Bali in this season too! Hence, accommodation prices are generally higher and the island is much busier with more tourists visiting during the dry season. Rainy season (November to March) The island endures a tremendous amount of rain during the rainy season. Coupled with high temperatures and humidity, the wet season is enough reason to deter tourists from visiting Bali. The good news is that the low season always promises great bargains for accommodation prices. Best of all, you get to avoid the large crowds at tourist attractions around the island! Depending on your preference, you can choose to either visit Bali during the dry season or the rainy season. However, for a more fuss-free experience, we would advise you to visit during the dry season to make the most out of your trip! After all, the best way to enjoy what nature has to offer is to be outdoors to fully experience it 😊
Getting There
 There are many airlines offering direct flights to the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, so you can easily fly in from either Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. With a flight duration of approximately 3 hours, you are only a short journey away from your island getaway in the paradise that is Bali! #HHWT Tip: Not sure where to stay in Bali? These 6 romantic Muslim-friendly villas will be perfect for you!
Getting Around
As the itinerary involves moving from one location to another in Bali, we would recommend you hire a private car plus a driver to transport you and your spouse around. Having a driver on-call will ensure a fuss-free holiday. While you eliminate the painful need to haggle with taxi drivers over fares on a regular basis during your trip, hiring a private charter also saves you time as your local driver is most likely a regular on the routes and thus is able to navigate the island with ease. #HHWT Tip: For a hassle-free journey in Bali, book Klook's Bali Private Car Charter to bring you around the island's sights conveniently!
Day 1: Arrive in Bali, then head to Ubud
  • To make the most out of your trip, we recommend you board a morning flight to Bali. That way, you still get half the day to explore the island if you arrive at midday 😉
  •  Upon arrival at the airport, make your way straight to Ubud. It is approximately a 1.5-hour journey from the airport, so do pack some food from the airport to eat on your way there. 
Take a dip at the Tegenungan Waterfall (1h)
  • Request your driver to make a quick pit stop at the Tegenungan Waterfall before you reach your accommodation in Ubud. This scenic waterfall in the midst of a lush jungle is a sight you cannot miss!
  • Take the 5-minute walk down the stairs towards the viewpoint of the waterfall. Marvel at the roaring waters and take a dip if you feel like it!
  • Address: Jl. Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80581, Indonesia
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 6.30AM – 6.30PM
  • Admission: IDR15,000 per person (and an additional IDR5,000 for car parking)
Enjoy breathtaking views at the Campuhan Ridge Walk (1h)
  • After a refreshing dip at the waterfall, continue your journey to Ubud and check in to your hotel.
  • Next attraction on the list is the Campuhan Ridge Walk! It is a beautiful walk surrounded by vast greenery, providing sweeping views of the hills 😍
  • This short but beautiful hike leads you along rice fields and palm trees. The views are so spectacular and so surreal!
  • Address: Kelusa, Payangan, Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Ginayar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Admission: Free
Dine like royalty for dinner at Queen’s Tandoor (1h)
  •  All that walking must be tiring (and your stomach must be growling 😂). 
  • For dinner, head to Queens of India for one of the most authentic and tastiest Indian cuisines in Bali.
  • There are plenty of options available, from rich spicy curries to delicious dhals and fragrant saffron rice. There are also fluffy naans, chapatis and juicy chicken tandoori!
  • #HHWT Tip: Do give their chicken handi a try! It is one of the restaurant’s bestseller consisting of chicken curry cooked in a clay pot and served with naan bread.
  • Halal status: Uses halal ingredients. Please note however that alcoholic beverage is served in the establishment. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 10AM– 10PM
  • Address: Jl. Suweta, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
  • With that, it is time to head back to your hotel and retire for the night. Have a good night’s sleep to recharge for tomorrow's adventures!
  • P.S. Want more halal food in Bali? Check out these 18 Muslim-friendly eateries!
Day 2: Ubud
  • Rise and shine, it’s a brand new day in Bali!
Shop at the Ubud Art Market (2h)
  •  To kickstart your day, make a trip down to the Ubud Art Market. 
  • Located in the heart of Ubud, the art market (also known as “Pasar Seni Ubud” to the locals) is home to unique handicrafts that you can bring home as souvenirs or for your own collection. From gold and silver jewellery to straw hats and wicker baskets, there is something for everyone!
  • Here you can also find the batik cloths, where wax-resist dyeing is applied to create lovely patterns on fabric 😍
  • Originating from Indonesia, batik is definitely the one thing you cannot leave the island without buying!
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 9AM - 6PM
  • Address: Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Enjoy lunch at Bale Udang Mang Engking (1h)
  • For lunch, head to Bale Udang Mang Engking Ubud. The Indonesian restaurant provides a tranquil Balinese dining experience on a ‘floating’ traditional bamboo pavilion hut (which is known as “bale”, hence the name).
  • Surrounded by mesmerizing rice fields and a vast fishpond, expect to dine in a soothing and calm ambience. As its name suggests (“udang” means prawns), you have to give their signature honey grilled prawns a try!
  • P.S. Check out our food recommendations at Bale Udang Mang Engking Ubud!
  •  Halal status: Uses halal ingredients
  • Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM
  • Address: Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
Observe the Hindu Purification Ritual at the Tirta Empul Temple (1h)
  • After a hearty meal, it is now time to continue exploring. This time, visit the Tirta Empul Temple. It is one of Bali’s most prominent Hindu water temples.
  • Here, you can observe locals participating in the purification ritual in the waters of the sacred springs.  The ritual is believed to cleanse their souls and ward off evil spirits.
  • As with other temples, do note that there is a dress code, including no sleeveless tops and visitors are required to cover up to their ankles. A sarong is provided at the entrance that you can wear while walking around the temple grounds.
  • Admission: IDR50,000 per person (and an additional IDR2,000 for car parking)
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 8AM-6PM
  • Address: Jl. Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia
Eat clean for dinner at Bali Buda (1h)
  • It does not matter whether you’re health-conscious or not, your visit in Ubud warrants a clean meal at Bali Buda.
  •  Established in 1994, Bali Buda promotes healthy living and eating – it is now a lifestyle that Ubud is renowned for. The restaurant serves a variety of food, from all-day breakfasts to Italian and traditional Indonesian meals. 
  • Bali Buda operates true to its tagline “Real Food by Real People”. Meals at the restaurant are cooked fresh using primarily organic ingredients. It even offers gluten-free pizzas!
  • While calories don’t count when you’re on holiday, it certainly will not hurt to indulge in a healthy meal during your honeymoon 😊
  • #HHWT Tip: Do not miss the small shop in the café – it sells goods made from natural ingredients such as skincare and household products!
  • Halal status: Halal-certified
  • Opening hours: Open daily, 7AM-10PM
  • Address: Jl. Jembawan #1, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
  • Get all the rest you need as you settle in for the night. After all, you’re in Bali for your honeymoon – hence the ample rest and relaxation!
Day 3: Ubud
  • Good morning! It’s a brand new day and that means another day of adventure in Bali!
Get the best views of Mount Batur at sunrise (2-3h)
  •  Mount Batur (also known as Kintamani) is an active volcano in Bali. You can get sweeping panoramic views of the mountain at the Penelokan Viewpoint. 
  • Breathe the freshest of air and take in the exceptional scenery, you’ll instantly feel like you’re on top of the world!
  • Catch a glimpse of the crater as well as the caldera of the volcano. With the soft golden hues of sunrise, get your cameras clicking to the postcard view right before your eyes 😍
  • Admission: IDR 30,000 per person
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Address: Batur Tengah, Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652, Indonesia
Have lunch with a view at Grand Puncak Sari (1h)
  • A short 5-minute drive away is Grand Puncak Sari, the only halal-certified restaurant in Penelokan. Being so near to the viewpoint means you’re rewarded with amazing views of Mount Batur and Lake Batur while you eat at the restaurant.
  • Feast on the wide array of food offered buffet-style at the restaurant overlooking the volcano. How cool is that? 😎
  • Halal status: Halal-certified
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 8AM-6PM
  • Address: Jl. Raya Penelokan-Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652, Indonesia (Website)
Visit the iconic Tegallalang Rice Terrace (1h)
  •  The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is a series of rice paddy fields located close to Ubud. Its neatly terraced layout makes it a famous attraction in Bali – perfect for photo opportunities to add to your social media feed! 
  • You can find the layered terraces lining the side of the green hills of Ubud, creating an amazing pattern that is pleasing to the eyes (it’s almost like a giant green layer cake!). Marvel at the beautiful sight of nature as you make your way around the terrace 😍
  • Admission: IDR20,000 per person (and an additional IDR5,000 for car parking)
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 8AM-6PM
  • Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia (Website)
Swing like a pendulum on the Tegallalang Rice Terrace Swing (1h)
  • If you’re on Instagram, you would notice the Bali swing craze from the many pictures sprawled all over your feed. Well, join in the fun because the craze has hit Tegallalang!
  • You can choose from two swings at the Tegallalang Rice Terrace: one that is right next to the entrance and is lower down; another that is higher up and offers a more panoramic view of the terrace.
  •  Don’t worry about your safety though, as you will be strapped in on a harness to make sure you don’t fall off 😌 
  • There are also many other IG-worthy props and photo spots too where you can snap photos to commemorate your honeymoon.
  • Admission: IDR100,000 per person
Eat delicious burgers for dinner at Halal Ubud Burger (1h)
  • All that walking and swinging calls for a hearty meal for dinner. To satisfy that craving for juicy burgers, Halal Ubud Burger is your answer.
  • At the burger joint you will find a variety of burgers – classic cheeseburgers, dory fish burgers or vegetable burgers, take your pick!
  • Topped with delights like jalapenos and caramelized onions, each burger is packed with delicious flavours for you to enjoy. What’s even more special? You can even savour Vietnamese-style sandwiches at the joint 😱
  • Halal status: Halal-certified Operating Hours: Open daily; 10.00AM – 10.00PM Address: Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
  • With your tummies (and hearts) full, it is time to head back to your room. You can chill and watch TV with your spouse as you both unwind before calling it a day!
Day 4: Nusa Dua
  •  It’s another whole day of exploration in Bali! Check out of your hotel in Ubud and make your way south to Nusa Dua for your next adventure! 
Get up close with an abandoned plane (but not from the airport!) (1h)
  • Do you know that there is an abandoned Boeing 737 near the southern coast of the Bukit Peninsula in Bali?
  • It is parked in a field (not in an airport, mind you) and the strange thing is, no one quite knows how it got there. This quirky setting is now an attraction on the island.
  • While you may not be able to put your Sherlock Holmes skills to test by solving the mystery of how the plane got there in the first place, you can still get your camera clicking to the majestic plane right before your eyes!
  • Admission: Free
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours
  • Address: Kutuh, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Have a romantic lunch at Tamarind Mediterranean Brasserie (1h)
  • After checking into your hotel in Nusa Dua, it is now time for lunch at Tamarind Mediterranean Brasserie! Overlooking the white sandy beaches of Nusa Dua, it is a beautiful restaurant with a double-storey bamboo pavilion.
  •  With beautiful panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and your loving spouse as your great dining partner, you’ll be having a romantic lunch at the restaurant! 
  • If you are looking for a more private and romantic setting, you can opt for a private table by the beach.
  • Savour delicious Indonesian and Western cuisine like the traditional gulai kambing, classic Australian beef tenderloin steak and lamb cutlets while you take in the sea breeze!
  • Halal status: Halal-certified
  • Address: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua North 4, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
  • Opening Hours: Open daily, 12PM-11PM (Website)
Catch the sunset at Uluwatu Temple (1h)
  • A trip to Bali is not complete without a visit to the Uluwatu Temple to watch the sunset. The majestic temple is perched on top of a steep cliff 70 meters above the waves of the Indian Ocean.
  • Its prime location with clouds overhead and waves lapping against the cliffs underneath draws tourists to visit, especially to witness the golden yellow sunset 😍
  • As with the other temples in Bali, it is important that you adhere to the dress code when you visit!
  • Admission: IDR30,000 per person
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 7.00AM – 7.00PM
  • Address: Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
 Watch the Kecak Dance as the sky dims (1h) 
  • While at Uluwatu Temple, do not miss the famous Balinese Kecak dance. Watch the performance which is scheduled to be at 6.00pm daily at the open stage of the temple and concludes shortly after the sunset.
  • The performance features a troupe of about 75 dancers doing their dance routine while chanting “cak” repetitively. This lively dance is exceptionally dramatic as the sun sets in the background!
  • #HHWT Tip: To get the best seats for the performance, we recommend you get to the stage as early as 5.00pm. Also, choose seats facing the sunset for better views!
  • Admission: IDR100,000 per person
Have a scrumptious dinner at Raja’s Balinese Cuisine, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel (1h)
  • An award-winning high-end restaurant, Raja’s Balinese Cuisine serves authentic Balinese food (as its name clearly suggests 😂). The aesthetics of the restaurant coupled with its chic Balinese decoration and crafts give it a romantic and luxurious charm.
  • Our food recommendations for the five-star restaurant? Try the highly-recommended bebek betutu, a whole duck marinated in a blend of 16 local spices wrapped in palm leaves. Do not miss their delicious palem sari ulam (steamed seafood in coconut curry pudding) too!
  • Halal status:  Halal-certified 
  • Opening Hours: Opoen daily, 1PM-11PM
  • Address: Benoa, Kec. Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Bandung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (Website | Facebook | Instagram )
  • That concludes your day in Nusa Dua. Time to head back to your room and settle in for the night!
Day 5: More temple visiting, then board your flight back home!
  • It’s your last day in Bali, but don’t ever let that dampen your mood. Check out of your hotel early and continue exploring before your flight back home 😉
Marvel at the sunrise at Tanah Lot (1h)
  • Another must-visit in Bali, Tanah Lot is a sea temple built on a huge rock out in the ocean. With the waves crashing down below and the golden hues of sunrise in the background, this cultural icon of Bali will leave you in great awe at its immense beauty.
  • We recommend you visit for sunrise to avoid the crowds at sunset, so if you are a photography enthusiast it’s the best chance for you to capture the picturesque views of the temple and its surroundings!
  • Admission: IDR60,000 per person
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 7.00AM-7.00PM
  • Address: Beraban, Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia
Admire the architecture at the Petitenget Temple (1h)
  •  If time permits, do include a visit to the Petitenget Temple in Kuta. It is a small and old temple located near Petitenget Beach. 
  • Admire the architecture of red bricks and sandstone as you slowly make your way around the temple. The rustic colours blend in well with its natural surroundings, making it a temple not to be missed for travelers in the area.
  • Do make sure you are clad in appropriate clothing covering your shoulders, knees and ankles. Rest assured you can rent a sarong from the temple to cover up should you not have your own.
  • Admission: IDR 50,000 per person
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
  • Address: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara. Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Dine at Batik Bali for lunch (1h)
  • One of the greatest and most well-established dining spots in Bali, the very beautiful Batik Bali is a restaurant serving exotic Southeast Asian flavours of Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian cuisine.
  • Dine in a homey ambience with a clean interior of the restaurant. The soft pastel-coloured walls are well complemented with batik-inspired ceilings, exuding a comfortable yet sophisticated warmth to the interior. Dine in style for your last meal in Bali!
  • Halal status: Uses halal ingredients. Please note however that alcoholic beverages are served at the establishment. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion 
  • Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM-12AM
  • Address: Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80361, Indonesia (Website | Facebook | Instagram)
With a heavy heart, it is time for you to head to the airport for your flight home. We sure hope with this useful guide, you’ll have a ball of a time in Bali with your spouse during your honeymoon 🤗