Honeymoon. Love. Smile. Bali, Indonesia
Why should you go to Bali? Is simple. Really simple. For the rice paddies, for the beautiful panorama, for the volcanoes soaring up through the clouds, for the tourism activities and attractions, for the dense tropical jungle, for the long sandy beaches, for the warm blue water, for the crashing surf, for the food and for the friendly people.
Go for the smile you will see on your better-half each morning, for the sunrise and for the sunset and because you worth it and because it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth that should be visited one in a lifetime. Why not on your honeymoon, having all arrangement and plans made by Jojo and Calm-Voyage.com.
Just settle on the beach
Because our idea for a perfect honeymoon is to be a mix of spiritual places, rice fields and beach relaxing days we choose for you Bali’s Seminyak and Ubud areas and 7 days of smiles, relaxation and peace.
First 4 days will be in Semyniak and the accommodation is an ocean view villa at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa with a private pool where you can stay in, watch the waves and just relax. Everyone wants to forget the wedding preparation and the nagging family members and just enjoy the company of the significant other.
Just a bit of sightseeing
Good morning or late morning on your second day, just after breakfast you will go at the Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most important landmarks of Bali that really worth seeing.
After the spiritual trip it is time for the Trick Art 3D Gallery Bali - the first trick-eye museum on the island, which will be quite fun. After which you can eat in the hotel or on the many small road-side restaurants and then go for a swim, in your private pool. Skinny dipping should be your choice.
Dinner will be at Bambu Restaurant a high quality Indonesian cuisine with a modern twist restaurant and a relaxed vibe which I think is the best location after the wedding party.
Days 3 & 4
Relax. Smile. Do nothing.
The 3rd and the 4th day are “whatever you want to do” days. Including beach time, swimming in your pool, seeing the sunrise at 6 a.m. or… making love. Lunch should be light, using the perfect concierge services at your hotel or we can recommand you one of the closest restaurants.
You will have dinner first at Breeze at The Samaya Seminyak where the modern menus are created from local harvest, organic or not I can guarantee that the food will be fresh and healthier than in most places.
The next day lunch will be at Chandi Restaurant which means you will devour organically grown greens, spices, fruits and roots from local bedugul farmers, New Zealand and Australian imported meats. Lots of locally produced soy products, tempe and tofu are available along side an Organic Sumatra Mandailing Espresso Bar. Infused cocktails with a variety of organic fruits, roots and beans, serving up some of Bali's most Inspired cocktails recipes should and I am sure will be tried.
After dinner you will go to have a drink and see the special show with local artists at Frankenstein’s Laboratory, a place with an interesting show, where you can enjoy the traditional balinese hospitality and zombies and Michael Jackson.
The move from sea to mountain.
5th day… time to go to rice fields and luxuriant vegetation. After breakfast we arranged a private transfer from Semyniak to Ubud and all you have to do is to get your luggage, be careful not to forget anything.
We found for you a special villa to stay in Ubud, part of Pita Maha Resort & Spa where you will be spoiled with afternoon cocktails, Balinese massage and private tours based on our recommendations.
After you will leave the luggage in your room you will go to a UNESCO World Heritage location, the Goa Gajah – Elephants Cave with a private car. Next will be a very special place The Tegenungan Waterfall, where a viewing point to the jungle and waterfall at the main entrance and it is one of the few waterfalls in Bali that is not situated in highlands or mountainous territory.
Your first dinner in Ubud will be at Swept Away, that comes alive in the evening with the 100-candle dinner service. The river transforms as 100 gently flickering candles are lit and create a truly special ambiance. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the decking and the comfortable lounge furniture. Swept Away serves a varied, ambitious and totally eclectic menu suitable for all tastes which is perfect to enjoy before emerging with your loved one in the perfect solitude of your villa.
The move from sea to mountain.
After your late breakfast you will go at Tegalalang Rice Terraces to see the amazing rice fields that seem like they were made after a precise drawing. You can stay and watch how the farmers are working… I’m sure that you will appreciate more the rice.
Next place is a special place for the Balinese, the Saraswati Temple also known as Ubud Palace which is dedicated to honor the Hindu Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning, literature and art. It might come as a surprise for you but Indonesia is actually mainly Islamic and not Hindu, with most of the Hindu population living in Bali.
Last evening in Bali… with the restaurant's warm hues and intimate setting, The Sayan House, will welcome you for a memorable dinner just in time for sunset, you will just say your name, the reservation will be confirmed and you will enjoy the last dinner in this heavenly location.
Leaving. Don't forget anything in Heaven
I’m sure that even if it is the last day there you feel very relaxed and you already think to come back. Don’t worry, I already made the arrangements for a veeery late check out (probably the only place on Earth where they are not in a hurry) so you can enjoy your pool till you really must go to the Denpasar International Airport.
You have a private transfer from the hotel so everything will be very smooth. Hope you enjoyed your honeymoon and maybe you will surprise us by coming back home 3 not 2.
Travel Plan Summary
Details about your trip
Activities Relaxation, Safari, Marine Park, Beach & Watersports, Volcano, Temples, Organic Food
Planed Activity Level Easy
Bugdet Size Medium to High
Calm Voyage is a travel planning company that makes personalized travel plans and offers concierge services if required. We will use own experience and we will get you to the best places in your travel location, for a unique and special experience like no other.
Calm Voyage needs a maximum of 72 hours to make the personalized plans for your trip but the duration can vary due to possible holidays in the targeted countries or areas and the speed of which you will reply to our questionnaire that will be sent to you after the initial contact.
Depending on your desires we can make all the reservation for you at the best possible rates including flight, accommodations, restaurants, local transportation or concert tickets. We will inform you on each step we will do or we will just send you the plans and the details of your trip, also based on your requirements. We will do our best to offer the best recommendation and experiences based on your budget.
We will charge you a small fee for the reservations and depending on your honeymoon duration our planning will costs 75 euro for a week and 125 for two weeks.
On each location we will inform you about the do's and the don'ts of that place and also will give you information that are not in your regular travel book so you learn and experience much more the places you visit, than your friends, which will be amazed, for example, to find that you know that the Colosseum was flooded and that they stage a real naval battle inside it.
We will get you to the places you dream of, from unique, family restaurants with pasta or sushi that you will make you dream for the rest of your life, to places like the house of Leonard da Vinci or the San Gimignano village with its UNESCO World Heritage historical center and its Sergio, master gelato maker and double winner of the Ice-Cream World Championship (yes there is an Ice-Cream World Championship).
We will teach you how to be the 1st in the morning to see Mona Lisa and get a selfie alone with her, even before coffee (see our Facebook for proof) and we will also show you how to see the real life of the places you want to go.
Jojo will make the plans based on the answers given to her by you and she will provide the following details.
- Best flight and transfer options;
- Accommodation advises and choices;
- Activity planning for the duration of your trip, with exact coordinates of the transport, location and best time to go to certain areas of interest.
- Advises for cards and other means of making the trip cost effective and easier for you;
- Weather and dressing advises based on the weather;
- The do's and don'ts for the location of your choice;
We can make all the arrangements necessary so you only need to show up at the airport and enjoy your trip.
- Accommodation, transfer, bookings and all other payments, after we receive your confirmation and you make a single payment to Calm Voyage;
- All other fees so you don't have to loose time making numerous payments;
- Restaurant, museums, transfer and other bookings after your confirmation;
- Liquors, beers and bottled beverages
- Travel insurance purchase.
Don’t use your left hand to touch or give. This precaution has to do with the left hand being used primarily for hygienic purposes. Balinese traditionally don’t use toilet paper, using water to wash up instead; the left hand “does the business” of washing up the nether regions. Thus the left hand is somewhat polluted, and should never be used to touch other people or to hand something over. The exception is when you use both hands to hand something over to someone; this is considered a high compliment.
Don’t use your index finger to point or to beckon. If you need to call attention to someone, beckon him/her to come by extending your hand and, with palm facing down, making a downward wave.
Don’t touch people's heads. The soul is supposed to reside in one’s head, making it off limits for people to touch. Not even children (Balinese children, that is) should be touched on their heads, even that are really cute.
Don’t enter any temple if you’re menstruating. This may be galling to any woman, but you have a whole island’s culture against you on this one. Any woman on her period, or anyone with a running sore or bleeding wound for that matter, is considered impure and not to be allowed into any Balinese temple.
Don't drive yourself - get a car with driver instead. If you're planning to get around the island by yourself, you might be tempted to hire a self-drive car in Bali (especially if you meet the requirements). But if you value your life, do not drive your own way.
Don't smoke in public areas. As of November 28, 2011, a "smoke-free" bylaw has gone into effect across Bali, banning smoking in most public areas. Areas off-limits to smoking include restaurants, hotels, temples, tourist attractions, hospitals, and schools. Smokers caught violating the law may be imprisoned for up to six months and/or fined up to US$5,500 (IDR 50 million).
Don't buy or use drugs. Indonesia is one of the harshest punishments for drugs going up to death penalty for smuggling drugs.
Pay very close attention when exchanging money. Money changers on Bali are notorious for sleight of hand tactics to leave you with less Rupiah then you’re supposed to get. When exchanging money don’t take your eyes off the bills that the seller has counted out for a second, and don’t let them leave your hands after you’ve counted them out yourself to double-check.
Dress and act modestly. Balinese locals are far more conservative than most Westerners; they frown on public displays of affection. So when in or near Balinese temples or rural settlements, keep the touchy-feely stuff to a minimum. The same goes with clothing: dress as modestly as possible, especially when visiting temples. When paying a visit to a Balinese temple, both men and women are expected to wear shirts that cover shoulders and part of the upper arms.
Wear sarong or long clothes when entering a temple. The Balinese are very serious about their spirituality, so please be respectful. These items are usually rented out at most temple entrances, but you’re absolutely free to bring your own.
Wear lots of sunblock. Apply high-SPF sunscreen to forestall the agony of UV-burned skin; SPF (sun protection factor) of no lower than 40 ought to be adequate for a Bali vacation. But lotion isn't the only thing you can do to protect from sunburn; these tips for sun protection go beyond wearing sunscreen.
Keep 200,000 Rp for the Departure Tax. The Departure Tax for Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (aka Denpasar Airport) was also increased recently. As of August 1, 2014 the tax is now 200,000 Rp (the previous price was 150,000). Most international airports these days include the departure tax in with the price of the ticket, but Bali has decided to not keep up with the 21st century in this regard. A good idea is to set aside the money for the departure tax right away when you change money the first time so that it’s waiting for you at the end of your trip.
Treat yourself to a spa package. Going to a spa to indulge in some type of massage/facial/body scrub, etc. package is admittedly a kind of girly activity. But it’s actually a pretty fun and relaxing way to spend a couple hours. Guys, if you go as a couple with your girlfriend or wife you won’t feel nearly as out of place. There are a bunch of spas scattered around Ubud. Each one has their own menu of various treatments and packages available. Most are very affordable and give you a chance to try out all sorts of different skin treatments using ingredients such as green tea, sandalwood, turmeric, honey, yogurt, and seaweed.