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Fancy a secret overseas honeymoon getaway that isn’t far from home? Australian favourite, Bali, is perfect for your escape! For many years Australians have boasted their love for the tropical Indonesian island but there still are some hidden gems. Check out our list below for something different to do on your Balinese trip.
What to do:
Venture off to the Campuhan Ridge Walk where you can follow the nine kilometre track through the lush hillsides. The walk will take you passed intricately carved temples and rice fields. There’s options for the more experienced trekker and a lighter walk for those of you who would rather take it easy. The views on the trek are enough of a highlight, let alone the fact that it’s free and there’s a village nearby where you can stop for a bite to eat.
Images via Campuhan Ridge Walk
Not many people can say they have been in a submarine, but you can! Take off for a 45 minute trip with Odyssey Submarine and explore Bali underwater. The submarine was built to hold around 36 people and can go as deep as 150 feet. The air conditioned vessel will embark on the underwater journey from Amuk Bay and treat you to views of Bali from below.
Image via Odyssey Submarines
Bali is the perfect place to appreciate the natural beauties of the world. There are many hot spots to check out the island’s waterfalls, some more popular than others. One of our favourites is Banyumala Twin Waterfalls – it’s tricky to find but well worth the challenge. Make sure you take a few minutes to cool off and soak up the scenery.
Image via Banyumala Twin Waterfalls
Where to eat:
After a romantic dinner for two? Why not make it a more private affair. Samabe offer an amazing ‘in cave’ dining experience located on a private beach. Escape the crowds and savour this candlelit four course meal with your other half. You’ll find the cave on a cliff top in Nusa Dua providing spectacular views of the ocean.
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How about a romantic candle lit reservation for two? Picture this: one hundred candles twinkling by the Ayung river, scattered rose petals and the sole company of your significant other. At The Samaya Ubud, the only table will be the one occupied by you! On this amazingly special evening you can expect a six course tasting menu which can be altered before the night depending on your tastes.
Image via The Samaya
Where to stay:
If you’re looking for privacy during your stay, Viceroy Bali has a breath-taking room that may appeal to your tastes. The room, Vice Regal Villa II, proudly promotes a private pool, spectacular views of the Petanu River valley as well as indoor and outdoor sitting areas. Regardless of which room you select Viceroy Bali also offer complimentary breakfast, WIFI, 24 hour room service, natural soap products amongst a few other extras.
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For something a little different visit Villa Laksmana Hideaway. Somewhat of a hidden gem providing the ultimate private escape, it is located in a prime location within walking distance of restaurants and markets . The intimate setting and size of the villa will make you feel secluded from the hustle of Seminyak’s busy streets. How divine is your private swimming pool!
Images via Villa Laksmana Hideaway
Ms Chinoiserie Says: How beautifully romantic; better escape to Bali soon before our hidden secrets aren’t so secret!