Bali. Endless rice paddies, lush rainforests and bottomless cocktails on some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. It is easily one of the world’s most perfect honeymoon destinations if you’re after a little romance, relaxation and unbeatable views. But why not bring your friends and family along and say, make a wedding out of it?
Lucky for us, Bali is one of the closest tropical destinations to Australia, as well as one of the most affordable. Here are just a few reasons you should pack your (and your bestie’s) bags, jet off to Bali and tie the knot in front of your nearest and dearest.
Have you always wanted to wed in a beautiful, luscious rainforest? Amongst the awe-inspiring blue lagoons? Or maybe on some of the most white-sand-crystal-clear beaches in the world? Bali has it all and even more, just waiting for you to come on over.
For some gorgeous greenery and rainforest nuptials we suggest Maya Ubud Resort and Spa, bordering the Petanu River valley and the beautiful rice fields of Peliatan. Kayumanis offers gorgeous locations from magical Ubud to the beach or in-villa at Nusa Dua. They also offer specialised teams at their stunning Jimbaran all-villa property and even a beachfront wedding option at beautiful Sanur. If smoldering sunsets and a great location are on your agenda, Bali Mandira at Legian offers a wedding team ready to create your perfect Bali wedding. Alternatively, The Samaya Seminyak will have you saying “I do” within earshot of the ocean waves and provide the perfect scenic beach location for your Bali wedding.
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A destination wedding that won’t break the bank- Bali will give you and your guests all of the luxury with at incredible value. From all-in packages that make planning easy and affordable, to locations that you would pay significantly more for in many other destinations – think 5-star luxury hotels, private pool villas, clifftop chapels and jungle-clad backdrops.
If you’re after more of a luxury treat for you and your wedding guests, Bali is hard to beat. With some of the most elegant resorts in the world, world-class restaurants and bars and super fancy spas, this will be one destination wedding you and your loved ones will talk about for years to come!
Don’t be fooled at this point, Bali is a lot more than just a pretty face. If you’re looking for a little (or a lot) of adventure- this is the place for you. For beginners, you can learn to surf on the Denpasar beaches, explore the stunning waterfalls of Gitgit and hike volcanoes in the Kintamani District. For those a little more brave-hearted, you can take the ultimate Insta on the Bali Swing in Ubud, over looking a sea of green rice paddies and the Bali jungle. Even just looking at the pictures is enough to inspire any adrenaline-junkies to make the trip.
5. Honeymoon/Buddymoon destination
Slipping into honeymoon-mode has never been so easy. A simple wave goodbye to the friends and family, perhaps a change of resort and you’re ready to go. Alternatively, keep your closest pals around for a while and have the ultimate buddymoon before venturing off with your new husband or wife. Sienna Villas is the ideal location for hosting a destination wedding or buddymoon in a private luxury oasis for many reasons. Offering a range of accommodation options -from the huge Puri Sienna with its expansive grounds and full sized swimming pool, to the air-conditioned three bedroom pool villas and recently added two bedroom apartment – Sienna Villas is located in the heart of Seminyak, with some of Bali’s most popular tourist locations at your doorstep.
6. Natural Beauty
Bali is on most people’s bucket-list for good reason. This tropical paradise has a truly spiritual soul with locals still embracing and honouring traditions that have been handed down for generations, preserving the art and family life their ancestors embraced. And the beaches can be truly stunning, although there’s much more to Bali than just gorgeous beaches! From the artistic heart of Ubud to Uluwatu Temple and the mesmerising emerald green rice paddies in Jatiluwih and those that lie along Tegallagang road. And no mention of Bali’s natural beauty is complete without including Banyumala Twin Waterfalls situated in the North Central part of Bali (not easy to get to but well worth it!).
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7. Once in a lifetime
After all, your destination wedding is a once in a lifetime event. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your day as magical as it can be!
Ready to plan your dream Bali wedding? We’ve done all the hard work for you with our library of the island’s best destination wedding venues here.