The idyllic Indonesian island of Bali, prized for its eden-like beauty and natural charm, is one of the most popular luxury wedding destinations in South East Asia. Offering a warm, welcoming diversity of unique venues and glorious outdoor reception spaces, this colourfully cultured tropical haven is the perfect location for your ultimate destination wedding.
A wedding on this equatorial island is best planned for the dry season, between May and September, when humidity is at its lowest level and the sun towers high above the mountains. With an average year round temperature of 31 degrees celsius and refreshing winds, an outdoor wedding on a sandy beach or mountainside couldn’t be more tempting. Gather on the coast with the setting sun as your backdrop to create a memorable image of your experience.
A plethora of diverse flora and fauna complement the awe-inspiring layered landscape of Bali, which ranges from towering mountains to vast countryside and tropical forest. Luxury Bali wedding venues in lavish locations will host your ideal wedding, offering gourmet food and five star service, while catering to your every need. More natural settings are scattered around the province, including Ubud Botanic Garden for example, which houses an inspirational amphitheatre for special events, hidden amidst five hectares of glorious themed gardens, tall forests and wondrous waterfalls.
Native bali cuisine is often overlooked by visitors due to the abundance of Indonesian and Chinese food on offer. Most hotels and restaurants will offer a wide variety of dishes to allow you to sample a mix of local flavours. Popular meals include nasi goreng (fried rice with an egg on top) and satay (spicy skewered meat served with a peanut sauce), with most dishes consisting of rice or noodles with vegetables or freshly caught fish. If you prefer to follow the cultural traditions of the Balinese on your special day, snack your way through the evening with a colourful buffet spread, allowing you to sample the best flavours of the island all on one plate. Discover the exotic taste of lemper or mie goreng (sticky rice or fried noodles), accompanied by lumpia (fried spring rolls) and fresh meats and vegetables. To follow, try the tropical fruit with pisang goreng (fried bananas) or Bubuh Injin (black rice pudding), made from natural black rice and served warm in a palm sugar and coconut cream sauce.
Why spend time planning the honeymoon when a romantic escape is already at your fingertips. After the special event, check in to a luxury hotel by the beach and relax into the utopian surroundings. A medley of romantic, adventurous and physical activities suited to newly married couples are available on the island, making your extended break an unforgettable experience. Explore the island on foot, or on wheels to witness awe-inspiring views from the top of volcanic mountain Agung Batur, swim in a sanctuary of marine life on Menjangan Island, discover the secrets of ancient temples, or simply lie back and soak up the sunshine on the beautiful white sands.