The big day has come and gone, the planning, the chaos, the nerves, the anticipation. Your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life but can take its toll on your stress levels, so it’s fantastic to know after a job well done, you can relax and understand the honeymoon is just around the corner. There is is nothing quite like being newly married though. Knowing you are starting your new life together, and a world of adventures await, can feel incredible and is a feeling worth savouring. Don’t allow the passion to prematurely dissipate by letting yourself to be sidelined into choosing a mediocre honeymoon destination.
The archipelago of Indonesia steps as far away from mediocre as you can get. Hundreds of islands, all with silver sandy beaches, luscious terrains, wondrous woods, and sparkling glassy waters qualifies Indonesia as the destination with a difference, a haven of tranquillity, passion, romance and beauty, perfect for honeymooners.
Where to go? Here is a handy guide for the most love up locations for you and your partner.
Bali has long been known as the ideal honeymoon hideaway for nature loving newlyweds. There are very few locations that can match Bali for its tranquillity and seclusion. For many visitors, Balinese wildlife doesn’t extend far beyond tiptoeing through the trollops in Sanur, but trekkers and orchid lovers alike should head to Munduk in the north of the island. In the midst of these flourishing highlands, you can leave the world behind and enjoy waterfalls together, retreats to the temples and be in awe of an abundance of wildlife.
Surabaya is yet another of the more popular places to choose to go honeymooning in Indonesia. Famous for its cultural architecture in the form of impressive mosques and magnificent monuments as well as culinary delights to tempt the most particular of palates. Witness the goods being transported around China Town by becak and hand-pulled carts, a taste of the old world meets modern day, experience Cantonese culinary skills and enjoy a taste of the Orient. As well as an abundance of hotels, there are beautiful apartments to rent at https://rumahdijual.com/surabaya/. Surabaya really does offer the honeymooning couple plenty of opportunities to experience the real heart of Indonesia.
A small island north of Sumbawa Island, Moyo Island is a top class visitor destination, well known for its quiet beauty and simple charm. The isle itself is tiny, it’s entire area reaching only 30,000 hectares. Despite its diminutive size, its draw lies in its exceptional measure of untouched natural beauty. This measure of such splendour can make a couple of in love feel like they are the only two in the whole world, a perfect start to married life together. The serenity of this island is not only about the white sandy beaches and azure seas but also the untouched woodland, where secret waterfalls and rivers run.
In direct contrast to the more traditional way of life of Bali Island, the lush green Banda Islands positioned in the heart of Maluku province amidst the Banda Sea offers a marine life and diving experience the more active and adventurous honeymooners won’t want to miss. If you can imagine yourselves spending a week taking in the incredible views of Mount Api, an active volcano 2,200 feet high in elevation, or even descending into the crystal waters, of this archipelago then Banda Island may well be perfect. Made up of the islands of Neira Island, Lonthoir Island, Pisang Island, Hatta Island, Ay Island, Rum Island and Mount Api itself, the island group offers divers and visitors alike the chance to see Mandarin fish, enormous table and soft corals as well as a vast array of pelagic fish if you visit any of the many dive sites.
Sampireun Village, Garut
It may sound farfetched, that you can find an idyllic and peaceful retreat within the chaos of West Java, yet there is one destination filled with romantic charm and yet retains its rustic character. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the bustling towns of West Java, Kampung Sampireun is a floating retreat, decked out with gazebos, where the sounds of Sudanese music floats across the street and where you can experience the unique menus on offer. Equal measures of homeliness and extravagance intertwine, making this village a perfect choice for romance inspired couples looking to take their adventure to new heights.
Lombok Island is, again, a haven for divers and lovers of all things underwater and has the genuine atmosphere of love. The waves lap serenely, and as they caress the shore, it’s ambient sounds adding to the romance of your honeymoon. Beauty, calm and tranquillity, perfect for the couples looking to get away from it all and everyone.
Bintan Island, Riau
Bintan Island is exquisite, an outstanding area of natural and real beauty. Almost picture postcard perfect in its gorgeousness, there are shimmering white sands, crystal blue waters, stunning greenery. For couples who need nothing more than scenery and each other, this is the choice by far.
Yogyakarta is undoubtedly one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations for newly-weds in Indonesia, if not the world. The island is teeming with relics of its rich and diverse history culture as well as reminders of its grand days of yesteryear. If you fancied a visit to Kaliurang, there is an opportunity to snap some incredible shots of you and your brand new spouse aside the frothing waters of Hawanya stream. Nestled within the stunning and luscious backdrop of the mountain valleys, Kaliurang is less than 30 kilometres north of Yogyakarta city centre.
Belitung Island, Riau
The striking scenery on Belitung Island is almost unique, something you will struggle to find anywhere else. Dominated by beautiful coastal panoramic views, azure water and beaches with sands so white and soft they could almost be made of talcum powder, the island is breathtaking. There are also some calm water bays allowing for water-based sports and sailing for couples looking to take to the sea.
No matter what you are looking for, whether it’s sun, sea and sand or a little more adventure, Indonesia would be the perfect place to begin your married life together. It simply has it all, all you need to say is I do!