Our honeymoon was a key focus for us, both of us haven’t had more than ten days away together since we met, so we wanted to make sure we did something really special for our honeymoon.  So, we decided to have two honeymoons! This is honeymoon part one;

Straight after the Wedding we knew we want some down time and somewhere we could just relax, enjoy the scenery and each other’s company.  So we decided to have our honeymoon in Bali.  We have both been to Bali before and fallen in love with the place, it also satisfied my love for the forest/greenery and Dan’s love for the beach and surfing.  So we split our time between Ubud, Nusa Lembongan and Seminyak.

Of course there is so many lovely villas and resorts to stay in Bali, which cater for every style and budget of accommodation, but my highlight from the trip is:

Bambu Indah, which is approximately 15mins from the main centre of Ubud.  There are eleven private homes in total, and we were lucky enough to stay in Kolam house.  The house is very private, having its own entrance and bale (outdoor dining). We spent hours just relaxing on the veranda, watching the fish in the pond and the doves come and go from the garden.  It truly is magical.

I am also a bit of a foodie, so I love how Bambu Indah have their own vegetable gardens and the menu changes to accommodate the seasons.  The food is nothing short of spectacular! Even Dan, who isn’t much of a vegetable man was enjoying their vegetables.

The staff are also lovely, very warm and welcoming and always with a big smile.  I mentioned when booking that this would be our honeymoon and the staff had gone to so much extra effort and decorated the room with love hearts and messages, we were so touched by this.

If your time allows I thoroughly recommend spending a few days over in Nusa Lembongan.  Which is accessible by a 30/40 minute boat ride, we stayed at  Waka Nusa and used scoot cruise  to get to the island. Scoot cruise  even pick you up and return you to your accommodation in Bali! As it is a small island I recommend hiring a scooter (or a push bike) to best see the scenery.  Also most of the bars/restaurants offer a free taxi service which picks you up and returns you to your accommodation.  Prepare yourself for lots of swimming, snorkeling, happy hour and reading by the pool.  If you go, you must check out dream beach, you will not be disappointed! x

Image Credit: Kate Parker  Quince and Mulberry Studios

Ms Gingham says: I know Bali is a really popular destination for honeymoons but I love that everyone seems to see Bali in their own way. These tips are excellent Kate! It makes me want to pack my bags right now!

Kate says: “I’m Kate, a photographer living in Brisbane, seeking and photographing people; documenting stories through images. Each picture I take is a piece of my heart; just how I see yours, as I see your story unfolding, piece by piece, frame by frame.”