Discover Indonesia’s most beloved island on this week-long itinerary, combining the cultural riches and lush countryside of Ubud with the calm seas and sandy beaches of Bali’s southeast coast.
From boutique Bali retreats to an intimate paradise on Lombok, this 10 night Bali and Lombok itinerary is perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic Indonesian escape.
Bali is a much-loved beach destination and thanks to long swathes of sandy beach, seriously laid-back vibes and rugged coastlines, it is easy to see why. In Bali, no beach is the same, meaning that whatever your idea of paradise may be, there is bound to be a beach that ticks all the boxes for you. With each stretch of coastline offering something different, it is often difficult to know where to start when it comes to discovering Bali’s hidden coves, forgotten bays and sugar white beaches. To help, we’ve handpicked a few of our favourite Balinese beaches, choosing where’s best and for who.
Bali is loved by honeymooners and with its idyllic beaches, stunning boutique hotels and secluded settings, it is no surprise. We’ve shortlisted a handful of our favourite properties which are perfect for a post-nuptial celebration or simply a romantic retreat.
Indonesia is a melting pot of cultures, religions and peoples and its diversity is no more obvious than in its temples. Perched precariously on vertiginous clifftops, floating on serene lakes, and relentlessly pummelled by the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, the setting of Indonesia’s temples is as phenomenal as their architectural merit. We’ve shortlisted our very favourite temples from across the archipelago.
The wildlife at home in Indonesia is as diverse as almost everything else in the archipelago. With such a range of remarkable ecosystems and habitats, it is almost no wonder that elephants, monkeys, tigers and orangutans live side by side there. Exotic and at times elusive, Indonesia’s wildlife is surely worth tracking down for an unforgettable encounter in Asia.
Whether it be lacing up your boots to reach the summit of a burbling volcano or taking a leisurely stroll through rolling rice terraces, Indonesia has got it all. Thanks to such a unique topography it is amongst Asia's top hiking destinations, offering a huge variety of vast and varied terrain, all just waiting to be discovered on foot. We've shortlisted a few of our favourite hikes, showcasing the very best of the trails and tracks across Indonesia.
With its lush jungles, soaring volcanoes, spiritual temples and tropical beaches, Indonesia is without a doubt one of Asia’s most romantic destinations. We’ve handpicked our top 5 hotels across the Indonesian archipelago - from elegant private pool villas to remote and rustic outposts - that we think are just perfect for a honeymoon or romantic escape.
COMO Uma Ubud
Best for: Spa, Culture History, Family
Overlooking the terraced rice paddies of the Tjampuhan Valley and surrounded by peaceful tropical gardens, Como Uma offers contemporary Asian style with an emphasis on health and well-being, a great option for couples and honeymooners.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Just on the outskirts of Ubud, Como Uma overlooks the rice paddies and Oos River of the Tjampuhan Valley, a spectacular setting offering wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel combines local design and materials with a modern Asian aesthetic, creating a serene and contemporary vibe. The rooms and villas are dotted throughout the tropical gardens, amid calming fish ponds and reached by narrow paths defined by lushly planted walls. The landscaping helps to create the impression you are out in the Balinese countryside without ever leaving the hotel. Despite the peaceful atmosphere, Como Uma is only a 30-minute walk from Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital and the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the town.
With just 46 rooms and suites, the hotel has an intimate feel and a friendly personalised service. The accommodation has been set within the grounds to resemble a traditional Balinese village and guests enjoy their own tropical garden, picture windows from which to admire the view, spacious bathrooms and the architectural design uses natural materials both inside and out, to intensify the connection with the beautiful environment. Located beneath traditional thatch-roofs, upper floor Ubud Rooms enjoy light-filled private conservatories, hand-carved king-size beds, Egyptian linens, oversized baths and yoga mats. Pool Suites have private pools and an extra room to use as living space, or an extra bedroom. The villas all have living areas and the option for a private infinity-edged pool.
Meals are served in the open-air Kemiri restaurant with the emphasis on healthy Balinese and Asian cuisine, or at the Italian-inspired Uma Cucina. There is a lovely 25-metre communal pool and the Pool Bar is a great place to relax over a cocktail. With a strong focus on health and well-being, the Como Shambhala Spa offers spa treatments and massages, a gym, and a daily complimentary yoga class in the open-air yoga pavilion overlooking the nearby river valley.
When to go
Bali enjoys a warm tropical climate all year round, with a distinct wet and a dry season. Bali’s dry season spans from April to September, with the wet season starting in October and generally lasting until March. Characterised by hot temperatures and clear skies, the dry season is considered to be the best time to visit Bali. In particular, months at the start or the end of the dry season benefit from fewer crowds and slightly cooler temperatures than often present during July and August. Bali’s wet season is characterised by bursts of tropical downpours interspersed with sunny spells, as opposed to constant torrential rain. Those visiting Bali during the wet season can benefit from reduced crowds at major sites, as well as cooler temperatures and less humidity in the central highlands.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
COMO Uma Canggu, Bali - Twin Centre Offer
Stay for a minimum of two nights at COMO Uma Canggu, Bali in conjunction with a minimum of two nights at either COMO Uma Ubud or three nights at COMO Shambhala Estate and receive complimentary one way transfers between COMO hotels in Bali.
*All offers are subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our team for more information.
Central Bali by Bike and Foot
Enjoy a day of exploring the countryside around Ubud by bike and foot, seeing the incredible rice terraces of Tegalalang, visiting an artisan market, enjoying an exotic lunch and trekking through the green gasses of Campuhan Ridge.
Fat Bike Volcano Ride
Explore the Mount Batur Caldera on a Fat Bike, a bike with oversized tires that allow for a more leisurely exploration of the difficult terrain.
Rainforest Trekking and Canoeing Lake Tamblingan
Enjoy a day exploring Bali’s central highlands and three caldera lakes, Beratan, Buyan and Tamblingan. See the iconic ‘floating’ Ulun Danu Temple, trek through rainforest to the shores of Lake Tamblingan and travel in a traditional dugout canoe.
Paon Bali Cooking Class
Discover the art of traditional Balinese cuisine on this half day cooking class as you learn to cook a selection of sumptous local dishes.