Are you choosing a romantic honeymoon destination? There are many places in Asia that are suitable for you to choose. However, a location close to your area, cheap prices and stunning natural beauty are things you should consider. Indonesia has all of that, famous for being a cheap country but its beauty has been recognized by the world. Indonesia is a vast country and is rich in natural beauty, be it its oceans or its mountains and cities.
In Indonesia you can relax on the beach, or enjoy the cool and beautiful mountain views. Not only that, Indonesia also has many exotic tourist destinations if you like the extreme. To know more about tourist attractions suitable for honeymooners in Indonesia, read on until the end of this article.
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Best Honeymoon Destination In Indonesia
1. Belitung Island
Belitung is a beautiful island in South Sumatra, Indonesia. It is part of the province of Bangka-Belitung. Initially Belitung was famous because it was highlighted in a film adapted from a famous Indonesian novel, entitled “Laskar Pelangi” or the Rainbow Troops. Since appearing in the film, Belitung has been seen as a very beautiful tourist attraction and has the potential to become a world tourist attraction because of the beauty of its beaches with large rocks. Belitung is the right place for snorkelling lovers like the surrounding islands such as Lengkuas Island.
Access to Belitung is very easy now because we can directly take a plane from KL to Belitung or from Jakarta to Belitung. You only need two hours to get there and from Jakarta it only takes one hour. Belitung is far from the crowds, easy to access and a place to find a cool, comfortable and fun atmosphere. It is a beautiful place away from the hustle and bustle of the world.
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Many tourists who come to this island, they explore between islands, they come from one island to another to enjoy the beauty of each small island. There you can also see the beauty of Lake Koalin, a lake with blue water that contrasts with the white sand. It’s a former mine there. If you want Lengkuas Island, you can go straight from Belitung and can have fun on Lengkuas Island. There is an old Dutch fort, and there is a lighthouse in addition to the beauty of the island of Lengkuas.
If you have decided to visit Belitung, then the best time is from April to September, or during the dry season.
For those of you who want to come to Indonesia, of course you can’t forget Bali, this is a beautiful tourist destination, especially for those of you who are on your honeymoon with your partner. Bali is not only attractive to local people, but also an attractive tourist destination for foreign countries.
Bali is very attractive to many tourists because there are many facilities available there. For example, there are many villas prepared for tourists who come there at affordable prices. On the beach you can enjoy the sunset, there are many Balinese cultural attractions that you can enjoy, and there are many very beautiful inland areas to visit. If you are a Muslim, you don’t need to be afraid of places to eat, because now there are many halal restaurants available for Muslim tourists to visit.
Bali is very wide and this natural beauty is spread in various parts of Bali. If you’ve been to Bali, you also don’t want to miss a second visit or so because there are many beautiful spots that you can explore and you haven’t enjoyed before. Bali is a beautiful area and one of the most beautiful honeymoon places for you. You can visit areas such as Ubud, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, or Sanur. For those of you who like to take photos for Instagram purposes, here is the right place for you, you can visit places like Tegallalang, or Wanagiri, here you can take many beautiful photos with your partner that really instagramable.
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3. Raja Ampat
Another best destination to celebrate a honeymoon is Raja Ampat. This is an area consisting of many islands, it is said there are about 1500 small islands there. Raja Ampat is an archipelago located in western Irian and is a place with extraordinary and most beautiful scenery in the world. To reach this exotic place, visitors usually fly from Jakarta to Sorong, this trip takes about 4 hours of flight. Then from Sorong take a ferry to Waisai about two hours away. This is a very worthwhile trip because you can enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the ocean. However, if you are from Kuala Lumpur or from Singapore, you can fly to Makassar, then take a plane to Sorong and then take the Ferry to Waisai.
Raja Ampat is really the best place for a honeymoon, there is a lot of natural beauty that you can enjoy with your partner and this is very exciting. This is the best place to dive so it is said to be a diver’s paradise. In addition to the beautiful underwater scenery, you can also enjoy many other impressive and amazing spots to explore. Now it’s easier, there are many accommodations available on various islands in Raja Ampat. There are many facilities to stay, such as those available on the islands of Kri, Waigeo, Arborek and Pam islands. There are many types of housing, ranging from simple to luxurious residences, of course with adjusted prices. If you’ve come here, stay and turn off your cell phone and start to focus on your partner.
Raja Ampat is a place with a diverse population, including religion. There are Muslims, Christians, and some are still practicing the beliefs of their ancestors. If you want to enjoy halal food, it is easy to find in Waisai area, and maybe halal food is hard to find in small islands, so for Muslims to prepare food well so it is not difficult when it comes to the islands.
There are also other places that are romantic with Raja Ampat and are called Piaynemo islands. This location is a two-hour drive from Waisai. This island group is famous for being considered an extraordinary sight, with blue, clear and stunning waters.
Lombok is also one of the honeymoon destinations for you with a cheaper price than Bali, more comfortable and not as crowded as Bali. This is suitable for those of you who want a quieter honeymoon and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Don’t worry about accommodation, Lombok has provided many accommodations such as inns, villas, swimming pools, including beachfront resorts that are quite good for enjoying the beauty of the beach. Lombok is also an area with an interesting tourist area, there are various tourist attractions that can be visited in Lombok, including the Rinjani Mountains (the second highest volcano in Indonesia). If the mountains sound less attractive, you can choose to enjoy the natural beauty of small islands. Lombok is a neighbor of Bali which also has many islands that can be visited for a honeymoon.
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One of them is the Gili islands, here there are many places to dive and enjoy the underwater beauty. However, there are things that are different from Bali, Lombok is an area where the majority of the population is Muslim. So, you can easily get halal food here.
5. Labuan Bajo (Flores Island)
There is also Labuan Bajo, which is one of the beautiful tourist destinations to visit, especially for couples who want to honeymoon. This is the gateway to Komodo National Park. This is a tourist spot located at the western tip of Flores or in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Most of those who come here are to see giant animals or Komodo dragons that only exist here and include protected wildlife and the only animals that resemble ancient animals that still exist in this world. Besides Komodo Island, there are also other smaller islands such as Rinca Island, Padar Island which is no less beautiful.
There is also Mount Kelimutu where at the top there is a lake with beautiful colors. Most of them come to see Komodo dragons in person, and this has its own experience for those of you who like wildlife.
Previously, the government planned to close the Komodo island to tourists during 2020 and this was cancelled. but for visitors it is still limited to enter, including the price of admission which is charged a more expensive fee to see Komodo dragons. So, for those of you who want to travel to the island of Komodo, you should double-check this information, so that you fully understand the situation before leaving.
One of the attractions worth visiting to celebrate a honeymoon is Bintan. The island is only an hour from Singapore by ferry. Its beauty surprises you. This area is full of beachfront resorts and this can easily provide a romantic atmosphere for you. There are beautiful places like Banyan tree bintan, Indra Maya villas, Club Med Bintan with premium comfort for you. In addition, there are more affordable options such as Cassia Bintan or Nirwana Resort Hotel, the price is more affordable.
In Bintan there are many things that you can enjoy, not only the sea, but you can visit the Busung desert, this is a beautiful place to take pictures, is a former sand mine. But its beauty is enchanting thanks to the dunes, blue lagoons, and it’s really like the other world you find. You can also visit nearby islands such as Penyengat Island which is rich in past history, especially related to the history of the Malay sultanate in the past.
There is also a tour of the Bintan mangrove forest which also provides its own beauty and experience for both of you, this mangrove forest is lined up along the Sebung river.
7. Gili Trawangan
Gili Trawangan is another beautiful destination for you to visit in Indonesia. This is also one of the honeymoon destinations that are suitable for new couples. Gili Trawangan is one of the three adjacent dykes: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air), of the three Gilis, the largest is Gili Trawangan. Gili Trawangan is the most visited because it is a large island and there are many things to do there.
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Yogyakarta is the most visited target of other world tourists. Not all couples want to honeymoon near the beach or mountains. But there are also those who like cultural and historical heritage as well as educational centers. Yogyakarta is a place of culture and art so that it becomes one of the tourist destinations for those of you who like history and art.
Here there are Prambanan temples and Borobudur temples which are cultural heritages of the past which are quite famous in Indonesia. Not only that, Jogja or Yogyakarta is an old city with various major universities in Indonesia which has given birth to many scientists. So, it is not wrong for those of you who like art to make Yogyakarta the best destination for a honeymoon.
Sumba is an island in Indonesia, precisely located in East Nusa Tenggara, is one of the tourist destinations that is still virgin, there are many unexplored and unspoiled places like when it was first provided by nature. That is why Sumba is said to be Indonesia’s first.
This tourist spot is actually not intended for those of you who don’t like challenges. Unspoiled areas, of course, there are still not many accommodations available and they still lack various facilities so that those of you who visit here can be said to be wandering or exploring nature that is still being treated, it takes a lot of effort and finds many difficulties. This is a suitable tourist spot for couples who like adventure.
To get to Sumba, usually visitors from abroad will first fly to Bali, then take a flight to Waingapu airport in the city of Sumba.
Note: Sumba is a remote area that is difficult to explore, for those of you who want to enjoy the natural beauty there, it is recommended to arrange your trip with those who take care of tour problems there, find out a Sumba tour service provider who is competent and has a good reputation so that the trip you satisfy.
You should be able to be taken by tour operators to beautiful places like Mandorak beach which is very beautiful. In Sumab you can see people’s houses with thatched roofs, and these are very classic and far from modern at all. The local population is a community group with ethnic Sumbanese. They are the local indigenous people who have inhabited the area for centuries ago and they are historically known as strong and fierce warriors on horseback.