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1. Posted by Jara2017 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 30w

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Hello all

I have been given the task of planning the honeymoon for my fiancee and I who are getting married in Feb 2017. We've narrowed it down to two options, and I'd really appreciate some advice and guidance on our choices:

We want to do a twin centre honeymoon, starting with a luxury hotel in Hong Kong (for 3 nights) and flying from here to a more relaxing 10 night stay. Our choice is currently between Bali (Ubud & then onwards to Lombok / islands) OR Philippines (we haven't done much research on this!)

What we want?

  • Secluded feel, but within reach of local towns/villages
  • Culture & things to see & do - diving / temples / nature (we like a good beach but it isn't all about that!)
  • Good food (we would like to be able to eat & drink in local recommended places)
  • Mix of environment ie. the lush parts of Ubud, combined with the beaches is a real plus
  • Not a resort - we're a bit concerned about how commercial Bali might be

Things to consider-

  • We are in our late 20s
  • We've been to most of SE Asia and loved it (particularly Koh Tao in Thailand, and Hoi An in Vietnam)
  • Our budget is c. £4-5k inclusive, including flights and the Hong Kong part
  • We are travelling in February 2017

Thank you in advance for your help - ANY SUGGESTIONS VERY WELCOME!

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Mar-2016, at 10:52 by Jara2017 ]

2. Posted by Putumike (Budding Member 4 posts) 30w

Try Ubud for a few days. You will not feel secluded there though. You can do many many cultural things in Ubud. And Ubud is a central point to do day excursions elsewhere on the island. I would recommend Amed as your next stop on the Bali coast. Amed is more laid back and a short ride to the Gilis by fast boat. Of the three, Gili Air is most likely what you are seeking. Good diving ans snorkeling, great beaches, good food, some night life if you want it, but much quieter than Gili "T". Gili Air is much more romantic than T.