Rainforests, tents and reefs: an Indonesian honeymoon

A journey through lush, romantic landscapes
3 HOTEL STAYS
10 DAYS, 9 NIGHTS

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Highlights

  • Stay in the best luxury and boutique Mr & Mrs Smith hotels throughout your trip (we’ll always try to get you the most romantic room or suite)
  • Raft through Ubud’s lush landscape before stopping for a royal high tea in the mountains
  • Enjoy moonlit barbecues and private dinners on pristine beaches
  • Stay in luxury tents on secluded Moyo island, home to less than a thousand people
  • Visit a prestigious pearl farm on the shores of Lombok
  • Take a day trip to the Gili islands, where you’ll snorkel among pristine reefs

Destinations

50 shades of green

This 9-night honeymoon itinerary will take you through some of Indonesia’s most lush and romantic regions, beginning in the green-wreathed hills of Bali’s Ubud district, making landfall on the near-deserted beaches of Moyo Island and ending on Lombok, home to Indonesia’s second largest volcano. This itinerary can be tweaked to fit with the Indonesian honeymoon you’re hoping for. Our Smith24 team are on hand to make it happen, day or night.
After touching down at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, you’ll be met by a driver who’ll take you to Ubud in a private, air-conditioned car.

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Days 1-3: Ubud

Ask someone to think of Bali, and there’s a good chance that it’ll be Ubud’s green-wreathed hills and tumbling rice paddies that come to mind. In recent years, this mountainous region has become something of a poster child for the island’s natural beauty – but it’s not all about looks. Ubud is arguably Bali’s cultural heart too, with temples, palaces and artisans galore.

Style

Thatched holistic haven

Setting

River deep, mountain high

Room

Ubud Room

Set into the mountainside overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley and the Oos river that runs through it, Como Uma Ubud is a far cry from the bustle of Bali’s tourist-heavy towns. Floating in the infinity pool or lounging on your terrace, you’ll have a front row seat to a never-ending show put on by the birds and beasts that call this jungle home.

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A Como Shambhala aromatherapy gift; GoldSmiths staying in a Suite also receive a welcome cocktail for two served in-room or at the Pool Bar

Day 1

After settling in, make a beeline for the 25-metre infinity pool, which is surrounded by sculpted gardens and wild jungle beyond. After your dip, ask the barmen at the poolside bar to shake you up a jasmine tea martini, one of the hotel’s fragrant specialities.

Day 2

The morning is yours to do as you please. In the afternoon, you’ll have a two-hour cycle tour, passing villages, dams and waterfalls.

Cycling tour of Ubud

Your private guide will meet you at the hotel, before leading you south into lush, rural surroundings. You’ll get a good look at Bali’s unique Subak irrigation system, used in the stepped rice paddies that descend the mountainside. After passing by dams, waterfalls and the Ayung River, you’ll stop for a Balinese afternoon tea.
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Day 3

This morning, you’ll go whitewater rafting on the Ayung River. After lunch, you’ll experience a royal high tea atop a verdant gorge.

White water rafting and royal high tea on the banks of the Ayung River

In the morning, you’ll be collected by a driver who’ll take you to the banks of the Ayung River, where you’ll get a safety and equipment briefing from an expert instructor. Taking around two hours, the route whisks you past lush rainforest and rocky gorges as you navigate tight corners and rocky rapids. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity for a hot shower before you sit down to a buffet lunch overlooking the mountains. In the afternoon, you’ll be driven to a picturesque spot in nearby Mambal for an indulgent high tea. The process begins with a flower footbath on the riverbank, followed by a full body massage. Hors d'oeuvres, sweets and locally-sourced teas are then served as the sun sinks behind the surrounding hills.
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After breakfast, a driver will take you to Ngurah Rai International Airport in a private car. From there, you’ll fly to the island of Sumbawa. After landing, a driver will collect you and take you to the coast for the 45-minute speedboat journey to Moyo.

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Days 4-5: Moyo Island

Sitting off the coast of Sumbawa, Moyo Island is a nature and marine reserve that most people have never heard of. With only 1,000 inhabitants, it's unspoiled and teeming with nature – encounters with macaques, wild pigs and barking deer are commonplace. When it comes to how you spend your time, you can expect pristine – and near-deserted – beaches, hikes past waterfalls and world-class diving among the reefs.

Hotel

Amanwana

Style

Seductive safari tents

Setting

Reef-fringed marine reserve

Room

Jungle Tent

Aman’s Moyo outpost is the only resort on the island, and with only 20 luxury tents, you can be sure that you’ll get as much time alone as you like. When it comes to the accommodation, the term ‘tent’ has to be taken with a pinch of salt, too, as although each one is topped with a pitched canvas roof, they have solid walls, hardwood floors and king-size beds.

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A 60-minute massage for each guest

Day 4

After you’ve got acquainted with your new lodgings, hit the beach for a swim in the sun-warmed Flores Sea. Having worked up an appetite, you can look forward to sampling the Asian fare at the Dining Room, which is mostly made up from ingredients that were caught, reared or grown on Moyo and the surrounding waters.

Day 5

On Amanwana, there’s no shortage of activities to make a day memorable, including snorkeling, paddleboarding and scuba diving (the resort has its own dive centre and access to spectacular reefs). If you want to go further afield, you could charter a boat to a neighbouring island, hike through the jungle to secluded waterfalls or even visit a local village. For a dinner to remember, ask the staff to set up a private barbecue on the beach. Lanterns light the way to your table, which will be lit by a ring of candles. A personal chef prepares fresh fish and seafood on a barbecue while a butler takes care of the drinks.
After breakfast, you’ll be taken back to Sumbawa in the resort's speedboat, then met by a driver who’ll take you to the airport in a private car. From there, you’ll catch your flight to Lombok International Airport, where you’ll be met by a chauffeur and whisked to your hotel in air-conditioned comfort.

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Days 6-10: Lombok

Although it’s only a 20-minute flight from Bali, Lombok presents a different face altogether, being less developed and less touristy. Surfers were the first to put it on the traveler's map, but a handful of luxury resorts has since sprung up too. The island’s lush lowlands tend to be highly cultivated, with farmers growing coffee, coconuts and cocoa. The highlands, on the other hand, still run wild, especially on the slopes of Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second highest volcano.

Style

Serene by the sea

Setting

A gad from the Gilis

Room

Luxury Lodge Suite, Ocean View

Built along the shoreline on Lombok’s Medana Bay, The Lombok Lodge has turquoise ocean on one side and views of towering Mount Rinjani on the other. Shaped by award-winning architect and designer Vittorio Simoni, the modern, minimalist interiors are defined by their clean lines and pure white linens – a pleasing contrast to the lush greenery that surrounds them.

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A candlelit beachside dinner for two

Day 6

Once you arrive, while away your first afternoon on the pristine beach, then settle in for a delectable five-course dinner at Flavours restaurant. Aim for one of the tables by the pool, where you’ll be close to the resident musicians, who serenade guests with traditional Indonesian music.

Day 7

Today, you’ll visit a pearl farm on Lombok before boating to the nearby Gili Islands.

Guided tour of a pearl farm and excursion to the Gili Islands

After breakfast, you’ll be taken to a prominent pearl farm that supplies some of the world’s biggest jewellers. You’ll be given a tour of the farm, learning about the process of culturing a South Sea Pearl. You’ll then be taken to Gili Air and Gili Meno by boat, where you’ll snorkel among unspoilt reefs. You’ll have lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Lombok.
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Day 8

Today you’ll visit several local villages, learning about the traditions and craft heritage of those native to Lombok.

Excursion to several Sasak villages

After breakfast, you and your guide will be driven to the village of Banyumulek, where you'll learn about traditional pottery and rattan craftsmanship. Your next stop will be Sukarare, known for its textile weaving; here, you’ll get to see the intricately-patterned songket cloth being made. After lunch, you’ll have a chance to lounge on some of the island’s best beaches, before making a stop at the oldest village on the island, Sade.
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Day 9

You’re entirely at your leisure today. You could have a Shiseido facial or Balinese massage, try out a private yoga session, go hiking in the surrounding forests or take a surfing lesson. For a romance-filled last dinner, opt for the private dining on the jetty, where you’ll be served a five-course lobster menu as the waves lap the shore.

Day 10

You’ll have one last morning at your luxury stay, then it'll be time to say so-long to Lombok.
Your private transfer will pick you up from your hotel for your onward flight from Lombok airport.

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When to go

Indonesia has wet and dry seasons, though they aren’t always as clear cut as other tropical destinations. The wetter months tend to be from November to April, the drier ones from May to October, which is when most people choose to visit.

Getting there

You’ll be arriving at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, which is best reached via Singapore and Hong Kong. Our Smith24 team are on hand to help with travel arrangements if needed. All ground travel is included: a private driver will pick you up and drop you off at each airport and hotel. The journey to and from Moyo Island also involves a 45-minute speedboat ride.

Packing tips

You'll want a pair of sturdy shoes for hiking around rainforests. Don't overpack, however: Ubud in particular is a real craft capital, so you're bound to want to take a few things home.

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Terms and conditions

What's included
The package includes all accommodation in Mr & Mrs Smith boutique hotels; and all applicable taxes.
What's not included
International flights and car hire, visa fees, airport taxes or insurance. Any items which are not mentioned as included in the itinerary. Any increase in government taxes. For the Timeless Tuscany package, car hire is included, but guests will be responsible for drop-off fees if delivered to a different end point than Florence Airport, refuelling charges, delivery and collection, extra insurance, additional driver costs, admin fees, tax and parking.
General conditions
The price for this itinerary applies for each guest. All prices are in GBP and are subject to change, depending on what time of the year you travel. All prices are subject to any revisions to taxes or tariffs.

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