Why Honeymoon in Amed?
Suppose your ideal honeymoon location is a peaceful and serene environment where you can relax after all the excitement and energy you’ve exerted during the wedding preparations and party. In that case, The village of Amed on Bali’s north shore is the best place for you! Untouched by the mass tourism in South Bali, it still offers the authentic Balinese experience. As well, Amed is a great destination for couples that are diving or would like to learn diving.
Located on the northeast shore of Bali in Indonesia, Amed is a peaceful and charming fishing village. From Amed you will have a picturesque view of Mount Agung - the highest volcano in Bali. Amed is part of a group of eight fishing villages, alongside beautiful bays and small-stones beaches that you can explore on foot
This lovely area is an escape from Bali’s usually bustling tourist locations. This quaint stretch of fishing villages still maintains its authenticity and is untouched by the influx of tourists and visitors that frequent the popular destinations in South Bali. However it is definitely a destination that is on the map of couples that are into diving.
A few charming hotels which are worth staying during a honeymoon can be found around the village. You will find some nice restaurants, but more common are simple warungs which serve fresh fish right out of the ocean. Warungs are small family-owned restaurants that usually offer good quality local food at friendly prices.
Learn diving together
Don’t be fooled by the charming quaintness of Amed. Despite its small size, it offers fun and exciting world-class activities like scuba diving and snorkeling.
Amed has affordable dive schools where you can earn a scuba certificate within four days. Getting your Open Water dive certification allows you to dive up to 18 meters and is cheaper here than in most other countries. In addition, learning to dive will also be a fun bonding experience during your honeymoon! While diving you rely on your partner for your safety. Learn to dive together and you will have a new shared hobby for life!
There are various famous dive spots around here, one of which is the US liberty maritime ship that stranded on the shores of Bali during the second world war. This wreck location is famous because nature has entwined itself around the ship. You can also observe incredible coral formations near the wreck.
Another diving location is the Drop Off, also known as the Tulamben Wall. This site is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Bali. It is an underwater cliff side about 70 meters deep formed by the flow of lava from the eruption of the volcanic Mount Agung.
Honeymoon Hotels in Amed
Despite Amed being a small town, there are surprisingly good options for accommodation, including two 4-stars hotels! And the best part is that these hotels are located directly in the heart of the town, making commute to anywhere you might want to go easy.
Honeymoon Activities in Amed
Romantic Dining in Amed
Just like the hotels in Amed, the restaurants aren’t as luxury as you would find in South Bali. However, there are still some romantic options worth checking out during your Amed honeymoon!
How to get to Amed
Amed is not so close to the airport. It is about a 3 hours drive from the airport and south Bali. There is no public transport to Amed, and finding a taxi at the airport that’s willing to take you all the way there can be complicated and costly. We recommend you to either book a transfer through your hotel, or book a taxi in advance through a service like Taxi Amed in advance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Amed in Bali?
Amed is located at the northeast tip of Bali. It is a series of small fishing villages along beautiful blue bays.
How to get around in Amed?
Amed is a relatively small town. You can easily get around by walking. However, it is advisable to get a hotel towards the center of the town. Scooters are available, and diving shops offer free transfers to dive sites.
How far is Amed from Bali Airport
As Amed is located at the northeast tip of Bali, it takes three hours by car from Denpasar airport.
Is Amed a good honeymoon destination?
Yes, its a beautiful spot away from the crowds. You can learn to dive here and share a new passion for life. But don't expect the same level of luxury resorts and restaurants that South Bali offers.
How long should we stay in Amed?
Two nights should be sufficient to see the area. Make it 3 for a more relaxed paced stay. But if you want to learn to dive, you should be looking at 4 nights.
What activities can we do in Amed?
Amed offers famous dive spots, and is an affordable place to get your diving license. Besides, it's beautiful calm bays are great for sunsets.md and snorkling. Finally, spectacular Hindu temples are nearby.
There are many great destinations in Bali to continue your honeymoon after Amed. Staying in North Bali? Lovina is another calm beach town, where you and your partner can explore waterfalls and join a dolphin watching boat tour. Ubud is a jungle town surrounded by rice fields, regarded as the cultural capital of Bali, is 2 hours drive south from Amed. It’s a logical place to visit next as it is located between Amed and South Bali.
For more Bali travel ideas, we’ve composed a list of (hopefully) inspiring Bali Honeymoon Itineraries.
Written by Olivia & Dirk
Hi! We have put together this guide with a lot of care, based on our own experiences. As a couple, we have lived in Bali for the past 5 years, and we fell in love with the island. We have visited every corner of Bali, especially the romantic places ;-). While our articles do contain affiliate links, you can trust us to recommend only the experiences that we love.