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Planning The Perfect Babymoon In Bali – Including Itinerary & Accommodation!

The island of Bali in Indonesia is a popular babymoon destination for couples looking to enjoy one last trip before the baby comes.

And it’s no surprise why – Bali is full of luxurious hotels and unique bamboo houses, relaxing spas and day clubs, stunning beaches, rice terraces, temples and volcano views.

camaya bali flower bath floating breakfast couple

There are so many peaceful and beautiful places to visit in Bali. The island is full of activities to suit every type of expectant parent, making it a great option if you’re working out the perfect destination for your babymoon!

We recently got back from our babymoon in Bali, so below I’ve detailed all you need to know if you’re considering heading to Bali for your babymoon.

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Planning Your Bali Babymoon

First things first, check pregnancy guidelines for flying, especially the specific policy for the airline you plan to fly with.

Pregnant women are strongly advised against, and sometimes not even permitted to fly, after a certain week in their pregnancy – usually around the 35th week.

If your flight to Bali is a long haul flight, it’s not even recommended to fly after 30 weeks.

If you’ll be flying on or after the 27th week of pregnancy, most airlines will need to see a signed letter from your doctor stating that you are fit to fly and have no pregnancy complications, before they let you onboard.

Therefore, bear all this in mind when you plan when to take your Bali babymoon.

Of course, it’s also definitely a good idea to chat to your doctor and get the green light regarding going on a babymoon before you book anything.

nusa penida beach bars water swing

When Is The Best Time To Visit Bali On Your Babymoon

The best time to go away on a babymoon is during the second trimester (14-27 weeks) and this is when I would advise anyone to book their babymoon.

The second trimester is generally considered the most comfortable time of a pregnancy, especially for travel.

Many women find the first and the third trimesters particularly challenging, whereas the second trimester is often referred to as the ‘honeymoon phase’.

In the second trimester, you aren’t carrying a huge bump around as your bump isn’t that big, yet your body has had a chance to get used to the pregnancy so you aren’t as fatigued or suffering from morning sickness like you were in the first trimester.

Most women, myself included, feel very tired during the first and third trimester, but during the second trimester they have so much energy, so it’s definitely the ideal time!

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Now you can figure out which weeks within the second trimester that you’ll want to go away on your babymoon.

Take into account any pregnancy appointments you may have around that time, such as your 19 week ultrasound, any midwife appointments, and the Glucose Tolerance Test (usually done at week 24).

There is definitely some leniency in terms of when you can have these tests and appointments done – usually around a two week window, so don’t worry too much, just keep it in mind and remember to reschedule them if necessary.

I visited Bali for my babymoon when I was between 20 and 22 weeks pregnant. At the time I was living in Perth, Western Australia, so it was a short direct flight to Bali (less than 4 hours) which was great. 

I’d say around this time of pregnancy – just over midway through your second trimester, is a great time for the babymoon as you’ve had your 19 week ultrasound scan, and you’re not too big.

Especially if your flight to Bali is long haul, don’t schedule your babymoon too late in your second trimester.

Talking from personal experience, I would definitely advise against any flights in your third trimester (week 27 onwards).

Airline seats are small enough, not to mind when you now have a big bump on your lap, which will make it uncomfortable if you’re on a long flight.

The further along you are in your pregnancy, the more you’ll notice it and the more uncomfortable you’ll get.

Plus, in your third trimester come the aches and pains in your back and pelvis, which can also make you quite uncomfortable.

one bedroom villa with pool and jacuzzi at Munduk Moding Plantation North Bali

Best Months to Visit Bali

Now that you’ve worked out the ideal weeks/months of your pregnancy to take your babymoon, you’ll also want to take into consideration when is the best time to visit Bali weather wise.

 In terms of when the best time to visit Bali is in general – bear in mind Bali has two seasons: the dry season from April to October, and the rainy season from November to March. 

The dry season is ideal for pleasant weather, but there are a lot more crowds as this is the high season! Don’t worry too much if this time doesn’t coincide with your pregnancy though.

If you visit Bali during the rainy season, the island won’t be as crowded and accommodation and flight costs will be lower.

It tends to only rain for a couple of hours each day in the rainy season, so don’t let it put you off.

There is still plenty of time to explore when it’s dry, and you can use the rain as an excuse to relax!

We had our babymoon in Bali in the last week of March and the first week of April, so just as the rainy season was coming to an end.

We had a couple of nights where it rained, but apart from that we had great weather for the whole two weeks.

magic hills bali bamboo house princess house sunset view

Important Transport Considerations When You Are Pregnant In Bali

Hire a car yourself, or hire a driver or use Grab cars to get around safely in Bali when you are pregnant. This is very important.

Even though hiring a scooter or motorbike is a lot cheaper than getting around by car in Bali, you should avoid motorbikes and scooters when you are pregnant in Bali.

Many scooter accidents happen in Bali as the roads here are so busy. Plus, the ride on a scooter is definitely not as comfortable – and there’s no air con!

One thing I will say about Bali is that the roads really aren’t great – there are a lot of potholes and it can be quite uncomfortable on your baby bump.

Whenever you get into a car, always tell the driver you are pregnant so they know to drive as carefully as possible.

couple in Bali nest

Things to Consider When Planning Your Babymoon To Bali

Here are some important things to consider when planning your Bali Babymoon:

1. Think About The Travel Time & Your Luggage

Don’t just think about your babymoon itinerary, but also factor in how you are going to get around.

Bear in mind, you’ll be bringing luggage, and being pregnant, you shouldn’t be carrying much weight (never lift more than 10kg when you are pregnant).

My best advice is to get a suitcase with 4 wheels – both a cabin suitcase and your check in suitcase. My 4 wheeled suitcases from Level 8 are effortless to wheel around and honestly feel so lightweight.

The odd time I wheeled my partner’s 2 wheeled cabin bag, I really noticed just how heavy it was in comparison! This was honestly a life-saver for me as you are pushing, and not pulling a bag around.

You don’t notice these things when you’re not pregnant, but when you are, every little piece of weight really makes a difference! 

Also try not to bring too many things on your honeymoon. My partner and I shared a check-in bag, and each had a cabin bag, so between us there were just 3 bags. This meant my partner would wheel two cases and I would have just one to wheel.

This definitely made it easier, especially seeing as I couldn’t help with any lifting, so my partner would be lifting the case off the conveyor belt in the airport, lifting it in and out of taxis, to and from hotels etc.

Bear in mind also that your partner should lift your cabin bag into the overhead stowage, so communicate all this with him beforehand so he is prepared to be your butler!

By sharing one big suitcase, it also forced me to pack light which is good! 

A babymoon where you can just take one flight to your destination is ideal.

Remember when you need to take more than one flight that it’ll mean a much longer journey – waiting around in airports, walking further to get to gates, and maybe even having to collect your luggage on the layover and checking it in again.

It could also mean that any delays on your first flight mean you may miss the second flight, so it’s definitely easier if you do a direct flight if possible!

Also one thing to bear in mind is standing in immigration lines at the airport.

While this is something that can’t be helped and that you have no control over, if you time it wrong, you can be standing for an hour or so in an immigration queue, without any seats available, which is certainly not pleasant for your pregnant body, especially the further along you are.

If you’ll be flying to/from the US on any of your flights, I would advise flying from an airport where there is US pre-clearance so you aren’t standing for 2 hours waiting to get into the US!

sebatu sanctuary eco resort ubud bali path to jungle tent accommodation

Top Tips For Flying When Pregnant: 

Bring a water bottle on the flight and make sure to drink lots.

Book an aisle seat – you need to drink a lot of water so you’ll be going to the bathroom. It’s also a good idea to walk around every couple of hours to get your circulation going.

Wear compression socks to avoid getting swollen ankles and reduce the risk of blood clots (pregnant women are 5 times more susceptible to them).

You may want to bring a small pillow to go behind your back so you’re more comfy (most airlines don’t provide them any more).

If it’s a long flight you may also want to bring some snacks.

Regarding the Fit To Fly letter I mentioned earlier – as an ex-Flight Attendant I would recommend you get this letter even if you will be flying before the third trimester.

When airline staff see a pregnant belly, they are very cautious to let you onboard and may cause delays for you to get on the plane.

You don’t know how big your bump is going to get, especially by the time it comes to your return flight back home, so just get the letter from your doctor so you are covered if you look further along than you are.

And always dress in loose clothes to avoid drawing attention to your bump. Trust me, it just makes it easier.

2. Ensure Your Travel Insurance Policy Covers You For Your Pregnancy

Not only is it important to check your specific airline policies for pregnancy, but it is equally – if not more important, to check your travel insurance policy as to how far along during your pregnancy you are covered!

Most airlines allow pregnant women to fly until around 35 weeks, but very rarely will travel insurance policies cover you until this time.

I used Heymondo as it covered me for any pregnancy related (or non-pregnancy related) emergencies until my 7th month of pregnancy.

This was actually a lot more generous than many other travel insurance companies, so I would definitely recommend them.

magic hills bali princess house flower bath

3. Food & Water Precautions

You’ll definitely want to consider food hygiene anywhere you decide to visit for a babymoon. ‘Bali Belly’ can be quite common so do these things to try and avoid getting it, as it’s not pleasant:

Water: Drink and brush your teeth with only bottled water to avoid the risk of waterborne illnesses. Avoid tap water in Bali at all costs.

I carried a water bottle around with me and always made sure to fill it up in the mornings at the hotel with the filtered bottled water they provided, to avoid always having to buy plastic water bottles.

It’s super important to stay hydrated in pregnancy so make sure you always have some water readily available!

Food: Eat well-cooked foods and avoid any raw or undercooked dishes.

I would just always tell the restaurant staff I was pregnant, and that if I was planning on eating eggs, ham or anything like that on the menu, to just tell them to cook it extra well.

Don’t feel bad if you need to send food back to the kitchen to be cooked more – it’s for your baby’s safety! If you prefer to just eat vegetarian meals to be on the safe side, that’s perfectly fine too.

Also ensure fruits and vegetables are washed thoroughly, and wash your hands before eating. I also carried around antibacterial hand wipes so I could use them if it wasn’t possible to wash my hands for whatever reason.

Avoid street food stalls: I love eating at cheap local street food stalls, but when you’re pregnant it’s definitely best to avoid these places just to be on the safe side, especially if they have no sink.

Nusa Penida Atuh Beach

3. Don’t Visit Somewhere When It’s Ridiculously Hot

While the thought of tropical destinations sounds amazing when you’re planning your babymoon, remember that you get hot so much quicker during pregnancy!

Especially the south of Bali in places such as Uluwatu and Seminyak/Canggu areas, it can get really hot and humid. Honestly, it was quite unpleasant at times – I was constantly sweating!

I was so glad I brought along a portable electric hand held fan with me and carried it everywhere, and I suggest you buy one too before your trip!

Being pregnant is seriously like having a radiator attached to your body – you are constantly hot! And remember, it’s really not good to overheat when you’re pregnant as it can cause problems for your baby.

There are places in Bali that are a lot cooler though – for example up in the mountains in Munduk in North Bali, so that can make for a great place to break up your trip a little bit and escape the heat and humidity. Or – you can just relax in the pool to stay cool!

camaya bali sayang house outdoor pool

Tips For Visiting Somewhere When You’re Pregnant & It’s Hot: 

Bring a portable electric hand held fan to keep you cool.

Bring a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face.

Visit areas that have less humidity/take trips up to the mountains if you can.

Avoid being out in the midday sun.

Always make sure to wear enough sunscreen when you’re pregnant, as your skin is especially sensitive to the sun during pregnancy.

4. Treat Yourself With Your Accommodation!

Especially seeing as you’ll be spending a bit more time relaxing on your babymoon than perhaps you normally will on vacation, and it will probably be your last trip as a couple for a long time, you’ll probably want to splurge a bit on some luxurious accommodation when you’re on your babymoon.

We stayed at several luxurious accommodations during our Bali babymoon but the highlight definitely had to be Camaya, located in the rice terraces of East Bali.

camaya bali aerial view bamboo houses rice terraces

We stayed in one of the bamboo houses at Camaya and it was such a peaceful place to relax, so much privacy, beautiful views and rooms, healthy food, and the most wonderful staff!

camaya bali swimming pool couple sayang house

They even had yoga mats in the accommodation so you could do your pregnancy yoga! This place is somewhere that we will remember forever – it was just amazing and perfect for a babymoon.

camaya bali yoga sayang house

5. Schedule Enough Rest Time

Planning a babymoon is a lot different to planning a normal holiday!

You’ll want to factor in relaxation time, and be aware that some days you may need to alter your plans if you feel like you need to rest, especially the further along you are in your pregnancy. 

I’m normally a lover of making the most of every single moment on holiday and waking up ridiculously early (and tired!) for sunrise missions, but I knew on my babymoon I would have to take it a bit easier as I needed to prioritise rest for the baby.

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Remember that now you’re pregnant, you probably won’t have as much energy or be up to doing as much as you could do before you were pregnant, so don’t plan too many activities in a day.

That being said, in the two weeks we were in Bali, we managed to do and see so much, so it’s not like you need to have a holiday where all you do is relax.

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You can still schedule lots of sightseeing, you may just be a bit slower at walking than you used to be before you were pregnant.

Of course, being pregnant also means you can’t do some of the adventurous stuff you may normally do on a holiday to Bali such as scuba diving, ziplining or going on quad bikes or motorbikes!

You’ll have to head back to Bali another time if you want to do all the adventurous stuff there.

Of course, if your partner is really keen to do some of the above activities, he can always do them on his own – if you’re happy with that!

My partner really wanted to go on a couple of snorkelling trips to see the manta rays and the turtles, so I was happy for him to go and for me to chill out as I didn’t want him to miss out because of me!

6. Have A Prenatal Massage

You may want to book a spa treatment or a massage on your babymoon to really relax – just make sure to tell the masseuse that you are pregnant.

Many places in Bali offer prenatal massages, which are a great way to help any aches and pains you’ve got from the pregnancy.

7. Check Recommended Vaccines

Before booking your babymoon, check if you need any vaccinations for the destination you plan to visit.

Certain vaccinations, particularly travel vaccines such as yellow fever or typhoid, are not recommended to be given to pregnant women, so this may determine where you go for your babymoon.

No specific travel vaccines are required for visiting Bali, but you’ll want to make sure all your routine vaccinations are up to date.

Especially if you’re travelling to Bali, or any other countries where there are mosquitoes, make sure to bring insect repellent to avoid dengue fever or any other nasty diseases that you definitely want to avoid during pregnancy.

Our 2 Week Bali Babymoon Itinerary

Here is the breakdown of how we spent our 2 week babymoon in Bali (we used Grab drivers the whole time):

Day 1: Arrived in Bali in the evening, spent the night in Sanur.

Day 2: Caught the ferry to Nusa Penida from Sanur.

Enjoyed the west coast of Nusa Penida (Kelingking Beach and Crystal Bay).

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We would have loved to have gone to Broken Beach but because of the pregnancy we were advised not to as the road to get there is too bumpy.

Stayed overnight on the north western part of the island near the port where there are several accommodation and dining options.

Day 3: In the morning my partner went snorkelling with the manta rays, and I went to explore the eastern part of Nusa Penida.

Ruma Pohon Nusa Penida Treehouse

I visited the famous Ruma Pohon Nusa Penida Treehouse, Diamond Beach and Atuh Beach.

Diamond Beach Nusa Penida

For lunch we enjoyed at the beach bars on the north western coast – there are lots of water swings here, plus you get a great view over to Mount Agung on a clear day!

Nusa Penida Bubu Beach Swings

In the afternoon we took the ferry back to Sanur, then drove up to Sebatu, just north of Ubud, in the evening, where we stayed for 2 nights at Sebatu Sanctuary in their Hobbit Treehouse.

sebatu sanctuary eco resort ubud bali dreamy hobbit tree house accommodation

Day 4: After a busy couple of days, we relaxed by the pool in the morning.

In the afternoon we visited the famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces nearby, and enjoyed walking around, then spent the late afternoon/early evening at one of the beach clubs overlooking the rice terraces.

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Day 5: We changed accommodation and moved to The Ridge Villas in Ubud for 2 nights, where we had the most amazing view of rice terraces from our bedroom!

the ridge resort accommodation ubud bali sayan outdoor bath private villa hotel

Our terrace had an outdoor bath and our own private pool, so we went half the day relaxing here!

We then headed to Tirta Empul Water Temple and Pura Mengening Water Temple which was just down the road from Tirta Empul but thankfully a lot quieter!

Pura Mengening water temple bali

Day 6: This was a waterfall day, seeing as there are so many waterfalls close to each other in Bali!

In the morning we visited Tegenungan Waterfall, Tibumana Waterfall, Kanto Lampo Waterfall and Suwat Waterfall.

kanto lampo waterfall instagrammable place in bali

They were all fairly easy to access, usually around a 15 minute walk down steps to reach the waterfalls.

suwat waterfall bali

Day 7: We headed up to Munduk and visited the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, before checking into Munduk Moding Plantation Resort in the afternoon.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple North Bali

Munduk Moding Plantation Resort is famous for its iconic infinity pools!

infinity pool at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort North Bali       

We spent the rest of the day relaxing in our villa with our own private pool and jacuzzi.

Day 8: We started the day with a floating breakfast before heading to the stunning Banyumala Twin Waterfalls nearby.

floating breakfast at Munduk Moding Plantation Resort North Bali

The road to Banyumala Twin Waterfalls was pretty bumpy which wasn’t pleasant on my pregnant tum, but the views definitely made up for it – it’s such a stunning waterfall!

Banyumala Twin Waterfall North Bali

We also visited the Twin Lakes Viewpoint nearby, before making the 3 hour drive over to East Bali to experience staying in Camaya’s famous Butterfly bamboo house!

camaya bali butterfly house bamboo drone shot flower bath jacuzzi girl

Day 9: We enjoyed a floating breakfast and flower bath in our bamboo house in the morning, then moved across to Camaya’s newest house – Sayang in the afternoon.

Both houses were amazing that we didn’t leave the grounds for the whole day!

camaya bali sayang house moving bed

Day 10: Another morning of waterfalls!

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This time we checked out the impressive Tukad Cepung Waterfall and the Goa Raja Waterfall nearby.

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We then headed to Besakih Temple in the afternoon.

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For accommodation for the next two nights, we moved two minutes down the road to stay at Magic Hills – another bucketlist accommodation in Bali that is famous for its bamboo houses.

Day 11: I relaxed in the bamboo house all day, while Sergio headed all the way over to Gili Meno (drove to Padang Bai, then ferry to Gili Trawangan, then ferry to Gili Meno) as he was desperate to go snorkelling to see the turtles and underwater statues there!

magic hills bali bamboo house angel house hanging net rice terrace views

Snorkelling at Gili Meno is something that I want to do too, so I tried to convince him let’s save it for another trip when I’m not pregnant so we can both go – as I didn’t want to risk a long ferry ride being pregnant (even though he told me the ride was really smooth and not rough at all).

He was desperate to go this trip though, so he spent two nights over there (it was supposed to be just one night, but he missed the ferry back so had to stay another night!).

He stayed at Le Pirate and said it was really lovely!

Day 12: I headed to Tirta Gangga Water Temple to get the famous picture with the giant koi fish.

tirta gangga water temple bali

Then I visited Taman Ujung Water Palace – a lovely relaxing place without crowds (unlike Tirta Gangga).

taman ujung water temple bali 

I also visited Bukit Cinta – a spot where you can get a nice photo of Mount Agung, but the clouds were already covering it!

I also wanted to visit Lahangan Sweet where you get a lovely view of Mount Agung, but again due to the pregnancy it wasn’t advisable as the dirt track to get there is very uneven.

The Gates Of Heaven at Lempuyang Temple are also close by, but you are standing for 3 hours just to get the famous Instagrammable photo, so being pregnant, I decided I would have to give it a miss!

In the afternoon I headed over to Seminyak where I had accommodation booked for the evening. I enjoyed a sunset beach stroll, then crashed early after a busy day!

Day 13: Time to visit some Instagrammable cafes! I visited Kynd Community Cafe to get my photo with the ‘another day in paradise’ wall, then Coffee Cartel to get a coffee with a personalised photo on it!

kynd community cafe seminyak another day in paradise instagram wall

I then checked out Canggu Beach (totally not worth it) and Canggu. To be honest, it’s overrated and so crowded that I didn’t enjoy it as much as other places in Bali.

Then in the evening I headed south to Uluwatu, where I was reunited with Sergio and we had our accommodation booked for our final two nights at Ronja Boutique Hotel – a lovely quiet place close to Padang Padang Beach.

ronja boutique hotel uluwatu south bali

Day 14: There are so many things to see in Uluwatu, so for our last full day we went to the GWK Culture Park to see the tallest monument in Indonesia.

couple standing in front of statue at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Bali

We then checked out Tanah Barak Cliff Road, Karang Boma Viewpoint, and enjoyed the sunset from Suarga.

Someone with a cute Vespa let us take this photo – we definitely didn’t get here on a scooter with me being pregnant!

Tanah Barak Cliff Road leading to Pandawa Beach in Uluwatu, Bali

Day 15: Our flight was in the evening, so for lunch we headed to Ulu Cliffhouse, which has stunning views.

Ulu Cliffhouse looking out to Thomas Beach in Uluwatu, Bali

We then checked out Thomas Beach and Dreamland Beach before heading to the airport.

Thomas Beach Uluwatu Bali

As I said, we did and saw so much, but non-pregnant me would have done even more – there is honestly so much to do in Bali! Hopefully our itinerary gives you an idea to help you plan your babymoon!

Conclusion

Bali is a great choice for a babymoon vacation, whether you’re keen for relaxation and luxury, culture, or even a bit of adventure!

With so many incredible accommodation options to choose from and an infinite amount of things to do, you can really tailor your Bali babymoon exactly how you like.

Explore beaches, visit some waterfalls and temples, go on some gentle hikes, or just take it easy by the pool each day! I hope you have a great babymoon in Bali!