Bali is a small island, but it’s still nice to see where we will be spending our time. When we fly in, we will head straight to Seminyak to some fun and festivities in a more bustling part of the island. A couple of days later, we will make the move to Nusa Dua, a quieter part of the island and where our wedding will be held. And following our wedding, we plan to take a trip out to the Gilli Islands for our honeymoon and some important r & r!
Seminyak is a beach resort area at the southern end of Bali, Indonesia, with many luxury hotels, villas and spas, as well as high-end shopping and restaurants. Sleek bars and clubs with busy sunset scenes line Seminyak and Petitenget beaches, which are wide, west-facing stretches of Indian Ocean shoreline with gray sand and good surfing conditions.
Nusa Dua is an area in southern Bali, Indonesia. It’s known for its sandy beaches like Geger Beach, international resorts and an 18-hole golf course. The intricately carved Pura Geger stone temple sits on a forested bluff overlooking the ocean. Museum Pasifika shows paintings from, or inspired by, the Asia-Pacific region. North of Nusa Dua, boats connect the fishing port of Tanjung Benoa to nearby Serangan Island.
The Gili Islands are a group of 3 tiny islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air – in Indonesia, near the coast of northwest Lombok Island. Characterized by sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, they’re known for their coral reefs just offshore. On the smallest island of Gili Meno, sea turtles swim at Turtle Point. At Gili Trawangan, the largest island, a sunken ship sits at Wreck Point near Mentigi Beach.