Planning a romantic getaway for two? Follow 24 Best Instagrammer Kevin Mak's lead and head to the cultural heart of Bali.
UBUD, Bali – I was tasked with planning the honeymoon, and it was without much hesitation that I picked the island of Bali. Considered one of the most romantic spots in Southeast Asia, the island is home to several amazing hotels and a variety of cultural and natural heritage sites. The close connection between the natural environment and Balinese culture is deeply embedded in everything on the island. The destination did not dissapoint. The trip was truly inspiring.
The pool at Alila Ubud Hotel comes with a stunning view of the nearby rain forest.
If you're looking to spend time in nature, Ubud is a great base in the middle of the island.
Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka is renowned for delicious dishes like the suckling pig.
The restaurant-bar Locavore serves cocktails that are even better than those I've tried in the world's biggest cities.
In Bali, water is life's most important element. Pura Tirta Empul is dedicated to ritual purification through its holy spring water.
My favorite waterfall of them all.
We spent one of our favorite afternoons at Buro Concept Store & Coffe, where a live band played music.
We had the best cocktails at Akademi, at the entrance of Katamama Hotel.
It may take a while to get there, but the natural cave at Blue Point Beach is worth the long walk.
The building materials, furniture, and fabrics at Katamama Hotel are all sourced from Bali or made by local artisans.
For authentic textures and a taste of Indonesia's culinary origins, head to Kaum at Potato Head.
Incredible stone and brick masonry at Alila Ubud Hotel.
Local Balinese in their element.