Honeymoon in Bali Day 2: Kintamani Mount Batur, Tirtha Empul, Babi Guling at Ibu Roka, Ubud Market, Tegalalang Rice Paddy Terrace, Bebek Bengil at The Pond, Spa at Dreamland Luxury Villa
If you read on our Bali Honeymoon Day One yesterday, that was just the appetizer. On the second day of our honeymoon in Bali, we travelled more!
Like I mentioned on my previous posts, transportation in Bali is never an issue. Please do check the rates at the counters located outside of the airport or ask the front desk for rates. Although we were with guided tour, you can still choose our destinations if you like it and you can still plan your travel plans in Bali.
Our Balinese Honeymoon day two started with traveling to Kintamani to view the famous Mount Batur viewing in the morning. Traveling from Dreamland to Kintamani viewing site took us 3 hours mainly due to the heavy traffic.
At Kintamani, we can see the beautiful Mount Batur from far. For your info, Mount Batur is an active volcano and near the volcano there is the Danau Batur lake which is the largest crater lake on the island of Bali. From far, we can see lorry ferrying the volcanic soil for commercial purpose. There are also villages built around the volcano.
Read more about Mount Batur at Mount Batur Kintamani Bali
Read more about Danau Batur Lake at Danau Batur Lake, Kintamani Bali
Then, we proceed to Tirtha Empul Temple which is located at the middle of the island, Ubud. Tirtha Empul Temple is a Hindu temple and famous for its holy water. The holy water sourced from the large spring water at the area. Most Hindu Balinese go there for purification with the holy water.
The temple is a beauty itself, most of the structure is well maintained. Since it is a temple, skirts and shorts are now allowed, they will provide temporary yellow kilts. The holy water is as clear as crystal and there were many devotees cleaning themselves with the water. The Tirtha Empul Temple was built in 926 AD.
Read at: Mount Batur Kintamani Bali
One of the must try food in Bali is their Babi Guling. Babi Guling is the Balinese version of suckling pig. The recommended place for this is the Warung Babi Guling Ibu Roka. Crispy fried skin with tender meat underneath and it is complimented with side dishes, babi guling lives up to its reputation. Below is the address and telephone of the restaurant:
Warung Babi Guling Ibu Roka Address and Contact:
JL Raya Tegas/Peliatan Ubud
Tel: (0361) 976345
Next, we went to Tegalalang Terrace Paddy Field. It is just a few minutes of driving from Ubud. The beauty of Tegalalang terrace paddy field is the scenery. Most tourists would spend a few hours sipping coffee and tea at one of the coffee shops while enjoying the view. As we have little time to spend, we went back to Ubud town for shopping!
Shopping in Ubud is a different experience than in Kuta. Unlike Kuta, Ubud has specialty shops and unique café and restaurants. If I would compare, it has a slight similarity to Newtown in Sydney Australia.
It wasn’t one of the best days of the year as it was raining so we had no choice but to end the day with shopping in Ubud.
We went to try another famous Balinese food, the bebek bengil or dirty duck. We had our dirty duck at “The Pond” in Ubud. The restaurant is a beautiful open concept restaurant facing the padi field. However, the dirty duck was not as good as we expected. Enough said.
It was packed day as we went to places like Kintamani, Tirtha Empul Temple, Tegalalang Terrace Paddy Field and Ubud town. It was another lovely evening spending our time together at beautiful Dreamland Luxury Villa and Spa.
Lastly, we decided to try the spa treatment in Dreamland Luxury Villa and Spa. Actually, I pre-booked the spa earlier on and gave Rachel a surprise for the spa session.
We can do the spa session in our private villa or at their spa. We prefer doing it at their spa because of its facilities.
We chose our ideal fragrant body oil as well as body scrub. There were 5 types each based on our preferences.
We had two hours of body massage treatment. It was relaxing and this is what honeymoon is all about. Relaxation and fun! After the spa treatment, we called it a day. The spa is just a few minutes of walking to our private villa. If you are lazy to walk, you can always ask for the buggy ride.
We already had two fun days for our honeymoon, remember to check out our third day of honeymoon tomorrow, it will be different!
Check our other Honeymoon in Bali adventures below:
Honeymoon in Bali Day One: Uluwatu Temple, Klapa Beach Club and Dreamland Luxury Villa and Spa
Honeymoon in Bali Day 3: Dreamland Luxury Villa & Spa, La Beau Kunti Villa and 168 Japanese Buffet Restaurant
Honeymoon in Bali Day 5: Spa in La Beau Kunti Villa, Shopping at Kuta Market and Goodbye Bali!