Plan a Magical Honeymoon in Bali

Our contributing travel editor falls under the spell of this fantasy island.

Fire Away

Uluwatu on the western end of Bukit Peninsula feels like the edge of the world. Emerald-green swells roll in from the deep ocean making it a top surf destination, and at day’s end the sun sets the golden cliffs afame. The colors of the sunset — coral, fuchsia and cherry — draw crowds (as do the local temple monkeys) to watch nature’s spectacle from the cliff top Pura Luhur Uluwatu sea temple, said to guard the island from evil spirits. That show is followed by a Kecak Ramayana and Fire Dance where a troupe of dancers and chanting men tell the epic Hindu love story of Rama and Sita.

Photo Credit: Jen Alexander

Photo Credit: Jen Alexander

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