Adventures by the Month: November
In the most recent issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine, Becca Hensley reported on some of the best places for couples to honeymoon. What made this article special is that Hensley broke up the article by the different months. Today, we are bringing you her November suggestion. Since New Orleans has experienced its first real cold of the “winter,” we thought a trip to a tropical location (even if it’s just in our imagination) would be welcome.
Nibble. Meditate. Whisper sweet nothings. That’s what you and your new spouse will do in Bali. Laced with mystery and poetry, Bali fuses influences brought by Arab and Indian spice traders long ago. A curative land with emerald rice paddies, soaring volcanoes, exotic temples, postcard-worthy villages and mischievous monkeys aplenty, Bali is best when rainy season ends in November. Visualize sun-dappled afternoons on bone-while beaches, temple floral offerings as beautiful as your own bridal bouquet, and friendly denizens waiting to show you their country. In Ubud, base at the Viceroy, where villas boast plunge pools and face the Valley of the Kings. Hike a mountain to watch the sunrise, have your union blessed by a Balinese priest, learn the local dance steps and practice yoga in this artsy enclave. Back at Jimbaran Bay, put your butler in charge at Ayana Resort. He’ll unpack while you take a perfume making class or sip or beverage at the hotel’s world renowned Rock Bar, which caps a soaring cliff above the Indian Ocean. Relish a treatment at Spa on the Rocks, where your massage happens in a hut poised on a tiny island encircled by the sea. ayanaresort.com viceroybali.com