Bali always has something for everyone! Each and every day we see and feel envy about amazing moments that travellers share on Instagram. Solo travellers, honeymooners, family, group of besties, locals, foreign – no matter what kind or types of travellers they are, the captured moments ignite the desire to pack the bag and explore.
This gorgeous island carries vibes which are so unique that wherever you turn to snap a photo, you’ll be able to capture at least a bit of that special aura. From glistening seascapes and lush landscapes to colourful restaurants, picture-perfect resorts and so much more, this is a true paradise for the avid Instagrammer. In many places, you don’t even need a filter over the photo. This island, without a doubt, will turn your passive social media observer into an avid Instagrammer.
Would you like to brighten up your Instagram? Here is our list of the most instagrammable spots in Bali.
This is the famous Gate of Heaven that overlooks the Agung volcano. However, this spot is popular among Instagrammers, so you might want to wait you’re your turn to snap some good pictures.
Imagine a temple perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. And you can walk through it, exploring its pathways and running into the cheeky monkeys which inhabit it. “The Temple on the Edge of the Cliff” is that classic Bali image we’re all longing for, and if you visit it at sunset you’ll witness a really jaw-dropping sight during a Kecak Dance performance.
Tanah Lot Temple
As one of the most popular places of interest in Bali, Tanah Lot Temple is without a doubt serves beautiful sunset. Located on the coast of West Bali in the Tabanan Regency, it is the place to worship the Sea God of Balinese and is uniquely placed on a rock formation out from the coast, which makes it appear to be floating on the water during high tide. This spot has such awe-inspiring beauty, capturing what’s best about being alive on this magnificent place we call earth.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
This floating temple, situated in Bratan Lake, is probably the most photographed temple in Bali. It’s also been one of Indonesia’s icons printed on 50,000 rupiah paper money. Hiring a small boat gives a chance to see it from a different angle of view.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
In Ubud, a 25-minute scooter ride from the Ubud centre will take you to this spot. Words can’t really describe the sheer impressiveness of this landscape – but thankfully, photos can. So impress yourself first and your Insta audience second with a visit to one of the most carefully maintained rice fields in Bali. A little tip: set out early and aim for the sunrise to see something truly special.
Situated in Manggisari Village of Pekutatan District, Jembrana Regency, Bunut Bolong is a unique Banyan Tree with a big hole at the bottom of the tree. This so-called secret tree is located on the ridge of a hill and surrounded by the clove plantations and a deep gorge with green tropical forest. The name ‘Bunut Bolong’ is given due to the characteristic nature of this tree. The word ‘Bunut’ comes from the Balinese word for the big tree that is the same species as the banyan tree, while ‘bolong’ means ‘a hole’. This Banyan Tree is very much famous among tourists from all over the world as this site is recognised as one of the well-known tourist destinations in west Bali.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
This nine-kilometre walking trek is a perfect combination of romantic, exotic and refreshment – something that you need to level up the attachment with your lover. Located not far from central Ubud, this tropical area is surrounded by nothing but an undulating sea of green, covered in the tall reed grass. It also provides heaps of meditation spots overlooking the gorgeous fields.
Catching the sunrise from the top of an active volcano of Mount Batur is quite a surreal experience. Having the sky lights up bright red and the world changes colour and intensity, you will bath in the red glow. From the top of the volcano, you can also enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Batur below. Located in Batur village of Kintamani District, your 2 hours effort will be paid off!
Located in Buleleng regency, the sight of this tall, roaring waterfall can be overwhelming as you take in the gush of uninterrupted water pouring against the steep cascading rocks. Surrounded by tropical trees and a lush green environment, this natural beauty has its own charm to dazzle you! Just close your eyes for a moment, hear the wind that keeps blowing through the trees along with the sound of singing birds and hooting monkeys of the forest and feel the loved one sitting next to you. It is magical!
Tukad Unda Waterfall
Located 25 km from Ubud, at Lebah Banjar village in Klungkung, Tukad Unda Waterfall is very famous for proper pre-wedding photos shots. Having the flow of water pouring from above, you and your lover can stand in a flat area under the waterfall which will create an interesting background. To add to the beauty, curtains of the waters behind you will overlap and create several layers of a breathtaking view of crystal clear water terraces.
Tucked away in a quiet area, around 6 kilometres from Bangli City, Penglipuran Village is one of the traditional village tourism destinations in Bali. Not only known for the authenticity of Balinese culture in its traditional architecture, culture, and social rules, this village is well-managed by the community, making it considered one of the cleanest villages in the world. Fresh, clean, and neat are among your first impression upon entering the village area. Here no motor vehicle is allowed to enter.
With Mount Batur providing a contrasting backdrop, the panoramic view from Pinggan will make you speechless in wonder. Come for a visit and look closely at how the mist disappears as the sun rises, revealing the real-life down in the valley.
This high-end restaurant boasts the title of Bali’s first all-glass undersea restaurant, located below sea level at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. The restaurant offers a full bistronomic experience, combining delectable dining, a laid-back ambience and the rarefied atmosphere of an aquarium, accompanied by a hypnotic soundtrack that captures the magic and mystery of life below the waves.
Bird Nest at Hoshinoya
If you want to go for the most epic and at the same time dreamy pictures, this is the place. These Instagram attractions may not be the least touristy but are certainly worth it. Dining over an amazing view and looking out from a cosy nest on the green valley accompanied by the twinkling stars and serenaded by the gentle sound of the river, you can certainly shoot some instagrammable photos.
Located hidden in the Ungasan area, Karma Kandara Resort is a multi-award winning 5-star resort of outstanding natural beauty with the most breath-taking view and enviable location on the island. If you are tired or exhausted after a long day of travelling or sightseeing, you can easily refresh yourself with a soothing dip in the pool. If you are looking to make a splash, you can unwind at the resort’s iconic swimming pools. With beautiful designs and indulgent features, this pool takes relaxation and swimming to another level. Here is a balance of sun-drenched and shaded areas bordering the pools and the relaxing sound of waterfalls and fountains complete this rejuvenating and relaxing experience. This infinity pool offers an infinite view of the ocean and intimacy for a guest that requires more privacy with an ocean breeze. Curving around the rooftop, the iconic, lantern-lit infinity pool appears to flow into the Indian Ocean.
W Bali Seminyak
Bali is the place to boost your Instagram feed a little. At the most beautiful locations, you can take the most superb pictures and boomerangs for your stories and posts. In many spots in Seminyak, you don’t even need a filter over the photo. The pathway entrance at W Bali – Seminyak is one of the spots worth taking shots.
Amarta Beach Retreat by NAKULA
Just steps away from the unparalleled Pasut Beach, a black sand paradise that’s worth every photo, you’re smack dab in the middle of a magical adventure. With an emphasis on the local community just as much as every guest that comes to stay, this Nakula facility is a holistic approach to tropical accommodation. This beach retreat honours Bali in every aspect, from the villas to the spa and everywhere in between. You can find a place to lie down amidst the private beach area, without having to worry about who’s coming and going. The experts at Amarta Beach Retreat want nothing more than for your vacation to be a memorable one in every picture that you take.
Bali Boat Shed
This little boutique is a darling of Petitenget. From the outside, it’s inviting and playful: lovely shack houses with colourful facades, a bit of greenery, and shop windows that are bound to catch your eye. Inside, it’s a vibrant little world to explore. Enjoy the bright interiors and immerse yourself in the fashion galore. No worries, they have both women’s and men’s apparel, and you’ll probably find the outfits as Insta-worthy as the place itself.
I tried to collect all kinds of different places and pick out the most Instagrammable ones among villas, landscapes, temples, and beloved local shops. But as it always goes with Bali, the list could go on forever. In the end, it’s best to see it for yourself and share your impressions with your followers. It will be difficult to resist the urge to snap away the moment you step foot on this paradise – and why should you? The question is, can your ‘gram take all this beauty at once?