Bali is a destination that has long captivated the imaginations of travellers with its breathtaking natural beauty, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. But it’s not just the stunning landscapes and traditional architecture that make Bali such an appealing destination; the island is also a treasure trove of Instagrammable spots that offer a glimpse into the island’s unique charm and character. From picturesque rice paddies to iconic beach clubs and colourful street art, Bali is home to countless photo-worthy locations that are sure to impress even the most discerning social media enthusiasts.
In this article, we’ll explore some of the best Instagrammable spots in Bali that are guaranteed to take your social media game to the next level. 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.
Nusa Penida Island is a hidden gem that is slowly gaining popularity among travellers. One of the island’s most famous attractions is Kelingking Beach, which offers a breathtaking view of the rugged coastline and crystal-clear waters below. The beach is accessible via a steep hike down the cliffside and is well worth the effort for those seeking an adventure.
Pasut Beach is a secluded black sand beach located on the western coast of Bali. This peaceful spot is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy some quiet time by the sea. The beach is known for its palm tree, shaped in a way that makes it possible for you to actually climb and sit on it, as the palm of the tree is somewhat more horizontal than vertical.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Tirta Gangga Water Palace is a beautiful garden complex located in the eastern part of Bali. The palace is known for its ornate fountains, koi ponds, and intricate stone carvings. Visitors can take a stroll through the gardens and admire the traditional Balinese architecture.
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.
If you are tired or exhausted after a long day of travelling or sightseeing, you can easily refresh yourself and unwind at Karma Kandara‘s iconic swimming pools. The azure waters of their elevated infinity pool blend seamlessly with the ocean below as viewed from above at one of Bali’s most strikingly unique vistas. Come to Karma Kandara to discover this one-of-a-kind view where you are welcome to take photos to share with friends and family. Bad news is they might get a little jealous, but the good news is you might just become an Instagram sensation!
Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
Indulge in luxury and relaxation with Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort’s jacuzzi in every suite. Located on the balcony, the jacuzzi offers a breathtaking view of Seminyak beach’s beautiful sunset. The marble-covered surface adds to the opulent feel of the room, creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Soak in the warm and bubbling water while enjoying the panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, feeling the sea breeze and watching the sky painted in shades of orange and red as the sun sets. The jacuzzi in every suite at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort promises a blissful and unforgettable experience.
Mamaka by Ovolo
As an Urban Resort centrally positioned in the thriving neighbourhoods of Kuta and Legian, Mamaka by Ovolo is a luxurious beachside oasis for modern travellers, foodies and social surfers alike, unlike any hotel in Kuta Bali. Vibrant, elegant, earth-conscious and guaranteed to bring good vibrations. There are a lot to choose from as instagramable spot at Mamaka by Ovolo. But one of the best spots here is the rooftop cabanas. Located perched high above the palms, the cabanas are vibrant and colourful, with a background of iconic Kuta beach view from atop. Whether taking your photo or video during daytime or sunset, the amazing natural sun light will flatter this area.
YELLO Kuta Beachwalk
Hang out with your friends at the Chill Spot, play interactive games on the latest gaming console for free on the Gaming Station, surf the web through the Netzone and express yourself on the Wall of Expression to entertain your inner child. This is, after all, a hotel for Big Kids.
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.
Bali’s first aquarium dining experience, Koral Restaurant brings the wonders of the ocean to your table. Featuring fresh ingredients, the menu includes various dishes inspired by the archipelago’s grilled goodness, presenting freshly barbecued produce with favourite local spices. Koral Restaurant is located on the lower level of Pala Restaurant. Koral offers a menu inspired by the rich abundance of seafood available in the waters off the Indonesian coast, embellished with a wealth of fresh produce grown in the fertile lands of the archipelago. Executive Sous Chef Andrea Astone brings skills acquired in some of the world’s best hotel kitchens to Koral, transforming humble ingredients into a menu of elegant fine-dining style dishes.
The fresh new concept of Byrd House has unforgettable architecture to match, beautifully designed by Yoke Sara. Sleek lines and minimalist interiors have been designed for guests to be able to roost in comfort, all day through. Bamboo is interwoven throughout the build, including in a uniquely designed roof, to help encourage the feeling of being in a nest.
Lilly by the Sea
Lilly by the Sea is an exclusive beachfront restaurant situated on the picturesque Pasut Beach in Tabanan. It’s the perfect place for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Bali and enjoy some time by the sea. With a stunning view of the black sand beach, Pasut, the modern architecture of Lilly by the Sea is set off beautifully against its natural surroundings, creating an Instagram-able backdrop for guests to enjoy. This beautiful open-air restaurant offers delicious food, as well as an infinity pool with a stunning view of the beach. Lilly by the Sea is surrounded by the Indian ocean and is even completed with a jacuzzi and infinity pool. Guests can also take advantage of the jacuzzi and take in that famous Indonesian sunset. Visiting Lilly by the Sea during sunset is a must as it offers a perfect view of the orange sky and the sun disappearing into the ocean, creating a breath-taking experience for visitors.
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.
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?
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