The Most Instagrammable Places in Bali
Bali is arguably the most photogenic island in the world. Think: dreamy infinity pools spilling over into crystal-clear oceans. Jungles wild with lush palm trees, waterfalls, and adorable monkeys. Fiery sunsets. Colorful fruit bowls. Coconuts with a straw. Absolutely everything about Bali screams #vacationgoals.
But with so much to see on this beautiful island, how do you even choose?
Here’s my round up of the most instagrammable places in Bali (featuring some of my favorite instagrammers in Bali!) to help you out.
Rock Bar Bali, located within the Ayana Resort in Uluwatu, is one of my favorite bars in the world. Cocktails & sunsets are two of my very favorite things, and nobody does both better than Rock Bar. As much an architectural feat as it is a bar, this place gives all new meaning to having your ‘drink on the rocks’. You’ll take an elevator down the cliff to the bar, which jets out just 13 meters above Jimbaran Bay, where you’ll find romantic candle-lit tables, comfy lounges, signature cocktails, and a backdrop of waves crashing, and splashing, around you as you watch the sun set the sky on fire.
Motel Mexicola is my favorite restaurant in Bali. Not only is every corner of it is so cute, colorful and picture-perfect, but the Mexican food here is also DELICIOUS. Take chips & guac, the best pina coladas on the island, some killer live music, an awesome ambiance, and boom. You’ve got the best fiesta in Bali.
Photo by @jetsetchristina
La Plancha Bali
La Plancha Beach Bar & Restaurant, located on Seminyak’s popular Mesari Beach, is known for it’s colorful sunsets and even more colorful bean bags. An awesome casual spot to end your beach day with your feet in the sand and a drink your hand.
Gili Trawangan Swings
Swinging over the sunset in The Gili Islands. Any questions?
Sea Circus Bali
This funky, whimsical brunch restaurant in Seminyak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Sea Circus is the perfect spot to get a modern breakfast of champions – something nutritious, satisfying, and of course, Instagram-worthy.
Photo from Ellie Bullen, @Elsie_xx
La Brisa Bali
This new sunset spot in Canggu just opened and is already attracting insta-celebs from all over the world. It’s nautical, boatwood vibes and prime location overlooking the waves of Echo Beach make it a hot spot, and the food and cocktails will keep you there all night long (or until it closes at midnight and you make your way to Old Mans).
Photo by @JetsetChristina
A waterfall is so pretty even TLC would chase it.
Located just outside of Ubud, the Tegenungan Waterfall is a gorgeous spot to cool off on a hot day. not to mention get that waterfall Insta of your dreams.
Single Fin Uluwatu
Single Fin, famous for its sunsets and Sunday night dance parties, is one place to not miss out on in Bali. The food & drinks are great, the atmosphere fun, and the sunsets un-bali-evable.
Tegalalong Rice Fields
The rice fields in Bali are so lush and so beautiful. They are a huge part of Balinese culture and one that tourists love to come and see. Walking up and down the terraces, taking in the sweeping views, and having a big Indonesian lunch overlooking the rice fields is a must-do.
Don’t forget to crop & post.
*Photo from Kenny Haisfield, @KennyHaisfield
The LOVE BALI sign
This tailor-made-for-instagram sign is located right in the middle of the Tegalalong Rice Fields.
Have a (rice) field day with it. #LoveBali #BaliLove #EatPrayLove
*Photos from Tracy Komlos, @Tracy_Komlos
Bingin Beach, Uluwatu
Uluwatu is my favorite part of Bali for it’s stunning beaches, and Bingin Beach is my favorite. The water is to die for. It’s crystal clear, aqua blue, and a surfer’s haven.
Don’t miss out on the chance to say hi to the Instagram King of Bingin Beach himself, Bima @Bima_Bingin_Beach_Dog
*Photo from Bima, @Bima_Bingin_Beach_Dog
Bambu Indah Hotel, Ubud
The gorgeous Bambu Indah hotel makes for a beautiful place to stay or just a lovely brunch or lunch spot chock-full of instagrammable views. The decor & vibe are quintessential Ubud – green, tranquil, and serene.
Photos from Christina Vidal, @JetsetChristina
The Monkey Forest, Ubud
A beautiful jungle filled with wild monkeys that will climb all over you for a banana. It’s an adventure, to say the least.
Photo from Taylan Alpan, @Van_Taylan
Photo from Christina Vidal, @JetsetChristina
The best massage I’ve ever had? Check. Gorgeous views of the jungle? Check. Flower bath? Check.
Cantika Spa in Ubud is an oasis and an absolute must-do when you’re in Bali. How dreamy are these flower baths?
Now insta-famous for cliff-hanging, heart-stopping views like these, the hidden island gem of Nusa Penida is a must-do on any trip to Bali.
*Photo from Becky Van Dijk, @Beckyvandijk
*Photo from Christina Vidal, @jetsetchristina
La Laguna Bali
*Photo from Becky Van Dijk, @Beckyvandijk
Mt. Batur Sunrise
This popular morning hike may have you setting your alarm for 3 or 4am, but the sunrise views of the volcano make it all worth it.
Photo by A Brit and A Broad, @abritandabroad
The Infinity Pool @ The Legian Bali
Does it get dreamier than the infinity pool at The Legian Bali? I don’t think so.
Photo by @KennyHaisfield
The Sekumpul waterfalls in the Singaraja region of Bali are a little harder to get to than the Tenenguan Waterfall, but are some of Bali’s most spectacular.
Angel’s Billabong, Nusa Penida
This gorgeous natural swimming pool, located off of Broken Beach, makes for a beautiful place to cool off when the tides are low.
Wherever you go in Bali, you’re sure to find a picture-perfect moment. Have fun and enjoy one of my very favorite islands.