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. And while I don’t believe in just traveling for the gram, I do believe that everyone should have amazing photos of vacation memories to look back on (that are beautiful and edited with Jetset Presets!). And, with every corner of Bali being the instagram candy that it is, I’m sure you will find no problem snapping those memories.
But with so much to see on this beautiful island, how do you even choose where to go and what to ‘gram?Here’s my round up of the most Instagrammable places in Bali (featuring some of my favorite instagrammers in Bali!) to help you out.
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The Edge hotel‘s glass-bottom infinity pool jets out onto a cliff 150 meters below. It is easily one of the most architecturally stunning pools in the world, and makes for a drop-dead-gorgeous photo. Even if you’re not staying in the resort, you can buy a day-pass to The Edge’s One Eighty Beach Club to access the pool.
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.
Picture-perfect Bali smoothie bowls.. and a pink wall that says “another day in paradise”! It doesn’t get more instagrammable than this.
One of Uluwatu’s newest beach clubs and one of its best yet. Built by the same Hakkasan group behind Vegas’s Omnia, this contemporary day club seems like it belongs in Ibiza. It’s the first adults-only day club to hit the island, and every corner of it is instagram-worthy, from the swim up bar to the over-water sun beds, to the VIP cabanas with their own glittering plunge pools.
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.
Swinging over the sunset in The Gili Islands. Any questions?
The rooms at the Viceroy in Ubud feature private pools with gazebos that are just made for instagramming your breakfast in the jungle.
The Ayana Pool at the Ayana Resort
Does it get more picture-perfect than this pool?? It’s located within the beautiful Ayana Resort – which is one of my favorite resorts in all of Bali.
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
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 Man’s).
Photo by @JetsetChristina
A waterfall is so pretty even TLC would chase it.
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.
Tegalalang Rice Fields
The Tegalalang rice fields in Ubud 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 made-for-instagram sign is located right in the middle of the Tegalalang Rice Fields.
Have a (rice) field day with it. #LoveBali #BaliLove #EatPrayLove
Hands down my favorite beach in Bali, up until just a couple months ago, Thomas Beach Uluwatu didn’t even come up on Google. It was a local’s secret (and I loved it that way), but, these days, there are cute little beach shacks, restaurants and umbrellas set up, and the masses are starting to figure out about this beautiful little gem. It’s a bit of a trek to get to (Follow my directions on how to get to Thomas Beach here), and a looot of steps down. But these views are worth it.
Photos via @JetsetChristina
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
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
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.
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
These epic Bali flower baths? Yes please.
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 in Canggu
*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 climb down and cool off when the tides are low.
Crate Cafe, Canggu
If you’re looking for the most instagrammable cafes in Bali, Crate Cafe is your spot. It’s not uncommon to run into famous surfers, insta models, and any celebs visiting Bali at this gorgeous, spacious, outdoor cafe. They have one of the best breakfasts in Bali, their prices are great and portions are huge. Order the two-timer smoothie, the fruit plate, and the breakfast burrito if you’re really hungry.
Wherever you go in Bali, you’re sure to find a picture-perfect moment. And, if you’re interested in How to Edit Your Instagrams better for your trip, check out my presets! There’s collections for desktop and one for mobile (Lightroom Mobile is free to use!) They’re the presets that I use on every single one of my photos.
Have fun and enjoy one of my very favorite islands!
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