Most Instagrammable Places in Bali You Shouldn’t Miss
So, what do you know about the most Instagrammable places in Bali that you should include in your must-visit list? Tourists from all over the world agree that Bali is beautiful, but there are several certain places that are truly Instagramable.
As Bali’s popularity is increasing from time to time, the island is getting packed and crowded with visitors. Some of the most popular spots like Sanur or Kuta is always crowded – sometimes too crowded, in fact.
That’s why knowing some of the alternative to beautiful and not-so-crowded places to spend your time while in Bali can be handy.
Not only you can enjoy a more peaceful time, but you can also take memorable (and also artistic) photos while at there. When you are in these places, rest assured that a picture is worth a thousand word.
There is no need to describe the beauty of the pictures – they are basically speaking for themselves! So, where should you head when you are coming to Bali?
The beach is located in Nusa Penida, so it isn’t exactly within the main island.
But the extra trip is worth it, especially if you expect a crystal clear blue water and a quiet beach. If you are staying in Bali, take the ferry boat to Nusa Penida. It takes 90 minutes to reach it.
It’s best to visit the island from April to October because it’s the dry season. Be mindful that the road to the beach is pretty rough so you need to be careful when driving.
This is another reason why the beach is rarely visited by tourists.
From the parking lot, you need to go down the stairs to reach the beach. But you may want to check the condition of tides before leaving your hotel.
When the tide is high, the beach would be completely gone. You’d be wasting a long traveling trip only to get nothing.
If you come at the right time when the tide is low, you can enjoy the breathtaking view and the peaceful beach all by yourself.
Thousand Islands Viewpoint
If you are still in Nusa Penida, you should know that Thousand Islands Viewpoint is worth checking.
The entrance fee is only IDR 5,000 so it won’t be a burden to your wallet. This viewpoint is included as a package to Rumah Pohon Molentang entrance.
You only pay once but you can access the viewpoint as well as Nusa Penida Treehouse.
From the entrance, you will have to go down the stairs and finally reach the viewpoint.
There are two viewpoints so visitors can enjoy different angles and view: one is facing the crystal blue water of Bali Sea and one is toward the naturally gorgeous eastern rock formation.
The latter one has been roped to protect tourists, but you can still take beautiful pictures.
The first one requires you to go pass the iconic Rumah Pohon Trehouse.
The view is amazing – and if you have super strong sight, it’s possible that you can see Lombok. The views from the Treehouse itself are amazing.
You may feel like in a dreamland – just like in fairytale movies.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills
Looking for the most Instagramable places in Bali?
Why don’t you go to Wanagiri Hidden Hills and Bali Swing? The spot is located not far from Bedugul – on the mountainous area of Bali.
The entrance fee ranges between IDR 100,000 and IDR 150,000 a person. You can see the swings that can help you create beautiful photos.
If you pay IDR 150,000 a person, you are given the access to every station –including the Bali swing. You can also enjoy the zip-lines and the various viewpoints.
Basically, if you come to this spot, you should be able to capture different angles and views of the place. Trust me, all of them are beautiful and worth exploring.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
The temple is situated in Lake Beratan, which is basically still in the heart of Bali.
One highlight of the temple is the fact that it is known as the floating temple. It depends on the water level, really. If it is low, then you won’t be seeing the floating temple. But when the water is high, then you can enjoy the view of the floating temple.
When the latter one happens to you, you are guaranteed to take artistic pictures – truly worth the Instagram requirements!
It’s not difficult to reach the temple. If you stay in Ubud, it takes only 1.5 hours away. From Seminyak, it’s 2.5 hours. The entrance fee is around IDR 50,000 a person. It opens every day from 8 AM to 6 PM. You can explore the place and walk around.
Paddle on the boat if you feel like it. You can also fish – by renting the fishing gear, if you are into such a thing.
Kanto Lampo Waterfalls
The place isn’t as popular as other waterfalls, but it has its own appeal.
The waterfall is located in a jungle – and only 10 meters from the spring. The view is a sight for sore eyes. With the steeped rock formation and the cascading water, you will enjoy the natural sight.
It’s definitely one of the best and also most Instagrammable places in Bali. Another key factor of the waterfall is the easy access.
The waterfall alone is located in Gianyar village. It takes only 15 minutes to reach the waterfall. Besides taking pictures, you can also have a little picnic on the waterfall. Buy the drinks and snacks from the seller on the parking spot.
As long as you clean up, you are allowed to enjoy your own private picnic. The waterfall opens every day, 24/7.The entrance fee is IDR 10,000 a person.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
You may recognize the iconic view of the lush rice terrace with its green cover.
Well, it is definitely a spot that is worth visiting when you come to Bali, especially to Ubud. It is basically rice paddies in stacked terrace layout. Rice terrace is a traditional irrigation system in Bali. The locals call it subak.
The rice terrace is located in a valley – that’s why the view is absolutely breathtaking and natural in its green and scenic form.
Reaching the area is pretty easy, only 20 minutes of short drive to the northern side of Ubud. When you arrive on the spot, there is a main path.
Follow it and you can see the rice fields. Be mindful that you will see small wooden shacks along the path, where the locals will ask you for a donation.
That’s why it is a good idea to bring small change for the donation. Keep in mind that you may have to pay on every ‘checkpoint’ so IDR 10,000 should be enough.
The rice terraces themselves are pretty long, but the longer you walk, then the more you will have to pay. Most tourists feel that they have seen enough (and they have taken enough pictures) so they turn around and leave.
If you want to visit the place, it’s better to do it early because of Bali’s heat. You can do it after 3 PM in the afternoon, but the natural lights won’t be as strong as the ones in the morning.
Blue Lagoon Beach
The beach is easily accessed from Ubud, only an hour away.
When compared to other beaches, this one is pretty unpopular. It isn’t packed with crowds of people, so you can enjoy the blue water in peace.
Another cool thing about the beach is the diving spot – it is also ideal for snorkeling. It is perfect for diving with one of the best marine life in the island.
Even if you aren’t diving, you can step into the water. No need to worry, the water is pretty calm. And thanks to its marvelous clarity, you can see tropical fish and coral reef swimming around your feet.
It’s best to visit the island between April and October, after the rainy season. Don’t go there during the rainy season – you may experience storms.
This is a perfect spot if you want to take memorable pictures in peace. The quiet vibe is also soothing.
Ubud Birds Nest
If you want to explore the areas in Ubud, then this one should be included in your must-visit list.
The area has this unique and romantic vibe about it. Not to mention that it also comes with its own private dining area under the stars.
When you are in the location, there is timeless and limitless woodland greenery as the background and the soothing sound of Ayung River Valley flowing underneath you.
Not only you will enjoy the soothing and calming surrounding, but you can also make marvelous pictures. And the place also offers world-class cuisines, which is perfect for your hungry tummy.
What else better than enjoying the scenic view, the peaceful atmosphere, and the tasty gourmet?
If you explore other islands (aside from the main island),
then Nusa Lembongan can be the perfect spot for your exploration. The major highlight is the crazy waves along with the panoramic views.
Driven by the natural force of Mother Earth, the waves would crash against the natural rock, creating a huge spray and cascading mini waterfalls down.
This is the main reasons why this spot is considered one of the most Instagrammable places in Bali. Photographers like to create dramatic photos with the cascading water as the background.
The water itself is beautiful – a perfect deep blue shade for photographers and tourists. You can easily find water spots and snack huts in case you are hungry.
And a word of advice: don’t stand too close to the edges. The cascading water may be great as photography background, but it is super dangerous if you stand too close to the edges. The waves can easily sweep you off your feet.
Not far from the main (tourist) attraction, you can find an infinity pool. Guess what? The pool is formed naturally – another good reason to use the spot as a perfect photography place.
You can swim or take a dip there, but always be careful with the low tide.
Not only it is the most popular lake in Bali, but it is also the biggest one.
The lake is situated on the foot of Mount Batur. If you see the lake from above, it has a unique crescent shape. Batur area is basically a big caldera with lake and mountain inside.
Tourists like to come to this area because they can enjoy the lake as well as trekking on the perimeter. The scenic view is just marvelous – you can see the contract colors between the black volcanic sand and the blue water.
You will also enjoy the green fields and the hills. When compared to the hot weather of Bali, the weather in Lake Batur is pretty cool – even chilly.
You can enjoy a boat ride, natural hot spring, or Trunyan Village – which is popular for their burial processing. The entrance fee to Lake Batur is around IDR 30,000 per person.
The natural hot spring is IDR 190,000 and the boat ride is IDR 750,000 for 10 passengers.
For the Trunyan Village, the donation is generally IDR 10,000. The facilities within the location are pretty complete and you can enjoy everything conveniently.
Whereas most waterfalls are located within a quiet jungle,
this one is situated in a beach – in Nusa Penida. Isn’t it cool? You can enjoy the sea and the waterfall at the same time. No wonder if it is considered one of the most Instagrammable places in Bali because of the unique look to it.
However, before you get excited, there are several facts that you need to know about the place. First of all, you need to be ready for a hard trekking to reach the waterfall.
That’s why kids aren’t allowed in the area. The stairs are also dangerous. And then, it is a sacral place which means that you must respect the area.
Don’t touch the sacral items that are usually prohibited by the locals. You should be able to feel the mystical vibe to it. You seriously need to respect the area.
And because of the sacral status of the place, it isn’t allowed to swim in the water. You see, the water is fresh and pure.
The locals have used it for their daily chores. If you come to the waterfall, you can drink it. It is totally fresh. But if you swim there, you will contaminate it. And don’t forget about the sacral status – the water is included.
And there are traditional rules to obey. As the visitor, you are basically a guest there. Respect them (and the place) by not violating any regulation. You don’t want to be punished by the locals, do you?
As you can see, there are actually tons of hidden and not-so-popular spots in Bali and in the other islands, including Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.
If you want to find the alternative spots that aren’t as common as the most popular ones in the main island, then you should include them in your list.
Go visit these most Instagrammable places in Bali – have unforgettable trip and don’t forget to take pictures for your mementos.