There is no doubt that Bali is one of the most Instagrammable destinations in the world..
It is home to many digital nomads and travel bloggers who are, without fail, always on the hunt for the best Instagrammable spots in Bali.
In this guide I have compiled the best places in bali for instagram.
You will find a detailed tour of the Bali Instagram Tour.
I have included everything from stunning natural landscapes to beautiful temples, from epic beaches to pretty cafes.
After all, with 60 million other results when you search for #BALI on Instagram, how do you decide where to start?
By following this guide you can easily find and visit these places by yourself.Although if you prefer to have a guide and a photographer you can also go on a full day tour of the best Instagram spots in Bali!
In Bali there are also tons of hotels, villas and very instagrammable properties. There are so many and they are all so pretty that I decided they deserved a separate guide.
You can check it here guide to best hotels for Instagram photos Bali.
So, without further ado, let's jump right in!
Instagrammable Natural Wonders in Bali
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is not only one of the most Instagrammed spots in Bali, but also one of its most recognizable and iconic.
Any Bali travel brochure or advertisement will usually have a photo of these rice fields, usually with golden light filtering through the palm trees and a girl in a red dress circling between the fields.
Tegalalang is located near Ubud in the center of Bali.
There is no official entry fee to pay, but there are a series of 'checkpoints' around the fields, where local farmers will ask you for a 'donation' which you will have to pay if you want to proceed.
The fields are beautiful, but can get quite crowded.
Make sure you go first thing in the morning to get that golden light and the perfect Instagram shots without the crowds.
Love Bali poster
Located right at the entrance of the Tegalalang rice terrace, you will find the famous Love Bali sign. It's one of the most photographed spots, and it's easy to see why.
There is a swing where you can sit with big colorful “Love Bali” letters all around it, and the terraced fields of Tegalalang in the background.
As in the rice fields, there is no strict fee, but when I visited there was a group of children asking for a "donation" or not letting you sit on the swing.
Mount Batur is an active volcano in Bali. From the top of Mount Batur there are incredible views of the nearby volcanoes Mount Agung and Mount Agang, as well as the surrounding countryside.
Most people climb Mount Batur at sunrise.
It involves climbing in the dark (as we did when we climbed Kawah Ijen), but being on the top at dawn, watching the sky light up with different shades of gamut and red, is a magical experience.
Also, sunrise light is the best for photos.
Photos Bali swings in Ubud
If you don't take a photo swinging over Bali's rice fields and forests, have you even been to Bali?
This is probably one of the most Instagrammable and must-have things on everyone's bucket list in Bali.
Given its popularity, many swings have now popped up all over Bali, mostly concentrated around Ubud.
Map of where to find the typical Balinese swings in Ubud.
You usually have to pay an entrance fee to the swings, which varies depending on the swing you choose.
There is also the option of a guided tour of the swings and waterfalls.
Whichever swing you choose, you're guaranteed some amazing photos as you soar above Balinese rice fields and lush jungle.
Let's face it, besides being a great photo for Instagram, it's a lot of fun!
Wanagiri Hidden Hills
If swinging over the rice fields wasn't enough for you, you'll want to pay a visit to the famous Hidden Hill Wanagiri swing.
This is a place designed practically with Instagram in mind.
In addition to the swing, there are other very Instagrammable decorations installed, such as nests and gazebos.
It's the perfect place to visit if you want to build a library of content in one go.
Twin Lakes Viewpoint, one of the best Instagram spots Bali
When it comes to views, the Twin Lakes Overlook is sure to leave you in awe.
If you don't want to pay for the swing or the viewpoints of Wanagiri Hidden Hills, Twin Lakes is what you need.
Located very close to Wanagiri Hidden Hills, it is a simple stone structure from which incredible views of the lakes are obtained.
Access is free and you can take all the photos you want.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Located in Ubud, Campuhan Ridge Walk is a fairly easy walk, surrounded by lush greenery and expansive views of the hills.
Here you can take a casual walk appreciating the surrounding Balinese nature, while taking some great Instagram photos along the way.
Mount Agung Viewpoint
This point captures in one go all the elements that I imagine in my head when I think of Bali.
The volcano in the distance, the patchwork of fields leading up to it, the palm trees and rice fields that surround it, and the overall green environment, is one of Bali's most iconic sights.
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The Most Instagram-Worthy Temples in Bali
There are more than 20,000 temples scattered throughout Bali, each more beautiful than the next.
For this guide, I've picked the most Instagram-worthy ones that are guaranteed to give you a good result on your Instagram (Yogyakarta, in Java, also has epic temples if you fancy traveling beyond Bali).
Pura Lempuyang Temple
The Pura Lempuyang temple is for some the essence of everything that is wrong with Instagram in Bali.
I'm sure you've all seen this photo; with the beautiful gates of the temple framing Mount Agung in the distance, the person standing between the gates and everything perfectly reflected below.
It is a very Instagrammable photo, there is no denying it. What you don't see is the line of people waiting to take that photo, and the guy holding a mirror under the camera to get the reflection.
Like many things on Instagram, it's completely staged. With that in mind, it's up to you if you want to go take this photo, or if you'd rather explore more of Bali and find places off the beaten path.
Gates of Handara Golf & Resort Bali
I've included it in the temple category because that's what it's most like, but this place isn't really a temple.
The Handara Golf & Resort has become famous for its gates, which resemble those of Pura Lempuyang.
There may be no reflection and Mount Agung in the background, but there will also be quite a few fewer people here, for a pretty similar Instagram photo.
I have to admit that when I visited Tanah Lot the experience was a bit disappointing.
It was incredibly crowded and ridiculously hot, which contributed to making it one of my least favorite places in Bali.
However, there is no denying that Tanah Lot is an extremely photogenic temple.
Seeing the temple perched on a rock in the middle of the sea is something incredible.
The beach leading to it is rocky, so don't expect to sunbathe there.
It is more of a place that you visit at sunset to take good photos, maybe eat and drink in the bars that have views and then leave.
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Also known as the floating temple, Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is a beautiful Shaivite Hindu temple of Shiva on the shores of Lake Bratan.
It is called a "floating temple" because in the rainy season there is water around it, which makes it seem as if it is separated from the mainland.
It is very popular at sunrise and sunset for the beautiful reflection of the temple in the lake.
One thing to note is that during the dry season the water level is much lower and you won't get the buoyancy and reflection effects.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Taman Tirtagangga is actually a former royal palace in eastern Bali, not a temple.
She's recently experienced a surge in popularity on Instagram and it's easy to see why.
To get the best Instagram shot, you'll want to be on the steps in the water, possibly with some of those bright orange fish for color contrasts.
Ubud Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest is one of the most visited attractions in Ubud.
It is a sanctuary and natural habitat for monkeys, which tourists can visit for around 5 USD.
Here you can wander while the monkeys roam free.
It is a beautiful place both from the natural point of view and because of the temples that are here and there.
If you want to take a photo with a monkey, you can buy food inside the temple, but be careful; they'll come straight for you as soon as they smell the food!
The photos of the monkeys on Instagram give a cool touch 😍
Uluwatu is one of the most famous and most visited temples in Bali.
Located on the cliffs of southern Bali, it is a Hindu sea temple that stretches along the 70 m high cliffs.
There are pretty corners along the cliffs where you can take great Instagram photos.
Any angle that captures the incredible cliffs and beautiful details of the temple is guaranteed to wow your Instagram followers.
Bali's Most Instagrammable Waterfalls
Starting from the premise that they are absolutely amazing waterfalls all over BaliHere are the most popular on Instagram.
Sekumpul waterfall is probably the one that everyone pictures in their mind when they think of waterfalls in Bali.
Located in the north of Bali, it is especially popular because it has more of a photogenic angle.
The most common photos you'll see on social media are either from the vantage point above it, looking down at the waterfalls, or from the base looking up at the massive, impressive waterfalls.
Whichever point you capture it from, it is undoubtedly an impressive natural beauty.
Combine a huge waterfall with turquoise water and lush greenery surrounding it and you have a winner!
Tibumana Waterfall is located in the center of Bali, not far from Ubud, and it is a waterfall that you can even bathe in.
It is the perfect place where you can take some pretty Insta photos, and then cool off in the cool waterfall.
It is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in ubudn and it is easy to see why.
Munduk waterfall is a beautiful gem waiting to be discovered.
Located deep in the jungles and mountains of northern Bali, it does not receive as many visitors as other nearby waterfalls.
The huge waterfall hidden among the vegetation allows for some very impressive Instagram photos.
The Kroya waterfall is an often overlooked place, but it is truly beautiful.
It's close to the bigger and more famous Aling Aling waterfall, but if you're looking for an Instagrammable fun spot, Kroya is the waterfall you need.
Not only is the water a brilliant turquoise (perfect for any Instagram photo), but the waterfall is actually a 12m natural waterslide.
It sounds scary, but they say it's safe and lots of people do it every day.
After taking some nice photos, you can try an exciting little adventure.
Bali's most photogenic beaches
Being an island, Bali has many amazing beaches all around. However, if you're looking for the most Instagrammable ones, here they are!
Balangan Beach Viewpoint
A long white sand beach, with a sparkling turquoise sea and lined with lush green palm trees, what can be more Instagrammable than that?
Balangan Beach, in the south of Bali, is considered especially photogenic because of the cliff and the viewpoint that dominates it.
From there you can photograph the beach from above, capturing all the colors and the bigger picture that you might miss when you're on the beach itself.
Karang Boma Cliff
If you are looking for a spectacular sunset spot, Karang Boma Cliff is the one for you.
Located in Uluwatu, it has beautiful views over the ocean and, with the contrast of the cliff, it creates a very nice photographic point.
But be careful not to get too close to the edge of the cliff.
Located on the southern coast of Bali, near Uluwatu, Melasti Beach is a paradise for anyone looking for a beautiful beach.
The beach is surrounded by cliffs, has fine white sand and clear turquoise water.
It is the perfect place to shoot some beautiful Instagram content, and then enjoy a well-deserved rest and sunbath.
Ok, it's true that Kelingking beach is not in Bali, but on the nearby island of Nusa Penida, but it's so beautiful and instagrammable that I had to include it.
The "T-Rex" of Nusa Penida has recently become one of the most photographed places in Indonesia.
The iconic shot is from above, looking out at the unique cliff formations and the shimmering turquoise sea.
If you feel up to the physical challenge, you can also walk to the beach.
With the sheer cliffs surrounding you, it is certainly a stunning beach!
If you haven't had enough of the sparkling turquoise water and cool rock formations, you have to visit Broken Beach.
Also on the island of Nusa Penida, this place is characterized by a rock arch in the middle of the sea.
Here you can enjoy the view over this unique rock formation and the Nusa Penida coastline behind it.
It is a very photogenic place, perfect for Instagram!
Swings at sunset on Gili
The Gili Islands are also not in Bali; technically they are part of Lombok, the neighboring island.
However, most travelers visit them during a trip to Bali, so it made sense to add them to this list.
Every Gili island is different, with Gili Trawangan more suited to party-going backpackers and Gili Air to romantic couples.
Whichever island you choose, make sure you are on the west coast at sunset time.
Here you will find numerous swings and hammocks hanging over the sea, where you can take the best photo of the island.
Instagram-worthy Bali bars, restaurants and cafes
Bali is famous for its great cafe culture, and many of them are highly instagrammable.
Discover all the most photogenic cafes, bars and restaurants in Bali!
Circus of the Sea
With such a colorful wall, Sea Circus had to be on this list. Located in Seminyak, Sea Circus offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You can be sure that their dishes, whether smoothie bowls, waffles or burgers, are just as instagrammable as their colorful wall.
If you want more colorful walls, be sure to check out Kynd Community In addition to their recognizable pink wall, they also go the extra mile to make their food aesthetically pleasing.
For the perfect Instagram shot, make sure you sit under the 'another day in paradise' banner, perhaps with a Bali baby smoothie bowl in front of you, and you've got yourself a winner!
The Loft has two locations, one in Canggu and one in Uluwatu, and both are equally Instagrammable.
Whether it's a smoothie bowl, a poke bowl, or ricotta pancakes, every item on the menu is delicious, colorful, and looks great in photos.
You guessed it right, Nalu Bowl was Bali's first smoothie shack and it specializes in smoothies.
Their menu consists solely of vegetarian and vegan smoothie bowls.
When there's something on the menu, you're guaranteed to be good!
Their bowls are so colorful and Instagrammable, so be sure to snap a few photos before you gobble them up.
Located on Canggu beach, The Lawn is one of those bars that everyone has to go to at least once during a trip to Bali.
The Lawn has a infinity pool beachfront and plenty of comfy beanbags, sheltered under pretty umbrellas.
They have an all day menu serving up beach lounge classics with an Indonesian twist. They are all delicious and, as you can guess, very instagrammable.
They also serve delicious cocktails and host amazing beach parties.
La Plancha Beach Bar & Restaurant
Located on Seminyak beach, La Plancha is one of those iconic places in Bali.
Before traveling to Bali for the first time, if you asked me what I expected from my evenings there, I would say something very similar to La Plancha.
They have rows and rows of colorful bean bags and beach umbrellas.
The perfect place to enjoy a drink at sunset, and to capture some colorful photos that will brighten up your Instagram feed.
I spent my first day in Bali surfing in Seminyak and then enjoying a few drinks at La Plancha, and it was the perfect start to any Bali itinerary.
CRATE Café is the kind of friendly, slightly hipster joint that is very popular in Canggu, and makes a great backdrop for Instagram photos.
They serve breakfast all day long and you can be sure that whether it's a bowl of smoothies or pancakes, they'll be hearty, colorful and look great in photos.
I also love the atmosphere of the cafeteria.
With its wide open space and large dining tables, you'll find yourself sitting next to strangers who will soon become new friends.
Kayon Jungle Pool and Bar
This bar is part of a resort complex, but the pool and bar are open to non-guests as well.
The entrance is free, but you have to spend a minimum on food and drink there, but believe me when I say that it is worth it.
Kayon Jungle Pool & Bar has three levels of infinity pools overlooking Balinese rice fields and the jungle.
You can take some beautiful photos while floating in the pool on a colorful float, drink in hand and the beautiful nature of Bali behind you.
Looking for more Instagram inspiration? Take a look at these guides!
This has turned out to be quite a summary, sorry! I hope you find it useful to plan your Instagram sessions in Bali.
I have not been able to go to all these places, but I hope to return to Bali soon and I will definitely visit some of them.
If you have any suggestions for other Instagrammable Bali spots, let me know in the comments, Bali also has plenty of really nice villas with private pools, for all budgets.
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