White and black sand beaches and turquoise water meet lush jungle, roaring waterfalls, and cute cafes and hotels: world, meet Bali, the tropical paradise of your dreams. I’ve written this guide on the top Bali Instagram spots for travelers that can’t help but take that perfect shot for their feed.
The most Instagrammable places in Bali can be found all over the island, so I’ve organized this post by region for your convenience, including the Nusa and Gili islands.
Note that some of these places are sought-after destinations, so a good rule of thumb is to go early to the majority of these Bali photo spots.
A Guide to the Top Bali Instagram Spots
Bali Instagram Spots - Sidemen Valley + East Bali
Lahangan sweet viewpoint
One of the most Instagrammable places in Bali and a new spot on the scene. Lahangan Sweet has blown up on Instagram and for good reason! The iconic tree platform gives you the most epic views of Mount Agung at both sunrise and sunset.
READ MORE | Check out my guide on Lahangan Sweet, Bali
WHERE | Lahangan Sweet, Bali
COST | Lahangan Sweet entrance fee is 20,000 IDR ($1.40 USD)
Bali is full of amazing waterfalls but nestled between central and East Bali in the Sidemen Valley is Gembleng waterfall. This Instagrammable Bali attraction has 3 tiered natural pools and beautiful jungle views for miles.
The facilities on site are pretty sparse in terms of toilets, so bring some toilet paper. They do have a snack shack at the top of the 5-minute climb.
WHERE | Gembleng Waterfall, Bali
COST | Gembleng waterfall entrance fee is 20,000 IDR ($1.40 USD)
STAY | Stay nearby at Samanvaya Luxury Resort and Spa
Laputa Bamboo Castle in the Sky
Probably the most epic viewpoint from a hotel in all of Bali can be found at Laputa bamboo castle in the sky, a major Bali Instagram spot. Book a night here and experience 360 views of Mount Agung, Sidemen Valley, East Bali, and the Bukit Peninsula. It’s a must on any trip to Bali.
Beware, the drive up is very very steep. You can try it yourself or the host can help you up from the bottom of the hill, just let them know in advance.
WHERE | Laputa Villa, Bali
Tirta gangga water palace
One of the classic Instagrammable places in Bali is the Tirta Gangga water palace. Photos of this place have been on social media for years. The fish pond and fountains make it an unforgettable experience.
Make sure to leave time to explore the other beautiful areas of the palace. There is a beautifully carved bridge and symmetrical fountains on the left side of the palace grounds that make for a great photo.
WHERE | Tirta Gangga Water Palace, Bali
COST | Tirta Gangga entrance fee is 30,000 IDR (approximately $2.10 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour
Camaya Bamboo House
If you haven’t heard of Camaya Bali, you won’t forget it now. This Bali Instagram spot has several fully constructed bamboo homes and offers suspended nets, rice fields, infinity pools, flower baths, and more.
Due to the homes having an open living plan, you can expect bugs and harmless critters. After all, it’s in the middle of the jungle.
WHERE | Camaya Bali, Indonesia
Bukit Cinta viewpoint
Imagine a valley with sweeping rice fields and a looming Mount Agung volcano. Bukit Cinta viewpoint is one the most Instagrammable places in Bali.
READ MORE | Everything you need to know about Bukit Cinta Bali Best Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint
WHERE | Bukit Cinta, Bali
COST | Bukit Cinta entrance fee is free of charge
STAY | Stay nearby at Kubu Carik Bungalows
Tukad Cepung waterfall
Teleport into an otherworldly adventure as you discover the secret Tukad Cepung waterfall nestled deep into a natural grotto. The lightrays from the top of the waterfall make for a great Instagrammable Bali photo.
READ MORE | Read my complete guide to Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bali for all the tips you’ll need to visit
WHERE | Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bali
COST | Tukad Cepung Waterfall entrance fee is 10,000 IDR (about $0.70 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour
Zen Gateway Villas
Three restored Joglo style bungalows perched on the side of a ravine with epic views of the river. The grounds even have an epic Bali swing for all the Instagrammable photo opportunities. The bungalows themselves also have hanging nets and floating beds. Spend at least a night here to fully enjoy.
WHERE | Zen Gateway, Sidemen, Bali
Taman Ujung water palace
Been to Tirta Gangga water palace and need another temple fix? Or just want a lesser-known alternative? Taman Ujung water palace has you covered. This complex is chock full of Bali Instagram spots, including a Roman theatre, grand staircase palace, intricate stone bridges, and large palm tree-lined walkways.
WHERE | Taman Ujung Water Palace, Bali
COST | Taman Ujung Water Palace entrance fee is 50,000 IDR ($3.50 USD)
Monkey bar at Bella vista
This infinity pool high up on the side of the hills in Sidemen Valley features a giant stone Buddha statue. Consider it a beach club but in the mountains. There is a restaurant attached so you can laze away the day after you’ve finished shooting. Note, there is an entrance fee that is used towards towel rental and food.
WHERE | Monkey Bar at Bella Vista, Bali
COST | Monkey Bar at Bella Vista entrance fee is 50,000 IDR ($3.50 USD)
Maha Gangga Valley
Maha Gangga Valley is a nature reserve located deep in the Karangasem region of East Bali. Take some time to explore the beautiful fields and chat with some locals. You will be able to see mighty Mount Agung in the background.
Instagrammable Bali photo spots here include the cone-shaped huts with beautiful orange flowers and the unique and voodoo-inspired bridge.
WHERE | Maha Gangga Valley, Bali
COST | Maha Gangga Valley entrance fee is 50,000 IDR ($3.50 USD)
BOOK | Pay for admission in advance using Klook.com
La Montagne Cafe
La Montagne is an Instagrammable cafe in Bali not to be missed. The cafe provides a specific table for Instagram photos that overlooks an absolutely stunning view of Mount Agung and lush rice fields in the foreground.
The staff will not allow you to use this table to relax at, so order your coffee first thing when you arrive, take photos with your cuppa in hand, and then move to a table within the restaurant.
WHERE | La Montagne Cafe, Bali
COST | There is no entrance fee for La Montagne Cafe, food and drink is an additional cost
STAY | Book a nearby stay at Hideout Bali one of the most Instagrammable places in Sidemen Valley, Bali
Besides having one of the best spas in Bali, Samanvaya is home to several individual bungalows with bow-shaped roofs. It also has two different infinity pools that look out at the local rice fields.
Ask the staff for a private tour of nearby Instagrammable places in Bali, which include trekking through rice fields, crossing picturesque bridges, cultural tours of the local towns, and even whitewater rafting.
WHERE | Samanvaya Luxury Resort and Spa, Bali
Bali instagram Spots - Uluwatu
Nyang Nyang beach
This secluded white sand beach is beautiful in its own right, but add a cool shipwreck washed up on the beach and you have a super Instagrammable place in Bali. The beach is located a 15-minute trek down the side of the cliffside through the jungle, but it’s so worth the effort. Because it’s quite remote, the beach is often empty, so you get the place to yourself. Be careful when climbing the shipwreck, as it has continued to erode.
WHERE | Nyang Nyang Beach, Bali
COST | Nyang Nyang Beach entrance fee is 10,000 IDR ($0.70 USD) for parking
BOOK A TOUR | See the beach from the sky with the Uluwatu Tandem Paragliding Experience
Karang Boma cliff
Karang Boma cliff viewpoint is an epic Bali photo spot. This cliff is located on the southern coast of the Bukit Peninsula and just a 15-minute drive from the Uluwatu main town. The cliff has incredible views of the Indian Ocean and looks even more spectacular due to the crashing waves and large rocks at the base.
Follow google maps directions and you will arrive at the small entrance gate. Pass through and make your way to the empty field with a small building. Park your scooter here and trek through to the left to find the viewpoint.
WHERE | Karang Boma Cliff, Bali
COST | Karang Boma Cliff entrance fee is 10,000 IDR ($0.70 USD)
Le Cliff Beachfront Suites
Perched on the side of rocky Uluwatu cliff, with beautiful water just below, is Le Cliff. Stay here for a night and get a couple of great photos of the hanging net, balcony, and beach. Just the sound of the waves is quite addictive.
Since it’s located down from the small scooter parkade, you will have to venture down a few steep stairs. The property is also very closely integrated into a neighbouring hotel called Dreamsea which is also one of the most Instrammable hotels in Bali.
WHERE | Le Cliff Bali, Indonesia
STAY | Spend a blissful night at Le Cliff Beachfront Suites
Balangan Beach Viewpoint
The beach is located in Jimbaran, a 15-minute drive North of Uluwatu, but it is still considered one of the best beaches on the peninsula. The beach itself is epic in its own right, but if you are just looking for an Instagram photo opportunity, head to the beach’s viewpoint.
Since the beach is located on the west side of the mainland, make sure you wait until noon or later for the sun to rise high enough in the sky to not provide harsh shadows in your photo.
WHERE | Balangan Beach View, Bali
COST | Balangan Beach Viewpoint entrance fee is 5,000 IDR ($0.35 USD) for parking
STAY | Book a night nearby at La Cabane
Suluban beach is a pretty cool place to take photos. Nestled between the cliff faces of the Southwest coastline of the Bukit Peninsula, the beach can be accessed down the stairs from Single Fin Beach Club. There are some really cool little caves and crevices to explore around the beach, so make sure to check a tide schedule and go at low tide.
There is usually a local at the beach selling simple snacks and beverages.
WHERE | Suluban Beach, Bali
COST | Suluban Beach entrance fee is 5,000 IDR ($0.35 USD) for parking
The Korowai Bali
Reminiscent of a Costa Rican eco-resort, the Korowai is located nestled above a private beach into the heavily jungled cliffside. The property comes with 3 individual bungalows suspended above the cliff with stilts and picture-perfect bridges connecting them.
The restaurant itself is also really pretty and make sure to head down the stairs to the beach below for some quintessential water photos.
WHERE | The Korowai, Bali
STAY | Nestle into your very own room on stilts at The Korowai
La Cabane Bali
La Cabane is a property with 6 authentic wood bungalows surrounded by palm trees, but the real showstopper here is the pool. The white-washed infinity pool is centre stage and has great far-off views of the western coastline. The sunsets here are lovely.
But if you are looking for Instagrammable Bali spots, there are a few options here. Their breakfast is served on a long wooden table in front of the pool, which makes for a great photo. They also have a cute swing and you can request a flower bath be made up for you at an extra charge.
WHERE | La Cabane, Bali
STAY | Spend the day by the pool at La Cabane Bali
Melasti beach is on the southernmost edge of the Bukit Peninsula. The Balinese government has made large efforts to make it accessible by adding a large wide and winding road down from the cliff to the beach. The best spots here are at the Palmilla Beach Club, above the winding road, or just anywhere on the beach.
WHERE | Melasti Beach, Bali
COST | Melasti Beach entrance fee is 10,000 IDR ($0.70 USD)
Sal Secret Spot Bali
Sal Secret Spot is a cute little accommodation located 5 minutes off the main drag of Uluwatu. The place doesn’t have a view but the vibe here is really cool. The white painted cabins are great for a night’s stay, but perch on one of the large white ‘lily pads’ for a great Instagram shot. The umbrellas are a great backdrop.
WHERE | Sal Secret Spot, Bali
STAY | Spend a night at Sal Secret Spot in a cute whitewashed bungalow with 2 tier pool
Bingin beach is a favourite among locals and ex-pats for its calm swimmable waters and access to many amenities. Descend the steep stairs down to the beach and make sure you have everything with you because the trek back up the stairs is not one you want to make multiple times.
Venture to the left most corner of the beach for some great photo opportunities between the neat rock formations. Bingin is one of the most Instagrammed places in Bali.
WHERE | Bingin Beach, Bali
COST | Bingin Beach entrance fee is 5,000 IDR ($0.35 USD) for parking
STAY | Book a room at Inn Possible Cliff House right on the beach and watch the epic sunset
An institution in Uluwatu that has been around for a long time, Bukit Cafe is a great Instagram Bali photo spot. They have a sign in the back of the restaurant that says ‘Bukit vibes’. Sit at the table in front with a cuppa and smile at the camera.
WHERE | Bukit Cafe, Bali
Gooseberry Cafe Bali
Gooseberry Cafe and boutique is a new addition to the Uluwatu scene and boy has it exploded. Not only are the restaurant interiors trendy, but the outside pool area and cabana also make for many photo spots. The bathroom itself is pretty enough to make the stop.
WHERE | Gooseberry Restaurant, Bali
Bali Instagram Spots - Ubud
Skai Joglo is one the most Instagrammed places in Bali right now, so don’t miss booking a night here. And make sure to do it in advance as they only have 2 individual treehouses available. Stay at the Cahaya Skai Joglo treehouse for a picture-perfect round pool overlooking the Ubudian jungle and rice fields beyond.
Quintessential Bali photo spots here include a flower bath and a floating breakfast. The house comes with a very large floppy hat which makes a great prop for any snap.
WHERE | Skai Joglo Ubud, Bali
STAY | Spend a weekend in the Cahaya Skai Joglo Treehouse
BOOK A TOUR | Explore everything that Ubud has to offer with the Best of Ubud Tour
Tibumana is one of my favourite waterfalls close to Ubud. Even the tree-lined road leading to the parking lot is Instagrammable in and of itself. Trek 10 minutes down a jungle path to reach a massive, almost perfect-looking, waterfall.
READ MORE | Need all the best tips before visiting? Peruse my complete guide to Tibumana Waterfall, Bali
WHERE | Tibumana Waterfall, Bali
COST | Tibumana Waterfall entrance fee is 15,000 IDR (about $1.10 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Spectacular Waterfalls Tour from Ubud
Campuhan ridge walk
The Campuhan ridge walk is nice even without taking photos but do be aware the walk gets really busy after 7 am so you should be arriving there just as the sun is rising. Alternatively, you can go at sunset, but the chances of having to edit out other people are likely.
Find the part of the path with the single palm tree and take a photo with the winding path in the background. If you have a drone, there is some great opportunity here for aerial shots.
WHERE | Campuhan Ridge Walk, Bali
COST | Campuhan Ridge Walk is free of charge
BOOK A TOUR | Want to experience Bali Eat Pray Love style? This private tour has you covered
Suwat waterfall is the lesser-known of the popular Ubud waterfalls, but worth a visit nonetheless. The falls have some cool rock formations that have fish and other creatures carved into the faces. The waterfall itself has a raft which makes for a perfect Bali photo spot.
READ MORE | Find out everything you need to know about Suwat Waterfall, Bali
WHERE | Suwat Waterfall, Bali
COST | Suwat Waterfall entrance fee is 15,000 IDR (about $1.10 USD)
Sebatu Sanctuary eco-resort
The Sebatu Sanctuary is located 30 minutes north of Ubud city centre and is surrounded by lush greenery. The property has unique individual lodgings including bamboo houses, safari tents, colonial cabins, and even a treehouse. The treehouse is probably the most epic stay here, especially because of its round door. The treehouse also has its own private suspension bridge that lights up in fairy lights starting at sunset.
WHERE | Sebatu Sanctuary Eco-Resort, Ubud, Bali
STAY | Spend a night in the unique treehouse at Sebatu Sanctuary
BOOK A TOUR | Explore the nearby Tirta Empul Temple, rice fields, and more with the Best of Central Bali Tour
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
The iconic rice terraces of Tegalalang will always be Insta-worthy. Head here just before the sunrises and head down the left-hand side and take the path to the most northern part of the rice terraces. The morning light breaking through the palms here makes for one of the best Bali Instagram photos on the internet.
Another great spot is the pathway down from the V-shaped terraces in the centre of the attraction. This can be best captured by drone.
WHERE | Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali
COST | Tegalalang Rice Terrace entrance fee is 15,000 IDR (about $1.10 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Explore the Rice Fields and Ubud Monkey Forest
Kanto lampo waterfall
Kanto Lampo is a must on the Ubud waterfall trail and one of the best Bali Instagram spots. This waterfall set on black rock spreads across the main boulders on the side of the ravine. Climb up onto the rock formation in the middle for the best photo opportunity.
There are locals here waiting to help you with your photos for a charge. They are kind and help you with absolutely anything you need and look out for your safety walking through the water below.
WHERE | Kanto Lampo Waterfall, Bali
COST | Kanto Lampo Waterfall entrance fee is 10,000 IDR (about $0.70 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Take a tour of Ubud Swing and Kanto Lampo Waterfall
Villa Cella Bella
Villa Cella Bella is a playground for Instagrammers, quite literally. The 2 bedroom and 2 story villa is home to two different bathtubs that are great for flower baths, a large infinity pool, a faux beach, decorative platform, and a hanging net.
Ask the manager in advance if you’d like anything written in the sand or maybe a large projector screen showing Netflix in the middle of the property is more your style.
WHERE | Villa Cella Bella, Ubud, Bali
STAY | Book a room at Villa Cella Bella
Mount Batur Hike
What an iconic Bali experience! The Mount Batur sunrise trek will take you 2 hours uphill and will start at 2 AM in the morning, but well worth it. You will need proper sneakers for this one but hiking shoes aren’t required. You will have a local guide to bring you up the side of the mountain in the dark, but definitely bring your own flashlight as the rock can be quite uneven.
Once you reach the top they will provide you with a small breakfast of banana toast, hard-boiled egg, and tea or coffee. Beware of the monkeys at the top as they will likely try to steal your food.
WHERE | Mount Batur Volcano, Bali
COST | Guided Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking is average 500,000 IDR per person (about $35 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast
Colourful Mural in Ubud Centre
If you love art, murals, or street art this one is for you. The image on the side of Kula Boutique in the heart of Ubud is a great background for a cute Bali Instagram photo. Grab a fun dress and maybe a classic Bali purse and do a twirl!
WHERE | Ubud Mural, Bali
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
A lesser-known alternative to Tirta Empul, the local Sebatu Temple also offers water cleansing. The cleansing here is self-completed as this temple is more for locals. Make sure to be respectful of the Hindu culture when visiting and properly cover-up. This is not the place to wear skimpy bathing suits.
WHERE | Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, Bali
COST | Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple entrance fee is 30,000 IDR (about $2 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Alternatively, you can visit the famous Tirta Empul Temple
Bali instagram Spots - Canggu + Seminyak
The Colony Hotel
Wow, is the Colony Hotel ever spectacular. If you love colonial design then you’ve made it to the right place. This hotel has two different pool spots and some lovely architecture. Stay in their executive suite for a lush experience and accomplish the patio photo above. The Colony Hotel is definitely one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Bali.
WHERE | The Colony Hotel, Bali
STAY | Book a weekend at The Colony Hotel
Fruit stand on main road
Pretty vague I know, but if you are staying in the Canggu area, you can head up to the main road that runs to Tanah Lot. Head that direction and there should be a couple of different locations for a fruit stand shoot. Look out for the green and yellow stalls.
Guru Boutique Hostel
A boutique hostel focused on making solo female travelers safe and at home, the Guru Canggu is a great Bali Instagram spot. Ask for the floating breakfast and take pictures beside the pool and in the cute coworking cafe with a beautiful mural of a strong lady on the wall.
The white boho ‘queen’ chair is located near the stairs. Ask permission to move it to the corner with the cactuses for a great close-up shot.
WHERE | Guru Canggu Boutique Hostel, Bali
STAY | Meet some new friends at Guru Canggu
If you love pink, you’ve met your dream restaurant in Kynd Community. The Seminyak based cafe has a feature wall that has been plastered all over Instagram for years but it continues to be a much-loved photo. Make sure to order a vegan pizza or two and a couple of drinks to fill out the table.
Alternatively, you can choose to sit on the swinging bench with a sunflower mural as a backdrop.
WHERE | Kynd Community, Bali
The Shady Shack
This cute white-painted ‘shack’ in the heart of the Batu Bolong neighbourhood of Canggu, is The Shady Shack. One of the best places for food in the area, but besides that, the quaintness of the place is quite Instagrammable. When you walk in, go to the very left of the building and you will find a cozy spot for photos.
WHERE | The Shady Shack, Bali
A newer restaurant on the Canggu scene, Penny Lane is an expansive and stylish warehouse-style place. The exterior itself is photogenic but go inside for where all the magic happens. The hand fountain is one of the most Instagrammable places in Bali restaurants right now. Even the bench seating is great for a photo.
WHERE | Penny Lane, Bali
Batu Bolong Beach
Not the most epic beach in Bali, but a frequent one for most people watching the sunset in Canggu. The beach is home to many warungs and shops offering fresh coconut and chairs to watch the magic happen. Use the pretty colours as a great backdrop for your next feed post.
WHERE | Batu Bolong Beach, Bali
COST | Batu Bolong Beach entrance fee is 2,000 IDR (about $0.15 USD) for parking
BOOK A LESSON | Looking to catch some waves? Take a 2-hour surf lesson
Bali instagram Spots - West Bali
Pasut Beach is one of Bali’s stunning black sand beaches. The beach is located a 45-minute drive Northwest up the coastline from Canggu and is best to start your journey before the sun rises. The ideal photo here is sunrise light and hanging off this palm tree you see above me.
Unfortunately we left too late and the light was flat by the time we arrived. There was also an array of ants on the trunk when we tried to climb. But I learnt a trick since my trip here. Drive your scooter underneath the trunk and climb up onto it from the scooter seat. Voila!
WHERE | Pasut Beach, Bali
COST | Pasut Beach entrance fee is free of charge
Bali beach glamping resort
Bali Beach Glamping is an upscale safari tent experience located right on a black sand beach. Spend one night here in one of their ocean-view luxury tents and wake up early, because this is when the resort really shines.
Walk along the edge of the infinity pool, sip coffee in front of your tent or swing in the hammock, all are great Bali photo spots to share with your audience.
WHERE | Bali Beach Glamping, Bali
STAY | Experience upscale Bali Beach Glamping right on the beach
Seseh Beach is a couple of neighbourhoods left up the coastline from Canggu and easily accessed on a bike in 15 minutes. The beach itself features black sand and turquoise waters. The waves can be pretty strong here, so be careful. Venture down from the parking lot to the far end where there a couple of warungs serving coconuts. This area is ideal for photo shoots with large palm trees.
WHERE | Seseh Beach, Bali
COST | Seseh Beach entrance fee is 2,000 IDR (about $0.15 USD) for parking
Sumberkima Hill Retreat
Sumberkima Hill Retreat is located a 3-hour drive to the Northwesternmost tip of Bali. The retreat has over 50 private individual villas scattered throughout the hillside, most with infinity pools and stunning views. Make sure to stay for 2-3 nights to make the trek worth it. The food they serve at the restaurant is also quite nice.
WHERE | Sumberkima Hill Retreat, Bali
STAY | Experience the untouched Northwest region of Bali at Sumberkima Hill Retreat
An iconic Instagram spot in Bali is the Tanah Lot water temple. The temple is about 20 minutes up the coast and is best visited for sunset. Do note that because this time of day is the most popular time to visit, it will be packed with people. If you want to get great pictures, venture down the beach and capture the beautiful light.
WHERE | Tanah Lot, Bali
COST | Tanah Lot Water Temple entrance fee is 60,000 IDR (about $4.15 USD) for adult foreigners
BOOK A TOUR | This tour includes the Ubud Monkey Forest, rice terraces, and Tanah Lot in a 10-hour timeframe
BOOK A CAR | Book a private car transfer to Tanah Lot and back
Bali instagram Spots - Nusa Islands
Diamond beach – Nusa Penida
Just as the name implies, Diamond beach is named after two large rock formations just offshore shaped like diamonds. Make your way down the staircase carved out of the side of the cliff and stop halfway down. Here is a great photo opportunity and one of the best Bali Instagram spots with a background of the entire Diamond beach.
Make your way down and the beach is your oyster. Try flying your drone, if you have one. But, be careful not to fly it into the side of a cliff.
WHERE | Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali
COST | Diamond Beach entrance fee is 10,000 IDR (about $0.70 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Spend a day exploring Nusa Penida Instagram Highlights
Atuh Beach – Nusa Penida
Right over the ridge from Diamond Beach is Atuh Beach. You can access the beach from here using the steep rock staircase from the viewpoint, just past the little shop. Stop halfway down for a great view of the beach and surrounding jungle. It’s up to you whether you want to go all the way down, but I was pretty tired after a few hours at Diamond, that I decided to take this photo and move on.
WHERE | Atuh Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali
COST | Atuh Beach entrance fee is 10,000 IDR (about $0.70 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Experience the stunning white sand beaches of Nusa Penida
Kelingking Beach – Nusa Penida
One of the most Instagrammed places in Bali is Kelingking Beach, or more casually called T-Rex Beach. You can see why, since the shape of the outcropped land reminds most of the head and small arms of the tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur.
There is a concrete platform at the very top where most people take their photos, but venturing even halfway down the steep staircase can give you a better angle. If you have the energy, trek all the way down to the beach and spend the day in the waves.
WHERE | Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali
COST | Kelingking Beach entrance fee is 10,000 IDR (about $0.70 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Don’t want to spend the night? Try this Best of Nusa Penida tour that will take you from mainland Bali to Nusa Penida and back in one day.
Rumah Pohon Tree House – Nusa Penida
A treehouse with epic views of the Nusa Penida coastline, who could ask for more. The Rumah Pohon Tree House is accessed about 5 minutes down dirt stairs and actually has three different houses. The most Instagrammable one can be found to the left perched right on the edge of the cliff. The view from here is actually of Diamond Beach, which makes a great backdrop.
Climb or sit on the stairs for a great Bali Instagram photo. In high season, you may have a line of people waiting to get the same opportunity.
WHERE | Rumah Pohon Tree House, Nusa Penida, Bali
COST | Rumah Pohon Tree House entrance fee is 50,000 IDR ($3.50 USD)
BOOK A TOUR | Book the ultimate 2 day Instagram Tour of Nusa Penida
Angel’s Billabong – Nusa Penida
Angel’s Billabong is a tide pool located right at the rocks of Manta Bay. At high tide, the waves will splash into the pool and can be quite dangerous. Best to go at low tide. The tide pool also features some deeper portions of green that can be caught on a good quality camera.
Head down and float in the water for a great photo. The bottom of the pool can be slippery so watch your step.
WHERE | Angel Billabong, Nusa Penida, Bali
COST | Angel’s Billabong entrance fee is free of charge
BOOK A TOUR | This one-day fast boat tour from Bali has this covered
Broken Beach – Nusa Penida
Broken Beach featured a large round inlet with an arched landmass that allows the ocean to flow through from Manta Point. The water is blue-green here and sitting on the edge will get you the best photo.
In classic Nusa Penida fashion, the heat can be extreme, so bring a hat and some sunscreen.
WHERE | Broken Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali
COST | Broken Beach entrance fee is free of charge
BOOK A TOUR | This 3 Day and 2 Night tour will have you hitting all the Instagrammable spots in Nusa Penida
Tembeling Springs – Nusa Penida
Tembeling Springs is a part of Tembeling Beach and Forest located right at the ocean. The beach and springs can be difficult to access for beginner scooter drivers. Park your car 3 kilometers up the road where the road gets dicey and walk the remainder. It should take you 45 minutes. If you’ve rented a car, you should have no problem.
Once you reach the top and start descending the stairs, there will be a pool on the right-hand side that is quite picturesque. When we went it was looking pretty murky, so we continued down to the pool near the ocean. There were locals playing in the water at the time we arrived and a lady set up setting snacks and drinks. The water is very clean and clear, so spend a good hour or two enjoying the pool after you’ve taken your photos.
There are men there that offer to take you back to your scooter for 50,000 IDR (about $3.50 USD). It was well worth it.
WHERE | Tembeling Springs, Nusa Penida, Bali
COST | Tembeling Springs entrance fee is free of charge
Blue Lagoon – Nusa Ceningan
Amply named after the brilliant blue colour of the ocean, the Blue Lagoon can be found on the small island of Nusa Ceningan. The best viewpoint here can be accessed through the Klyf Club, which is perched on the side of the lagoon. Before heading down into the beach club, cross the dirt and rock to the right, and voila!
WHERE | Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan, Bali
COST | Blue Lagoon entrance fee is free of charge plus cost of food and drink
Sea Breeze Pool Bar – Nusa Ceningan
Talk about a cool funky place to spend the day on Nusa Ceningan, the Sea Breeze Pool Bar has it all! The place is chock full of interesting things to look at, but what is really special here, is the access to the shallow ocean water. You can walk for quite a ways and still only have water at your knee level.
Swing in the hammock or take a photo of you in the water from above. The smoothie bowls here also make a great prop for any Bali Instagram shot.
WHERE | Sea Breeze Pool Bar and Restaurant, Nusa Ceningan, Bali
COST | Sea Breeze Pool Bar entrance fee is free of charge
Yellow Bridge – Nusa Ceningan
The picturesque yellow bridge connects the islands of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan and can be driven over by a scooter. Watch the traffic and when there is a break go swiftly take a photo of the beautiful structure above.
WHERE | Yellow Bridge, Nusa Ceningan, Bali
COST | Yellow Bridge entrance fee is free of charge
Bucketlist Bungalows – Nusa Lembongan
Bucketlist Bungalows is in the Jungut Batu Beach area of Nusa Lembongan, a great place to stay for anyone looking to get a great photo. There are a few private individual bungalows here that are steps away from the beach and a great location for exploring.
Try sitting in the swing on the porch with the morning light or the hammock in the yard.
WHERE | Bucketlist Bungalows, Nusa Lembongan, Bali
STAY | Stay in one of Bucketlist Bungalows‘ cute Joglo style bungalow steps from the Beach
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Gili Meno Island
Gili Meno Island is technically located off the coast of Lombok but is a frequent vacation spot for Balinese ex-pats and tourists alike. Gili Meno is the smallest of the three main islands and is designated the ‘couples’ island. Civilization here is sparse but there are quite a few Instagrammable spots if you grab a bicycle and tour around the island.
WHERE | Gili Meno Island, Lombok
Gili Air Island
Gili Air Island is a trendy island, where design lovers and foodies go to spend the weekend. The villas and cafes here are picturesque and there a couple of swings around the shoreland that are worth seeking out.
WHERE | Gili Air Island, Lombok
Essentials for any Bali Trip
With any trip, it’s always a good idea to prepare and bring a few items that will make your experience better. Here are my recommendations:
DAY PACK | I travel with my WANDRD backpack, it comes with a compartment for your camera and tons of space for all your other goodies
MIRRORLESS CAMERA | If you want to invest in something other than your camera phone (the newest phones have great cameras by the way), I purchased the Sony A7iii with a Sigma 24-70mm 2.8 lens. Couldn’t be happier.
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE | Let’s help save our planet from plastic pollution and carry around a reusable water bottle instead. I love my Swell water bottle as it stays cold for 24 hours and is lightweight. A LARQ water bottle would also fit the bill and has water purifying technology built right in.
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