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Get ready to embark on a visual journey through the enchanting landscapes of Bali, a paradise where every corner seems tailor-made for Instagram perfection. Bali offers a treasure trove of photogenic gems waiting to be discovered from serene rice terraces to azure beaches and vibrant cultural hubs.
In this guide, let’s unveil the top 10 Instagrammable holiday destinations in Bali that promise breathtaking views and unforgettable memories. So, pack your bags and charge your camera, because these Bali spots are about to elevate your travel album to a whole new level!
Campuhan Ridge Walk, photo by Minh Tran on Unsplash
Campuhan Ridge Walk is one of the most instagrammable holiday destinations in Bali you must visit. This hidden gem offers a tranquil escape from the bustling streets, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in the island’s breathtaking landscapes.
Campuhan Ridge is a beautifully paved walk along the Campuhan Ridge. This nature walk showcases the natural and beautiful side of Ubud. Aside from rice terraces and empty fields, the Campuhan Ridge’s walk is also made up of many trees and hills, giving it the appearance of a jungle or forest.
Try to start the walk as early as you can around sunrise. Make sure to start between 5.30 – 7.30 in the morning, in order for you to avoid getting exposed to the direct heat of sunlight!
Wanagiri Hidden Hills, photo by Charlie Pauly
If you’re looking for another instagrammable holiday destinations in Bali, you must not skip the Wanagiri Hidden Hills. It’s situated in the northern part of Bali, tourists and visitors alike often refer to this place as the ‘selfie peak region’. One of the most popular attractions at Wanagiri Hidden Hills is the giant bird’s nest and big swings for you to choose from.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills is roughly around two hours of motorcycle ride without traffic from Denpasar. Make sure to visit this place before sunset, and you will get a spectacular view of the sunset from the top of those hills.
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is situated within the highlands of the mountainous Bedugul Regency in Bali and sits atop a plateau on Lake Beratan. This beautiful temple was built in adoration of the Goddess Danu. Four holy structures make up the temple complex.
This temple is surrounded by the beautiful Lake Beratan creating a reflective surface and giving out an impression of a floating temple. Getting to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple will involve you in a scenic drive through Bali’s diverse landscapes. Remember to start heading out early to catch a beautiful sunrise at the temple!
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, photo by Jason Cooper on Unsplash
Due to its abundance of green tourist attractions like lush forests, ridge walks, and rice terraces, Ubud is known as the area of Bali as being the greenest. Tegallalang Rice Fields is one of the most well-known green attractions and one of the instagrammable holiday destinations in Bali you must visit. This place is a series of beautifully arranged paddies that follow the traditional Balinese irrigation system called “Subak.”
Tegalalang Rice Terraces has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site. It has gained popularity among foreign travelers. It is a great place for you to wind down to ease your mind, as it offers a quiet and calming atmosphere. This place is only a short 10-minute motorcycle ride to the north of Ubud.
Illustration of White Sand Beach, photo by Sean Oulasin on Pexels
Virgin Beach is situated in the Eastern part of Bali and hides its own beauty, making it one of instagrammable holiday destinations you need to visit in Bali. This beach itself has several names. Foreigners usually call it Virgin Beach because the beach itself is far from the crowds and still pure without any kind of big resorts or restaurants ruining the view. Others call this beach as White Sand Beach because only this beach around Karangasem Province has white sands.
To visit Virgin Beach, you can ask local residents for precise directions because the access to this beach is relatively far and quite secluded. Additionally, you will have to find some road instructions to get to the beach.
Amed Beach, photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash
Amongst many diving locations in Bali, Amed Beach is often overlooked and pretty much underrated. Situated on the island’s Eastern shoreline, it was once best known for its traditional salt farming in the area of Purwakerti. Large reefs that span the water at Amed Beach make it an excellent place for snorkeling. It is also possible to book ‘jukung’ or traditional Balinese wooden boats for your fishing charters. After spending the day exploring the underwater playgrounds, you can relax with a traditional Balinese massage, performed by a skilled local masseur.
Sunrise at Bukit Cinta, photo by Charlie Pauly
Bukit Cinta is the insane and popular Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint that everybody loves to photograph. Situated out East, just around 2 hours of motorcycle ride from Ubud, Bukit Cinta is considered one of the instagrammable holiday destinations in Bali. The best time to visit this place is during the dry season, between April and October. Make sure to visit Bukit Cinta at sunrise, because this is when you will have the best chance of seeing the Mount Agung volcano in all its beautiful glory. Additionally, the air is so fresh and will give you shivers, make sure to pack an additional layer of jacket to prevent you from getting cold!
Bali Botanical Garden, photo by Trip Advisor
Bali Botanical Garden also known as Kebun Raya Bali is Indonesia’s largest Botanic Garden with around 157 hectares in size. Situated in the mountainous region of Bedugul in Central Bali, the Bali Botanical Garden is reachable only around one and a half hours of motorcycle ride from Denpasar. This garden is a mix of green and lush open space, with unique plant collections and tropical mountain forests set against the misty green slopes of Tapak Hill.
The highlight of the garden is the massive banyan tree at the back of the park. It has half a dozen huge stumps and looks like it is coming from a science fiction movie.
Banyumala Waterfall, photo by Sneha Chandrashekar on Unsplash
Banyumala Waterfall also known as Banyumala Twin Waterfall is one of the instagrammable holiday destinations in Bali. Many people consider this waterfall as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. Situated in the Northern part of Bali, it’s a simple one-hour motorcycle trip from Lovina.
The walk down through the falls through the jungle isn’t too strenuous and tiring. Additionally, the plunge pool is a perfect place for you to swim and get your head and mind to cool off from the Bali heat.
Batu Barak Beach, photo by The Introverted Yogi
Batu Barak Beach is situated in the Southern part of Bali, just around a 30-minute motorcycle ride from Nusa Dua. If you’re heading to Pandawa Beach, you can visit Batu Barak Beach as well, as the road itself now goes right through and loops back to the main road.
Just like the name, the beach is surrounded by limestone cliffs on both sides. The cliff itself is covered in lush green vegetation, which also provides a stunning backdrop to the beach. The water at the beach is crystal clear with a blue hue, and there are also a few small coral reefs located offshore.
These ten Instagrammable holiday destinations stand as vivid threads, waiting to be woven into the fabric of your travel memories. Now, what are you waiting for? Seize the moment and turn your travel dreams into reality. Book and plan your holiday now with Asia Holiday Villa, and let the adventure unfold!