Bali, for better or for worse, is an Instagrammer’s paradise. There is no shortage of natural beauty, luxurious establishments, and of course Instagram-friendly meals. The Instagram culture in Bali was almost obnoxiously overwhelming, but when in Rome, right? You might as well flex on the ‘gram like everybody else. Just make sure to actually enjoy yourself while you’re out there because come on, you’re in Bali, fam. Life is good here.
Anyway, here are 25 of the best spots to take pictures on this incredible island. Flex away.
Ulun Danu Temple
This place is killer at sunrise. Ride one of those little boats towards the temple in the middle of the lake for maximum Instagram compatibility.
The Gates of Heaven (Pura Lempuyang)
What would your trip to Bali be without the iconic picture at the Gates of Heaven? On a clear day, majestic Mount Agung in the background will provide you an additional 50 Instagram likes per hour.
Mount Batur at Sunrise
Pictures don’t do it justice so you’ll have to force yourself to get up at 3 AM to see it for yourself. Read my complete guide on the Mount Batur Sunrise Trek here!
Crate Cafe, Canggu
For the low price of around $4 USD, you get delicious food and coffee delivered in an Instagram-friendly arrangement.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Don’t be naive. These monkeys are vicious and you will have to fight tooth and nail to snag those juicy Instagram likes. Only the bravest tourists will pay for a banana to be put in their hair to get that crucial “monkey on head” picture.
The Bali Swing
Legend has it that many centuries ago, the Bali Swing was where Instagram was invented.
Tanah Lot Temple
This is one of the best sunset spots in Bali. What this picture doesn’t show is that the hundreds of other people who have heard the same thing.
This is genuinely one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I don’t have anything snarky to say about this one.
Don’t be fooled by the calm waters. I tried surfing here for my second time ever and thought I was going to die.
Cucukan Beach at Sunrise
The Lawn, Canggu
This is my happy place. Sunsets and coconut mojitos are the name of the game. Just make sure to get your real estate at the infinity pool early to make it easier to crop everyone out of your Insta pic.
Padang Padang Beach
I would eat here every day if I could.
For more on Copenhagen Cafe, check out my city spotlight on it here!
Single Fin Beach Club
Aling Aling Waterfall
The Green School
The Green School is beautiful but do not go just to take pictures. At the least, keep an open mind while you’re here as The Green School breaks away from the traditional educational system.
The Secret Valley Club – Alam Sambangan
This place was a Secret Valley Club indeed. There were no other tourists here besides us even though it crossed off all of the necessary Instagram hot-spot requirements. Infinity pool? Check. Giant lettering? Check. Swings? Check.
Campuhan Ridge Walk at Sunrise
Make sure you do it at sunrise. The lighting is clutch and will statistically augment your Instagram likes by at least 6.4%.
The Hot Springs At Lake Batur
Jungle Fish, Ubud
I would probably go here every single day if I didn’t have to pay a $12 entrance fee. Worth it.
For more on Jungle Fish, check out my city spotlight!
The Water Palace
There are too many amazing places in Bali to list. However, this should get you well on your way towards maximum Insta likes. Bali is a surprisingly huge island and it would take several months to truly be able to explore every corner and every attraction it has to offer. From natural beauty to man-made luxuries, Bali truly is an Instagrammer’s paradise.