10 Incredible Insta-Worthy Spots In Bali For Your Next Island Vacation


Nursyazana Kahardy •  Mar 22, 2019

Updated 1 Nov. 2019

Known for its beautiful natural landscapes, exotic temples and warm hospitality, Bali is undoubtedly one of the most popular island holiday destinations in the Indonesian archipelago. With so many exciting things to do and interesting sights to see, it’s no wonder that this island has become a treasure trove for unique photo opportunities by photographers and Instagram enthusiasts ?.

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If you consider yourself a bit of a shutterbug and want to up your Instagram feed game, well this guide will certainly help out! From natural landscapes to cute cafes and heritage sites, get ready to get trigger happy when you see these super Instagram-worthy spots in Bali you probably haven't heard about!

1. Wanagiri Hidden Hill

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Located in the highlands of the village of Munduk and Wanagiri is the Wanagiri Hidden Hill; an amazingly scenic watchpoint with breathtaking views of beautiful mountains, crisp green trees, and the vast expanses of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan.

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Surrounded with an abundance of natural beauty, various fun and whimsical photo spots, such as the human-sized bird’s nest, the bow of a boat overlooking the lake, and a giant swing set (just to name a few!) Wanagiri Hidden Hill would make the perfect addition to your IG feed ?.

Getting there: The Wanagiri Hidden Hill is easily accessible and lies on the main road passing through Bedugul.  It’s a 2 ½ hour drive by car from the Kuta area, a 2-hour drive from Ubud, and a 45-minute drive from the Lovina area.

Address: Jalan Munduk - Wanagiri, Wanagiri, Sukasada, Pancasari, Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia.

2. Taman Soekasada Ujung

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Next on our list is the gorgeous Taman Soekasada Ujung (also known as the water palace); the sister site of Tirta Gangga which was built by the late Raja of Karangasem in 1909. Located in the village of Seraya, the complex features a unique combination of Balinese and European architecture and is surrounded by three large ponds as well as other historic structures ?.

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Majestically set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline, any snapshot was taken at Taman Soekasada Ujung would make for an amazing addition to your Instagram feed!

Getting there: You can reach Taman Soekasada Ujung via land transport. It is a 2 ½ hour journey from Kuta and a 2-hour journey from the Ubud city centre.

Address: Ujung Water Palace, Br. Dinas, Tumbu, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80811, Indonesia

3. Nalu Bowls @ Seminyak

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Add a splash of colour across your Instagram feed by visiting Nalu Bowls. Inspired by Hawaiian culture, Nalu bowls exudes ‘surfer chic’ with its beach shack appearance and colourful smoothie bowls?.

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Made from locally sourced ingredients, each smoothie bowl is wildly different in its appearance but still retains those bright and colourful hues that make them so fun to photograph!

Halal status: Does not serve meat or alcohol. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.

Opening hours: Open daily; 7.30AM-6PM

Getting there: Located on Jalan Drupadi, you can get to Nalu Bowls via land transport. Situated in Seminyak, Nalu Bowls is located 2.1 km from Legian Beach.

Address: Jl. Drupadi 1 No.2A, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

4. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

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Located up in on the rocky limestone hills in southern Bali is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. Spanning an area of 250 hectares, the park is also located 260 metres above the sea level! ?

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Visitors will be treated to an absolutely stunning view of the ocean, but the main attraction here is still the mammoth sculpture of Vishnu riding on the back of a Garuda; which stands at about 145m tall. It would make for a truly majestic addition to your Instagram, but the real fun challenge is in trying to find the right angle to try and take a picture of the whole statue without cutting anything off.

Getting here: From Kuta, it takes about 20 minutes to get here. It is possible to navigate your way here using a GPS if you are renting a motorcycle or car. Otherwise, you can just take a taxi.

Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

5. Bhuana Sari Waterfall 

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Though we love singing the iconic lyrics of TLC's 'Don't go chasing waterfalls', we recommend that you take a different approach while travelling ? Otherwise, you'll miss out on the stunning Bhuana Sari Waterfall located in a secluded area but is still very much accessible! As one of the lesser known gems of Bali, this spectacular site is the second set of the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall. So, make sure to head up north and enjoy the gorgeous view of water cascading down the creek in a branch-like manner.

Getting there: If you're departing from Canggu or Ubud, it will take about an hour and a half drive through the mountains. Once you arrive at the waterfall, there is an entrance fee of IDR20,000.

Address: Wanagiri, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81161, Indonesia

6. Bali Boat Shed

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Despite the name, the Bali Boat Shed does not in fact, sell boats or offer boat rental services. It’s actually a vibrantly coloured clothing store that has adopted a fun twist to the usual nautical theme ⛵.

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The multi-coloured shack houses would make for the perfect backdrop for your OOTD or candid shot! Besides that, playing around with various angles will also get you a few interesting and quirky shots for the feed!

Getting there: Located in the heart of main street Seminyak, Bali Boat Shed is located at the Corner of Jalan Kayu Aya & Jalan Petitenget (between Sea Circus and Bodyworks). You can reach here by car, taxi or motorcycle.

Address: Jl. Laksamana Basangkasa No.55, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

7. Cafe Organic.

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Born in Seminyak and rapidly expanding to other locations across Bali, Cafe Organic offers visitors a serene atmosphere with its simple, clean and all-natural decor. With living green walls, a stylish interior and a colourful cacti mural that proudly proclaims ‘Garden Gangstas’, this place is gorgeous and would look amazing on your Instagram feed ?.

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The cafe also serves up some truly delicious vegetarian and vegan meals; each dish passionately crafted using locally sourced produce and beautifully presented for your viewing (and eating) pleasure!

Halal status: Does not serve any meat, animal by-products, or alcohol. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.

Opening hours: Open daily; 7AM-6PM

Getting there: Located 3.8km from Legian Beach, Cafe Organic is located opposite of W Hotel and is part of the Imani Suites Building.

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.99 X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

8. Tanah Lot Temple

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If you love taking nature shots, a visit to the Tanah Lot Temple will have you going trigger happy for hours. Located approximately 25km from Denpasar, this unique sea temple offers visitors a mesmerising view of the Indian Ocean ?.

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If you wanted to add a little drama and mystic to your Instagram feed, this place will definitely help! If you look at it from afar, the temple looks like it’s floating above the water; but upon closer inspection, you’ll be stunned to note that the whole structure was built solely on rock formations.

Getting here: From Kuta, it will take you approximately 45 minutes to reach here by car; depending on the traffic conditions.

Address: Jl. Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia

9. Mad Pops Bali

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There’s no better way to beat the Bali heat than with a scoop of ice cream (or two… maybe three?) With its white tiled walls, cheeky signage and bright pink neon sign that proudly reads ‘Ice Ice Baby’, Mad Pops Bali is small but quirky ice cream parlour that will have Instagram and desserts addicts reaching for their phones to take a quick picture ?!

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This whimsical ice cream parlour looks like it was made to BE on Instagram. Even their product packaging is super cute! For those of you who are wondering, the ice cream sold at Mad Pops Bali is all vegan and coconut based while their bright and colourful popsicles are made using locally sourced fruits.

Halal status: Does not serve any meat, animal by-products, or alcohol. Since this is not a halal-certified restaurant, we advise our readers to dine at your own discretion.

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM

Getting there: Located on Jalan Kayu Aya in Denpasar, Seminyak, Mad Pops is just a 2.9 km drive from Legian Beach and is situated just in front of Green Spot Flower Shop.

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.48, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

10. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

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Tired of the overcrowded spots in Bali but still want to enjoy some natural attractions? Then make your way to the breathtaking Tukad Cepung Waterfall, nestled away in a secluded area but still very much accessible! Fall into a calm state of mind as you let the beauty of mother nature sweep you away from the bustle of life and melt your stress away.

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While you take dip in the cooling water, make sure to get a shot of the iconic waterfall with sunlight streaming in from above! This makes for a heavenly picture that will not only decorate your Instagram feed but also a lifetime memory of your visit to the island's hidden gem.

Getting there: Located on Jalan Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelo, Tembuku, Bangali regency, this waterfall is right outside of Ubud. Once you arrive there, there is an entrance fee of IDR10,000.

Address: Jl. Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuku, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80671, Indonesia

And that concludes our list of the super Instagram-worthy spots in Bali you probably haven’t heard about ?! If you’re planning a trip to Bali any time soon, don’t forget to drop by some of these spots and add a fresh dose of awesomeness to your insta feed!