Tropical haven Bali isn’t just pretty when you see it with your own eyes, but it is pretty in pictures too. From the endless collections of seascapes, landscapes, colourful cafes and unique boutiques, this photogenic paradise will make you want to whip out your phone and snap a picture quicker than you can say the word ‘Bali’. Whether you are the Queen of OOTDs and selfies or the pro snapper, Bali is the place to be. Immerse yourself in the local Balinese culture and explore these Instgaram-worthy sights - the road to an aesthetic feed has just begun.
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1. Hanging Gardens Infinity Pool
This stunning double level infinity pool has been crowned ‘One of Bali’s Best Swimming Pools in the World’ by style bible Condé Nast Traveler, and we sure can see why.
Designed by an architect, experience nature like you’ve never done before by floating on the calm clear waters, the dense rainforest in the background just within your reach.
Whether it is a back view, front view, top angle or low, there is no doubt that the pictures will still come out as breathtaking as ever, because what can beat being on a levitated pool in the middle of a scenic rainforest?
Hanging Gardens Infinity Pool
Address: Banjar Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Price: Different prices depending on the date of check-in. Check the website for more details
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.
Contact: +62 361 982700
Website: Hanging Gardens Infinity Pool
2. Nusa Penida
Also known as the Maldives of Bali, pay a visit to Nusa Penida, the largest of the three south-eastern islands of the coast of Bali.
Away from the mainstream crowds and commercial ways of Bali, Nusa Penida is generally quieter and much more peaceful. This picturesque haven contains one of the most photogenic beaches and the most breathtaking views that will definitely leave your followers wanting more.
Many wonder what the true definition of ‘aesthetic’ means. Well, we hope this picture successfully puts all your doubts to rest.
Address: Nusa Penida
Price: A ticket for the daily public ferry from Padang Bai is 2.36 USD each
Opening Hours: Ferry leaves everyday at 1pm
Website: Nusa Penida
3. Tengenungan Waterfall
Apart from the pristine sandy beaches and the unforgettable sunset by the sea, many people forget that Bali contains the most beautiful waterfalls and crystal clear swimming holes.
Probably one of the ultimate favourite tourist waterfall spots in Bali, Tengenungan Waterfall is the go-to place if you would like to flaunt a little of that beach body you have been hiding, and have a stunning gush of water running down as your aesthetic background.
An OOTD beside the famous signboard of Tengenungan Waterfall works too if you don’t feel like heading into the water.
Address: Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Open daily
Access: 30 minutes from Ubud
Contact: +62 857-3781-8549
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4. Tanah Lot Temple
The overwhelming beauty and serenity of Tanah Lot is mesmerising. This delicate and historic temple is located right on top of a 3-acre (1.2 hectare) rock, at a few minutes’ walk up from the coastal lip. However, do note that only Balinese people are allowed to enter. Tourists are still free to view and photograph the unique off-shore settings and sunset backdrop.
Enter the splendid gates of the temple, but not without a full body shot of you entering this prestige site.
The beautiful sunsets in Tanah Lot are to die-for. Keep track of the magic hour and get ready for a fancy pose, the glorious colours of the setting sun are worth capturing!
Tanah Lot Temple
Address: Bali 82171, Indonesia
Price: Tourist (Adult): 2.30 USD, Tourist (Child 6-12 years old): 4.60 USD
Opening Hours: 7am - 7pm daily
Access: 20km (12 miles) north-west of Kuta
Contact: +62 361 880361
Website: Tanah Lot Temple
5. La Laguna Bali
If you have heard of the hipster bar La Favela, you would not want to miss La Laguna! This beach club cum restaurant is brought to you by the same eccentric and charming folks.
Get into your inner gypsy and enjoy the vintage decor that lines La Laguna! Pose with the gypsy caverns that look like they might have came straight out of a storybook - their efforts in making this place magical have definitely paid off.
The trick is finding this magical place and not getting lost - it is located very deep and can get confusing if you are unfamiliar with the place! Here’s our special advice: it is easier from the Berawa beach. Find it halfway between Batu Belig and Berawa Beach and walk over the big wooden bridge. All successful adventurers will tend to take a victory OOTD of them entering La Laguna, so don’t miss out on that too!
Editor’s note: Currently closed for renovation, estimated to be reopened in 2020.
La Laguna Bali
Address: Jalan Pantai Kayu Putih, Berawa, Canggu, Bali, 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 11am - 12am daily
Access: 10 minutes’ walk from Jalan Batu Belig
Contact: +62 812-3638-2272
Website: La Laguna Bali
6. Old Man’s Bali
This chilled beachfront beer garden is the perfect hangout spot whether it is day or night. Be charmed by the friendly and laid-back atmosphere, and get ready for a relaxing good time.
The chilled atmosphere and drinks aside, Old Man’s is also a popular OOTD spot due to its fancy and vibrant doodled wall.
A good hangout spot: checked. Affordable prices: checked. Nice background for an aesthetic shot: checked!
Old Man's Bali
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 7am - 9pm daily
Contact: + 62 361 8469 158
Website: Old Man’s Bali
7. Finn’s Beach Club
Laze the day away while being half immersed in the stunning 30-metre (98 feet) infinity pool. Bob your head to the pumping music from the underwater speakers, Finn’s Beach Club has everything you need to experience more of paradise Bali. A bikini-clad OOTD on the aesthetic white sand beaches is more than enough - but if you are feeling a bit more adventurous - a Yoga pose will do just the trick too. Say goodbye to the sun as it slowly sets, and admire the majestic view of stunning Bali. With the glimmering glow of the lanterns against the lavender sky, who can resist not snapping a picture?
Finn's Beach Club
Address: Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Price: Free entry for all areas
Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm daily
Contact: +62 361 8446327
Website: Finn’s Beach Club
8. The Dusty Cafe
Despite being one of the smallest cafes in Bali, this newly opened hipster cafe is quite popular and has been receiving good feedback from its customers. Dusty generally serves a small menu of healthy colourful food. Enjoy these tasty but healthy foods and snap a few for the ‘food porn’ section of your feed. Also a killer are the delicate and freshly cut smoothie bowls, a mix of vibrant and cheerful colours all in one hearty meal.
The Dusty Cafe
Address: Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 4, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Price: main courses from 4.50 USD
Opening Hours: 9am - 10.45pm daily
Contact: +62 (0) 8 21 46 45 20 51
Website: The Dusty Cafe
9. Bali Boat Shed
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Now that you are experiencing the island life, it is a must to dress like an islander too! The bright and colourful interiors of Bali Boat Shed are always inviting, so step into fashion galore to see what else Bali has in store for you! This vibrant store sells both male and female outfits, so feel free to drag in your dad/brother or boyfriend if they insist on standing outside. The multi-coloured shack houses are not only quirky for an OOTD or candid shot, but also interesting if you play with various angles. Apart from the colourful walls, a small bench can also be found right outside the shop. Sitting on the bench for a picture is way too mainstream we find, so how about standing beside it with a casual pose?
Bali Boat Shed
Address: Jl. Laksamana Basangkasa No.55, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Price: Outfits from 10 USD
Opening Hours: 10am - 8pm daily
Contact: +62 856 5933 1907
Website: Bali Boat Shed
10. Motel Mexicola
Colourful and quirky Motel Mexicola is a Mexican bar and restaurant you should visit if you would like to see some neon lights and unique architecture on your feed.
It gets more happening at night, as customers are allowed to rave to the thump-stopping music under the neon lights and (to us) scary decorations. Take a gothic picture behind all the darkness and lights, it’s not every time you get to visit such a cool motel.
Still, none can deny the stunning interior of Motel Mexicola. If you are the kind to enjoy capturing the minor details in every picture, Motel Mexicola during the day with a cold coconut will do just fine.
Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Price: Spirits from 6 USD
Opening Hours: 11am - 1am daily
Contact: +62 361 736688
Website: Motel Mexicola
11. Azul Beach Club
If you love finding photogenic and an instagrammable place to visit & dine-in, Azul Beach Club is the perfect place. The beach club not only offers delicious and Instagram ready dishes, but also plenty of beautiful insta–worthy spots! With its spectacular beachfront location, this property ensures an amazing stay at any time of the year. Crowned as the top 3 best beach & pool club in Bali by NOW! Bali Best Restaurant Bar and Cafe Awards 2019, this eco-friendly beach club serves more than great food and drinks. Every corner at Azul Beach Club is a perfect spot for your Instagram feed, especially the spectacular views of the glistening Indian Ocean - one of the best sunset spots Bali has to offer. You can also hang out on the semi-open dining section, the bar or the lounging space. Choose among their signature cocktails crafted by acclaimed mixologist, Florin Dinu Razvan, known for his unique Balinese-inspired Tiki Cocktails. To satisfy your hunger pangs, choose from their wide selection of innovative and fresh dishes. Explore a fusion of International coastal cuisine and the rich flavors and spices of Asia.
This paragraph is sponsored by Azul Beach Club.
Azul Beach Club
Address: Jl Padma No 2, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Opening Hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)
Contact: +62 361 765759
Website: Azul Beach Club
And as much as we love to go on, we can’t because then the list will never stop. Life in Bali is beauty in every corner, and it is really a shame if a photo is not taken to commemorate how stunning and gorgeous this tropical haven is. It is not wrong to hashtag ‘paradise’ for every picture that is related to Bali, for if Bali isn’t paradise we don’t know what is.
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