When you ask many people to pinpoint their bucket list destination Bali, Indonesia is always up there and usually, it’s inspired by the photos they’ve seen of friends and travellers picture’s they’ve seen on Instagram. We’ve found the top 9 places to visit in Bali you won’t want to miss.
Gili T Swing
In Gili Trawangan, renting a bike and exploring the island is a must! It will take you approximately 20 minutes riding from the main port to arriving at the perfect sunset spot.
The Gili T Swing is located at the “Exile” beach resort, where you can grab a drink and watch the sunset as you take a swing or lay in the hammock that hangs over the shallow water.
As the sun sets the sky turns a beautiful pink and the reflections in the water create the background for an incredible Instagram-worthy picture!
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
If you’re looking for Bali’s postcard image then the rice fields is it! These vivid green fields are an open invitation to grab your camera and take some beautiful images.
Although there are many rice terraces options to visit in Bali, including the famous Jatiluwih rice terrace, at the Tegalalang in Ubud you’ll find not only the traditional fields but swings, a zip line, and even a sky bike! Of course, there are plenty of “nests” to grab a classic tourist (and Instagrammable) Bali picture in.
Git Git Waterfall
As All Saints once said don’t go chasing waterfalls, you’ll not be able to resist as Git Git Waterfall is a hidden treasure in the middle of the rainforest. Located in Sukasada district in northern Bali, the stunning Git Git waterfall will take your breath away, but before that, make sure you capture the scenic view so that no one can say it was only a dream!
Devil’s Tears Bay
Located on Nusa Lembongan right next to Dream Beach, Devil’s Tears Bay is often hailed as the best sunset spot in all of Bali and you know we love our sunsets! You can kick back and watch the waves crash along the cliffside as the sky changes colours and the sun falls beneath the horizon right in front of your eyes.
This dramatic cliffside is famous for the resemblance it has to a T-Rex! Don’t be surprised when you go if there is a tourist crowd looking for the perfect picture with the blue waters underneath here as people travel for miles to get that iconic snap.
If you’re up for a trek, head down the narrow spine, but be careful of the sudden drop off on both sides! If you’re not feeling too adventurous you can also take the stairs to visit Kelingking Beach below!
If you’re a fan of a day club then you won’t want to miss Oneeighty in Uluwatu, as this day club is famous for its sky pool! Make sure that you pose in the outer corner of the glass pool that hangs 162 meters above the ocean for that all-important holiday photo! If you’re scared of heights try not to look down through the glass floor below though!
If you’re an early riser then watching the sunrise on top of a volcano is something else! Located in West Nusa Tenggara, at a 3,726m, Mount Rinjani is the second-highest volcano in Indonesia (after Mount Kerinci) and a famous tourist destination.
If you’ve managed the long hike, you’ll be rewarded with the first flashes which light up the sky and give an incredible view of the mountains. The crater blue lake is an incredible sight too. We highly recommend a panorama shot here to capture the entire beauty of it all.
La Plancha Seminyak
This restaurant is another Instagram-famous location. You can enjoy a beautiful Bali sunset from the comfort of a bean bag under colourful umbrellas and order some drinks and dinner!
Do be aware that this beach at La Plancha Seminyak is not one of the bests in Bali but the sunset picture in the middle of all the colours of the rainbow is a great shot and totally worthy of your trip
Probably one of the most beautiful views in Bali is at the Lempuyang Temple where you can stand between the ‘Gate of Heaven’ with the view of Mount Lempuyang volcano behind you and get an absolutely awe-inspiring souvenir shot.
Again as this is a top tourist spot be aware that the queue to snap this awesome shot can sometimes be up to 2 hours long! We advise you to arrive early to avoid the crowds.
Uluwatu Temple is famed for its incredible location which sits 70 meters above the waves of the Indian Ocean. The Temple is known as a sunset-watching haven where you can also enjoy daily local Kecak dance performances.
The walkways along the cliffside are full with the most gorgeous flowering bushes which make for a perfect backdrop for any selfie. Just make sure a monkey doesn’t sneak up on you when you’re looking at the camera or you might end up with more than you bargained for in your shot.
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