If you have an Instagram account, you will notice that Bali has some of the best backdrops when you want that timeless holiday photo snap. There are plenty of good reasons why Bali is one of those places for that ultimate beach photo with your homies. The sand, food, nature, historical sites, etc. make this small island an adventure seeker's choice of destination.
We have sorted out a list of places that is a must-stop for anyone traveling to Bali. So, you sit and relax while we bring you the ultimate destinations in Bali.
First in our list is Karang Boma Cliff, also known as Uluwatu Cliff, located in the south of the island. You can see why this spot is a hot favorite among the Instagrammers posing for the perfect drone shot. The cliff overlooking the ocean looks like one giant blue canvas.
Our next pick is Suluban Beach, situated in the coastal area of Labuan Sait. The location is a surfer's paradise surrounded by lurching cliffs and limestone caves. Surfers can paddle in the shallow, narrow water inland before finally reaching out to the sea, making it an ideal place to soak up some sun and surf the waves. The beach is not suitable for sunbathers, but you can still catch some sun on a bright day.
How about taking a dip in tropical waters near Tukad Cepung Waterfall. Located just a few kilometers away from Ubud, this is an excellent place if you want to take a dip. The location also makes it a perfect spot for Instagram enthusiasts because it's hard to come by waterfalls, which is so beautiful as this one.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is located at the foothills of Tegalalang Village just north of Ubud. The rice paddy fields all stacked up one on top another. This view is one of the most spectacular sightings that you will see in Bali. In recent years the site has been inducted as UNESCO World Heritage Site, thus drawing massive numbers of visitors every year. You can walk inside the rice fields being greeted by friendly farmers who would be happy to take a photo with you, how cool is that?
Nearby there is take a swing at the Bali Swing, which is a must for most travelers. You will be able to sample various tea with distinct flavors all grown naturally over there.
Another excellent must destination is Broken Beach near Nusa Penida, yes don’t get thrown off by the name. Located at the western tip of Nusa Penida, it’s an hour boat ride from Toya Pakeh harbor. There is an arch formation between two rock structures hence the name Broken Beach. Because of this arch, the ocean waters make a beautiful pool inside the rocks, making it a perfect place to take those social media photos. Sitting alongside Broken Beach lies Angel's Billabong, a natural infinity pool with a stunning view of the ocean.
Last but not least, we would recommend taking a tour of Campuhan Ridge near Ubud. There are few places in Bali where you can take early morning strolls amongst nature ad feel rejuvenated. If you love nature, then don't miss this adventure as you will pass through forest and wilderness. We recommend that you start your trip early as the sun rises early and you don't want to start the hike late. The total walk should last about two hours and feel free to take short breaks to avoid muscle cramps. For hydration, carry a water bottle with you because depending on which time of the year you visit, the temperature in Bali can get quite high. So, wear comfortable clothes, wear athletic shoes for grip, and you are all set.
Time to pack your bags and book that flight to Bali, trust us there is more to this magical place than meets the eye. Bali welcomes you with open arms, as they say in local Balinese “Selamat Datang," which translates to welcome.