Instagram aficionados and intrepid travelers alike flock to Bali, Indonesia’s nirvana of natural phenomena, for good reason. The Island of the Gods has emerged as a preeminent global destination for its inspiration and enchantment. Bali-connoisseur Olivia Liveng, who was fortunate to spend much of the pandemic there, shares four of the island’s most ‘grammable hotels—so be sure to pack that camera!
Sideman Valley, in remote eastern Bali, boasts fertile valleys, meandering rivers, and—duh!—the very Instagrammable Samanvaya Luxury Resort, a retreat of 12 thatched-roofed villas nestled snugly in the highlands. Pose here whilst soaking in the boutique hotel’s plunge pools, adjacent to sprawling rice fields, with unobstructed views of the surrounding majestic mountains.
Nestled near Ubud, Bali’s spiritual town where culture and history fuse, The Mansion Resort’s sprawling property is an Instagrammer’s dream. Its ability to blend art and Balinese tradition manifest throughout the property’s ornate architecture and Hindu statues. Particularly photogenic are the elaborate pools, which compliment the verdant fauna seamlessly.
Nusa Dua is synonymous with bliss—white sand beaches melt into turquoise seas in this heavily resort-concentrated peninsula. Especially ‘gramworthy is The Mulia Hotel, graced with Bali’s most luxurious pools, each opulent and with Indian Ocean views. The infinity Oasis Pool is most picturesque, encircled by statues of Balinese women harvesting rice (signifying prosperity), creating a dramatic IG shot, especially at dusk.
Instagrammers keen on escaping Bali’s saturated sites should look west—to Mimpi Resort on the island’s rugged northwestern coast. Time vanishes on this secluded lagoon getaway, composed of impeccable and authentically furnished suites.
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