20 Photos of Bali That Will Make You Pack Your Bags and Go

Jessica Peterson

20 Photos of Bali

I have a love affair with Bali, which is not to say I’m blind to its unpleasantries (traffic, peddlers, densely populated). My first visit to Bali was a quickie — three whirlwind days filled with kleptomaniac monkeys, blackened temples, and a volcano. My second visit allowed me 10 days at leisure to really soak up the place and get to know the people.

Bali is uniquely Hindu, intensely colorful, and unbelievably cheap. I highly recommend you make a place for Bali on your 2016 bucket list! If these 20 photos don’t convince you to pack your bags and go, stay tuned for my post all about Bali on a budget.

Gorgeous Resorts

Maya Ubud, BaliMaya Ubud Pool, BaliMaya Ubud, Bali

Natural Hot Springs

Bali hot spring Danau Batur

Endless Beaches

Seminyak Beach, BaliBali surfboardsBali surfers, Seminyak

Fanciful Animals

Bali birdsBali-monkey-baby-V

Friendly Locals

Balinese Hawker, Seminyak, Bali

Lush Landscapes

Danau Batur, BaliBali flower field

Killer Sunsets

Bali sunset

Unique Culture

Balinese dancer, Ubud, BaliBali-temple-bathers-VBali-temple-Jess-V

Charming Villas

Villa Kresna, Seminyak, BaliBali-Ubud-Maya-path-V

Healthy Local Food


Breathtaking Rice Fields

Bali rice terrace TegallangWoman working in rice field Ubud, Bali

Is Bali on your bucket list?

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island.
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  1. Lauren @ atipsygypsylife.com
    Lauren @ atipsygypsylife.comReply
    January 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Ah Bali is heaven on earth! You described it perfectly! Ubud was my favorite area.

  2. Angie SilverSpoon
    January 4, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Love Bali! What’s the resort in the first picture? It looks heavenly

    SilverSpoon London

    • Global Girl Travels
      July 6, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      That resort is Maya Ubud. It’s expensive, but has incredibly beautiful (and quiet) grounds!

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