In Search of The Most Instagrammable Staycation Experience in Bali

Say, you have already fed up with a hectic Bali holiday. Riding scooter to tourist attractions all around the island, hitting the pubs and clubs, hiking the mountain and diving the ocean—all of these doesn’t seem appealing for you anymore. You want this one to be slow and simple, yet still, you want to share it through social media with everyone. Slow and simple, however, are not really (or seemingly) in good terms with the fast and everchanging social media. So you wonder and wonder, “What should I do?”

Wonder no more because we have the answer to your riddle. You should go for a staycation in an Instagrammable accommodation, in which you can compromise the slowness of your travel with the restlessness of social media; you can have your simple holiday while effortlessly stocking eye-teasing images for your Instagram followers. And we have compiled for you eight of the most Instagrammable accommodations in Bali:

Camaya Bali 


Remember the ubiquitous image circulating on Instagram of a person sleeping on the overhanging bed suspended by a web of rope? Yes, that one. Well, Camaya Bali is where you can get such experience. Camaya Bali offers a classic Balinese staycation experience. Perched on higher ground in the unspoiled part of Karangasem Regency, the bamboo cabin of Camaya Bali overlook the terraces of rice fields like the one that you usually find on the postcards, a scenic view that will not only freshen your eyes—and your Instagram feed—but also your soul. You can find the magical bamboo house in Desa Padangaji, Amerta Bhuana, Selat, Karangasem Regency.

Hideout Bali

 

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The bamboo bungalows of Hideout Bali look as if they were conjured directly from the memoir of an 18th-century frontier traveller. They are surrounded by the greens—plants and trees—and guarded by a small ravine whose stream is running like a long-lost grandmother’s lullaby. It is a perfect hideout for the adventurous souls as well as for those who are seeking for the solitude. You can trek the mini jungle or rice fields around Hideout Bali in the morning before spending quality time with yourself by reading your favourite dog-eared paperbacks on the hammock. One of the cabins, the Beehive, is even equipped with a crystal-clear private pool and a swing! After several days of staying here, don’t be surprised that you’ll find it hard to leave your bungalow. Hideout Bali is located on Jalan Alas Tunggal, Selat Duda, Karangasem, on the mountains of Gunung Agung. To book your staycation at Hideout, visit their Airbnb.

Alternative Beach


To have a staycation at Alternative Beach you will need an itinerary. “Come again?” You said. Yes, you will need an itinerary to go staycationing at Alternative Beach because there are so many things to do there. This place is for those looking for a one-stop staycation experience. They have an open-air pool surrounded by parasols, they throw music events in which guest DJs play chilling music, they also have great food and cocktails! And all of them—even the DJs—is Instagrammable. The Alternative Beach Club has themed days—Monday Movie Night, Tasana Tuesday where you can do yoga, Wine Wednesday, Pool Party Saturday, and BBQ Monday. As for the accommodation, besides villas, they also have a hostel! This traveller’s nest is located in the cosiest part of Southern Bali, Canggu, on Jalan Batu Bolong No. 78.

The Edge Bali

 

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This luxury beach resort provides so holistic a staycation experience that there will be no reason for you at all to leave the vicinity. Besides Instagenic private villas overlooking the edge of the world, they have first-class amenities, such as a cliff bar situated by an infinity pool (where you can get one of the most romantic dinners in your life), spa, workout gym, and even a tennis court. No wonder the Edge Bali has won so many awards. However, once in a while during your stay, you must go out from the resort, either to the nearby Uluwatu temple, one of the most sacred temples in Bali which is also famous for its stunning sunset, or to one of the secret beaches on whose waves the tanned-surfers dance their way on beat surfboards. The Edge Bali stands on a cliff on Jalan Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Uluwatu.

Katamama


Katamama doesn’t merely build a boutique hotel; it curates traditional Indonesian artefacts. Blending the traditional and contemporary, the architect, Andra Matin, clearly, have a particular reason behind each detail and object and ornament put on each corner of the boutique hotel. And each detail is an interesting object for your Instagram feed. Yet your staycation experience in Katamama will not only be enriched by its exquisite architecture but also its extensive tours and workshops. If you wish, they will take you to Krakoa to learn how to make chocolate, to see Mepantingan (Balinese mud martial art), or even to surf the Balinese waves. Look for the Instagenic boutique hotel of Katamama in the heart of Seminyak, on Jalan Petitenget No. 51B.

eqUILIBRIA SEMINYAK


When you think your life is out of balance and you need a staycation to reset the fulcrum, the multi-award winning eqUILIBRIA SEMINYAK is where you should go. Equipped with modern, minimalist villa which will remind you of the elegance of a Japanese garden, eqUILIBRIA offers six extensive experiences that will save your romance, pamper your soul, calibrate your senses, supply you with nutrition, take care of your wellness, and give a hint of how green living is supposed to be. eqUILIBRIA is among a few accommodations in Bali which have gone paperless. This Instagenic hotel is situated right in the heart of jet-set Seminyak, on Jalan Wirasaba No. 5X, off Jalan Kayu Ara, Seminyak.

Gravity Uluwatu


Stepping off the grid to nature doesn’t necessarily mean stepping off from comfort. Such claim is justified by Gravity Uluwatu, a boutique hotel in Bukit Peninsula, from which nature is within reach while comfort, on the other hand, is just around the corner. The limelight of Gravity Uluwatu goes to the rustic, Instagrammable bungalows and suits. Take a photograph and post it on Instagram and you’ll get lots of likes. To make your staycation even more comfortable, this boutique hotel also provides spa and a good restaurant where you can smear your palate with delicious Indonesian and Western delicacies. Built in a hidden spot on Jalan Labuan Sait, Padang Padang, Pecatu, Gravity is only three to five minutes scooter ride from five top beaches in Bali—Padang Padang, Uluwatu, Green Bowl, Bingin, and Impossible.

Renaissance Uluwatu

 

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Do you know how we call the place where the sky touches the ocean? “Horizon!” No, it is Renaissance Uluwatu. Perching on one of the slanted cliffs of Uluwatu, nothing will stop you at Renaissance Uluwatu from enjoying the magnificent vista of the blue sky and the calm ocean—except for the monsoon. Featuring all-new 207 designer rooms and an infinity pool, this lifestyle resort and spa is for the ocean’s lover and for those who love posting images on Instagram. You can explore this hotel for days—and, perhaps, stay in a different room each day—and you will never run out of beautiful objects. The luxurious Renaissance Uluwatu stands majestically on Jalan Pantai Balangan I No. 1 Ungasan, Bali. So have a great Instagrammable staycation experience, fellas!