Bali: An Island of Wonder

EyeEm Great Outdoors Winning Image 2018
Fishing Structure

It's not all bars, beaches and partying.

The island of Bali is one of those magical places that is often marred by wreckless and disrespectful people in the media. The relatively cheap cost of getting there paired with an equally cheap lifestyle make this a tourist hot spot for many Australians and an increasingly large amount of people from further afield.

Our time on the island was short so we had to pack a lot into what few days we had there. It was a mixture of leisure and travel before attending two of our best friends wedding down in Pandawa, which is at the south of the island.

For those hoping to visit the island and see its natural beauty without the crowds, you'll need to look at either hiring a driver or making your own way north of the heavily congested Seminyak, Kuta and Canggu regions. Ubud is better so I've heard, but you'll be fighting for space when visiting its many waterfalls.

The images below are from some of the beautiful places we managed to visit over our 8 days on the island.

Beautiful Streets Lined With Festive Decorations


We elected to stay at the CLV Hotel and Villa, which is a long stretch of Villas that can be seen below. There aren't a lot of options as far as accommodation in the area, so we chose this based on location. Due to the high humidity, many of the places in the region struggle with mould as we found out when we arrived. The staff were genuine and apologetic and moved us to a new room. It's a great central place to stay if you want to capture shots of the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple at sunrise.

CLV Hotel & Villas

Thick Cauliflower Trees

House in the Woods