Are you searching for an ideal shooting location that caters to a wide range of location demands and access to a world-class crew while sticking to a strict budget?
Bali is the answer to all of your filming needs.
Often overlooked as simply a tourist destination, Bali has a lot to offer, particularly in the production world.
Whether you’re searching for a film shooting location for your next music video shot in majestic waterfalls, secluded beaches with azure blue waters for your upcoming fashion commercial, or a 50s great gatsby inspired bar for your vintage product photoshoot concept.
Bali can cater to all of your photo and video production needs.
With the rise of international standard video and photo production agencies available, industry-standard equipment and an extremely diverse talent pool, Bali is quickly becoming the new “has it all” filming destination of the globe.
In this blog, we have gathered our top 10 shooting locations in Bali (plus 40 more you don't want to miss!) for you to discover and let your creativity take the lead.
Browse through the endless stunning shooting locations listed or simply click on the respective anchor links to jump to your chosen category.
One of the most unique shooting locations in the world,Goa Giri is a large mystical cave with a temple built inside it.
Dedicated to Shiva, one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon, this cave is accessible through a small passage leading to a scene from the 2008 Adventure Film Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Suana, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771
An ideal shooting location for commercials or photoshoots searching for a classic timeless setting, Taman Ujung Water Palace (formerly known as WaterPaleis) is a charming historical structure consisting of various large pools against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the Eastern Bali shoreline.
Remember that scene of Julia Roberts leisurely cycling through stunning rice fields in the 2010 Rom-Com “Eat, Pray, Love”?
Only a 2-hour drive from popular areas of Seminyak, Kuta and Denpasar, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is a UNESCO world cultural heritage location offering verdant rice terrace views straight out of a picture book making it a shooting location you simply cant miss!
Jl. Jatiluwih Kawan No.Desa, Jatiluwih, Kec. Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82152
A hidden gem, Leke Leke Waterfall is a private, almost secluded waterfall located in the North of Bali.
Taking roughly 15 minutes to reach through bamboo bridges, it's an ideal choice for a wide range of photoshoot and video concepts with easy access and well-paved stairs.
Antapan, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191
Set within the mountainous Bedugul Regency in Bali, atop a plateau on Lake Beratan, stands the majestic Ulun Danu Temple.
With a gorgeous panoramic view, this location will takes drone videography to the next level.
Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191
While the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan is known for its array of exotic beaches, the Nusa Lembongan Mangrove Forest is what really leaves an impression.
A prime shooting location for travel productions and fashion photoshoots, the mangrove forest offers a peaceful, scenic atmosphere with calm waters and lively, verdant tropical mangroves.
Nusa Lembongan, Jungutbatu, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771
A little hideaway bay through the forest, Tembeling Natural Pools is a scene straight out of Blue Lagoon, with turquoise watered natural pools.
One of Nusa Penida’s best-kept secrets and a one-of-a-kind shooting location for music videos or photoshoots.
Batumadeg, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771
Bali has a lot more to offer than just Hindhu temples.
Located in the west of Bali, Vihara Dharma Giri is a Buddhist temple best known for its giant, chalk-white sleeping Buddha statue.
Jalan Raya Pupuan No.1, Pupuan, Tabanan, Bali 82163, Indonesia
Still fairly untouched by mass tourism, Danau Tamblingan is a pristine lake with dense rainforest and archaeological remnants of the 10th-century Tamblingan civilisation.
Danau Tamblingan, Mount Lesung, Munduk administrative village, Banjar subdistrict, Buleleng Regency, Bali
A bar straight out of a 50s fever dream, The Plantation Grill is a highly-sought after shooting location for photographers and filmmakers alike.
Seminyak, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Located in the seaside town of Sanur in the southeast of Bali, Sanur Beach is a long stretch of beach backed by a paved cycling path, shallow waters and colourful wooden boats resting on the sand.
Not as crowded as other locations in Bali, Sanur Beach makes for an excellent shooting location for any type of production.
Located on the southwest coast of Bali, Balangan beach is blessed with spectacular sunset views and is highly popular shooting location among travel photographers.
Kept a secret among wedding photographers and videographers as its simple and barren beauty makes for exotic backdrops, Tegal Wangi Beach is located beneath a clifftop temple with sunset viewing, caves & low-tide swims in natural pools.
A tropical, almost untouched beach offering pristine shorelines and crystal clear waters, Bingin beach is surrounded by surfers' cafes, beach huts and shady “warungs” (small local-owned businesses)
A popular shooting location for drone videographers and photograhers,Nyang Nyang Beach offers an insanely unique experience with a Boeing 737-200 placed on its clifftop.
Just around the corner from Nyang Nyang Beach, Karang Boma Cliff is claimed to be one of the best sunset viewpoints on the island.
As the bay is protected by an unbroken coral reef, the waters on this beach are mellower than in other parts of Bali. Stretching 4km in length, this remarkable beach is lined with an eclectic assortment of cafes, restaurants, bars and lounging spots.
Consisting of Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, The Gili Islands are a collection of islands on the coast of Lombok, characterised by white sand beaches fringed with palm trees. Each island has its own unique set of characteristics.
A small crescent beach located in Pecatu, Bali, Thomas Beach is one of Bali's most beautiful and underrated beaches.
Bali’s Hidden Canyon is a stunningly beautiful ravine running along part of the Oos River in Sukawati. This tropical canyon has been created over thousands of years by the mighty waters that run through it during the rainy season.
As an area considered sacred to the locals, it is still protected from mass tourism making for a fuss-free shooting location.
A dream shooting location for photographers and filmmakers, Gitgit is a stunning scenic waterfall high up in the mountains and surrounded by stunning rice paddies.
Bali Twin Lakes Viewpoint offers a stunning view of both Tamblingan Lake and Buyan Lake in Munduk.
Created after the Kanto Lampo river region was hit by an avalanche, the Kanto Lampo Waterfall is a scenic, seasonal waterfall with water cascading down a stepped rock formation.
Sekumpul Waterfall, also known locally as Air Terjun Sekumpul, is arguably Bali’s most spectacular cascade. With a collection of seven waterfalls, the filming concepts at this shooting location are endless!
The Munduk waterfalls are a collection of four beautiful waterfalls tucked away in the jungle of Munduk.
Located only a little over an hour from the touristy town of Ubud, Nung Nung waterfall is a hidden gem in Bali waiting to be discovered. Not as crowded as other popular waterfalls, Nung Nung Waterfall is one of the tallest, cascading 165 ft (50 meters).
About 2-hours from Canggu, Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta, Aling Aling Waterfall is a popular choice for thrill seekers with several cliff jumping points.
Having one of the most picturesque entrances of any shooting location in Bali, you will pass verdant rice paddies, coffee plantations, mandarine orchards and coconut and cacao trees to get to the waterfall.
A unique eco stay hidden in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano, Hideout Bali is a rustic bamboo accommodation located right beside a river offering an authentic experience of Balinese village living.
A treehouse built of wood and straws perched on the top of a cliff overseeing the most stunning view of Nusa Penida island.
The Iconic Yellow bridge of Nusa Penida connects the two islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan and is a popular shooting location due to its distinct striking yellow colour.
One of Bali’s most sought-after shooting locations for photographers, the Balour Balinese gate of Handara is a stunning large exotic gateway surrounded by lush green mountains, crater lakes and an equatorial rain forest that create dramatic backdrops into the well-maintained creeping bentgrass greens.
A stunning shooting location for those searching for modern architecture with a touch of culture.
The true definition of contemporary Balinese architecture, Alila Villas Uluwatu, is a 5-star luxury resort sitting atop a panoramic plateau above lime stone cliffs overlooking the Indian ocean.
A one-of-a-kind shooting location, The Koral restaurant at Apurva Kempinski invites guests to an underwater world of gastronomic delights with fish swimming past as they enjoy their dinner.
One of the most exclusive destinations in the world, the Bulgari resort offers stunning “oriental meets western” architecture. A flawless shooting location for high-fashion commercials.
An ideal shooting locations for those with a quirky and eccentric filming concept.
A wallless bamboo school offering holistic learning, Green School is a sight to behold - bridging the balance of highly futuristic architecture and traditional materials.
Claimed to be the point where heaven meets earth, The Uluwatu Temple is a Balinese Hindhu Sea temple built at the edge of a 70-meter-high cliff projecting into the sea.
Located just 10 minutes outside Ubud, Goa Gajah is a significant Hindu archaeological site with a mysterious cave, relics, and ancient bathing pools set amid green rice paddies and a garden.
Tirta Empul is a temple considered sacred by the Balinese Hindu community with several holy springs which are said to have been created by The God Indra and believed to be blessed water that could purify those who bathe there.
Bali’s “mother temple”, Besakih temple, is over 900 metres up the slopes of Gunung Agung. It has been regarded as a holy place since pre-historic times in Bali. The first recorded mention of its existence is from an inscription that dates from 1007 A.D.
The Gunung Kawi Temple complex comprises a collection of ancient shrines carved into the face of a rock cliff in central Bali.
Ling Gwan Kiong is an old Chinese temple that overlooks the now-defunct seaport complex in Singaraja, North Bali. The temple dates back to 1873 with connections to the Ching Dynasty and is a silent witness to the town’s colourful past.
An ideal spot for picturesque backdrops, with several bamboo-made platforms and photogenic swings.
Mount Batur is a sacred stratovolcano in Bali of 1717 meters in height located in Kintamani and considered to be more than 50.000 years old.
Bukit Cinta translating to “Love Hill”, is one of the best sunrise viewpoints for a magical view of Mount Agung.
A range of attractions in this beautiful volcanic caldera, from natural hot springs to coffee plantations.
Mount Tapak is the 7th highest mountain in Bali. This mountain is unique because there is a Wali Pitu tomb adjacent to a temple at the top of the mountain.
The second highest mountain in Bali, standing at 2,275 meters above sea level, Mount Batukaru offers a combination of nature, culture and amazing panorama.
Also known as Bukit Surga (heaven hill), located in the middle of Karangasem district, Nampo hill has several viewpoints overlooking refreshing green scenery and the charm of Amlapura city with its lights at night.
So there it is, the top 10 shooting locations in Bali, including 40 extra shooting locations you simply can't miss.
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