Welcome to some beautiful Bali travel inspiration! We are Camille and Jean, a couple of Belgian content creators with a huge passion for travel and photography. We travel the world full time and share our passion through our Instagram account @backpackdiariez and our own blog www.backpackdiariez.com.
We visited Bali 5 years ago, before our ‘Backpackdiariez’ era and always had an amazing memory of this beautiful island. It had been a while since we were there and we always wanted to come back.
Then we found some really good flight deals to Bali and decided to come back for 3 weeks earlier this year. And we were so happy that we did! Now, we would like to share with you some of our Bali travel inspiration.
Our journey started two years ago when got married and decided to leave on an extended honeymoon to Asia. We created a joint Instagram account @backpackdiariez to keep our family and friends updated on our travels.
A couple of months into the honeymoon we realised our Instagram was starting to grow which pushed us to get better at taking pictures and posting more. By the end of our honeymoon we hit the 10,000 follower mark, we started to get requests for collaborations and we realised this could actually turn into a full time business.
Not long after that we decided to let go of our our corporate careers in London and travel full time. A life as a travel blogger had always seemed like a faraway dream but it suddenly became reality. None of our friends or family understood what we were doing, but we loved it and were able to travel to destinations we could never have dreamed of before.
Today we have almost 300,000 followers and have travelled to over 50 countries together. We hope to inspire people to get out of their comfort zone and start exploring this beautiful world. The feedback has been fantastic so far and we can’t wait to continue our journey.
Bali Travel Inspiration: Places we Love and Recommend
We loved every minute of our trip to Bali this year. Here’s a summary of the different places we visited. We relaxed on the beach and had delicious food at Canggu – a resort village on the south coast of Bali. Then we visited the beautiful Ubud where temples, rides through the rice fields, walks through the markets and spas awaited us on arrival. If you are looking for something a little intimate and to further your relaxation experience, you can check out Tabi Together and look into the best Ubud Spas in the area.
Sidemen was next on the itinerary and our way of really getting back to nature. Next we hit up Munduk a place with amazing coffee plantations and beautiful walks with stunning views.
The popular Uluwatu was one of our final destinations and we loved visiting the beach and spectacular cliffs. Finally, we explored Nusa Penida – a remote island off the Southern Coast of Bali with incredible beaches.
We would say that Sidemen was probably the most special place we visited. Lush exotic tropical forests, gorgeous rice paddies, super friendly people and remote villager life are just a hint of what this place is all about. Plus it is home to some of the most amazing bamboo houses we ever stayed at. We highly recommend this place!
One of our favourite hotels that we would recommend is Munduk Moding Plantation in the Munduk area in the North West of Bali. Amazing staff and service, super beautiful rooms and great location close to some amazing temples and waterfalls. We loved our stay there!
For travellers who are looking to travel to Bali for a shorter time than us (which is more common) – for example a 7-10 day trip, we would recommend starting with 1 or 2 nights in Canggu to get over the jetlag and acclimatise to the Balinese vibe.
Next head out to Ubud for a couple of nights to get the more cultural experience and perhaps try out a yoga class. Then continue to either Sidemen or Munduk for a more authentic experience for the remainder of your stay in the beautiful Bali.
The Amazing Food, People and Culture of Bali
Bali is probably one of the only places we know where tourism hasn’t destroyed the local vibe and hospitality. Balinese people are genuinely extremely happy and friendly 24 hours a day.
Everywhere you go people say hi and ask you where you are from. They are truly interested in you and want to know more about you. Balinese people will do everything to make you feel at home on their beautiful island. We can’t wait to go back!
When it comes to food, there is a huge variety of options depending on where you are in Bali. When staying in Canggu or Ubud there are literally hundreds different foods to eat: sushi, vegan, raw, Asian, European, fast food…you name it!
Our favourite places are the cute breakfast cafés where you can get the classic avocado toast or eggs benedict accompanied by an amazing smoothie. Some recommendations:
Thanks for reading our Bali travel inspiration blog! We hope that we have inspired your next trip to this stunning island paradise.