2019's Who's Who in Bali: The Insta-Celebs You Might Bump Into

Who’s who in Bali? What do celebs and social media influencers love most about the island and why do they keep coming back for more? Read on to get the latest recommendations on food, accommodation and activities from the rich and Insta-famous.

If anything could make Bali even more popular as a travel destination, it was social media. Bali’s dramatic beauty just begs to be shared and the island has some of the most instagrammable spots on earth.

You’re sure to have seen several of Bali’s better-known landmarks pop up on your newsfeed now and then. For many people, those stunning shots are the key inspiration for their trip.

As Bali’s online popularity booms, more people than ever are desperate to visit the island. Celebs and the insta-famous are no exception and dozens of social media influencers have Bali pics on their Instagram.

So, who’s who in Bali? Who among the Insta-famous are fans of the island and what is it about Bali that keeps them coming back for more?

Christina Vidal (Jet Set Christina)

Christina Vidal (AKA Jet Set Christina) is a luxury traveller living the millennial dream. With 56 countries under her belt, this glamorous globe-trotter has racked up a whopping 45,000 followers on Instagram.

Originally from California, Christina spends her days snapping and sharing the coolest places on earth. From restaurants to spas, this insta-celeb is dedicated to inspiring and informing her followers on the hottest locales around the globe

Fans love to drool over Christina’s envy-inspiring shots and no more so than over her pics from Bali. Raw food, jungle hangouts and pure island luxury feature heavily in her gorgeous snaps.

This nomad is all about luxury and stays in some unbelievably cool hotels and villas. Infinity pools with fairytale backdrops feature heavily on her Instagram and some of her most stunning photos come from The Four Seasons in Ubud.

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Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to start the day chilling with a coffee in their jungle pool?

Christina fully embraces the relaxed vibes of Bali and loves to pamper herself at the island’s luxurious spas.

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Balis is all about health, wellness and raw foods, and the island has a reputation for having the best smoothie bowls in Asia. There are several places to get these on the island, but if you ask Christina, it’s all about Nalu Bowl. Nalu’s vibrant, delicious and nutritious smoothie bowls keep Christina returning on a daily basis. If you happen to be in Seminyak during your trip to Bali, you simply have to give them a try!

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Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen

Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen are travel bloggers and make their living by documenting their wanderings on Instagram. The couple has millions of followers between them and reportedly make a 6 figure salary by posting pics from their trips.

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It goes without saying that the pair love Bali and the island features heavily on both of their Insta accounts. Whether they are exploring must-see attractions or relaxing in luxury accommodation, their photos capture the essence of Bali perfectly.

Jack and Lauren have inspired thousands of people to visit Bali with their gorgeous holiday pics. As big fans of adventure, the two loved Kelingking beach on Nusa Penida, with its pristine sand and aquamarine waters.

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The couple also loves immersing themselves in the culture of the island and got some great shots at Mt. Agung from the Pura Besakih temple.

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Bali has many options for luxury accommodation and Jack and Lauren take full advantage of this when they stay on the island.

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This jet-set couple loves Bali so much that they even have a house there, so they can return whenever they like.

Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter

Bali attracts heaps of celebrity holidaymakers and some even choose the island as a wedding venue. Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter are two such celebrities and tied the knot in Bali earlier this month.

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The glamorous duo celebrated with friends in the scenic surroundings of Ubud before enjoying a traditional Kecak Dance performance during their stay.

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Kaitlynn picked The Lawn in Canggu for pre-wedding drinks with her friends, where delicious cocktails and sumptuous food are served in fabulous surroundings. Here, guests can take in gorgeous panoramic ocean views at sunset as they enjoy their meal at this upmarket restaurant.

 

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The best part is that you don’t need a celebrity budget to treat yourself to dinner at The Lawn. Although pricey compared to traditional Balinese restaurants, The Lawn is still totally affordable for most Western visitors to the island.

The lovers then headed to the world’s number one resort on the Indonesian island of Nihi Sumba for a little alone time – the perfect way to kick off their marriage!

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Sara Escudero (Collage Vintage)

As one of Bali’s key social media influencers, Sara Escudero has helped put Bali on the map with her enviable holiday shots. This fashion and travel enthusiast is a big fan of everything the island has to offer, from its jungles to its beaches. Fans love her cute outfits and fantastic adventures and her Instagram page, Collage Vintage, has over a million followers.

Sara takes full advantage of Bali’s luxury accommodation during her trips to the island and especially loves the jungle infinity pool at the Shambhala Estate near Ubud. This high-end resort offers unlimited luxury, but at a premium price tag that few vacationers can afford.

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When it comes to food, however, Sara’s not afraid to keep things simple with a Nasi Goreng and Bintang.

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No trip to the island is complete without a visit to Ubud’s rice fields and Sara does it all in style.


The famous jungle swing near Ubud is one of Bali’s most Instagrammed spots. Here, brave visitors can soar over the lush green canopy far below, for glorious views of the surrounding scenery.

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Sara is one of the many influencers who helped to make this spot as well-known as it is. Instagram is full of photos of people enjoying the jungle scenery from on high and this activity tops the bucket list of many travellers to Bali.

Paris Hilton

The millionaire Paris Hilton is no stranger to Bali’s sandy shores and last vacationed on the island in 2015. The Heiress chose to rent a private villa in Seminyak during her stay and blissed out in perfect poolside luxury.

Ready for another beautiful day in Paradise. ☀🌴🌊

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She was also snapped frolicking with the monkeys in Ubud’s Monkey Forest, which is a must-do for any visitor to Bali.


Paris also managed to soak up some culture during her trip with a visit to one of the island’s thousands of temples.

#Bali ❤💛

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Although the heiresses budget will be out of reach for most visitors to Bali, you don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy the beautiful scenery and rich culture of the island.

Louise Tee

Originally from Banff, Canada, Lousie Tee is another insta-famous jet-setter who loves to hang out in Bali. This outdoorsy explorer has travelled to over 35 countries with her fiance Robin, who is also her photographer. Together the pair documents their travels around the globe with a series of spectacular shots, which Louise showcases on her Instagram.

For travellers who love the outdoors, Louise’s Instagram is full of inspiring photos from her adventures in Bali. She’s a big fan of Nusa Penida and with natural beauty spots as breathtaking as Kelingking beach, who can blame her?

When she’s not hiking to viewpoints, Louise is checking out what other natural beauties Bali has to offer. Her snaps of the Tegallalang rice terraces are gorgeous and are sure to have you rushing to Ubud.

After a long day of exploring, Louise likes to kick back in style. The luxury villas around Canggu are the perfect place to relax and soak up the Bali sunshine in your own private pool.