Bali is well known for its legendary beauty. This is especially so from a bird’s eye view; you can truly admire how amazing its landscapes are! Beaches, cliffs, jungles, rice terraces, volcanos, you can really manage to shoot a wide variety of beautiful scenery with your drone while sightseeing in Bali. As a drone operator and passionate videographer, I wanted to share with you 5 unbelievable drone spots in Bali.
Uluwatu is one of the most iconic surf spots in the world. You can just take a seat at the Single Fin or at a warung on the cliff and watch surfers ride the incredible waves. It is the ideal location to take some amazing drone footages from the surfers, the beautiful cliff, the famous Uluwatu temple, or even parties at Single Fins. As a drone operator, it is incredible to have the opportunity to capture so many different scenes in a single location.
Tip: If you are visiting Bali by motorbike, I would recommend to fly your drone from a remote spot on the cliff, and not from the parking before Single Fin. It is only a 5 minutes’ drive from the parking and you won’t be bothered every two seconds or being asked to pay a “local drone tax”, which is not even a thing.
2. Mount Batur
Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is 1717 meters above sea level and can be climbed in around 2 hours.
Mount Batur Bali is an active volcano where tourists come to enjoy an unforgettable sunrise from the top of the volcano. The view from there is absolutely breathtaking and you can enjoy a hot breakfast while resting and admiring the scenery.
As a drone operator, it is the opportunity to capture sunrise on the volcano, or the people climbing up to the top. The colors are absolutely amazing, and if you are a bit of an expert, you can capture an incredible Timelapse or Hyperlapse of the rising sun over the volcano.
Ubud is the center of the Balinese culture, arts and crafts. From ancient temples and majestic royal palaces to breathtaking panoramas of green hillsides and rice terraces, you will find incredible scenery in Ubud.
With your drone, try to capture the green hillsides and rice terraces when the weather is sunny. From a bird’s eye view, the contrast between the green grass and the electric blue sky is simply amazing.
4. Bingin Beach
Bingin Beach is one of the most beautiful places on the Bukit. If you are exploring Bali by motorbike, you can easily drive from Uluwatu to Bingin Beach in less than 10 minutes.
Bingin Beach counts many beautiful and authentic looking villas that face the immensity of the ocean and offer an amazing view.
You can manage to capture great shots of those villas using your drone. The still water of the infinity pools, the vegetation, and the deep blue of the ocean will create an incredible combination.
Tip: If you get great shots of a specific villa, you can even try to contact the owner and negotiate a price for your pictures and video footage. If your shot is really outstanding, they are very likely to buy it.
Munduk is a preserved village famous for its beautiful scenery and fascinating walks and treks. It is surrounded by tropical rainforest, rice terraces and farms producing traditional Balinese commodities.
If you are visiting Bali by motorbike, it takes approximately 2 hours from Denpasar to go to Munduk.
This great variety of scenery will allow you to take amazing footages of the traditional and preserved face of Bali. I would particularly recommend filming Ulun Dalu Temple. Ulun Dalu Temple is a famous picturesque landmark located on the Beratan Lake in Bedugul.
The smooth reflective surface of the lake surrounding the temple creates a unique floating impression, while the mountains encircling the lake provides the temple with a scenic backdrop. Absolutely breathtaking from a bird’s eye-view, as you can capture the whole scenery from different angles.