Uluwatu is a laid back area in Bali with beautiful beaches and luxury cliff top resorts and villas. It’s a great place to relax and get away from the crowds.
Uluwatu attracts surfers from all over the world for it’s range of surfing beaches. When People go to Bali they expect beautiful beaches…then they see Kuta Beach and get disappointed. Well, the beaches here won’t disappoint, although not all are great for swimming.
There are many luxurious resorts perched atop of the cliffs which have stunning views. If you can, staying in Uluwatu would add something special to your Bali trip. If not, Uluwatu is definitely worth a visit to explore the beaches, visit a beach club and have a look at the amazing cliff top views. Accommodation and things to do are very spread out, so choose your accommodation wisely or make sure to have a way to get around.
Although part of the beauty of Uluwatu is relaxing, there are still other things to do. Surfing, beach days, beach clubs, visiting Uluwatu Temple and the Kacak fire dance are some. There are also local cafes and warungs, restaurants in hotels and some other restaurants and bars for eating and evenings out.
You can go to Jimbaran for a seafood dinner on the beach. The Rock Bar at Ayana Resort is a stunning place for a sunset drink, even though it’s usually busy and touristy. You could also visit Pandawa Beach near Nusa Dua, or spend the day in Seminyak.
FEEL // Salty sophistication/surfer.
BEST FOR // Luxury Resorts and their spas, Beach, Sunsets, Surfing, Relaxation, Local Community, Beach Vibes, Scenery.
GET THERE // Uluwatu is about 45 minutes from the airport, depending on traffic and where you are staying. You can get a taxi from the official airport stand at the airport when you arrive, or arrange a transfer with your hotel. If you’re coming from another area in Bali, you can take a taxi or a private driver if you want to stop off along the way.
GET AROUND // The best way to get around Uluwatu is via your own transport, hotel shuttle or local transport services. Otherwise, Bluebird taxi’s are the way to go to get to Seminyak etc (from your hotel). You may also want to think about a private driver to spend the day exploring Uluwatu and Bukit Peninsula beaches.
THE UGLY TRUTH // Although the beaches are beautiful and great for surfing, not all are suitable for swimming. If your not interested in surfing, then it’s mainly about relaxing, as there is not a huge amount to do. Depending exactly where you stay, you may need your own transport to get around easily.
THE SILVER LINING // When you are staying in an area so beautiful and relaxing, you don’t want to do anything else. Some of Bali’s most luxurious places to stay are in Uluwatu. The beaches are beautiful.
ACCOMMODATION // Predominantly luxury hotels and villas, with some budget and mid-range options. Read More.
TYPE OF HOLIDAY // Couples, Luxury, Romantic, Weddings, Honeymoons.
READ MORE // Find all of our Uluwatu Blog Posts here.