The Karang Boma Cliff is one of the best sunset viewpoints on the island of Bali, Indonesia. I have visited this particular viewpoint in Uluwatu on countless occasions to explore the unique cliffs that soar high above the waves below. The Karang Boma Cliffs are like none other that I have ever seen!
WHERE TO FIND KARANG BOMA CLIFF
The Karang Boma Cliff viewpoint is located in the Uluwatu region on the Bukit Peninsula. From the main hub of Kuta and Seminyak it is approximately a one hour drive to Uluwatu and the cliff side viewpoint. If you are staying down in Uluwatu, the Karang Boma Cliff is only 5 minutes drive from the popular Uluwatu Temple.
SEE THE MAP BELOW FOR THE PIN LOCATION OF KARANG BOMA CLIFF
ARRIVING TO KARANG BOMA CLIFF
When using Google Maps to find the Karang Boma Cliff, it will lead you to the end of a paved road and to a small carpark out the front of a locked gate. At first I thought I was going to have to climb this gate to make my way down to the cliffs though, I found a dirt trail on the right hand side of the gate that leads you all the way down to Karang Boma Cliff. See the images below that shows the turn off and sign post for Karang Boma Cliff and the other is of the carpark at the big gates. Look out for these landmarks and you shouldn’t get lost.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT KARANG BOMA CLIFF
There is no ticket or payment needed to visit this viewpoint, it’s completely free. As you make your way down closer to the cliff edge you will be in awe of the landscape that surrounds you. The rocky cliffs tower high above a stunning reef break below and Uluwatu Temple can be spotted in the distance.
It is possible to walk out on to the very edge of Karang Boma Cliff, but do so at your own risk. It is approximately a 100 meter drop to the shoreline. It is a truly exhilarating experience when standing on the edge of this phenomenal cliff face.
WHERE TO STAY NEAR KARANG BOMA CLIFF – ULUWATU ACCOMMODATION
When I visited Uluwatu I based my self at Prasana Villas for the weekend. There are 1 & 2 bedroom private luxury villas available with the most incredible views of the Bukit Peninsula. I opted for the 2 bedroom sunrise pool villa that includes a floating breakfast.
The master bedroom offers the best views of the swimming pool and the early morning sunrise over the Indian Ocean. Both rooms have a/c, pristine ensuites with complimentary toiletry items and tv entertainment unit. You can also get relaxed in the shade on one of the large day beds in the open living area or over by the pool side in the sun.
The Prasana Villas was one of the most amazing places that I have ever stayed and I recommend this establishment for anyone wishing to spoil themselves for a night or two. You can click HERE to check their rates and availability.
KARANG BOMA CLIFF – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The best time to visit Karang Boma Cliff is at 5pm – 6 pm for the golden hour of sunset. However, due to the recent popularity of this particular viewpoint, you may have to wait in line to get a good shot of the cliff face at this time.
It is also a great place to explore during the middle of the day and there will most likely be no one else around. Occasionally you may be able spot some keen surfers riding the waves below.
As I mentioned earlier in this article, please take care and explore these cliffs carefully and at your own risk. There is no fall restraints in place to stop you from falling if you happen to accidentally slip.
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Happy Adventuring 🙂