JARAN HILL CLIFF IN ULUWATU – SUNSET VIEWPOINT

jaran hill, jaran hill cliff, jaran hill uluwatu, uluwatu lighthouse, jaran hill uluwatu, jaran hill bali, jaran hill cliff bali

Jaran Hill is one of the best sunset viewpoints in Uluwatu. I recently discovered the Jaran Hill cliffs by perusing Google maps on my phone in search of some interesting landscapes and when I arrived at Jaran Hill for sunset, I knew I had found a hidden gem.

Search All ∼ Flights to Bali


Have you got travel insurance for Bali? 
I know that nobody likes to talk about this stuff but accidents happen all the time and having travel insurance can save you thousands of dollars if something goes wrong. You can read more about why you need travel insurance.

I have been using World Nomads Travel Insurance on every trip and in my opinion, they are without a doubt the best travel insurance provider on the market. I always choose the World Nomads Explorer Plan as it covers just about everything.

 

WHERE IS JARAN HILL & HOW TO GET THERE

Jaran Hill is located on the most western tip of the Bukit Penisula in south Bali.

If you are staying in the Uluwatu region you can rent a scooter for approximately 50,000 Rupiah per day and make your way over to Jaran Hill.

If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Jaran Hill.

For scooter rentals, you can ask your accommodation to organise this as they are always able to help.

Alternatively, keep your eyes peeled along the main roads in the Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta and Uluwatu regions and you will be sure to find a scooter rental shop.

Search All ∼ Car Rentals in Bali

PIN LOCATION OF JARAN HILL ULUWATU

Want to travel full-time? ∼ Click Here To Learn How!

jaran hill, jaran hill cliff, jaran hill uluwatu, uluwatu lighthouse, jaran hill uluwatu, jaran hill bali, jaran hill cliff baliWatching the sunset on the cliffs at Jaran Hill

WHAT TO EXPECT AT JARAN HILL CLIFF ULUWATU

Jaran Hill reminded me a little bit of Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida. The curvature of the limestone cliffs, the colourful coral reef and the infamous surf spot known as ‘Secrets’ are what makes Jaran Hill one of the best viewpoints on the Bukit Peninsula.

The road to Jaran Hill turns from asphalt, to paved and then eventually to a rocky dirt trail that will lead you right down to the Uluwatu lighthouse where the trail ends.

I parked my scooter at the Uluwatu Lighthouse, which I believe is not even a functioning lighthouse, and then walked through some small bushes towards the Jaran Hill cliffs.

See All ∼ Guesthouses/Hotels/Resorts in Uluwatu

jaran hill, jaran hill cliff, jaran hill uluwatu, uluwatu lighthouse, jaran hill uluwatu, jaran hill bali, jaran hill cliff baliSunset at the Uluwatu lighthouse on Jaran Hill

jaran hill, jaran hill cliff, jaran hill uluwatu, uluwatu lighthouse, jaran hill uluwatu, jaran hill bali, jaran hill cliff baliDrone shot of Uluwatu lighthouse on Jaran Hill

WHAT TO EXPECT AT JARAN HILL CLIFF ULUWATU – CONTINUED

There are three viewpoints at Jaran Hill:

#1 Uluwatu Lighthouse

There is a hole in the fence that surrounds the Uluwatu lighthouse and it is easy to climb to the top via the internal stairs to the first tier and then up the ladder to the viewing platform on the top.

If you have never experienced a sunset from the top of a lighthouse before, this is your chance.

#2 Jaran Hill Cliffs

Directly in front of Uluwatu lighthouse, there is a viewpoint that overlooks the curving limestone cliffs and the ‘Secrets’ surf break beneath Jaran Hill. Not a bad spot for a cold Bintang while you watch the sunset!

#3 Jaran Hill

Walk down to the very tip of Jaran Hill to experience panoramic views of the Bukit Penisula coastline. If you look to the left you can spot the Uluwatu Temple and to the right-hand side, you can see as far down as Uluwatu Beach.

See More ∼ 2 Week Bali Itinerary

jaran hill, jaran hill cliff, jaran hill uluwatu, uluwatu lighthouse, jaran hill uluwatu, jaran hill bali, jaran hill cliff baliBintang’s and sunsets on Jaran Hill

jaran hill, jaran hill cliff, jaran hill uluwatu, uluwatu lighthouse, jaran hill uluwatu, jaran hill bali, jaran hill cliff baliDrone shot of Jaran Hill Uluwatu and Secrets surf spot

JARAN HILL – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Jaran Hill is a popular spot for the locals to hang out away from the more crowded spots such as Karang Boma Cliff and Uluwatu Temple, so please respect them when visiting Jaran Hill.

There are no rubbish bins provided at Jaran Hill, so if you plan to have a few Bintang’s at sunset please be sure to take any empty bottles and rubbish with you.

The best time to visit Jaran Hill is for sunset which is between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

WHERE TO STAY NEAR JARAN HILL CLIFFS

Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travellers and budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Canang Sari Villas

  • I’ve stayed at Canang Sari Villas a few times and it’s one of the best 4-star accommodations in Uluwatu! Featuring 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas with private swimming pools, beautiful gardens, equipped kitchens, large living space, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, free wifi and ocean views. There is also a spa centre and squash court for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and shops. Perfect for families, friends and couples.

Click Here to check rates and availability.

Mid Range: Bukal Sari Villas Uluwatu

  • Awesome 3-star accommodation boasting a swimming pool, restaurant, gardens and outdoor swimming pool. There is free wifi and each room is spacious and modern with private bathrooms. Continental or à la carte breakfast is included for all guests. Close to Uluwatu Temple and beaches. Great for couples, families and friends.

Click Here to check rates and availability.

Budget: Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu

  • One of the best budget accommodations in Uluwatu! Bali Beats features an outdoor swimming pool, garden terrace and free wifi. There is a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and restaurants. Perfect for solo travellers and friends on a budget.

Click Here to check rates and availability.

For all other places to stay in Uluwatu, Click Here to search on Booking.com

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR JARAN HILL ULUWATU

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Jaran Hill Uluwatu, please drop me a comment below.

Happy Adventuring!

↓ PIN THIS ARTICLE FOR LATER ↓

jaran hill

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *