The Karang Boma Cliff is one of the best sunset viewpoints on the island of Bali, Indonesia. I have visited Karang Boma Cliff in Uluwatu on countless occasions to explore the unique cliffs that soar high above the waves below.
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WHERE TO FIND KARANG BOMA CLIFF & HOW TO GET THERE
The Karang Boma Cliff viewpoint is located in the Uluwatu region on the Bukit Peninsula.
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 Karang Boma Cliff.
If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Karang Boma Uluwatu.
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.
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Taking a selfie at Karang Boma Cliff
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ARRIVING AT 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 car park 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 all the way down to Karang Boma Cliff.
See the images below that show the turnoff and signpost 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 trying to find Karang Boma Cliff.
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The entrance to Karang Boma Cliff
The entrance to Karang Boma Cliff
WHAT TO EXPECT AT KARANG BOMA CLIFF
There is an entrance fee of 10,000 Rupiah to visit Karang Boma Cliff due to its recent popularity.
As my friends and I made our way down closer to the cliff edge, we were in complete awe of the landscape that surrounded us.
The rocky cliffs tower high above a stunning reef break below and Uluwatu Temple can be spotted on the peak of a nearby cliff 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.
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On the edge of Karang Boma Cliff
View of Uluwatu Temple from Karang Boma Cliff
It’s a long way down at Karang Boma Cliff Uluwatu
KARANG BOMA CLIFF – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The best time to visit Karang Boma Cliff is between 5pm and 6pm to cacth 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 at Karang Boma Cliff. Occasionally you may be able to spot some keen surfers riding the waves below.
As I mentioned earlier in this article, please take care and explore Karang Boma Cliff carefully and at your own risk. There are no fall restraints in place to stop you from falling if you happen to accidentally slip.
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WHERE TO STAY NEAR KARANG BOMA CLIFF
Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travelers 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.
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.
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 are a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers and friends on a budget.
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