DISCOVER KARANG BOMA CLIFF IN ULUWATU!
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.
I have put together this complete guide of Karang Boma Cliff including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you arrive at Karang Boma Cliff in Uluwatu.
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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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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 parking lot 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 there is 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 parking lot at the big gates. Look out for these landmarks and you shouldn’t get lost when trying to find Karang Boma Cliff.
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 to the Karang Boma Cliff edge, we were in complete awe of the landscape that surrounded us.
The rocky cliffs at Karang Boma Uluwatu 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 the phenomenal Karang Boma Cliff.
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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 5 pm and 6 pm to catch the golden hour of sunset. However, due to the recent popularity at Karang Boma Cliff 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.
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 near Karanag Boma Cliff to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers and everyone in between.
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 near Karanag Boma Cliff. 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 Karang Boma Cliff, Uluwatu Temple and beaches. Great for couples, families and friends.
Budget: Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu
One of the best budget accommodations near Karang Boma Cliff. 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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AIRBNB NEAR KARANG BOMA CLIFF
Another option for accommodation near Karang Boma Cliff is to stay in an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in the Uluwatu area.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR KARANG BOMA CLIFF
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF KARANG BOMA CLIFF
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