KARANG BOMA CLIFF – THE BEST SUNSET VIEWPOINT IN ULUWATU

KARANG BOMA CLIFF – THE BEST SUNSET VIEWPOINT IN ULUWATU

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!

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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 cliffside 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

Taking a selfie at Karang Boma Cliff

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 lead us 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.

The entrance to Karang Boma Cliff

Follow the trail to the right of this gate to reach 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.

On the edge of Karang Boma Cliff

The view of Uluwatu Temple from Karang Boma Cliff

It’s a long way down at Karang Boma Cliff Uluwatu

WHERE TO STAY NEAR KARANG BOMA CLIFF – ULUWATU ACCOMMODATION

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

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Prasana Villas near Karang Boma Cliff

KARANG BOMA CLIFF – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The best time to visit Karang Boma Cliff is at 5pm – 6pm 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 to 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 are no fall restraints in place to stop you from falling if you happen to accidentally slip.

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR KARANG BOMA CLIFF

Jaran Hill Cliff – Uluwatu

Green Bowl Beach – An Uluwatu Gem

Nyang Nyang Beach – Shipwreck Point

Padang Padang Beach

Bingin Beach Surf

Thomas Beach Uluwatu

Tegal Wangi Beach – Caves and Rock Pools

Balangan Beach – Uluwatu

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Karang Boma Cliff please drop me a comment below.

Happy Adventuring 🙂

2 Comments

  1. June 20, 2018 / 3:12 am

    Havent been here since in Bali. Would definitely check this out!

    • Jonny Melon
      June 20, 2018 / 4:03 am

      yes you must!

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