Suluban Beach, also known as Blue Point Uluwatu, is a magnificent and very popular beach that can be found in the Bukit Peninsula Bali! Pantai Suluban Uluwatu lies beneath a looming cliff face that can only be accessed by adventuring through the limestone caves.
WHERE IS SULUBAN BEACH & HOW TO GET THERE
Pantai Suluban Bali is located on the very south-western tip of the Bukit Penisula Bali in Uluwatu.
If you are staying in the Uluwatu region you can rent a scooter for approximately 50,000 IDR per day and make your way over to Pantai Suluban Uluwatu. If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Suluban Beach.
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.
PIN LOCATION OF PANTAI SULUBAN BALI
Pantai Suluban Bali – Blue Point Uluwatu
ARRIVING AT SULUBAN BEACH ULUWATU
There is a carpark located at the top of Uluwatu Cliff and the fee for parking is 5,000 rupiah for scooters and 15,000 rupiah for a car.
From the carpark, it is approximately a 10-minute walk down a flight of concrete stairs that zigzag past dozens of clifftop bars, small cafes, souvenir stores and surfboard rental shops before you reach the Suluban Beach Cave.
On my way down to Pantai Suluban Bali, I stopped in at one of the locally run cafes to grab a light snack and a cold Bintang beer for around $5. The famous Uluwatu surf break lies adjacent to the Uluwatu cliff which provided me with some awesome entertainment while I sipped on a cold one.
Watching the sunset at Pantai Suluban Uluwatu
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SULUBAN BEACH
I traversed down the Uluwatu cliff via the concrete stairs and sunk my toes into the sand down at Suluban Beach. There were some surfers down in the Suluban Beach Cave either paddling out to surf or coming back in from a session. This is the main entry and exit point for surfers wishing to surf the famous Uluwatu surf break at Blue Point.
Suluban Beach is not the most ideal spot for sunbathing as the waves coming in and out of the Suluban Beach Cave are unpredictable and can potentially pose a hazard. In saying this, I have been to down to Suluban Beach on many occasions and as long you have some common sense of assessing the conditions around you, Suluban Beach Cave is safe to enjoy and explore.
The best time to visit Pantai Suluban Bali is during low tide, ultimately revealing more sandy beach spaces, easier access to explore the Suluban Beach Cave and small rock openings that lead to the hidden Suluban Beach.
Uluwatu Cliff and the entrance to the hidden Suluban Beach
Drone shot of the hidden Suluban Beach in Uluwatu
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PANTAI SULUBAN ULUWATU – CONTINUED…
Mind your head crawling through the Suluban Beach Cave and find yourself on the sand at the hidden Suluban Beach. This is my favourite Uluwatu beach to explore and chill on the entire Bukit Peninsula Bali!
There is a pretty awesome shipwreck at the foot of Uluwatu cliff on the southern end of Suluban Beach. It seems graffiti artists have creatively used this shipwreck on Suluban Beach as their blank canvas to express their artworks.
SINGLE FIN ULUWATU – SUNSET BAR
Not only is Suluban Beach one of the top things to do in Uluwatu, but a sunset beer at Single Fin Uluwatu is also a MUST.
Every day of the week Single Fin Uluwatu offers beers, snacks, live music and the best views overlooking the Indian Ocean. Single Fin Bar is best renowned for its famed ‘Sunday Sessions’ on the top of Uluwatu Cliff where resident and international DJ’s have people flocking down to Uluwatu Beach from all around the world.
Single Fin Uluwatu is by far my favourite spot to watch the sunset on the Bukit Penisula Bali!
Resident DJ at Single Fin Uluwatu
Watching the sunset from Single Fin Bar Uluwatu
Uluwatu Surf is a very famous left-hand barreling reef break at Blue Point Uluwatu. Uluwatu Beach is home to many international surf events throughout each year that attracts professional surfers from all around the world.
This particular Uluwatu beach can be surfed on all tides, but it typically breaks better on a mid to low tide. The best months to surf at Suluban Beach is in the dry season, May to October. Pantai Suluban Uluwatu Bali works best in offshore winds from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the south-west.
Surfing Blue Point Uluwatu on sunset
Surfers coming in via the Suluban Beach Cave
WHERE TO STAY NEAR SULUBAN BEACH – 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:
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR PANTAI SULUBAN ULUWATU
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Pantai Suluban Uluwatu please drop me a comment below.
Happy Adventuring 🙂