Uluwatu Beaches are rated as some of the BEST beaches in all of Bali! The Bukit Peninsula in Bali’s south not only boasts magnificent beaches but also rugged limestone cliffs, world-class surf breaks, insane sunset viewpoints, clifftop bars, hipster cafes, skateboard parks, traditional temples and much more!
I have put together this Ultimate Guide of the 11 Best Uluwatu Beaches including where to find them, best times to visit and what to expect!
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ULUWATU BEACHES OVERVIEW
Here is a quick overview of the 11 Best Uluwatu Beaches that you will find in this post:
- Suluban Beach
- Padang Padang Beach
- Thomas Beach
- Bingin Beach
- Balangan Beach
- Tegal Wangi Beach
- Green Bowl Beach
- Nyang Nyang Beach
- Karang Boma Beach
- Pandawa Beach
- Jaran Cliff Beach
11 BEST ULUWATU BEACHES
So without further ado, see below for The Ultimate Guide to the 11 Best Uluwatu Beaches that are not to be missed on your next visit to Bali!
#1 SULUBAN BEACH ULUWATU
Suluban Beach, also known as Blue Point Uluwatu and Pantai Suluban, is the most popular among all of the Uluwatu beaches that can be found in the Bukit Peninsula in South Bali! Suluban Beach is world-renowned for its left-hand point break that is very popular among surfers, but there are plenty more fantastic things to do at Pantai Suluban other than surfing!
ARRIVING AT SULUBAN ULUWATU BEACH
There is a parking lot located at the top of Uluwatu Cliff and the fee for parking is 5,000 IDR for scooters and 15,000 IDR for a car.
From the parking lot, it is approximately a 10-minute walk down a set 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, you can stop in at one of the locally run cafes to grab a light snack and a cold Bintang beer for around $5. Once you see the view of the beach on the way down the stairs I am sure you will want to stop for a minute to marvel.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT SULUBAN ULUWATU BEACH
Once you’ve had a bite to eat and drink, continue to traverse down Uluwatu cliff via the concrete stairs which eventually emerges on the sand down at Suluban Beach.
There are always surfers that frequent Suluban Beach Cave who are either paddling out to surf or coming back in from a session. This is the main entry and exit point for surfers who are game enough to surf Uluwatu’s famous left-hand break at Blue Point.
Mind your head crawling through the Suluban Beach Cave and find yourself on the sand shores at the hidden Suluban Beach. This is one of my favorite Uluwatu beaches to explore and chill on the entire Bukit Peninsula Bali!
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.
SINGLE FIN 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 DJs play hourly long live sets. It has people flocking to down Uluwatu Beach from all around the world just to experience a Sunday session at Single Fin.
Single Fin Uluwatu is by far my favorite spot to watch the sunset on the Bukit Penisula Bali, though you have to get there early as it gets super crowded and it’s hard to find a seat.
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Suluban Beach – Best Uluwatu Beaches
Watching the sunset at Pantai Suluban
Suluban Beach – Uluwatu Beaches
#2 PADANG PADANG BEACH
Padang Padang Beach (Pantai Padang Padang) is a famous surf spot and beach bumming paradise on the Bukit Peninsula in South Bali. Padang Padang Beach has a number of awesome things to check out such as unique rock caves, tidal swimming pools, secluded beaches and world-class waves, making it one of the best Uluwatu Beaches.
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ARRIVING AT PADANG PADANG ULUWATU BEACH
There is a car park conveniently located across from the entrance to Padang Padang Beach which costs 2,000 IDR to park up your scooter for the day.
Padang Padang Beach Entrance Fee: When you arrive at Padang Padang Beach you’ll see a ticket booth at the top of the stairs and here you will be asked to pay a 10,000 IDR entrance fee.
The way down to Pantai Padang Padang, some would say is enchanting. A narrow staircase leads down from the top of the cliffs and through a limestone cave that emerges on the shoreline on Padang Padang Bali.
Be sure to keep any loose belongings out of reach from the monkeys on the way down to Padang Padang Beach as they have been known to snatch purses, sunnies, hats, phones, food and drinks.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PANTAI PADANG PADANG
Padang Padang Beach features a semicircular cove with golden sands which is surrounded by lush vegetation and verdant cliffs. There is plenty of space to perch up in the shade of the cliffs or in the middle of the beach if you want to work on that summer tan!
There are small vendors set up down on the sand at Padang Padang Beach selling locally made souvenirs such as colorful sarongs, hats, t-shirts, board shorts, stubby coolers, friendship bracelets and more. It’s a good opportunity to go shopping for gifts for your friends and family or to simply spoil yourself with a Bali souvenir.
On low tide, there is a lot of exploring to be had around the foot of Padang Padang Bali cliffs. Natural rock formations and secluded beaches make for excellent photo opportunities or the perfect spot to read a book.
The cove at Padang Padang Beach is a great spot for a swim to cool off as the waters are calm and there are no currents. You can also swim out to the left of the beach alongside the edge of the cliffs to find a number of small caves that you can enter and walk around inside.
For food and drinks back on the beach, there are half a dozen local warungs to order fresh seafood or a local nasi goreng dish to fill the stomach and your choice of soft drinks, fresh coconut water or a cold Bintang beer to wash it all down. All this for as little as $3 to $5
PADANG PADANG SURF
Padang Padang is a world-renowned surf break which is typically a left-hand barreling reef break but it is also known to have a fairly decent right-hand wave that rolls into the bay.
The best months to surf at Padang Padang Beach is in the dry season from May to October. Padang Padang Surf works best in offshore winds from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the south-west.
If you are looking to ride some waves at the famous Padang Padang Surf Break there is a small beach shack run by the local surf life saving guards who offer surfboard rentals for around 100,000 IDR for 2 hours.
Up for grabs are longboards, shortboards and foamies though it’s first in best dressed. For beginner surfers, you can ask one of the locals to take you out for some surf lessons at one of the best Uluwatu Beaches!
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Pantai Padang Padang – Uluwatu Beaches
Drone shot of Pantai Padang – Uluwatu Beaches Guide
Padang Uluwatu Beach
#3 THOMAS BEACH
Thomas Beach Uluwatu is up there as one of the most beautiful and underrated Uluwatu Beaches in Bali. Thomas Beach offers a 200-meter stretch of soft white sand, rolling turquoise waves and a cluster of shady beach umbrellas all of which are waiting to be discovered.
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ARRIVING AT THOMAS BEACH ULUWATU
Keep an eye out for a black and yellow sign that reads ‘Thomas Bali Guesthouse’, turn off the main road here and follow the white chalky driveway down the car park on top of the cliffs at Thomas Beach Bali.
There is no fee for parking which is great and it is only a short ten-minute walk down the steps to reach the shoreline at Thomas Beach.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THOMAS BEACH BALI
Thomas Beach fly’s under the radar as a popular tourist hotspot meaning you’ll have this beautiful Uluwatu beach almost entirely to yourself.
It’s hard nowadays to find a secluded beach in Bali as the tourism industry continues to grow but there are always incredible locations to be found such as Thomas Beach, an underrated slice of paradise among the more popular Uluwatu beaches.
On occasion, Thomas Beach Bali picks up the swell that rolls in from the more southern beaches and when it does, it’s a great spot to surf some uncrowded waves.
If you need to rent a surfboard you can do so from a small surf shack located on the north end of Thomas Beach Bali. The cost of a surfboard rental is around 50,000 IDR for two hours.
On low tide, you can discover some of the rocky outcrops, secluded beaches and small caves along the coastline nearby to Thomas Beach. To check the tide times in advance Click Here.
For all you beachgoers who simply like to relax and unwind, Thomas Beach Bali is the perfect spot for just that! Rent out an umbrella on the sand for the day for only 50,000 IDR and watch the world go by, all the while sipping on a Kelapa (fresh coconut).
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Thomas Beach – Uluwatu Beaches
Secluded Uluwatu beach at Pantai Thomas
Thomas Beach – Uluwatu Beaches
#4 BINGIN BEACH
Bingin Beach is a surfers paradise when it comes to pumping waves! Bingin Beach Surf is one of the most demanding reef breaks in Bali that has surfers flying in from around the globe to try their luck at getting shacked on the fast left-hander barreling wave.
But it’s not just the waves that have people flocking to Bingin Beach, there are a number of other things to do and see at one of the more popular Uluwatu Beaches.
ARRIVING AT BINGIN BEACH
As there are no roads down to Pantai Bingin you’ll have to park your scooter at the top of the cliffs in the designated car park and the cost of parking is 2,000 IDR.
From the car park, you’ll find a paved alleyway that leads down passed some hilltop accommodations and to a set of stairs which lead all the way down to the sand at Bingin Bali.
About halfway down the set of stairs, the pathway comes to an intersection and branches off into a few different directions. It doesn’t matter which path you take as they all lead down to the shoreline at Bingin Beach.
THINGS TO DO AT BINGIN BEACH ULUWATU
As you may know, Bingin Beach is a hotspot for surfing. If you would like to rent a surfboard there are a few surf shacks located right on the sand at Pantai Bingin that have a wide selection of boards to choose from.
The cost of surfboard rental is 50,000 IDR for two hours. Surf lessons are also available at Bingin Beach, just inquire at one of the surf shacks.
If you are not a keen surfer there is a lot of exploring to be done down at this epic Uluwatu beach. Head south along the sand and around the rocky outcrops to find smaller secluded beaches and abandoned beach shacks at the base of the Bingin Beach Cliffs.
For food, my favorite Bingin Beach restaurants are Kelly’s Warung and Lucky Fish.
Kelly’s Warung is situated right in front of the famous Bingin Surf Break with front row seats to watch all the action. They have a massive selection of food and drinks available including smoothie bowls, toasted sandwiches, wraps, burgers, Indonesian cuisine, juices and coffee.
Lucky Fish is my personal favorite pick for dinner, located on the sand at Bingin Beach. Lucky Fish serves up the best BBQ seafood meals I have had in all of Bali. It is the perfect spot to watch the sunset with a cold beer in hand and fresh fish on the plate. On the weekends they also tend to have live music for you to enjoy during dinner.
BINGIN BEACH SURF
The Bingin Beach surf break is a fast left-hand barreling wave that can be surfed on all tides.
The best months to surf at Bingin Beach is in the dry season, May to October. Bingin Surf works best in offshore winds from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the south-west.
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Pantai Bingin – Uluwatu Beach
Bingin Beach Surf – Uluwatu Beach
Pantai Bingin – Uluwatu Beach
#5 BALANGAN BEACH
Balangan Beach is a glistening white sandy beach surrounded by rocky cliffs located on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali’s south. Pantai Balangan became quite popular when a photo taken on the cliffs went viral on Instagram and it is now one of the most visited Uluwatu Beaches.
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ARRIVING AT BALANGAN BEACH
As you near the entrance to the parking lot on the edge of the cliffs at Pantai Balangan you’ll be stopped by a local Indonesian man to pay a small parking fee of 5,000 IDR.
Once you have parked up, follow the dirt trail around to the right which leads you to the Insta-famous viewpoint overlooking Balangan Beach shown in the image above!
To get down to this Uluwatu beach from the top of the cliffs you can find a set of concrete stairs that lead straight down to the sand from the main parking lot.
THINGS TO DO AT PANTAI BALANGAN
I have visited this epic Uluwatu beach several times now and so I have made this list of fun things to do and discover on your next visit to this awesome location.
- Take an Instagrammable photo on the cliffs at Balangan Beach
- Explore the caves and small hidden temples on the rocky headland at Pantai Balangan
- Hang out with the local fisherman on the north-end cliffs at Balangan Beach Bali
- Surf some waves at the popular Balangan Surf Point
- Drink a coconut under the shade of an umbrella along Balangan Beach
- Watch the sunset from the towering cliffs that overlook Balangan Beach Surf
BALANGAN BEACH SURF
Keen for a paddle? Surfboards can be rented from one of the many surf shacks located on the sand at Balangan Beach for as little as 50,000 IDR for two hours.
One of my favorite spots to surf in Uluwatu is right here at Balangan Surf Point.
Whether it is low tide or high tide, the Balangan surf break has a long left-hand wave that breaks off the point and right into the bay at this Uluwatu beach.
Post surf, you can sit under the shade of beach umbrella along Balangan Beach which costs around 50,000 IDR for a couple of hours or the whole day if you wish. Believe me, it gets very hot down on Pantai Balangan and you’ll want to retreat out of the sun and rehydrate with a fresh coconut!
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Pantai Balangan – Uluwatu Beaches
Balangan Beach Uluwatu
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#6 TEGAL WANGI BEACH
Tegal Wangi Beach is a tucked away slice of paradise and one of my personal favorite Uluwatu Beaches. Pantai Tegal Wangi is a popular spot to hang out on the cliffs and beach bum on the golden sands.
Pantai Tegal Wangi often gets overlooked and forgotten about by tourists as they are drawn towards the more popular Uluwatu Beaches.
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ARRIVING AT TEGAL WANGI BEACH
There is a small parking lot on the left-hand side when you arrive at Tegal Wangi Beach. Sometimes the gates for the parking lot are open and you can park inside for a small fee of 2,000 IDR. If the gates are locked you can park up anywhere outside the gates on the gravel patches.
There is no entrance fee to visit this wonderful beach haven unlike most of the Uluwatu Beaches. You will see a dirt trail from the parking lot that leads directly to the top of the cliffs at Tegal Wangi Beach.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TEGAL WANGI
The viewpoint from the top of Tegal Wangi offers spectacular views of rugged cliffs and electric blue water along the southern coastline of the Bukit Peninsula. The furthest cliff point you can see from this viewpoint is the more popular Uluwatu beach, Pantai Balangan.
The Tegal Wangi Beach Rock Pools
Take the stairs down to the beach beneath the cliffs and discover the several natural rock pools that can be found on the exposed coral reef.
The natural jacuzzi like pools fills up with water with each crashing wave that rolls in from the ocean. On sunset, you can get a fantastic reflection photo along the edge of the rock pools.
The Tegal Wangi Beach Caves
Stroll along the sand to the very end of Tegal Wangi Beach until you can go no further and you will find 2 caves underneath the cliffs.
The first cave is a small little dugout in the cliff that is progressively becoming larger with the bigger swells that hit this Uluwatu beach.
The second cave is much larger and more impressive than the first. It is around five meters tall and five meters deep. This is the perfect secluded spot to lay down a sarong and listen to the waves echo throughout the cave as they crash on to the shoreline. You can take a photo from inside the cave facing out over the horizon for another cool perspective.
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#7 GREEN BOWL BEACH
Green Bowl Beach is one of the best, most secluded Uluwatu beaches on the Bukit Peninsula. Green Bowl Beach sits at the base of verdant cliffs next to a small village known as Ungasan.
ARRIVING AT GREEN BOWL BEACH BALI
You will arrive at a large parking lot at the top of the cliffs at Green Bowl Beach and have to pay a small parking fee of 2,000 IDR.
Small warungs and convenient shops line the edge of the parking lot if you wish to grab a meal and drinks before heading down to Pantai Green Bowl.
To access Green Bowl Beach Bali, you will have to descend the 300 odd concrete steps down to the beach. Mind your hat and any other loose items you may have on your person as the monkeys swinging around in the treetops are cheeky and can potentially rob you.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT GREEN BOWL BEACH BALI
A small patch of glistening white sand, no more than fifty meters long, gives you a sense of being on a castaway island. The turquoise water to go with will have you in disbelief that such places exist.
You can wander through the shallow waters and discover how incredibly crystal clear it was, practically see-through and it seems as if the water isn’t even there at all.
Apart from this pristine Uluwatu beach, Green Bowl is a popular spot for die-hard surfers. The reef break just offshore produces excellent swell and it is far less crowded than the more popular beaches such as Uluwatu Point and Padang Padang.
On low tide at Green Bowl Beach, you can wander around the caves and further down the coastline to discover other secluded sandy areas and dozens of rock pools.
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Crystal clear water at Pantai Green Bowl
#8 NYANG NYANG BEACH
Nyang Nyang Beach is one of the cleanest and most beautiful Uluwatu beaches in South Bali. The blinding white sand and turquoise waters make this beach a ‘Bali Bucket List’ location.
ARRIVING AT NYANG NYANG BEACH
The jump-off point at Nyang Nyang beach is in front of a hotel and then you will have to take the path down to the right-hand side of the hotel. When you come to a fork in the track, take the path down to the right.
The trek down the cliffside to get to Nyang Nyang beach takes twenty minutes. The stairs are quite steep in areas and some parts are very rocky so make sure you have suitable footwear.
You will find little warungs at the top and at the bottom of the cliffs, selling snacks, water and coconuts which is convenient because it is thirsty work getting down to this Uluwatu Beach and back up again.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT NYANG NYANG BEACH
The first thing we did as soon as we arrived was run straight for the ocean to cool off! When you are in the water, look back at the route that you have just trekked down and you’ll be amazed at the dense greenery that covers the cliff walls at one of the most beautiful Uluwatu Beaches.
On Nyang Nyang Beach there is a shipwreck that is half-buried in the sand. It is a popular spot to take photos sitting or standing on the boat. Graffiti artists have also taken advantage of this wrecked vessel to display their artworks.
The best time to take photos of the shipwreck is before 12pm. We arrived at the Nyang Nyang Beach around 2pm and it was difficult shooting into the sun as it began to set in the west.
If you do decide to visit Nyang Nyang Beach later in the day, I highly recommend sticking around for sunset which is between 6pm and 7pm. The sunsets down here on this Uluwatu beach are some of the best sunsets you can imagine!
At the top of the Nyang Nyang Beach cliffs, you can also find some epic viewpoints for those toes over the edge type shots.
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The Shipwreck – Uluwatu Beaches
Small cafes on Pantai Nyang Nyang – Uluwatu Beaches
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#9 KARANG BOMA BEACH & CLIFFS
Karang Boma Cliff is without a doubt one of the best sunset viewpoints on the island of Bali. I have visited this particular viewpoint in Uluwatu on countless occasions to explore the unique cliffs that soar high above the beach below. The Karang Boma Cliff overlooks one of the best Uluwatu Beaches on the Bukit Peninsula.
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ARRIVING AT KARANG BOMA BEACH
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT KARANG BOMA CLIFF
There is an entrance fee of 10,000 IDR 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.
The best time to visit Karang Boma Cliff is between 5pm and 6pm to catch 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.
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Karang Boma Cliff – Uluwatu Beaches
Karang Boma – Uluwatu Beach
Taking a selfie at Karang Boma Cliff
#10 PANDAWA BEACH
Pandawa Beach is one of the most up and coming Uluwatu Beaches! A picture-perfect white sand beach dotted with beach umbrellas and milky blue waters, it’s no wonder why Pandawa Beach is becoming more and more popular!
WHAT TO EXPECT AT PANDAWA BEACH
A unique feature of Pandawa Beach is the towering white-stone chalky cliffs that surround this location. It used to be a difficult beach to access but there is now a road that leads right the way down the cliffs to the very beachfront. The entrance fee at Pandawa Beach in 10,000 IDR.
Pandawa Beach is a popular spot for surfing out on reef breaks about 50 meters of the shore where you will see a left-hand and a right-hand wave on a decent swell. You can rent a board on the beach for around 50,000 IDR for 1 hour if you want to go for a paddle.
Other than surfing, there is a safe place for swimming closer to the shore in the shallow waters which is the perfect opportunity to go for a dip to cool off.
As of late, there are a few restaurants, cafes and beach clubs that line the beachfront where you can grab a bite to eat and drink while beach bumming for a few hours or an entire day!
Safe to say that Pandawa Beach is not to be missed on your list of Uluwatu Beaches to visit!
Pandawa Beach – Uluwatu Beaches
On the way down to Pandawa Beach
#11 JARAN HILL BEACH
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. When I arrived at this epic spot that overlooks one of the best Uluwatu Beaches for sunset, I knew I had found a hidden gem.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT JARAN HILL CLIFF
Jaran Hill reminded me a little bit of Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida. The curvature of the limestone cliffs, the colorful 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.
You can park your scooter at the Uluwatu Lighthouse and then walk through some small bushes towards the Jaran Hill cliffs.
JARAN HILL VIEWPOINTS
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.
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Jaran Hill – Uluwatu Beaches
Drone shot of Jaran Hill Beach
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WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU
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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ULUWATU BEACHES – GETTING AROUND
The best way to get around to all of the Uluwatu Beaches in the Bukit Peninsula is on a scooter. For scooter rentals, you can ask your accommodation to organize this as they are always able to help.
Scooter rental is typically 50,000 IDR per day or you can rent them on a monthly basis from anywhere between 600,000 IDR and 700,000 IDR.
From Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to reach the beaches in Uluwatu, depending on traffic.
Alternatively, if you are not comfortable driving a scooter, you can rent a car in Bali and head out to Uluwatu on 4 wheels instead of 2.
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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.
Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.
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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