Uluwatu is a breathtaking destination in South Bali, known for its stunning clifftop views, best surfing spots and tropical beaches.
The beaches in Uluwatu are some of the best in Bali with white sand and clear blue waters. Here are the top 10 things to do in Uluwatu you shouldn’t miss on your Bali vacation.
Suluban Beach also known as Blue Point Beach is one of the best surfing spots in Bali! This beach has green crystal clear water and there are some incredible caves to explore. The best time to visit Suluban Beach is at low tide when you can walk around to the beaches nearby.
A parking lot is located at the top of Uluwatu Cliff, with a cost of 5,000 IDR for scooters and 15,000 IDR for cars. Make sure to enter Blue Point Beach and not Suluban Beach into Google Maps to get to the parking lot.
It will take around 10 minutes to walk down to Suluban Beach Cave. You will walk down a set of stairs past tourist stores, cafes, and surfboard rental shops.
Suluban Beach is not the most ideal beach to swim at. If you walk through the caves, you will find yourself at Hidden Beach, a much calmer beach for swimming.
Single Fin is set in an epic location on a cliff overlooking the Uluwatu surf break.
Here, you can listen to live music/DJs while eating delicious food and drinking unique cocktails in a relaxed vacation atmosphere.
The best time to visit is close to sunset to enjoy the evening with a cocktail in hand and the most breathtaking ocean views!
Uluwatu Temple is a famous sea temple perched on a cliff 70 meters above the ocean.
Plan to spend a leisurely 1-2 hours strolling through the temple grounds, basking in the scenic vistas, and taking in a stunning sunset.
However, it’s important to note that while you can catch a Go-Jek/Grab ride to the temple, you won’t be able to find one back from there.
Be mindful of your belongings, such as sunglasses, phones, and other loose items, as the temple grounds are home to many playful monkeys who may be tempted to snatch them away.
Kecak Dance Performance is held every day between 6 pm-7 pm at Uluwatu Temple. What can you expect? Traditional dance, a musical drama, a famous Balinese story, fire, beautiful costumes and lots of chanting!
Behind the dance performance, the sun sets over the ocean, creating an epic backdrop!
It’s best to book your tickets on Klook in advance, especially in the busier months.
The Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is 122 meters tall and can be seen from many places in Bali, including the International Airport.
Apart from the GWK statue, there are other statues, restaurants, gift shops, and art exhibitions, so plan to spend at least a couple of hours here.
Book tickets on Klook in advance! It’s slightly cheaper on this website than purchasing at the venue.
The admission fee does not include entering the GWK statute; this is an additional cost.
Balangan Cliff is the best spot to visit if you want breathtaking views of the beach and the stunning coastline. The cliffs here are home to some of Bali’s most beautiful scenery, so it’s no wonder this spot is often used for wedding ceremonies and photos!
To get to the viewpoint, follow the dirt path to the right at the parking lot. The left path will take you down to the beach.
There are a few different cliff viewpoints, so make sure to check them all out. Just be careful of loose and sharp rocks on the cliff edge.
One Eighty, located within The Edge Luxury Villa Resort, is a clifftop day club with panoramic ocean views.
It’s famous for its impressive glass-bottom sky pool that extends 5 metres over the edge of a 162-metre cliff above the ocean! The second pool is a series of cascading pools surrounded by beautiful gardens and flowers.
You don’t have to stay at The Edge to spend the day at One Eighty. You can purchase day passes that include food and beverage credit, amongst other things. Make sure to book your day pass in advance on their website.
At Dreamsea Bali, you’ll be staying right in the heart of Uluwatu!
The rooms are all designed with stunning sea views and private balconies, which means you’ll be able to watch the sunset every evening as you relax in your room.
Melasti Beach is the perfect white sandy tropical beach to spend the day at and one of the best places to watch the sunset in Bali!
Apart from the beach clubs along the beach, there are local restaurants nearby where you can buy cheap Indonesian meals from.
Karang Boma Cliff is located around the corner from Nyang Nyang Beach. You will need to walk about 5 – 10 minutes from the parking area through the fields to get to the viewpoint.
Once you get to the viewpoint, be extremely careful when getting close to the edge and taking photos, as there are no railings to keep you from falling.
This viewpoint offers a jaw-dropping view of the 100-metre-high limestone cliff and the tropical reef below.
The best time to visit is at sunset.
Uluwatu boasts some of Bali’s most stunning beaches, making it a haven for surfers, beach enthusiasts, and party-goers alike. This versatile destination caters to all types of travellers, including solo adventurers, groups of friends, and couples seeking a romantic getaway.