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Uluwatu Bali Guide

This is a large limestone peninsula which, bar a sliver of land just south of the airport, would be a separate island. It is rugged and dry, and pre-tourist development this was a real backwater of Bali.

The Bukit (as it is commonly referred to) includes the famous cliff-hanging temple at Uluwatu, a number of Bali’s very best beaches including Balangan, and the top surfing spots on the island. As is so often the case, it was intrepid surfers who really opened up the eyes of the world to this part of the island.

The two main towns with strong local communities on the Bukit are Pecatu and Ungasan.

When to Visit Uluwatu

Peak travel: Jun–Sep & mid-Dec to early Jan.
Climate: warm & tropical year-round, with a rainy season Oct–Mar.
Travelers typically stay 4–9 days.
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Getting to Uluwatu

By Plane:

Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS), is about 30-40 minutes away by taxi.
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By Taxi / Uber:

Taxis are not plentiful but can be found. There is a taxi stand at Padang-Padang just north of the bridge and one or two taxis are often sitting there waiting for customers.
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By Car / Bike:

Exploring the Bukit peninsula lends itself very well to a rent motorbike. A number of the nicer beaches are reached via small roads or dirt tracks and a motorbike is the best method. Motorbike or scooter give you solution for jammed traffic.

By Bus:

A few bemos or mini public bus available on the main routes only but they are neither regular nor reliable.

Accommodation in Uluwatu

Kuta offers a wide rage of accommodation and places to stay. From Luxury resorts to cheap hotels. 3 Star Hotel Average $35 a night

Budget Accommodation ($5-$50)

  • Pak Manuh Guest House
  • Chocky’s Place
  • Flowerbud Bungalows
  • Uluwatu Surf Bungalows
  • Gong
  • Guna Mandala Inn
  • Kongsi Inn
  • Susie Warung

Mid Range Accommodation ($50-$100)

  • Balangan Sea View Bungalows
  • Maha Residence Guest House
  • Mick’s Place
  • Mu
  • The Brothers Villa
  • La Joya BiuBiu
  • Puri Bali
  • Kembang Kuning
  • Sandat Mas Cottages
  • The Temple Lodge
  • Uluwatu Cottages

More Expensive Accommodation ($100+)

  • Alila Villas Uluwatu
  • Blue Point Bay Villas
  • Bulgari Resort
  • Karma Kandara Resort

Private villas

  • The Istana
  • Suluban Cliff Villa
  • Villa Awang Bali
  • Villa Karang Putih
  • Villa Moonlight
  • Villa Pemutih
  • Villa Latitude Bali
  • Villa Banyu Biru
  • Puri Bendesa Villas
  • Villa Maha Balangan
  • Bali Paradise Villa

Bingin Beaches – Live Cam

Balibelly.com’s Bingin Surf Cam provides surfers with a real-time visual reading of conditions on the south-west coast of Bali. Every 10 minutes the camera takes a tour from Padang Padang – Impossibles – Bingin – Dreamland.

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Uluwatu Bars and Clubs

This is certainly not an area in which to expect any nightlife at all, and visitors staying here wanting some bar or club culture make the 45 minute journey up to Kuta or Seminyak.

You will almost always find somebody to join you for a relaxed beer on the beach though as there is a strong surf culture here. The beaches at Padang-Padang and Bingin are the best bets.

Things to do in Uluwatu

  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Kecak Fire Dances Uluwatu
  • Garuda Wisnu Kencana
  • Pantai Pandawa
  • Green Bowl Beach
  • Balangan Beach
  • Bingin
  • Dreamland
  • Padang-Padang
  • Labuan Sait Beach
  • Nyang Nyang Beach
  • Pandawa Beach
  • Blue Point Beach
  • Gunung Payung Beach
  • Kecak Dance
  • Tirtha Wedding Chapel
  • New Kuta Golf Course
  • Ayutaya Spa Bali
  • Organic Spa Uluwatu

Restaurants in Uluwatu

Keep an eye out for these places

  • Cafe Moka
  • Jiwa Juice Internet Cafe
  • Yeye’s
  • Ayu Sweet and Snack
  • Padang Padang Breeze
  • Island Life Subs
  • Bali Perfetto
  • Warung Iga Bali

Shopping in Uluwatu

There are the usual souvenir shops at the parking area at the entrance to Uluwatu temple. Otherwise, this is not an area of Bali known for its shopping.

There are convenience stores/small supermarkets in the villages of Pecatu and Ungasan for everyday shopping.