The Voyage Bali – Uluwatu is situated in Bukit Peninsula of Bali. The name actually originates from Uluwatu Temple, located in cliff-top where you can enjoy the amazing sunset view. It is also the place to hold Kecak Dance, the traditional Balinese’ fire dance. The region is known for its limestone hills where luxury resorts and villas can be found. One of the best things about this region is the fact that it faces Indian Ocean – so the view isn’t only amazing but also natural.

The coastline is filled with surf breaks and hidden beaches – perfect for those who want to enjoy beach atmosphere without being disturbed by the noise and crowds. The area is also popular for Pecatu among golfers. Pecatu is a premier and premium golf course with its scenic greens overlooking Balangan Beach. Basically, Uluwatu is quiet and peaceful but it doesn’t lack any appeals and charms of its own.

Bingin Beach

Among the popular places that tourists often visit is Bingin Beach. It is known as the surfer’s heavens with its challenging waves. The waves aren’t the only things that tourists are interested in because they can expect other things while coming to this beach.

You can find this beach on the western coastline of Uluwatu’s Bukit Peninsula. If you are coming from Canggu, Seminyak, or Kuta, it takes 60 to 90 hours to reach the beach. The easiest way to reach this place is to rent a scooter. With only IDR 50,000 a day, you can explore the areas without tiring yourself.

As it was mentioned before, Bingin Beach is popular for its surfing activity. If you don’t have any surfboard, you can rent one for IDR 50,000 for 2 hours. Want to get a surfing lesson? You also come to the right place. If surfing isn’t your thing, you can always have your own culinary exploration. Feel free to come to Kelly’s Warung to enjoy Indonesian cuisine, burgers, wraps, toasted sandwiches, or smoothie bowls while enjoying the surfing actions. There is also Lucky Fish if you prefer BBQ seafood serving while enjoying sunset. On some occasions, you can also enjoy live music.

Bingin Beach
Beautiful Green View at Bingin Beach (source: Instagram)

Sundays Beach Club

Another favorite spot in Bukit Peninsula is Sundays Beach Club, which is a part of Ungasan Cliff-top Resort. If you want to find a serene retreat place with beautiful quiet sandy beach and a place where you can swim safely, this should be in your go-to list. If you want to spend the day on quiet and clean beach and enjoy various beach (and fun) activities, they have it all. Expect things like kite flying, snorkeling, beach volleyball, or sea kayaking among the fun activities. Want to spend the days lounging under the wide parasol? Feel free to do it too!

The cool thing about the place is the private access – only accessible by the resort’s guests. Funicular access is the only way to get to beach club. When you go into the resort’s main lobby and pool, you will find some steps that will lead you downward to the beach club. The atmosphere is cool and relaxing – and it is also peaceful. The foods are also great with various options. When you get to this place, you won’t only get the best service but also a laid-back vibe. This is definitely a great place for families because there are activities for everyone. This is one of the Best Bali Beach Club

Sunday Beach Club
Cliff and Sea view in the Sunday Beach Club Uluwatu (source: sundaybeachclub)

What to Do in Uluwatu?

Besides going to the places described above, there are plenty of activities that you can do in Uluwatu. For instance, you can always explore the beaches. While some of them are perfect for surfing, the others are great for swimming. If you aren’t interested in these water activities, you can spend the days marveling the view and soaking in the soothing breeze. Looking at the crystal blue water is calming and somewhat therapeutic. Feel free to come to Thomas Beach, Bingin Beach, or Padang Padang. You can also explore and find some of the hidden beaches, if you are feeling adventurous.

Enjoying spa treatment is also one of the best options when coming to Uluwatu. You can always get the service from the hotel that you are staying in, but there are also some places around Uluwatu that provides such an exclusive service. If you want to explore further to other areas of Bali, you may even find a more affordable service.

Culinary exploration is another alternative to enjoy your stay while in Uluwatu. You can explore the options provided by your hotel, but you can also roam around and find other establishments. There are many cafes in Uluwatu – you can enjoy tasty and hearty breakfast in the morning and then laid-back while watching the sunset in the afternoon. Cafes and bar hopping is quite popular in this area – provided that you have the budgets.

Where to Stay?

It is safe to say that finding Uluwatu accommodation is super easy. You will never short of places to spend a night. For instance, if you want to enjoy surfing every day, stay close to Bingin Beach. There are plenty of places to stay, such as Canang Sari Villas with its 4-star rating. The accommodation comes in the form of villas with 2 or 3 bedrooms along with its own kitchen, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, private swimming pool, free WiFi, gorgeous gardens, and breathtaking view facing the ocean. The place is also close to shops, cafes, and beaches – perfect for couples, solo travelers, and families. Squash court and spa are some of the facilities available at the villa.

Canang Sari Villa Pecatu
Canang Sari Villa Pecatu (source: canangsaribali)

Another option is Hideaway Villas with its 4-star rating and peaceful atmosphere. The villa has its own kitchenette and private balcony. Expect AC rooms, modern design, and complete facilities. If you are looking for a more romantic vibe, go to Suarga Padang Padang. It is an exclusive boutique resort having 36 villas, rooms, and pavilions. Each room has its own traditional look with a modern touch. As a result, you can enjoy breathtaking atmosphere and superb service.

Hideaway Villa Uluwatu
Top Rated Villa in Uluwatu (source: hideawayvillasbali)

There are still many other interesting things to do in Uluwatu as well as many places to stay. Make sure that you have done a thorough research about Uluwatu to get the best out of the place.

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