After spotting a few snaps on Instagram, and always curious to discover random things, we headed down to Kuta to explore the abandoned plane in Bali.
The abandoned plane is located in the South of Bali just a short drive from Uluwatu.
Located just up from Pandawa Beach, if you actually type ‘Abandoned Aircraft Bali’ in google and it will bring up the below map.
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves. However be sure to read up on our Renting A Scooter In Bali guide beforehand! You can book a trusted scooter rental here.
Another option is to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours). You can book a trusted private car with a driver here.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
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Entrance – FREE
You are not allowed to access the plane from the ground. It is fenced off with ‘no trespassing’ signs.
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The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island’s dry season.
The best time to visit the abandoned plane however, is all dependant on what you want to experience.
If you want much less of a crowd, or no crowd at all – sunrise is a great option.
We advise heading up the hill and as far to the right as you can get before you hit a fence. This is where we managed to get the best photos from!
WHAT TO PACK
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
So off we ventured on our scooters from Canggu to explore a few of the top tourist spots in the south of Bali.
First stop was the infamous abandoned aeroplane! Nobody knows the true story of why it appeared in a field in South Bali.
A lot of rumours say it was bought in pieces by a westerner and put together to be turned into a fully functioning restaurant. However, as you can see, the project was never finished but it still stands as one of the hidden gems of Bali.
The restaurant story would make sense and explain the many containers surrounding it – maybe they were full of kitchen equipment and tables/chairs.
The grounds are not accessible to the public. Guards patrol the area during the day.
What is accessible though is an awesome viewpoint just off the side of the main road. You’ll spot the containers and possibly some locals selling snacks and drinks and you’ll know you’ve found the spot.
Just a short walk up the hill brings you out at a fenced off point great for photographers as a lookout over the crazily random abandoned plane in Bali.
There are plenty of great spots where you can get amazing photos. However, the cliff top is very steep and it’s a sheer drop to the grounds below so please be careful!
Luxury – Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort – Anantara is one of the most popular places to stay in Bali. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort boasts facilities such as an outdoor , a fitness centre and a spa. Each room comes with a and free Wi-Fi. The resort is within a 15-minute drive of the Hindu temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Nusa Dua Beach. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, airport transfers and a service is available to . Each room comes with a living area, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an audio jack and a personal safe.
Mid-Budget – Le Grande Bali – Situated in Uluwatu, offers an outdoor , spa and a tennis court. Spacious rooms at Le Grande Bali each have a flat-screen cable TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and personal safe. All rooms come with a balcony or terrace. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower, and guests can relax with a massage session at D’Spa or make use of the karaoke, sauna and hot tub facilities. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is also provided in all areas.
Budget – Made Roejas Homestay – Featuring a restaurant, a garden, and a shared lounge, Made Roejas Homestay provides accommodation in Uluwatu for travellers on a budget. The air-conditioned homestay also offers a seating area, free WiFi and garden views. Set just 6.8 miles from Uluwatu Temple, both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are also available at Made Roejas Homestay.
For more places to stay in Uluwatu you can check the latest prices here.