6 Best Things To Do In Uluwatu – The Ultimate List

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Uluwatu is recognised as one of the top places in Bali, so we’ve put together our list of things to do in Uluwatu that you cannot miss on your trip!

6 Best Things To Do In Uluwatu – The Ultimate List

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Getting Around Uluwatu + Tips
Hit The Uluwatu Beaches
Learn To Surf
Visit The Abandoned Plane
Karang Boma Cliff
Check Out The Restaurants In Uluwatu
Where To Stay In Uluwatu

What To Pack? We’ve put together our Ultimate Travel Packing List for every type of trip.

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Getting Around Uluwatu

Getting around Uluwatu couldn’t be easier. There are generally 3 options:

RENT A SCOOTER:

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!

Most accommodations will allow you to store your big bags with them, even after checkout.

So if you’re comfortable on two wheels, and looking for somewhere to rent scooters from, you can book a trusted scooter rental here.

HIRE A DRIVER:

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 opt for standard 5 seater vans, or larger minibuses for bigger groups.

This is a great option for those looking to design their own itinerary. Simply jump in, tell you driver exactly where you wish to go, and he’ll navigate the most efficient route.

If you’re looking for for a reliable service, you can book a private car with a driver for the day here.

TAKE A TOUR:

Some of the best days out we’ve had in Bali have been on private tours.

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.

There’s even a Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour, for those looking to photograph its most recognisable locations.

From sunrise hikes, to waterfall treks and island hopping, there’s plenty to keep you busy on the bustling island!

Book your Uluwatu Tours: Uluwatu: Top Tours & Activities

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

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Stay safe when travelling around Uluwatu!

1. Hit The Uluwatu Beaches

The Bukit Peninsula, and Uluwatu beaches in particular, are famous for some of the softest sand and clearest waters in Bali.

From Padang Padang to the lesser known Green Bowl, the south beaches are the definitely the best for soaking up some sun in paradise and of course one of the top things to do in Uluwatu.

Click HERE for our full Best Bali Beaches – An Uluwatu Beaches Guide

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One of the top things to do in Uluwatu is definitely visit the beaches. Especially Melasti Beach!

2. Learn To Surf

For first time surfers, the Uluwatu may not be the best idea.

Although for the professionals or even those that are keen surfers, the surrounding areas of Uluwatu are a big hit!

Suluban Beach is a top spot for surfing and if you’re not keen to get in the water you can watch from the many cliff top restaurants such as Single Fin or Rock Bar.

You can book a surf lesson in advance with a trusted instructor here.

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Trying our best at surfing in Bali

3. Visit The Abandoned Plane Bali

An abandoned airplane in the middle of a random field! Who wouldn’t want to play around in an Aeroplane graveyard?

We’re not sure you can go down and explore, or at least we had no luck when we visited, but it sure does make for an amazing photo and one of the more different things to do in Uluwatu.

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.

Click HERE for our full Abandoned Plane Bali – Where To Find It + More blog.

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One of the most unique things to do in Uluwatu

4. Karang Boma Cliff (Uluwatu Cliff)

Karang Boma Cliff, also known as the Uluwatu Cliff, is the most popular viewpoint in the south of Bali.

If you’re looking for that perect sunset spot, or fancy an amazing viewpoint then Karang Boma Cliff is exactly that.

The edge of Karang Boma Cliff is easy to get to, although it’s super steep and as dangerous as it looks in the photos. So please be careful!

View wise you can look out as far as the eye can see into the Indian Ocean and round a little to other Uluwatu hot spots. An easy walk through some bushes will lead you out to one of the best coastal views in Bali and best of all it’s free!

Click HERE for our full Karang Boma Cliff – Uluwatu Cliff Spot Bali blog and how to find it.

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Watch your step at Karang Boma Cliff

5. Check Out The Restaurants In Uluwatu

There are so many cliff top restaurants and awesome chill spots to soak in the atmosphere whilst in Uluwatu.

A few of our favourites though are Single Fin and The Cashew Tree.

This hub of bali is becoming one of the most touristy spots so be prepared to pay the price at some of the cliff top eateries, although they definitely have the western customers craving a return trip!

Single Fin Uluwatu Restaurants
Shaka’s all round at Single Fin

Where to Stay In ULUWATU

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 infinity pool, a fitness centre and a spa. Each room comes with a hot tub 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 free shuttle service is available to Padang Beach. 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, Le Grande Bali offers an outdoor pool, 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.

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4 Comments

  1. Leanne Marshall
    May 30, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I loved Uluwatu! Single Fin was awesome!
    I missed the abandoned plane though!
    Did you visit Casa Asis? The food there was so good.
    I also did a detox night at the Yoga searcher!

    Leanne

    • May 30, 2018 / 10:39 am

      Yes yesss. Uluwatu is a super chill spot! No never made it to Casa Asis but have noted it down for next time haha.

  2. April 18, 2019 / 10:02 am

    You trying the best and you have got the outstanding review against This photo shoot.

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