Bukit Cinta Bali is the insane Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint that everybody’s photographing. So after checking it out, here’s all the info for visiting.
How To Get To Bukit Cinta
Located out East, Bukit Cinta is around 2 hours from Ubud and 2 and a half hours from Canggu.
It’s pretty popular among tourists for giving the best views of Mount Agung at sunrise!
The easiest way to find this exact location for sunrise is to head directly to Bukit Cinta on google maps. That way you won’t be able to miss the beautiful view on your left hand side.
Many people heading to East Bali choose to stay in the small beach town of Amed, which is around 30 minutes from the Bukit Cinta.
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!
If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.
Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).
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.
Bukit Cinta Entrance Fee
There is no entrance fee to the Bukit Cinta viewpoint.
Bukit Cinta Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Bukit Cinta + Tips
The best chances of good visibility will always be during the dry season, which is between April and October in Bali.
The perfect time to visit Bukit Cinta is at sunrise because this is when you’ll have the best chance of seeing the Mount Agung volcano in all its glory. Later in the day Mount Agung volcano is often covered in clouds.
Try and get there a little early to get a good spot, especially if you want to set up your tripod for photos.
Layer-up as it will be chilly first thing and maybe wear trainers as the grassy slope can be slippery.
What To Pack
What To Expect At Bukit Cinta (Mount Agung Viewpoint)
So we set off on scooters from Canggu at 4am on our trip out East, starting with Bukit Cinta – the Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint!
It was pretty a straight forward journey, in fact it was very much one straight road all the way to the destination. We were kitted out with all the essentials – our camera, our tripod and a bunch of bananas!
We arrived a little after 6.15am just in time to catch the sun waking up and sending rays of light onto the peak of the mountain.
Mount Agung stands at 3031 metres tall making it the highest point in Bali. And although we were standing miles away from it, the sheer size of it was still daunting.
If hiking is your thing, you might like Mount Agung: Private Sunrise Hike with Summit Breakfast.
There’s not much more to say about the location or the Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint, it’s pretty self explanatory. We’ll let the photos do the talking.
Although we did put a caption together for our Instagram post which pretty much sums up our feelings from that morning.
‘You know that feeling when you’re up and exploring at 4am? Everything’s still, everything’s quiet and it feels like the whole world is still sleeping.
The air smells like night time and it’s so fresh that it gives you shivers. When the first sun rays peek over the edge of the earth and everything is bathed in foggy, golden light – all you can do is stand there and watch as the earth awakens.
It’s at this moment, everything feels so real and all of your problems are forgotten.
You soon realise the early wake up was totally worth it. Because for now, it’s just you, your loved one and the sunrise.
Where To Stay In Amed
Luxury – The Griya Villas and Spa
Set amidst lush tropical gardens, The Griya Villas and Spa is a 2-minute drive from Lipah Bay Beach in Amed.
It offers villas with a private swimming pool overlooking the sea, a fitness centre and spa. Free Wi-Fi and parking are also available.
Spacious air-conditioned villas feature modern Balinese architecture and furnishings. They come with a large living area with sofa, flat-screen TV with DVD player and a dining area.
The fully equipped kitchen offers cooking facilities, a microwave, kettle and refrigerator. The villas open out directly to the pool deck.
Mid-Budget – Blue Moon Villas Resort
Located above Selang Beach, on the picturesque coastline of Amed, Blue Moon Villas Resort features 4 swimming pools, 4 sun terraces and great views of the ocean.
Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.
The restaurant serves local and international delicacies and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
Rooms at Blue Moon Villas Resort come with air conditioning, a safety deposit box, and mosquito nets. Guests are also provided with a kettle and a fridge.
Each room comes with a terrace or a balcony and an en suite bathroom.
Backpacker – Bali Yogi
Bali Yogi has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a garden and bar in Amed.
This 3-star guest house offers room service and ticket service.
The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi.
All rooms at the guest house come with a seating area. At Bali Yogi, the rooms include a private bathroom with a shower.
A continental breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.
For more places to stay in Amed, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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Sunday 1st of July 2018
Hi. I was trying to find this spot but no luck. Can you tell me which way to go from Denpasar? I went on the coast to Bukit Cinta and then trough the mountains. Is it very close to Bukit Cinta or not so much? Thanks.
Tuesday 10th of July 2018
Ahhh no way! We went the same way and just followed google maps to bukit Cinta. It lead us straight to the viewpoint!