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5 Best Things To Do In Uluwatu

Uluwatu sits on the southern tip of Bali Island on the Bukit Peninsula and is known as a top destinations in Bali.

It is famous for its natural beauty, laid back atmosphere, stunning beaches and spectacular sunsets. As well as being home to one of the best surfing spots on the island.

In addition, there are some interesting attractions, including an abandoned plane, along with ornate temples and stunning viewpoints.

So, we’ve put together our list of things to do in Uluwatu that you cannot miss on your trip!

1. Hit The Uluwatu Beaches

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

If you prefer less crowds, the beaches here a little quieter than in Canggu and you can find some great secluded areas to enjoy a quiet and relaxing beach day.

However, if you like to keep active at the beach, there are some perfect swimming spots as well as some great surfing opportunities for the more experienced surfer.

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

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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 of places.

However, for the professionals or the more experienced surfers, the surrounding waters of Uluwatu are a big hit!

Popular Suluban Beach with its limestone cliffs, huge rock formations and beautiful views is one of the top spots for surfing.

Or, if you prefer to stay out of the water, you can sit back and enjoy all the surfing action from the many cliff top restaurants such as Single Fin or Rock Bar.

In addition, if you are keen to improve your surfing skills, you can book a Canggu 2 Hour Surf Lesson in advance with a trusted instructor.

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Trying our best at surfing in Bali

3. Visit The Abandoned Plane

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.

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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 perfect 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 as well as around 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!

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Watch your step at Karang Boma Cliff

5. Eat Local

There are so many beautiful cliff-top restaurants and amazing chill spots to relax and soak in the atmosphere whilst in Uluwatu.

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

Single Fin is a cliff-top bar that started as a go-to place for all the surfers in the 1970s. It’s now evolved into a hip and trendy chill-out spot, offering breakfast and coffee through to sunset cocktails with live music.

The Cashew Tree serves some great fresh and tasty, locally sourced food. From their Big Breakfast to Salad Bowls or Burgers, they pride themselves on their delicious, organic cuisine.

So for great food, chilled vibes and awesome views, eating local is definitely one of the best things to do Uluwatu.

However, this area is fast becoming a tourist hot spot, so be prepared to pay the price at some of the cliff-top eateries. Although, that said, they definitely have the western customers craving a return trip!

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Shakas all round at Single Fin

Where To Stay In Uluwatu


Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Anantara is one of the most popular places to stay in Bali.

The Resort boasts facilities such as an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and also 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.


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.


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.

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5 Best Things To Do In Uluwatu

Elite Travels UK

Thursday 18th of April 2019

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

Charlie Pauly

Thursday 18th of April 2019

Thank you!

Leanne Marshall

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

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!


Charlie Pauly

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

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