10 Things To Do In Uluwatu

Sunday, June 23rd 2019

10 Things To Do In Uluwatu

8 months ago travel

Uluwatu, one of the most relaxed places in Bali. Perfect for surfers and to enjoy long beach walks. Located south of Bali, you will find blue waters and white sand.

Uluwatu was named after their main temple Pura Luhur Uluwatu, meaning 'rock and lands end'

We will share with you our favorite places and all our tips!


1. Thomas Beach

Probably our favorite beach in all Bali. We didn't plan coming here and found it at the end of the day when we were looking for a place to watch sunset.

It is easy to find, but you will need to go down lots of stairs before you reach the beach.

We had the whole beach for ourselves and it was so pretty. We enjoyed sunset drinking a fresh coconut looking at the surfers.

2. Balangan Viewpoint

Probably one of the most famous locations in Uluwatu. It is a lookout to a wide beach, popular among surfers.

I'd recommend to visit this place in the morning as it gets very busy at sunset with all the wedding photographers.

3. Karang Boma Cliff (Uluwatu Cliff)

A very high cliff near Uluwatu Temple. Perfect place to watch sunset. Probably a must if you are in the area.

4. Nyang-Nyang Beach

Almost unknown but famous for its white sand. Bring comfortable shoes as it can be a bit difficult to reach the main beach.

5. Bingin Beach

We discovered this beach as we were walking near our AirBnB. It's a big beach but may be a bit tricky to find the way down, followed by long stairs.

It is one of the main beaches for surfers and there are plenty of restaurants, they even offered veggie dinner by the beach at sunset.

6. Uluwatu Temple

One of Bali’s most scenic temples, build on top a cliff is Uluwatu Temple. The city was named after this temple.

7. Sunset Point Uluwatu Bar

Only 5 min from the city you will find the famous Sunset Point where you can enjoy the sunset with a cocktail and some reggae music. It also has a pool that you can go swimming for 30k.

8. Padang-Padang Beach

Although it is a small beach it was the most popular and crowded sand beach we have seen in Bali. Probably because of the movie Eat, Pray, Love.

It was difficult to find a free spot on the sand and in the water. It was so busy that the water was very hot too!

It will cost you around 10k to enter.

9. Beach Clubs

We didn't have enough time to visit the beach clubs, but some of the most populars ones are El Kabron, Single Finn, and Sunday's beach club.

Usually reservations are required to enter the clubs and they start around 10-15$ to 50$ depending on the club.

10. Where to Surf

Uluwatu is a well known place among surfers. One of the most popular places are Padang Padang and Dreamland Beach.


There are plenty of hotels or AirBnB you can choose from, here is a list of our favorite ones.

We knew we wanted to stay here since the day we saw it on the internet. It was not disappointing, we loved every details from the room to the pool.

Sal, the owner, was very kind and helpful. He even helped me to find a vegan option for breakfast.

The location is great, 2-5 min by bike to the main street or 15 min walking. It is also 5 min walking to Bingin Beach.

Another beautiful hotel in Uluwatu. You will love the white decorations and the pool. It is located 10-15 min to the center.

Photo by Catherine

If you are looking for luxury this is your hotel. It is a massive hotel with a beautiful pool on the edge of a cliff. You probably will recognize this place on instagram.

Photo by The Lost Two

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Here you will found are favorite vegan friendly restaurants in the area.

One of the most famous cafes in Bali for an smoothie bowl, they are delicious and very refreshing after a hot day chasing waves and cute beaches.

They serve organic and plenty of vegan options for lunch and dinner.

The Loft was probably our favorite restaurant in the area, half of the menu is vegan and everything is very healthy and delicious. We found a little bit more difficult to find vegan options for a reasonable price. Uluwatu seemed to be more expensive compared to other cities.

A little overpriced cafe with no many vegan options to choose from. Although they had plenty vegetarian options. They only vegan meal they had that they was a curry, it was good but expensive.

They only had two vegan options, a salad and a burger. We decided to try the burgers along with fresh coconuts. It was really good but very expensive for Bali. Prices were around 8-12$.

4. How to get around

Best way to get around is to rent a bike for the day or hire a driver/taxi if you don't feel confortable riding a bike.

You can rent a bike for 4$ a day and explore the whole area, which is very big and some places can be a little isolated and difficult to get to.

5. Best time to visit

The best time to visit is during the dry season (April to October) to avoid bath weather and be able to enjoy the white beaches.

6. How To Get Here

We came from Nusa Dua and took us 2 hours and to Ubud took us 3.5h. It always depends on traffic. Usually 45 min from the airport and 1.5h to Canggu by taxi and probably less if you rent a motorbike.