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Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six fundamental temples thought to be Bali's holy pillars, is famous for its majestic location, rested on top of a sheer cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also yields the marvelous sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple located on the island's western shores.

This temple is unquestionably one of the top points on the island to enjoy the stunning sunset delight, with uninterrupted views overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean. Balinese structure, traditionally-designed gateways and antiquated sculptures add to Uluwatu Temple's appeal.

Without an uncertainty, what makes Uluwatu Temple spectacular is its cliff-top environment at the end of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. Several archaeological relics found here confirm the temple to be of megalithic origin, dating back to the 10th century. There are two entrances to Uluwatu Temple, from the south and the north.

Timings:
The visiting hours for the temple is from 9 AM to 6 PM.

How to Reach:
Take the bypass main road to Nusa Dua and to Jimbaran and then follow the ascending road up to Uluwatu.
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Uluwatu Beach

Uluwatu Beach is found located deep under the immense and quick waves that make it as one of the best surf spots in the island of dreams. The waves are awesome, quick, intense and barrel that compel each surfer to utilise their top aptitude to appreciate the surf enterprises here. It is the most loved surf indicates for star surfers execute the best of their actions here. 

The dry season is the best season for surfing at Uluwatu Beach. Get a chance to explore this magnificent beach in Uluwatu while you visit Bali. The profound beauty and the scenic views of the beach will definitely make you forget all your worries. You will find a lot of people on the beach exploring the nearby place or heading out for surf.

Highlights: Uluwatu beach is very famous for surfing and also known for offering the view of the amazing sunset. One can also head out for swimming at these beaches.

Location: Uluwatu Beach is located near Uluwatu Temple right in Pecatu Village.
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Dreamland Beach

Explore the untouched beauty of Bali, the DreamLand Beach. Located in the southern Bukit Peninsula this beach features long-stretching white sands that are secluded by the limestone cliffs. If you are a surfer then you will fall in love with this place as it is never crowded and the waves are just perfect for surfing.

There are even resorts established on the beach itself so that one can lazily relax at the beaches and enjoy homey comfort and good food right on the beach. You can lie down at the deck chair and can watch the beautiful sunset views or can soothe the body with traditional Balinese style massage that is available on the beach.

Highlights: Dramatic sunset and sunrise views, luxury beachside resorts, and surfing points.

L
ocation: Bukit Peninsula, Kuta, Bali Province

Timings: 24 hours open

Entrance Fees: None

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Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Get amazed with the 21-story monument that showcases the deity of Lord Vishnu riding the Garuda that is regarded as a legendary bird. At this cultural park, one can have an amazing time as it features a number of entertainment zones like the Garuda cinema where you can watch the Balinese movie and take a deep look into its history or can just tour the 60-hectare park with the GWK loop buses that have large windows and allows visitors to enjoy the views without any obstruction.

There is even an Amphitheater where one can learn about the Vishu’s story and can learn a little more about history with the carved walls and ceilings.

Highlights: Traditional performances and films, GWK loop buses, history center, every day acts, souvenir shopping

Location: Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Timings: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Entrance Fees: Starting from 50,000 IDR per person.

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Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six main temples accepted to be Bali's profound columns, is famous for its heavenly area, roosted on top of a lofty bluff roughly 70 meters above ocean level. This temple is also known for offering the sight of the magical sunset as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another famous temple situated on the island's western shores. 

Pura Luhur Uluwatu is unquestionably one of the top places on the island to go to for witnessing the sunset with a clear cut view of the Indian Ocean and daily  Kecak dance performances.  All the designed and the architecture were created by the profound Balinese artist making the temple a lot more alluring.

Highlights:  A little forest lies at the front and several monkeys stay here. They were believed to guard the temple from any kind of dangers. There is a serpentine pathway to the temple which is invigorated by solid walls on the cliff side. The perspectives from the base of the water surging up against rocks and the sea skyline are astonishing.

Location: Pura Luhur Uluwatu is located at Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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Suluban Beach

In the midst of the greenery and the clear blue water there lies another enchanting beach in Uluwatu, Bali which is a must visit for you. Hidden by limestone and can be accessed via steps and log inclines through narrow gaps in the stone Suluban Beach is another unique beach in Uluwatu. 

Canopied by a cliff this little shoreline may not be perfect for sunbathers, but rather serves expert surfers well as a base to paddle out and ride neighboring reef breaks, including around Uluwatu, just toward the south.  Also, nicknamed 'Blue Point', Suluban Beach lies toward the finish of Jalan Mamo in the waterfront region of Labuan Sait, a similar region shared by popular surf spots Padang and Uluwatu.

Highlights: Suluban Beach is very famous with the surfers who come here to enjoy the gushing waves while they surf. Also, this beach is great for sun tanning and relaxing.

Location: Suluban Beach is located in Peninsula Hill, about 34 km from Denpasar.

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Nyang Nyang Surfing Beach

Another beach which is creating a sensation among the people in Bali is the Nyang Nyang Surfing beach. Nyang Beach in Bali is an unblemished 1.5-kilometer extends of coastline and furthermore one of Bali's secluded beach. 

The beach has to be accessed by a long trek but also some magnificent view until you reach the beach. Still, it makes for a prize goal for day-trippers and beach lovers to explore the southern Bukit. Another favorite thing is that the beach offers extraordinary surf spots for those searching for waves to ride just for themselves.

Highlights: The long coastline makes for a decent stroll who loves to explore the beach. You will not find much of a human in this area rather than the seaweed farmers tending to their crops, or bold and lonesome surfers out on the reef break

Location: The beach is located in the Pecatu area, half a kilometre drive southeast of the Uluwatu Temple.


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Tari Kecak

If the ancient rituals and norms excite you then there is another best exploration for you in Uluwatu, Bali. Also called the ‘monkey chant dance’, and loosely 'fire dance' for its intermittent utilization of flame as a centerpiece prop, Tari Kecak dance is a dazzling ritual in Uluwatu. Now globally perceived as one of Bali's main three mark dances this dance is colossally valued by individuals around the globe.

This unique dance has no musical background or accompaniment rather than the male artists, chanting a "keh-chack" polyrhythmic choir amid their dance performance.

Highlights: The Kecak's storyline is taken from the Ramayana Hindu epic and it's frequently on the amusement timetable of practically every Balinese expressions and culture scene. Spend some time enjoying this one of kind dance and also learn about the culture and people of this region.

Location: Tari Kecak dance takes place at ULuwatu Temple in Pecatu Village, Kuta Sub-District, Badung District, about 25km south of Kuta.

Timings: The dance starts from 6:00 PM

Price: The approximate price for this tour starts from 531,440 IDR.

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Traveller Tales from Uluwatu

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Priya Embranthiri

08 July 2019

This scenic view was fantanstic, it's like never seen beauty. The guide accompanied us, had really amazing knowledge!

What You Should Know More About Uluwatu

  • Q. Travel advice

    • When travelling to Uluwatu, travel light and get your beach and resort wear.

    • You can also get your surfing pads and a good dose of sunscreen lotion when at these beaches.

    • The Balinese people have high regard for their religion and culture. Follow the temple and home visiting rules when in Bali.

    • Remove footwear when you visit temples and dress in the traditional Balinese wear before entering them by wearing a sarong.

    • Always use your right hand for giving or receiving any items, be it food, money, documents, business cards, etc.

    • Always carry bottled water and do not drink tap water.

    • Bargain hard at the street shops and also when shopping any item, as they could charge you prices much higher than the selling cost.

    • Try eating the tropical fruits and exotic ethnic cuisine of Bali, instead of the western food.

    • Always carry a license and a helmet when driving a hired bike for commuting around the town.

    • Use a lot of honking when driving on the streets of Uluwatu or Bali as this is the norm.

    • Although there is not a compulsory tipping etiquette in Bali, you can leave a generous tip at most of the places.

  • Q. Drinking Law

    A ban on alcohol is proposed in Bali, but there are many pubs and clubs on the shore of Bali beaches that serve alcohol and beer. You can get drink at these places but always maintain decorum and drinking etiquette when here.

  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Beach surfing, parties, and adventurous activities

    You can get the best of daytime surfing and nightlife at the rooftop bar resorts in Uluwatu. This is the southernmost tip of Bali and a region close to the peninsula. With a cluster of beaches to explore and places to visit in  Uluwatu, you can relax at the sandy beaches, get massages, have one of the most exuberant times in this part of Bali. You can also visit many beaches that are nearby and enjoy the sunsets and dining at these places.

    There are umpteen beaches that offer different experience and activities. You can visit the Green Bowl beach for its clear waters, caves, and beach hiking tours. Visit the Balangan beach for its clear waters, white sandy beaches, and surfing, and drinking at the bar. The Suluban Beach is a hidden beach and you can view the most romantic sunsets and take photographs of the breathtaking view of this beach.


    Spectacular villas and resorts

    Experience luxury by staying at the uber chic villas in Uluwatu. They have all the modern amenities and a pool for you to enjoy your stay. You could also hire a personal chef and relish on the exotic sea food and drinks at these villas. You could also get a panoramic view of the resort town and beaches when you lunch and dine at the rooftop restaurants.


    Dance performance at the temple

    You can enjoy the fire dance performance at the Uluwatu temple. You can also visit the only sea temple near Uluwatu, which is a series of more than 20 temples. You can enjoy the scenic view and get a vibe of the Balinese religion and culture at this temple. You can also visit the Bali Hindu temple at the cliff bank story that has many Hindu and Balinese Hindu deities. There is also a dry forest nearby the temple. This is one of the most sacred and iconic temples in the entire Bali and has a splendid coastline.


    Shopping and sightseeing

    You can shop for artifacts and religious items on the streets of Uluwatu. You can also visit many nearby beaches for sightseeing and spending time in the turquoise and emerald waters of these beaches. Most of the beaches are secluded and you can have a calm time visiting them. Uluwatu is popular for its nightlife. Do not miss the live music, drinks, and food at these beaches.


  • Q. What you will like there?

    Surfing and nightlife

    Tourists come to Uluwatu from all over the world for surfing activities that are available at various beaches. A few beaches also offer motor boating, and other water sports activities. Nightlife is the most exciting and vibrant in Uluwatu.


    Beaches, sun, and massages

    For those who love secluded and tranquil beaches, this place offers abundant beauty and scenic view of the beaches. You can take the temple tours and enjoy a quiet time in the day on these beaches. Yoga, meditation, spas, and massages; this place is a haven for these activities. You can take a course in yoga, meditation, and get historical tours of the temples at this place. This is one of the swankiest places in Bali.


  • Q. Recommended reads for destination

    Website :

    Uluwatu Website


    Forum :

    Bali Indonesia Tourist Spot


    Books

    There are no books available on Uluwatu


  • Q. What is the best time to take holidays in Uluwatu?

    The best time to pay a visit to Uluwatu is the July-August period. This is the coolest time of the year in the city and tourists from all across the world flood in. while you may choose to visit in other months of the year, you might get some rain in the evenings.

  • Q. How to reach Uluwatu from Bali airport and what is the distance between airport and Uluwatu?

    The distance to Uluwatu from the Bali International Airport is about 24 kilometers and can be travelled using several means. The main attraction to visit in Uluwatu are the Uluwatu Temple, at the southernmost tip of the city. A taxi from Denpasar Airport will take about 60 minutes to reach Uluwatu and it will cost you about US$8. You can also take city transfer buses from the airport or rent your own vehicle to travel to the city.

  • Q. What is the various ways through which I can reach Uluwatu from Bali airport? What are the public transportation to reach Uluwatu?

    Uluwatu from Bali airport can be reached by taxi transfers, shuttle city transfer buses and self driven vehicle. The Bali Public Shuttle Bus or the Kura-Kura bus is the cheapest way to reach Uluwatu from Bali Airport. Taxis are also abundant. You might also get to hop on a minivan that is headed for Uluwatu.

  • Q. Can I rent a motorbike or a bicycle in Uluwatu?

    The popular means of travelling in Uluwatu or for that mater, across Bali is on motorcycles. Scooters are easily available as rentals and will be the most convenient way to go around the city. You can also hire a bicycle if you are looking for a cheaper option. However, if you are using vehicle rentals, make sure that you have an international driving permit. International tourists without valid licenses are frequently fined and the amount can go up to US$38.

  • Q. Is it safe to travel to Uluwatu?

    While Bali holds many historical and sightseeing gems, a trip also accompanies a fair share of risks. The most common complaint from tourists is about finicky monkeys and dogs. While monkeys will always try to snatch and steal, the dogs too can be a problem and there’s a high chance to get bitten. Some even believe that the monkeys have been trained to steal jewelry and bags from tourists!

    Secondly, it is a problem of hygiene. It is always recommended that you carry your own water bottles and not drink it locally. Purchase sealed bottles from the supermarket since dehydration in this part of the world is common. A good travel insurance might be able to take care of the eventualities if they arise.

  • Q. How expensive is Uluwatu?

    The main attraction, the Pura Lahur Temple has an entrance fee of IDR 150,000 or about US$12. Other than that, getting around and the food is pretty cheap and you can hope to make a comfortable day trip around Uluwatu in under US$50, including good dinners, drinks, and other activities.

  • Q. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Uluwatu?

    If you have been particularly focused on checking out all the travel opportunities across Bali, Uluwatu should take more than a day’s tour. The most important things to do in Uluwatu include a visit to the Uluwatu temple, some surfing at the beach and checking out the beautiful sunset. All of these can be accommodated in a single day. However, if you are planning on water sports and some city exploring Bali would be ideal.

  • Q. How is the general climate in Uluwatu?

    The average annual temperature in Uluwatu is 26.5 degree Celsius. It’s pretty warm but the climate gets a bit cooler in July-August before the rainy season commences.

  • Q. What kind of clothing is suitable for Uluwatu?

    Uluwatu, like the rest of the island, is pretty hot. Except for the rainy season, you would want to carry light cotton clothing. For beach activities, shorts, skirts, crop tops, and tees will be great. However, make sure you are decently covered when walking in the streets or are entering a temple. Sunglasses, hats and light footwear are musts.

  • Q. What language do they speak in Uluwatu? What is the culture like in Uluwatu?

    The local language is called Bahasa. Indonesian too is widely spoken around the city. However, being a tourist hotspot, you should be able to comfortable converse in English at most places. Uluwatu offers a very distinctive culture worth exploring and being a part of. The religion here is a mix of Hinduism and Islam. You will find a lot of religious practiced that is well complimented by traditional prayers, dances and songs.

  • Q. What are the different activities one can do in Uluwatu?

    For someone looking to make the most of the beautiful city of Uluwatu, as it offers several opportunities. They include:

    • Surfing at Uluwatu Beach
    • Check the sunset at the beach
    • Sunday night party at Single Finn Club
    • Padang Padang Beach
    • Visiting the Uluwatu Temple
    • Remedial Deep Tissue Massage
    • Participating in the Kecak Dance
    • Hitting the Blue Point
    • Panoramic views from the Pura Lahur
    • Surfing at Balangan and Padang Padang Beach
    • Unwinding at the Ocean Spa

  • Q. Is it worth visiting Uluwatu for honeymoon?

    Uluwatu is quite popular among honeymoon couples. There are several resorts that offer complete packages and the best thing is that you get cheaper rates than other prime places across Bali. Your stay in Uluwatu can cut the cost while offering easy access to all the prominent locations and activities across Bali.

  • Q. What are different adventure activities one can do in Uluwatu?

    Bali is a paradise for adventure lovers. Some of the best adventure activities one can enjoy in Uluwatu are:

    • Go surfing at Uluwatu, Balangan, and Padang Padang Beach
    • Parasailing
    • Banana Boat Ride
    • Glass Bottom Boat Ride
    • Turtle Island Tour

  • Q. What are the popular places to visit in Uluwatu?

    The main attraction in Uluwatu is the Uluwatu Temple, locally called as the Pura Lahur. It’s a beautiful Balinese sea temple and unique in both architecture and history. Other places to visit in Uluwatu include:

    • Uluwatu Beach
    • Tirtha Wedding Chapel

  • Q. What are the surfing opportunities in Uluwatu?

    Uluwatu is a top surfing destination of Bali that attracts surfers and adventure tourists from all across the globe. Situated on the south-western tip of Bali, it was the destination that was filmed in features like Morning of the Earth. In fact, it was Steve Cooney who was the first ever surfer in Uluwatu when he was 15 years old and since then, it has become a hotspot. Surfers can expect a range of breaks that include Bombie, Temples, Outside Corner, Racetracks, the Peak and even Swells.

    Several surf clubs have opened up across the beach. Close to The Uluwatu are also the Padang Padang and Balangan beach, which also offers great surfing.

  • Q. What are the various beaches around Uluwatu?

    Uluwatu is the place where you can find the finest of beaches. Some of the beaches in Uluwatu are:

    • Uluwatu Beach
    • Padang Padang Beach
    • Balangan Beach
    • Bingin Beach
    • Dreamland Beach
    • Nusa Dua Beach
    • Jimbaran Beach

    All the beaches for the part of the Bukit Peninsula

  • Q. What are the various budget hotels and homestays in Uluwatu?

    Homestays include:

    • Binging Sari Homestay
    • Medori Putih Homestay
    • The Hill Ungasan
    • Terrace Ampels Villa
    • Bobby’s Place
    • Muji’s Homestay
    • Villa Rica
    • Pandawa Beach Homestay
    • Tamah Asih Homestay
    • Devata Giri Home Stay
    • Bali Blue Homestay

    Some budget hotels include:
    •  Suarga Padang Padang
    • De Sapphire Cliff Villa
    • Uluwatu Cottages
    • PinkCoco Bali
    • Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
    • Puri Uluwatu Villas

  • Q. What are the various luxurious resorts available in Uluwatu?

    The various luxurious resorts available in Uluwatu are:

    • Kanda Hill Bali
    • Ocean Valley Village Villa, Pandawa
    • The Kawan Jimbaran
    • S Resorts Hidden Valley Bali
    • Uluwatu Cottages

  • Q. Are there private villas available in Uluwatu?

    There are a few private villas you would want to check out in Uluwatu:

    • The Dreamland Luxury Villas and Spa
    • The Beverly Hills Bali
    • Alila Villas Uluwatu
    • Karma Kandara
    • Chateau de Bali Boutique Villas and Spa
    • Asri Jewel Villa
    • The Edge Bali
    • Water Edge Villa
    • C151 Luxury Villa
    • Puri Balangan Villa

  • Q. Why Uluwatu Temple is so famous? What are the appropriate timings to visit the Uluwatu temple?

    Uluwatu Temple or the Pura Luhur Uluwati is one of the few nine directional temples in Bali. Constructed to protect the locals from evil spirits, it’s a marvel of a construction, perched strategically on a cliff overhanging the Ocean. The name Luhur signifies divinity while Ulu is “land’s end” while Watu means “rock”. The name itself describes the specialty of the temple. In fact, this is one of the six top temples to visit in Bali. From the temple edge, you will be able to see the ocean breaks and it’s this vantage point that brings in tourists of all kinds. The temple is about 70 meters from the breaking waves of the Indian Ocean.


    The best time to visit the temple is in the month of July as you would want to check out the 11th century architecture. The temple is open all day and till evening 5 pm.

  • Q. What is the specialty of the Kecak dance? When and where can we see it?

    Kecak Dance is special to the Bali culture and particularly interesting since it doesn’t involve a musical arrangement. The dancers themselves are the singers and you can check it out any day on the premises of the Uluwatu Temple, against the sunset.

  • Q. What is Garuda Wisnu Kencana? When should one visit it?

    The Gauda Wishnu Kencana is a cultural Park in Uluwatu and is a 15 minute drive from the Bali Ngurah Rai airport. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu and his ride, the Gauda – a mythical bird. The breathtaking sculpture of the statue along with the classically themed surroundings is an exciting day trip at Uluwatu. This is also a park where you get to see everything from the Kecak Dance to culinary experience from the locals. The best time to be at the Garuda Wisnu Kecana is in the evening hours when the sun is a few hours to set.

  • Q. How good is the Dreamland in Uluwatu?

    Dreamland is one of the cleanest part of Uluwatu and presents a beach that has crystal clear emerald waters. Several luxury accommodations and restaurants and spas have come up around Dreamland, making it a paradise for international tourists.

  • Q. What are the places in Uluwatu that provide good spa?

    Some of the places in Uluwatu that provide good spa are:

    • Esthetic Day Spa, Jalan Labuan Sait
    • Blue Point Spa, Jl. Labuan Sait
    • Bulgari Spa, Jl. Goa Lempeh
    • Flamingo Spa, Jl. Raya Uluwatu
    • Le’Spa – Le Grande, Pecatu Indah Resort
    • Balinese Spa Massage, Mu Spa – Mu Bungalow, Pecatu
    • Spa Alila, Jl. Belimbing
    • The Dream Spa, Jl. Raya Uluwatu Gang Kahuripan

  • Q. What are the best places to shop in Uluwatu?

    • Jimbaran Corner
    • Bulgari Boutique
    • Janggala Keramik
    • Paul Ropp Shop Jimbaran
    • NAKA Contemporary Art
    • Jimbaran Traditional Market
    • Bali Collection
    • Konderatu Gallery
    • Nusa Surf Wear
    • Nirmala Supermarket Ungasan

  • Q. What kind of nightlife I can experience in Uluwatu?

    After the sun sets across the Uluwatu Beach, a different kind of life comes to prominent. There are several night clubs spread across Uluwatu that you can be a part of. Most of the places even offer free entry.

  • Q. What is the Saturday night party at Padang Padang Beach in Uluwatu like?

    The Padang Padang is an amazing beach to spend the day but every Saturday, after sunset, the beach converts into an ultimate party destination. Dancing, campfire, beach cocktails, music and full on fun – be a part of the night and let your wild side be known!

  • Q. What is the Sunday night party at Single Finn club like?

    The Single Finn Club hosts a weekly party every Sunday night and is something you shouldn’t miss. Its free entry and you can always expect a great turnout. The music is the reason for the popularity of the weekly event.

  • Q. What festivals do the local people celebrate in Uluwatu?

    • Kecak Fire Dance Festival
    • Bali Spirit Festival
    • Surfing Festival
    • Buddhist Temple Festival

  • Q. What all types of cuisines I can find in Uluwatu? Which ethnic food is special in Uluwatu?

    • Cocktails, wine and cold beer at Single Finn
    • Nasi Goreng at Jiwa Juice Bar
    • Chickey Satay at The Cashew Tree
    • Waung at AYU’S Food From the Heart
    • Crispy duck at Warung Bejana
    • Pork Ribs at Noodle Heart Warung
    • Mixed Satay at Sangkar Restaurant
    • Beef Sapi Rendang at Kayumanis Restro Jimbaran

    Restaurants across Uluwatu serve all kinds of international cuisines but it would be an amazing experience to check out the local delicacies in the above spots.

  • Q. Which restaurants serve the best food in Uluwatu?

    • Ju Ma Na, Banyan Tree, Ungasan
    • Sundara Bali, Jalan Bukit Permai
    • Sangkar at Bulgari Resort Bali, Banjar Dinas Kangin
    • Cuca, Jalan Yoga Perkanthi
    • Chiringuito El Kabron, Jalan Pantai Cemongkak
    • Cire at Alila Vilas Uluwatu, Banjar Tambiyak
    • Di Mare at Karma Kandara Resort, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma
    • Finn’s Beach Club, Banjara Wijaya Kusuma
    • Single Finn, Suluban
    • Waung Cikgo, Pecatu

  • Q. Is vegetarian food easily available in Uluwatu and in which restaurants?

    Vegetarian food is easy to find if you ask around. While finding a completely vegetarian restaurant is hard, you will always find vegetarian dishes in most places. The top picks would be:

    • Suka Espresso
    • Bukit Café
    • Café La Pasion
    • Om Burger
    • Buddha Soul
    • Black Rose Restro
    • The Cashew Tree
    • El Market
    • AYU’S Food From the Heart
    • Nalu Bowls
    • Yumyum Café
    • Curry in Bali

  • Q. Does one have easy access to alcohol in Uluwatu? How old I have to be to consume alcohol in Uluwatu?

    Access to alcohol is pretty smooth. However the legal drinking age is 17 years. You might be asked to show your identity proof before being served drink or when you go to buy booze from the market. Public drinking is however frowned at. Drink privately or in parties and clubs.

  • Q. Is smoking legal in Uluwatu?

    There is no such restriction on smoking in Uluwatu but you must avoid public places as an unsaid rule. There are also special places that come with a “No Smoking” banner. Smoking around such areas can attract hefty fines.

  • Q. What kind of laws are there in Uluwatu regarding drug usage?

    There is a complete ban of drug selling or consumption in Uluwatu and across Bali. People found guilty are severely punished and sometimes even honored with a death penalty.

  • Q. What are some important laws that I should keep in mind while visiting Uluwatu?

    • Zero tolerance on drugs. Don’t bring them in
    • Do not buy drugs even if you are offered by shady sellers
    • Don’t touch the head of any local
    • Wear thong and sash when entering temples
    • Take your shoes off when entering a temple or someone’s house
    • Don’t enter temples if you are menstruating
    • Don’t give money using your left hand
    • Keep your shirt on when walking the streets
    • Don’t point with the index finger
    • Don’t step over ceremonial offerings
    • Wear helmet when driving two wheelers
    • Bring your international driver’s license along

  • Q. Are there any money exchangers in Uluwatu?

    Money Exchangers are easy to find across Uluwatu and some of the most recommended stops include:

    • Central Kuta Puri Gading, Jl. Raya
    • Money Exchange, Jl. Uluwatu II
    • Authorized Money Changer Arta Jaya Dewata, Jl. Uluwatu 1
    • AMC Money Changer, Jl. Uluwatu 72
    • Uluwatu Temple
    • Puri Uluwatu Villas

  • Q. What do I do in case of any medical emergency in Uluwatu? Which hospitals are good?

    Getting ill in Uluwatu or across Bali can be quite likely. Most of the cases are related to diarrhea and malaria. It is necessary that you get an immediate checkup and treatment. The top hospitals to look for in Uluwatu include:

    • Kasih Ibu General Hospital, Kedonganan
    • BIMC Hospital, Kuta
    • BIMC Hospital, Nusa Dua
    • Siloam Hospital, Kuta
    • Surya Husadha Hospital, Denpasar
    • Sanglah Public Hospital, Denpasar