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Uluwatu temple and the Kecak dance performance in its premises are undoubtedly two of the most popular attractions in Uluwatu. The uninterrupted views of the Indian ocean from the temple’s 70-metre high cliff-top location serve as a spectacular sunset backdrop for the Kecak dance held here in the open-air theatre.
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The beaches too, are pretty famous among the honeymooners and also the surfers. Beach shores like Nyang Nyang Surfing Beach, Balangan Beach, and Suluban Beach serves as the perfect base points for the surfers whereas the Green Bowl Beach and Melasti Beach are the must-visit ones to witness the unique beauty of nature.
Here are the best things to do in Uluwatu:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Also known as 'Pantai Pandawa', Pandawa Beach is an extraordinary beach to Bali's accumulation of lovely shorelines, situated on Bali's southern Bukit Peninsula. "Hidden behind extensive cut limestone bluffs that uncover wide perspectives to the Indian Ocean, Pandawa Beach was once additionally named as ‘Secret Beach’ and it was formally opened in 2012, quick picking up prevalence among nearby weekenders and global guests.
Other than its amazing ocean display of white sand, blue sky and surf, Pandawa Beach is likewise best known for its noteworthy landscape and synthetic limestone highlights that fill in as a stand-out welcome into this waterfront territory. Gigantic bluffs were sliced through to clear a path for its winding and smooth black-top streets which lead down to the shoreline.
The sides stayed as high walls, while the sea confronting bluffs halfway down the incline highlight profoundly cut curves introduced with vast statues. They each delineate the saint characters from the Mahabharata epic, known as Pandawa Lima or the 'five Pandawas', consequently the name of the shoreline.
Highlights: The beach is very famous with the surfers for offering some of the gigantic waves which are loved by surfers. Also one can spend some lone time at the beach enjoying the vicinity around.
Location: Pandawa Beach is located on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula.
Bingin is a spectacular shoreline with unrivaled perspectives over the Indian Ocean and the immense wave that make it a standout amongst the most requested surfing focuses by surfers in Bali and the world. One thing you will fall in love about the beach is the five star waves which are huge and enormous and also very challenging.
This is another favorite site for the surfers who love to take the challenge of the waves while they surf. Bingin shoreline is loaded with life; you will discover a considerable measure of little bars and restaurants all around the inn. Spend some lazy time by the seashore or indulge in some beach activity along with your friends. Most of all witness the amazing sunset as the sun touches the sea at the horizon.
Highlights: This beach is famous for surfing and relaxing. One can consider the beach as a private shoreline, with simply enough life to feel your days with great mind-sets. While at the beach also enjoy some of the delicious cuisine nearby the restaurants and make friends with the locals residing nearby the area.
Location: Bingin Beach is located at Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Among the amazing features at Green Bowl Beach, there are two vast limestone caves that enclose small rock shrines and also provide shades and shelter to the beach lovers and surfers paddling in from their fun time out on the waves.
The best time to go is amid low tide, when the quiet perfectly clear waters take into account awesome snorkeling, with predictable waves a short or past characteristic reef hindrance.
Highlights: This beach is famous for surfing and relaxing for a perfect sun tan. The vast majority of this little shoreline gets overflowed, here and there even up to the rock face and into the caves. Most of the people are seen visiting in the early mornings, with a few beverages and straightforward picnicking snacks, and spend their half or an even entire day down at the base.
Location: The beach is located approximately 75 metres down hundreds of steps under a verdant cliff in the village of Ungasan, which is 15 km drive from Kuta.
Another beach which is a must visit for you in Uluwatu is the Melasti Beach which is beckoning travelers from far and wide. A standout amongst the most enthralling shorelines on Bali's southern drift Melasti Beach is a lesser known beach in Uluwatu. This beach is best for the photography freaks and the enthusiast who love to explore something different from the usual. The rock formation and the high cliffs in this beach attract people in bulk to witness its incandescent beauty.
Melasti is often used by the local people for performing the Melasti ceremony on a specific day like before Nyepi. The beach can be now easily accessible through road and one has to agree that the beauty of the place will definitely skip a beat when you witness it. The asphalt road towards the edge of the gorge that crosses the drift it frequently turns into a photo shoot location.
Highlights: This beach is very famous with the surfers as well as the peace seekers who love to witness the beauty of nature.
Location: Melasti beach is located on the south coast of Bali precisely in Ungasan Village, and is adjacent to Bali Beach Cliff.
Impossible Beach is a delightful rough shoreline with the colossal waves that is appropriate for surfing undertakings particularly for the individuals who has been professional surfer’s level. This shoreline is one of the popular surf focuses in Bali Island and makes it as a standout amongst the most requested surf focuses by the surfers.
The beach got the name impossible from the entrance to the shoreline that is extremely one of a kind and has the trouble to get past so that most surfers call this shoreline as Impossible Beach. Nothing can be a better place to relax and indulge in some fun while you visit this unique beach in Uluawatu.
Highlights: One can find batik, bracelets, temporary tattoos and pineapples here and there near the beach. The beach is also famous with the surfers who come to surf here from far and wide.
Location: Impossible Beach is located next to Balangan beach in Southern Bali.
Uluwatu also called Pura Luhur Uluwatu is popular among tourists for its splendid location. The word Ulu means the tip or top and watu signifies rock or stone. The magnificent temple is seated on a steep cliff top, about 70 meters above sea level. It’s one of the six prominent temples looked upon as Bali’s sacred pillars.
The temple is known for breathtaking sunsets just like Tanah Lot Temple, gracing the picturesque island of Bali. The inner sanctum or chamber of Uluwatu Temple is perched on the steep edge cliff, imposing over the island’s famous surf that breaks south.
Uluwatu Temple is a traveler’s paradise for its stunning views of the ocean and delightful Kecak dance performances hosted at an amphitheater close to the temple. The striking feature of Pura Luhur Uluwatu is its Balinese architecture, prehistoric sculptures, and conventonally designed gateways, adding to the temple’s attraction.
You will find numerous archaeological remains around the temple, which indicates that the Uluwatu Temple dates back to approx tenth century. The temple has two entrances, one from the north and the other from the south.
The temple is surrounded by a small forest, inhabited by numerous monkeys, supposed to be the devoted guardians of Uluwatu Temple in Bali. Strong concrete walls on the cliffside protect the meandering pathway of this beautiful temple.
It takes around an hour or so to reach one end of the temple to the other. You will find numerous fenced points down the way to the temple, where you can halt for a while to rest or relax. The stunning views of the ocean waves rushing up against the rocks and beautiful horizon will leave you awestruck.
Bali’s Hindu community considers that power of Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu, the Hindu Trinity, come together here in this temple. Their belief led to the construction of Uluwatu Temple, the worship place of Shiva Rudra, who is the Hindu deity of all aspects and essentials of life in this world.
The fresh breezes in the beaches are said to give you the best feeling in the world. Whenever we visit any place we definitely try to find out the beaches there to spend some time there. So this time while you are visiting Uluwatu, don’t miss your chance to visit the famous Balangan Beach. With low strands and rocky this beach attracts a lot of tourist around the world. This beach is also known as Pantai Balangan.
This ravishing beach highlights and of brilliant sand circumscribed between vegetated limestone precipices and a reef with one of the longest left-hander breaks on the island. This beach is also known as surfer’s paradise. Balangan Beach falls shares the same region as Dreamland, set just a kilometer apart and isolated by a little headland that fills in as the well known mark Hole 15 of the New Kuta Golf Course, from where players get the best elevated view over both shorelines and the sea skyline.
Highlights: Balangan Beach is famous for surfing and good for photography as well. One can also witness the majestic sunset while they visit this beach.
Location: You can visit the coastline from Jalan Pantai Balangan, 7-kilometre (4.3-mile) ride west from the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park.
One of the best known “hidden beaches” of Bali, Dreamland Beach is located on the edge of the Bukit Peninsula in Indonesia. Despite rigorous urban development on its limestone landscape, Dreamland Beach still retains much of its rugged, primordial charm.
Dreamland Beach became highly accessible to the public following the development of the Pecatu Graha and the Pecatu Indah Raya Resorts project, which, at the turn of the millennium, transformed about 400 hectares of virgin terrain into what is now known as ‘New Kuta’. Initially, the beach had no entrance fee to it, and was crowded by locals as well as tourists.
To manage crowd, visitors are now subjected to an entrance fee of 10,000 Indonesian Rupiah for locals, and 15,000 Indonesian Rupiah for tourists. The beach is a treat for surfers, especially experienced ones. One can enjoy some of Bali’s best shore breaks near the Dreamland shore, or paddle out to the nearby world-class reef breaks at Balangan.
The beach is also a perfect spot to enjoy sunbathing, or simply lounge on picnic mats while enjoying the natural setting around the beach. Decks and Parasols can be rented from the beach at cheap rates for this very purpose.The beach is a part of the Dreamland area, an elite resort area with a number of different facilities for its guests to enjoy.
The Beach premises is scattered with a number of resorts and hotels, as well as world class eateries, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Although most of the local warung food stalls that once existed are now gone, one can still find a number of food peddlers on the beach selling soft drinks or snacks.The 100 meter long stretch of white sand, overlooking the rolling blue of the Indian Ocean, commands a magnificent view of the serene horizon, and is a perfect spot to enjoy the scenic sunsets of Bali.