Visit Uluwatu Temple
This synagogue is unquestionably one of the topmost points on the island to experience the stunning sunset delight blended with uninterrupted views overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean. Balinese structure, traditionally-designed gateways, and antiquated sculptures are a plus to Uluwatu Temple's charisma. Holding several archaeological relics, it confirms the temple to be of megalithic origin.
Get Ready for a Fire Dance - Kecak
The absence of any instrumental accompaniment throughout the performances makes the Kecak dance novel, and the only strains are the result of the polyrhythmic singing by the male dancers, sounding like ‘keh-chuck’, giving the dance its name. The best place to witness the show is at the open amphitheater near to the Uluwatu Temple, which uses the setting sun and ocean skyline as its hypnotic theatrical backdrop.
Timings: Opened daily from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Surfers and Sunset View at Uluwatu Beach
The entire town of Uluwatu can be described as one giant beach which is divided into smaller portions. The area packs a wide variety of shores and coastlines where you can spend your days surfing or soaking in the beautiful sunsets and enjoying fun activities in Uluwatu.
Some of the most popular Uluwatu Beaches include the Suluban Beach characterised by several clifftop bars and cafes and several concrete steps which take you down to the beach. The Padang Padang beach offers some of the best surfing opportunities in the region.
Thomas Beach is often called one of the most beautiful and underrated beaches which means you can enjoy the white sand and turquoise water all to yourself!
Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Timing: Open all-day
Saturday Night Party at Padang Padang Beach
This beach emphasizes an exotic setting; a simply spectacular one hundred meter-long stretch of sand that is easily accessible down a row of stairs through a unique hollow rock entrance. Then get greeted by the edged beach with fine, white sand, azure waters, and a faraway horizon.
How to Reach: The beach is located at Labuan Sait in Pecatu village and can be easily reached by any local transport
Sunday Night Party at Single Finn Club
Single Fin Bali is a cliff-top bar popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Although the ambience of the place is always vibrant, it really comes to life during the weekends, especially with its famous Sunday Night Parties.
The place hosts a line-up of some of the most well-known international guest DJs and local bands and is unparalleled in the whole area for its nightclubbing experience. The view from the deck is also incredible and while sipping your cocktail you can watch the sky change colours as the sun goes down on the Indian Ocean.
The place also has a surf store where you can buy surfing gear and then head straight to the waves.
Location: Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuan Sait, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Timing: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Wednesday & Sunday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Friday & Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Go Surfing at Padang Padang and Balangan Beach
Uluwatu is a surfer’s paradise and beaches like Padang Padang and Balangan Beach are what make it a popular destination. Both novices and professional surfers come to these beaches during the dry season to experience some of the world’s best waves.
The dry season begins in May and lasts till September. It is characterised by south-westerly winds creating some raging waves that can get as high as 3 metres. Visiting Padang Padang is arguably one of the top things to do in Uluwatu for surfers and the reason is the ‘Balinese Pipeline’ which gets its name from the famous Hawaiian Pipeline.
Balangan Beach, locally known as Pantai Balangan, is known for its reef which creates one of the longest left-hander breaks on the island, making it a favourite stop amongst thrill-seekers.
Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Timing: Daily 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Price: Padang Padang: 10,000 Rupiah, Balangan Beach: Free
An Experience Like Never Before - Ulu Cliffhouse
Remedial Deep Tissue Massage
Most of the massage are highly prestigious, although not exclusively priced accompanied with stunning views. While Balinese-style treatments remain a feature, each center offers recommended signature packages and service that set them apart. Enjoy your special time, alone or as a couple, at these best massage centers. A day of tissue massage can be the highlight of a relaxing holiday so make sure you choose the right one for you!
Timings: Most of the massage centers are opened daily and you set your preferred timing.
Price: Approximate price starts at 250 USD depending on the package you choose.
Beat the Heat at Blue Point
The Blue Point is yet another beach which is known for the excellent surfing opportunities that it offers. The shoreline of the beach is situated at the southern tip of the Badung regime, inside a small village by the name of Pecatu.
The place gets its distinct name from the Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa, situated in the area. The white sand, sunny conditions and strong waves make it just the spot to spend your time lazing at the beach, going for a dip or riding the waves.
While at the beach, you can try snorkelling, scuba diving and other fun water sports as well. The Blue Point is also the only way through which you can travel onwards to the temple of Uluwatu, Padang-Padang shoreline, and Dreamworld.
Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Timing: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Enjoy Panoramic Views at Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Only Hindu worshippers can enter the small inner temple that is constructed onto the jutting tip of land. However, the glimpses of the endless swells of the Indian Ocean from the cliffs are almost holy. At sunset, walk around the clifftop to the south of the temple to lose some of the crowd and witness the panoramic views of the surrounding.
Timings: The visiting hours for the temple is from 9 AM to 6 PM. As a place of worship, however, it is open 24 hours daily.
How to Reach: Take the bypass main road to Nusa Dua and to Jimbaran and then follow the ascending road up to Uluwatu.
Unwind Yourself to the Rhythm of Waves at an Ocean Spa
If this sounds like bliss, check out Bali's upmarket hotels first, almost all of which open their doors to the public for spa treatments. Plan ahead, as many of the best day spas are booked well in advance. Don’t forget to dabble in traditional Balinese treatments – they rarely disappoint.
Price: Approximate price starts from 250 USD depending on the package.
Mark Your Footprints on the Nyang Nyang Beach
Looking for a quaint beach with high tides? Then this is your place, my friend. Not travelled by many tourists due to its location, but who can stop a beach lover? The long coastline makes it a perfect place for a beach walk with your partner, embellished with magnetizing vistas the beach offers. The beauty of this place is just one-of-its-kind and is worth capturing and one of the best things to do in Uluwatu.
Soothe in the Charm of Thomas Beach
Not only this, the fresh environs make it a perfect place to relax and rediscover oneself away from the hustle of the chaotic world.
Unwind in the Beauty of Green Bowl Beach
Frequented by the beachgoers this quaint beach is gaining popularity with every proceeding day. You can also experience a snorkeling session which will revive every nook and corner of the mind and soul.
Explore the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
Apart from this, here you can also ease at the Villa Acala which renders all the A-class comforts.
Timings: The place opens from 08:00 AM to 10:00 PM on all days.
How to Reach: Located close to the Uluwatu temple, it can be easily reached by local transport or by hiring a taxi.
Entry charge: The entry fee is starting from INR 500.
For more incredible views of the Uluwatu Beach, take the sky as there are paragliding flights that take off daily from the cliff overlooking the Nyang Nyang beach. You will enjoy the stunning site of the sacred Uluwatu Temple from the sky on a tandem paragliding sesh besides the glorious views of the Pura Luhur Sea Temple.
This activity is one of the things that you cannot miss but make sure you are not wearing any slip-slops but closed shoes. It would be great if you bring your Go-Pro along only to capture the captivating coastline from the sky.
Location: Nyang Nyang Beach
Timing: Opens 11 AM
Relaxation Day at Sunday's Beach Club
Spend a fun day at the Sunday's Beach Club and it is sure to blow your mind. The enclosed setting of the club makes the experience feel like a private one with allocated daybeds, beachfront location and a dedicated butler. You will enjoy sweeping vistas of the Indian Ocean, as a private butler pours some Chandon onto your glass and you toast to the sun-drenched moments that lie ahead.
After lazing in the sun for a considerable period of time you can go paddle-boarding, snorkeling, and kayaking. By 6PM you can head to the dedicated area of the beach with a butler escorting you and enjoy the night-time bonfires.
Location: The Ungasan
Timing: Open 24X7
Dinner On the Beach at Jimbaran Bay
Drop by the Jimbaran Bay and enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner by the beach. Jimbaran Bay is extremely popular for its seaside restaurants and cafes. You may not get intimately-lit dining spaces here but you will dine on the beach with your feet buried under the sand, next to the sea and under the moonlit night.
The restaurant will serve you scrumptious Balinese seafood cooked as per the culinary traditions of the island spiced, marinated and grilled over the burning husks of coconut. You can also opt for an ala carte menu by heading straight to a fresh fish counter and choose the fish type as per your taste wait till you are served.
Location: South of Ngurah Rai International Airport
Timing: Open 24X7
Take a Scooter Ride Along the Coastline
The roads are quite congested in Bali and you may know this if you have visited the place before. Thus, the best thing to do is hire a scooter and ride along the coastline of Bingin Beach. The road leading and running parallel to the outline of the beach contains little to no traffic.
You can find a scooter at several locations and hiring one would cost you less than 9 dollars. All you have to do is pre-book your scooter, check the lights and the brake, wear a helmet and set forth to explore the beaches. This is one inexpensive adventure that you cannot miss when in Uluwatu.
Location: Jl. Umpang Sari, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Timing: Open 24X7