15 Best Things to Do in Uluwatu For The First Time Travellers
Things to do in Uluwatu seal off enormous activities like witnessing the Sunday night party at the Single Finn Club, experiencing the remedial deep tissue massage, visiting the Uluwatu temple, Thomas beach and plenty of other places. Once a silent region has now revamped into a surfer’s haven which calls tourists from all the vertices. If you wish to pamper yourself then this place owns an impressive collection of activities which are just perfect, to fulfil the purpose

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From the eye-catching architecture of the Luhur temple to mesmerizing beauty of the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, here you can also satiate your hunger of incredible vistas as this place owns an abundance of them.

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Apart from this here you can gaze at the sunset adorned with endless ocean shores and scenic-wonders. Don’t think more and escape to the beautiful place seated on the south-western segment of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, Uluwatu.

Here are some of the best things to do in Uluwatu:

01

Surfers and Sunset View at Uluwatu Beach

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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

Price: 
Free

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Sunday Night Party at Single Finn Club

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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 

Price: 
Free

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Saturday Night Party at Padang Padang Beach

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Saturday Night Party at Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang Beach is regionally referred to as Pantai Labuan Sait, is one of Bali’s most well-known surf spots and also known for its Saturday night wild parties, perched on the north-western coast of the Bukit Peninsula, and just a kilometer southwest of the Anantara Bali Uluwatu.

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
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Visit Uluwatu Temple

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Visit Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six fundamental temples thought to be Bali's holy pillars, which is famed for its majestic location. Seated beautifully on top of a sheer cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level. Extending marvellous sunset backdrops like the Tanah Lot Temple located on the island's western shores.

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.

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.

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Remedial Deep Tissue Massage

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Remedial Deep Tissue Massage
Be it is only a sensational body massage using fragrant oils or remedial deep tissue massage, to fully stretched day packages that enable you to totally unwind. Uluwatu is considered as one of the world’s best massage therapy destinations with prolific facilities and wellness centers.

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.
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06

Get Ready for a Fire Dance - Kecak

Get Ready for a Fire Dance - Kecak
As one of fascinating dance performances, the Kecak dance, also named as the monkey chant or the fire dance due to its association with tall fire torch as its centerpiece, is one of the island’s most famous performances. It features a dramatic live performance of an episode from the Ramayana epic, expressly involving the monkey army and its main warriors and adversaries, namely Rama and Sita, and the wicked Ravana.

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.
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07

Beat the Heat at Blue Point

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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 

Price: 
Free

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Enjoy Panoramic Views At Pura Luhur Uluwatu

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Enjoy Panoramic Views At Pura Luhur Uluwatu
This significant temple is perched fiercely on the southwestern tip of the peninsula, atop steep cliffs that drop down straight into the endless surf. You enter through a unique arched gateway haunch by sculptures of Ganesha. Inside, the walls of coral bricks are overlaid with elaborate carvings of Bali’s mythological menagerie.

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.

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Go Surfing at Padang Padang and Balangan Beach

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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

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Unwind Yourself to the Rhythm of Waves at an Ocean Spa

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Unwind Yourself to the Rhythm of Waves at an Ocean Spa
Whether you’re looking for the royal therapy or a quick rub-down, Bali's ocean front spa choices are seemingly limitless. Indulgent travelers could easily craft a full plan around day spas, and find themselves floating from oiled-up acupressure massage to flower petal baths and mani-pedis.

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.
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An Experience Like Never Before - Ulu Cliffhouse

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An Experience Like Never Before - Ulu Cliffhouse
Paying off to their tag line “Redefining the beach club experience”, this is one of the most lively places of Bali. A place with world-class food, drinks, and music severed in the open air restaurant just adds up to its charm. Here one loosen themselves and make a groove at the electrifying trance music as they grab few drinks! If you are touring with your folks, dare not miss out on this otherworldly experience. 

Timings: The place opens from 11:00 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: There is no entry fee to enter the premises.

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Mark Your Footprints on the Nyang Nyang Beach

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Mark Your Footprints on the Nyang Nyang Beach
Sprawling over 1.5 km scintillating coastline, Nyang Nyang beach must be a part of the traveller's list.

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.

Timings: You can visit the beach anytime, but witnessing the sunset and sunrise is a must.

How to Reach:  Located close to the Uluwatu temple, it can be easily reached by local transport or by hiring a taxi.

Entry charge: There is no entry fee for the beach.
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Soothe in the Charm of Thomas Beach

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Soothe in the Charm of Thomas Beach
Marking its place in one of the best things to do in Uluwatu, one must not miss out on the Thomas beach. It is indeed a hidden gem of Bali and is not toured by many people. For the ones seeking for solace, this is the perfect place to be!

Not only this, the fresh environs make it a perfect place to relax and rediscover oneself away from the hustle of the chaotic world.

Timings: There is no specific time to visit the beach.

How to Reach:  Located close to the Uluwatu temple, it can be easily reached by local transport or by hiring a taxi.

Entry charge: There is no entry fee for the beach.
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Unwind in the Beauty of Green Bowl Beach

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Unwind in the Beauty of Green Bowl Beach
Adorned with alluring white sands this beach stretches over the shinning coastline. The limestone caves are a plus to the beauty of the beach, and here one can also delve in breathtaking adventures like diving, surfing and a lot more.

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.

Timings: You can enjoy at the beach any time you feel like.

How to Reach: Located close to the Uluwatu temple, it can be easily reached by local transport or by hiring a taxi.

Entry charge: There is no entry fee for the beach.
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Explore the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

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Explore the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
An ultimate “recreational bonanza”, where you can indulge in shopping, segway fun ride, and savor delectable cuisine at their eatery. Extending rich Indonesian folklore Garuda Wishnu Kencana Cultural park owns a mighty figure of God Vishnu which is an iconic structure and is one of the world's tallest copper casting.

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.

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