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What to Do in Uluwatu?

Visit Uluwatu Temple, Get Ready for a Fire Dance - Kecak, Surfers and Sunset View at Uluwatu Beach, Saturday Night Party at Padang Padang Beach, Sunday Night Party at Single Finn Club, Go Surfing at Padang Padang and Balangan Beach, An Experience Like Never Before - Ulu Cliffhouse and many more. 

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

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. 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

Visit Uluwatu Temple

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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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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.
03

Surfers and Sunset View at Uluwatu Beach

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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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Saturday Night Party at Padang Padang Beach

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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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05

Sunday Night Party at Single Finn Club

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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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06

Go Surfing at Padang Padang and Balangan Beach

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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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An Experience Like Never Before - Ulu Cliffhouse

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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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Remedial Deep Tissue Massage

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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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09

Beat the Heat at Blue Point

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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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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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Unwind Yourself to the Rhythm of Waves at an Ocean Spa

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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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12

Mark Your Footprints on the Nyang Nyang Beach

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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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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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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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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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Paragliding

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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

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17

Relaxation Day at Sunday's Beach Club

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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

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18

Dinner On the Beach at Jimbaran Bay

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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

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Take a Scooter Ride Along the Coastline

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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

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  1. What are the best things to do in Uluwatu with your family?

    1. Explore the Cultural Park of Garuda Wisnu Kencana: For an unsurpassed recreational bonanza, one of the best things to do in Uluwatu is to head to the Garuda Wishnu Kencana park that lets you savor delectable cuisine, enjoy a fun ride on the segway, and shop to your heart’s content. You can do all of these things with your kids as the park stays open till 10 PM at night.

    2. Party the night away at the Single Fin Club: If you are a big family with teenage kids then one of the best things to do in Uluwatu is to head to the cliff-top bar of Single Fin and give in to the experience of nightclubbing. You can groove to the foot-tapping numbers played by the DJ or simply enjoy the sweeping views of the ocean while sipping on your cocktail.

    3. Visit the Uluwatu Temple: You cannot come with your family to Uluwatu and not visit the holy pillars of Uluwatu Temple. This synagogue is open 24 hours daily and you can come at any given time to offer prayers here. After you are done praying, you can soak in the beauty of the remarkable sunset.

    4. Play audience to a fascinating Kecak dance performance: With children by your side, the most amazing thing you can do is enjoy a Kecak dance performance that is popularly known as the fire dance. This dramatic performance depicts an episode from Ramayana and enamors you like no other.

    5. Beat the heat at Blue point: Situated at the Badung regime’s southern tip, inside the small Pecatu village, there is Blue Point, a beach that you cannot miss. You can bring along your kids here and try all the fun activities like snorkeling, surfing or simply lazing on the beach.
  2. Which are the best things to do in Uluwatu at Night?

    1. Spend a relaxing evening at the beach: If you are wondering what to do in Uluwatu at night then you can never go wrong with visiting the beach, choosing a popular spot to drink, eat, watch the sun go down and relax. You will love watching the waves rolling in besides the relaxed vibe of the night.

    2. Indulge in a seafood dinner: 
    Are you thinking hard about what to do in Uluwatu? The fanciest thing you can engage in dining on the beach at the Jimbaran Bay. It feels surreal to watch the spectacular sunset, with the feet buried in the sand and a lavish spread of grilled seafood laid right before you.

    3. Enjoy a Kecak fire dance performance: 
    Do not fret over what to do in Uluwatu because a visit to the Uluwatu Temple makes up for a lot of things. You can walk up the cliff top path of the temple, catch stunning views of the ocean, and around sunset watch a splendid performance by the Kecak fire dancers.

    4. Go on a shopping spree: 
    What to do in Uluwatu is the most common question people have in their minds, when they have had their fair share of travel. But, shopping is something that no one wants to skip. Head to the multiple standalone shops and shopping centers here and shop till you drop for jewelry, silk shirts, watches, perfumes and all the like.

    5. Soak in Tegal Wangi Beach’s Jacuzzi pools: 
    If the thought of what to do in Uluwatu is troubling you a lot then there is nothing like taking refreshing dips in the Jacuzzi pools right below the Uluwatu Temple. Check the beach out during the sunset and low tide time because that is when the pools are available.
  3. How to reach Uluwatu?

    By Air: The easiest way to reach Ukuwatu is by reaching the Bali airport in Indonesia and boarding an official airport taxi from there. At just ten dollars you can reach Uluwatu in forty-five minutes from the airport on a cab.
  4. What is Uluwatu famous for?

    Uluwatu is famous for its temples, gorgeous coastlines that serve as top-notch surfing playgrounds, the beach clubs and the colorful bazaars. Uluwatu is equally famous for its food scene as you can gorge on delicious Balinese delicacies like Nasi Jinggo, Lawar, Babi Guling, and Satay at the resorts, located on the cliff-fringed coastline.

    There are tons of handicraft items that also make Uluwatu famous and these include bamboo wind chimes, wooden door frames, statues of animal figures and humans.
  5. What is the best time to visit Uluwatu?

    The best time to visit Uluwatu is during April-October as during this time, the dry season prevails, with warm temperature that is devoid of humidity and rainfall. Most visitors come at this time to make the most of the outdoor activities like sunbathing, sailing and hiking. The June-August period is also considered the best time with scanty rainfall and mid-range temperatures.