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  • "Uluwatu beaches are the most famous on Bali’s Bukit peninsula, famously known for the landmark cliff-top temple. The rugged limestone region is a base to Bali’s most spectacular luxury villas and resorts, with facilities on towering cliffs, overlooking the Indian Ocean and beautiful sunsets. The cliff-fringed coastline is also home to world-class surf breaks, a mecca for wave riders from around the world. The extraordinary and exotic location makes for a perfect setting for featuring restaurants with a view – among the finest on the island and activities for your holiday getaway in the area.

    For one of the must-see cultural performances, head to the open amphitheatre right next to the Uluwatu Temple to see the kecak dance against a dramatic sunset backdrop, or head to the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Jimbaran. Alternatively, golfers will enjoy the scenic greens at the premier course in Pecatu, overlooking one of the gorgeous beaches, or splash away at the water park next door. Here we present to you the best places to see while in and around Bali’s famous Uluwatu and Bukit area.

    Here is a Guide to Uluwatu Beaches:

  • 01Padang Padang Beach

    Padang Padang Beach is regionally referred to as Pantai Labuan Sait, is one of Bali’s most well-known surf spots, 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. There are board rentals here rendered by the locals if you don’t have your own but would like to try. The shore is great for family fun and leisure, and there are local food stalls serving light meals and refreshments.

    How to Reach: The beach is located at Labuan Sait in Pecatu village and can be easily reached by any local transport.
  • 02Pandawa Beach

    Pandawa Beach, locally known as ‘Pantai Pandawa’, is located on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula. Hidden behind the carved limestone mountains the beach exhibits stunning views to the great Indian Ocean. Beyond its striking natural sea spectacle of white sand and blue sky, Pandawa Beach is also famously known for its extraordinary terrain and manmade limestone features that toil as a one-of-a-kind.
    The beach also boasts deeply carved arcs installed with huge statues. They each represent the heroic characters of the epic Mahabharata, known as Pandawa Lima or the ‘five Pandawas’, hence the name of the beach.

    How to Reach:
    The one-kilometre coastal stretch is located in the village of Kutuh and can be reached by any local transport.
  • 03Suluban Beach

    Suluban Beach is one of Bali’s most unprecedented coasts, hidden by natural limestone structures and accessed via steps and log ramps through tight gaps in the rock. Canopied by a looming rock face, this small beach may not be ideal for sunbathers, but offers pro surfers well as a base. There are numerous rocky openings and mini caves that you can explore around the beach and even claim as a leisurely spot for the day, and which also leads to multiple divisions of the beach. The best time to visit is during low tide, which exposes more spaces and accessible sandy trails. Be sure to watch the tides, as currents can be powerful, and waves can smash through cave openings, sometimes posing a hazard. Suluban Beach is also not prescribed for young children.

    How to Reach: The beach lies at the end of Jalan Mamo in the coastal area of Labuan Sait and can be easily accessed by hotel shuttle, taxi or motorbike. 
  • 04Balangan Beach

    One of Bali’s most famous and most beautiful, featuring an impressive half-kilometre stretch of golden sand stationed between vegetated limestone hills and a stunning reef with one of the richest left-hander breaks on the island. This surfing heaven draws wave riders from across the world, who possess most of the south-western Bukit coastline together with Balangan’s sister breaks of Dreamland. Non-surfers can simply experience the surrounding views and the coastline, with shaded beach beds available for rent, or you can simply relax under the sun, and bury yourself in the soft sand. At low tide, the reef close to the limestone cliffs reveals exotic seaweed covered rock formations and pools, offering even more dramatic sunset angles. Great budget accommodations are also available around Balangan Beach.

    How to reach: You can preferably the beach by taxi, or ask your hotel concierge for available shuttle services.
  • 05Bingin Beach

    Bingin Beach is one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, and it’s also one of the island’s unknown beaches, wrapped by the rugged limestone mountains on the southwestern Bukit peninsula. For wave riding, Bingin Beach is undoubtedly a pro surfers’ paradise, with left-handers that can be powerful with up to 8ft swells that crash over submerged reef. Near the shore, it’s shallow but can be too rocky to roam barefoot. Even still, the coarse white sand of the coastline is one of the most impressive on the peninsula’s coastline.

    How to Reach: Getting here is an hour’s transfer from Kuta.

  • 06Impossible beach

    Impossible Beach Bali is a rugged and white sand Beach surrounded by high hills. It is a very beautiful beach with huge waves and suitable for surfing ventures, especially for the pro level surfer. Impossible Beach is one of the popular surfing points in Bali and is one of the most onerous surf spots by surfers. The word of Impossible Beach may be obtained from the access to the Beach which is unique because it has a challenging obstacle but now,it is far superior from the former that everyone can reach it easily. It is located at the bottom of white steep cliffs and spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. It is blessed with large and powerful waves that always grants a challenge for every surfer to experience this adventure wave surfing spot.

    How to Reach: The beach is located at the Pecatu village of Uluwatu and can be accessed by taxi.
  • 07Nyang Nyang Surfing Beach

    Nyang Beach in Bali is a spectacular 1.5-kilometre stretch of coastline and also one of Bali’s less visited beaches. This is partially due to its far-flung position and requires a long trek to reach it. The long stretch of coastline makes it an ideal destination for a good long walk, with virtually no other individual in sight most of the time, other than infrequent local seaweed farmers tending to their crops, or bold and solitary surfers out on the reef break, having their thrill of a lifetime. It has also grown into a camping site for stand pad travelers and weekenders as the deserted ambiance makes it an exceptional spot for bonfires beneath the blanket of stars and for those prepared to set up tents and camp the night.

    How to Reach: The beach is located in the Pecatu area, half a kilometer drive southeast of the Uluwatu Temple.

  • 08Gunung Payung Beach

    Gunung Payung Beach, otherwise locally known as Pantai Gunung Payung, is one of the secluded beaches on Bali’s southern coast, where you can attain a remote and quiet setting over great seascapes. The location takes its name from a Balinese Hindu temple complex of the same name (Pura Dhang Kahyangan Gunung Payung) that is located high up on the cliff where visitors can see before heading down to the beach. Along the main Jalan Gunung Payung road, you’ll also encounter the landscaped greens of the 18-hole Bukit Pandawa Golf Club together with its rugged limestone terrain. Just outside the temple, catch glimpses of grey long-tailed macaques, which are more of the shyer kind compared to its notoriously cheeky counterparts at the Uluwatu cliff area.

    How to Reach: Getting to Gunung Payung Beach requires an approximate half-hour drive to Kutuh village from Nusa Dua. 
  • 09Dreamland

    Dreamland Beach is a stretch of white sandy terrain secluded by limestone cliffs that outline the rough coastline of the southern Bukit Peninsula. The beach became profoundly accessible, following the huge advancement of the Pecatu Graha and Pecatu Indah Resort, which transformed the hilly region into the New Kuta. Despite prevailing development over its limestone landscape, Dreamland Beach preserves much of its sturdy charm on the sand, particularly for beachgoers, day-trippers, and surfers who enjoy some of Bali’s best reef breaks near the shore. The beach is crowded with small shops and beach peddlers offering cold soft drinks.

    How to Reach: The beach can be accessed by any local transport.



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. 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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