Uluwatu & the Bukit Peninsula

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Uluwatu and the Bukit Peninsula are home to some of the most iconic beaches in Bali.

A surfer’s paradise on the southern tip of the island, this area is known for jutting cliffs, powdery white sand, and great reef breaks.

And with clifftop accommodation aplenty, even those on the tightest budgets can wake up to the roaring Indian Ocean.

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Where to Stay in Uluwatu & the Bukit Peninsula , Bali

Whether you’re looking for a low-key surf stay or a luxe honeymoon suite, Uluwatu won’t disappoint.

The area also boasts a number of five-star resorts, all nestled on the clifftop overlooking endless ocean blues. It’s all very idyllic and relaxing. Just one word of caution: as they’re built into the cliff face, some places have a lot of stairs to navigate.

Be sure to check before you book if walking or heights are a problem.

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Know Where to Go for Food and Drinks in Uluwatu & the Bukit Peninsula

Food-wise, seafood is a big speciality of the Bukit Peninsula.

You can tuck into barbecued fish on the beach or graze on beautifully presented plates of ceviche or sashimi at a high-end restaurant. There’s much to suit vegans, vegetarians, or healthy eaters, too.

Catering to the yoga and surf community, Australian-style cafes abound, serving sizeable salads, wraps, and healthy brunch dishes. And you won’t struggle to find a decent coffee either, with many cafes offering a choice of regular milk or vegan ‘mylks’.

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Things to Do in Uluwatu & the Bukit Peninsula

Uluwatu is most famous for its myriad world-class surf spots.

Wave riders from around the globe come to experience the magic of Suluban Beach, a grotto-like cove with tricky reef breaks. Nearby Bingin Beach is a local favourite, with soft golden sand and cute cliff-side cafes for a post-surf coconut or Bintang.

Tip: Check out this TikTok tour that visits some of the most famous spots for your TikTok videos, including Bingin Beach and Suluban Beach.

If you don’t feel like scaling several hundred steps to get your beach fix, Padang Padang is the most easily accessible beach in the area. Beer shacks line the shore, and there are plenty of umbrellas for rent if you want to keep cool.

Perched high above the crashing waves, you’ll discover one of the most important Hindu compounds in Bali. Dating back to the 10th century, Uluwatu Temple is known for its stunning sunsets and mischievous monkeys. Pay an extra fee and you can watch the nightly kecak (fire) dance in an open-air amphitheatre overlooking the sea. It’s a real spectacle, unfolding the love story of Rama and Sita from the Ramayana Hindu epic with some impressive pyrotechnics.

Finally, if golf is your thing, head for New Kuta Golf, a picturesque 18-hole course with a driving range, spa, and restaurant.

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