Our favourite things to do in Uluwatu
The swimmers have been packed, passports in hand and you’re ready to hit up Bali - first stop Uluwatu.
Sitting a comfortable distance away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Seminyak, Uluwatu is home to banging beaches and laid back locals. From morning acai bowls to afternoon cocktails and a cheeky mid-day surf, there is so much to do in Uluwatu.
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Located near Bingin Beach is The Cashew Tree, a small cafe dishing up healthy and delicious meals. Before hitting the nearby surf scene, treat yourself to one if their amazing burrito or quinoa bowls. For a fruity fix check out Bukit Cafe. Our one stop shop for next level fruit salads, fresh coconuts, chia puddings and drool worthy acai and smoothie bowls.
Uluwatu is home to some of Bali’s most impressive beaches. From the lush tropical forests and rugged cliffs of Padang Padang, to the secluded surfers paradise of Suluban beach there are so many awesome beaches to choose from.
Bingin Beach is an ocean side sanctuary in Pecatu area of Bali, near the famous cliffs and surf spots of Uluwatu and is the perfect spot to spend a day in the sun, salt and sand. This charming beach is situated at the base of a cliff, which you will walk down via winding steps and cobbled pathways, dotted with cute “beach-shack” style cafes and accommodation options.
If you’re wanting to visit some of Bali’s most beautiful beaches then Karma beach is a non-negotiable. Located on the luxurious Karma Kandara Resort, expect beautiful clean shorelines, a private beach and peaceful surroundings.
Padang Padang is every surfers dream beach. Home to the yearly Rip Curl Cup, Padang Padang is a popular spot for surfers all over the world. Due to its popularity the beach can get extremely packed, but for a keen surfer it is worth the crowds. Jump on that board and experience some of Bali’s best long, tube rides.
Located between Bingin and Padang Padang is the one of Bali’s hidden beach gems, Thomas beach. From pristine white sand to glistening turquoise waters, Thomas beach is perfectly picturesque. Trust us when we say that you won't need your morning yoga session - the seemingly endless stairs down to the beach are exercise enough.
Relax with a cold frothy and watch the sunset over the ocean at one of Uluwatu’s chillest venues, Single Fin. Sitting in the heart of the Uluwatu cliffs, Single Fin showcases spectacular views of the ocean and is the perfect spot to settle in with a group of friends with a cold beverage and watch the waves roll in. With regular live bands and DJ’s playing, this is one of Uluwatu’s hottest sunset spots.
Sundays Beach Club is the perfect place to relax right on the sand in true style, tropical cocktail in hand. More than just your average day club, at Sundays you can indulge in the freshest all-day dining, explore the crystal clear lagoon, scattered rock pools and make the most of the complimentary water sports (think snorkelling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding at your disposal). As the day winds down, bonfires come alight and the sun sets Cliffside in your very own private piece of paradise.
LIVING LUX AT THE DAY CLUBS
Perched atop a 100 metre plateau in the visually stunning Uluwatu area sits luxe day club, Omnia. Boasting expansive views of the Indian Ocean, this sleek and uber chic architecturally designed club is the must-visit spot to enjoy culinary delights and artisan cocktails. With one of the best sound systems on the island, dance floors, swimming pools and an elevated precinct that hovers over the endless ocean vist, you’ll want to check out Omnia.
Ulu Cliffhouse invites you to settle in and enjoy a long Champagne lunch accompanied by poolside snacks whilst overlooking one of Bali’s most spectacular views. Umm, yes please! Venture down to the resident beach for a dip then stroll back to Ulu Cliffhouse’s playground where you can swim in the 25m infinity pool, cut some shapes on the dancefloor or lay back in your day bed and watch the waves roll in.
Ever wanted to have dinner on the beach whilst watching the sun set? If so, head to Jimbaran Bay for a beautiful, candle lit dinner overlooking the ocean. After a long day exploring Uluwatu take a seat, sip on a nice glass of red, watch the sunset and enjoy your surroundings.