Uluwatu - Bali
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Uluwatu is located on the south coast of Bali on the Bukit Peninsula (Bukit meaning hill in Indonesian). Uluwatu is one of Bali's most revered Hindu Temples, perched on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean.
The Bukit Peninsula is less developed than most places in Bali and has great isolated beaches including Uluwatu Beach, Dreamlands and Padang Padang Beach all great for surfing.
Uluwatu Temple is devoted to the Hindu god's of the sea. On the grounds of the temple are many monkeys which can be vicious so take precautions.
Kecak dancing is performed in the grounds of Uluwatu temple every night at 6pm. The performance goes for around 90 minutes. As well as the famous Kecak dance they perform fire dancing.
New Kuta Championship Golf Course
Whale Watching from Uluwatu - in the months from August to October a number of different species of whales travel past Bali. You can often see whales passing and playing in the warm waters off the cliffs of Uluwatu.
Beach Bar Uluwatu
One of the best beach bars can be found just up from Uluwatu located at Karma Kandara Resort called Nammos Beach Club
Getting there and away
From Denpasar airport it takes around 45 minutes by taxi to get to the Bukit Peninsular. A taxi will cost around 185,000Rp depending on where your hotel is located.
Last updated 5th October 2014
The majority of accommodation found around Uluwatu are luxury resorts perched on the cliff tops of Bukit overlooking the ocean. There are some budget hotels around Bingin Beach and Uluwatu. The following are some of the resorts found there including current 2009 prices and contact details:
Chooky's Place is budget accommodation located at Bingin on the Bukit Peninsula. Bingin Beach has a great left hand break for surfing. Room prices start from 90,000Rp per night (US$9). www.chockysplace.com
There are some other budget accommodation at Bingin including Kembung Kuning Ocean View Bungalows, Leggies Bungalows. Mike's Place and Pondok Indah.
Rocky's Bungalows is a budget hotel located at Ulawatu.
Blue Point Bay Villas (reviews) located right on the cliff overlooking the ocean just 2kms from Uluwatu temple. Resort with a swimming pool. Prices from US$100 including breakfast. For more photos, online bookings and hotel reviews for Blue Point Bay Villas click here.
The Dreamland Villas and Spa (reviews) located 10 minutes from Dreamland Beach, great for surfing. 42 villas all with private swimming pool and courtyard. Villa rates from US$151 per night including breakfast. For more photos, online reservations and hotel reviews for The Dreamland Villas and Spa click here.
Alila Uluwatu Villas (reviews) luxury villa resort located on the cliff top at Uluwatu with sweeping views of the ocean. 1 bedroom or 3 bedroom villas with private swimming pools. Villas prices from US$570 per night. For more photos, online reservations and hotel reviews for Alila Uluwatu Villas click here.
Villa Indah Manis and Bulan Madu close to Dreamland beach offer are 4.5 bedroom villa and private 1 bedroom honeymoon villa. Rates from US$225 for the Bulan Madu villa or US$675 for the Indah Manis Villa
Villa Capung situated on top of Bukit (hill) overlooking the ocean and towards Jimbaran Bay. With WiFi wireless internet access. 3 beaches - Uluwatu, Dreamland and Padang Padang are all 5 minutes away. Villa rates from US$350 plus taxes in the low season and US$500 plus taxes in the peak season. villacapung.com
Moonlight Villa 5 star villas minutes walk down to the beach and close to the temple. 4 bedroom villas from US$700+ per night. www.moonlightvillabali.com
La Gen Cliff Villas a perfect hideaway resort on the cliffs of Uluwatu, close to the temple. Villa rates from US$650, minimum 2 nights stay. www.lagencliff.com
Karang Kembar Estates an exclusive private villa with breath taking views of the ocean. Rates from US$775+ low season.
Karma Kandara Resort has private luxury villas on the cliffs with prices starting from US$1120 to US$8000 per night.
Khayangan Estates Resort a private luxury villa resort on the cliff above Selonding beach. They have 3 bedroom and 6 bedroom villas. Room rates from US$1500 per night in the low season. www.khayanganestate.com
The Istana is a 5 star luxury 5 bedroom villa right on the cliff top. Low season prices are US$1650 up to US$2900 in the peak season. www.theistana.com
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