Top 5 things to do in Uluwatu, Indonesia.
If you're planning on visiting Indonesia anytime soon or in the future, be sure to add Uluwatu to your list. Uluwatu is well-known for its beautiful clifftop resorts and beaches; an area of Bali becoming more popular very quickly, with new resorts and day clubs popping up in the area.
So here are my top 5 things to do in Uluwatu;
1. Book yourself into a clifftop resort
My Husband and I stayed at Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort. This is a 5-star luxury resort that offers a wide range of options from standard rooms, sea view room/ suits, plunge pools suites and villas. My husband and I stayed in an ocean front suite that had stunning beach and sunset views. This resort is quite affordable in comparison to similar resorts and is rated top 4 in Uluwatu, but does better on price for where it ranks on trip advisor.
Here are some pictures of the breathtaking views; pools and grounds.
And here are some snaps of our Ocean Front suite.
And here is a view of the beautiful Sunset, straight from our room.....
2. Spend a half or full day at Dreamland Beach
Dreamland Beach says it all in the name; it is absolutely a dream!! Located about 20 minutes away from Anantara Uluwatu hotel, we had our driver take us for about $8 AUD, dropping us off at paradise. We only stayed for half day, although it does not cost anything to enter you will have to pay if you want a day bed and umbrella. For 2 it cost us $15 AUD, make sure you negotiate them down if you only plan on spending a few hours there. There is a restaurant and shops there if you want to get food or snacks, I'm not too sure what the food is like though as we decided not to lunch there. Enough though, lets marvel at this incredible beach, OH and make sure you get a body board because these waves are HUGE!
3. Omnia Bali, this is a must!
I'm sure you already know that there are some amazing day clubs in Bali, but this newbie on the cliff is literally months old only opening its doors on 2nd February 2018 and recently celebrated their grand opening in late April. The venue is simply stunning, very modern and certainly sets the vibe for "rooftop party" and my god the views are jaw-dropping!
Omnia Bali rises from the limestone cliffs of Uluwatu with never-ending views of the Indian Ocean and an infinity pool perfectly placed for sunset watching. Omnia is essentially an open-air nightclub by day hosted by the most sought-after international DJ's, it's become very popular very quickly so if you're thinking about visiting make sure you reserve yourself a spot. They offer day beds & cabanas (minimum spend) with table/ lounge side service, with bars around the venue and a Japanese restaurant. My husband and I booked a day bed which was right by the infinity pool for a minimum spend of $220 AUD. The ambience is incredible and the views ridiculous, so do yourself a favour and go!
4. Karma Kandara, Karma Beach Club
This beach is my FAVOURITE beach in Bali. Karma Kandara is a 5-star luxury resort located in Ungasan about a 50-minute drive south of Seminyak. Karma Beach club is located at the bottom of the cliff via sky gondola and is open to the public for about $30 AUD per person which goes directly towards your food & beverage credit. Trust me, its worth the visit! These beaches are pristine and very tidy with NO rubbish in sight. The food is really good as are their cocktails, they too have some really good guest DJ's and events on a regular basis. I have not stayed here yet, but next time I'm in Bali I'll be looking at this stunning resort.
5. Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang beach is located in Uluwatu, a short 5-minute drive from where we were staying at Anantara Uluwatu. Although it is a very beautiful beach, I'm not going to lie I was disappointed to discover a flowing creek where the rubbish was flowing straight into the ocean. Really heartbreaking! We only stayed here for about 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong, it is absolutely worth the visit and you can still swim in the water. It is actually great for surfing too. It costs about $2-$5 AUD to get in (from memory). In the end, I am glad that I visited Padang Padang because the cliff views are incredible, I've actually never seen anything like it before. It is certainly still worth a visit.
So there you have it, my top 5 things to do in Uluwatu. One thing I did actually miss out on is the Uluwatu clifftop temples, apparently, the sunsets are amazing!
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