The majority of Bali, an island in the Indonesian archipelago, is covered by lush rainforest and rice paddies, but the same cannot be said for Uluwatu. In fact, much of the Bukit Peninsula – the island's southernmost tip where the region is based – is dry and rocky, littered with limestone quarries and cliffs that plunge into the churning Indian Ocean below. Despite the arid landscape, luxury hotels continue to sprout along Bukit's coastline to take advantage of those jaw-dropping sea views, and a steady stream of tourists come to see one of the island's most sacred temples.
Uluwatu's fame centres around Pura Luhur Uluwatu. This temple balances at the edge of a bluff overlooking the ocean. The structure, one of six directional temples on the island, was built from black coral rock and guards the island from evil spirits. Today, it also provides a stage for one of Bali's most enchanting experiences – a sunset kecak dance, where dancers dress in colourful costumes and perform scenes from Hindu mythology.
The rugged shores of Uluwatu create large, frothy swells that lend themselves to fantastic surfing conditions. This is one of the best spots to catch a wave on Bali, and a number of surf schools are on hand to teach you the ropes. After getting your fill of the water, sprawl out on Uluwatu Beach or any other of the area's pristine beaches.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||Rp 1,000,000 = $66.03|
|Average weekend price||$10 per night|
|Average weekday price||$11 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Uluwatu was a planned re-acclimation 1st stop after a 28 hour flight and travelling 16 time zones from our home. The restaurants we tried were excellent, messages were perfect and very reasonably prices. The only real activity was a visit the Uluwatu Temple and the Fire dance, both were well worth the price of admission. Beware of the monkeys at Uluwatu Temple, there will steal glasses and jewelry.
I have given you all enough reasons in the earlier page to look in, it’s was terrible and I will never stay again. They are just cashing their name. It’s definitely nowhere near worth the money I paid.
Uluwatu is a lovely place to visit, very relaxing and beautiful. We enjoyed the cultural Park and the Sunday beach club. Its beautiful down there. We don't drive bikes so we got taxis when needed which were super cheap and easy to get. We visited Uluwatu Temple which was nice but the scenery was spectacular and the monkeys were cute. Just be careful of your sunglasses. We went to Mana for dinner and drinks aftwards at sunset and it was such a beautiful place. We stopped at a warung for a beer and meet a beautiful 3 year old girl who was just a joy to be around she was showing us all the books they had and we taught her to make paper aeroplanes. We could have stayed all day she made us smile alot.
This hotel was truly the highlight of our stay! The rooms were clean and spacious. The facilities were top notch and the pool was a dream!! Hotel staff are extremely helpful, helped us organise scooter hire and departure lounge to freshen up before our late night flight! Really appreciated the great service and facilities. The breakfast buffet was the best with such a great selection of food!! Wish to come back again soon for longer!! The hotel was also a great location in Uluwatu, not too far from popular attractions.
Always close to a beautiful beach no matter where you are as well as several cultural sites. Shopping areas and restaurants may not be as common as busier locations such as Kuta but are still plentiful. The people all have hearts of gold. Ancala had amazing staff who were always on call and quick to fix any minor issues that came up and greet you with a smile each morning. Although the wifi wasn’t the best, I didn’t go there to use the internet. I would honestly say that the worse the wifi is, the better the location.
To me Uluwatu was the best place my girlfriend and I stayed in while in Bali (we stayed in Canggu, Uluwatu, Nusa Penida and Ubud). It was more beautiful and less crowded with slightly nicer places than what we experienced in Canggu. People seem to be there for surfing or yoga so that might make the scene a bit more relaxed than what you would expect compared to a place like Canggu. The main attraction for me was surfing and this was likely a huge reason for my preference towards the place.
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