Quick Guide to Uluwatu, Bali

Uluwatu is a hilly peninsula located on the southern tip of Bali. The relaxed, high-end yet trendy destination is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy amazing sites and Balinese culture. Bluewater, white sand, and limestone jagged cliffs make it one of the most stunning places in Bali. I suggest staying in Uluwatu for at least two nights. Since it is so close to the airport, it is the perfect area to stay towards the end or begin your trip through Bali. So read on for a quick guide to Uluwatu!

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There are so many accommodations in Uluwatu with varying budget ranges. As long as you stay in the Pecatu region, most sights are all within a 20 minutes scooter or taxi ride. The hills can be daunting, so it is not a very walkable area. Either rent a scooter or hire a taxi to take you from place to place.

We stayed in the Uluwatu Cottages. This beautiful property overlooks the sea and has a stunning pool atop a cliff. Very centrally located and easy to get to all the main attractions in this region. Also, they had rentable scooters on the property, making it very convenient to tour around.


  • Visit the Beach!
    • Thomas Beach. This secluded small beach is tucked away and more off the beaten tourist path.
    • Nyang-Nyang Beach
    • Padang-Padang Beach
    • Bingin Beach
    • Suluban Beach
  • Balangan Viewpoint
  • Karang Boma Cliff
  • Uluwatu Temple
    • Attend a Kecak Fire Dance performance at sunset. This iconic dance happens around sunset on a cliff-top amphitheater in the Uluwatu Temple. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance since they do tend to sell out. 
  • Pantai Tegal Wangi Cave


  • Suka Espresso
  • Chingon Mexican
  • Double IKat


  • Single Fins
  • Ulu Cliffhouse
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I hope this quick guide to Uluwatu helps prepare you to plan your own perfect Bali Itinerary! If you need any help planning or have any questions, please reach out or message me on my contact page! I would love to hear about how your trip went as well. Tell me in the comments below!

This is the last stop on my Perfect Bali Itinerary. Did follow the itinerary exactly? Which route did you take?

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I started Mel’s Scene to showcase my trips and offer my personalized itineraries to other global wanderers. I have never cared for material things, I care more so for the experiences and memories that each travel destination has given me.


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