Of course you have to start your Uluwatu travels by visiting the epic 1,000 year old temple that gave this area its name!
Uluwatu Temple sits on the edge of a big sea cliff and it’s one of the most popular places to watch the sunset in Bali, Indonesia.
Hide your sunglasses! The monkeys at this temple are known for trying to snatch anything they can.
2. Bingin Beach
This is a photogenic beach with exotic boulders and seaweed covered rocks. It’s great for scenic pics or surfing, and it’s less crowded than some of the other beaches in the area.
There’s a bit of trash and rubble lately from hotel construction, but some high quality accommodation and restaurants are starting to spring up here.
3. Pemutih Beach
Pantai Pemutih is a popular surfing spot with some cliffside hotels and a small (but nice) white sand beach.
Not too many people seem to know about this beach, which makes it that much better. If you want to stay directly on the beach, check out Rock N Reef Hotel Uluwatu!
4. Padang Padang Beach
This is a neat little beach tucked into the cliffs. To get to it, you have to squeeze through a narrow passage in the rocks and then walk down some steps.
Padang Padang is a popular spot for surfing, or you can just sip a fresh coconut and hang out on the white sand with the monkeys.
5. Balangan Beach
This is a nice free beach with white sand and blue waves. Like many beaches in Uluwatu, it’s a great spot for sunset.
Balangan Beach is also popular for prewedding photoshoots because of the cliff above the beach, where you can get amazing views of the ocean scenery and the whole coastline.
It’s still fairly quiet here and not too commercial. You can access the beach by going down some stairs, and there are two parking areas — one for the beach, and one on the cliff above it.