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Great plans to spend the day in Uluwatu

Uluwatu is a region in southern Bali, on the Bukit Peninsula. On this peninsula and around Uluwatu are the most beautiful beaches in Bali. There are beaches that are a little more crowded due to their easy access, but if you look for trails they take you to truly paradisiacal hidden beaches. Uluwatu is also a great place to surf. So if you like this sport you are in the perfect place. Here is also one of the most beautiful temples in Bali, so keep reading so you don't miss a thing.


The beaches of Uluwatu

One of the main reasons why this area is ideal to stay is because of its beaches. Here you will find the most beautiful beaches in Bali.

The distances are great in Uluwatu, renting a motorcycle is the best option, although if you do not dare to ride a motorcycle or travel with children, you can also rent a car. Especially if you want to explore various beaches in the area.

Fortunately driving here is easy, there are good roads, little traffic and beautiful views.

One of the most beautiful beaches is Padang Padang beach. Its entrance is between the rocks, and once you enter you will find a small beach with a lot of charm. Although it is not the only one nor is it my favorite. This beach in high season is usually packed so I give you many more options for you to discover.

The coolest and least crowded beaches in Uluwatu are; Suluban beach, Nyang Nyang beach, Blue Poin beach, Thomas beach and my favorite Green bowl Beach. For the latter, you will have to park at the top of the cliff and go down to the beach through some stairs. (The photo at the beginning of the post is of this beach). It is a small beach, where you will have a green landscape full of leafy vegetation behind you and an intense blue sea in front of you. Here the days of calmer sea is ideal for snorkeling. The days of more tide you can surf. There is space of white sand to sunbathe and enjoy a day at the beach in a paradisiacal place.

If you want to enjoy a quiet day at the beach on a large beach with space to lie down and sunbathe, you can do so at; Nusa Dua, dreamland beach, seminyak beach, binbin beach, balangan beach, pandawa beach, and jimbaran beach.

Although these are not the only beaches in the area, there is also the famous Uluwatu beach, where the tide here is usually strong and surfers flock here.

Uluwatu Temple

At the top of a spectacular cliff 70 meters high is the Uluwatu temple, it is one of the essential temples that you should visit in Bali. It was built in the eleventh century, and retains all the details of Balinese religious architecture, especially highlighting its merus or Balinese pagodas.

The temple is only open for Hindu prayer and not for tourists. However, getting here to appreciate the temple from the outside and enjoy the spectacular views is worth it. I recommend you visit it in the afternoon, you can tour the complex and just before sunset stand on the edge of the cliff to be in the front row. The sunset from here is beautiful and you can't miss it.

The complex where the temple is located is full of monkeys, be careful because they are petty thieves. Glasses, mobiles, food... they love everything and they are very fast.

Monkeys usually have fleas so I recommend that you avoid taking one to take a photo, not only are you getting in the way of their space, but you can end up full of bites. Also some are not very friendly and can bite you. So enjoy the ride, photograph them, but be careful.

Uluwatu temple is not the only temple in the area but it is the largest and most important.


Staying in Uluwatu is a good option. There are many options for all budgets and here are the best beaches in Bali. It is a very good option if you travel as a family with small children, since if the tide is calm, you can enjoy a swim on the shore.


I hope you enjoy your trip to Bali very much and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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