Uluwatu, the Mesmeric Beaches, and Temple That You Don’t Want to Miss

If you are looking for tourism resorts with spectacular views and challenging waves, you need to include Uluwatu in your itinerary. What is Uluwatu? What can you do in Uluwatu? Keep on reading to figure out some fascinating things in Uluwatu that you mustn’t miss.

Uluwatu is located in the south of Kuta. You can find it on the south-western part of Peninsula cliff top in Bali,  Indonesia. Uluwatu is well known for its temple and beaches. It is like a surfing paradise for any surfers–both novices and professionals. Here are some interesting places that you need to know before visiting Uluwatu so that you won’t miss them.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple Gate

This is the best place for you to enjoy the exquisite sunset from the edge of the cliff. It’s Uluwatu temple.

Uluwatu temple, also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is one of 6 Sad Kahyangan Jagad temples meaning it is one of the most crucial temples in Bali that can be considered as the foundation of Bali.

Uluwatu temple is located in Pecatu village, South Kuta, Badung. The view of this temple is enormously awesome as it is located right at the edge of the cliff and about 97 meters above the ocean. You can also find Alas Kekeran, a forest in front of the temple that makes it look more fantastic.

To get into Uluwatu temple, you need to pay a ticket. The price of tickets for domestic tourists and international tourists is different. For domestic tourists, the tickets just set you back IDR 7,500 for kids, and IDR 15,000 for adults. For international tourists, the tickets cost IDR 10,000 (or about 1 USD) for kids, and IDR 20,000 (about 2 USD) for adults. It’s affordable, isn’t it?

Uluwatu Temple

You will not only witness the beautiful sunset from the temple, but you will also watch traditional-dance performances such as Kecak and Barong dance. Unfortunately, they are not free of charge. If you want to enjoy the dancers’ performance, you have to pay IDR 100,000 (about 10 USD). I think it’s a reasonable price for something that you won’t find in any other places.

One thing that you need to keep in mind. Beware of the monkeys. You’ll find monkeys both in the temple and forest. The ones in the temple, however, are more aggressive. They like stealing visitors’ belongings.

Make sure that you put small items like sunglasses, wallet and cellphone in your bag or purse. They only take tiny items, not the bigger ones. It will be better for you to not carry your belonging by swinging it because it can trigger them to snatch it from you.

Padang Padang Beach

Uluwatu Sunset

Meet Uluwatu beach—Padang Padang beach. It is the beach that you saw in one of scenes of a romantic movie starred by Julia Roberts–Eat, Pray, Love. Since appearing in the movie, this beach that also known as Labuhan Sait beach, has become one of the-most-wanted beaches in Bali.

Padang Padang beach will thrill surfers so much since it provides steady waves that never fails to exhilarate surfers. It is even one of the most prominent surfing spots in the world. Some of international surfing events are usually held in Padang Padang beach.

What about visitors who can’t hop on a surfboard and ride the waves? Don’t worry! You can still enjoy the exquisite landscape while sunbathing on white sand beach. Kids can even build sand castles in Padang Padang beach.

Indonesia Beaches Padang Padang

To get to Padang Padang beach, you need to go on foot through a narrow cave. The cave is so narrow that only one adult can pass it. There’s no other way to get to Padang Padang beach, therefore,  you have to queue to pass the cave. Claustrophobics, someone who feels uneasy in a narrow dark place,  are not suggested to visit Padang Padang beach as they need to pass the cave.

Blue Point

Blue Point Beach Uluwatu

Another surfing paradise with spectacular view–Blue Point beach.

This beach is located in Pecatu village, Bali. Located near Blue Point Bay Villa, tourists call this beach as Blue Point beach while locals call it Suluban beach. The name “Suluban” is derived from the word “mesulub” meaning going under the rocks.

To get to the Blue Point beach, you have to go down hundreds of stairs and pass some cafè. Perhaps, going down hundreds of stairs sounds a bit exhausting, but when you arrive at the beach and see the white sand, the blue and turquoise sea water, the gentle sound of waves lapping and the steady waves, your exhausting journey will vanish.

Suluban Beach Uluwatu

Is Blue Point a place for surfers only? Of course not. If you are not really into this extreme sport, you can still enjoy the spectacular view of Blue Point beach. Don’t forget to bring your camera as you may need to capture the exquisite view and take selfie and perhaps, share those pictures with friends on social media.

There’s no ticket to get into the beach. You will only need to pay the parking ticket which is less than IDR 10,000 (about 1 USD).

Dreamland beach

Dreamland Beach Uluwatu

Are you looking for a quieter and cleaner beach? Perhaps, you need to visit Dreamland beach.

Looking similar to one of well-known beaches in Bali, Kuta beach, Dreamland beach is often called the New Kuta beach. But they are slightly different. Kuta beach is prone to be crowded and untidy while Dreamland beach is quieter and pretty clean.

You will find more international tourists than domestic ones here in that this beach indulges its visitors with the waves. No wonder surfers flock to Dreamland beach to ride the waves.

Dreamland Beach in Uluwatu

Dreamland beach is also more beautiful than Kuta beach since it is surrounded by cliffs and rocks. This exotic view avails people many things. It is usually used for taking pre-wedding pictures and filming movies.

What are you waiting for? The mesmeric tourism resorts in Uluwatu has been waiting for you. Indulge yourself in warm sunny day on a beach while enjoying the blue and turquoise sea water or enjoy the mesmerizing sunset with your beloved ones while listening to the waves crashing against the rocks. Or instead of staying at a hotel, you can build a tent by the beach. It will be your best and unforgettable trip ever.