Your Ultimate Guide to Uluwatu: Places to Visit in Uluwatu

Living in Bali May 27, 2024 3 Min Read

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Located in Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, it is a hidden gem in Bali widely known for its rich culture and natural beauty. This unique destination in Bali offers a mixture of itineraries between modernity and traditionality consisting of beautiful nature, rich Balinese culture, and world-class luxury. Uluwatu is a rare gem. Not only does it boast breathtaking clifftop views of the Indian Ocean, but it also allows you to experience the richness of Balinese culture and tradition. It offers a new perspective of both worlds in Bali: traditional and modern.

With the blend of stunning natural landscapes, and Balinese traditional cultural richness, Uluwatu is truly one of the gems in Bali. Though it may seem less crowded than the other tourists, Uluwatu has the same attractive level as the other tourist destinations in Bali.


Here's a recommendation for things to do in Uluwatu:


1. Uluwatu Temple


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Clinging atop the cliff overlooking the amazing Indian Ocean, Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu) is one of the most iconic Bali temples due to its beauty. This temple is a significant spiritual and iconic tourist site known for its mesmerizing sunset views and Tari Kecak (Kecak Dance, Balinese traditional dance) performance. 

However, Uluwatu Temple is also known for its resident monkey population. While the monkey can be entertaining, the tourists must watch their belongings. 


2. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park


Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK Cultural Park) is a well-known cultural park in Bali. Adding to the complex's allure are its expansive grounds, where visitors can observe Balinese art, culture, and entertainment. However, the highlight remains the huge statue depicting the Hindu god Vishnu majestically riding Garuda, the mythical bird, which has become a symbol of the entire complex. 


3. Padang-Padang Beach


Lies between Pecatu and Uluwatu part, Padang-Padang Beach is famous among surfers due to its location across the southern peninsula of Bali. Padang-Padang beach feature on Julia Robet’s “Eat-Pray-Love” makes it popular globally.


4. Savaya


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Located on the dramatic cliff that is placed above 100m from the Indian Ocean, Savaya is a must-visit place in Uluwatu for those who seek stunning views and an amazing place to gather over the natural landscape—voted as the No. 1 club in Asia and No. 9 in the world. Savaya is a Perfect place for a day's drink activity and tuning in to electronic music. 


5. Mana Restaurant and Bar


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Mana Restaurant is known as one of the best restaurants in Uluwatu. The laid-back atmosphere at Mana Restaurant is perfect for a cool-off after a full day of activity in Uluwatu. Strikes the perfect balance: sophisticated yet relaxed. Indulge in a rich menu drawing flavors from both land and sea, all while soaking in breathtaking ocean views. Mana Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner which allows guests to eat savory dishes all day and immerse themselves in the beauty of Mana Restaurant’s natural landscape.

Uluwatu provides its visitors with the best destinations on the island, from a rich cultural experience to world-class entertainment. Its natural landscape never ceases to amaze the visitors' eyes. Every visitor will find something they like at Uluwatu, whether seeking leisure, laid-back entertainment, or cultural observation. 


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Your Ultimate Guide to Uluwatu: Places to Visit in Uluwatu

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