Uluwatu, a surfer’s paradise and home to Bali’s most luxurious hotels.
Getting Around: Everything is pretty spread out here so I would recommend renting a motorbike to get around or hiring a car for the day. If you’re not comfortable on a moped a car can take you everywhere you’ll want to go. I wouldn’t recommend getting a one way ride anywhere as it can be almost impossible to get a cab again (most destinations are pretty remote.)
Where to stay:
- Biu Biu 2 on Airbnb – Full disclosure: the hotel staff at Biu Biu is completely useless. They were rude, inattentive, and food and drinks took hours to prepare. In spite of the staff, this hotel is absolutely amazing and the most perfect place for an evening cocktail at sunset.
- Dream Sea Surf
- Hidden Hills Villas
- Blue Point Bay Villas (the 2 story villas across the street from the main resort are the BEST and cheaper than the rooms in front. Try to get these and decline when they try to “upgrade” you.)
- Sal Secret Spot
- The Temple Lodge
- Mamo Hotel
Many of these locations won’t show up on hotel booking sites like hotels.com so I recommend going directly to their websites to book. Make sure to do so far in advance as they tend to book up. The Temple Lodge does fantastic food and a great massage (you don’t have to be a guest.)
What To Do:
- Go down to Greenbowl to watch surfing
- Dreamland Beach
- Bingin Beach
Where to Eat:
- Rock Bar at Ayana Resort (expensive but a beautiful spot for sunset)
- El Kabron Restaurant & Cliff Club
- Single Fin on a Sunday (there’s a place next door that’s really cheap, great spot to get a Bintang and watch the sunset from the roof, just be careful of the monkeys!) I could honestly spend a whole day here watching the surfers and drinking at Single Fin into the night.
- Cashew Tree
- Outside Corner Organic Café
- Suka Espresso
- The Temple Lodge
- The Poke Bowl place next to Single Fin is a great lunch spot!