Culturally, the spectacular Uluwatu Temple plays a crucial role as a spiritual pillar that wards off evil spirits from the sea given its prime location. It is also believed that the historic pagoda site is further safeguarded by the mischievous monkeys that live in the forests nearby.
The main drawcard of the sacred temple is its majestic architecture and archaeological remains which indicate that the temple dates back to the 10th century. With a north and south entrance, there are also crumbling stone arches and concrete walls to fortify its meandering pathways.
Nothing beats enjoying spectacular sunset views with the soothing sounds of ocean waves lapping in the atmosphere and it is indeed another incredible experience the Uluwatu Temple affords from not just one, but multiple sunset vistas dotted around.
It is quite the trek uphill to access the temple and all visitors are advised to dress respectfully upon entering. More importantly, be wary of the hordes of monkeys that may be looking to swipe your personal possessions on the way up, or down.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Bali hotels.
Also known as the Uluwatu Cliff, Karang Boma is a jaw-dropping limestone overhang with a drop-off of about 100 metres straight down into the ocean that would leave anyone in awe of its surrounding landscape.
A cultural spectacle not to be missed, the Kecak and Fire Dance is a traditional ceremony combining dance, music and theatre with a spectacular sunset as the backdrop – an absolute must-see when in Uluwatu.
Uluwatu has long been a legendary surf destination, and with so many great surf breaks and spots to choose from, it is no wonder that both amateurs and pros never fail to keep going back time and time again.
Regardless of the aesthetic and ambiance you are after, look no further than the exquisite beach clubs scattered around Uluwatu for a fun day out as there is no better way to rest, relax and party in style.