Uluwatu is easily my favorite area of Bali!  There’s just this special relaxing vibe down there that is hard to explain, but aligns perfectly with the laid-back surfing culture.  There are so many incredible things to do in Uluwatu, and you could really spend weeks down here living it up in paradise.

I personally love renting a moto for a few days, exploring all the different beaches, and being constantly amazed at the gorgeous sunsets.  There’s awesome nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of fun things to do in Uluwatu, and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it just as I have.

While I could easily spend weeks down in this area of Bali, you really can see and do just about everything here in 3-4 days!  I’m actually planning a trip back to Bali soon, and can’t wait to get back to Uluwatu!  If you’ve been there recently, and have any recommendations you think I need to add to this list – shoot me a message on Instagram!

Uluwatu - Bali Itinerary Travel Guide

Best Places to stay in Uluwatu

First things first, let’s talk about accommodation.  You simply can’t do Uluwatu just as a day-trip, so please stay down there for a few days to explore everything the south of Bali has to offer!

  • SR Hostel Uluwatu: If you’re a backpacker on a strict budget in Uluwatu, then look no further than staying here at SR Hostel Uluwatu which has a free buffet dinner every night!!  It’s got everything a backpacker wants: a cheap, clean, comfortable place to sleep, a place where you can meet other backpackers
  • Six Senses Uluwatu:  If budget is not an issue, then you MUST stay at the insanely luxurious Six Senses Uluwatu.  It’s one of the best hotels in all of Bali, and you will love the property. Definitely worth it, but it can be expensive!

Kecak Fire Dance - Uluwatu, Bali Itinerary

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1.  Watch The Surfers + Sunset at Uluwatu Beach

You can’t go to Ulutwau without watching the insanely talented surfers from up above.  You’ll be blown away about the size of the waves, but even more blown away by the beautiful sunsets every night.  There’s tons of epic viewpoints to choose from, but probably the most popular spot would be Single Finn (see below).

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Can you spot the Uluwatu Beach surfers down there…?

2.  Sunday Sessions at Single Finn Club & Restaurant 

There’s arguably no better place to be on Sunday in Bali than at the legendary Single Finn in Uluwatu!  It’s located at the very top of Uluwatu Beach, and is the prime spot to watch the talented surfers from above while destroying a delicious meal and cold beer.  As the night progresses, the music gets louder, and the party vibes are seriously amazing!

It’s free entry, there’s always a good turnout, and the music is top-notch deep-house.

Single Finn Sundays Uluwatu

3.  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Cashew Tree

The Cashew Tree is hands down my favorite place to eat in Uluwatu!  It’s located really close to Bingin beach, so you’ll definitely need to swing by for a delicious meal and one of their healthy smoothies.  Everytime I go to Uluwatu I eat here as much as possible, and my mouth is watering just thinking about their smoothies.


4.  Sunset Magic at Mu Resort

During my first trip down to Uluwatu – I was lucky enough to have friends tell me about this place.

The infinity pool will blow you away, there’s a jacuzzi perfectly located to watch the sunset, and it’s one of my favorite resorts in Bali!  Every time I take people to Uluwatu, I make sure I take them for an infinity pool sunset swim at Mu Resort!  It’s also a really amazing options if you want a nicer / more luxurious stay in Uluwatu.

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5.  Luxury Relaxation Day at  Sunday’s Beach Club

I was fortunate enough to spend a day at Sunday’s Beach Club, and it completely blew my mind!  Yes, it is a bit expensive for Indonesian standards, but it’s worth every penny.  The beach is amazing, the food is incredible, and it’s simply a fantastic way to spend a day.  There are dozens of incredible resorts and hotels nearby, there’s also a decent happy hour selection, and nightlife bonfires.

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Finns Beach Club - Bali Resorts

6.  Saturday Night Party at Padang Padang Beach

Padang Padang beach is one of Uluwatu’s most beautiful beaches, and also home to one of the best parties on the whole island!  Bali is one of the best party islands in Southeast-Asia, and you defintiely need to check out the weekly event at Padang Padang every Saturday night!

Padang Padang Beach - Bali Itinerary

7.  Dinner on The Beach at Jimbaran Bay

Not exactly in Uluwatu, but having dinner and watching the sunset go down in Jimbaran is an absolute must for all visitors to Bali.  Complete with deliciously fresh seafood, candle-lit ambiance, and cold bintangs…it’s a perfect way to spend an evening.

Read all about the Best 10 Restaurants at Jimbaran Bay, and don’t miss out on a gorgeous sunset dining experience.  I’ve tried a few of the restaurants on the list, and every one of them was incredible!  Oh, how I miss the food in Indonesia!

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8.  Rent a Moto & Explore All The Beaches

You’re basically going to need a moto when you go down to Uluwatu.  Without one, you’ll basically feel stranded.  There are so many different areas to explore, and you should try and visit all of them if  you have the time.  Uluwatu Beach, Padang Padang Beach, Bingin Beach, Dreamland Beach, etc.  All amazing and beautiful, and worth a visit.

Travel Advice | PLEASE make sure you have proper travel insurance coverage if you rent a moto and drive around Bali.  Unfortunately, accidents do happen (especially when people drink & drive), and you want to make sure you are covered if something happens.  I personally use World Nomads Travel Insurance, and would highly recommend them for your next trip.

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9.  Pre-Game / Afterparty at a Mart Party

Before and after the major club events, parties, and festivals down in Uluwatu – all the party-goers head to one of the Mart’s to have some drinks.  It might sound a bit funny, but these can be so fun and get pretty wild!  I brought my portable music player there several times, and had kick-ons for hours!

It’s a younger/ backpacker crowd full of international travelers and surfers, and some nights can be hit/miss, but if you’re there during a good mart party, you’ll love it!

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10. Never Miss A Sunset

Last, but not certainly not least…I personallyt think that Uluwatu is simply best place in Bali to watch the sunset.  There are so many amazing viewpoints to choose from, but my favorites are Uluwatu temple, Uluwatu Beach, or Mu Resort.


Am I Missing Any Epic Things To Do in Uluwatu…?

I revisited Uluwatu in January 2019, but unfortunately I only had a couple days down there as I was attending a music festival!  I’m sure there are so many more epic things to do in Uluwatu that are on this list, and would love to keep this article updated with the best information!  So let me know if you think I need to add any awesome activities to this list!  

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3 replies
  1. Swati says:

    Hi Jone , This by far is the best post on Uluwatu that I have come across . Could you please help me understand if one needs to be staying in the Mu Resort to enjoy the sunset from the infinity pool ?


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