Planning a trip to Bali and wondering where to stay in Uluwatu? I’m here to help because Uluwatu is my personal favorite area in all of Bali (which is really saying something)!
While it’s slowly becoming more popular, I’d argue it’s still a hidden gem on the south-western tip of the island, a surfers paradise of rolling clear blue jewel waves and temples on cliff faces
Uluwatu is one the first recommended stop for the perfect Bali vacation, “Island of the Gods” – a mix of intriguing landscapes, religion, history, and culture. Uluwatu offers the most famous wave in Bali. It sits on the hilly limestone peninsula, offers pristine beaches, and lush jungles, where you will be greeted by the smell of incense in the air and friendly locals.
What’s The Best Area To Stay In Bali, Uluwatu?
You should keep in mind, this magical region in Bali is rather large, and if you want to stay outside the main town, you will need a scooter to get around. Ideally, you would want to stay around the best beaches in the area: Dreamland, Bingin, Balagan, and Padang Padang Beaches. Here are some of the best areas for fantastic things to do in Uluwatu.
- Padang Padang – Padang Padang offers a bit of everything. It’s the go-to area in Uluwatu and has some of the most popular beaches, as well as a large selection of cafes and restaurants close-by.
- Bukit Uluwatu Bukit is well-known for its nightlife, shopping area and sights. It offers easy access to famous places such as Single Fin beach club, Ulu Cliff House, Bingin Beach Bali, and Thomas Beach.
Pecatu – has some of the most famous luxury resorts. It gives you easy access to amazing places such as Omnia Uluwatu Dayclub, Sundays Beach Club, and One Eight Club at The Edge.
- Suluban – Suluban offers a lot of action in Uluwatu, and the Suluban beach is a favorite amongst surfers. Over 240,000 people annually visit Sulubanto surf and see its magical breaks.
- Ungasan – If you’re looking for beach clubs, Ungasan is the area you want to be in.
A Quick Breakdown Of Uluwatu Accommodation
Uluwatu offers a range of accommodation types from oozing luxury villas, to fun and vibey hostels. Here is a pick of our top 4 favorites. It really just depends on your budget, and what you’re looking for!
- Best budget Uluwatu Hostel – Romeo Beachfront Bungalow
- Best romantic getaway in Uluwatu – Le Cliff
- Best luxury resort – The Edge Uluwatu Bali
- Best Airbnb Villa – The Sun and Surf Stay
1) Le Bamboo
Location: Jalan Labuansait, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung
If you’re looking for a natural retreat, Le Bamboo will give you a relaxed jungle vibe and a sweeping panoramic view of Uluwatu. These bamboo huts are hidden above a lush green hillside just a kilometer away from Padang Padang Beach.
These gorgeous thatched-roof villas are built with black bamboo and limestone giving you a unique feel of nature. The sunsets at Le Bamboo are something magical, take a dip in the infinity pool and enjoy what nature has to offer.
2) Sal Secret Spot
Location: Jalan Pantai Bingin Bali, Gang Mertasari, Uluwatu
Sal Secret Spot is a place that belongs on your Instagram feed. Relish in the comforts of your thatched-roof lodge and witness some of the most spectacular ocean views right at your doorstep.
You’ll fall in love with the gorgeous white-stoned buildings complimented by a two-level swimming pool where you can bask under the Balinese sun as you float on beanbags. Find yourself lounging around the gazebo surrounded by a tranquil garden. This will undoubtedly become your all-time favorite place.
3) Romeo Beachfront Bungalow
Location: Jl. Pantai Bingin, Uluwatu
Located right at Bingin Beach front, these gorgeous bungalows offer a fun environment for budget travelers. It’s just 50-meters from Cemongkak Beach and 250-meters from Dreamland Beach – ideal for ocean lovers and surf enthusiasts.
Guests can arrange surf lessons or surfboard rentals through the accommodation. Relax on the terrace and enjoy the strikingly beautiful views these waters have to offer.
4) Le Cliff
Location: Jalan Labuansait, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung
Wake up to a sea view right from your bed. This hidden gem offers a stunning ocean view, the perfect romantic getaway, or simply a getaway with friends. Either way, you will find this resort to be quite enjoyable!
This gorgeous accommodation offers a unique space with stunning interiors, situated overlooking the Uluwatu beach.
5) Dreamsea Bali
Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung, Uluwatu
The name says it all, Dreamsea is where all your fantasies of staying in Bali come true. You will be swept away at this clifftop dreamy boutique property. It serves as more than just a base camp for surfers.
You will find your own slice of heaven in an all-white boho style room that offers an endless panoramic view of the gorgeous Indian Ocean. Popular amongst Instagram-lovers, the rooms are gifted with private balconies directly overlooking the ocean.
6) BoHo Bingin Beach Uluwatu
Location: Jl Pantai Bingin Labuhan Sait, Desa Pecatu, Uluwatu
The BoHo Bingin Beach offers a superb tropical experience and just a stone’s throw away from the stunning white sandy beaches of Bingin beach. Practice your yoga or try the delicious conscious food restaurant and escape Bali’s bustling streets at this Bohemian paradise.
Decorated with a distinct boho Balinese style interior, you’ll get the chance to soak up a gorgeous piece of paradise. If you’re looking for a laid back place to stay for under $200, Boho Offers the perfect Bingin Beach, Bali accommodation.
7) Gravity Bali Hotel
Location: Jl. Labuan Sait, Padang-Padang, Pecatu, Uluwatu
The Gravity hotel in Uluwatu is located just a short distance from Uluwatu’s unforgettable beaches. It consists of 15 comfortable boho designed bungalows and created to give you the ultimate beach vibe. Lounge at the gazebo and enjoy the lush green garden and cascading infinity pool, dotted around with loungers and sunbeds.
8) Green Escape Eco Resort
Location: Jalan Bangbang Metuug, Uluwatu
The Green Escape Eco Resort takes a little less out of the environment and puts a little more into your stay. This eco-friendly resort provides bungalows made out of recycled wood. There are several beach huts surrounded by a lush green garden, and at the center lies a stunning blue pool. Only 350-meters away from the resort sits Bingin Beach, infringed along an endless amount of quaint cafes.
9) Karma Kandara
Location: Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Uluwatu
The Karma Kandara sits 300-feet above the Indian Ocean – a hidden private paradise. The views from the pool and the dining area hotel are absolutely spectacular, not to mention the world-class cuisine served at an award-winning restaurant, the Di Mare. When you’re booking, be sure to snag a cliff-front villa, if you’re looking for a magical view of Bali’s waves breaking below.
10) Suarga Padang-Padang
Location: Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Uluwatu
Suarga Padang-Padang offers a unique take on architecture, find yourself in this eco-friendly bamboo boutique resort for a truly remarkable stay in Bali.
The resort offers a majestic infinity pool overlooking Padang Padang beach, sip on cocktails watching the sunsets after a fun-filled day in tropical Utopia. If you’re looking for an adventure, the hotel organizes waterfall hikes, treks, and diving.
11) Morabito Art Cliff
Location: Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Uluwatu
Find your very own Santorini here in Bali at the Morabito Art Cliff. Relax in the sun or take a dip in a jacuzzi overlooking the dazzling oceans by day, and at night enjoy the starry skies and tropical sea breeze. This getaway is ideal for couples or groups, who are longing to escape into the serene beauty.
12) The Edge Bali
Location: Jl. Pura Goa Lempeh, Bajar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu
The Edge towers over the Indian Ocean on a cliff. It offers a grandeur of richness when it comes to a 5-star luxury stay. It became Insta-famous for its awe-inspiring glass-bottom infinity pool. The resort offers eight spacious villas featuring a private sundeck and home theater system, a cigar lounge, and a private butler.
13) Bulgari Resort Bali
Location: Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu
The Bulgari Resort features luxurious private villas with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy your holiday in traditional Balinese decor and floor-to-ceiling glass bathrooms overlooking a private courtyard.
14) Six Senses Uluwatu
Location: Jalan Goa Lempeh, Uluwatu
If you’re looking for a world-class experience at one of the most stunning luxury resorts in Uluwatu, make your way to The Six Senses. Perched at the top of a cliff face, this hotel offers absolute opulence when it comes to accommodation and service. This resort is the ultimate Bali honeymoon resort and oozes romance.
15) Villa V Uluwatu (Suite No.3)
Location: Bingin Beach, Uluwatu
Find your way to Villa V, Suite No.3 for the ultimate Bali holiday experience. Nestled at the top of Uluwatu’s infamous limestone cliffs, overlooking the turquoise blue ocean, you will be absolutely dazzled from floor-to-ceiling.
The breakfast provided caters to any dietary requirement and you can expect first-class service. Just sitting 300 steps away from the stunning Bingin Beach, you can sit sipping on a Bintang and enjoy nature’s brightly hued sunsets.
16) The Sun & Surf Stay
Location: Jl.Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Badung
Situated right at the cliff tops of Bingin, this gorgeous little wonder is bound to reward you with a spectacular getaway. Enjoy a postcard-perfect view with beautiful whitewashed decor. Lounge in a hammock on your private balcony as you gaze into the jaw-dropping horizon views. This stunning stay overlooks Bingin Beach, the surfer’s haven. Why not join in and try out surfing. After all, Uluwatu is the surfers’ paradise.
17) Bingin Cliff House
Location: Jl. Pantai bingin, Pecatu, Kabupaten Badung
Picture yourself waking up, listening to the sound of waves breaking in front of you in one of these exquisite villas. The villa offers four bedrooms ideal for a group or family getaway, split the rates on a full girls vacay, or a boys surf trip.
Planning a trip to Bali & Southeast Asia?
I’ve spent a lot of time backpacking around this marvelous region of the world, and I’ve written a rather large amount to help you figure out your ideal upcoming vacation! Take a look through some of my favorite articles below, and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about my Bali itinerary travel guide!
- 10 Awesome Things to do in Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
- 3 Days in Ubud | The Best Travel Itinerary
- 7 Music Festivals in Bali, Indonesia to Experience Before You Die
- The Ultimate Backpackers Guide to Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
- 10 Awesome Things to do on Gili Trawangan
- The 7 Best Place to Eat on Gili Trawangan
- Komodo Island Trip Review | Sailing from Lombok to Flores
- The 5 Best Places to Trip on Magic Mushrooms in Southeast Asia
- The 15 Best Places to Party in Southeast Asia
- The 20 Best Beaches in Malaysia
- The 20 Best Beaches in Vietnam
- The 20 Best Beaches in Sri Lanka
- 10 Days in Thailand | The Ultimate 10 Day Thailand Itinerary
Stay In Uluwatu – Where Mother Nature Shares Her Color Pallet
Uluwatu is absolute magic, the ultimate island getaway for anyone looking to travel to Bali, for honeymooners, weddings, for couples or groups of friends. As far as which area you would like to stay in, it depends on what you want to do on your vacation in Uluwatu.
Are you traveling to Bali soon? Check out some fun things to do when you’re in Bali to have an unforgettable experience on this amazing island.