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The Bukit Peninsula is southernmost point of Bali, Indonesia.


The majestic cliff setting of Uluwatu Temple

This is a large limestone peninsula which, bar a sliver of land just south of the airport, would be a separate island. It is rugged and dry, and pre-tourist development this was a real backwater of Bali.

The Bukit (as it is commonly referred to) includes the famous cliff-hanging temple at Uluwatu, a number of Bali's very best beaches including Balangan, and the top surfing spots on the island. As is so often the case, it was intrepid surfers who really opened up the eyes of the world to this part of the island.

The two main towns with strong local communities on the Bukit are Pecatu and Ungasan.

This article covers the whole of the Bukit Peninsula south of Jimbaran and west of Nusa Dua.

Get in[edit]

Map of the south-west of the Bukit Peninsula

The Bukit Peninsula is connected to Kuta through Jimbaran by the busy Jalan Bypass Nusa Dua and this is the only route in. Take this main road south to the junction with Jalan Uluwatu II (the famous McDonald's junction), turn west towards Jimbaran Bay, continue about 2 km and at the four road junction make a sharp left up the hill (signposted for Uluwatu). Continue on this road into the heart of the peninsula.

A taxi from Kuta to Uluwatu for example takes 30 to 40 minutes on winding roads and will cost about Rp 120,000 one-way. If you are just visiting for the day, consider asking the driver to wait trip as it can be difficult to find transport back. Figure on paying the taxi driver Rp 20,000/hour to wait. Joining a tour can be a cheaper way of getting to Uluwatu and this destination is very widely offered by tour operators all over the island.

Get around[edit]

Exploring the Bukit peninsula lends itself very well to a rent motorbike. A number of the nicer beaches are reached via small roads or dirt tracks and a motorbike is the best method. Motorbike or scooter give you solution for jammed traffic.

Taxis are not plentiful but can be found. There is a taxi stand at Padang-Padang just north of the bridge and one or two taxis are often sitting there waiting for customers.

A few bemos or mini public bus available on the main routes only but they are neither regular nor reliable.

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Behind the cuddly facade lies a cunning thief

Uluwatu Temple (Pura Uluwatu) is one of Bali's nine key directional temples. Though a small temple was claimed to have existed beforehand, the structure was significantly expanded by a Javanese sage, Empu Kuturan in the 11th Century. Another sage from East Java, Dang Hyang Nirartha is credited for constructing the padmasana shrines and is claimed to have attained Moksha here. Even more remarkable than the temple itself is its location, perched on a steep cliff 70 metres above the roaring Indian ocean waves. There are more steep headlands on either side and sunsets over Uluwatu are a sight to behold.

The entrance fee from 2012 is Rp 30,000 and you need to be properly dressed to enter. Sarongs and sashes are available free at the entrance. Guides, once famously mercenary, hassle visitors less than they used to, although they will offer to "protect" you from the monkeys, for a tip of course. Note that while you are free to walk around the temple grounds, the central courtyards can only be entered during special rituals.

The temple is inhabited by large number of monkeys, who are extremely adept at snatching visitors' belonging, including bags, cameras and eyeglasses. Keep a very close grip on all your belongings and stow away your eyeglasses if at all possible. If you do have something taken, the monkeys can usually be induced to exchange it for some fruit. Needless to say, rewarding the monkeys like this only encourages them to steal more. Locals and even the temple priest or monkey ranger will be happy to do the job for you, for NO tip required. The cliff is fascinating but the temple itself is not as impressive as others in Bali.There is also a very scenic cave underneath with rock formations leading onto a beach close to the temple. This is a popular spot for surfers.

Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple Bali’s Iconic Sunset background.Copyright : Bali Indo Tour
  • Kecak Fire Dances Uluwatu (Tari Kecak Uluwatu), Uluwatu Temple, (), [1]. 1,5 hours.. Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple Bali’s Iconic Sunset Dance Show 22 The Kecak Fire Dance is one of Bali’s most iconic art performances, famous for its dominant use of human vocals in place of gamelan instruments to accompany the dance-drama at its core. Your visit to the island won’t be complete without seeing a show, and the best place to do so is at the cliff-top amphitheatre located just south of the Uluwatu Temple on Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula and at sunset for added drama. IDR 100.000/Person.  edit

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park with 240 hectares area has many facilities such as amphitheater, Street Theater, Exhibition Hall and Lotus Pond besides a statue with 146 meters height and 64 meters of Garuda wing span will be the largest statue in the world when completed. The statue represent god Wisnu with his mount a Garuda bird. Some parts of the statue such as Wisnu chest statue has been completed and can be seen how big the statue is. Open from 8a.m. to 8p.m. local time with entrance fee Rp60,000 ($6.3) for each foreign tourist and Rp30,000 and Rp25,000 for domestic adult and domestic child respectively. Pantai Pandawa Spectacular cliff with five giant statues of Pandawa Family from the epic of Mahabharata inside man-made cave. This is a must see place.

  • Uluwatu Tour (Bali Made Guide), Jalan Raya Uluwatu, (), [2]. 09.00 - 20.00 Pm. Bali Private Driver provide tour around Uluwatu to do activities watersport tanjung benoa, GWK culture park,Balangan beach,pandawa beach,blue point beach,dreamland beach,kecak fire dances and dinner at jimbaran bay USD 40/10 hours.  edit


There are number of good white sand beaches on the Bukit Peninsula which many consider the best in Bali:

Green Bowl Beach,Picture By Bali Indo Tour
  • Green Bowl Beach (Hidden Beach Unggasan), Jl. Pura Batu Pageh, Ungasan (Hotel Bali Cliff), (), [3]. Green Bowl beach is the beach which is located in the southern part of Bali. And most of the landscape of the southern part of Bali Island is hills and the lower part in a beautiful beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Automatic Green Bowl Beach is known for good waves are located at the bottom of the hill. we will have to pass through hundreds of stairs to reach this beach. So prepare extra effort to reach Green Bowl Beach's beautiful. Parking IDR 5.000.  edit
Balangan Beach,Beach With Best Sunset.Picture By : Bali Indo Tour
  • Balangan Beach (pantai balangan), Jalan pantai balangan, Ungasan (turn right on Nirmala Supermarket,follow the road about 6 km until you reach the beach), (), [4]. balangan beach is in area of Bukit of the peninsula with beautiful sea views as well as one of the best sunsets in Bali. a very beautiful place as unspoiled and few tourists who visit here, just the surfers who know this place. Now this is no longer a place for surfers but for a photograph prerwedding, the majority coming from china. Parking IDR 5.000.  edit
  • Bingin. Another white sand beach north of Padang-Padang and south of Dreamland. The beach here is not easy to access as the cliffs are high but the ocean views alone make the visit worthwhile. From the village of Pecatu head towards Padang-Padang and look for informal signs on your right directing you to "Bingin Surf". Proceed down the maze of small roads here, paying a Rp 3,000 toll if the village attendant is there, until you reach the obvious parking areas at the clifftop. There are two sets of steps down the cliff to the beach which are known as the northerly and southerly steps. Don't be surprised if you have to walk through grassy fields with cows and narrow pathways. Women offering massages might chase you from the parking lot. They'll back off after a firm 'no'.
Padang-Padang Beach
  • Dreamland. Formerly a very beautiful beach which has been ruined by the adjacent Pecatu Graha Indah "New Kuta" development, sadly it has turned into "Nightmare-land". There are still excellent surfing conditions, especially for intermediate surfers & on days when other breaks are too big to surf. The break goes right & left, is not too shallow and has decent shape. If you do visit this beach, try to imagine how glorious it was before the bulldozers moved in. The entrance road to Pecatu Graha Indah is about 2 km southwest of Ungasan on Jl Uluwatu, and is impossible to miss adorned as it by huge statues and truly massive, intrusive billboards. The entrance fee to use the road down to the waterfront is now not available anymore. Visitors must go through the Klapa Lounge and pay Rp 100.000.
  • Padang-Padang. A truly lovely beach with a big surf break offshore. Accessed from a stepped pathway on the north side of the obvious bridge 3 kilometres north of Uluwatu Temple heading back towards Pecatu. The white sand beach here is a little bit narrow at the highest of tides but is otherwise very nice indeed.
  • Labuan Sait Beach (Padang Padang Beach), Jalan Labuan Sait,Pecatu (Near Dreamland Beach), (), [5]. One of the exotic white sand beach in South Bali is a target of surfers namely Padang Padang Beach or better known by the name of the Labuan Sait beach . The beauty of the beach labuan sait not less beautiful than the other beaches in Bali. View on the coast of Padang-Padang /labuan sait is very charming with its clear water turquoise, white sand is soft and the sound of the waves that break up the beach, so the beach is suitable for recreation, relaxation, sunbathing and surfing.For beach padang padang the most unique among the other beaches is the beach is surrounded by cliffs solid rock. To reach this beach you have to go through a gap cliffs only fit one person and down the stairs one by one to reach the seaside, making this one interesting thing for tourists who come and you will not find anywhere else. Besides the uniqueness of the beach you will be spoiled by the beauty of the coral reefs. Ticket IDR 10.000.  edit

To the west of Padang-Padang Beach is secluded Suluban Beach, also known as Blue Point Beach. Access is not as public as that for Padang Padang, hence it is generally very quiet here. Even at high tides with the rolling surf, Suluban Beach has a rather wide sand beach. As tide recedes some 100 metres, Suluban Beach makes a nice exploratory wade among the rocks, corals and seaweed. The view from the Suluban cliff-line above is a show of spectacular ocean colours.

  • Nyang Nyang Beach. A natural untouched beach. Just right in welcome entrance sign to Uluwatu temple turn left. Best looking beach from Puri Bali Restaurant. 300 over steps to reach the beach. Be ready with your water. No one at beach either live nor selling anything. you will see some cows and dogs belong to the locals.
  • Pandawa Beach. Pandawa Beach located in Kutuh village, a small village in the southern part of Bali. It just 15 minute from the centre of Nusa Dua hotel complex area.
Blue Point Beach gap with two of cliffs
  • Blue Point Beach (pantai suluban), jalan raya subulan (unggasan), (), [6]. This beach is less prestigious than Kuta, Sanur or Nusa Dua. But if you have visited this beach, you'll surely be fascinated with the exoticism of this offer. If you want to see the beach from the top, the café area has a great vantage point. But if you want to enjoy the sensation of clear water, you can go down the steps to the beach. To reach this beach, you have to walk down past the rather steep hill derivative, through a gap of two cliffs. Physical beaches with white sand is similar to his brother: Padang-padang beach and Dreamland beach. After reaching the shore, you'll enjoy its beauty because the beach is surrounded by a wall of rock that juts into such caves, and large rocks that you can sit on while looking at the scenery. The high rocks surrounding the beach and the notches are indented, making it an attractive beach viewed from any angle. parking IDR 5.000.  edit

Beside the beauty of the beach, Pandawa Secret Beach is one of the prime area Bali to cultivate seaweed. Daily activities of the local farmers become an unique attraction for the tourist. Seaweed could be processed in to more than 500 products, including food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. By the govermennt this area declared to be eco-tourism destination in Bali

  • Gunung Payung Beach (South Bali Beach), Jl. Gunung Payung, Nusa Dua, (), [7]. Location at Kutuh village has a tourist charms which have not been widely known. A direct hills overlooking the Indian Ocean called Gunung Payung Beach. On the coast within 30 km from Denpasar you will be enchanted by the beauty of the green hills that blends with the blue water. From the top of the hill you can see the white sand beaches and crystal clear sea water while feeling the cool air around.gunung payung beach have a soft textured white sand, blue sea water graded green, and there were not many visitors at this beach. So this beach is perfect for those of you who want a vacation to a deserted beach, a natural and wanted privacy. Entrance fee : IDR 5.000/Pax,Parking : IDR 5.000/Car.  edit

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The Kecak Dance at Uluwatu

Uluwatu is a very well known destination among surfing enthusiasts. Most of the surf spots are only suitable for advanced or expert surfers though - the waves are big here. The main surfing spots are Uluwatu, Dreamland, Padang-Padang, Bingin/Impossibles and Suluban.

Kecak Dance (monkey dance) performances are held at Uluwatu temple daily between 6PM and 7PM. Tickets for the visually spectacular, if rather unoriginal show (it was invented in the 1930s), cost Rp 100,000 (Feb 14).

Choosing to get married or renewing vows in Bali is increasingly popular, and the Bukit Peninsula is the most popular destination for such ceremonies. There is a stunning, modernist, purpose-built cliff-front wedding chapel close to Nyang Nyang Beach and the Bulgari Hotel, and a number of resorts offer specialist wedding packages and planning.

  • Tirtha Wedding Chapel, Jl Raya Uluwatu, Banjar Dinas Karang Boma, Pecatu (on the southern cliff edge between The Bulgari and Puri Bali at Nyang Nyang), +62 361 8471151 (), [8]. This impressive chapel was designed by leading architect Glen Parker and is stuningly located on the cliff top above Nyang Nyang Beach. The architecture is very modern indeed, and the chapel is essentially a series of glass-walled triangular pavilions surrounded by reflection pools. Full wedding planning services offered.  edit
  • New Kuta Golf Course, Kawasan Pecatu Indah, Jl Uluwatu, Pecatu, +62 361 8481333 (), [9]. This golf course is stunningly located on top of the cliffs above Dreamland beach and is a top class venue. This is a championship standard course and the first links style layout. It will challenge both the low handicapper and reward the novice. With five sets of tees, there’s enough variety to ensure a satisfying experience for all skill levels.  edit


  • Ayutaya Spa Bali, Jl. Bingin Sari, Pondok Belong Jimbaran, +62 361 704555, [10]. Located with a view of Garuda Wisnu Kencana Culture Park. All treatment rooms have are equipped with a locker, large bathtub with hot shower and two jacuzzis.  edit
  • Organic Spa Uluwatu, Jl. Labuansait No.9 Pecatu, +62 811 3990 150, [11]. 08.00AM to 10PM. Offer 100% organic products for their spa menu (lulur full body scrub, manicure, pedicure, nail color, organic body waxing, traditional Balinese massage, wheat grass facial, and yogi surf burn relief. They also offer an infra red sauna and an herbal steam sauna.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are the usual souvenir shops at the parking area at the entrance to Uluwatu temple. Otherwise, this is not an area of Bali known for its shopping.

There are convenience stores/small supermarkets in the villages of Pecatu and Ungasan for everyday shopping.

Eat[edit][add listing]

The growing number of five star resorts on the Bukit Peninsula all have top class restaurants (and prices to match). Alila and Karma Kandara are especially highly rated.

At a more humble level, there are a host of simple local roadside cafes catering to the young surfing crowd at Bingin, Padang-Padang and Uluwatu. A lot of these hardly have a name, let alone contact details, and the best advice is to follow the crowds. Expect cold beers and good, simple Indonesian food.

  • Cafe Moka, Jl Uluwatu, Ungasan. daily 8AM-10PM. Excellent coffee shop and cafe in Ungusan village close to the main Nirmala Supermarket. Bread and pastries are fresh daily and salads are excellent. Free wireless internet for customers.  edit
  • Jiwa Juice Internet Cafe, 108 Jl Labuan Sait, Pecatu (on main road between Bingin and Padang Padang), +62 361 8470736, [12]. 8AM-8PM daily. A full service internet cafe and wireless hotspot. Serves breakfast, sandwiches, salads and smoothies. Also acts as a business centre, has a bulletin board and is a well known local surfies meeting spot. Jiwa means soul in Indonesian.  edit
  • Yeye's, Jl Labuan Sait. Pizzas and other reliable fare is served at this simple cafe close between Padang-Padang and Suluban. Beware that it is sometimes closed all day in the off season.  edit
  • Ayu Sweet and Snack, Jl. Uluwatu, 087860993732, [13]. 8:00-20:00. Ayu's Sweet & Snack is a new bistro in the Dreamland area. Located on Jl. Uluwatu. It is owned by lovely Ayu from Bali who is always up for a chat. It's open from 8:00-20:00 and serves a small but good selection of drinks and foods, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You should pop in to see her cool furniture. budget.  edit
  • Padang Padang Breeze, [14]. Run by the gorgeous Putu and her surfing-mad husband, Erik, this is a gorgeous guesthouse with an lovely restaurant serving BBQ every evening. Padang Padang Breeze cooks the best seafood BBQ in Bali. No question. Stuff your face with a banquet of prawns, fish & mussels for less than RP, 150 000 per head. Oh and Erik's mojitios are divine. Great atmosphere, great food, there's good reason why this place is full even in the low season.  edit
  • Island Life Subs, Jl. Uluwatu, Pecatu (500m after Nirmala Pecatu going towards Uluwatu on the left side), 0361-4724995, [15]. 10:00-20:00. Is a Sub Sandwich & Wrap shop in Pecatu, you pick your meats, veggies, bread and cheese. It has 1/2 ft. long sandwiches starting from 42k, to 1ft. longs staring from 70K and has a large choice of veggies, meats, cheese & sauces. Also has fruit juice & smoothies. Also has wifi & AC.  edit
  • Bali Perfetto, Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.8, Ungasan Pecatu(In front of Dream Land Gate). daily 10AM-12PM. Mediterranean and Indonesian food, tapas bar and freash food like sandwich, pizza and sandwich, also vegetarian plates.You can sit outdoor and use free wifi. .  edit
  • Warung Iga Bali (Iga Bali BBQ Restaurant), Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia (10 minutes to GWK Cultural Park), +62 813-3988-1083, [16]. 09:00am. Iga Bali Resto is BBQ pork and beef ribs specialist in Bali. The new spot of barbecue steakhouse located on Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Jimbaran Bali. It is just a few minutes drive from GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) Cultural Park, and several famous beaches for surfing in Bali. Iga Bali is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers an Asian and Western foods and beverages. 10:00pm. (-8.790432,115.163822) edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

This is certainly not an area in which to expect any nightlife at all, and visitors staying here wanting some bar or club culture make the 45 minute journey up to Kuta or Seminyak.

You will almost always find somebody to join you for a relaxed beer on the beach though as there is a strong surf culture here. The beaches at Padang-Padang and Bingin are the best bets.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under US$ 30
Mid-range US$ 30 to 150
Splurge Over US$ 150

As a tourist destination, the whole Bukit Peninsula area was popularised by surfers. There are still numerous small, cheap bungalows close to the main surf points at Uluwatu, Padang-Padang, Bingin and Suluban, and many visitors just turn up and take what is available.

The area has more recently sprouted an impressive collection of high-end villas and resorts as well. Beware false advertising though: only the most expensive "villas" are completely private and self-contained, while most share at least some facilities, and the cheapest ones are just clusters of bungalows.

  • Wira Homestay (Wira Homestay), Jalan Ancak Sari no.4, Bingin, Uluwatu, +6285237065413, [17]. Central location, Beautiful garden, the pool and the lounge chairs were clean and good for relaxing from us$ 45.  edit


  • Pak Manuh Guest House, Simpang Gunung Payung, Desa Kutuh, Kuta Selatan (From the airport down to Jimbaran Mc Donalds all the way up to Nirmala supermarket Ungasan,turn left to junction of Pandawa Beach, straight down to Jalan Gunung Payung no:10 about 100 meter from Trans TV tower), 085338491991 (). Budget accommodation just 20 minutes walk from the entrance track to Pandawa Beach. Beautifull landscape, calm, quite, fan and ac balinese village stay, clean shared bathrooms, friendly owner,hot water and free wifi- more discount for long stay. This place quite famous for surfer & paraglider, only 5 minutes riding a bike to Gunung Payung paragliding site and Pandawa Beach-Kutuh Rp 150,000. (8°49’40.45 S,115°10’58.15 E) edit
  • Chocky's Place, (at the base of the cliff right on the beach at Bingin. Park at the top and walk down the southerly steps), +62 818 05444833 (), [18]. Good value rooms literally on the beach - the water laps right up to the property at high tide. Popular with surfers as the main Bingin break is right in front. Mostly Indonesian food prepared by the owners. The stairs down are murderous, but you get used to them. Try to pack light and bring a flashlight as there is no lighting on the stairs. Walking down to the water is a bit rocky and the reef can quite deep at low tide so bring reef booties if you have them. From Rp 90,000 for a single room to 400,000 for an en suite waterfront queen room.  edit
  • Flowerbud Bungalows, Balangan Beach, +62 816 4722310, [19]. 8 very charming rustic bamboo bungalows on the beach, several of which are family-sized. Clean and cute. Bring a flashlight as the lighting is soft, great for ambiance, but a little too low for moving about at night. It's about a 8 min walk to Balangan beach. The walk is mostly paved, but the last 300 m are stoney and rather steep. There is a great breeze most of the time. Lots of mosquitos, the grounds are very green and well manicured. This great little place is representative of a Bali that is fast disappearing. Simple cafe facility and lots of old fashioned Bali charm. From Rp 345,000.  edit
  • Uluwatu Surf Bungalows, (at the top of Batu Jaran Hill, just a few minutes walk to Suluban beach), +62 361 4012003 (), [20]. Good value rooms with hot water, AC and WiFi that are a short walk to the beach. Nice infinity edge pool overlooks the hill in Uluwatu. Less than 1km to Uluwatu temple From $50USD a night.  edit
  • Gong, Jl Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu (on the main road to Uluwatu Temple about 500 m before the temple gates), +62 361 769976 (). checkin: 3pm; checkout: 12pm. Bit of an institution with the surfer crowd. Good, clean budget accommodation with a beautiful swimming pool and garden, Free Wifi connection. You can also rent a motorbike here. Extremely popular. Rp 200,000.  edit
  • Guna Mandala Inn, Padang Padang, +62 361 8470673. Budget accommodation just 100 m from the entrance track to Padang Padang beach. Rooms are on 2 levels with the upstairs option definitely preferable as it gets nice breezes. Rp 175,000.  edit
  • Kongsi Inn, Padang-Padang. Just about as basic as accommodation gets in Bali these days. Very much aimed at young surfers and in a great spot for easy access to the Padang-Padang break. Simple huts with bamboo walls and cold water./sleep> * <sleep name="Rocky's Bungalows" alt="" address="Jl Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu" directions="" phone="+62 817 346209" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From Rp 300,000" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">An old time favourite with the surf community. A good location close to Uluwatu with nice ocean views out over the Suluban cliff-line. From Rp 70,000.  edit
  • Susie Warung, Bingin Beach, Bali, +628123672923, +628155893651. Possibly the cheapest and most basic warung on Bingin. It's right on the beach with very modest rooms but super clean though the walls are a bit musty. Run by 3 really kind and friendly girls, it's probably your best bet if you're on a shoestring. They have a kitchen that serves the usual fare. Shared bathroom that are not the best facilities around but the overall ambience and location more than make up for it. From Rp 100,000.  edit


  • Balangan Sea View Bungalows, Balangan Beach, +62 812 3679212 (). Right by the beach and 50 m from the cliff. Popular with surfers. Traditional style bamboo bungalows with swimming pool, internet access, restaurant and airport transfers. From Rp 325,000-625,000.  edit
  • Maha Residence Guest House (Maha Residence Guest House), Balangan Beach, +62 361 738962 (), [21]. Each of the bedrooms at Maha Residence is around 35 square meters devided into 3 quarters, the bedroom, the bathroom and the terrace. Each of the room has it own terrace facing to their own garden. US$35.  edit
  • Mick's Place, Bingin (on the Bingin clifftop close to the northerly steps), (), [22]. 4 cliffront bungalows with a cliff-hanging infinity edge pool. Styles itself as a yoga retreat, a haven for surfers and a wedding venue. Everything here is very well done indeed. From US$110.  edit
  • Mu, Bingin (on the cliff edge at Bingin close to the car park and the southerly steps), +62 361 7428249 (), [23]. 4 clifftop bungalows with thatched roofs set around a large freeform pool. Wonderful views from the Bingin cliffront here. Popular with surfers and those who just want to be away from it all. From €60.  edit
  • The Brothers Villa, Jl Melasti Labuan Said (on the main Padang Padang road), +62 361 401-2003 (), [24]. 18 clean simple bungalows just a 3 minute walk to Padang Padang beach. Good location close to restaurants, shops and markets. A large freeform common pool, garden, large parking area for buses and groups From $69.  edit
  • La Joya BiuBiu, Jl. Pantai Balangan no 54 (on the main Balangan road), (), [25]. eco-lofts, infinity edge pools and a superb garden setting by a private beach From $69.  edit
  • Swell Bali Surf Resort (Swell Bali Surf resort), Jl. Pantai Bingin (Center of Bingin). New Surf hotel in the center of Bingin From $125.  edit
  • Puri Bali, Jl Uluwatu, Nyang Nyang (directly above Nyang Nyang Beach. From Uluwatu take the main road heading towards Pecatu and after about 1.5 km look for the sign-posted turning to the south (right)), +62 361 7448300 (), [26]. 5 cottages all with large bathrooms and set in huge cliff-front grounds. This place has seen better days and the rooms are in need of renovation. It is a spectacular location looking due south on the highest cliffs in Bali. The beach is a long way down but it is quite stunning and there is a path leading down the cliff. US$ 150.  edit
  • Kembang Kuning, Bingin (on the cliff edge at Bingin close to the car park and the southerly steps), +62 361 401-2003 (), [27]. 12 clifftop bungalow apartments with ocean views set around a large infinity edge pool. Wonderful views of the Bingin beachfront here. Popular with surfers and those who just want to be away from it all. From $50.  editBukitvista (talk) 20:49, 20 January 2015 (EST)
  • Sandat Mas Cottages, Jl Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu (about 1 km north of Uluwatu Temple on the road to The Istana), +62 361 769965 (), [28]. Large range of accommodation here from regular rooms up to a private 3 bedroom villa with its own pool. Clean, simple and not bad value although the cheaper rooms are not air-conditioned and there is no restaurant. Good ocean views and the cottages directly face sunset.  edit
  • The Temple Lodge, Bingin (on the Bingin clifftop close to the southerly steps), +62 813 37769477 (), [29]. Boutique accommodation at Bingin with 3 creatively designed bungalows built into the cliff face. Views over the west coast surf breaks. Aims itself primarily at surfers but this would be a great value choice for any visitor who really wants to experience the best of the Bukit Peninsula. The restaurant prides itself on a health conscious menu and is very suitable for vegetarians. From about €50.  edit
  • Uluwatu Cottages, Jl. Labuan Sait, Padang-Padang, 80361 Uluwatu, Indonesia, +62 361 8498715 (), [30]. overlooks the sea and landscaped gardens atop a cliff in Uluwatu, 5 minutes' drive from Padang Padang Beach, Outdoor infinity pool, room has private terrace with views of the gardens, pool or sea From about €98.  edit


  • Alila Villas Uluwatu, Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Bali 80364 (on the southern ciff edge of the Bukit about 4 km south east of Pecatu), +62 361 848 2166 (), [31]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 12pm. There are 84 private villas in this modern and stylish cliff-edge luxury resort. Options of one, two or three bedroom villas, all of which have their own private pool and ocean views. All the facilites you would expect at a substantial 5 star resort including: 3 restaurants, 50 m lap pool, spa, fitness centre and wedding facilities. Despite the name, this resort is about 7 km from Uluwatu. From US$871.  edit
  • Blue Point Bay Villas, Jl Labuan Sait, Uluwatu (on the cliffront, just to the north of Uluwatu Temple), +62 361 769888 (), [32]. Small cliff-edge resort with one and two bedroom villa accommodation. 2 pools, one of which is located right on the cliff-edge. Good in-house spa and decent restaurant. From US$145.  edit
  • Bulgari Resort, Jl Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin (almost due south from Pecatu, well signposted), +62 361 8471000, [33]. Clifftop resort every bit as stylish as you'd expect from a boutique hotel run by a fashion label. Plunge pool, private elevator to the beach, excellent restaurants and a price tag to match. From US$800.  edit
  • Karma Kandara Resort, Jl Wijaya Kusuma (on the cliff-front south east of Pecatu, 1 km east of The Alila), +62 361 708800, [34]. 46 villas perched upon a clifftop with unobstructed views of the rolling surf of the Indian Ocean. Each villa has a private walled garden with an infinity edge swimming pool. All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom. Living rooms are open plan with fully equipped kitchens, lounge and dining areas. A private cliff escalator provides access to Nammos Beach Club with its bar and fresh seafood grill. Gay/lesbian friendly staff and management. Member of Leading Small Hotels of the World. From US$750.  edit

Private villas[edit]

All the villas listed below are standalone and feature private entrances, accommodation and their own swimming pools.

  • Hideaway Villas Bali, Jl. Bangbang Bendot Uluwatu, (), [35]. Serene escape in the cliff of Bali's Rustic Bukit Peninsula. Situated within an area of unparalleled Uluwatu natural beauty of panoramic hill top views to the Indian Ocean and hillside vistas, Hideaway Bali’s 34 luxury private pool villas and suites are generously sized and feature a private terrace with indulgent private pool. Rate start from US$100/night inclusive breakfast.  edit
  • The Istana, Uluwatu, (), [36]. 5 bedroom, cliff-top villa just to the north of Uluwatu Temple and directly overlooking the famous surf break. Sleeps up to 10 people, 2 private pools and extensive gardens. Fully staffed with a cook and maids. US$1,500-2,500.  edit
  • Suluban Cliff Villa, Jl. Pantai Suluban (just off Jl. Labuan Sait in front of Rocky's Bungalows), (), [37]. Modern 4 bedroom cliff-front villa above Suluban Beach. Well furnished and fitted and has a dramatic cliff-edge pool, complete with a glass wall. Fully staffed and serviced. From US$1,300.  edit
  • Villa Awang Bali, Jalan Karang Tinggi (off Jl. Pantai Kutuh), +62 82340836160 (), [38]. 4 bedroom, cliff-top villa. Sleeps up to 8 people, spectacular wedding venue. Fully staffed and serviced with chef, car & driver, maids and security US$900-1,300. (-8.846175,115.17947) edit
  • Villa Karang Putih, Jl. Karang Putih 2001 #1 (off Jl. Pantai Kutuh), +62 812 3853139 (), [39]. 6 bedroom, cliff-top villa. Sleeps up to 12 people, private beach club, helipad, tennis and more. Massive garden, spectacular wedding venue. Fully staffed and serviced with chef, car & driver, maids and security. US$2,500-3,300. (-8.84455422109248,115.1831731720001) edit
  • Villa Moonlight, Uluwatu, [40]. Private villa featuring 4 bedrooms and ocean view. A little inland from Uluwatu in an elevated postion with great ocean views. Built in 2008 to a high standard and is nicely fitted and furnished. From US$595.  edit
  • Villa Pemutih, Padang Padang, [41]. 4 bedroom private cliff-edge villa with a dramatic infinity pool. All bedrooms with large en-suite baths. Big open living room and fully equipped kitchen. Fully staffed and serviced with car, driver, maids, chef and security. Private steps down the cliff to the beach. from US$950.  edit
  • Villa Latitude Bali, Jalan Karang Kembar #1 (off Jl. Pantai Kutuh), +62 361 733 320 (), [42]. 5 bedroom, cliff-top villa. Sleeps up to 10 people, private beach club, spectacular wedding venue. Fully staffed and serviced with chef, car & driver, maids and security US$1,950-2,795. (-8.84455422109248,115.1831731720001) edit
  • Villa Banyu Biru, alan Karang Tinggi No. 4, Banjar Jaba, Desa Kutuh. Ungasan, Bali, +62-813-2020-0108(ID), +1-562-416-1000 (USA) (), [43]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 1200. cliff-edge villa with 3 Bedroom up to 6 people. from USD850 per night.  edit
  • Puri Bendesa Villas, Jalan Toyaning 1 Banjar Wanagiri, Ungasan - Bali, +62-361-8953034 (), [44]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 1200. Puri Bendesa Villas compound of 45 units Two Bedroom Private Pool Villa and 9 units One Bedroom Private Pool Villa from USD118 per night.  edit
  • Villa Maha Balangan, Jalan Pantai Balangan Cengiling, +62-361-738962 (), [45]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 1200. Villa Maha consist of three bedrooms villa which is set up with two double bedroom and one twin bedroom complete with en-suite bathroom in each room. from USD250 per night to USD350 per night.  edit
  • Bali Paradise Villa, Jalan Karma Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali, +62-813-3730-5363 (), [46]. checkin: 2pm; checkout: 1200. Bali paradise Villa is a luxury 3+1 bedrooms villa within the Karma Kandara boutique resort and can accommodate up to 8 people. from USD550 per night to USD870 per night.  edit



Most of the Bukit Peninsula is now covered by ADSL services and you will find WiFi available at most hotels and many cafes.

  • Bagus Internet, Jl Labuan Sait No 61, Pecatu (front off impossible beach,villa C 151, Nirwana Giri SPA), +62 361 7498036. Broadband internet at Padang Padang beach. Speed Up to 6 Mbps.The Cheapest Internet In Padang-Padang Beach Area. Rp 8,000/hour.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • This is the most southerly point of Bali. Unless you are inclined to make your way east to Nusa Dua, the only option is to return to town via Jimbaran.

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