Enjoy the breathtaking sunset and the traditional Kecak dance in this hilly limestone region of Uluwatu. Located in the south-western tip of Bakit Peninsula, Bali, this beautiful island is a great holiday destination in Bali and has some scenic villas and resorts with luxury amenities overlooking the breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. The islands in Uluwatu Bali is known for its cliff fringed coastline with a number of hidden beaches, its popular nightlife and the heritage of Uluwatu, the Uluwatu temple. This island has been made popular as the mecca for wave riders and surfers come here from all across the world in large numbers each year.
Uluwatu Temple or Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of the six temples which is considered as the spiritual pillars of Bali. Perched on the top of a steep cliff 70meters above sea level, this famous temple offers the most spectacular view of the sunset overlooking the beautiful waves of the Indian Ocean. Several archaeological remains found here prove the temple to be of megalithic origin, dating back to around the 10th century. There are 2 entrances to Uluwatu Temple, one from the south and the other from the north. A small forest that surrounds the temple is home to hundreds of monkeys who are believed to guard the temple against any evil influence. The serpentine pathway to the temple is bounded by concrete walls on the side and takes about an hour to reach the other end.
4 Amazing Places That You Should Explore On The Islands In Uluwatu Bali
Uluwatu is a perfect location for a relaxing and reposeful getaway in Bali. The islands in Uluwatu Bali offers some of the most beautiful beaches waiting to be explored. The beautiful village in Bali can quite a place for adventure seekers who can range over the treacherous cliffs or dive into the waters to conquer the waves. That’s not all. Here are a few places that you can explore near Uluwatu.
1. Serangan Island
Also called the Turtle Island, this tiny island makes for a fulfilling day trip especially with the kids. The quiet island boasts of a wonderful mangrove forest, a hatchery for green turtles (which the kids will love) and a nice beach. While the spiritually inclined can visit the Sakenan Temple, the outdoor enthusiasts can try their hand at fishing or surfing. Earlier accessible only by wooden boats, the island can now be reached by crossing a small bridge just 25 minutes away from Nusa Dua.
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2. Sun Island Suites, Uluwatu
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3. Pos Dua, Menjangan Island
This one is considered to be one of the most pristine snorkeling destinations in Bali as you get to see and swim across an abyss with incredible visibility! The place offers a variety of under crowded coral reefs. And the absolute spectacle is Pos Dua which is especially popular for being unreal in its visibility with which you can see as deep as 40m down or more at times.
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4. Nusa Dua Islands
This group of two islands is the origin of the name of Nusa Dua. The clear waters here are perfect for swimming and scuba diving as well. One of these islands is larger than the other one with vast green lands which are perfect for holding banquets or other such events. The islands have gained quite a lot of popularity after the number of resorts has gone up here. Lesser crowds with superb sea view and clear waters make it one of the best places to stay in Bali.
Uluwatu unlike its neighboring villages is quiet and not very crowded. Though this place is popular in the world as the surfing hub, this beautiful village has a lot more to offer. The ancient temples, the white sandy beaches, friendly people and its unique traditional cuisines are quite an attraction for the islands in Uluwatu Bali. There are supporting facilities that you can enjoy like lotus pond, festival park, amphitheater, street theater, exhibition hall, and jendela Bali the panoramic resto and souvenir shop as well.
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