This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Uluwatu. To help you make friends with Uluwatu before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, is a must-visit destination on every trip to Bali. It's best known for its temple, which is believed to be one of the six key temples that make up Bali’s spiritual pillars. Uluwatu is also home to some of Bali’s most stunning beaches.
The temple is located on a beautiful cliff and is best visited at sunset. The temple’s property is one of the best locations in Bali to see incredible sunsets. The temple is situated on a cliff-top, offering scenic views. If you are interested in a more cultural program you can buy an additional ticket to see a traditional dance at the temple. The temple lies in front of a small forest with many monkeys. The monkeys may look cute, but as soon as they see their chance, they will try to grab any of your belongings.
Visiting the temple will not take longer than an hour or two, but with exploring the beaches you can entertain yourself for a couple of days. In Uluwatu, you will find some of Indonesia’s most beautiful beaches; the most beautiful are often a bit hidden and quiet, but with the help of a navigation app you should be able to find them. Some of the nicer beaches are Green Bowl Beach, Blue Point Beach, and Padang Padang Beach.
Apart from the facilities, the location is an important thing to consider when booking an Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia hostel. Uluwatu is quite a big area, so not every hostel in Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia, may be close to the temple or the beach. Some Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia hostels are far from shops or restaurants too. There is neither public transport to Uluwatu from other places in Bali nor public transport around Uluwatu. The best way to get around is by booking a Uber or renting a motorbike. Your Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia hostel can help you with renting a motorbike. The best location for an Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia hostel is close to the beach, and to stay independent it is worth considering hiring a motorbike.
Written by local enthusiast for Uluwatu hostelsMartin Straatman