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Top 05 Things to Do in Uluwatu – Surfers Haven, Cultural Paradise

Uluwatu first and foremost is a surfer's destination; it is also a luxury lover's paradise while the Uluwatu Temple is all the culture one needs to experience. An area blessed with varied attractions, the lures of Uluwatu are many, leaving never a dull moment for visitors.


Enjoy the Surf and Beach

One of Bali's Bukit Peninsula's most popular beaches, Uluwatu is framed by rugged limestone columns and spectacular scenery. Look forward to glorious sunsets and sweeping views across the Indian Ocean, while there. The soft sandy beach is just right for spending a relaxing day soaking up the warm sunshine, while those of you enjoying a stay at Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort, make sure to hit the waves, surfboard in tow at sunrise.


Savour Cocktails at Single Finn

This is Bali's hip party location; Single Finn which had humble beginnings has grown in leaps and bounds to become the hottest party venue on the island. The Sunday chill session is not to be missed where promises of cocktails and a laid-back atmosphere are just right for relaxing mind body and soul. The amazing view is not the only asset at this venue, you can hang around for dinner too after your sunset bites and drinks are done. This venue is open from 10 am to 11 pm.


Join the Party at Padang Padang Beach

Reserve at least one Saturday in Bali to attend the party at Padang Padang Beach. The area officially known as Pantai Labuan Sait is a popular venue for wild parties amongst surfers heading to Uluwatu. Things to do when here include chilling on this beach on a Saturday night, which overlooks the north-western coast of the beautiful Bukit Peninsula. The beach is a 100 metre stretch of sand while getting there is wildly exotic as you need to head down a winding set of stairs carved into the cliff side, accessed via a cave entrance.


Explore Ancient Uluwatu Temple

Pura Luhur better known as Uluwatu Temple is a slice of tradition and culture you can't afford to miss when in Bali. Located on a cliff top 70 metres above sea level, this temple promises one of the most spectacular sunsets in Bali coupled with sweeping views across the Indian Ocean. Treat the culture buff in you to traditional Balinese architecture, antique sculptures and gateways designed in vintage styles. There are Kecak dance sessions there in the evenings, while the forest at the back of the temple is inhabited by a colony of sacred monkeys. Many of the archaeological findings there date back to the 10th century making Uluwatu Temple well-worth exploring.


Indulge in the Sheer Bliss of a Deep Tissue Massage

Uluwatu is popular as one of the world's best massage therapy destinations. Choose from a deep tissue massage or full body massage with the aid of fragrant herbs. The holistic massage centres located throughout the region are tipped to be of the best quality, while prices remain pretty reasonable; hence you have no excuse for forgoing a few hours of utter delight.