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List of Top Things to Do in Uluwatu – 7 ways to spend your vacation

Uluwatu, on the stunning island of Bali, is home to some of the most breath-taking beaches, as well as a rich, dose of culture. Fill your holiday with these activities for an unforgettable time.


Visit the Uluwatu Temple

This is easily the number one thing to do during your visit to Uluwatu and is one of the most popular local attractions. This Hindu Temple is one of the most sacred and spiritually important sites in Bali, and while here there are several statues and shrines that you can admire.


Enjoy the views at Pura Luhur

This is part and parcel of the visit to the Uluwatu Temple, but you must schedule some time to enjoy these stunning vistas. The temple is located atop a cliff, from where you can see the beautiful blue waters below. Its location is one of the things that makes the temple so popular, and you can spend hours enjoying the views from here.


Visit the amazing beaches

Uluwatu is home to some amazing beaches, and much of your holiday will be spent basking in the sun. Visit the Padang Padang beach and enjoy the white sands contrasted against the stunning blue waters. For a more tranquil experience try the beautiful Nyang Nyang beach or Thomas Beach. The Green Bowl Beach is another place to add to your list, which is both a stunning sight and full of activities to enjoy.



Many people book their villa in Uluwatu with the intention of spending most of their time here surfing, and they are not left disappointed, there are great waves to catch in Uluwatu. If this is how you hope to spend your holiday, then book accommodation at a place like Alila Villas Uluwatu where you will have easy access to many of the best local beaches. For beginners who don't yet own a surfboard or for those who don't want to travel with their board, there are plenty to rent on the beaches.


Check out a Kecak Fire Dance

If you are interested in seeing a spectacular display of culture and entertainment, then you need to see a Kecak Fire Dance during your stay. The performers, sounding with loud chants and fire displays will enact an interesting story, that will have you amazed. You can witness the show near the Uluwatu Temple at sunset, a great way to spend the evening.


Enjoy the Parties

If you like to party the night away, then Uluwatu is a great place to be, as you can enjoy plenty of the nightlife Bali is iconic for here. On Sunday nights you can enjoy a relaxed night to partying at the Single Finn Club, or on Saturday nights, the party on the Padang Padang beach. Additionally, there is a long list of bars for you to choose from, to enjoy long nights during your vacation.


Enjoy a trip to the spa

What trip to a tropical paradise is complete without a relaxing visit to the spa, where you can relieve whatever stress you've been carrying. Most spas will let you choose between the exotic local treatments and other treatments from the rest of the world. While a visit to the spa is a great way to end your trip so you can return home stress-free, you will also need it after all the time spent splashing in the ocean and dancing the night away.

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