The Uluwatu Bali with great sun set
Uluwatu Bali, just the name sounds magical and mystical, and the place does not disappoint. Assure blue ocean, a town perched on of a cliff edge, caves, tunnels, and a stunning beach, not to mention some of the biggest waves found anywhere in the world. To put Uluwatu in perspective, I have a friend who is a keen surfer and for many, many years he dreamed of coming to this magical part of Bali to surf, well four months ago he came from England to see me and I took him down to Uluwatu Bali. My friend just sat down at Single Fin (a restaurant/ bar on the cliff) and simply stared down at the surf, a massive Cheshire cat grin plastered all over his face. He told me he had been seeing pictures of this place since he was five years old, and the pictures didn’t do it justice.
Uluwatu Bali is a surf Mecca and attracts people from all around the world; the area is also famous in the Balinese culture as one of the most important temples (Uluwatu temple) is perched on top of the largest cliff facing out to sea. The temple is very popular with tourists, and has some cheeky monkeys as part of the experience, who let’s just say have a wanton desire for phones, cameras, and sunglasses so if you visit the temple be sure to secure your belongings first. The area of the Uluwatu peninsula is in my opinion one of the most spectacular anywhere in Bali, the place literally took my breath away the first time I saw it, and has been doing so every time I return. There are great little places to eat, and relatively inexpensive accommodation nearby, so you can relax and just enjoy the surf or the view.