What to do in the Bukit Penisula
With its stunning beaches and laid back vibe, it’s no surprise that Uluwatu is a popular destination for holidaymakers looking for a relaxed getaway. With the area constantly growing, it’s far from the sleepy surf break it once was. Here’s some of our favourite things to do around the Bukit Penisula area.
Perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the Bukit Penisula is Thomas Beach. Unlike a lot of the other beaches in the area, Thomas beach is protected, sheltering it from the big waves the areas famous for, making it the perfect place to swim! Much less crowded than it’s famous neighbour, Padang Padang, Thomas is the next beach up and much more relaxing and way easier to find a spot on the beach! From the top of the cliff you can see the glowing turquoise colour of the water, just be sure to pack some water because the stairs down to the beach are steep.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple
One of the most famed temples on the island, Pura Luhur has a spectacular view too. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean it is one of six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars. Located a short 10 minute drive from Hidden Hills Villas, one of the most enchanting times to visit the temple is just before sunset. You can walk along the ocean fringed temple pathway and then catch the awe-inspiring kecak dance, a sacred fire dance with plays out against a beautiful Balinese sunset.
Cliffhouse is a beach club unlike the others that can be found a dime a dozen on the island. The clifftop playground has only been open for a little over a year, and the coastline views redefine the word spectacular. Hosting plenty of world-famous DJ’s, Ulu Cliffhouse is the perfect place to come for a proper party or for a casual afternoon cocktail and a dip in the infinity pool. With cocktails like watermelon and mint margarita and dishes like roasted red snapper Ulu Cliffhouse is bound to be a holiday highlight.
Sunset point is, in every sense, simple, but it’s the simplicity of the clifftop spot that makes it so charming. Owned by locals the area of land has plenty of colourful beanbags and fairy lights strung up around and overlooks the ocean area near the Uluwatu temple. Serving simple food and drinks it’s the perfect place to chill out, catch up with friends and enjoy the sunset.