12 REASONS TO VISIT ULUWATU
Known as one of the most culturally rich destinations in Bali, Uluwatu captivates travellers. From visiting the ancient Uluwatu Temple to indulging in luxury experiences, we share with you how to enjoy the bliss of south Bali all year round.
January - Magical Uluwatu Temple
On this “island of a thousand temples”, Uluwatu Temple stands out as one of the most iconic and spiritually important. Enjoy the views from its spectacular cliff-edge perch, and don’t miss the hypnotic Kecak dance performed here nightly at sunset. A truly spellbinding show!
February - Exceptionally romantic
What better way to celebrate your love than with dinner for two, surrounded by a sea of candles and mesmerizing views. Celebrate a sweet Valentine in a cliff-edge cabana at Alila Villas Uluwatu, floating above the ocean on your own private cloud nine.
March - Total silence, care and well-being destination
Longing for a quiet escape? Head to Uluwatu during Nyepi and experience a unique 24 hours when the whole island shuts down. There are no lights, no sound and no businesses open as the Balinese spend the day in prayer and introspection. Enjoy the colourful ogoh-ogoh parade the day before, and a range of healthy activities the day after, such as yoga, crossfit and meditation. Make Uluwatu your next well-being destination!
April - Bali’s most epic dayclub is turning 2
OMNIA Dayclub has become a bucket list sensation for those seeking the most exclusive dayclub vibes. From commercial to techno music, OMNIA delivers the party mood with big international DJ names. For its second birthday bash in April, you can expect some serious yet fun spins for your ear pleasure.
May - Jam packed with Indonesian flavour
Uluwatu has become the ultimate foodie destination for Indonesian cuisine, offering authentic dishes from around the archipelago. From the famous Nasi Padang to Balinese Babi Guling, Javanese Nasi Campur or more elevated tastes, plenty of spice-filled surprises await. Explore Uluwatu’s local warungs or visit The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu to savour original Indonesian flavours.
June - Pristine beaches with unparalleled views
If white sand and turquoise waters are what you’re after, the southern coast of Uluwatu will not disappoint, offering beautiful beaches with breathtaking ocean views, such as Gunung Payung, Melasti and Pandawa. Not to mention Nyang Nyang Beach, one of Uluwatu’s best-kept secrets, and picturesque Balangan Beach that boasts amazing rock formations.
July - Jimbaran’s legendary seafood dinners
Enjoying a fresh grilled seafood dinner in Jimbaran is a must-do. Take a seat at any of the candlelit tables set up on the beach under the stars and savour seafood, marinated in Balinese spices and grilled over burning coconut husks. Simply scrumptious.
August - Haven for surfers
Uluwatu is known as Bali’s best sunset destination. Imagine relaxing with a drink in hand as the sun begins to dip and the sky becomes streaked with red, orange, yellow, pink and purple hues. Sunset-hop to OMNIA, El Kabron, Ulu Cliffhouse and Sunset Cabana Bar, some of the many luxurious yet fun playgrounds for you to enjoy this eye-popping experience.
September - Sublime sunsets
Bali is known for its surf, but for world-class waves, Uluwatu is the place to be. For most wave hunters, Blue Point, Dreamland and Padang Padang come to mind, perfect for experts and beginners alike. If you are lucky, dolphins will accompany you out on the waves. Feeling more adventurous? Rent a motorbike and follow the dirt roads to surf spots hidden around the Pecatu area.
October - Luxe out at Bali’s most sustainable resort
Sustainability is the new luxury at Alila Villas Uluwatu. Perched on Uluwatu’s limestone cliffs 100 metres above the Indian Ocean, its 65 pool villas are environmentally designed and constructed in harmony with the surroundings, and feature contemporary interiors enhanced with touches of nature and traditional Balinese accents. Its zero waste to landfill commitment sees all waste reused or recycled for other functions, and is just the latest in a long list of eco efforts that have made the resort the first in Indonesia to achieve the highest level of EarthCheck certification (Platinum).
November - SPA-tacular indulgences
Cooling breezes and endless ocean vistas make Uluwatu a relaxing place for a truly spa-tacular experience. Age-old spa techniques rejuvenate travellers from across the world, and amidst the tranquil ambience, you’ll have no trouble drifting into a state of peace. Check out for a while in one of Uluwatu’s signature outdoor spas, soothed by the sound of birdsong and crashing waves.
December -Dazzling celebrations
From intimate Christmas dinners to spectacular New Year’s Eve parties, Uluwatu has all your year-end celebrations covered. You can count down to the new year with a night of world-class music at Bali’s epic OMNIA Dayclub, or enjoy a captivating night of five-star dining at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali’s most iconic resort. Just a few ideas to get your celebrations started!
For those who seek to experience the beauty of Bali, plan your escape to Alila Villas Uluwatu and enjoy a time of sublime relaxation coupled with unforgettable cultural discovery!