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Written by Junanto Xu
Co-written by Dawn Pillay, Jiayi Ng, Abigail Chang, Oceana Setaysha, Soma Dutta, Tey Kher Ying, Antonia Fransiska, Dionne Lee, Matin Firas Haharap and Nataly Caldas

Edited by Beverley Lennon

It still is a mystery to us why some places in South Kuta area, namely Uluwatu, Ungasan and Jimbaran are living under the shadow of popular regions like Seminyak, Kuta and Ubud because man, they have the best clifftop and sunset views in the whole Bali!

Perched on the limestone cliff-fringed peninsula, Uluwatu, Ungasan and Jimbaran offer the best combination of sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, scenic luxury resorts, iconic temples, glitzy beach clubs and world-class surfing spots. This is where you can escape the buzzing crowds of South Bali and bask in laid-back and up-scale vibes.

So, to persuade you that these often-forgotten gems in South Kuta deserve much more attention, we have listed out the best spots where you can enjoy the charm of Uluwatu, Ungasan, and Jimbaran to the fullest, with top places to visit, eat and chill at!

Did you know? These areas are also known as Bali’s wedding capital and celebrities’ hideaway! 🤩

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Get a taste of what it’s like to be a celebrity!: Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Don’t miss on splurging a little while staying in Uluwatu; after all, the area is known as Bali’s wedding capital and celebrities’ hideaway for good reasons! If you haven’t booked your stay yet, Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa might well tempt you.

The stay is worth all of the five stars it boasts, surrounded by rugged cliffs and pristine beaches that are bound to leave you speechless. Expect peace and quiet at this resort!

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Here, you’re spoilt for choice with either ocean or lush vistas (yes, even from your striking oversized bathtub!).

You’ll check into rooms you won’t want to leave, with nothing you won’t fall in love with. Resisting an immediate sink into the bed might be your best bet for now as you’ll be treated to a lavish infinity pool offering iconic views of the dashing peninsula. This is where you’ll spend an ungodly amount of time if you aren’t also excited to jump into the azure sea.

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As the day goes by, you’ll leave your heart at the onsite spa as you relax and doze off with soothing treatments. But don’t skip their Roosterfish Beach Club (a short shuttle ride away). Come for their live seafood market and stay for the spectacular view of the beach and ocean!

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Find out more Book your Uluwatu stay here!

 

Uluwatu and Ungasan

Who is it for? Beach bums, surfers, luxury seekers, beach clubbers, culture-buffs and celebrities like you!

Known as the headquarters of surfers, Uluwatu and Ungasan are two laid-back spots where you can find hidden beaches with thrilling waves to conquer, an array of high-end villas and lavish clifftop resorts, not to forget the iconic Uluwatu Temple, spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and glitzy beach clubs.

Here, we’ve listed down the best ones to check out:

Go on a mission to discover South Bali’s top secret beaches!

1. Wander into a cave – Suluban Beach

Everyone knows Suluban Beach to be a surfers’ paradise, but Suluban Cave might just be the real treasure here.

Looking almost like a movie set from the Pirates of the Caribbean series with its otherworldly glamour, Suluban Cave oozes both mystery and mystique.

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Located directly under Uluwatu, the cave actually leads up to the beach near Uluwatu Temple, another incredible sea temple you should definitely visit too!

Photo Via Adzsax, Ritaalimkina

Suluban Beach

Parking fees: Rp. 5,000 for motorbikes (Approximately USD $0.35) and Rp. 15,000 for cars (Approximately USD $1,05)
Address: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361 (Coordinates here)

2. An abandoned utopia – Green Bowl Beach

Named because of its algae-covered rocks seen at low tide, Green Bowl Beach could have become the next big tourist destination.

Photo Via Leaguetravels, Brookeleonhardt, Petrik39

But the demolishment of the nearby Bali Cliff Resort left the beach as an abandoned paradise, which remains known to only a select few. Although the beach is difficult to find due to tricky turns down a few tiny roads, it is a stunning example of Bali’s natural beauty.

Photo Via Flaviapiresexplor, Cadegab

To get to the beach, you have to descend hundreds of steep concrete steps, before you can sink your feet into the sand.

Green Bowl Beach is also famed for its resident population of bats living in beachside caves, you can often see hundreds of sleeping bats at noon. If you are not scared of flying creatures, you can even snap a once-in-a lifetime Green Bowl Beach photo from the inside.

Green Bowl Beach

Entrance fee: Rp. 5,000 (Approximately USD $0.35)
Address: Jl. Pura Batu Pageh, Ungasan (Coordinates here)

TripCanvas’ Tip: The tide could be very high in the morning (it can reach all the way to the bottom of the stairs), hence it’s recommended to visit the beach from noon till 3 pm when the tide is low.

Thanks Maulinadian for the tip!


3. Virgin Sands – Nyang Nyang Beach

The white pristine sands of Nyang Nyang Beach are lined by a towering green cliff, which keeps it away from prying eyes. If you are quite the explorer and looking for some solitude, this secluded beach in Southern Bali is perfect for a little adventure.

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To get to the beach you need to follow a dirt track close to Uluwatu Temple and keep a lookout for a sign saying “Nyang Nyang Surfing Beach”.

Next, you cross a field where you will find a drinks stall (the only one in the area as the beach is devoid of all shops and stalls also) before alighting the 500 flights of steps that finally open up to the beach.

So yes, getting there might be an adventure in itself, but we’d say it is definitely worth the effort.

Especially with the parts of an abandoned vessel laying around the beach – perfect for a photo-op, or even a quaint little exploration.

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Photo Via Nang_a_howm, Solodkov_denis

Nyang Nyang Beach

Parking fee: Rp. 5,000 for motorbikes (Approximately USD $0.14)
Address: Nyang Nyang Beach, Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Uluwatu, Bali (Coordinates here)

4. The High Cliff at Melasti Beach (Ungasan)

One of the most captivating beaches on Bali’s southern coast is largely ignored by tourists. It’s mostly in-the-know photographers who make it down to Melasti, drawn to its beautiful rock formations and stunning high cliffs.

Photo Via Sherly-Martha
Photo Via Arichrysalis_, Fannytjandra_, Sokolishko

Take note not to mistaken this Melasti beach (Ungasan) with the one near Tanah Lot, where after the rain, a spectacular waterfall often appears on the clifftop, tumbling down on the sand and washing out into the ocean.

The High Cliff at Melasti Beach

Entrance fee: Rp. 5,000 (Approximately USD $0.35)
Parking fee: Rp. 2,000 (Approximately USD $0.14) for motorbikes and Rp. 5,000 (Approximately USD $0.35) for cars
Address: Jl. Melasti, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali (Coordinates here)

5. Ride on the waves at world-class surf spots – Padang-Padang and Balangan beach

As the island’s top surfing destination, Uluwatu attracts thousands of people who come here to dance on the waves of Bali. Whether you are a beginner looking to experience surfing for the first time, or out on the hunt for world-class surf spots – Uluwatu has everything you need.

There are many surf camps and surf schools around here, where you can take surf lessons or theory classes to learn the correct techniques.

If you are at beginner or intermediate level, try Balangan beach. The waves are relatively easy and there are lots of fairly skilled surfers where you can watch from the shore and hone your skills. Sometimes, the waves can go up to 300 metres on a good day!

Photo Via Saraimnotsara, Makkavey

For advanced level surfers, you can head on to Padang-Padang beach, where the quality of waves is totally epic. It has the most dangerous and hollowest waves that only the pros and kamikazes dare to attempt. There are also a lot of surfing competitions held in Padang-Padang.

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(Please take note that novice surfers should refrain from attempting these world-class waves.)

Padang Padang Beach and Balangan Beach

Entrance fee: Rp. 5,000 (Approximately USD $0.35) for locals and Rp. 10,000 (Approximately USD $0.69) for foreigners
Parking fee: Rp. 2,000 (Approximately USD $0.14) for motorbikes and Rp. 5,000 (Approximately USD $0.35) for cars
Padang Padang Beach address: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali (Coordinates here)
Balangan Beach address: South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali (Coordinates here)

Gulp a Bintang or two at these clifftop beach clubs

6. 500 Feet-high clifftop bar with a glass-bottomed infinity pool – One Eighty

What’s bringing clifftop infinity pools to a different level?

A crystal blue glass-bottomed infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, that stretches all the way out from the cliff 500 feet high, creating a gravity-defying concrete-encased lagoon with a million-dollar view – the highlight of One Eighty, a new sophisticated bar and restaurant that’s a recent addition to The Edge Villas at Uluwatu.

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Before you know it, you’ll be floating in mid-air with the sweeping waves crashing beneath you.

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The pool is not the only gorgeous thing about One Eighty. The menu is also superbly designed by Bali’s own Chef Nyoman – the globetrotting chef who is the mastermind behind Seminyak’s famous Bambu Restaurant, well-known for its Indonesian cuisine.

Inspired by the same opulence and luxury of The Edge’s beach culture, One Eighty brings you the amazing sensation of perched on the very edge of the world.

Expect a classic beachside food selection such as Deluxe Shrimp Po’boy with a side of salmon roe, tabasco, fries and more, Giant Papuan Prawns drenched in kemangi butter, Baby Back Ribs soaked in rosemary honey butter with coleslaw, and Baja Fish Tacos.

So chill in the VIP deck and order up a watermelon cooler or other cocktails for the summer. There’s also a high tea menu for your clifftop oasis enjoyment. Just know that everything is going to be served with a view here!

One Eighty°

Entrance fee: Adults – Rp 400,000 per person (Approximately USD $26.25, includes Rp. 350,000 Food & Beverage credit); Children (3-12 years) – Rp 150,000 per person (Approximately USD $9.85, includes Rp. 100,000 F&B credit). Inclusive of: Use of One Eighty’s Skypool and pool towel
Price range: Food from Rp. 80,000 – Rp. 550,000 (Approximately USD $5.66 – $38.88); Drinks from Rp. 40,000 – Rp. 180,000 (Approximately USD $2.83 – $12.73)
Address: The Edge – Uluwatu Bali, Jl. Pura Goa Lempeh Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali 80364
Contact: +62 361 8470 700

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7. Celebrate sunset on a cliff by toasting to it – Ulu Cliffhouse

Backdrops don’t get more dramatic than this. The aptly named Ulu Cliffhouse is set on top of the cliffs of Uluwatu – a surfer’s paradise where waves roll in the vast expanse of ocean below.

Photo Via Myguidebali

Although high up above, eating and drinking at Ulu Cliffhouse is not quite as hair-raising as it looks, but beware as you might fall for its gorgeous sunset views. Deck loungers rest against the Indian Ocean offering views of the stunning Balinese sunset, while you’re served with a playful selection of drinks to suit every palate and occasion.

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Not a restaurant, hotel, nor bar and more than just the traditional beach club, Ulu Cliffhouse deserves at least half a day out of your itinerary in Bali with your lunch to dinner craves being catered for.

Photo Via Nvicl, Benleek_

Come in early to secure front row seats – the venue is particularly popular on weekends, when affordable brunch packages hit the spot along with free flow prosecco to the sound of groovy beach house music.

Ulu Cliffhouse

Price range: From Rp.30,000– Rp. 200,000 (USD $2.20 – $14.50)
Address: Jl. Labuan Sait No. 315, Padang-Padang, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon – Thur, 11 am – 10 pm; Fri – Sat, 11 am – 12 am; Sun, 11 am – 10 pm
Contact: +62 813 3881 2502

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8. Hop into an inclinator to head down to paradise! – Sundays Beach Club

“Where everyday is Sunday” – With a motto that says it all, Sundays Beach Club sits in one of Bali’s most picturesque locations, the sandy white beaches of Uluwatu, with beautiful lavish villas perched on the clifftop above. Indeed, what a perfect catch!

The fun begins as you are set to go down to the beach club; hop into the inclinator and enjoy an exciting ride. Forget welcome drinks and replace them by views; as you descend the cliff, you’ll be greeted with a majestic show of crystal clear lagoon unveiling itself while being perfectly outlined by a stretch of golden sun-burnt sand. And that is only the beginning – this beach club experience is like no other!

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The spot welcomes both families and romantic couples who find coexistence in what the beachclub has to offer – sweeping views, clean beach, clear waters and a crazy collection of cocktails, all-day dining options and watersports.

Once you’re done indulging in their delectable ocean-to-table seafood feast (exclusively on Friday and Saturday) and lounging around with perfectly iced-Mojitos, pick up the complimentary kayaks and paddle boards to explore the multiple rock pools along the coast.

Photo Via Ellijellybelly, Becchin

If you stay over for sunset, trust us, you’ve made the right choice! It is one of the best places to relish on beautiful colour-changing sky views as the ball of fire drops right into the horizon with groovy music playing in the background. You will tell us about it as we ain’t saying more 😉 !

Sundays Beach Club

Entrance fee: Adults – Rp. 350,000 per person (Approximately USD $24.59), includes Rp. 200,000 F&B credit; Children (7-12 years) – Rp 150,000 per person (Approximately USD $10.54), includes Rp. 100,000 F&B credit. Fee is also inclusive of kayaks, snorkelling equipment and stand-up paddle boards.
Price range: Food from Rp. 85,000 – Rp. 700,000 (Approximately USD $6.01 – $49.49); Drinks from Rp. 40,000 – Rp. 175,000 (Approximately USD $2.83 – $12.37)
Address: Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan 80362 Bali
Contact: +62 813 3997 8867
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am – 10pm

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9. Authentically Spanish food – El Kabron

At El Kabron, you can party all day and well into the night.

The establishment sits on a clifftop overlooking the Indian Ocean, a view you can enjoy as you feast on Spanish cuisine in the glass-fronted dining room, sunbathe on the deck in front of it or lounge in the infinity pool.

Photo Via Clementinebeatrix, Lia_juliarti_mua

Perched on the cliff edge, you can almost imagine going over the edge as you take in the sunset from the pool. Live DJs will entertain well into the night and you can dance in this open air club, high on paella, sangria and life.

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El Kabron

Entrance fee: Rp. 550,000 (Approximately USD $39.04), inclusive of Rp. 500,000 food and beverages credits.
Price range: Rp. 25,000 – Rp. 245,000 (Approximately USD $1.73 – $16.94)
Address: Jl. Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 821 4437 0139 / +62 878 6171 7212
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11.30am to 11.30pm (except on Nyepi)

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Feast your eyes on scenic ocean views and stomach with delicious food!

10. Experience Indonesia on a plate –  Dugong Restaurant at Suarga Padang Padang

Utilizing locally grown ingredients while being perfectly set in natural surroundings, Dugong Restaurant promises more than just an oceanfront dining experience. We simply love the fact that it aims at being an ethical eatery by sourcing ingredients within a 50-kilometre radius, thus contributing to local farmers and producers!

The restaurant is set in a sustainable, yet sophisticated open-air bamboo house where you get to enjoy a panoramic 220 metre-high cliff top ocean view.

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Dugong Restaurant brings you on a journey of flavours as it artfully serves Indonesian delicacies with a modern twist.

The chef’s recommendations include their Steamed South-Asian Turbot with Soy Bouillon or the delectable Chicken wrapped in banana leaf, both highly praised by previous diners who would often put a sweet ending to their experience by ordering one of their heart-warming Chocolate Fondant.

Photo Via Purtova_, Bygoodalic

Did you know? The name ‘Dugong’ is inspired by an endangered marine mammal found in the surrounding waters of the Bukit Peninsula – the sea cow!

Dugong Restaurant at Suarga Padang Padang  

Price range: Rp. 50,000 – Rp. 265,000 (Approximately USD $3.51 – $18.62)
Address:  Jl. Pantai Labuan Sait, Br Dinas Labuan Sait, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 7.30am – 10am (Breakfast); 12pm – 5pm (Lunch), 5pm – 11pm (Dinner)
Contact: +62 361 472 5086

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11. Dine on the edge of glory – Di Mare (Ungasan)

Perched on a cliff, you’ll be served in a stunning cliff-top setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. It’s easy to see why Di Mare is an award-winning Mediterranean restaurant – this view itself is such a feast for the eyes!

Decorated in the perfect shades of blue and white, you’ll soon forget you’re still in Southeast Asia, and instead start to believe that yes, you truly are having a tasty meal on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini. (No need to travel all the way to Santorini for honeymoon!)

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Of course, having been voted by Tatler Indonesia as one of the best restaurants in Bali, the food served here will definitely match the world-class view too.

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Di Mare

Price range: 2-Course dinner from Rp. 450,000 (Approximately USD $31.59); 2-Course lunch from Rp. 350,000 (Approximately USD $24.57). All day dining menu from Rp. 100,000 – Rp. 240,000 (Approximately USD $7.02 – $16.85)
Address: Villa Karma Kandara, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8482200
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 7am – 11pm

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12. Dine with a side of cliff views and world-class swells! – Mana Uluwatu

Views are complimentary offerings at Mana Uluwatu. The scenic restaurant is part of Uluwatu Surf Villas, and is a unique place to immerse in laid-back surfer vibes while enjoying majestic endless views of the Indian Ocean from the cliffs.

Photo Via Bunny_tamtam, Lawrence_photo

Get ready to tickle your palates as the restaurant proposes a delectable menu of Asian and Latino dishes. Their Chino-Latino cuisine combines the best of both worlds! Get your hands on their Baja shrimp tacos and Soft shell crab gazpacho for an explosion of flavours.

Photo Via Gastronomel, Lawrence_photo, Bellymag

What’s even more Latino is their Mojito and Margarita that come with a twist of passion fruit and sour hibiscus – these are bestsellers you should not miss, especially at sunset!

Mana Uluwatu

Price Range: Rp. 40,000 – Rp. 295,000 (Approximately USD $2.81 – $20.69)
Address:  Uluwatu Surf Villas, Jalan Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Bali
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 7am – 10pm
Contact: +62 817 555 421

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13. Sunset chic at Bali’s southernmost cliff – Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant by Banyan Tree Ungasan

Watch the glorious Indian Ocean roll underneath your feet as you indulge in sophisticated cocktails, aperitifs, shisha and Arabian-influenced snacks and drinks. Where better to relax with friends, than in an eclectic North African ambiance?

Ju-Ma-Na at Banyan Tree Ungasan matches fine-dining with sunset views that are to-die-for.

Perched at 70-m high and with seamless floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, Ju-Ma-Na’s minimalist white décor is designed to exceed your loftiest expectations. It also has a spacious wooden deck for you to chill out. Let the ocean breeze caress your senses.

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Food at Ju-Ma-Na is a work of art – its quirky French-Japanese menu combines the best of the Eastern and Western cuisine. You can even expect mini masterpieces on your plates once your food is served.

Dinner? Kickstart with the signature Tuna Nicoise salad and Scallop and Chips dish. An exquisite drink to look out for is the bubbly Ju-Ma-Na Royale, champagne infused with Yuzu essence and a single floating rose petal on the surface.

Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant by Banyan Tree Ungasan

Price Range: Lunch from Rp. 150,000 – Rp. 470,000 (Approximately USD $10.70 – $33.52) Dinner from Rp. 170,000 – Rp. 2,980,000 (Approximately USD $12.12 – $212.52)
Address: Banyan Tree Ungasan, Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan, Bali
Contact: +62 361 300 700
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 12pm – 3.30pm (Lunch); 3pm – 5pm (Afternoon tea); 6.30pm – 11pm (Dinner)

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Indulge in body treatments at spas with ocean views

14. This place takes your body massage to another level (literally!) –  The Spa at The Edge Bali

Treat yourself with a royal-approved treatment at the award winning The Spa at The Edge Bali! Take a step in here and feel as if you are floating on water. This gleaming temple of self-care is built into a rock, overlooking the magical views of the Indian Ocean lying before you.

Stepping inside the treatment room, you’ll be greeted by lavish and chic interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the sweeping horizon. Awaken your senses as you walk on the liquid floor before finding respite on your treatment lounger.

Photo Via Jennikims, Priskilanana

The Spa at The Edge Bali offers three main types of services –  signature rituals to heal your body and mind through a series of treatments,  massage packages to relieve all of your stiff muscles and Pevonia Botanica treatments to restore your youthful-looking skin.

The massages here may be on the pricier side, but nothing does justice to the luxurious treatment and magazine-approved views it has to offer!

Note: Reservation is required prior to your treatment.

The Spa at The Edge bali

Price: Rp. 900,000 for a 1-hour The Edge Massage (Approximately USD $63.10)
Address: Jalan Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Bali
Contact: +62 361 8470 700 / +62 821 4748 7431
Opening hours:  Mon – Sun 10am – 9pm

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15. Splurge on the royal treatment on an amazing ocean deck – Karma Kandara

Located in the glamorous villa resort of Karma Kandara, the massages here are nothing short of royal treatment.

What makes the spa here so extraordinary is the incredible massage deck.

Photo Via Dianpelangi

Towering above the gardens to overlook the awe-inspiring Indian Ocean, the luxurious treatments here will take your every worry away (as long as you’re not scared of heights!). The treatments here cost slightly more than other affordable spas, but for a uniquely Balinese luxury experience, we think spending the extra buck is a worthy indulgence.

Photo Via Theluxurybali

P.S. Try a soak in the Himalayan Crystal Salt Pool, and the Infrared Detox Sauna!

Karma Kandara

Price: From Rp. 1,150,00 (Approximately USD $7.95) for 1-hour massage
Address: Jalan Villa Kandara Banjar Wijaya Kusuma Ungasan, Bali, 80362 Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 848 2200
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9 am – 8 pm

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Become a surfer in one day!

16. A surfer’s popular hotspot – Kamafari Surf Camp

Besides its dramatic waves and luxury resorts nestled on the clifftops, did you know that Uluwatu is a lively surf town renowned for its waves and surf scene?

Uluwatu is probably less appealing to novice surfers than Padang Padang Beach, yet hardcore surfers will love to be incredibly challenged with the spectacular waves. Both are conveniently accessible from Kamafari Surf Camp!

Photo Via Murmurnika, Die.janii_

Needless to say, your surf instructor will know best on where to bring you depending on your surfing level – for beginners, you will spend a couple of hours in the warm waters learning how to paddle, time the wave and get up on the board.

Raved as one of the best on the island, the team from Kamafari Surf Camp focuses on delivering fun, professional and informative lessons, getting you up for the first time with good technique, confidence and style! At the end of your stay, they will turn out to be the best of both worlds – family and friends!

Rooms at Kamafari Surf Camp come well-equipped and some of them even directly looks out to the ocean.

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Surf your day out and at the end, enjoy the surroundings by renting out a scooter to more lively places!

Kamafari Surf Camp

Surf lessons: From USD $ 34.15 (Approximately Rp. 485,636) per person per day (Surf lesson only)
Surf Camp: Shared Dorm from USD $ 278.75 per week (Approximately Rp. 3,966,333, including 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 1 surf lesson per day). Note: No dinner is served on Saturdays.
Address: Jalan Labuan Sait Pecatu 43, Padang Padang Bali
Contact: +62 878 6195 3010; [email protected]

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17. Soak in the Good Vibes – Padang Padang Surf Camp

A pair of shorts is all you need to surf here, so let Padang Padang Surf Camp do the rest for you. When you’re done hitting the waves, lounge on the hammocks by the pool, and treat yourself to the freeflow of fresh juices – before heading back to your room at the surf camp!

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Located on Bukit Peninsula, the camp is walking distance from some of the most famous surf beaches on the island, including the world renowned Padang Padang, Balangan beach, home of the ‘barrel’ waves, and Dreamland where the beach is as beautiful as the waves. There is just too many to choose from!

If you have only started picking up the board, this side of the island is perfect to get to know the different types of waves and their unique approaches with the help of the surf guide team at the camp. And since safety is the main concern, the guides will arrange transportation to a safer beach when the water gets too brutal.

Photo Via Abeachaday, Lucassparapane

Bring 6 of your best buddies along and pitch in for the Villa, with glass window panes surrounding every room to appreciate the view of the surrounding mountains, rivers and Balian Beach which is just a few footsteps away. The Padang Padang Surf Camp also offers great packages for a whole week of surfing fun! All their surf camp packages are inclusive of 2 meals per day, private room, surf guiding and transfer to surfing spots.

Padang Padang Surf Camp

Surf lessons: From USD $34.15 (Approximately Rp. 485,636) per person per day (Standard beginner surf course, 2 sessions per day) for staying guest; Non-staying guest from USD $28.50 (Approximately Rp. 405,448) per person (2-hour session)
Surf Camp: Standard fan room from USD $581.78 per week (Approximately Rp. 8,275,364, including 2 meals per day, daily surf lessons, surf guides, and transfers to surf spots)
Address: Padang Padang, Jl Labuan Sait, Pecatu, Bali
Contact: +62 819 9928 3549

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18. Be a Part of the International Surf Scene – Rapture Camp

The founders of Rapture Camp had one thing in mind; to set up surf camps that are safe and easy to get to, located in exotic countries, and affordable for everyone.

Surfing classes range from complete beginner classes to professional-level surf schools, instructed by registered Australian Qualified surfers complete with adequate equipment as well as insurance.

With Balinese-style bungalows providing bathrooms with hot water (thank God), prices for accommodation at Rapture Camp are extremely reasonable!

Established in Portugal, Nicaragua and two branches to choose from Bali; the Padang-Padang beach and the Bukit Peninsula beach – the Rapture Camp lives up to its reputation as an international surf community, or at least as a really cool place to hang out with people from different places all over the world.

Pay tribute to the founding fathers of Bali’s surf scene at the ‘Cliff Camp’ located at the legendary Bukit Peninsula beach, away from all the hustle and bustle so you focus on finessing the waves, or chill with the rest of the crowd at the ‘Padang Camp’.

Rapture Surf Camp

Surf Camp: From USD $51.25 per day (Approximately Rp. 729,438, Including dinner from Mon-Fri, Surf Guiding twice a day from Mon-Sat, daily Yoga class, and beach transfer)
Address: Rapture Garden Bungalows, Jalan Labuan Sait, Buana Sari Pecatu, Bali
Contact: +62 813 3757 8261

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Unique experiences!

19. Check out an abandoned plane in South Kuta

Planes – huge ones – seem to be all the rage in Bali right now.

Earlier, we found one carefully wedged between houses in Kuta, and guess what? Turns out that’s not the only “abandoned” plane in the vicinity – there’s another one in South Kuta, near the idyllic Pandawa Beach.

The two planes bear an uncanny similarity to each other – both have people claiming to be their owners, with plans to turn these gigantic flying contraptions into restaurants.

These planes have yet to come to fruition, though for now, this abandoned plane serves as a unique attraction for adventure-loving seekers. It might be cordoned off for now so you can’t get near, but you can still see it from a viewpoint above!

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Abandoned plane in South Kuta

Getting There: The abandoned plane is located in South Kuta, along the Jalan Nasa Dua Selatan road. It is a 5-min drive a 40-min walk from Pandawa Beach (Coordinates here)

20. Relish on a mystical traditional dance at a clifftop temple: Pura Luhur Uluwatu

The Luhur Uluwatu Temple, often known simply as Uluwatu Temple, is another Balinese coastal temple famous among both visitors and locals. Perched on the edge of a high ocean cliff, this temple offers visitors an unforgettable stunning view of the horizon that you won’t want to miss.

And do stay for the popular evening Kecak Fire Dance (a Balinese dance and music drama), set against a backdrop of Uluwatu’s breathtaking cliff edge views.

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Not only is the temple known for its many photography points, gorgeous sunset vistas, but you may also have heard of the occasionally pushy group of monkeys that call the temple home. Remember to watch out for your belongings – these mischievous little creatures would love to pick your pockets!

TripCanvas Tip: The perfect time to arrive at Uluwatu Temple would be at 4pm to give you ample time to get a good seat for the Kecak Dance.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Temple entrance fee: Rp. 30,000 (approximately USD $2)
Kecak Dance ticket price: Rp. 100,000 (approximately USD $8.10)
Address: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am – 6pm (Open 24 hours for worship purposes)
Kecak Dance performing hours: Mon – Sun 6pm – 7pm

Jimbaran

Who is it for? Seafood lovers, sunset chasers, beach goers, culture buffs and more!

Fancy staying a luxury resort and indulging in unlimited fresh seafood by the ocean, with toes in the sand? Jimbaran might be the ideal place for you! This stunning region also hides lesser-known attractions and eateries that should be on your radar.

What’s more, it invites you to unique experiences to immerse in the local culture. Jimbaran is a tranquil juxtaposition against the hustle of Seminyak and Kuta, an ideal retreat for families and couples alike.

Here’s what you need to tick off while in Jimbaran:

Feast on seafood by the stunning ocean

21. Chic seafood dining by the bay – Nelayan Restaurant & Puri Bar

Sure, Jimbaran Bay wins it at seafood restaurants but most of them along the beach are simple eateries with nothing but plastic chairs and poorly-maintained tables smack-bang in the sand.

If you are considering to splurge a little while in Jimbaran or want to celebrate a special occasion (being on vacation itself is a special occasion so treat yourself, friends!), bookmark this good-looking restaurant located within Belmond Jimbaran Puri Resort.

You’re in for an absolute treat at Nelayan Restaurant & Puri Bar, as you don’t only get to escape from the sunset crowd of Jimbaran Bay but also indulge in perfectly curates menus where you can expect the freshest seafood, not the kind that feels like a sponge under your teeth!

With high chairs and tables on the sand, you know they’re taking beach dining very seriously, these guys ain’t messing! As you sit for a beautiful sky show, choose from an array of freshly caught seafood and get it cooked à-la Mediterranean (yellowfin tuna loin or grilled red snapper for the win!). With such sexy, romantic and hip setting, you’d be enjoying your crustaceans like never before.

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After such scrumptious meal, wash it down with a cocktail from the onsite Puri Bar while you enjoy soothing sea breeze straight from the moonlit ocean.

Nelayan Restaurant & Puri Bar

Price range: Rp. 105,000 – Rp. 480,000 (Approximately USD $7.38 – $33.74);
Address:  Belmond Jimbaran, Jalan Uluwatu, Yoga Perkanthi Lane, Jimbaran – South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 12pm – 5.30pm (Lunch), 6.30pm-10.45pm (Dinner); Bar: 11am – 11.45pm
Contact: +62 361 701 605

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22. Join the crowd for an iconic sunset seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay

If your tastebuds tingle at the thought of freshly caught seafood, Jimbaran Bay could be a good dining option to add to your itinerary while in South Bali.

Settle down at Jimbaran Bay Restaurant (also known as Bawang Merah Beachfront Restaurant) and enjoy the sea breeze with pre-dinner drinks. As the sun disappears below the horizon, your table will be lit with candles, and an array of seafood dishes will be brought to your table (depending on what you’ve ordered!).

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Pick your favorite items and the chef will cook it up for you and deliver it to your picnic table. Tear into glazed lobster with generous squeezes of lemon, topped with some Balinese sambal to tickle your palates.

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For other equally amazing seafood, try our tried-and-tested recommendations that are tucked away on Jimbaran Beach – Made Bagus (meaning “Made Good”) or the neighbouring Menega cafe. Both eateries serve top-notch seafood with kicking secret sauces that’s finger-licking good! At these shacks, your table-in-the-sand will be piled up with platters of seafood in a rustic beachside setting with views of the sea!

We personally enjoyed their delicious food by the beach while being serenaded by singers who did not aggressively tout for tips (some other bands might).

These are definitely worth checking out if you are in the neighbourhood, and looking for a delectable seafood dinner by the beach. The experience can even be deemed as romantic!

Bawang Merah Beachfront Restaurant

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Made Bagus

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Menega Cafe

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Savour delicious authentic cuisine

23. Try out locals’ favourite chicken rice  – Nasi Ayam Bu Oki

The crowd queuing up at Nasi Ayam Bu Oki speaks for its popularity. The legendary chicken rice stall has been perfecting an authentic Indonesian dish for over decades and now it’s got the title of ‘Jimbaran’s most sought-after chicken rice’. Join the locals and queue up for your plate of deliciousness.

After some minutes of patience, your plate will turn into a colourful affair as a generous spoon of rice gets slathered with glistening chunks of chicken, perfectly grilled satay, mixed vegetables, topped with peanuts to add some crunch, and how can we forget their famed sambal? We recommend you to mix it all for an explosion of local flavours as everything on your plate matches so perfectly. No wonder it is a locals’ favourite!

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Nasi Ayam Bu Oki

Price: Rp. 30,000 for Nasi Ayam with tea (Approximately USD $2.11)
Address:  Jl. Celagi Basur No.3Y, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 8am – 9pm
Contact: +62 361 805 2059

24. Juiciest pork ribs in town – Waroeng Wahaha

If there’s something Waroeng Wahaha masters, it definitely is PORK RIBS! The restaurant offers world-class ribs – glistening, smoky, slow-cooked; it has the potential to be one of the most heavenly good foods in existence (we’re not even exaggerating!).

Pork lovers, get ready to get dirty! We recommend you eating with bare hands and a pile of napkins on the side as you’re set to dig into perfectly cooked ribs. So moist, so tender… that not even a 5-star eatery would be able to do it better – their meat emerges tender and pulls clean from the bone without falling off while you lick the sauce off your fingers. You’ll definitely want to come back for more!

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In here, pork is the star of the show and you’ll find it disguised in a variety of flavours and textures. Give a try to their delectable Pork Knuckles and Grilled sweet pork in soya bun too.

Over the recent years, this restaurant has expanded with over three branches around Bali and how lucky, you can find one of them in Jimbaran!

Waroeng Wahaha

Price range: Rp. 38,000 – Rp. 188,000 (Approximately USD$2.60 – $12.87)
Address: Movenpick Resort, Jl. Wanagiri, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 446 8099
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11am – 10.30pm

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25. What’s Bali without Babi Guling (Suckling pig) ?!- Warung Khas Bali Babi Guling

Located along the busy street of Jalan Raya Uluwatu, this humble warung may often go unnoticed by tourists but locals and real travellers know it’s worth a mention!

At first glance, the Babi Guling (sucking pig) here may look similar to the ones at other stalls – rice topped with suckling pork, pork skin, lawar (Balinese style veggies), and a small bowl of soup. But once you dig in and indulge, you’ll notice why they’re the experts in Jimbaran. You’ll get it served on your plate, all tender, juicy and imbued with spices that linger on the palate.

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Do not expect cozy seating, nice views or any kind of comfort, you are just meant to come, queue up, gulp down your food and leave, but you are welcome to stay longer for another round or simply to see how crazy the crowd gets over their Babi Guling! Plus, it is crazy affordable!

Warung Khas Bali

Price range: From Rp. 25,000 (Approximately USD $1.76)
Address:  Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.75, Kedonganan, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +62 361 704 755
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9am – 8pm

Discover lesser-known beaches

26. Jimbaran Panorama Point (Honeymoon Beach)

Jump into the sunset… literally!

About 250 metres before Tegal Wangi Beach, you park in a thicket and walk through some brush and a dirt path before coming out onto the coolest little cliff. This spot is perfect for a thrilling cliff jump, barbeque and sunset get together.

Take your friends, some coconut coals and get down on the best secret spot ever! Private and low key, you and your friends can set up a grill, bring the meats and coconuts for a full-on cliff party.

With a clifftop that juts above the water at about 4 metres high, the most adventurous can take the plunge into the ocean below, and take an easy swim back to land.

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If you’re not up for such a huge adrenaline rush, simply sit back and relax as nature demonstrates its beauty in the form of a magnificent water blow.

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Jimbaran Panorama Point (Honeymoon Beach)

Address: Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia (Coordinates here)

27. Relax to a crystal clear sunset – Dreamland Beach

Brace yourself – the traditional beach sunset just got a huge upgrade. Get away from the traffic and overstimulation, and treat yourself to the most luxurious experience.

Not yet overcrowded, Dreamland Beach boasts of the clearest sunset views – where you can clearly see the sun as it sinks down over the water.

Rent a bike, grab a helmet and go! Spend the day on the beach – play in the water, splurge at the local bazaar… you might even be privy to a cock fight!

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Dreamland Beach

Parking fee: Rp 15,000 (USD $1.10) per car
Address: Jalan Raya Pecatu Bukit Jimbaran Bali, Bukit Peninsula, Kuta 80363, Indonesia. (Coordinates here)

TripCanvas’ Tip: There are two main ways to enter Dreamland Beach. One is through Kalpa Beach Club and you’ll need to pay Rp. 100,000 (approximately USD $7.07) that can be redeemed for food, and the other one is through the public road (free).

28. Soak in a ‘Jacuzzi’ on the Tegal Wangi Beach

Another wonder of nature that should not be missed – make your way to Tegal Wangi Beach. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by this gorgeous escape.

Ever wanted to soak in your private tub with an amazing view of the ocean? Tegal Wangi Beach gives you exactly that. With little holes on the shore filled with seawater fresh from the ocean – you can be sure to have a comfortable soak in your beachy ‘jacuzzi’.

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A romantic place to have a lovely date at; make sure to take lots of photos to commemorate the time spent with your loved one.

Tegal Wangi Beach

Address: Jalan Pura Tegalwangi, Badung, Jimbaran (Coordinates here)

Turn your dining experience into a unique one at these restaurants!

29. Can you find this secret cafe?! – We Are Human

Hidden and unknown, you’ll find comfort settling down for a cuppa at We Are Human. Hidden in a traditional Sulawesi house (Tongkonan), this cafe is almost unnoticed by most people. Those who have dined here even claim that this place has the potential of becoming Jimbaran’s best cafe for breakfast and lunch!

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Order a cup of coffee or smoothie bowl and you’ll get what we mean. We Are Human uses only good quality beans from all over Indonesia to brew their coffee and they also support responsible coffee trade. As the name suggests, the coffee house focuses on putting people first and providing top-notch coffee.

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We Are Human

Price range: Rp. 22,000 – Rp. 78,000 (Approximately USD $1.50 – USD $5.33)
Address: Jl. Toyaning No.30, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 878 7549 4952
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8 am – 5 pm

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30. Heading for Bukit and worried about your meals? Not anymore – The Cashew Tree

This is an astonishing place to chill, enjoy nature, go surfing and have a delicious, healthy gluten-free meal.

You don’t need to limit yourself to the Kuta/Seminyak area because of food restrictions. You can entertain yourself with a beautiful day at Bingin Beach, taste yummy food, chill and relax all day – no busy streets, no noise – only the waves coming back and forth.

This is an awesome place for kids as well, with the playground and children’s activities. Have your gluten-free feast while the little ones get entertained in the kids’ pavilion.

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For food, check out their Black Bean Burrito: Black beans cooked with spicy tomato and corn, mixed with organic rice wrapped up with lettuce, avocado and cheese – all these served with salsa and sour cream. Feeling hungry yet?

They also have smoothies such as the Divine Coconut with ice cream, grated coconut, coconut milk, and organic coconut oil.

Have fun!

The Cashew Tree

Price range: Rp. 40,000 – Rp. 80,000 (Approximately USD $2.81 – $5.62)
Address: Jl. Pantai Bingin No.9, Pecatu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 859 5378 9675
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 8am – 10pm

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31. Sit for a high-end dining experience perched ledge-side a quarry – Opia Bali

This dining establishment located in Jimbaran prides itself as a unique destination for travellers visiting the island – Opia Bali offers exquisite international dishes with a modern Asian touch from ingredients and other produce sourced locally.

While nestled in an extraordinary setting, you can dig into seasonal and artistic meals with excellent local flavours.

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Opia delights locals and visitors alike with exceptional dishes and extraordinary flavours with spotlight items ranging from fresh meat options such as classic short ribs to sustainably sourced fish and seafood, exciting vegetarian dishes and seasonally-inspired dishes.

The unique luxury dining restaurant features a dazzling menu, which has had Bali’s food critics raving. You are welcome to come for a date night or a special celebration, cocktail and dinner or anything in between.

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Their international menu features small bites, mains and closing plates meticulously prepared and artfully served. These are best accompanied with the restaurant’s brilliant cocktails. While the restaurants excels in all of its food categories, we would strongly recommend their Crispy Soft shell Crab.

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Another brilliant spark to Bali’s thriving culinary scene with its upheld high standards, modern setting and magnificent views!

Opia Bali

Price range: Rp. 75,000 – Rp. 240,000 (Approximately USD $5.26 – $16.84)
Address:  Jalan Bukit Permai, No. 2, Jimbaran, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 472 4298; +62 819 9943 8787
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5.30pm – 11pm

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32. Luxurious chillout sunset at Rock Bar

You have to take a cable car to get to this bar and if you’re not awed already, picture this – 14 metres above the Indian Ocean lies Rock Bar, which sits at the edge of the cliff of Bukit Peninsula.

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It’s no surprise that the view proves to be luxuriously stunning at sunset. Don’t hesitate to order a cocktail to celebrate the end of a beautiful day at Bali.

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Located within AYANA Resort and Spa, Rock Bar is a hot spot in Bali so do arrive before 5pm to secure a table for that perfect sunset view.

Rock Bar (AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI)

Price range: Rp. 75,000 – Rp. 450,000 (Approximately USD $5.19 – $31.12)
Address: Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung
Contact: +62 361 846 8468
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 4pm – 12am; Fri – Sun 4pm – 1am

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33. Glass aquarium pool, a swim-up bar and Mediterranean vibes – Ibiza in Bali

A beach club that is as good as the ones in Ibiza! However, don’t judge a book by its cover; it will take you one hell of a bumpy road to reach this surrealist beach club that is set on Kelan Beach in Jimbaran.

Once there, get ready to bask in glitzy chic Mediterranean vibes and dance to Balearic beats just like celebs do! The beach club hasn’t been on the scene since very long but it manages the party scene fairly well. Drop by and get transported to Spain’s most lively party island while still being in Bali!

With it’s perfect beach side location, it will take you a while and a few pinches to realise that this is not a dream. Find a lounger and you’re set to relish on endless views of white sand shores, outlined by crystal clear turquoise waters.

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Sunbath or quick dip? With such gorgeous glass aquarium pool and a swim-up bar, you’ll be spoilt with choice. Get yourself some colour-popping cocktails as you show your best dance moves right in the pool!

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The on-site restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine with an extensive menu, but ordering their Patatas Bravas, Tapas, and Croquettes will bring you closer to Ibiza, through tastes and flavours.

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Note: Reservations are required.

Ibiza in Bali

Price Range: Rp. 95,000 – Rp. 425,000 (Approximately USD $6.67 – $29.83). Minimum spend entry requirement is Rp. 250,000 per pax (approximately USD $17.82)
Daybed required minimum spending of Rp. 1.000.000 (Approximately USD $70.71)
Address:  Jalan Pantai Kelan, Jimbaran Bay, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 812 38171 777; +62 819 99542 555
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 12pm – 9pm

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Rejuvenate your tired mind and soul with ocean view spa

34. A genuine spa by the sea experience in Jimbaran – La Joya

A minute’s walk from Balangan Beach are the traditional thatched roof villas of La Joya, where you’ll find one of the most amazingly located day spas in Jimbaran.

Step through the garden path and let loose as you stretch out beneath the thatched roof of the open air massage villa.

With treatments ranging from ancient Ayurvedic massage to hot stone therapy, shiatsu and traditional Balinese and Thai massage, you’ll never run out of options.

You’ll also get to lounge in the spectacular elevated plunge pool overlooking Balangan and the endless blue ocean beyond!

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La Joya

Price: From Rp. 190,000 (Approximately USD $13.15) for 1-hour massage
Address: Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung
Contact: +62 815 572 6117; +62 811 3990 048 (Whatsapp)
Opening hours:  Mon – Sun 9am – 7 pm (Do call and make a reservation in advance!)

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35. An open-air spa you need to get pampered at! – Spa at Mu (Mu Boutique Resort)

A stone’s throw away from Bingin Beach, you’ll find a tranquil little sanctuary embodying nature and relaxation all-in-one.

Here, you’d feel you’re in paradise, if your idea of heaven consists of indulging in a soothing Balinese massage in an open-air pavilion while dozing off to the gentle sound of rolling waves.

The spa redefines barefoot luxury with very specific treatment rituals, beginning with a foot bath and ending with a heart-warming tea session. They make sure that no nasties go into your skin as they massage and scrub with all-natural and organic ingredients.

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Whether you’re here to relieve sore muscles from too much (it is never too much!) exploring or simply slowly getting ready prior to your day’s adventure, Spa at Mu Boutique Hotel will keep your body and mind at its best state!

TripCanvas’ Tip: The spa is constantly booked out so you will need (we repeat, need!) to make a reservation prior to your trip. Please check for the availability before your arrival, as there are limited spots for non-staying guests. They also require a 50% deposit by cash or full payment through Paypal.

Spa at Mu (Mu Boutique Resort)

Price range: Rp. 100,000 – 300,000 (Approximately USD $7.02 – 21.07)
Address: Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu 80364, Bali
Contact: +62 361 895 7442; +62 853 3816 7746
Opening hours:  Mon – Sun 10am – 7pm (Do call and make a reservation in advance!)

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Embark on a magical cultural journey

36. Indonesia most iconic cultural park – Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Towering high in the Bukit Peninsula of Bali is Indonesia’s (World’s 15th) tallest statue of all time, Garuda Wisnu Kencana.

This sculpture of Vishnu (a Hindu god) riding on the back of Garuda known as Garuda Wisnu Kencana can be found sitting in the iconic Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. Building this enormous statue was no easy task as the sculptor, Nyoman Nuarta, spent more than 20 years in perfecting the gigantic statue.

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The iconic cultural park is dedicated to embrace and preserve the art, cultural, culinary and spiritual values of the island of Bali. Throughout the year, several cultural performances and events are held here to introduce tourists to the authentic arts and talents of Bali.

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You can also find an educational cinema, gift shops, and unique photo spots scattered across the park so visitors can watch, shop, and snap all the while learning the history of the Island of Gods.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Price Range: Locals from Rp. 75,000 (Approximately USD $5.27) for adults and Rp. 57,000 (Approximately USD $4) for children; Foreigners from Rp. 115,000 (Approximately USD $8.08) for adults and Rp. 95,000 (Approximately USD $6.67) for children  (Note: Packages including lunch and more are also available)
Address:  Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan, Badung 80364, Bali
Contact: +62 361 700 808
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 8am – 10pm. For performance schedule, click here

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37. Sign up for a pottery class – Jenggala Ceramics (Jimbaran)

Get your hands dirty while learning a new skill at Jenggala Ceramics. Even total beginners who last sculpted artwork out of Play-Doh in kindergarten can take this pottery painting class at Jenggala ceramics and might consider it as a relaxing activity (yes, some even claim it is a form of meditation!).

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Of course, the ceramic collection at Jenggala is inspired by local Indonesian culture, but you’ll also be able to find some quirky items like a handbag teapot or an hibiscus rice bowl.

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Aside from kitchenware, Jenggala also proposes a stunning collection of spa and bathroom accessories like soap dishes and dispensers, so you can give your bathroom a whole new Balinese-inspired look!

Jenggala Ceramics

Price Range: Ceramics from Rp. 60,000 – Rp. 1,100,000 (Approximately USD $4.22 – $77.31); Ceramics painting from Rp. 100,000 – Rp. 200,000 (Approximately USD $7.03 – $14.06)
Address:  Jl. Uluwatu II, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 703 311
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm; Ceramics painting 9am – 5pm

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38. Create Your Own Perfume – Perfume making at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI

Now you can have your own perfume scent – a scent completely unique. Take a 90-minute or three-hour workshop at L’Atelier Parfums et Créations to learn all about the art of perfume making, and soon you’ll be more of an expert than any A-lister!

Like all great Bali activities, this caters for all budgets, and gives a truly luxury experience for just USD$80 (90 minutes) or USD$125 (three hours).

Perfume making at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI

Price: 90-minute workshop from USD $80 (Approximately Rp. 1,156,964)
Address: Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 702 222
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10am – 7pm

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Ready to see more than just Uluwatu Temple? Now that you’re convinced that Uluwatu and Jimbaran have so much more to offer, tag your travel buddies below and let them know where you’ll be exploring next! Know of any other interesting things to do in these areas? Share them with us below!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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