Written by Junanto Xu
Co-written by Cisca Lim, Laura Jodoin, Matin Firas Harahap, and Nadia Crowe
Edited by Beverley Lennon
Hidden in the south-western tip of Bali, Uluwatu sure makes a great option for day trips. Perhaps you’ll be heading there to enjoy the majestic Kecak Dance, uncover exotic hidden beaches, bask in glorious clifftop views and enjoy the best beach clubs, and although day trips sound exciting, we’d simply recommend you to opt for a stay in Uluwatu to make the best out of it! I mean, who’d say no to waking up to endless ocean views?!
Of course, if we were to hold on to stereotypes, Uluwatu would be deemed as a destination for weddings, luxury seekers and celebrities, but if you open your eyes wide (like us), you’d be in seventh heaven! The dreamy coastal town has a collection of stunning budget accommodation too!
Below, we have something for everyone, check out our exclusive list of Uluwatu resorts, villas and hotels from budget to luxury!
Note: The prices reflected below are low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Stay in a bamboo hut! – Le Bamboo
If a natural retreat is your kind of dream holiday, Le Bamboo, with its cool jungle vibes and dazzling sweeping panorama may be what you’re looking for while in Uluwatu.
Designed as perfect spots to seek solitude, the bamboo huts are hidden on top of a green lush hill with Padang Padang Beach lying just a kilometre away – making it ideal for beach bums!
The thatched roof villas here are built with natural limestone and black bamboo, bringing a unique back-to-nature feel to the experience. As most of the villas are two-storey buildings, you will get to lounge upstairs and enjoy a majestic scenery of lush greenery with the vast ocean lying in front.
Sunset is a long-awaited moment at Le Bamboo as you dip in the infinity pool and relish Mother Nature’s best colour palette when the sky turns from blue, orange and pink – an even greater moment since there’s no skyscraper in the surroundings.2. Get a taste of Santorini in Bali – Despacito Loft & Lounge
The song Despacito by Luis Fonsi may have created a worldwide buzz in the music industry but look out for Despacito Loft & Lounge in Uluwatu, as this striking stay is one that deserves to make history too.
Checking in at Despacito Loft & Lounge is almost as if you’ve made it to a Cycladic island. Blame it on its looks and sceneries, you’ll have an almost Santorini-like ocean view lying before you too.
Well, it does not end here. Book a stay at their two-storey loft and enjoy a private bathroom and pantry on the first floor with a cosy bedroom on the second floor. The all-white room with rustic wooden design and decor brings in a charming natural ambience.
On days where you are not exploring Uluwatu’s hidden beaches, lounge on their bean bags as you chug down icy-cold Bintangs (local beer) or take a dip in their infinity pool with jungle views. But when adventure is calling, just remember that Padang Padang Beach is a short 10-minute walk away!
3. Uluwatu’s iconic temple is just 2 minutes’ drive away! – Uluwatu Jungle Villa
If you prefer being located close enough to Uluwatu’s top attractions, yet far enough from big crowds, this little gem of a villa might be the perfect pick! Uluwatu Jungle Villa is an ideal hideout spot for travellers who want to spend more dollars on adventure and activities rather than their accommodation.
Not to worry though, although labeled as a budget stay, the amenities offered here are more than enough to cater to your needs. You’ll get the whole shebang – air conditioning, hot shower, hairdryer, unlimited wifi, comfortable beds – we know you won’t spend much time in the room but we’re just saying it out loud so you know what you’re signing up for!
And why not throw a fun BBQ party by their expansive pool? That way you can meet like-minded travellers and share about your adventures in beautiful Uluwatu and around!
4. Slide your balcony door for an eye treat! – Jepun Sari
We are not quite sure what we like the most about this hotel – is it the affordable price tag, the delightful comfort, or is it the local hospitality previous guests have raved about?
Jepun Sari is a locally-owned stay where you are guaranteed authentic Balinese hospitality and comfort. The accommodation is outlined with a beautiful garden that accommodates a swimming pool for adults and one for younger ones too.
Breakfast is also included in your room rates so Jepun Sari is an absolute steal! When you’re not lazing by the pool, you’ll also be able to rent a motorbike to explore Bali and its surroundings.
Also, did we hear pool bar? Seems like you’ll barely have to head out from your stay!