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Where is the best location for you to enjoy the sunset?
We highly recommend Uluwatu. Enjoy the color gradation in the horizon from light blue to dark red from the Uluwatu temple by the sea.
There’s even a secret cave below the Uluwatu temple.
Uluwatu is packed with luxury hotels, especially when it’s Bali’s number one location for weddings. Even several prominent artistes from various countries have gotten hitched there!
Check out our selection of stays that may inspire you.
Note: The prices reflected below are the 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.
1-1. Go green: La Joya Biu-Biu (from US$75 per night)
This tiny bungalow in South Kuta is a great choice for the environmentally-friendly traveller – it’s located within the La Joya Biu-Biu resort complex, an eco-friendly establishment.
The loft-style housing, completely built from native materials such as limestones from the area, is a cute alternative from the usual type of architecture, and the infinity pool offers a sweeping view of the secluded Balangan beach.
Yes, it’s Kuta, but not quite. This time, you get to have your cake and eat it too. Water sports advocates will find the hidden beach ideal for their adventurous endeavors, even while privacy is waiting right at their fingertips.
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It may be pretty far removed from the rest of civilisation, but this loft is the place for a short weekend beach getaway – just remember to get back to reality when it’s over!
1-2. Home away from home: Milo’s Home (from US$81 per night)
This villa may be called Milo’s Home, but at the end of your stay, you’ll wish it’s yours too.
With a small group of 8 bungalows modelled after ancient barns, Milo’s Home has a familial and cosy atmosphere that will quickly have you warming up to its group of staff. This comfortable atmosphere permeates throughout the complex, and is guaranteed to make you feel right at home.
Other than the pretty rooms built from bamboo, Milo’s Home also has beanbags and chairs for you to chill on the breezy terrace. And who can forget the infinity pool, which offers the best vantage point for watching the sunset?
Views from the bungalows look like beautiful paintings, with one of the bungalows even overlooking the entire ocean. If you ever get tired of just standing at your balcony and staring out to sea – we sure won’t – you can always head down to the Uluwatu Temple or Balangan beach.
One thing’s for sure – you definitely won’t be missing home during your stay at this little haven!
1-3. Surf’s Up with the Best View – Mick’s Place, Bingin Beach (From USD $100)
Raved about by honeymooners and people traveling in groups, Mick’s Place is the perfect place for a relaxed holiday. Perched on the cliff of Bingin Beach, 7 beautiful Polynesian-style bungalows are positioned for one of the best views of Bali.
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Imagine yourself floating in an infinity pool with a Bintang in your hand, overlooking the cliff and watching the surfers go at it with the waves. Or, you can take a 5-minute stroll to Bingin Beach and join in the madness yourself!
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There are no carpet floors or 100-count thread sheets (some bungalows aren’t equipped with air-conditioning either) – but do expect exceptional service, a cozy, eco-friendly room and all the basic essentials.
Some of these essentials comprise an in-room safe to keep your important documents, a shower (outdoors!!) and bath, towels, mosquito net – and most importantly, a panoramic view of the ocean and surf below.
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1-4. Recharge in near-seclusion: The Temple Lodge (From USD 70)
This Temple Suite is an ideal location for you to rest and recharge.
Tucked into a private corner, you don’t have to worry about being disturbed by other tourists or wayward animals.
In fact, you can indulge in your own private pool as long as you wish.
The lodge also provides soothing spa services, and you can even sign up for yoga classes to get that flexible body back!
The more expensive suites even boast of a cliffside location that provides you with breathtaking views of the ocean.
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And as a bonus, you may be visited by some curious long-tailed monkey neighbours. Just be sure not to feed them!
2-1. At the cliff-edge of luxury: Bulgari Resort Bali (From USD $900)
The famed Bulgari Hotels & Resorts may be well-known for its gorgeous cliffside views of the Indian Ocean, but that’s not its only interesting luxury feature.
You also get a gigantic bathroom with an open-air concept, equipped with a gorgeous bathtub, two makeup tables, and even a separate toilet area.
Dining is ultra-romantic – you can enjoy a private meal out in the open air, complete with a full view of the ocean and cooling breeze.
If you didn’t know, there’s also a special wedding platform – a beautiful, transparent platform laid out on a serene infinity pool, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Big-time Chinese thespians Hawick Lau (刘恺威) and Yang Mi (杨幂) are among the list of the rich and famous who have chosen to hold their weddings at this romantic and luxurious resort.
Has your inner romantic awakened?
2-2. The Impossible Villa On Stilts – Nomad Villa Impossible
Villa Impossible is one that really lives up to its name.
Standing precariously on stilts alongside one of Uluwatu’s famous high cliffs, this six bedroom villa is a dream come true for beach lovers.
You can sit on the balcony and enjoy 180-degree views of the beautiful Uluwatu ocean, while listening to the waves lapping at your feet.
Access to the beach is easy. Every part of Villa Impossible has been designed to make the most of the gorgeous beach surrounds, with enormous sliding doors in bedrooms and open living spaces – to remind you the the sand and sea is within arm’s length!
You have the perfect hideaway – it’s time to switch off from the daily humdrums of the modern world.
2-3. Honeymoon close to heaven: Khayangan Estate
It’s paradise the moment you enter this picturesque scene by the cliffside in Uluwatu. Khayangan literally lives up to its name, which means “Seventh Heaven” in traditional Indonesian.
Pictures don’t even do this stunning place justice.
Perched on the 140m cliff top ocean front, this villa boasts of an amazing architectural design, with well-lit interiors and jaw-dropping infinity pools that overlook the Indian Ocean.
Touted by many avid travellers to be a “celebrity estate”, you’ll expect Brad and Angelina to turn up at these gorgeous villas any moment.
In fact, Taiwan television host Patty Hou (侯佩岑) married her bank manager fiancé Ken Huang in an ultra romantic wedding ceremony here.
Or you may even spot some of your favourite stars on a not-so-secret vacation.
Inspired to tie the knot against this spectacular backdrop of the perfect sunset?
Not only can you do so, but this is also the perfect place for an unforgettable honeymoon.
2-4. That secret place with private beach: Karma Kandara (From USD $500)
If you have always wanted to take a stunning beach photoshoot on a cliff top resort, the Karma Kandara is where your search ends.
Its private beach is a hidden gem, which is pretty much untouched by tourists due to its obscure location. The only way to reach this hidden beach is via the villa’s hill tram!
The views from the pool and the hotel dining area at the top of the cliff are absolutely spectacular, not to mention that its award-winning restaurant, Di Mare – voted by Tatler Indonesia as one of the best restaurants in Bali, is matched by world-class cuisine, which takes its inspiration from the Mediterranean.
Be sure to get yourself a cliff front villa if you want to have a 24/7 view of the waves crashing on the walls of the cliff below.
2-5. Live like royalty: The Edge Bali (From USD $800)
Remember Taiwanese goddess Vivian Hsu (徐若瑄) and her gorgeous fairy tale wedding ceremony here earlier in June?
Recall the stunning photos of that cliffside resort where she said her vows with her businessman husband?
This is that very place – The Edge.
Staying in this villa means you can have an unrivaled 180-degree view of the ocean and the horizon.
Imagine sipping a cocktail while enjoying the tranquil view of the deep blue ocean – how therapeutic!
Every villa comes with a private plunge pool and personalized dedicated butler service, from the moment you arrive till the end of your stay.
That’s what garners all that commendation on the hotel service – many guests have commented that it “made their stay memorable, which they will remember for the rest of their lives.”
2-6. Revel in luxury and romance: Alila Uluwatu (From USD $760)
Alila resort is no stranger to those who seek luxury holidays and romantic weddings.
Not only will you be blown away by the award-winning zen-like architecture upon entering Alila Uluwatu, but you’ll also stand amazed at the view from the edge of the limestone cliff, which sweeps down to the sea.
Since its inception in 2009, it has attracted many rave reviews on its staff’s attention to detail when servicing the room.
Its mouth-watering cuisine is also the talk of town!
This is also one of those places where you can hold your perfect wedding. Quoting from Wedding Guide Asia: “We can’t help but noticed the abundance of natural sunlight that allowed these breathtaking shots.”
What are you waiting for?
Even Hollywood stars have their share of this little piece of heaven on earth – its no secret that Hugh jackman was once spotted staying here with his family!
Fancy dining under the stars?
Guests at Anantara Uluwatu can enjoy their meals at the gorgeous cliffside setting with an incredible ocean view.
If that’s not enough, its Ocean Front Pool Villa has an unmatched sunset ocean view from the edge of the cliff.
With its modern interior design and full-length panoramic glass windows facing the ocean and beyond, don’t you think staying here is an indulgence worth every cent?
You can even watch the waves roll towards the beach right beneath your infinite plunge pool.
What’s more, this resort is also situated close to a world-class surfing spot – Padang Padang beach (another rare hidden gem, in our opinion).
And guess who’s spotted there?
Hong Kong-Malaysian supermodel Mandy Lieu (劉碧麗) filmed a wedding-themed jewellery commercial with Korean model Jino C. in Bali, and the pair even had the chance to stay in Anantara Uluwatu during their trip!
Isn’t it such a blissful place?
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What Uluwatu accommodations can offer is truly phenomenal if you want to add a romantic factor to your trip!
Are there anymore awesome Uluwatu accommodation that we have missed? Comment below to let us know!