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Happy Places: Uluwatu, Bali

Happy Places: Uluwatu, Bali

Bali is a place where we go to escape the everyday. It’s where the weather is always warm, the food is always fresh, and the yoga is always just what the doctor ordered. Uluwatu, found on the southwest tip of the Bukit Peninsular, is one of our favourite places to escape to. This magical place is known for its cliffs and beautiful beaches fit with white sand plus the surrounding jungles and greenery. While we’re in Bali, we like moving slowly, avoiding the hustle and bustle in preference of sunsets and sand.

When we’re looking for a top-up of happiness in Uluwatu, you’ll find us….

Exploring the stunning beaches

Water and the beach are certainly two of our favourite things. That’s no surprise, but Uluwatu has this is excess. Padang Padang beach is known for its killer surf, but also has a beautiful pocket of white sand, perfect for lazy afternoons of not a whole lot. Bingin Beach is great for the views; the limestone cliffs sit beautifully next to the blue of the ocean. And for those out for a surf, Impossible beach, filled with its rocks and waves is worth the tricky entry.

Spending a lazy afternoon at Single Fin

As you sit on the huge balcony, you can watch the sunset over the waves as you sip a cold Bintang, or a strong cocktail. Depending on the night of the week, you might be treated to acoustic live music, or DJs – local and international. Whatever night you wander in, you’ll be welcomed with open arms by the many surfers enjoying a well deserved drink after a day on the water. If you’re sticking around for food, grab a pizza or a plate of tacos and settle in for the night.

Stretching out in a yoga class

Of course, we look for places to bend and stretch, whenever we spend time away. One of our favourite places to do yoga in Uluwatu is at the Uluwatu Surf Villas. In either one of the beautiful open shalas, or on the grass as the sunsets, you’ll feel better for having made it to a class here.

Getting a dose of the divine at Uluwatu temple

One of the six temples said to make up the spiritual pillars of Bali, the Uluwatu Temple is known for its incredible location about 70 meters above sea level on a stunning cliff. There is a forest at the front of the temple, which is home to a serious amount of monkeys who are said to guard the temple from evil influences. But if you’ve had the lucky pleasure of meeting them, they are cheeky devils themselves and steal from good and evil alike.