Uluwatu is part of a large limestone peninsula in southern Bali called ‘The Bukit’. Literally meaning ‘the hill’, The Bukit offers stunning clifftop ocean views, where you can visually feast on spectacular sunsets over the blue waters and glistening white sandy beaches.

A Finely-Curated Tour of Uluwatu

Explore Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

A special inclusion for guests staying at select villas in the region, our signature Uluwatu tour allows a relaxed start and begins with a stop at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. Look up and gaze in awe at a huge statue of Lord Vishnu riding his mount Garuda, standing at about 120 metres – taller than the Statue of Liberty. It is an unexpected surprise to find such a mammoth display hidden away on a tiny island in Indonesia.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue

Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue

The park includes an amphitheater, an exhibition hall, and a large area called the Lotus Pond, where many famous rock bands have performed in the past.  Your personal tour guide will be happy to capture this moment for you, should you want a photograph at the spot.

Enjoy Pandawa Beach

He can also give you the lowdown on the history of the park and of Pandawa Beach, a glistening spot a short drive away.  For guests, an experience driver will escort you and act as your guide for the day.

Pandawa beach

The Pandawa Cliff Estate is a stunning collection of four exceptional private villas positioned on a cliff-top overlooking Pandawa Beach. Together, the villas offer six swimming pools, a full sports centre, a spa and multiple living and dining areas. Whether booking two or all four villas, families, groups of friends and those looking to celebrate in style will find Pandawa Cliff Estate hard to beat.

Dine at Roosterfish Beach Club

Pandawa Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali; the fact that it’s also less crowded than Seminyak and Kuta adds to its draw. After some beach-time, you have the option of having lunch at Roosterfish Beach Club, where the smell of wood-fired oven pizzas and grilled local seafood wafts in the air. The beach club is right on the sand, so get ready to have some fun!

Brunch selection at the Roosterfish Beach Club

Watch a Kecak Fire Dance

The build-up is appropriate to set the tone for the most important stop of the day – the majestic Uluwatu Temple. Also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, this striking archaeological masterpiece has been sitting on the same spot for thousands of years. In this magical area, witness a world-famous dance, the traditional Kecak Fire Dance performance, against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. 

Kecak fire dance

After a wonderful day exploring the sandy beaches and cultural history of Bali, you will head back to your luxurious villa in The Bukit area or nearby in Jimbaran – completely in awe of the beauty of this island.

Beach at Uluwatu

The Bukit now boasts some of Bali’s most opulent destination villas but retains its desolate beauty. Explore its rocky landscape dotted with a diverse flora when you stay in one of our luxury villas, where you can experience palatial comfort and hospitality.

Featured image by Anastasia R (via Flickr)