Line-Up Surfers! Here are Your 3 Best Surf Spots in Uluwatu

Line-Up Surfers! Here are Your 3 Best Surf Spots in Uluwatu

To surf Bali is to surf some of the best waves in the world, and this time we’re talking Uluwatu.

Despite its reputation for hotels with amazing views and cool places to hang out, chill and enjoy the tropical sunsets, Uluwatu began its life as a surfer’s haven. Following are three of the best spots to seek waves when your thirst for surf kicks in.

  1. Suluban

Being one of Bali’s most unique coasts, this particular beach is concealed by natural limestone formation and can be accessed via steps and log ramps through narrow gaps in the rock. Though this small beach may not be ideal for sunbathers, it serves pro surfers well as a base to paddle out and ride good reef breaks.

Suluban has several rock openings and mini caves you can explore, which also lead to different sections of the beach.  Your best time to come might during low tide, which reveals more spaces and accessible sandy paths together with tide pools where you and your friends can have a pleasurably soak in.  Surfers come and go, high tide or low, with the prized breaks being only a short paddle out.

Nothing to worry if it will be the first time you try this spot,  the Balawista lifeguards are on duty at their cliff-top watch tower northwest of the beach, mostly observing the waves and the surfers. Hence there are none on duty on the beach area itself.

Be sure to watch the tides, as currents can be strong they can crash through cave openings, sometimes posing a hazard. What you got to keep in mind is that Suluban Bach is not recommended for young children.  Early mornings are usually the best but the most scenic are at sunset times.

  1. Nyang Nyang

Another one secluded beach which is creating great sensation among people in Bali is NyangNyang Beach.

Though it has to be accessed by long trek along with amazing view until you reach the beach, it still makes for a prize goal for day-trippers and beach lovers.

This beach also offers extraordinary surf spots for those searching for ride.

Being a pristine 1.5 kilometre stretch of coastline and one of Bali’s least visited beaches,
you will not find many people in this area rather than seaweed farmers or lonely surfers  out on the reef break.

NyangNyang Beach is located in Pecatu area, half a kilometer drive southeast of the Uluwatu Temple.

If you do not feel like surfing you can stay for sunset or make the climb up before dark.  It has also becoming a camping site for travelers and people who like to spend their weekend camping and make bonfires under the stars. Swimming out is highly not recommended since there are no lifeguards on patrol. Be in good shape is a must and bring adequate rations and drinking water, there are also no food stalls or peddlers other than in NyangNyang Beach’s western half.

  1. Uluwatu

Being the most legendary of Bali’s best surf spots, Uluwatu is located in the southwestern tip of Bukit Peninsula, under a spectacular 11th Hindu Temple.

Known for its consistent good quality surf, variety of breaks and condition throughout the day, Uluwatu deserves to be number one in this surf business.

Uluwatu is a wide reef and actually consist of 5 main surf peaks :

  • The Peak ; directly out from the cave, it is one of the most consistent waves in the world and works at all tide levels.
  • Race Track; a ast and slick wave, best at low tides.
  • Outside Corners ; perhaps it is the most iconic peak of Uluwatu, works on a big sweel at loe tides.
  • Temple;  the least crowded section of Uluwatu as it requires a farther paddle, but surfers are rewarded with great waves.
  • The Bombie; monster waves that only wotks on very large swells.

However, Uluwatu is the domain of experienced and pro-level surfers. To you who need to perfect their skills should stick to Padang-Padang Right ( there are two breaks in Padang-Padang surf spot, the one for the experts known as PadangPadang Left and the other one for all level, known as the PadangPadang Right) until you’re up to challenge of this spot.

So there they are, the three best surf spots in Uluwatu. Just keep in mind to stay hydrated during your day out in the salt water and protect your skin with sunblock. Are you ready for a dip?


Bali Nightlife: Uluwatu’s Party Spots You’ll immeadiately want to visit now!

Bali Nightlife: Uluwatu’s Party Spots You’ll immeadiately want to visit now!

Having a good night time when you’re in Uluwatu, Bali is a must to experience.

These two tops of the most popular destinations in Uluwatu and one in Kelan, Tuban will be perfect for all party goers, locals and from around the globe.

  1. The Rock Bar Bali at Ayana Spa & Resort, Uluwatu

Thanks to its unique setting on a secluded limestone cliff, Rock Bar Bali wins many hearts flying to the Island just to experience their signature cocktails, exceptional views and moods set by its resident music director & regular line up of world class international DJs. The Rock Bar has a perfectly minimalist design and getting to the bar itself is an experience. You will meet two ways, both of which providing spectacular bird’s eye views.

First is the hard way down the extended flight of stairs that will lead you to Kisik Bar & Grill  that serves fine seafood on tables on the sand. While continuing to Rock Bar you will find yourself stroll along the cliff base causeway around Ayana’s free form ocean beach pool.

The second is the effortless way, by means of funicular ride down.  However, expect queues especially in moments before sunset time, which are divided into two. One will be the fast lane, reserved for hotel guests, one of the perks of staying at The Ayana. If you have the energy it is best to take the ‘hard way’ as there are several stops along the descent that provide memorable scenic and photographic moments of the grand seascape and horizon, the beach, the cliff base and most important, the Rock Bar.

  1. El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club, Uluwatu

Perched 50 metres above sea level on the cliffs of Uluwatu, El Kabron Spanish Rastaurant & Cliff Club is definitely one of the most exotic place to hang out.  This hidden gem of Bali welcome you to experience the secluded sunset, breathtaking 180 degree of the Indian Ocean let alone the truly Spanish atmosphere.

Come for the sun, gorgeous sunsets, enjoy Spanish dinner experience and chill ‘til late to have some fun with friends and loved ones. Not only you can choose and experience great food from Mediterranian & Spanish cuisines, they even have their own wine bar! Perfect place for food & wine lovers! El Kabron is located on Jalan Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu Uluwatu.

  1. IBIZA in Bali, Kelan

When you feel like you’ve spent too much time up the hill, you might want to go downtown and seek something different. Well, this can be the place. Being the first Mediterranian Beach Club in Bali, IBIZA in Bali is located in Kelan, Tuban area. While there are plenty of beach clubs, this one offers some luxurious view. Shades of blue as far as your eyes can see are indeed a feast for your eyes as well as your heart. Located in the middle of a fisherman’s village gives this place its unique, happy view of dozens striking colorful fishermen boats parked along the side beaches while another dozens more stay still on the sea water. Open daily from 12PM – 8PM on Mondays-Thursdays and 12PM-9PM on Fridays-Sundays you should come and enjoy the place best around 5PM. Don’t forget to try some refreshing cocktails and nibbles while waiting for the sunset upon your arrival. With the place being very close to the runway of Ngurah Rai International Airport of Bali, you might also watch and enjoy plenty of aircrafts taking off and landing during sunset time while you’re there.

So there it is, a list of interesting places in Uluwatu –and one in Kuta –for you to try and come. Wishing a wonderful holiday, and remember to stay healthy!