The Uluwatu Temple, also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars. The temple is a must-do while in Bali. Built on the edge of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level with breathtaking views over the ocean with its majestic waves especially during sunsets. The Hindu Trinity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, are believed to melt together there. As a result the Uluwatu Temple is a place of worship of Siva Rudra, the Balinese Hindu deity of all elements and aspects of life in the universe and is also dedicated to protecting Bali from evil sea spirits. Read more about temples in Bali here.
The surroundings of the temple area are home to hundreds of macaques that are believed to guard the temple against negative influences. Be aware that these monkeys are highly attracted in grabbing your belongings, like sunglasses and cameras on their search for food. Visitors must wear a sarong and a sash which can be hired at the temple entrance. Visit just before sunset when the famous Kecak dance is performed every day from 6pm and usually last one hour.
Beaches around Uluwatu
Are you looking for outstanding spectacular beaches in Bali? Then head south: the Bukit Area is home to some of the most stunning beaches that can be found on the Island of Gods. Amongst the most beautiful ones are the cliff-guarded hidden shores of Uluwatu ( Suluban ) Beach, Melasti Beach, Dreamland Beach, Pandawa Beach, Bingin Beach, Balangan Beach and famous Padang Padang ( Eat, Pray, Love ). Attracted by the high consistency of world class waves, surfers from all around the world visit the Bukit Peninsula and Uluwatu area year around. With perfect waves and small sandy coves for swimming ( please check the tide for the perfect conditions or ask the locals ), these beaches are a favorite for Bali’s sun soakers and surfers.
The Cashew Tree Collective
Looking for Healthy & nutritious meals in Bingin? Imagine everything from super seed fruit salads to Buddha Bowls, they’ve even got vegan ice cream & treats for the sweet tooth. And if that is not enough you might like to pair your meal with their wide range of healthy organic juices & smoothies. Another part of the Cashew Tree Collective is the Bali Training Centre, with classes from Muay Thai to HIIT classes for all levels. They even provide fitness retreats for those who want to use their holidays efficiently. After your exercises don’t forget to have a look at their store where you can purchase fine gifts for yourself or your loved ones. A big variety from fitness wear to pretty jewels & eco products invites to shop until you drop. The Cashew Tree Collective´s Family friendly organic café offers not only delicious coffee and cake but has also a secure kids play area. Visit every Thursday for their acoustic sessions or join them for a soulful evening while you dine delicious meals and dance the night away under the stars. Heading down to Bingin Beach? Check out their sister cafe, Kelly’s Warung: the newly renovated double story building has a beautiful view to one of the best surf breaks in Bali while enjoying your healthy juices & meals. Just a stone’s throw from the cliff tops of Bingin, The Cashew Tree Collective has everything thing you need, why go anywhere else?
Address: Jl. Pantai Bingin No.9, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
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Phone: +62 85953789675
The Yoga Rescue
The Yoga Rescue offers daily studio classes, private classes, workshops and yoga retreats (on-site as well as in other areas of Bali). Located only a little side street away from the busy Jalan Raya Uluwatu, just below the GWK Cultural Park, the studio is set in a quiet garden environment. The secluded green oasis with a traditional styled yoga shala ( yoga ‘House’ ) where the sounds of birds and a gentle breeze will accompany you during the sessions to discover the healing power of yoga. It is the ideal location to enjoy yoga and combine it with a visit to the best white sand beaches of Bali, which are just around the corner. Both local and international teachers are scheduled to guide you during your practice. All levels are welcome to enjoy the custom made classes. The schedule of the daily classes changes monthly so make sure to check the current one on their website.
Address: Jln. Raya Uluwatu, Gg. Mantili No.1, Jimbaran, 80361 Bali
Phone: +62 8123 713 7979
The high and exotic location of Bali’s southern limestone cliff-fringed peninsula is the perfect setting for the finest yoga and workout. For one of the must-see cultural performances, head to the open amphitheater right next to the Uluwatu Temple to see the kecak dance against a dramatic sunset backdrop, or visit the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park ‘GWK’ in Jimbaran. The gorgeous coastlines also serve as world-class surfing playgrounds. With its vast coastal length and exposure to the Indian Ocean, Bukit attracts wave riders from around the globe to its variety of surf spots. Alternatively: get a good read in your favorite café overlooking one of the beautiful beaches and watch the surf or take your towel and chill at one of the famous beaches.