Bali Travel Diary Part 2: Uluwatu

I’m back with part 2 of my Bali travel guide. Today, I’ll be sharing everything you need to know about Uluwatu. Uluwatu was my first stop in Bali, and was the reason I fell in love with the island so quickly. Located on the southern end of Bali, right on the coastline, it is famous for it’s beautiful beaches. It is full of eco resorts, concept cafes, beautiful beach clubs, and everything in between. Here’s my little black book:

Where to stay

As a part of my collaboration with The Asia Collective, I stayed in La Joya Balangan. The property is comprised of several villas, and is the definition of shabby-chic. I highly recommend this hotel to those who are looking to be immersed in nature, but be warned, it is not for those who are looking for the comforts of a luxury resort. The villas are essentially large huts which have gorgeous interiors, but also have a portion between the wall and the roof that is open. La Joya Balangan is located right next to its sister hotel, La Joya Biu-Biu, which boasts the most incredibly view of the ocean. You will most definitely need to hire a driver to get around from here as Uluwatu is quite expansive.

Where to eat

Uluwatu, like Seminyak, is full of gorgeous cafes, these were my favourites:

Drifter Surf Shop & Cafe: An Australian concept shop and cafe which has delicious avocado toast, acaii bowls, and basically all things delicious.

Nalu Bowls: Hands down, the best acaii bowl I have ever had in my life. Order the Maverick, it’s incredible. Nalu Bowls has several locations around Bali, but the one in Uluwatu is at Single Fin Beach Club, which boasts a spectacular view of the ocean.

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Coco & Poke: Also located at Single Fin Beach Club, Coco & Poke offers fresh and flavourful poke bowls.

Bukit Cafe: This joint serves all-day breakfast. We ended up going for dinner where I ordered their shakshuka and my brother ordered the burger – delicious.

What to do

Uluwatu Temple: Located on top of a cliff on the ocean, the Uluwatu Temple offers a view that will literally take your breath away.

Sundays Beach Club: Since it is on the coastline, Uluwatu is known for its beach clubs. With limited time in hand, I decided to check out Sundays Beach Club. I’m happy to report that I could not have been more pleased with my decision. It is located inside the Ungasan Clifftop Hotel, where, upon entering the property, you are greeted by a hanging infinity pool. After this, you take a cable car down a cliff to go to the beach. I’ll never forget the jaw-dropping view of the beach and jungle on the cable car ride down; I had goosebumps. The beach club itself is phenomenal. The water is pristine, the music is upbeat, the service is spectacular, and the food is to die for. During sunset, there is a bonfire where you can make s’mores and admire the view. The entrance fee is IDR 300,000.

  

Bukit Sari Agro Coffee Luwak: Luwak coffee, the most expensive coffee in the world, is made from poop. No joke. The luwak is a mongoose that picks out the best coffee beans, eats it, and then poops it out. The beans are then cleaned, roasted, ground for consumption. At Bukit Sari Agro Luwak Coffee, we were offered 12 variations of teas and coffees grown at their farm for free, and charged IDR 50,000 for a cup of luwak coffee. I wasn’t brave enough to try the coffee, but my brothers really enjoyed it!

 

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  1. February 3, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    Bali looks heavenly!! I so have to travel more 🙂 Happy Friday hun xx

  2. February 3, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    I briefly visited Uluwatu when I was in Bali recently but only managed to check out Single Fin (LOVED Nalu Bowls and Coco & Poke) Sundays beach club sounds so incredible, I might have to head there next time!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

  3. Tamara
    February 3, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    These pictures are just amazing! I hope I get to experience Bali soon!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  4. February 3, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Bali looks magical! These sound like great recommendations! Will definitely remember this when I eventually make it to Bali 🙂

    Xo,
    Serene

  5. Yiota
    February 4, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Your photos are amazing and seeing them makes me wish I was on vacation somewhere exotic. And all that delicious food, omg, looks perfect!x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

  6. February 4, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Beautiful photos! xoxo

  7. February 4, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Bali it’s magic… the places are so beautiful and the food seems to be delicious… great pictures :)! Thank you for sharing!!! 🙂

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  8. February 4, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    The food looks amazing! So glad you’re enjoying your time there <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  9. February 4, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Bali sounds so incredible, Siffat! Your photography is gorgeous, I feel like I was there with you!

  10. February 5, 2017 / 4:54 am

    Right, that’s it I’m going on holiday! One of my fav quotes, if I do say so myself is that- ‘I don’t do nature’, howeeeeever, these nature shots are great, look at that waterfall! Love! And loving your 50s-esque bikini too. Food looks yummy, only thing is I don’t do egg. As in I can have it in cakes etc but not in its natural form in dishes like scrambled, on top of meals etc- so I’d have to order these meals and say, ‘Erm, without the egg.’ Looking forward to seeing more of your adventures ( :

  11. February 5, 2017 / 6:11 am

    wow i wanna hop on a plane and go to bali right now!! amazing pics, looks like such a fun time! thanks for sharing your experience with us, beautiful photos love!

    xx Melis
    http://fashionmews.com

  12. February 5, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Bali is on my travel wishlist 🙂 absolutely enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos, they made me wanting to go there so bad XD
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  13. Amy Arnold
    February 5, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    That’s it. I need to g to Bali right now. Amazing!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. February 5, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    This place looks amazing, stunning pictures. All the different places you described sound great! xx
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  15. February 5, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    The colour of the sea looks amazing! Oh, how I wish I could be there right now!

    ANOUK

  16. February 5, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    It looks like heaven! The food looks so delicious and I love the place where you were staying at.
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

  17. February 6, 2017 / 1:01 am

    It all looked so beautiful!! I would love to get over there one day and try those delicious bowls with that ocean view. So many stunning villas as well. xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com/

  18. February 6, 2017 / 1:13 am

    What a wonderful place! Lovely photos!

  19. Ankita Bardhan
    February 6, 2017 / 6:55 am

    Such magical sights, Bali is mesmerizing. You are making me want to fly to Bali right now! 🙂

    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

  20. February 6, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Babe!! This place looks freaking amazing!!! I love!! You will have to come to Sydney next time babe!!

  21. February 6, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Looks like such an amazing trip Babe ♥ and that acai bowls and all the other food??! OMG would totally love to try that too 🙂
    xxx and have a nice week babe ♥
    Tina
    http://styleappetite.com

  22. February 9, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I can see why you fell in love with this place! It looks so beautiful and your photos make me want to fly out there right now! I love the jacuzzi/ pool overlooking the ocean and the food looks delicious too!
    Julia x
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