Uluwatu is great as a day trip to visit all those stunning beaches, cliff top views and the Uluwatu temple. But imagine staying there? This area has an infectiously laid-back attitude, you can’t help but feel relaxed. Staying in Uluwatu should definitely be on your Bali itinerary. Uluwatu has some of the most incredible accommodation in the world, from cliff top resorts to beach stays. So where to stay in Uluwatu? Here’s our Uluwatu accommodation guide to help you choose…


Where to stay in Uluwatu? The best locations.

Uluwatu is a fairly widespread area in the south of Bali. Some hotels here have access to private beaches, some are close to beautiful beaches, and some are cliff-top hotels that you may need to transport yourself to a beach. Of course, you can also stay further inland, but accommodation on the beach, or near the amazing beaches, is definitely our first choice.

Although Uluwatu is a great place to stay in Bali, the main thing to keep in mind is that it can be quite isolated and in most areas, you’ll either have to do a lot of walking or need some sort of transport to get to a cafe, beach or club. beach. With this in mind, particularly for the under $200 category, I tried to keep my options around the bingin, balangan and padang padang area. The Padang Padang area has the most cafes in one place, particularly along Jalan Labuan Sait, making this the best place to stay in Uluwatu if you don’t have your own transport. Please note that this is a long and hilly road, so obviously the closer the accommodation is to the end of the beach, the easier it is to walk to the beach if you do not have transport.

So when deciding on accommodation in Uluwatu, in order to access beautiful public beaches, the best areas would be those near Bingin, Balangan and Padang Padang Beach. For access to beautiful private beaches or beach clubs, our pick would be Ungasan Clifftop Resort and Bulgari Resort Bali.

How many days do you need in Uluwatu?

We recommend at least 2-4 nights, but you could also spend much longer and have a really relaxing vacation. The beauty of Uluwatu is how laid back it is, and you really can’t experience that in just one night.

Two nights is fine if that’s all you have time for, or if you just want to see what it’s like. But four nights is a great way to spend the day on the beautiful beaches of this area, eating at the delicious cafes, spending the day at a beach club and exploring the area. When deciding how long you will stay in Uluwatu, keep in mind that you will need your own transportation or arrange private transportation.

Lodging reservation


Booking.com is one of our favorite ways to book hotels. Easy to use and also has a great app.


Airbnb tends to have a lot of villa options for Bali, so it’s another good option if you’re looking to stay in a villa. They usually have discounts for stays of a week or more.

Uluwatu Accommodation Guide

We have had the opportunity to stay in some amazing hotels in Uluwatu, and have spent quite a bit of time in the area as it is one of our favorite places in Bali.

We believe that where you stay can have a huge impact on your vacation, whether you stay at 5-star hotels with incredible views, boutique hotels with unforgettable design, or more affordable places to stay that are clean and friendly.

Our picks for the best places to stay in Uluwatu are based on our favorite hotels we’ve stayed at, other Uluwatu hotels we know and love, and hotels in the best locations to stay in Uluwatu. We love to do a lot of research and keep up to date with the best hotels, we only include well-reviewed accommodation, and we also hear from you and combine all of this with our own experience. So here are our favorite picks for where to stay in Uluwatu…

Please note: Prices were accurate at the time of this publication and are based on high season, per night, in AUD.

Absolute Splurge: Luxury Accommodation in Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu | from $1279 | check prices

Photo credit: Alila

Ungasan Clifftop Resort | from $702 | check prices

Photo Credit: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort

Bvlgari Resort Bali | from $1333 | check prices

Photo Credit: Bulgari Resort Bali

Six senses Uluwatu | from $659 | check prices

Photo Credit: Six Senses

luxury for less

Twill Padang Padang | from $423 | check prices

Photo credit: Suarga

Anantara Uluwatu | from $436| Check Prices (read our review here)

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort and Spa | from $181 | Check Prices (read our review here)

Radisson Blu Bali | from $253 | check prices

Photo credit: Radisson Blu

Legends Beachfront Resort | from $239 | Click Here (accommodation on the beach)

Photo Credit: Legends Beachfront Resort

Hotels in Uluwatu for less than $200/night

severity | from $121 | check prices

Photo Credit: Gravity Boutique Hotel

Aloha Bingin Beach House | from $192 | check prices

Canang Villas Bingin | from $192 | check prices

Hari Indah Boutique Hotel & Spa | from $123 | check prices

Sal’s secret place | from $135| check prices

Green Escape Eco Resort | from $178 | check prices

Bali people | from $182 | check prices

Mula Malu Tropical Ranch | from $101 | check prices

Hotels under $100/night

ocean | from $85 | check prices

Pink Coconut Uluwatu | from $82 | check prices

Uluwatu Cabins | from $84 | check prices

Padang Padang Inn | from $59 | check prices

Wira & Spa family home | from $56 | check prices

We will continually update this post with any new places we stay and love. Learn more about Uluwatu in our Uluwatu Travel Guide.

Read more:

Things to do in Uluwatu

Thomas Beach Bali: how to get there and what to expect

Guide to accommodation in Seminyak

Ubud Accommodation Guide

Jimbaran Accommodation Guide

Canggu Accommodation Guide

Our Bali travel resources

What are your picks for the best places to stay in Uluwatu and why? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below…

This article was first published on May 3, 2017 and was last updated in 2022.