Where to stay in Uluwatu: our guide to accommodation in Uluwatu | almost landing
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.
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.
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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.