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Located on the southern tip of Bali also known as The Bukit, Uluwatu is a quiet, laid back and very relaxed area that is adored by surfers, families, ex pats as well as tourists looking to escape the crowds and surf some of the best waves in the world. Uluwatu is a gem often over looked by travellers. It also has some incredible hotels, 5 star resorts as well as luxurious private villas.

Uluwatu is about a 45 minute drive from the airport and the main  tourist areas of Seminyak, Legian & Kuta. Once your in The Bukit area, especially Uluwatu, Padang & Bingin, you feel like you are on another island. It really doesn’t feel like you are part of Bali; it has it’s very own unique charm and character and the locals and visitors love it this way.

The Uluwatu & Bukit area became popular in the 1970’s when a group of Australian surfers first discovered the legendary, difficult to get to, surf spot of Uluwatu. The area has exploded in popularity with surfers from all over Australia and the world, coming to surf the world class breaks around the Bukit area; especially Uluwatu, Padang & Dreamlands.

Following the surfers came small restaurants, also known as Warungs & small guest houses. This has slowly evolved over the years to include hotel and villa developments to cater for the growing number of tourists heading over to the Bukit looking for a more traditional Balinese holiday experience. Originally, the only way to get to Uluwatu was over dirt road but the Balinese. Seeing the value in the tourism, have now pave the road so access in and out of Uluwatu is really easy.

If you are wanting to stay in Uluwatu and experience the magic and serenity that this place provides, there are many hotels and villas dotted all over the area. Most are either on the cliff face; which give absolutely spectacular Indian ocean views,  or they are within a quick 5 minute taxi ride from the main beaches.

The idea in Uluwatu is to do as little as possible, simply sitting by your hotel or villa pool and chilling out, or heading to the beach and get a sun tan. If you’re up for more adventures then there’s always surfing, snorkelling or scuba diving.

Scenic wise, Uluwatu is incredibly spectacular. The sheer cliff faces with the waves rolling in make it a picture postcard back drop. Tourists all  over the island make day trips here to capture this jaw dropping beauty.

There are also dozens of secluded, stunning beaches around the Bukit peninsula that are ideal for escaping the crowds that can build up at the main beaches of Uluwatu, Padang and Bingin, you just need to know where and how to find them. Try Balangan or Bingin Beach for something really off the tourist maps.

Most tourist who come to Bali don’t come to Uluwatu. But for those that do, they love the place and seem to always return year after year. It has a special aura that only the people that come here know about.

So if you want to really experience something truly unique on you holiday in Bali make sure Uluwatu is high on your priority must see list.

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