Where to Stay in Uluwatu: The 9 Best Hotels, Resorts & Areas

If you’re planning a vacay to Bali soon and wondering where to stay in Uluwatu, then look no further as in this article, we’re going to be revealing the 9 best hotels to stay in for your Uluwatu adventure.

We’ll be sharing budget hotels to luxury resorts so by the end of this article you will know exactly the best areas and resorts in Uluwatu.

So, let’s not waste any time and get straight on with revealing the first hotel in Uluwatu.

Three Monkeys Villas:

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Kicking off our 9 best places to stay in Uluwatu is the Three Monkeys Villas which is 3-star hotel situated near Suluban beach. If you’re looking for tranquil rest and relaxation, then this is the place to find it.

What’s great about this place is that you get your very own bungalow for the duration of your stay all at an affordable price! There are four bungalows to choose from including a deluxe room king, deluxe room twin, standard room king and standard room twin – the deluxe rooms have more space. The bungalows cluster around an outdoor swimming pool, in beautifully landscaped gardens.

Inside the bungalow you will find air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, a mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, satellite TV and a DVD player.

This hotel is away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta but close enough to local amenities to discover and explore including Bali’s famous Puri Luhur Uluwatu Temple and a short walk to famous Uluwatu surfing beach, warungs (a small family-owned business — a small restaurant or café) and restaurants.

The villa is about 20 minutes by car from Nusa Dua and 40 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The Uluwatu Temple is situated a 10-minute drive from Villas Three Monkeys which is perfect if you have rented a car, if not, there’s always the option of a taxi.

Kubu Container:

Kubu Container
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If you’re on a budget and fancy something a little different then how about staying in the Kubu Container? You may have guessed from the name of the ‘hotel’ that at this property, you’ll be staying in a shipping container!

If luxury hotels are for you then this hotel unfortunately won’t be, but if you’d like to try something new, then this is one of the best places to stay in Uluwatu. The containers are are brightly coloured and have essential items that are needed in the rooms which only include a bed (double or twin available), toilet, sink, shower, air conditioning and a desk.

The Kubu Container offers its guests free parking which is just what you want to hear to save you even more cash. Close driving proximity from the hotel is Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Tuban Beach, Waterbom Bali, Discovery Shopping Mall, Kuta Center, Dreamland Beach and Uluwatu Temple – so lots to keep you occupied whilst on holiday.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, then this hotel can arrange that with no problem. There will be an extra cost, but you’ll get to learn a new sport whilst in the beautiful Indian Ocean. The hotel also offers an airport shuttle and bike and car rental so if any of these are of interest to you, contact the hotel directly.

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort:

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
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If you’re looking for a wow then the Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort is certainly the place that will make you do that. This 5-star hotel is for those who are looking for a slice of luxury on their Bali travels and don’t mind spending a little extra.

This resort unfolds on a dramatic cliffside over the Indian Ocean, so you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into heaven. We would recommend this resort for couples as it’s the perfect romantic getaway. The rooms are what sells this resort as you can choose from suites, pool villas and penthouses!

Of course, the price of the accommodation rises depending on which room you decide to go for. For an ocean view suite which is the cheapest room, you’ll get a private balcony with jacuzzi, ocean views, double rain shower and an espresso machine! For the most expensive room (ocean front villa pool) you’ll get a cantilevered pool and sundeck, kitchenette, sea views, dining platform, espresso machine, living and dining room and a flatscreen TV with Bluetooth connection.

If the rooms weren’t relaxing enough there’s also a spa onsite to visit which is an extra charge onto of the room. Choose from massages, body treatments, facials and beauty treatments. If you decide to book this hotel then breakfast is free of charge.

Rumah Wayan:

Rumah Wayan
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If you want to get away from it all but still experience what Bali has to offer, then the Rumah Wayan is the perfect place to escape to. Situated in the forest but just four hundred meters away from the main coastal road you can have the best of both worlds and get to know more about what Uluwatu offers.

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If you fancy heading into the town in a more unconventional way, then why not take a scooter into the town as it’s just two-minutes away? You’ll be in the hub of local shops, restaurants and impressive surfing beaches.

This accommodation in Uluwatu is a great place for making friends and has a homely feel to it. There are four bungalows to choose from and two suites, all of which are packed with traditional Indonesian charm.

If you’re looking to save money, then we suggest going for a bungalow instead of a suite as these have their very own kitchen inside so you’re able to cook up an authentic dish or a home comfort of yours. There’s a big garden that’s available for everybody to use as well as a large landscaped swimming pool with sundeck and lounges, a BBQ area, a gym, a massage room and a huge living room with entertainment space and working space.

Ungasan Clifftop Resort:

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Another taste of luxury now that comes from the Ungasan Clifftop Resort which is a great place to stay if you’re wanting to splash the cash for a special occasion. The Ungasan offer a selection of Luxury Villas and 1-bedroom Suites right on the magical Bukit Peninsula.

There are five different villas to choose from and three suites – one with sea views, one with garden views and another with a plunge pool which has ocean views. In the most expensive villa, which sleeps over 10 guests you will get your very own butler, a nanny, room service, a driver, a private pool, Sunday beach club access, media room and airport transfers!

You’ll also get to experience exquisite dining at the hotel’s restaurant. Crafted by a talented professional team, with a wealth of international and local knowledge to create a world-class culinary experience for guests of the hotel.

If you could do with cooling off from the hot sun, then take a dip the 25-metre infinity pool with surreal views of the Indian Ocean. Or if you’d rather sunbathe on the beach the Ungasan Clifftop Resort has its very own private beach for you to go down and explore, or if you’d rather treat yourself to a massage or facial then pop into the resorts Vela spa which is situated right on the clifftop for amazing views whilst having treatments done.

Villa Hari Indah:

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The Villa Hari Indah is a luxury boutique hotel situated near Bingin beach which is priced very reasonably for what they have to offer. There are five villa style rooms, all of which are surrounded by an inviting infinity pool with deck chairs so you can chill out and catch some rays.

The villas include a double room and a deluxe room. In the double room you can find a large double bed with a private outside bathroom with tropical shower, bathrobes, tea and coffee, mosquito net and a private terrace. In the deluxe room you’ll find the same part from the room is bigger and you’ll get an extra bed in the room.

There is an on-site restaurant and spa so after you’ve spent the day relaxing by the pool, you’re able to grab a bite to eat and then maybe unwind with a beauty treatment. The restaurant and spa come at an additional cost from the hotel rooms.

If you’re conscious about keeping the planet safe, then you’ll be glad to know that the Villa Hari Indah aims to be eco-responsible by minimising their impact on the planet. Their construction wood comes from sustainably managed forests or recycled wood, rainwater is recovered, organic waste reused, and they do not use any packaging or plastic bottles.

Thomas Garden:

Thomas Garden
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Another hotel that’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t know where to stay in Uluwatu on a budget. The Thomas Garden hotel is situated in the Padang Padang district of Uluwatu and if you’re coming to Bali to experience the beaches, then this is one of the best places to stay in Uluwatu as you’ll be 500 metres from Impossible Beach, 600 metres from Padang Padang Beach and 650 metres from Bingin Beach!

The rooms at this two-star hotel have everything that’s needed on a budget stay. There are four rooms to choose from including a standard twin room, standard double room, deluxe twin room and a deluxe double room. The difference between the standard and deluxe rooms are that the deluxe rooms are bigger than the standard.

If you’re feeling hungry then how about trying the onsite restaurant? Offering breakfast, coffees, starters, main dishes, desserts and Chinese food, we’re sure that there’s something there for everybody. If you’d prefer to go into the town and find a restaurant the luckily the centre is just a 10-minute walk away.

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As well as being just a 10-minute walk from the centre, you’re also close to other attractions including OMNIA Dayclub Bali, Uluwatu Temple and El Kabron. The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport which is approximately 19 km from the hotel.

Bvlgari Resort Bali:

Bulgari Resort Bali
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If the name of this resort is catching your eye but you can’t quite work out why then it might refresh your memory knowing that Bvlgari is a luxury Italian brand most famous for jewellery, watches, leather goods and also (surprisingly) resorts.

If you want to stay here, then we suggest saving as soon as possible. Room rates per night start in their thousands and that only includes breakfast which we would hope would be more than satisfactory. There is a choice of three, one-bedroom villas, three, two-bedroom villas and four mansions – yes, mansions! All accommodations give you stunning Indian Ocean views and a private swimming pool.

There’s a lot more to this resort than just the villas and mansions. Outside you can enjoy an infinity pool which is surrounded by luxe cabanas and bars and restaurants as well as a spa and fitness centre and events that run all year round.

You may have guessed it but this resort also has its very own private beach and restaurant. The white sand beach between the cliff and the water’s edge is inaccessible to the general public from both ground and sea, as it is protected by a coral reef. The only access is from the Resort’s inclined lift that takes guests to and from the beach as well as to the Beach Club – how cool is that!

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Puri Uluwatu Villas:

Puri Uluwatu Villas
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Our ninth and final place to stay in Uluwatu is the Puri Uluwatu Villas which is a mid range three-star hotel situated near Padang Padang beach and overlooking the ocean. The hotel was built by surfers for surfers and their families so if that’s what you like doing, this hotel will be right up your street.

There are 10 different rooms available to choose and if there’s a special occasion coming up then you’re even allowed to book out the entire resort for you and friends/family! The cheapest room is the tower house which has an upstairs and downstairs, sea and pool views and a fridge. The most expensive room that Puri offers is the superior double room which has sea views and pool views, a mini bar, a balcony and desk.

There is a large swimming pool that’s surrounded by sun loungers for you to soak up the Indonesian sun in. This hotel also offers their own access to a private beach which is just a five-minute walk away. Other beaches which are also close to the hotel are Padang-Padang, Bingin, and Thomas Beach. Dreamland, Balangan and Nyang-Nyang.

Where is the Best Area to Stay in Uluwatu?

The best area to stay in Uluwatu is Jimbaran. Jimbaran is a small fishing village and coastal resort south of Kuta. Although it may be small, it’s big enough to do all the things you want to do in Bali, and it is surrounded by great hotels and resorts as well as stunning beaches.

Where to Stay in Uluwatu for Families?

The best place for families to stay in Uluwatu is near Bingin beach as there are lots of villas near this area and it’s just a short drive from tourist’s hotspots including temples, family friendly cafes and restaurants and nice beaches.

Child on beach
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Where to Stay in Uluwatu for Surfing?

Bingin beach is where you need to stay if you’re a surfer as this is one of the most demanded surfing beaches by surfers in Bali and the world! If you haven’t surfed before but have always wanted to then there are lots of hotels/resorts that offer surfing lessons for an additional charge.

Where to Stay in Uluwatu for Backpackers?

If you’re a backpacker and are looking for a cheap area in Uluwatu then Nyang Nyang beach is the best area for you to grab a bargain, not only are the hotels cheap in this area but you’re also close to one of Bali’s cleanest beaches which lies on pure white sand.

Where to Stay in Uluwatu for Couples?

If you’re planning couple’s getaway in Uluwatu then the best area to stay is Petjatu. Petaju is a great area for couples because it’s full of luxury four- and five-star hotels and resorts which include spas – perfect for a romantic trip for you and your other half.

So, that’s the end of the article and we hope you’ve enjoyed the read and found a hotel that’s perfect for you! If you fancy looking at somewhere else on the Indian Ocean, then give the article below a read.

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