When I started planning my trip to Bali, Indonesiaand I saw many comments that the beaches on the island (yes, Bali is not a city, but a big island with many cities) were not the most beautiful, I confess that I was quite disappointed.
And really the most touristic spots like Kuta do not have the most paradisiacal edge. You will easily understand that what made the destination world famous may not have been the sea itself, but probably the customs, religion, the exotic atmosphere by Western standards and the perfect waves for surfing.
It was then that my blog friends I’ll go with youwho were also in Bali, arranged to take me to discover the paradise of Uluwatuon the peninsula of bukitwhich would make me finally find the sea I’ve been waiting for.
Uluwatu is about an hour away from the most touristy area where Bali hotels like Kuta and Seminyak are located. For the tour, we chose to arrange with a taxi driver to spend the day with us. From 11 am to 4 pm, the transport left by 350 thousand rupees (US$28). Anyone who is used to it can rent a scooter and save. But have a good map and safety to drive in the English hand and chaotic traffic. It is still possible to find a day tour at local agencies.
Our first stop was at Uluwatu Temple, incredibly built into huge cliffs and filled with little monkeys eager to steal your food or belongings. But with care and facing the pets you should not encounter any problems.
The entrance costs 20 thousand rupees (less than US$2) and you must have the sarong, a kind of yoke used in religious temples. Interestingly, a sign at the entrance warns that women on menstruation or wounds are not welcome.
The highlight of the trip was meeting the so-called blue point, one of the most disputed spots by surfers. As soon as you arrive, when you go down the wall that gives access to the beach, the view is impressive. Hanging over the sea are several bars, both with a privileged view of the surfing competitions.
It is worth arriving at Blue Point at low tide to have access to the beach through a large “hole” by the sea. Is unforgettable.
When the water starts to rise, choose one of the bars or restaurants to enjoy the view. Or get a massage to relax with an eye on this paradise.
Close to Blue Point, also in the Uluwatu area, is Padang Padanga nice beach more in style Brazil great to spend the day, with a strip of sand and warm waters. There are small stalls on site that sell fried rice (fried rice), the delicious mi goreng (cousin of Thai noodles) Pad Thai) and drinks. If you want beach chairs and umbrellas, it’s good to bring them just in case.
WHERE IT IS
Uluwatu is located on the peninsula of bukiton the south side of the island where the chimes are Kuta or seminyak.
Those who want to sleep in Uluwatu can choose some of Blue Point’s hotels and inns and call the place their own before the other tourists and surfers arrive in the morning. Some good places are the resort moonlight villa and the charming inns Uluwatu Cottages, Mamo Hotel Uluwatu and The Brothers.
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