I wasn’t sure about visiting Bali. Even though Mr Romance has been there before and loved it, I really didn’t know what to expect. What I found on my recent trip to Uluwatu with 3 of my girlfriends was an island paradise perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views of the ocean.
Uluwatu sits on the Bukit Peninsula on the southernmost tip of Bali. Previously it was only known to surfers as it’s home to some of the top surfing breaks on the island. Now it’s a popular spot for travellers looking for the best Bali has to offer.
My friends – Carly and Kate – headed to Uluwatu to chill for the day at Single Fin. Perched on the cliff high above the beach, you spoilt with views across the ocean and of the surfers out on the reef.
Single Fin opens up around 11 in the morning and is the kind of place you can spend all day. Start with a fresh juice, then move on to a beer at lunch and stay to watch the sun go down.
Sunday Sunset Sessions can get crowded here so arrive early to get a good spot.
Single Fin doesn’t have any accommodation, but if you want a true coastal escape in Bali, this part of the island is the place to stay. Uluwatu offers a range of luxury accommodation such as the Bulgari resort and Karma Kanandra. You can also rent private villas or stay as part of a retreat.
Uluwatu itself is not very developed, and while you’ll find a few stalls selling souvenirs, this isn’t the area to come for shopping. Instead, just relax and watch the waves roll in.
Most of the surf breaks here are for advanced surfers only.
As we stayed in Seminyak, we had a car take us the 45-minute journey there. It’s a good idea to book your driver for the day, as it can be hard to get transport back at the end of the day.
Having a driver also lets you explore the peninsula more, and you can stop off at nearby beaches like Padang Padang.
This island is so romantic I can’t wait to bring Mr Romance back here soon.
Have you been to Bali? Where do you go for a dose of ocean breeze? Tell us in the comments!