The 29 Best Uluwatu Hotels: Your Guide On Where To Stay In Bali’s Surfer’s Paradise

Uluwatu is home to Uluwatu Temple and some of the best surfing spots on the Indian Ocean. If you’re looking for some popular luxury hotels or luxurious villas or something rather more modest in Uluwatu, we’ve got a great guide to the best Uluwatu hotels for you.

There are so many excellent hotels in Uluwatu that you really can’t go wrong but each of these hotels has something extra special to offer to its guests. Check them out.

Our Top 29 Hotels In Uluwatu

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort

This 5-star resort is truly opulent. It’s framed by the local beaches of Uluwatu and has some amazing outdoor swimming pool options. There’s even a swim-up bar.

Every room is entitled to a free breakfast and they have nightly live music and Indonesian food at the onsite restaurant.

Their rooms also have private balconies with stunning views out over the ocean.

The spa centre is excellent and it offers beauty treatments, world-class massage and holistic wellness therapy.

Regular guests say they come back time and time again because the service here is first-rate.

Where Is It? Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort, Jl. Pantai Balangan I No.1, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Renaissance Bali Uluwatu

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort bills itself as the “luxury surfing resort” and that means they are the home of Rip Curl School of Surf where beginners and pros alike come to hone their skills.

If you’re good enough, you can then head out onto the beach and catch the “Impossible Break” which is the most famous and daring surf break in Bali.

They also have an outdoor swimming pool for those seeking tamer pursuits.

Their 360 “rooftops restaurant” is a great place to see the sunrise or sunset and enjoy an amazing view out over the local area and the ocean.

They also have a regular promotion that involves a 45-minute session with a professional photographer to ensure that your Instagram feed gets the best shots.

Most hotels in Uluwatu are luxurious but very few can supply your own private papparazzi.

Where Is It? Jl. Pemutih, Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Anantara

Bulgari Resort Bali

If you want the ultimate in luxury hotels in Uluwatu then you might find it at the Bulgari Resort.

This brand is synonymous with high fashion and cool chic and the resort delivers on this promise in spades.

It is quite simply one of the world’s most exclusive places to visit and you can enjoy their onsite spa as well as the resort’s signature restaurant “Il Ristorante by Luca Fantin” as part of your stay.

If you really want to splurge, why not stay in the Bulgari Villa? It’s 1,300 square meters and encompasses two bedrooms, a living room, a bar, a private cinema, a kitchen, a dining room, its own spa treatment room and a meditation pergola!

This is how billionaires live and you’re guaranteed to like it.

Where Is It? Banjar Dinas Kangin Jalan Goa Lempeh Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Online: Bulgari

Alila Villas Uluwatu

This cliff-top resort may be one of the most dramatically beautiful places to stay in the world.

Each private villa has its own private outdoor swimming pool and their private villas are opulence personified.

The onsite fitness center is luxurious and well-appointed and the restaurant at Alila Villas does one of the finest brunches on the island.

However, recent guests have complained that the Wi-Fi at this resort isn’t as good as they’d hoped it would be – that wasn’t something that we noticed on our visit, mind you.

Where Is It? Jl. Belimbing Sari Tambiyak, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Online: Alila

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu has a lovely view from the shore and you can see the local farms as well as the Indian Ocean from vantage points in this resort.

Each suite comes with its own balcony or terrace and there is an excellent outdoor swimming pool on site.

Many guests feel that this resort offers the best balance between luxury and value for money in this part of Bali.

Where Is It? Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, Jl. Pemutih Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Uluwatu, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Radisson

Ungasan Clifftop Resort

If you want private villas with private pools or suites with access to an outdoor swimming pool, you can find them at the Ungasan Clifftop.

Each villa also has access to its own lush tropical gardens and the Balinese styling of this resort is striking and attractive.

Hotels in Uluwatu don’t get much better than this luxury resort high above the ocean and their infinity pool offers a spectacular view.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Sel. Gau, Ungasan, Uluwatu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: The Ungasan


Hidden Hills Villas

This one of our best hotels in Uluwatu pulls out all the stops to ensure you have an amazing stay.

They provide panoramic views of the local area, butler service that is unparalleled in Uluwatu and even the outdoor swimming pools (each villa has its own) are a cut above the norm.

There’s no wonder that Hidden Hills Villas has been racking up a bunch of industry awards as one of the best sustainable boutique resort options in Asia, recently.

Where Is It? Jl. Labuansait Jl. Puncak Sekapa II, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Hidden Hills Villas

Uluwatu Surf Villas

They call this beautiful boutique hotel a “surfer’s paradise in Bali” and we don’t think they’re wrong.

Each villa comes with its own plunge pool and the view over the ocean is absolutely stunning, particularly at sunset when the world lights up in the sun’s fading light.

The only downside of this resort is that the cafe seems to attract a lot of “digital nomads” who can settle in for the day and make it hard for guests to get a seat.

Where Is It? Uluwatu Surf Villas, Pantai Suluban St, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Uluwatu Surf Villas

Jumeirah Bali

This exceptional resort stands out among the hotels in Uluwatu in its attention to detail and amazing promotional offers.

Jumeirah Bali features accommodation that is just a step away from the beach and their villas all have private pools.

The onsite dining is some of the best fine dining in Bali and the fitness center has everything you need for a good workout too.

Where Is It? Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Jl. Raya Uluwatu Street, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Jumeirah

Gravity Eco Boutique Hotel

They have more than one outdoor swimming pool for their guests at Gravity Eco Boutique.

This is pretty amazing given that they only have 6 suites for their guests to stay in!

As you’d expect those suites are luxuriously appointed and they’re each designed with a unique bespoke style that is meant to enhance your holiday.

Where Is It? 32, Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Gravity Bali

Onaya Bali Resort

Onaya is all about helping their guests reforge their connection to the natural world.

It’s not far from the beaches and the swanky design is all inspired by Balinese architecture and culture.

When you’re lying out on a lilo in the outdoor swimming pool with a cocktail in hand, you may think that you’ve died and gone to heaven here.

Where Is It? Jl. Bukal Sari No.9, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Onaya Resorts

PinkCoco Uluwatu “For Cool Adults Only”

Yes, that’s their slogan and while it may not be to everyone’s taste, PinkCoco is currently the highest-rated resort, by its guests, in Uluwatu.

It’s just a short walk from Padang Pagan Beach and you can hear the gentle roar of the ocean from the resort.

Their Tapas del Mar restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Bali and you can enjoy a spectacular sunset meal there.

Where Is It? Padang – Padang Beach, Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Online: PinkCoco Uluwatu

Six Senses Uluwatu

Six Senses Uluwatu welcomes guests to its incredible resort with modern amenities, lush gardens, air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and amazing clifftop views.

The Cliff Top Bar here is a huge draw and people come from all over the island to enjoy the incredible sight of the Indian Ocean at sunset from here.

The staff here are famous for going all out to ensure that each guest’s stay is truly magical.

Their outdoor swimming pool is absolutely fantastic and their spa is one of the best on the island.

We can also recommend the onsite restaurant, Watu, which is a Balinese fine dining highlight.

We would also point out that this hotel is so romantic that it features on our best honeymoon hotels too. 

Where Is It? Jl. Goa Lempeh, Uluwatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Six Senses

The Elementum

This smart boutique resort is just a very short walk from Bingin Beach and it has just 8 private rooms and 1 suite available for guests.

We love that each room has its own day bed which is perfect for curling up on with a book or a phone and letting the world go by.

Their Mensa Asian Bistro and Bar has an excellent range of Asian food and they have one of the best selections of cocktails in Uluwatu.

We love the Elementum Spa which is one of the finest on the island and which excels at couple’s massage.

Where Is It? The Elementum, Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Bali, 80361, Indonesia

Online: The Elementum

Swiss-Belresort Pecatu

This four-star resort is very reasonably priced and it’s popular with surfers, golfers and honeymooners seeking luxurious touches but with a more reasonable price tag.

There’s a free shuttle bus service from here to the local beaches including Dreamland Beach and Impossible Beach.

It’s worth noting that while this hotel has plenty of onsite amenities, it’s not within walking distance of anywhere and that means you may need to take a taxi if you want to go out during your stay.

The outdoor swimming pool area is very pleasant though and it’s a solid choice of hotel in Uluwatu.

Where Is It? Indah Resort Bali, Pecatu Indah Raya Blok G2, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Swiss Bel-Resort

Prasana by Arjani Resorts

Prasan by Arjani is a lovely villa complex that was designed to showcase the local Balinese artistry but with contemporary flair.

The use of materials throughout the resort is meant to call your attention to the details and you will find hardwoods, marble, stone and luxury fabrics everywhere you look.

One nice touch here is that they offer a 3-hour all-inclusive drinks package for a single price.

It’s a little far from anywhere else, but they have an excellent onsite shuttle bus service that their staff will be only too pleased to book for you on request.

Where Is It? Jl. Harjani No.1, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Prasana

Origin Uluwatu

If you’re in the mood for a bit of glamping this resort consists of fourteen luxury tents in some of the most lush gardens that we’ve ever seen.

It’s the only resort of its kind on the Bukit Peninsula and you’re only minutes away from the beaches.

They have their own onsite luxury spa – the Origin Spa – for superb pampering sessions.

We love their Ember Restaurant & Charcoal Bar, grilled food really doesn’t get much better than it gets here.

They also have a geodesic dome which is set up as a play centre for children!

Where Is It? Jl. Ancak Sari, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Origin

Le Grande Bali @ New Kuta Golf Bali

If you were hoping to work on your golf game in Uluwatu, why not stay at Le Grande Bali which is practically on the course!

It’s not far from the Uluwatu Temple or from Dreamland Beach for that matter.

They have an excellent onsite tennis court in addition to a spacious outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

It’s one of the more affordable hotels in Uluwatu but there are still plenty of luxurious touches here.

Where Is It? Indah Resort, Pecatu, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Le Grande Bali

Karma Kandara

This is one of the more upmarket hotels in Uluwatu and it boasts of its position on Bali’s Billionaire’s Row of hotels.

If you want a private pool villa experience then you can’t go wrong at Karma Kandara.

The Karma Spa is the height of elegance and luxury and you will be pampered so much that you may never be able to get stressed again by the time their staff has finished with you.

They have a fantastic onsite restaurant too which is pure fine dining, so please don’t wear swimwear to dinner.

One of the most unique selling points of this place is that it’s the only one of the hotels in Uluwatu to have a private elevator down onto the beach!

Where Is It? Jl. Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia

Online: Karma Group

S Resorts Hidden Valley Bali

As you might expect this resort is one of the best places for a little retreat from the outside world and into a place of calm and tranquillity.

They have four outdoor swimming pools and a fully functional fitness center as well as a daily yoga workout and a very nice day spa.

It’s a fair distance from most other places in Uluwatu but they have an excellent daily beach shuttle service and can arrange transport to anywhere else you need to go.

If you feel like going hiking in the natural environment this is the best of the hotels in Uluwatu to stay at.

Where Is It? Uluwatu, Jl. Nabor No.29, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: S-Resorts

Suarga Padang Padang 

This lovely resort is based on terraces that run along the cliffs of the peninsula.

They have 36 rooms, pavilions and villas to enjoy and say that they are a fully sustainable option for tourism in Bali.

They have an amazing restaurant and bar area with excellent views of the ocean below.

Where Is It? JL. Pantai Labuan Sait, Br Dinas Labuan Sait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Suarga Padang Padang

Klapa Resort

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that is just a few footsteps from Dreamland Beach and with great access to the golf course, you’ve found it.

They’ve opted for Mediterranean styling for the stylish rooms at this resort and it’s a very indulgent and pleasant place to stay.

We have to caution you though, that our previous experience at this resort was excellent, but recent reviews are not very happy about the service that they received here.

Where Is It? New Kuta Beach I, Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Online: Bali Klapa

Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa

This is something of a budget offering for Uluwatu, so don’t expect high-end luxury but if you want a great spa offering very reasonably priced massages, you can’t go wrong at this hotel complex.

It has an excellent location within a very short walk of Suluban Uluwatu Beach and it is very popular with surfers because of that.

However, we have been told that they’ve made some recent changes to the pool that may impact your enjoyment of a stay here.

Where Is It? JL Labuan Sait, Pantai Suluban (Blue Point Beach) Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kuta, Selatan, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Online: Blue Point Resort & Spa

Hari Indah Boutique Hotel & Spa

This is a beautiful resort that has a lovely flowering tropical garden than flows around the rooms and suites.

It’s an ideal place for a romantic getaway or for a family holiday where you can just enjoy being spoiled by the attentive and kind staff.

The resort is inspired by a combination of local, Javanese and Papuan traditions and the interiors are sophisticated and very Instagram-worthy.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Bingin Gg. Indah No.n.1, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Villa Hari Indah

Uluwatu Lumbung Cottages

These charming cottages are a fully sustainable design and they offer great access to some of the best surfing beaches in the world.

It’s a popular place with families and couples and the resort offers a sanctuary from the outside world.

There is an emphasis here on Balinese culture and hospitality and it’s truly lovely.

Where Is It? 54MC+3Q9, Jl. Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Uluwatu Lumbung

Le Cliff Bali

You will get some brilliant views over the ocean from the rooms at this resort and you can walk out onto the beach directly.

We found that the staff here are very attentive to your needs and they’ll be only too pleased to carry your bags to your rooms.

Just be careful, there are monkeys in this neighbourhood and you can’t leave the windows open or they may come in and help themselves to your stuff.

Where Is It? Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Le Cliff Bali

The Tempekan Heritage 

With a great onsite pool, a top-notch restaurant, a relaxing spa, and a mini market, you may not want to leave this hotel at all.

The lovely local village-style setting provides both privacy and security to guests seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

This place is very reasonably priced and we absolutely adore their breakfast options. Yum.

Where Is It? The Tempekan Heritage, Jl. Goa Lempeh No.27A, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: The Tempekan Heritage

Yoga Searcher Bali

This is the ideal place to stay in Uluwatu if you want to do yoga while you are here.

It’s just a 2-minute walk from the beach and has 8 wooden villas each built from recycled and reclaimed wood.

Their private pool is salt water and very relaxing to swim in. They also have a Vegetarian/Vegan cafe that makes amazing plant-based dishes.

Where Is It? Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Yoga-Searcher

The Inn Possible

This lovely place on Bingin Beach has incredible views over the ocean and we love watching the fishing boats bob around on the turquoise expanse below us from here.

They have ten truly unique guest rooms and their locally handcrafted furnishings are awesome.

It’s definitely one of the best hotels in Uluwatu.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Online: The Inn Possible


Which Is The Best Area To Stay In Uluwatu?

There are three main tourist areas in Uluwatu and they are Bingin Beach, Padang Padang and Uluwatu Beach (Blue Point Beach).

They’re all pleasant places to stay in and they all have a decent range of accomodation from budget hostels to luxury hotels and villas.

However, if you want the “best” of these areas, it’s arguably going to be Binging Beach.

It’s the central part of Uluwatu and the beach has some gorgeous turquoise waters and white sands.

It’s a picture postcard-perfect spot for an island in paradise and it remains the preferred choice of surfers and other tourists alike.

It’s also very family-friendly and you can happily stay in this area for nearly any kind of holiday.

We’ve got a great guide on what the best things to do in Uluwatu are too. 

Is It Worth It To Stay In Uluwatu?

That’s a good question and the answer is very much going to depend on you and what you’re looking for from a holiday in Bali.

Uluwatu is not as busy as areas like Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta or Legian and this may or may not be a good thing, depending on your tastes.

It is very spread out, however, and it’s not as easy to walk from place to place as you can in the more popular spots – that’s fine if you just want to spend all day in the best luxury hotels that you can find but less so if you want to get out and explore.

Ride-sharing apps do work in Uluwatu but there’s often a shortage of drivers, particularly at night and even the luxury resorts may have trouble finding you a taxi.

You can ride a scooter, of course, but we don’t recommend doing so. It’s not the safest form of transport and you need to be entirely road-legal to stay safe and insured.

That may mean that if you want to stay in this area, you need to hire a car and a driver, this won’t be a major issue if you’re staying at one of the best luxury hotels in Uluwatu, mind you, but might be a strain on the budget of folks staying in mid-range or basic accomodation.

If you don’t stay in Uluwatu, you should definitely visit to see the famous Uluwatu Temple, which is one of the most amazing sights on the island.

Where Is Better To Stay Uluwatu Or Nusa Dua?

Nusa Dua is all about finding the best luxury resorts and holing up in one of them.

It’s very popular with families seeking a beach to chill on and there’s not an awful lot to do in the surrounding area.

While there are also plenty of luxury hotels in Uluwatu, it tends to attract a younger crowd and, in particular, it appeals to surfers as some of the best surf breaks in Bali can be found here.

If you just want to chill out somewhere with luxury amenities, both areas are excellent places to stay and if you want to travel around, you’d need to hire a driver in both areas too.

What Is Better Uluwatu or Seminyak?

Seminyak is home to plenty of luxury hotels too but it’s got a very different vibe from Uluwatu.

Uluwatu is a chilled-out beach town that brings surfers and sunseekers to enjoy the surf and the vibe.

Seminyak, on the other hand, is all about fine dining and partying. It appeals to a young stylish set that loves to see and be seen as these sally forth into the Balinese sun.

They’re both great places to be but they definitely appeal to very different groups of people.

Which Is Better Uluwatu or Canggu? 

We’ve got a full guide on Uluwatu Vs Canggu. In short, it depends on what you want from your Bali holiday and both areas definitely have plenty of things to recommend them. 

How Do I Book A Trip To Uluwatu?

Whether you want luxury hotels in Uluwatu or something simpler, you want to call the Bali Res Center to book.

That’s because it’s a locally owned, operated and managed travel planning agency that has its finger on the pulse of all that’s going on in Uluwatu and the rest of the island.

They can get you very competitive pricing thanks to their local connections and you can ensure that your hard-earned money goes into the local economy and not the pockets of some offshore corporation.

We always recommend Bali Res Center because the service is excellent and they really know their stuff.

Final Thoughts On Hotels & Luxury Hotels In Uluwatu, Bali

There are so many luxury hotels in Uluwatu that you can’t really go wrong when it comes to booking a trip to this lovely surf town.

You’ll only be a short walk from the beach and the waters of the Indian Ocean wherever you are in town and every part of Uluwatu is chilled and relaxing.

The Uluwatu Temple which sits on the cliffs overlooking the local beach is a real highlight of any trip to Bali and if you’re not going to stay in Uluwatu you should visit.

If you’re looking to liven things up after a stay in Uluwatu, why not visit FINNS Beach Club? It’s the world’s best beach club and Canggu is not very far away by car.

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