I fell in love with this part of Bali, it’s so much more quiet and peaceful compared to the busy streets of Ubud and Seminyak. I’ve never been to Lombok (an island next to Bali) but judging by the pictures and videos I’ve seen, Uluwatu reminds me a lot of it. The empty beaches, high cliffs and huge waves were the perfect scenery to end my trip.
I stayed at the Anantara resort here in Uluwatu and it was very different from the one in Seminyak. I was really surprised at how huge the hotel property is, walking from the room to the beach could easily take 10 minutes, depending on how fast you walk because there are a lot of stairs. I’m definitely planning a trip back and hopefully next time I’ll stay a bit longer because two days weren’t enough to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
The “standard” rooms are quite big and they all have a large balcony with a beautiful sea view. Each balcony has wide glass doors and an outdoor private jacuzzi. The room that I stayed in “Ocean Front Suite” was huge! It had a large lounge area, huge balcony with jacuzzi and a bathroom with glass windows where you have sea view when taking a shower. There are also villas available with a private pool and secluded garden.
The resort has 1 large infinity pool with an incredible ocean view. If you’re staying in the “Garden View Pool Suite ” villa then you have your own private pool and the “Ocean View Pool Suite” rooms also have a pool on the balcony. The main pool is quite big so even during high season it may not feel crowded. I spent most of my time at the beach because I loved it so much! During sunset I had drinks by the pool bar and the view was just amazing, the most colorful sunsets I’ve ever seen in my life.
The beach on the property is not recommended to swim in because it has many rocks and it’s mainly meant for surfing. However, I loved the beach and swimming there, I spent more time at the beach than by the pool but that’s a personal preference. The resort is located on top of a cliff so walking down to the beach is definitely a bit hard (because of the many narrow stairs). But it’s all worth it once arriving on the beach, it’s so beautiful and huge.
Since I’m vegan it can be challenging sometimes to have breakfast in hotels. I usually only have the option to eat fruits and juices however, I liked the wide variety of food that the restaurant offers – they even had gluten free bread. The breakfast buffet restaurant is located at the highest floor of the resort. There’s an outdoor area with a beautiful sea view, having breakfast with this view was so peaceful.
The pool bar/restaurant is perfect for a sunset drink and later in the evening they also serve freshly catched seafood. I usually went for the Mie Goreng with tofu which is my favorite! Or I would have their Balinese tofu curry with rice, yum! The resort also offers cooking classes for those who are interested in learning to cook Indonesian food.
The resort property is huge! You can just walk around for hours and appreciate the beauty of the Uluwatu cliff-side. In my case, I took so many photos around the property, each corner is just picture perfect. I’ll be sharing more of those pictures in the next few blogposts. Since it’s located on top of a cliff, there are many stairs around the hotel whether you’re going to the pool or beach so that could be a bit challenging for some people. However, it’s definitely worth it and I got my exercise at the same time.
The resort is also popular and known for being the perfect location for weddings, engagement parties or any other events and ceremonies.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
Address: Jl. Pemutih – Labuan Sait
Uluwatu, Bali 80361 Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 895 7555