Uluwatu, Pecatu / Bukit Peninsula
The Bukit Peninusla in South Bali includes the famous cliff-hanging temple at Uluwatu, a number of Bali’s very best beaches including Balangan, and the top surfing spots on the island. As is so often the case, it was intrepid surfers who really opened up the eyes of the world to this part of the island. The two main towns with strong local communities on the Bukit are Pecatu and Ungasan. A new tourist atea developement is Dreamland with Restaurant, Beach Club, Disco, etc.
The Bukit Peninsula is connected to Kuta through Jimbaran by the busy Jalan Bypass Nusa Dua and this is the only route in. Take this main road south to the junction with Jalan Uluwatu II (the famous McDonald’s junction), turn west towards Jimbaran Bay, continue about 2 km and at the four road junction make a sharp left up the hill (signposted for Uluwatu). Continue on this road into the heart of the peninsula.
On the Bukit Peninsula you can find very nice beaches like: Padang-Padang, Balangan Beach, Green Bowl Beach, Dreamland, Bingin Beach, Pandawa Beach, Blue Point Beach , etc..
Balangan Beach is a notable mention in Bali’s collection of ‘hidden beaches’ and pro surf breaks. It is the gorgeous coast that the signature hole 15 of the New Kuta Golf course overlooks. The beach is only a dozen steps down from the cliff, but it’s a good idea to head up the hills beforehand and take a peek from the vantage point for great panoramic angles.
A taxi from Kuta to Uluwatufor example takes 30 to 40 minutes on winding roads and will cost about Rp 120,000 one-way. If you are just visiting for the day, consider asking the driver to wait trip as it can be difficult to find transport back. Exploring the Bukit peninsula lends itself very well to a rent motorbike. A number of the nicer beaches are reached via small roads or dirt tracks and a motorbike is the best method. Motorbike or scooter give you solution for jammed traffic.
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|Good to Know||On the Bukit Peninsula you can find very nice beaches like: Padang-Padang, Balangan Beach, Green Bowl Beach, Dreamland, Bingin Beach, Pandawa Beach, Blue Point Beach , etc..|