It’s likely that some quality beach-time is either at or very near the top of your holiday to-do-list, and the choice couldn’t be better. Right there around the edges of the peninsula you have fantastic options like Belangan Beach, considered by some to be Bali’s best, Bingin Beach, which is tucked away under cliffs on the western coast, and the quiet beauty of Nyang Nyang, which is on the western tip near Uluwatu Temple. But you should also take note that a brilliant stretch of sand sits in Ungasan. It’s called the Green Bowl because you need to take winding paths through the forest to get to this natural paradise of trees. White sand and beautiful water await you, and even better, you’ll probably have it all to yourself!
No trip to the Bukit Peninsula is complete without a visit to the Uluwatu Temple, one of Bali’s star attractions. It is one of the nine directional temples placed strategically to protect the island from evil spirits and stands proudly facing west off a hanging cliff 70 metres above the azure blue Indian Ocean. The dark stone archway and tiered main building go hand in hand with the amazing location. Be on the lookout for live performances of the traditional Kecak Dance here as well as the many monkeys who roam around – watch out, they’re master thieves!Eating out
During your wanderings, you’ll find there is no shortage of restaurants, and cafes where you can sample traditional local cuisine. If you’re craving some western fare, you’ll be able to find seafood barbecues and fantastic pizzas, but don’t forget you’re in Indonesia! Pop into any small local restaurant, that’s not filled with tourists and your taste buds and stomach will be thanking you all day long.Getting there
To get to Ungasan take a 40-minute taxi ride from the airport, or about the same distance from Kuta for some proper touristy shopping or partying. Taxis are also available to take you around the area, but the peninsula’s beauty and scenic roads are great for renting a motorbike and going at your own pace – just remember to wear a helmet and drive sensibly!
So are you daydreaming about your holiday in the sun yet? Trust us, dreams could never beat the real thing, so book into our Ungasan accommodation, check out our flights to Bali, and enjoy that dream holiday.
Hotels in Ungasan start at AU$17 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.