Jaran Hill Cliff In Uluwatu – Sunset Viewpoint

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Jaran Hill is one of the best sunset viewpoints in Uluwatu. I discovered this viewpoint by perusing Google maps on my phone in search of some interesting landscapes and when I arrived at Batu Jaran Hill Uluwatu for sunset, I knew I had stumbled upon a hidden gem.

I have put together this complete guide including how to get there, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive at this incredible location in Uluwatu.

 

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WHERE IS BATU JARAN HILL?

Jaran Hill is located on the most western tip of the Bukit Penisula in south Bali.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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HOW TO GET HERE

If you are staying in the Uluwatu region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to this location for sunset.

For those of you who are coming from Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey.

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ARRIVING AT JARAN HILL ULUWATU

The road to turns from asphalt, to paved and then eventually to a rocky dirt trail that will lead you right down to the Uluwatu lighthouse where the trail ends.

You can park your scooter here at the Uluwatu Lighthouse and then follow the walking trail through some small bushes towards the cliffs.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT JARAN HILL CLIFF

Batu Jaran Hill reminded me of Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida. The curvature of the limestone cliffs, the colorful coral reef, and the infamous surf spot known as ‘Secrets’ are what make this one of the best viewpoints on the Bukit Peninsula.

There are three viewpoints to check out:

#1 Uluwatu Lighthouse

There is a hole in the fence that surrounds the Uluwatu lighthouse and it is easy to climb to the top via the internal stairs to the first tier and then up the ladder to the viewing platform on the top.

If you have never experienced a sunset from the top of a lighthouse before, this is your chance.

#2 Jaran Hill Cliffs

Directly in front of Uluwatu lighthouse, there is a viewpoint that overlooks the curving limestone cliffs and the ‘Secrets’ surf break. Not a bad spot for a cold Bintang while you watch the sunset!

#3 Batu Jaran Hill

Walk down to the very tip of the hill to experience panoramic views of the Bukit Penisula coastline. If you look to the left you can spot the Uluwatu Temple and to the right-hand side, you can see as far down as Uluwatu Beach.

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Batu Jaran Hill is a popular spot for the locals to hang out away from the more crowded spots such as Karang Boma Cliff and Uluwatu Temple, so please respect them when visiting.

There are no rubbish bins provided at this location, so if you plan to have a few Bintang’s at sunset please be sure to take any empty bottles and rubbish with you.

The best time to visit is at sunset which is between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

 

WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU

Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Canang Sari Villas

I’ve stayed at Canang Sari Villas a few times and it’s one of the best 4-star accommodations. Featuring 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas with private swimming pools, beautiful gardens, equipped kitchens, large living space, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, free wifi, and ocean views. There is also a spa center and squash court for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes, and shops. Perfect for families, friends, and couples.

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Mid Range: Bukal Sari Villas Uluwatu

Awesome 3-star accommodation boasting a swimming pool, restaurant, gardens, and outdoor swimming pool. There is free wifi and each room is spacious and modern with private bathrooms. Continental or à la carte breakfast is included for all guests. Close to Uluwatu Temple and beaches. Great for couples, families, and friends.

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Budget: Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu

One of the best budget accommodations in Uluwatu. Bali Beats features an outdoor swimming pool, garden terrace, and free wifi. There are a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes, and restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers and friends on a budget.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU.

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions, please drop me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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