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.
WHERE IS BATU JARAN HILL?
Jaran Hill is located on the western tip of the Bukit Penisula in south Bali.
Click here to see the location on Google maps.
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 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;
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.
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!
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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Jaran Hill Cliffs
“Secrets” surf spot
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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 Bintangs at sunset please be sure to take any empty bottles and rubbish with you.
This epic viewpoint can be visited at any time during the day, however, 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 the best places to stay.
Below you’ll find properties suitable for luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.
LUXURY: ANANTARA RESORT
Anantara Resort is at the height of luxury, located on the edge of the cliffs in Uluwatu overlooking the ocean.
Features include an infinity pool, fitness center, spa, multiple restaurants, bars, and on-site cultural workshops.
There are many different rooms, suites, and villas on offer to suit everyone’s needs.
MID RANGE: SAL SECRET SPOT
Sal Secret Spot is the best place to stay in Uluwatu for travelers on a mid-range budget.
Features include a swimming pool, beautiful gardens, and a restaurant, and it’s located just a few minutes walk to Bingin Beach.
The rooms are spacious and have a terrace, a private bathroom, a minibar, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.
BUDGET: ONE DEGREE SUNSET HILL
Located on the hillside overlooking the ocean, One Degree Sunset Hill is the best hostel in Uluwatu.
This property offers dorm rooms and private rooms, and other features include an infinity pool, a tour desk, and breakfast is included for all guests.
For More Options, See My Complete Guide On Where To Stay In Uluwatu
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FINAL THOUGHTS – JARAN HILL ULUWATU
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