Karang Boma Cliff is by far one of the best sunset viewpoints on the island of Bali. Located in Uluwatu, south Bali, this is one location not to be missed during your stay.
I have visited this Uluwatu cliff on countless occasions and have put together this complete guide on how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive at Karang Boma Uluwatu.
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WHERE IS KARANG BOMA CLIFF & HOW TO GET THERE
The Karang Boma Cliff viewpoint is located in the Uluwatu region on the Bukit Peninsula in south Bali.
If you are staying in the Uluwatu region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to Karang Boma 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 to reach Karang Boma Uluwatu.
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ARRIVING AT KARANG BOMA CLIFF
When using Google Maps to find Uluwatu Cliff, it will lead you to the end of a paved road and to a small parking lot out the front of a locked gate.
At first, it may seem like the entrance is closed though there is a dirt trail on the right-hand side of the gate that leads all the way down to the cliff.
See the images below that show the turnoff and signpost, and the other is of the parking lot at the big gates. Look out for these landmarks and you shouldn’t get lost.
The entrance from the road
Follow this dirt trail
WHAT TO EXPECT
There is an entrance fee of 10,000 IDR to visit which is to be paid upon arrival to a ticket officer.
As my friends and I made our way down to the cliff edge, we were in complete awe of the landscape that surrounded us.
The rocky cliffs at Karang Boma Uluwatu tower high above a stunning reef below and Uluwatu Temple can be spotted on the peak of a nearby cliff in the distance.
It’s possible to walk out to the very edge of Uluwatu Cliff but do so at your own risk. It’s approximately a 100-meter drop to the shoreline so please be very careful when exploring this location.
Visiting Karang Boma is truly an exhilarating experience and marveling at the panoramic views overlooking the Bali Sea is what makes this place so unique.
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Karang Boma Uluwatu
View of Uluwatu Temple
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The best time to visit is between 5 pm and 6 pm to catch the golden hour of sunset. However, due to the recent popularity at this viewpoint, you may have to wait in line to get a good shot of the cliff face at this time.
Alternatively, it’s a great place to check out during the middle of the day and there will most likely be no other tourists around. You may also be able to spot experienced surfers riding the waves below the cliffs.
As I mentioned earlier in this article, please take care when exploring this location and do so at your own risk.
But most of all, enjoy an incredible sunset with your friends and family at one of the best viewpoints in Bali.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
The Bukit Peninsula boasts many other awesome locations that are worth checking out if you have the time.
Click on the links below to see all other points of interest in Uluwatu:
- Jaran Hill Sunset Viewpoint
- Nyang Nyang Beach
- Suluban Beach Uluwatu
- Green Bowl Beach
- Padang Padang Beach
- Balangan Beach
Suluban Beach Uluwatu
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 near the Uluwatu Cliff to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.
See this list of accommodations in Uluwatu 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 in Uluwatu. 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.
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 Cliff, Uluwatu Temple, and beaches. Great for couples, families, and friends.
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.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU.
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