Suluban Beach In Uluwatu – The Ultimate Guide [2023]

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Suluban Beach (also known as Blue Point Beach Uluwatu and Pantai Suluban) is one of the most spectacular beaches on the island which can be found in the Uluwatu region, South Bali.

Suluban Beach is world-renowned for its left-hand point break which is very popular among surfers, but there are plenty more fantastic things to do at Pantai Suluban other than surfing!

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

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WHERE IS SULUBAN BEACH?

Pantai Suluban is located on the southwestern tip of the Bukit Penisula in Uluwatu South Bali.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

SULUBAN BEACH MAP

HOW TO GET TO BLUE POINT BEACH?

If you are staying in the Uluwatu Beach region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to Pantai Suluban.

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 Pantai Suluban Uluwatu.

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Suluban Uluwatu Beach

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This Full-Day Uluwatu Tour includes a pick-up and drop-off from your hotel and the places you’ll get to visit are Pandawa Beach, Melasti Beach, Padang Padang Beach, Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Fire Dance, and a seafood dinner on Jimbaran Beach.

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ARRIVING AT PANTAI SULUBAN

There is a parking lot located at the top of Uluwatu Cliff and the fee for parking is 5,000 IDR for scooters and 10,000 IDR for a car.

From the parking lot, it’s approximately a 10-minute walk down a set of concrete stairs that zigzag past dozens of clifftop bars, small cafes, souvenir stores, and surfboard rental shops before you reach the Suluban Beach Cave.

On the way down to Pantai Suluban, you can stop into one of the locally run cafes to grab a light snack and a cold Bintang for around $5.

Once you see the incredible view of Blue Point Beach on the way down, I guarantee you will want to stop for a minute.

The famous Uluwatu surf break lies adjacent to the Uluwatu cliff which offers the most incredible view of the surfers from above, all the while sipping on a cold one.

See More → 2 Week Bali Itinerary

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Pay for parking at this ticket booth
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First glimpse of Suluban Beach from the clifftop
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A local bar and restaurant with a view

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT SULUBAN BEACH

Once you’ve had a bite to eat and drink, continue to traverse down Uluwatu cliff via the concrete stairs which eventually emerge on the sand at Suluban Cave.

There are always surfers who frequent Suluban Beach Cave and are either paddling out to surf or coming back in from a session.

This is the main entry and exit point for surfers who are game enough to surf Uluwatu’s famous left-hand break at Blue Point Beach.

This beach is not the most ideal spot for swimming or sunbathing as the waves coming in and out of the cave are unpredictable and can potentially pose a risk of being washed out.

In saying this, I have been down to this particular spot on many occasions and as long you have some common sense and assess the conditions, the cave is safe to explore.

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The stairs down into Suluban Cave
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A surfer about to paddle out
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Suluban Cave Uluwatu

SULUBAN HIDDEN BEACH

If you want to find a more ideal spot for swimming, mind your head crawling through the cave and find yourself on the sandy shores at Hidden Beach.

This is my favorite Uluwatu beach to explore and chill on the entire Bukit Peninsula.

There are also remnants of a wooden boat at the foot of Uluwatu Cliff on the southern end of Hidden Beach.

Perch up on the sand, soak up some rays from the sun, and take a refreshing dip to cool off!

Related Article: 17 BEST Uluwatu Beaches

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Hidden Beach
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Perfect spot to swim and beach bum
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My favorite Uluwatu beach

SINGLE FIN ULUWATU – SUNSET BAR

Not only is Pantai Suluban one of the top places to visit in Uluwatu, but a sunset beer at Single Fin Uluwatu is also a must.

Every day of the week, Single Fin Uluwatu offers beers, food, live music, and the best views overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Single Fin Bar is best renowned for its famed ‘Sunday Sessions’ on the top of Uluwatu Cliff where resident and international DJs play hourly long live sets.

It has people flocking down to Uluwatu Beach from all around the world just to experience a Sunday session at Single Fin.

Single Fin Uluwatu is by far my favorite spot to watch the sunset on the Bukit Penisula Bali, though you have to get there early as it gets super crowded and it’s hard to find a seat.

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Single Fin Uluwatu
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Sunset at Pantai Suluban

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ULUWATU SURF

Uluwatu Surf is a very famous left-hand barreling reef break at Blue Point Beach.

Uluwatu Beach is home to many international surf events each year that attracts professional surfers from all around the world.

This particular break can be surfed on all tides, but it typically works better on a mid to low tide.

The best months to surf are in the dry season between May and October.

Pantai Suluban works best in offshore winds from the east and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.

You can check the live stream video on the Uluwatu Surf Cam to see the conditions beforehand.

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Surfers at Uluwatu Point
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Large swell at Uluwatu

BEST TIME TO VISIT SULUBAN BEACH BALI

The best time to visit is during low tide, ultimately revealing more sandy beach spaces, easier access to explore the cave, and small rock openings that lead to Hidden Beach.

If you can’t time your visit at low tide, I recommend visiting early morning before it gets too hot in the midday sun.

You’ll also get to enjoy a few hours down on the beach to yourself before it gets too crowded.

If you decide to visit later in the day, I highly recommend sticking around for sunset which is generally around 6 pm.

The sunsets down here in the Bukit Peninsula light up the skies like I have never seen before!

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Sunset from Single Fin Bar Uluwatu

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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

The Bukit Peninsula boasts many other awesome locations that are worth checking out.

Click here to see all other points of interest in Uluwatu.

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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 during your visit.

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.

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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.

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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.

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For More Options, See My Complete Guide On Where To Stay In Uluwatu

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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