Looking for where to stay in Uluwatu Bali?!
Boasting magnificent beaches, world-class surf breaks, buzzing beach clubs, clifftop bars, hipster cafes, and more, it’s safe to say that Uluwatu is a must-visit when traveling to Bali!
You are spoiled for options when searching for where to stay in Uluwatu Bali, from cheap guesthouses and hostels to luxury villas and resorts.
Uluwatu has it all to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
The majority of accommodation in Uluwatu can be found in 3 main tourist areas:
- Bingin Beach
- Padang Padang
- Uluwatu Beach (Blue Point Beach)
In this guide, you will find my recommended places to stay in each of these main tourist areas including budget hostels, mid-range hotels, and luxury villas to cater to all sorts of travelers.
Quick Picks: 3 Best Hotels in Uluwatu
If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to read this full guide, these are the 3 best hotels in Uluwatu to suit all budgets.
Best Luxury Hotel In Uluwatu
Villa Papaya & Zen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Massive outdoor pool
- World-class service and stunning rooms
- Minutes away from Dreamland and Bingin Beaches
Best Mid-Range Hotel In Uluwatu
Padang-Padang Inn ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Bicycle rental, car rental, and spa center
- Outdoor pool, gift shop, and cash machine
- Modern and beautiful rooms with free toiletries
Best Budget Hotel In Uluwatu
Padang Padang Breeze ⭐️⭐️
- Rooms with authentic Balinese decor
- On-site restaurant with fresh seafood
- Excellent location – 10 minutes from Bingin Beach
Where to Stay in Uluwatu – FAQ
Before I dive into all the best places to stay in Uluwatu, here are some quick answers to the most frequently asked questions from first-time visitors.
What is the Best Place to Stay in Uluwatu?
Bingin Beach is, all in all, the best place to stay in Uluwatu (and the main area of Uluwatu). With pristine blue water, white sandy beaches, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and incredible surf spots, it’s not hard to see why.
Of course, you can find some excellent accommodation options at Bingin Beach to suit any budget – from luxury villas to more affordable homestays further away from the shore.
Is Uluwatu Good for Families?
Yes, Uluwatu is a great place to stay in Bali for families, especially when traveling with kids. The beaches in Uluwatu are famous for their stunning scenery and are generally safer to swim at.
From relaxing at Padang Padang Beach to seeing a Kecak Fire Dance to enjoying your hotel’s swimming pool, you’ll have great fun as a family.
What Area to Stay in Uluwatu for Nightlife?
The coolest area is near Melasti Beach, where you can find loads of bars till late.
You won’t find nightclubs but you can chill at Sundays Beach Club, which is open at 8.00 pm and has regular events with DJs.
Is Uluwatu Expensive?
Uluwatu is slightly more expensive compared to Canggu or Ubud but you can still find reasonably-priced hotels and restaurants.
For instance, an average hotel will set you back about $30 to $50 per night, while eating out will only cost you a few bucks per person.
Best Areas Where To Stay In Uluwatu
Before jumping into the main section, here’s an overview of the best areas to stay in Uluwatu:
- Bingin Beach – Best place to stay in Uluwatu for first-timers
- Padang Padang – Where to stay in Uluwatu for surfing
- Uluwatu Beach – Best place to stay in Uluwatu to explore the area
Now that you have a better idea about the places to stay and which area to stay in Uluwatu, let’s go through the best hotels for all budgets, from cheap guest houses to luxury villas.
We’ll start with Bingin Beach, arguable the best area in Uluwatu to stay!
Bingin Beach – Where to Stay in Uluwatu for First-Timers
Luxury: Villa Papaya & Zen
✔️ Rating: 8.6/10 | Reviews: 10+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Experience world-class service at the Villa Papaya & Zen. One of the best places to stay in Uluwatu Bali, Villa Papaya & Zen offers outdoor pools, garden views, a restaurant, and bar. With superior style villas, you really are in luxury here at this Uluwatu villa.
Superior style rooms at Villa Papaya, with comfortable beds, wifi throughout, a living room, kitchen, and seating area.
Just 500 yards from Bingin Beach and Dreamland Beach. Uluwatu Temple is just 2.6 miles away and you have one of the best restaurants in Uluwatu, The Cashew Tree which is just right around the corner.
These luxury rooms are more like houses than villas. With stunning swimming pools and all rooms having views of the gardens, this resort is definitely one to consider when looking for where to stay in Uluwatu.
Villa Papaya & Zen is perfect for families or a group of friends. With all these Uluwatu villas having multiple rooms, they’re pretty large to accommodate more people.
Get a group of friends together and live large for a few days in the Bukit Peninsula, as this is one of the Uluwatu best places to stay!
Luxury: Mahi Mahi Villas & Suites
✔️ Rating: 8.4/10 | Reviews: 200+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mahi Mahi Villas & Suites really is a slice of luxury near Bingin Beach in Uluwatu. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and free parking for guests who drive.
With a series of beaches, restaurants, and markets close by, this luxury accommodation is the perfect pick for your stay.
Just 300 yards away from Bingin Beach and Dreamland Beach. Uluwatu Temple and shopping malls all close by. This Luxury Villa is right in the middle of all the activities in Uluwatu.
There is such a wide variety of rooms on offer at Mahi Mahi. From 1 bed villas all the way to 4 bedroom family villas, you really have a choice for everyone. All rooms come with wifi, easy access to the inside and outside swimming pools, refrigerators, and private entrances.
This really is for all sorts of people. From solo travelers being able to stay in the 1 bedroom villa, all the way to families looking for a little luxury and having the option to stay in the family villa.
Luxury: Villa Hari Indah
✔️ Rating: 9.6/10 | Reviews: 300+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of the best-selling luxury accommodations on the Bukit Peninsula. Villa Hard Indah is amongst trees within the heart of Bingin Beach and is an excellent option for Uluwatu stays.
With swimming pools, a free airport shuttle, breakfast on offer, and free parking. From the moment you arrive here, you really are living a luxury lifestyle.
Just 400 yards from Bingin Beach, you’re never too far from anything. With the Uluwatu Temple, restaurants, and beaches nearby, you’re always in the hub of everything.
This area is also popular amongst golfers, those who enjoy snorkeling as well as windsurfing. So if you’re an adventurer, you’re in the right location here at this Uluwatu villa.
With over 7 different styles of rooms, Villa Hari Indah offers something for everyone. With large comfortable beds, wifi throughout the property, streaming services like Netflix, air-con, and bathrobes. All rooms, whichever one you choose, never provides anything less than Luxury.
It’s recommended for pretty much anyone, whether you’re a solo traveler looking for luxury or whether you’re a family traveling together.
Mid Range: Impossible Cliff House
✔️ Rating: 7.1/10 | Reviews: 500+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
A top contender for mid-range accommodation when looking for where to stay in Uluwatu, featuring direct access to the white sandy shorelines of Bingin Beach.
Inn Possible Cliff House offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the surf break at Bingin Beach. Other facilities also include concierge services, bicycle rental, massage spas, surfboard, and snorkel hire.
This accommodation couldn’t get any closer to the beach if you tried. Parks, a golf course, and temples close by, with the airport just 5.7 miles away. If you want to enjoy a little nightlife, head into the center of Kuta just 7 miles away.
Another Uluwatu hotel with a great variety of room styles. With all rooms offering beach views, access to the swimming pools, wifi throughout, and comfortable beds. All rooms come equipped with air-con, a wardrobe or closet as well as a clean and open interior.
This is another great place to stay for the masses. From couple or solo travelers to families. With a great range of rooms, this Uluwatu Bali hotel caters to every traveler type. Couples have also highly rated this accommodation and this best location to stay in Uluwatu.
Mid Range: Legends Beachfront Resort
✔️ Rating: 9.2/10 | Reviews: 300+ | Class: Resort
This epic Uluwatu hotel is on the beachfront and has free wifi throughout. With stunning views from every room and guests being able to enjoy a la carte breakfasts each morning.
Right on Bingin Beach, you’re getting great value for money when it comes to location. With Cemongkak Beach and Impossible Beach only 1 km away, you’re in the perfect location to explore nearby tourist destinations.
Legends Beachfront Resort is a modern and clean accommodation. With different room types to rent, all of them with a balcony. You’ll get large comfortable, queen and king-sized beds, wifi throughout the property, a minibar, and much more.
This resort is perfect for couples, solo travelers, and even small families.
Mid Range: Alamanda Villas
✔️ Rating: 8.7/10 | Reviews: 200+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The best selling, mid-range accommodation on the Bukit Peninsula! Alamanda Villas offers accommodation in the heart of Uluwatu, right by Bingin Beach.
With Asian breakfast available each morning and bicycle hire from the resort, you can have all your holiday needs taken care of here at Alamanda Villas.
Just a short walk from Bingin Beach, this hotel in Uluwatu is perfectly located. Close to shops, restaurants, and Uluwatu places to stay and attractions, you’ll never get bored whilst staying here.
With a huge variety of bungalows, guests here have the option to pick whatever rooms best suits them. Each bungalow has wifi, swimming pool access, garden views, and air-con. Each room has mosquito nets, a spacious living, and dining.
This resort is great for solo traveling nomads with the rooms having great working spaces and fast wifi. But also, it’s been favored by traveling couples. The bungalows are slightly smaller so it’s not so great for families.
Budget: Dreamsea Bali
✔️ Rating: 8.6/10 | Reviews: 1,500+ | Class: Beachfront Accommodation
Offering views of the sea, a restaurant, a shared terrace, and a garden, Dreamsea Bali offers great quality at a great price. With continental breakfasts available every morning and airport shuttle available to and from this budget Uluwatu hotel.
With Impossible Beach just 100m away, you’re in the perfect location here at Dreamsea Bali. Surrounded by restaurants, shops, and cafes and just around the corner.
Standard rooms and dorms are on offer, all at a budget price. All rooms have wifi access, sea views, and large comfortable beds. All rooms also have a mosquito net and the whole resort is located on the ground floor.
Dreamsea Bali is popular amongst solo travelers, so look no further in your search for where to stay on a budget.
Padang Padang – Best Area to Stay in Uluwatu for Surfing
Luxury: Suarga Padang Padang
✔️ Rating: 8.2/10 | Reviews: 200+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Suarga Padang Padang is perched on the cliffs just 100 yards from Padang Padang Beach, and is one of the best places to stay in Bali.
Offering boutique-style accommodation, built with minimal environmental impact. With two outdoor swimming pools, a lounge bar, and ocean views, this luxury resort is heaven in Padang Padang.
Overlooking the beach and a stone’s throw away from Padang Padang Beach, you really can’t ask for a better-located resort.
With all the tourist attractions close by, the airport in quick transit, and a whole range of restaurants nearby, this luxury accommodation couldn’t be better.
Spacious, air-conditioned suites with wifi, epic views, and large comfortable beds. With all rooms offering mosquito nets, a terrace overlooking the garden or pools, and open-air bathrooms.
With a minimal, yet sleek interior, these rooms are sure to make you feel at peace here in Uluwatu.
The range of rooms here is outstanding. From single rooms all the way to family suites, Suarga Padang Padang offers something for everyone. You name it, they have it, and it’s a great place where to stay in Uluwatu backpackers.
Luxury: Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
✔️ Rating: 8.3/10 | Reviews: 700+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
With infinity pools, a fitness center, and even a spa, Anantara is the epitome of luxury. From specialty restaurants on-site to a 24-hour help desk, you could ask for nothing more during your stay at the Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort.
A little further along the coast with Padang Padang being just 600 yards away, this resort is still in a perfect location. With views of the Indian Ocean and a 15-minute drive of Uluwatu Temple and Nusa Dua Beach.
A 20-minute drive leads to Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park. Everything from tourist destinations to restaurants is all within easy reach.
Another massive selection of rooms here at Anantara, all offering large, comfortable beds, wifi access, pool, and garden views with the ocean just beyond. Equipped with hairdryer, bathrobes, hot tubs, free toiletries, and even multiple bathrooms.
Another resort perfect for all sorts of travelers. From individual to family rooms, this resort, however, has been favored by couple travelers for being a little more luxurious and a little more romantic.
Mid Range: Padang Padang Inn
✔️ Rating: 8.3/10 | Reviews: 800+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Offering a large outdoor pool and spa center, this resort is in the heart of Padang Padang. With free parking, taxi service to the airport, and other facilities including a gift shop and cash machine, Padang Padang Inn is a great mid-range option.
300 yards from Padang Padang Beach and just 30 minutes from the airport, you really are at the heart of everything in this Uluwatu hotel. With a range of restaurants surrounding the hotel and Uluwatu Temple less than 2 miles away.
Smaller, yet efficient rooms offering wifi access, pool views, comfortable beds, and a desk area to work in. With every room having air-con, private access, and a wardrobe, you really have everything you possibly need. Each room here offers a maximum of 2 people per room.
This one is good for couples or two friends traveling together. With the pick of a double or twin room, these smaller rooms are also great for solo travelers.
Mid Range: The Brothers Villa
✔️ Rating: 7.1/10 | Reviews: 200+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Brothers Villa features a large open lawn with a swimming pool. With an airport shuttle and taxis available at this mid-range accommodation in Uluwatu, you don’t have to worry about a thing on your holiday.
Just a 5 minute walk from Padang Padang Beach and within a mile of a dozen others, you’re at the heart of all activity here. With Kuta just 7 miles away, you’re never far from the capital.
With the choice of villas or rooms, you have everything to see you through your stay in Uluwatu. With wifi, air-con, tea/coffee machines, and flat-screen TVs, you’ll always feel comfortable at this Uluwatu villa. The family room also coming with a private swimming pool.
This villa in Uluwatu is perfect for families. With the option to stay in the family villa with a private pool, close to beaches and restaurants, this makes for the perfect family accommodation in Uluwatu.
Budget: Padang Padang Breeze
✔️ Rating: 6.9/10 | Reviews: 300+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️
Padang Padang Breeze features an in-house restaurant that serves a spread of Balinese cuisine and seafood dishes. Guests can arrange for surfing lessons at the front desk, or rent a car to explore the surroundings. Concierge and airport shuttle services are available upon request.
A 20-minute walk from Padang Padang Beach or a 10-minute drive from Bingin Beach, a little further out of town but still well within walking distance from the main attractions. Close to the temple, shopping malls and restaurants, this is a great location for the price you pay.
Bright, clean, and spacious rooms offering comfortable beds, private bathrooms with linen and towels. All rooms have wifi, garden and pool views, air-con, and tea/coffee machines.
Couples and families. With a family suite available, you and the whole family can enjoy staying in Uluwatu on a budget.
Budget: Medori Putih Homestay
✔️ Rating: 8.4/10 | Reviews: 200+ | Class: ⭐️
Medori Putih Homestay offers outdoor swimming pools and wifi throughout this smaller homestay. Perfect for surfers visiting the area, close to tourist attractions with the airport and the nightlife of Kuta within an hour’s drive.
1 hour from Kuta, 800 yards from Padang Padang Beach, and just 2 miles from Uluwatu Temple. Although a little further from the beach than the other resorts, this Uluwatu homestay is still in a great spot.
Clean, spacious, and private rooms offering double or twin beds. With aircon, wifi, garden, and pool views with breakfast served in your room upon request.
This homestay in Uluwatu is perfect for couples to enjoy private rooms and comfortable double beds.
Uluwatu Beach – Best Place to Stay in Uluwatu for Exploration
Luxury: Ulu Cliffhouse
✔️ Rating: 8.2/10 | Reviews: 200+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Among the incredible features at Ulu Cliffhouse are a 24-hour help desk, room service, free wifi throughout the premises, and free a la carte breakfast. This is a luxury resort in Uluwatu, overlooking the beach.
With Uluwatu Beach just 0.4 miles away, Uluwatu Temple 0.9 miles away, and a range of shops, restaurants, and markets right around the corner, you couldn’t be in a better location.
With a range of different rooms, you really are spoilt for choice. Whichever room you pick, be sure to know you’re going to have incredible sea views, large comfortable beds with a clean and tropical interior. All rooms come with a closet and a private bathroom.
This accommodation is perfect for couples with each room here only sleeping a maximum of 2 people.
Luxury: The Istana
✔️ Rating: 8.3/10 | Reviews: 70+ | Class: Resort
Another best place to stay Uluwatu offers is The Istana, and you’ll stay in style. With an outdoor swimming pool, sun loungers, and WiFi throughout.
Make use of the on-site restaurant serving traditional Indonesian cuisine or if you don’t fancy sitting in the restaurant, get the food delivered to your room. The staff here are always more than happy to help you with transport rental.
This accommodation is literally at the heart of it all. Just 200m from Suluban Beach, 400m from Blue Point Beach, and a whole range of restaurants close by. This luxury resort in Uluwatu is perfect for your visit.
Large, deluxe rooms with garden or pool views. Comfortable beds, wardrobes, and wifi in every room with space to work, relax, and chill out.
The Istana is great if you’re traveling as a couple. The rooms here are cozy, modern, and spotless.
Mid Range: Uluwatu Cottages
✔️ Rating: 9/10 | Reviews: 600+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Uluwatu Cottages looks over the sea with landscaped gardens at the top of the cliffs at Uluwatu Beach. Spend time around the infinity pool or enjoy a Balinese massage, Uluwatu Cottages has it all. With free parking on-site for those who drive and car rental services also available.
With Uluwatu Beach below the resort, Padang Beach just a 10 minute drive away and only 30 minutes from the airport, you really couldn’t ask for a better location.
Less than 1 mile away is a whole bunch of different restaurants for you to choose from.
Choose from a standard room or suite, these clean, open, and spacious rooms offer large comfortable beds, wifi in every room, and pool and sea views throughout. With private bathrooms, free toiletries, and even a minibar.
Uluwatu Cottages is highly recommended by couples to enjoy with the smaller style rooms. However, if you’re a smaller family, book into the family suite and enjoy a family holiday here in Uluwatu.
Mid Range: Three Monkeys Villas
✔️ Rating: 8.3/10 | Reviews: 100+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Just 500 yards from Uluwatu Beach, this traditional Balinese Uluwatu villa offers a calming environment, surrounded by trees and a beautiful outdoor pool.
With massage services and landscaped gardens, this resort is the perfect escape after a busy day exploring.
As I mentioned, just 500 yards from Uluwatu Beach, this villa is at the heart of all the activity in Uluwatu.
With tourist spots such as Uluwatu Temple close by and car rental services available at the resort, nothing is ever too far away.
These villa-style rooms are such great value for money. With huge bathrooms, clean and open interiors, mosquito nets over large, comfortable beds, and TV and DVD players available in each room. Wi-Fi is available throughout these Uluwatu villas and safety deposit boxes in all rooms.
Three Monkeys Villas is perfect for solo or couple travelers, with smaller rooms sleeping a maximum of 2 people.
Budget: Tregge Surf Camp Uluwatu
✔️ Rating: 8.6/10 | Reviews: 400+ | Class: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Providing wifi throughout, this modern accommodation is located just 5 minutes from Padang Beach. With an outdoor pool, massage services, and free parking on site, this budget property is definitely great value for money.
Close to all the local beaches and tourist destinations, surrounded by shops and restaurants are car rental services available on-site, it’s needless to say that everything is within arms reach.
These large spacious rooms offer comfortable beds, wardrobes, private entrances, and bathrooms with wifi in every room and views of the pools and gardens. With fridges, air-con, and seating areas in every room.
Each room here sleeps a maximum of 2 people. So this resort is good if you’re traveling alone or as a couple.
Budget: The Pande Hill Homestay
✔️ Rating: 7.8/10 | Reviews: 400+ | Class: ⭐️
Set a little further south and a little further from the beach, for the amount you pay you really are living like luxury but on a true budget.
With landscaped gardens, a large outdoor pool, and free onsite parking, this Uluwatu homestay is perfect for the budget traveler.
1300 yards from Uluwatu Beach and just 0.3 miles from Uluwatu Temple, this homestay is located a little further from the beach but still on the main road. With a range of Warungs close by, engulf yourself in the true Balinese culture.
With a massive range of rooms, all offering large beds, clean interior, wifi throughout, and views of the pool. All rooms have air-con, a seating area, and some even offering dressing rooms. These simple rooms are the perfect value for money.
This Uluwatu homestay is perfect for families. With the family suite on offer, pools to entertain the kids, and close to all tourist destinations.
Also great for couples, friends, and solo travelers in this best area to stay Uluwatu offers.
Things to Know Before You Go
Things To Do In Uluwatu
Now that you’ve got all the information on where to stay in Uluwatu, you may want to read my Uluwatu Travel Guide which includes Best Beaches In Uluwatu!
How To Get Around Uluwatu
If you are staying in the Uluwatu region, I recommend renting a scooter which is the best means of transport around the Bukit Peninsula.
Don’t feel confident riding a scooter? Another great option for getting around Bali is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that the island has to offer.
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- Hotel pick-up & drop-off
- Mineral water
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