Best Sunset Spots in Uluwatu. Sunset time at single fin

Best Sunset Spots in Uluwatu

Sunset time in Uluwatu is truly magical, inviting locals and travellers alike to witness the sun’s graceful descent behind the sea, painting the horizon in stunning shades of red and orange. In this blog post, I will tell you the absolute best sunset spots in Uluwatu that you can’t possibly miss. 

Things you can do alone whilst watching the sunset in Uluwatu

Towel, bag and flip flop by the beach in Bali. This what a female solo traveller was carrying by the beach to watch a sunset

Some sunsets are really long! While it’s nice to look at it from time to time, it kind of also hurts your eyes. Another thing that might hurt if you’re alone could be being surrounded by couples! So if you’re looking for something to do until the sky reaches your favourite shade of red, I’ve got you sorted:

  • Read a book by the sea
  • Write how you’re feeling on a notepad or phone
  • Do some people-watching
  • Get a drink or snack 
  • Go for a swim 
  • Surf (unless it’s too dark!) 
  • Take pictures

Best Sunset Locations:

#1 Single Fin

Best Sunset Spots in Uluwatu. Sunset view from the Single Fin in Uluwatu, Bali.

Single Fin is located by spectacular cliffs and stands as a legendary spot for surfers and sunset enthusiasts alike. With its panoramic views of the coastline and the rolling waves below, this vibrant beach club ticks all the boxes for an amazing evening. The club has a lovely restaurant as well with high tables facing the sunset.

#2 Impossible Beach

Best Sunset Spots in Uluwatu. Sunset at the Impossible beach in Bali.

If you’re looking for a more intimate experience, you should check out Impossible Beach. It might take some time to get there but it’s absolutely stunning. A few people would walk all the way to Padang Padang from the impossible beach during sunsets with a low tide. 

#3 Bingin Beach

Best Sunset Spots in Uluwatu. Bingin beach during sunset time.

Bingin Beach is the place to be during the day and during sunsets! You can either watch it from the beach or from the cafes by the beach. As the sun goes down you will notice some cafes offering live music and a restaurant grilling fish on the beach. Just remember that your way up to the main road will be dark, so you will either use the torch from your phone or make sure to leave before pitch black!

#4 Uluwatu Temple

No list of Uluwatu’s best sunset spots would be complete without mentioning the iconic Uluwatu Temple. I mean, look at that picture! It’s located on the southwestern tip of the Bukit Peninsula and this ancient sea temple offers a dramatic setting for a unique sunset. You can book your seat to watch the traditional Kecak dance as well and admire the sunset during the show. Just remember not to wear anything of value because the monkeys would steal it! 

#5 Suluban Beach

Suluban Beach, also known as Blue Point Beach, is famous for its stunning cliffside views and impressive waves. The rocky walk and unique cave entrance add a touch of adventure to the sunset experience. You should definitely add this spot to your list!

#6 Thomas Beach

Best Sunset Spots in Uluwatu - Street in Uluwatu with a writing on the wall saying "yuo are given one sunset a day"

If you’re looking for and less crowded sunset experience, Thomas Beach is a hidden haven. Tucked away from the bustling crowds, this beautiful stretch of coastline provides a peaceful setting to enjoy the breathtaking colours of the sky as the sun sets. This is probably the easiest beach to access (just a short walk downstairs) and once you’re back on the main road you will find some delicious restaurants just opposite the beach. That’s the perfect way to end your evening! 

#7 Rock Bar Bali

The Rock Bar Bali at Ayana Resort and Spa is renowned for its breathtaking sunset views. Accessible via a scenic inclinator ride down the cliff, this iconic bar offers an unparalleled 360-degree panorama of the ocean and the horizon. This is a great option if you want to have a drink and snacks whilst watching the sunset. It’s also quite an easy place to meet people if you’re in the mood!

More about Uluwatu

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What to do when it rains in Uluwatu? Find out here

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Best beaches to check out in Uluwatu here 🌴

Conclusion

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this blog post on the best sunset spots in Uluwatu. I know it’s hard to pick but have a think about the kind of experience you want to have. If you’re looking for a cool vibe with music and lots of people, you should opt for Bingin Beach. If you want to have a meal and drinks whilst watching the sunset you should go for Single Fin or Rock Bar Bali or if you’re after some quietness in a secluded place check out the Impossible Beach…

Ciao for now,

Silvia x