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Surfing in Uluwatu, Bali – Be there, or be square!


Uluwatu, Bali at a glance:
Breath-taking sunsets | Beautiful cliffs | Balinese temples | Backpacking vibe | Blue & Green | Chilled & Laidback atmosphere | Waves |  Surf

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14/06/15 |
luwatu, Bali, Indonesia
. April last year, one of my housemates at the time (a good friend of mine), and I went on a 3-week trip to Indonesia.

I think it’s funny the different ways you get inspiration for your next trip and sometimes, without even realising, you just decide in your head that this or that place will be your next holiday destination. That’s kind of what happened in this case, I hadn’t particularly thought of a trip to Bali in the past. I mean, I’ve got my travel bucket list in my head and Bali probably wasn’t in the top 10. But also, let’s be fair, I’m quite easy to convince and it wasn’t too much of a struggle to fit Bali in as my next getaway. And I am so happy I did!

A few months beforehand, a friend of mine, had decided she would quit her job and go to live in Bali for a while. Tamara and her cool Bali stories were the trigger for me to be like, right, I’m coming to visit!
In the end, I kept delaying my trip, so somehow I ended up going to Bali a couple of months after she had already come back to London.

During the time Tamara spent in Bali, she got absolutely hooked to surfing. I remember an afterwork drinks with her when she was telling me all her surf stories. The way she was describing the feeling of waking up at dawn to go and take the first waves of the day, how she had gone from her first massive board to buying a tiny pro one a few months later, the feeling of lying on the board, waiting for the next wave to show up – she described it all with so much longing, it would have made anyone think, I really want to give this a go!

I did a couple of surf lessons when I was down in Bali and it was such a fun experience. I didn’t have enough time to get hooked practicing, but I can definitely see how people do. It’s fascinating to watch the pro-surfers do their thing, more even surrounded by such a scenery! I really enjoyed the view and the vibes; sitting watching those who really know how to take a wave, is a show definitely worth seeing! 

Uluwatu is a beach break located on the Bukit Peninsula, south of Kuta, Bali. The area is surrounded by stunning beaches, amazing cliffs, great Balinese food, astonishing sunsets and a fair amount of backpackers. And, Uluwatu is listed as one of the best pro-surfer breaks in the world. 

If you’re planning to go and visit South East Asia, regardless of whether you may want to have a go at taking some waves or not, I genuinely recommend you make your way down to the Uluwatu area and spend a few days there, enjoying the seaside and the surf vibe.
Go and explore the Bukit Peninsula roads and find the perfect spot to enjoy a different sunset every day. A cool place, if you’re in the mood of something more lively, is the bar Single Fin, they have great food, cocktails and a terrace with a view to die for. There’s a party every Sunday and they normally have a live band playing on Wednesdays, it was reggae all around the one Wednesday I was there.

Take a look at the photo gallery and you’ll get an idea of what I’m talking about 😉

Teri Makasi!

Uluwatu Full Visual Gallery HERE

On this post | Some cool spots | Must-sees
Single Fin – Bar
El Kabron – Spanish Restaurant, it has a great food selection and atmosphere. The view for sunset time is a stunner!
Padang Padang Surf Camp – Great place, great vibe, great surf instructors, great homemade food.
Lullaby Bungallows – I would pick this one if going with your partner. Incredibly chilled, lovely tropical gardens, pools and Jacuzzis and super cool openair showers in the bungallows.

Drop me a line if you’re interested in knowing which one is some particular place on the visual gallery or if you need some recommendations, will be happy to share them with you!

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