03 Aug Eat • Pray • Love: A guide to saying ‘I do’ in Uluwatu
So you’ve decided to get hitched in Bali – great! But where?
The Island of the Gods presents a diverse array of options for destination weddings, but with its prime location on the southwestern part of the island, the cliffs of Uluwatu are prime real estate for the most romantic and spiritually moving weddings on earth, especially with the vast Indian Ocean and a gorgeous sunset for a scenic backdrop.
Let us show you how to savour your Uluwatu wedding getaway in style:
(Pictured: Smoothie Bowls & Breakfast at AYU’s Food From The Heart / Credit: facebook.com/ayusfoodfromtheheart/)
If you aren’t ready to ditch that pre-wedding diet, Bukit Café and Ayu’s Food From The Heart serve up delicious smoothie bowls, yogurt fruit parfaits, avocado toast and salads to help you along prior to the main event.
(Pictured: A view of the sunset from The Single Fin / Instagram Credit: @singlefinbali)
Widely regarded as one of the best sunset bars in Bali, The Single Fin offers a fantastic view of the ocean. Pop by in the day to watch Uluwatu’s famous waves, and stay for the sunset – with an expertly mixed cocktail or ice cold beer in hand, of course.
(Pictured: Drifter Surf Shop & Café in Uluwatu / Credit: Drifter Surf Shop & Café)
Looking for a solid caffeine fix? Drifter does not only stock a wide range of surfer gear for those intent on catching the best waves in the area, it also runs a café serving freshly ground brews using Sumatran coffee beans and a selection of freshly baked pastries daily.
(Pictured: Infinity edge pool at El Kabron Cliff Club / Instagram Credit: @elkabronbali)
For a romantic yet laidback evening date, El Kabron serves up Spanish fare with a breathtaking view of the ocean. To add to the experience, bring a swimsuit and chill in the ocean-facing infinity pool situated at the Cliff Club within El Kabron.
(Pictured: Pura Luhur Uluwatu / Credit: Viator.com)
Regarded as one of Bali’s six spiritual pillars, the famous Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is perched atop a steep cliff overlooking the sea. Be sure not to miss the iconic Kecak fire dance performance, which is typically included with pre-booked tours of the temple, and takes place at sunset.
(Pictured: The Kamaya Blessing pavilion at Kamaya Bali)
With a wondrous clifftop view of the horizon and direct view of the sunset, the signature Blessing Pavilion at Kamaya Bali is a sight to behold at all times of the day, especially in the evening. Exchange your heartfelt vows while gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes amidst an atmosphere that is nothing short of serene, blissful, and romantic.
Wake up to a gorgeous view every morning from your very own villa at Suarga Padang Padang, an idyllic clifftop boutique resort. Designed with a blend of modern luxury and environmental consciousness at its core, the property is built almost entirely from regenerated wood, bamboo, and other sustainable materials.
(Pictured: Suarga Padang Padang / Credit: facebook.com/SuargaPadangPadangBali)