What to Expect on this day:
Nusa Dua Beach
Our first stop will be Pantai Mengiat - the best beach of Nusa Dua. At this beach, you can chill, rent sunbeds, swim, or simply enjoy the beautiful view. You can also walk along the coast to the Water Blow (to left of Pantai Mengiat, driver will wait you in the parking), or head over to Geger beach (to the right). Take this time to relax and enjoy the scenery, but be sure to notify the driver when you'll be coming back. Driver will wait for travelers in the parking lot, and if you would like more free time, simply let the driver know and they will be happy to accommodate your request. It is certainly an option to skip travel stops, but better arrive at Uluwatu Temple at 4 30pm, as the amazing Kecak dance show starts at 6pm.
Water Blow is just a short 15 minute walk away from Pantai Mengiat - a unique spot located in Nusa Dua where large waves of sea water from the Indian Ocean crash against the jagged limestone edges of the cliff. The water Blow is the outcome of the narrowing crag below the cliff's face that channels a massive surge of water up to 30 meters high from it's base after strong currents. This phenomenon results in giant, irregular waves that can reach sever meters high. The area provides a 24- degree lookout of dramatic seascape that is bordered by guardrails. Be sure to note that the strength of wave splashes can vary depending on the water levels and wind.
This beach is located below a high cliff. With clear blue water, corals and an amazing view from the cliff, this beach is one of the best in Bali.
This temple (pura in Balinese) is built at the edge (ulu) of a 70 meter high cliff (watu) projecting into the sea. Though a small temple was claimed to have existed earlier, the structure was significantly expanded by a Javanese sage, Empu Kuturan in the 11th Century. Another sage from East Java, Dang Hyang Nirartha is credited for constructing the padmasana shrines and it is said that he attained moksha here, an event called ngeluhur ("to go up") locally. This has resulted in the temple's epithet Luhur. The temple is inhabited by monkeys all around. Definitely a view you will enjoy from the cliff.
Kecak and Fire Dance
A Kecak dance performance based on the Ramayana is performed daily in Uluwatu temple everyday at 6pm on the cliff-side. This outdoors performance also displays the beautiful sunset in the background as you watch the Kecak Fire Dance.