This magnificent golden-sand beach offers excellent surfing conditions for intermediate surfers with a right and left reef break, but is not a safe swimming beach.
Relax with a cold drink at one of the beachside bars and enjoy the sunset. Or head over to Pecatu Graha – home to luxurious residences, hotels, villas, a world-class golf course (New Kuta Golf) and a water park.
While in nearby Uluwatu, don’t miss the magnificent Pura Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple), where you can also watch ‘kecak’ dance performances daily from 6pm to 7pm.
Dreamland is located on the way to Uluwatu on the west coast of the Bukit Peninsula 17km from the airport, around 33 minutes by taxi.
Uluwatu offers an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit all honeymoon budgets, including the following…
The Ungasan Clifftop Resort
Ave nightly price: AUD1,073 per room
Description: This luxurious cliff-edge resort is set 150 m above the Indian Ocean, affording stunning views of surrounding landscapes. Offering personalised service, The Ungasan Clifftop Resort features a private beachfront, fitness facilities and a day spa. Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV and iPod dock are standard in all units. Fully furnished villas have a designer kitchen, rain showers and ample indoor/outdoor lounge areas. Guests can lounge by the cliff-edge infinity pool or have a game of tennis at the lawn and hard courts. Leisure options include a games room and Balinese massages. Seafood specialities and wood-fire pizzas are some of the delights served at Finn's Beach Club. Fine dining and an extensive wine menu are available at Selatan Restaurant. The Ungasan Clifftop Resort is within a short drive of the beautiful Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple. It is a 40-minute drive from Kuta and 25 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Bulgari Resort Bali
Ave nightly price: AUD1,012 per room
Description: Bulgari Resort Bali is located 150 m above sea level and offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. It features luxurious villas with a private sundeck and plunge pool. A 1.km long beach is accessible only through the resort’s inclined elevator. The spacious villas at Bulgari Resort Bali come with traditional Balinese décor and Bang and Olufsen audio and visual systems. The floor-to-ceiling glass bathrooms overlook the private courtyard. Recreation choices include working out at the 24-hour fitness centre or enjoying a massage at the spa whilst enjoying unobstructed view of the ocean. The resort provides free WiFi and parking. Travel and sightseeing arrangements can be made at the front desk. The resort also offers an infinity swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Guests also can take advantage of the 24-hour butler assistance. Il Ristorante offers traditional Italian dishes while Balinese and international dishes are served at Sangkar Restaurant. Other dining options include fresh seafood at La Spiaggia. Bulgari Resort Bali is 4 km from Uluwatu Temple and 18 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Banyan Tree Ungasan
Ave nightly price: AUD961 per room
Description: The luxurious 5-star Banyan Tree Ungasan features one-bedroom villas with a private pool and free Wi-Fi. A 10-minute drive from Jimbaran Bay, it offers 4 dining options and views of the Indian Ocean from an infinity pool. Featuring touches of Balinese artistry and surrounded by a garden, each villa has separate living and dining areas. Private bathroom includes a marble bathroom with sunken bath and outdoor shower. Enjoy a traditional Balinese massage at the resort’s spa or head to the fitness centre for a work out. Airport transfers, day trips and barbecue gatherings can be arranged. Laundry and concierge services are also available. Guests enjoy Asian and Indonesian buffet breakfast every morning at the Bambu Restaurant. Dine in the privacy of your villa or sample the different dining options at Banyan Tree Ungasan. Fresh seafood and cocktails are served in a chic, Moroccan ambiance at Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant overlooking Indian Ocean. Offering traditional dance performances, Bambu Restaurant serves Thai, Vietnamese and local specialities. The Nusa Dua area is a 30-minute drive from the resort while Ngurah Rai international Airport is a 35-minute drive away. It takes 40-minutes by car to reach Kuta Beach.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
Ave nightly price: AUD493 per room
Description: Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort boasts facilities such as an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and a spa. Each room comes with a hot tub and free Wi-Fi access is provided on its premises. Fitted with a living area, luxurious air-conditioned accommodation feature a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock and a personal safe. Coffee/tea making facilities and a minibar are included. Select accommodation offer pool access or ocean views. 360 Restaurant serves hot plate teppanyaki dishes, alongside international cuisine. Splash Restaurant offers Mediterranean specialities. Alternatively, in-room dining is possible. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, airport shuttle or transport rental services. Guests can also enjoy daily on-site activities like Balinese dance lesson, yoga class, ceramic making, and batik making workshop. The resort is within a 15-minute drive of the Hindu temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Nusa Dua Beach. A 20-minute drive leads to Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park. Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 40-minute drive away. A free shuttle service is available to Padang Beach.
Suarga Padang Padang
Ave nightly price: AUD343 per room
Description: Perched on a majestic 220 m cliff along Bali's southern peninsula, Suarga Padang Padang is a sustainable boutique resort built with a minimal environmental impact. It boasts two outdoor pools, a lounge bar and a contemporary-style restaurant with panoramic ocean views. All rooms in Suarga Padang Padang include an en suite bathroom and selected rooms feature an air-conditioned bed system for a restful and revitalizing sleep. Guests can relax in the seating area or enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean from the private terrace or balcony. A registered applicant of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the resort is mostly built using recuperated wood and bamboo. The villas stand partially on stilts to promote natural airflow and to protect the surrounding natural environment. Renewable energy, in combination with low energy consumption technology, is applied to the lighting, air conditioning and all technological equipment. Guests can enjoy activities nearby such as cycling, swimming and surfing. Suarga Padang Padang is 2.7 km from Uluwatu Temple and 20 km from Bali Denpasar International Airport.
The best time to visit Kuta (and Bali) is during the dry season from April to September when the days are sunny and dry.
Generally, Bali enjoys a warm, humid and tropical climate with an average temperature of 32°C (89°F) year round.
However, temperatures vary from 33°C (91°F) to 21°C (69°F) across the island ranging from hot on the coast to cooler in the highlands. It can drop to 5°C (41°F) at night in the mountains.
For more climate info: Bali Weather Guide
Bali is located off the eastern tip of Java – just one of more than 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago – and is easily accessible with multiple airlines offering daily flights.
The most convenient route to Bali is by air to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport, which is located in southern Bali, 13km (8mi) southwest of the capital, Denpasar.
More information about how to get to Bali…
Latest update: Dreamland Beach Honeymoon: 21 April, 2022