Bali is surely a place full of incredible sunsets and beautiful oceanfront views but not many places live up to the hype of Karang Boma Cliff. After seeing tons of pictures and hearing all about this beautiful Uluwatu cliff we had to see if for ourselves. Let’s just say this place did not let us down. It’s by far one of the Bali hidden gems.
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How to get to Karang Bomb Cliff
Uluwatu is located at the southernmost tip of Bali. It isn’t the closest place to Bali’s top visited spots but it isn’t too far either. If you are staying in one of the many villas in Uluwatu or near Uluwatu beach you are in luck, it’s only 4.0 KM away ( 13 minutes ). If you are staying in one of the more common areas like Canggu or Ubud than you have a little bit of a drive ahead of you.
Ubud to Uluwatu
Ubud is situated in the center of Bali and is actually one of the farther points from this Uluwatu Cliff. The journey from Ubud Center to Karang Boma Cliff will take you around 2 hours and is approximately 56 KM. If you are not used to driving a scooter for long distances I would highly suggest getting one of the beautiful villas in Uluwatu for a night and staying a little closer.
Canggu to Uluwatu
Only a little over an hour drive from Canggu ( 32 KM ) you will be in right near Karang Boma Cliff and all the best places to stay in Uluwatu. This drive is not bad at all, we tend to make this trip every chance we get. If you are ok with riding on highways, then you are sure to be fine. The road from Canggu to Uluwatu is very well maintained and fairly new. Actually, last year when we were in Bali they were rebuilding the road and this year it was completely finished. This road leads to Uluwatu beach as well they make sure it is always running very smooth.
Getting around Bali
There are three main ways to get around Bali. below we will discuss your options and what we suggest.
This is what we would highly suggest and the most common way to get around. It is a lot cheaper than taking a taxi everywhere and the most convenient way to get around. You can rent scooters from just about anywhere in Bali and they are very affordable. Make sure you are prepared for the busy streets and If you aren’t comfortable don’t worry there are other options as well.
Although they do have taxis in Bali and in some cases they are very far, we highly suggest you using Grab Bali. With in the last year or so, Uber Bali was bought out by Grab so Grab and Go-Jek is the only App-based taxi service available. I can’t double-check the price but if I were to guess I would say it’s around 150,000 IDR – 250,000 IDR one way from Canggu and double that from Ubud.
If you are looking to see all the best places in Uluwatu and don’t like driving you could always hire a driver for the day. They tend to be very affordable and always very safe.
Driver in Bali
A day driver in Bali is normally hired per day. If you would like assistance for your whole trip I am sure you can arrange that as well. The going rate for a driver is 400,000 IDR per day.
Where to stay in Uluwatu
If you do decide to stay a couple of days, which we do suggest, there are tons of villas in Uluwatu to choose from. We normally book all our accommodations with Airbnb or Booking.com. The places below are highly recommended and all levels of budget. We have made sure to pick some places that are super close to all the top things to do in Uluwatu including all the Uluwatu Cliff and Karang Boma Cliff that way you can hit all the Bali hidden gems.
Green Bowl Beach Villas – This is one of the best prices and highest rated villas in Uluwatu. With a beautiful pool and amazing location is hard to believe it is only $48 USD a night. Rated an average of 9.1 by over 189 people it’s sure to make the list.
Tropical Holiday Room by Uluwatu Beach is one of the best most affordable and best Uluwatu accommodations ( $23 USD a night ). This villa-style getaway is a great place to sit back and relax while having a very community feeling.
We picked both a Booking.com and Airbnb for you so you have the option to choose whatever site you feel most comfortable with.
Korang Boma Entrance Fee
When you arrive at Karang Boma you will most likely see a lady or a man sitting on the side of the gate. They will have a rope across the path and will be collecting money. Now in most cases when someone is collecting money you hope it goes back to the community. Not in this case. The property this Uluwatu Cliff sits on is actually private property.
Parking and Entrance fee is 10,000 IDR.
They also asked me at least 10 times if I had a drone in my camera bag. I am not sure if that’s an extra charge or not but it’s something to keep in mind.
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What to expect at Karang Boma Cliff
It’s hard to believe that this entire property is private property but that’s what they said when we arrived. It’s a really large piece of property with a very long road. Once you hit the end of the road there will be a little dirt parking lot on your right. This is where you park a motorbike and start your walk. Don’t worry the walk is only about 2 minutes and worth every second.
You have two main ledges and a very large grass area to hang out. This is a great spot to spend some time and just look over the ocean. We can understand why this has quickly become one of the most iconic spots for photos and weddings in Bali. Make sure you don’t get too close to the edge it’s a super far way down and can be very dangerous.
Even though the place is so well known it has managed to stay pretty quiet. Every time we went there were only a handful of tourists and a small group of locals. Shockingly it is not swarmed with people daily so its a great addition on your Bali itinerary.
Best time to visit Karang Boma Cliff
Bali tends to be very hot during the day. This is not a place you want to be during that time. Peak heat in Uluwatu can 36 C +. There are not many trees around making it very hard to find shade and relax. We highly suggest visiting here at sunset. No matter what the weather was like in Canggu we have always had amazing Sunset here at Karang Boma Cliff.
We hope this article is super helpful and gives you all the details you need for your trip to Uluwatu. It’s one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen a sunset and a must-see when you are in Bali. Make sure if you have some extra time to check out the surrounding islands. They are truly a great time and something we will never forget.
Please let us know below if you have any questions at all. We are here to help 🙂