Dramatic cliffs, important religious icons and dreamy beaches adorn idyllic Uluwatu. Hands down one of the most scenic areas in Bali, Uluwatu is as popular for its surf culture as it is for its lavish accommodation options. Uluwatu rentals are often breathtaking and can feature private beaches, ample space and innovative interior design. Excited to check these out? Let’s take a look at the best Airbnbs in Uluwatu.
Karma Dream Villa – Most Luxurious Airbnb
A luxury resort in its own right, the Karma Dream Villa is located in Karma Kandara Ungasan, a five-star luxury resort known for its fantastic cliffside views and easy access to the beach. Featuring an iconic infinity pool and beautifully appointed rooms, guests can make use of the awesome facilities at this Uluwatu Airbnb by using its fitness centre, spas, and kid’s play area. After a stay at Karma Dream Villa, it becomes clear that this luxury resort features some of the best private villas in Uluwatu.
Uluwatu Villa – Most Family-Friendly Airbnb
Also located on top of a majestic hill, the Uluwatu Villa is neat, organised and clean. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, this spacious Uluwatu Airbnb can fit up to 8 guests – which means the whole family can come along for the trip. One thing to note is that these Uluwatu rentals lack the pop of colour other Uluwatu villas may have, but the large, family-friendly space more than makes up for this.
Serenita Villas – Most Spacious Airbnb
Speaking of ample space, Serenita Villas is the most spacious villa in this list of best Airbnbs in Uluwatu. Boasting a massive foyer and entrance hall, the large rooms offer guests plenty of air as they roam around this three-bedroom Uluwatu Airbnb. Because of its relatively simple decor, high ceilings and open-air living design style, those looking for plenty of space will be pleasantly satisfied at these private villas in Uluwatu.
Sea View Villa – Perfect Wedding Venue
Looking more like a massive winery estate in the middle of Tuscany rather than an Uluwatu Airbnb in Bali, the Sea View Villa boasts an enormous, double-storey structure that can hold up to 11 guests. We think that this Uluwatu villa would make the perfect wedding venue due to its vast green space, multiple floors, lines of palm trees, and romantic interior design. An unforgettable wedding at one of the most beautiful Uluwatu rentals? Sounds good to us!
Moonlight Surf Villa – Best Airbnb near Uluwatu Surf break
Surfers will be happy to see this one on the list. Aptly titled ‘Moonlight Surf Villa’, these private villas in Uluwatu are just a few minutes away from the popular Uluwatu Surf break and the symbolic Uluwatu Temple, venue of the famous ‘Kecak dance’. Located on a private jungle road connected to Uluwatu Beach, you can grab your surfboard and relax at these stunning, ocean-view Uluwatu villas.
Bahari Villa – Best Value Airbnb
After gazing at Bahari Villa’s quaint, turquoise private pool, the pretty straw-thatched roof and sweeping ocean views, you’d be quite surprised to learn that staying at one of the best Airbnbs in Uluwatu is actually quite affordable. Despite having four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a stay at the luxurious Bahari Villa can cost as little as 300USD a night. The interior here is slightly less contemporary and modern than most of the Uluwatu rentals on the list, but the Bahari Villa is still very much worth staying at.
Villa Amita – Best Airbnb for a Group Trip
Capable of hosting up to 12 guests, the Villa Amita is the perfect excuse to go on a Bali group trip. What’s even better than a group trip? A beach group trip, of course! Not only is this villa ridiculously spacious and colourfully designed, but it also offers majestic vistas of the ocean. The one slightly-less-than ideal aspect of staying here is its location, a little further away from Uluwatu’s main attractions.
Pondok Capung – Traditionally Designed Airbnb
A villa built using traditional Indonesian structures and design elements, the Pondok Capung is one of the best Airbnbs in Uluwatu because of its elegant, regal style. While most of the Airbnbs on our list implement more recent design trends, this Uluwatu Airbnb sticks to an old-school approach to luxury – dark wooden floors, wooden cabinets, and more subtle, simple touches to further emphasise its traditional feel. Bonus perk – it’s only 500 metres away from the gorgeous Suluban Beach.
Uluwatu Surf Villas – Best Designed Airbnb
Geometrically shaped ceilings! A slightly pyramidal structure! Awesome pool leading into the garden! These are some of the cool, innovative aspects of these Uluwatu villas. One of the most striking private villas in Uluwatu for its distinctive design style, Uluwatu Surf Villas features a one-of-a-kind villa, perched beside immaculately cut grass, lush trees, and a sweeping panorama of the ocean. Another entry on this list that implements an open living space, the Uluwatu Surf Villas are truly one of our favourite picks in this list.
Bingin Cliff House – Near Bingin Beach
Calling all beach fanatics – the Bingin Cliff House is the perfect beachfront villa, and one of the absolute best Uluwatu villas overall. As the name suggests, this cliff house sits atop a dramatic cliff, with uninterrupted ocean views solely for your entertainment. Giving off a very ‘Santorini’ vibe, this predominantly blue and white beach house is perfect if you want to feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, and the sand between your toes.
Cosy Bungalow – Best for Digital Nomads
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow is ideal for digital nomads because of its compact size, fully equipped kitchen, communal socialising area, workspace, and large living room. It’s here at Cosy Bungalow that digital nomads will be able to work while meeting new people, yet still be only a five-minute scooter ride from the beach and shops. Quaint and self-sustainable, these private villas in Uluwatu come at a fraction of the price of some of the other Uluwatu Airbnbs on this list.
Beachside House – Perfect Beach House
The Beachside House is quite literally a beach house. While most villas that claim to be ‘beach houses’ are really just close to the beach, these Uluwatu villas are actually on the beach. Having just completed renovations, this two-storey beach house gives you full access to your very own beach. It is incredibly close to Uluwatu’s other most famous beaches – Uluwatu, Bingin and Padang-Padang Beach. Guests are treated to their own private terrace, giving them vast ocean views. Another Uluwatu Airbnb that could easily belong in Santorini, Beachside House is also near the famous Single Fin Bar and El Kabron cliff bar.
Kubu Bingin – Most Local Experience
Now here’s a change-up! Kubu Bingin is a tear-shaped, straw-thatched compact villa close to the beach. If you’re a fan of the simple life, this Airbnb is for you. Simplistically decorated and lacking in luxurious design elements, the appeal of Kubu Bingin is its traditional architecture and charming natural beauty. With prices going for under 40 USD a night, a vacation at these private villas in Uluwatu is also one of the most affordable on this list.
Bubble Hotel – Most Unique Airbnb
The Bubble Hotel is for sure one of the most unique Airbnbs in Uluwatu. A stay here will have you sleeping in a giant bubble – literally! More ‘glamping’ rather than a luxurious villa stay, your bubble will still be equipped with electricity, so you’ll be able to charge your devices and avoid completely going off the grid. A truly once-in-a-lifetime stay that can only be comprehended when experienced, guests interested in staying here should note that while a stay at the Bubble Hotel can be memorable and special, the transparent material of the bubble means it might be hard to find much privacy.
Wooden Bungalow – Most Peaceful Airbnb
Located in a tranquil yoga neighbourhood, the spirit of wellness flows through these Uluwatu rentals. Featuring eco-friendly wooden bungalows, a lush green garden and coconut trees, guests will ultimately feel like they’re staying at a yoga retreat. Wooden Bungalow’s location is pretty neat too – only five minutes from Uluwatu Temple and Single Fin Bar. However, while beautiful, the rooms at these Uluwatu villas aren’t as spacious as the others on this list.
At the cliffside beach area of Uluwatu, visitors can choose from a large choice of stunning Uluwatu Airbnbs with contrasting features. For those looking for a more traditional stay, Kubu Bingin is perhaps the best choice. For a highly contemporary stay, you can’t go past the innovatively designed Uluwatu Surf Villas. And what about the ridiculously cute and unique Bubble Hotel?
It’s a tough choice, but our favourite picks from our list of Best Airbnbs in Uluwatu are Beachside House for its location directly on the sand, and Sea View Villa for its wedding-ready qualities, massive size and immaculately cut grass. Now that we’ve made our choices, which ones were your favourites?
Featured image: Bingin Cliff House