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Lazy Days In Bali’s Favorite Surfer Town Are Best Spent In This Garden Paradise

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Uluwatu is Bali’s most loved destination for surfers. Discovered by adventurous wave catchers in the 1970s, Uluwatu has remained a quiet and charming surf retreat for over thirty years.

The area is slowly emerging as Bali’s next big tourism resort. This new evolution of Uluwatu is bringing out the best in the hospitality scene.

Coffee in Bali Garden Cafe

From beach clubs to bouquet guesthouses, from traditional warungs to trendy surfer cafes — Uluwatu offers the perfect mix of beach retreat and fun in the sun. 

It has to be said that whether you’re on holiday or traveling in Bali, a long-time local, or a digital nomad, sometimes you just need a day off.

A day off from running from one must-visit landmark to the next, a day off from working on your laptop overlooking the ocean, or even a day off from lazying by the poolside.

If you’re in need of a day to relax, retreat, enjoy good food, and mingle with like-minded, laid-back folks, Ulu Garden is the place for you. 

Located in the heart of Uluwatu, Ulu Garden is a friendly, welcoming creative hub.

Oozing character and charm, everything about Ulu Garden keeps you coming back for more.

The cafe and community hub are described as “an oasis of togetherness in the heart of Uluwatu.

It is a multidisciplinary hospitality space where one can discover multiple areas with different functions; all centered around the tropical garden.” What more could we ask for?

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Let’s start with the menu, which truly has something for everyone. Ulu Garden has a perfectly balanced menu in the sense that there are both classic Indonesian dishes and contemporary western plates to suit just about every dietary need there is.

They have a strong focus on healthy, locally sourced produce and ingredients, and the food is flavourful and nourishing. If you’re an early riser, be sure to find a table for breakfast and let the day flow at a natural pace.

Ulu Garden opens at 7 am until late, with a range of breakfast specials to start the day right, which all come with a tea or coffee of your choosing.

You can really make yourself at home at Ulu Garden; not only is the vibe incredibly chilled out and the staff as accommodating as can be, but the seating arrangement gives you plenty of space to spread out, laze about, or cozy up with your Bali buddies.

Ulu Garden offers more than just an exceptional menu. This is a real go-for-the-food, stay for the vibe kinda place.

There is a real commitment to art, culture, and community at Ulu Garden.

They host live music events throughout the week and a weekly Sunday market where local artisans and small businesses come and showcase their creations.


The founders of Ulu Garden created the space with the intention of providing an environment where the community could find balance and well-being within their minds, body, and soul.

They offer language classes to help visitors to the island feel connected to the truly unique Balinese culture on a deeper level.

Ulu Garden also hosts yoga classes, sound healing sessions, and mediation events that bring the ever-evolving international community in Uluwatu together.


Uluwatu is a destination famous for its surfing scene, and it is now expanding into the health and wellness space.

For those who have visited Bali before but have not yet visited Uluwatu, you can imagine a place where the surf scene of Canggu meets the wellness scene of Ubud.

If you are planning your first trip to Bali, be sure to make time to visit Uluwatu.


A day at Ulu Garden is made even more enjoyable when you can hang out and sip coffee reminiscing about adventures around the Bukit Peninsula.

Make sure to visit the famous Padang-Padang Beach, or if you’re inclined to get a little off the beaten track, visit Green Bowl Beach, the perfect secluded spot to soak in the sun along Bali’s southern coast. 

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Wednesday 15th of March 2023

This whole post/article reads like a paid ad for Ulu Garden…not that there’s anything wrong with that lol.


Friday 17th of March 2023

@Sanjeev, The Bali Sun gets paid well to advertise business and throw them at us like an article of news. The only reason I like this is bea use they allow all kinds of comments, but really, is anyone there a real journalist with some ba!!s?

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Feeding monkeys with bananas and peanuts in Uluwatu Temple should be a must for each Uluwatu lover.


Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Uluwatu is absolutely stunning . Bali is an incredibly beautiful scenic country. I'm looking forward to returning in a few months