Utterly Blissful Stay at Anantara Uluwatu Resort Bali

If you’re looking for a personal slice of paradise in Bali with an amazing room with Jacuzzi or private pool precariously overlooking Indian ocean then look no further than the Anantara Uluwatu Resort. Perched high on a cliff the resort offers utterly gorgeous views of the sea that will take your breath away.

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Imagine dips in the pool watching the setting sun, soaking in an outdoor jacuzzi with a bubbly in your patio with an interrupted view of the sea, whiling your time on the beach which is accessible only by a lift and gorging on some gorgeous food with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean – that is what sums up our stay at Anantara Uluwatu Bali.

Perched high on the hillside in the stunning reservation of the Bali’s southern shores, Anantara Uluwatu exceeds all expectations with its spectacular and breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean. We stayed there for a couple of days before saying adieu to Bali and there was no better way to end our trip at this super luxurious property where days were spent succumbing to the rejuvenation and relaxation and with every detail celebrating the richness of Balinese culture.

• • • Welcome • • •

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The sun had already set when we reached the stunning property. The moment we stepped out our car, the porter rushed to pick our luggage. As we climbed a flight of stairs to get to the reception, a breeze of sea air welcomed us. The reception area had the quintessential Balinese style set up with an open and breezy reception area and the furniture seamlessly blending into the surroundings. Even at 8 PM, we received a very warm Balinese welcome from the staff at the front desk. After a quick and refreshing welcome drink, we handed our passports for a quick check-in process.

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After the formalities were done, we were escorted to our room.

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• • • Rooms • • •

Our stay was at one of the Ocean View Suites on the third floor. As we walked towards our room, we were given a brief overview about the resort, the timings of the restaurants, activities, and amenities at the resort.

Providing a sleek oceanfront setting the rooms or suites features customized comfy king-sized bed with bedside lamps, floor-to-ceiling glass window that opens up to the balcony. There are seating areas with sofas,  flat-screen TV, and an outdoor jacuzzi to soak in within the comfort of your room. There were BOSE speakers attached to the four corners of the ceiling to provide a perfect setting to watch movies. The bathroom included separate shower area and grooming area which allows for two people to prepare for the day at the same time without interfering with one another. It also comes equipped with helpful bath products that range from shampoo, conditioner, and body soap neatly displayed on a patterned porcelain dish. Most of our idle time was spent in the Jacuzzi on the patio, admiring the beautiful views of the ocean.

The resort has luxurious and elegantly appointed 74 sea view suites, private pool villas and an exclusive penthouse, all with exceptional views of the ocean and most suites feature an outdoor Jacuzzi on the balcony.

On our very next day, we were given a tour of the property where we were shown the utterly gorgeous villa. The villa has it’s own Private Pool and sun deck, talk about some privacy and indulgence. 🙂 🙂

Every villa is unique with stunning views of the sea, jacuzzi, and a private pool. All villas are built and decorated in simple tones with a hint of Anantara comfort.

Check out the room tour:

• • • Dining • • •

The next morning, breakfast was an equally decadent affair. Served in the stunning 360 restaurant, overlooking the ocean, a wonderful buffet with a huge array of Continental, Balinese & Thai delicacies and to top it up with freshly squeezed fruit, juice, and cereals – the ideal way to fuel up for the day with something to suit all tastes.

You can ogle at the view whilst you dive into pancakes, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and coffee – what more can you wish for. The service was attentive and polite.

Bar at 360 Restaurant

There are three onsite restaurants at the resort. Each restaurant offers some tantalizing and tempting food to cater to every palette. 360 Restaurant offers Western, Indonesian, Balinese & Asian food, Sono Teppanyaki offers contemporary Japanese cuisine and Splash offers Asian and Mediterranean food. And, for a private dining experience, there is Dewika Lounge and Dining by Design

Splash restaurant offers some mouth-watering array of seafood. We didn’t have our dinner here but had some snacks in the evening after lounging in the pool for a while.

• • • Amenities & Activities • • •

Infinity Pool

The resort’s infinity pool glides into another to form a stage-like setting to immerse in infinite views of Indian ocean – a view you are not likely to ever forget. The views of the sunset from the pool are utterly stunning and the colors are incredible.

Movie Theater

The resort also a 20 seater movie theater along with a collection of movies for you to enjoy. It has a large screen TV, Blu-Ray player, and Home Theater.

The Movie Theater


After watching an amazing sunset and having some snacks at the Splash restaurant, we decided to go for a couple spa therapy at the Anantara Spa. As we entered the spa we were greeted at the spa reception and were offered a welcome drink. The whole area is very well thought-out. As soon as we reached we were handed two forms to fill with our current mental and physical condition. The form also had questions about if we had any sore areas and other details where we did not want the masseuse to work on. After filling up the form we were asked to choose the oil, we chose the Lavender oil as it did smell the best among all the options.

We were guided to the beautiful dimly lit couple treatment room where were asked to change into the spa robes and hit the gong when we were ready.

Foot Massage and the Gong

The treatment started with a foot massage which was followed by 90 minutes full body spa. As we lay happily on the bed with gentle music being played in the background, our therapist worked their magic from toe to head. It made us instantly feel relax and soothing music helped to calm our nerves. The 90 minutes were extremely relaxing and rejuvenating and once it was over we retired to the relaxation area to sip herbal teas and relax.

The Spa has 4 single and 1 couple treatment rooms and also has a salon for hair treatments. You need a prior appointment for both the spa and the salon. The Spa offers the following types of therapies to its guests:

  • Sensual Spice Odyssey
  • Floral Foot Ritual
  • Island of Java Journey
  • Floral Foot Ritual
  • Anantara Signature Massage
  • Bali Boreh Body Mask
  • Floral Foot Ritual

Free Shuttle Service

The resort also provides free shuttle service to Padang Padang beach and Uluwatu temple.

Photo Shoot Ops

The resort is extremely thoughtful about making your stay personal and memorable. The in-house photographer is appointed to capture your beautiful memories while at the resort. The first thirty minutes of your photoshoot are free.


The most famous surfing spot of Bali is right next to the hotel, so if you are a surfing enthusiast then look no further. The most famous surfing places are Uluwatu, Impossible and Padang Padang.

We do not know how to surf hence we had to give it a miss.

Check out more about the best beach to surf – HERE


There is even a dedicated chapel to walk down the aisle. The chapel is simply gorgeous if you do not believe us just take a look at this photo.

The resorts offer a full range of wedding planning services and specialize in helping you put together the wedding of your dreams. Be it a close family affair or filled with friends and extended family members.

Cooking Classes:

Love Cooking? Then you can opt for Balinese cooking classes hosted by the resort.

Day Trips:

Day trips can easily be booked to other parts of Bali from the resort itself.

Impossible Beach:

Fancier as it may sound but the splendid pebbled Impossible beach is accessible from the resort by a lift. This was definitely something which did stand out for us as we had no one to share the beach.

• • • Overall • • •

The resort is a perfect retreat for soaking your days in an unhurried rhyme, catching glimpses of blue water hugged by an even bluer sky and basking your days reading your favorite book at one of the many day beds by the pool. 
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The seamless blend of service, luxury and tranquility offer an unparalleled experience for its guests. We loved our stay and if you love privacy and a vacation unfettered by crowds and Anantara Uluwatu could perfectly fit in as your choice of stay.

Must visit Places / Things to do in Uluwatu:

Uluwatu Temple

Padang Padang Beach

Hidden Beach

Surfing and Diving

Water Sports Activities – Kayaking, Snorkeling, Parasailing to name a few.

Explore a Cave at The Suluban Beach

Laze at Karma Beach at Karma Kandara

Green Bowl Beach

Nyang Nyang Beach

Melasti Beach (Ungasan)

Explore an abandoned plane in South Kuta

Experience Kecak Fire Dance

Day Trip to Ubud

Contact :

Uluwatu Bali, Indonesia

Tel: +62 361 895 7555

You can find more information about the property and booking rates on their official website.


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  • Reply
    February 19, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    What a stunning spot! I so love the jacuzzi on the porch. What a great spot to feel pampered and relax and take in the amazing views. I love that it is covered as I avoid the sun as much as possible so I could really relax there without thoughts to sunscreen coverings or sunscreen. The lovely sunset photo….makes me sigh! We’d love to visit!

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    February 19, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    What an amazing place. It all looks so inviting. I want to be in that infinity pool right now! And the spa sounds so relaxing. And the food yummy…and everything about it looks like paradise.

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    February 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Beautiful – like made in paradise! Not only this breathtaking landscape, this clear blue ocean and pool, it is also about so many small details that make a trip from something really nice to outstanding great experience…
    Such details like the Bose speakers in the four corners proof obviously that as a Guest you are truly a king and nothing shall be missed. Great photos!

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    February 19, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Wow the pictures are stunning and makes me want to visit. Looks like heaven on earth! I don’t know whether I want to soak in the tub or lounge by the pool first!

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    Hang Around The World
    February 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks for this great overview of this amazing resort in Bali; really liked the layout of this post. We love the design of the rooms and the view from the windows, it looks so luxurious. We love your photos too much, we are jealous!!

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    February 20, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Wow this place looks amazing!!! Love that spa on the balcony looking over the ocean. We are off to Bali in a few weeks – but sadly our budget will not stretch that far – but I am sure we will have a fantastic time nevertheless.

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    Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie
    February 20, 2017 at 4:38 am

    What a gorgeous property! I love the tub with the view in the open air. This would be a favorite spot of mine. What’s not to love about the pool and those views! I love how easy the elevator makes it, too, to get down to the beach. Bali is on the list for sooner rather than later so I’ll be keeping this resort in mind.

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    Only By Land
    February 20, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I can see why the infinity pool at Anantara Uluwatu Bali was the highlight, the view of the Indian Ocean is amazing. I would stay in there all day. The view from the windows are amazing too, the location is perfect. I like the idea of having 30 minutes of a private photographer included, he got some great shots of you guys.

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    Ticker Eats The World
    February 20, 2017 at 9:33 am

    So AMAZING! Bali has really come up as a luxury destination and the Anantara resort really takes the cake especially with that pool and the views all around. Loved how luxurious it is and the rooms are so fancy with all the food and drinks on call. The mini-movie theater is a nice addition even though when in Bali it’s best to watch the natural movie of nature. Thanks for all the details.

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    arun kumar
    February 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    awesome article thanks for sharing

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    February 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    We’ll be going back to Bali this fall and we’re currently scouting nice places to stay. Looks like we’ll have to add Anatara Uluwatu to the list! Love the outdoor tub and infinity pool, and it’s always a bonus having access to a private beach. The complimentary 30min photoshoot is a nice touch!

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    February 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Wow that place looks stunning. That pool looks amazing, I would love to spend the day in it. The rooms are so huge too, and the jacuzzi would be amazing to relax in. Next time I am in Bali, I hope I can treat myself to a stay here.

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    February 20, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I go to Bali a lot (trip #6 coming up in 3 weeks … Yay!) but I have never stayed in Ukuwatu! Anantara looks sensational! This trip is all sorted but I am heading back in August so I will be sure to check it out then.

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    February 21, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Wow that place looks so beautiful and peaceful and tranquil. Great photos. That fresh fruit look yum.

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    Raymond Carroll
    February 21, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I would love to go to Bali – looks so relaxing, as does the Anantara Uluwatu Resort. One day – maybe, I shall have the dough to go. Until then, I can only dream. Good post and nice pictures

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    Rosie Benton
    February 21, 2017 at 4:37 am

    What an incredible resort in such a beautiful location! I’m a sucker for infinity pools and this one looks pretty special, and the jacuzzi too – bliss! Looks like you had the perfect view for sunrise and sunset. Will definitely keep this resort in mind for our next trip to Bali!

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    February 21, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Certainly one of the best Bali resorts around. I’m marking this resort for the next Bali trip. Thanks for the details.

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    February 21, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Incredibly stunning property! That’s called the room with a view. To wake up and the see the sea, must be just splendid! The impossible beach is indeed awesome and the infinity pool is mindblowing!

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    Samantha Sparrow
    February 21, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Bali is such a dream destination. I must stop dreaming and go. I love luxury resorts for long haul trips, Anantara Uluwatu Resort looks perfect for me and I especially love the sound of the spa!

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    Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures
    February 21, 2017 at 11:22 am

    That looks amazing! I’ve never been to Bali before (although it did cross my mind since I’m going to Singapore later this year) but if I did go, I’d love to stay in a hotel like this! The Jacuzzi on the patio looks fantastic, I don’t think I’d leave the room if I was there! 😀

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    Alexis Rivard
    February 21, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about Anantara Resort. Luxury travel isn’t my thing but I’m pretty sure I can make an exception for such a beautiful resort – especially if they give photo ops. My instagram needs to be lit after all.

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    Jenn and Ed Coleman
    February 22, 2017 at 12:40 am

    What a beautiful property. We recently visited Thailand and had a tub overlooking the ocean like yours. Unfortunately, it was a cold tub. Perhaps there are times in the year where that would be ideal. However, I think we would have preferred to have a hot bubble bath while watching the ocean. We also love surfing so having direct access to the best surfing beach would be fantastic. Surfing, especially in San Diego where we live, can be pernicious. The good waves come when they want so proximity to the break is of utmost importance.

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    February 22, 2017 at 1:27 am

    What a gorgeous property! I love the pool, my daughter would have a blast in it. And the room! You had a gorgeous room, love the bathtub!

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    Christie Sultemeier
    February 22, 2017 at 1:42 am

    I feel like EVERYONE is going to Bali lately!! Maybe it’s a sign that I need to go? That villa looks to die for – especially the view from the tub. And I’m kind of upset you linked all those awesome clothes at the bottom because they are all AMAZING and now I’m going to have to go buy something! I love the poms, especially since they are rainbow. I love color so much. Thanks for sharing all of this info – it was really, really thorough.

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    Global Girl Travels
    February 22, 2017 at 7:15 am

    That infinity pool looks amazing – you won me over when I saw that. But then there is a jacuzzi too? And a view like that? Sign me up now!

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    Rick & Marley
    February 23, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Wow, Uluwatu Resort looks really beautiful from your photos. That lift to the beach is awesome and the water is so clear! Nice to have the whole beach to yourself. Bali is on our bucket list and this resort is definitely somewhere I would love to stay at!

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    February 23, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Your photos are stunning! I love the Jacuzzi on the patio, that looks so relaxing. And, the views from the infinity pool are priceless. I can’t get over the wedding chapel too, so gorgeous!

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    February 23, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Oh…my…GOD! That place looks stunning! I could definitely hang around the infinity pool all day and enjoy that sunset! *sigh* Everytime I see a new post in Bali, it just makes me want to go even sooner. I’ll definitely have to try to make plans soon. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to stay at the Anantara Uluwatu Resort and maybe not a hostel for once 😉

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    Janine Good
    February 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Wow! This resort looks incredible. I love the swim out pools, the large selection of spa amenities, and the food looks delicious. I have not been to Bali before, but must keep Ukuwatu in mind instead of going to the typical touristy areas. This is a beautiful paradise that clearly treats guests right.

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    Wanderlust Vegans
    February 23, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    That resort looks utterly amazing. I can’t believe the bath and the infinity pool. How did you find such an incredible resort? I don’t think i’ve seen one like it before.

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    February 23, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    What an amazing resort! That view from the pool is to die for. Love all the pictures. I wish I was there right now <3

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    February 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    It’s so cool they have a movie theatre. They should also do one outdoor on the beach. The hotel looks awesome. You live like the kings cat with your own jacuzzi and a beautiful pool ?

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    Mike Clegg
    February 24, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Great detail in your post and I think you really help show what the hotel is like. Also those infinity pools look fantastic.

    I’m actually off to Bali in April although already booked at a different place. It was great to read and see this beautiful hotel though.

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    Shane Prather
    February 24, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Wow this does look like pure paradise! Every picture I see of Bali makes me more and more excited to visit one day! Glad you had a great time.

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    Paula - Gone with the Wine
    February 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Wow! This place looks amazing! I think if you are in this kind of resort, you don’t even have to go out since everything here just looks so fab! And that chapel… it’s crazy beautiful! Anyone getting married will have amazing memories and pictures.

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    Lara Dunning
    February 26, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Wow! I’d find it hard to leave the hotel and go explore Bali as I would be hypnotized by that view. I’d totally sign up for the cooking class. Thanks for sharing. Adding to my places to stay in Bali.

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    February 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    The resort seems to be ultimate in terms of luxury and indulgence. It holds the promise of an unforgettable time in exotic Bali. The infinity pool is something I fell in love with instantly. A great place to experience the beauty of Bali.

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    February 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    How were you even able to leave?! They’d have to drag me away kicking and screaming. This place looks like paradise! The outdoor bathtub, the awesome beach, the private pool! It all looks so perfect.

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    Tatum Skipper
    February 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I am in love with Bali and all it has to offer!! We stayed in a private villa in Ubud, but that only sucked because we didn’t have all the amazing amenities as a regular hotel!! These pictures are stunning. I would love to get married at the chapel!!

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    February 26, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    It looks like an excellent place. to stay. The rooms are beautiful. Infinity pool and views look incredible. I have never heard about a movie theatre in a hotel. It must be amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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    Michelle d
    February 28, 2017 at 2:11 am

    wow this looks like a RELAXING and fun place to stay! That pool is to DIE FOR..How did you get yourself to leave this place?! Will definitely bookmark if I visit Bali.

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    Rashmi and Chalukya
    February 28, 2017 at 11:32 am

    We are completely in awe of the Anantara Uluwatu resort, we wouldn’t actually bother going out to explore the city there is so much to do and explore in the resort itself 🙂 The idea of private Jacuzzi and pool sounds awesome and that view of the sunset over the blue ocean from your room is drool-worthy! A theater or an appointed photographer, the chapel everything seems just perfect. Definitely gonna consider this on our visit to Bali.

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    Seven Continents Sasha
    February 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Oh man! I am currently sitting at work in cold and grey England wishing I was instead at that beautiful Infinity pool. What a bloody dream the Anantara looks. I am so going to visit next time I go home to Australia, this looks like exctly what i need. And the movie theatre? amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    February 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    What a beautiful post and this property. From your words and pictures, I can relate how relaxing and hypnotic this place will be. I simply loved the infinity pool and private Jacuzi. The idea of an in-house photographer and first 30 minutes free photoshoot is cool. And that Impossible beach is amazing. Everything is so so perfect.

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    February 28, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I loved Bali so, so much. Now I see this restort I want to go back just to enjoy the view from the pool.

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    March 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Wow, what a luxurious resort. Everything looks stunning. The spa and cinema are amazing touches! Would love to be in that infinity pool watching the sun set over the ocean!

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    Stefano uTravelShare.com
    March 1, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Wow, such a beautiful resort…the view from the pool is absolutely outstanding. I saw many luxurious resorts in Bali, this one is surely one of the most beautiful. I’m gonna take it in consideration for a future visit there 🙂 thanks for your detailed infos.

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    Akmal M
    March 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Bali is just an amazing honeymoon destination. I would just to go there and settle down. FYI its also widely known as a digital nomads paradise. How is the food in Bali ? Were you able to adjust to the food? I heard that the beaches are very picturesque and spell binding. 🙂

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    Ankita Shreeram
    March 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Looks like a dream come true. Love that ‘impossible’ lift!

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    Debra Schroeder
    March 25, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Bali has been on my bucket list forever. The Uluwatu Resort looks amazing. And that infinity pool is absolutely incredible! How cool that they have a movie theater on the resort. Adding this to my must stay list.

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    May 27, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Amazing post dear…and the pics are beautiful.

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    Iza Abao
    May 29, 2017 at 6:35 am

    You got so lucky! I was thinking why there were no other tourists then I read that you had no one to share the beach. That was really special. I am sure that you have enjoyed staying at this resort because your photos look lovely and beautiful. The best part was your dining experience at the 360 restaurant. It looks fancy. I like the variety of food options too. They really cater to a lot of guests from different nationalities. I would love to visit this resort someday.

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    August 31, 2017 at 9:30 am

    oh my god,its very stunning,love dis place

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