Suluban Beach (Uluwatu / Blue Point)
Suluban beach is the spiritual home to surfing in Indonesia and home to one of the best waves on the planet. Surfers will just refer to it as Uluwatu and most of them will barely pay attention to this pretty little beach as they pass through the cave and head out into the surf.
The beach here is a small patch of white sand set at the bottom of tall, steep limestone cliffs. This means there is something of a climb down but things have improved since the days when the only access was a rope ladder. Now-a-days there are around 100 concrete steps leading down to the beach, but it is still a fair climb.
Despite being surf-central the shore here is protected from the waves by the coral reef over which they break. That said the currents here can still be strong, so if there is surf you shouldn’t try swimming or snorkeling.
Suluban Beach is made up of two sections; the first is the narrow cove between the cliffs at the foot of the stairs, but head through the cave and you will find the “Hidden beach”, a beautiful, cosy little beach backed by greenery and tall cliffs.
One of the most important things to consider when visiting Pantai Suluban is the tide times. At high tide not only does much of the beach disappear, you will also find it difficult getting through the cave - something many a surfer has found out the hard way.
After a day on the beach at Uluwatu on of the most popular things to do is head up to the Single Fin bar above Suluban and watch the sun setting.
Also known as:
Uluwatu / Blue Point
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