Top 5 Favorite Spots in Bali to Watch the Sunset
Watching the sunset never gets old. Yes, the sun will rise and set every day, but you will never get bored of watching the sun go down beneath the horizon or the misty mountains, to greet the night sky.
Here we recommend 5 Instagrammable spots where you can appreciate the sinking of our orange star, and the lovely colors it leaves behind.
Watching the sunset on horseback while riding on the beach seems like the most cliche element to an adventure romantic movie – but deep down, we love it. On Seminyak beach, you can relive the experience outside the screen. Additionally, your photos will look just as stunning as the sunset behind you.
When the sky turns too dark to appreciate the beach anymore, you can still visit the numerous bars and live music venues in Seminyak.
Uluwatu clifftop and beaches
In this special location, you can appreciate the sunset in two different spots. You can either go down to the beach where surfers make their playground, or you can relax on the clifftop overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Both spots are great for watching sunsets, but the clifftop has a few extra things you can enjoy. Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of Bali’s sea temples, was constructed on a jutting clifftop and given a good angle, you can watch the sunset behind the temple. At night, you can also enjoy the iconic Balinese Kecak and fire dance nearby.
Jimbaran Panorama Point
Feeling adventurous? There is a secret spot where cliff jumpers take a leap of faith into the calm sea. Don’t worry, it’s safe and countless visitors have jumped in and had a leisurely swim back to the shore.
The Jimbaran Panorama Point is the perfect spot to do this. When you’ve totally exhausted yourself and you’re ready to settle down for a beach picnic, you’ll wish the day was never-ending and the sun would slow its descent.
Ulun Danu Beratan, Bedugul
This spot is in one of Bali’s four beautiful lakes, Danu Beratan or Beratan Lake. This lake is home to the famous Danu Beratan Temple where, during high tide, the land that connects the temple with the shoreline, disappears into the water, and the temple ‘floats’.
You can also watch the sun disappear behind one of the holy mountains of Bali. As it plunges further and further into the highlands, watch the sky and the water mirror the brilliant golden colors, as the sun extends its goodbye.
Bukit Asah, Karangasem
Just a little south of Amlapura city are a few hills that overlook the Lombok-Bali strait. This spot is awesome because you can appreciate two things: sunset over Bali’s tallest volcanic mountain, Mt. Agung, and sunrise that is equally spectacular, which rises over the calm sea of the Karangasem regency.
It is difficult to describe this place in words. Suffice to say, we placed this last on the list to make sure you remember it the next time you’re planning a road trip to hunt for an incredible sunset scene with your loved ones.