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  • Writer's pictureMirko La Rosa

Six Senses Uluwatu: A Journey Through the Senses in Bali's Stunning Cliffside Resort

Updated: Mar 20, 2023


Overview



I've just returned from an unforgettable escape at the breathtaking Six Senses Bali (@sixsensesbali), and I simply can't wait to share my experience with all of you!🌅🥂

Tucked away in the lush green paradise of Uluwatu, the Six Senses Bali is a luxurious haven that offers a seamless blend of exquisite design, sustainability, and authentic Balinese culture.🌺🌿


Are you in search of a luxurious and unforgettable holiday experience? Look no further than Six Senses Uluwatu, located in the breathtaking cliffs of Bali's southern peninsula. With its stunning views, top-notch amenities, and commitment to sustainability, Six Senses Uluwatu will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and truly transported to paradise.


Six Senses Uluwatu is an escape unlike any other: the resort's stunning architecture and design seamlessly blend in with the surrounding landscape, and you will feel as though you are in a tropical paradise.


This luxurious resort offers a journey through the senses, a place to reconnect with nature and rediscover peace and balance. As one of the most sought after destinations in Bali, Six Senses Uluwatu is a haven for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in a breathtaking setting.

First and foremost, Six Senses Uluwatu appeals to the sense of sight. The resort's design is inspired by traditional Balinese architecture and features natural materials like bamboo and stone. The buildings and villas blend seamlessly into the lush jungle landscape, providing breathtaking views of the ocean and neighboring islands.

The next sense to be enlivened is the sense of smell. The resort's lush tropical gardens are filled with fragrant blooms, from jasmine and frangipani to hibiscus and bougainvillea. The scent of fresh flowers combined with the salty sea air creates a heady aroma that is truly unforgettable.


Other senses involved are detailed below...



SOMETHING ABOUT ULUWATU


Nestled on the southwestern tip of the island of Bali, Uluwatu is a breathtaking location that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With its stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage, and tranquil atmosphere, Uluwatu has something to offer for every type of traveler.

The Uluwatu Temple is one of the island's most iconic landmarks and is a must-visit for all who come to Bali. This ancient Hindu temple is perched on a cliff, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding jungle. The temple is also famous for its nightly kecak fire dance, which is a traditional Balinese dance that is performed in the temple complex.

Aside from its rich cultural heritage, Uluwatu is also known for its incredible surf breaks. The area is home to some of the most sought-after surf spots in the world, attracting surfers from all over the globe. Whether you are a seasoned surfer or a beginner, there is a wave here that will suit your skill level.

For those who prefer a more relaxed pace of life, Uluwatu has plenty of stunning beaches to choose from. From the white sandy shores of Bingin Beach to the secluded cliffs of Padang Padang, there is a beach here that will suit every taste. Whether you want to sunbathe, swim, or simply relax and enjoy the views, you will find the perfect spot here.

If you are looking for some delicious food, Uluwatu has plenty of restaurants and street stalls that serve up traditional Balinese dishes as well as international cuisine. From spicy nasi goreng to fresh seafood, you will find something to satisfy your taste buds here. In conclusion, Uluwatu is a truly unique and special place that should not be missed by anyone who visits Bali. With its stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage, and tranquil atmosphere, Uluwatu is a hidden gem that is waiting to be explored.



What we liked most



Six Senses Uluwatu is more than just a luxury resort. It is a journey through the senses, a place to reconnect with nature and rediscover peace and balance.


The resort is the ultimate luxury holiday destination, offering an experience that engages all of your senses. From the breathtaking views and top-notch amenities to the delicious food and commitment to sustainability, this resort will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and truly transported to paradise.


Six Senses Uluwatu is also committed to sustainability, and the resort strives to reduce its environmental impact while providing guests with the best possible experience. The resort's initiatives include solar power, waste management, and water conservation, and you can feel good knowing that you are staying at a resort that cares about the planet.


Rooms & Villas



🛏️💤Upon arrival, I was welcomed into my very own Cliff Pool Villa, boasting an elegant and spacious layout with modern amenities, and that all-important private infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Waking up to a front-row seat of this mesmerizing view? Absolute bliss!🌊☀️


The resort offers 68 private villas to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect escape that fits your needs and preferences.


Each villa at Six Senses Uluwatu is designed to provide guests with maximum comfort and relaxation. Whether you're looking to spend time with your loved ones, or simply escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the villas offer a peaceful and private retreat. The spacious living areas and outdoor spaces provide the perfect place to unwind, and the private pools offer a serene escape from the world around you.

The villas are also equipped with all of the amenities you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. From comfortable bedding to modern and well-appointed bathrooms, you'll find everything you need for a memorable holiday experience. The outdoor showers provide a unique and refreshing experience, and the private plunge pools offer the perfect place to cool off on a hot day.

In terms of design, the villas at Six Senses Uluwatu are designed to seamlessly blend in with the surrounding landscape. The beautiful architecture and thoughtful design elements provide a luxurious and natural escape, and you'll feel as though you are in your own tropical paradise.


When it comes to views, the private villas at Six Senses Uluwatu are unrivaled. Each villa offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, and you'll be able to enjoy the beauty of Bali's natural landscape from the comfort of your own private retreat. Whether you're looking to watch the sun rise over the ocean or simply relax and take in the stunning views, the villas provide the perfect place to do so.


In detail:

  1. Sky Suite: Sweeping ocean views are yours in this spacious one-bedroom Bali suite featuring an outdoor deck with vista bathtub. These stylish and cozy suites offer total comfort with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. Sit back and feel the ocean breeze while lazing on your outdoor deck or immerse yourself in the ocean-facing bathtub. The suite offers a spacious bathroom with a double vanity and high-tech toilet.

  2. Sky Pool Suite: Endless views to the Indian Ocean come with this one-bedroom suite, featuring an outdoor pool, deck and ocean-facing bathtub. Enjoy mesmerizing ocean views as you relax by your private pool at Six Senses hotel in Bali. These spacious single room suites offer privacy with fantastic views, are understated and elegant in design. Perfect for a cozy couple's escape, they feature an outdoor deck by the pool and a sunbed, offering comfort and a space to relax and unwind at your own pace.

  3. Cliff Pool Villa - One Bedroom A Balinese-style cliff-top pool villa with uninterrupted views to the ocean from your private deck or bathtub. The cliff-top one-bedroom Uluwatu villa is inspired by Balinese architecture. A small temple at the entrance welcomes you to your home in the resort. The villa features a 228 sq.ft. (21 sq.m.) outdoor pool with a spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. A large deck where you can feel the ocean breeze while sunbathing or while enjoying your favorite book and a day bed should you want to soak in the outdoors. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean while you immerse yourself in your ocean-facing deep soak bathtub.

  4. Sky Penthouse with Pool - Two Bedroom: This two-bedroom Bali penthouse has a living room and outdoor pool from which to enjoy the famous Bali sunsets. Perched on high, with private pool, the penthouse suite offers stunning 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean and the Pecatu cliff. Lavishly appointed, it feature a spacious living room, two bedrooms and an outdoor open deck with an outdoor 330 sq.ft. (31 sq.m.) pool for those seeking comfort and discrete luxury. Separate dining and seating areas offer individual spaces in the living room. The suite features three bathrooms two of which have ensuite bathrooms with double vanities. All bathrooms have a high-tech toilet. Enjoy a beautiful sunset on the outdoor dining patio next to the swimming pool or just relax on the sundeck in the privacy of your own suite.

  5. Cliff Pool Villa - Two Bedroom: Ocean facing two-bedroom cliff villas in Bali ideal for families and friends has dining and living room and a beautiful garden pool. Perfect for families or couples traveling together, these two-bedroom villas offer uninterrupted views of the ocean. The living room has a two individual areas for dining and living. Enjoy the ocean breeze on the sun deck which features sun beds. Each villa has an outdoor pool and a hot tub with a garden attached to the sun deck. The villa features two ensuite bathrooms with double vanity, indoor and outdoor showers and a high-tech toilet.

  6. Cliff Pool Villa - Three Bedroom: Larger families will love this wonderful lifestyle three-bedroom Bali beach villa, with impressive ocean views and an outdoor private pool. The perfect hideaway for large families or group of friends travelling together. These three-bedroom villas feature a large private pool, personal garden area, sun chair by the deck and an outdoor hot tub adjacent to the swimming pool with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The living room has dedicated areas for dining and seating. Each villa has three ensuite bathrooms with double vanities, indoor shower, outdoor shower and high-tech toilet.

  7. Presidential Villa: Private luxury on the cliff’s edge with every feature imaginable plus an infinity pool and the most stunning views. The Presidential Villa is perched on the edge of the cliff, offering uninterrupted views to the Indian Ocean. Inspired by Balinese architecture, the four fully furnished bedrooms, family room and living rooms offer privacy and a laidback atmosphere. The infinity swimming pool on the cliff's edge is the perfect place to watch the sunset while your chef pampers with his creations in the villa's own kitchen. The Presidential Villa features its own spa, bar, kitchen and media room and is designed to cater to any whim that you may have, in the comfort of your villa. A dedicated GEM butler service around the clock looks after your every need.


Food & Drinks



🍽️🥑The culinary journey at Six Senses Bali is a foodie's dream come true. From the tantalizing Indonesian flavors at the signature Rocka Restaurant to the fresh, organic produce at the on-site Earth Lab, each meal was a symphony of taste and artistry. I even took part in a fun and interactive cooking class, where I learned to make some traditional Balinese dishes!👩‍🍳🍲


The sense of taste is also indulged at Six Senses Uluwatu. The resort's dining options range from casual beachside cafes to more formal, candlelit dinners. Chef's use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create a delicious and nutritious dining experience, whether you are looking for a quick bite or a multi-course meal, you will be able to savor the flavors of Bali.


In particular:

  1. Watu Steakhouse: Steak and Japanese dishes combined with traditional flair. Watu Steakhouse is the culinary heart of the resort, located in the Square. Offering premium steaks, Japanese dishes as well as a selection of traditional and international dishes. Fresh selections of locally sourced meat and seafood are handpicked by our Chef daily. The restaurant provides a bistro chic setting and an open kitchen dining experience. Guests and chefs can interact while also providing the perfect setting for special occasions, romantic dinners and after-work drinks.

  2. Rocka: This is where we had St Valentines Dinner. An ever-changing menu based on the seasons. Breakfast and dinner are inspired by flavors from Europe, Asia and Bali. Drinks (booster juices and super smoothies) and snacks are served throughout the day and the venue includes an interactive Chef's Kitchen.

  3. Rocka Edge: Never a dull moment at the Chef's table! A daily exclusive menu with the fresh harvest and catch of the day accompanied by a selection of wines from the wine cellar.

  4. Bar at Rocka: From sundowners to night caps, the dim-lit ambience creates a laid back atmosphere for drinks and snacks. Mixologists are in their element preparing a quirky selection of reimagined cocktails with fresh ingredients from our organic gardens.

  5. The Cliff Bar: The Cliff Bar offers freshly oven-baked specialties combining Southeast Asian spices with traditional pizzas and homemade pastas. The drinks deserve a shout out too: try our house kombucha, purpleroot snow, chipotle margarita or banana-colada. Open for light snacks and drinks from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and dinner from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

  6. Cooking Studio: Mixologists, sommeliers, local producers such as cheesemakers and chefs from all over the world feature their art at the Cooking Studio at Crudo. From culinary demos to cooking classes, the studio is suitable for hosting private lunches, dinners and small meetings.


Services and facilities



🧖‍♀️🌸Now, what's a luxury retreat without some pampering? The Six Senses Spa was a sanctuary of tranquility, offering holistic treatments inspired by ancient Balinese healing techniques. I indulged in their signature Royal Lulur treatment, and let me tell you, I felt like a queen!👑💆‍♀️


Next, the sense of touch is stimulated at Six Senses Uluwatu. The resort offers an extensive range of spa treatments and wellness activities, from yoga and meditation to Ayurvedic treatments and hydrotherapy. The spa's natural treatments and nurturing therapists will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

The sense of hearing is also an important aspect of the Six Senses Uluwatu experience. The resort offers a wide range of activities, including traditional Balinese music and dance performances, guided nature walks, and stargazing sessions. Whether you prefer to be active or simply sit back and soak up the sounds of nature, you will find plenty to delight your ears. Finally, the sense of adventure is also satisfied at Six Senses Uluwatu. The resort is located in one of Bali's most beautiful and remote areas, offering endless opportunities for exploring. Whether you prefer to hike through the jungle, surf on nearby beaches, or take a scenic drive, there is something for everyone.


🏄‍♀️🚴‍♀️For those craving some adventure, the resort offers a plethora of activities, from surfing and cycling to immersive cultural experiences. I opted for a guided temple tour and sunset yoga session, which left me feeling spiritually recharged and connected to the island's rich heritage.🙏🌅



Our experience


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Key info


Location: ULUWATU, Bali, Indonesia

Hotel phone: +62 815 5806 3038

Instagram: @sixsensesuluwatu

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