From ivory-white beaches and soaring clifftops to ancient sea temples and swanky beach clubs, Bali is blessed with some of the most stunning sunset spots in Indonesia. However, with so many beautiful places to choose from, it can be hard figuring out where to watch the sunset in Bali.
To help you out, I asked a team of sunset chasers to share their top recommendations for Bali’s BEST sunset spots. Here’s what they said.
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14 Dreamy Spots to Watch the Sunset in Bali
A list of the best sunset spots in Bali could simply not start with anything else but the stunning Pura Luhur Uluwatu. This famous Indonesian landmark is one of the six key temples in Bali and one of the most beautiful temples on the island.
Dating back to the 11th century, Uluwatu is not the oldest or the biggest temple in Bali. However, what really sets it apart from others is its incredible setting. Perched on a 70m high clifftop, Uluwatu Temple offers sweeping views over the Indian Ocean and crashing waves below.
Sunset, in particular, is a magical time to visit, and watching the sun melt away over the horizon will leave you breathless. Make sure to walk along the cliff, where you’ll find loads of different vantage points, each unique but equally gorgeous. After you’ve taken a stroll around, don’t miss watching an exhilarating Kecak fire dance performance. It’s one of the best things to do in Bali! The show starts at 6 pm, so make sure to come at least one or two before then. That way, you can explore all the corners of this stunning sea temple before the sun goes down.
Just a heads up, a bunch of cheeky monkeys live here, and they have quite a bad reputation. Keep your valuables out of sight because they aren’t scared to snatch things right out of your hands!
Where to Stay: Set right above one of Uluwatu’s best beach clubs, Ungasan Clifftop Resort offers stunning ocean views, beautifully decorated rooms, and excellent hospitality.
- Recommended Tour: Uluwatu Sunset Tour with Kecak Dance
- Address: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
La Plancha, Seminyak
For a beautiful Bali sunset right on Double Six Beach, you couldn’t find a better place than La Plancha, even if you tried!
La Plancha is a Spanish beach bar and one of the hippest places to hang out in Seminyak. Best known for its laidback Bohemian vibes and colorful beanbags, and traditional Balinese parasols lodged in the sand, La Plancha is a place where you can have your cake and eat it too! Here you can sit with your toes in the sand, watch the gentle waves and catch one of the most epic sunsets in all of Bali! The best part? You can do all of this with your favorite boozy cocktail in hand!
La Plancha is an extremely laid-back place, perfect for watching the changing skies as the sun sets. With that said, it is very popular! And actually starts filling up a couple of hours before the skies start changing. Don’t come too late, or you won’t be able to snap up the best spot on the beach!
Where to Stay: If you’re looking for a gorgeous boutique hotel just a 3-minute walk from Double Six Beach, you can’t go wrong with Lloyds Inn. Rooms feature beautiful minimalist interiors, and there’s an onsite pool, cafe, and spa.
- Address: Jalan Mesari Beach, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is another must-visit place to see the sunset in Bali and yet another incredible sea temple that deserves a spot on your Bali travel itinerary.
Located just on the outskirts of Canggu, Tanah Lot is easily accessed on a 30-minute drive from Seminyak. This sacred Hindi temple sits right on top of a coral rock that bulges out of the ocean. Not surprising then that it is also dedicated to the god of the sea, Baruna. But what makes this Asian temple even more alluring is that it appears to float on the water during high tide, making it impossible to access.
If you want to get a close-up view of the temple’s base and perhaps even get blessed with its holy waters, visit at low tide when the rock path leading to the temple is open.
The scenery here is utterly magical, no matter what time of day you visit. But at sunset, it’s so much more special, and you can even join a sunset tour to guarantee front row seats!
Where to Stay: Trade the swanky hotels for the ultimate glamping experience right on the beachfront. With luxurious tents and a dreamy infinity pool where you can watch Bali’s epic sunsets every single night, Bali Beach Glamping is nothing but magical.
- Recommended tour: Tanah Lot Guided Sunset Tour
- Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82121, Indonesia
Campuhan Ridge Walk
The Campuhan Ridge Walk is a popular hiking trail right in the heart of Ubud and a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ubud. While most visitors come during the day to do some low-key hiking, take in the sweeping views over the rice fields, or chill at its laidback warungs with an ice-cold Bintang, it’s worth sticking around to watch the day’s close. Watching the golden sun melt away over lush rice fields is truly an unforgettable experience and one that you don’t want to miss on your Ubud itinerary!
You’ll find loads of cafes and warungs dotted along the trail. However, one of the best-hidden gems is a tiny cafe called PUKAKO Panini & Coffee. It is a no-frills cafe, but the atmosphere is amazing, and it’s a great place to sit amid rice fields, grab some grub, and watch the sunset.
If you have time and want to walk all the way to the end of the Campuhan trail, also pop into Karsa Kafe. The views here are even better! And you can easily chill out in one of the charming huts overlooking the lotus pond for hours!
Where to Stay: Lasamana Villas is set amid Ubud’s verdant paddy fields. And not too far from the Campuhan Ridge Walk and the Monkey Forest. Here you’ll find beautiful villas at surprisingly affordable rates. Perfect for couples!
- Recommended tour: Best of Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest
- Address: Kelusa, Payangan, Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Suarga Padang Padang
Recommended by Cecily from Groovy Mashed Potatoes.
Step inside luxury hotel Suarga Padang Padang, and you will be amazed by its sunset view overlooking Padang Padang Beach. The sustainable boutique hotel has an open-air restaurant and bar that overlooks the ocean and surfers catching waves. The ambient music is perfect as you watch vibrant colors form over the sea as the sun sets.
The best part? You don’t have to be a hotel guest to see this marvelous view. Go an hour before sunset to snag a table outside before it gets busy. Order a glass of sparkling wine, share some small plates, and admire the view – you’re in for a wonderful evening!
Suarga Padang Padang is located in the southern Bukit Peninsula. It’s only about a 10-minute drive north of Uluwatu and a 25-minute drive south of Jimbaran. It’s just next door to Padang Padang Beach, making it a great place to visit after your day of sunbathing.
- Recommended tour: Full-Day Private White Sand Beaches and Sunset Tour
- Address: Jalan Pantai Labuan Sait Br. Dinas Labuan Sait Pecatu, Bali 80361
Sunset Point, Amed
Recommended by De Wet from Museum of Wander.
When the sun begins to drop, signaling the end to yet another day in paradise, there is no better place to be in Amed than the aptly-named Sunset Point.
Just like anywhere else in sleepy Amed, Sunset Point effortlessly charms visitors and sunset chasers with relaxed, unpretentious vibes. Sunset Point is basically a warung set up on the highest point in Amed. There are a few tables scattered around the small bluff overlooking Jemeluk Beach below, and you’ll want to order something cold to celebrate the end of yet another fantastic day.
Amed faces directly east, so you won’t see the fireball drop into the ocean. What you will see, though, is a sweeping view over the bay below towards Mount Agung as the whole sky lights on fire. Being in the tropics, sunsets don’t last that long, but man, that short time when the sky is on fire in a hundred and fifty shades of orange is pure magic. Everyone glows in those last golden rays of bliss, and everyone is content and happy.
Amed beach is a one-street town, so simply scooter out along the beach to the highest point to get here. The friendly locals can also point you in the right direction.
Where to Stay: Aquaterrace offers picture-perfect views over Amed’s calm waters, easy access to the beach, and two outdoor pools where you can chill out for hours. Great breakfast and sea view rooms!
- Recommended tour: Explore the underwater world of Amed
- Address: Amed St, Bunutan, Abang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80852, Indonesia
Recommended by Cecilie from Worldwide Walkers.
Sidemen is one of the most mesmerizing places to watch the sunset in Bali. Sidemen Village is known for its rice terraces, close location to majestic Mount Agung, and the friendly local community. If you’re looking for a tranquil place to enjoy a sunset over Mount Agung, then Sidemen is your destination. Here you won’t have to fight the other tourists in Bali for the best spot to watch the sunset because you will have this place to yourself.
Sidemen is a small village located on the East side of Bali without any public transportation. So, it’s best to take a taxi to get there. Even though it’s a local, calm, and secluded place in Bali, there are still many great things to do in Sidemen. That’s why it’s recommended to stay here for at least a couple of nights to really enjoy the area and to make sure to catch one of those beautiful sunsets.
Where to Stay: You’ll never want to leave this luxury resort with its stunning infinity pool overlooking lush rice paddies and jungle scenery. With Mount Agung as a backdrop, elegant rooms, and friendly staff, Samanvaya is the epitome of luxury accommodation in Bali!
- Recommended tour: Ujung Water Palace, Candidasa and Sidemen Village Tour
- Address: Café & Villa Amrita. Jl. Raya Tebola, Sidemen, Karangasem, Bali
Potato Head Beach Club, Seminyak
Recommended by Noel from This Hawaii Life
Most coastline areas in the southern part of Bali will give you stunning sunsets into the nighttime. One of the most trendy spots to hang out in Seminyak is Potato Head – a cool beach club offering fantastic views, a fun pool, delicious food, and loads of Instagram-worthy photo spots.
Besides the boozy cocktails and great vibe, Potato Head Beach Club is also one of the best places in Bali for amazing sunset views. You can hang out in the two infinity pools or take a nice walk at the beach area for a less resort-like experience. But what’s not to like with group seating arrangements, dining venues, private cabanas, and cool places to socialize and see the fun crowds from different venues around the resort? If you’d rather have a more chill experience, just enjoy the gorgeous views, sunset, and amazing food.
It’s really fun to experience this part of Seminyak and where all the fun and colorful people gather on this side of the island.
Where to Stay: With friendly staff, epic ocean views, great food, and gorgeous rooms, you can’t go wrong with Katamama Suites. Having Potato Head Beach Club on your doorstep is just the added bonus!
- Address: Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Dream Beach, Nusa Lembongan
Recommended by Jess from Tourist to Travellers.
Pristine white beaches, steep cliffs with a panoramic view, cute petite huts, and lush greenery all define Nusa Lembongan. The island is a short 30 mins boat ride from mainland Sanur. Bali is famous for its beaches, and Dream Beach, Nusa Lembongan, does not disappoint.
With restaurants set atop the cliff and an infinity pool overlooking the white sandy beach, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset in Bali. To access the infinity pool, one has to pay. However, if cost is a concern, relax on the sand where you can watch the sun set over the crashing waves.
The beach is right next to Devil’s tear, which is again an amazing sight. There is a swing attached to the trees atop the cliff. Watch the scenery of the hilly landscape while having some adventurous fun on the swing.
Where to Stay: Dream Beach Huts might have simple interiors in straw hut bungalows, but the sea views are incredible! Watch the sunset from the dreamy infinity pool set right on a cliff’s edge overlooking Dream Beach.
- Recommended tour: Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan Island Tour
- Address: Jungutbatu, Nusa Lembongan, Bali, 80771, Indonesia
Recommended by Bec from Wyld Family Travel.
There are loads of amazing things to do in Lovina Bali, but sunsets are one of the very best things to see.
Lovina is in the north of Bali, and few tourists take the seemingly short but extremely long drive up there to holiday in Bali. If you are looking to get away from the crowds, then Lovina is for you.
Here you’ll find dozens of hotels situated along Lovina’s dreamy black sand beach. You can book any one of them to sit and enjoy your sunset every night. Most are located away from the town center and are peaceful places for you to relax in.
Even if the weather is bad or there is a storm on the horizon, colors magically appear as the sun goes down, and no two are ever the same. They bounce off the water, making each sunset an unforgettable one!
If you can tear yourself away from your hotel room, take a short trip into town, where you’ll find a bunch of laid-back beach bars. Although slightly back from the water, you can still get a glimpse of an amazing sunset as you enjoy some live music and a drink or two.
Where to Stay: Lovina Life Rooms & Cafe is a trendy boutique hotel. It sports comfy rooms with minimalist interiors mere steps from the beach!
- Recommended tour: North Bali Sunrise Tour with Dolphins, Waterfalls & Temples
- Address: Lovina Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Echo Beach, Canggu
Recommended by Mal from Raw Mal Roams.
One of the best places in Bali to experience a magical sunset is Echo Beach in Canggu.
Echo Beach has a chilled atmosphere and plenty of local warungs selling cold Bintang and fresh coconut. The beach is a popular spot for Bali expats and is less touristy than the beaches in Kuta or Seminyak. You can sit on one of the colorful bean bags scattered along the beach and watch pro surfers ripping effortlessly through the barreling waves. Echo Beach is one of the renowned surf spots for advanced surfers, so you can expect to see some magic.
For those that seek to spend the sunset hour in style, there is La Brisa Beach Club. You can reserve one of the best front row seats facing the surf break and enjoy the sunset sipping a gourmet cocktail. The best time for enjoying sunsets in Canggu is between September and April when the sun sets in a straight line to the beach above the ocean. If you rather spend the sunset hour actively, you can walk from Echo Beach to Berawa Beach and back. It’s a lovely 5 km route.
Where to Stay: For the ultimate luxe experience, book a few night’s stay at COMO Uma Canggu. This serene 5-star resort comes with posh rooms, tropical gardens, and killer ocean views!
- Recommended tour: Canggu Full-Day Customized Private Tour
- Address: Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Recommended by Kenny from Knycx Journeying.
While the seafront might be the first place that comes to mind as Bali’s best sunset viewing spot, Mount Batur, located in the center of Bali, is just as good.
Mount Batur is a unique natural treasure, wrapped up by tropical forest and volcanic mountains in the highlands. The caldera is formed by an active volcano and a popular hiking spot for trekkers.
Unlike other popular hiking destinations in Southeast Asia like Mount Kinabalu, this hike is fairly easier for skilled walkers. It only takes about 2 hours to climb to the summit, 1,700 meters high.
It is a rewarding experience because the open areas of the lake and the surrounding mountains guarantee an unobstructed view of the sunset. If you want to get to the summit faster, you can join a Volcano Jeep tour and explore the moon-like landscape of black lava fields in a 4×4 jeep.
Where to Stay: Volcano Terrace is the perfect couple’s retreat. Large spacious rooms with modern interiors offer unobstructed views over Mount Batur and its charming lake. Spend your days poolside enjoying the scenery. Or, if you’re up for it, wake up early to do the famous sunrise trek.
- Recommended Tour: Mount Batur Sunset Tour
- Address: South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Sunset Lost, Uluwatu
Recommended by Victoria of Guide Your Travel.
One of the best-hidden spots to watch the sunset in Bali is an abandoned villa on the edge of a cliff in Uluwatu close to Suluban Beach.
It has an amazing view over the ocean and is a private and secluded place to enjoy the best sunset in Bali. The abandoned building has a rooftop terrace where you can sit on the edge and enjoy this amazing view.
If you’re coming by scooter, you can park your bike at the “Pantai Suluban Parking,” which is just on the opposite side of this abandoned villa. The parking will only cost a few cents. You have to sneak in between the barriers which are blocking the main entrance. Usually, a few people will be here for sunsets, but it’s never crowded.
To find the place, you can search for “sunset lost Uluwatu” on Google Maps or the parking lot named above. This is probably one of Bali’s best-kept secrets and one of the most exciting urban exploring locations on the island.
Where to Stay: For beautiful decor, stunning ocean views, and a private beach right on your doorstep, Dreamsea Bali is the ultimate place to relax.
- Recommended Tour: Uluwatu Beach Club & Cliffside Bar Hopping Tour
- Address: No., Pantai Suluban St No.18, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Browse any list of things to do in Bali, and Jimbaran Bay is likely to pop up. Bali’s mecca for seafood aficionados might be famous for its eclectic mix of seafood eateries, cafes, and lounge bars, but it’s also one of the best sunset viewing spots on the island.
Here you’ll find a 4km strip of white sand and tranquil turquoise water. While you could easily find a spot in the sand to watch the golden hour, it would be a shame not to end yet another day in paradise the right way!
There’s a great selection of restaurants here, and most of them have tables right on the beach where you can enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner with your toes in the sand! Watch the sun dwindle under the horizon while sipping on a sundowner and chowing down seafood – heaven! Afterward, take a stroll on the beach. With the soft rolling waves on the one side and dozens of candle-lit tables on the other, the setting is nothing short of romantic!
However, if you really want to do Jimbaran in style, slip into the Rock Bar at Ayana Resort. It’s one of Bali’s best cocktail bars, perched right at the edge of a cliff! It’s not the easiest place to get in, so make a booking well in advance. Another thing you should know is that the dress code is quite strict too. Don’t forget to add a nice cocktail dress to your Bali packing list!
Where to Stay: For the best stay in Jimbaran, you can’t go wrong with the Four Seasons Resort. This stunning beachfront resort features beautiful Balinese decor and an array of amenities to take your vacay to the next level.
Recommended tour: Jimbaran Seafood Dining and Sunset Experience
Address: Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Sunset in Bali in Conclusion
Bali is undeniably home to some of the most incredible sunset spots in the world. While there are way more than 14 places to watch the sunset in Bali, this list covers the very best sites and is a great starting point!
Well, that wraps up this sunset chasers guide to Bali’s most beautiful sundown spots. Do you have a favorite place to watch the sunset in Bali? Feel free to share your best spots, top tips, and everything in between in the comments below!
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