Batu Jaran Hill – Sunset Cliff In Uluwatu, South Bali
Batu Jaran Hill is a huge cliff near the famous Uluwatu Temple in south Bali, but with no crowds or safety fences to block your view of the waves crashing on the rocks below.
You can see the Uluwatu pagoda in the distance, and we even spotted a few sea turtles swimming in the ocean. It’s an incredibly photogenic sunset spot that most tourists in Bali don’t seem to know about yet.
We just discovered this viewpoint recently, but it’s one of my new favorite places to go in Uluwatu!
Batu Jaran Hill – What To Expect
This is a great place to have a picnic, play your guitar, and see off the sun. There’s even a lighthouse you can climb for a better view.
Batu Jaran Hill has two different amazing cliff viewpoints that can be reached in less than 5 minutes walking. My wife informs me that the name means ‘Horse Rock Hill’ in Bahasa, maybe because the white cliff looks a bit like a horse’s head.
None of the cliffs have any safety fence, and the rock is eroding, so be very careful near the edge. It’s a 250-foot drop (75 meters) to the bottom.
We spent a couple hours here, and only saw two fishermen and a few monkeys. This place is still very much a hidden gem, even though in my opinion it has some of the best views in south Bali.
Please keep the place clean, because there’s no trash disposal!
FREE as of 2021.
This may change over time as the place gets more popular.
How To Get There
Batu Jaran Hill is located on the far southwest corner of Bali island.
It’s a 1 hour drive from Kuta, Canggu, and other popular tourist areas in south Bali, although it can take longer if there’s heavy traffic (especially after sunset when everyone is leaving).
Only scooters can go all the way to the viewpoint. If you’re coming in a car, you’ll have to stop near the entrance and walk about 5 minutes to reach the cliff.
Bali Private Driver & Motorbike Rental
If you want to explore Bali in the comfort and safety of a private car with a driver, my top recommendation would be Klook.
Their price is 450k IDR ($30 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Bali (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That's the total price for the whole car + driver + petrol! It's a steal.
If you'd rather travel by motorbike, they have that too. Their scooter rentals start at 85k IDR (~$6) and include a helmet, rain coat, and pickup in the south Bali area.
We've used Klook for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they're great! Highly recommended.
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