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Perched high on the cliffs at Uluwatu, the Six Senses Uluwatu in Bali has amazing views over the Indian Ocean. Add luxurious villas with infinity pools, nourishing dining and a luxe destination spa and you have a hotel that’s truly memorable. Here are 10 reasons you should consider a stay here.

Villa View at  Six Senses Uluwatu
View from our Cliff Pool Villa at the Six Senses Uluwatu

1. Location, location, location

When you arrive at the Six Senses Uluwatu, there is a major ‘wow moment’ with jaw-dropping views from the reception area that will have you reaching for your camera. During your stay, taking in the mesmerising the sight of the ocean from the pool, the deck at Rocka Restaurant or The Cliff Bar will have you in your happy place, especially with a cool drink in hand.

View of the pool from a spot near reception

2. The infinity edge pool

Put yourself in the picture in the resort’s infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The sun is shining, white fluffy clouds drift by and your arms are draped on the edge of the pool taking it all in. This is the place to be with amazing views and friendly staff ready to cater to any drink or snack requests. Chillout vibes set the scene for a great day by the pool thanks to the nearby Cliff Bar. 

Main Pool Reception Area Villa View at  Six Senses Uluwatu
Soak up the view at the Six Senses Uluwatu

3. Spot turtles at the Cliff Bar

Located on the very edge of a cliff, the aptly named Cliff Bar is the perfect location to watch the sun setting over the Indian Ocean or dozens of huge turtles swimming in the ocean below, busily feeding on seagrass. The turtles are a regular sight so grab a drink and get set to enjoy the show.

Tuttle Spotting at The Cliff Bar
Turtle spotting at The Cliff Bar

4. Pay a little, enjoy a lot

If you can’t afford one of the pool villas, it’s no problem as the main pool area is stunning and a major drawcard for all guests, even those staying in the best villas. Make sure you get down to the pool early to grab a deckchair. Once you’re sitting there, you won’t want to miss a minute of the stunning view.

One Bedroom Villa Six Senses Uluwatu
Villa at the Six Senses Uluwatu

5. Splurge on a one bedroom Cliff Pool Villa

There are multiple accommodation choices at the Six Senses Uluwatu, but one of the standouts is the One Bedroom Cliff Pool Villa. These offer the best views and space without having to pay for one of the top suites. Take in the view of the ocean from your king size bed or your private pool or wash away your cares in one of two outdoor showers. Of course, there’s an indoor shower as well plus a huge bathtub. Add other room features like a large lounge (perfect for curling up on with a good book), coffee machine and a vast TV and you’ll probably never want to leave.

Cliff Villa One Bedroom One Bedroom Villa Six Senses Uluwatu
One bedroom pool villa at Senses Uluwatu

6. Free ice cream

What could possibly be better than ice-cream?  Complimentary ice-cream!!!  Between 11am and 6pm daily, the Six Senses ice cream cart is waiting for you to take your pick of flavours like coconut, coffee, chocolate or something a little different as the choices change daily. You can have as many scoops as you like, as often as you want to.

The Magic Ice Cream Stand
Six Senses Uluwatu complimentary ice cream cart

7. Heavenly spa

The Six Senses Uluwatu has a large spa that’s an architectural stunner with therapies to savour. Located at the heart of the resort, the spa area has multiple therapy rooms accessed by steps suspended over a vast pond area. It’s not advertised at the spa but couples can book the water therapy room, with its soothing pool with spa jets and lounges, for their private use at no extra cost. 

The Spa Six Senses Uluwatu
The spa at Six Senses Uluwatu

8.  Rocka

Rocka is the main dining venue for the Six Senses and it delivers when it comes to location and its impressive variety of cuisines. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Rocka is your go-to for traditional Indonesian specialties, Italian delights or fish and chips and burgers. During breakfast, there is a full buffet selection with everything your heart desires plus optional la carte choices like smashed avocado on sourdough or French toast with berries, all of which come with a stunning view.

French Toast at Rocka
French toast for breakfast at Rocka

9. Pizza at the Cliff Bar

The Cliff Bar is best known for its incredible view but what’s also great about this place is its wood-fired pizza oven. Enjoy a crispy based pizza by the pool as you work on your tan or grab a seat at one of the tables at the Cliff Bar and enjoy your meal with a sunset view.

The Cliff Bar
The Cliff Bar

10. A healthier holiday

With a focus on health and well-being, the Six Senses offers a great range of options for guests looking for a healthier holiday. Along with an extensive food menu for vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies, there are complimentary yoga and stretch classes and multi-day spa retreats available for an additional fee.

Disclosure: The writers stayed as guests of the Six Senses Uluwatu.

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Trevor Templeman is a photographer and writer who travels the world capturing the essence of locations through their landscape, architecture and people. His words and photographs are published in magazines, newspapers and online around the world.