Bali is often referred to as the "Island of the Gods" due to the Hindu religious practices and temples that are so much a part of the Balinese culture. Pura Luther Uluwatu Temple is located on the most Southern tip of Bali and is relatively close to Bidadari Cliffside Estate. The Uluwatu temple compound is situated on a cliff top at the edge of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean.
The temple was originally founded in the 10th century making it one of the oldest temples in Bali. Later additions to the Uluwatu site were added over the following 5 centuries. Uluwatu is dedicated to the spirits of the sea and is in fact made from black coral rock excavated from the ocean cliffs below. The sunsets viewed from Uluwatu are famously beautiful. Check with the Villa Manager regarding appropriate attire for visiting the Balinese Hindu Temples as there is an important dress code to respect .