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Secret spot: Uluwatu

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

When researching things to do in Bali the internet is a glorious tool. However, I definitely had my share of interesting experiences that don't always align with what was researched.

A friend who had just returned from Bali, had my ears were glued to his words. He described it as an exclusive luxurious paradise where no one has their phones, overlooking Uluwatu cliffs. I searched the venue - it looked kinda average. Compared to what else is on the Internet, it didn't have anything amazing that stood out for me.

- Please note that Uluwatu is a hub of Spa and wellness spaces, you are spoilt for choice.

But, I trusted my friend and thought it would be something cool to try.

As soon as I stepped off my GoJek, the place seemed almost inconspicuous. You could easily drive past and not glance back with curiosity. I walked through the giant wooden doors, surrendering my phone felt liberating and 200k for a few hours seemed affordable for the afternoon.

If you are unfamiliar with cold water immersion, now is the time to educate yourself. A bit of a celebrity trend recently, with workshops popping up all over the place - yet cold water therapy has its roots in ancient medicine and has been used to treat and prevent ailments for thousands of years.

The venue provides a space to experience all these new and ancient healing and recovery experiences such as;

  • Plunge pools

  • Three saunas - Infrared, dry heat and a sound dome

  • Infinity pool

and all the new bio hacking technology like;

  • Sensory deprivation tanks

  • Cryotherapy

and more.

As soon as your feet hit the pavement walking down the path towards the jaw-dropping infinity pool, across the perfectly green grass that looks like it could just fall and drop into the ocean.

A pastel blue horizon stretches out as far as the eye can see, and a sense of peacefulness gently washes over.

All I remember is that you're supposed to use the infrared sauna first, plunge, sauna, plunge, and so on until whenever. There aren't so many rules around the process but if it is your first time - making friends in saunas is quite easy.

The energy around is infectious, everyone is there to enjoy the immersion of recovery - a moment to disconnect from wherever they came from. The blissfulness of not having to check your phone for at least two hours, it's like you step into the space and you disconnect from who you are entirely.

After my plunges, I stand out on the edge of the cliff watching the surfers below and the hypnotising waves roll in. A Birds Eye view, I never wanted to leave.

Some people don't.

You can stay overnight in the accommodation they offer and attend yoga classes throughout the day. They do get quite busy so it's advisable to arrive early to secure your spot. If you're looking for somewhere to watch the sun setting as you rise from Savassana - this is the spot.

I realize the experience is coming to an end, unenthusiastically sliding into my sandals and walking (floating) towards the exit - I sign up for an unlimited monthly pass. I think I'm going to live here.

If you are planning a trip to Bali and want to add this to your itinerary, below is the link to the website:

Bookings are not necessary but sessions do book out - so book ahead or arrive earlier than the wave of wellness enthusiasts.

If you do make your way there - I would love to hear about your experience,

As always, with love,


Cliff top location is like no other.

Plunge pools and saunas behind.

Images taken from trip advisor and google search. I was unable to take my own photos due to security reasons.

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