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Jaran Hill is one of the best places for sunset in Bali, and by far our favourite sunset spot in Uluwatu. It’s a popular spot for locals and foreigners alike, and for good reason. From Jaran Hill you can enjoy panoramic views of the surfers below, cliffs on either side and the Uluwatu Temple in the distance.

If you’re planning on making a visit to Jaran Hill, keep reading for our complete guide, from how to get there and what to bring to the best time to visit and what to expect.

Best time to visit Jaran Hill Uluwatu

Jaran Hill is at its best during sunset, as it boasts some of the best sunset views in Uluwatu. If you want to watch some surfers during the day in blue water then you can come during midday and you’ll likely have the cliff to yourself.

How to get to Jaran Hill Uluwatu Sunset Cliff

By far the best way to get around Bali is by scooter – this island is just not made for cars. Most accommodations will be able to arrange a scooter rental for you, and if you hire for multiple days you can usually haggle down to around 60,000 IDR per day. If you’re not comfortable driving in Bali, you can always hire a private driver online.

Jaran Hill sits between Suluban Beach and the famous Uluwatu Temple. If you follow this pin it will bring you to the lighthouse where you can park your motorbike. If you have a car, you can also drive to this location, however, you’ll need to park as soon as the road ends and you hit the dirt as a car won’t make it past here.

Once you reach the lighthouse, you can park your motorbike there which is what most people do, or you can continue driving down the path until you reach the very end. From this point, it’s just a short walk until you reach a small wooden shack with snacks and drinks which is Happy Sunset at Jaran Hill.

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What to bring to Jaran Hill Sunset Point Uluwatu

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 Jaran Hill Uluwatu Entrance Fee

At this point in time, Jaran Hill is still very low key so there’s no entrance fee or parking fee.

What to expect at Batu Jaran Hill

Once you arrive at Jaran Hill, you can find a spot to sit anywhere on the grass. If you’re not afraid of heights then we definitely recommend sitting by the edge – not too close! – so you can watch the surfers down below catch some big waves as the sun is setting.

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Jaran Hill used to be a hidden spot for the locals to watch sunset in Bali, but after years of booming tourism it’s now equally crowded with locals and foreigners. Despite its popularity, it’s not too overbearing or as crowded as many other places around Uluwatu.

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From the main grassy area you can continue down the rocks to the very end of the cliff which is a perfect spot to set down a towel and enjoy the epic view of the Uluwatu Temple. There is also a little temple hidden in the trees here, however we’re not sure if it’s still in use as it looked pretty abandoned.

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Jaran Hill is our our favourite place for sunset in Uluwatu as you can enjoy the view of the surfers below, the cliffs on either side are absolutely stunning and you can also see the Uluwatu Temple on your left. During the day it’s also pretty magical as the water is such a vibrant blue.

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