Karang Boma Cliff is one of the most epic spots in Uluwatu to watch the sunset, set atop a dramatic ledge overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean. Known for its picture-perfect scenery, we’ve put together all the information you need to know about visiting Karang Boma Cliff and getting the best photos out of your visit.
Best time to visit Karang Boma Cliff in Uluwatu
As we’ve mentioned, Karang Boma Cliff is best enjoyed during sunset. You’ll have uninterrupted views of the sun setting below the horizon, igniting the sky in shades of gold. Of course, everyone else likes to visit during sunset as well so you won’t have the place to yourself, but you can always venture beyond the parking area for a spot by yourself.
How to get to Karang Boma Uluwatu 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.
There are two pins for Karang Boma Cliff on Google Maps, but either one works. The pin for Karang Boma Cliff will take you to the main parking area, where you’ll find a Warung selling drinks. The pin for Tebing Karang Boma will lead you to the clifftop where people pose for photos, however, you can walk there from the main parking lot. It only takes a few minutes to go between the two points.
What to bring to Karang Boma Cliff in Uluwatu
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Karang Boma Cliff doesn’t have an entrance fee, however, the owners of the Warung charge 5000 IDR for parking a scooter. You can also bring extra cash for a fresh coconut or other refreshments.
What to expect at Karang Boma Cliff in Uluwatu
We arrived at the main lookout spot at Karang Boma Cliff just before sunset and there were already quite a few people there. You’ll find a handful of benches, but most people bring a towel or picnic blanket to sit on, or even camping chairs and tents.
We quickly realised this was not the cliff people take the famous photo from so we ventured left into the trees behind the Warung to find the right spot.
If you’re not there to take the clifftop photo, then anywhere you can find a place to yourself along the ledge is worth stopping at. The view from just about everywhere is pretty remarkable. We definitely recommend getting there just before sunset when the golden light illuminates the crashing waves.
After a short walk, we reached the spot known as Tebing Karang Boma which is where you can get the photo. If you’re going to go out of your way for a spectacular shot, make sure to wear something bright so you stand out atop the cliff!
There you have it, our ultimate travel guide to Karang Boma Cliff, one of the best spots in Uluwatu and all of Bali to watch sunset.
We hope you will this Uluwatu cliff as much as we did. Make sure to check out the amazing beaches in the area as we have created an entire blog post of the 12 best beaches in Uluwatu.
If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below and we will definitely message back as soon as we can!
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