|Alila Villas Uluwatu.|
At Uluwatu, we're perched high on the cliff above the ocean. Perhaps during low tide at sunset, we'll stroll down the resort's 500 steps to the exposed beach and check out those rock pools for a bit. We're done with the jungle and swamps, and will check out other sea sports in the area.
For now, we've a gigantic space to laze around in. We're just about 1.5 hours (with the famous Indonesian traffic jams) away from Seminyak and all its good eats. Travelling through the city centre to get to the other side can be very annoying. The roads in Bali are now horrendously congested. The entire stretch of Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai is perpetually frozen in a traffic jam. To save you 15 minutes of staring at another car's exhaust pipe on Jalan Sunset Road, you'd better hope your driver knows how to pay RP2000 to cut across via Carrefour hypermart. Negotiating that silly roundabout in front of the DFS Galleria is simply an exercise in extreme patience.
As much as I'm not into food on this trip, it'll still probably feature a couple of good dinners from now. I'd like to do some seafood (not at tourist traps along Jimbaran Bay). But I put my foot down on checking out the 'famous' restaurants in Seminyak or Nusa Dua. Not particularly keen to travel to that enclave.