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Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple, Indonesia

Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple, Indonesia

You can certainly watch Kecak Dance in multiple venues throughout Indonesia but this one in particular is stunning as it's done by the Uluwatu Temple. The site itself is breathtaking due to the ocean views and cliffs. Aside from the views being a huge plus, the cute monkeys that take over this area is another attraction. And finally, you can hop over to the Alila Villas Uluwatu for a super chic and modern Balinese Dinner after the show or a cocktail and bites before you head to the temple for the show. 

Hike along the cliffs and admire these breathtaking views before you watch the Kecak Dance during sunset

Hike along the cliffs and admire these breathtaking views before you watch the Kecak Dance during sunset

Snap a few photos along the way as you trek your way to the show

Remember to bring something to cover shoulders as they may require you to do so when entering temples and in case the temp drops after the show. I opted for a wrap to cover my top so that I can remain cool during the hike in a tank but cover up if need be.  I also opted for a long flowy skirt as opposed to shorts as they will also ask you to wrap a cover over your shorts if you are bearing legs. My husband had to wear one over his shorts:)

Remember to bring something to cover shoulders as they may require you to do so when entering temples and in case the temp drops after the show. I opted for a wrap to cover my top so that I can remain cool during the hike in a tank but cover up if need be.  I also opted for a long flowy skirt as opposed to shorts as they will also ask you to wrap a cover over your shorts if you are bearing legs. My husband had to wear one over his shorts:)

Almost sunset! 

Almost sunset! 

They have multiple show times but, I recommend going during sunset so you can watch the beautiful sky change in colors during the show.

Another highlight of watching the Kecak Show at the Uluwatu Temples are the monkeys!! They weave through the temples and the hillside in abundance and aren't afraid of humans. Which means you should also be aware of your belongings. These monkeys get handsey and can be naughty:) Any loose items like sunglasses, scarves, cameras can be snatched away from you within a blink of an eye so keep loose items in bags. 

Cute but naughty monkeys! Another reason why you should watch the Kecak Dance at the Uluwatu Temples.

Cute but naughty monkeys! Another reason why you should watch the Kecak Dance at the Uluwatu Temples.

 Once you arrive to the outdoor venue for the show, find a seat near the entrance and not deep into the arena as the show goes quite long and there really aren't any exit rows which means, bathroom breaks are not likely and a very slow exit out of the arena if you are high up on the rows. Aside from that, bring a camera and admire the visually stunning show.

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After the show, we booked a lovely dinner at Alila Villas Uluwatu. It's not too far from the temple and has some incredible modern balinese architecture. The lounge hangs over a cliff with views of the sea and the food is superb. Warung serves refined Traditional Balinese Cuisine served in a serene zen like space. 

Entering the Alilia Villas...It was dark by the time we arrived but as you can see the space is super open and modern.

Entering the Alilia Villas...It was dark by the time we arrived but as you can see the space is super open and modern.

Warung Indoor Dining Area, we opted to sit in the outdoor area to enjoy the balmy warm evening.

Warung Indoor Dining Area, we opted to sit in the outdoor area to enjoy the balmy warm evening.

A view of Warung Restaurant from the pool at Alila Villa Uluwatu.  Note the outdoor area of the restaurant wraps around the building and in my opinion are the better seats. 

A view of Warung Restaurant from the pool at Alila Villa Uluwatu.  Note the outdoor area of the restaurant wraps around the building and in my opinion are the better seats. 

Can we say Condiment Heaven!! 

Can we say Condiment Heaven!! 

Upon being seated, you get this beautiful tray of condiments, dipping sauces, freshly fried shrimp chips, cassava and taro root chips. Note half of those include chili in them so if you like spice, this tray has your name written all over it. 

Started with the famous satays, beef, chicken breast ,and ground chicken.  

Started with the famous satays, beef, chicken breast ,and ground chicken.  

Outstanding Tiger Prawn Curry thickened with coconut cream but not sweet and simmered with a ton of hearty tomatoes, herbs, spices and fried shallots. The seafood here is delicious!

Outstanding Tiger Prawn Curry thickened with coconut cream but not sweet and simmered with a ton of hearty tomatoes, herbs, spices and fried shallots. The seafood here is delicious!

Charcoal Grilled Fish Filets marinated in Indonesian Spices.

Charcoal Grilled Fish Filets marinated in Indonesian Spices.

Dinner was super satisfying and the setting was perfect. My only regret is not having coming to Alila Villas earlier. I really wanted to see the lounge during daylight so you can see how breathtaking the lounge looks hanging over the cliff. But that meant, we would have to come before the show, meaning have late afternoon drinks and just light bites and not dinner.  Which I'm ok with. As you can see from the photos below, the darkness doesn't do the space any justice in photos.

The lounge at night, nice but not quite the same as when there is some daylight.

The lounge at night, nice but not quite the same as when there is some daylight.

Took this off their own website,  so you can see the lounge when it's not so dark. It's such a stunning lounge but too bad, we got there when it was dark already. 

Took this off their own website,  so you can see the lounge when it's not so dark. It's such a stunning lounge but too bad, we got there when it was dark already. 

Nonetheless, it was still an incredible time! Hiking the Uluwatu temples, catching the Kecak Dance, seeing monkeys and then a fabulous dinner at Warung, Alila Villas Uluwatu.

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