Kai Lenny’s Bag of Tricks

Meet our new tropical modern villas. Experience an intimate journey through our six newly unveiled masterpieces from anywhere in the world. Get up close and personal with our latest villa video tours on Instagram.

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Ocean View 4

Our expansive, tropical modern villas designed by Alexis Dornier, Abbie Labrum and Tim Russo were completed in 2020, representing a resort expansion highlighting a lighter contemporary take on Bali’s beloved architecture.

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Each villa has its own full-size swimming pool, plus a slew of luxurious amenities, fine finishes and bespoke furnishings, many crafted onsite by our talented team of in-house wood carvers hailing from Jepara, Central Java, a world-renowned furniture and woodworking village.

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Welcome to our magnificent hand-built accommodations in reclaimed teak and ironwood, each singular in its design and uniquely unforgettable.

Ready for the real thing? CLICK HERE to stay with us in Bali.

Kai Lenny’s Bag of Tricks

We had the pleasure of hosting world-class waterman Kai Lenny for several wave-rich weeks in June. Kai arrived with two massive coffin board bags filled with every conceivable type of cutting edge surfing craft – from a SUP to a wing surfing kite to a hydrofoil board – all of which he put to good use along the fabled Uluwatu reef.

Kai and his titanic board bags were joined by his brother Ridge and one of our all-time favorite hi-fi performers, fellow Maui surfer Dusty Payne. Kai and the Maui crew enjoyed several weeks living the good life at two of our new luxury villas, Ocean View 3 and Ocean View 4. Kai and his partner, Molly, were also joined by our resident pooch Rocky, who was their welcome villa guest while they were away from their own Fenchie bulldogs back in Maui.

Rocky adopted Kai and crew

Dusty Payne enjoys the pool view in Ocean View 4

We look forward to welcoming Kai and crew back again soon, hopefully for a historic big swell in Uluwatu – and more tummy rubs for Rocky.

Check the video of Kai foiling circles around our Uluwatu front yard

Remembering Tommy Schultz

On Wednesday, June 16th, the Bali surfing community gathered at Balangan Beach for a memorial paddle-out to remember the amazing life, adventures and spirit of our beloved friend Thomas Arthur Schultz.

If you ever had the chance to meet Tommy, you know what a special person he was. An amazing photographer and even better human, Tommy was always there to document so many historic events and special moments here at Uluwatu Surf Villas, always with a smile and a good yarn to share.

The paddle-out at Balangan Beach to remember Tommy Schultz

Tommy swimming with whale sharks in Raja Ampat

Tommy, you will be dearly missed. But the memories of our travels, adventures and good times together will live on in the many lives you touched here in Uluwatu and beyond. Rest in peace, Tommy. We love you.

Artist in Residence Ricky Lee Gordon

South African artist Ricky Lee Gordon recently spent ten days in residency at Uluwatu Surf Villas. During his stay, Gordon produced a new series of waterscape paintings inspired by the ocean out front.


Guided on his maiden Uluwatu voyage by good friend and fellow artist Kristjen Sterjne – who calls the newly developed Residences at USV home – it was the perfect introduction to the historic and revered wave at Uluwatu, says Gordon, “A mystical experience to say the least.”

During his residency, Gordon took a boat out from nearby Thomas Beach at sunset to document the ocean and its intensity of movement playing in the evening light as it faded into darkness. “Every photo I took looked like a future painting,” recalls Gordon.


With his research complete, Gordon then worked on four paintings over the course of the next week inspired by these two experiences. “Taking that feeling of encountering the surf for the first time and the memory of light and mood from the boat, I painted with the intention of capturing a sense of memory, a nostalgia,” says Gordon.


Look for these four original pieces by Ricky Lee Gordon adorning the walls of one of your favorite villas soon.

Fresh Flavors and Musical Vibes at Mana

Fresh selections for your taste buds and your ears are now being served up at Mana Uluwatu. Fall in love all over again with our refreshed menu, with mouthwatering additions like the Garlic Butter Prawns with house-made polenta, parmesan, grilled corn and ranchero sauce; Ginger Shoyu Glazed Mahi Mahi, with Pahole salad and turmeric rice; Garlic Thyme Prawn & Calamari poached in olive oil with grilled sourdough; and the Tuna Taradito Ceviche with avocado, pomelo, kemangi, coconut lime, and Leche De Tigre. And don’t forget our homemade Mana Cinnamon Rolls – the best in Bali!

Likewise, your ears will feast on our newly launched Mana music experience, with curated playlists by Sonic Selections to keep the good vibes flowing through breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you can’t make it to Mana, you can still groove to our house playlists on Spotify HERE. Now playing poolside at Mana Uluwatu…

Streaming good vibes on our Mana Spotify channel

Our Uluwatu Cliff Front is Waiting for You

If you’re ready to join us at our luxurious Uluwatu cliff front, CLICK HERE for details on how we can arrange your international travel to visit us in Bali.

Sending good vibes from Uluwatu!