Bali, an Indonesian island situated on the west of the Lesser Sunda Islands, is a popular tourist destination. Known for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, traditional society, tourist attractions, and its rich traditional arts industry, Bali is the largest tourist destination of Indonesia. Its breathtaking views, lush rice terraces and sparkling rivers, have also made Bali a relaxing and tranquil haven.
Among the many lush forests of Bali, one that is most popular is the Uluwatu Monkey Forest, a beautiful and ancient forest. The Uluwatu Monkey Forest is known for its lush greenery and wide variety of fauna, and also due to its mischievous and playful monkeys. Being home to many ancient temples, the forest is visited by many tourists, who often have an exciting encounter with the monkeys of this forest.
The Uluwatu Monkey Forest is a tropical eco-system, home to many species of trees and animals. The forest is in close proximity to the ancient and splendid Uluwatu Temple, making locals claim that the forest is indeed a sacred forest. The great thing about this mysterious forest is that it has breathtaking natural beauty, and enables tourists to interact with the playful furry inhabitants of the forest.
It is quite advisable to travel into the forest with a tour guide due to the vast area and wild animals of the forest, but most importantly it is to have a safe encounter with the monkeys. The playful little creatures are full of mischief and curiosity and are always on the prowl to snatch your headgear or steal one of your belongings! But a guide will know how to get the monkey to return what he took from you without making things too unpleasant. These troops of monkeys also visit the Uluwatu Temple and engage in a variety of playful exploits, which are often fascinating to witness. These intriguing and curious little creatures are not known to be aggressive or fierce like monkeys in certain other forest, but still it is always advisable to proceed with a certain level of caution when interacting with the monkeys of the Uluwatu Monkey Forest.
Tucked away in the serene southern coast of Bali is the Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, one of the most tranquil Uluwatu hotels. Offering a variety of villas and suites ranging from the stylish Two Bedroom Garden Pool Villa to the plush Ocean Suite, this hotel is amidst a refreshing and soothing tropical ambience. The Anantara Bali Uluwatu also provides many spa and wellness, dining, meeting and leisure, facilities and services, making it one of the finest Bali resorts.