WHERE TO STAY ON THE BUKIT PENINSULA
World class surf & jaw dropping views
The epic waves of the Bukit Peninsula attract surfing devotees from all over the globe. The undeveloped white sandy beaches, turquoise blue Indian Ocean, sheer limestone cliffs and the jaw-dropping vistas are drawing a whole new crowd. These days the Bukit Peninsula is becoming known for its groovy and funky holiday pads which perch on the cliff-tops with their sensational million dollar views.
The bars and restaurants range from chilled low-key warungs to bars and restaurants that are gracing the pages of stylish travel magazines and hip blogs. That said, the Bukit Peninsula is still pretty laid back.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you venture here with kids. The beaches are known for their surf, not their calm kid-friendly waters, and there are LOTS of stairs to get to quite a few beaches, so expect to spend lots of time pool side with little kids. But, don’t get too dismayed, there are exciting (and kid-friendly) ways to get down to some cool white sandy beaches, i.e. an inclinator ride down the cliffs which transport you to some funky upmarket Giligans Island style beach clubs.
It's about a 30-45 minute drive from the airport to the Bukit Peninsula.
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