Uluwatu Warnings and Dangers
Uluwatu holds many sightseeing and historical gems for travelers, but a trip here is not without its risks. Here are some warnings to help you stay safe and avoid dangers in Uluwatu.
Monkeys and Dogs
By far, the most common complaint about Uluwatu is the monkey problem. These pesky creatures drop in unexpectedly to steal anything from eyeglasses to camera pouches to jewelry. Some locals and visitors believe the monkeys may be trained to steal. Be careful if you are the victim of this type of theft, whether the monkey appears to have been trained or not. If you chase the animal, it is always possible that you will get bitten.
Dogs, too, wander the Uluwatu region, and some are infected with rabies. If you see a dog with a red collar, this animal has been treated and is free of rabies. Other dogs are not guaranteed to be safe.
Whenever going out to explore, it is important to bring sufficient fresh, bottled water for the day. There is usually oppressive heat and humidity in this area, so dehydration is a real concern.
You can purchase bottles of water in the supermarket and keep them in your hotel refrigerator.
Nobody wants to think about accidents when they’re planning a trip, but it is better to be safe than sorry. With the risk of animal bites and other potential dangers, those who spend time in Uluwatu without traveler’s insurance may be in for expensive medical care if anything goes wrong.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Uluwatu.