The Bukit

The Bukit (which means ‘hill’ in Indonesian) is a 140-square-kilometre rugged limestone peninsula that dangles like a pendant upon a chain at the southern tip of Bali.

Until recently, this windswept outcrop - revered by the Balinese who have built a series of temples around its perimeter, including the spectacular Pura Luhur Uluwatu - was home solely to seaweed farmers, fisherman and die-hard surfers.

It has attracted huge investment over the last decade and certain parts, particularly the cliff-top land along the southern coast, have proved to be some of the best real estate investments in the world.

Today much of the cliff-top land has been bought up by hotel chains and developers, but from time to time parcels of land come on to the market.

The Bukit now boasts some of Bali’s most opulent destination villas, glamorous private estates, internationally-branded boutique hotels, and ‘One of Asia's 5 Best Golf Courses’ according to Fortune Magazine, making it the area of choice for discerning travellers and residents.

The Bukit is also home to some of the most idyllic beaches in Bali; hidden sandy coves – a dream for both surfers and non-surfers alike (although not always safe for swimming). The famous surf breaks and beaches of Bingin, Padang Padang, Dreamland and Balangan are the major drawcards in West Bukit and Uluwatu. Even in the rainy season The Bukit is a reliable sun-trap.

Cliff-top properties offer dazzling views out over the Indian Ocean, over the surf breaks, and up the west coast. On clear days the volcanoes in the centre of the island are a stunning sight.

The elevated land at the centre of the Bukit, because of its height, can offer some stunning views. The most sought-after plots offer 180 degree views from the islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan to the east, with the volcanoes in the centre of the island, through to the west coast, and, on a clear day, the mountains of Java.

Other properties provide more limited but pleasing views, nevertheless.

THE BUKIT PROPERTIES

Indian Ocean decadence

REF#: V393

Location: South Bukit
Bedrooms: 5
Views: Beach/Cliff front, Ocean
Title: Freehold
List Price (USD): Upon request
Equivalent (IDR): Upon request

Uluwatu cliff-top sensation

REF#: V492

Location: West Bukit
Bedrooms: 3
Views: Beach/Cliff front, Ocean
Title: Freehold
List Price (IDR): Upon request
Equivalent (USD): Upon request

A view to the horizon

REF#: V514

Location: South Bukit
Bedrooms: 4
Views: Beach/Cliff front, Ocean
Title: Freehold
List Price (USD): Upon request
Equivalent (IDR): Upon request