If you are looking for a cool place to have a good lunch and relax by the pool in Uluwatu, El Kabron is certainly the right place.
It’s a Spanish restaurant located on a cliff about 50 meters above sea level in Uluwatu, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
When we arrived we were told that we had to pay entrance fee, so they explained us the two options they offer. The first option costs 300,000 rupiah (about 23$) and only gives access to the restaurant. The amount paid is deducted from what you eat and drink at the restaurant.
The second option costs 550,000 rupiah (about 42$ ). This amount gives access to the restaurant and the pool. You will also receive a free glass of champagne, a sarong and a discount of 300,000 rupiah for what you consume at the restaurant.
I opted for the second option because the charm of the place it’s actually the pool.
The first thing I did was jump into the water. It was early in the morning and there were only 4 other people having a drink on the terrace. I had the whole pool to myself, so I did my flips, dives, splits , etc. in the water.
After a while I got out and I ordered a fresh pineapple juice, yummy, healthy and refreshing!
All morning was pretty quiet. Around noon it started to rain and I went inside the restaurant to have lunch.
They offer a Mediterranean menu. Simple and delicious. There are some gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options.
I ordered the smoked cod carpaccio and a seafood paella
Everything was delicious!
I stayed inside the restaurant working until 5pm and then I decided to return to the pool.
In the evening the atmosphere was different. They had a DJ to playing lounge techno music and a lot more people showed up to enjoy the sunset (most with more elegant dresses compared to my swim clothes)! Haha
I ordered a glass of champagne while enjoying the sunset from inside the pool, a beautiful experience.
Shortly after I left. I could watch the lively crowd of people, drinking cocktails and following the beat of the music. I imagine that at night the restaurant becomes more of a party club, however I can not say for sure because I did not stay that late…
Love and gratitude