Bali is a relatively small island with many pockets of hidden treasures lining its coastline and Jimbaran on the southwestern coast promises a uniquely Balinese “stay & play” experience unlike any other. Whether you stay in a Bali luxury villa atop limestone cliffs of Jimbaran Bay or at a beachfront resort, make sure you do not miss these top 5 Must-Dos in-and-around Jimbaran:
In bukit peninsula there is a beach to suit every need, from surfers’ favorite beaches like Balangan, Padang Padang and Green Bowl to quiet stretch of white sand beaches ideal for families and picnic at Tegalwangi, Dreamland and Bingin. We recommend a day of beach-hopping culminating on Suluban beach in Uluwatu for an unrivalled cave, sun and surf experience. Warning: You will go back for seconds or even thirds!
2. Visit Kedonganan Fish Market
The oldest fish market by the sea in Bali is also the biggest and still does things the traditional way. Watch fishing boats unloading their fresh catch of the day straight onto the market stall for consumers to buy and export. Choose your favourite selection of fresh seafood, get them cooked in the many warungs on-site and have yourself a memorable seafood feast. The best part? It is about a quarter of the price you get elsewhere!
3. Sunset at Uluwatu Temple
Only 30 minutes away is the iconic tourist attraction of Uluwatu Temple. Perched on a clifftop on the southwestern tip of Bali, the adjacent panoramic view of Indian Ocean fenced along by the tallest cliff walls makes for one of the most instagrammable images of Bali. The temple complex is also home to wild and at times overly-boisterous monkeys. The after sun-down Kecak dance is a must-watch!
4. Seafood Dining by the Ocean
Experience the pulsating vibe of Jimbaran Beach at night as it transforms into the biggest outdoor restaurant. Long tables and chairs line their ways towards the ocean with rows of fairy lights shine a light from up above. Dine under the stars serenaded by the sound of crashing waves as you treat your palate to sumptuous selections of seafood and much more!
5. Explore Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
With the latest addition of ginormous statue of Hindu God Vishnu riding his mythical bird, Garuda, this expansive park is gaining popularity fast as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali. Standing at 120 metres, you can see this towering figure from all corners of Bali. The park also features other gigantic statues and epic cliff-carved structures. Great one for the family!
So whether you stay in a 4 bedroom villa in Jimbaran, 3 bedroom villa in Jimbaran, Karma Jimbaran or beachfront resort, make sure you plan ahead and have yourself an unforgettable Jimbaran experience! Rest assured your villa or hotel staff can arrange all your transport needs.