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Bali’s Seafood Lovers Assemble In Serangan’s Tourist Village

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Bali lovers are in for a real treat this year.

Serangan Island, a small fishing village located in Denpasar and connected to the main island by the famous Serangan-Sakenan Bridge, is set to receive a considerable boost in tourism development. 

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The Denpasar City Government has confirmed that it will be investing huge funds and resources into developing Seranagan as a tourism village. The mission is to establish more sustainable tourism programs in the area to boost the local economy, protect the landscape, and, of course, dazzle tourists. 

The Head of the Denpasar City Tourism Office, Ni Luh Putu Riyastiti, announced that work is underway to create the Seranagan Seafood Culinary Village. The project is set to be completed in 2024, with doors formally opening in 2025. 

@juliaxeats One in a lifetime experience dining on the edge of a cliff with a table full of seafood. Located at Kisik, Jimbaran in Bali, Indonesia #bali2023 #jimbaran #jimbaranbali #seafoodjimbaranbali #seafoodbali #mustvisitbali #placestovisitinbali #wheretoeatinbali #wheretoeatbali #balifoodguide #balifooddestination #balifood #balifoodreview #ayanabali ♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic

Riyastiti told reporters, “We hope that in 2025 the paths and other physical infrastructure will be completed. The process of building physical infrastructure requires a longer process because, of course, it has to go through a tender process.’

Nevertheless, tourism initiatives will be up and running as soon as possible. The development of the Seranagan Seafood Culinary Village will see the local community receive culinary training so that they can serve ‘superior, delicious hygienic and attractive dishes.’

The Denpasar City Tourism Office is on a mission to make Seranagan Island the seafood capital of Bali, and they have picked the right spot for the project. 

@ngurahsuryakusuma Satu Sisi Keindahan Sunset Di Pulau Serangan Bali. #PulauSerangan #Denpasar #Bali ♬ original sound – Ngurah Surya Kusuma

As it stands, fishing is still the biggest economic contributor to the Seranagan area, and it is one of the last fishing villages in the south of Bali, where the tradition of fishing is bigger than tourism.

This is a huge contributing factor to the charm of Serangan Village as a tourism destination; it’s about as authentic as it can get. 

In 2024, Serangan Village won third place in the Indonesian Village Tourism Awards for its culinary riches, natural wonders, and cultural heritage tourism attractions.

Building on this success and the plans for the Serangan Seafood Culinary Village, Riyastiti says that the next step is to integrate a Blue Green Circular Economy on the island.

This will also include investing in more turtle conservation initiatives and engaging the youth in the tourism development programs of the area. 

@balihints makan seafood bonuss view cantik 😍 di jl. tukad punggawa no. 32, di depan smp 11 denpasar #fyp #kulinerbali #kulinerdenpasar #serangan #kubuseafood ♬ original sound – Bali Hints

Riyastiti said all this focus on Serangan is positive for tourists and the community. She said, “The younger generation can actively develop tourism there so that it can be more economically, culturally, and environmentally viable.’

She added, “Don’t let the people of Serangan become spectators in their own area. We hope that together we can change it in a better direction.”

Community involvement in tourism development always makes for a more authentic and engaging experience for tourists. 


With all these projects getting off the ground, the question is whether Serangan Village is a destination worth visiting right now. The answer is yes! Seranagan is a great option for tourists seeking an accessible and authentic destination in Bali. 

Located just 20 minutes from the airport, Serangan Village is home to locally run guesthouses, like Serangan Turtle Island Homestay and D&D Homestay.

Visitors can learn everything they need to know about turtle conservation, dine off incredible home-cooked seafood at traditional warungs, and really feel immersed in the atmosphere of a local Balinese fishing village.


Sisik Seafood is a must-visit eatery that proudly serves the fresh catch of the day and other Indonesian classics. 

The most famous seafood restaurant is Seafood Bu Rini; this little oceanfront diner attracts tourists from all over Indonesia. Ibu Rini’s sambal is world-famous, and the Lobster Bakar is life-changing!


Serangan Island boasts incredible sunsets. Tourists can take a wander down to Serangan Beach to enjoy the soft white sands, harbor views, and the sunsets over the ocean.

Or get settled in for the sunset at Serangan Blue Lagoon, a quiet little cove that can be found at the end of Jalan Alun Alun. 

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Saturday 17th of February 2024

Maybe my compass needs replacing. Watching sunset from Serangan?


Saturday 17th of February 2024

Fish belong in the sea not dead on a plate. Leave the fish for us divers to enjoy.


Sunday 18th of February 2024


Why do you feel it necessary to advocate your dietary preference and criticise us omnivores?

We don't give a bugger about yours.

Given you posting name, think of the poor calves that were weaned so you could enjoy your cheese.

Wayan Bo

Saturday 17th of February 2024

How much plastic in such fish, or it’s already named “plastic fish” 🤣


Friday 16th of February 2024

Sounds like MY Place to visit, I love local seafood cooked by locals. Definitely on my bucket list.


Saturday 17th of February 2024


Go to the warungs at the fish market at Kedonganan. Straight from the boats.