Jimbaran is a quaint fishing village and beachside tourist resort in the south of Bali.
Ideally located just minutes from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Jimbaran makes for the perfect destination for a classic Bali beach getaway.
Jimbaran is best known for its long stretch of pristine white sand, lined with incredible fine-dining seafood restaurants.
There is little more magical than watching the sun go down over the ocean while on holiday in Bali, and Jimbaran provides some of the most impressive sunset vistas around.
Just to avoid any confusion, Jimbaran Village is actually quite big. The most famous beach in Jimbaran is Jimbaran Beach, also known as Jimbaran Bay, closely followed by Kedonganan Beach.
Yet, there is plenty more to explore. Hidden gems include Sempaning Beach, Kubu Beach, and Balangan Beach.
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Jimbaran Beach is most easily recognizable for its beachfront restaurants. Much loved by families from all over the world.
A vacation in Jimbaran comprises of lazy days spent on the beach, sunbathing and swimming or popping back to the resort for a spa treatment, followed by long evenings spent meeting fellow travelers around the dining tables, listening to live music and indulging in some of the best seafood Bali has to offer.
Seafood lovers will be blown away by the menu selections on offer in Jimbaran. Everything from freshly caught fish to squid, clams, and crabs are all on offer.
So where is it best to eat in Jimbaran? A better question, perhaps, is where to start?!
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For an up-market affair, head to Sundara. This Asian seafood restaurant serves up some of the most exquisite seafood around. The flash-fried crab cake gets rave reviews, and the tuna crudo too.
If seafood isn’t your vibe, you’re still more than welcome in Jimbaran! Fear not; Sundara serves stone oven sourdough pizzas, for example. There is truly something for everyone.
Perhaps the most famous beachfront dining establishment on Jimbaran Beach is Menega Cafe. Ambient and low-back, this seafood restaurant offers an overwhelming amount of choice.
Serving freshly caught everything, diners can choose between fillet of snapper, marinated tiger prawns, calamari, and so much more.
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Menega Cafe offers guests the chance to take a table on the sand or inside the restaurant. The long, running tables are situated quite close together, adding to the communal feel of the place.
Don’t worry, though, if you like to keep yourselves to yourselves, you still have more than enough space to enjoy your food in peace.
For a fine dining vibe, check out Nelayan Restaurant. Boasting one of the best happy hour cocktail menus in Jimbaran, Nelayan Restaurant serves exceptional seafood specials, including Balinese spiced daily catch straight from the grill.
There is certainly a family-friendly atmosphere in Jimbaran, ideal for multi-generational family holidays for sure. The area is increasingly popular for romantic couples’ getaways; there is something ever so lovely about having an intimate oceanfront table for two at sunset, right?!
In fact, Jimbaran is even home to Honeymoon Beach, a secluded rocky cove seldom visited by the tourist crowds.
Jimbaran Bay is home to a wonderful selection of accommodation options, including many big international hotel brands that have secured direct access to the beachfront.
The InterContinental Bali Resort is a 5-star beachfront hotel offering an impressive set of facilities. Guests need not leave the hotel at all during their stay if they don’t want to!
With access to five restaurants and six swimming pools, as well as a luxury day spa and access to super fun watersports, the InterContinental Bali Resort ticks every box for every kind of traveler!
While you may not need to leave your resort if there is so much provided for you, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t!
This week the Tourism Board in Indonesia has called on all travelers to visit cultural landmarks, try local cuisine, learn the basic Indonesian language, and experience Balinese ceremonies.
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