Nestling in the South of Kuta in Bali, Jimbaran is a fishing village with a line of fine restaurants, local eateries, cafes, beaches, holy temples, and of course, its famously fresh seafood grills. Bali Villas R Us has assembled around 18 highlights and things to do to get your exciting Jimbaran journey started, in the following.
#1 Tegal Wangi Beach
With the gorgeous seascapes in Tegal Wangi, we understood why wedding photographers love using the dramatic scene of the beach as a romantic backdrop for couples. The exotic beauty features white sand and a magnificent view of the Indian. It makes a perfect spot to admire the sunset.
With the scenic beach panorama, Jimbaran Beach offers an ideal sunset view and a place to play with the beautiful white sand or just sit to feel the beach breeze flying your hair. There are numerous hotels on the coastline, local art shops, mini stalls selling miscellaneous stuff, and seafood grill restaurants or often familiarly called cafés in Jimbaran Beach. One of the best things to do in Jimbaran Beach is to enjoy the warm sun accompanied by fresh seafood delicacies. Seafood is just top-notch when it is savored right at the beach itself, isn’t it?
It’s a hideaway in Bali, a gem not much explored by others. An incomparable beauty, that is quite close to the Tegal Wangi Beach that you will instantly agree on as soon as you see it yourself. The trickiest part about the beach is the access. The beach is within 500 meters before reaching Tegal Wangi Beach. You need to locate the way to Honeymoon Beach as you are passing on the paving path. Find a rocky path downhill and follow through it until you can finally witness the sea exotism and hills full of greenery and cacti.
If you’d like to get closer to the white-sand shoreline, you need to go north and explore the dense shrubs, trees, and sharp black corals everywhere. Since there are no tourist facilities, you should be very careful when venturing to this place.
It adds up to one of the gems of Jimbaran, taking around 25 minutes from the Ngurah Rai Airport. Muaya Beach is located at the southernmost coastline. The areas are properly facilitated with spacious parking spots. You can come for a visit by car, motorbike, or even a bus.
There’s an array of hotels along the shoreline featuring the pristine white sand. The tides are high and challenging, making surfers jump in excitement on their surfing boards. On the other hand, cafés satisfy the belly of hungry visitors who patiently wait for their food to be served while cherishing the serene blue ocean view before their eyes, some tourists lying on their back letting their bodies soaked up the warmth of the sun to get the exotic dark skin they love. There are just many things to do in Jimbaran Muaya Beach.
If you are visiting Jimbaran and can handle spices, Warung Nasi Ayam Bu Oki is an absolute try. This authentic delicacy is well known for its only one menu item, Nasi Campur Ayam, yet it’s loaded with deliciousness and homemade local cuisine made with love by the Balinese cook. It is yummy as it is, if you get some crackers, it will be a great addition as well. For one portion, it only costs you IDR25.000 or you can order takeaway for a cheaper price.
This classic eatery brought back the past mood into the hectic modern world. The antique decorations and interior are pleasing to the eyes and somehow feel like home. The high ceiling and whirring fan, the amazing collection of wine, and the mouth-watering menu are elevated to fit the first-class charm. It’s a perfect getaway to arrange a romantic rendezvous and a party in the fishing village of Jimbaran.
This humble eating house belongs to Pak Putu and has lived since forever. From anywhere you look, you won’t see anything fancy, but it’s the talk of the town. This local seafood eatery is more than meets the eye. They serve a hearty, affordable menu, committed to providing only the freshest ingredients and processing them in their traditional grilling method. To complement their tasty barbeque, you can order plecing kangkung (spinach mixed with homemade tomato spices), fried garlic, pickled cucumber, and three kinds of sambal: sambal kecap (soy sambal), sambal matah (raw onion sambal), and sambal terasi (shrimp paste sambal).
The modern beachfront restaurant is nestled in the stunning Muaya Beach. They are specialized in grilled seafood menu with diverse choices of sauces and flavours that you can choose from padang sauce to garlic butter, and many more. The best part about HATIKU Jimbaran is you can have your meal while sinking your feet to the white sand. Also you can admire the perfect crashing waves and the fabulous Indian Ocean before you. Or simply pick the fine dining scene to stay clean and cozy.
It’s a historical attraction of Jimbaran Bay that was found to honour the deeds of our great Balinese warriors during the Dutch invasion. Among them is Lieutenant Colonel I Gusti Ngurah Rai, his name is forever missed and praised and becomes a street name in Bali.
We can trace the background of Ulun Siwi Temple back up to the early 11th century,. Founded by Mpu Kutura, the holy temple exudes beauty and is also rich in history. People believe that there’s a specific day people cannot enter and do their worshipping to the temple because it’s the day when the Gods and Goddesses come down to earth and do ‘parum’, a holy meeting. Although it’s not open as a public attraction, you can visit in proper praying Hindu costumes and commence prayer. The Hindu devotees pray for protection, recovery from a long illness, and life blessing. Unlike other parts of Jimbaran that are typically hot, the temple is located high and thus, cooler.
It is a fun outdoor strategic game that you can play with your family. There are two teams that will engage in the game. The role is quite simple, one team will do the defend, and the other one will be the attacker. Each member will receive a gun containing paintballs to attack the enemy, and safety gear such as headcover, uniform, and masks. The game lasts for 20 minutes with a 5-minute break. Afterward, the teams switch roles.
You don’t necessarily have to struggle to the Sahara Desert to find a camel because you can easily locate one in Jimbaran, Bali. For 15 to 30 minutes, you can have adventurous scenic moments riding a camel around Kelan Beach. Don’t worry, a guide will standby as long as you need it to ensure your comfort and safety. The camel, the beach, and you being all dressed-up are a stunning combination of instaworthy pics for your Instagram feed.
We can’t get enough of suggesting you seafood grilled eateries in Jimbaran. The bay is really the ideal spot for it. So, another recommendation that we deemed you should try is one by the Jimbaran Beach, Nyoman Café Jimbaran. The sensation it gives off during the evening scene is just dreamy for a lovely dinner with your loved one. The seafood menu is just a smack for your palate and affordable too.
Nothing worse than having a busy morning with no fulfilling breakfast. Get your carbo and caffeine boost in Funny Pancake n Coffee Jimbaran. Situated by the Uluwatu II street, this café offers an IDR 60k classic western breakfast deals with large portions of every meal you could ever think of two pieces of pancake, egg, meat, a glass of warm tea/coffee, and fresh fruits. You can also have access to their Wi-Fi while using it as your ideal coworking space.
Are you planning to go for a healthy sports day with your buddies or loved ones? This one is an all-in-one package for you. Every day there are classes that you can follow and join in like aerobic, salsa dance, cardio boxing, Zumba, yoga, aikido, and many more. You can also rent their swimming pool, and sports facilities such as gym, basketball court, and futsal fields.
Let us take you for a short ride to one if not the best French restaurant in Jimbaran, the La Brasserie. The welcoming owner and the friendly staff pamper your belly with only nice stuff. They also make sure you’re happy with the food and explain the menu with extra attention in case you haven’t tried the item before. The charming decors and interior are just a comfy spot to have a long chatty day with your dearest and have a refreshing day.
What’s better than the beach breeze, freshly hot seafood grilled, and the golden sunset view on the horizon? Yes, it’s music. As you enjoy sipping bear and hear waves hitting the shore, music just elevates everything on the table and the free mesmerizing view overlooking the café.
Are you looking for a Spanish eatery in Bali? Guests that had given a taste of AKUA de Bilbao’s sophisticated tapas and seafood paella are sure enough will come back for more. Tapas is an appetizer in Spanish cuisines that may come cold or hot. Visitors are also crazy about their paella. It is a rice dish in a pan that includes vegetables, kinds of meats. Our tip is for you to pick the second floor because man, the sea view is just magical from above.
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We know our list above only makes up to 18 things to do in Jimbaran. To be honest, we haven’t yet covered everything because Bali is just packed with gems (some are hidden as well). Not only prime in attractions, but Bali is also a first-class destination known for its great hospitality services. Have you checked our catalog of Bali villas rental? Yes, our Bali villas for rent can be reserved for short and long-term stays. The best part is our Bali villas management has everything you need to complete your itinerary from flight pickup to spa reservation, and babysitting service, you name it. See you in our next series of things to do with Bali Villas R Us.