Jimbaran Fish Market Overview

Jimbaran Fish Market is a vibrant seafood market located in Bali, Indonesia. Offering an array of fresh catches, it's a seafood lover's paradise. Visitors can select their preferred seafood, have it grilled on-site, and enjoy a delicious meal with picturesque beach views, creating a unique and memorable dining experience.

If you are a fish lover, there is one place you must visit with the Bali trip, the famous Jimbaran fish market. Locally referred as Pasar Ikan Traditional Kedonganan’, this market is also famous for the amazing seafood dining bay.

While you visit this market you can see a lot of fishing boats lands daily and also you can buy some fresh fish from here. One can find the Kedonganan village’s own cluster of seafood, restaurants etc., just south of the market and the boat landing area.

Jimbaran fish market is the primary marketplace of seafood in Bali. Located in Jimbaran fishing community village, the market has rows and rows of fresh sea harvest. Here you will get all the sea produces right from tuna, salmon, crabs, shrimps, lobsters and sardines among other such things. The market is located in the vicinity of the restaurants in Jimbaran and Kedonganan that specialise in seafood dining and serve all brilliant fish delicacies. The market offers all freshest sea harvests and as a tourist it is an experience to witness a busy day here among the buzz of a lot of activities that begin right from the dawn.

When you stop at the fish market which is a popular stop for tourists on a Bukit peninsula amble, you shall see that the place is lively, frenetic and of course, smelly. Nicely painted colourful boats bob along the shore giving the Jimbaran beach a beautiful look. As the boats unloads their containers, everything, right from small sardines, to lobsters to langoustines are collected by the market stall owners to their respective shops.

The action is fast and it is indeed a sight to watch. You can buy your favourite fish here, get it cleaned and cut or processed as you want. Also, visitors with a knack of cooking should head towards the establishments that offer lessons about how to cook the seafood items. If you are good with bargaining, then rise up as early as 5.30am and head straight to the shore where the boats arrive with their collections around 6am. You shall get the best price of your favourite fish if you buy right from the fishermen. Jimbaran fishing village and tourist resort in Bali, Indonesia, is gaining popularity as tourists are showing interest in knowing the fishing community’s lifestyle better.

Highlights: One of the most interesting things in the while your visit this fish market is that you can take cooking classes and indulge in some activities. You can also watch the fisherman unloading their nets full of sardines, larger catches such as mahi-mahi. Shrimps, crabs, lobster are few other seafood can be found in this market.

Location: Jimbaran Fish Market is located Jalan Pantai Kedonganan, Kedonganan.

How To Reach

By Cab:
The distance between the Bali International Airport, also known as the Ngurah Rai Airport, is around 6.2km which can be covered in 15 minutes if you take a cab from the airport. You can reach the fish market via the Ji Bypass road.

By Bus:
The Sarbagita bus service is also available from the airport that takes you to the remotest places in Bali. Via bus, it takes around 25 minutes to get to the Jimbaran fish market from the airport.

Other Essential Information

- Location: Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, Indonesia. The fish market is situated one street back from Jimbaran beach, between Kuta and South Kuta.

- Timings:
The market remains open every day from 5am to 9pm.

- Price:
Here are the price details of some of the popular buys at the fish market for tourists.

- One medium-sized grouper: $8
- Ten jumbo prawns: $12
- A pair of sardines: $3
- A pair of big squids: $2
- One decent-sized sardine: $8

The price rate might be a little less for the natives. If you buy the seafood produces right from the fishermen’s boats at the dawn, you will get them for even cheaper rates.

Tips for Visiting Jimbaran Fish Market

If you are a fish or seafood fanatic, Jimabaran fish market is your haven.

2. Visit the market by 5.30am or 6am, basically as early as you can because the fishermen reach the shore by that time with all the produces pulled just out of the water.

3.  Try to buy your favourite food from the boats itself as the fishermen sell them even at cheaper rates compared to the market deal.

4. Visit the nearby cooking class establishments if you are interested in learning the knowhow of cooking seafood items.

5. Try to purchase in bulk as they always offer cheaper prices and help you bargain.

6. A lot of restaurants are lined up along the market that happily clean, cut and prepare the fish that you bought here. Visit those eateries to relish the best grills and steaks.
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