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What You Should Know More About Jimbaran

  • Travel advice

    • Book your stay facilities only after you check the reviews online.

    • Do not carry a lot of cash with you and do not wear expensive and flashy jewelry for obvious reasons.

    • Do not get into any kind of brawl with the locals and do not offend them in any way.

    • Take care of safety rules while enjoying adventure activities.

    • If you are driving by yourself, make sure that you have a valid driving license.

    • Follow safety precautions while enjoying water sports like Surfing as well as other adventure activities.

  • Drinking laws

    There is no minimum legal age for consuming alcoholic drinks in Indonesia but the minimum age to purchase alcohol is 21 years of age.


  • Our Recommendations: What You Can’t Afford To Miss?

    Uluwatu Temple

    Apart from being one of the most iconic landmarks of Bali, it is a really adventurous spot consisting of some of the most serene natural views from the top. Moreover, to the south of the Uluwatu temple complex is an open amphitheater which contains some of the best fire dance performances held at the time of dusk. Hence, you will have a mesmerizing time in this sea temple complex experiencing cultural activities.


    New Kuta Green Park

    This is a fun and leasure destination where you will love to relax with your family and friends. This is a place which houses adventure and fun activities in Bali like lazy rivers, pools, water slides and other range of outdoor activities which will give you a lot of fun. Some of the most rated activities here are 200 meter flying fox rides, vertical bungee jumping and paintball fields. There are also some of the best authentic dining options available in the park.


    Padang Padang Beach

    Bali is famous for its serene and crystal clear beaches and the Padang Padang is one of the most popular surfing destinations here. You can chill and sunbathe or experience water sports like surfing and scuba diving on the beach, against the backdrop of a unique hollow entrance which guides you to this beautiful beach.


    Pandawa Beach

    One of the most beautiful hidden beaches in Bali, the Pandawa is located on the southernmost part of Bali. It is a hub for luxury resorts and villas where you can pamper yourself and get the most out of your vacation. You can also enjoy water sports over here and have a look at the heritage statues of Pandawas, the heroes of the Hindu epic of Mahabharata.


    Kedonganan Fish Market

    Kedonganan is a fish market located in the Jimbaran Bay, which is originally a fishing village. Located near the Jimbaran coastline. This place is something which will give you a feel of real authenticity. You will see fish vendors, fishing boats and some really awesome seafood cafes where you can pamper you taste buds with the local delicacies.


    Balangan Beach

    No matter how many beaches you visit in Jimbaran, you will always see something unique over here. The Balangan beach is a hub for professional surfers and also for those who want to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of overcrowded tourist destinations. You can chill here with some cocktails and beer on the beach and have the time of your life!


  • What you will like here?

    Serene Beaches

    There is no end to beaches in Indonesia but the ones in Jimbaran are really serene. You will be mesmerized to see the blue clear waters of the sea and relax yourself on the beaches and no matter how many beaches you hop on, you will not get bored of it.


    Relaxing Atmosphere

    Jimbaran is one of the tourist places which is away from the popular overcrowded tourist places in Bali. Hence, this destination is great to relax amid the perfect beach weather, crystal clear beaches and salty breeze blowing around. You can also stay at one of the luxury resorts located on the beach and give yourself a treat.


    Local Fishing Culture

    Jimbaran is a fishing village and hence, you will get to witness the authentic fishing culture, enjoy local seafood delicacies and see locals fishing on their boats. The fishing culture here is not at all induced by technology and hence, you will get to see how the original fishing culture existed, which is truly a very good experience on this trip.


    Adventure

    Jimbaran is a hub for water sports enthusiasts, especially surfers. Adventure seekers from all over the world flock here to fulfill their thrill cravings and enjoy amid some of the best wind waves produced here naturally. Even if you are not a surfer, it is really fun to watch people surf here.


  • How to reach Jimbaran from Bali Airport what is the distance between airport and Jimbaran?

    Jimbaran is 20 min south of the Bali airport. It can be reached by taking pre-paid airport taxi. Jimbaran is around a 20 min drive from Legian and Seminyak, and 20 mins from Sanur, via the new toll road linking Benoa to the airport and Sanur. The distance between Bali airport and Jimbaran in 9.5km.

  • What are the various modes of transport to reach Jimbaran from Bali Airport?

    The best way to reach Jimbaran from Bali airport is by taking pre-paid taxi which is available at the airport itself. It will cost you around $4.51.

  • What is the best time to take holidays in Jimbaran?

    The best time to visit Jimbaran is between April to October, when the climate is slightly humid and summer.

    May to September: Typically sunny day with average temperature of 31 degrees

    October to April: Wet season with occassional downpour, but still worth visiting

    June to August: Windy climate Most people consider visiting mid-year period the best time to go to Jimbaran, offering a good balance between sun, sand, and surf.

  • What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Jimbaran?

    The ideal holiday to spend in Jimbaran is about 1 week. In this 1 week, you can explore many places including the market for shopping, temples and enjoying food at different restaurants. Check out the holiday packages offered which are included in Bali tour. You can create an itinerary to make a planned trip to Jimbaran.

  • Is it safe to travel to Jimbaran?

    Travelling in Jimbaran is safe and you won't find any issues throughout the journey. However, you need to follow certain legal rules to avoid any kind of inconvinience. Moreover, better avoid travelling alone in the night and carry emergency number to get help during any problem.

  • How is the general climate in Jimbaran?

    On an average, the temperature is always high. Rainy season falls in these months: January, February, March, May, November, and December.

    The warmest month is January.

    On an average, the coolest month is July August is the driest month.

  • What kind of clothing is suitable for Jimbaran?

    Clothing in Jimbaran isn't restricted to specific type. However, one has to abide and respect the culture and location, especially if visiting religious place.

  • What are the most important points to be considered while planning my trip to Jimbaran?

    Jimbaran is a cool place to enjoy some tour activities and visit different locations. However, it is important to consider certain points during the visit:

    • Carry all the important documents including IDs
    • Check out the transportation modes available in Jimbaran
    • Consider the climatic condition and accordingly carry clothes that suit the climate
    • Be careful and have knowledge about the currency and exchange policy

    Currency: USD 1 = IDR 14,000

    Emergencies: In case of emergencies, dial 110 for police and 118 for ambulance

  • Can I rent a motorbike or a bicycle in Jimbaran?

    Though you may not find much of the bike rental service in Jimbaran, but you can get rented from Bali. This way you'll find the rented bike in fair price. The cost of the rent depends on the model of the bike and for number of hours you're getting it. Generally, the cost of the bike rent would be around $2 to $5. If getting it for a week, then $14-$18.

    Ball4ride, Bali Bike Rental, Dewata Harly-Davidson are some of the options.

  • What are the different activities one can do in Jimbaran?

    Jimbaran offers a plethora of options for tourists to engage in activities, right from visiting temples and enjoying the nightlife to shopping at the markets. Jimbaran being closeby to Bali, tourists have enough options to explore. Some of the activities you can enjoy are:

    Visit Uluwatu Temple: Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key temples, believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately.

    Enjoy at the Seafood Cafe: Not only is Jimbaran Bay one of Bali’s best places for memorable sunsets, but it is also the most popular coast to enjoy grilled seafood. There are seventeen seafood cafes line the white-sand beach locally known as ‘Pantai Muaya’.

    Engage in Shopping: There different shopping options in Jimbaran. The Jimbaran Market, also known as ‘Pasar Desa Adat Jimbaran’, is the main source of fresh groceries and daily necessities among the local residents of the Jimbaran village.

  • What are the popular places to visit in Jimbaran?

    The best attractions in Jimbaran mostly encompass the beautiful limestone cliff-fringed coastlines that are home to some of Bali’s best surf spots and reef breaks. The south-western coastline of Jimbaran and further south to the Bukit area of Pecatu, Ungasan and Kutuh is also home to ancient sea temples. The place also offers some of the best beaches. Let us check some more options of places to visit in Jimbaran:

    • Uluwatu Temple
    • Garuda Wisnu Kencana
    • Suluban Beach
    • Padang Padang Beach
    • Pandawa Beach
    • Kedonganan Fish Market

  • What types of water sports are available in Jimbaran?

    Jimbaran doesn't have much of the water activities, apart from swimming, but the areas around the Bukit Peninsula feature the most perfect waves any surfer could ever dream of. The Bukit is a natural challenge for natural daredevils, from surfing, body boarding, cross-training and paragliding to much more. Some of the activities in Jimbaran are:

    • Golfing
    • House of Tap in Bali
    • Paint a Pot at Jenggala Keramik Bali
    • Paragliding
    • Spa Uluwatu at Incontinental Bali Resort
    • Surfing

  • Is surfing recommended in Jimbaran?

    Jimbaran is perfect for beginners and is next stop after Kuta. Surfing is available at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay and resort's Tropic. Surf program offers tour by car, boat and helicopter, as well as personalized surfing lessons. Then there is Balangan Wave Surf School where you can learn surfing. You’ll be provided with trainers and professionals to know about the surfing condition.

  • What are the famous temples in Jimbaran?

    There are some famous temples located in Jimbaran. One of the most famous tourist destinations is the Uluwatu temple, a cliff-edge temple high above the sea. Some of the temples here are:

    Uluwatu Temple: This temple locally referred to as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is one of Bali’s most iconic postcard landmarks, perched high on top of a cliff southwest of the Bukit peninsula. A hundred meters south of the main Uluwatu Temple complex is an open amphitheater where daily Kecak ‘fire dance’ performances are held at sunset.

    Tanah Lot: It is one of the most visited temples. The temple is located on the coast of Beraban village in the Tabanan regency, featuring an ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves.The best time to visit is during the holy day of Kuningan, when pilgrimages usually take place, and on the temple’s anniversary five days after.

  • What are the various museum and galleries located in Jimbaran?

    There are not specific museums in Jimbaran, but there are few galleries that showcase the best pieces of art of Bali.

    Konderatu Gallery: Konderatu is an ambitious project that puts Indonesian heritage foremost through its array of antique galleries, suites, a beach club and restaurant. The gallery comprises an art space that promotes a collection of artworks and artifacts that reflect the rich native history of the Indonesian islands.

  • How can i reach the White sand beach? Is it safe for swimming?

    The White Sand Beach is located close to Candidasa Bali. To reach here, you can drive north from Candidasa, and it will take about 20 minutes to reach the destination. It is also called as Perasi Beach and there is no public transportation available. The only way to reach here is by renting a car or bike.

    You can go snorkeling and yes swimming can be done without any fear. However, make sure you check out the sea condition.

  • Can I visit Tegal Wangi Beach? What is special about it?

    Tegal Wangi Beach is a hidden beach in the south of Jimbaran. Tegal Wangi Beach is named after the temple perched on top of the limestone cliff that overlooks the coast, reachable via a paved road just to the right of the entrance of the glitzy Ayana Resort and Spa in Jimbaran. For wedding photographers, this beach is a paradise. The best time to visit is before sunset and around the ‘blue hour’ (18:00 – 19:00).

    Tegal Wangi Beach offers breathtaking seascapes with cool natural features – low tides and crimson sunsets reveal seaweed.

  • Can I visit the Jimbaran Fish market? What all I can buy from Jimbaran Fish market?

    Also known as Kedongana Fish Market, this is an important place for tourist to explore the variants of fish. Most of the popular cooking classes and guest activities of hotels around Bali’s southern beach resort area include tours to Kedonganan Fish Market as part of their packages. You’ll be able to witness fishermen unloading their nets full of sardines, larger catches such as mahi-mahi being weighed for auction. You can even arrange with the chef for a small and private barbecue party with your own bought selections.

    The price of fish here starts from $2 per kilo. From Lobster to Tuna and Squid, one can find a range of fish items sold here.

  • How expensive is Jimbaran?

    Jimbaran isn't costly like other places of Indonesia. However, it is important to have a good knowledge about the currency here. Check out the cost of food offered in restaurants to avoid over paying of money. When it comes to accommodation, you'll find budget cottages to luxury resorts to stay on. This will give an option to stay accordingly.

  • What are the various budget hotels and homestays in Jimbaran?

    There are some good budget hotels and homestays at Jimbaran. These homestay offers good hospitalty service and amenities required under budget price. Some of the budget hotels are:

    • MaxOne Hotels- $21
    • Nirmala Hotel - $17
    • Villa Puri Royan- $14.27
    • Hotel Horison- $31
    • Taman Sari Villas and Spa- $217

  • What are the various luxurious resorts available in Jimbaran?

    There are some beachfront luxury resorts overlooking the pristine bay, with well-manicured gardens and appealing five-star services and facilities. Most are located around the main fishing village area of Jimbaran, while some others are located throughout the Bukit peninsula. Some of the luxury resorts are:

    • InterContinental Bali Resort-$207
    • Jimbaran Cliffs Private Pool Hotel & Spa- $63
    • Rimba Jimbaran Bali by AYANA- $193
    • Ayana Resort and Spa Bali- $283
    • Le Meridian Bali- $139
    • Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa- $325
    • Gending Kedis Luxury Villas & Spa Estate- $167

  • Are there private villas available in Jimbaran?

    Yes, there are some great villas for rent in Jimbaran. Prices of this selection of Jimbaran villas for rent ranges from $495 per night to $1700 per night. Some of the options are:

    • Villa Soma- $550-840
    • Villa Aiko- $590-980
    • Villa Adenium - $490-890
    • Villa Longhouse- $825-1625
    • Villa Uma Nina - $790-1320
    • Villa Jamalu- $580- 960

  • Which is the best resort on the beach in Jimbaran?

    Beach resorts in Jimbaran are famous for its hospitality, luxury and view. They serve the best hospitality service in under best given rates. You can get the accommodation packages offered by the beach resort and stay comfortably. Some of the options of beach resort are:

    • Watermark Hotel & Spa ($69.77)
    • Rimba Resorts ($224.81)
    • The Sintesa Resort ($155)
    • Ayana Resort and Spa ($310)
    • Kyumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa ($387.61)
    • The Open House ($138)
    • Jimabaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa ($77)

  • What are the famous spas in Jimbaran and what will be the cost?

    Jimbaran has some of the best spas having luxury amenities. These spas are located in prime areas giving better visit options for tourists.

    • Ayana Resort and Spa Bali- Spa on the Rocks- $310
    • Spa Uluwatu- $387
    •  Asri Jewel Spa - Asri Jewel Villa- $108.57
    • Aura Spa- $30-80
    • Ayutaya Spa- $35- 40

  • What types of massages are available in Jimbaran?

    Spas are one of the main attractions of Bali and Indonesia and Jimbaran spas have more number of tourists round the year. The scenic atmosphere along with a great ambiance provides a nice spa experience here. From natural spa, hot stone massages to therapies, one can enjoy varied options of spa massages offered. The price of these spa massages ranges between $50 to $100 Some of the spa massage offered are:

    • Lava Stone Reflexology
    • 7 Chakra Dhara
    • Body Slimming Treatment
    • Hot Stone Therapy
    • Ayurvedic and Balinese Concepts of Spa and Massage
    • Verbena Bamboo Therapy
    • Traditional Balinese Spa therapy

  • Which all resorts have best spas in Jimbaran?

    Luxury resorts in Jimbaran offer range of spa massages. Some of the luxury spa options are:

    Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort Spa: Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa is the newest addition to the Kedonganan Jimbaran repertoire offering not just strategic location and direct access to the beach but also cozy guestrooms with top class amenities.
    Some of the spa massage offered are- Balinese Massage, Lotus Signature Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Pregnancy Massage, etc.

    Ayana Resort and Spa: This award winning spa is a world–class destination resort located on 90 hectares of cliff-top land perched above Jimbaran Bay. Therapy Pool and Spa on the Rocks treatment; golf-putting and fitness center; and complimentary WiFi in public areas. Spa on the rocks is designed to blend with the environment, highlighted in Indonesian ‘merbau’ wood, traditional Balinese.

    Bamboo Spa By L'occitane: Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites: At the Bamboo Spa by L’OCCITANE, the must-try experience is their unique signature Verbena Bamboo Therapy. It promotes circulation, release deep muscular tension knots and delivers a gentle lymphatic drainage.

    Bel-Air Spa: Here one can enjoy Bel-Air Thai Massage, Warm Stone Massage, Shirodara, Creambath, Foot Massage and Aromatherapy Massage.

  • What are the places famous for Yoga and meditation in Jimbaran?

    Practicing yoga in a quite place like Jimbaran is the most happening thing you can do. You’ll never run out of great options for learning the art or exchanging knowledge with like-minded yogis from all over the world.Promoting everything positive for a healthy mind and body and being open to all, the yoga community in Bali has rapidly grown and made way for a large variety of yoga centres and studios. Though these studios are not exactly in Jimbaran, but being close to Bali, one can easily find options of yoga studio. Some of them are:

    • Power of Now Oasis
    • Four Seasons Resort
    • Blooking Lotus Yoga
    • Balangan Yoga and Love

  • What is the culture like in Jimbaran?

    The culture of Jimbaran is similar to Bali and other regions. Various forms of dance and music have made Bali's arts and culture scene one of the most diverse in the world. Hinduism has the major impact on its culture. The culture here is the blend of seriousness and century old tradition.

  • What festivals do the local people celebrate in Jimbaran?

    Being close to Bali, there is no specific festivals celebrated in Jimbaran. The festival celebrated in Bali, is the same in Jimbaran. Some of the festivals celebrated are:

    Saraswati: Balinese Hindus celebrate Saraswati, a day devoted to the Goddess of Knowledge, Art and Literature - Dewi Saraswati. It is celebrated in January 21.

    Banyu Pinaruh: Banyu Pinaruh is the immediate day after Saraswati, which falls on a Paing Sinta Sunday on the Balinese pawukon calendar.

    Soma Ribek: It falls Pon Sinta Monday on the pawukon calendar and roughly means ‘rich Monday’.

    Tumpek Uduh: A holy day dedicated to the blessings of plants, especially those that produce fruits and flowers. It is celebrated on 11th March.

    Pengrupukan, New Year's Eve of the Saka Calendar: It is celebrated on 27th March when the eve of the Saka New Year is a storm before the silent, as all the celebrative commotion takes place in the afternoon, and grotesque ogoh-ogoh papier-mâché effigies are paraded throughout the streets in Bali.

    Omed-Omedan, 'festival of splashes and smooches: Celebrated on 29th March, it is a traditional festivity restricted to the village of Sesetan. It is held on the day after Nyepi (Day of Silence and Seclusion), when the youth and whole sub-village of Banjar Kaja Sesetan take to the street where water is splashed and sprayed, and a forced smooch takes place at each interval.

    Other festivals celebrated are:

    • Galungan
    • Batukaru Temple Piodalan Anniversary
    • Purnama Kedasa - The 10th Full Moon
    • Vesak, Buddhist Year 2561

  • How expensive meals are in Jimbaran?

    The price of the meal in Jimbaran depends on the food you eat for lunch and dinner. Also, different restaurant have different rates. However, the average meal rate will be around $10-$20 or even less.

  • What all types of cuisines I can find in Jimbaran and which ethnic food is special in Jimbaran?

    From typical Bali food to continental food, one can enjoy world class cuisine served in Jimbaran. The ethnic food in Jimbaran is same what you find in Bali.

  • Which restaurants serve the best food in Jimbaran? Is vegetarian food easily available in Jimbaran?

    Restaurants in Jimbaran offer heavenly food. Some luxury restaurants to mid-range restaurants, one can find the best veg and non-veg foods served. When it comes to vegetarian restaurants, some of the top places are:

    • Cuca Restaurant
    • Sundara
    • Kayumanis Resto Jimbaran
    • Akua Bali Restaurant
    • Unique Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
    • Bloem's Wareong
    • Saffron Vegetarian Fusion

  • What kind of nightlife I can experience in Jimbaran?

    Nightlife in Jimbaran, although outshined by the neighbouring beach resort areas of Kuta and Legian up north. Several of the Jimbaran seafood cafes north of the scenic bay usually continue on to wee hours with cold beers and cheers under the stars. There are some good restaurants in Bali where you can experience the nightlife of the Jimbaran. There are also a few rooftop bars where you can enjoy a bird’s eye-view over the heights of Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula. Some of the options to visit are:

    • Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa
    • Unique Rooftop Bar at Rimba Jimbaran Bali
    • Karma Beach Bali
    • Sundara at Four Seasons Jimbaran
    • Chiringuito El Kabron
    • Smoqee Lounge and Sky Bar at Le Meridien Jimbaran
    • Jimbaran Beach Club at Kupu Kupu Jimbaran
    • UNIQUE Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
    • Smoqee Lounge & Sky Bar

  • Does one have easy access to alcohol in Jimbaran? Is smoking legal in Jimbaran?

    Alcohol is available in restaurants and there are some wine shops, but very few in number. You may find alcohol in pubs and restaurants. About smoking, avoid doing it in public places and tourists spots. In some restaurants, there are special smoking areas.

  • What kind of laws are there in Jimbaran regarding drug usage?

    The drug laws in Jimbaran are same as in Bali. Possession and trafficking of all the drugs listed in the Appendix are illegal unless undertaken by people or companies approved by the government.

    • Possession of drugs is punishable by 4 to 12 years' imprisonment, and fines of IDR 800 million to 8 billion (US$89,600 to US$896,000)
    • Trafficking of drugs punishable by 5 to 15 years' imprisonment and fines of IDR one billion to ten billion (US$112,000 to US$1.2 million)

    Drugs here are divided into different groups and accordingly, the laws are created.

  • What kind of shopping can be done in Jimbaran?

    There are various locations in Jimbaran to shop around. Shopping in Jimbaran might not be on the top-lists of those travelling to this popular beach resort area on the south-western end of the island. There are several fashion boutiques, jewellery shops and specialty stores where some might stumble upon a great gift idea. Some of the shopping market options are:

    Jenggala Keramik: It is the renowned ceramic item wholesaler and retailer based in Bali. The store is hard to miss for its grand production warehouse. The air-conditioned showroom also features a selection of accessories such as chopsticks, cutlery and linen.

    Jimbaran Corner: Jimbaran Corner houses some of the great luxury fashion brands as well as notable dining outlets, such as Chocolate Café and Grocer & Grind.

    Golden Kirrin Coffee: Golden Kirin Coffee is a specialty shop that presents a wide range of coffees and fine roasted products. The shop offers a rich assortment of coffees and blends, from Bali’s own home grown Bali Gold Arabica, rare Peaberry Coffee.

  • What do I do in case of any medical emergency in Jimbaran? Are there enough Hospitals in Jimbaran?

    There are some good hospitals in Jimbaran. During medical emergency, do equip yourself with helpline number 112 along with the country code will help in getting medical access. Some of the good hosipitals here are:


    • Puskesmas Payangan
    • RSUD Sanjiwani
    • RSU Badung
    • BIMC Hospital
    • Freedom Care
    • RS Bali
    • Kasih Ibu General Hospital

  • Are there any money exchangers in Jimbaran?

    You can exchange the money right at the international airport. However, if you want more money to be exchanged while during the stay in Jimbaran, then Central Kuta Kedonganan, Central Kuta Head Office and Dirgahayu Money Changer are places.

  • What are some important laws that I should keep in mind while visiting Jimbaran?

    The laws in Jimbaran are similar to Bali. One has to know the certain laws authorized by the officials.

    • Drugs are highly illegal in Indonesia. Punishments are severe and include the death penalty.
    • If you're carrying Australian prescription medications (including strong painkillers such as morphine and codeine, sleeping pills), then it is considered illegal
    • Gambling is illegal
    • By law, you must carry identification at all times.
    • Indonesian law does not criminalize homosexuality, but it isn't widely accepted culturally.
    • Always carry at least a copy of your passport for ID purposes and act like you normally would.
    • You need an international drivers license to ride a motorbike (not necessary if a pillion passenger, but driver must still be licensed)

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