Jimbaran sunset
Sunset in Jimbaran © Bali.info

The resort of Jimbaran is located in the southwest of Bali directly on the Indian Ocean in the Jimbaran Bay of the same name. The bathing and surfing resort is framed by several endlessly long beaches along the ocean and the tropical rainforest in the hinterland.

Administratively, the fishing village with its slightly more than 41,000 inhabitants belongs to the Kuta Selatan peninsula. Only a few kilometers to the north is Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is also not far from Jimbaran to the island’s capital Denpasar. In the southwest of Jimbaran Bay, the two surfing hotspots Balangan Beach and Dreamland Beach join seamlessly.

Activities: Indian Ocean swimming, beach walks, sunsets and surfing.

Swimming in the Indian Ocean, long walks on the beach and relaxing by the pool in one of the many upscale hotels along Jimbaran Bay are among the most popular leisure activities.

Photo fans in search of spectacular motifs will also get their money’s worth here: the beaches of Jimbaran are known for their fascinating sunsets. Budding surfers will find a rather quiet paradise at Jimbaran Beach, which has few waves.

Learn to surf on gentle waves and later enjoy Balinese seafood

Seafood in Jimbaran
Mx. Granger, Seafood in Jimbaran, CC0 1.0

Surfers will find optimal conditions in Jimbaran, especially for beginners. Since the beach is fine sandy, without obstacles such as rocks and free from high waves, the place is popular especially among not so experienced amateur surfers.

Numerous surf schools offer courses for adults and children, as well as surf tours. One of the most popular evening activities is to stop at one of the many seafood restaurants for Balinese specialties and fantastic views of the Indian Ocean.

Highlights from dream beaches to seafood restaurants and Hindu temples

jimbaran beach
PHGCOM, Jimabaran beach, CC BY-SA 3.0

An absolute highlight is certainly the 4 kilometer long and fine sandy Jimbaran Beach with its numerous seafood restaurants. Here, one restaurant with excellent fish specialties freshly caught from the Indian Ocean follows the next.

If you want to experience the hustle and bustle of a Balinese fish market up close, you should definitely plan a side trip to Jimbaran Fish Market. The very rustic market is located just outside the center of the village, directly on Jimbaran Bay. Here it is very lively and genuine Balinese and the selection of fresh fish and seafood is gigantic. Just a few steps away from the fish market, the scenery changes: a time-honored Hindu temple complex provides a contrast.

The Hindu temple complex Pura Ulun Siwi

The south of Bali around Jimbaran is Hindu dominated. A highlight is Pura Ulun Siwi, a Hindu temple complex from the 18th century. The sanctuary, located just outside Jimbaran, is easily reached by rental scooter or cab.

The very ornate Hindu building is located in about the middle of Jimbaran Bay, across from the bustling fish market. The temple rises on a cliff with a wide view over the Indian Ocean. The sunsets here are particularly spectacular and impressive.

Local features – variety of seafood restaurants and mix of fishing village and seaside resort

fishing boat jimbaran
PHGCOM, Fishing boat on Jimbaran, CC BY-SA 3.0

One of the local features of Jimbaran is the very large variety of catering establishments. The epicurean spectrum ranges from upscale seafood restaurants to rustic Balinese barbecue joints.

There is something culinary for every budget. Who likes, can feast in Jimbaran once crisscross through the Balinese cuisine.

Mix of fishing village and upscale hotel facilities creates unique atmosphere

Another local feature is the successful mixture of local color in the old fishing village and modern, yet never bulky, very harmonious hotel facilities. Guests can experience Balinese flair in the village and dignified comfort in the hotel facilities.

Who is Jimbaran suitable for as a vacation destination?

Jimbaran is suitable as a resort for Bali vacationers who want to combine relaxing or surfing at the dream beach with the proximity to the island capital Denpasar and the international airport.

Those who like to spend their vacation in a well-kept hotel near the beach and prefer to feast in a seafood restaurant typical of the island are in good hands in the well-kept seaside resort. Among surfers, it is mainly beginners who get their money’s worth here. Jimbaran is also well suited for family vacations especially with older children and sporty teens.

Accommodation – great variety from luxury hotel to chic boutique hotel

Jimbaran hotel
Mövenpick Resort & Spa – View from the lobby Jimbaran Bali© Bali.info

When it comes to accommodation in Jimbaran, the great variety in a wide range of price ranges is remarkable. From small, individual noble boutique hotels to lavishly designed resort and spa luxury hotels, including international chains, to the smaller and simpler private hotel, everything is there.

There are no clumsy hotel bunkers here, even the larger hotels fit harmoniously and visually appealing into the landscape.

Jimbaran Beach – endless long and one of the most beautiful dream beaches of Bali

The 4 kilometer long fine sandy Jimbaran Beach is of very good, bright quality. A definite plus over other beaches, this one is never crowded and has a rather quiet atmosphere.

Since there are no big waves here, there are no crowds of surf tourists on this beach, which beginners in surfing and beach lovers will appreciate. Especially during the day, this beach is often deserted. According to many visitors, Jimbaran Beach is considered one of the most beautiful and quiet beaches in Bali.

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Conclusion – perfect mix of tranquility and variety, beach, seafood and surfing.

jimbaran cocktails on the beach
Jc8136, Sunset cocktails at Jimbaran Beach, CC BY-SA 3.0

The resort of Jimbaran in the southwest of Bali offers an attractive mix of quiet dream beach with upscale hotels, numerous seafood restaurants, picturesque liveliness of a fishing village and time-honored Hindu temples.

A wide range of hotels and private accommodation in all price ranges allows for individual vacations tailored to your needs. Particularly noteworthy is the very high quality and distinct variety of seafood restaurants in Jimbaran. Surfers can enjoy relaxed wave riding here.

Learn surfing in surf school and combine relaxation with sport

Because of the rather gentle waves, the quiet and well-kept Jimbaran Beach is very suitable for surfing beginners. There are numerous surf schools on the beach. The proximity to the island capital Denpasar provides variety.

If you are looking for rest and relaxation on the beach and at the same time a little sport and variety, you are in good hands in Jimbaran. Single travelers and couples as well as families with older children and teens will get their money’s worth here.