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Jimbaran Bali Guide

Jimbaran is a fishing village and coastal resort south of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. Jimbaran Bay has a long beach with calm waters. It’s lined with fish restaurants and backed by tropical forest. At its northern end, colorful boats are pulled up by the lively, open-air Kedonganan fish market. Southwest of the bay are Dreamland Beach and Balangan Beach, known for their strong surf waves.

When to Visit Jimbaran

Peak travel: Jun–Sep & mid-Dec to early Jan.
Climate: warm & tropical year-round, with a rainy season Oct–Mar.
Travelers typically stay 4–9 days.
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Getting to Jimbaran

By Plane:

Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS), is in fact directly North of Jimbaran, about 10-15 minutes by taxi.
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By Taxi / Uber:

Metered taxis (taksi berargo) are ubiquitous on the streets of Kuta and are a relatively cheap and reliable way to get around, especially at night. Avoid any taxi where the driver refuses to put the meter on.
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By Car / Bike:

Jimbaran is only 10-15 min south of the airport A pre-paid airport taxi costs Rp 60,000-80,000 depending on exactly where in Jimbaran you are heading. Virtually all Jimbaran hotels offer a free airport pick-up service, however make sure that you request this when making a booking.

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.

By Bus:

Bemos serving Jimbaran are almost non-existent but there is a sporadic service from Tegal terminal in Denpasar (via Kuta). This service continues on to Nusa Dua. There is now the Trans Sarabagita buses which run regularly and have stops right the way along the bypass and up through the University Campuas and beyond to Uluwatu.

Accommodation in Jimbaran

There is not much in the way of budget accommodation in Jimbaran. Low cost travellers are better off staying in Kuta and day-tripping Jimbaran, which is 20 min away.

Budget Accommodation (Under $30)

  • Villa Batu
  • Kuta Hill Guesthouse
  • Study in Bali

Mid Range Accommodation ($30-$130)

  • Mosaic beach house Jimbaran
  • The Astari Villa & Residence
  • MaxGramper houses
  • Villa Bali Jegeg
  • Bukit Inn
  • Keraton Jimbaran Resort
  • Puri Bambu Hotel
  • Sari Segara Resort

More Expensive Accommodation ($130+)

  • The Open House
  • InterContinental Bali Resort
  • Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran Resort & Spa
  • Ayana Resort and Spa
  • Four Seasons Jimbaran Resort
  • Jamahal Resort and Spa
  • Jimbaran Puri Bali,
  • Karma Jimbaran Resort,
  • Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Rooftop & Spa

Private Villas

  • Villa Bukit Jimbaran Bali
  • Villa Tarana at the Temple Hill Grand Residences
  • Villa Jimbaran Listing
  • Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa
  • The Longhouse
  • Mango Tree Villas
  • Villa Ayu
  • Jimbaran Bay Beach Residence

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Jimbaran Bars and Clubs

Nightlife is limited in Jimbaran, and most venues close after 11pm. If you want to avoid going to a more busy area, you can try going to Chocolate Café, in Jimbaran Corner, where they have live music and DJ occasionally.

To enjoy a sunset on the beach, there are few better places in Bali. For a cheap beer sitting on plastic chairs, go near the fish café. For something more elegant, try PJ’s Bar at the Four Seasons, or JBC (Jimbaran Beach Club), just next to it.

The Rock Bar at Ayana Resort is a bit of tourist trap but it is nonetheless spectacular. The Rock Bar is perched on natural rock 14 m above the waves of Jimbaran Bay, at the base of a low cliff. The design is very chic indeed, but beware of problems when it rains – you will get soaked as there is no shelter at all, and it is a long walk back up the cliff to the main part of the hotel.

Things to do in Jimbaran

There are so many things to do in Kuta. Im currently putting together a full details list of awesome attractions and things to see and do in Kuta. But for now here are a list of the most popular.

  • Tegal Wangi Beach
  • The beach
  • The sunset
  • Jimbaran fish market
  • Jimbaran Town
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Spas

Restaurants in Jimbaran

Eating seafood on the beach in Jimbaran is a quintessential part of many a visitor’s itinerary when coming to Bali.
Jimbaran Bay is home to about fifty grilled seafood restaurants in three different groupings, all set along the beach. The three sections are Muaya (in the very south), Kedonganan (in the middle) and Kelan (north of the fish market). Each of the restaurants is much of a muchness and of the groupings, the most southerly closest to the Four Seasons is the most popular these days.

More Restaurants:

  • Cuca Restaurant
  • Depot Joko
  • Grocer & Grind
  • Pepe Nero
  • Jimbaran Beach Club – JBC
  • The Open House Restaurant

Shopping in Jimbaran

Shopping in Jimbaran has improved greatly in recent years. There are a number of nice boutiques and antique shops in the stretch of Jalan Uluwatu between The Intercontinental and the junction with Jalan Uluwatu II.

  • Jimbaran Market
  • Jenggala Gallery,