Jimbaran Beach in Bali
Jimbaran Beach localy name Pantai Jimbaran, is an exotic tropical beach where is part of the narrow isthmus connecting the Bali mainland and the Bukit Peninsula. Located south of Ngurah Rai International Airport, the beach has seafood restaurants and luxury hotels. The beach and the bay of Jimbaran offers small secluded areas. Jimbaran lies on the 'neck' of the southern peninsula in Bali.
There are a beach called Pantai Tegal Wangi Bali, which is a stunning and beautiful Beach with cliff in Jimbaran. On the west, Jimbaran Beach faces the Jimbaran Bay, recently lined by new luxurious resorts. On the east, the beach faces the body of water sheltered by Benoa Harbor.
Jimbaran has a surprisingly unique combination of luxury resorts within an authentic local community. It’s a great area to relax, have a seafood dinner on the beach, visit the local markets and spend the day at the beach. Although it can be a little touristy at times, it certainly doesn’t have masses of tourists lining the streets like some other areas of Bali.
Within the community, there are predominantly local stores, in particular, a large fresh food market in the morning and a seafood market on the beach where you can see the fisherman still bringing in their catch. There is also an open-air shopping village.
Good to Know About Jimbaran
Jimbaran is just south of the airport and Kuta. This was formerly a real backwater of south Bali, just a tiny fishing village with a daily market. That all started to change in the 1980s and Jimbaran is now home to several world class 5 star beach resorts, plus a few more moderate mid-market hotels. There is, however, little in the way of budget accommodation and there are also many high-end villas in this area, particularly on the ridges of high ground above Jimbaran Bay. This has resulted in monikers such as the "Beverly Hills of Bali" or "Millionaire's Row".
The bay itself has a pleasant white sand beach and is very safe for swimming. The three clusters of grilled seafood restaurants on the beach are a major tourist draw in the evenings, as is the truly stunning sunset.
Jimbaran remains very attached to local traditions, specially when it comes to religious activities. The temple in front of Jimbaran market is the center for celebrations with regular parades from the temple along Jalan Pemelisan Agung street to the beach.
Jimbaran has an increasing number of rather chic shops but there is little or no nightlife here. It has the advantage of being a little closer to Kuta and Seminyak and the cultural highlights of Central Bali.
Jimbaran Beach Activities
Unlike the Jimbaran area, where there aren’t many options for water activities apart from swimming, the areas around the Bukit Peninsula feature the most perfect waves any surfer could ever dream of. For adrenaline seekers, paragliding on the 'Secret Point' or Bukit Timbis in the Bukit's southern point is a must do.
The Bukit is a natural challenge for natural daredevils, from surfing, body boarding, cross-training, paragliding and more. Still, a romantic evening dinner on a sandy beach with a breathtaking panorama at one of Jimbaran Bay’s restaurants provides a blissful balance for your day.
Jimbaran Beach Location
Jimbaran Beach, located just a 7 minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. 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.