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.

Get in

Map of Jimbaran
Jimbaran is between Kuta and the Bukit Peninsula, with Nusa Dua to the southeast and Uluwatu to the southwest.

By car
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.

Bali Midori Airport Transfer (Available also VIP Airport Fast Track Services), Jl. Perum Nusadua Permai No. 15, Kuta Selatan, ☎ +62-812-381-8947 (info@balimidori.com), [1]. Starting from US$15/car. edit
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.

Get around
As elsewhere in Bali, motorbikes are readily available for rental and taxis are everywhere. Have a read of the main Bali article for detail on this.

This is one of the better areas of South Bali for walking.

The glorious white sands of Jimbaran Bay
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