Jimbaran is a sub-district in South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia, located in south western of Bali coast. Jimbaran is popular beach dining spot in Bali with authentic local community. The main tourist attractions in Jimbaran is the seafood dining while enjoying the majestic sunset view in front of the beach. This culinary tourism was starting from initiative the local community which was mostly fisherman. The idea came from locals to open the restaurants to sell the grilled fish with traditional way to grill using coconut husk. The fish is served with chili sauce using raw ingredients. At this time Jimbaran become one of top culinary destination in Bali. Besides of the culinary tour, there are still lots of things to do in Jimbaran such as Jimbaran beach offers a good place for relax, swimming and the place where you can interact with the local community. Let’s explore more the best places to visit in Jimbaran and popular interesting sightseeing:
- Jimbaran Beach
Jimbaran Beach is located on southwestern coast of Bali and this beach home to many beachfront luxury resort and famous beachfront seafood restaurants. There are plenty of dining spots serving delicious seafood grills and other local cuisine. In additions, this beach offer the best place to see sunset. Jimbaran Beach also well-known best surf spots of reef break with very beautiful coastline. This white sand beach also suitable for swimming and best place to relax. At this time, Jimbaran Beach is becoming favorite tourist destination in Bali. The beach can easily access or only 10 minutes driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar, the tourist who visit Jimbaran Beach, they are looking for seafood as well as watching sunset as the main tourist attractions in Jimbaran Bali.
- Ulun Siwi Temple
Ulun Siwi Temple is an amazing temple in Jimbaran. It was built in the 18th century ago and full of history. By the local community, Ulun Siwi is one of the most important temple or usually local called the Kahyangan Jagat Ulun Siwi Temple. The temple is located exactly in the middle of the village. This sacred temple, by local believe to invoke prosperity of the rice fields in Bali. This temple was built by Mpu Kuturan and it has the same characteristic from other temple in Bali. It has the overlap roofs or local called “Meru” up to 11 levels. Inside of “Meru” there are six shrines made from the wood. In this beautiful temple also has the ancient statues from 17th century consist of Arca Dewata Nawa Sangga, Arca Panca Pandavas and Astha Wasu.
- Tegal Wangi Beach
Tegal Wangi Beach is the hidden beach located in the south of Jimbaran or western of southern Bukit Peninsula. The foreigner this beach as Jimbaran Hidden Beach. The beach is very unique and amazing view with the high cliff and green trees around the beach. It takes only 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport to this beach. Tegal Wangi Beach is named after the temple located on top of the limestone cliff called Tegal Wangi Temple. This beach is very fantastic seascape and exotic brown white sand beach. This beach also offer the breathtaking sunset view combine with the cliff that really beautiful. During low tide, there are caves near the beach you can explore and there are also amazing rock formation. Tegal Wangi Beach is very suitable for swimming, but beware of the strong current and crashing waves. You can jump from the cliff to the crystal clear water or you can swim between the rocks to avoid the current. In this beach there is a popular beach resort, Ayana Resort, which is very popular pre-wedding photo spot in Bali.
- Muaya Beach
Muaya Beach cluster one of the most popular beachfront dining places in Jimbaran offer the Balinese grilled fish. Muaya Beach is popular after Muaya Beach Café that offering the Seafood in Jimbaran Bay. This cluster of beachside café is very popular dining spot in Jimbaran. Besides, Muaya Beach is also home to some beachfront upscale resorts. In this place you will find plenty of seafood restaurant offer Balinese special seafood. It also offer Bali’s most romantic dining setting out in open area close to the beach. You can choose the fish you like to barbecued and seasoned-grilled fish. You can also have other seafood serves such as roasted clam, roasted prawns, cuttlefish and the lobster. But it available at selected restaurant.
- Dream Beach
Dream Beach or in Indonesian called “Pantai Mimpi” and sometimes this beach also called Pondok Pemuda Beach and Bene Beach located in Jimbaran. This beach is not popular among the tourist because the access to the beach a bit difficult. You have to pass through the forest and narrow path. If you reach this beach you will find the beautiful hidden panorama of the beach.
- Balangan Beach
Balangan Beach is a popular white sand beach in Bali. The beach famous as one of the best surfing beach in Bali with huge surf breaks. The beach has stretch 200 meters with beautiful panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. The beach bordered between limestone cliffs and close to Dreamland Beach. It very popular of the longest left-hander breaks surf in Bali that attract world surfers. To reach the great panoramic beach, you have to walk down the dozens of step from the cliff before having fun in the breaks. The best time to surf here is between May to September. You will meet the 3 feet up to 10 feet swells. If you are not a surfer you still can enjoy the beautiful view of the coast, sunbathing and enjoy the dramatic sunset. In this beach there are also hotel and resorts, besides, you can have some soft drink and meals in the traditional food stalls in this beach. Balangan Beach as one of the best surf points in Bali is very popular among the experience and professional surfers. Even the beach dominated by professional surfers, this beautiful beach is also perfect for relax while enjoying the tropical atmosphere.
- Balangan Temple
Balangan Temple is a Hindu temple facing to the Balangan Beach which is one of the most beautiful beach in Bali and very popular among professional world surfers. The beach crowned as the second most beautiful beaches in Indonesia in 2016 by Tripadvisor. It just second after Gili Meno in Lombok, East Nusa Tenggara.
- Guang Thai Temple
Guang Thai Temple is Chinese Pagoda located precisely at Melasti Street, Balangan Beach, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Bali. This Pagoda is become a favorite tourist attractions in Jimbaran for Taiwanese tourists. Not only Taiwanese, nowadays it visited by Chinese descendant from China. The Pagoda stand on the 2 hectares area built by Suhu Chuang Chung Hsing, the Taiwanese pastor who has long been a citizen of Indonesia. Besides as the praying place, it also become a spiritual tourist attractions especially for Chinese tourist.
- Jimbaran Panorama Point
Jimbaran Panorama Point or better known as Honeymoon Beach is located at Tegal Wangi Street, Jimbaran. May be the name is strange for the tourist. The beach is located precisely 500 meter before Tegal Wangi Beach. The beach still quite and there are not many tourist facilities available, but this beach has very beautiful scenery hidden from the bustle of the city. This beach is good place for camping and you can enjoy sunrise view in the morning. The beach surrounded by the green cliff that very exotic. This hidden paradise is a magnificent panorama and has not been explored in south of Bali.