Located on the Bukit Peninsula, Jimbaran is famous for its expansive bay and magical sunset views. Formerly a fishing village, Jimbaran is now a peaceful, laidback beach town where you can enjoy gourmet seafood dinners fresh from Jimbaran Bay.
Jimbaran villas here are easily accessible from the airport, and are also within close proximity to the white sand beaches along the Bukit Peninsula. Your vacation rental comes with all the fittings you’d expect of a luxury property: private pool, lush garden, impeccable service, well-appointed interiors, along with amenities like an in-house cinema, spa room or fitness room.
The pristine white sand shores of Jimbaran Bay are worth a visit - even if you aren’t the quintessential beach lover. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for basking under the sun, perusing your favourite read or taking a dip in the ocean (the waters are calmer than its neighbouring coasts). The vibes here are fairly quiet and relaxed, so it’ll appeal to villa vacationers seeking to get away from it all.
Jimbaran is great for a laidback vacation, with most of your time spent relaxing at a spa or in your villa. But if you’d like to add a couple of family-friendly day trips to your schedule, must-see attractions within the area include Uluwatu Temple (beware of the impish monkeys!), Tegal Wangi beach (enjoy a panoramic ocean view over the high cliffs), Jimbaran Town (enjoy a leisurely stroll along the little streets and alleys) and Pura Ulun Siwi (an 18th century temple that remains quiet on most days, but comes alive with performances and rituals on days of religious celebrations).
Some of us might find it hard to unwind and slow down - even in a place like Bali. If you need a nudge in the right direction, we’d suggest indulging in a spa ritual. Our top picks include Bamboo Spa by L'Occitane, which boasts immaculately furnished treatment rooms, and the ultra-luxe The Body Spa with its delicious-sounding strawberry body spa and chocolate body spa treatments. If your vacation rental comes with a private spa room, have your villa manager call in a massage therapist!
By now you would’ve checked off most of the must-see and must-do items on any Jimbaran traveller’s itinerary. All that’s missing is sipping sundowners by the bay, before rounding your night out with a mouthwatering seafood feast.
Jimbaran Bay Restaurant’s an ideal venue for both; sink your toes into the sand at the seafront restaurant as you watch the island’s renowned sunset shows. The rooftop setting at Rock Bar offers an incredible setting, Sundara charms diners with its quiet, elegant vibes and Sunset Beach Bar and Grill features a breezy, open-air setting and plenty of bean bags for lounging.