Famous for its beachside grilled seafood, Bali’s glistening Jimbaran Bay is a popular seaside destination just South of the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Jimbaran Beach is a quiet stretch of sand popular with locals and tourists for its gentle sea, dramatic sunsets and delightful open-air seafood restaurants.
Early-morning visitors to Jimbaran’s traditional fish market can observe the island’s chefs, restaurant owners and local housewives purchasing the previous night’s catch straight off the fleet of colourful jukung fishing boats. At sunset, early diners gather on the sand to enjoy freshly-caught seafood barbecued over coconut husks, or relax in restaurants and beachfront cafés sipping cocktails.
A wonderfully calm golden beach, Jimbaran sweeps gently from the airport south towards the Bukit.
At night, the beach comes alive with countless beachside seafood restaurants placing candlelit tables and chairs right on the sand. It’s a lovely experience to eat fresh seafood with your feet in the sand while the waves of the bay lap the shoreline. Planes come in to land and take off in an endless stream from morning to night to a scenic ocean view.
Aside from the fantastic eating opportunities of Jimbaran, the bay itself is a pleasant place for swimming and sunbathing.
Overlooking Jimbaran Beach is the craggy Bukit Peninsula and the legendary surf breaks of Padang-Padang, Uluwatu, Balangan and Bingin, which boast massive breakers. Considered among the top ten surfing locales in the world, the Bukit is also a prized destination for beachcombers, sunbathers and those who seek solitude.
The celebrated Luhur Uluwatu Temple — home to powerful guardian spirits of the sea and a horde of mischievous monkeys — perches ceremoniously on the tip of the peninsula. Culmination of one of the most important spiritual pilgrimages in Bali, this magical temple, hewn from local limestone, is a unique architectural and cultural feature.
Most of Jimbaran’s accommodation is towards the centre of the bay, with the luxurious The Leaf Jimbaran nestled in midst of it. We invite you experience The Leaf Jimbaran.