Jimbaran Bay & Uluwatu
Fresh Seafood and Fantastic Views
Calling all lovers of fine beaches and fresh seafood. For you, no visit to Bali would be complete without a trip to wonderful Jimbaran Bay. Located south of the airport at the northern end of the Bukit Peninsula, the Bay is a long and lovely stretch of sandy beach with the old fishing village of Jimbaran at one end, its waters crammed with quaint fishing boats.
You will find Jimbaran's main attraction virtually running the whole length of the beach - approximately 50 beachfront seafood restaurants and warungs. The main attraction of these small, mostly family-run establishments, is that you get to choose your seafood and the cooking method, then enjoy its flavours as you watch the perfect sunset over the horizon ... usually to the tune of live music. Other highlights of Jimbaran are its wonderful scenic views and tropical and verdant surroundings, as well as some of the world's most exclusive resorts.
At the southern end of the Bukit Peninsula is Uluwatu, a surfer's dream come true and a place of renowned rugged beauty. A string of cafes and accommodation along the clifftop at Uluwatu provide some of the island's most spectacular views.
- Visit the Uluwatu Temple: A must-see is the Uluwatu Temple, built in the 11th century and one of the six original Sad Kahyangan (territorial) temples on Bali. Perched on a cliff's edge high above the crashing waves below, the temple offers a spectacular sunset - don't forget your camera!
- Escape to Dreamland: Situated between Jimbaran and Uluwatu, Dreamland is a laid-back beach and a great surf break.
- Seafood, and Eat It!: From cliff-top 'haute' cuisine restaurants, to the simple warungs on the beach. Jimbaran is a seafood lovers mecca.
For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Jimbaran & Uluwatu chapter in our online Bali brochure. Click here.