To travel to southern Bali’s Jimabaran and Kandara regions is to venture into a world where peace and tranquillity still reign supreme. Here, memorable sunsets and magnificent waves are the most talked-about local events. These areas were once quiet fishing villages, where, for centuries, life followed the ancient rhythms of the ocean. Today, they host some of Asia’s most opulent resorts, which retain that same sense of peace, natural beauty, and uncomplicated living.
Just south of the Airport, Jimbaran Bay is ideally located for lovers, honeymooners, or adventurers out to see the more serene side of Bali. A perfect place for swimming, Jimbaran Bay enjoys a fine white sand beach that also welcomes visitors to collect sea shells or sunbathe. Long, scenic walks or motorbike rides are also wonderful ways to enjoy Jimbaran Bay. Sightseers have the opportunity to see a traditional fish market in action. Surfers can charter boats from Jimbaran Bay to several excellent surf breaks, while vacationers will enjoy the many Jimbaran spas offering traditional beauty and therapeutic treatments from Bali, Java, and India. Boutiques and antique shops also pepper the region, along the Jalan Uluwatu stretch.
By night, you’ll want to explore the clusters of Jimbaran beach restaurants specializing in ultra-fresh grilled seafood. Be sure to get a surf-side patio table, where you can ogle the warm hues of a pristine Balinese sunset over crystal clear waters. Later, fall asleep to the lapping of gentle Jimabaran Bay waves, knowing you’ll awaken to a sky of brilliant blue, a sea of sparkling lapis lazuli, and the sense of restfulness that comes naturally in this unhurried environment.