There is no doubt anymore that Bali has been a major tourist destination from all over the world. The rich culture of Balinese people combined with exotic places dotting Bali Island has made this island a number one destination. Bali has literally everything you could ask for in an ideal vacation – pristine beaches, luxury resorts, and hotels, unique local culture to be engaged with. Among many exotic places in Bali alongside Kuta or Seminyak, there lies a combination of luxurious town and the authentic local community, Jimbaran. Jimbaran is a seaside town in Bali and offers a more relaxed ambiance and is famous for its number of seafood restaurants. You can order from many choices of seafood and pay it by the gram.
Along with its popular seafood eateries, Jimbaran bali also offers a heart-stopping view of the landscape of the area. Beaches are scattered around the area where you can enjoy golden sand with burning sunset as the background. If you’re looking for more adrenaline-pumping experience, Jimbaran bali is also home to one of the best surfing spots in Bali. Is this your first-time visit to Jimbaran? Not to worry for we have the list of things you can’t miss in Jimbaran bali!
1. Seafood Taste
Jimbaran bali is very well-known for its seafood. There are a lot of eateries serving seafood as the main dish of their restaurant across the town. Try one or two of their simple grilled fish in local restaurants with special sauce in a big platter which is very convenient if you’re traveling with family.
2. Visit the grand Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Garuda Wisnu Kencana or GWK for short is a new attraction in Bali. It is an ongoing construction of a massive statue of Vishnu riding Garuda. This is set to be a cultural park where the statue will stand at the soaring heights of 145 meters once it’s completed. The construction started in 1997 and still being completed due to its gigantic measure. Around the area, you will find amphitheater, gallery, restaurants, art market and shop and other facilities. This statue is dedicated to preserving the art, cultural, spiritual, and culinary spirit of the mythical Bali.
3. Enjoy the Serene of Pura Ulun Siwi (Ulun Siwi Temple)
Pura Ulun Siwi is one of the main attractions in Jimbaran. This floating-like temple can be dated as far as the 18th century and built out of black stone. The legend says that this temple has sacred water that can repel rodents, therefore, locals used to come here to get the water to be used on their crops. Pura Ulun Siwi is dotted with flowers, offerings, and incense, making this area mythical.
4. Amazed at Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple)
This temple has been an iconic destination in Bali. Perched on a cliff about 70 feet above the sea level, Uluwatu Temple offers unique Bali architectural sightseeing around the temple. One of the main highlights in Uluwatu are three statues and one of them is the limestone statue of Brahman priest looking over the Indian Ocean.
5. Surfing at Padang Padang Beach
If you’re a surfer, look no further for you have found the perfect spot! Padang Padang Beach is known for its best surfing spot in Bali. The big waves are perfect for an advanced surfer! You can also chill and relax on the beach and enjoy the gorgeous sight of white sandy beach and clear blue waters. There are also local stalls providing you with refreshments and light meals lining the beach.
6. Shop at Jimbaran Market
If you wish to see the authentic life of the locals of Jimbaran, visit the Jimbaran Market, locally known as Pasar Desa Adat Jimbaran. This morning market is packed with fresh daily necessities and groceries where the locals shuffle through the crowd to get their daily needs. Engage in their life and try to buy one or two things, you’ll be surprised at how cheap the items are here.
7. Jenggala Keramik Gallery
For more artsy stuff in Jimbaran bali, visit the Jenggala Keramik Gallery, simply called Jenggala for short. This gallery is actually a manufacturing company of fire-ceramic and based-glass design. Started in 1976, Jenggala Keramik now is internationally recognized, you can visit the main showroom or make pots in pottery classes.