Quite often when our guest is staying in one of our villas, they want the insider knowledge of things to do, places to see and of course bucket list items to tick off! We’d like you to be able to experience the real Bali – these are our suggestions for things to do in Jimbaran as well as nearby in order to explore the very best that the island has to offer.
1. Jenggala Ceramics
Jenggala is a Balinese manufacturer of quality designer glazed ceramic and pottery items, featuring creative shapes such as lotus leaves and frangipani. In addition to its retail offerings, Jenggala offers ceramics workshops for all ages.
2. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
A huge statue of the Garuda looks down at the scene of this former quarry, which has been turned into an activity centre complete with segways, flying foxes and daily cultural shows. We recommend visiting in the cool of the morning, as the rocks radiate heat.
3. Jimbaran Beach
Perfect for swimming, surfing lessons, sunbathing and long walks. There are plenty of seafood restaurants nearby (ask us for recommendations!). Jimbaran Beach Club is a good place to enjoy drinks or a relaxed dinner.
4. Traditional Seafood Market at Jimbaran Beach
Come early to see the fishing boats arrive with their catch. The market is a hub of activity in the cool of the morning.
5. Sunset Cruise
Up to 4 people can be accommodated in a traditional Balinese fishing boat. Sail out in time for the sunset for a beautiful new view of the island.
6. All Day Fishing Tour
Leave early from Jimbaran beach to fish for dinner! Your local catch may even include a red snapper! If you are staying in villas like The Longhouse, they can provide a packed lunch and their chefs will grill your catch to perfection.
7. Surfing Lesson
A perfect addition to your Bali experience while you enjoy our “Endless Summer”.
8. Bali Cliff Beach
Bali Cliff Beach has stunning clear water, clean, white sand, and is a surfing hotspot. Watch out for the monkeys in the car park and be warned: there are a lot of steps!
9. Jimbaran Corner
A little shopping and lunch, Jimbaran corner has a selection of fashion, beauty and home boutiques, as well as restaurants serving a range of cuisines.
10. Samasta Lifestyle Village
Samasta Lifestyle Village is an open-air hub of carefully selected cafes, bars, shops and restaurants in the heart of Jimbaran.
Sidewalk is a nearby shopping mall with multicultural restaurants, a supermarket, limited shopping, a Cinemax and even bumper cars for the under 10’s. It’s also a great option for the rare rainy day!
12. Beach Clubs
Some of Bali’s most exclusive beach clubs are within easy reach of Jimbaran. Prices vary depending on the venue; most of which have a minimum spend for day beds. Some of our go-to’s are Ibiza in Bali, Sunday’s Beach Club, Ulu Cliffhouse, Single Fin, Palmilla Bali (this is brand new!) and El Kabron.
13. Puja Mandala
The ‘Five Temples’ are a symbol of religious harmony in Bali – a Mosque, a Catholic church, a Protestant church, a Buddhist temple and a Hindu temple stand side by side in perfect harmony.
14. L’Atelier Parfums et Créations (Ayana Resort and Spa)
L’Atelier Parfums et Créations allows you to literally travel through Indonesia by exploring the unique fragrances that the country has to offer, before creating your own signature fragrance in a 90-minute workshop.
*Reservations are required and can be made by your villa’s staff.
15. Jimbaran Seafood Market
Early morning is the best time to see the market in action when the fishermen are arriving with their fresh catches. If you are staying at The Longhouse, you can arrange to visit as part of their in-villa cooking class!
16. Devdan Show at Nusa Dua Theatre
This Bali show features a fusion of traditional Indonesian dance activities with modern contemporary dance, world-class aerial acrobatic attractions, dazzling costumes and hi-tech special effects. During the 90-minute performance, the audience is taken on a whirlwind tour of the Indonesian Archipelago.
17. Pandawa Beach
This 1km stretch of coast was once dubbed ‘Secret Beach’ due to its hidden location behind large limestone cliffs. Fortunately, the beach is now more accessible and has become popular with locals and visitors alike.
18. Nusa Dua Beach
Aside from the string of first-class hotels, there are many small restaurants along the beach, as well as the Pirate’s Cove children’s play area. Other highlights include the statue of Rama and Sita, the water blow and some smaller temples.
19. Museum Pasifika
This hidden gem presents the Asia-Pacific region through works from more than 200 artists, with 350 paintings and 250 historical objects, which are beautifully displayed in a series of pavilions.
20. The Bali Collection
The Bali Collection is a shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Nusa Dua, featuring everything from international luxury fashion brands to exotic traditional handicraft and souvenir outlets.
21. Benoa Bay
As Bali’s main port, Benoa Bay is the starting point of a range of day trips and excursions, including fishing trips, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkelling tours and paragliding.
22. New Kuta Golf Course
New Kuta Golf is a championship standard course and the first links-style layout in Indonesia. It will challenge the low handicapper and reward the novice. With five sets of tees, there’s enough variety to ensure a satisfying experience for all skill levels.
23. Balangan Beach and Temple
Balangan Beach has a peaceful atmosphere, a 200m white sandy beach and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, making it a great place to spend the day before watching the spectacular sunset. The temple is hidden away in a cave beside the beach – it is sometimes locked, but can be visited when open for those wearing appropriate dress (sarong, sash and appropriate blouse/shirt).
24. Pecatu Graha Water Park
This three-hectare tourist attraction offers a range of activities including flying fox, paintball warrior and bungy trampolines in addition to a wide range of water attractions.
Entrance fee: IDR 100,000.
25. Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang is the most famous beach in Bali with lovely rock formations. It was used in the filming of “Eat Pray Love”.There are many small surf shops and casual restaurants in the vicinity, too.
26. Uluwatu Temple
For a breathtaking sunset experience, you can’t beat Uluwatu Temple, which perches on the dramatic cliffs above the ocean. The kecak dance is performed every evening at 6pm and is not to be missed! Remember your sash and sarong and arrive early – it’s popular!
Jimbaran has transformed from a laid back fishing village to a mecca for lavish holiday’s – some refer to this trendy enclave as the ‘Beverly Hills of Bali’. Offering a fantastic base for those that want to explore all that Bali has to offer; Jimbaran is cool, calm and collected in its approach to luxury villa holidays; many of which boast stunning ocean views. If you want to know more about The Longhouse, and staying in Jimbaran you can reach out by filling out the form below.