Jimbaran Beach

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Jimbaran Beach Bali Reviews

Mozumbus Mozumbus
2 reviews
Local, clean, not crowded, kids friendly, and good for surfing! Mar 06, 2011
One of the local TBuddy suggested us the place and that turned out to be a good experience.

The beach is popular amoong locals and surfers but not very crowded. Surrounded by green hills, Uluwatu on the South, and some resorts on the North, the beach is beautiful. There is a long stretch of public beach where anyone can go without any charges.

There are many cafes around the beach, serving food and drinks, along with beach chairs and umbrellas. We asked one for the chair and they quoted 70,000, which was too expensive for us, so we settled down with some natural shades. There were some chairs available with life guard office and they quoted 25,000 but we were on our way back then!

Parking is also availble free of charge, especially for motorbikes. We had a big coconut from parking vendors for 10,000.

The beach looked very popular among local families as we saw a plenty of kids there.

We used the motorbike and reaching there was not difficult at all! We used Sunset Road and followed Uluwatu sign until we find Jimbaran sign to turn right. After a kilometer or two there are shops and motorcycle parking on the right side, and the beach is behind these shops.

So, thanks Hassan for the recommendation!
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o_dog o_dog
79 reviews
Jun 30, 2007
Jimbaran Beach offers "dining on the beach," which is basically rows of open restaurants right on the sandy beach and is a wonderful activity after a day of exploring other places in Bali. Better yet, make sure you get there just before sunset. The dining place is so close to the water that you can feel the sea water on your feet, but far enough so that you don't feel like you go swimming while eating! :) When you dine, all you can see in front of you is the picturesque sunset. You hear the sound of waves breaking slowly and nocturnal creatures singing. When the sun is finally set, the horizon is lit up with the city lights of Denpasar and from afar you can see the planes coming in and out. The evening breeze is as cool as can be; you'll not be sorry.

Things to watch out, however :)

- restaurant owners will come to you once they know you're coming. So, just be calm, take it easy, and put on your game face like you know what you're doing. All of the beach restaurants in Jimbaran are alike, pricewise and contentwise, so you can never go wrong choosing one of them. However, make sure you choose the restaurant that has a spot in the middle of the beachline. Therefore you will get the best view of the sunset, not other people's backs!

- the seafood is alive for you to choose. They are on display in huge water tanks. The restaurant will cook your choice of seafood for you right on the spot. So, it's fresh. But make sure you are clear with the price (and don't hesitate to negotiate price, it's a custom there) and how you want them to cook for you.

- some street musicians will probably come around your table and sing for you. Don't feel compelled to tip them. If you don't want to be bothered by them, you can just raise your hand and politely say "maaf" (sorry) to them. I made a mistake by tipping one street musician for a song he sang for me, and soon enough a bunch of others came to sing at my table!

- there's no obligation to give service tips in Indonesian restaurants because those fees are included in the bill. So, just enjoy your seafood dinner and the beautiful sunset.

Have fun traveling! Thanks for reading.
Jimbaran Beach Sunset Dining
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stacey0204 says:
This sounds amazing, i'll definitely have to eat here when I go next year!
Posted on: Apr 14, 2008
ErnaButterfly says:
Perfectly described, I went for dinner at Jimbaran and absolutely loved it!
Posted on: Dec 03, 2007
Reytschel Reytschel
3 reviews
Sep 23, 2006
Jimbaran with the beautiful sunset!

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