Jimbaran, a beautiful crescent of sea and sand is located south of Kuta. This busy fishing village in Bali is cluttered with seafood restaurants and has some of the finest hotels in the world lining its beach.
The beach in Jimbaran is sheltered and there is no surf. However there can be strong currents. It is relatively secluded and is much sought after by visitors who come to seek solace and connect with the self in the scenic luxury of nature. The sunset here is awesome. Enjoy a terrific evening watching the colors of the dying sun in the horizon against the soft sounds of the sea. Round off the beautiful day with a cool drink and fresh fish cooked in the open restaurants that line the beach.
The perfect place for dining and savoring the local flavors is the beach. There are many warungs here that serve fresh seafood every evening. It is a perfect way to dine in Jimbaran--feeling the soft breeze as you watch the sunset in all its splendor. Most warungs are located on the northern parts of the beach although there are some on the quieter southern part also. You can pick your own fish from the ice box and wait till it is barbecued over coconut husk. For fine dining in Jimbaran, you can visit:
Nelayan Jimbaran Café and Homestay: This rooftop café provides spectacular views of the sea and the luxury hotels that dot the beach.
KO Japanese Restaurant: Enjoy a fine dining experience in the elegant teppanyaki room. The sushi & sashimi bar and music lounge is one of the best in Bali.
The C-Bar in Ritz-Carlton Bali: This alfresco cocktail bar offers spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. There is a great menu of cocktails and freshly shucked oysters. The must try here include Gorge on Sugar Cured Salmon and Red Braised Pork Hock.
The Damar Terrace: This open air cocktail bar specializes in Asian cuisine. The menu includes a wide range of Indonesian coffees, spiced and flavored iced teas, freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, tea, sandwiches, scones, local sweets and pastries. The bar is an ideal spot to spend your time relaxing and soaking in the scene.
Thalasso Spa: Located in the Ritz-Carlton Bali, the spa features Asian beauty and body treatments, timeless European products, and modern technology to promote physical and psychological well-being. Spa packages include facials, massages, aromatherapy, manicure and pedicure, and slimming treatments.
Mandara Spa: The spa specializes in traditional Balinese therapy, which combines stretching, long strokes, skin rolling and palm and thumb pressure techniques to relieve tension, improve blood flow, ease stress and calm the mind.