South of Bali's airport and main island of Kuta, is a high end region affectionately known as 'Millionaires Row' or the 'Beverly Hills of Bali'. A reputation built on its abundance of 5 star luxury holiday beach resorts, there is little budget accommodation in Jimbaran Bay.
A place of pristine golden beaches and clear calm waters, swimming in Jimbaran Bay is safe and relaxing and there are a number of grilled seafood restaurants along the beach to keep you well fed. Renowned for having some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the entire world, a popular way to spend holiday afternoons in Jimbaran Bay is with a stockpile of food and drink as you watch the sun descend for the day. For best views, arrive around 5 pm.
The catch of the day is available from the northern end of the bay at the fish markets. Held every morning, the traditional Jimbaran markets are the place to pick up the best seafood on the island and are where you'll find all of the local restaurateurs buying and sourcing their favourite produce. Along the retail strip there are also a myriad of boutique and antique shops to lose yourself in, for those so inclined.
It's not just a life of indulgence in Jimbaran Bay, it's also a life of exuberance with its soft white beaches and fantastic surfing being major drawcards to the region. It's a beautiful natural environment worth exploring and there are boats available for charter from the beach and all across the bay.
Of course relaxing and watching the world go by is Jimbaran Bay's longest and most loved holiday past time. There are a large number of high end day spas that will de-stress, relax and rejuvenate tired bodies. While many of these spas are independent establishments, due to the high amount of luxury resorts each hotel generally features an onsite day spa as well.
Jimbaran Bay is suitable for exploring on foot however depending on how far you wish to venture, there are also motorised forms of transport available. Sporadic bus services run from Tegal in Denpasar to Kuta before continuing on to Nusa Dua meaning seeing more of Bali is relatively simple. For reliable transport for slightly shorter distances there are plenty of motorbikes for hire but the most popular and by far the most comfortable way to get around Jimbaran Bay is in one of the many taxis available off the street or for pre-purchase.