Bali’s leafy-green volcanic interior, postcard-perfect beaches, unique culture and welcoming people are just a few reasons this iconic destination’s appeal has endured.
The inviting coastline of Jimbaran – just a 25-minute journey from the island’s main airport – is a slice of quintessential Bali. With its undiscovered coves and larger, family-friendly beaches, you can appreciate stunning sunset panoramas from the local viewpoints or head out to sea and make the most of the world-class surf.
For visitors who like to take things slow, there are excellent resort facilities and spas at hotels such as InterContinental Bali. When you’re not lounging about in luxury, head out for a Jimbaran-based experience you won’t find anywhere else.
#1 Kecak dance at sunset
There’s no better way to finish an evening in Bali than with a ceremony of traditional Kecak fire dance as the sun melts into the Indian Ocean. Head to Uluwatu Temple on the Bukit Peninsula, and then sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacle of this time-honoured performance from your clifftop vantage point atop a plateau, 250 feet above the soothing ocean waves.
#2 Get lost on hidden beaches
To find something undiscovered in an island as wonderfully compact as Bali, you know you’re going to have do some exploring. Some of the beaches are so hidden, they don’t have names – so it’s best to ask a local to guide you around. Blue Point Beach and Balangan Beach are both gorgeous hideaways to visit