Jimbaran, Bali: Seafood Dining on a White Sandy Beach

Famed for delicious varieties of beachside grilled seafood, Jimbaran is a quaint, little beach resort town settled along the Jimbaran Bay in South Bali. Every night, Jimbaran comes alive with numerous beachside warungs serving grilled fish varieties on the candlelit tables set on the sand. It is simply a wonderful and unique experience enjoying fresh seafood on the beach while watching the gentle waves of water coming from the sea and ultimately wetting your feet in the sand.

Jimbaran, also sometimes called the “Beverly Hills of Bali”, was actually a little fishing village in its earlier days, where people used to trade their catch at the daily market. Things started to change after the 1980s with the wave of development that completely changed the identity of the village. Today, Jimbaran is home to several luxury resorts, high-end villas, and up-market chain hotels, all catering to the needs of luxury tourists visiting Bali to witness the beauty and the charm of this mesmerizing island.

Jimbaran Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Jimbaran Beach, Bali. Photo by Trans World Productions

Where is it

Jimbaran is located about 15 km from Denpasar and 3 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport in South Bali. It lies between Kuta and the Bukit Peninsula, with Kuta to its northeast and Uluwatu to the southwest.

Why go

Think of a town where you can have a superb seafood dining experience while watching the sunset on a white sandy beach. Jimbaran is the only place on Bali wish provides you with this wonderful opportunity. The town also offers a beautiful coastline along Jimbaran Bay, serving as home to some of the best surfing sites in Bali.

When is the best time to go

Although you can visit Jimbaran any time of the year, the period from May to August is usually the best time to visit the town. The cool, pleasant weather makes conditions perfect for traveling during these months. Jimbaran, like other regions of Bali, experiences tropical climate year round. The rainy season lasts from October to March and is usually avoided by tourists for travel purpose.

Fishermen at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia

Fishermen at Jimbaran Bay, Bali. Photo by Mark Lehmkuhler

What to see

Jimbaran beach, a pleasant white sandy beach, with calm waters which makes it completely safe for swimming. One of the favorite activities for tourists on this beach is to enjoy the sunset with food and drink at any of the restaurants located on the beach.

Jimbaran fish market, located at northern end of the Jimbaran bay. Every morning, fishermen return to this traditional fish market to sell their daily catch. Different varieties of fishes are sold here, and all top restaurants of Bali get their fish supply from this market. The best time to visit the market is between 6 am – 9 am when the market is buzzing completely with the activity of buyers and sellers.

Fish Market at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia

Fish Market at Jimbaran Bay, Bali. Photo by Annie Mole

What to do

Of course enjoys Jimbaran’s seaside dining of beach barbeques. There are several beachside warungs which serve fresh fishes grilled over coconut husks, and it is an amazing experience enjoying the dinner served at candlelit tables on the sand.

Surfing on Jimbaran Bay. Jimbaran is one of the safest places in Bali to try surfing and swimming. Some perfect surf breaks are accessible from Jimbaran Bay using chartered boats. The bay is also perfect for swimming. A large number of local children can be seen swimming on the beach in the evenings.

Strolling on the narrow streets of Jimbaran is an activity that most tourists like to enjoy. The town with its small streets and gangs (alleys) appears like a little Balinese society, and watching smiling faces of the locals while walking on Jimbaran streets is a pleasant experience for most tourists.

Seafood dining at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia

Seafood dining at Jimbaran Bay, Bali. Photo by Güldem Üstün

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Where to stay

Most of the accommodation available in Jimbaran is up-market, catering to luxury tourists. You can find several beach resorts, 5-star hotels, and high-end villas in the town. Budget accommodation is available but little in number. Rimba Jimbaran by Ayana, Kayumanis Private Villas and Spa, The Villas at Ayana Resort, and Jamahal Private Resort and Spa * are some of the well-known top-end options in Jimbaran.

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With a 5 minutes walk from the beach, this luxurious 5-star resort features 12 outdoor pools and 19 dining options. Bright modern rooms with tropical landscapes and scenic view views, it is no wonder that this place is one of the top choices in Bali. Guests also have priority access to the famous Rock Bar.
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What and where to eat

Jimbaran is famous for fresh fish barbeques served at most beachfront warungs. You can find many people coming to Jimbaran from areas like Kuta, Sanur, and Nusa Dua just to enjoy the fishes grilled in front of them and served with sauces and vegetables. At every beach-shack warung, you will find a table set out on the sand. Warungs near the Kedonganan fish market offer the cheapest food. Sharkey’s Ayu Wandira, and Pudak are some of the well-known warungs in this area.

How to get there

Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport, which is served by many national and international airlines including Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air and Singapore Airlines.

By Taxi – The airport lies just 3 km north of Jimbaran, and a pre-paid taxi costs around Rp 65,000 – 85,000; the exact figures depend on the location of your hotel in the town. Metered taxis are available from outside the airport area and a bit cheaper compared to pre-paid taxis.

By Bus – Dark-blue bemos ply regularly between Tegal bus terminus in Denpasar and Jimbaran (via Kuta). Trans Sarabagita bus service also connects Denpasar to Jimbaran and Uluwatu.

Sunset at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia

Sunset at Jimbaran Bay, Bali. Photo by Adam Lai

How to get around

You can easily explore Jimbaran’s downtown area and narrow lanes on foot. Like other tourist resorts in Bali, rented motorbikes and metered taxis are also readily available all around the town day and night.

Where to go nearby

Denpasar, the administrative capital of Bali

Kuta, Bali’s most famous beach resort offering lots of opportunities to enjoy partying and surfing.

Ubud, the center of art and culture in Bali and home to a large number of artistically-designed temples.

Uluwatu, located south of Jimbaran and featuring Uluwatu Temple, one of the oldest existing temples in Bali.

Nusa Dua, a high-class beach resort located southeast of Jimbaran.

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Lovina Beach, Bali – Dolphin Trips and Black Sandy Beaches

Famous for early-morning dolphin trips, Lovina is the quiet, coastal town of North Bali, stretching along 8 km of black sandy beach. This resort town came into existence in the 1950s as a vision of Anak Agung Panji Tisna, the king of Buleleng Regency, who wanted this region to develop as a famous tourist center in Bali. He built a small lodge on his land, and named it “Lovina.” The resort had to go through many struggles before it was accepted by the people and the government as a tourist resort. Today, Lovina serves as a prime tourist destination in North Bali, drawing a large number of tourists from different parts of the word.

Lovina is less frantic compared to southern Kuta-Legian-Seminyak conurbation and is visited by tourists to have a quiet and relaxing time in Bali. It starts 6 km west of Singaraja, encompassing seven traditional villages, namely, Tukad Mungga, Permaron, Kaliasem, Anturan, Kalibukbuk, Banyualit and Temukus. Kalibukbuk is the main center of tourist activities in Lovina, offering a wide array of facilities including bars, pubs, restaurants, shopping centers, and various accommodation options to visitors.

Lovina beach, Bali, Indonesia

Lovina beach, Bali

Where is it

Lovina is located about 6 km west of Singaraja in North Bali.

Why go

To enjoy dolphin watching, diving, snorkelling and fishing activities with family or friends at a coastal town which also allows you to take in the traditional pace of life and feel completely rejuvenated.

Black sand beach at Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Black sand beach at Lovina, Bali

When is the best time to go

The period from May to August is the best time to visit Lovina due to perfect weather conditions. July–August and December make the peak tourist season in Lovina, and during these months, the town remains heavily crowded with people coming from different parts of Indonesia as well as other countries. Excluding these months, Lovina is a quiet part of the Bali Island. October to March is the rainy season in Bali but traveling is still possible around this time.

What to see

Dolphin Statue, Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Dolphin Statue, Lovina


Black sandy beaches – picturesque Lovina beaches offer themselves to tourists for a leisurely walk. The calm sea and tranquil ambience of this place are just perfect to keep you refreshed for many days.

Dolphin Statue – the dolphin statue stands near the beach at the end of Jalan Bina Ria in the Kalibukbuk area. The figure, exhibiting one-jawed dolphins, reminds one of the reasons behind the Anak Agung Panji Tisna’s desire for tourist development in Lovina area. You can find many shops in the area selling stone and wooden replicas of the dolphin statue.

Singaraja – explore this old Dutch port of Bali, with fascinating dilapidated buildings, the Independence monument and the Chinese Temple.

What to do

Enjoy a Dolphin Watching Trip – Lovina is famous for the dolphin sighting trips that leave the beaches at dawn, visitors goes off the coast just to catch the school of dancing dolphins that welcome the rising sun daily. Although, boats (thirty or more) outnumber the dolphins, for most visitors it is a unique and highly enjoyable experience. The price is fixed, around Rp 65,000 per person.

Dolphin watching at Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Dolphin watching at Lovina

Water sports activities – Lovina is a perfect place to base yourself to enjoy diving, snorkelling, and canyoning trips. Plenty of operators at Lovina offer diving trips for experienced divers. Many tours arrange for diving and snorkelling trips to Menjangan Island, Tulamben and Amed.

Swim in Gitgit Waterfalls, one of the best waterfalls in Bali.

Enjoy hot springs in Banjar just west from here.

Watch cockfights – Cockfights make a popular and entertaining activity in Lovina. For many tourists, it is a unique experience to watch people training cocks for fights, and putting their money on these fights.

What and where to eat

Lovina offers plenty of quality restaurants serving healthy, delicious seafood and local specialities to visitors. After enjoying your day on the beach, you would surely prefer to have a leisurely dinner in a restaurant before going to bed for a refreshing sleep. Many restaurants organise regular Balinese dance shows for their visitors. Barakuda at Jalan Mawar, Kalibukuk is an excellent place to enjoy Indonesian style seafood. Global Village Kafe offers a wide selection of Indonesian and Balinese classics as well as Australian cuisines.

Where to stay

Lovina offers plenty of up-market hotels, in addition to moderately-priced and inexpensive accommodation options to visitors. In Kalibukbuk-Anturan area, Ima Guesthouse and Spa, Lovina Oasis Hotel and Ju’Blu Hotel * are some of the good budget to mid-range choices. The travellers favourites here are Puri Bagus Lovina, The Damai and The Lovina *. While the Puri Tugu Belanda * is a nice option for luxury travellers

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How to get there

Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport located in southern part of the Bali. From the airport, pre-paid and metered taxis are available which take around 3 hours to get to Lovina.

Perama shuttle bus service to Lovina is available from all major tourist destinations in Bali including Kuta, Ubud, Sanur, Candidasa, Denpasar, Singaraja, and Padang Bai. The shuttle service is costlier than public bemos, which are not available for long distance routes. So if you are coming from a town in southern Bali, chances are you’ll have to change bemos at two or three places to get to Lovina. Public buses for Lovina are however available along the coastal road such as from Tulamben in the eastern Bali or Gilimanuk in the western region.

Boats to watch Dolphin at Lovina, Bali, Indonesia

Boats to watch Dolphin at Lovina

How to get around

The long, quiet beaches make Lovina a good area to be explored on foot. Bicycle is a popular option among tourists to get around Lovina. You can easily find outlets offering bikes on rent to tourists. Many hotels also provide this facility to their guests. Rented motorbikes are available at several roadside outlets for Rp 55,000-95,000 a day. You can also hire a taxi to explore all the nearby tourist attractions.

Where to go nearby

Singaraja, the former capital of Bali, featuring impressive monuments, and colonial bungalows.

Sunset at Lovina Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Sunset at Lovina Beach

Brahma Vihara Arama (Banjar Buddhist Monastery) – Located 10 km southwest of Lovina in the hills of Banjar, Brahma Vihara Arama is a large, impressive Buddhist monastery. The beautiful hillside setting and tranquil ambience make it a wonderful place to explore. A visit to this monastery is usually combined with a visit to enchanting Banjar hot springs featuring sulphur water in a beautiful setting.

Travel Tips

If you take a motorbike on rent from a road-side outlet, just ensure that the bike is not substandard. Never give your passport as a security to any person. If you are asked to sign an agreement, read papers properly before signing the papers.

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Bedugul, Bali: Mountains, Lakes and Treks

The Danau Bratan region, also just known as Bedugul, refers to the large area in the central highlands of Bali and is famed for imposing mountains, picturesque lakes, beautiful trekking routes and impressive temples. Bedugul region encompasses many villages including Bedugul itself, Pacung, Candikuning, Wanagiri, Pancasari, and others. The area lies at an altitude of 700 m or higher and is usually visited by the tourists seeking a respite from the hot, humid conditions of the coastal regions of Bali.

Most of the tourist activities in Bedugul region center around the three beautiful lakes: Danau Bratan, Danau Buyan and Danau Tamblingan. Danau Bratan, surrounded by rolling lush green hills, provides a wide array of water sports activities to tourists. Local Balinese farmers worship the lake goddess at an ancient temple that sits near the lake. The smaller Danau Buyan and Danau Tamblingan lakes are located northwest of Bedugul village and are easily accessible by means of good, motorable roads.

Village, lake and mountain of Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia

Village, lake and mountain of Bedugul, Bali

Where is it

Bedugul is located in the central highlands of Bali, about 50 km north of Denpasar and 25 km south of Singaraja.

Why go

To take in the natural beauty of the region while getting indulged in lots of adventurous activities at the same time. If you want a break from hot, humid conditions of coastal Bali, Bedugul is a perfect destination to head for.

When is the best time to go

Nights at Bedugul are cooler compared to the coastal areas of Bali. The dry months of May to August are considered the best months to visit Bedugul. The rainy months of October to March are generally avoided by tourists. Christmas and New Year time are usually the exceptions when a large number of domestic and international tourists arrive at Bedugul to enjoy their vacations.

View of the lake at Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia

View of the lake at Bedugul, Bali

What to see

Bali Botanical Gardens. One of the four official botanical gardens of the country, the picturesque Bali Botanical Gardens are situated in Candikuning area. These gardens are spread over an area of about 160 hectares across the slopes of Gunung Pohon and give visitors an opportunity to spend a whole day in close proximity to more than 400 species of orchids, 650 species of trees, and over 80 species of birds. A massive “corn on the cob” stone statue at the entrance road is amazing to watch. The gardens remain open between 8 am – 4 pm daily.

Pura Ulun Danu Temple, Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia

Pura Ulun Danu Temple, Bedugul, Bali

Lake Bratan Temple (Pura Ulun Danu Bratan). As of the Top 10 Temples to Visit in Bali, this immensely attractive temple stands on the shore of Lake Bratan. The temple is devoted to Ida Batara Devi Ulun Danu and dates back to 1633. It is also one of the top most photographed temples of Bali. Its close proximity to lake creates an illusion that the temple is floating on the lake.

What to do

Trekking in the mountain slopes and around the lakes. Trekking in Bedugul area is a highly rewarding experience for most visitors. Many groups organize regular trekking tours for Mount Catur, around Lake Tamblingan, Jatiluwih, and Munduk area. These tours allow trekkers to explore the hidden areas of central Bali while enjoying the spectacular views at the same time.

Trekking to Mount Lesong, Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia

Trekking to Mount Lesong, Bedugul, Bali

Taking a dip in one of the secluded waterfalls. There are several beautiful and secluded waterfalls dotted around Bedugul, and if you can try to find one of these secret spots and take a dip in one of the clearest waterfalls you’ve ever seen.

What and where to eat

Bedugul is known for a variety of restaurants serving a local specialty called Ayam Taliwang, which is a spiced and grilled/fried chicken. Bedugul Lake View, located near Lake Bratan, is known for its delicious local dishes. You can also find several inexpensive places lining the road to the Botanical Gardens. Ngiring Ngewedang near Lake Tamblingan lets visitors enjoy tasty Indonesian food as well as views of the beautiful surroundings at the same time. Restaurant Batukaru (between Mount Batukaru and Jatiluwih), Strawberry Hill (Bukit Strobeli), Strawberry Stop (between Lake Bratan and Lake Buyan), and Warung Bukit Hexon are some other popular restaurants in Bedugul area.

Procession at Pura Ulun Danu Temple, Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia

Procession at Pura Ulun Danu Temple, Bedugul, Bali

Where to stay

Candikuning village in Bedugul is known for providing the best tourist facilities to visitors. Some nice budget options in Bedugul include Ashram Guest House (near Lake Bratan), Ibu Hadi Homestay, Penginapan Cempaka (Jalan Kebun Raya), and Sari Artha Inn. Among mid-range options, Atres Villa * (Banyuatis Village), Aditya Homestay * (Munduk) and CLV Hotel & Villa * are some of the popular names. Handara Golf & Resort * (Pancasari), Puri Candikuning Retreat * (near Bratan Temple), The Kalaspa Health Retreat (Banjar Asah Panji), and Saranam Eco Resort (Pacung) cater to luxury tourists in the region.

How to get there

Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, is the nearest airport to Bedugul. The airport is served by several domestic and international airlines including Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, etc. You can hire a prepaid or a metered taxi from the airport which usually takes not more than two hours to get to Bedugul. Regular bemo (minibus) for Bedugul are available from Batubulan terminal in Denpasar and Singaraja town. Taxis are readily available from different parts of Bali. You can also rent a car and drive up yourself to enjoy the wonderful roads in the region. However, make sure that you have a good map of Bali and Bedugul region before you start your journey.

Local boats at Lake Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia

Local boats at Lake Bedugul, Bali

How to get around

Using a motorcycle is a perfect way to get around the Bedugul area. Many of the places of interest in this area are located too far to be explored on foot. You can ask your hotel staff to arrange for a rented motorbike for you. You’ll also find many taxi drivers willing to take you to nearby attractions for a fixed price. Local bemo (minibus) are generally available, and you can find them around the car parking place in Candikuning market as well as in Pancasari village.

Where to go nearby

Munduk, one of the off the beaten tracks places with its own local charm.
Singaraja, the former capital of Bali, featuring lots of imposing monuments and colonial structures.
Lovina, the coastal town of North Bali, famous for lovely beaches and early-morning dolphin trips.

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Sanur : The Relaxing Beach Resort Town of Bali

Stretching down the southeast coast of Bali, Sanur is a quiet, relaxing beach resort town that is famous for its long, white sandy beach and a distinct village ambience. This oldest upmarket resort town of Bali is more expensive than Kuta and appeals to middle-aged visitors and family groups. Sanur offers world-class facilities to its tourists amid calm, serene surroundings, and is simply a perfect destination for tourists seeking a holiday cocktail of sea, sand and sun along with their family.

Sanur is located in the southeastern outskirts of Denpasar and is one of the main water sports centers in Bali. The 5-km long coastline in Sanur runs from Matahari Terbit Beach to Mertasari Beach. There are enough bars, restaurants, resorts, and shopping markets to entertain the visitors. Sanur is also a perfect place to bring kids and serves well as a base to explore other parts of the island.

Where is it

Sanur is located about 10 km from Kuta and 18 km from Ngurah Rai in South Bali.

Map of Sanur, Bali

Map of Sanur, Bali

Why go

To enjoy water sports with your family at a beach resort with a distinct village atmosphere.

When is the best time to go

Sanur enjoys a tropical weather all year round just like the rest of Bali. October to March is the rainy period and only a few tourists prefer to visit the town during these months but this could mean you can have the place more to yourself. May to August is the best time to visit due to perfect weather conditions. You can also visit Sanur in the month of July to be a part of International Kite Festival and watch hundreds of giant colorful kites being flown in the sky of Sanur.

Sanur Museum, Bali

Sanur Museum, Bali

What to see

Le Mayeur Museum – the former residence of famous Belgian artist Adrien Jean Le Mayeur (1880-1958), one of Bali’s first expatriate residents. Mayeur arrived in Bali in 1932 at the age of 52. In 1935, he married Ni Pollok, the most famous legong dancer of her times. Mayeur made many paintings of Pollok, while living in this house. He died in 1958 and after some years, his residence was converted to a museum in memory of the artist. The museum today exhibits about 80 paintings of the artist, most of which were created in the courtyard garden of the house.

International Kite Festival – One of the famous Bali festivals, it is held in the month of July on Padang Galak beach near Sanur. The festival is attended by many village teams coming from different parts of the island. Traditional Balinese kites are made and flown in the sky to send messages to gods to bless Balinese people with health and prosperity. It is simply a wonderful experience to watch big, colorful kites flying in the sky of Sanur during this festival.

International Kite Museum in Sanur, Bali

International Kite Museum in Sanur, Bali

What to do

Enjoy water sports – although experienced divers prefer sites off east and north coast of Bali, Sanur is a good place to learn diving. Most of Bali’s reputed dive operators have their offices in Sanur and offer fun dives and dive trips to tourists. Many diving centres also run internationally certified courses (introductory and advanced) in diving. You can also enjoy kitesurfing, paragliding, windsurfing, and other water sports at Sanur beach.

Shopping – as one of the best places to shop in Bali, there are plenty of shop along Jalan Danau Tamblingan, the main shopping area of Sanur. The side streets leading from Jalan Danau Tamblingan also have numerous shops selling everything from cheap cotton clothes, t-shirts, souvenirs, and Balinese handicrafts to hand-made kites, sandals, and other items. Sindhu Market located at the northern end of Jalan Pungutan is another good market famous for interesting art and handicraft items.

Water sports in Sanur, Bali

Water sports in Sanur, Bali

Where to stay

Majority of accommodation options in Sanur belong to mid and high-range bracket aimed at families. Most of top hotels and resorts in Sanur can be found on the beachfront, such as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, Maya Sanur Resort and Spa and Tandjung Sari Hotel are among the mid to top-end options. These hotels offer nice facilities like air-conditioned rooms, beautiful gardens, beach access and attractive setups. Budget accommodation is available in Sanur but limited. Around Jalan Tamblingan are the main areas where you can find nice budget accommodation, such as Mona Homestay and Sindu Guesthouse *.

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What and where to eat

Lontong at Cafe Jimbar, Sanur, Bali

Lontong at Cafe Jimbar, Sanur, Bali

The Night Market at Jalan Danau Tamblingan/ Jalan Sindhu crossing is a good place to try cheap local Indonesian food. There are plenty of good restaurants on Jalan Danau Tamblingan, and between Jalan Kesumasari and Jalan Duyung.

Abian Boga Restaurant on Jalan Kesuma Sari is a good place to enjoy grilled seafood along with dance performance. Bonsai Café, Kafe Tali Jiwa, The Bali Pub, Cafe Batu Jimbar, Segara Agung, and Treo Beach Café are some other popular spots frequently visited by food lovers in Sanur. For those who are fond of wine, there are many bars along Jalan Danau Tamblingan.

How to get there

If you are coming to Sanur/Bali by air, you will land at Ngurah Rai airport located in Tuban area about 18 km from Sanur. It takes just 20-30 minutes to get to Sanur using a metered or prepaid taxi from the airport. Direct bemos to Sanur are available from Denpasar’s Tegal terminal. Private tourist shuttle buses to Sanur are available from Kuta, Candidasa, Ubud, Lovina, and some other towns of Bali. White Batubulan-bound Damri bus service is a good option to get to Sanur if you are coming from Nusa Dua.

How to get around

Metered taxis are readily available in the town and can be used to explore the area. You can also use public bemos plying between Denpasar’s two terminals to get around the main roads of Sanur. Most travel agencies on Jalan Danau Tamblingan rent out cars and motorbikes to tourists. Exploring the town on bicycle is a nice option for those who can do it; the town is not very large and streets are also perfect for bicycle riding.

Sanur beach, Bali

Sanur beach, Bali

Where to go nearby

Denpasar – the administrative capital of Bali, featuring lots of tourist attractions to explore.

Kuta – famous for its white sandy beaches and lively nightlife.

Serangan or Turtle Island – located 3 km south of Sanur and a perfect place to watch hatching of eggs in their natural environment. Visit Turtle Conservation Centre to learn more about the various initiatives that the authorities take to save turtles on the island.

Nusa Dua Beach, located a few miles away from Kuta. The waves are gentle at this beach, thus encouraging water sports like swimming, surfing, snorkelling, and diving.

Jimbaran, a seaside location famed for delicious varieties of beachside grilled seafood.

Ubud, further north in central Bali, it is also the heart of arts and culture in Bali. Escape the beach to experience beautiful rice terraces in Tegalalang.

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