Peninsula offer a range of award-winning resorts which consistently rank at the top of the world’s 100 best hotels in annual readers’ polls conducted by the most prestigious international magazines.
This locality offers meeting and event planners some of the most impressive venues and facilities on the island, including a dramatically-located former limestone quarry that has been the setting for many successful major functions, a range of magnificent wedding venues, and a large selection of recreational and team-building venues. Located just 15 minutes from the airport and conveniently close to both Nusa Dua and Kuta, the area also offers excellent local shopping, a wide range of dining options within and a little beyond the resorts, a number of first-class spas, and a range of water-sports including windsurfing, Hobie Cat sailing and surfing.
Jimbaran Beach is a quiet stretch of sand popular with locals and tourists for its gentle sea, dramatic sunsets and delightful open-air seafood restaurants. Early-morning visitors to Jimbaran’s traditional fish market can observe the island’s chefs, restaurant owners and local housewives purchasing the previous night’s catch straight off the fleet of colourful jukung fishing boats. At sunset, early diners gather on the sand to enjoy freshly-caught seafood barbecued over coconut husks, or relax in restaurants and beachfront cafés sipping cocktails.
Overlooking Jimbaran Beach is the craggy Bukit Peninsula and the legendary surf breaks of Padang-Padang, Uluwatu, Balangan and Bingin, which boast massive breakers, dwarfing those of Kuta and Legian. Considered among the top ten surfing locales in the world, the Bukit is also a prized destination for beachcombers, sunbathers and those who seek solitude. With its dramatic backdrop of sheer cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean and spectacular view over southern Bali, there is little to compare with it.
The celebrated Luhur Uluwatu Temple — home to powerful guardian spirits of the sea and a horde of mischievous monkeys — perches ceremoniously on the tip of the peninsula. Culmination of one of the most important spiritual pilgrimages in Bali, this magical temple, hewn from local limestone, is a unique architectural and cultural feature.