Jimbaran Bay Honeymoon Guide

Dig your toes into the soft white sand of this long beach that fringes Jimbaran Bay and fronts a former fishing village.

A choice of restaurants and luxury 5-star hotels line the beach as well atop the rocky headland at the southern end of the beach.

By day, sunbathing on the soft sand, swim in the calm lagoon and savour magical sunsets over a cold drink at one of the beachside restaurants that are renowned for fresh grilled seafood.

There are no water sports on this beach, however, hotels are usually happy to provide scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking excursions elsewhere. For surfing, head north to Kuta or south to Uluwatu, a renowned destination for advanced surfers.

Jimbaran Bay is located south of Kuta on the west coast 6km from the airport, around 10 minutes by taxi.

Where to stay in Jimbaran Bay

Jimbaran Bay offers an excellent choice of honeymoon accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following 5-star resorts…

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Location: Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD821 per room
Description: Located on the edge of Jimbaran Bay, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay features an outdoor pool with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The resort houses 3 dining options and Balinese-style villas surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Luxurious and well appointed, each spacious villa has a private outdoor pool. Included in all air-conditioned units are flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player and a refrigerated minibar. En suite bathrooms are fitted with a large bathtub, cotton bathrobes and free toiletries. Guests can take a stroll at Jimbaran Beach or enjoy fresh seafood dishes in the area’s famous seafood restaurants, all within 5 minutes’ walk from the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. Recreational options include taking cooking classes, working out at the gym or indulging in spa treatments. Staff at the tour desk can assist with sightseeing arrangements and ticket services. Wi-Fi is accessible for free in all areas. Taman Wantilan serves a selection of Indonesian specialties. A variety of Asian and Western dishes can be enjoyed at Pool Terrace Café. In-room dining service is available 24 hours. Ngurah Rai International Airport is 15 minutes’ drive away from the property. Facilities incl.: 3 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 outdoor pools, tennis courts, health club, massage, spa, Jacuzzi, 24-hr room service, internet access, laundry service and a range of water sport equipment for hire.

Jamahal Private Resort and Spa
Location: Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD496 per room
Description: This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Jamahal Private Resort & Spa is located on the southern tip of Bali, less than 400 m from Jimbaran Beach. Boasting a private beach club, the resort offers free WiFi and free shuttle services to Jimbaran Beach. The Balinese-style villas come with cable TV, a DVD player, and a safety deposit box. Each villa is fitted with wooden furnishings and Asian décor. Some include a private entrance, outdoor pool, and garden. All guests enjoy access to a private beach club, which is a 5-minute walk from the resort. Traditional massage treatments using organic ingredients can be enjoyed at the spa. Guests can also exercise in the fully equipped gym. The resort offers continental dishes for breakfast. Meals may be served in the Lounge or delivered to guests’ villas. Jamahal Private Resort & Spa is about 2 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The trendy Kuta and Seminyak areas are a 20-minute drive away.

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali
Location: Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD359 per room
Description: This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. 8 km from Central Jimbaran, the Condé Nast Traveller award-winning AYANA Resort and Spa Bali offers luxurious rooms overlooking the private beaches of Jimbaran Bay. It is set on 90 hectares of cliff-top tropical garden, perched 35 m above Jimbaran Bay. The resort provides 11 swimming pools, 17 dining options and free shuttle services to Kuta Bay. Staff are able to converse in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian and Bahasa Indonesia. Decorated with elegant wooden furnishings, rooms at AYANA Resort come with 42-inch flat-screen TVs and stylish marble bathrooms with bathtubs and a dental kit. Tea/coffee making facilities and a chargeable minibar are also available. Guests may enjoy Thalasso massage therapies at the spa, which uses fresh seawater that is rich in minerals. They can also play a game of golf at the 18-hole putting course. The resort also provides an on-site tennis court, fitness centre and a tour desk. Union Pay is accepted here. Surrounded by lotus ponds, the open-air Padi Restaurant serves a daily buffet breakfast and international favourites. The resort provides a further 14 restaurants and 3 bars. AYANA Bali Resort is 10 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

InterContinental Bali Resort
Location: Jimbaran Bay, Bali
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD253 per room
Description: Nestled on the beach, this Jimbaran resort this property is nestled amidst tropical gardens. Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at InterContinental Bali Resort's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 4 restaurants. All 418 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and balconies. 24-hour room service and wired Internet are standard, as are plasma TVs with cable channels. While playing up a stylish look, InterContinental Bali Resort also makes conspicuous Balinese culture, fine artistry, and Hindu heritage in its interior designs. InterContinental Bali Resort has a charming and mystical appeal, making it ideal for honeymooners, families and business travelers alike.

When to go

The best time to visit Jimbaran Bay (and Bali) is during the dry season from April to September when the days are sunny and dry.

Generally, Bali enjoys a warm, humid and tropical climate with an average temperature of 32°C (89°F) year round.

However, temperatures vary from 33°C (91°F) to 21°C (69°F) across the island ranging from hot on the coast to cooler in the highlands. It can drop to 5°C (41°F) at night in the mountains.

For more climate info: Bali Weather Guide

How to get to Bali

Bali is located off the eastern tip of Java – just one of more than 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago – and is easily accessible with multiple airlines offering daily flights.

The most convenient route to Bali is by air to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport, which is located in southern Bali, 13km (8mi) southwest of the capital, Denpasar.

More information about how to get to Bali

Latest update: Jimbaran Bay Honeymoon: 21 April, 2022