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One fun fact you should know about Uluwatu Temple in Jimbaran is that, the temple doesn't actually located in Jimbaran. However, the city have claimed the temple as its own attraction. Uluwatu Temple is undoubtly one of the most famous landmarks in Bali. The sight of the quaint temple sitting on top of stone cliffs looking over the Bukit Peninsula is absolutely breathtaking. The temple is also surrounded with green and serene forest inhabitated by troops of adorable yet mischevious long-tailed macaque monkeys that love to snatch tourists' belonging away, the only thing to make them return your belonging is by bribing them with foods.
Another iconic attraction in Jimbaran is Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, or widely known as GWK. The main highlight of this cultural park is a collosal bust statue of benevolent Hinduist God Vishnu that is planned to be depicted riding on the mythical bird Garuda's back. GWK is also known to host numerous cultural shows, including the famous Kecak Dance. Come to the right time and you might catch one or even two shows that is performed regularly here.
Padang-padang Beach is one of those secret beaches in Jimbaran that become the most popular beach attraction for surfers. Many professional surfers love to showing off their surfing skill by riding on Padang-padang Beach's unpredictable waves. Non-surfers will also find their own enjoyment as they lay back and relax on their sun lounger shaded by a large parasol. When they are hungry, there are plethora of traditional food shacks (warungs) on standby.
Pandawa Beach is one of the most unique secluded beaches in Jimbaran. What used to be a remote beach have gained its popularity after the governor and locals joined force to improve the infrastructures. On your way to this beautiful surfer beach, you'll discover unique sight of six mini statues of Pandawa Lima, the legendary warriors in Mahabhrata epic put on display inside limestone arches. Pandawa Beach also surrounded with many viewpoints where you can get the best view of this picturesque beach.
Like Cinderella, Dreamland Beach is a very popular beach destination in Bukit Peninsula it even gained reputation as the Second Kuta Beach. One might find it hard to believe that the luxurious beach was used to be an unknown secret beach. Dreamland Beach is a heaven for professional surfers looking for challenging waves to conquer. With growing infrastructures in the beach, Dreamland Beach offer many activities and attractions for both surfers and non-surfers.
Balangan Beach is another surfer beach that might suit your expectation for a secret beach in Bali. Compare to Dreamland, Balangan Beach is still relatively quiet and even the sea is much more friendly for bodysurfers and adult swimmers. There are numerous things to do in Balangan Beach, from surfing to sunbathing. There are some interesting facts about the beach, can you name them all?
Jimbaran is one of the most popular village resort in Bali, mostly among surfers. If there's one thing that sets Jimbaran apart from other resort villages are because it boast plethora of stunning secret beaches with great waves that attract professional surfers around the world. Two of the most famous attraction: Garuda Wisnu Kencana and Uluwatu Temple is also located in this city-like village. Below are our top 6 Jimbaran recommendations that will never lets you down.
How to Get Tickets?
Most beach attractions in Jimbaran can be accessed for free, though you will have to pay few rupiah for admission fee. Tickets to enter Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park can be purchased directly at the ticket booth or you can also book them online for your own convenience.
How To Get Around?
Most of the time, you'll have to ride a motorcycle or a car for beach-hopping. Though you can also find a taxi in Jimbaran, which is more expensive but also the most convenient.
What Should I Wear?
You don't have to mind too much about what to wear in Jimbaran. However, you'll have to cover up (or at least wear sarong and cover your shoulder with sash) when you're visiting Uluwatu Temple.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit attractions in Jimbaran is few hours before sunset, especially in Uluwatu Temple so you can catch the famous Kecak Dance performance.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find everything you need to know on this site.
How To Get There?
There are two ways of transportation if you're going to Jimbaran. First is by hailing a taxi from the airport. Or you can also arrange your transfer with the hotel you're staying in so they can send a shuttlebus to pick you up.