Jimbaran is often misrepresented as an area with big resorts and not much else. Although there are some amazing hotels in Jimbaran, it really is so much more than this. The community itself is full of life. You may see traditional Balinese ceremonies in the streets, small local temples, traditional markets, and seafood markets. Although Jimbaran has some delicious eating experiences, it doesn’t have the number of restaurants that are in Seminyak and Canggu. But if you want some stunning hotel options, a local community, easy short trips to Uluwatu and beautiful beaches, then Jimbaran might just be the place for you. So where to stay in Jimbaran? Here’s our Jimbaran accommodation guide to help you choose.
- The Best Locations To Stay
- How Long To Stay?
- Booking Accommodation
- Accommodation Guide
Where To Stay In Jimbaran? Best Locations.
Jimbaran runs along the southern coast of Bali and continues a little further inland. It is situated about 20 minutes drive (depending on the traffic) south of Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The closer you can stay to the beach, the better, as most things in Jimbaran are centred around the main road and the beach.
The other thing to consider is what end/section of Jimbaran beach to stay in. The different areas have a different feel and are also closer/farther away from certain things.
The south end of the beach is my personal favourite. It’s a nice area of the beach, has my favourite seafood restaurants on the beach, a beautiful outlook over the peninsula, and isn’t too far from some nice restaurants.
The middle section of the beach has a more local feel, also close to some great restaurants and the traditional market.
The north section of the beach is close to the seafood market, and just south of the airport. Personally, I think this area is probably a little bit too far away from most other things in Jimbaran and has a less relaxing feel about it.
The only other thing to look out for when booking accommodation in Jimbaran, is how far inland the accommodation is. The charm of Jimbaran really is around the beach areas, so although accommodation much further inland can be classified as Jimbaran, I’d tend to stick to areas near the beach and main road (Jl. Raya Uluwatu).
Read More: Jimbaran Bay Travel Guide
How Many Days Do You Need?
We recommend spending at least 2 – 4 nights in Jimbaran, but you could also easily spend one week here if you wanted to relax, especially if you were staying in one of the luxury resorts.
There’s not a long list of things to do in Jimbaran, so two nights would be just enough to get a taste of the area.
With four nights, you could have some time to relax, visit the seafood market, go to the beach, experience the traditional market, enjoy a seafood dinner on the beach and more.
Jimbaran Bay is also actually a good base to experience some other areas of Bali. Uluwatu is just next door, and home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Bali. If you plan to spend a few days in Uluwatu with Jimbaran as your base, we would recommend a one-week stay.
Read More: Incredible Things To Do In Uluwatu Bali
Booking.com is one of our favourite ways to book Jimbaran hotels. Simple to use and it has a great range of luxury resorts, boutique hotels and villas.
Airbnb tends to have a lot of villa options for Bali, so another good option if looking to stay in a villa. Often have discounts for stays of a week or more.
Jimbaran Accommodation Guide
We’ve been lucky enough to stay in some amazing places throughout Jimbaran, but we haven’t stayed everywhere and want to make sure we are recommending the best.
So our Jimbaran Accommodation recommendations below are based on:
- Our favourite places we have stayed in
- Our personal experience of Jimbaran
- Jimbaran hotels we know and love
- Feedback from you
- Only highly reviewed hotels
- A focus on design, location and service
So here are our picks for the best places to stay in Jimbaran Bay including luxury resorts, boutique hotels, villas and guesthouses.
Please note: Prices are per night and were accurate at the time of this post.
Splurge: Luxury Accommodation In Jimbaran
Four Seasons Resort Bali has stunning pool villas planted along the hillside peninsula overlooking Jimbaran Bay.
We love the traditional Balinese design of the villas, combined with modern luxuries. Each villa is set within a private stone-walled courtyard, with tropical gardens, thatched roof pavilions and private pools.
Here you will find multiple restaurants and dining options, including one of our favourite restaurants in Jimbaran, Sundara Beach Club. There is also a spa, swimming pool, fitness centre, cooking classes, tennis courts, water sports and more.
Imagine having your own private villa in one of the most beautiful resorts in Jimbaran. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get at The Villas at Ayana, absolute bliss.
Choose from one, two or three-bedroom villas. The luxurious villas at Ayana are set within their own secluded garden, each featuring a private pool and ocean views.
All this, whilst also having access to Ayana resorts’ incredible restaurants, cliffside bars, wellness centre, and multiple swimming pools. You can also spend your days relaxing at Ayana’s stunning private beach, Kubu Beach.
Kayumanis Jimbaran has beautifully designed private pool villas. These spacious villas are available in both one and two-bedroom layouts.
Kayumanis is located close to Jimabran Beach. There is a spa and restaurant on-site, as well as a free shuttle service within Jimbaran.
The recently opened Raffles Bali is one of the most luxurious resorts in Bali. Stunning ocean-view villas are sprawled throughout lush tropical gardens.
There are numerous restaurants and dining options including a beach bar and grill, along with 24-hour in-villa dining. The beachfront resort also has a spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, jogging track and infinity pool by the beach.
Luxury Hotels For Less
InterContinental Jimbaran is a sprawling beachfront resort with a traditional Balinese design. We have stayed here a few times and love the green grounds and lush gardens, and beautiful pool area.
The luxurious rooms make your stay so relaxing. There’s so much attention to detail, from the fresh orchids that you see all over the resort, to the beautiful Balinese touches.
This 5-star hotel is in a prime location, within walking distance of some of the best things to do in Jimbaran.
Read More: Our Stay At Intercontinental Bali Resort
Ayana Jimbaran is an iconic resort in Bali. People are often drawn here by their unique waterfront/cliff-side bar for some of the best sunset views in Bali, but this is only the start of the Ayana experience.
Stay in spacious rooms featuring traditional Balinese features and wooden furnishings. The resort is home to multiple restaurants, swimming pools, a spa, and a fitness centre. Highlights include their private beach and beautiful expansive grounds.
A new addition to the integrated Ayana resort, Ayana Segara Bali offers a laidback luxury feel. The design here combines contemporary and traditional Balinese touches, with a focus on indoor-outdoor spaces.
Your stay here will give you access to the facilities across Ayana, including their iconic Rock Bar. Having said that, you will also have three restaurants, Bali’s largest indoor-outdoor pool and a rooftop bar on-site at Segara.
Rimba Jimbaran is the modern younger brother of Ayana. Situated within the Ayana Bali integrated resort grounds, staying at this luxury hotel means you will also have access to all of Ayana’s facilities.
The rooms here have a contemporary design, some with pool access. Rimba has multiple swimming pools and dining options on-site, including room service. It is a great option for a family vacation.
Best Hotels In Jimbaran For Under $200/night
Le Meridien is situated just behind the beach and seafood restaurants, giving you easy access to both. The design of the hotel is modern and unique, centred around the pool area.
We loved our stay here, with highlights being the pool area, room design and location. Read more about our stay here.
JEstate is home to a small collection of pool villas and guest house pavilions. The property has a gym, swimming pool and breakfast available on-site. It’s located a short walk from the beach.
Located on the grounds of an old coconut plantation, Balquisse heritage hotel offers something unique in Jimbaran. Interiors are designed with a mix of Javanese, Asian and Morrocan touches.
This boutique hotel has a restaurant, spa and outdoor pool on-site. Its location is a short walk from the beach.
Located just a few steps away from the beach, The Open House Bali is an affordable option to stay in such a great location in Jimbaran. Here you will have an outdoor swimming pool, spa and restaurant on-site.
If you’re looking for an affordable stay only a short walk away from the beach, Anja Jimbaran is a good choice.
This 4-star hotel has nice and simple air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and a pool on-site, along with free wifi. It also happens to be near one of our favourite restaurants in Jimbaran, Cuca.
Villas In Jimbaran
In addition to some of the hotels and villas listed above, here are some more villa options in case you’re looking for a place to stay in Jimbaran for families or groups.
A stunning 4-bedroom villa surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Villa Ken has a private pool, breakfast included, as well as bicycle rental available.
A collection of beautiful pool villas with multiple bedrooms.
A collection of modern two-bedroom pool villas with a Scandinavian design.
We will be continually updating this post with any new places we stay and love, to make sure we are recommending the best accommodation.
Jimbaran Field Guide
Once you’ve found the perfect place to stay in Jimbaran, take a look at our Jimbaran Field Guide for some more inspiration. Our field guide has everything you need to hit the ground running, including our favourite food, culture, shops, things to see + do and day trips. We’ve also put all of our favourites onto our own Jimbaran map so you can take it out with you with no research required.
What’s your pick for the best places to stay in Jimbaran? Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below…
This post was originally posted on January 9th, 2017 and was last updated on March 3rd, 2023.