Things to do in Jimbaran, Bali

Our most recommended things to do in Jimbaran, Bali

Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

1. Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

Experience the best sundown spot in Bali on a visit to Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese temple to the sea gods with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. Part of a series of temples built to protect the island from evil spirits, today its cliffside location is home to a family of friendly monkeys. Once night falls and you have seen the colors of the sunset, experience one of the island's most famous cultural performances at a "kecak" fire dance. Watch the locals act out a scene from the Ramayana with a mesmerizing trance chant, exciting performances of fire dances, and intricate costumes. Then, get the option to enjoy dinner at a seafood restaurant serving delicious barbecue food in Jimbaran Bay. Sink your feet in the sand as you dine and relax at the end of an unforgettable day!

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

2. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, and sea turtles. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective. If the weather and water conditions are ok, you'll also have a chance to visit Manta Bay.

Ubud: Highlights Small Group Guided Tour

3. Ubud: Highlights Small Group Guided Tour

Zip through Ubud in a private car and meet other travelers on this small group tour of up to 5 people. Waste no time getting up close and personal with Bali’s lush rice terraces and rich historic heritage. Visit religious sites, explore the region's culture and history, and experience stunning landscapes. After pickup from your hotel, the first stop on your tour is at the scenic Tegenungan Waterfall. Next, head to your next stop, the Monkey Forest. Meet some playful new companions and be entertained by their mischievous antics as you wander through the forest. Next, savor an authentic Balinese meal for lunch, giving you energy for the afternoon. Take a short hike through the beautiful rice terraces of Tegallalang and admire the beautiful scenery. End your tour with a visit to the temple complex and holy mountain spring of Tirta Empul, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

4. East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

Enjoy the idyllic landscapes of and gorgeous beaches on this day trip in an airconditioned car. Snorkel through schools of colorful fish in the Blue Lagoon, swim in the crisp water of the Tegenungan Waterfal, and visit the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon.  After pick-up, you’ll continue to Tanjung Jepun and Blue Lagoon for snorkeling sessions with an expert instructor. Glide above the vibrant coral reefs and keep an eye out for reef sharks, sea turtles, lion fish, and squid. Stop at the Tegenungan Waterfall, a short distance from Ubud. Get up close to the waterfall, swim in the water below it, and cool off from the tropical sunshine before continuing on to the hidden canyon in Sukawati. Reach the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon where imposing walls were shaped by the river over thousands of years. Hike along the river before jumping into the water. Rest up after your full-day adventure on the return trip to your accommodation.

Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

5. Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

Discover the best of Bali's southern coast on this day tour around the island. Visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple, relax on the sands of Suluban Beach in Uluwatu, and witness an optional traditional Kecak (Balinese fire dance). You can also choose from lunch, massage, and photography add-ons. Benefit from pickup at your hotel with the private tour or pickup from centrally located meeting points on the group tour, and then head to your first stop, Tanah Lot Temple, which is perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean. Stop for lunch at the renowned restaurant street (own expense) before heading to Suluban Beach at Blue Point. Enjoy a stroll on the beach's white sands and take in the breathtaking stones and caves. Next, if you have selected the Kecak option, head to Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch Bali's famous kecak (an ancient ritual and fire dance) while the sun sets in the background.  Finish the day with a grilled seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay (if add-on selected). For private options, you'll be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day. With the group option, you can make your own way back to your hotel from Jimbaran.

Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

6. Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

Explore Bali according to your own interests on a full-day customized tour. Rent a driver and new model vehicle (up to 4 passengers) for 10 to 11 hours, and discover Bali's beautiful sites in a day. From the Monkey Forest to beautiful temples, the surf beaches of Kuta and the crafts of Ubud, Bali has it all. An airport pick-up is provided if needed, or you can benefit from pick-up in Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa or Denpasar. The supplier will create a package to save you time and money. Their friendly team will customize your trip and ensure your safety and satisfaction at all times. Make your vacation a memorable one at a reasonable price.

Uluwatu: Beach Club and Cliffside Private Bar Hopping Tour

7. Uluwatu: Beach Club and Cliffside Private Bar Hopping Tour

If you haven’t sprawled out beside a white sand beach with a designer cocktail in hand and your toes touching a glittering infinity pool – did you even holiday in Bali? This tour will take you to the most happening and chillaxing beach clubs and bars in Uluwatu. Why not start your day by visiting Sundays Beach Club? Once you take the cliff-side escalator down to this hidden oasis, it’s magical beach hangs ’til the sun goes down, made even more blissful with top-notch drinks and an expert menu from acclaimed Aussie chef James Viles. Graze on scrumptious seaside-inspired bites and lose track of time in between snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding. Visit one of the newest additions and the most highly anticipated lifestyle destinations on the island perched atop the stunning limestone cliffs of Uluwatu at Omnia Dayclub. It boasts infinity pools with a swim-up bar, an international DJ line-up for epic poolside beats and VIP cabanas that have their own glittering plunge pools. Make sure to take the most Insta-worthy shots at the iconic and showstopping giant crystal cube that sits on top of the main bar. For the best sunset view, head to Rock Bar, which is widely respected as one of the globe’s most popular sunset bars and consistently listed as one of the world’s best bars. Featuring glamorous cocktails and a seductive after-dark ambience, listen to premier international DJs as they heighten your experience from a custom DJ booth carved directly into the cliff face. After witnessing the sunset view, you will have the option to enjoy a seafood dinner at lively Jimbaran Bay before heading back to your hotel. Customize your experience with add-ons, such as polaroid camera photographs, a Luwak coffee tasting, a Jimbaran dinner, paragliding, Sea Walker rentals, coffee tasting, traditional massages, and German, Japanese, or Korean-speaking guides (some add-ons are only available for some options).

Bali: Watersports Fun Package

8. Bali: Watersports Fun Package

Soar over the magnificent Indian Ocean on a thrilling parasailing adventure, glide through the air, and feel the wind on your skin as you take in the breathtaking views. Parasailing is a fun recreational activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a parachute with a special design. As the boat speeds off you will be lifted in the air and soar high above the sea with an amazing view of the scenery below. After your soaring moment, you will be given instructions on how to drive a jet ski. You will then drive the jet ski on your own and have fun with views of the beautiful beach. You will be equipped with a life jacket and the professional jet ski guide will keep an eye on you to ensure your safety and security during your adventures. Have your very own James Bond moment on your own jet ski and admire the coastline of Bali's Nusa Dua area from the water.

Nusa Dua: Self Drive Jet Ski Experience

9. Nusa Dua: Self Drive Jet Ski Experience

Following pick up from your hotel, you will head out to the coastline of Bali's Nusa Dua. Upon arrival, you will be given instructions on how to drive a jet ski for a few minutes. You will then drive the jet ski on your own and have fun with views of the beautiful beach. You will be equipped with a life jacket and the professional jet ski guide will keep watching you to ensure your safety and security during your adventures. Have your very own James Bond moment on your own jet ski and and admire the coastline of Bali's Nusa Dua area from the water. After your jet ski experience you can take a shower and keep your belongings in the locker before going back to your hotel.

Bali: Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery

10. Bali: Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery

Get your scooter or motorbike delivered and picked up at your hotel and get ready to explore the island. Create your own itinerary for your visit to the island of Bali and travel the island by scooter, just like the locals do. Hop on your scooter and make your way along scenic roads, discovering the warungs, small local restaurants.  See much more of the island than you could by public transportation and discover the island’s beautiful landscapes from the rice terraces and rainforests of the interior to the fishing villages and beaches of the coast. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you scoot along the winding roads through picturesque towns.

Other Sightseeing Options in Jimbaran, Bali

Want to discover all there is to do in Jimbaran, Bali? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Jimbaran, Bali

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,160 reviews

This day was amaziiiing. Our guide Abdi was so friendly and willing to give us a wonderful experience. We enjoyed the snorkeling activity so much and afterwards the Tegenungan Waterfall. We were not able to swim there because of the weather, but Abdi took us several photos and videos. It was such a pleasure to spend our day with him. He is funny, a very fluent English speaker, cool and kind. We were supposed to visit the Hidden Canyon, but it was closed because of weather conditions. So, once again Abdi saved the day and proposed us to take a full body massage session instead. Abdi was our driver, our guide and, also, a good listener. We’ve learned a lot from him. Thank you for this day!

Joni was an amazing guide - he brought us to all the cool spots at Tanah Lot, Uluwatu and Jimbaran and even took some amazing photos of us at each location! He was also very pleasant to talk to and is very knowledgeable on Balinese culture and history. It was very fun and would definitely recommend this tour!

We had an amazing day full of adventures, Komand was our guide and was very knowledgable and considerate and looked after us throughout the day. Our most favourite part of the day was canyoning, it was very physical but so much fun. We enjoyed every moment of this trip.

Our guide was extremely efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. He took us through multiple stops and was able to change plans easily due to weather conditions.

This was a great way to enjoy uluwatu's spectacular beach clubs. It was our first day in Bali so was a great introduction.