Field Notes from Jimbaran
Jimbaran! Region packed with resorts and high-end hotels and villas. We stayed in one of the often featured resorts (see bellow) and it was pleasant experience. Despite the fact large resorts are not our preference for stay in Bali (except Maya Ubud), it felt like we could regret not visiting this region if we skipped it. Here, we were busy enjoying and exploring this giant resort and also visited nearby beach club located on the Uluwatu beach. One more advantage of Jimbaran is it's proximity to airport. We stayed in Jimbaran at the end of our trip and it was never more convenient to reach airport on the way back home.
TO DO & SEE:
Uluwatu temple - Unfortunately we did not make it to Uluwatu temple so for us it is our must-see for one of the next trips to Bali!
Rock Bar (Jimbaran) - Often featured place due to the amazing scenery and sunset. It is located on the premises of Ayana resort but is open for both resort's guests and non-guests. We weren’t big fans of the food and their higher prices, yet we still would recommend Bar if you are staying close by because you can enjoy drinks while watching one of the best Bali's sunsets.
Sundays Beach Club (Uluwatu) - Beach that certainly makes quite the first impression as a place where we could enjoy powder soft sand beach and crystal clear waters. It is located on the Uluwatu beach, and is definitely a post-card worthy beach club with unique beach access and breathtaking views of Indian Ocean. We spent whole day and beside the beach and ocean, we enjoyed their food too.
Ayana Resort and Spa Jimbaran
HOW TO REACH:
Well, as for the most places in Bali you would travel to Bali airport in Denpasar - Ngurah Rai International Airport. From here you take a taxi to Ubud (1h-1.15min min by car). If traveling from EU (Turkey) to Bali we can highly recommend traveling via Singapore. Two main reasons, Singapore has the best airport in the World in the terms of comfort and efficiency, and second high chances to find cheap flights from Singapore to Bali (check AirAsia or Scoot).
Latest information we heard, mid of next year (2019) there is going to be a direct regular flight from Istanbul to Bali, yay!