Bali Jimbaran Bay Beach is located between airport and bukit pecatu with original villages of kedonganan and Jimbaran itself. These2 traditional villages lay on a stretch of around 2 kilometers barrow lowland between Bali mainland and the foot of south Bali. Jimbaran and Kedonganan are under the administration of perbekelan Jimbaran or Desa Jimbaran, while desa jimbaran is under wide administrative area of Kecamatan Kuta. Jimbaran and kedonganan villages have been known as the biggest supplier of salted fish for whole Bali, and until now. Kedongan is still the first collection agent of fish dropping or fisherman boats from Muncar, East Java.
If we come to to the beach of kedonganan in the morning around 09.00 am we can see dozen of fisherman boat anchor going on the beach with various fishes is being disembarking and dropped to the beach. Big number of fresh fish wholesalers come from various area of Bali have already queuing at the shore.
Jimbaran Bay Beach has both lovely beach and the most exotic seafood in Indonesia. Seafood cafes aligning on jimbaran beach next to intercontinental hotel are indeed exceptional. Situated within a peaceful fisherman village, these cafes started out as huts which eventually grew in to an established industry. Jimbaran Bay Beach was always just a small fishing village, but in the 1980’s developers moved in to exploit its glorious beaches. However it is still very much a fishing village and it is always pleasing to see when villagers have directly benefited from tourism. Jimbaran Bay Village, is the home to some of the best known international hotel names which straddle the bay and luxury villas are perched on the hillside with enviable views over the bay. The Jimbaran Bay Beach around the hotels are, as you would expect, stunning and it is a safe area for swimming. Around the village and fish market it is very much a working area for the fisherman tending their boats and nets and sorting their catch for market.
Brightly painted traditional jukung fishing boats dot the white sand in the early morning, fishermen coming into shore with last nights catch.
Hire a fishing boat to take you out into the bay to give you a glimpse of the village way of life. Visit Kedonganan Fish Market, this daily market sells fresh seafood straight off the boats. Taste the succulent catches of the day, freshly grilled over coconut husk barbecues when night falls and the beach side restaurants serve up.
Dine under the starry skies to the sounds of the waves, the ultimate toes-in-the-sand dining experience.