Having fun in Jimbaran – there’s so much to do!

Looking for things to do in Jimbaran? Here are some of the things we recommend to our Longhouse guests.



Jenggala Ceramics The Longhouse loves Jenggala and most of our plates come from here. Wonderful colors and creative shapes featuring lotus leaves, frangipani and other Bali images. Paint your own ceramics (kids too) and enjoy periodic exhibitions and the trendy cafe. 
Jimbaran Seafood Market Buy vanilla and spices and bargain with fishermen for freshly caught seafood! (The first stop for The Longhouse cooking class) 
Nusa Dua Theater World Class theatrical performances with state of the art stage, sound and lighting systems in fully airconditioned auditorium. Cirque de Soleil meets Asian tradition.
Museum Pasifika This hidden gem contains amazing paintings of Bali by world famous artists curated in a historical context. Wonderfully organized and beautifully displayed in a series of pavillions. We love this place!
The Bali Collection Collection of shops and restaurants gathered together for the convenience of Nusa Dua tourists. Not a first choice for shopping or eating as a destination point, but if you are passing you may want to drop in. There is a branch of Uluwatu here featuring some lovely ladies clothing. 
Benoa Bay: Fishing, Glass bottom boat snorkling A day of fishing can be arranged from boat owners at Benoa Bay. Start early in the morning for a lovely voyage and bring your fish back to be cooked by Longhouse chefs! Enjoy other seafaring activites from this popular port.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park A huge statue of the Garuda looks down at the scene of this former quarry that has been changed into an activity center with segways, flying foxes and daily cultural shows. Go in the cool of the morning since the rocks radiate heat! It is a little old fashioned, but you can have some fun there with a positive mindset. 
Belangan Beach and temple Beach beds and quiet atmosphere make this a getaway escape. Picturesque temple nestled in a cave next to the beach is sometimes locked but can be visited when open for those wearing appropriate dress – sarong, sash and appropriate blouse/shirt. 
Uluwatu Temple For a breathtaking sunset experience, you can’t beat Uluwatu Temple which seems to grow out of the rocks and perches dramatically many meters above crashing waves. The kecak dance is performed every evening at  6pm and is a sight that shouldn’t be missed! Bring your sash and sarong and arrive early – it’s popular! 
New Kuta Golf Course Drive down the dramatic entrance to Dreamland. Charming lady caddies will guide you through the picturesque course.
Pandawa Beach Beautiful hidden beach that has now been developed and “discovered”! Still a fun place to visit. Paddle boats and protected water on one side and surfers on the other
Nusa Dua (Geger) Beach Haunt of seaweed farmers this beautiful beach has been shortened by the construction of the new Melia hotel. Stop at Nusa Dua beach Grill for a cozy lunch.
Jimbaran Beach Perfect for swimming, lounging, viewing the sunset and long walks with lapping waves. Nearby seafood restaurants are famous but get a recommendation since some are less than scrupulous. Recently opened Sandara lends new cool to the beach. Wear your smart casual best for stopping for the delicious food at Sandara.
Padang Padang Beach Padang Padang is the beach that many people rate as the best in Bali (and one of the best in the world –  Dramatic rocks!  Churning surf! Many small surfer shops and casual restaurants in the vicinity. 
Bali Cliff Beach Lots of steps beautiful clear water, clean sand and surfers. Watch out for the monkeys in the car park! Lots of steps! 
Pecatu Graha Water Park The three-hectare tourist attraction offers a range of activities including flying fox, paintball warrior and bungy trampoline in addition to a wide range of water attractions. “Water park” may be your toddlers first words after a visit here. Entrance fee Rp. 100,000, Fun for the whole family. 
L’Atelier Parfums et Creations at the Ayana Hotel (reservations required and can be made by our Longhouse staff)  Create your own lovely signature fragrance in a 90 minute workshop guided by charming and knowledgable ladies. Relax in front of your “organ” of scents and enjoy learning how to make your very own perfume. Highly recommended.
Jimbaran Corner Light shopping and lunch. Jimbaran corner has a pleasant selection of easy restaurants where you can enjoy western, Japanese or Indonesian food. Cute little shops include Bin House with is super lovely high quality batik unlike all other!
Balique Restaurant Shabby chic café with charming décor and great food. There is a small shop inside to entertain while waiting for your order. Right next to Balique are 3 lovely shops with Jewelry, home furnishings and pretty things. 1 minute down the road from Jimbaran corner. 
El Cabrone Beach club and restaurant. Amazing sunsets and dramatic Cliffside view make this a must do for Longhouse guests. Go before sunset and stay for a dinner of light tapas and Paella. Spanish owner and Spanish chef ensure you are getting the real thing.
Made in Italy Restaurant Italian son and mum ensure you are getting real Italian home cooking. This charming eatery near Belangan beach has high standards and yummy food. Love the freshly baked bread sticks.
Budda Cafe More for the local expat scene, but if you have run out of your favorite health food or detox aids stop into Budda on Jalan Uluwatu. Yummy healthy sandwiches  and juices too.
Salt Restaurant Basic wooden benches and tables with surfer dude owner tucked in the corner. Simple cheap food in charming rustic setting.
Garasi Local and western food with a German accent. Sit in the outdoor courtyard elbow to elbow with local expats. Great friendly service and nice food.
Cuca Molecular gastronomy in a sophisticated environment. Cutting edge and delicious food at prices to make you come back for more!



2 thoughts on “Having fun in Jimbaran – there’s so much to do!

  1. Dear Media friend,

    Thank you very, very much for writing about our beloved Cuca in your blog, for your time and for your kind support. As you know, Cuca is very new (only 6 months old) but we are doing everything we can to make it a very special restaurant.

    Let us know if we can do anything for you. In the meantime, we will keep you updated with any news, improvements and promotions!

    We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

    Warmest regards,

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