Bali is a beautiful and wonderful small island of Indonesia. Because of its location in tropical area and is surrounded by vast ocean, Bali has a lot of sea products. Therefore, if you go on holiday to Bali, you should take your time to try various seafood dishes which can be found in some areas in Bali. The most famous area for having seafood in Bali is the two adjacent beaches in South Bali named Jimbaran and Kedonganan.
Jimbaran Beach is one of the pretty beaches with stunning sunset panorama. This beach is located in Jimbaran Village, Badung Regency. Its location is quite easy to be accessed, around 40 minutes from Denpasar city and 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport.
Besides beautiful landscape, white sand, and amazing sunset, Jimbaran Beach is also a home of seafood restaurants with quality dishes, great service, and of course special experience. You can have your dinner whilst watching the sun sets in the horizon of the vast ocean line in front of you.
Seafood dishes available here are varied. For the price itself, there are also a lot of choices from the special prices until the affordable one which depends on you to select. Hence, this area is not only flocked by foreign tourists, but also local tourists. If you are spending holiday with your couple, this beach is the perfect place for you. You can enjoy a lovely dinner with romantic beach atmosphere and beautiful sunset as the background.
Because of its strategic location, you should not worry about accommodation. Along to road heading to this beach or around the area of this beach you can easily find starred hotels, villas, or inns. Other than dinner and sunset, Jimbaran Beach also offers some water recreation such as parasailing, surfing, and boating. The entrance ticket to this beach is just 5000 IDR per vehicle; a cheap value for the best experience that you can have.
Kedonganan Beach is the “neighbor” of Jimbaran Beach. This beach is situated in Tuban Village, District of Kuta, Badung Regency. Because of its adjacent location with Jimbaran Beach, the trip to this beach is relatively the same, around 40 minutes from Denpasar abd dan 10 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport.
Similar to Jimbaran, Kedonganan Beach also possesses beautiful panorama with white sand and calm wave. This beach is very suitable for sunbathing or even just hanging out enjoying sea panorama. In the afternoon, this beach displays great sunset scenery. Something that differ this beach from the other beaches around its area is the existence of some traditional boats which is sailing in the middle of the sea catching fish. This kind of display cannot always be seen in the other beaches such as Kuta or Legian.
Kedonganan Beach is one of the famous fish markets in Bali. Here, you can buy various kinds of fishermen’s hauls with relatively cheap prices. These hauls are taken directly from the sea with the traditional boats and sold right away in fresh condition. Visitors can pick the desired fish and bargain with the seller directly. With the existence of this fish market, no wonder that many seafood restaurants are built around this area with menus offering grilled fish, lobster, shrimp, squid, and many more. These restaurants are very crowded usually in the evening until night. Evening is the perfect moment for having seafood with sunset panorama meanwhile night is the best moment for having a romantic dinner with your couple. At the time when the restaurants’ and café’s lights are lit, you can see thousand beautiful flickers around the sea.
Different from the other beaches, the management of Kedonganan Beach is given fully to the local villagers. Therefore, most of the restaurants are owned by the local residents. However, not all villagers run restaurants for living, there are also other people who work as fishermen. As it was mentioned previously, you can see a lot of traditional boats in Kedonganan Beaches which are owned by the local fishermen. Uniquely, those boats or called jukung can be rent for taking us sailing around the sea in that area.
Both of the beaches are “must visit” places when you are in Bali. Most of the travel agencies and tour packages usually also include these beaches into their packages. If you had holiday in Bali and had not had dinner here yet, then your holiday was not complete. Make sure to put either location into your next holiday schedule.