The bustling beach town and idyllic getaway of Jimbaran is just south of the Ngurah Rai International Airport, on the neck of the Bukit Peninsula, 20 minutes from Kuta and Seminyak. As this is still predominately a working fishing village, a charming diversion here is simply watching the traditional jukung (fishing) boats bring in their catch. Jimbaran has one of the best sandy beaches in south Bali, with clear, calm water great for swimming. Developers were quick to realize this, and thus Jimbaran now has some of the finest high-end resorts on the island. Despite development, the town still looks like a fishing village, with small mom-and-pop seafood shacks serving up some of the best fish dishes on the island -- a worthy day trip for good eats alone. The best time to visit is just before sunset, although don't be overly hungry when you arrive as the food can sometimes take a while.
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