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Jimbaran picture in Bali
Jimbaran picture in Bali
Jimbaran picture in Bali
Jimbaran picture in Bali
Jimbaran picture in Bali
Jimbaran picture in Bali

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Once upon a time, Jimbaran was a quiet and quaint fishing village with an equally humble shoreline – but that's no longer the case. Signaled by the oceanfront perch of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, this town is now one of Bali's most luxurious destinations. Aside from the opulent resorts that reside here, the town has gained acclaim for its succulent seafood and sandy shoreline. Many travelers come for a romantic sunset dinner on the sand, but they also note that this experience isn't cheap.

Jimbaran is just south of Kuta and can easily be reached by car or taxi. Many nearby hotels offer free shuttle service as well if you notify them in advance. The restaurants and shops maintain varied hours of operation, and sunset triggers a rush of tourists. Get here before the sun goes down to snag an ideal table on the beach.

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