Immerse Yourself in a Beachfront Adventure at Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Hemmed by jungle and lulled by the lap of the Indian Ocean, Belmond Jimbaran Puri is rich in island spirit.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri is located on the beachfront, with its 64 cottages and villas resort is some of its greatest assets. Whilst settled on a calm, quiet, shallow bay, it is never more than a 20-minute transfer from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Its setting in the centre of Jimbaran is Bali through and through—the village is still a fisherman’s enclave and the shops are mostly independent local enterprises. Nothing has changed here for decades, making the experience like one of visiting Bali in the 1980s, before the island’s rapid development.
Entering the property feels like stepping into an upscale Balinese village, one whose overarching sensibilities reveal the traits of calm, cool, luxury, and where Jimbaran and the environment are key components of the experience. There is daily, complimentary meditation and yoga in the garden facing the ocean every morning, while the beach retains a timeless, placid aura, with local children playing football in the late afternoon and a few couples congregating around twilight to take their pre-wedding photos.
In September 2015, Belmond Jimbaran Puri became the only resort on Jimbaran Bay to launch its own boat. Dedari, which means Sea Angel, is a brightly painted seven-metre fibreglass boat whose proportions and colour scheme are completely in keeping with the type of vessel typically seen on the bay. It sails up to twice a day to Uluwatu, at the south of the island, with a maximum of six guests, though the more enticing of the trips is at sunset.
For expats and Indonesian nationals alike, the resort is a great place to educate oneself and immerse themselves in Balinese traditions. Belmond Jimbaran Puri has three active temples on its grounds, with ceremonies taking place at each throughout the year. The rituals are extremely intimate; the gentle ringing of bells combined with the fragrance of incense and the baskets of flower offerings is intensely hypnotic. To find out more about the magical Belmond Jimbaran Puri, visit https://www.belmond.com/hotels/asia/bali/belmond-jimbaran-puri.