Villa in Jimbaran

Jimbaran is a fishing village and tourist resort in Bali, Indonesia. Located south of Ngurah Rai International Airport, the beach has seafood restaurants and luxury hotels, including the five-star Intercontinental Hotel Bali, Four Seasons and Jimbaran Puri Bali. Tourism in Jimbaran has increased rapidly so that it has boosted the local economy, but was devastated by the 2005 Bali bombings when suicide bombers struck at two popular warungs (restaurants) along the beach. However, the tourism industry has recovered.[citation needed] Diners select the live seafood that they wish to eat, and it is immediately prepared, generally grilled over a fire of coconut husks rather than charcoal. Jimbaran is just south of the airport and Kuta. That all started to change in the 1980s and Jimbaran is now home to several world class 5 star beach resorts,villas, plus a few more moderate mid-market hotels. The bay itself has a pleasant white sand beach and is very safe for swimming. It has the advantage of being a little closer to Kuta and Seminyak and the cultural highlights of Central Bali.

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