Belmond Jimbaran Puri Hotel in Jimbaran, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 15, 2019

Review of Belmond Jimbaran Puri in Bali.

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – Hidden gem with angled palms across expansive beach frontage.

Fronting a magnificent stretch of powdery-white sand, this resort is designed like a Balinese village with villas and cottages dotted among manicured gardens adorned with traditional statues. The cottages are spacious and old-fashioned (in a good way), but the smallish windows don’t maximize the views and breezes. The secluded one and two-bedroom pool villas feature adorable Balinese décor and gorgeous wooden decking around a largish private pool, while the main pool boasts an ideal tropical setting. And the Belmond is only 300m from the main road and a short stroll to the renowned beachside cafés specializing in seafood.

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – The Location

  • Address: At the end of a quiet dead-end street (Jalan Yoga Pekanthi) to the beach, and 300m from the main road.
  • Area: Faces the beach about midway along Jimbaran, a surprisingly quiet region just south of the airport. Within walking distance of quality cafés along the main road and beach.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or chartered car with a driver. This only takes about 17 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: Village with temple and market. Cafés on the sand for seafood dinners at sunset.

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – The Basics

  • Guests: Likes to attract families but nothing is really set up for children. Most guests are couples, often over 40, probably attracted by the seclusion.
  • Beach: Long and virtually private, the beach is uncrowded and curved with calm waters and white sand.
  • Views: Cottages facing the sea are a little distant and windows undersized, so views are minimal. Others overlook the lawns and pool. Villas are secluded behind walls.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The pool villas feature a substantial pool with lovely wooden decking.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • Parking: Some limited free and secure parking available, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)361 701 605
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: belmond.com/jimbaran-puri/

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – Amenities

  • Pool: The superb infinity pool is long, shimmering, and surrounded by shady palms and hammocks. Dedicated area for children.
  • Spa: With intimate treatment rooms and massage tables outside, the Beach Spa is one of the finest in Jimbaran.
  • Fitness Center: None.
  • Activities: Cooking lessons. Yoga classes. Local tours (e.g. temple and fish market).
  • Other Facilities: Library. Boutique.

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Nelayan Restaurant – Spectacular setting, spread across the sand 5m from the water. Seafood as well as Italian and French cuisine. • Tunkung Restaurant – Further back from the beach but still with sea views. For buffet breakfast and dinner only, with an intimate setting and Indonesian food. • Puri Bar – Alongside the beach and pool for a variety of cocktails, beers, and juices.
  • Breakfast: Included in many rates but check when booking.
  • Room Service: Available between 6 am and 10 pm.

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – Rooms

  • Room Types: Luxury Cottages • Pool Villas • Deluxe Pool Villas
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in or around the cottages or villas but permitted elsewhere.
  • Best Room: The Deluxe Pool Villas are secluded, spacious, opulent, and beautifully decorated with Balinese arts and crafts. The private pool is substantial, surrounded by wooden decking, and designed with spouts.
  • For Families: Some villas have 2 bedrooms and a private pool.

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: With flat roads and less traffic than other regions, walking around Jimbaran is pleasant and often quicker via the beach than the road. Cycling is also easy but few places offer rentals.
  • Public Transport & Shuttle Buses: In lieu of any public transport, the Kura-Kura Bus company links Jimbaran with Ubud and the rest of southern Bali, but schedules are convoluted and routes confusing. Shuttle bus companies (e.g. Perama) that service Kuta and Sanur don’t bother coming to Jimbaran.
  • Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: Taxis ply the main road and are a cheap and comfortable way to reach anywhere in southern Bali. For longer distances, charter a car with a driver. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali, nor is hiring a motorbike for traveling around this part of the south. All transport options can be arranged at the hotel.

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • More than a dozen seafood cafés are clustered at the end of Jalan Pemelisan Agung street, about 300m north of the resort via the beach or 11-minute walk by road. See Attractions later.
  • Joglo Restaurant – Inviting café/bar along the sand and under shady trees. In the neighboring Keraton resort, a 2-minute stroll north along the beach (or 10-minute walk through the lanes).
  • Akua Bali Tapas Bar & Restaurant – About 400m north via the beach (or 5-minute drive), this delightful, modern, and airy bistro offers tapas and fine-dining all day.
  • The Open House Bali – About 100m up the street from the Akua (5-minute drive from resort), a cute café offering hearty serves of Indonesian food as well as salads, sandwiches, and coffee.

Shops & Market

  • Enough minimarts along the main road, 300m up the side-street, but few other shops of interest in the immediate area. The Jimbaran Market is at the main intersection, 700m north (4-minute drive) via the road. Opposite the market is the village temple.

Attractions

  • A highlight of any trip to Bali is dinner at sunset on the sand in Jimbaran. With wandering musicians, fireworks, and traditional dances, this should not be missed. Cafés set up from 4 pm at several places along the beach (including the end of Jalan Pemelisan Agung street, 300m north of the resort), but most are also open all day. Menus overwhelmingly focus on seafood, but other meals are available.

Belmond Jimbaran Puri – The Hotel

The resort is located in a quiet area south of the airport.

The resort is located about 300m from the main road in Jimbaran, a quiet region just south of the airport.

Jimbaran beach is beautiful and surprisingly uncrowded.

Despite its proximity to the airport and all the facilities at Kuta, Jimbaran is surprisingly uncrowded.

The large pool is very inviting.

The pool is especially inviting and features a traditional design.

The resort pool lacks shade.

The pool lacks some shade but is surrounded by lawns.

The several hammocks across the resort lawns are inviting.

The lawns are dotted with palm trees which are handy for the numerous hammocks.

The vast grounds are dotted with villas and cottages.

The villas and cottages are sprinkled around the extensive gardens.

The Nelayan Restaurant is by the resort beach.

Alongside the resort beach is the delightful Nelayan Restaurant.

The Nelayan Restaurant offers romantic dining over the sand.

Tables from the Nelayan Restaurant spread across the sand for romantic dining.

The on-site Tunkung Restaurant catches plenty of sea breezes.

Overlooking ponds, but still catching sea breezes, is the Tunkung Restaurant, also within the resort grounds.

The Puri Bar is alongside the resort beach and pool.

The resort offers private sunset dining on the sand.

Staff at the resort can arrange private dining, with tables almost on the sand – perfect at sunset.

The cottages are enchanting but their small windows affect the views.

The older-style cottages facing the sea are enchanting, but the undersized windows affect possible views.

The pool villas are connected via a path.

Paths lead to the Pool Villas which are in a separate area.

Tall walls offer the villas much privacy.

Pool Villas are secluded behind lofty stone walls.

The pool villas are spacious and beautifully decorated.

The Pool Villas are particularly spacious and beautifully decorated.

The living areas of the villas are decorated with Balinese arts and crafts.

All villas feature a substantial living area with abundant Balinese arts and crafts.

The private pools in the villas are larger than expected.

The pools in the villas are larger than expected.

All villas have a beautiful private garden with pool.

The villas boast a divine garden setting.

The Keraton Resort's cafe and bar are a short 2-minute walk.

Only a 2-minute stroll north of the resort via the beach is the café/bar at the Keraton resort.

Nearby there are several beachside cafes specializing in seafood.

About 300m north along the beach from the Belmond is a cluster of beachside cafés specializing in seafood.

The beachside cafes offer sunset dinners on the sand.

Most of the seafood cafés north of the resort are open all day but more tables are set up on the sand in time for sunset.

The Akua tapas bar nearby offers fine-dining all day.

About 400m north of the resort via the beach, the classy Akua offers tapas and fine-dining all day.

The Open House Bali is located closeby.

Also worth a short walk up from the Akua is the quaint café at The Open House Bali.

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