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Raffles Bali - Destination
Raffles Bali - Destination


An island steeped in culture

At the turn of the 20th century, Jimbaran was still a sleepy rural village with teeming seas to support its traditional fishermen. When Bali began to emerge as a major tourist destination in the 1960s, those in the know flocked to the village for its incomparable sunsets and traditional street seafood. Today, Jimbaran has been transformed into the most exclusive of Bali’s destinations in South Kuta.

Tucked away from the bustle of Jimbaran Beach on top of a lushly forested hillside, our resort offers travel connoisseurs the chance to experience the heritage and scenery of Jimbaran Bay in a way that is simultaneously luxurious and authentic.

You don’t have to go far to discover the beating heart of Balinese culture. At the resort’s ocean front, you find the sacred meeting point of salt and freshwater, or ‘Loloan’. Here, Hindu worshippers pray for health and prosperity in exchange for offerings of flowers and rice. Celebrate a special union with a traditional Balinese blessing ceremony, or travel in style to Uluwatu Temple to witness the most famous ‘Kecak Dance’ performance on the island. At nearby ‘Garuda Wisnu Kencana’ Cultural Park, the tallest statue in Indonesia depicts Vishnu riding on a winged mythological creature in panels of bronze and copper. Your Raffles Wellbeing Butler will be delighted to craft a personalized cultural journey for your enrichment.