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 artisanal fishermen and subsistence farms sustained by rich volcanic soil. 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 excellent seafood restaurants. Today, Jimbaran has been transformed into the most exclusive place to stay in South Kuta. Tucked away from the bustle of Jimbaran Beach on top of a lushly forested hillside, our resort offers well travelled connoisseurs the chance to experience the heritage and scenery of the surrounding area in a way that is simultaneously luxurious and authentic.
You don’t have to go far to discover the beating heart of Balinese culture. Simply follow the local villagers as they make their way through the grounds to the Resort Temple. Here, at the sacred meeting point of salt and freshwater, 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 the best cultural journey for your enrichment and arrange chauffeured limousine to get there.