Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali Hotel is one of the most unique resorts that we have had the pleasure of staying at. And in our opinion, it is one of the best Jimbaran Bay Resorts.
We loved our relaxation here so much, that I don’t think we left the grounds of the resort for the whole three-night stay. For the lack of better words, our experience here was absolutely awesome!
Picture yourself stretched out on one of many sunbeds on the powder soft sandy Jimbaran Bay, service with a smile right to your sunbed side table, a cocktail in hand – soaking up the sun!
Upon arrival at the Belmond Puri Jimbaran Bali resort, you will be greeted by the friendly staff. There is a special wooden gong at the entrance that you must smack with a wooden hammer- a little tradition that the resort has for their guests.
Our kids loved it! Every time we went walked past it, the kids just ran towards it to make as much noise as possible. I think everyone knew that we were there at the time, but nobody minded.
Our Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali Hotel Review
Today I will take you on a visual journey to the heart of Jimbaran Bay Bali. Today I will take you to the most luxurious Jimbaran Puri Bali Villa and trust me, you are going to love it! Find below our Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali hotel review.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali Resort
Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali is located at Jalan Uluwatu, Yoga Perkanthi Lane in Jimbaran, Bali (about 30 minutes away from the airport). We also loved that it is tucked away from the busy and noisy main road that runs through Jimbaran itself.
The resort looks out over the beautiful private beach where you can relax and enjoy some truly beautiful sunsets.
Make sure to take a 10-minute stroll down the beach from Jimbaran Puri Bali, to find the famous seafood restaurants that are located right on the sea sand. You cannot miss a dinner here. The delicious aromas from the grills usher you in from afar.
Our Belmond Jimbaran Puri Deluxe Pool Villa
As we were travelling as a family, together with our daughters Katie-Lee, Lily, and Avalee-Rose we decided that the best way to enjoy our stay at Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali would be to stay in their spacious two-bedroom deluxe pool villa.
The villa we stayed in had two separate “houses”. Our one had everything that adults would require. The spacious bedroom has a really comfy king size bed, a TV and DVD player, and private en-suite facilities. The beautiful bathroom has two sink areas, one for him and one for her.
There is a large stone tub where you can soak away in soothing bath salts and also an indoor as well as an outdoor shower (I LOVE outdoor showers!), in case you feel like showering in the Balinese heat or in the air-conditioned room. Choices plenty.
The kids' room features two twin beds and has its own private en-suite as well. All the same glorious luxuries as for the adult. Katie and Lily were super happy to have their own little house, where they could play hide-and-go-seek.
In their villa, there is also a dining area and a living room. Here you can enjoy your in-house dining experience and veg out on a large couch whilst watching movies on the large flat screen TV.
Outside the villas, in your own private courtyard, is a sunken pool, a terrace with four sunbeds, an outdoor dining table as well as a large Balinese day bed.
All of this is surrounded by gorgeous well-manicured gardens. Lilys’ favourite activity was to put frangipani flowers all around the pool and create her own little space, whilst swimming in the pool for hours.
Yes, our villa had it all. All this luxury and glamour, and all peacefully tucked away at the back of the resort in a private little haven just right for our little family of Wanderlusters.
This beautiful infinity-edged pool is in the heart of the resort and right in front of the beautiful beach. Pool loungers with umbrellas are available around the pool edge and you can easily order some food or drinks to your sun lounger as well.
Alongside the pool, you will find the restaurant. Prices for food were high at the restaurant, but the food quality was high and the meals were delicious. Our three-course meal at the beachfront restaurant was to die for! Their buffet breakfast was pretty incredible as well.
The resort has its own boutique, where you can purchase all sorts of souvenirs to remind you of this beautiful part of the world. You can get plenty of items that reflect the islands’ artisanal heritage. These could be beautifully crafted delicate scarfs or intricately designed sculptures from Hindu Temples.
You can purchases these from the privacy of your own villa as well. Or maybe they will deliver whilst you have a nap on one of the comfy hammocks as well? Or maybe that would be pushing it a bit!
Jimbaran Puri Bali prides themselves with their library as well. The selection of reading material is quite extensive. If it is a book, magazine or a newspaper you are after, you will find it there. You find reading material in a multitude of different languages as well.
There are a few computers to use as well, for additional internet access and a large selection of DVDs in many different languages.
Family Friendly Aspects of the Resort
When we stayed at Belmond Puri Bali Jimbaran, there were a lot of families there on holidays as well. And it was awesome to see that such a luxurious resort is so family friendly.
- Babysitting services are available.
- There is a specialized kid's menu that has plenty of delicious choices.
- Our villa had a large and comfy baby cot for Avalee, which made our life so much more manageable.
- There are kid-friendly activities available to keep the kids busy
Activities on offer at Belmond Puri Jimbaran
If all of the above wasn’t enough, the resort has plenty of fun activities in store for you.
We managed to try out three of their workshops and tours on offer:
- Balinese traditional egg painting,
- Balinese dancing class and
- a visit to the Jimbaran fish market together with a traditional cooking class.
Here is also a whole guide with more ideas of what to do in South Bali.
1. Balinese Traditional Egg Painting
We enjoyed a Balinese traditional egg painting class with one of the locals. I do forget the artist's name, but I remember that he mentioned that his whole family had been painting for generations.
Some of the art that he had on display was truly stunning! The detail and the skill that goes into these intricate designs is mind-blowing.
To think that one egg can take up to a week to complete; you can imagine how much work goes into creating something as detailed as that. Amazing I tell you!
Do yourself a favour and enroll yourself in this class. We totally enjoyed the process and it was so relaxing too!
2. Balinese Dancing Class
The Balinese dancing class was pretty cool! It was great to see our kids have a go at really challenging body movements. To be honest, to me, it must have been the hardest dance on the planet.
3. Jimbaran Fish Market Tour
Our visit to the Jimbaran Fish Market was very cool! This place is best to see early in the morning (around 7 am) when the fishermen unload their catch to sell at the markets; or alternatively you can arrive a bit later (around 9:30 am) to watch all the locals purchasing their choice fish for the day.
The stalls are tightly compacted; lining every corridor of the undercover fishmarket shed. You can find a wide variety of sea produce here!
4. Traditional cooking class
The traditional cooking class was awesome! I took on the position of a cameraman and a taste tester, haha…, whilst the girls got into the fun part of the preparation for a three-course meal for us for lunch. I am so hungry right now! I am salivating! No jokes!
First was the entree, the Soto Ayam / chicken soup. DELICIOUS! I had to write it in Caps Lock, so you can understand how yummy it truly was.
You have to understand that I am actually a bit scared of trying new food, but this soup was so tasty that I polished it all off!
For the main course we had grilled fish sate sticks (fish bought fresh at the markets) and for dessert, we had caramelized banana in a brown sugar syrup. YUM, YUM and YUM! I don’t think I need to say more about this class.
There are plenty of other activities at the resort such as artisan demonstrations, various temple tours, Yoga, Thai Chi, and meditation. So you are bound to find something to suit your needs.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali, what can I say… We miss you a lot! Such an amazing resort, fantastic villa and tonnes of things to do for us and our kids! It really doesn’t get much better than that!
With all the memories that we have created on our stay at the resort, we will always go back to those moments with smiles on our faces.
Book your stay at Bemond Jimbaran Puri if:
- You love to stay in luxurious villas
- You love peace and tranquillity
- You love both privacy and socialising
- You love great food
- You love to learning new things and trying out extraordinary activities
- You are after a kid friendly resort
- You really want to stay in the best resort in Bali!
- Star rating – 5 Star
- Garden View Cottage Suite prices from $410 USD / $538 AUS suitable for Couples
- Two Bedroom Deluxe Pool Villa prices from $770 USD / $1010 AUS suitable for Families
- Airport transfers available
It is a great hotel for families, but if you are after more ideas of where to stay with your kids, you can also see a list of more family hotels in Bali here.
Over to you:
- What did you find most attractive about Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali?
- Which of the activities on offer has got your name on it?
* We stayed at this resort as guests of Belmond Jimbaran Puri. All thoughts, opinions and experiences are our own. We pride ourselves in delivering honest hotel reviews.