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Updated: March 29, 2023
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• Location: In the southern section of Jimbaran, about 15 minutes from the airport.
• Hotel website: bali.intercontinental.com
• Hotel phone: +62 001 800 656 888
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InterContinental Resort – Massive luxury resort, convenient, and fantastic facilities for the family.
Although the grounds are large enough to feature a helipad, the accommodations seem close together. However, all rooms, suites, and villas are spacious, with traditional touches and pleasant garden views from balconies or patios. Other suites in an exclusive wing include 24-hour butler service. The extensive gardens feature statues, fountains, ponds, and corridors lined with Balinese art and photos. The resort also offers six gorgeous pools and one just for youngsters. The kids club is among the finest in Jimbaran, and families can enjoy other activities like tennis or water sports. Within walking distance of the InterContinental are the beachside cafés set up on powdery-white sand for Jimbaran’s renowned sunsets. Note: extensive renovations of the older wing were happening in mid-2022.
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InterContinental Resort – The Location
- Area: The resort stretches between the main road and the magnificent beach. Many facilities – including seafood cafés – are easier and quicker to reach via the beach than the main road.
- Address: 45 Jalan Uluwatu street, Jimbaran. Accessible from the main road in the southern section of Jimbaran, a quiet tourist region just south of the airport.
- How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver. Takes about 15 minutes (7km), depending on traffic.
- Handy to: Village with temple and market. Cafés on the sand for seafood dinners at sunset.
InterContinental Resort – The Basics
- Guests: Caters well to all, but many guests are families.
- Kids Club: The Planet Trekkers kids club (4 to 12 years) is secure and spacious, with loads of activities and classes in, for example, kite-making, Balinese dance, and the Indonesian language. Highly-trained staff and (unusually) open until 7pm. Nannies are available for those under four years.
- Beach: The white-sand beach in front of the resort is narrow with calm water. Like all beaches, it’s public but less crowded than Kuta or Seminyak and distant from the noise of fishing boats and water sports.
- Views: None of the accommodations have sea views (despite what the resort may claim). All accommodations overlook the gardens, lawns, ponds, and/or swimming pools.
- Kitchen: Larger villas feature a ‘butler’s kitchen,’ more for staff use than guests.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Some villas have a private pool.
- Extras: Yoga classes. Courses in Balinese culture.
- Parking: Some free and secure parking is available, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +62 001 800 656 888
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: bali.intercontinental.com
InterContinental Resort – Amenities
- Pool: Six gorgeous pools. The main one faces the beach, and there’s a ‘Balinese bathing pool,’ another for the exclusive use of club members, and one solely for children.
- Spa: Spa Uluwatu offers a range of treatments rarely provided elsewhere.
- Fitness Center: Large, fully-equipped, and open 24/7. Personal trainers available.
- Activities: Water sports. Yoga classes. Lessons in wood-carving, surfing, and traditional gamelan music. Beach volleyball/football. Bicycle rental.
- Other Facilities: Arcade of boutiques. Beauty salon. Helipad. Hindu temple. Tennis court. Jogging tracks.
InterContinental Resort – Food and Drink
- Restaurants & Bars: Taman Gita Terrace– Breezy setting and outside tables. Breakfast only. • Sunset Beach Bar & Grill – Healthy meals, including salads and seafood. Popular for cocktails. • Bella Cucina – Sophisticated Italian fare with chandeliers inside and tables on the lawn. Extensive wine list. Dinner only. • KO Japanese Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge – Authentic food and décor and flamboyant teppanyaki area. Dinner only. • Jimbaran Gardens – All-day dining for seafood, wood-fired pizzas, and cuisine from across Indonesia. Alongside the main pool and facing the sea.
- Breakfast: Not usually included, but this may depend on the type of booking.
- Room Service: Available 24/7.
InterContinental Resort – Rooms
- Room Types: Jivana Villa • Classica Villa • Pecatu Suite • Sanctuary Suite • Balinese Suite • Club Suite • Club Duplex Suite • Club Room • 1 King Bed Classic Garden View • 2 Single Beds Classic Garden View• Premium Duplex Suite • List of all Rooms
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the rooms but permitted on the balconies/patios and anywhere else.
- Best Room: The Jivana Villas have two levels and are opulent, secluded, modern, and about six times larger than the standard suites. Just a few meters from the beach, each has a pool, jacuzzi, wine cellar, butler’s kitchen, and grand piano.
- For Families: All suites can fit a family of three or four, and all villas can comfortably accommodate six.
InterContinental Resort – Local Transport
- Walking & Cycling: Walking around Jimbaran is pleasant, with flat roads and less traffic than most other regions. It’s often quicker to use the beach than the road. Ask at the resort about bike rentals.
- Cars & Taxis: A few taxis ply the main road in central Jimbaran 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, but cars can be rented at a local agency. Organize these transport options at the resort.
- Motorbikes: These are useful for getting around Jimbaran; ask at the hotel about renting one through a local agency. A popular mode of transport is a motorbike taxi called an ojek. Find one on the street for a negotiable fare or book one at a fixed rate using the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.
InterContinental Resort – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars
- Seafood Cafés – About ten cafés are clustered in an area known as Muaya Beach, about 250m south of the resort via the sand. (See Attractions below.) But the choice is surprisingly poor along the main road.
- Warung Musik MC – Likable corner setting with a wide range of Balinese and western food and musical-themed décor. About 450m south down the road.
- Oishi Tei – Authentic Japanese cuisine, including a sushi bar. Charming décor and shady outside seating. Around the corner from Warung Musik MC.
- Mamma Mia Café – (Temporarily closed) – Pasta and wood-fired pizza. Also famous for daily specials and happy hours. About 50m past Oishi Tei and along the side street to the beach.
- La Brasserie – French-inspired menu, sweet setting, and cheerful service. Less than 10 minutes walk south down the main road from the resort and along Jalan Bukit Permai (which leads to the beach).
Shops & Markets
- There are a few minimarts along the main road and a few shops of interest in the immediate area.
- Jimbaran Market – Certainly worth exploring, and probably the only time most tourists will get close to real Balinese-style shopping. A 15-minute walk north up the main road from the resort.
- Samasta Lifestyle Village – This popular outdoor mall has several boutiques and souvenir shops, some tempting eateries, and Timezone games arcade. About 1km via a steep, windy road without footpaths, so better by taxi.
- 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, 1 km north of the resort), but most are also open all day. Menus overwhelmingly focus on seafood, though other meals are available.
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