Mövenpick Resort & Spa in Jimbaran, Bali

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Updated: April 21, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: In Jimbaran (southern Bali), a steep 1km walk to the Beach, and about 20 minutes from the airport.
• Hotel website: movenpick.com
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 472 5777
Check prices for Mövenpick Resort

Guests float on air mattresses around a curved pool.

One of the four beautiful pools at Mövenpick Resort.

Mövenpick – Staggering in size, attached mall, outstanding facilities, and the finest in Jimbaran for families.

This relatively new and huge resort is now the premier destination in Jimbaran for families (although there are other family-friendly resorts.) The four pools are so vast there’s a pool directory map in the gardens. Some of the pool offerings include a jacuzzi, sunken pool bar, “beaches,” and a terrific playground in the children’s pool. The rooms and suites are spacious and have a contemporary design and décor. Top of the range is the Jimbaran Pool Suites: four times larger than the standard rooms and with a private pool and (distant) ocean views. With a loveable pirate theme, the Meera Kids Club offers various interactive and fun-filled programs, including classes in Balinese culture. Conveniently located next door is Samasta Lifestyle Village, a lovely outdoor mall. About 1km away is the glorious stretch of white sand, where cafés set up tables for dinner at sunset.

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Mövenpick – The Location

  • Area: In Jimbaran, a quieter tourist region in southern Bali, not far from the airport. The resort feels remote but not isolated. Next to an outdoor mall with plenty of facilities. A steep 1km+ walk from the beach, shops, and restaurants around Jimbaran.
  • Address: Jalan Wangagiri street No 1, Jimbaran.
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver. This takes about 20 minutes (8km), depending on traffic.

Mövenpick – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters to all, but with a firm focus on families. Those without children may find the resort noisy.
  • Kids Club: The Meera Kids Club offers top-class facilities and an impressive range of engaging activities, including Balinese culture and a focus on health and well-being. Also, trampolines, movies, and computer games. For ages four to 12, with two different age groups.
  • Beach: Jimbaran Beach is one of the finest in Bali, with curved, white sand and far less crowded than Kuta, Seminyak, and Sanur. About 1km away, but a steep walk, often without footpaths, so take a taxi.
  • Views: Almost all rooms face inwards and overlook the gardens and pools. The Jimbaran Pool Suites offer ocean views, which are distant and may disappoint.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Jimbaran Pool Suites have a sizeable private pool.
  • Extras: The Mövenpick signature treat: “free daily chocolate hours.”
  • Parking: Some free and secure spots, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Book ahead – there are a limited number of cottages, and they are very popular.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 472 5777
  • Email: hotel.bali@movenpick.com
  • Website: movenpick.com

Mövenpick – Amenities

  • Pool: Four pools that seem to stretch in all directions. One specifically for children with a playground in the water. Even “bridges” and “beaches” – and plenty of lounge chairs and gazebos alongside.
  • Spa: Arkipela Spa & Wellness is luxurious, indulgent, and spacious. Nine treatment rooms and highly-trained staff. Yoga classes.
  • Fitness Center: Large and well-equipped.
  • Activities: Bicycle rental. (However, roads around the area are steep, windy, and potholed.)

Mövenpick – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Anarasa – All-day dining in a garden setting. Specializes in Indonesian and Balinese cuisine. Buffet breakfast, set menu at lunchtime, and live entertainment at night. Special dining area for children. • Katha Lobby Lounge & Library – Tables inside and out for pastries and cocktails. Famous for a wide range of Indonesian coffees. • JeJaLa – Classic pool bar with stools in the water and abundant seating – some on a “beach.” • Mövenpick Café – Tea, coffee, ice cream, and light meals at the Samasta Lifestyle Village mall next door.
  • Breakfast: Not included and can be paid for when booking.
  • Room Service: Available daily from about 6 am to 10 pm.

Mövenpick – Rooms

  • Room Types: Classic King Garden View Room • Classic Twin Garden View Room • Classic King Pool View Room • Classic Twin Pool View Room • Junior Suite • Family Duplex Garden View Room • Family Duplex Pool View Room • Premium Suite • Jimbaran Pool Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Ask management where you can smoke.
  • Best Room: The signature Jimbaran Pool Suites are four times larger than standard rooms and offer the only ocean views (although distant) at the resort—also, a private pool.
  • For Families: Staff are happy to arrange adjoining rooms with connecting doors or squeeze in a fold-up bed in the standard rooms. The best are the Family Duplex Garden View Rooms, with a second bedroom and attached bathroom on another level within the room. The Family Duplex Pool View Rooms also include free access to the Kids Club.

Mövenpick – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: With flat roads and less traffic than in other regions, walking around central Jimbaran is pleasant – and often quicker via the beach than the road. However, some streets near the resort are steep, windy, and potholed, and they lack sidewalks, so take a taxi to the beach or elsewhere in Jimbaran. The resort rents bicycles, but the area is not the best for cycling.
  • 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 a rental is possible at a local agency. Organize all 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. Drivers may not come out this far but try through the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • Sunset dinner on the beach – About 1km from the resort is a cluster of cafés specializing in seafood in Muaya Beach. These cafés are open all day, but extra tables are set up on the sand for a romantic meal at sunset. Meals are often accompanied by wandering musicians and Balinese dance performances. Other food options are available. Roads between the resort and the beach are steep and not designed for walking or cycling – even more so after dark. Best to take a taxi.
  • Cafés on the Beach – About 1km from the resort and just before (south of) Muaya Beach are several low-key cafés facing (or on) the sand. Open all day and evening, and include White Sands Beach House and JWB Pizza.

The Samasta Lifestyle Village (see below) has a handful of eateries – more are opening, but here are some we recommend.

  • Bebek Bengil – One in a chain of classy restaurants around Bali specializing in roast duck. Pleasant setting, including private areas with cushions on the floor.
  • WAHAHA – Claims to have the “Best Pork Ribs in Bali.” Comfortable seats, excellent service, and surprisingly good value.
  • Chir Chir – Describes itself as a “Korean Fusion Chicken Factory.” Bright and quirky décor, and tasty meals.

Nearby Shops & Markets

  • Samasta Lifestyle Village – The finest selection of shops in Jimbaran is directly adjacent to the resort. (Use the side entrance between the resort and the mall.) The outdoor mall has many boutiques and souvenir shops, some tempting eateries (see above), and the Timezone games arcade, popular with younger ones.

Mövenpick – The Hotel

A stone sign reads Mövenpick.

Mövenpick is in a quieter tourist region in Jimbaran.

A large sculpture greets guests at the entrance.

A sculpture at the entrance.

Guest sit on whicker furniture in an open-air lobby.

The open-air lobby.

Hotel buildings overlook a garden and pool.

The extraordinary size and layout of the Mövenpick resort are dazzling.

A map directory of the pools.

There’s a map of the resort grounds showing the location of the pool and poolside facilities.

A parked golf cart sits under a roof.

Staff transport guests around the grounds of the Mövenpick.

A couple walk along the beach.

One reason tourists stay in Jimbaran is the beautiful and comparatively uncrowded beach, about 1 km from the resort.

Guests float around an island in the pool.

The resort offers four lovely pools. The Leisure Pool is shaped like a lagoon that meanders around the island in the middle.

A cabana and a pile of sand sit on an island in the middle of the pool.

Another view of the Leisure Pool and in the middle is a swim-up island and JeJaLa pool bar.

A swimmer in the pool is under a roof with hanging whicker lanterns.

The Frangipani Activity Pool and Pavilion features a 45-meter lap pool that connects to the Leisure Pool.

A gazebo with two cushions sits on the side of the pool.

The view from a colorful gazebo along the main pool.

A gradual stone ramp into the water.

There are several shallow sections for children in the Leisure Pool, but youngsters also have their own pool.

Parents sit in lounge chairs by the kids pool.

Parents can relax on lounge chairs while watching their children at the Big Splash pool.

The top of the waterslide.

Hill Glide has two waterslides that empty into the appropriately named Big Splash pool.

Young children and their parents play in fountains.

There is so much space around the resort grounds for children to have fun, including Kiddy Bay.

Outside balconies overlook the gardens.

All rooms and suites have a balcony or patio that faces the gardens and pools.

An interior balcony with hanging wicker lights in the middle.

The design and layout are stylish and functional throughout the Mövenpick.

A patio with two chairs and a table.

Rooms at ground level have a sizable patio with outdoor furniture.

A bathtub looks into the room.

The standard rooms are spacious and feature a large bathtub.

A king bed next to the bathroom.

The standard rooms have plenty of space, and the furnishings are tasteful.

A front desk that looks like the base of a ship.

The adorable Meera Kids Club has a pirate theme.

A mini golf course.

One standout feature of the Mövenpick is the special areas for children, including an adventure playground.

A white hallway with small fountains down the middle .

This corridor leads to one of nine treatment rooms at the magnificent Arkipela Spa.

a table with natural items on it.

Arkipela Spa & Wellness offers a wide range of signature treatments.

An elliptical and stationary bicycle sit in a room.

The fitness center is large and well-equipped.

A row of parked bikes.

Bicycles can be rented at the resort, but beware: parts of the roads around the resort are steep, windy, and potholed, and the traffic can be a little dangerous.

Silver covered dishes line a Buffett counter.

The substantial buffet breakfast (not included with the reservation.)

A restaurant counter.

Anarasa, the main restaurant at the resort, specializes in Indonesian and Balinese food.

A marble bar.

Particularly classy is the Katha Lobby Lounge & Library near the reception area at the resort.

Couches and chairs sit in the lobby.

A cocktail or two can be enjoyed in the lobby lounge at the Mövenpick.

Guests swim in the pool.

Tables at the JeJaLa pool bar spread across the sand on the “island” in the middle of the Leisure Pool.

A colorful sign reads Samasta Lifestyle Village.

One definite advantage of staying at the Mövenpick is the Samasta Lifestyle Village mall next door.

A pond sits in the middle of an outdoor mall.

Samasta is a pleasant outdoor mall offering enough places to eat, drink, and shop.

Bright blue cushions line a table.

At the Samasta mall next to the resort, Bebek Bengil is one in a chain of popular eateries specializing in roast duck.

Bright colored pillows line a table and chairs.

Also, at the Samasta mall, WAHAHA claims to have the best pork ribs in Bali.

A woman works at a restaurant.

Quirky and inviting is Chir Chir, a Korean chicken restaurant at the Samasta mall next to the resort.

Glass doors open to a clothing shop.

A few shops at Samasta sell souvenirs, gifts, and clothes.

Arcade games wait to be played.

Popular with youngsters is the Timezone games arcade at Samasta.

A sail boat with a bright orange sail sits on the beach.

The lovely beach at Jimbaran is about 1km from the resort.

A drink cart pushed by two men wanders the beach.

The beach at Jimbaran, about 1km from the resort, is far less crowded than at Kuta, Seminyak, and Sanur.

People sit at table on the beach.

A few seafood cafes are clustered together at Muaya Beach, about 1km from the resort.

Dinner tables line the beach.

Every afternoon, tables are set up on the sand at Muaya Beach for dinner and drinks during another magical sunset.

A table on the beach sits under an umbrella.

It’s possible to get a more private table for dinner on the sand at Muaya Beach, about 1km from the Mövenpick. Check rates and availability: Mövenpick

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