Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran

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Updated: February 15, 2023

My Favorite Bali Hotels

• Nusa Dua: St. Regis
• Jimbaran: Four Seasons
• Seminyak: W Bali
• Legian: Padma Resort
• Kuta: Hard Rock
• Ubud: Four Seasons Sayan
• Best New Hotel: Raffles Bali

Hotel Essentials
• Location: Spectacular secluded location on a cliff with beach access on the southern end of Jimbaran.
• Hotel website: raffles.com
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 201 5800
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A private pool with a gazebo at Raffles Bali Resort.

A private villa with an infinity pool overlooks the white-sand cove at Raffles Bali Resort in the southern part of Jimbaran.

Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – Height of luxury, serenity, intimacy, and seclusion – perfect for a romantic getaway.

Only 32 villas scatter the 57 acres of gardens, forest, and jungle. Raffles almost redefines the word ‘luxury’ with private pools and ‘Wellbeing Butler’ service. Villas (some with two bedrooms) are big and impeccably furnished. Lounge chairs surround the substantial private pools facing the ocean, and perched alongside is a gazebo for maximum Jimbaran Bay views. Seclusion and privacy are guaranteed: villas are behind walls or thick foliage, and check-in can be handled inside the villa. Guests can swim in the main pool with infinity edges that merge into the sky and sea or at the Crusoesque cove of powder-white sand only accessible from the resort. Nothing is within walking distance, but Raffles is just a five-minute taxi trip to a lovely outdoor mall and beachside cafés with tables on the sand for a magical sunset.

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Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – The Location

  • Address: Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera 1A, Jimbaran Bay, at the extreme southern end of Jimbaran, where it merges into Bukit Peninsula.
  • Area: Along a steep road, villas peppered along the cliff. It feels remote but less isolated than other resorts around Bukit Peninsula. The reception area is about 300m (by golf cart) from the main gate. Peaceful but only a five-minute drive from beachside cafes and a mall.
  • How to Get There: The resort offers airport transportation to/from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Other airport options are metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver. It takes about 25 minutes (9km), depending on traffic.

Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – The Basics

  • Guests: The seclusion suits couples, especially those on a romantic holiday. Exceptionally catered to Honeymooners.
  • Beach: Down some steep steps or accessible by golf carts is a divine cove of bleached-white sand. Idyllic and only for guests and often completely deserted. The beach at Jimbaran (1km away) is one of Bali’s finest: curved, with calm water and white sand, and far less crowded than Kuta, Seminyak, and Sanur.
  • Views: Villas are designed to face the sea, but trees and other villas often obstruct views.
  • Kitchen: The Raffles Presidential Villa has a fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Private Pools: All 32 villas have a decent-sized private infinity pool that faces the ocean.
  • Extras: Fitness center, Spa, Free bicycle rental, but the paths in the resort and the outside roads are steep.
  • Parking: Plenty of free and secure spots, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 201 5800
  • Email: bali@raffles.com
  • Website: raffles.com

Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – Amenities

  • Pool: Magnificent infinity pool facing the beach with plenty of lounge chairs. Next to the restaurant.
  • Spa: Soaking tub on a terrace, inspired traditional treatments, and yoga classes – the Raffles Spa has it all.
  • Fitness Center: Open 24 hours with an extraordinary array of equipment.
  • Activities: Free morning yoga.
  • Other Facilities: Tennis court. Boutique.

Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – Food and Drink

Some restaurants have a dress code and are for resort guests only.

  • Restaurants & Bars:
    Loloan Beach Bar and Grill — Next to the main pool, with lovely coastal views. Wood-fired pizzas, seafood, and occasional Balinese performances.
    The Farm Terrace — Private dinner for guests, must be booked in advance. Also, cooking classes.
    The Purnama — Romantic dinner for one couple in a Gazebo perched on a rocky outcrop above the sea.
    The Secret Cave — Another divine setting for one couple – this time inside a cave.
    Rumari — Romantic setting for contemporary Indonesian food. Also, where breakfast is served.
    Iconic Writers Bar — Cocktails, colonial vibe, terraced setting, and jungle views.
  • Breakfast: Not included but can be paid for when booking.
  • Room Service: Available daily from about 7 am to 9 pm. Personal butler service available 24/7.

Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – Rooms

  • Room Types: Ocean Pool Villa • Ocean Front Two Bedroom Villa • Panoramic Pool Villa • Hill Top Pool Villa • Raffles Presidential Villa • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Quite strict about smoking. Ask reception about dedicated areas.
  • Best Room: The Raffles Presidential Villa is as luxurious as imagined. It’s secluded and private. A definite wow factor, with unique art, two bedrooms, a huge dining/kitchen area, and unobstructed sea views.
  • For Families: Most villas are for two people, but the Ocean Front Two Bedroom Villa and the Presidential Villa will accommodate four people. There’s a children’s welcome kit and a customizable kids program to suit guests’ needs.

Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – 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. Access to the resort, however, is steep, and reception is about 300m from the main road. Ask at the resort about bike rentals.
  • Cars & Taxis: A few taxis ply the main road 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 rental is possible at a local agency. Organize these transport options at the resort.
  • Motorbikes: These are useful for getting around Jimbaran; ask at the resort 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.

Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – What’s Nearby?

    The resort’s isolated and nothing is within walking distance. Ask reception to arrange a metered taxi or chartered car with a driver.

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • Seafood Cafés: Just over 1km down from the main gate at the resort is a cluster of cafés specializing in seafood at Muaya Beach. These cafés are open all day, but extra tables are set up on the sand for a romantic dinner at sunset. Meals are often accompanied by wandering musicians and Balinese dance performances. Other food options are available.
  • Cafés on/by the Beach: About 1km down the road from the main gate and just before (south of) Muaya Beach are some low-key cafés facing (or on) the sand. These are open all day and evening and include White Sands Beach House and JWB Pizza Beach.
  • Samasta Lifestyle Village: A mall with lots of restaurants and bars. Here’s some to try:
    Bebek Bengil — One in a chain of classy restaurants specializing in roast duck.
    WAHAHA — Claims to have the ‘Best Pork Ribs in Bali’
    Chir Chir — Describes itself as a ‘Korean Fusion Chicken Factory.’

Nearby Shops

  • Samasta Lifestyle Village: The finest selection of shops in Jimbaran and about 1km from the resort. This outdoor mall has several boutiques and souvenir shops, some tempting eateries (see above), and the Timezone games arcade. Best to get there by taxi, because the roads are not suitable for walking or cycling.

Raffles Bali Resort in Jimbaran – The Hotel

A stone sign reads "Raffles Bali"

The extraordinary Raffles Bali resort is about 1km south of Jimbaran, a quiet tourist region not far south of the airport.

A golf cart waits for guests.

The main gate is 300m from the lobby area, and the grounds are spread out, so getting around on a golf cart (driven by staff) is essential.

Two men play the balafon.

Traditional musicians play the balafon (or Balinese xylophone) to greet guests as they arrive.

The staff wait behind a white sculpted desk in the open-air reception.

The open-air reception area.

A glass filled with a red drink and fruit spear sit on a table.

Guests are offered a delicious welcome drink upon arrival.

Waves hit a small beach.

The resort is alongside a deserted stretch of coastline that includes a secluded cove of white sand.

Plants line a hill.

Much of the 57 acres of grounds are untouched forest and jungle.

chairs sit in a room with books and art.

No expense has been spared with furnishings throughout the resort, including this area near reception.

Books and art line the walls.

The lounges and chairs near reception are indicative of the resort overall.

Lounge chairs sit in shallow water at the pool and look out at the sea.

Although each villa has a private pool, there is also a main pool for guests that faces the ocean.

The beach below the infinity pool.

It has infinity edges that blend into the sea and sky.

Many lounge chairs sit by the pool.

There are more than enough lounge chairs for the limited number of guests.

A tall wooden door surrounded by plants and stone guards the entrance to the villa.

Guests can enjoy total seclusion and privacy in their private villa.

The king bed in the Panoramic Pool Villa.

The resort offers five types of luxurious private villas. This one is the Panoramic Pool Villa.

A king bed with white linens sits in front of two chairs and a table.

Even the lowest-category villas are spacious and superbly furnished.

A tub sits by the counter and window in the bathroom.

The spacious bathrooms in all the villas have a soaking tub and indoor and outdoor showers.

A wood table with four chairs sits by the pool.

Outdoor table and chairs by the private pool.

Two lounge chairs sit by the pool and under and umbrella.

Guests can relax on lounge chairs alongside the private pool.

The pool next to the gazebo has steps down into it.

The private infinity pools are much more than a plunge pool.

The private pool looks out at the ocean.

The pool overlooks the beach.

A thatched roof gazebo with pillows and cream mattresses overlooks the jungle and beach.

Each villa also has a gazebo with sea views.

The door opens to the Raffles Presidential Villa and ponds outside.

Top of the range is the Raffles Presidential Villa with 2 bedrooms, a living room, dining room for 8, Private kitchen, Terrace, and private infinity pool.

A long dining table for 8.

The Raffles Presidential Villa features a huge dining area.

The high-ceiling living room has several couches and chairs and a tv.

Large Living room.

A high ceiling room holds a king bed, a desk, a sitting area with two chairs and a table, and two end tables with lamps.

And two superbly furnished bedrooms, both the same size.

A walk-in shower and double sinks line the Presidential Villas bathroom.

The bathrooms in the Presidential Villas are stunning. There is a private and visitor bathroom, soaking tub, and the second door in the shower leads to the outdoor shower.

Wooden walls protect the outdoor shower.

The private outside shower.

The private infinity pool blends into the sky.

The large patio area has lounge chairs, an outdoor table, a gazebo, private infinity pool, and incredible views.

A Gazebo sits next to the pool and overlooks the sea.

The gazebo and infinity pool.

Tables in Rumari restaurant wait for guests.

Set up in the highest position within the resort is the Rumari restaurant.

Rows of clear glass canisters hold breakfast goodies.

Buffet breakfast can be added to the rate when booking or paid for on the day.

The sunset shines over an empty table under a gazebo.

Tables on an elevated area near the reception provide extended views of the grounds, much of it undeveloped.

Chefs work behind the counter, in front of the tables at Loloan Beach Bar and Grill.

Loloan Beach Bar and Grill serves wood-fired pizza, seafood, and cocktails next to the infinity pool.

A few rows of dark wicker chairs and couches line the wall at the entrance of the resort.

These tables near reception are part of the Iconic Writers Bar.

A gazebo sits along by the sea.

The Purnama is a gazebo on a rocky outcrop where couples can enjoy a private romantic meal.

A table and lanterns sit in a cave on white sand.

Another romantic place for a meal is The Secret Cave – also only available for one couple at a time.

A tennis court sits on the Raffles property surrounded by a fence.

There’s enough room among the grounds for something rarely seen at similar resorts: a tennis court.

A treadmill and exercise bike sit in the Raffles workout room.

The fitness center may seem small, but it is large enough for the limited number of guests – and the range of equipment is impressive.

Quilted bags and art sit on a table.

There is also a lovely little boutique at the resort.

Handmade linens sit on a shelf at the Raffles boutique.

The boutique at Raffles Bali sells a range of quality Balinese souvenirs and gifts.

A colorful sign reads, "Samasta summarecon."

The resort is less than a five-minute taxi trip from the Samasta Lifestyle Village.

An outdoor fountain in the middle of Samasta mall.

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

Big blue seat cushions cover the bench at Bebek Bengil.

At Samasta, Bebek Bengil is one in a chain of popular eateries specializing in roast duck.

An empty table waiting for guests at WAHAHA.

Also, at Samasta (less than a five-minute taxi trip from the resort), WAHAHA claims to have the best pork ribs in Bali.

A server grabs a drink out of the refrigerator at Chir Chir restaurant.

Quirky and inviting is Chir Chir, a Korean chicken restaurant at Samasta.

The doors sit open to a clothing store.

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

Video games stand upright waiting for people to play at Timezone arcade.

Popular with youngsters is the Timezone games arcade at the Samasta mall.

People walk along the shore at Jimbaran beach.

One major attraction of staying in Jimbaran is the beach, which is just over 1km away (but the access roads are steep).

A man pushes a cart with bananas around the table on Muaya Beach.

Every afternoon, tables are set on the sand at Muaya Beach for sunset dinner, about 1km from the resort.

White tables with blue tablecloths sit on the beach.

The cafés at Muaya Beach specialize in seafood. Check rates and availability: Raffles Bali – Jimbaran

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