Nightlife

Fresh seafood on the beach under the moonlight

If you like to start your night with some dinner then heading to the beach is a great choice. Sink your toes in the sand watching candle lights right along the beach while waiting for your grilled seafood on coconut wood. It is an excellent start of any night, and in Bali, there are quite a few choices:

Jimbaran Beach

Maybe the most famous spot for fish dining on the sandy beach. Not only is Jimbaran Bay one of Bali’s best places for memorable sunsets, but it is also the most popular coast to enjoy grilled seafood. Seventeen seafood cafes line the white-sand beach locally known as ‘Pantai Maaya’. They are open from 3 pm until 11 pm and each of the venues within the row of Jimbaran seafood cafes in the bay offers fresh-grilled seafood served at candlelit tables on the sand. As the sun goes down, the horizon features faint lights from the Ngurah Rai airport and traditional fishing boat lanterns at sea. Occasional strolling musicians roam throughout the Jimbaran seafood cafes and help set the mood, playing songs by request for diners.

Kedonganan Beach

Bali Pocket 015 February_page88_image59Kedonganan seafood cafés and restaurants line the coast of the fishing village, serving the day’s catch fresh from the sea, while you can enjoy ocean views with your feet in the sand. The dining destination is only half a kilometre north of the popular Jimbaran Bay. Sumptuous grilled seafood feasts, paired with Bali’s dramatic sunsets, is the main draw of the seafood restaurants in Kedonganan. It offers a large variety to choose from, and while most feature a reasonable price range, some venues within the cluster are upmarket with fresh, modern designs and refined some venues are open early for lunch, others in time for sunset and until late.

Bingin Beach

Bali Pocket 015 February_page88_image58Small, secluded beach that not many know about also turns into romantic dinner spot during the night. If you are up for going down more than a hundred steps you will find a real jewel of a beach and some fresh sea- food during sunset. Choose your favourite sea pick, lay back and wait for the delightful dinner along with the sounds of the waves. Super romantic spot. Opens from sunset till 10 pm.■

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